The #FIFAWorldCup has brought much anticipation, has it not? Can Morocco make it to the finals? Can Morocco spice it up as it always has throughout the centuries with its rich culture, bedazzling architecture, and glowing cuisine? The answer is yes. To make it this far in the WC in #Qatar is magnificent and exciting for the world, especially in this part of the region to witness a challenge that only happens every 4 years. Let’s see who wins, who goes home happily, who has the title to boasts “I won the World Cup in 2022 QATAR’. The #Saudi WC fever is still on even though #KSA didn’t make it, though they played very well against decades long reign of renown football champions. The next few days will spark the football fever even more as more nations in this region are supporting their brother Morocco to win the WC. What does this mean for Morocco if they do win? More tourism and financial gain for their country and an educational insight on how and what #Morocco has to offer. Are you #soccer or #football thrilled? If so, leave a comment below and tell us what you think?
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"...old Saudi to new Saudi. It is a must see."
Riyadh BLVD is a must see! So many changes from old Saudi to new Saudi. You need many days to see it. wear good walking shoes because you will be walking a lot and have fun!
Now, I have done a lot of research and shopped around for the Eid décor that fits my wallet. All of the stores, such as CenterPoint, Homecenter, etc have beautiful things that are really beautiful but they are REALLY expensive for me. The best place to buy such decorations is Amazon.com or Noon.com. You can buy things and re-use it the next year which is what I have done. Then, the next year, buy one more new item to add to your Eid Décor collection. Whether you have a large gathering or not, I would recommend purchasing a set. This set is from Amazon for all the Eid essentials you would need for an affordable price. It's a set for 24 people with banners, matching Eid cups and plates. Go for it! amzn.to/3fUVOi3 May your Eid be decked, blessed, and special! Feel free to share your Eid décor in the comments section for inspiration!
This was a night to remember. Formula E wasn't all that exciting as I had expected. The event was disorganized at some points which made such a lovely large gathering less than perfect. Their staff were not fully trained with what was happening. The concert however was phenomenal. That was packed. Everyone wanted to see Maluma so they saved the best for the last. There were DJs playing their jams and the audience was with it. After the concert, we tried to go backstage and we couldn't make it past security. However, we did see girls crying to meet Maluma by passing the security. It was amazing! It didn't seem like Saudi Arabia. The down side is that there should be separation between the genders.
I went to a Japanese festival which was held at a very fancy place few months back. It was a fusion and grand introduction of the influence of Japanese couture and art embedded in Saudi culture. From kimonos to calligraphy, there were many commonalities that unites KSA and Japan. Here is what I saw in a flash: Live orchestra, art gallery, hands on calligraphy class, Japanese tea and such.
Some recent events have happened and it adds to the spice which is already in the city. I went to a recent comedy show which was, ‘Fluffy Breaks Even’ by Gabriel Iglesias. For those who don’t know him, perhaps you may want to YouTube him. I am a big fan so I was super thrilled that he was doing a show nearby. I didn’t think Martin was coming but surprisingly, he brought Martin! You can imagine the jokes as this point and yea, he did say the 3 letter word which he wasn’t supposed to talk about. But hey, that’s Martin! Also, in the show was Alfred Robles, who was super funny when he started out with the joke about his first bathroom experience in the Muslim world. The tickets were sold out. There was laughter all night long, fancy red carpets and yes, my favorite, the royal family was there. I knew they were there because he thanked them during his intro pointing them out. Then, the most unbelievable thing happened. I got to meet him and his crew back stage. Meeting them in real life was one heck of an experience. They were so nice and down to earth that it kind of felt like I was in Jersey City, or NY. Though it was very brief, when I walked out, I couldn’t believe that I met a guy and snapped a pic who was an internet sensation and probably going to be the next King of stand-up comedy. Big-up to that!
The Russell peters event was over the top! I tried going to his event back in America but I wasn't able to then. I am so glad that I was able to go this time. I saw so many faces that night perhaps youthful princesses and princes. I heard Prince Khalid coming in and whole entourages of the fanciest cars roll in to the VIP section. Perhaps, they were princesses and with fancy pink sports cars with a gorgeous clean looking driver. I saw hummers that the common eye would not have seen before. There were thousands of people there far away from the city on what is probably royal grounds. DJ Spinbad did his thing playing all the old time jams that were so popular back in the days from hip hop to rock, to Punjabi MC. My colleagues and I had a blast. Most of the people there were actually Saudis. They were there to have a great time.
All men and women looked gorgeous and clean and very well dressed. The fanciest abayahs- yea – abayahs latest in fashion worth around 2000-3000 rials or even more were worn for this occasion. Then started the show itself - Russell made us laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh….We could not stop laughing because he was always on point and it was a night we will never forget. We managed to sneak some videos and pics but the security was so tight in restricting photography that our pics and videos came blurry. Luxury Events is really luxury. Should an event like that happen in your town, it is really worth the ticket!