Clean Home, Sweet Home

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With frequent sandstorms in Saudi, there’s always a need to deep clean and sanitize your house on a frequent basis or at least every six month to prevent and alleviate allergy symptoms and diseases. Moreover, keeping our homes clean and disinfected has become more important than ever.


Without further ado, here’s a quick run-through on some of the cleaning and sanitizing services that are operating during the lockdown in the Kingdom:

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Healthy Home

Best for:
Mattress and Sofa Sanitizing

The company uses an industrial-strength pulsating vacuum device that provides extreme vibration and suction to both sides of the mattress, sofa and other surfaces, which has 11 times the suction power of your regular vacuum machine and also contains all fragments through the HEPA filter.

The Healthy Home specializes in Indoor Environment Control by treating surfaces, furniture and AC ducts from pathogens and impurities through their innovative treatments.

Other service include:
Pest control, AC cleaning, sofa cleaning, carpet cleaning, curtain cleaning, and water tank sanitation

Location: Jeddah and Riyadh
Web: thehealthyhome.me
Tel: 800 2440085
Instagram: thehealthyhome

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Trap

Best for:
Disinfection Service

The team behind Trap sanitizes and disinfects large and hard to reach areas by applying Mist and Ultra Low Volume (ULV) that disinfects surfaces and work areas through the dispersal of micro-droplets of disinfectant chemicals.

Other service include:
Pest control

Location: Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Madinah, Makkah, Qassim, Jazan, Hail, Yanbu, Tabuk, Alhsa
Web: Trappestcontrol.com
Tel: 920020212

Facebook: TRAPservices

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Dougra Services

Best for:
Upholstery Cleaning

Dougra provides high-quality disinfection and sanitizing services using very effective materials

Other services include:
Water tanks cleaning and disinfection, pest control and marble polishing and crystallizing

Location: Riyadh and Khobar
Web: dougraservices.com
Tel: 920002977

Instagram: dougra_services

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Boecker

Best for:
Germ Control and Disinfection Services

Boecker offers Infection Control Plan (ICP), an on-site service designed to inspect the target areas and diagnose contamination sources.

The scheduled disinfection treatments focus on both critical and hard-to-reach spots by the use of high precision equipment, snake cameras and controlled droplet applications.

Other services include:
Pest control, food safety courses, air ducts disinfection, etc.

Location: Riyadh, Jeddah, Khobar
Web: boecker.com
Facebook: BoeckerPublicHealth

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Mother’s Day Activities – Homebound Version

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With stricter social distancing measures, this Mother’s Day is probably going to be a very different one.


For those of us fortunate enough to have our mothers around in the same house or city, here are some ideas to make her day:

1- Let her sleep in

With all the family members at home, sleep is something that most of the mothers are being deprived of. A few hours of uninterrupted sleep is all she needs to start this day fresh.

Joyn Bakery - Jeddah

Joyn Bakery – Jeddah

2- Breakfast Brunch in Bed

Surprise her by serving her a delicious meal to wake up to featuring her favorite food.

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By Instagram: noooriyah

3- Craft a Mother’s Day card

Because nothing says, “you’re the best” like a well-crafted personalized card.
Check out Instagram: noooriyah

4- Take charge of household chores

Set her up with a soothing foot soak or let her binge-watch while you get scrubbing. Let her feel relaxed the entire day knowing her chores are getting done by no effort from herself.

5- A Gift of Memories

Compile old photos to make a memory book for a personal keepsake that takes her down the memory lane.

6- Rock out to your favorite tunes

Belt it out at a karaoke night with other family members and rock out her favorite tunes.

7- Hunt for deals

With a lot of online Mother’s Day offers and special deals, buy her a gift according to her choices and taste.

Check out Gifts for Mommy Dearest (RiyadhJeddahSharqiya) for ideas

8- Cook along with her

If your mom loves to cook, whip up one of your family’s favorite recipes together. Treat it like an episode of Top Chef.

Don’t fret about going out to get groceries, we’ve got you covered: Stay in & shop online.

9- Break a sweat at home

No gym? No problem! Don’t let these days of immobility get you and her all slouchy and lazy. Follow the workouts online, exercise and break a sweat at home together.

10- Plan a group video surprise.

Since your mom is currently not able to meet up with her friends, surprise her by scheduling a group video call with her close friends. This way she won’t just hear their voice, but also get to see her loved ones.

