Saudi-Arabia

Saudi Tourism and Economy | Blue Abaya – Photobook Photography Article

Here’s an article I wrote about Saudi Tourism and the Economy for Internationale Politik magazine, the magazine for DGAP (Deutsche Gesellshaft fur Auswärtige Politik), German Society on Foreign Relations. IP is Germany’s leading foreign policy magazine that covers contemporary subjects from around the world. Their 03/2018 issue is about the Gulf States and the economy, and can be read online here: Wirtshaft Golfstaaten My Article “Ab in Die Wuste” can be found here. ( please note that it’s a premium content…

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Weekend Staycation in Jeddah-Why You Should Visit Jeddah! | Blue Abaya – Photobook Photography Article

Jeddah is just an 1,5 hour flight away from Riyadh making it the ideal weekend getaway destination in Saudi Arabia with all the cool things to do in Jeddah. Sometimes we don’t have to travel far or abroad for a relaxing weekend getaway! Saudi Arabia offers many great destinations for families to choose for a staycation. Jeddah has always been a favorite staycation destination of mine in Saudi Arabia because it offers so many fun activities. There are so many…

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An All Female Road Trip from Saudi Arabia to Oman – Photobook Photography Article

There is a brand new highway which will connect Saudi Arabia and Oman by road. Once it’s open, the road from Saudi to Oman will cut driving time by half. The border crossing between Saudi Arabia and Oman has not opened yet, so in the meanwhile those planning to drive from Riyadh to Oman must drive through UAE. A road trip from Riyadh to Oman is certainly doable and worth the trip regardless of the longer drive time. Now that…

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How Expats with Dependent Iqama can apply for Saudi Driving License – Photobook Photography Article

Great news for women in Saudi Arabia who are under their husbands sponsorship, and previously unable to register online to apply for Saudi driving license. There has been a problem with so called “dependent iqama” holders to apply for the driving license conversion which requires an independent Absher account. The update is that now the husband (sponsor) can login to the Saudi driving License Portal SDLP www.sdlp.sa/login with his own absher account and then proceed to apply for the foreign…

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دليل خطوة بخطوة عن كيفية التقديم على رخصة القيادة السعودية – Photobook Photography Article

ستقوم المملكة العربية السعودية برفع الحظر عن قيادة النساء في 24 يونيو 2018 ويجري الآن إصدار رخص القيادة السعودية للنساء. حصلت أول امرأة سعودية على تراخيصها هذا الثلاثاء من مكتب المرور. وفي يوم الأربعاء، افتتحت المكاتب لجميع النساء اللاتي لديهم مواعيد لتحويل الرخص الأجنبية ومنها الحصول على رخصة القيادة السعودية. حصلت على رخصة قيادتي صباح يوم الأربعاء وأنا سعيدة للغاية ومتحمسة جداً! بعد استلام رخصتي، راسلني المئات من الناس لطلب… This is only a snippet of a Photobook Photography Article…

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How to Apply for the Saudi Driving License (for women) – Photobook Photography Article

Saudi Arabia will be lifting the ban on women driving on the 24th of June 2018 and Saudi driving licenses are now being issued to women. The first Saudi women got their licenses this Tuesday from the Moroor traffic office. On Wednesday the offices opened to public for women with appointments to convert licenses to come and get their Saudi driving licenses. I got mine on Wednesday morning and could not be more happy and excited about this! After receiving…

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Hegra Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia | blueabaya.com – Photobook Photography Article

Mysterious, remote and undiscovered, Madain Saleh is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the Arabian Peninsula. The historic name of Mada’in Saleh is Hegra, or al-Hijr in Arabic. Madain Saleh is located in Al Ula, in the Hijaz region of western Saudi Arabia, some 300 kms north of Medina and 500 kms south-east of its sister city, Petra in Jordan. In this comprehensive guide you can read in detail about Madain Saleh’s history, learn in depth knowledge about…

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Saudi Souvenirs: Magic Kingdom 2018 Wall Calendars – Photobook Photography Article

Some of you may already know that I’ve been making Saudi souvenirs as wall calendars for several years now, five consecutive years in fact! I love compiling and designing the calendars using imagery from my travels around Saudi Arabia, despite it being a huge hassle every year to produce and print them. The hardest part is choosing ONLY 12 beautiful places in Saudi Arabia (from hundreds of options) and then from those 12 locations, having to select just one or…

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Janadriyah Festival Guide | Blue Abaya – Photobook Photography Article

The Janadriyah festival in Riyadh is an annually held cultural heritage festival of Saudi Arabia THIS GUIDE HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR 2018 / 2019 schedules and visiting days for men and families. The biggest cultural event of Saudi Arabia, the Janadriyah Cultural heritage festival is just around the corner! In this Blue Abaya guide you will find everything you need to know to attend the most important national festival for culture and heritage of Saudi Arabia. In this Janadriyah festival guide you’ll find Janadriyah…

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