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 them) 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 terrified… 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 I’ve mentioned before driving in Jeddah is a horrific experience, so I’m happy to leave it to the trained professional… Continue reading Getting off Campus – the KAUST bus timetable.

Make up, Mobiles and Mutaween – Visiting Jeddahs Malls Part 2

At the weekend we took the KAUST bus to Jeddah to visit another one of the large mall’s there – the Mall of Arabia. This mall is smaller than the Red Sea Mall but has a bunch of different shops, plus we are attempting to visit all of the malls in turn (no mean feat)… Continue reading Make up, Mobiles and Mutaween – Visiting Jeddahs Malls Part 2

General Information about KAUST

This is probably going to be a bit of a fractured post, but there was a bunch of stuff I wasn’t sure about before I came and for the life of me I could not find the answer to anywhere on the internet. Since my arrival a few weeks ago now I’ve learnt the answer… Continue reading General Information about KAUST

Visiting Jeddah’s Malls

We’d been here about a week before we decided to travel to Jeddah to pick up some stuff we really needed for the house. Desperately needed. Couldn’t do without needed. Our list looked like this: Cutlery drawer Bin Bin bags Bowls Baking trays Writing paper and envelopes Ironing board Dog food and toys Clothes horse… Continue reading Visiting Jeddah’s Malls