Expats moving in, and sometimes even those who are only visiting, think of Al Khobar as a boring and lifeless city. But it is not really like that if only they know how to enjoy the culture and festivals in Al Khobar. The city, although with a conservative culture, has lots of festivals and events to watch out for. Here are some tips to help you cope up with their culture and make most of Al Khobar holidays.
If you are new to the city, you will notice how different things here go. People dress conservatively. It doesn’t matter if you are a non-Muslim or politician of another country. You will still need to wear clothes that do not expose too much skin. If you think wearing jeans or even smart casual attire will save you from wearing the abbaya, then sorry. In fact, some religious police may even speak to you for not wearing the niqab or face veil too. What you are only allowed to show are your hands and feet. Okay, sometimes, if the muttawas will not make it a big deal, you can show your face too. [Read more…]