Where We Are Going Today: Crystal Ages

Updated 09 November 2018
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Where We Are Going Today: Crystal Ages

  • Crystal Ages is an online boutique in Riyadh that sells all things vintage and antique

Many of us are collectors, in one way or another, and for someone like me — who enjoys stockpiling books, jewelry and vintage typewriters (among other things) — discovering @crystalages on Instagram was like finding Aladdin’s Cave of Wonders.
Crystal Ages is an online boutique in Riyadh that sells all things vintage and antique. The shop tracks down jewelry, watches, signed items, books, vinyl records and high-end branded items that are decades old, and much more besides, then cleans and restores them, if needed, before putting them up for sale to customers throughout the Kingdom.
The boutique also sells original paintings, cameras, home decorations and vintage electrical devices, such as record players. It’s collections also include historical items from Saudi Arabia, such as notes and coins of the country’s former currencies, and magazines and newspapers from the eras of King Khalid and King Faisal.
When I contacted the shop to buy a typewriter, I found the staff to be very professional, prompt and polite. My purchase was delivered on time and in terrific condition. It was a gift for a friend for her birthday and when she received it she was absolutely speechless, so I am very grateful for Crystal Ages, who bring much joy to collectors and lovers of vintage goods and antiquities.


Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

Updated 1 min 25 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Iraq's new President Barham Saleh on Sunday on his first official visit to the Kingdom.

The king hosted a lunch and "discussed regional developments" with Saleh, the official Saudi Press Agency said, after the Iraqi leader's arrival in Riyadh following a visit to Iran.

An Iraqi official said Saleh was on an overnight visit at the invitation of King Salman.

There have been several visits in recent months between the two countries as Iraq seeks closer ties with Saudi Arabia as it look to rebuild after the defeat of Daesh.

In October 2017, Saudi Arabian budget airline flynas made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad in 27 years.

Saudi Arabia is keen to develop strong relations with Baghdad to counter Iranian influence in Iraq.