Where We Are Going Today: Anime Station Store

Updated 10 August 2019

Where We Are Going Today: Anime Station Store

  • In addition to anime figures, the shop also holds a variety of popular video game figures

Jeddah’s Anime Station Store has been a favorite spot of mine since I first visited in 2016, when I was hunting for an action figure for my younger brother.
The store is every anime fan’s dream, holding a variety of products from older shows like “Devilman” and “Nadia: the Secret of Blue Water” to current favorites like “Dragon Ball,” “One Piece,” “Attack on Titan” and “Naruto.”
It is constantly evolving and caters to both hardcore collectors and fans of popular shows. The store has sold figures that were so rare, only 100 pieces were made.
I visited their second branch, which recently opened on Jeddah’s Al-Murjan Street, and I was delighted with the comfortable atmosphere. One of the owners, Majed Nawawi, said that they wanted customers to feel like they were at home.
In addition to anime figures, the shop also holds a variety of popular video game figures, K-pop merchandise and Japanese snacks. Anime Station Store offers home delivery service throughout the Kingdom.


Heavy rain across Cairo cause chaos as residents use bulldozer to escape floods

A video was circulated over social media showing a bulldozer carrying people to help them get to the other side of the road that was flooded by the rain. (Screenshot)
Updated 23 min 30 sec ago

Heavy rain across Cairo cause chaos as residents use bulldozer to escape floods

  • Flooding on roads heading to Cairo’s International Airport caused severe delays for flight passengers
  • Authorities in Cairo deployed several vacuum trucks to clear the roads

DUBAI: Heavy rain hit Cairo on Tuesday resulting in floods across the city, leaving residence stranded.  

A video was circulated over social media showing a bulldozer carrying people to help them get to the other side of the road that was flooded by the rain.

 

Scenes of large pools of water were spread among Cairo’s districts including Heliopolis, Nasr city and Salah Salem.

Pictures of people swimming in the puddles were shared on social media. Other images showed floating boxed packages while others pretended to fish in the streams of water gushing down the streets.

 

The weather also caused flight delays, and heavy traffic across the city’s busiest roads, Egypt local press reported.

Flooding on roads heading to Cairo’s International Airport caused severe delays for flight passengers.

In response to the weather conditions, EgyptAir delayed departure time for flights until the maximum number of passengers arrive at the airport.

“The airline has decided to delay the departure of some flights due to the heavy rains, until the arrival of the maximum amount of passengers booked for these flights, to preserve the rights of our customers,” EgyptAir said in a statement.

The flood caused Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to give schools and universities in Cairo a day off on Wednesday, as more rain is expected.

In response to the prime minister’s announcement, Egyptian influencer and university student, Mohamed Tarek, shared a video on Facebook expressing his joy after hearing the news.

Authorities in Cairo deployed several vacuum trucks to clear the roads.

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority had sent out weather warnings earlier this week, with expectations of weather disruptions across the country from Monday to Friday.