Saudi Arabia women
Saudi Arabia. What is it and where is it?
Saudi Arabia is a large country, sandwiched between the Red Sea to the west and the Persian Gulf to the east, which takes up most of the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East. Governed by the monarchy along Islamic traditions, the country gained richness through the discovery of oil and gas in the 1930s.
Saudi has population of nearly 30 million people, more than half of which is under 25 years old, the predominant language is Arabic. Islam being far and away the major religion, most of the day is given to prayer and businesses are closed three or four times a day, for up to an hour each time, so that employees and customers can perform their rituals.
What about the Saudi women from this huge, dry chunk of land?
In a nutshell – or niqab – Saudi women are gorgeous, think along the lines of the beautiful air-hostesses that feature in the posters and commercials for Saudi Arabian Airlines. We must however remember that this is a country which, languishing under the officious House of Saud dictatorship and Sharia Law, sees women as being inferior to men and therefore does not rate the female sex highly.
Saudi women and theirs characteristic
Hmm – difficult to answer because, as mentioned above, the females of this strictly governed country are not allowed the freedom to be themselves. Which can sound little bit conservative but its a part of Islamic law.
Living in one of the least free places in the world, Saudi women and girls are forbidden to interact with males outside their immediate family. This simple fact obviously makes it very difficult for an outsider to meet, let alone date, one of these extremely attractive ladies. However, even in this harsh reality, there is access to the Internet, which has proved to be a lifesaver to the females of Saudi Arabia and enables them to communicate with the free world.
Although strongly resisted by religious fanatics, permission to drive cars has just this year been given to women – a major breakthrough in the obsessive curb on womens’ rights.
Things to know about the rights of women and girls in Saudi Arabia.
- Rights of Saudi women are limited by Saudi society and Saudi government in one hand with religion police in compare with western women.
- Saudi men are allowed to have as many wives as they like, and can divorce them without any reason, legal or otherwise. It's not important if it's theirs first women or not. Saudi society has its own life.
- Everywhere Saudi women goes, a Saudi female must have a male relative as a guardian, whether she’s travelling, working or studying.This law has been followed by human rights and sure by religious police.
- There must be no fraternising between Saudi men and Saudi women, something that is strictly enforced by the ever-present religious police. Some law which has been strictly observed by Saudi people could sound for western man and women interesting because the life attitude is different.
- Everyone is forbidden to drink alcohol. It is taboo, totally against Sharia Law, and can land a transgressor in serious trouble.
- Women have to wear black clothing that covers every part of their body, except their hands and feet. This applies also to foreign women.
How is it possible to meet a female from this beguiling country?
Excellent question, and there is no easy answer.
Perhaps the obvious thing to think about is the fact that most Saudi women and girls would love to leave their home country and move to a place where freedom is a natural part of life. But, with the restrictions placed upon them regarding segregation and movement, it is an enormous problem for these females to escape the clutches of their families.
However, Saudi Arabia seems to operate on a system that depends on location. It also depends on who you are, who you know and, most definitely, who you are with.
- It is understood that in their frustration to meet the opposite sex, the youngsters of this backward nation often hold up pieces of paper inscribed with their phone numbers, so that passersby can, hopefully, make a note of the number and call at a later date.
- It is also alleged that some females dress up as men and take to the streets in a car, or sit in a restaurant along with the menfolk, which is something totally forbidden for women to do.
- Most Saudi women and girls have access to the Internet and love to chat and send and receive messages from other nations. This sort of contact, however, may continue for a long time before any possibility of a meeting. But remember, as mentioned above, the majority of these females would love to find a partner in a westernised country, somewhere where their femininity would be highly valued and appreciated.
- It is said that when young Saudi women and girls travel to another country, as soon as the jet leaves the ground they transform themselves into gorgeous model-like followers of the Western faith. Off come the shrouding veils, on go the short-sleeved T.shirts, tight jeans or short skirts, and, as the alcoholic drinks are served, vanity cases are opened and the meticulous application of make-up commences. Religion is left on the sun-kissed Tarmac!
Food and drink
As stated above, alcohol is not allowed – anywhere. Although perhaps in the privacy of one’s home, the inhabitants can enjoy a quick glass or two of wine and the occasional bottle of beer. But make sure no one outside the family circle is aware of this. Saudi Arabia is a dry country, in every meaning of the word.
Mainly influenced by Indian, Turkish and African cuisine, the main dishes to be found in Saudi Arabia revolve around grilled meat – lamb, mutton or chicken – which is usually served with rice and flat, unleavened bread. All livestock has to be slaughtered according to Halal custom, and pork is strictly forbidden. Therefore, do not expect any bacon at breakfast time!
Mecca and Medina
Although it is impossible for non-Muslims to visit the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, it’s essential to understand that these two cities form the heart and soul of all things Muslim. Indeed, Medina is home to the Mosque of the Prophet wherein lies the tomb of Muhammad, whose teachings were based on the Five Pillars of Islam, and whose followers had conquered most of the Middle East, Asia, North Africa, Spain and a large section of France by the mid-eighth-century AD.
So what now?
Remember, on the day of the BIG MEET your prospective partner will expect to see the same person they fell in love with when they read your dating site profile.
Whatever you do, do it well – and enjoy.