Our Pick of Top 5 Musicians and Bands

The music scene in Jeddah is constantly growing and evolving, opening up more opportunities and platforms for young, ambitious musicians.

There are many upcoming artists with growing popularity, so we’ve gathered a few diverse new bands and musicians that definitely deserve some listening to.

  • The YAM Band

yam-bandPop/indie rock

This new, up and upcoming band has been playing a lot of shows, either playing covers of bands like Tame Impala, or their own originals.

Instagram: theyamband

  • Lugi Raf’a

lugiTraditional Oud

Check out his work thats featured in TheRedCurtains on YouTube.

Lugi brings back traditional music that takes you back to the good ol’ days, singing his poetic Arabic lyrics that remind us of our heritage in music. Old is gold y’all.

Instagram: lugii90

  • Fulana


Indiefolk acoustics accompanied with heartfelt lyrics and a soothing voice. This mysterious artist blends in experimental electro sounds with her sincere approach, creating the kind of ambience you’ll enjoy during early mornings with a hot beverage.

Soundcloud: fu_lana

  • Desert F!sh

desertElectronic music 

This Electronic DJ represents his Najdi/Hijazi roots by producing sweet and mellow tunes that channel melodic-techno vibes.

Instagram: desertfishhq
Web: dsrtfish.bandcamp.com

  • Hussam Alsayed

hussamExperimental music

Other than filmmaking and photography, Hussam is also an extremely talented musician. He creates experimental soundscapes using multiple instruments.

Instagram: filmhead
Soundcloud: filmhead


Fun Facts About Our Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the face of Vision 2030, is smashing through Saudi politics with speed, and representing the growing young generation with his progressive and modern outlook. What a guy!

Here’s some trivia about him that you may or may not have known:

His education.

He received his education in Riyadh schools and ranked in the top 10 graduates, and got his Bachelor’s Degree in Law from King Saud University, graduated second in his class. Way to go!

Staying busy.

Other than the political level ups, MBS created a charity foundation called MiSK to reach out his helping hand towards disadvantaged youths. That’s an A+ for you, MBS.

Early career.

MBS worked in the private sector in Corporate governance and international finance, before joining his father, King Salman, as an advisor and aide. See, everyone’s gotta start somewhere.

Rise into politics.

His political career started and escalated quickly as he rose through the ranks starting from consultant to the Experts Commission under the Saudi Cabinet, to Crown Prince in the span of 9 years, now thats ambition.

Some of the firsts.

He is the world’s youngest defense minister and youngest crown prince in Saudi history. If anyone needs a lesson in hard work and ambition, look no further!

MBS enjoys football.

Our future king was seen cheering with a twinkle in his eye for our national team’s qualification in the next world cup! It’s official, his presence is a good luck charm for sports teams.

Women’s empowerment.

Other than supporting and pioneering women’s driving in Saudi, he actively encourages women to join the workforce. He’s definitely pushing the envelope on this one. (gilberteyecare.com)

He’s a millennial

Come on, how cool is it that our own crown prince is a someone who knows what memes are and probably surfs the internet in his free time.

Fan of Japan

Of all the exotic places he could’ve honeymooned at, he chose Kyoto. Sit back and watch other Saudi’s flock to Japan now.

Fun tidbit.

He was born in Jeddah,‘nuff said y’all.


Sisters, Go Pink!

Breast Cancer Awareness activities

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month (but also throughout the year!), we at Destination Jeddah like to emphasize the importance of early breast cancer detection to our readers. There are many different ways you can learn more about it while supporting breast cancer patients and survivors in city. Here are some of them.

Get checked!

  • The International Medical Center (IMC) is helping out with early breast cancer detection: from Oct. 23-25, they’re offering free check-ups.

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  • Eric Zemmour Salon is hosting a screening offer for free check-ups valid until the end of October.

Make a run for it.

  • The Pink Track is inviting you for a run-for-awareness event. Tickets are SR 50 each for adults (kids join free), and all proceeds are donations to breast cancer initiatives.

For more information


  • The International Medical Center (IMC) is hosting another event called Brave Pink Run to help out our fighters on Oct. 25 at the IMC Garden, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss out!

To register 


Visit an art gallery.

The New Beginnings team is welcoming everyone for a cool art show focusing on rehabilitation after breast cancer. Visit the gallery on Oct. 27-28 at Teatro Mall, from 7  to 11 p.m.

Contact info
Twitter: nbksa_official

Donate your hair.

Zahra Breast Cancer Association is teaming up with Manna Center to accept hair donations. A checklist to get your donation accepted:

  1. Must be clean.
  2. Length 20 cm minimum.
  3. Shouldn’t be conditioned.
  4. Should be healthy and strong.

Contact info
Instagram: Zahra_KSA

Donate your time and money.

You can help out with cash donations, utilizing the points system at the association or one of the offices related to the organization, and buying pink products available for sale at the Zahra headquarters and website.

Contact info
Mob: +966-11-4833652 Ext: 206
Email: treas@zahra.org.sa
Web: Zahra.org.sa/contribute-us/
Twitter: Zahra_KSA

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