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  • Connect with fellow Italians in Saudi Arabia

  • Get information in our Saudi Arabia guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Saudi Arabia

  • Juan Garcia

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

InterNations – Uniting Italians living in Saudi Arabia

Would you like to get in touch with other Italians in Saudi Arabia? Are you in need of help and advice from your Italian compatriots? Or would you like to join other Italian expats on an excursion to discover sights and landmarks – e.g. the central plateau of Nejd?

Whether you have settled as an expat in Saudi Arabia or are still living in Italy and planning your upcoming foreign assignment, InterNations Saudi Arabia offers everything you need: Established in 2007, our trusted community soon became the leading platform for international networking among expatriates and global minds around the world. Our network also counts a considerable number of Italian expats in Saudi Arabia, coming from all corners of Italy - from Milan, over Rome to Napoli.

Italian Expats Moving to Saudi Arabia: Your Questions, Answered

If you’re a new or soon-to-be expat in Saudi Arabia, you probably aren’t quite sure yet what it will be like. That’s why we gathered the answers to some key questions you may have about life in Saudi Arabia. If you want to ask more specific questions — or even share your own tips — join InterNations! You’ll be part of a community of new and experienced expats who love to help each other out.

What are the most common nationalities in Saudi Arabia? As an expat in Saudi Arabia, you'll meet people from many different cultures (especially if you're an InterNations member!) The top nationalities in the InterNations Communities in Saudi Arabia currently are:

  • Indians
  • Pakistanis
  • Americans
  • Egyptians

Which cities are most popular among expats in Saudi Arabia? Some cities attract more expats than others. These are the cities with the largest expat communities in Saudi Arabia:

  • Riyadh
  • Jeddah
  • Dhahran

How much rent do expats pay in Saudi Arabia? Your personal situation plays a role here. Single expats spend on average 675 USD on their accommodation per month, while expat families spend around 850 USD. And of course, rents can also vary greatly depending on the location and city within Saudi Arabia.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here are some rent averages for the most popular cities in Saudi Arabia.

Average rent in Riyadh

  • Single expats: 989 USD
  • Expat families: 1.430 USD

Average rent in Jeddah

  • Single expats: 710 USD
  • Expat families: 933 USD

Average rent in Dhahran

  • Single expats: 656 USD
  • Expat families: 895 USD

How safe is Saudi Arabia? You may be wondering about safety. In general people perceive their personal safety situation in Saudi Arabia as very safe. People rate the risk of falling victim to petty crime (such as pickpocketing or minor theft) as low. They consider the chance of being the victim of violent crime (including mugging) very low. And, they rate confidence in the police force and related local authorities as high.

How safe is Saudi Arabia for women? Female expats rated the safety situation in Saudi Arabia as rather safe. This is based on the feedback of expat women living in Saudi Arabia (rather than actual crime statistics). So obviously this can be highly subjective and depends on factors such as where people live.

Meet other Italians at our events in Saudi Arabia

Attend our monthly events and activities for Italians expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Apr 20, 2024, 11:00 AM
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Apr 23, 2024, 8:00 PM
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Apr 26, 2024, 8:30 AM
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    Find Tips and Advice on Saudi Arabia from Italian Expats

    Of course, expat living in Saudi Arabia is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Italians is an essential part of expat life and helps getting accustomed to the Saudi Arabian way of life and mentality. InterNations helps you connect and meet up with other Italians in Saudi Arabia, residing in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dhahran and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Italians in Riyadh or Italians in Jeddah.

    If you ever wish to have a chat in your native language, discover where to shop for Italian food or discuss your favorite sports team's latest match, become a member of the Saudi Arabian InterNations Community:

    • Look up our top quality network to get to know open-minded expats from Italy in Saudi Arabia.
    • Obtain and share insider tips in our Saudi Arabia Expat Forums – e.g. how to hire a babysitter fluent in your native tongue for your children or where to get minestrone in Jeddah.
    • Search the InterNations Places database for Saudi Arabia to get information on institutions from your home country, including the Italian embassy.

    From the central plateau of Nejd to the humid western coastal region of Timahah, we’ll help you connect with supportive and friendly Italian expats in Saudi Arabia.

    Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Italians in Saudi Arabia

    Moreover, please feel free to attend our regular expat events and activities in Saudi Arabia. Our get-togethers are very diverse and range from a cozy gathering to enjoy the traditional Saudi Arabian kabsa, to big expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Riyadh’s best locations. You can also participate in one of our expat trips to go and see one of the largest sand deserts on Earth as well as other beautiful landmarks in Saudi Arabia.

    Our meet-ups and activities are a great opportunity to mingle with expats from Italy and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Buongiorno from our Italians living in Saudi Arabia!

    • Juan Garcia

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

    • Marie Troisonne

      Without the help of all the expats on InterNations it would not have been able to settle in Riyadh that fast. Thanks to the community.

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