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Posted on June 24, 2014

Cars that foreigners CAN’T own in Saudi Arabia?


I’ve spoken on the blog before about shopping for a car in Saudi Arabia, but it never dawned on me that I like all the other expats would face limitations. When shopping for a car the natural limitations that everyone faces are whether their bank balance will allow the purchase, obtaining
proper licensing, and if they are physically capable of driving the car (stick vs. automatic). Well, for us unlucky expats in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia there is yet another limitation to keep in mind while browsing the car lots.

Posted on December 15, 2013

How to pick-up someone in Saudi?

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The thought of courting (romantically) in Saudi Arabia is hard to believe, let alone casual dating. But believe it and me it happens  quite a lot. In a country with strict gender-segregation rules and ultra Islamic-conservative practices it’s hard to comprehend the idea of
dating. Considering dating publicly is strictly against the law here, keep it discrete and you may get away with it. I am by no means advocating forbidden dating. I am a realist and truth be told, it happens. So, for all you single expats venturing out to Saudi Arabia this may in fact be the place you find your soul mate (cheesy, I know).

I have listed the top 5 most popular ways to pick up somebody; Keep in mind discretion is key.
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Posted on March 1, 2013

Kidnapped in Saudi Arabia


I swear this is a true story. Even I find it hard to believe, considering how insane the situation really was , it’s hard to grasp. I thought this was a must share, because it is a lesson much learned. The safety of single females in the Kingdom is very questionable, the sought out independence accustomed to back home quickly dissolves while being here. Anyhow, this is how my what the he** moment came to be; 

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