GAC is a reputable name in the moving industry. As a FIDI-accredited relocation company with a combined 50 years of expertise as international movers, we will assist you throughout the process of your relocation.
The cost of expatriate accommodation in Saudi Arabia may vary, depending on whether you’re living on or off “compounds”. Most non-Saudis live in compounds which feature community amenities - gyms, swimming pools, even supermarkets - and provide a cosmopolitan lifestyle and good security. Not surprisingly, high demand has driven up prices and there may be waiting lists for some of the more popular compounds.
Living outside the compounds is a cheaper alternative, and a good way to experience local life. If you choose this option, it helps to have an established network of friends, otherwise it can be an isolating experience.
Most expatriate families send their children to international schools. It is advisable to do your research on the available education options early on, or reach out to a relocation specialist like GAC, as there may be long waiting lists and entrance examinations involved.
Although Riyadh is only a couple of hours flight away from the UAE, the same complexities apply whether you are moving within the GCC or across continents. As a moving company whose roots lie firmly in the Middle East, GAC are firmly placed to help you with your move from Saudi Arabia to your next location.
Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, covers a large part of the Arabian Peninsula and is one of the world’s largest producers of crude oil. Of its population of 33.4 million*, 20.7 million* (approximately 62%) are Saudi nationals.
Its largest city is the capital, Riyadh, closely followed by Jeddah. Both cities are popular with expatriates due to the fact that they are where companies are based. As such, they offer a wide range of amenities and accommodation. Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, the epicenter of the Kingdom’s oil industry, also attracts many expatriates working in the sector.
When in public, women are required to be dressed in an abaya, a long black cloak to cover their normal clothes and conceal their body shape. A headscarf, also known as a hijab, is optional.
At GAC, we offer our excellent end-to-end services and expert advice so that you are guaranteed peace of mind throughout your relocation journey. We are qualified to professionally assist you with your move. Our professional team of experts and tailor-made solutions ensure that we will support you throughout your transition.
Contact us now to get started with your move to or from Saudi Arabia.
*According to Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Statistics
Note: All information correct at the time of publication.