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American Expatriates in the Middle East

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Why Americans move to the Middle East?

Low taxes?

cheaper cost of living ?

“A Western expat in Saudi Arabia is paid on average six per cent more than an Arab expat and almost 30 per cent more than an Asian one. Westerners sit top of the tree in all Gulf countries, while Asian expats are the lowest paid across the region.”

Today there are more than 100,000 American expats living and working in the Gulf Countries. American workers are at a premium at this job market. The economic climate is perfect for young professionals who want to see the world and make enough money to pay back student loan debts.

Where do American Expats live in the Middle East?

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The most popular destination is Israel with about 80,000 of expats.

Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE are also very popular destinations.

What do expats do in the Middle East?

83% of American expats work in the private sector (most in the energy industry)

The most popular job for expats include: accountant, manager, engineer, executive, coordinator, and civil engineer.

98% of expats in Saudi Arabia claim to have more disposable income than they did working in their country of origin.

92% of expats in Qatar say they have more money left over at the end of the month than they did working in their home country.

94% of expats in the UAE say they pay less in taxes than they did in their country of origin.

And of course, mostly all of them are missing their native America.

Hulu, Netflix and others favorite things are not available in the Middle East.

The only reasonable solution is using VPN for Expats!

It lets to access blocked sites and services and feel like at home!

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How to access blocked adult sites in the Middle East

AdultContentMillions of websites are available today in the Internet. In many counties government blocks some kind of websites. The restrictions are based on IP address mostly so today it is not a problem to bypass these limits.

Best ways to open blocked porn sites

We have discussed the solutions how to open blocked sites. The short list is:

  1. VPN
  2. Proxy
  3. TOR
  4. Browser extensions
  5. Translation services
  6. DNS
  7. Mobile Applications
  8. Software
  9. Wayback machine
  10. https instead of http
  11. Sites unblockers

You can use any of them but please remember that the most reliable and safe method is using vpn.

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Pornography is prohibited in the Middle East. That is why people use vpn to hide IP address and unblock adult sites.

Also many people want to be secure and anonymous and do not show anybody that they are surfing porn sites.
VPN is a great way to be private and secure because it not only hides IP address but also encrypts off the traffic sent via vpn tunnel.
You can read more about vpn here.

How to unblock sites with Sahrzad

You can use Sahrzad vpn on different devices connected to the Internet. This can be your iPad or iPhone, Android planshets, Windows computer or Mac book.
If you care about your privacy – vpn is ideal solution because you can use system features of your device and you even do not need any additional software.

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How to unblock porn sites in ipad

  1. Setup vpn connection on your ipad
      1. Go to Settings > General > VPN
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      2. Click Add VPN Configuration
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      3. Choose PPTP VPN and enter you VPN account data. You will receive your VPN server, username and password in the e-mail
        Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols)setup vpn in iPhone/iPad 3
      4. Save your VPN configuration. Once you have created VPN connection you can switch it ON and OFF on the main settings screen
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    Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.

    2. Connect to vpn

    3. Enjoy your Internet freedom

How to unblock porn sites in Android

1. Setup vpn connection on your Android

    1. Click Settings icon

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    1. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN

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    1. Tap Add VPN Networkhow to setup VPN in android
    2. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.
      Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.how to setup VPN in android
    3. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
      Save it and tap Connect

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For connection to vpn server:

  1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
  2. Tap Wireless & networks
  3. Tap VPN settings
  4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
  5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
  6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect

When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.

2. Connect to vpn

3. Enjoy your Internet freedom

How to unblock porn sites in Mac

1. Setup vpn connection on your Mac

  1. Click the Apple logo, and select System PreferencesSetup VPN in Mac OS X - 1

    2. Click on the Network icon under Internet & Network

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    3. If you see a locked padlock in the bottom left, click on it. Otherwise skip to step 5.

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    4. Enter your password in the dialog box

    5. Click on the little + icon just above the padlock

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    6. Select VPN From the interface drop down.

