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Posted on December 28, 2014


This is a learners guide to all things shisha. You may know it as hubbly bubbly, hookah, argyle or something else but they are essentially all the same. Lets go through exactly what it is and why we use it. Shisha is one of the most popular social past times in the Middle East. Here in Saudi Arabia it is very common for people to smoke Shisha in cafes and restaurants as well as their homes. The downside to smoking Shisha in Saudi Arabia is it has now been banned in many regions around Saudi Arabia. Yet, Jeddah is a place that is infamously popular for it and it is yet to be prohibited.
Posted on January 8, 2014

Meeting People in Saudi Arabia (hassle-free)


One of the hardest things to do in Saudi Arabia is to meet people. Being such a closed society, opportunities to meet others are almost always planned well in advance and chaotically orchestrated. The problem seems to be even harder for women living in Saudi Arabia because of the strict and limiting laws they face. There is hope thou, and meeting people can happen. All you need to do is pay and wait. By this I mean that most of these socializing events come with a price tag and they happen ever so often so you tend to have to wait till the next thing pops up.

Many readers have asked about expat organizations that specialize in bringing together expat communities in specific regions: InterNations, ExpatBlog etc. They are definitely a fantastic way to keep in touch and know what’s going on in your city. Read about my very first expat community experience (here)
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