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Old Mar 18th 2009, 6:28 am
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Ok so finally going to Riyadh next month and just wondering if its worth taking my ipod with me? Will it be checked, confiscated on my arrival?
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Old Mar 18th 2009, 6:32 am
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Ok so finally going to Riyadh next month and just wondering if its worth taking my ipod with me? Will it be checked, confiscated on my arrival?
have only been in and out twice but have had no hassles with an ipod in my hand luggage. they run your luggage through an x-ray after you've picked up your bags from the carousel but i haven't seen the guards look at the tv screen yet.

you might want some of the more experienced sand dwellers to confirm it though
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have only been in and out twice but have had no hassles with an ipod in my hand luggage. they run your luggage through an x-ray after you've picked up your bags from the carousel but i haven't seen the guards look at the tv screen yet.

you might want some of the more experienced sand dwellers to confirm it though
Thanks S.U.

Might need a bit of escapism tunage on the plane, so good option to have.
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Thanks S.U.

Might need a bit of escapism tunage on the plane, so good option to have.
agree with that, wouldn't travel anywhere without mine now and have no reservations coming into the magic kingdom with it. (but then, am still a bit green when it comes to all things saudi, so ignorance is bliss!)
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Never seen or heard of anyone with a problem. Not to say it'll never happen, but...

I wouldn't keep any porn on it, though
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I'm in and out of Saudi most days and have never had a problem with my ipod or laptop nor heard of anyone else so don't worry.
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The only trouble I had in 5 years of travelling in and out of the Magic Kingdom was on arrival at Dammam. Got pulled aside as the customs guy pulled DVD's and CD's at random out of the CD case I was carrying in hold luggage.

Just as well he couldn't read English, coz he flipped straight past the one with XXX scrawled all over it.......
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Remind's me of the first time I went to Saudi. On the firms advice I removed the Marks and Spenced labels from my drawers, even cut the Levis badges off my jeans!

I flew on BA with a local sitting beside me getting blind drunk and me with only 1 G & T the whole flight, him busy telling me that I can't do this in his country.
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Remind's me of the first time I went to Saudi. On the firms advice I removed the Marks and Spenced labels from my drawers, even cut the Levis badges off my jeans!

I flew on BA with a local sitting beside me getting blind drunk and me with only 1 G & T the whole flight, him busy telling me that I can't do this in his country.
I remember a BA trolley dolly telling me about the Saudi-Bashing that used to happen at Heathrow once the Riyadh flight started dis-embarking.....
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Ok so finally going to Riyadh next month and just wondering if its worth taking my ipod with me? Will it be checked, confiscated on my arrival?
I don't think you will need your ipod. You'll be so busy at the night clubs, movies, pubs and strip joints, you won't have a chance to listen to your music.

I NEVER go to Saudi without mine, mate. And the laptop lead to recharge.
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Ok so finally going to Riyadh next month and just wondering if its worth taking my ipod with me? Will it be checked, confiscated on my arrival?
Good luck over there mate, tell me how it goes, try your best not to get your head chopped off.
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Ok so finally going to Riyadh next month and just wondering if its worth taking my ipod with me? Will it be checked, confiscated on my arrival?
If you're flying Saudia, you won't need an iPod..........

In flight entertainment, you see............

Channel 1 = Koran readings
Channel 2 = History of Islam (reading by famous Islamic scholar)
Channel 3 = A discussion about mosque architecture in the 17th century
Channel 4..................... etc etc......................
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even better you can watch the arrow pointing to mecca while the sour stewardesses ply you with orange juice
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even better you can watch the arrow pointing to mecca while the sour stewardesses ply you with orange juice
I missed that. What airline?
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