Saudi Arabia has embarked on a path of gradual social and economic modernization in recent years but it’s unclear how much it’s extending beyond major urban centers. ICWA fellow David Kenner talks to Dan about Western-style cafes in the southern border city of Jazan, where local entrepreneurs are contending with cultural norms in a bid to grow their businesses.
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ICWA Fellow (Saudi Arabia, 2019-2021)
ICWA Managing Editor
From the Field is produced by Dan Peleschuk