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Forum: Middle East
Mar 12th 2020, 10:35 am
Replies: 455
Views: 43,526
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Covid 19

Just seen this morning that Saudi has banned travel from / to all EU countries - except the UK. It's a bit of a risk traveling, but my contract is going to finish at the end of April anyway, so will...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 11th 2020, 8:26 am
Replies: 455
Views: 43,526
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Covid 19

I'm flying back to Blighty early hours Friday morning for a week. Wonder what are the chances of KSA banning incoming flights from UK whilst I'm there. The one week holiday could into several weeks...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 10th 2020, 6:18 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,896
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Arizona Golf Resort Compound

Good shout on Ranco, visited there a few times and they used to have a really nice pub / bar, always busy at weekends. Had a few good Quiz Nights on Ranco too. I always found it a little out of the...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 9th 2020, 6:21 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,896
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Arizona Golf Resort Compound

We lived on Seder for five years, my favourite compound of all the places I've lived on, just liked the people and the social life. I've visited Wadi Qurtoba and if I wanted to spend that sort of...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 3rd 2020, 11:49 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,896
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Arizona Golf Resort Compound

Yes, it's nice, and it has - as the name suggests - a 9 hole golf course, and nice landscaped surrounds. With it's own deer. Good location with the British School not too far away. Nice amenities....
Forum: Middle East
Feb 26th 2020, 5:00 am
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Transportation Allowance Definition

In my understanding, the Transport Allowance is as exactly how you have you used it - home to work and return. Either by Uber / Taxi / your own private car.

Site visits during working hours are...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 25th 2020, 10:07 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: IT Banking Salary levels for Riyadh

Yeah, ditto re the previous replies. If your employer does pay for schooling - check how many kids they will support. Some companies cap it at 2 kids only, some may be more generous. Also, they may...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 25th 2020, 5:00 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Housing Near Business Gate, Riyadh

Closest I can think of to Business Gate for that budget is probably Granada Compound, you may also get a three bed at Eid Compound. Both of them are very close to Granada Mall, so pretty close to the...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 20th 2020, 12:05 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,079
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Family accommodation

We had friends living on there ( Wadi Qurtoba) and they passed a number onto me. I still have it somewhere, not sure if the guy is still working there or not. Let me know if you want it, and I'll PM...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 19th 2020, 10:40 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,079
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Family accommodation

Wadi Qurtoba is very nice indeed, finished to a high standard. We looked at a 2 bed apartment, the slightly larger ones were coming in at 150k pa. Next up in size are townhouses, and then villas. I'm...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 11th 2020, 11:08 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,079
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Family accommodation

Approach the compounds directly - a lot of them now have websites and contact emails / phone numbers. Again, in general, compound prices are per year and previosuly, they wanted a years payment in...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 10th 2020, 6:40 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,079
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Family accommodation

Hi,
Generally speaking, yes, a compound can be very good to socialise, and for younger kids, it can be a great lifestyle. Most of them are gated communities, so once inside, it's almost impossible...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 5th 2020, 11:38 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Money transfer from Saudi Arabia to UK

A couple of compnaies I've used in the past are:
Currency Solutions
Currencies Direct

Both pretty much work in the same way. Opoen an account with them, send them your Saudi Riyals directly from...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 3rd 2020, 8:05 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Recommendations for camping equipment in Riyadh?

Again, second the recommendations for Al Sanidi. Someone once did mention a 'tent' souq that was somewhere in Ruyadh, but can't really remember where he directed me to. Might have been downnear...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 8th 2020, 9:06 am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,529
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: I am a doctor moving to Riyadh

Have a look at the British School website for a breakdown on fees

http://www.bisr.com.sa/admissions/school-fees.html

Used cars are easy to find, but you will need to look carefully for one that...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 7th 2020, 11:55 am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,529
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: I am a doctor moving to Riyadh

Yes, the 150-200k is far more realistic , can get cheaper but then, the standards do diminish a little. Traffic in Riyadh can be a real headache depending on rush hour. At the moment, Riyadh Metro is...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 7th 2020, 8:36 am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,529
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: I am a doctor moving to Riyadh

Hi,
I'm assuming your housing budget is 50k SR ( not 50K Sterling ) as this is your housing allowance. You'll be hard pressed to find compound accommodation for that price, and for that size of...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 13th 2019, 5:01 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,063
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Setting up

I can offer no advice at all whatsoever, but would wish you the best of luck.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 11th 2019, 6:31 am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,311
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Living in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Compound

Hello and welcome,
Without meaning to sound rude, this type of quetion is asked frequently on this board, so if you do a quick search, you can find heaps of information on this subject.

But, to...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 10th 2019, 10:16 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,813
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: 21 YO Looking to work abroad any help please?!

Agree with the previous two comments. In Saudi , construction / contracting is pretty much dominated by those from Eastern and Arab countries especially when it comes to land surveying. Salaries are...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 30th 2019, 6:03 am
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Get a SIM card with KSA work/vist visa

Should be - I think they can issue one upon production of your passport.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 30th 2019, 6:00 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,890
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Living off compound - Riyadh

Generally speaking, rents have reduced a little in Riyadh over the last few years.

85K SR should get you a very nice villa, in a nice part of town, quite spacious and with some luck, might even...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 23rd 2019, 1:32 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Possible to import vaping supplies from the UE to Dubai?

Don't know about Dubai, but in Saudi they are theoretically banned. However, there are a plethora of sellers on Instagram who sell a wide range of stuff and will deliver directly to you, and of...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 17th 2019, 6:22 am
Replies: 46
Views: 9,968
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Dubai economy?

Yes, definitely agree about the women, and now I think the Ministry is clamping down on jobs ads that want 'males only' and that type of nonsense. Should be more and more women entering the workplace...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 15th 2019, 6:17 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,675
Posted By nottmbantam

Re: Riyadh Events

Main event scheduled to start at midnight , so it's gonna be a late night. Will probably have to roll in late Sunday morning.
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