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We asked people living in Saudi Arabia to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...

"When moving to Saudi Arabia, it's important to consider the local climate and customs. It is recommended to pack lightweight and loose clothing that covers arms and legs, including hijabs and long scarves for women. A few sets of comfortable shoes including closed-toe shoes for outdoor activities like hiking and a pair of sandals are also helpful. It's also important to bring basic personal items such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, toiletries, and some medications. Other essential items to pack include a passport, visa, laptop, cell phone, and a camera to capture memories. Additionally, you may want to consider bringing local currency (Saudi Riyal) which can be exchanged in Saudi Arabia. Lastly, make sure to bring an adapter plug to use your electronic items in Saudi Arabia," commented one expat who made the move to Saudi Arabia.

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"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," remarked another expat in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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