I moved to my current country because: I got the opportunity to join a startup science and technology graduate university in Thuwal, near Jeddah, called King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). I was already working in Canada for several years as a digital content creator and this was a great opportunity to continue telling stories about a new place and subject (sciences).
The three things you need to make it here is:
1- An open mind and the ability to look beyond media misconceptions about Saudi Arabia.
2- An adventurous spirit.
3- A friendly personality as you will most likely live in a gated community as an expat and you’ll need to make new friends from many different cultures
My favorite experience living here has been…Definitely getting to know local people and the Saudi culture. I also love being able to meet fellow expats from many countries and form life-long friendships. I now have friends from around the world.
If you’re considering living here, you need : Definitely VPN and streaming services to keep up with your favourite shows and news from back home.
Also get a PO box address from an international mail delivery service like myus.com in your home country so you can shop online for your products back home and to get your local mail.