Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The capital city, population about 5 million and expanding into the surrounding desert at a rapid pace. Has extravagantly fanciful buildings, malls, and towers.
The social life for Westerners is enriched by events at the foreign embassies in the city. After people acclimatize to the heat, they play sports: golf, tennis, hockey, soccer, sand-board.
Saudi Arabia, population of almost 27 million, with mountains and the Red Sea on the west coast, the Arabian Gulf on the east coast, and the Empty Quarter in the middle.
Mecca and Medina, the two most holy cities in Islam, are located north of Jeddah. The country's majority religion is Sunni Islam. Common recreational activities pursued by Westerners: desert camping, swimming and diving in the Red Sea, running, tennis, hiking in the mountains. more
People are often surprised about just how much fun one can have as an expat in Saudi Arabia. A Canadian RRT talks about some of the things she does in her spare time. more
Looking for fun on the weekend in Saudi Arabia? Go on a road trip. While in Riyadh, we took a trip out to the Edge of the World, a spectacular area of the Tuwaiq escarpment. more
Where will I live? What is the social life like there? How should I dress? Can I drive? We love questions (and spend a large part of our day answering them). We understand that there is a lot of information that you would like to know, before you consider a position in Saudi Arabia. Here are a few of the most common questions we receive: more
Thinking of moving to Riyadh? Get some basic information about time, weather, and more in this article about the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. more
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