Why I prefer meeting Pakistanis over Indians in Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia is a nation full of diversity. You will find people belonging to different nations, culture, caste, and creed. A lot many people have settled here, with their families, since years. They have undertaken jobs and their children go to school here.

You will find many foreigners residing near you and they have formulated small communities as well. People from different nations have different values and cultures. There are many things common to them.

They behave in a similar manner and have similar esthetic sense. People belonging to different nations may be living here for many years, they might have adopted many of our values, but they have some unique behavior which links them with their roots.

In Saudi Arabia, you will find many South Asians such as Indians and Pakistanis. But one mostly prefers to encounter a Pakistani than an Indian. Well not because Indians provide harm to others or are not good humans beings. It’s just that they are less friendly and less helpful, not all but many.

One may have encounter Indian cab driver or salesperson who is friendly, but that is not always the case. Indians are not very happy to see other Indians; they aren’t hospitable to each other either. On the other hand, Pakistanis are more welcoming: they greet others (even Indians) warmly.

Strange isn’t it? Pakistan and India are close neighbors. In fact, Pakistan was once a part of India and yet they are so different. They have such a different approach and behavior.  The reason that we are able to dig out it is that Indians are not very open to others as they live in their own world. They are not much aware of the culture of other nations.

They prefer watching their own movies and serials. Their media is full of news stating that almost all unhappy events are caused because of their neighbors. While Pakistanis have a different approach: they do watch Indian movies, are much familiar with the Indian culture and are less prone to keep grudges.

Indians are passionate and hardworking; they are indeed talented. It’s just that Indians are more likely to make comparisons when they meet other Indians or people belonging to other nations. They are less social, they believe that others are way too different from them and have hesitation to meet others. While Pakistanis are quite social and can have long chats with you!

People around the world are different, but to experience a better life in the foreign land, start considering the similarities among each other rather than observing differences. hope Indians understand this.

Well, I do not state that all Indians are same, but mostly one prefers to meet a Pakistani than an Indian in the Kingdom because of the Indian introverted behavior.

I do hope that you have a better experience with an Indian in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and I do hope Indians change their attitude towards others! And I do hope Indians won’t get offended!

Writer: LITTLE YADAV

  • Jose Pepe

    Beware of Pakistanis. Don’t trust them. They can’t get along with other nationalities. They just show good things to you because you are a Saudi local. I am not an Indian. Believe me.

  • An expat in KSA

    You have not done your homework properly dear, many points which you mentioned is your point of view only and most of them are baseless or rumored. I will not defend my stance on Indians and will not provoke you for Pakistanis behaviors. Both countries have some good and bad habits which can known only if you stay with them without exposing you are a writer or media person, then you will know the BIG difference. Kerala is one state in India where you will find in complete Gulf they help each other so much that one is ready to sacrifice for other. Basically Indians are emotional kind of persons they think from their Hearts and are afraid to get Hurt, that’s the reason they try to be aloof.