Where We Are GoingToday: The Courtyard City: International cuisine at its finest right in the heart of Jeddah

Updated 14 April 2018
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Where We Are GoingToday: The Courtyard City: International cuisine at its finest right in the heart of Jeddah

  • The Courtyard City is renowned for its architecture and pleasant surroundings

The Courtyard City offers a memorable dining experience, with a variety of international cuisines complemented by attractive interior and exterior architecture that provide an entrancing atmosphere you will never forget.

The venue, at Prince Sultan Road, Al-Khalidiyah, is home to five restaurants: Aseil, Semsom, Kalila, Square Meater and Margherita. Each one boasts a distinct design, menu and culinary experience.

The Courtyard City is renowned for its architecture and pleasant surroundings. It is considered a beacon in Jeddah because it is such a wonderful place in which to dine.

It has a spacious parking lot from which there is easy access to all five restaurants, which provide not only a classy indoor dining experience but a delightful outdoor eating experience as well. The exterior seating area is delicately decorated with an Italian-style pavement and European-inspired architecture, with plenty of wait staff to attend to your every need.

Location: Al-Khalidiyah, Jeddah


All-star Mary Poppins sequel flies into view

Updated 18 September 2018
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All-star Mary Poppins sequel flies into view

  • The movie includes mixed live-action and animation scenes that are reminiscent of those that were cutting edge in the mid-1960s
  • “Mary Poppins Returns” is set for a pre-Christmas release in Britain and the United States

A view across the grimy rooftops of London? A nanny descending to earth with a flying umbrella? Dick Van Dyke? All are present and correct in the trailer for the “Mary Poppins” reboot that was released on Tuesday.
Julie Andrews, who won the 1965 Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the original, is replaced in “Mary Poppins Returns” by Emily Blunt as the unconventional governess who arrives as if by magic to heal a family in need of love.
In the sequel, it is 1932 and the boy, Michael Banks, has grown up and, helped by his sister Jane, is bringing up children of his own, in the absence of their mother.
The trailer gives few other clues to the plot of the musical, but showcases a stellar cast of British acting talent, including Ben Whishaw, Colin Firth and Julie Walters.
Meryl Streep also features, as does Dick Van Dyke who played the chimney sweep Bert with the so-bad-it’s-good cockney accent in the original. Now 92, the trailer shows him as lithe as ever, dancing on a table.
The Bert character — Jack in this film — is played by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the rapper and composer who created the acclaimed musical “Hamilton.”
The movie includes mixed live-action and animation scenes that are reminiscent of those that were cutting edge in the mid-1960s but have a retro-charm now.
The original movie was based on the children’s books by P.L. Travers who famously objected to Walt Disney’s embellishments to her stories. It was a huge success and became a classic.
“Mary Poppins Returns” is set for a pre-Christmas release in Britain and the United States.