Your article, “Death of a dream” (13 February, page 40) is perhaps to be questioned

I visited Saudi Arabia on behalf of UK Trade and Investment from 20-28 February with a brief to explore opportunities for British expatriates to work there. I was fortunate to meet a range of people representing government, commerce and industry and to hear their views on this subject.

Everyone I met recognised that Saudi Arabia’s culture has some different features to, say, Dubai and among the expatriate community, they are generally well known.

Your article is technically correct but I believe might not be helpful to a growing number of unemployed expatriates keen to remain overseas. Surely it is better to promote the benefits of working in Saudi Arabia, than put people off.

David Knowles, managing director, PRS Selection