Where We Are Going Today: Makan Zaman Cafe in Jeddah

Makan Zaman Cafe
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Updated 01 February 2020

Where We Are Going Today: Makan Zaman Cafe in Jeddah

  • The staff are polite and welcoming, and the cafe serves Middle Eastern and popular international dishes

A visit to Makan Zaman Cafe in Jeddah is like taking a trip down memory lane.
Located in the city’s Al-Nahda district, the local meeting place (zaman colloquially meaning “a long time ago”) has a truly Middle Eastern vibe.
Cafe decorations include string lights with crochets of tarboosh and mini tablas, placemats containing posters of 1960s Egyptian movies, and manikins dressed in full Saudi attire.
Vintage items such as an old sewing machine, a typewriter, box television, dial telephone and record player are also scattered around the restaurant.
The staff are polite and welcoming, and the cafe serves Middle Eastern and popular international dishes. And after a meal, diners can enjoy playing a game of carrom.


Saudi Arabia permits Eid Al-Adha prayers with coronavirus measures

Updated 14 July 2020

Saudi Arabia permits Eid Al-Adha prayers with coronavirus measures

  • Prayers will only take place in certain mosques

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Monday it would permit worshippers to perform Eid Al-Adha prayers at mosques.
The Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh, directed the ministry’s branches in the regions throughout the Kingdom to provide for this year’s Eid Al-Adha prayers.
Prayers will only take place in certain mosques and ensuring they use the government’s preventative measures, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The ministry said it has intensified its awareness and guidance campaign to adopt preventive protocols to combat the spread of the coronavirus through the participation of a group of advocates and scholars, in addition to publishing what was recommended by the medical committees concerned with combating the epidemic.