ARABIAN Mashrabiya (Shanasheel) windows in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. - "The mashrabiya emerged from the practice of cooling pots of drinking water in an enclosed wooden shelf by the window. The latticework and the projected bay allowed cooling winds to pass into the interior while filtering out the hot afternoon sunlight." -Kalpana Gurung
The museum of Abdul Raouf Hasan Khalil in Jeddah houses items crammed into 4 mock-Arab, Disney-style buildings. The museum is a spectacularly badly organised mish-mash of kitsch exhibits, but there are a few real gems among the flotsam.