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We asked expats and digital nomads what they find the most challenging about the local culture in Jizan. They wrote...

"Expats in Jizan often find the language barrier to be a significant challenge, as Arabic is the primary language spoken and not everyone is fluent in English. The strict adherence to Islamic customs and laws can also be difficult for expats to adjust to, particularly for those from Western countries. This includes the dress code, especially for women, who are expected to wear an abaya in public. The segregation of genders in public spaces is another cultural aspect that can be challenging for expats. The extreme heat during summer months can also be difficult to cope with, particularly for those not accustomed to such climates. Additionally, the restrictions on alcohol and pork, which are forbidden in Islam, can be a significant adjustment for expats. Lastly, the slower pace of life and the concept of 'Saudi time', where punctuality is not always prioritized, can be a challenge for those used to more time-conscious cultures," commented one expat who made the move to Jizan, Saudi Arabia.

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