Moving to Riyadh

Old Aug 29th 2013, 4:41 pm
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I'm moving to Riyadh on Monday to work for a university there.

Just thought I'd pop up and say 'hello'.

I'll no doubt have a few Q's come next week.
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Old Aug 30th 2013, 3:42 am
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welcome to Saudi Arabia ) if you have any question . i can help you ^_^
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Old Sep 8th 2013, 9:35 pm
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I recently moved to Riyadh as well.
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Enjoy your stay , Saudi is a surprisingly normal place once you get used to a few things . Ignore the haters and you'll probably be fine.
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Thanks!

I've been here a week now. I am more surprised each day. Its not as bad as I imagined.
It's all about the networking in this place it seems. Need to try and meet as many people from as many different compounds to make it more enjoyable.

I'm living on a female only compound, which is not fun!!! It's like a hen house.

Hopefully my iqama will be sorted out before the October 10th holiday so I can travel outside the KSA.
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Thanks!

I've been here a week now. I am more surprised each day. Its not as bad as I imagined.
It's all about the networking in this place it seems. Need to try and meet as many people from as many different compounds to make it more enjoyable.

I'm living on a female only compound, which is not fun!!! It's like a hen house.

Hopefully my iqama will be sorted out before the October 10th holiday so I can travel outside the KSA.
Let me know what you find!
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Old Sep 10th 2013, 3:36 pm
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I'll PM you after I've been for a swim. Super humid today
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I'll PM you after I've been for a swim. Super humid today
Indeed! I was thinking about a swim myself.
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Welcome to Riyadh. It can be the most boring place in the world. However, it then forces you to build and create your own social life. If you manage to do this, suddenly you can start to enjoy quite a pleasant lifestyle.

As there is little in terms of entertainment, you will have to find and create your own. There are quote a few blogs around which are good reading but also informative eg blue abaya. Start to make friends and get your self out and about - is about the crux of it. Good luck.
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Suza

Apologies if I have the wrong person, but did you apply for your visa in Frankfurt on 12th Sept? We may have met briefly :-)
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I'm moving to Riyadh.
They tried to make me go to Riyadh, I said, "No, no, no"

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Old Sep 24th 2013, 6:57 pm
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Apologies if I have the wrong person, but did you apply for your visa in Frankfurt on 12th Sept? We may have met briefly :-)
No, I did mine in London.
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Originally Posted by nonthaburi View Post
, Saudi is a surprisingly normal place.
OP take this with a bucket of salt. This is the chap that lived on Koh Phangan for 5 years when the full moon parties were still, kind off, ok.

Channel me muckers positive energy, by all means, but do realise he's quite likely baaaaaaah!

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Old Sep 24th 2013, 7:01 pm
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OP take this with a bucket of salt. This is the chap that lived on Koh Phangan for 5 years when the full moon parties were still, kind off, ok.

Channel me muckers positive energy, by all means, but do realise he's quite likely baaaaaaah!

I did my time on Koh Phangan too. I frequented there from 1999-2001, and I'm handling Saudi just fine
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Channel me muckers positive energy, by all means, but do realise he's quite likely baaaaaaah!

Whereas you're sane and truthful.....
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