Physicians and most senior administrative positions are entitled to non-shared housing.
All other contracts usually receive shared accommodations, with one — two other housemates.
Most expatriate staff live in housing on the hospital grounds, or in a private housing complex (commonly called a "compound").
A compound is an area of private property that is similar to a gated community. Some will have only the residential facilities, while others will have pools, fitness facilities, tennis courts, salons, and grocery stores.
People on single-status contracts who are in shared accommodations cannot bring any pets.
People on married-status contracts who are not in shared housing expenses and arrangements for its transportation to Saudi Arabia and any damages the pet may cause.
Like a gated community, you're free to come and go as you please (bear in mind, however, that some compounds have late-night curfews).
Canadians and Americans are paid the highest, but generally it is less than the compensation being earned in North America.Cutlery, dishes, pots, pans, a kettle, and toaster come with the apartment, as do basic appliances such as a fridge and stove.Depending on your accommodations, washers and dryers are either in the individual apartment unit or in a communal laundry room (there is no charge).The Commercial Section also assists its clients in these countries by matching their needs with the appropriate sources of Canadian products and services.Notice: As per a Royal Decree announced on June 23, the local weekend in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is officially changed to Friday-Saturday as of June 29.