Where We Are Going Today: Amara Terrace restaurant in Jeddah

Updated 02 November 2019

Where We Are Going Today: Amara Terrace restaurant in Jeddah

  • Amara Terrace’s menu is characterized by its oriental, European and international dishes, and includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options

JEDDAH: Sophisticated and elegant, Amara Terrace restaurant in Jeddah is more than just a food experience.
Located across from the Hilton Hotel, the eatery offers expansive views over one of the city’s main streets from its top-floor dining area, which coupled with its slow, low music creates a romantic atmosphere.
And for customers not wanting a full meal, there is a relaxing seating area for coffee and desserts.
Amara Terrace’s menu is characterized by its oriental, European and international dishes, and includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
It is a restaurant that never disappoints; our favorite platter was fettuccini, with a balance of spices offering a true flavor of Italy.
Staff are attentive and professional, and quick to give informed menu suggestions on a range of delicious dishes.


Oman, UAE praise Saudi Arabia for reaching a deal between Yemeni parties

Updated 23 min 17 sec ago

Oman, UAE praise Saudi Arabia for reaching a deal between Yemeni parties

  • Gulf countries praise Saudi Arabia’s role in brokering the Riyadh Agreement.
  • The deal ends a feud between the government and the STC and refocuses efforts on fighting the Houthi militia

RIYADH: Oman welcomed on Tuesday Saudi Arabia’s efforts in bringing together the Yemeni government and southern separatists to sign a power sharing agreement. 
The two parties signed the Saudi-brokered deal in Riyadh last week to end a power struggle in the country’s south. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hailed the agreement as a step toward a wider political solution to the Yemen conflict.
Oman’s foreign ministry said it “hopes the agreement will pave the way for a comprehensive settlement in Yemen.”
Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister, Prince Khalid bin Salman, visited Oman on Monday and met Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
The UAE Cabinet also welcomed on Tuesday the signing of the agreement and expressed confidence that it will establish a “new era of unified and effective work to meet the aspirations of the Yemeni people.”
“The Cabinet affirmed the UAE’s support for all efforts exerted by Saudi Arabia, through its leadership of the Arab Coalition, in order to stabilize Yemen and allow it to regain it role in the region,” the state WAM news agency reported.
The new arrangement calls for an equal number of ministries between the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
The Kuwaiti Cabinet also welcomed the Riyadh Agreement on Monday and thanked Saudi Arabia for its efforts.
Yemen’s government was forced to flee the capital Sanaa when Houthi militants and their allies seized the city in 2014. 
The government and the STC are part of a military coalition against the Iran-backed Houthis, which also includes Saudi Arabia and the UAE.