So we had gone to the Mall of Arabia already, but Erica thought I would enjoy the Red Sea Mall, so one evening she and I took the bus to Jeddah and stayed until 10pm or so. Here are a few of the photos I took. It’s well laid out and quite nice on the inside. The outside wasn’t as impressive as the Mall of Arabia, but apparently most aren’t. In case you hadn’t guessed, the Saudis love their malls.
Heading out of KAUST
The checkpoint going out of KAUST
The road to Jeddah
Checkpoint along the freeway… KAUST buses just blow through no problem
The streets approaching the mall
The Red Sea Mall
One of many entrances
Going up to the ‘Bazaar’
Many of the large ads at the mall have the faces pixelated
A sign showing that there are different seating areas
I was careful about taking photos of people, as it is frowned on in Saudi Arabia, but there are a few random sightings in my photos.
I waited at a table in the family section while Erica ordered food from Al Baik, the middle eastern equivalent of fast food (but THEY have garlic sauce!). If you look closely, you can see a divider separating the women’s line from the men’s line for ordering and picking up food. The women’s lines are generally much shorter.
Chicken, fries and a bun
Waiting for the bus to take us back to KAUST
The Roshan Mall… maybe next time