Crown Relocations

An Expat Talks about Moving to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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


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

Three things I wish I brought: more music on my computer, a large jar of vegemite and rexona men's deoderant.

Three things to leave: wireless router, batteries, and personal care products

Moving to Saudi Arabia? Crown Relocations owns and operates over 207 facilities in almost 54 countries. Their global network means they're unique in the relocations business and they're able to use Crown crews and vehicles wherever possible. Get a quote online by December 21, 2018 and you'll be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Sponsored by Crown Relocations

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

Be very sure of what your getting into. Ask questions from as many different sources not just the employment agencies, they just want their money and paint a very rosie picture to what the reality is...

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

4 bedroom villa with three other expats. The villa is quite old, poorly furnished, very cold in the winter, power and electrics can be dodgy, circa 1970-80's fixtures. Cheap and nasty kitchen supplies.

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

It was chosen by mt employer

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

My housing costs are provided by my employer

Read Next

Retirement-In-Al-KhobarAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

A retiree in Al Khobar, who has lived all over the world, talks about retiring abroad.

5 Tips for Living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Expats in Jeddah offer advice about living on compounds vs living out, where to meet other expats, international schools, raising kids in Jeddah and much more.

5 Tips for Living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabi

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.

Crown Relocations

Write a Comment about this Expat Report

Sign In to post a comment.

Comments about this Report

Feb 11, 2011 07:27

I am going with a reputable agent ( I thnk ) from London and am only worried about the standard of accom which he said was nice ... Can you advise, please ...?

Join Today (free)

Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move. It's FREE and takes 1 minute!

Copyright 1997-2018 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal