Does anyone here have any experience with nursing in Saudi Arabia? I'm seriously considering it. They have one year contracts available through Med-Hunters. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
First off. Allmost everythng that women said about her friend working in Saudi is not true. You will be suprised to find a very rich western social scene. Private compounds where people live are left alone by Saudi authorities.
Jeddah is the most relaxed city in the kingdom. There are western only beach resorts where you can wear your bikini and go scuba diving, which is the best in the world. Boats offer chartered dive trips to many spots in the red sea.
You can shop by yourself. you cannot drive. We have a starbucks in the lobby of the King Faisal in Jeddah. Every compound has a gym and a swimming pool.
You can look a man in the eye. No one wears a BURKAS in Saudi. Western women are asked to wear an Abayha, Which is a black robe type thing that you wear over your cloths. That is only in public.
Next read the book "paramedic to the Prince" It was written by an American Paramedic that spent ten years working there. If you want the good and bad about Saudi. Please read this book. Saudi is what you make it. Many western women love it. have spent decades there.
Read the book and decide for yourself
Last edit by saudimedic on Mar 4, '08