Living in -- or even visiting -- Riyadh requires patience, adaptability, and tolerance in roughly equal measure. If you don't possess them, don't even think about going even if for just a little while.
The first thing you'll notice when you go out for the first time is the lack of women alone in public places, whether
on the streets, in hospitals, in banks, in shops, supermarkets, or in the suqs. You see almost none. The reason
for this is that according to the Qor'an, women must be "protected" at all times; in other words they
must be accompanied by someone. Aside from going out with friends, the only males they can legally be seen with
are brothers, sons, husbands, and fathe...Read More