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If you dream of settling in Jeddah, you might be interested in looking for a job there. Here are some tips to guide you in your job search.

Jeddah is the most diverse city in Saudi Arabia. It is home to the largest multicultural expatriate community in the region. The city is by far the busiest city in the Kingdom and is often referred to as the business centre of Saudi Arabia. The city lies on the Red Sea Coast, which is a drive for domestic tourism. With so much happening in the city, it is easy to find a job in Jeddah, and it is also the easiest place to start a business.


A working knowledge of English is compulsory for most jobs in Jeddah.

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To date, Jeddah's workforce consists of some 5 million workers, including a large number of expatriates.


Jeddah’s economy is very favourable for business dealings because of its large and diverse population. Many expats find that opening small and medium businesses in Saudi Arabia is very prosperous. Catering to certain ethnic diasporas has been rewarding, with cultural restaurants, markets, and stores heavily trafficked.

Many head offices located in Jeddah include Saudia Airlines, BinLaden Group, Lever etc., while factories, refiners, and the ports can also be found in the region.


It is important to note that with the new Saudization policies being put in place, jobs once open to foreigners have now been limited to Saudi nationals only.

 Useful links:

Gulf Talent

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