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  • #16
    Re: Living in Saudi Arabia

    I think you can drive inside the ARAMCO compound. Lol, your mum's right! :)
    As for what LondonGal said about the non-muslims doing whatever they want inside the compound....it is true to an extent I guess. But it's not like they can buy alcohol from the shops. In a way it's like...yes there might be a lot going on...but you don't need to see it. If you're not socializing with them it's very unlikely that you would be exposed to it. Because bottom line is it's illegal and all the non muslims do know that, so they are discreet.
    And the skimpy clothing is within the compound only obviously. Step outside and it's 'abayas for everyone.

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    • #17
      Re: Living in Saudi Arabia

      Originally posted by LondonGal View Post
      Cos it's in a smaller, more concentrated area.

      And in these compounds you can do what u want. Women can drive, wear skimpy clothing - which they do a lot cos it's hot. And drink alcohol.

      Typical Saudi rules don't apply in compounds. If they did, why would so many non Muslims live in a country like Saudi?
      They sort of do. Legally, technically women shouldn't be driving even in the compounds. But they turn a blind eye to it for the most part. But watch out! Should you get involved in even a small accident that needs to involve the police you can get in trouble.
      Also, apart from the skimpy clothes it's very easy to not be exposed to any of the rest of it alhumdulillah. I know that back like 15ish some years ago the 'security' of some of the compounds would try and make sure there was some semblance of modesty. As in people were asked to please put on more clothing lol. Don't know about now. Also, don't think that would be the case in ARAMCO.

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      • #18
        Get ready to were a burqa 24/7 up in Saudi they are really strict on woman

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        • #19
          Re: Living in Saudi Arabia

          Originally posted by FouadEl View Post
          Get ready to were a burqa 24/7 up in Saudi they are really strict on woman
          Lol I'm ready. I grt that!
          Allah gave us two ears and one mouth, so we can listen more and talk less.

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          • #20
            Re: Living in Saudi Arabia

            I remember when the government would hand out leaflets to expats on arrival to Saudi, explaining how to 'properly' brew their own alcohol.

            That's cos a few failed attempts in basements resulted in explosions and/or health problems.

            So, they were dealing with the matter by giving instructions for the 'correct' way to make your own alcohol.
            https://sufisticated101.wordpress.com

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            • #21
              Re: Living in Saudi Arabia

              http://livinginsaudiarabia.org/268/c...-saudi-arabia/

              Like with many muslim countries trying to accommodate to the non muslims.

              It's not unusual for the government to turn a blind eye to a lot of things
              https://sufisticated101.wordpress.com

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              • #22
                Re: Living in Saudi Arabia

                Originally posted by LondonGal View Post
                http://livinginsaudiarabia.org/268/c...-saudi-arabia/

                Like with many muslim countries trying to accommodate to the non muslims.

                It's not unusual for the government to turn a blind eye to a lot of things
                Something to definitely consider. Looking at things from the other side of the fence. Jzk for all your input sis Londongal!
                Allah gave us two ears and one mouth, so we can listen more and talk less.

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