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Moving to Al-Khobar or Dammam

Discussion in 'Indians in Eastern Province' started by livelifekingsiz, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. livelifekingsiz

    livelifekingsiz New IL'ite

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    Hi,

    I am discussing a job opportunity in Saudi. My office will be located in Dammam. I am married with 2 kids.

    If some one can help me with pointwise response below, I will be deeply thankful. (Need a frank feedback & advise.)

    1. As an Indian, which location would be best? Al-Khobar or Dammam?
    2. What kind of restrictions are there for women?
    3. After what age for girls, the restrictions above will be applicable?
    4. Does women need to cover only head or entire face?
    5. These restrictions are applicable in what kind of places like compound/malls/theaters/gardens etc?
    6. What kind of activity places are available in AlKhobar / Dammam for Kids and Housewives?
    7. Can Indian women work in Saudi and what are restrictions? What kind of job opportunities available for Indian women in Al-Khobar / Dammam?
    8. What is the quality of education in Al-Khobar / Dammam? Indian school is available in which location?
    9. What are the typical monthly expenses for family of four -
    - House Rent - 2BHK Apartment or Villa
    - Schooling expenses per kid (My kids are 7 & 4 yrs old)
    - Utility expenses like water, electricity, gas etc.
    - Monthly internet charges
    - Monthly avg grocery expense including fruits, meat, milk etc
    10. Can you suggest some good componds in Al-Khobar / Dammam? Pls provide the link.
    11. What kind of facilities available in typical compound? (Like swimming pool, playground, gardens,theaters. malls etc)

    Thanks and regards
     
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  2. Saraswathipv

    Saraswathipv IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi,

    Most of the queries or doubts that you have, has been already discussed in Advice Required on Living in Saudi. and other related threads about moving to khobar/dammam in this forum. Do go through them and you could get an idea.
    All the best.

    Bye
     
  3. livelifekingsiz

    livelifekingsiz New IL'ite

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    Actually the link what you mentioned is very old.

    If I can get specific response to my queries I will be highly thankful.

    Regards
     
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    HI
    iam sreedevi living in khobar and working
    i will answer point wise to ur queries
    ladies shd wear abhaya in all places no need to cover face or head but in some places like during prayer times before mosqes and mall mutawwa will caution u to wear
    i heard covering head is strict i riyadh but in khobar it is free
    girls i see wearing above 12 years
    uyou can get jobs only in schools and hospitals
    now a days i saw some working in banks but not for expatriates
    internet if u take dslbroad band it is cheaper aroung 150 riyals per month for unlimited download
    or mobily 35 riyal for 1 giga
    yearly rents vary from 20000 riyals in apartments to 1,00,000 riyals in componds
    compund life is good u need not wear abhaya in compund and u hav swiming pools badmintin courts and libraries in compound.ladies will hav free transport of buses during day times
    compounds are furnished and electrcity charges and water charges and maintanance are included
    u have lot of social gatherings here
    indian embassy school is good it is in midway to dammam and khobar
    u find lot of indian teachers teaching cbse syllabus
    children hav lot of play areas in cornish or beach
    it is stretch of 79 km along dammam to khobar with parks and gardens
    apart from it u find skating and all types pf games in shopping malls
    u get all types of cble tv star package and zee package
    car is a necessity here as u do not hav any public transport
    if u liv i apartment utiliities u hav to pay ur self but electricity is cheap bill will not exceed 70 riyal per month gas and petrol is also v cheap u can fill ur car tankfull for 20 riyal
    a family can comfortably live in 1500 riyal including elec internet etc.if u do not eat out
    rent and other things extra
    women are paid low salaries not more than 2000 sr \
    hope u got answers to your questions
     
  5. livelifekingsiz

    livelifekingsiz New IL'ite

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    Hello Sreedeviji,

    Thanks a lot for specific pointwise response.

    Regards
     

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