# 13 Shopping

shopping_1Can’t call them shopaholics, but Saudis simply love to shop or have to shop with not even knowing it. Well, since there is a shopping mall between two malls in every corner of  Saudi, you can’t blame people from buying things they don’t need. As a part of boosting the economic plan, the Saudi government builds a mall for every citizen in the country. Ironically, every mall has almost the exact same stores, therefore, Saudis don’t have to drive far to find a certain store, they just can go to the closest mall and find whatever they need. A normal scene in a shopping mall is that, every single member of a Saudi family will be carrying at least ten shopping bags, it  seems as though they had just robbed a bunch of stores.. From electronics to clothes, people will buy anything that has a price tag on it. Another “must have” for Saudis, are cars…yes cars are a must in any household for transportation, but for Saudis cars are luxurious items. Usually, Saudis own more than one car. A car for the man of the house, another for the “Madam” that comes with a driver as a part of the package, and finally of course who can forget the kids, one for each boy.
 
 

11 thoughts on “# 13 Shopping

    • Hello ige,
      I started this blog in a humorous matter for the sake of entertainment. So you will find a lot of level of exaggerating and sarcasm in my posts. This blog doesn’t reflect the way of life of every single person in Saudi society. My posts are based on personal experience with a specific demographic in the society. There is a lot of blogs out there that has an accurate information about Saudi that can be a good reference. This blog has a different approach than the others.
      Thank you for your comment, and I hope that I explain what this blog about.

  1. Oh come Ige, don’t take it too seriously…lighten up! I’m a Saudi & find it a little funny & actually quite accurate!
    Life is too short to get offended at stuff like this!
    Peace!

  2. Oh come Ige, don’t take it too seriously…lighten up! I’m a Saudi & find it a little funny & actually quite accurate!
    Life is too short to get offended at stuff like this!
    Peace!

  3. Really Sad people really sad,
    Saudi and proud
    if you dont like it here you can leave, no one is holding you back broo 😉
    but its funny though some of them atlest. the rest is full of craaaaaaaap.
    Regards
    keep up the good envy work of yours

    • Hi Waleed,
      I am a proud Saudi too, and who said I was hating? no where in this blog mentions that I hate Saudi. As I said in my About page section, this blog is for humorous purposes only based on personal experience and doesn’t reflect all of Saudi society, just look at it in true “Tash ma Tash” fashion.
      Peace and Ramadan mubarak.

  4. Hi Waleed,
    I am a proud Saudi too, and who said I was hating? no where in this blog mentions that I hate Saudi. As I said in my About page section, this blog is for humorous purposes only based on personal experience and doesn’t reflect all of Saudi society, just look at it in true “Tash ma Tash” fashion.
    Peace and Ramadan mubarak.

  5. I think it would have been even funnier if you mentioned those who consider the mall as THE ‘hang out’ scene, being the vast majority of people especially in Riyadh, where there are a little to no places to do so 😉
    As enjoyable as this was, i’m not too keen on the use of the word “Madam”, for it has a somewhat offensive connotation in the English language in contrast to our own use of it and in its original context, French.
    Ramadhan Mubarak!

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