Top 10 Travel Destinations From Saudi Arabia

One of the perks to living in the Middle-East and particularly Saudi-Arabia is the amazing travel opportunities it opens up. Many places become geographically closer for expats from the Americas, Europe and Asia. Travel is also relatively affordable and there are direct flights and good flightRead more

Darbawiya-The Saudi Punks

Remember the “Anonymous Saudi Man” who shared with us his insightful thoughts on tribalism, love and marriage in Saudi Arabia? (You can read that post here.) I’m so excited to share Saudi Man’s candid thoughts on Blue Abaya for the second time. I really enjoy his open and toRead more

Raghba And The Rolling Sand Dunes

For a nice day trip out of Riyadh, the village of Raghbah North West of the city is worth a visit. The old mud village has some interesting buildings and architecture, an ancient mosque and a watch tower which is possible to climb up and admire the views down to the city and theRead more

Riyadh’s Hidden Gems-The Diplomatic Quarter Gardens

Riyadh expatriates are always on the lookout for new and refreshing things to do on weekends.  There are many places in and around Riyadh which remain mostly unknown to the public, to find some of these ideas for weekend activities go to Blue Abaya’s Things To Do in Riyadh page. One suchRead more

We Found Love In A Hopeless Place

Saudi-Arabia…such a hopeless place to ever even dream of finding a life partner, a soul mate, or the love of your life..The country that strictly forbids mixing and all interaction between the sexes. How could anyone meet a member of the opposite sex here, let alone go out on a date, or fallRead more

Breakfast In Riyadh: PAUL’s Restaurant And Bakery

One of the nicest things to do in Riyadh during the weekends is having breakfast out. There are many places around town to enjoy a great start for the day with a cup of coffee and delicious breakfast for relatively affordable prices. One of the newest additions to Riyadh’s breakfast scene isRead more

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