New members of the Saudi Arabia forum, introduce yourselves here - 2018

Hi This is Shankar from pondicherry,India. I work for riyadh metro... :)

Hi am a dentist from India planning to move to Al-Qassim. Can anyone let me know how is the city for Indians? It'll be a great help. :)

Greetings all,

My husband has received a job offer in Riyadh and our son and I will be joining him from NYC

Got a lot of concerns that I hope I don't inadvertently hijack this forum :)

Till later

welcome  ..  its a great city. v nice place to live. everything is available here. i know people from many countries living here , happy.   :idontagree:

Salam. My name is Farish and i come from Singapore. I am in the midst of receiving my letter of employment and will most probably be in Jeddah from April 2018. I am a tax professional specialising in GST/VAT.

Looking forward to meet new friends! This transition period will probably be tough as i come alone without my wife and two young children. Hopefully i will settle down and stablise and bring them over in the future! I could definitely cope better by making friends!

My interests include Fresh water fish aquariums, working out in the gym( long long long lay off and in dad bod mode), cars and motorycles!

Do drop me a message/note!

Hello Everyone!

I am Hassan from Pakistan and have been to and worked in almost all major cities in the Kingdom - currently in Riyadh. I would dearly love to make acquaintance with anyone who is a fan of eastern/western classical music.

Also if anyone requires any information regarding basic necessities, I shall be glad to help.

Thanks.

HI
Am Prasanth ..from India...preparing to move to Riyadh ..need your suggestions...

Hi,

  I am a new member to this expat community. Looking forward to network and meet new people here. I am interested in events in Jedd, Yanbu and Medina.  = )

Hello Everyone
I arrived in Khobar about three weeks ago and lived in Riyadh from 2013-15. I like this area very much. Am keen to meet people who want to drive in the desert/ explore KSA by car, not teachers if possible.
Thanks!
Jo

I am moving to Al Khobar in August; however, I am a teacher.

So nice to see so many folks in this forum!

I am moving to Al Khobar in August. I don't think I have concerns but have lots of questions about what is appropriate and not. I have lived abroad before, but it was not so much of a change.

I have been in-country for about three months now, working as a paramedic in Riyadh.  I moved from Atlanta in December and am still learning about Riyadh and what it has to offer.  This site seems like a decent place to look and so far I've only gotten one (explicit) porn spam message!  I am looking to join a gym and see that 9 Round has several branches out here and since I belonged to one in the States I'm looking for any input that might be out here about it.

Thanks.

9 years in Jeddah and will be moving to Al Khobar by March 1, 2018 - Filipino

Hello, my name is nash, 24 by age and newbie here :)

well, honestly, I'm looking for a Korean guy who could help me to learn hangul for my future career couz I'm planning to work in South Korea as a factory worker. and to be friend

:)

welcome to Riyadh

Hi expats ,


I'm very fresh fruit here and would like to meet new friends in Riyadh . PS: I'm old fruit in Saudi Arabia ;)

Hi ppz,


Hope all are doing well, just wanted to send a shout out to one and all who living it up in KSA!!! keeping good company is key to maintaining a balance here... :cool:

Hi there I need your help I am working for a princess but she is a horrible person treating me very badly. She deducts money from my salary for silly things and says its stated in my contract she can do it. But in my contract is nothing of any sort. I get horrible food and I am not allowed to go out and I work 17hours a day with no time off. I am a teacher with 3 degrees and its unacceptable to be treated like this. Can you assist?

Madeleine

Madeleinevis :

Hi there I need your help I am working for a princess but she is a horrible person treating me very badly. She deducts money from my salary for silly things and says its stated in my contract she can do it. But in my contract is nothing of any sort. I get horrible food and I am not allowed to go out and I work 17hours a day with no time off. I am a teacher with 3 degrees and its unacceptable to be treated like this. Can you assist?

Madeleine

I'm sorry to hear that Madeliene .. It happens .. But the best way for you to contact Two important contacts :

South African Embassy.. I guess your Embassy is strong enough to check about you and let them know your status very well and then they will call help from :
Ministry of Labor  https://mlsd.gov.sa/en/node

My advise : keep that Contract away from anybody hands.. safe it in email as images or whereever .. the only evidence for you to take your rights ..

Hey how r u
And welcome to Saudi Arabia
I’m. Saudi and live in Riyadh
If u need any help or have questions
I’m happy to answer your questions
And more then happy to help u


Thanks 🌹

Hi All,

i am yasir and i am new to kingdom.

Try Bodymasters. It is much better.

Hi All,

I am from India and am travelling to Jubail for 5months on deputation.My client office is based on Ras Al Khair and my employer is providing accommodation in Jubail city and providing cab every day to travel.
Are most of them travel from  Jubail to RAK daily to work ?How long it takes to reach RAK by cab generally?
Is RAK  not good for staying?

