Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Middle East
Reload this Page >

Riyadh - Compound vs. non-compound

Riyadh - Compound vs. non-compound

Old Mar 14th 2021, 4:02 pm
  #16  
 
nonthaburi's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Buraydah , Saudi Arabia
Posts: 2,669
nonthaburi has a reputation beyond reputenonthaburi has a reputation beyond reputenonthaburi has a reputation beyond reputenonthaburi has a reputation beyond reputenonthaburi has a reputation beyond reputenonthaburi has a reputation beyond reputenonthaburi has a reputation beyond reputenonthaburi has a reputation beyond reputenonthaburi has a reputation beyond reputenonthaburi has a reputation beyond reputenonthaburi has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Riyadh - Compound vs. non-compound

Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
You made the same comment to me about women being covered up in Saudi, there's no 'perve' factor in women going around in normal dress for most people. That seems your own perspective.

As the the French/Belgians once explained about face coverings etc. in their countries, we are coming from a perspective similar to them of "it's about social communication, the right to interact with someone by looking them in the face and about not disappearing under a piece of clothing"
Never stop looking. If that makes me a perve, so be it.

And anyway, it's all in the eyes.



Last edited by nonthaburi; Mar 14th 2021 at 4:05 pm.
nonthaburi is offline  
Old Mar 17th 2021, 12:46 pm
  #17  
Forum Regular
 
HiHo's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2019
Location: Riyadh
Posts: 249
HiHo is just really niceHiHo is just really niceHiHo is just really niceHiHo is just really niceHiHo is just really niceHiHo is just really niceHiHo is just really niceHiHo is just really nice
Default Re: Riyadh - Compound vs. non-compound

Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
Explains the typical Saudi male mentality very well, which seems to be that all women are uncontrollably wanton if not constrained by moral laws. Don't wear an abbaya hence a slut, do wear an abbaya hence a covert slut. Embarrassing stuff really
True and nicely put if I may say. On the other side of the coin, the full concealment saves the embarrassment of friends who find they have similar appointments at the vaginal reconstruction clinic. Whilst I appreciate the omission quotation marks in relation to the word slut was merely an oversight, Saudi girls are certainly more enlightened than the Islamic tradition is comfortable with. They are now banned from my compound due to the pressure from disgruntled fathers.
HiHo is offline  
Old Mar 20th 2021, 9:23 am
  #18  
Edo
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Edo's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Near the Northern Lights
Posts: 1,445
Edo has a reputation beyond reputeEdo has a reputation beyond reputeEdo has a reputation beyond reputeEdo has a reputation beyond reputeEdo has a reputation beyond reputeEdo has a reputation beyond reputeEdo has a reputation beyond reputeEdo has a reputation beyond reputeEdo has a reputation beyond reputeEdo has a reputation beyond reputeEdo has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Riyadh - Compound vs. non-compound

Originally Posted by HiHo View Post
True and nicely put if I may say. On the other side of the coin, the full concealment saves the embarrassment of friends who find they have similar appointments at the vaginal reconstruction clinic. Whilst I appreciate the omission quotation marks in relation to the word slut was merely an oversight, Saudi girls are certainly more enlightened than the Islamic tradition is comfortable with. They are now banned from my compound due to the pressure from disgruntled fathers.
So steering the discussion back from vaginas to compound living, would you agree that compound apartments do not offer the best quality dwellings compared to the newly constructed condos that big cities have to offer?

I've viewed some places recently and if I exclude the notion of "safety and security" then compound living simply doesn't seem to offer value for money. True, you may have to buy your own furnishings and stuff but hey how much would that cost unless you shop at Fortnum.
Edo is offline  
Old Mar 21st 2021, 5:31 am
  #19  
Forum Regular
 
HiHo's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2019
Location: Riyadh
Posts: 249
HiHo is just really niceHiHo is just really niceHiHo is just really niceHiHo is just really niceHiHo is just really niceHiHo is just really niceHiHo is just really niceHiHo is just really nice
Default Re: Riyadh - Compound vs. non-compound

Your decision will be personal to you, If your on a low salary and have lots of spare time to shop for furniture and maintenance materials and your practical person who can undertake basic plumbing and electrical repairs go off compound. If your moving to an executive position working a 60+hr week make your life easier and live on compound. Rentals land lords don't have maintenance contractors like in the real world the tenant has do do it all in many cases. If your really anti compound maybe look at a residence attached to a hotel which does come the maintenance support. You also might like to look a rental on the DQ, the DQ land lords do offer a degree of maintenance its kind of half way house between on and off compound. Good Luck with finding somthing suitable
HiHo is offline  
Old Mar 21st 2021, 10:48 am
  #20  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: bute
Posts: 9,707
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Riyadh - Compound vs. non-compound

Family - compound. Singole male - anywhere you fancy. Life in KSA is diffuclt for women. Do not make it more difficult for them by living off-compound.
scot47 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.