Egyptian feels right at home in Madinah

Amir Zaki Ahmed
Amir Zaki Ahmed

Amir Zaki Ahmed

Residents living in Saudi Arabia, especially in Madinah, feel like they are at home in the Kingdom with its customs and traditions.

An Egyptian resident, Amir Zaki Ahmed, who works in a company in Madinah, spoke to Arab News about this: “I’m glad I came to work in Madinah and I never expected that I would travel outside Egypt and come to the Kingdom to work near the Prophet’s Mosque. I am working next to the Prophet’s mosque on a project to expand the mosque, and I believe it is an honor for me to work on this project.”

He added, “I love Saudis; they are simple and have high morals, and I love the traditional Saudi outfit. Egyptians always demonstrate love and respect for them, and the biggest proof of the brotherly relationship and interdependence between the two groups is that thousands of Saudis travel to Egypt yearly for tourism, in addition to the presence of Egyptians in the Kingdom who work in different cities.”

Describing the project he is currently working on to expand the Prophet’s Mosque, he explained that the city of Madinah is on the verge of a new stage of development.

Ahmed said that some of his favorite dishes are kabsah, mandi and snacks such as mutabaq, yoghmush, manto and Madini mint tea.

He said that life is totally different in Madinah compared with other cities in the world. He notes that Madinah residents do not feel bored in the city with its ease of movement, and the easy availability of all requirements for living due to the closeness of markets, shops, parks, and even luxury hotels.


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