Where We Are Going Today: The Concept Store

Updated 14 September 2018

Where We Are Going Today: The Concept Store

  • This is the perfect place to shop for unique products or unusual birthday gifts for your friends and family

The Concept Store offers a selection of lifestyle products supplied or made by homegrown businesses.
The shop, which opened this year in Jeddah’s Al-Muhammadiyah district, on Al-Amir Sultan Branch, is the first concept store in the city run by a Saudi couple with the aim of supporting homegrown businesses by offering them a place to showcase their products.
They have assembled a wide range of items, including abayas and other clothing, shoes, accessories, home decorations and many types of gifts.
This is the perfect place to shop for unique products or unusual birthday gifts for your friends and family. Its location, on the second floor of well-known gift-wrap shop Paper Moon, is perfect and extremely convenient, which definitely makes it a top choice if you are running out of time while shopping for presents.
For those looking to sell rather than buy it is also the perfect place to showcase products, as the store offers shelf space at very reasonable rental prices, making it a good way to kick-start a small business.


Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall: ‘I was bullied for being Arab’

The singer's maternal grandfather is Yemeni and maternal grandmother Egyptian. (Getty)
Updated 05 June 2020

Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall: ‘I was bullied for being Arab’

DUBAI: Girl group Little Mix’s star Jade Thirlwall has opened up about bullying she experienced as a teenager due to her Arab roots.

Speaking on the BBC “No Country For Young Women” podcast, the 2011 “X-Factor” finalist, whose maternal grandfather is Yemeni and maternal grandmother Egyptian, said that she felt “ashamed” of her background. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“When I went to secondary school, I was literally one of three people of color in the school,” the 27-year-old music sensation, whose father is British, said.

“I remember one time I got pinned down in the toilets and they put a bindi spot on my forehead; it was horrific.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I have constantly had this inner battle of not really knowing who I am, or where I fit in, or what community I fit into,” she said.

The singer recalled that she would put white powder on her face “to whiten” herself when performing on stage at her school.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

finding a new love for my natural hair⚡️

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After joining Little Mix, she “subconsciously” did not want to talk about her heritage for fear of being disliked.

“I think because I was bullied quite badly in school because of the color of my skin and for being Arab, I wasn’t very proud of who I was,” Thirlwall explained.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I would hate to talk about my race and heritage and not say the right things,” she added.