Housing Issues

Hey Guys and Ladies..

I arrived in Riyadh about two weeks ago, with my wife. I am working at KFSH whilst my wife will be starting her job as a primary school teacher after the Eid break.

When I landed here, I was given accommodation very far from the KFSH site, its at the KFNCCC site which is around 40 minutes away. There are hardly any shops around us and there is a taxi company that never picks the phone up. Having got fed up of the hassle of having nothing close by and work being far away for both me and my wife, I requested a house transfer.

Today, I got my request reply back and was told that I would not be allowed to move to the main KFSH site as:
1) They have no accommodation on the main site.
2) I am living at this current accommodation temporarily, for three months and after this period, I will be told to move and find my own accommodation with a very small allowance.

In all honesty, I am kind of shocked that in a few months, I will be told to find my own accommodation with no experience of Riyadh or housing in Riyadh. However, after reading some of the posts other people have put up, I am not surprised I am in this situation.

What do I do??

Adam55,

I am sorry to hear you going through that.


These kinds of issues arise more frequent than some might think.

I suggest you start looking from now.

There are lots of Real-estate agents in Al-Riyadh city.

I think if you look around you can find yourself a suitable, comfortable and close accommodation to work.

I also suggest you add an ad in the classified section of Expat-Blog, as well.

If you are looking for further information, do not hesitate to ask for assistance here.

And sincerely, welcome to Saudi Arabia.

Hi Adam,

You should post an advert in the Housing in Riyadh section please ;)

All the best and I hope you end up finding a house asap !

Thank you

Maximilien
Expat-blog Team

Adam55 wrote:

Hey Guys and Ladies..

I arrived in Riyadh about two weeks ago, with my wife. I am working at KFSH whilst my wife will be starting her job as a primary school teacher after the Eid break.

When I landed here, I was given accommodation very far from the KFSH site, its at the KFNCCC site which is around 40 minutes away. There are hardly any shops around us and there is a taxi company that never picks the phone up. Having got fed up of the hassle of having nothing close by and work being far away for both me and my wife, I requested a house transfer.

Today, I got my request reply back and was told that I would not be allowed to move to the main KFSH site as:
1) They have no accommodation on the main site.
2) I am living at this current accommodation temporarily, for three months and after this period, I will be told to move and find my own accommodation with a very small allowance.

In all honesty, I am kind of shocked that in a few months, I will be told to find my own accommodation with no experience of Riyadh or housing in Riyadh. However, after reading some of the posts other people have put up, I am not surprised I am in this situation.

What do I do??

Living out by yourself is much more fun and independent (only ask much as you can get here).

So start looking out for flats now. Look for compounds near DQ as that is very close to KFSH.

Good luck!

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