By Rima Al-Mukhtar
Women enjoy coffee mornings, shopping excursions, and spa dates…so what’s left for men?
If you think women have all the fun, think again. Jeddah is actually a man’s world, if you know where to look. DJ presents a thought-provoking list of activities for men in Jeddah.
Jeddah offers football lovers a variety of football fields that they can rent; prices range from SR250-450/hour. Fields like Kaaki, Bin Mahfooz, Jantaneyya and Triple M are the perfect place to enjoy your favorite sport.
Saudi men often gather with their friends at coffee shops and lounges to play cards; one of the most popular game is Baloot. Cafes are also the perfect place where they can gather to enjoy their shisha and male camaraderie.
Jeddah’s beaches are open for everyone to enjoy, but water sports are the main attraction for Jeddawi men. They can rent a jet ski, jet boat or even a yacht to enjoy the open water. Rentals begin at SR500 at the Marinah in Obhor, North Jeddah.
Head to Bahra in east Jeddah in a 4×4 for the experience of your life! You will find lots of other jeeps ‘dune drifting’ along the piled soft sand and showing off their daring driving skills. But be careful; only try this with experienced drivers for your safety and the safety of others. The base of a sand dune can be a lot more solid than it looks…
Diving & Snorkeling:
The Red Sea has so much to offer for divers and water enthusiasts; rich marine life, big waves, deep diving waters, colorful sea life. Take a boat out to the reefs/wrecks on the Red Sea and prepare to be amazed!
The Red Sea has so much to offer fishermen of all skill levels. The most popular places for fishing are Khaleej Salman, north Jeddah and Al-Khomra in south Jeddah..
Most Jeddawis love to hit the gym for extensive training sessions. Gold’ s Gyms, Fitness Time, amongst others, hold social competitions like arm wrestling, weight lifting and numerous other fun gym activities too, so it’s not all work.
Jeddahwis are truly spoilt for choice – there are so many interesting destinations within the Kingdom. Popular spots include Abha, l where men can enjoy doing the things they want to do without women hijacking the day.Visit it with the full freedom of men on the move – no handbags or shopping bags in sight! Check out DJ’s Explore KSA section for some great destination suggestions.