Billboard Ad

While alcohol is strictly forbidden by the religion in this country, many products are packaged to resemble and imitate forbidden items. “Near Beer” is very popular in this country and comes in a variety of flavors – and is quite refreshing in this brutally hot climate.

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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4 Responses to Billboard Ad

  1. ymala1 says:

    Oh cool, now it’s available in a green tea flavor. It’s funny I’m studying abroad now, but despite the fact that regular beer is found quite freely here, they’ve started importing the non-alcoholic stuff too, and it’s actually starting to catch on. Mostly enjoyed by the muslim population here. I guess they can finally enjoy a night on the town putting away a couple of drinks with their non-muslim brethren. 🙂

  2. Alperen says:

    Uhm, actually these aren’t imitation. They are a special malt brew and are sold as non-alcoholic beer. You can even find non-alcoholic Budweiser here.

  3. leif Hagen says:

    Interesting – I just guess I couldn’t find it anywhere over here for a sampling?

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