Riyadh, Jeddah, Tabuk or Tiaf? ETA, there are another 16 or so - basically all share a similar set of characteristics.Might have posted this before, dunno.
I had four weeks in a Saudi military hospital following a climbing accident. First night, once they'd called the surgeon in to confirm it was life threatening and could therefore admit me, I'm wheeled into theatre and look round. I know all of the staff barring the surgeon who is a Saudi. The anesthetist who is getting ready to give me an epidural is a Swiss who is also an alcoholic sid head of the finest kind. My mate's Mrs is the staff nurse, she leans forward and whispers in her lovely Dublin accent; "Grac...get the feck out of here as soon as you can." And I slid under as the alchy did his stuff.
The whole experience was surreal from start to finish but I can't fault the surgeon who did a good job. Can't say the same for the company Dr who was ex army but that's another story. I had my fill of chicken and rice though.