Where We Are Going Today: 2welve Moons

Updated 05 July 2019

Where We Are Going Today: 2welve Moons

  • The cafe is always looking to keep up with the latest international coffee trends

Coffee lovers in a Saudi city are waking up to a fresh cafe experience.

Recently opened 2welve Moons cafe in Jeddah has been offering something of a coffee bean feast to its customers.

The coffee shop’s drinks come in all shapes and sizes, and are served to perfection hot, cold and flavored by trained baristas.

And the cafe is always looking to keep up with the latest international coffee trends.

Social media was recently buzzing over the craze of serving coffee in waffle cones lined with thick chocolate, and in no time 2welve Moons was offering the tasty new drinking experience to its clients.

The cafe’s desserts are not bad either, coming in a wide variety of decadent and delicious forms.

For the icing on the cake, the coffee house’s cozy interior includes an impressive counter-area wall peppered with little lights that shine like stars in a night sky.


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.