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  • Be carefull not to do anything...

    by Vilhelm Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Be carefull not to do anything to draw the attention of the police or the Muthowas (religious police). Driving in Saudi is one of the craziest things you can do. Be careful. The traffic rules are made up as you go along.
    But remember: If you can drive in Saudi (without an accident) you can drive anywhere.

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  • Only drink bottled water....

    by Vilhelm Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Only drink bottled water. Women where the abaja, (for your own protection). Men if you are traveling with a woman who is not your wife, sister or mother, stay clear of the Mutohwas (religious police). DO NOT POSSES ALCOHOL OR DRUGS THE SAUDIES HAVE THEIR OWN WAY OF HANDELING THAT (chop-chop square) Just ask yourself one thing: Are you ready to risk your freedom or even your life for a good time?

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  • Don't mess around with women,...

    by Philibert62 Written Aug 24, 2002

    Don't mess around with women, drugs, steeling or alcool in Saudi Arabia if you wish to keep your head on your shoulders. Rules are very strict.
    It makes KSA one of the most (if not the most) secure place of the world.

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    If you find yourself driving...

    by DesertRat Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you find yourself driving in Saudi, watch out! Drivers make turns in any direction from any lane with few signals; there is no apparent lane discipline; traffic lights mean little; and parking is a nightmare.

    Photo: Cars parked along Riyadh's Sitteen Street in the inner suburb of Malaaz.

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    You have to be careful at all...

    by DesertRat Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    You have to be careful at all times that you don't tread on a sensitive cultural toe. Women should NEVER go out without a headcovering -- and they should wear an abaya as well. This is mandatory in Riyadh; the coastal towns are more liberal. Do NOT wear crosses, do not talk about religion, do not criticize Islam. Don't even THINK about wearing shorts in public unless you're at the beach. And if you drive, make sure you keep one eye on the mirror at all times. The driving is horrific because it's the only time a Saudi can feel he's free.

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    Dangers....Or yes. You will...

    by Valentina_ Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Dangers....Or yes. You will fill it time to time.Mad driving. There are silent rules never to give lift to arab(who knows what he is carrying in his bag),what else ....let think,.It is low for women to be dressed in abaya and to have head cover,dont even expect them to be soft about it.If they (religious police) see you, you will be arrested.Or you will have to stay to listen to there not calm words on your site :O)
    Always remember ,religion is main think in Saudi's life.
    Be as careful as you can.
    And try not to drive drunk after the night in friends campound. :O) Or you will be kicked of the country. Life is life.

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    It's hot here !!!

    by 1W1V Written Jul 31, 2005

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    Beware about the rising temperature.
    I found out that the hottest time of the day is around 2 pm and not noon !
    Be careful and always have enough fuel and water if you are driving around !

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