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Living in Saudi Arabia

Cost of Living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The cost of living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, varies depending on a person's lifestyle and spending habits. On average, the city is known to be more expensive than other cities in the region. Housing, especially for expatriates and those who...

Saudi Workers: How to Survive Extreme Heat

In addition to homesickness which is commonly felt by Filipinos working abroad, an additional challenge confronts OFWs who work in the Middle East: extreme heat. Although the Philippines is generally a hot and humid country, the definition of hot weather...

Saudi Arabia Lessons: 8 Things We Learn While Living in KSA

In a country that's quite extreme from where I came from, I had so many lessons learned while living and working there. It would be unfair to label Saudi Arabia as a country with strict Islamic laws, one-dimensional views on...

11 Things Expats Discover When They Settle in Saudi Arabia

As a country that is perceived to have more restrictions than others, it is understandable a traveler may pay more attention when visiting Saudi Arabia. But while perception is reality, there are a few exceptions that one can only experience...

Hungry Helpers While Employers Enjoy Their Meals

Have you seen a hungry helper waiting while employers enjoy their meal in a restaurant? One of the common tasks domestic workers handle is to care for their employer's young children. This task extends beyond the house as occasionally sponsors...

Saudi Employment Visa Validity Reduced From Two Years to One Year

The validity of employment visas issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development for private sector companies has been reduced from two years to one year. The decision was in line with Article 11 of the Labor Law, which...

GOSI Benefits for Migrant Workers in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s General Organization for Social Insurance or GOSI has reiterated that it will bear the cost of living of any foreign migrant worker who is injured at work, daily Al-Madina reported on Sunday. Should an injured worker need...

Ex-Middle East OFW Now Manages Successful Laundry Business in Cebu

While most of the news stories about Filipinos returning home from the Middle East portray sad tales of struggles in the Kingdom, not everyone returns home with such a sad fate. Hector Daclan is one of them. With strong determination to...

Saudi Arabia to Shoulder Repatriation Expenses of Filipinos

Saudi Arabia will shoulder all expenses related to the planned mass repatriation of thousands of stranded Filipino workers in the Kingdom. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III met with Saudi counterpart Mofarrej Saad Alhoqubani to thresh out plans on how to...

Philippine Embassy Reminds Filipino Workers to Keep Their Passports

The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh reiterates to all Filipino workers that, under Saudi and Philippine law, Filipino workers have the right to keep in their custody their Philippine passports while working in Saudi Arabia. The Philippine passport is considered to...
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Cost of Living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The cost of living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, varies depending on a person's lifestyle and spending habits. However, on...
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