Sightseeing on the Red Sea

Wearing a black cloak (called abaya), a black headscarf and a black veil wouldn’t be my first choice of what to wear on a sightseeing boat ride on the Red Sea in the blazing summer heat.  But this is indeed what most women wear here in Saudi Arabia.  Some might be more daring and sport a brightly colored scarf on such an outing, but most choose basic black for every occasion where they are out in public.  It hardly seems fair when one can see men wearing only swimtrunks riding around on jet skis.


About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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