Jeddah’s First Girls School: Dar Al-Hanan

At destination Jeddah, we came across a unique video that showcases women’s education in Saudi Arabia almost 40 years ago. A lot has changed since then, however, what has not changed is the role of women improving society, as currently 60% of women in Saudi Arabia are university graduates. We hope you enjoy the video as much as we did.



Bahrain Through Our Lens: Farmer’s Market

Not just a farmer’s market!

Once the cool weather starts setting in, residents eagerly wait for the annual farmers market to be announced to plan out their fun-filled Saturdays. Local farmers proudly present and sell their organic seasonal produce while breakfast stations are scattered around presenting guests with traditional breakfasts and delicious snacks! Families go on morning picnics and children take part in the numerous fun activities planned out for them!

Date and TimeInstagramLocation

Every Saturday

From 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Annually: December to May

Budaiya Botanical Garden


Happy International Women’s Day: Saudi Arabia’s Journey

Today the world celebrates International Women’s Day. For those who have misconceptions about Saudi Women, the following infograph will help in breaking those stereotypes. Saudi women have always and will continue to be essential contributors to society. The road to success is not restricted, and our journey continues. 





8 Types Of People You Meet At The Gym

Gym enthusiasts come across many different kinds of people, every time they head to their gym. There’s no running away from it.

The gym at times can be a place of dedication, determination and focus, but there are moments where it is beyond entertaining- thanks to those who make the gym more interesting. Just make sure not to fall off your treadmill.

Here is a shortlist of people I have, and maybe you’ve, come across at the gym:

The talk show host: Doesn’t actually do anything except walk around and start conversations with everyone and anyone for no apparent reason.


The selfie photographer: We all love a good selfie at the gym to see results -bring on the motivation-, but when it turns into a photo shoot…


The thumb workout: The ones who can’t seem to pull away from their mobile phone…even for a second, or wait a workout…


The beast: This is the one who thinks he’s Hercules reincarnated. All they talk about is how many lifts they’ve done, how much weight they can pull, how they live at the gym and have no social life whatsoever.


The treadmill model: Hey you Victoria, you are not a secret. In case you missed the memo, the gym isn’t a catwalk.


Signed up today, no show up tomorrow or…ever: I think this is self explanatory really


The no-hope gym goer: Gaining muscle doesn’t mean only lifting weights, how about a full workout, cardio maybe? No one wants big arms and chicken legs.


The “I can’t stop eating Al Baik even at the gym”: Yes, it’s happened, we’ve all seen it.