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I cannot deny that there are negative write-ups and feedback about Saudi Arabia and its citizen the Saudis – but one thing for sure not all what has been written about them are true. Some write-ups are exaggerated!
For some years of working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I could now walk straight on the open road with peace in mind and without fear. Now I could stand talking to some Saudis. They are friendly and hospitable people. And I learned that through appreciation and understandings with their cultures and abiding the laws regulated in the Kingdom are the most important things to consider.
Saudis are distinguished as good-groomed, loving, friendly and generous people. Saudi men wear their national clothes, a floor – length garment called thobe. Their heads are covered with a white or red and white-checkered scarf called ghutra, which they wear it indoors, and outdoors. In public the women wear black outer garment called abaya and a black veil over their heads and faces. They often wear black gloves as well.
In social conversations or even in the opening of business conversations, for Saudis there is always small talk in which an interest is shown in the health and well being of the other party. In conferring with Saudis, one should not show impatience or causeless rapidity. It is not practice by Saudis to introduce a visitor to their wives or daughters. But by way of politeness, a visitor can inquire about a female member of the family. For them it is chary and appropriate to ask about the family rather than the wife or daughter. When you invite a couple do not be surprised when only the man comes. And to sit or relaxing in a chair, with the legs so crossed, with the soles of the shoes, can offend to them.
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