Where We Are Going Today: The Sandwich Gallery

Updated 28 June 2019

Where We Are Going Today: The Sandwich Gallery

  • A local shop with an international concept

One of the most famous and uniquely themed restaurants in Jeddah is The Sandwich Gallery. Based on the slogan “Around the world in one bite,” the city restaurant was established by four childhood friends with a passion for food.

The idea was formed from the pals’ chats about the best sandwiches they had tasted during their international travels.

The Sandwich Gallery is a local shop with an international concept, serving authentic flavors from all over the world but with the owners’ unique touch.

Menu items come in all forms and sizes with mouth-watering influences from countries including the US, India and China. Sandwiches are named after famous cities with one of our favorites being the vegan San Francisco with ingredients including avocado, quinoa, walnuts, and black sesame.

The outlet also serves some of the best salads in Jeddah with Caracas, made up of quinoa, kale, cucumber, sun-dried tomato and balsamic dressing, one of its top sellers.

Its desserts are diverse and delicious too: Paris is bread pudding served with caramel and vanilla ice cream. The Sandwich Gallery is located in Al-Rawdah district, Jeddah.


AlUla cultural and heritage site to reopen in October

Updated 02 June 2020

AlUla cultural and heritage site to reopen in October

  • Historic destination in northwest of Kingdom will now be accessible to visitors all year round

JEDDAH: When you’re already a quarter-of-a-million years old, a few months out of action because of a coronavirus pandemic is no more than a blip in time.

It is therefore safe to say that when visitors return to AlUla, the culture and heritage destination in northwest Saudi Arabia, not a lot will have changed.

AlUla’s attractions, including the Kingdom’s first UNESCO world heritage site, will reopen in October — and they will now be accessible all year round.

Walks, treks and trails will be available, guided by the local Rawi (Arabic storyteller) or self-guided, for visitors who want to delve deeper into the stories and customs of the region.

A visit to AlUla is a transformative experience to all who have visited — its vast open spaces, its secrets of civilizations gone by and the pure wonder of its landmarks.

“We are developing immersive, light-touch experiences that harness the power and silence of the landscapes, experiences like guided stargazing in a desert night sky that has inspired science, religion, philosophy, art and literature for millennia,” said Phillip Jones of the Royal Commission for AlUla.

Adventure tourists can tear around in a desert buggy or take to the skies in a vintage light aircraft to see volcanic craters and the lava fields of Harrat Khaybar. 

For families, Hijrat Noura, or Princess Noura Farm, offers a chance to observe the local flora and fauna. Winter Park, developed for the Winter at Tantora festival, will also return.

“A visit to AlUla is a transformative experience to all who have visited — its vast open spaces, its secrets of civilizations gone by and the pure wonder of its landmarks,” Jones said.