I worked there for 3 months and swore I’d never go back. Not in Riyad mind you, a city called Taif in the south.
But I hated it. Mostly rude entitled people, litter and filth everywhere, can’t get a beer, sit in a restaurant surrounded by a curtain, everything closes 5 times a day. Never again.
Sorry dude, I can’t tone it down. I absolutely detest the place. Even a friend I worked with, a Muslim Pakistani who thought his dream had come true being posted to Saudi so he could visit Mecca and Medina, was so disillusioned with the country. He hated it and them with a passion.
I'd probably go to any country in Europe for the same type of opportunity - even Greece, Macedonia and the like, maybe South America, but a country that can end my life for some obscure religious stupidity laws - no thanks. I feel it is not worth risking one's life like that. And yes, spending the rest of your life in a jail cell is life-ending. Really think about that scenario and put yourself in it in your mind, and ask yourself if missing an opportunity for a lot of money isn't actually such a bad idea.
Brother was there for 10 years in the end. SAP related. Had no expenses there..housing ,everything provided for. Every now and then drove across to Bahrain, having a legal beer over there. Didn't take long to start brewing his own Socially it sucked, financially worth it.
Added bonus was the ability of cheaply travel to Europe and surrounds
I would say that it depends on what they mean by "Blank Cheque" (?). If it's really outrageous, I would first ask if it's something I could achieve in another country, and how badly I need the money, otherwise perhaps it's worth it for a while...
Brother was there for 10 years in the end. SAP related. Had no expenses there..housing ,everything provided for. Every now and then drove across to Bahrain, having a legal beer over there. Didn't take long to start brewing his own
Peter Mutty jailed and flogged in Saudi Arabia for carrying home brew
A SYDNEY grandfather has been jailed and flogged in Saudi Arabia for carrying home brewed beer.
Peter Mutty was arrested for carrying two cartons of home brewed light beer and two cases of homemade red and white wine in his car, the Daily Telegraph reports.
The same crime attracts a sentence of expulsion from the country for other offenders, but the 57-year-old was sentenced to six months imprisonment alongside rapists and murderers in the capital’s Thuqba prison.
Along with being held inside the notorious prison, Mr Mutty was reportedly given 28 lashes from a cane before his release last month.
If you are immigrating to a country with less civil liberties, I would think you are doing it wrong. Why would you want to live in a country where it the fact woman are now allowed to drive is considered a landmark human rights victory?
Dated a teacher that went to UAE. He lasted about 6 months and then found a job in China. He said it is just horrible. Now, if that is the UAE, I can only imagine what Saudi would be like. Basically the people he said are entitled rude fcktards that looks down on anyone and anything that is not Arab and muslim and they do it so that you KNOW it.