Question: Can expats date in Saudi Arabia?

The first and most important thing that expats need to know is that Saudis do not date. Although the Kingdom is opening up in many ways – for example allowing music, movies, and theaters, which enables more public mixing than before – dating, sex, and romance remain taboo.

Can a foreigner marry a Saudi woman?

The Saudi government does allow Non-Saudi men/women living abroad to visit Saudi Arabia for marriage to a Saudi national. Likewise, the ministry does not allow polygamy for non-Saudi residents. A non-Saudi man cannot marry a Saudi woman if he already has a first wife.

Can you get Saudi nationality?

Saudi citizenship is granted to children born inside or outside the Kingdom if they were born to a Saudi father. Saudi citizenship is also granted to a Saudi mother and a father of an unknown nationality or a father who is stateless.

Is living in Saudi Arabia expensive?

The general cost of living and standards of living in Saudi Arabia. While certain things are cheap in Saudi Arabia, others only cost a little less than what you would find in western Europe. The average family of four will need at least SR20,000/month to cover basic living expenses.

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