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12 Cool Things About Saudi Arabia You Might Not Know

I’ve been asked a couple times by Saudis what I think their country (KSA), and for me to be honest about it, for sure it’s a different place with its share of frustrations, but there are a lot of cool things about Saudi Arabia the world should know. At this stage, after almost three months here in Al Khobar (Eastern Province, next to Bahrain) I have a very quiet life, mainly just head down working (teaching English), and I haven’t found a way into the local culture yet. But I aim to be positive, I’m pretty lucky and privileged in my life (I’m not working 6 days for nothing on a construction site for example, like the guys next door to my apartment building) and these are some of the simple things These are 12 cool things about Saudi Arabia: 1. Warm weather It’s cold at night these days but...

22 Interesting Facts About Saudi Arabia

Fascinating facts about Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia is a closed society for the most part. It’s hard to get in and sometimes hard to get out; especially for women. But a lot of things are changing, not getting easier but changing. The thing that keeps the change from taking on a full swing is probably the phrase In Sha Allah which translates, “God willing”. But that’s the least of facts about Saudi Arabia that makes it more interesting and fascinating. It is a fantastic country in a lot of ways. Ways I would have never imagined before coming here. Not that I couldn’t have looked online and found a lot about Saudi but the experience would not have been the same. Not only that, it seems like in America, most of the news, as a lot of news is nowadays, is negative. ...