JEDDAH - during Ramadan
This board is dedicated to my place of birth, which I have only visited twice since we left in the 80’s. I visit it now in 2023 during Ramadan and with my husband who was born and raised there. Our trip is short (2.5 days) but will hopefully be very eventful. Note: keep in mind that due to the fasting hours, lots of shops and activities may close at different hours than usual. Everything is open after iftar (breaking of the fast) till late. Check before you go anywhere! You can’t eat in public during Ramadan.
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Coffee

Post iftar coffee hangout.

Locals Cafe
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Snack

Grab a sweet snack after coffee and before suhour.

Kane Mochi
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Suhour (late night meal)

Grab some ‘ruz boukhari’ for suhour. It’s rice with chargrilled chicken and hot sauce, delicious! Make sure the chicken is chargrilled and not rotisserie.

مطعم الحمراء البخاري
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AlHamra AlBukhari Restaurant Grab you order of rice and charcoal grilled chicken and head to a friends house or dine in!
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Alternativelty, book at Al Nakheel restaurant - located right on the famous Jeddah corniche - for a delicious traditional suhour, some shisha and just hang out with friends until the late hours.

Al Nakheel Restaurant
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Restaurant with shisha right on the Jeddah corniche.
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Things to do

Walk around Al-Balad, Jeddah’s old town and enjoy the beautiful architecture, food stalls, home grown concepts and local craft such as textiles and perfumes.

Not to be missed!

Al-Balad
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For a local shopping experience, head to the outdoor Shatie Market. You can find nice thobes for women (colorful long dresses) and lots of other things including food stalls.

Usually open by 1pm till late.

Shatie Market
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Marhaba! I'm Maya, just your average travel enthusiast. While I may not be your typical professional travel blogger, I bring a down-to-earth, no-frills perspective to the table. What you'll get is my genuine experiences, straight from the heart. I thrive on organizing itineraries, diving deep into research, and meticulously planning my trips. Trust me, I've been to quite a few places, some even multiple times. I'm all about practicality, making sure to squeeze every ounce of adventure out of my travels. One thing I pride myself on is my knack for tapping into local knowledge. Thanks to my network of friends scattered around the globe, I always make it a point to experience destinations like a true local. Because let's face it, what's better than immersing yourself in the culture and lifestyle of a place? Based in Dubai, UAE, I'm your go-to gal for any insider tips or local insights on navigating the vibrant city. So whether you're planning a trip to Dubai (or the other Emirates) or seeking advice on your next adventure, feel free to hit me up. I'm here to share my passion for travel and make your journey a little smoother.
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JEDDAH - during Ramadan
This board is dedicated to my place of birth, which I have only visited twice since we left in the 80’s. I visit it now in 2023 during Ramadan and with my husband who was born and raised there. Our trip is short (2.5 days) but will hopefully be very eventful. Note: keep in mind that due to the fasting hours, lots of shops and activities may close at different hours than usual. Everything is open after iftar (breaking of the fast) till late. Check before you go anywhere! You can’t eat in public during Ramadan.
6 Places • 3 Saves • ago
Free

Coffee

Post iftar coffee hangout.

Locals Cafe
@mayasmadi
Add to
Details

Snack

Grab a sweet snack after coffee and before suhour.

Kane Mochi
@mayasmadi
Add to
Details

Suhour (late night meal)

Grab some ‘ruz boukhari’ for suhour. It’s rice with chargrilled chicken and hot sauce, delicious! Make sure the chicken is chargrilled and not rotisserie.

مطعم الحمراء البخاري
@mayasmadi
AlHamra AlBukhari Restaurant Grab you order of rice and charcoal grilled chicken and head to a friends house or dine in!
Add to
Details

Alternativelty, book at Al Nakheel restaurant - located right on the famous Jeddah corniche - for a delicious traditional suhour, some shisha and just hang out with friends until the late hours.

Al Nakheel Restaurant
@mayasmadi
Restaurant with shisha right on the Jeddah corniche.
Add to
Details

Things to do

Walk around Al-Balad, Jeddah’s old town and enjoy the beautiful architecture, food stalls, home grown concepts and local craft such as textiles and perfumes.

Not to be missed!

Al-Balad
@mayasmadi
Add to
Details

For a local shopping experience, head to the outdoor Shatie Market. You can find nice thobes for women (colorful long dresses) and lots of other things including food stalls.

Usually open by 1pm till late.

Shatie Market
@mayasmadi
Add to
Details
* * *
CURATED BY
Marhaba! I'm Maya, just your average travel enthusiast. While I may not be your typical professional travel blogger, I bring a down-to-earth, no-frills perspective to the table. What you'll get is my genuine experiences, straight from the heart. I thrive on organizing itineraries, diving deep into research, and meticulously planning my trips. Trust me, I've been to quite a few places, some even multiple times. I'm all about practicality, making sure to squeeze every ounce of adventure out of my travels. One thing I pride myself on is my knack for tapping into local knowledge. Thanks to my network of friends scattered around the globe, I always make it a point to experience destinations like a true local. Because let's face it, what's better than immersing yourself in the culture and lifestyle of a place? Based in Dubai, UAE, I'm your go-to gal for any insider tips or local insights on navigating the vibrant city. So whether you're planning a trip to Dubai (or the other Emirates) or seeking advice on your next adventure, feel free to hit me up. I'm here to share my passion for travel and make your journey a little smoother.
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