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Saturday, 2 July 2016

Saudi Arabia — the Gulf’s new hotspot - FT.com

Saudi Arabia — the Gulf’s new hotspot - FT.com:

"Proposing a move to Saudi Arabia may not be the easiest subject to discuss at the family dinner table. Leaving aside the grisly mass state executions — January 2 saw 47 dispatched in a single day — the desert kingdom appears far from ideal when it comes to the practicalities of family life.
Under the country’s laws, women are not allowed to drive, are barred from many public spaces, may not leave their homes without a male chaperone and, in public, must comply with a strict, legally enforced, dress code. In the capital, Riyadh, socialising and entertaining for western women and children are largely confined to compounds — purpose-built gated settlements typically off limits to Saudi residents."



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