Inside The Real Saudi Arabia Why I Had To Leave

Inside The Real Saudi Arabia Why I Had To Leave

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Psaudi Arabia Is Ranked As One Of The Most Dangerous Countries In The World To Be A Woman Despite This Scary Fact Saudiborn British Fashion Stylist Basma Khalifa 29 Has Been Persuaded To Move Back To Saudi Arabia Ndash A Country She Hasnrsquot Been To Since Her Parents Moved To Northern Ireland When She Was Three Years Oldnbspp Palthough She Grew Up In Northern Ireland Shersquos Never Felt Totally At Home In The Uk Maybe She Can Start A New Chapter Of Her Life In Saudi Arabia Which Has Become More Open Under The New Crown Prince But Just A Few Days After Arriving In The Country The News Breaks Of The Brutal Murder Of The Saudi Arabian Journalist Jamal Khashoggi And Her Experiment Takes On A Darker Turnp Pbasma Travels To Jeddah Ndash Saudi Arabiarsquos More Lsquoliberalrsquo City And Moves In With Her Three Aunts She Immerses Herself In Saudi Arabian Life But The Strict Laws And Social Codes Arenrsquot Easy For Her To Stomach Basma Struggles With How To Behave In Public And What To Wear And With Every Slipup She Comes Head To Head With The Saudi Arabian Government Minder Who Has Been Assigned To Monitor Her Movements Just When Shersquos Starting To Think She Canrsquot Take It Anymore She Discovers Jeddahrsquos Underground Party Scene Suddenly She Feels More At Ease Itrsquos Hardly Different From Her London Life In Which She Has To Hide Her Lsquowestern Lifestylersquo From Her Family A Spiritual Journey To Mecca Seals Her Newfound Faith In Saudi Arabia And Shersquos Hungry To See What Else It Has To Offer Her Since June 2018 Women In Saudi Arabia Have Been Allowed To Drive And Basma Wants To Try It For Herself Probably As One Of The First British Women Ever To Drive In Saudi Arabia Despite Her Auntrsquos Warnings That It Could Jeopardize The Whole Of Her Visit Basma Decides To Go Ahead And Rent A Car Everything Looks Good Until Basma Mentions The Name Of A Female Right To Drive Campaigner Who The Saudi Arabian Government Has Put In Prison What Follows Is A Nailbiting Ordeal In Which Saudi Arabia Shows Its True Colors And In The End Basma Is Left With Only One Option When Deciding If She Could Ever Move Back To Saudi Arabiap Pwith A Unique And Unprecedented Insight Into Real Saudi Arabian Life Through Her Family Basma Is Ready To Finally See Whether She Could Permanently Return To Her Native Countryp

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