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    (Original post by SubZero~)
    Guess you'll be alright then, eh?

    mkap Sleep well m8.
    i am a sl*t
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    (Original post by asif007)
    Haha no worries. Thanks for your answers.

    Do you enjoy the heat? I love it and when I'm in the UAE I insist on going out during the day, every day. My mum is the same but most people we know don't feel the same way about the heat, haha.

    What are you studying with Open University?

    Are your family planning to come back to the UK or stay in Saudi long-term? Your dad is a teacher so I'm sure he could travel to whichever country he wants!

    Have you made friends in Saudi? Do you go to things with people, play sports, eat out etc?

    Last but not least - do you miss the UK? If so, what do you miss most?
    i love the heat! im studying Heallth sciences, im planning on coming back in the summer. he worked in Kazakhstan last year. i made a frined here who is also from the UK. i miss my friends and family from the UK.

    (Original post by Slutty Salafi)
    mkap


    Is it expensive out there?
    seomtimes, chocolate is a bomb.

    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    Great thread mkap! You've answered all the questions maturely even the troll ones

    Do you like the Arabian music? My friend is always playing it in class and I love it :ahee:
    thank you! no i dont really listen to arabian music.

    (Original post by SubZero~)
    Guess you'll be alright then, eh?

    mkap Sleep well m8.
    haha thanks, its half eleven here

    (Original post by GCSEstudentt)
    What is your ethnicity?
    british indian
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    (Original post by mkap)
    AMA Its really hot here it was 37 degrees today. Im staying in Jeddah.

    Here are some answers to questions al probs get asked:

    How long have i been here?
    Since November 26th.

    When will i be back?
    Coming back to the UK at the end of June.
    Why did i move here?
    My dad got a teaching job here and brought us as he thought it would be a good experience.

    Do i agree with the Islamic and political views here?
    I don't really have a clue about the political stuff goes on here. As for the Islamic laws the sharia law is only really practised in Makkah, Madinah and Riyadh. other places arnt really strict and are more conservative. i.e women don't have to cover their hair and music is still played and stuff.
    is that true that women aren't allowed to drive there?
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    (Original post by fatima1998)
    is that true that women aren't allowed to drive there?
    yeah
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    (Original post by fatima1998)
    is that true that women aren't allowed to drive there?
    They can when they're 30, it's not that bad
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    Do you support Saudi's ban on all Israeli citizens entering the country?
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    (Original post by mkap)
    yeah
    why is that?
    that soo bad tbh - i literally hate that difference between men and women
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    (Original post by Slutty Salafi)
    They can when they're 30, it's not that bad
    source? i thought that was just recommended but not (yet?) implemented
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    (Original post by NeoconZionist)
    Do you support Saudi's ban on all Israeli citizens entering the country?
    no because some Israeli citizens are Muslims and its not fair on them
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    (Original post by Slutty Salafi)
    They can when they're 30, it's not that bad
    ohh so women can drive when they are 30?
    but what about men? when they can start driving?
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    (Original post by Christ Redeems)
    source? i thought that was just recommended but not (yet?) implemented
    Gosh. I honestly thought they changed the law so she can if she's 30 and in the presence of her mahram.


    (Original post by fatima1998)
    ohh so women can drive when they are 30?but what about men? when they can start driving?
    Check first, I don't want to get you beheaded


    EDIT: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-10308153.html

    According to this they can drive without their mahram's permission after age 45, I call that progress
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    (Original post by Slutty Salafi)
    Check first, I don't want to get you beheaded
    :rofl:


    i just checked and all i can find is that it was a proposal in 2014 but i dont think it has been implemented because there hasn't been anything new on it since (that i can find)
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    (Original post by Slutty Salafi)
    Gosh. I honestly thought they changed the law so she can if she's 30 and in the presence of her mahram.



    Check first, I don't want to get you beheaded
    i literally HATE that rule
    even though if women are allowed to drive in 30's then why her mahram has to be with her???
    can't women have independence
    glad i am in the UK where there aren't stupid rules like that
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    (Original post by mkap)
    no because some Israeli citizens are Muslims and its not fair on them
    Would you support a law where they have to prove their are not Jewish-Israelis?
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    (Original post by Slutty Salafi)
    EDIT: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-10308153.html

    According to this they can drive without their mahram's permission after age 45, I call that progress
    "Saudi Arabia is considering plans to lift restrictions on women..."


    where does it say they can drive after 45?
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    Do you feel like a second class citizen there? Since you're a women...
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    (Original post by mkap)
    no because some Israeli citizens are Muslims and its not fair on them
    lol what makes it unfair on Muslim-Israelis but not Christian/Jewish/Atheist-Israelis? :erm:
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    (Original post by drowzee)
    Do you feel like a second class citizen there? Since you're a women...
    woman*
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    (Original post by drowzee)
    Do you feel like a second class citizen there? Since you're a women...
    not at all.
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    (Original post by Christ Redeems)
    "Saudi Arabia is considering plans to lift restrictions on women..."


    where does it say they can drive after 45?
    Current laws require women below the age of 45 to provide proof they have the approval of their male guardian or “mahram” before travelling, even locally, and that they are accompanied at all times.


    Wait, do they mean? Travelling in general :erm:
 
 
 
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