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Gifts for Mommy Dearest

Gems Chocolate

Because she deserves to be spoiled!


Just because you can’t take her out this season, doesn’t mean you can’t bring happiness to her by buying her a gift online. Here are some gift ideas to truly spoil her this year and showing her how much she means to you and the family.

Mansfee

Mansfee

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  • Swarovski

These dangle earrings by Swarovski with sparkling petals arranged around a yellow stone will surely add an extra touch of sparkle to brighten her day. If you can spend more, we also recommend pairing it with the matching bangle from the same collection.

Free shipping for orders above SR599
Order here: swarovski.sa
Instagram: swarovski

More recommendation:


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  • Chocolate Dreams

Delight your chocolate connoisseur mother with a gift of chocolate that they can indulge on. An elegant gift box filled with an assortment of chocolates will definitely make your mother’s day extra sweet.

Order here: Bostani Chocolatier
Offering 32 pieces of fancy chocolate inside a box especially designed for the mother day occasion.

Instagram: bostani

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Gems Chocolate

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What’s a celebration without cake? Order one from these spots that are offering special Mother’s Day decoration and delivery.


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  • Luxe skincare gift

Shop at Kiehl’s and show your love by crafting a skincare gift set to add to your mother’s skin routine. Kiehl’s efficacious anti-aging skin products feature skin fortifying, wrinkle-reducing and lifting oils, moisturizers, and serums that have effective results.

Kiehl’s offers complimentary shipping on orders above SR295
Order here: kiehls.sa
Instagram: kiehlsmiddleeat

  • Sephora

Sephora is offering amazing mother’s day beauty products online along with a #withlove bouquet for every order. Shop Mothers Day gifts and find the best fit for her beauty routine.

Don’t forget to insert promo code “withlove” to avail of the offer.

Order here: sephora.sa
Instagram: sephoramiddleeast

  • Virgin Megastores

Discover and treat her with a gift from Virgin Megastores collection that will surely bring a smile on her face.

Free shipping for orders over SR200
Order here: virginmegastore.sa
Instagram: virginmegaksa


The Elegant Gift

The Elegant Gift

GIFTS & FLOWERS

  • Dune London

Dune London has got your Mother’s Day gift covered with its contemporary silhouettes, pops of color and elegance from the latest Spring/Summer 2020 collection. From dainty heels and bags to comfortable trainers, the modern tweaks and fresh color combos will make for an exciting transition into the new season for her.

Free delivery
Order here: 6thstreet.com/dune-london
Instagram: dune_london_me

Warthia

Warthia

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The Gift of A Healthy Home

There’s no better time like the present to get the house cleaned scrupulously for yourself and your parents. Here’s when the Healthy Home comes into action. The company is specialized in advanced eco-friendly sanitization technologies, services, and products.

Contact information:
Tel: 8002440085
Mob: +966-505135230
Web: thehealthyhome.me
Instagram: thehealthyhomeksa

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Gifts for Mommy Dearest

Lo Canvas

Because she deserves to be spoiled!


Just because you can’t take her out this season, doesn’t mean you can’t bring happiness to her by buying her a gift online. Here are some gift ideas to truly spoil her this year and showing her how much she means to you and the family.

Platinum

Platinum

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  • Swarovski

These dangle earrings by Swarovski with sparkling petals arranged around a yellow stone will surely add an extra touch of sparkle to brighten her day. If you can spend more, we also recommend pairing it with the matching bangle from the same collection.

Free shipping for orders above SR599
Order here: swarovski.sa
Instagram: swarovski

More recommendation:


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  • Chocolate Dreams

Delight your chocolate connoisseur mother with a gift of chocolate that they can indulge on. An elegant gift box filled with an assortment of chocolates will definitely make your mother’s day extra sweet.

Order here: Bostani Chocolatier
Offering 32 pieces of fancy chocolate inside a box especially designed for the mother day occasion.

Instagram: bostani

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TOKI

TOKI

CAKE HER HAPPY!

What’s a celebration without cake? Order one from these spots that are offering special Mother’s Day decoration and delivery.

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  • Luxe skincare gift

Shop at Kiehl’s and show your love by crafting a skincare gift set to add to your mother’s skin routine. Kiehl’s efficacious anti-aging skin products feature skin fortifying, wrinkle-reducing and lifting oils, moisturizers, and serums that have effective results.

