One of my beautiful blogger friend, shehannamoore asked me to write about Saudi Arabia. So I thought instead of writing like my Malaysia post. I should write in a different prospective. I will be sharing my pleasant and not so pleasant experience as well in this series from time to time.
This is the first series of my experience in Saudi Arabia, living in Jeddah for the past 10 years. So I will be honest with my views. I hope you will like my experience.
For those who don’t know much about Saudi Arabia, I will briefly tell some information:
- This is the biggest country in Middle East.
- It’s the main hub of all Muslims in the world. Like we have Vatican for Christian, Similarly we have Makkah for us. All Muslims around the world when we pray, we pray towards Makkah direction. I have read somewhere it’s also the center of the world from all direction.
- Saudi Arabia is the biggest oil exporter, from production wise Russia is the biggest producer.
- Saudi Arabia has more expatriates than own native people.
- It got beautiful Red Sea which is the best in the world.
- It has the biggest and tallest flag and flagpole in the world.
- It will become hopefully the host to tallest building in the world around 1km straight to sky from Earth.
Their are many other information which I will bring from time to time. But the today post is something different which I have observed over here, and no where else in the world.
At the time of prayers, all shops are closed compulsory by the Govt order, however, shop keepers big or small just put a simple cloth on their stuff and leave unattended unsupervised and go for prayers.
No camera, no policeman no one!
Their is so much peace and tranquillity with law and order that it amazes me, no one will steal or disturb anything. You will find all the things open to be taken, but no one touch it. Yes shopkeeper do lock the door. But usually it’s glass door and anyone can break and Rob it. But nothing happened.
It’s because of this reason, the street crimes is very minimal. I go on tours for days and months. And I hardly closed my main door of the house.
Thought to share some interesting pictures of this amazing place, that I call my home. We love to stay here with the beautiful people.
The below pictures are at the time of prayer, while I was going towards masjid / mosque. And the shops are closed!