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Quick Getaway | Destination KSA – Photobook Photography Article

Quick Getaway | Destination KSA Short routes to take around the West End. Whether you’re crossing over from the other regions for the ultimate summer run around, or simply want a breathtaking change of scenery, here are mini escapes to get you some sun, sand, and fun. Ride or Fly? Drive from Riyadh and Sharqiya or get on a SAPTCO bus to reach Jeddah. Rent-a-Car outposts are available at airports and bus stations. Saudia, FlyNas, and Flyadeal offer budget seat…

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The City in the Clouds – Photobook Photography Article

The City in the Clouds Sourced Photo Saudi Arabia’s unofficial summer capital is a sight to behold. → GETTING THERE Local flight:Saudia, Flydeal, FlyNas Flight duration:Riyadh – Taif (1.5 hours)Jeddah – Taif (30 minutes) By Car:Jeddah – Taif (2 hours)Riyadh – Taif (8 hours) By Bus:Buses are available but will take longer. DID YOU KNOW?Daka Mountain is between 2,500 and 2,900m above sea level. Known as the city of Roses, Taif promises cool weather amidst the summer, charming nature, and…

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Travel Advisories | Destination KSA – Photobook Photography Article

Travel Advisories | Destination KSA Photo by Bondai Quick Reminders for a Stress-Free Saudi Vacation. Enhance your experience and ensure your safety by only traveling with Licensed Tour Guides and  Operators. Here’s a recommended list from the Ministry of Tourism to get you started:   Zahid TravelTel: +966-568043474Web: gozahid.comEmail: gozahid@zahidtravel.com Instagram: gozahid       Palm Land ToursTel: +966-500503998Web: pltksa.comEmail: info@PLTKSA.comInstagram: pltksaRecommended Trips: Jeddah City TourTaif City Tour Cable CarJeddah Yacht Trips   TistahelTel: 920022509Web: Tistahel.saEmail: ginfo@tistahel.comInstagram: tistahelTRIPS: Al Ula…

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The Majestic Views of Abha – Photobook Photography Article

The Majestic Views of Abha RIJAL ALMAA VILLAGE Sourced Photo Saudi Arabia’s Summer Capital.   → GETTING THERE Local flight:Saudia, Flyadeal, FlyNas Flight duration:Riyadh – Abha (1.40 hours)Jeddah – Abha (1.20 hours) By Car:Riyadh – Abha (9.5 hours)Jeddah – Abha (7.5 hours) By Bus:SAPTCO buses are available but will definitely take longer. Perched on the edge of the Sarawat mountain range in the Asir region, the cool highlands of Abha offers breathtaking vistas and thrilling adventures. DID YOU KNOW?Abha is…

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What’s the Hook of Tabuk? – Photobook Photography Article

What’s the Hook of Tabuk? A visit to one of Saudi’s most culturally rich cities. Located in northern Saudi Arabia, Tabuk’s position on the map made it an important stopover for Muslims who are performing the Hajj pilgrimage from Egypt and Syria. The influence of these pilgrims, as well as the Ottomans who controlled this route, is deeply ingrained in the city’s rich culture today. Tabuk can easily be reached by air via the Tabuk Airport. It is a must-visit…

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Jeddah Private Beaches Access | Destination KSA – Photobook Photography Article

Jeddah Private Beaches Access | Destination KSA Sourced Photo Access to the private beaches in Jeddah. MO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED 1. Movenpick Resort Al Nawras Jeddah The location of Movenpick Resort Al Nawras is what sets it apart-on an island in the northern Corniche of Jeddah with stunning views of the Red Sea, with great proximity to shopping areas and Jeddah’s center. It is only 15 minutes from the ty center and 10 minutes from the airport. Each villa has a…

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Summer Lovin; Beach Turfin’ | Destination KSA – Photobook Photography Article

