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Hi. I'm thinking about going to Saudi Arabia. Actually I have a contract just haven't signed it yet.. Has anyone been there recently and would you be interested in sharing your experience. Thanks in advance for the info... ... Read More


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    As I understand the pay rate also depends on the country of citizenship.
    Nurses with US/Canadian/UK citizenship get paid much better then their colleagues from developing countries. So my question is what is the pay rate for nurses from developing (or so-called 3rd world) countries?

    What are the working conditions/staffing ratios?
    Last edit by Ironclad on Jan 6, '08
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    Hi,

    I worked for a total of 20 years in the Middle East, 6 in the Sultanate of Oman, and had a great time. Keep an open mind, obey the laws and you will have a fantastic time. I'd love to do it all over again.

    Cathy :redpinkhe
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    What's so great about working in Oman?
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    yes, its true that western nurses are being paid more than nurses coming from asian countries (filipinos, indians, indonesians, chinese), but at present nurses who are bsn degree holder and having more experience are getting more benefits and incentives than that of a gn or nurse associate even if this particular nurse has more experience.

    in the country(ME) where i am at present, being a nurse is very demanding and needs a lot of hardwork and patience. here, we are "all around" meaning we do all the stuff from being a rn, nursing aide, plebotomist, respiratory therapist, physiotherapist, even being a porter...

    we handle difficult patients and at times very demanding doctors..and one barrier is communication.. not all patients and their relatives speak english...arabic is the main language and if you are not well versed with their language then problems occur... sometimes doctors or even co workers had difficulty in expressing in english thats why at times, there are mis communication related problems. and not all arabic is understandable... arabic in certain middle east countries are different from the way of pronounciation and meaning..

    anyhow, working in this kind of atmosphere is a promising experience that eventhough the work is way much difficult and different from what we are accustomed to, it gives me a good feeling that where ever i may be in the future, i can handle any nurse job that comes my way...
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    Hello. This may be off-topic, but... Is it true that Saudi does not accept male nurses as they used to? My friend came to the Saudi embassy here in the Philippines last December. The officer in-charge told him that they don't accept male nurses anymore since they can't handle female patients as compared to female nurses who are allowed to handle both.
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    As a guy nurse interested in the middle east, would dubai be a better choice than KSA? I am also wondering if guy nurses are still accepted in KSA like the post above me.

    Also, with a BSN and 2 years Heart and Medical ICU experience, what would be average pay in the KSA or other regions of the middle east like UAE??

    Darn, I hope being a guy doesn't dash my hopes. The big hospital in the capital of KSA sounds appealing.

    Is there any restrictions on activities for males in KSA? From reading, there are multiple issues that females deal with in the KSA.
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    from hearsays around here(ME), most applicant male nurses are opting to work in dubai or UAE or neighboring ME countries, the least is KSA.
    pay scale is also more beneficial in these areas and the environment is more open to new changes..
    just abide with the rules than you are off trouble....
    nowhere likes this.
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    Quote from snowbiggie
    as a guy nurse interested in the middle east, would dubai be a better choice than ksa? i am also wondering if guy nurses are still accepted in ksa like the post above me.

    also, with a bsn and 2 years heart and medical icu experience, what would be average pay in the ksa or other regions of the middle east like uae??

    darn, i hope being a guy doesn't dash my hopes. the big hospital in the capital of ksa sounds appealing.

    is there any restrictions on activities for males in ksa? from reading, there are multiple issues that females deal with in the ksa.

    riyadh kfsh rn earns sar 14200/ month. with critical care certification sar 15200.
    Faeriewand likes this.
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    Hi there,

    Great to see an up-to-date discussion on saudi. It seems difficult to access current information. I am currently looking at this option for a year.....
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    Hi im currently thinking about working in saudi.
    My husband works for BAE and so can get a good job there. we would apparently live in their complex and they would look after our 2 children 6 and 2 years, either private school or nursery (both boys). what is it like in saudi honestly??? i dont mind respecting their culture for 2 years so i can pay my student loans etc etc off but i dont hava clue about salaries or really what its like... will i be able to go shopping on my own???? I am 4 years fully trained in renal.... does that usually make a difference? Do we get a translator.. although would like to try to learn language. Thanks. Also i have an interview with national guard hospitals set up by geneva health..... how are they in general?


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