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

"Juggling your life around no entertainment and prayer times. Life can be rather boring in Saudia in many respects and that is where board games and things done back in the good old days are known here. Dinner parties with other expats was often good as you could mix and mingle with others- without alcohol of course. It was a quiet life there and sometimes I went across the boarder to Bahrain just to see a movie or to not wear my abbaya, but I felt safe there too which was good," said a member in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

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"More for the wives than the husbands. Prayer time while trying to shop. Stores closed during the middle of the day for several hours. Relying on others to transport the ladies around," remarked another expat who made the move to Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

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