Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saudi Arabia: The VIP Phenomenom


Many business signs here in KSA go overboard with the use of "VIP" in trying to attract discerning customers.  I've circled the VIP in orange on these photos so you can spot it more easily.


It doesn't really seem to matter what type of business it is, whatever they offer is definitely for VIP's.


This business sign has "VIP" all along the top and the bottom, as well as a bigger "VIP."


The above "VIP" sign is for a men's day spa.


This "VIP" Turkey Saloon is not for VIP turkeys, and it's not a saloon either.  It's a barber shop.


Another "VIP" barber shop.  VIP is usually plastered on shops that sell hookahs and other businesses that cater to men mostly.  I guess male customers like that...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

They all say saloon, maybe they are all Barber shops?

Al said...

I guess it makes their customers feel very important. It's an interesting thing to see.

Susie of Arabia said...

I took all of these on the same day, along the same street. Similar Saudi businesses tend to cluster together. I'll try to get some shots of an area where they sell hookahs because they all say VIP too.

William Kendall said...

It seems like a peculiar habit.

Mo Tama said...

yes its says salon and yes they are Barber shops
the VIP thing is just a trend that stuck
i remember its started in the early 2000
i guarantee that no one take any attention to it but they still do it lol

Susie of Arabia said...

I've also seen the VIP thing on Hookah shops too. It just seems so silly to me. Thanks for your explanation.