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Old Sep 27th 2017, 10:15 am   #31
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i thought you were in India?
I am currently in India but I have also worked in Saudi previously. I was attempting to be funny

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Old Sep 27th 2017, 10:21 am   #32
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Someone just put up a statement about saudi being m*****s. I mean come on. That's downright racism.
That's xenophobic rather than racist

At least know why you are offended.
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Old Sep 27th 2017, 10:36 am   #33
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But hey, to hell with Saudi, Dubai is number 2 in the world for safe driving cities!

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Gawd help us when all the Saudi women come over here.
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I like them. Met and worked with some great guys here.

Admire their inbuilt ability to try to do the least amount possible.
On the whole (to use a slightly unfortunate expression ), I agree. Like most khaleejis (except probably Omanis), Saudis can be very off-putting in a formal setting (like officials, immigration etc) but once you get to know them personally they are often funny and generous, if prone to weird views on some subjects.

In general they can be much more down to earth than many Emaratis, Qataris or Kuwaitis as they are less likely to be well-off or well-connected.
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Like most khaleejis (except probably Omanis)
Well you would say that wouldn't you (to coin a phrase).
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You're going out of your way to be upset and offended and I don't really care because that's entirely your choice and your problem.
Her username is BusyLizzy and that tells you all you need to know
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Well you would say that wouldn't you (to coin a phrase).
Doesn't mean it isn't true as you well know....
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Why put this particular picture up? Is this supposed to be a representation of a saudi woman driving?

Not very good is it, try this one!

& yes, it is in KSA and the car was driven by a Saudi female.
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Saudis can be very off-putting in a formal setting (like officials, immigration etc) but once you get to know them personally they are often funny and generous, if prone to weird views on some subjects.
Could probably say that about every single nationality....
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still stand by what i say....saudi's in general are scum.
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Why put this particular picture up? Is this supposed to be a representation of a saudi woman driving?
I don't think it is a representation of a saudi woman driving at all: it is a picture of a saudi woman driving. I put it up in celebration of this fact, if you found it funny or in some way offensive or taking the piss that is your own doing. I cannot control your thoughts.
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Jeez louise everyone!
Chill pill anyone?
btw I look forward to more Saudi desperate housewives in Dubai Malls...should be fun!

As someone who has been to Saudi and has actually driven there, it is a MAD place to drive even at the best of times. Just like in men, there are good and bad drivers, as there are good and bad drivers in women is what I think. And just like all things that start out brand new, it takes some time to work out the kinks etc.
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still stand by what i say....saudi's in general are scum.
Each to their own, no big deal.
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Jeez louise everyone!
Chill pill anyone?
btw I look forward to more Saudi desperate housewives in Dubai Malls...should be fun!

As someone who has been to Saudi and has actually driven there, it is a MAD place to drive even at the best of times. Just like in men, there are good and bad drivers, as there are good and bad drivers in women is what I think. And just like all things that start out brand new, it takes some time to work out the kinks etc.
Agree, it will take a few years for:

1) women to get used to, or learning to drive in Saudi.

2) men to get used to women being on the road driving.

3) men to get used to the idea that their wife, daughter, sister etc has the option to, or wants to, and is able to drive.

But hopefully in five years say, people will look back and ask themselves what all the fuss was about, as the sky didn't fall down.
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Could probably say that about every single nationality....
I think it's particularly true here. In casual and formal interactions in public, locals can come off as very off-hand and arrogant-seeming, moreso than most places. We all comment on it all the time. The contrast with their behaviour when they know you is (usually) dramatic.
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