Kiehl’s offers complimentary shipping on orders above SR295
Order here: kiehls.sa
Instagram: kiehlsmiddleeat

  • Sephora

Sephora is offering amazing mother’s day beauty products online along with a #withlove bouquet for every order. Shop Mothers Day gifts and find the best fit for her beauty routine.

Don’t forget to insert promo code “withlove” to avail of the offer.

Order here: sephora.sa
Instagram: sephoramiddleeast

  • Virgin Megastores

Discover and treat her with a gift from Virgin Megastores collection that will surely bring a smile on her face.

Free shipping for orders over SR200
Order here: virginmegastore.sa
Instagram: virginmegaksa


Wardah App

Wardah App

GIFTS & FLOWERS

  • Dune London

Dune London has got your Mother’s Day gift covered with its contemporary silhouettes, pops of color and elegance from the latest Spring/Summer 2020 collection. From dainty heels and bags to comfortable trainers, the modern tweaks and fresh color combos will make for an exciting transition into the new season for her.

Free delivery
Order here: 6thstreet.com/dune-london
Instagram: dune_london_me

Warthia

Warthia

More recommendation:


The Gift of A Healthy Home

There’s no better time like the present to get the house cleaned scrupulously for yourself and your parents. Here’s when the Healthy Home comes into action. The company is specialized in advanced eco-friendly sanitization technologies, services, and products.

Contact information:
Tel: 8002440085
Mob: +966-505135230
Web: thehealthyhome.me
Instagram: thehealthyhomeksa

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Gifts for Mommy Dearest

Misk

Because she deserves to be spoiled!


Just because you can’t take her out this season, doesn’t mean you can’t bring happiness to her by buying her a gift online. Here are some gift ideas to truly spoil her this year and showing her how much she means to you and the family.

Shaima

Shaima

SPLURGE WITH JEWELRY

  • Swarovski

These dangle earrings by Swarovski with sparkling petals arranged around a yellow stone will surely add an extra touch of sparkle to brighten her day. If you can spend more, we also recommend pairing it with the matching bangle from the same collection.

Free shipping for orders above SR599
Order here: swarovski.sa
Instagram: swarovski

Tasneem Eshki

Tasneem Eshki

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  • Chocolate Dreams

Delight your chocolate connoisseur mother with a gift of chocolate that they can indulge on. An elegant gift box filled with an assortment of chocolates will definitely make your mother’s day extra sweet.

Order here: Bostani Chocolatier
Offering 32 pieces of fancy chocolate inside a box especially designed for the mother day occasion.

Instagram: bostani

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H Bouchee

H Bouchee

CAKE HER HAPPY!

What’s a celebration without cake? Order one from these spots that are offering special Mother’s Day decoration and delivery.

  • Coz (Our favorite)

Coz is offering a love-packed gift featuring personalized chocolate cake, flavored pretzel and 8 lavender incense sticks all on a lavender and rosewood tray.

Instagram: Coz_sa

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Adute’s

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  • Luxe skincare gift

Shop at Kiehl’s and show your love by crafting a skincare gift set to add to your mother’s skin routine. Kiehl’s efficacious anti-aging skin products feature skin fortifying, wrinkle-reducing and lifting oils, moisturizers, and serums that have effective results.

Kiehl’s offers complimentary shipping on orders above SR295
Order here: kiehls.sa
Instagram: kiehlsmiddleeat

  • Sephora

Sephora is offering amazing mother’s day beauty products online along with a #withlove bouquet for every order. Shop Mothers Day gifts and find the best fit for her beauty routine.

Don’t forget to insert promo code “withlove” to avail of the offer.

Order here: sephora.sa
Instagram: sephoramiddleeast

  • Virgin Megastores

Discover and treat her with a gift from Virgin Megastores collection that will surely bring a smile on her face.

Free shipping for orders over SR200
Order here: virginmegastore.sa
Instagram: virginmegaksa

Joyn Bakery

Joyn Bakery

More recommendation:


Misk

Misk

GIFTS & FLOWERS

  • Dune London

Dune London has got your Mother’s Day gift covered with its contemporary silhouettes, pops of color and elegance from the latest Spring/Summer 2020 collection. From dainty heels and bags to comfortable trainers, the modern tweaks and fresh color combos will make for an exciting transition into the new season for her.

