Archive for the ‘Saudi Culture’ Category

Desert Camping

Posted in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Culture, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The cool weather is here in Saudi Arabia and many people love to head in to the desert on the weekends, whether for a day trip or even overnight. If you’ve never been, give it a try, personally I think it’s great and a lot of fun. You can roast marshmallows over the fire, drive around […]

Dealing with Change

Posted in Canada, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Culture, Saudi Youth, Social Issues, Uncategorized, USA, Youth | 1 Comment

We all have to deal with change. Change is inevitable and is a natural part of life. It can be growing older, moving to a new home (city or country), being diagnosed with cancer, staying up-to-date with technological advancements, death in the family, birth of a child, marriage, divorce, starting a new job, being laid-off […]

Weekend in Riyadh

Posted in Festivals, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Culture | 2 Comments

My trip to Riyadh was great, despite having to make two trips over the past two weekends. Janadriyah was amazing! Crowded this past Thursday, but a great opportunity to truly experience Saudi culture.   If you ever find yourself in Saudi Arabia, you must make the trip to see Riyadh. There are 3 places that you must […]

Born in Saudi Arabia

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There are approximately 8.4 million expats in Saudi Arabia. Twenty-three percent of whom were born in Saudi Arabia. There are even some who are 2nd and 3rd generation born in Saudi, yet cannot attain Saudi citizenship. Expats work in a variety of different fields, some are doctors, engineers, teachers, but the majority of them are labourers (sales clerks, cashiers, barbers, […]

Mark Your Calender’s: Janadriyah Festival

Posted in Festivals, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Culture, Social Issues | No Comments

Its that time of the year again. Janadriyah Festival is here! The annual two week National Cultural and Heritage Festival will start on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011, and end on Friday, April 29th, 2011. The festival is a great way for Saudi’s and others to step into the past and truly experience life in Saudi Arabia as it […]

A Generous King

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  King Abdullah has been known as a reformer. There have been many changes under King Abdullah. Change may be coming too slow for some, while for others mayber too fast. But one thing is for sure, that change is occuring. He has made many great accomplishments, such as: KAUST (University of Science and Technology). Appointed […]

What Saudi Youth Need

Posted in Saudi Culture, Saudi Youth, Social Issues | 9 Comments

Our youth is our future. With 60% of the Saudi population under 30 yrs old they are paving the way for change in a society based heavily on traditions and tribal customs. So there is this elephant in the room so to speak, where there is a hush hush of this cultural tension between tradition […]

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