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Old Apr 6th 2021, 7:09 pm
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Not been on here for a while but thought I'd ask the guru's!

I've been offered a job working on the new airport (one of many) they are building in Saudi at the NEOM Project. Is anyone else working there? What is it like, is it worth the massive payrise from the UK?

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Do It!

Remote I guess but handy for Aqaba, Petra, Al Ula https://www.experiencealula.com/

Interesting work too I guess new airport
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Originally Posted by Chris79
Evening All,

Not been on here for a while but thought I'd ask the guru's!

I've been offered a job working on the new airport (one of many) they are building in Saudi at the NEOM Project. Is anyone else working there? What is it like, is it worth the massive payrise from the UK?

Thanks in advance,

Chris
Talking to quite a few who have been there or are there at the moment and most are looking for a gig in Riyadh rather than remote.
If the deal is good and there's a regular rotation or opportunity to escape then it's worth it. If the camps are nice then it's probably good for a year or two of banking lots.
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Cheers Flares, Al Ula looks nice for a couple of days visit. Still waiting for the visa guys to contact me, I know things go slow over there so I'm not holding my breath!!
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Talking to quite a few who have been there or are there at the moment and most are looking for a gig in Riyadh rather than remote.
If the deal is good and there's a regular rotation or opportunity to escape then it's worth it. If the camps are nice then it's probably good for a year or two of banking lots.
Thanks Scamp, my thoughts are do a year or two and clear all my debt and have a nice little pot in the bank. Decent deal £10k a month plus accommodation paid for as well - seems too good to be true! I think I can manage to be in a slightly dodgy place for that much
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Thanks Scamp, my thoughts are do a year or two and clear all my debt and have a nice little pot in the bank. Decent deal £10k a month plus accommodation paid for as well - seems too good to be true! I think I can manage to be in a slightly dodgy place for that much
Is what it is, the money will be good because you won't spend anything.
You'll just have to be mindful of every long weekend in Dubai or Bahrain to not spend everything you've saved on beer and hookers.
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Do It! +1

Remote camp life is do-able, as long as your phone pings once a month confirming that salary has been deposited.

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Chris79 I’m late to the party but having just joined and found this thread, I’m curious to know if you took up the job and if you’re enjoying the experience? I’ve just been offered a position in NEOM too and mulling over the offer. Thanks
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Chris79 I’m late to the party but having just joined and found this thread, I’m curious to know if you took up the job and if you’re enjoying the experience? I’ve just been offered a position in NEOM too and mulling over the offer. Thanks
Hi Mandrage,
I've just put my resignation in at my current place and looking at mobilising to NEOM mid May! Might see you there.

Would be interesting to find out if anyone is there already and what it is like? Any shops etc etc.
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Congratulations Chris79 ! Fingers crossed we will be swapping stories in the near future, in NEOM/Tabuk. Best of luck with the move and let me know how it goes!!

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Hi Mandrage,
I've just put my resignation in at my current place and looking at mobilising to NEOM mid May! Might see you there.

Would be interesting to find out if anyone is there already and what it is like? Any shops etc etc.
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Hi Mandrage,
I've just put my resignation in at my current place and looking at mobilising to NEOM mid May! Might see you there.

Would be interesting to find out if anyone is there already and what it is like? Any shops etc etc.
Just messaged you back, sorry it’s a bit late. If you are at Base Camp there’s a Tamimi. Various shops in Duba, and there are some malls in Tabuk a couple of hours away. We just wait to buy stuff in Dubai or Bahrain really.
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Just messaged you back, sorry it’s a bit late. If you are at Base Camp there’s a Tamimi. Various shops in Duba, and there are some malls in Tabuk a couple of hours away. We just wait to buy stuff in Dubai or Bahrain really.
Tamimis are great supermarkets - are they still ripping off the Safeway logo?
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I guess they are now I look at it!
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Tamimis are great supermarkets - are they still ripping off the Safeway logo?
Can be a bit pricey though. I find them good for things like meat and cheese, and if you're looking for quirky US/UK import items, but they're often limited with fruit and veg. I think a decent Lulu would be my favourite followed by a decent Carrefour.
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Can be a bit pricey though. I find them good for things like meat and cheese, and if you're looking for quirky US/UK import items, but they're often limited with fruit and veg. I think a decent Lulu would be my favourite followed by a decent Carrefour.
The one near us in Riyadh was great. It had a brewers isle with all you needed in one convenient place. Crates of Rauch juice, big bags of sugar and yeast
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