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that's just rumors, as persistent as they are unfounded

Posted By: Shemah on 2005-11-03
In Reply to: I had heard that women cannot go out unaccompanyied, and it has to be a male - relative - sm

You can go out anytime you want.  You do have to wear the abiyya (the black cloak, very thin, go find it in silk!) to cover your clothes, it's a matter of modesty.  Non-Muslim women don't have to cover their hair, but the Embassy tells you to carry a scarf with you in your purse, just in case.  The hospital sent two buses out every evening to various destinations: Safeway and Pizza Hut, or the open-air bazaar, or the enclosed mall with red carpet, a/c, fountains, escalators and chandeliers, or to the open air fruit/vegetable market.  There are amusement parks that are separated into men's side and women's side, complete with log flume.  The zoo has women's days.  The restaurants are divided into men's and family section, and usually the family sections are MUCH nicer, with mashrabiyya screens for privacy, your own waiter, etc.  There are taxi's all over (called limos), that you can call from the hospital to take you anywhere you want to go, or you can catch them on the street of course.  Far from, being hostile, the Arab women are very friendly, they are very curious about us.  The slightest show of friendship on your side willl go a long way.  You'll meet lots of American and British employees at the hospital, of course, but sad to say, most of them go on the shopping buses, but otherwise sit home and complain about how there's no freedom and they can't do anything.  Make yourself some Arab friends (female) and you'll be out every night partying!!!  Non-alcoholic, of course :)

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