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    7. Select PPTP From the VPN Type drop down

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    8. Enter the name Sahrzad and click Create

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    9. Enter the Server Address that Sahrzad sent you, and your username.
    Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols)
    Also check the box that says Show VPN status in menu bar

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    10. Click on the Authentication Settings button, and enter your password

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    11. Click Advanced button and tick ‘Send all traffic over VPN connection’.

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    12. Click Apply button to save all the changes.

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    13. In the top right of your screen, click the token icon that looks like this. From that, a menu will drop down. Click on the Connect link for your company name. This will initiate the VPN connection.

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    14. If all is well, after a few seconds you will be connected, and a timer will start showing you how long you have been connected

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2. Connect to vpn

3. Enjoy your Internet freedom

How to unblock porn sites in Windows

1. Setup vpn connection on your Windows

To setup vpn connection in Windows 8 please follow the next steps:

1. Display the Charms bar, click Search, and then click Settings.

 

2. Type VPN into the Search box.

3. Click the Set Up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) Connection button in the Search results pane.

4. The VPN Connection wizard appears. Enter the following information:

  1. * VPN server address from your account data that you received from Sahrzad into Internet Address text box. Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.
  2. * Destination Name. It’s just a name of your connection. For example it can be “Sahrzad VPN”.

5. Click Create.

VPN connection is created and Windows 8 displays it under the Networks heading in the Charms bar. Click on it to connect.

See others setup guides for Windows here.

2. Connect to vpn

3. Enjoy your Internet freedom

Access restricted websites in the Middle East with Sahrzad

With Sahrzad vpn you can access restricted websites in any Middle East country:

  • United Arab Emitares (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah)
  • Kuwait
  • Bahrain (Manama)
  • Iraq
  • Oman (Ad Dakhiliyah
    Ad Dhahirah North
    Al Batinah North
    Al Batinah South
    Al Buraimi
    Al Wusta
    Ash Sharqiyah North
    Ash Sharqiyah South
    Dhofar
    Muscat
    Musandam)
  • Qatar
    1. Madinat ash Shamal
    2. Al Khor
    3. Umm Salal
    4. Al Daayen
    5. Al Rayyan
    6. Doha
    7. Al Wakrah
  • Pakistan: Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Lahore, Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Multan, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Sialkot, Bahawalpur, Sukkur, Jhang, Sheikhupura, Abbottabad, Gujrat, Larkana
  • Saudi Arabia (KSA): Al Jawf (or Jouf), Sakaka, Northern Borders, Arar, Tabuk, Ha’il, Al Madinah, Al Qasim, Buraidah, Makkah, Mecca, Al Riyadh, Riyadh, Eastern Province, Dammam, Al Bahah (or Baha) , Asir, Abha, Jizan, Najran

 

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Is it safe to surf adult sites while you are in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman

Adult content is prohibited in many countries especially in the Middle East.
We often receive questions like:
Is it safe to surf adult sites while you are in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, etc?
Let’s resolve this question!
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You probably know about the strict Internet censorship in the Middle East. Porn sites are mostly blocked in this part of the world. Moral rules in Gulf countries prohibit watching such content.

But if you still want to surf such kind of websites you need to be aware that this can be very unsafe in case you do not care about your on-line privacy and security!

Surf adult sites in UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi)

First of all I need to say that all porn sites are blocked in United Arab Emirates.

Social media are monitored in UAE and sharing adult content is definitely not allowed.

This is a part of anti cyber crime law in UAE:




“The decree criminalises activities by any person who creates or runs any electronic site to send, transmit, publish or promote online any pornographic material, gambling activities and any other indecent acts.
It also imposes punishment on any person for attempting to, and for helping others to, seduce others and solicit prostitution and to urge, induce or entice another person to engage in an act of prostitution.
It also criminalises acts by any one to insult others or to accuse others of acts which would lead to punishment or contempt by a third party, online or through any other information technology means.”

So you need to be very careful surfing adult content in UAE or you can be punished very serious.

