Ever been to Saudi Arabia? If not, you’re probably wondering what it’s like. Well, here I’d like to give you a little glimpse into what it was like living there for me as an English teacher.
I lived in three different cities while there: Al Jouf, Riyadh, and Tabuk. Each city yielded a very different experience, especially in terms of living situations. In Riyadh, I lived within the city amongst the locals in a 4-bedroom flat (basically an apartment) in a hotel in a decent area with three roommates. In Al Jouf, I lived in a 2-bedroom villa on a compound out in the desert with one roommate. In Tabuk, I lived on a compound as well, in a 2-bedroom villa away from the city center with one roommate.
Let me tell you a bit more about my villa in Tabuk. Besides the 2 bedrooms, there were also 2 private bathrooms, both with bathtubs and showers. There was a living and dining room and a study. There was a laundry room equipped with a washer and dryer, as well as an extra sink. There was a kitchen with full appliances- refrigerator, stove with an oven and blender. There was a small patio and a garden outside which had rosemary and dates. It was air-conditioned with cable TV and wi-fi. For pictures, click here.
Now, I invite you to check it out in this brief video.
Have any questions or something to share? Feel free to leave a message below. Want to reach me privately? Click here. By the way, if you want a guy’s perspective on Saudi Arabia, visit my ESL/EFL Teachers’ page in the Resources section above. There, you’ll find Mark Payne’s blog where you can find stories from his experience in Saudi Arabia.
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