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  • Connect with fellow Syrians 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 – The Place for Syrians Living in Saudi Arabia

Want to connect with the expat community of Syrians in Saudi Arabia? Looking for Syrian compatriots to help you with your questions on expat life? Or are you looking for other Syrian expats to go on an excursion to the central plateau of Nejd with?

InterNations Saudi Arabia offers everything you might need as an expat, no matter whether you already live in Saudi Arabia or are still in Syria planning your upcoming foreign assignment. InterNations is the leading platform among expatriates and global minds in all countries around the world. Needless to say, our community of Syrian expats in Saudi Arabia is going very strong, with members having roots all across Syria - from Latakia, over Aleppo to Damascus.

Syrian 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 Syrians at our events in Saudi Arabia

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

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    Tips and Advice on Saudi Arabia from Your Fellow Syrian Expats

    Obviously, expat life in Saudi Arabia goes well beyond shipping your belongings and taking care of red tape. Socializing with fellow Syrians is an important facet of living abroad and can be a huge stepping stone in getting to know the Saudi Arabian mentality and way of life. Syrians in Saudi Arabia are a part of our community, calling cities such as Jeddah, Dhahran, Riyadh, and many others home. You can use InterNations to look for fellow Syrians in Riyadh, for example.

    Wondering where to shop for Syrian delicatessen, want to discuss your national team's latest match, or simply talk to someone in your native language? Become a member of the Saudi Arabian InterNations Community!

    • Our network is the best place to meet expats from Syria.
    • On the Saudi Arabia Expat Forums, you can get competent answers to all your expat-related questions: how to find a babysitter fluent in your mother tongue, where to get tabbouleh in Riyadh, etc.
    • The InterNations Places database for Saudi Arabia has information on the nearest Syrian embassy and many other institutions.

    From the central plateau of Nejd to the humid western coastal region of Timahah, you can meet supportive and friendly Syrian expats in Saudi Arabia on InterNations.

    Meet and Mingle with Fellow Syrians in Saudi Arabia

    Additionally, InterNations hosts regular expat events and activities in Saudi Arabia. Our get-togethers are sure to cater to your taste as well: as a member, you can partake in cozy gatherings to enjoy some Saudi Arabian kabsa, join one of our huge expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Riyadh’s best locations, and much more. Want to discover Saudi Arabia? Go on a weekend trip with your fellow expats to see the home of the world's largest petroleum company and other beautiful landmarks.

    Our meet-ups and activities offer many wonderful opportunities to mingle with expatriates hailing from Syria and dozens of other countries in a casual setting. Just sign up for your InterNations membership and you’ll soon hear a cordial As-salām 'alaykum from our Syrians 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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