3 Michelin Star Dining Experience at Riyadh’s Mövenpick

The hotel Mövenpick opened its doors last September in Riyadh and they have some really nice restaurants all worth trying out. Most notable of the hotel’s offerings is the French Fine Dining restaurant, Acacia by Pierre Gagnaire. Mr. Gagnaire is a 3 Michelin star chef, making this restaurantRead more

New and Improved Edition of Mobile Burkha is finally here!

Introducing the newest edition of the Mobile Burkha– The simple and safe solution to allow women driving in Saudi Arabia! This is a Society Approved way to enable women driving in Saudi Arabia. Disclaimer: This is a satirical article and in order to fully comprehend it a sense of humor isRead more

Giveaway: VIP Tickets to Kids in Motion Riyadh 2016

Blue Abaya’s big KIDS IN MOTION giveaway is here! This giveaway is for a total of 6 tickets to the Kids in Motion Live Show with prizes worth total of 2100 SAR. The Kids in Motion event will have Ninja Turtles and Sponge Bob live performances and the adjacent Mother Child and Baby Exhibition.Read more

20 Blogs From Saudi Arabia You Should Be Reading In 2016

Here are 20 blogs from Saudi Arabia you should be reading in 2016. All of them give a unique glimpse into life in Saudi Arabia from different perspectives. Back when I started writing the Blue Abaya blog in 2010, the Saudi blogosphere was still relatively quiet, but blogging has since become moreRead more

12 Things To Do In Riyadh During Spring

Have you ever tried golfing in the desert? Ever been to the beautiful desert during the spring time when even the Red Sand dunes are in full bloom after the winter rains? How about a leisurely walk or a sweat inducing run in the desert with fellow expats? Or a picnic to a hidden desert lake? SpringRead more

My First Ebook Guide- The Secret Lake Riyadh’s Hidden Gem

I have some very exciting news, I’ve finally finished my first ever e-book, a guide to the Secret Lake! The Secret Lake is a seasonal lake in the middle of steep desert valleys just outside Riyadh. It’s the perfect picnic spot and because of its secluded location, the lake area hasRead more

15 Must Read Books By Middle Eastern Authors

Guest post by book addict, literary consultant and blogger Sumaiyya Naseem! Sumaiyya is a bookworm and reading enthusiast from Jeddah and I’ve been following her awesome Sumaiyya books Instagram account for ages. I’m always in awe (and admittedly a bit jealous too) of how she has theRead more

Janadriyah Festival Guide 2016

The biggest cultural event of Saudi Arabia, the Janadriyah Cultural heritage festival is just around the corner! In this Blue Abaya guide you will find everything you need to know to attend the most important national festival for culture and heritage of Saudi Arabia in 2016. Read on to find outRead more

A Bisht, Please. Winter Coat Shopping in Saudi-Arabia

Believe it or not, it gets cold enough in Saudi Arabia for wearing winter coats! Although admittedly, for a Finn such as myself, the +24C temperatures feel more like the perfect summers day weather, whereas in Saudi Arabia you will start seeing people in wool coats around then. Did you know that inRead more

Break A Guinness World Record by Joining #10KSA

If you’re in Riyadh this Saturday, be part of history, join me and 10,000 other women gathering to celebrate health and raise awareness about breast cancer, and break a Guinness World Record in the process! How many people can say they’ve broken a Guinness World record? Now is yourRead more

Sinta-The Indonesian Housemaid Prisoner Part 3-The End

This is the third and last part of the story of ‘Sinta’ and the friendship which grew between her and myself during the course of about four years. Read the first part of Sinta, the Indonesian Housemaid turned into a prisoner here. In the second part of her story there is a spark ofRead more

Saudi Post Chocolate Monster Mystery

9:15pm. Kids finally asleep. Now my “real work” can begin. But all I can focus on after a VERY long and stressful day are the Fazer chocolate bars sent by my mom from Finland. (Love you mom). I’m homeschooling my kids now that we had to pull them out of their kindergarten becauseRead more