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Surviving Riyadh

Social Club

Social Club

•    Scuba diving was very popular for all ages. Lessons as well as rental equipments were readily available.

•    Some expatriates made extra money teaching students.

•    Recreation facilities were also available in most of the local hotels.

•    Swimming pools, sauna, ping-pong, and bowling facilities were accessible to members.

•    Membership cost varied according to the hotel and the facilities available.

•    Alcohol was forbidden so no bars in Saudi Arabia.

•    Restaurants were quite expensive, but the variety, quality and cuisine were excellent.

•    Dining out was a popular pastime.

•    There were lots of restaurants to choose from. Some restricted women from dining or segregated women from men.

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