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In Riyadh, Looking To Connect With Fellow Expats!

Old Oct 1st 2010, 9:15 pm
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Hi Guys,
I flew from London to Riyadh yesterday for my first time in Saudi. I know my profession is going to rub some people up the wrong way but please bear with me, I am a recruitment consultant but do agree with many views on them and by visiting Saudi am one of the few that actually bothers visiting the place there recruiting for... I am here to tie up a few recruitment contracts with some construction companies in Riyadh and am trying to get to know the area so I can help any people I get jobs here in settling in etc. I havent left my hotel today as its Friday so not much happens but I have been told numerous "horror" stories regarding Saudi and as this is my first time and I am by myself and fairly young compared to most expats here. Im just looking for advice from people who have experience here and any major Do's and Dont's as I am not staying in a Expat compound. If anyone in the construction industry wants to meet while im here to discuss anything please let me know and I will try and arrange to see you. Sorry for rambling.
Any advice you guys have on getting around the city and staying safe would be appreciated.
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Old Oct 2nd 2010, 2:11 am
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Hi Guys,
I flew from London to Riyadh yesterday for my first time in Saudi. I know my profession is going to rub some people up the wrong way but please bear with me, I am a recruitment consultant but do agree with many views on them and by visiting Saudi am one of the few that actually bothers visiting the place there recruiting for... I am here to tie up a few recruitment contracts with some construction companies in Riyadh and am trying to get to know the area so I can help any people I get jobs here in settling in etc. I havent left my hotel today as its Friday so not much happens but I have been told numerous "horror" stories regarding Saudi and as this is my first time and I am by myself and fairly young compared to most expats here. Im just looking for advice from people who have experience here and any major Do's and Dont's as I am not staying in a Expat compound. If anyone in the construction industry wants to meet while im here to discuss anything please let me know and I will try and arrange to see you. Sorry for rambling.
Any advice you guys have on getting around the city and staying safe would be appreciated.
Many Thanks
Make a few more posts (min 3 I think) and that will wnable the Private Message function on the board. I'll PM you re meet up for a coffee and chat about opportunities. sf
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Old Oct 2nd 2010, 7:42 am
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Thnx for the response Saudiflares.
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Old Oct 2nd 2010, 7:43 am
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Should be able to pm me now?
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Should be able to pm me now?
do you have saudi number or shall i give you mine then you can call and i give you details about saudi
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Old Oct 2nd 2010, 6:40 pm
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Just PM'd u
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Old Oct 2nd 2010, 8:49 pm
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Just PM'd u
Tell me ur not giving your number or details to complete randoms who have only posted 5 times on this site and sound decidedly local?

I think that falls under the not staying safe category ...
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Tell me ur not giving your number or details to complete randoms who have only posted 5 times on this site and sound decidedly local?

I think that falls under the not staying safe category ...
Sound advice
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I wonder is this dude trying to find his way back out of the desert/jail/random house somewhere right now....after the tender male attentions of his host

chime in simo
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