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    Making business in Riyadh was easy. But meeting true friends is hard. I found them on InterNations, where the global minds meet.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Riyadh

Hello to all Americans in Riyadh! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Riyadh? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Riyadh which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Riyadh is growing fast. The Saudi capital is a bustling city known for its economic importance in the country and region, status as a major finance center, major development, and much more! With the comprehensive road network, taxi and Uber services, various bus lines, and a metro set to open in 2020, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in the less central areas popular with expats, which are just a short drive away from Riyadh’s center.

Although Riyadh has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Riyadh, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Riyadh
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    From United States of America, living in Riyadh
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    From United States of America, living in Riyadh
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    From United States of America, living in Riyadh
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    From United States of America, living in Riyadh

Meet other Americans in Riyadh

Connect at Our Events in Riyadh

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Riyadh. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Riyadh. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Riyadh.

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Riyadh Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Riyadh expat forums. When you arrive in Riyadh, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Riyadh. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Riyadh to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

  • Spanish/ French Language Classes in Riyadh
    8 replies
    Aug 9, 3:05 PM
    Community member

    I couldn't reach you on your email and phone. Are you still teaching?

  • Good schools for English-speaking kids in Riyadh?
    4 replies
    Sep 14, 10:52 PM
    Community member

    How is the adjustment being for your family? I am American but my husband is Saudi, and we are planning to move back to Saudi at the end of the year. My kids are 2 and 11 (boys), and the only thing …

  • Any expat events or activities in Riyadh?
    4 replies
    Sep 12, 1:08 AM
    Community member

    hi mike , i was there , may be this wed , i and the bald indian guy , the only one there, i was sitting at the bar chatting to another guy , did you two indian ladies turn up there last wed vip

Ask experienced American expats in Riyadh

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

"With a name that translates into “the Gardens” (ar-Riyād), Riyadh can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Riyadh? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Riyadh’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the Saudi capital has to offer, from the Kingdom Centre, one of Riyadh’s most stunning pieces of modern architecture, to Masmak Fort, the fortress stormed by King Abdul Aziz and his men in their daring reconquest of Riyadh in 1902, and much more."

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Riyadh and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Riyadh.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Riyadh and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Riyadh Community today!

Meet Fellow Americans in Riyadh at Our Events

Our community in Riyadh is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in Riyadh’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other American expats to explore the central plateau of Nejd. These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from the USA in your local community as well as Americans in Saudi Arabia nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Americans living in Riyadh!