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how is the life in dammam saudia as im not a muslim

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hey friends currently i am working in UAE & our company is going to open a branch in Dammam, may be i can go there as a sales incharge but making my mind first, because i heard a lot that saudi is not a liberal country & can be difficult for non-muslims.
How is living there?
With family.
& sources of entertainment
plz reply

  • munir ehsan


    posted by  munir ehsan in Saudi Arabia forum 

    hi dear brother
    1st of all that the religion start from our own heart and respect the others and u will get respected also that is all
    but as u say that ur a non Muslim and u will face problem here i dont think so coz all ready
    in ksa lot of non Muslim r working here
    living is very good
    with family
    sources of entertainment
    for sure not like uae
    but still u can enjoy like, parks malls fun land and many more
    no 1 will say u that ur a non Muslim
    1 thing u must nw that all over the world u will find good guys and bad guys
    and as money saving point ksa is very good
    i m sure u will enjoy ur stay in ksa
    take care

  • uk mitra

    life in KSA/UAE

    posted by  uk mitra in Saudi Arabia forum 

    Hi Ejs, KSA is absoulty "Liberal" and much more.

    Ofcourse, as far as open culture is concerened, you will find a contrast to what you have been enjoying in UAE, as Saudi you know is the holy land and some restriction do exist. Knowing Arabic is great here and you can get along very well personally and professionally.

    Cost of living is less compared to UAE.

    If you have any opening in sales or other discipline and need any help, put an e-mail to me and I will be happy to help. I am a recruitment specialiast for a manpower company. ha ha ha... just kidding....


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    how is the life in dammam saudia as im not a muslim

    posted by  Avinash J in Saudi Arabia forum 

    Dear Brother,

    I can understand what u mean between the lines.... as far as KSA is concerned I dont think it is liberal u can see muthava around who will force u to do salaa or else will be beaten up and u can see some body who will always trying to covert u.

    I think don’t leave UAE, according to me KSA is only for Pakistani’s who can't exercise their religious formalities due to fear of Friday bombing / firing in the mosques.

    As far as entertainment is concerned u can get all what is getting in UAE but under the table so that means u have to pay a little higher for that.

  • ejs 445


    posted by  ejs 445 in Saudi Arabia forum 

    Hi munir,
    i have also that belief that religion starts from heart as all our prophets said, we are dividing ourselves by our own, we all are the childs of nature & only one holy spirt but named diffrentely. I do respect every religion & religious values.
    regrding living in saudia i have just one confusion that most peoples are saying that mutawwas can come & question, force you any time without knowing you & your views even you are not at the fault & you cant arguee with them only you have to take patience every time even they disrespect you. & same can be done by any local saudi as most of them not respecting any nationality even not UAE locals.
    But is the true i want to hear from people like from people living there.
    Plz make clear if i have understood something wrong.

  • ejs 445


    posted by  ejs 445 in Saudi Arabia forum 

    dear avinash,

    but is salaa (is nammaz?) mutawwa can force beat or disrespect you if you refuse, even after knowing your religion, i dont want to question or be personal, but want to make clear is you have saw something like with your eyes i mean its relly hard to believe.

  • ejs 445


    posted by  ejs 445 in Saudi Arabia forum 

    you are making easier to take decision to come saudia with your just kiddings, thanks bro. Is arabic must or we can comunicate in english as not required in UAE & i didnt try.
    What about the young generation of saudis, here UAE locals whom i knows not showing much atttitude of there status in general or buisness talks they are helpful.

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