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Arriving to Saudi Arabia for The First Time

If you're moving to Saudi Arabia we have advice on what to bring, what to wear & how to handle the visa and the past.

 Arriving to Saudi Arabia for The First Time

Moving to a country like Saudi Arabia can be a daunting process for someone who has never lived in the Middle East or an Islamic country. The Kingdom is one of the most conservative countries in the world and adjusting to the lifestyle may be challenging especially for women.

The laws regarding extra marital relations, or any physical contact between men and women at all, are strictly adhered to and enforced. There are also many adjustments that you will have to make with regards to your entire lifestyle when moving to the kingdom. There are severe penalties for breaking the laws of the land.

We have a complete guide for first timers moving to Saudi, from before they depart to settling in.

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