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Expat Guide to Living in Al Khobar

Whether you're already living in Al Khobar or preparing to move to Al Khobar, our Expat Guide to Living in Saudi Arabia offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Al Khobar. For answers to specific questions, visit our Saudi Arabia Forum to talk with expats in Al Khobar.

Culture Shock in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

An expat in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia appreciates how accepting the locals were of his family and how they live their lives day to day. He found prayer time and the fact that stores are closed during the middle of the day a challenge. He admits that life in Al Khobar was more challenging for expat women, who have to be transported everywhere and have more rules to live by.

More Culture Shock Reports for Al Khobar

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Al Khobar handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Al Khobar:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Al Khobar - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Al Khobar by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Al Khobar? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Al Khobar? Help others moving to Al Khobar by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Al Khobar with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Al Khobar, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Al Khobar. If you are already living in Al Khobar, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Al Khobar by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Al Khobar? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Al Khobar by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working in Al Khobar Reports

What's it like to find a job in Al Khobar? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Al Khobar? Below are some of the reports from expats in Al Khobar:
Submit a Working Abroad Report
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