Monthly Archives: November 2012

So what do you wear to a visit to Saudi Arabia?  That was the first question that needed answering when I decided to attend the conference (see Part 1 post).  It turns out that the answer was quite simple for women- an abaya. The abaya is a long black robe and is used as outer clothing to cover females when they are out in public.  They were required for all female guests…. Read More

Recently I had a chance to attend a conference in Saudi Arabia and I went, of course, since the opportunity to travel to such an exotic location, especially as a single female, is exceedingly rare.  In addition the conference was being hosted by a member of the royal family so I knew we would be well taken care of.  The conference, covering topics in science and technology with emphasis on space, highlighted… Read More