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Forum: Middle East
May 8th 2022, 6:37 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By w_scott

Re: WISE in KSA

The guy said it is not allowed by the central bank. I like to know if anyone in this forum has used it to transfer/exchange from KSA banks.
Forum: Middle East
May 8th 2022, 6:36 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By w_scott

Re: WISE in KSA

Thanks Johnnyboy

Is Revolut secured/save? I recall a few guys mentioned various view on transfer from SABB to Revolut
Forum: Middle East
May 8th 2022, 11:05 am
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By w_scott

WISE in KSA

Apology if this question was raised before. I am trying to take advantage of the good $US/GBP exchange rate. I have a $US account in KSA and want to use WISE to change a sum to GBP. I asked my bank...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 31st 2022, 7:55 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By w_scott

Re: Job Security in Qatar

There is no guarantee of any type. As a rule of thumb, if you are with an international company/agency, your are always better off. Normally QP gives a sort of compensation upon termination. I recall...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 25th 2022, 3:56 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By w_scott

Re: Job Offer - Kuwait

iPhone is also made in china, but there is a big difference between it and Chinese phones. I guess what matters is the quality control. While some famous automobile companies have a sort of...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 24th 2022, 5:40 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By w_scott

Re: Job Security in Qatar

As others said, the job security in the GCC is a big 0, no matter where you work. Some employers are less worse than others. My advice is you need to plan your exit before you start. You can't rely...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 24th 2022, 5:23 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By w_scott

Re: Job Offer - Kuwait

How far in the past? KSA used to be 30% cheaper than Qatar 5 years ago, but now I assure you it is the opposite. Look at the cost of everything: cars, cloths, food, medical care, communications, and...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 23rd 2022, 4:47 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By w_scott

Re: KSA Driver's Licence / Translation Services

Not sure about Riyad, but I have done it elsewhere in KSA. There are loads of accredited translator, and it costs 50 SAR to translate it.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 23rd 2022, 4:44 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By w_scott

Re: Job Offer - Kuwait

I have never been to Kuwait but heard from friends who worked there it is the worst among GCC!


I think the above statement is outdated. Living cost in KSA is much higher than it in Qatar (except...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 21st 2022, 5:16 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By w_scott

Re: Leaving Town - Qatar

-Prepaid phone will be canceled once your RP ends if you are with vodafone. Ooreedo can stay with you for longer. If you like to keep the number for whatever reason, better to change the number...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 18th 2022, 12:12 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By w_scott

Re: Banking and money exchange in KSA

I think a pre-paid credit card with no extra charge is a good solution. I used to have one in Qatar and to charge when needed with small amounts. I found it useful, especially for smaller purchases...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 18th 2022, 12:10 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By w_scott

Re: Banking and money exchange in KSA

Does WISE work in KSA? and how to get such a card? do I need to have an account with wise with some deposit?
Forum: Middle East
Mar 18th 2022, 12:09 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By w_scott

Re: Banking and money exchange in KSA

Thanks for your feedback. When I was in Qatar, my bank used to not overcharge me for any use of the credit card. Always the exchange rate was the same as in the market. I wish if I could keep that...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 16th 2022, 3:56 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By w_scott

Banking and money exchange in KSA

Hi folks
I noted the credit card that I have from my bank in KSA had a very bad exchange rate when I purchase something online. For example, if the market exchange rate is $1=3.75 SAR then the...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 10th 2022, 4:18 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By w_scott

British online school

Hi folks

I am considering an online school in the UK (interactive) for my kids. The reason is all schools here (eastern province of KSA) are bad. I have tried what is considered as the “best”...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 2nd 2022, 4:20 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By w_scott

Re: Aramco, any update 2021-2022?

Well, I don't work at Aramco (and never worked with them), but I know people who work there and can answer the school question. They have two campus: one in Ras Tanura, and one in Dhahran. The campus...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 2nd 2022, 4:11 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By w_scott

Re: KSA vs Qatar

A few weeks ago I happened to be near the local vege market. The quality of fresh produce was very good compared to supermarket and cheaper.
For meat, I found Farms supermarket has the best quality...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 28th 2022, 3:49 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By w_scott

Re: KSA vs Qatar

I tried it once and don't like it.
Add to the list of very expensive items compared to Qatar: all cereals and weet-bix. Who noticed at the start of this year all dairy products prices have silently...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 28th 2022, 3:47 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By w_scott

Re: KSA vs Qatar

who uses landlines these days? I mean when subscribing to any post-paid package, it is valid only for 28 days!
Forum: Middle East
Jan 16th 2022, 4:58 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By w_scott

Re: KSA vs Qatar

Also I don't understand why the phone bill is every 28 days? They eat one month almost every year! The salary comes every 30 or 31 days though!
Forum: Middle East
Jan 16th 2022, 4:56 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By w_scott

Re: KSA vs Qatar

I am in the eastern province. I tried all sorts of supermarkets and found them all bad. Maybe the less worst one is Carrefour, and the worst of the worst is Panda
Forum: Middle East
Jan 15th 2022, 10:43 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By w_scott

KSA vs Qatar

Hi guys

After 6+ months in KSA moving from Qatar I notice the following differences:

-Life in KSA is more expensive than Qatar (except probably housing). Although Qatar has no VAT yet, but the...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 28th 2021, 4:07 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 953
Posted By w_scott

Re: Cost of living in Doha

12k QR will get you a furnished 3 bedrooms villa in some areas or a small furnished apartment in West Bay.
Forum: Middle East
Aug 7th 2021, 10:23 am
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By w_scott

Re: Banks in KSA

Thanks. It seems SABB is one of the best in KSA
Forum: Middle East
Aug 5th 2021, 10:25 am
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By w_scott

Banks in KSA

Hi guys
Apologies if this question was asked before. I seek your advice re banks in KSA. Which one do you recommend? I need a bank with possibility to open foreign currency account (i.e. GBP, USD),...
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