Saudi Blogosphere Roundup

Hey everyone! Welcome to the first Saudi Blogosphere Roundup. Here is a little bit about what we are talking about here: The Saudi blogosphere has about 60 blogs listed on Saudi Blogs, including bloggers who live inside and outside Saudi Arabia, in addition to bloggers from other countries who live in Saudi Arabia. The list has been growing slowly but steadily over the past few months, and new blogs are added almost every week. The languages used are English and Arabic.

The fact that Mohammed Abdu is the most famous Saudi singer means nothing to Reema, who explains why she hates him. Meanwhile, Riyadhawi was surprised (Arabic) to find a website called Saudi Caves. “I was amazed to learn about these great caves that exist near our cities, but we did not know anything about them,” he wrote.

Fouad Al-Farhan, who missed a chance to meet with Karen Hughes, was happy to find out that the students of Dar Al-Hekma College for Girls have told her what he wanted to say.

Farooha takes on what she calls “the war of the sexes” in Saudi Arabia, and thinks that this phenomenon is gradually yet shockingly growing rampant. She concludes: “it is certainly not a pretty war,” but asks if anyone else has managed to enjoy it as much as she had. Farooha, a translation student, has also celebrated the Translation Day.

Mashi Sah tells us about his meeting (Arabic) with Pascal Ménoret, a French researcher who has been studying the Saudi society.

Abu Yousef is extremely happy about his first baby, a girl they decided to name her “Joori,” while Nzighna has many words and pictures from a visit with her family to a large farm.


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