Where We Are Going Today: Mawakeb Al-Ajer for vintage goods in Jeddah

Updated 05 April 2019

Where We Are Going Today: Mawakeb Al-Ajer for vintage goods in Jeddah

  • And all profits made from the discarded items go to help low-income families

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 secondhand 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 specialist teams to fight locust invasion

Updated 03 June 2020

Saudi specialist teams to fight locust invasion

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has deployed 40 field teams to fight desert locusts.

The teams will operate south of Riyadh (Wadi Al-Dawasir, Al-Sulayyil, and Al-Aflaj), southeast of Asir (Ahad Rafidah, Sarat Abidah, Wadi bin Hashbal, Tathleeth, Bisha, Tareeb, and Al-Khanqah, and their affiliated centers), Najran’s governorates and eastern desert, and the eastern Taif highlands in the Makkah region.

The ministry said that the Locust Control and Migratory Pest Center is implementing efforts to fight the locust problem in targeted areas, where the extent of the risk has been assessed.

Teams are specially equipped to fight the locust invasion, which began as an outbreak in Yemen, Oman and the Empty Quarter.

A total of 24 pest control teams, nine exploration teams, five supervision and monitoring teams and two maintenance teams have been formed to counter the threat.

Teams will be supplied with over 15,000 liters of pesticides as well as safety tools, spare parts, oil, and fuel as logistical support to aid the operation. SPA Riyadh

Measures aim to reduce breeding in the regions and meet the threat of swarms crossing from Oman and Yemen.

Abnormal rainfall in the south of the Arabian Peninsula has coincided with the summer migration of the locust swarms from East Africa toward southwest Asia (India and Pakistan), the ministry said.