KAUST Packing List – What To Put In Your Air Shipment.

Second in my KAUST packing list posts – what to pack in your air shipment for KAUST. Obviously once you are here you can take a trip to Jeddah and buy almost anything you want, but these are the things I was grateful for or wish I had included, when my first shipment arrived. I… Continue reading KAUST Packing List – What To Put In Your Air Shipment.

KAUST Packing List – what to take in your suitcase.

First in my KAUST packing list posts – what to bring with you in your suitcase to KAUST. Obviously once you are here you can take a trip to Jeddah and buy almost anything you want, but these are the things I was grateful for, or wish I had packed to have with me when… Continue reading KAUST Packing List – what to take in your suitcase.

Al’Salaam Mall and the Taxi Ride from Hell.

In our never-ending quest to visit all of the malls in Jeddah (there are seriously about fifty thousand of the buggers) we decided to go to Al’ Salaam mall after work on Thursday. I can say with some confidence that it’s probably the first and last time I visit this mall being that I was… Continue reading Al’Salaam Mall and the Taxi Ride from Hell.

Getting off Campus – the KAUST bus timetable.

In addition to the on-site bus which runs you round campus, KAUST also provide a service to take its residents into Jeddah, to various Malls or Souks – even better, this service is free. As ive mentioned before driving in Jeddah is a horrific experience, so Im happy to leave it to the trained professional… Continue reading Getting off Campus – the KAUST bus timetable.

The hungry expat – grub at KAUST.

Good afternoon and hello. I’ve been asked to write a post about the restaurants and shops etc here at KAUST. I already wrote about the sporting facilities which you can find here if you’re interested in getting your sweat on in the desert. As for me, I’m faaaar more interested in eating/sitting on my butt… Continue reading The hungry expat – grub at KAUST.

Reflections on 13/11/2015 from the heart of Islam.

A few days have passed since the heartbreaking attacks on the people of the city of Paris. And Lebanon. And Baghdad. I have had some time to absorb, to mourn, but there will never be enough time to understand this kind of hate-filled action of destruction.  I want to start by explaining that I am… Continue reading Reflections on 13/11/2015 from the heart of Islam.

My House at KAUST – Four Bedroom House.

Next of my posts detailing the available housing here at KAUST. To see other houses see these links: 1 Bed Townhouse A, 1 Bed Townhouse B, 2 Bed Townhouse, 3 Bed Townhouse, 2 Bed House, 3 Bed House. This post is for a four bed detatched villa aka MANSION. The four bed villa may be allocated to… Continue reading My House at KAUST – Four Bedroom House.