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Help ...Looking for a compound in Jeddah

Old Apr 16th 2007, 10:27 am
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Will soon be looking for a place to live in Jeddah and hope someone can give us some good advice on compounds available and what to look (lookout) for.

After a 3 bedroom furnished detached Villa, preferabley with garden or own space out back. No kids so no school required. Would like shops, pool(s), restaurants, gym but not worried about tennis or any other sports. Doctors ? Buses to town, beach and limo service.

Internet access and satellite would be good (try to keep up with the footie, cricket and golf ).

Also both avid golfers so any advice on golf courses, fees etc also welcome

All advice very welcome

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what to look (lookout) for.


All advice very welcome

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i'd start with terrorists

honestly, why anyone would want to move to Saudi is beyond me. Last time i was in Jeddah, i totally hated the place and felt the bad vibes towards westeners

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Old Apr 16th 2007, 12:03 pm
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i'd start with terrorists

honestly, why anyone would want to move to Saudi is beyond me. Last time i was in Jeddah, i totally hated the place and felt the bad vibes towards westeners
You've now replied to 2 of my posts and had nothing interesting to say on either.

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You've now replied to 2 of my posts and had nothing interesting to say on either.

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I agree with Arbroath, I would rather have stayed in Newcaslte than head to Saudi. Husband did seven years in Jeddah and said he would never ever go back not for all the money in the world.
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You've now replied to 2 of my posts and had nothing interesting to say on either.

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well you did ask. If you dont want the answer dont ask the bleeding question

sorry

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its a great place, very liberalised, bring your family you will have a hoot

that better?
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You've now replied to 2 of my posts and had nothing interesting to say on either.

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Fine......use the search function and search for saudi on this forum.
I have lived in saudi on and off for years including jeddah.

you will find my unbiased views there.

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You Want The Truth?

You Can't Handle The Truth!
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Yep, don't go.
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Old Apr 16th 2007, 1:15 pm
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I asked a question about compounds in Jeddah and you tell me you hated Jeddah....not very useful...what has it got to do with finding accommodation ? Maybe I should have asked what's it like in Jeddah and does anyone hate it but then again it wouldn't help me find anywhere to live !
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Yep, don't go.
that's my advice too, maybe the reason we have no Saudi posters in here is because they aren't allowed internet connections!
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I asked a question about compounds in Jeddah and you tell me you hated Jeddah....not very useful...what has it got to do with finding accommodation ? Maybe I should have asked what's it like in Jeddah and does anyone hate it but then again it wouldn't help me find anywhere to live !
Chill out now....it will be hostile enough when you get there.

Firstly...have you lived in saudi before?
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I asked a question about compounds in Jeddah and you tell me you hated Jeddah....not very useful...what has it got to do with finding accommodation ? Maybe I should have asked what's it like in Jeddah and does anyone hate it but then again it wouldn't help me find anywhere to live !
Fair point...you not asked your new employer to assist you? Or your employer put you in touch with people already living there, maybe they can help?

Good luck.
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Fair point...you not asked your new employer to assist you? Or your employer put you in touch with people already living there, maybe they can help?

Good luck.
Good point... I will be taken around some compounds by my employers when I get there and hopefully that will be sufficient...just thought I would try this site and see if anyone already living there had any advice, would also be nice to have some contacts over there.

Havn't lived in the Middle East before. All over Europe and the Far East but I'm prepared for something completely different just not sure exactly what yet ..
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Good point... I will be taken around some compounds by my employers when I get there and hopefully that will be sufficient...just thought I would try this site and see if anyone already living there had any advice, would also be nice to have some contacts over there.

Havn't lived in the Middle East before. All over Europe and the Far East but I'm prepared for something completely different just not sure exactly what yet ..
Well for what its worth............your foooooooooking mad.

It's like saying im going to eat rat poison,...never tried it before.

I can assure you......it will be completely different.

Odds are that you have already jacked in your old job so its too late for you now.
Pls dont get stroppy, we are not all haters, we are just giving you honest advice.

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Old Apr 16th 2007, 1:37 pm
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Well for what its worth............your foooooooooking mad.

It's like saying im going to eat rat poison,...never tried it before.

I can assure you......it will be completely different.

Odds are that you have already jacked in your old job so its too late for you now.
Pls dont get stroppy, we are not all haters, we are just giving you honest advice.

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Do you know anything about compounds in Jeddah that will help me ?

not getting stroppy... :-)
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