It is absolutely necessary to take care about your privacy and safety on-line in UAE.
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You can use proxy or vpn. VPN (Virtual private network) is much more secure.

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Surf adult sites in Saudi Arabia (KSA)

Anti-Cyber Crime Law in Saudi Arabia is just unbelievable!





Only imagine: 10 years of prison or five million riyals for cyber crime.

Of course hacking sites and stealing money is very serious crimes which deserve severe punishment.

But watching porn??

Are you kidding??

Especially for expats?

Unfortunately regardless of your religion and beliefs you can be deported from Saudi for such things.

And again the only safe solution is caring about security with vpn service for example.

Surf adult sites in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain

Oman, Qatar and Bahrain are not exceptions in this list.

! No porn

! No adult

***Be carefull and think about your privacy***

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Ask Sahrzad about this if you still have some questions.

Sahrzad knows the best solutions how to be safe on-line in the Middle East!




 

From Sahrzad’s Blog: http://sahrzad.net/blog/is-it-safe-to-surf-adults-only-sites-in-gulf-countries-uae-saudi-arabia-oman-bahrain-qatar-etc/

 

Deported from Saudi Arabia for Sending porn pictures via Internet

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This story must be interesting and instructive for all expatriates in Saudi Arabia. We have already written that Facebook and Twitter are monitored in KSA, and today we want to ask you be very careful talking via messagers like Whatsapp.

Please think twice before writing something about Saudi Arabia in social media or on some forums because all your posts can be monitored.

Do not write anything against Islam, against government and, of course, porn and gambling related messages are strictly prohibited.

Below is the real story from one person who was deported from Saudi Arabia for sending porn pictures via Internet.

Real story from Deported Man

“I was deported from KSA very recently March 9, 2015 after I was jailed for 1 month, because I was arrested by Muttawas as I was chatting on the social media with an Arab gay and tried to meet the person. I had finger prints in the police  station and one policeman told me that I will be banned in all Gulf countries for five years.
Arab gay in mobile application called whatsapp from a long time. He said he wants to meet me, I refused many times but he insisted to meet me. When it continued for a long time, I finally accepted to meet him because he was insisting so much. When I went to the meeting place in the street he called me in my mobile and while I was talking to him, 2 muttawas came from my back and arrested me. They brought me to the police station. After 2 weeks in jail they
told me that I will be deported to Philippines. I was detained in the police station for 1 month and 1 week then my kafeel came and released me and deported me after 5 days.

While inside the jail I found out that the person I was chatting is the muttawa, he changed his voice to deceive me. There were many saudis inside the jail who were arrested in the same manner that I was arrested but we were chatting in different apps (whatsapp, badoo, who’s here, twitter, instagram). I sent him some adult jokes, porn clips
and pics which they used against me.

My suggestion

to general public and my fellow expatriates is stop using any social media and meet up any anonymous person from the internet. My boss told me that I was terminated by the company because I am gay based on the police report.”

I do understand that Islam disallows such things but, on my opinion, every person must decide this by himself, espessially if he is expat in the country.

Everybody must respect country’s laws, but the laws must respect human rights.

Our Suggestion

Always use secure Internet connection while you are in Saudi Arabia.

VPN (Virtual private network) is the best solution:

  • It is Safe
  • It is secure
  • It is 100% anonymous
  • VPN is the only way for being safe on-line in KSA!

 

From Sahrzad’s Blog: http://sahrzad.net/blog/deported-from-saudi-arabia-for-sending-porn-pictures-via-internet/

How to open blocked sites in Saudi Arabia 2015

You can open blocked sites in Saudi Arabia safe and easy with Spider VPN.

This is almost free!

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How to Open Blocked Websites in KSA (Saudi Arabia)

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Middle East is very special place on our planet. And we are not talking about its past and fantastic ancient history.

We are talking about modern times and new global technologies.

Countries like Saudi Arabia are high developed and rich. Internet is available in most  public places but…

A huge number of websites are blocked. Under restrictions are:

  • adult or porn sites
  • gay and lesbian resources
  • anti-political websites
  • anti-religions content
  • and others

We realize that really some sites can violate Saudi’s religion rules and norms.

