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« on: Feb 24, 2012 12:53 PM »


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Not sure if this is the right place for this post...... but question for anyone that has been in saudi...

Would it be really weird for me to go shopping alone in Jeddah... going out there week after next and after Umrah inshaAllah hubby is going to have a couple of days of meetings in Jeddah...... Normally not a problem as i have company but this time i won't so was just wondering if it would be weird for me to go out to Balad on my own.

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« Reply #1 on: Feb 24, 2012 02:41 PM »

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I think it should be OK insha'ALlah, especially if you know your way around.  Wear an abaya and you will be able blend in.  Do you speak Arabic?  If you do, you should be able to communicate well with the shop owners.  Jeddah is a generally safe place.  Of course it is always safer to have someone with you.  Have a cell phone on hand just in case you need to call a relative to come and pick you up. 

I think Br. akhan can provide more input on this. 

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« Reply #2 on: Feb 24, 2012 04:17 PM »

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thanks Abaya is a given and though i don't speak arabic very well i speak urdu so have always found communicating/shopping out there quite easy.... what i meant was they won't ask questions as to why u don't have a mahram with u or not???

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« Reply #3 on: Feb 24, 2012 05:08 PM »

Technically, you should be okay as long as you have your passport with you at all times. But, Saudi authorities can be crazy at times so you never know Cheesy

It would be better if you can get somebody to tag along, even if it is a lady.
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 24, 2012 05:10 PM »

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