Last updated on August 24th, 2019 at 10:50 am
If you are planning to move to Saudi Arabia, this article is for you. While moving to a new place you will want to know the culture and the social behaviors of the people living there. Every culture is quite different from others in the world.
Here are some 8 facts that you should know about the people and the culture of Saudi Arabia, these will seem a bit funny but don’t get confused, it really happens in Saudi.
They offer Oud to their guests
When people of Saudi Arabia invite you at their home, first, they offer their guest with oud for cleansing and somehow, they assume that their guest should have to no problem in accepting it.
If the host offers you the Oud again after sometimes or an hour or two, it literally means that they are telling you to leave. It is indeed funny how can some people understand this, but it has been their culture. They find this suitable way to tell you that it’s time to go. No matter what, you will have to leave.
In Ramadan, the Saudi people tend to become crazy just before the evening prayer. They drive their vehicles crazily that something is happening in the world and they are running for their lives.
The scene on the road will make you feel like you are in some movie where any apocalypse has occurred, and people are driving carelessly.
They pray for rain
Saudi people often pray for rain and their expressions are unexplained when it starts to rain after their supplications for rain have been accepted.
The people of Saudi have rarely witnessed the snow. They do not know what snowing really means and how it looks like and the funniest part is that when they see hailing they consider it as it is snowing.
Rice with every meal
If you invite any Saudi at dinner, then you should keep one thing in your mind. There should be rice on the dining table. It is their culture that they eat rice every day and with everything. You will confuse them if you will not cook rice for them.
Saudis are very friendly
The Saudi people look very harsh and serious to everyone. However, it is not like that, they are very loyal and friendly to everyone.
Once they will get to know you they will show you their innocent, friendly look and they will tend to share their each and everything with you no matter it is the last bottle of water in the desert.
The family competition
The one funniest thing about Saudi people is that they compete with their locals and relatives. Like if one got a new car or something else the whole family will get that same car as well. If one goes for a journey somewhere like Switzerland or Vietnam, the other family members like cousins, a friend will surely go there to compete with him.
The local men of Saudi flirt by using the poetry of ancient times and it sounds too funny.