Thursday, 20 September 2007
No.149: Saudi Arabia
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Alex Horne - 20th September 2007
At six foot five, Hussein is so far the tallest of our representatives. He was also one of the most relaxed.
When we met he was waiting to start a new job at KPMG so was happy to spend time telling me about a country that has no rivers or lakes and where a quarter of the population are foreign. 'If you trace the origins of the people in Jeddah', he told me, 'you won't find any Saudi people. There are a lot of expat workers, people from Iraq, Yemen, India, Sudan, Malta, Syria, Uzbekistan... In fact the El Saud Royal Family are the only actual Saudi family.'