About This Blog, and About Me: Susie of Arabia
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Tag Archives: safety
Schools, government buildings, and residential compounds in Saud Arabia all have high security measures in place. Many appear to be fortresses, with 24 hour armed guards, barriers and gates, tall surrounding cement walls topped with barbed wire coils, visitor IDs … Continue reading
This is another example of how many construction sites here in Saudi Arabia appear to be unsafe for workers. These types of labor positions are all filled by foreign workers.
This is a typical example of what happens at most red lights here in Jeddah. The car I am in is the first car stopped in our lane at a red light. You can see that there are two vehicles … Continue reading
One thing that upsets me here in Saudi Arabia is how children are not buckled in when traveling in cars. Some young boys are even allowed to drive, and all the while women are restricted from doing so. Every time … Continue reading
One of the issues that really riles me up here in Saudi Arabia is the lack of safety concerns in many areas of life. And when it concerns children, I get especially worked up. This photo is not an uncommon … Continue reading
Even though women are severely restricted in many ways here “for their own protection” (like not being allowed to drive, not mixing socially with men, covered in black from head to toe with only the hands and face exposed, etc.), … Continue reading
I still get surprised when I see youngsters every day in Saudi Arabia riding in cars, not buckled in and not in car seats. I hope that one day this dangerous practise will change here…