A GAHWA WITH

WSB Admin 28/02/2017 0Interview

Name: IZASKIN KEREJETA AIERBE

Nationality: BASQUE

Years in Riyadh: 2 YEARS

Profession: ASSOIATE PROFESSOR AT KING SAUD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL & CONSULTANT IN OBSTETRIC AND GYNECOLOGY

  • Why did you move to Riyadh?
    1. I moved to Riyadh because my husband was working in Saudi Arabia and I decided to join him. I had an offer in King Saud University Hospital.
  • What’s your favorite thing about being an expat in Riyadh?
    1. I enjoy working as a doctor and teaching in a different country and culture.
  • Best restaurant in Riyadh?
    1. I am coming from a country that in our culture the cuisine is very important . I have to be honest that so far I did not find a good quality restaurant.
  • What do you miss most?
    1. I miss most, the good restaurants and my walks in the mountain.
  • Best Arabic food?
    1. I like kebab and kofta
  • Which is the first word you learned in Arabic?
    1. J
  • Which type of date you like most?
    1. I do not like dates, but If I have to choose one, I would choose Sukar.
  • What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
    1. A Saudi woman invited me to her house to drink camel milk!
  • What custom/ habits do you find most strange about your adopted culture?
    1. The segregation of gender and wearing the abaya.
  • What advice would you give other expats?

To come with an open mind and a positive attitude and to be respectful of local traditions.


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