Photos: Chuck E. Cheese ‘Arabia

As salaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. On our way to the beach several weeks ago, we spotted a huge two-story building on the beach front. Oh my God, it was Chuck E. Cheese. I don’t know why I was surprised, after all this is Jeddah. We decided to peek in just to see what it looks like since  the … Continue reading

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King OKs Rail Link Between Holy Cities

King OKs Rail Link Between Holy Cities Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has ordered the implementation of the Makkah-Jeddah-Madinah railway project using Saudi local funds, Transport Minister Dr. Jabara Al-Seraisry announced yesterday. He said the royal directive would speed up the implementation of the project known as Makkah-Madinah Rail Link (MMRL), … Continue reading

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King Abdullah: “Saudi Women would be permitted to Drive Someday.”

Women Driving is Not in Conflict With Religion: Scholars A well-regarded Saudi religious scholar said that there is nothing in Islamic law that bans women from driving and that the fatwas issued in this regard are based on individual judgments. “In principle women driving is permitted in Islam,” said Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Al-Obaikan, a … Continue reading

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