It's no secret that the Arabs love their qahwa (Arabic coffee). In fact, they love it so much that they've built monuments honouring the drink. It's not uncommon to see these dallah pots dotting the landscape of small towns all over Arabia:
But here is a little known gem about these landmarks. See, most of the KSA have no regard for street names (or any kind of order really). In some small towns, the streets don't even have names. As one can imagine, this poses a tiny dilemma for people who love to shop online, or who are fond of mail, and even those who just want their food delivered.
It is therefore a norm when sending mail, to not only include the street name (if available) and the district name on your postage, but also your telephone number and a few simple directions. This is so common that even conglomerates like FedEx and UPS will call you up and ask you for directions instead of using a Garmin.
In some quirky, unintentional way, these landmarks have come in handy and proven useful, if not, essential to getting your mail / food delivered. Even in the larger cities where the streets do have names, the delivery guy will usually call you up, and a typical conversation (in Arabic or English) will go something like this:
"Go straight on the main road - yes, straight - past the first tea pot, then turn right and drive another two blocks, and when you get to the second tea pot turn left, see the thin white cat on the corner? Ok, yes, count three houses, across the mosque, with the fence. Right, I see you."