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Advice for expats living in Saudi Arabia

Expats in Riyadh -- 5 Tips for Living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats living in Riyadh face a number of adjustments. Women have to learn to wear an abaya in public and are not allowed drive. Western compounds often enable expat families to relax and live like they do at home. In this article, expats offer tips for newcomers to Riyadh.

Expat Saudi Arabia -- 10 Tips for Living in Saudi Arabia
By Betsy Burlingame

Saudi Arabia is an expat post that some love and some find incredibly challenging. Expats offer tips about living in Saudi Arabia - from the conservative dress to rules for Western women and more.

Living in Saudi Arabia -- Culture Shock, Abayas and Compound Life
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats in Saudi Arabia have made tremendous contributions on our forums and in expat reports. This article highlights some of the insight provided about compound life, bringing a dog to Saudi Arabia, the decision to move to Saudi Arabia and more.

Moving to Riyadh -- A Teacher's Story
By Anne Keeling

Anna Coquelin, originally from Guernsey, has just started her second year teaching in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and says: "It's the best thing I've ever done; I really love it here."

Living in Saudi Arabia -- Expat Life for Women
By Betsy Burlingame

Any woman considering a move to Saudi Arabia, should really do her research, talk with other expat women in the cities where she may be living in Saudi Arabia, and, if married, discuss the positives and negatives at length with your husband.

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