relocating to riyadh


I am in discussions with my employer for a 2-3yr assignment in Riyadh
base salary is attractive, there is a generous hardship allowance

the housing allowance is 100k SAR which seems low for a young family (wife and 2 months old baby) as I want to make sure we live in a compound so that my wife can make friends etc. What do you usually see for housing allowances?

in addition the company is offering to pay for 1 return flight back (economy) plus 2 one week holidays.

as for compound, I've read through a lot of forums and have a fair idea. However ideally I'd like a compound which has a lot of British and German residents, given my background (grew up in Continental europe, studied and work in London).

any tips/views would be much appreciated.


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