"Life in the Magic Kingdom" Top 5 Page for this destination Riyadh Local Custom Tip by baronedivandastad
Riyadh Local Customs: 72 reviews and 62 photos
First of all, seek around the VT site as other members have much more complete pages. My personal favourite are kalaika and hjohnso4.
So how's life in the kingdom? it generally follows a different rhythm than in Europe (not sure about other parts of the world since I haven't spent too much time in there).
We Italians tend to share with the saudis a firefighting way of doing business and a starkly opposite, laid-back attitude towards things outside work. We also value family a lot, like the Saudis. Finally, we appreciate (and have!) very good food, like the Saudis.
What's different? sex segregation, absence of nightlife (see my tip) and lack of social contacts are the main differences that I spotted. However, you easily get used to the social life in there, and the impact is a lot less painful than you would think.
I'll add more as I learn - I'd love to hear your comments!
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