Portuguese explorers began making their way up the Persian Gulf in the early 16th century, and invaded Bahrain in 1521, driven towards the wealth created by the island's pearl industry.
They remained through force for eighty years before an insurgence developed, and Persian ruler, Shah Abbas I, gained control.
First of all thank you for agreeing to this interview and for sharing your experience about life in Saudi-Arabia as a working western expat woman.
You had some pretty out of the ordinary experiences while you were here!
Nobody believed I was really going there, neither did I, but 6 months from that call I was packing my life to move to Saudi. It took me a short time to settle down around my hospital, I was open to everything! I met loads of people, and started to make contact with the surroundings.
I landed in the scary Riyadh airport after midnight. Hospital was massive, things looked and sounded as if they were going smoothly there.
Many actions that are considered illegal have no actual written laws to ban them – a lot of them are not even addressed in the Quran.