Sunday, September 14, 2014

Jeddah: After School

This is the scene across the street from a boys school here in Jeddah shortly after dismissal.  School boys hanging out after school, grabbing a cold drink and shooting the breeze with friends.  The school day lasts from about 7am-12noon here.  Culturally, girls would not be allowed to hang out like this.


William Kendall said...

Given the heat conditions, that school day adjustment is suitable, and given the cultural quirks, the girls not being allowed to hang about is also understandable.

Susie of Arabia said...

I agree, William - getting dismissed from school earlier in the day is a good idea. I know I am pretty worthless when it's so hot!