Where We Are Going Today: Mawakeb Al-Ajer

Mawakeb Al-Ajer is also a center for collecting recyclable substances with an objective to protect the environment as it also encourages the concept of volunteer work.
Updated 05 October 2018
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Where We Are Going Today: Mawakeb Al-Ajer

  • Profits made go to those in need, including low-income families, orphans, students struggling with tuition, and widows

JEDDAH: Mawakeb Al-Ajer is a shop in Jeddah’s Al-Khalidiyyah district that sells a variety of second-hand goods, including books, clothes, furniture, and vintage items and antiques.

It is a social, economic and environmental initiative that aims to make use of second-hand goods by selling them at relatively low prices.

It also is a center for collecting recyclable substances with an objective to protect the environment as it also encourages the concept of volunteer work.

All profits made from the discarded items go to help low-income families, orphans, university students who can’t afford tuition payments, widows, and much more.

When you walk through the door of the store it feels like you are traveling through time. Spread across two floors, the shelves are filled with a treasure trove of items that filled Saudi homes through decades, including old television sets and radios. If you want to decorate your home with some incredible, and authentic, retro items this is the perfect place to shop.

This is a fun and interesting way to give something back to the community, as you get to discover a host of classic vintage items while doing a good deed.


Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

Updated 19 April 2019
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Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

JEDDAH: Saudi border guards rescued a French female tourist on Friday after she broke her leg on board a cruise ship in the Red Sea.
The 85-year-old was aboard the Costa Luminosa off the coast of south-west Saudi Arabia when the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Jeddah received an emergency call from the King Abdulaziz International Airport’s search and rescue center, saying the women needed emergency medical attention.The details of the message was passed to the Saudi Arabia Border Guards.
The border guard’s vessel Al-Lith was sent to meet the cruise ship near Al-Qahma, in the Kingdom’s south-western Asir region.
Lt Col. Misfer Bin Ghanam Al-Qarni, border guards spokesman, said the patient was transferred to Jazan, where she was then taken to Prince Mohammed Bin Nasser Hospital by ambulance.
The Costa Luminosa, which was traveling from Salalah in Oman toward Aqaba in Jordan, continued on its voyage.