The Top 14 Most Romantic Restaurants In Riyadh

Riyadh and Romance don’t exactly go hand in hand do they? Despite its boring reputation, Riyadh has some surprisingly romantic restaurants where lovers can find a nice quiet spot. I’ve noticed that some of the best restaurants in Riyadh are also the most romantic. With the upcomingRead more

Has Your Capri Sun Juice Turned Into A Caipirinha?

Capri Sun juice. Mold. Sounds like a good cocktail to serve your kids? I just saw this warning on Facebook about mold an American mother had found in the Capri Sun juice her son was drinking. Apparently, the kid had said it tasted “funny”. The mom tasted it and the juice was likeRead more

Is The Horror Over?

Remember the “Zoo of Horrors” located inside the Fantasy Land amusement park in Riyadh? A place like a hell hole on earth for the animals kept there. Lions in tiny cages, never let out and even a huge grizzly bear wasting away in his prison. Quick round up for those who haven’tRead more

Rawdhat Khuraim- An Oasis In The Desert

Rawdat Khuraim-An Oasis in the Saudi Arabian Desert. Directions and GPS Co-ordinates to Rawdat Khuraim (also spelled Rawdhat Koraim/ Rawdhat Kuraim) can be found at the end of this post! More information about this desert oasis, also known as the King’s Forest, can be found here: RawdhatRead more

Saudi-Arabia- From Rags To Riches

Saudi-Arabia, the land of the filthy rich oil sheikhs who live in extravagant palaces.. The Kingdom where everyone enjoys the unbelievable riches of black gold…In Saudi-Arabia surely all citizens live at least a fairly comfortable and easy life, right? Not exactly. This is the impressionRead more

Spa Review: Maison Joelle- A Lavish Experience

One of the nicest things to do in Riyadh as a woman is visiting the many luxurious spas around the city and getting pampered for the day. All of the Riyadh spas are gender segregated meaning either males or females-only allowed inside the premises. The female-only spas offer manyRead more

Where I’ve Been, And My Bucket List

Some of my readers have been asking me to write more about my travels and favorites spots around the world. I really love to explore new destinations and often suffer from severe travel fever if I haven’t gone to a new place for a while. I prefer going to destinations that are on ‘roadsRead more

Maya La Chocolaterie- Chocolate Lovers Heaven!

“Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate!” Can you imagine a restaurant where you can not only eat and drink chocolate, but smell its fragrant aromas, experience the different textures, feel its silky softness, taste exotic and surprising chocolate flavors and be surrounded byRead more

A Male Perspective On Marriage, Tribes And Love In Saudi-Arabia

We hardly ever hear the candid voices of Saudi men in regards to relationships, marriage and thoughts of living in a tribal society. The following post is written by an anonymous Saudi man. He could be anyone, his thoughts and feelings are probably shared by many others out there. I came acrossRead more

Best Of Blue Abaya 2012

Happy New Year 2013 to Blue Abaya readers! 2012 was a great year for Blue Abaya and I want to thank all my readers for the continuous support and positive feedback. I could not have done without you! There are moments when I feel exhausted and discouraged but your comments and encouragement toRead more

Oh Christmas Tree? Oh-Uh Black Market Christmas Tree!

Christmas decorations such as trees, ornaments and other holiday season decorations are pretty much non-existent in public during the holiday season in Saudi Arabia. Christmas is viewed as strictly a Christian religious holiday and all items that celebrate it are supposed to be forbidden here.Read more

The Secret Lake

Last weekend we visited one of my favorite spots in the desert just outside of Riyadh, a beautiful place I have coined the “Secret Lake”. Secret, because not so many people seem to know of the existence of such a hidden gem so close to Riyadh, which I think is actually for the better.Read more