Drinking alcohol in Saudi?
April 4, 2008 8:05 AM Subscribe
How easy is it for a Westerner to obtain and drink alcohol in Saudi Arabia?
posted by anonymous to Travel & Transportation around Egypt (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have been offered a 4 month contract in Saudi Arabia. The job sounds good, and, it will be interesting work, however, I am wondering about how difficult it is to obtain/consume alcohol there.
Whilst not a big drinker, I do like to have a few beers to unwind on my days off. I am interested in people who have had practical experience of living and working in Saudi.
I have read the Wiki page on Saudi law and so understand how it stands legally. I don't need anyone to explain to me their views on why it might be a good/bad idea to abstain for a few months. As I said above, I am really interested in views from people who have practical experience of this.