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Nov 6th 2020, 7:27 pm
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Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

Sounds like you're having a nice time - happy to hear it.
I'm on the final stretch, just need UKSACB to attest the degree then it's medical and stamp and I fly. Interestingly, all this waiting...
Nov 6th 2020, 10:55 am
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

Hey, how are things out there? Did you decide on where to stay long term?
I've been waiting on the Saudi Cultural Attache in the UK to attest my degree for over 3 weeks. No reply, no one picks up...
Oct 8th 2020, 9:05 am
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

I can see how you got to that conclusion but you are quite wrong. I'm going because I am fascinated by the opportunity to prove myself at very senior level in a company, especially at my age, could...
Oct 8th 2020, 8:59 am
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

I think that is sound advice. I would hate that situation but you are right. It's such an unknown and anything is possible
Oct 7th 2020, 2:01 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

Do you think I will be ok with this car?
https://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/infiniti/qx60/2017/oem/2017_infiniti_qx60_4dr-suv_base_fq_oem_3_815.jpg
Oct 6th 2020, 2:50 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

I got my eye on the Infiniti QX60 4WD. Around 40k-50k GBP when converted. Hopefully get a bit knocked off in the sales :)
Oct 5th 2020, 9:29 pm
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Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

Do you plan on doing any off-road driving? The HR rep said to buy new in Dec when there are loads of deal - Hope that helps. I also wonder if the lease options are worth it. Change cars more often...
Oct 5th 2020, 3:33 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

Think i'll leave the porsche in the garage. I had my eyes on Nissans Infinity range. They have gorgeous well spec'd out 4x4's.
8k! really! Now that's tempting... Would prefer them to visit than to...
Oct 5th 2020, 3:07 pm
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Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

Don't apologise you've been mighty helpful. I wonder how much a driver costs?! What kind of cars are you seeing on the road. My wife thinks we need a large 4x4 for family. I am keen on porsche for...
Oct 5th 2020, 3:05 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

Would that be preferable if you want or need to send money back to the UK? Need to pay mortgage, other bills/loans etc...
Oct 5th 2020, 12:05 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

I'll look at Antara. I need to make sure I can get to work easily. And I've heard that the Al hamra campus of the Biritish International School is full and so they've opened a new campus at the...
Oct 5th 2020, 8:39 am
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

That's a quality tip, thanks!

Seems a little easier or dare I say simpler process before you got to Saudi. Well hopefully the work upfront means less when we get there too.

Keep us posted on...
Oct 4th 2020, 8:17 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

That was a rapid reply!
The farm at Arizona does look good and my drive could use some work - may have sold it to me.

So does that mean you and the kids didn't need to do the medical?
We are...
Oct 4th 2020, 7:33 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

Glad you made it there safe and sound.

I will have to check Arizona again. I heard it was a very "American" compound. Is that true or like most is it really mixed?

Do you mind telling me which...
Aug 26th 2020, 9:22 pm
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Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

I see. Well it's worked out nicely for you. Hope you have a safe journey :D
Aug 26th 2020, 5:50 pm
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Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

Congratulations! When was the Visa issued? I thought they weren't issuing them just yet?
Aug 18th 2020, 2:02 pm
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Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

Gotta get them out before more can come in...being overly optimistic!
Aug 18th 2020, 10:51 am
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

UK to Saudi flights resuming on the 22nd of August.

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1720966/saudi-arabia
Aug 17th 2020, 8:38 am
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

My application to work in Financial Services has just been approved by SAMA. Next step waiting for embassy to open and issue visas again. Not all the way there but it's progress!
Jul 22nd 2020, 10:26 am
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

I am still waiting on SAMA to approve my application as I will be working in Financial Services. It was meant to be a 10 day wait. Coming up to 6 weeks now, still no news.

I can deal with the...
Jul 8th 2020, 11:24 am
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1700341/saudi-arabia

Looks like they've not forgotten expats. I've seen and heard progress on my SAMA application, so there is some traction :)
Jun 24th 2020, 12:54 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

That's discouraging. I wonder if by end of Pandemic they are referring to the state NZ were in prior to the two UK travellers. Who knows? Guess I will ask the company.
Jun 23rd 2020, 12:06 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

Strictly speaking I have not thought much about an 'Exit Strategy'. I don't know what it's going to be like. The pay rise and promotion will put me well ahead of my years (am 30 years of age) and as...
Jun 23rd 2020, 9:06 am
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

Re: KSA Job Offer

Thanks for the reply. You are spot on. a 3 bedroom house was costing just that when I asked. When my wife asked the price was 20k SAR cheaper. I managed to negotiate down a little but no way near...
Jun 19th 2020, 2:15 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 10,048
Posted By HB89

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Thanks, appreciate you sharing.
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