On a recent trip from Jeddah to Dubai, I was sitting next to a German gentleman on the airplane. After initial pleasantries, he said it had been his first trip to the Kingdom and his family was very distraught. He had promised his wife to phone her every four hours to tell her he was safe. However, he felt that he had no reason to worry and that his three days in Jeddah were peaceful and safe. The only irritation he felt was the sound of blowing horns and careless drivers.
Attempts to bridge the gap
Yes, Saudi has many good stories to tell, but they are not about important officials. They are about the average Joe or Jane, as they say in America. And they are meaningful and touching.Khaled Almaeena