Summer Lovin; Beach Turfin’ | Destination KSA Sourced Photo Head to the Red Sea coastline around the Kingdom on a sunny day, and be pleasantly surprised by the sensational stretches of sand, stunning shorelines, and pristine beaches. Up & DownThe West Coast Public Beaches 1. Umluj Beach, UMLUJThis white sand beach is also well-known for being the home of dolphins. Take a boat ride and spot do dolphins skipping through the waves: they make for some great photo ops too.…

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Food Trippin’ – Photobook Photography Article

Food Trippin’ One way of learning about Saudi Arabia is through its hearty cuisine, with each region bringing their own flavor to the table. Khamir – Jazan This southern delight is a type of bread that is made from ground corn grains. It is made by kneading the dough and leaving it overnight, then baking in an oven. It pairs with almost any dish or curry. Haneeth – Aseer This meat dish is the golden jewel of Aseer’s cuisine. Haneeth…

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The Pristine Paradise of Umluj – Photobook Photography Article

The Pristine Paradise of Umluj Sourced Photo Your guide on a trip to the Maldives of Saudi Arabia. Located about 150km away from Yanbu, Umluj is a small seaside town of exceptional beauty. It is no wonder that it has been frequently dubbed the “Maldives of Saudi Arabia.” With its pristine beaches, clear waters, and rich biodiversity, Umluj has everything you’d want from a beach getaway, and then some. Here are a few things you can see, do, and eat…

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Barns Opens a New Chain in the World of Specialized Coffee – Photobook Photography Article

Barns Opens a New Chain in the World of Specialized Coffee Barns confirms its presence in the world of specialized coffee for the enjoyment of gourmets with the tastiest flavors of coffee in a warm and attractive atmosphere. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, July 2020: Barns, the destination for authentic and premium coffee since 1992, today announced the opening of its first branch for specialized coffee in Al Zahra District, Jeddah. This branch has been created with a tailored ambiance to offer its…

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Saeed Mohammed Al Bassami Company Launches its New Luxury JETOUR Vehicles in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Photobook Photography Article

Saeed Mohammed Al Bassami Company Launches its New Luxury JETOUR Vehicles in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saeed Muhammad Al Bassami Co, the exclusive agent of Jetour vehicles in Saudi Arabia, has announced the launch of their new model SUVs Vehicles, Jetour X70, X70S in the Kingdom last Thursday, July 16th, 2020. The launch ceremony was held at its their newly inaugurated JETOUR showroom on Madinah Road in the city of Jeddah, which was attended by the local Media &…

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The Confirmation was Announced Virtually on July 17 During the 136th Session of the IOC – Photobook Photography Article

The Confirmation was Announced Virtually on July 17 During the 136th Session of the IOC Saudi Ambassador to the United States, HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, has been confirmed as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Princess Reema tweeted her appreciation, saying that she is “honored to be elected as a member of IOC. Thank you to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, HRH Crown Prince, and @AbdulazizTF for their support. It has been an…

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Saudi Sports for All Federation Presents Step Together, the First Walk-run Event in a Series – Photobook Photography Article

Saudi Sports for All Federation Presents Step Together, the First Walk-run Event in a Series   The event is part of a larger SFA series that will incorporate walking and running drives held over the next few months. Virtual half and full marathon competitions to be completed over 10 days with both individual and community sports group leaderboards. Step Together is the first outdoor event staged by the SFA since the lifting of lockdown measures. The Saudi Sports for All…

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Daghistani Family Baytak Nadeek Rooftop in Mecca goes Viral – Photobook Photography Article

Daghistani Family Baytak Nadeek Rooftop in Mecca goes Viral Enterprising family awarded with sportswear and gear for their exceptional commitment to physical fitness. An enterprising family in Mecca, Nedhal, Nezar, Mohammed, Yasser, and Wesam Daghistani were featured on television stations nationwide for their commitment to physical fitness. Ranging in age from 41-18, the Daghistanis created a rooftop Baytak Nadeek gym space that allowed them all to maintain their fitness regimes during the health crisis. Saudi Sports for All Federation President, HRH Prince…

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OSN Brings you Exciting Arabic Films this July Along with an Eid Special Treat for the Whole Family – Photobook Photography Article

