Products promoting Saudi pride are readily available for purchase in many shops here now. It didn’t used to be so easy to find products like these, but with tourism opening up here in Saudi Arabia, souvenirs like these have really taken off.
Graphics of the smiling king, maps of the country and the Saudi flag, the familiar symbolic crossed swords and the palm tree, and the emerald green and white themed colors – all of these can be found on clothing pieces, scarves, coffee mugs, and trinkets.
What a huge change from when I first moved here in 2007 and it was practically impossible to find any kinds of souvenirs in this country. Progress!