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saudi, generally, has a long battle with water shortage. although there is one giagantic water refining factory by the western coast, the water usually remains semi-filtred and not quite clean and not suitable for drinking. when you turn on the tap at first, it will pour rusty or yellowish water, even though it becomes clear in a few moments later.
so be warned, NEVER drink from the tap. always have a sealed bottle of water with you.
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Saudi society is conservative and private. Men or women prefer to head a private life almost in everything.
So if you want to take a picture in public, avoid taking pictures of people unless if you ask for their permission.
If you are teaching at school or college and planning to have a field trip, make sure to have parents' permission even for 20-year-old students.
I'm not trying to get you obsessed, but always ask for a permission.
Once I was at Jeddah's corniche taking picture of the seaside. Then a woman was partially yelling, 'No picture, No picture'. Although she was fully covered, she felt uncomfortable. So I explained that I was taking picture of the sea. goodness as if i was stealing or 'killing' pics!
The picture displayed shows no people but I was asked to stop shooting. well, you'll definitely end up with pictures zoomed out and butts without faces,lol.
danger of car accidents,f
Saudi Arabia or the Gulf area is considered to be no.1 in car accidents in the world. Actually, car accident is among the top 5 causes of death in Saudi.
Usually teenagers have got their own cars and can speed up to 200KM. Taxi drivers also are well-know for their higher possibility of having car accidents than other drivers.
Also because 75%of the land is desert, on the highways connecting cities, usually camels cross the street and increase car accidents on the highways.
At least, five car accidents occur in Jeddah every week. This is one city. What about the whole Kingdom?
Besides, most people have no car insurance and if you by an accident their cars, you'd pay for it.
Always watch out
men Saudi costume
- Clothes: In public, always dress decently, long sleeves and long pants unless in beaches or so. You don't wanna gain attention. Trust me at this.
- Restaurants: most restaurants have single and family sections. If you are a single man, you should go to the single section which is only for single men, unless you're accompanied by a girlfriend or sister, you can act family now:^D
car driving for me only,f
- Clothes: In public, visitor women should wear the black abaya (cloak like) as soon as they arrive in Saudi Arabia. You just ask any local and they direct you to an abaya's shop. It is a must. Also it would be more favored if you cover your hair, but it's not necessary to foreigners since local women do it and other cover their faces as well.
- Transportation: women are not allowed to drive cars. Get a private driver and rent a car, or better to have a deal with a taxi. Public transportation like buses are rarely available for women and if they are, they suck. However, you can travel domestically by an airplane with no problem.
- Restaurants: most restaurants have single and family sections. If you are a single woman or married, you should go to the family section since you're considered a family.
- Sports Activities: In public, they're available only for men; jetski, swimming, golfing, soccer and so on. In private places, they're available for both and other times it's separate. So always ask where women can work out.
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