Old Jeddah and Old Me :-)


I always look forward for a day rest on weekend but when my friend says we have to go somewhere..GO! hahaha that’s me! My foot has an addiction to roam around anywhere! DSC_5874

As far as I know this is the second day of “Old Jeddah Festival” Jan.16,2015. Our car was parked about one kilometre away from the site.Downtown Jeddah (Balad) is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The festival is open for 10 days and its free entrance for everyone. The buildings were lit with different colors of light, there were guards, ushers and usherettes to guide which way to go.One thing missing were leaflets for guest like us, who can’t understand arabic, at least for us to know whose house, what stories behind the building,.. for us to better appreciate the history and reconnect the past to the present.

Jeddah wall

Jeddah wall

old building

old building




Mostly of the building windows are adorned with wooden lattices. The place were full with local and expatriate people. It was hard for me to take a good shot, I was afraid to lose my valuables and be left by my friends. The hustle and bustle of the festival was overwhelming.


this man not only have a good smile but he showed us how the old houses were built.

this man not only has a good smile but he showed us how the old houses were built.

weighing scale for his fruits

weighing scale for his fruits

Beautiful girls and ladies of the night ..of course the gentlemen too!


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Colourful display of food,tea cup, materials and equipments.

Old Dental equipment and forceps 🙂


It was a Funfair evening which ended up into a stressful night for me. To make the story short, I sprained my foot (mid section) as I was moving the chair back to stand up, I guess I was not paying attention or it’s me.. my old “ME” so much of laughter and accidents do happen at times 😦 I am lucky my friends were all boys scout and girls scout. The first aid treatment was superb! I was able to walk and work the following morning 🙂

Thank you my friends!




4 Comments (+add yours?)

    Jan 23, 2015 @ 18:43:04

    What a beautiful post! I am sorry I have been away so long Jamilamimi !


  2. kardz by kris
    Jan 27, 2015 @ 22:48:39

    what a colourful place. an sorry to hear about your ankle – but glad it got better so quick!


    • jamilamimi
      Jan 28, 2015 @ 01:34:10

      thank you! this is an old place that needs to be restored and preserved for people to remember how it was in the old days. Jeddah is a progressive city in Saudi Arabia.I came here 1987 with not much houses or buildings around, I would say it’s 360 degree turn :-).
      Yes, I have a very supportive group of friends 🙂


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