THROUGH THE YEARS…
If you have been reading my blog for long, you will know that my Dad lives in Saudi Arabia. He moved there when I was in Year 10, so around 5 years and has lived there ever since. Due to my Dads job we have been given a lot of opportunities. Never would I of thought I would visit countries such as Dubai, America or even Saudi Arabia itself.
Saudi Arabia is a very different place to England and is completely out of the ordinary. The culture is a distant way of life due to their strong religion. Women must be covered head to toe in an abaya robe, they weren’t allowed to drive – but this rule is slowly being lifted and if you get caught with any sort of drug/alcohol you would be punished. So yes, when my family visited Saudi for the first time it was a bit scary.
Thankfully, my Dad lives on an English compound where people are able to live by their own rules. It is next to an American school so is filled with children and teenagers which you definitely notice on the weekends (Thursdays and Fridays.) On the compound theres 3 pools, a gym, Burger King, Sports Direct, it is just like a normal holiday.
I would love to visit Saudi again but I don’t think it would be for a while, as I am in University it is hard to find a time when we can all go as a family. In 2017 my family went without me!
I hope you like this post, if any of you have visited Saudi before or have any other stories I would love to know more about it!