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NEOM COMMUNITY UPDATE

Old Aug 9th 2022, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by max_2000 View Post
It's hit and miss. I gave them 2.5 weeks notice and received confirmation a week before I flew out.
Send them specific info a few weeks in advance. Tell them exactly what flight you want to be on, this should make it easier for them to book. Copy in a few people too, that usually gets them moving.
Ok, didn't think about that, but a good plan.

Has anyone flown with any other airline or do they only use Saudia? I assume you can't see the Riyadh to Neom section of the flight? (At least it has never come up when I have been searching.) Are these at a regular time? (By that I mean do I need to find a flight that gets into Riyadh at X:XXPM to be sure to make it to Neom)
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Old Aug 9th 2022, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by max_2000 View Post
It's hit and miss. I gave them 2.5 weeks notice and received confirmation a week before I flew out.
Send them specific info a few weeks in advance. Tell them exactly what flight you want to be on, this should make it easier for them to book. Copy in a few people too, that usually gets them moving.
Thanks for this info. Do you think it is better to give them more notice, like a month, or a few weeks would be better? I am supposed to start in September, so am thinking how to better approach this challenging logistics... lol
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Old Aug 9th 2022, 2:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Evilbungle View Post
Ok, didn't think about that, but a good plan.

Has anyone flown with any other airline or do they only use Saudia? I assume you can't see the Riyadh to Neom section of the flight? (At least it has never come up when I have been searching.) Are these at a regular time? (By that I mean do I need to find a flight that gets into Riyadh at X:XXPM to be sure to make it to Neom)
You can fly any other airline, I flew Emirates to Dubai, then FlyDubai to Riyadh, then Riyadh to Neom in Saudia. The timing worked well for me as I dint fancy staying in a hotel over night.
Use Sky Scanner, month view to see the flights to Neom from Riyadh, they are on fixed days and times.
Note that when you get to Riyadh, you will have to collect your bag and check back in at terminal 5. There is a free bus that goes from outside the terminal 1 (where you will be).
There will be some Saudi's at the airport arrival in the traditional gear, they look official and will offer to help. DO NOT ACCEPT THEIR HELP! They are not officials and they will ask you for a commission to direct you to the bus stand! Shamefully, I got ripped off! Do not let them follow you either, because they perceive that as help!!
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Old Yesterday, 1:12 am
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I just received an email from Hire Right saying they have finalised my background check and NEOM is asking me to resign from my current job... I don't really have any signed contract with them... so when is it safe to resign? How long will it take for the visa process and the degree attestation?

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I just received an email from Hire Right saying they have finalised my background check and NEOM is asking me to resign from my current job... I don't really have any signed contract with them... so when is it safe to resign? How long will it take for the visa process and the degree attestation?

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Congrats! Do not resign yet, the attestation takes quite a bit of time. So, better resign after you get your visa, or at the earliest when the agency submits an application to the embassy.
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Old Yesterday, 7:28 am
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Originally Posted by Scott78 View Post
I just received an email from Hire Right saying they have finalised my background check and NEOM is asking me to resign from my current job... I don't really have any signed contract with them... so when is it safe to resign? How long will it take for the visa process and the degree attestation?

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I said I wouldn't resign until after I had completed the medical etc... (My Assumption was that I would then have everything I needed for the Visa application) As it turns out this still led to a few sleepless nights as my medical was over a month before I got the documents I needed.
Obviously it will depend on how long your notice period is, but I wouldn't bet on getting everything from Neom in under two months, I have heard that it happens, but have also heard a lot worse stories.
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Would anyone mind sharing the size/dimensions of the 1 beds in NC1?
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Hi Everyone,
I had my interview in June this year and got the verbal approval? Have been waiting for the official feedback since then. Anyone with similar experience, how long did you have to wait to get the official interview feedback?
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Originally Posted by Evilbungle View Post
Ok, didn't think about that, but a good plan.

Has anyone flown with any other airline or do they only use Saudia? I assume you can't see the Riyadh to Neom section of the flight? (At least it has never come up when I have been searching.) Are these at a regular time? (By that I mean do I need to find a flight that gets into Riyadh at X:XXPM to be sure to make it to Neom)
You can check flight times to NEOM through Flight Connections website. Check for NUM airport
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Originally Posted by renchesbijo View Post
Hi Everyone,
I had my interview in June this year and got the verbal approval? Have been waiting for the official feedback since then. Anyone with similar experience, how long did you have to wait to get the official interview feedback?
I've been in a holding pattern since June as well. I've sent multiple emails to no avail. I'm going to keep on waiting.
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Old Yesterday, 11:05 pm
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My process started in January... and I'm currently getting my degree atested... it's very frustrating.
My interview process took 5 months, I had 3 different interviews, 1 month after the verbal confirmation I received the offer, and the on-boarding journey started 1 month after that.
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