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Old Jan 31st 2015, 6:49 pm
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Is the isis threat high in saudi arabia, it's the 1 thing hats niggling on my mind about going there. Mainly in the riyadh area
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Old Feb 1st 2015, 12:15 pm
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I effing hate Chelsea FC and their diabolical manager, so good luck in Riyadh
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Old Feb 1st 2015, 12:50 pm
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No it isn't and I also hate Chelsea although in fairness not as much as I hate Man Utd.
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Old Feb 1st 2015, 12:59 pm
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Well the football team supported is irrelevant from the question completely so that's not helpful at all
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Old Feb 1st 2015, 1:02 pm
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No, it's not a high threat. Pretty safe most of the time.
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Oh ok thanks. It's just something playing on my mind.
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Old Feb 1st 2015, 2:01 pm
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Oh ok thanks. It's just something playing on my mind.
I've been here 18 months. It's no more dangerous for terror threats than anywhere else. Most of the nutters come from here/are funded from here. Not massively likely to shit on their own doorstep.
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Where abouts are you? I'm going to be working at king abdulaziz university hospital .
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Jeddah
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Is the isis threat high in saudi arabia, it's the 1 thing hats niggling on my mind about going there. Mainly in the riyadh area
Look at a map.

Measure the distance from Baghdad to Riyadh

Draw a radius of that distance from London

Ask yourself - If ISIS is on the edge of that radius, would I be worried?

You have little to worry about. That said, I was recently groped in a taxi in Jeddah... by the male driver
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Yeah true. I no that there is "crime" everywhere.
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Originally Posted by bodieanddoyle View Post
Most of the nutters come from here/are funded from here. Not massively likely to shit on their own doorstep.
Oh I don't know. Taking a few local expats to practice their butchery on would actually make sense.
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Regardless of where in Saudi you may be located, complacency is your personal security's enemy.

As a westerner you must always be vigilant and aware of your personal safety. Take heed in your consulates notices regarding safety.

As a woman, I have never felt uncomfortable in Saudi, but I go to Khobar in the Eastern Province however, I am mature married lady so I am largely ignored, which is fine by me.

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You will be safer in Saudi than in UK.
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The country that just keeps giving...

'Saudi Arabia named 'most miserable' GCC country'

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi...l#.VM8NSGiUey4
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