The Religious Police

 Since we left Saudi Arabia in 2017, I see my friends post pictures of parties, cinema openings, live concerts…something unimaginable a few years ago. Women have now the right to drive in the kingdom and the abaya is no longer compulsory. The story below, from my first novel The Polar Bear and The Palm Tree … More The Religious Police

Desert Hospitality

Most beautiful memories I have from my life in Saudi Arabia are connected to the desert. When we were invited to join Prince Bandar for a falcon hunt followed by dinner in the desert, two hours outside of Riyadh, we could not say no. And what an experience it was! We were greeted by Saudi … More Desert Hospitality