Fall 2021 School Semester remains virtual for students 11 and under

Mixed hopes on schools reopening in fall I'd say the number one question on everyone's mind, who is a parent with young kids living in Saudi, ... Will the Ministry of Education approve kids going back to in classroom learning this fall 2021? Many of the families we know have worried over what to do …

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 …

Virtual School Challenges–today’s experience, and collection of articles helpful to you in 2021

The day was off to a good start. I had 9 hours of solid sleep, dressed up a bit more than usual, even my hair cooperated. When making breakfast, everyone seemed to know what they wanted to eat, those not fasting, for today is the start of Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak! But then things changed. 30 …

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 …

Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, The Prophet’s Mosque, Al Haram (Medina, March 2021)

I hope you enjoy this post. It is meant to be inspiring and a celebration of one of the holy sites in Islam. I want to show you the beauty and majesty of the mosque, and surrounding outdoor courtyard area, without compromising ideas about modesty and privacy. That said I know some friends and family …