Friday, June 15, 2012

Shopping in Jeddah - A Shoppers Paradise!

Although I am not one of those women who shop alot, I do enjoy the variety and size of malls and stores here. All the buildings in Jeddah are huge and each seem to make a statement.

HyperPanda is like a Super Wal-Mart. It has groceries, clothing, bikes, toys, a deli, fresh naan (bread), washing machines, dishes, hair dryers-everything! The Andalus Mall has a Panda store on the third floor. Flat escalators allow you to take your shopping cart all the way down to the first floor.

IKEA has been our most visited place since we first moved here. It reminds me so much of the IKEA store in Houston. It even has the drop off kids play area.

One of my favorite "low key" shopping centers is Shatte. It has alot of small stores, side by side, and has a central area with seats and tables for eating snacks. We had shawerma and curly fries. There were some small carnival rides, but they were not working (we were there at 6, so, maybe at night time they work,perhaps?)

*Updated 9/7/12 - The below "market" is not longer at this location. There is now a construction project there :(


View from an Indoor Mall in the Al-Balad area
A tent making shop in the Shate' market

The Red Sea Mall - This is just 1/3 of the mall! It is huge!


Shate' Market - This is a great place to buy abaya's. There are so many shops here that it is easy to get lost. 

This is right outside the Al-Balad shopping area

Another part of the Red Sea Mall

A local grocery store - Bin Dawood
Furniture display at "Home Centre"

Theme park inside the Mall of Arabia

The King is always near IKEA! It is also common to see his picture everywhere around Jeddah.

Shopping at Al-Balad

Water Rafting and Tubing at the Mall of Arabia

Aziz Mall - This is not one of my favorites, but it does have "The Children's Place" store.

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