Astronaut Captures a Photograph of Mecca Literally Shining from Space

Astronaut Captures a Photograph of Mecca Literally Shining from Space

Russian astronaut, Sergey Ryazanskiy, recently shared some amazing images of the Grand Mosque in Mecca taken from space, and they literally look out of this world.   A post shared by Sergey Ryazanskiy (@sergeyiss) on Sep 4, 2017 at 12:49pm PDT   He captioned the post: “The holiest place in the Islamic world. #Mecca is […]

Flyadeal: Everything You Need to Know About Saudi Arabia’s New Budget Carrier

Flyadeal: Everything You Need to Know About Saudi Arabia’s New Budget Carrier

Last Thursday, Saudi Arabia’s new budget carrier Flyadeal said in a statement that it will start flying next month!   Flyadeal is a subsidiary of the state-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines corporation.     As the kingdom seeks to expand air services to boost tourism in a radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy; Flyadeal will operate a fleet of […]

Mecca to Install the World’s Largest Umbrellas for Pilgrims

Mecca to Install the World’s Largest Umbrellas for Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia can be really sunny, AKA really hot, and that’s no good. In an attempt to combat the heat, they’ve decided to install the world’s largest umbrellas — covering 53×53 meters — in Mecca’s Grand Mosque.     The umbrellas will be ready just in time to provide shade for next year’s pilgrims.   […]

King Salman Opens Saudi Border for Qatar Hajj Pilgrims

King Salman Opens Saudi Border for Qatar Hajj Pilgrims

  Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Haj and Umrah has just confirmed that all pilgrims arriving in the Kingdom to perform Umrah from different countries in the world — including those who came from Qatar.   The decision was made by King Salman bin Abdul Aziz who ordered that the border with Qatar be reopened to […]

Why You May be Spending Your Upcoming Summers in Saudi Arabia

Why You May be Spending Your Upcoming Summers in Saudi Arabia

People travel to Saudi Arabia, mainly for purposes pertaining to religious tourism an/or for purposes pertaining to work and business. All this, however, may be changing very soon.     Sources have confirmed that Saudi Arabia is developing a huge tourism project, along its Red Sea coastline. The project is expected to attract travelers from […]

Sushi Restaurants in Bahrain That Are Actually Worth Your Money

Sushi Restaurants in Bahrain That Are Actually Worth Your Money

Gulf countries are blessed with some of the freshest seafood in the region. Expats from the Far East are a huge portion of our population, which makes sense why we have a huge variety of Asian restaurants.   As a Bahraini, I can personally assure you that sushi places in the Kingdom of Bahrain are […]

Al Jazeera Offices Were Shut down in Saudi Arabia

Al Jazeera Offices Were Shut down in Saudi Arabia

  Shortly after Saudi Arabia announced it had cut ties with Qatar, the Kingdom also shut  Al Jazeera’s office in Saudi Arabia — Qatar’s influential satellite channel.   The State of Qatar owns Middle Eastern broadcasting giant Al Jazeera, which has 80 offices all over the world, and is funded by Qatar.     In […]

Here’s What the Great Mosque of Mecca Looks Like from Space

Here’s What the Great Mosque of Mecca Looks Like from Space

  Millions of Muslims flock towards the world’s largest mosque in Saudi Arabia for hajj and umrah pilgrimages.     The Great Mosque of Mecca is known for looking pretty glorious. But, just like us, we’re pretty sure you’ve wondered how the ginormous mosque looks from afar — specifically space.     A new satellite […]

Donald Trump Doing a Sword Dance in Saudi Arabia Is the Cringiest Thing You’ll Watch Today

Donald Trump Doing a Sword Dance in Saudi Arabia Is the Cringiest Thing You’ll Watch Today

  Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia commenced this weekend, and the US President is already causing chatter — mainly because of his dance moves.   Trump and his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, attempted to get their groove on with Saudi saber bearers during a traditional welcoming sword dance, seemingly celebrating the multibillion arms […]

Donald Trump Arrives in Saudi Arabia on First Overseas Visit of Presidency

Donald Trump Arrives in Saudi Arabia on First Overseas Visit of Presidency

  US President, Donald Trump, has touched down in Saudi Arabia on Saturday morning as he sought to escape, if just briefly, the scandals and the chaos that have engulfed his administration back home.   Stepping off Air Force One in 38 degrees Celsius heat with his wife Melania, Mr Trump and his entourage received […]