Saudi Arabia

Living in Saudi Arabia: American expat Carol's life in a Middle Eastern Kingdom

Carol is a former American diplomat who after 20 years of service resigned to marry her Saudi husband. She now resides in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with her husband and their 3 cats. She is a strong advocate for the education and empowerment of women and readily volunteers her skills to this cause. Her book “Patriots For Hire” which is a collection of untold stories on the roles, experiences and motivations of defense contractors in Iraq has been picked up by Praeger Security International Publishing. It is expected to be released by early Spring 2008. american saudi flag
 
 

The challenges and rewards of living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia according to South African expat Laura

Laura has learned about a different way of life since moving from South Africa to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia more than two years ago. She gives us a glimpse into aspects of her life as well as those of the locals, such as the limitations on rights that people in other countries take for granted, the cost of living, and how being open-minded can help one adjust to the local culture. laura van niekerk.jpg
 
 

Look at a Filipino expat's life in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, through Joseph’s eyes

Joseph left the Philippines to expand his professional horizons in Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Receiving a sizable income is only one of his good experiences there: among the others are feeling the warmth of the locals and learning about another culture. Read on for eye-opening tips from Joseph on living and working in Saudi Arabia. th_Khobar.JPG