What do Saudi’s eat to celebrate Ramadan, and how has Covid changed some aspects?

Today there was a nice article written up in Arab News about Ramadan traditions in Saudi Arabia. There is a lot of diversity to the foods that you will find at homes, depending on where you live. Each region has it's own specialties, but all will break the fast by eating dates, as is common …

Covid-19 Vaccinations: May 15th deadline for workers in Saudi, Football fans with “immune” status can attend live

New news about Covid-19 vaccinations. Those who work in the service industry such as salons and barbershops, and with food, such as restaurants and cafes within Saudi Arabia, will need to have a vaccine dose before May 15th, or have a negative PCR test result in 7 day increments from then on. Also being vaccinated …

Pharaohs’ Curse still around?–Moving the Mummies, Egypt in the news

The big news in the Middle East this weekend, is the moving of the royal Egyptian mummies to their new resting place in Cairo's National Museum of Egyptian Civilization! This new museum has taken some years to finish and finally now, will contain all the national treasures of ancient Egyptian civilization. I had been to …

Water Scarcity and Desalination–Focus on the Future–2 articles

A few days ago I read a great article in Arab News, written by Martha Rojas Urrego about freshwater resources, wetlands and our need to protect our natural resources. We need to find a sustainable solution to literally sustain freshwater for now and the future. Our survival and agricultural production depends on this resource. Here …

Motorsports come to Al Ula, Saudi –Desert X Prix–April 3,4–Conservation of Sea Turtles is focus project

After having just returned from a visit to Al Ula, Saudi Arabia, it seems a choice place for desert motorsports. There is plenty of open space, sand and desert to have such a race. It will be interesting to see how the area changes in the coming years, hopefully preserving the natural areas and quaint …