Leaving your homeland is never as easy as you think. Planning to move abroad is a challenge itself. At the very first you will have to face the hurdle of never-ending interrogations and then when you have finally packed your bags for your big moves so get ready for the challenges you will have to face because moving to western countries is also seen as the biggest challenge for the Asians.
Being an expat, sooner or later you are going to miss Saudi Arabia and realize that Kingdom was the best in every matter and you really love this land. Here are the 10 things you are going to miss in a western country.
2-Speaking Arabic: This is the first most thing you are going to miss after you move to a western country. Western may love getting Arabic tattoos but they fail to pronounce the words of our language. Very soon you will feel uncomfortable in their company and try to find some Arabic speaking people around you.
3-Correct pronunciation of your name: No western will pronounce your name correctly for the first time. A western take long time to pronounce any Arab name correctly unless your name is Sarah or Michael.
4-Car horns: Living in a quiet place away from the city seems comfortable for a while but finally, you are going to realize what life without horns is even in working days.
5-Arabic food: No doubt to say that nowadays every Arab eat lots of western Junk food but still, nothing can be compared with our traditional dishes like Mezza, Mansaf because they are delicious. You are really going to miss it in front of pizza and burgers and French fries.
6-Free delivery for everything: You are going to miss this thing in western countries. Delivery for pretty much things like medicines, pet food, arguileh, dry cleaning, grocery, etc. are only deliverable in Arab countries and that also free of charges.
7-Find someone who could pump gas or fuel for you: Yes, you are really going to miss this thing. In western countries, you will not be allowed to sit in the car and get your vehicle filled but instead, you will have to get off your vehicle and fill the gas yourself. Though it is not less than a challenge for the first time.
8-Cheap beauty services: This is indeed going to be a painful situation for the Arab women when they will fail to find any cheap beauty services.
In a little, while they are going to realize, how expensive it is to get a full body wax, plucking, hair cutting, or blow-dry in a western country. It is better for you to get some short beauty course for yourself.
9-Shatafa: Shatafa is the only thing that sets Arabs and Muslims apart from the rest of the world. You are really going to miss it in the west because life is just not the same without it. At this moment you can just wonder how some people can live without it?
10-Cutting in line: In west you will never be allowed to cut in lines, jump, push, or make a new line of your own.