How about indian hotels in Jubail?Anything for entertainment in Jubail?
Please reply me

Thanks
Suri

hey bro, all you need to submit is the authenticated docs of your school records, one with the red ribbon, you just need to attach the pdf copy on the SCE registration online, thats what I did a few months back, hope this helps.

Hi ,

I am Mahmoud , 35 , Egyptian . Currently living in Alkhobar and working in an Engineering Consultant company.

Hi, My name is Anton. I have been in Riyadh for 3 months. I work in the bank as Head of Risk Project. I am originally from Indonesia but been working in Singapore and Hong Kong before. I live by myself and would like to have some social activity. Let me know if you are interested.... Cheers....

What’s up Nicola,
First welcome to Saudi Arabia.
Hope that you are enjoying your stay around.
My name is Ali, I’v a Master dgree in TESOL and I am planning to carry on my studying.
It would be my pleasure to meet and try my best teaching you Arabic 😄

Rg,
Ali

Hi Nicola,

Enjoy your stay in Riyadh! Looking forward for a nice conversation with you over a cup of coffee soon!

Chaddy

Madeleinevis :

Hi there I need your help I am working for a princess but she is a horrible person treating me very badly. She deducts money from my salary for silly things and says its stated in my contract she can do it. But in my contract is nothing of any sort. I get horrible food and I am not allowed to go out and I work 17hours a day with no time off. I am a teacher with 3 degrees and its unacceptable to be treated like this. Can you assist?

Madeleine

Hi Madeleine!

It happened to a friend of mine before. if you have a friend who can directly contact your embassy here in Riyadh, that is the best thing to do.
there are two things for you to think about of the possibilities that might happen, It's either they will pull you out from your workplace while processing your documents to leave the kingdom or you can stay while waiting for your documents for exit. Second, you can still be patient and wait till your contract expires. but i guess it would be better if you contact a friend who can help you report or you yourself can report your situation to your embassy's help desk.

with regards to what happened to my friend, i reported his case then they pulled him out from the prince's house and sent back home to Philippines. God bless you my friend. keep us posted.


chaddy

Hi there!
This is Zeeshan from India, I'm looking for any universities offering arabic language course for non-native speakers, can anyone help me? I'm 23 years old and passed higher secondary

SamAAArch :

Hey how r u
And welcome to Saudi Arabia
I’m. Saudi and live in Riyadh
If u need any help or have questions
I’m happy to answer your questions
And more then happy to help u


Thanks 🌹

Thank You Brother. I have sent you personal message. :heart:

hi there! I am a general medicine practitioner from Bangladesh. I've come to riyadh with a resident visa. Now I am facing some difficulties applying for iqama. the online system isnt well organized I reckon.If anyone have done this recently or have any idea about this plz do help me.

thanks

Hello everyone! rhom is here, worked as a Draftsman in riyadh since 2013.
Projects: KSU Football Stadium
                Almarai Depot in Rabigh
                SCFHS in Jeddah
                Al Rajih Shaza Hotel Exit-15 in riyadh on goin'
newly joined this forum.

Hi
This is not done from Jeddah
I looking to make a new friend,

I hope to have contact with you,,

Snap: hatanrf

welcome to the expat FORUM Rhom & Hattan

I am Chris, from India (Bangalore, Kerala). Currently residing/working in Riyadh.
Looking forward to know of any weekly activities for individuals/families that's scheduled over weekends.

Hi all,
I have joined a hospital in Riyadh as a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon. And so far so good!

Hi there, I've been here about 10 years live in khobar was on oasis compound but thankfullY have moved off the awful place to much better one 5 mins away!
I'm a PT and swim instructor, I take various classes, spin, Pilates, beginner yoga, boot camp ( I'm quite a task master!) circuits, swimfit, and various other classes. 
So obviously I enjoy doing things that keep me fit and healthy , I use to do sprint triathlons but got bored so turned to spartan! Love being muddy and dirty, tom boy at heart!
Here i  cycle and walk a lot, ( yes OUTISDE you know the normal way of life everywhere else) I really don't need to get a taxi/ husband to transport me 10 mins away! 😂😡
I'm planning on furthering my fitness and am very much believe that body/ mind and soul need to be fit and healthy together and in sync.
When not in the sand pit spend time on our huge project in rural France, that we are turning into a Spa Fitness Retreat - (FB tranquilite et solitude) it's a LOT of work, I also visit U.K as well if in Europe, just need to buy decent food, have decent facials, beauty stuff, and hair treatments!
Apart from keeping busy with fitness and studying more, there's also a dog, and 2 cats to look after, all 3 enjoy going for a walk - which amuses people when we are out one compound - makes me quite stressed cos cats don't really stick to the rules!
While being here have travelled a lot, and hopefully will be gone next year...but I have a feeling being in one place won't fit after being here!!

Namaste M!

Tomorrow Sat 24th in the afternoon I will be at the Kingdom Center .
If anybody wants to join for coffee and conversation let me know (all main western languages spoken!)

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