OSN Brings you Exciting Arabic Films this July Along with an Eid Special Treat for the Whole Family Enjoy watching a collection of the best Arabic, Turkish, and Dubbed films with your family this July on OSN. OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network, brings you a month of entertainment sure to keep you hooked. With new shows and series added to OSN Yahala Al Oula, OSN Yahala Cinema and OSN Streaming, and a variety of Arabic, as well as English…

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Artemis Fowl | Destination KSA – Photobook Photography Article

Artemis Fowl | Destination KSA While it doesn’t quite capture the magic of the books, Disney’s Artemis Fowl is an adequate attempt to usher a beloved franchise into the reel world. Everyone knows that the book is almost always better than the movie, and so it is no surprise that Disney’s Artemis Fowl falls short of expectations. However, what the film lacks in pacing and storytelling, it compensates for in heart and show-stopping visuals that will definitely thrill young audiences,…

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MDLBEAST Freqways Takes 600,000 Passengers Around the World for World Music Day – Photobook Photography Article

MDLBEAST Freqways Takes 600,000 Passengers Around the World for World Music Day On Saturday, 20 June 2020, MDLBEAST Freqways took over half a million ‘flyers’ on a high-class virtual journey across the world. The 12-hour digital music festival recorded over 600,000 attendees, 1.2 million views, and over 4 million engagements across social media channels. A trip that triggered a truly escapist feeling brought together music and culture lovers from various corners of the world, proving that today more than ever,…

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Photography in the Time of Quarantine – Photobook Photography Article

Photography in the Time of Quarantine Photo by Rashed Al Subaie Using only an iPhone and some practice, you can be a professional photographer too. Well, let’s face it: this quarantine hasn’t been that easy. But if there’s a silver lining, it’s that we all collectively now have time that we didn’t before. Have you always wanted to practice a skill that you never had the opportunity to? Do you have a passion that you want to work on? Now’s…

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Amazon Launches Amazon.sa | Destination KSA – Photobook Photography Article

Amazon Launches Amazon.sa | Destination KSA Souq.com becomes Amazon.sa in Saudi Arabia Customers in Saudi Arabia can now shop in Arabic and English for millions of local and international products, at great prices, across 34 categories including electronics, apparel, home and kitchen, and grocery. Amazon operates three fulfillment centers and 11 delivery stations with a workforce of more than 1,400 across Saudi Arabia. Amazon today announced the launch of Amazon.sa, a dedicated store for customers in Saudi Arabia that features…

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Hala bil Gamers – The First Arabic Esports Show on Twitter in Partnership with Millenium Arabia – Photobook Photography Article

Hala bil Gamers – The First Arabic Esports Show on Twitter in Partnership with Millenium Arabia The show premiers on June 18 via @Millenium_AR Twitter and gaming platform Millenium Arabia announced today the launch of the first Arabic esports series, Hala bil Gamers “هلا_بالجيمرز#” on the social platform. The weekly series will engage audiences with gaming topics and trends relevant to the Middle East and North Africa region. The first episode will be streamed on June 18. Produced by Millenium…

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Life After Lockdown: Tourism in a Post-pandemic World – Photobook Photography Article

Life After Lockdown: Tourism in a Post-pandemic World COVID-19 is likely to be one of the worst crises to face our world in generations. It has already taken a colossal toll on human lives and the global economy, and as yet there is no clear end in sight. While all sectors have had their share of economic distress, tourism has taken the brunt of the damage. Human movement has all but comes to a standstill as countries attempt to stop…

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The Land of Cream & Pastry – Photobook Photography Article

The Land of Cream & Pastry The gourmet side of Paris. When we were invited by the organizers of the Cream of Europe program in the Middle East to celebrate French cream and its a unique place in pastry and culinary art, we knew they would have to bring us to Paris, famous for its delectable variety of desserts and pastries. We were not disappointed. Here are some of the places where we discovered firsthand the excellence and versatility of…

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Local Sentiments | Destination KSA – Photobook Photography Article

