Things to do in Riyadh

Visiting The New Princess Souq

The Princess Souq has been moved and with its relocation has come a major upgrade.  Gone are the low ceiling and piece meal materials of wood, plastic corrugated roofing, canvas throw overs and rotting carpet that used to hold the…
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Computer Souq Full of Gaming

Visiting the computer souq on Olaya in Riyadh is almost becoming a normal experience for me these days.  Almost.  Except for the staring.  The other day after dropping off my computer for a spot of repairs I decided to hang…
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Karate In Riyadh

Karate is alive and kicking in Riyadh. (That’s a terrible pun, I know).  We have bloke come to our compound twice a week to give lessons to kids.  Apparently he has to come to the compound because, in Saudi Arabia,…
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Bowling At The Riyadh Ritz.

There aren’t many places in Riyadh where women can go bowling when the urge strikes.  A couple of the larger compounds have bowling alleys, but if don’t know anyone to let you in, then those locations are off limits.  Previously,…
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Buying a Piano In Riyadh

For a place that frowns on music in public, there sure is a lot of it around in private!  Ladies shake their booties to the latest beats at weddings.  Musicians are hired to back up crooning singers at private parties….
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Camping Ground in Riyadh

 Winter is a great time to go camping in the desert in Saudi Arabia.  The nights are chilly and the days are cool and provided you get far enough away, the desert is just so quiet.  One of our more…
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Localizer Mall Exercise Make Over

Localizer Mall looks like it’s had a bit of a make over of late, and I have to say, it’s quite nice.  The Localizer used to be known as ‘the mans mall’ because it had a range of shops that…
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Return to the Pools of Sha’Hib Luha

Recently we made a return trip to the Pools of Sha’Hib Luha with Mr UK and Mr Oz.  We had initially intended to drive out to The Edge of The World but with the inclement weather that had been affecting…
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Showjumping at NOFA

The King Abdullah Showjumping Festival is currently being held in Saudi Arabia at the Nofa Equestrian resort just outside of Riyadh.  We had the opportunity to go as Lovely Lady, who is back in Riyadh, was organizing a busload of…
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