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 king, crown prince condole with UAE leaders on Sharjah official’s demise 

Updated 10 July 2020

Saudi king, crown prince condole with UAE leaders on Sharjah official’s demise 

  • Sheikh Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of the emirate of Sharjah, died in London on Thursday

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent messages of condolences on Friday to the leaders of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the death of Sheikh Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of the emirate of Sharjah.

"(We) ask God Almighty to bless him with the grace of his mercy and forgiveness, and accommodate him in his vast paradise," King Salman said in separates messages to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and to Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Saudi deputy prime minister and minister of defense, also sent separate messages to the two leaders expressing his sympathies, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Sheikh Al Qasimi passed away in London on Thursday, according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM). 

The state news agency announced a three-day mourning period in Sharjah.