Saudi Arabia is usually believed to be a country with conservative atmosphere and lack of entertaining facilities, but if you are an enthusiast and want to explore the country, you can find so many places for entertainment. Expats usually get the vacations once a year to home country and it is not possible to take long time off from jobs in between for enjoyment. It is pretty much only the weekends you get to enjoy your time in the kingdom. So, if you love beaches and want to spend some relaxing time in coastal city, you can plan a weekend trip to Jubail. Continue reading
For most of the expats, living anywhere around the globe, savings is the only goal keeping them in foreign land, away from the comfort of their home country. At the start of month, getting the hard earned money, first thing most expats do is to transfer funds to their loved ones back home. Funds are transferred via different channels such as banking channel, money transfer services like western union, money gram and online money transfer services like Skrill and Paypal. Continue reading
We all know that Riyadh is famous for hundreds of fast food outlets. You can find every local and international fast food chain around every corner. But there are very few burger points that stand out and Highway 5 is one of them. If you have not tried it yet, you are surely missing something tasty. I heard about Highway 5 from a friend and on weekend I with my husband decided to give it a try. Continue reading
If you are craving for Pakistani styled sweet and savory bakery items in Riyadh, then Rashid Sweets and Bakers is a place to stuff your tummy with delicious bakery items. Rashid Sweets in Hai-Al-Wazarat (aka. Hara) area, a Pakistani styled bakery shop sells a variety of sweets and savory items.
After the success in Dubai, Booba is finally in Riyadh’s Al-Aliah Plaza. Many of you might not be familiar with Booba as it is their very first branch in Riyadh. It is a place for some delicious Bubble Ice Teas and I must say that what a right time to make entry in the town when summer is arriving and scorching heat outside makes you look for something cool, icy and tasty.
If you visit Jubail but miss the Ferry Ride, your trip will surely be left incomplete. When you go to Fanateer beach, you will find yachts surfing on the beach and few boats harboring on the bank. Riding in a ferry at Jubail beach is one of the best experience I have ever had so far. It brings you very close to the nature and gives you peace of mind and immense pleasure.
Last month we decided to visit Jubail, a tour that was long due!!! In order to plan things earlier, we made our booking in advance online with booking.com for Mergab Tower Hotel Apartments. They have deals online. This hotel is located in middle of the city which is only 20 minutes drive to the Fanateer beach. It is not very discomforting as the hotels available near Fanateer are quite expensive, so why spend 1000 SAR or more when in few minutes you can reach the beach plus admire the city of beautiful scenery. If you are in shopping mood, you can go to the Al Jubail Mall that is located right next to the hotel.
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