Saudi Arabia-born expats face an identity crisis

Saudi Arabia-born expats face an identity crisis
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Its not about the wealth, its not about "Wanting" to be Saudi in exchange for some sort of financial return.

Where you are born, where you are raised, where you are educated, where you got married, and where you have kids.. that is home. Regardless of whether it is a palace or a shack. It's home; and the vast majority of those people have never experienced the saudi welfare system, so its not like they are seeking citizenship to live off the government. To be a resident, you need to be educated and have a job and be able to take care of yourself; i'd say 90% of long-term residents in Saudi meet the above criteria. Plus, living there for 50+ years means they've already integrated into the social norms and practices. There's no reason not to take that last step and make it official

Eriterian (not verified) Tue, 08/21/2012 - 13:32

Why would anyone want to be saudi?

Women can't drive, no rights for foreigners, modern day slavery, hot weather, no water security (water is more expensive than oil there), corruption, and rampant institutionalized racism.

Besides, Saudi Arabia's future is unsecured, with a vast majority of marginalized Shia citizens living in the oil-rich eastern region, with Saudi's upcoming conflict with Iran, and with Saudi Arabia's extreme dependence on oil, which will be phased out in this century due to migration of renewable energies (hydro, fuel cell, wind, carbon, geothermal, nuclear.. etc).

Saudi arabia has nothing to offer the world, only the oil beneath their feet.

Enjoy the wealth before it dries up.

Ethiopian (not verified) Mon, 04/18/2011 - 18:17

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