Local Sentiments | Destination KSA Top-selling perfumes by local perfumers. Perfumery is becoming a flourishing business nowadays. Local perfumers import essential oils, mix and match till the recipe is created, then send it to Saudi factories for bottling and packaging. Once they’ve received the oils and recipe, factories facilitate approval from the Saudi Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ensuring the safety of use. From whiffs of nostalgia to lingering aromas in memory, perfumes are timeless and personal. Here is a…

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Saudi Streetwear | Destination KSA – Photobook Photography Article

Saudi Streetwear | Destination KSA I always aim to be creative by investing my time in art and fashion. – @Zombiekhalid The evolution of cultural expression through fashion. I’m very passionate about streetwear, the design theory is what captivates me rather than the trends. – @byhayaabdullah Streetwear is synonymous with individuality. Emerging from the punk DIY scene, skate culture, and hip-hop, the fashion sense has quickly morphed into an overarching umbrella term referring to clothes emerging not from a particular…

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Honayda the Human and Brand – Photobook Photography Article

Honayda the Human and Brand ‘Perseverance is key’– Honayda Serafi Honayda Serafi is no stranger to the spotlight, with her eccentric designs having reached international recognition. The Saudi designer has been featured in Forbes Middle East ‘Conquering the Global Fashion Industry’. Having derived from a family of business-like minded people, Honayda began her own journey as an empowered entrepreneur. Being a huge advocate of fashion and business, Honayda implemented traits of her own personality into the brand creating a beautiful…

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Tima Abid’s Spring Summer 2020 Collection at the fashion capital – Photobook Photography Article

Tima Abid’s Spring Summer 2020 Collection at the fashion capital Tima Abid AL- Thagafi Fashion is like a flower, but it must first bloom in the heart to then grow into the mind. Seven years after that tweet, Tima’s SS2020 haute couture collection debuted in full bloom for the first time during Paris Fashion Week. Inspired by Japanese fabrics with flowers and butterflies, a concerto of around 50 sophisticated dresses came fluttering about the runway, wowing spectators with their elegance…

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Zaina Al Hizami Biography | Destination KSA – Photobook Photography Article

Zaina Al Hizami Biography | Destination KSA Zaina Al Hizami is an international artist who has announced her first show in London later this year from 3-6 June 2020 at 15 Bateman Street Gallery in Soho. The exhibition, Behind Closed Doors, explores the ideas of gates, both in a physical and metaphorical sense. Zaina has trained across Europe and developed a unique style that is characterised with bright colours and highly textured with 3D elements. Her signature motifs which thread across all her work…

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World Class Music Acts Announced to Perform at Saudi International With Dimitri Vegas, Gipsy Kings & Bryan Adams Set to Rock the Crowds in KAEC – Photobook Photography Article

World Class Music Acts Announced to Perform at Saudi International With Dimitri Vegas, Gipsy Kings & Bryan Adams Set to Rock the Crowds in KAEC Ryder Cup golf legends Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Thomas Bjorn also confirmed to return to play the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club for the second ever Saudi International tournament starting on January 30th. Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – January 19, 2020:  A stellar line-up of world class music acts will get Saudi…

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Horror Thriller Underwater Starring Kristen Stewart Release Throughout Saudi Arabia on The 9th January – Photobook Photography Article

Horror Thriller Underwater Starring Kristen Stewart Release Throughout Saudi Arabia on The 9th January A Mysterious threat. An isolated location. Survival is not guaranteed. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 2019 – Gripping horror science fiction film UNDERWATER will be releasing across cinemas in Saudi Arabia on the 9th January.  The non-stop thrill ride sees a crew of aquatic researchers work to get to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. But the crew has more than the ocean seabed…

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Stilts Band Parade and CYR Wheel at Historic Jeddah Season – Photobook Photography Article

The fun never ends at the Historic Jeddah Season this summer. With a few more days of excitement left, the Season has in store a wide range of activities filled with lots of laughter, entertainment and delight. The CYR Wheel artists at Historic Jeddah Season will enthrall you with their feat. A display of sheer talent, the brilliant artist’s, swirls around performing their act of balance and precision, amusing all visitors watching their performance. A must watch show for families…

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