 For you to know:

Saudi Arabia directs all international Internet traffic through a proxy farm located in King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology. A content filter is implemented there, based on software by Secure Computing.

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But what to do if you are expat or simple traveler?

How to open blocked sites in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?

We have investigated the problem of Internet limits for over 7 years and found many different solutions. Some of them are free others are paid. Some ways are reliable and safe why others are not.

It is all up to you to decide what is important for you.

We have created simple scheme that will help to

select the best solution for you.

 – I don’t care about my on-line security – I simple want to open sites I like

– If your answer is YES – You can use

  1.  translate services
  2. DNS
  3. Free proxy services
  4. Wayback machine
  5. Sites – unblcokers

+ I don’t want to be caught by somebody

+ I want to be safe and secure

+ I want to stay anonymous

+ I don’t want anybody find out what I am doing on-line

+ I really want to access blocked sites!

If you answered positive, then the only working solution for you is VPN.

VPN or virtual private network is secured encrypted tunnel between your device and special vpn server.

Your device means:

  • Computer – Windows, Linux or Mac operated
  • Tablet PC – Windows, Android
  • iPhone
  • iPad or iPad mini
  • Android mobile phone

And various others devices which supports vpn technology.setuppic

Why VPN for Saudi Arabia is secure and safe?

  1. VPN hides your real IP Address and makes you absolutely anonymous and invisible.
  2. All your Internet traffic is coded

This means no one can monitor your on-line activity or see what sites do you visit.

No police, no government, no your boss, no your family, nobody!

3. VPN solution works great in public Wi-Fi zones.

That is why it has another great advantage!

It makes you secured and private in public wi-fi zones.

! Your data is protected, your traffic is ebcrypted

! You are under impenetrable shield of VPN service.

 

Using VPN on Android

to create new vpn tunnel on your Android device:

    1. Click Settings icon

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2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN
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3. Tap Add VPN Network
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4. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.

Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.

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5. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.

Save it and tap Connect
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For connection to vpn server:

  1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
  2. Tap Wireless & networks
  3. Tap VPN settings
  4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
  5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
  6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect

When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.

Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.

There is a great news for you!

Now you don’t need to make any vpn connection by yourself you can simple use our Spider VPN Application and enjoy your Internet freedom today!

How to unblock Viber in Saudi Arabia on Android

viber-vpn-uae-ksaToday communications are probable the most important thing for most people. We like talking to our friends and family every day. Particularly we realize importance of intercommunications when distance separates us. Travelling to different countries we need to stay in touch with our close.

Today we have lots of tools for communion at our disposal, such as: mobile phones, internet, voice and messaging services.

Viber is one of the favorite service for millions people all around the world. It lets people talk to each other independently whether they are in the neighbor rooms or in the opposite parts of the world. This is really fantastic and great opportunity to us!

Unfortunately in many countries especially in the Middle East Viber is blocked. Among them we can count KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Oman, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Qatar, Pakistan and others places.

Saudi Arabia is well known for its Internet censorship and it blocks not only Viber but lots of different sites likewise. It worth to say that VoIP services are also blocked in the kingdom.

So is it possible to unblock Viber in KSA?

Yes! And it is easier you can think. All you need to this is VPN Service. VPN is a Virtual Private network which can change your IP so you can get an access to any desired website or service.

How to  unblock Viber in Saudi Arabia?

To use Viber in Saudi you can use our Spider VPN application.

For faster speed we can recommend using Europe service because they are closer to you.

We often get such questions about using vpn in Saudi Arabia.

Is VPN legal in Saudi Arabia?

Yes. VPN is a special technology which is used by make companies for security reasons.

 

    • VPN guarantee you safety and security in the Internet.
    • It protects your data in public Wi-Fi zones
    • VPN lets you access any website without blocked and restrictions.

How to Unblock Viber in Saudi Arabia