Where We Are Going Today: Jeddah’s Cake Decoration Center

Updated 08 June 2019

Where We Are Going Today: Jeddah’s Cake Decoration Center

  • For the biggest varieties of baking goods in the city for individual bakers

Baking is an ever-expanding pastime. Bakers want to keep exploring and it can be quite frustrating when you can’t find the tools to make your chosen item. The Cake Decoration Center (CDC) on Hira Street, Jeddah vows that no baker will have to face such frustration.

They provide one of the biggest varieties of baking goods in the city for individual bakers, from all shapes and sizes of baking tins to all sizes of spatulas. You can also find molds in silicon or tins to make other types of desserts such as chocolates.

CDC does not just sell tools, they also sell high-quality ingredients such as chocolate chips, ready-made fondants and frostings, gel food colors and different flavored fillings for cakes. Such ingredients are rare finds in Jeddah.

Bakers’ visits to CDC make them feel like there is nothing that can come between them and that dessert they want to try but can’t because of a lack of tools.


Saudi Arabia reopens mosques after 2 month coronavirus lockdown

Updated 01 June 2020

Saudi Arabia reopens mosques after 2 month coronavirus lockdown

  • The government has asked people to keep a distance of two meters between rows, wear face masks and to bring their own prayer mats
  • The Friday sermon prayer should not exceed 15 minutes, authorities warned

Across Saudi Arabia 90,000 mosques have reopened for the first time in more than two months, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.

Worshipers have been ordered to follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The government has asked people to keep a distance of two meters between rows, wear face masks and to bring their own prayer mats.

Mosques were cleaned and sterilized by local authorities, including Qurans and Quran holders. Precaution has also been taken when opening doors and windows during prayer times and when worshipers enter the mosques.

Mosques will be opened 15 minutes before the call to prayer and will close 10 minutes after prayer.

The first call to prayer on Fridays will start 20 minutes before prayer time, and mosques will be opened 20 minutes before and will close 20 minutes after. The Friday sermon prayer should not exceed 15 minutes, authorities warned.

The new measures come as Saudi Arabia and other countries around the world begin to loosen restrictions following weeks of curfews and lockdowns.

Also Sunday, the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem that had been closed since mid-March reopened for prayers. Worshipers waited outside the gates, many wearing surgical masks. As they entered, they were stopped to have their temperature taken.