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HELP * Single Guy Needs Compound In Riyadh * HELP

Old Mar 8th 2009, 7:17 pm
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Default HELP * Single Guy Needs Compound In Riyadh * HELP

After finding out that as a single guy I cannot even rent a villa or apartment apart from renting one for bachelors, which are complete sh*t holes, my next best option is to pay ridiculous money for a sardines tin in a compound.

However after searching a extensively I cant find anything and to be honest with you I am considering leaving the Kingdom. Whats the point of being here if I cannot maintain my standards of living.

Does anyone know of any compounds having place a single guy, maybe a 1 or 2 bed apartment furnished preferred.

I dont even mind sharing with a expat family for sometime untill I am married in a few months. I am even willing to pay good money.
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Old Mar 9th 2009, 3:16 am
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Bummer - sorry to hear that. Can only suggest you try Eid, Fal, Al yamama, Najd, Cordoba etc etc. Can't offer you a room here as we have no spare bedroom and lots of dogs and horrible children! Have you tried putting up notices on compound noticeboards ? Not sure what the rules are re this - but will ask a friend who is single and has recently got accommodation for new employees how he did it.

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After finding out that as a single guy I cannot even rent a villa or apartment apart from renting one for bachelors, which are complete sh*t holes, my next best option is to pay ridiculous money for a sardines tin in a compound.

However after searching a extensively I cant find anything and to be honest with you I am considering leaving the Kingdom. Whats the point of being here if I cannot maintain my standards of living.

Does anyone know of any compounds having place a single guy, maybe a 1 or 2 bed apartment furnished preferred.

I dont even mind sharing with a expat family for sometime untill I am married in a few months. I am even willing to pay good money.
I know Cedar Village compound is a mix of families and single guys.
Its not the best compound in the world, but i have seen ALOT worse
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Old Mar 9th 2009, 9:57 am
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Thanks.

I have tried all compounds, but nothing available.

Looks like its bye bye Saudi in a few weeks then. Shame, the job is really nice and I enjoy the place in general. Just this silly rule about bachelors is forcing me to go back.
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hi please pm me. i did post on here a couple of weeks ago a full list of compounds .
i have also found a neat web site and there were available accom on it.
how ever its all on my work computer and not this lap top.
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hi please pm me. i did post on here a couple of weeks ago a full list of compounds .
i have also found a neat web site and there were available accom on it.
how ever its all on my work computer and not this lap top.
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As a newbie to the Kingdom, I can sympathize with the search for housing . There is not much available for single guys since bachelors are pretty much frowned upon here.
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