I’m a former Premier League Wag now living in Saudi – here’s what life is REALLY like there

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RIYAD MAHREZ’S wife dreaded the move to Saudi Arabia but she is now enjoying her stay in the Gulf state.

Taylor Ward went viral after her concerns about moving to Suadi were coldly shut down by Mahrez, who responded saying: “It’s part of the game innit.”

Riyad Mahrez and Taylor Ward moved to Saudi Arabia last summer

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Riyad Mahrez and Taylor Ward moved to Saudi Arabia last summer
Taylor was initially concerned about the move

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Taylor was initially concerned about the moveCredit: Instagram
But she revealed she is enjoying her stay in the Gulf state

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But she revealed she is enjoying her stay in the Gulf stateCredit: Instagram @taylorwardx

However her fears were subsided in her first trip to the country after she spotted a Nando’s, and so far the move has proved a success.

Taylor, 26, praised the laid-back lifestyle in Saudi Arabia and the friendliness of the locals – the only thing she misses from her previous Manchester home is friends and family.

She told the Daily Mail: “The vibe is just very different. It’s a lot more chilled out there, it’s quieter and calmer, whereas in Manchester life is so busy – there’s so much going on and we’re always going out for dinner and seeing friends.

“That’s probably what I’m missing the most, seeing family and friends rather than what the country is missing.

“The people have been so lovely – I think that was actually a massive shock, how nice everyone has been.

“You can’t compare it to the UK – it’s nothing like here. I’m enjoying it so far, it just feels like I’m on holiday, I don’t feel like I’ve moved there yet.”

Mahrez, 32, joined Al-Ahli in the summer so relocated to Jeddah alongside wife Taylor.

When asked what Jeddah is like, Taylor added: “I’m not just saying this, I actually really like it.

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“I can’t fault it so far, we’ve really enjoyed it. We’ve just got our house here so I’ll definitely be staying in Jeddah and won’t be going anywhere else.”

“It’s got beautiful beaches, shops, restaurants. I don’t think there would be any need to move anywhere else. I’ll be in Jeddah for the forseeable that’s for sure.”

Taylor and Mahrez wed last year, first in a Muslim ceremony before saying their vows again months later at the five-star Londonder hotel.

The pair are set to feature in new Prime Video series ‘Married to the Game’, a reality show that will capture the couple’s lives, including plans for a third wedding ceremony.

Mahrez and Taylor wed last year

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Mahrez and Taylor wed last yearCredit: Instagram
Taylor admitted she misses her friends and family

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Taylor admitted she misses her friends and familyCredit: INSTAGRAM/TAYLOR WARD
But she has no complaints with life in Saudi

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But she has no complaints with life in Saudi





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