Ten Beautiful Places to Discover in Riyadh’s Desert

The desert. It’s just rocks and sand right? How can that be beautiful? They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but to me the desert is just such a magical, peaceful and beautiful place. It’s really amazing what kind of beautiful places really awaits just a short drive out ofRead more

Wanderlust Wednesday KSA: Farasan Islands

This time on Blue Abaya’s Wanderlust Wednesday KSA series featured are the Crown Jewels of Saudi Arabia’s travel treasures; the Farasan Islands in Jizan Province. One of the last places on earth where you can explore and discover such a unique natural habitat without another soul inRead more

How to Import Pets into Saudi Arabia

Planning to relocate to Saudi Arabia and want to bring your beloved pet with you? Dogs and cats are like family members and often the best solution for them is to relocate to the new home along with their families. You’ll find all the detailed information how to import cats and dogs intoRead more

Fawanees Ramadan Tent & Blue Abaya 6 Years of Blogging Giveaway

Blue Abaya just celebrated 6 years of blogging! To celebrate this occasion and to show our immense appreciation to our readers, we are giving away two vouchers for iftar at the spectacular Fawanees Tent at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh. The Fawanees iftar experience is no doubt one of the bestRead more

Wanderlust Wednesday KSA: Haql Shipwreck Beach

Time for another Wanderlust Wednesday post! Let’s discover some of the lesser known areas in Saudi Arabia. Who knew Saudi Arabia has such beautiful beaches? This beach and shipwreck is located 55km south from Haql city in Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk Province. The place is in natural state,Read more

What Is The True Meaning Of Ramadan?

Ramadan Mubarak to all Blue Abaya readers! Ramadan in Saudi Arabia is estimated to begin on the 6th of June 2016. To read more about what kind of changes Ramadan brings along in the ‘Magic Kingdom’ read this post: The Magic Month in the Kingdom. The following article ‘In Search ofRead more

12 Tools You Need To Start a Successful Blog

Every now and then I get asked questions about my blogging resources and what tools I’m using. I’m surprised to find myself giving advice to newbie bloggers because I never thought of myself as a person in a position to give advice on blogging. I suppose that after 6 years of blogging,Read more

Wanderlust Wednesday KSA: Ancient Well of Haddaj, Tayma

I’m starting a new blog series called Wanderlust Wednesday’s! Every Wednesday I will share an image of a beautiful place somewhere in Saudi Arabia. This way I can share with you through one image some of my favorite travel destinations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Hopefully theseRead more

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

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