At Least 3 People Died in Saudi Arabia Flash Floods

At Least 3 People Died in Saudi Arabia Flash Floods

The article has been updated to include details about the three deceased Saudis.

  It has been reported that Mecca, Saudi Arabia has been hit by massive floods. To ensure the safety of students, schools and universities have been suspended on Tuesday — a tweet by Mecca’s General Director of Education announced on Monday.   General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection warned of extreme weather conditions in […]

Another Sporting Event That Is Only for Women Just Took Place in Saudi Arabia

Another Sporting Event That Is Only for Women Just Took Place in Saudi Arabia

By Reem Tolba

  After having the country’s first basketball tournament for women, the same thing just happened in Saudi Arabia — only this time, it was a football tournament.   The tournament was held on the 15th of November in a private school in Jeddah. Six teams took the field, on the condition of having an all-female […]

Saudi Arabia to Host Its First Ever Basketball Tournament for Women

Saudi Arabia to Host Its First Ever Basketball Tournament for Women

  History will be made in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this weekend when the first official basketball tournament for women takes place.   King Abdullah’s Sports City in Jeddah — Al-Jowharah Stadium, to be specific — will host the all-women basketball matches on Saturday in support of breast cancer awareness. “We are grateful for […]

Saudi Arabia’s Latest Announcement Is Another Step Forward for Women

Saudi Arabia’s Latest Announcement Is Another Step Forward for Women

After the world celebrated Saudi Arabia’s latest ruling that will allow its women to drive vehicles next year, another baby step towards women’s empowerment has been made.     King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has just announced that women will be allowed entry into three sports stadiums — something that was sadly denied to […]

Here’s Why Abu Dhabi and Dubai Are the Most Expensive Cities in the Middle East

Here’s Why Abu Dhabi and Dubai Are the Most Expensive Cities in the Middle East

  A survey recently revealed that Abu Dhabi and Dubai are among the most expensive cities in the world to live in across the Middle East. In comparison with last year’s list, Dubai ranked the 21st most expensive city, up from 23 last year, while the capital came in at 25, up from 33.   “The […]

Saudi Man Arrested for Flying “Pretty” Rainbow Flag

Saudi Man Arrested for Flying “Pretty” Rainbow Flag

  A man in Saudi Arabia has been arrested for flying the rainbow flag at his home. The doctor who lives in Jeddah apparently didn’t know the flag symbolizes LGBT pride, saying he bought it online when one of his kids told him the flag was “pretty.” Homosexuality is illegal under Sharia law in Saudi Arabia […]

PHOTOS: Jeddah Streets Flooded By Rain

PHOTOS: Jeddah Streets Flooded By Rain

This winter has hit the entire world pretty hard already. In the Middle East, we’ve already had flooded cities in Egypt, Yemen and today in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. With the city completely flooded, authorities are asking everyone to stay indoors and be safe. Here’s a collection of photos we found floating around social media:   […]

Does Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower Signal An Impending Economic Crisis?

Does Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower Signal An Impending Economic Crisis?

Construction is now under way on Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower. When completed, it will be the world’s tallest building, rising 173 meters higher than the current record holder, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.   Kingdom Tower will cost an estimated $1.23 billion to build and is set to be completed in 2017.   Also in the works are […]

9 Things Found in the Saudi Prince’s Garden along with the Malaysian Airlines Plane

9 Things Found in the Saudi Prince’s Garden along with the Malaysian Airlines Plane

Apparently, according to totally credible breaking news site The Daily Skid, the missing Malaysian Airline’s Flight MH370 was found recently in the garden of “Saudi Prince Sahram Al-Sandshoo” of Jeddah. Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, the CEO of Malaysian Airways, explained: “(T)he plane was probably stolen whilst in flight… We hear that Al-Sandshoo is an experienced pilot […]

Jeddah Art Week Highlights

Jeddah Art Week Highlights

Jeddah Art Week just wrapped and it’s worth taking a look back at some of its brightest moments. The citywide multi-disciplinary exhibition showcased thoughtful and provocative works from an array of local and international artists in a first-of-its-kind experience in Jeddah. Get a taste of the creative vision coming out of the Kingdom, below:   […]