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Old Jul 20th 2023, 10:26 am
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Can anybody please help with info?

My application is at “In Offer”, heard back from HR.
Neom no longer able to provide Degree Execption letters so can't issue my offer. I have a Grad Diploma but no Bachelors.
Seems it's at a dead-end.

Devastated to think I've come so close and now going to miss out on this opportunity?
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Old Jul 20th 2023, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by AussyheadingtoSaudi
Can anybody please help with info?

My application is at “In Offer”, heard back from HR.
Neom no longer able to provide Degree Execption letters so can't issue my offer. I have a Grad Diploma but no Bachelors.
Seems it's at a dead-end.

Devastated to think I've come so close and now going to miss out on this opportunity?
Oh mate, thats really sad news. I wonder why cant they issue it.
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Old Jul 20th 2023, 1:00 pm
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HR has advised about 6 weeks ago NEOM implemented a new policy, no further Exemption letters for any online/distance Bachelors Degrees/Masters Degrees or for no degree - even if you have a higher level qualification than a bachelors they still want a on campus Bachelor/Masters. No more Exemption letters possible I've been told. The agency also provided a confirmation they can attest my PostGrad Diploma.

Heartbreaking, got so close

Anybody able to please help with any info on very recent exemption letters?
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Old Jul 21st 2023, 5:02 am
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Originally Posted by AussyheadingtoSaudi
HR has advised about 6 weeks ago NEOM implemented a new policy, no further Exemption letters for any online/distance Bachelors Degrees/Masters Degrees or for no degree - even if you have a higher level qualification than a bachelors they still want a on campus Bachelor/Masters. No more Exemption letters possible I've been told. The agency also provided a confirmation they can attest my PostGrad Diploma.

Heartbreaking, got so close

Anybody able to please help with any info on very recent exemption letters?
Here you can find separate discussion on this subject: NEOM - Degree Exemption Letter
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Old Jul 24th 2023, 3:43 am
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Hi, has anyone been placed at OAK village? I was told that NC2 accommodation is running thin and here’s the new location they’re offering.

How far is OAK Village to NC2?

I’m expected to arrive by September.

I am appointed through SMP (third party) and is wondering if NC1and NC2 are dedicated only for NEOM direct employee?
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Old Jul 24th 2023, 3:50 am
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Originally Posted by Norahr
Hi, has anyone been placed at OAK village? I was told that NC2 accommodation is running thin and here’s the new location they’re offering.



I’m expected to arrive by September.


How far is OAK Village to NC2?
Never heard of it. Are you sure there is such thing as 'Oak Village'?

I am appointed through SMP (third party) and is wondering if NC1and NC2 are dedicated only for NEOM direct employee?
NC1/NC2 are solely for NEOM direct hires/employees
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Old Jul 24th 2023, 10:35 am
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It’s about 45mins from NC2, it is a decent unit (looks new and slightly more spacious than 1BR NC2).

To date, there’s about 150 occupants and counting.

I’ve received the accommodation (OAK) brochure and some footage hence my queries on who has been placed there.

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Old Jul 24th 2023, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by drMobas
i am on Oxagon. Just arrived. What you need to know? We are residing on Duba apartments
I am really curious to know how long your hours are and how the commute is…

Is it still an expat compound in Duba?? Is the living accommodation okay?
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Old Jul 24th 2023, 6:30 pm
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Originally Posted by drMobas
They have studios, 1 bed and 2 bed. I was in a studio but moving now to a 2 bed. Food is available, TV with netflix, wifi, and not much more. You can do the rest @ Oxagon. Commute is around 30 minutes or so. You have cars leaving in the morning and evening. I had one dinner so far at Duba, nice one, and an amazing lunch @ Oxagon
Hi, Is there a gym at Duba? As a woman, can I have shorts and short sleeve T shirts on while in the apartment premises?
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Old Jul 24th 2023, 6:32 pm
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Originally Posted by IL2023
Hi, Is there a gym at Duba? As a woman, can I have shorts and short sleeve T shirts on while in the apartment premises?
also intrigued to know about gym facilities!
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Old Jul 30th 2023, 4:15 am
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Originally Posted by Macster
Finally I am moving to Neom.... go an email from the housing team to say that they will have my apartment ready by the time i get there

didnt mention which 1 it is ... its studio but i thought there were 2 types of studios?

can i negotiate which 1 i want and where i want?
Hi Macster,

How far in advance did they reach out to you for housing? I'm flying out end of August and I havent been contacted by the housing team yet.

I'm being placed in an NC2 studio apartment and was told there are no other options.
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Old Jul 30th 2023, 4:36 pm
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After a 3 month process, I am finally flying out this Sunday August 6th (LHR to NUM direct)...

...my only slight concern is I have not received any e-mails from the Housing department, or received my QR entry code! I am chasing my onboarder, but there is radio silence.

I feel this is going to be quite the adventure! haha.

Anyone else doing induction on Aug 7th?
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Old Jul 30th 2023, 4:57 pm
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Originally Posted by banskoboy
How far is OAK Village to NC2?
Never heard of it. Are you sure there is such thing as 'Oak Village'?

I am appointed through SMP (third party) and is wondering if NC1and NC2 are dedicated only for NEOM direct employee?
NC1/NC2 are solely for NEOM direct hires/employees
Hi, I've just joined to provide some more helpful advice on NEOM.

On this topic of Oak legitimacy, simply zoom into the NEOM area on Google Maps and search oak it shows the OAK Hospitality village site (not sure if posting links allowed here). Then OP can check the distance and route to NC2. Some travel times aren't accurate since u-turn locations change frequently.

OAK are a reputable operator who also run restaurants, bars and events in the region. I've heard that the Village is expanding. I've had consultants and visitors stay there and they said it's pleasant. I know some SMP living in NC2 but not sure if just because they've been here for sometime. I'm not sure where new SMP are being housed.

In general, NEOM is no longer some secret place and pretty much every site/activity has a Google pin location, so I encourage searching first. Being resourceful and adaptable are two basics traits for anyone coming to Neom.
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Old Jul 30th 2023, 5:09 pm
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Originally Posted by TotalBadger
After a 3 month process, I am finally flying out this Sunday August 6th (LHR to NUM direct)...

...my only slight concern is I have not received any e-mails from the Housing department, or received my QR entry code! I am chasing my onboarder, but there is radio silence.

I feel this is going to be quite the adventure! haha.

Anyone else doing induction on Aug 7th?

Hi, I’m in the same situation. Onboarder informed me that accommodation details will be shared 1-2 days before arrival.
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Old Jul 30th 2023, 7:10 pm
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Default re: NEOM COMMUNITY THREAD

Originally Posted by TotalBadger
After a 3 month process, I am finally flying out this Sunday August 6th (LHR to NUM direct)...

...my only slight concern is I have not received any e-mails from the Housing department, or received my QR entry code! I am chasing my onboarder, but there is radio silence.

I feel this is going to be quite the adventure! haha.

Anyone else doing induction on Aug 7th?
Hi TB,
I suggest you follow up with onboarder if you haven't heard anything by Wednesday, that way they have Thursday to send the info.
Keep in mind that the work week is Sunday - Thursday, so it is possible that they may not send until Sunday morning, but they will send it.
Hope that helps.
Safe travels!
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