Fashion fits in Ramadan as part of culture and civilization, say Saudi designers

  • JEDDAH: Aside from the religious and spiritual duties that Muslims strive to complete during Ramadan, the fasting month is also a time for gatherings and maintaining kinship. This means it is also an occasion to dress up and look one’s best. Women put away their jeans and shirts and put on the...
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Lakum Artspace opens in Riyadh with solo show by Ahmed Mater

  • RIYADH: The opening of Lakum Artspace took place on Dec. 8 during one of the busiest weeks for art and entertainment in the history of the Kingdom. Located in Umm Al-Hamam Al-Gharbi in Riyadh, the new space prides itself on being what it calls a “multifunctional hub,” which includes an a...
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Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast offers fascinating fun for vacationers

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast has emerged as a top destination for vacationers. It has marine life-filled waters, fantastic vistas, swimming and diving sites — making it an ideal summer destination. There are several excellent diving and swimming sites along the coastline, with the nort...
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Najd doors: Entrance to central Saudi Arabia's culture and heritage

  • MAKKAH: The old doors of Najd are known for their rich decoration. They are inspired by nature and represent the culture and deep roots of the central Saudi region. They were an essential part of family homes and a focal point for residents and their guests. The decorations created by the peo...
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Najd doors: An entrance to the region’s culture and heritage

  • MAKKAH: The old doors of Najd are known for their rich decoration. They are inspired by nature and represent the culture and deep roots of the central Saudi region. They were an essential part of family homes and a focal point for residents and their guests. The decorations created by the peo...
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Saudi doctor warns of e-cigarette risks after US ban over vaping-related deaths

  • RIYADH: A Saudi doctor has warned of the dangers of smoking e-cigarettes after the US moved to ban the devices following a spate of vaping-related deaths. Dr. Shaikh Abdullah, a pediatric and adolescent specialist at King Abdul Aziz Medical City, in Riyadh, said vaping posed serious health risk...
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It takes a hacker to catch a hacker, says prize-winning Saudi cyber whiz

  • JEDDAH: A Saudi ethical hacker named “inspiring innovator of the year” at a prestigious awards ceremony in London has revealed her secret for staying one step ahead of cyberattackers. “I act as an attacker and adopt the hacker’s mindset,” 28-year-old cybersecurity specialist Noor Al-Rayes told...
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First encounters with the Kaaba

  • MAKKAH: “Awe at first sight” was the fitting title of a special event at Makkah Cultural Club in celebration of the Kaaba and its importance to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Dr. Abdullah Al-Tariqi, a Saudi academic specialized in historical studies, highlighted some of most important cultura...
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Historic Taif fortresses were built to last

  • JEDDAH: Taif city is rich with antique fortresses and castles that have withstood the test of time over many historical periods. These fortresses and castles, considered very interesting touristic landmarks, have always attracted visitors....
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Bad odor can cause allergic reaction

  • Q: Whenever I inhale foul smells from sewage, public toilets, washbasins or sweat, I suffer for one to three days. I feel tired and there is a constant flow of water and phlegm from my nose. There is a sudden increase of phlegm from my chest, there is a sound in my chest and I have trouble...
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