Life in Madinah

Baidaa: Camping…and Jinns

Baidaa: Camping…and Jinns

About a 30 minute drive outside of Madinah, about 60 km from Masjid An-Nabawi, is a stretch of desert known as Wadi-al-Baidaa, which literally translates to the Valley of Baidaa.  Among the local population, it is more commonly known simply as Baidaa. This picturesque area […]

Born in Madinah – Part 2: Canadian Citizenship & Passport

The information in this section is specific to babies born in Saudi Arabia with at least one Canadian parent. If you are from another country, the passport application will be completely different. You can skip ahead to the next section: Part 3: Getting Baby’s Iqamah […]

Born in Madinah – Part 1: Birth Notification & Birth Certificate

Congratulations on the birth of your baby! For expatriate families, the decision to have the baby in Saudi Arabia comes after lots of consideration. Quality of care in the hospitals, doctors, help from family, language barriers, expenses and the list goes on. But now that […]