Living in Saudi Arabia,..,,,..

by Syed Aziz ur Rahman 16. February 2005 06:30

This is not a techincal article.

Assalam O Alaikum
I was thinking to describe the change in my life pattern since last one month. I was working in a good company in Pakistan, doing my masters side by side in parallel, having a good social life untill i got an offer from one of my old office collegues. I thought a lot about changing company and country. I didnot have such kind of experience in my life, living alone away from family but i finally thought to give it a try.

I was in Riyadh after one month of job offer. I joined the company at the same day. There are peoples from different countires in my department. Some of them are from Phalistine, Jordan, Sodan but most of them are from Pakistan and India. I spent my first few days in hotel until i found a room on rent in the same apartment shared by my office collegues.

Life here is totally different from how i used to spend in Pakistan. I usually get up at 9, run to my office without breakfast, work till 1 pm, have lunch in a good Saudi or Pakistani resturant. My official timing is 6:30 but i never leave office at that time. It is 9 or 10 pm when i leave the office. I have my dinner on the way back from a good Pakistani resturant. Go home, sleep and get ready for the next day.

Weekends are not such enjoyable nowadyas. We spend the whole weekend either sleeping on beds or just doing little chores e.g. washing clothes etc. Riyadh is not a good place for social life. There are not much (or should i say NO) places to visit, not for bachelors. I am not saying that Riyadh is not developed but every thing here looks a little artificial.

Once I visited Jeddah due to some business work. It reminds me of my city Karachi. Same beach, same atmosphere. I missed my city and people a lot on that day. I passed my evening on the Jeddah beach thinking of the beaches of Karachi.

My collegues are my friend now. We work in same office, we live in same apartment. It seems that they are my family . We try to take care of each other. They always say that do some work in your spare time otherwise you will start missing your family and friends back there.

Days are passing by quickly, i got my 2nd salay slip few days back, but i want to say to my family and friends back there

Allah Hafiz
A soul who is feeling lonely today :(, and donot know why.....



Comments (5) -

Masood Ahmad
Masood Ahmad
2/16/2005 6:50:00 AM #

I agreed with your views. Here life looks like same as one animal does in circus. I came here since Aug 2004. Although, I have good job but still I did not understand the purpose of life to work over here.
In Saudia, if somebody ask you “What is Life” <BR>
Ans: First you should complete your degree in your own country. After that you can join Saudi company and spend all life as slave.
<BR> <B>
Pak is great.

Syed Aziz ur
Syed Aziz ur
2/16/2005 1:40:00 PM #

Thanx for your reply. It is good to learn that there is one more person who share my feelings.

Khurram AzizT
Khurram AzizT
2/16/2005 2:03:00 PM #

Common guys, chill Smile

Life is all about helping each other out.

The good thing about Saudia may be that whenever you get a chance, plan a weekend to visit Harams. Get some swab, watch people there, who come there to get help from God and then offer thanks prayers that you might be better than many.

Masood Ahmad
Masood Ahmad
2/19/2005 2:37:00 AM #

Yup you are right, that is the only reason we can survive here.
I have seen too many engineers they are working here only for money and they are losing their career, profession and expertise.

Agha Usman
Agha Usman
4/2/2012 12:08:35 AM #

Good, I m sure you are out of this feeling now

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