Best season to move to Saudi Arabia

Hello,

Many expats choose to move to Saudi Arabia at a specific time of the year, and we invite you to share some tips about the best seasons to move to the country.

What is the best season/time of the year to move to Saudi Arabia, and why?

How do rent prices fluctuate based on the different seasons?

Is there a change in the job market depending on the seasons, such as job availability?

Are there any seasonal festivals or cultural events that would allow you to learn about the country?

What are the times of year to avoid for expatriation to Saudi Arabia?

During which season did you move? How did it go?

Thank you for sharing your experience,

Priscilla

Hi
As you know saudi is a hot place and it gets hotter in summer
If anyone wants to move November to March would be the best time to adapt to climate and also rental are down at that time
If you're planning to move beyond March it's difficult to adapt to the extreme climate

To be honest i would never live in saudi permanently and it is not a place for couples unless you live in a western compound like al nakhla in riyadh

Saudi Arabia is one of the countries where it matters alot , when is your first landing,

I came here in hot and humid season, it was a nightmare for me but luckily I was single at that time,

When I married , I took my wife in January and it was a wonderful experience for both,

Really , It matters alot , so try to make it in between Nov and March , you will have good memories later

Broadly speaking, it depends on whether kids schooling is involved or not.

If it does, then it is almost necessary to move in by August (for registeration, etc.), which is unfortunately one of the warmest months (and muggy).  Since government allowed Saudi kids to enroll in private English medium schools, it has become fairly challenging to get seats in some of the top schools and this is reflected in the tuition hikes recently. 

The positive aspect of moving in one of the warmest months is that once a person goes through that, one can get relief from the fact that it can only get better ...................

Many expats choose to move to Saudi Arabia at a specific time of the year, and we invite you to share some tips about the best seasons to move to the country. After 1mont Haaj

What is the best season/time of the year to move to Saudi Arabia, and why?
November December  January and February
How do rent prices fluctuate based on the different seasons?
Off season, festival, New year's

Is there a change in the job market depending on the seasons, such as job availability?
Currently very bad condition for jobs.
Are there any seasonal festivals or cultural events that would allow you to learn about the country?
Sometimes very rare
What are the times of year to avoid for expatriation to Saudi Arabia?
Start Ramdan to end of Haj (if you are coming for visiting)

During which season did you move?
How did it go?
For details you can read life in Saudi Arabia from Google

Hi

I moved to Jeddah,Saudi Arabia last year in September and I was concerned about adapting to to weather. Must say it was not bad at all and I adapted quite easily.Weather hottest when Ramadan starts,fortunately  school year ends then and I can visit home.

I find life peaceful in Saudi and my work environment became enjoyable after understanding and accepting the Saudi schooling system.

I am however fortunate to be living in Saudi as a single.

Funny question - it sounds like someone wants to base their plans on agricultural seasonality?

When you move to Saudi, you move there for employment, or to accompany a family member who has been employed there.   You don't just drift there.  Work visa formalities take time.
Employers will usually request a certain joining date - and there may not usually be too much flexibility around it.

Saudi Arabia is a fairly large country and has a variety of climates, so it really depends on where you are going.   The larger 3 metropolitan areas are:
* Riyadh has hot and dry summers, with some dusty weather.  Winters (i.e. cooler months) are very pleasant.  Feb-April is the season for dust storms and rain.
* Jeddah is hot and humid.  Winters not very cool.
* Dammam is also hot and humid but can have cooler winters.

All interiors (homes, malls, airports, offices, hospitals, etc) are very well air-conditioned.

Even if you intend to avoid a certain season, you're bound to encounter that season after a year anyway, so why exactly do you want to avoid it?   If you have asthma, take precautions (face masks available from pharmacies).   Otherwise, Just jump into it - you will survive, don't worry.

Dear Priscilla
I do not know how to get this answer right now.
But I keep responding to these messages.
I lived in Saudi Arabia from 2006 to 2016 and from that experience I talked at an objective point.
In Saudi Arabia, it is said to be the season, but for foreigners in countries with four seasons, they do not feel the difference. Just a hot country? If you ask that it is a good season to move, I would like to say that the season has no effect. Almost all of them go to Saudi Arabia for work, and it does not have seasonal options. Is not it a country without a tourist visa?
I have never seen a festival for 11 years.
Saudi Arabia has its own culture. But can it be shared with non-musulim? If you are not a Muslim, you can not go near the famous Mecca.
I do not think there is such a cultural event .... Anyway, this is the answer that I can answer to your question ..... For reference ... I still love that kind of thing in Saudi Arabia. Even if it is not gorgeous and varied .... I love everything except the necessity of manners education of young people ^^
for your reference...I am a Korean(Republic)^^ . this is my personal opinion only....

Salamarikum.......

Dears...

If you want to enjoy in full fledge , i will recommend you to visit during October-January as the climate turns into chill whether . And you can enjoy the climate with "Tamer" accompanied by "Ghava".
Currently the job markets are drowsy and expected to be warming in the coming years and the economy is widening day by day. For expats there is no festival for "Saudi's" there are many.

Maybe December  is the best period.  But as I'm  moving for work,  after seven months  waiting for a Visa,  I don't think I will  have the chance to choose the best period.

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