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Old May 22nd, 2006, 10:10 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Dave Smith wrote:
eetinBelgiŽ wrote:

Saudi Arabia hopes to attract a million visitors a year with the help
of a new tourism visa.

Eighteen approved tour operators in the kingdom have begun offering
visa services as part of a series of tourism initiatives announced last
week at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. The Saudi government is
also to begin issuing permits for tour guides from next month.


I bet that people will be lining up to go to a country that has previously barred tourists and keeps foreign workers in housing
compounds partly for their own safety and partly to stop them from polluting Saudis with their infidel beliefs.


That's not true for cities like Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. While I was
there I could freely roam anywhere I wanted to.

Not that there was much to see there, though.


J.

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Old May 22nd, 2006, 10:23 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Jordi wrote:

Dave Smith wrote:
eetinBelgiŽ wrote:

Saudi Arabia hopes to attract a million visitors a year with the help
of a new tourism visa.

Eighteen approved tour operators in the kingdom have begun offering
visa services as part of a series of tourism initiatives announced last
week at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. The Saudi government is
also to begin issuing permits for tour guides from next month.


I bet that people will be lining up to go to a country that has
previously barred tourists and keeps foreign workers in housing
compounds partly for their own safety and partly to stop them from
polluting Saudis with their infidel beliefs.


That's not true for cities like Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. While I was
there I could freely roam anywhere I wanted to.


Are you a woman?

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Old May 22nd, 2006, 10:28 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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David Horne, _the_ chancellor of the duchy of besses o' th' barn and
prestwich tesco 24h offy wrote:
Jordi wrote:


That's not true for cities like Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. While I was
there I could freely roam anywhere I wanted to.


Are you a woman?



I probably would not have got a visa if I were one


J.

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Old May 22nd, 2006, 03:07 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Jordi writes:

They will just don't renovate the work permit of the millions of
Palestines, Filipinos and Pakistanis working there.


But they will have to go to work themselves, and they aren't going to
like that.

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Mxsmanic wrote:
Jordi writes:

They will just don't renovate the work permit of the millions of
Palestines, Filipinos and Pakistanis working there.


But they will have to go to work themselves, and they aren't going to
like that.


A good chunk of them have enough cash and assets to allow them not to
work for a dozen generations or so, they just need to change their
Bentleys every two years instead of 6 months.

Those who don't are already working. In a not particularly hard way,
but working anyway.

J.

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Old May 22nd, 2006, 06:03 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Jordi writes:

A good chunk of them have enough cash and assets to allow them not to
work for a dozen generations or so, they just need to change their
Bentleys every two years instead of 6 months.


Only an extremely small percentage of them are wealthy.

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Old May 22nd, 2006, 06:24 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Martin wrote:
On Mon, 22 May 2006 19:03:55 +0200, Mxsmanic
wrote:

Jordi writes:

A good chunk of them have enough cash and assets to allow them not to
work for a dozen generations or so, they just need to change their
Bentleys every two years instead of 6 months.


Only an extremely small percentage of them are wealthy.


You make the same claim about the French. What will you do when the
French start sending home aliens?
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you mean Ruinge, back to planet sange ?

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Old May 22nd, 2006, 06:35 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Mxsmanic wrote:
Jordi writes:

A good chunk of them have enough cash and assets to allow them not to
work for a dozen generations or so, they just need to change their
Bentleys every two years instead of 6 months.


Only an extremely small percentage of them are wealthy.


That is a common western misconception. An extremely small percentage
are extremely wealthy, a good other percentage are simply wealthy and
most people are upper-middle class by western standards.

Those having a hard time in the KSA are, for the most part, foreign
workers in near slavery conditions and foreign students trying to
become muslim clerics. Those are the ones bringing the per capita
figures down.

J.

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Old May 22nd, 2006, 09:35 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Dave Frightens Me wrote:

On Mon, 22 May 2006 09:22:06 +0100, The Reid
wrote:

Following up to Gregory Morrow

Why is "global warming" necessarily a bad thing...???


I assume you don't live on low lying land?


Just how high are they planning on making those Dutch dykes?



IIRC all Dutch lezzies have full equal rights (not sure about them being
able to adopt though)...

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Old May 22nd, 2006, 09:51 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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On Mon, 22 May 2006 09:22:06 +0100, The Reid
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Following up to Gregory Morrow

Why is "global warming" necessarily a bad thing...???


I assume you don't live on low lying land?


Just how high are they planning on making those Dutch dykes?
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