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- May 24, '12 by havivii know this is an old post, but you can bring in a bible for your own personal use. at this time you can't bring 900 bibles as it is a kingdom, they do not wish to have proselytizing. and please remember saudi women working in saudi make more money always than saudi men... in part to pay for their taxis. nowhere is perfect
- May 24, '12 by Mas CatoerQuote from avip123Avip
1. Does the agency hire male nurses, if so how difficult to get an offer, due to the fact I'm a male and a new grad?
2. Am I able to bring my family with me to the country, while I work?
3. Am I able to travel to Mecca and Medina with out any restrictions?
4. As of May 23, 2012, what type of contracts are out there (pay and accommidations)? Because a fellow nurse there now was stating the agencies aren't offering the living stipend anymore, is this true???
5. If I do get a job offer, what's the ruling on shipping a car from the USA to Jeddah?
My experience in Early 90s
- Yes, they hire male as a new grad.
- You can have your spouse and 2 children with free tickets after completing 1 year contract with clean performance. They should stay at least 3 month to entitle return tickets
- Traveling to Mecca and Medina for moslem are allowed (except during Haj season) with written travel permit.
- Housing allowance only for male nurses. It was 8000 SR/year (around USD2200)
- Can't answer that. But you can buy any brand of used car. It was very cheap there.
Note that it was my 1990 experience, and employed by the Saudia MOH (not by any Saudi private hospital as you may earn less)
You'd better make an inquiry to the nearest Saudia Embassy or consulate.
- May 27, '12 by GitanoRNenlightening after reading the entire thread...however, i can certainly say that i'll stay in u.s.a. at my "eternal vacation state of hawaii" if you decide to do otherwise i wish you the very best always wherever you may practice...aloha~
- Jul 5, '12 by nightengalegoddessWow. This was a great post although now it is 2012. Will anyone tell us how things are working in Saudi Arabia now? One year of time seems little to give to allow one to gain some financial momentum when one returns back to the USA. Imagine, U.S. nurses thinking about going abroad to make a living because the economy is so bad for us here.
Is it true that American Nurses are more respected in Saudi than we are here? I would just like to know mainly how we are received in general...any anger about US taking THEIR jobs; for instance? (A common feeling amongst some U.S nurses towards nurses from other countries, unfortunately)...
I am in the starting stages of planning a travel assignment to Saudi. Does anyone know how difficult it is to find a spot in Dubai? That seems a more modern area;...maybe better standards of practice in general? so many questions....Thank you so much!!!
- Culture and religion in that region is similar. I am not at all surprised by the treatment of non white foreigners.
- //know this is an old post, but you can bring in a bible for your own personal use. at this time you can't bring 900 bibles as it is a kingdom, they do not wish to have proselytizing//
that is so funny. We go there we are restricted. Muslims come here and can do as they please....how funny
- Feb 23 by firstclassTo reply to Katherine100: Even muslims are discriminated in Saudi Arabia. Anybody who doesn't follow the particular brand of religion that is followed there is a second class human being. Shia Muslims particularly.
- Feb 23 by MulticollinearitySaudi Arabia continues to be a NOT.
- Feb 23 by GHGoonetteAfter what happened to Prof Karabus (local pediatrician, retired) in UAE, you wouldn't catch me working in any middle Eastern country.
- Yeah and those muslims are from a different sect. Like i said I am not at all surprised at what goes on here. Seems like backward culture.