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An Expat Talks about Moving to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Dhahran

Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.

As trivial as this sounds, (for all you women relocating), I would have brought a good supply of salon shampoo and conditioner. It's very hard to find, and also 3 times the price. Also, I would have brought more sweaters! It can get very chilly this time of year, ecpecially at night. Lastly, I would have brought a sears catalogue, and left another copy at home with someone, so that when I wanted to order someting, I could just e-mail the item # and have them send it to me.

What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?

If you are coming over for Aramco, all you can do is keep your fingers crossed and hope you like where they put you.

What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?

3 Bdrm townhouse, nothing spectacular. Yes, everybody is in the same boat (house....)

How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?

Company placement.

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Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?

Lower, rent runs around 500.00 per month, but is company provided.

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