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Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Street, Near Expansion Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Forum Posts

bringing vidoes

by pinoycounsel

Does this mean its OK to bring my and my kids' favorite DVDs? I read somewhere else that customs officials may take long in going over cds in one's baggage.

Re: bringing vidoes

by MeshoFHD

It all right to bring your and your kids' DVDs as long as they are not politically hammering the local system nor they are porn (sorry!). The customs hand-pick who to double check and they tend to leave families or those who does not look suspicious.

Re: bringing vidoes

by USAfamily

Yes. It is OK.

Travel Tips for Riyadh


by Leo_70

Due to the location of Riyadh, it became the biggest city in Saudi Arabia. Not only because it is the capital but it is the center for both education and business.
Wide roads is the common seen here. The government is investing lots of money to make our capital one of the best in the world. it is the place where I grew in every aspect.

Exit / Re-entry

by Cielo_Algaeed

Every expat is required to obtain an exit/re-entry permit from the passport office if they intend to travel outside the Kingdom.This is also being processed by the employer.

REMINDER: The passport has to be valid for more than 6 months.

There is a single and multiple re-entry.

FEE: 200SR for single
500SR for multiple

It takes one working day to process the permit except in emergency case.

Public Segragation + Iqama

by Dthey

Supposing you plan to go somewhere in public, a restaurant, a mall or other public areas always have your passport (if your iqama hasn’t been given yet) and ID with you or other supporting documents.

If you are a non-Saudi citizen hired to work in Riyadh you will be given an iqama by your employer or company, which will validate you as a resident in the Kingdom. Iqama is a green/brown booklet or card that contains your name, occupation, photograph and thumbprint, which you should carry at all times.

Keep in mind that you are entering the most conservative place on earth. Be advised that a woman and a man are not allowed to talk in public places unless it is a business related matter or if the person is an immediate family member. Therefore keep distance because dog barks.

Also, remember muttawas are almost everywhere looking for someone to arrest.
Almost all public buildings would indicate entrances or areas for men which is away from all the women and family, or if there’s a chance that you would be rearing to the wrong direction do not worry, a guard or police would tell you aloud.

Women in public are mostly accompanied. It is not advisable to go to public area unless you are wearing an abbaya or any black robe with proper documents.

Although some Westerners and Asians could take cabs alone and go shopping alone, still take necessary precautions on places which are not yet familiar and bring someone with you. It is unpleasant to be suspected as a call girl, a hustler and or just to avoid lustful glances from men who are not accustomed to this independency.

For Muslim women, it is stricter because all Islamic laws apply, there will be no compromises.

Latest head-fashion for Saudi females

by sjazeerah

Since one to two years fashion-oriented girls and women cover their head as follows:

Their use a face-cover with two sheets of different lenghts and bigger wholes for the eyes.
Once they had fixed this face-veil around their head they take the remaining end of their headveil laying it over their upper-head again.

Oh, some of them look extremely beautiful in it.
Imagine they have the right eye-make up, wearing expensive italian Designer bags suitable to their first class black Abayas, expensive italian designer shoes, moving their slim and tall figurein the right way
you forget all Naomi Campbells and Claudia Schiffers around the world.

Shisha or hookah

by toni28

Shisha or hookah is one of the oldest tradition in Saudi Arabia and all over the middle east
and even today this tradition still gives an enjoyment to a special breed of smokers.
both men and women finding the great pleasure in smoking with this waterpipe.

As I have seen outskirts in riyadh there are few café where the costumers spend their time talking to their friends while enjoying and alternate piping the shisha and so store selling different kind of shisha pipe.

From thesaurus dictionary - HOOKAH
A pipe with a long, flexible stem, so arranged that the smoke is cooled by being made to pass through water. also called narghile and water pipe. the hubble-bubble is a simple form of this device.

Shisha is tobacco ( Also called tabac, tombak, tumbak, gouza, guza, moassel, sheesha) mixed with molasses and fruit flavors and is smoked in a hookah.


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