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An Expat Talks about Moving to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Submitted by gracilou

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

Riyadh

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

I wish i bought more Barry's Tea :), books and music ..... I wish i left half my clothes at home SHOPPING IS ACE OVER HERE

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

My advice would be to take it easy - your company should do most of the work although on arrival be ready for an information overload as well as not sleeping very well in the first few weeks and don't worry it takes a few weeks to settle but you will adapt very quickly and get out there ! join every club etc you can ! it is hard to meet people and always remember your manners as it stands to you for the next invite

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

I live in a three bedroom villa. yes for my company it is as they provide their own accomodation

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

My company did it for me so it was less hassle.

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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?

I don't know.

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