Free delivery
Order here: 6thstreet.com/dune-london
Instagram: dune_london_me

More recommendation:


The Gift of A Healthy Home

There’s no better time like the present to get the house cleaned scrupulously for yourself and your parents. Here’s when the Healthy Home comes into action. The company is specialized in advanced eco-friendly sanitization technologies, services, and products.

Contact information:
Tel: 8002440085
Mob: +966-505135230
Web: thehealthyhome.me
Instagram: thehealthyhomeksa

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The Hunger Game of Hoarding

The Hunger Game of Hoarding

Let’s call it what it is: panic-buying at stores in Saudi.


As the Saudi government announced precautionary steps to combat the spreading of coronavirus last week, schools and some offices have transitioned to working remotely. While this may sound fun to some, the entire situation has brought a wave of inevitable panic to hoard on items at the grocery.

We’ve taken upon ourselves to share as much helpful information along with some moments of levity. Without further ado, here’s what you need to know about panic buying:

What is the meaning of panic buying?

Panic buying is a reaction to an uncertain situation usually triggered by uncertain disasters and pandemics.

Why are people hoarding in Saudi?

The entire situation has brought a wave of inevitable panic to hoard on items at the grocery. People are buying excessive amounts of products and essentials they dread they will run out of during their self-isolation duration.

From the fear of the coronavirus, people are also buying things like hand sanitizer, facemasks, etc. that would potentially prevent them and their families from getting the virus.

Fact check: According to experts, buying more than two weeks of supply will eventually not be helpful.

Most homes in Saudi already have non-perishable items like rice and pasta stocked up so relax if you’re one of them.

How can we overcome it?

1. First and foremost, calm down! Stress is an enemy of your immune system and can have undesirable effects on it.

2. There are a lot of online apps and services that can help you buy things online when you’re in dire need.

3. Our fear drives us to believe in everything we read. Always fact-check and be careful of false claims on social media.

Here are some reliable sources for information:
Saudi Ministry of Health and World Health Organization

4. With that being said, too much media exposure can intensify anxiety. Get what you need, take precautionary steps, unplug for a while and leave the rest to God.

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Culinary Diversity: Asian Food

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Take a bite out of Saudi’s diverse dining scene!


As the Kingdom opens up to the world, let’s not forget that the world has already been part of the region’s culture for decades! We round up all the cuisines that have been part of Saudi and treasured by the locals.

Asia Restaurant

Say “sawadee” to Jeddah’s favorite restaurant serving authentic Thai food. Asia Restaurant’s dining area may be starting to show its age, but the restaurant is very popular. One of the crowd favorites in the city, it serves Thai classics like Tom Yum soup,  Kangkong stir-fry, beef with basil, and for the brave, spicy fried chicken with red curry. The dishes are bursting with authentic Thai flavors, and prices are fair with great service, despite the hassle of waiting in line for a table.

Location: Sari St., Jeddah
Mob: +966-539067677

Phuket Restaurant

A pioneer of Thai cuisine in Sharqiya, Phuket Restaurant, staunchly traditional, serves an impressive range of Thai salads, soups, curries, and stir-fries. Staples including Pad Thai are a terrific value, and come in three different serving sizes. Try the Pohtak and seafood soup, both very popular here.

Location: King Faisal St., Al Shamalia, Khobar
Mob: +966-13-8323073

Villa Restaurant

Going strong for many years, this veteran hole-in-the-wall is often packed, and as good as it ever was – beyond its slightly worn-out interior. With their authentic Thai, Chinese, and Filipino dishes, the kitchen at Villa knocks out mouthwatering, classic Thai curries, flavorful Larbs, authentic Pad Thai and stir-fries – all easy on the wallet and great for sharing. The Tom Yum soup is popular here, but give your tastebuds a kick and try the spicy Poh Tak soup that has a mix of shrimp, squid, cuttlefish, and crab.

Location: Al Uroubah St., Riyadh
Tel: +966-11-4822749

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Culinary Diversity: African Food

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Take a bite out of Saudi’s diverse dining scene!


As the Kingdom opens up to the world, let’s not forget that the world has already been part of the region’s culture for decades! We round up all the cuisines that have been part of Saudi and treasured by the locals.

Family Restaurant

The Family restaurant sits tucked away on AlSafa street, serving classic Ethiopian and North African dishes. While all the menu items are a true pleasure, their standout dish is the Lahm Nashif — fried meat strips and spices served on Injera, a giant flatbread which diners tear into and scoop up mouthfuls of stews and curries with their hands.

The restaurant is cozy with extremely affordable prices, but ironically, the Family Restaurant contradicts its name by not having an actual Family Section. So takeaway is the only option to enjoy a meal with your family.

Location: Al Safa, Jeddah
Mob: +966-551898717

Dongola

Named after the famous and oldest city in Sudan, Dongola gives the homesick Sudanese in Sharqiya a taste of home. A local hub for anyone unacquainted with the joys of Sudanese cuisine, this restaurant offers platefuls of stews and tasty Tibs along with a couple
of Arab-infused dishes. The food is subtly flavored and tasty, but don’t come here expecting fancy decor: the dining room has a busy boofiya vibe with no seating for families.

Location: Al Qazaz, Dammam
Mob: +966-551898717

Musa Restaurant

Located in Sharafiyah District of Riyadh, Musa Restaurant bashes out hearty Sudanese food in a friendly, no-frills, boofiya setting. Usually packed to the rafters with the local African community, everything here is simple: take a seat and savor the traditional Injera or rice, which will then be served up with regular regional fare of Tibs (sauteed meats) and Wats (peppery stew). This modest Sudanese spot attracts people from across Riyadh with its brilliant food at super-low prices.

Location: Al Jawharah Bint Ibn Muammar, Ash Sharafiyah, Riyadh
Mob: +966-544181077

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Bridging The Outside Art World

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Van Cleef & Arpels Maison celebrated the art of High Jewelry at the 7th edition of the most anticipated art exhibition in the Kingdom, 21,39 Jeddah Arts.


Organized by the Saudi Art Council, the event commenced from 29 January in Jeddah this year’s event under the theme of “I Love You, Urgently” focused on the environmental concerns and places the youth at the core of this exhibition.

This edition focused on the Van Cleef & Arpels Middle East Emergent Designer Prize, the yearly award which aims to nurture local design talent. A concept of ‘Past, Present & Future’, which celebrated Julia Ibbini, the winner of 2019, a Cyclical theme, whose impressive ‘Symbio Vessels’ winning sculptural vessels were displayed at Jeddah Arts 21,39. It is during this period that

Check out our interview with Julia Ibbini to know more about her and the production of her design piece.

In addition, the 21,39 Jeddah Arts event also hosted the extraordinary display of work by Arthur Hoffner, a French designer and winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Noailles Design Parade.

Arthur artistically created an installation suffused with balance and suspended motion, echoing the Perlée collection from the Maison. The French designer collaborated with the Maison to produce a series of vases combining gilded brass spheres, aluminum tubes and blocks of marble put together in a precarious composition that appears to defy the laws of gravity.

Click on the link to read more about Arthur Hoffner here.

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Speed and Agility

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The King Abdulaziz Falconry Festival.


The second edition of the King Abdulaziz Falconry Festival (KAFF), an international festival organized by the Saudi Falcons Club (SFC) was held in December in Malham, north of Riyadh. The largest of its kind in the world, the competition has set a Guinness World Record during its first edition last January with the participation of elite falconers and 1,723 falcons.

This year, the 16-day festival witnessed the enthusiastic participation of several falcon owners from around the Kingdom and the GCC countries, notably female Saudi falconer Adhari Al Khaldi, who broke gender barriers as the first Saudi woman to take part in the competition.

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Displaying the innate skills of the trained magnificent raptors, the festival highlighted the speed and grace of the falcons, with more than SR 21 million in cash prizes for the competition winners allocated by the SFC. The spectators watched in awe as each falcon accelerated faster than a Formula One race car and followed a diving flight path to a set target.

The falcon competition was divided into two categories — owners and professionals, with 12 rounds from each category and a prize money of SAR14.6 million for the winners. Seven participants from each round qualified for the tournament, while the top ten winners of each round were honored daily.

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A total of SR 1.2 million was granted to the winners of the competition for young falcons, while SR 1.8 million was granted to the winners of the competition for fully grown birds.

The event also included a Falcon Beauty Pageant in which local and international falconers showed off the species’ finest attributes.

The King Abdulaziz Falconry Festival aims to preserve the traditional sport that is one of the most important features of the cultural identity and legacy of the Kingdom and the Arabian Gulf region.

Instagram: saudifalconclub
Web: sfc.org.sa

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