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Polish people in Saudi Arabia



abu3issa 14 | 42    
20 Dec 2012  #1

I want to meet Polish people in person, learn first hand the language in culture. Anyone residing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia?


M.Wojtowicz    
7 Apr 2014  #2

Hello. R u still living in Jeddah? I am living in Jeddah since 2 years and i want to meet polish people. I am polish. My name is Magdalena. If u want to contact me this is my mail : magdalenawjtowicz@yahoo.com
The Iron Sheik    
20 Feb 2017  #3

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WARNING REGARDING WORK OFFERS IN THE ARABIAN GULF STATES



I just saw an ad here for Polish women to work for a Saudi Arabian airline. It was deleted by the mods before I could post this warning.

WARNING: SAUDI ARABIA HAS BEEN LINKED TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF WOMEN!

This posting is specifically targeting women for employment in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia only abolished slavery in the 1960's and its labor law considers anyone there on a work visa as the property of employer under the Kafala system and the employer's permission is required before a worker can exit the country:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kafala_system#Saudi_Arabia
Saudi Arabia is governed by Sharia law, which holds that in any court proceeding the testimony of a Muslim weighs more heavily than a non-Muslim, and Saudis are always right. Foreign women can find themselves the victims of human trafficking very easily. Asian women in Saudi Arabia are hired as domestic maids, and then can't leave. Many have claimed they were raped by their employer or his sons.

I knew a Ukrainian women who was enticed by an ad like this to be an airline stewardess. Her English was excellent. They told her that her English wasn't good enough, but to come back for another job. When she arrived, they wanted her to try on a skimpy bikini for a job in a hotel, which in fact, was a brothel.

Work visas should be issued only in a country of citizenship or official residency permit. This job is offering training in Bahrain. The Saudi consulate in Bahrain has been linked to visa fraud, i.e., people are offered visit/business visas, only to find that what they were given is in fact a work visa which locks them in KSA.

EXTREME CAUTION IS ADVISED FOR ANY WOMAN CONSIDERING THIS OFFER.
delphiandomine 87 | 15,729    
22 Feb 2017  #4

I think it's worth pointing out that there are thousands of Western women working in Saudi Arabia without any problems. They need female professionals, so to try and paint the entire country as being dangerous is disingenuous at best.

Of course, if you see an offer for a stewardess that pays 3x the going rate in Western Europe, something is obviously wrong. But there are many reputable, high paying employers out there, and Saudis aren't afraid to put up the cash to get the best.
mafketis 16 | 4,826    
22 Feb 2017  #5

there are thousands of Western women working in Saudi Arabia without any problems

Do they still have the foreigner ghettos? My brother worked there for a while a couple decades ago and essentially wasn't allowed to leave the grounds (except to get to work and back).

"Without any problems" needs a few giant qualifiers...
delphiandomine 87 | 15,729    
22 Feb 2017  #6

From what I've heard about it, those compounds are often by choice because the authorities turn a blind eye to what goes on inside them, especially in relation to booze and other nefarious activities. As far as I know, there's no real restrictions on where you can live (except in Mecca, I suppose) there.

Mind you, their country will be finished within 50 years if they carry on at their current rate. Almost everything I've read about the place in Polish stresses just how lazy the Saudi youth are, and how they're not going to be able to take on the job of running the country.
jon357 70 | 12,793    :-(
22 Feb 2017  #7

Do they still have the foreigner ghettos?

The compounds? Personally I never lived in one there - just on a residential street. People I knew who lived in compounds were certainly not restricted to staying in them. If your brother had such an issue it sounds like something from his employer.

especially in relation to booze

Some of them have normal pubs in, with beer pumps etc, some have a choice of restaurants. Some even have a visible weed dealer. Most are small and don't have any of that.

For either men or women, it's one of the safest countries to be in, one with a very low crime rate and a generally very polite if somewhat dull and conservative population. A foreigner there is more likely to be at risk from other foreigners than from a local.



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