Where We Are Going Today: Mawakeb Al-Ajer

Mawakeb Al-Ajer is also a center for collecting recyclable substances with an objective to protect the environment as it also encourages the concept of volunteer work.
Updated 05 October 2018

Where We Are Going Today: Mawakeb Al-Ajer

  • Profits made go to those in need, including low-income families, orphans, students struggling with tuition, and widows

JEDDAH: Mawakeb Al-Ajer is a shop in Jeddah’s Al-Khalidiyyah district that sells a variety of second-hand goods, including books, clothes, furniture, and vintage items and antiques.

It is a social, economic and environmental initiative that aims to make use of second-hand goods by selling them at relatively low prices.

It also is a center for collecting recyclable substances with an objective to protect the environment as it also encourages the concept of volunteer work.

All profits made from the discarded items go to help low-income families, orphans, university students who can’t afford tuition payments, widows, and much more.

When you walk through the door of the store it feels like you are traveling through time. Spread across two floors, the shelves are filled with a treasure trove of items that filled Saudi homes through decades, including old television sets and radios. If you want to decorate your home with some incredible, and authentic, retro items this is the perfect place to shop.

This is a fun and interesting way to give something back to the community, as you get to discover a host of classic vintage items while doing a good deed.


Saudi envoy meets Sudanese religious affairs minister

Updated 03 July 2020

Saudi envoy meets Sudanese religious affairs minister

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments Nasreldin Mofreh received at his office on Thursday the Saudi ambassador to Sudan, Ali bin Hassan Jafar.

The meeting discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation and joint coordination.

Mofreh reiterated the Sudanese government’s support for the Kingdom’s decision to accommodate a limited number of pilgrims of various nationalities for Hajj this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. He said that this decision was in accordance with Islam, and showed the awareness of the Kingdom’s leadership and its concern for the safety of pilgrims.

Mofreh praised the Kingdom’s efforts to serve pilgrims, and commended its constant support on all levels.

The envoy confirmed the Kingdom’s concern to strengthen and develop cooperation between the two countries.