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A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
Living-in-Yanbu
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
There were many expatriate clubs before the 2004 security incident which caused most westerners to leave. Everything from knitting and drama to golf and scuba diving. They all vanished, but are just startign to come back due to the huge influx of westerners to Yanbu because of the gigantic industrial expansion. There are only two western expatriate compounds - Arabian Homes and The Cove. If you live on either, there are many social activities. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
As The Cove only opened in 2011 it is not really surprising it was empty and unfinished in 2010. It was still a building site!
MrBritish replied recently with:
The Cove might have been empty in 2010 but it is full now. We really enjoy living there. A fantastic social life and lots of sports facilities etc.
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Expat Report Review of The American International School of Jeddah in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia by dlarsonknight was published
Review-of-The American International School of Jeddah
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The school has a vast network of extra-curricular activities including clubs, after school activities, and team based sports. The facilities are well kept and are well managed. Their is also a new campus being built that will have wonderful facilities that include a swimming pool, tennis courts, a state of the art field, and a massive auditorium. (Continue)
Expat Report Review of American International School of Jeddah in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia was published
Review-of-American International School of Jeddah
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
While the school facilities are a bit outdated, renovations have taken place. Recently, the football pitch has been completely renovated to a high end turf field. Also, the highschool and middle school administration buildings have been demolished, and new buildings have been built in their replace. The entire middle school building has also been demolished, with a whole new building now in operation in another location, along with the current construction of more facilities in space of the old middle school section. Extra-curricular wise, there is no shortage within the school. The school supports a wide range of supports, with activity conferences taking place both within the kingdom and in the neighboring Middle East. Clubs within the school also range from all sorts, including but not limited to community service organizations, literary clubs, and fitness clubs. (Continue)
Expat Report Review of American International School of Jeddah in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia was published
Review-of-American International School of Jeddah
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
While the school facilities are a bit outdated, renovations have recently taken place. Last year, the football pitch was completely renovated from a standard grass pitch to a high-end turf field. Also, the high school and middle school administration buildings have been demolished, and new buildings have been built in their place. The entire middle school building has also been demolished, with a while new building now in operation in another location, along with the current construction of more facilities in space of the old middle school section. Extra-curricular wise, there is no shortage within the school. The school supports a wide range of sports, with activity conferences taking place both in the kingdom and in the neighboring Middle East. Clubs within the school also range from all sorts, including but not limited to community service organizations, literary clubs, and fitness clubs. (Continue)
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Expat Report Review of American International School of Jeddah in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia was published
Review-of-American International School of Jeddah
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The American School of Jeddah has been around in Jeddah for so many years. Although most of the school buildings are built many years ago, they are renovated and are constantly maintained. The school has recently built up two new extension buildings for the Middle and Elementary schools. Classrooms around the buildings are spacious and air conditioned. I also found that the library at the school is big and holds a vast collections of books. The school has several playgrounds with a day care/nursery outdoors and indoors play areas. A huge soccer field is also a plus when it comes to outdoors activities and sports. In terms of extra-curricular activities, the school offers various sports like soccer, volleyball, table tennis, martial arts and more. Other clubs are arts, music ... (Continue)
Mrexpat posted squash in riyadh on the Saudi Arabia forum:
Hi Anyone aware of a squash court in Riyadh. Thanks
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americansaudi replied to the thread Fitness in Riyadh on the Saudi Arabia forum:
AshleyPCB initially posted:
I am a single female thinking of taking a teaching job in Riyadh. Are there any crossfit groups or yoga studios in the city? Are there any gyms for women?
americansaudi replied most recently with:
Some names and numbers of gyms in Riyadh AlManahil (+966 11 4881069) , Curves (00966 11 4633219) , Kore (00966-11-4820003) , spectrum, NyYu, and Yibreen (+966 11 4411115). Some are also nice places to simply hang out or have a coffee.
mariosa replied most recently with:
There actually is a ladies gym in Riyadh on two locations, you can check it here http://nuyu-ksa.com/gyms/ and see what suits you best, i don't know where are you located exactly. I also don't know are there any other ones, since i don't have much time to look into it, but i know i heard about Nuyu, it's a very good gym for women. I hope you will find something for yourself, good luck!
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americansaudi replied to the thread Places to Eat in Khobar! on the Saudi Arabia forum:
akt470 initially posted:
Can you recommend some places to eat in Al Khobar?? New from Toronto??
americansaudi replied most recently with:
Welcome to Saudi. Nino is always a good place to go, an Italian restaurant close to Alrashed Mall: https://www.google.com/maps/place/26%C2%B017'31.9%22N+50%C2%B010'47.8%22E/@26.292206,50.179943,241m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0 La Casa Pasta in Venicia Mall: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Venicia+Mall/@26.2860641,50.1901684,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x3e49e8759d7cb78d:0xa1c3dbe77bab6d75 If you want to go to Dammam, less than 25 minutes away is a great sea food restaurant called Leffanna. This is my favorite restaurant in the whole region. It's is across from the sheraton Hotel in Dammam and next to Alshatea mall, every taxi driver would know those two places. Here is a link just in case: https://www.google.com/maps/place/26%C2%B027'13.8%22N+50%C2%B007'16.6%22E/@26.453835,50.121279,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0 Here is a list for more restaurant in Alkhobar: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=al+khobar+restaurants&rflfq=1&tbm=lcl Good luck, Basel
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