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Old Jul 30th 2022, 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by PaulF1981
My degree was from the US. It went through the full attestation process back in 2019 when I joined a company in the UAE. In order to satisfy Saudi attestation requirements I just needed an updated UAE stamp. Once I got that I went to the Saudi embassy in Dubai and they gave me the stamp within 5 minutes. You being from Qatar, I would expect the process to be the same as long as you have a current Qatar stamp on the documents. If the embassy is not too far from where you reside, it's worth a try. From some of the stories I heard on this forum, the degree attestation can be very time consuming otherwise.
just for the purposes of others reading the thread, if you have a UK degree, it’s a different procedure. You need a letter from Neom which will be needed as part of the application to apply through the Saudi Cultural Attaché. Once that application is done, the resulting stamped degree certificate from (and stamped by) the Saudi Cultual Attaché will be the document that needs to go through the Apostille (again) and then the Saudi attestation. Cue another lengthy procedure (yawn!).
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Old Jul 30th 2022, 9:00 pm
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Hi, I have heard that the direct flights from Neom Bay Airport to Dubai are already in place for around SAR 3K return ticket. Would anyone of you know if there are any plans of having the current flight allowance (2 domestic flights a month) to be replaced for those interested to fly to Dubai regularly?
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Old Jul 31st 2022, 1:38 am
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Hi, I have heard that the direct flights from Neom Bay Airport to Dubai are already in place for around SAR 3K return ticket. Would anyone of you know if there are any plans of having the current flight allowance (2 domestic flights a month) to be replaced for those interested to fly to Dubai regularly?
I have heard the same however no one knows anyone that has flown this route. Check the Saudia website and it is not a current route!
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Old Jul 31st 2022, 1:40 am
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This could be viable but the new projected date is currently anywhere between12-18months
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Old Jul 31st 2022, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by Azorek
Hi, I have heard that the direct flights from Neom Bay Airport to Dubai are already in place for around SAR 3K return ticket. Would anyone of you know if there are any plans of having the current flight allowance (2 domestic flights a month) to be replaced for those interested to fly to Dubai regularly?
It's still not active, was announced but then retracted again. Probably some details needing to be ironed out. Should be announced soon again.

But the flight allowance will not be valid for Dubai. Only domestic. And today you can already go direct to Dubai from Tabuk. So in reality you save about 1.5-2 hrs going straight from NEOM instead, but downside is the flights will probably be very expensive.
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Old Jul 31st 2022, 10:21 pm
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Is the working week Sunday-Thursday?

I've looked at roles and have applied via the NEOM careers page.

Are there agencies I can contact who are sourcing / head hunting candidates? Did most people apply or get headhunted ?
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Are there agencies I can contact who are sourcing / head hunting candidates? Did most people apply or get headhunted ?
Get yourself on LinkedIn for that - my husband gets messages every day from headhunters wanting him for NEOM. Lots of others have said LinkedIn too, so if you're on there and have skills they need, they'll contact you.
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Old Jul 31st 2022, 10:31 pm
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Hi All,

Great site for information. It may have been asked before, so apologies if it has, but looked through the forum and some of the questions dated back.

Has anyone recently moved into NC2, as I see questions being asked about NC2, but could not see any posts of people who have actually moved in recently and their experience?
How long after offer, does the total onboarding take before you actually out in NEOM?
What has been the challenges that you have had since you moved to NEOM and what would you do differently or take with you.

Thanks
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Old Jul 31st 2022, 10:32 pm
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I'm on LinkedIn. My background is in BD, Startups, tourism and I spent 7 years at Airbnb, so a slightly different background to most procurement backgrounds. I've been connecting with current employees.

I have a wife and a 2 year old. Have any partners of employees been able to continue with their jobs after moving to Saudi with NEOM ?
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Old Jul 31st 2022, 11:40 pm
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Good question - would have thought Jeddah and Riyadh would be more appealing for your family than Tabuk given you get 2x domestic flights a month.
Does anyone know currently what the estimated wait time is for 1xbed or 2xbed as I am due to start on the project in Sept and also trying to work out how long after my family can follow?
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Old Aug 1st 2022, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Stracrat
I'm on LinkedIn. My background is in BD, Startups, tourism and I spent 7 years at Airbnb, so a slightly different background to most procurement backgrounds. I've been connecting with current employees.

I have a wife and a 2 year old. Have any partners of employees been able to continue with their jobs after moving to Saudi with NEOM ?
I have a similar background to you, and it's hard getting into the Neom pipeline, from what I've seen there are two ways for consideration. 1) be headhunted by a recruiter 2) be recruited directly by the team - but this is only if you have an existing professional relationship with that team

If you apply directly on the website, I'd be surprised if you got an interview. I haven't heard from anyone who applied organically, and got into the pipeline, but I could be wrong.

Good luck!
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Old Aug 1st 2022, 8:27 pm
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Can anyone share the LinkedIn profile of any recruiters that reached out to them for roles?
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Old Aug 1st 2022, 8:56 pm
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Can anyone share the LinkedIn profile of any recruiters that reached out to them for roles?
What role are you looking for?

There are specialist recruiters for varying roles and industries.
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Old Aug 1st 2022, 9:49 pm
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My background is a mix of startups (7 years at Airbnb) with a focus on business development, partnerships & sales. I have in-depth knowledge of tourism and travel too. I think I could really add value on the BD side and in helping to share strategy around tourism and a startup ecosystem.
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Old Aug 5th 2022, 12:55 am
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Originally Posted by PaulF1981
I also had to renew my UAE stamp before getting the Saudi stamp. I did it online at mofaic.gov, paid 150 AED for same day service (plus another 150 AED for the attestation), then Aramex comes takes my document and returned it to me 5 hours later. Went to Saudi embassy next day and received the stamp.
Thanks this worked!

Mr Badr was most helpful!
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