What are the five things you must know before visiting Saudi Arabia?

Mudassir Ali
Jan 18, 2020 04:50 PM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Jan 18, 2020 04:50 PM

If you are visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time then you must consider a few things :

Don’t import any kind of alcohol,pork,porn, poppy seeds or drugs with you.
Dress up modestly. If you are a woman wear an abaya(long cloak) or loose maxi dress.
After coming here if you want to go out for shopping or eating then plan ahead according to timings of salah (prayers) because all businesses would close during prayer timings(five times a day).
It’s better to avoid discussions about religions, king, politics etc. with locals.
If you are a non muslim don’t perform any religious practices in public.
If you are coming from november to January then you will find most of the places cool or pleasant weather. In other months of the year you will find it very hot so pack your bags accordingly.
If you want to visit the country to have fun then remember you won’t find any night clubs, bars here. There are a few multiplexes ,opened in some cities after cinema ban was lifted in April 2018 . You may visit some beautiful islands, beaches, archeological sites, deserts, dunes, shopping malls etc.
There is gender based segregation in restaurants, government offices, universities etc. You will find separate entrances for singles and families. Single sections are only for single men while family sections for single women and families.
Hire registered taxis and avoid private ones as some are really reckless drivers.
Always carry your passport or residence id with you.

Whether you are coming as a single man or women or along with family, friends, there will be no problems for safety related issues.

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