Saudi Arabia’s baby boomers are redefining the kingdom’s relationship with the modern world

April 8, 2006

Scented smoke from dozens of water pipes mingled with Lebanese pop music at Al-Nakheel, a seaside restaurant in the Red Sea port of Jeddah. Saudi men in white robes and women in black abayas, their head scarves falling to their shoulders, leaned back on red cushions as they sipped tea and shared lamb kebab and hummus. Four young Saudi women, head scarves removed, trailed perfume as they walked past. Nearby, a teenage boy snapped photos of his friends with a cellphone. At an adjoining table, two young men with slicked-back hair swayed their heads to a hip-hop song echoing from the parking lot. [read the entire article]

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2 Responses to “Saudi Arabia’s baby boomers are redefining the kingdom’s relationship with the modern world”


  1. the rise of saudi thugs and teenyboppers

  2. mz Says:

    LOL ^ ^ i agree!!!


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