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Old May 14th 2018, 11:31 am
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So I like my own brand of toiletries.... how readily available are they and what’s the cost comparison to the UK
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hard to answer unless we know what they are
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If I list them I might be here a while 🙄🙄🙄

i have another question about painkillers. I seriously injured my back about ten years ago and have severe pain.
im on a nerve pain medicine called Pregablin.

How easy would it be to bring it in to KSA
should I get the prescription attested by the foreign common wealth office

what are are health costs like in KSA. I will have health insurance with my company

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Old May 15th 2018, 12:11 pm
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So I like my own brand of toiletries.... how readily available are they and what’s the cost comparison to the UK
There is a Boots however not all UK brands are available and it is always best to stock up on your trips home

With regards to your medication read this https://www.saudiembassy.net/bringin...m-saudi-arabia
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Thank you kindly.
Thats useful to know.

ill look into it.

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There is a Boots however not all UK brands are available and it is always best to stock up on your trips home

With regards to your medication read this https://www.saudiembassy.net/bringin...m-saudi-arabia
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Pregabalin is marketed as LYRICA. This story in "The Saudi Gazette" tells a tale

Saudi youth and the abuse of prescription drugs - Saudi Gazette
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I will have health insurance with my company
what kind and what level of cover? There's quite a variety.
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Just because your company provides health insurance doesn't mean it's any good. Find out what is covered and what isn't BEFORE you get sick.
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The brands of everything here are limited, compared to what you find in the UK. It's almost guaranteed that if you prefer a particular brand you won't find it in any shops.

I'm not sure why, possibly bureaucracy or bribery, but shopping in Saudi - even in a metropolis like Riyadh - is usually expensive, frustrating and disappointing. I rarely bother looking for anything in particular, but will have a browse in a few, select department stores and supermarkets once a fortnight or so.

Online shopping should be getting better, as Amazon recently bought Souq, but I'd still bring in anything you deem necessary.
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The brands of everything here are limited, compared to what you find in the UK. It's almost guaranteed that if you prefer a particular brand you won't find it in any shops.

I'm not sure why, possibly bureaucracy or bribery, but shopping in Saudi - even in a metropolis like Riyadh - is usually expensive, frustrating and disappointing. I rarely bother looking for anything in particular, but will have a browse in a few, select department stores and supermarkets once a fortnight or so.

Online shopping should be getting better, as Amazon recently bought Souq, but I'd still bring in anything you deem necessary.
tend to disagree with that. I'm not a shopper admittedly, and this is totally anecdotal, but the one thing my wife actually loves about KSA is the clothes shopping. According to her things are cheap, good quality, and when they discount, which is often, they really do discount. Even in the land that time forgot AKA Buraydah she loves the shopping. We did live in Riyadh for three years previously as well.
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Shopping for textiles and clothes can be amazingly diverse in KSA. Has anyone been in the Souk in downtown Jeddah ? Especially in the High season of the Pilgrimage. There is more to life than Marks and Spencers and Primark !
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