The World’s Worst Places to Work: #3 Riyadh

Overall Grade: Very High Risk Location
Severe Problems: Political Violence & Repression, Political & Social Environment
Major Problem: Culture & Recreation Facilities
Other Problems: Housing, Climate, Disease & Sanitation, Education Facilities, Physical Remoteness, Communications

No surprise here. Life in the Saudi capital is not easy. “The possibility of a terrorist attack is an ongoing threat,” according to ORC, “while wide-ranging restrictions on dress, movement, conduct, food, alcohol, travel, and communications limit expatriate life.” The city is especially hard for foreign women. Finally, adds ORC, “violating the country’s strict moral religious codes is a particular danger in this conservative city.”

Totally agree, of course they are talking about working abroad, but I think most of these points apply for us as Saudis 🙁

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/03/0304_difficult_cities/4.htm

5 thoughts on “The World’s Worst Places to Work: #3 Riyadh”

  1. no i strongly disagree..

    “Political Violence & Repression”

    what the hell is he talking about??

  2. I feel scared every time I get out to the streets and every time I get home I feel happy because I’m still alive, crazy drivers are everywhere, what could be worse than that??

  3. What a load of horse crap!!! I am sure the bastard who rated Riyadh has never even set foot there once in his life!!!

    If Riyadh being #3 was true, then the list I would imagine would be like this:
    1-Ghazza.
    2-Darfoor.
    3-Riyadh.

  4. Salam Yasir,
    Long time no see, I really miss our small fights 🙂
    The list enumerate cities were you get a job, I doubt you can get a job in Ghazza or Darfoor, unless for humanitarian agencies!

  5. Salam Rayed,
    Yeah, long time no see indeed. I haven’t been around to dual with you and Abdullah for some time :p. To be honest, I don’t miss those small fights as much. I have enough agitation going here where it appears to havew made me fight even with my shadow 🙂

    In any case, I will try to poke my nose in your business more often, a promise I have failed time after time to keep, though :(.

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