Christmas in the Desert.

You might imagine that celebrating Christmas in the desert is sort of difficult and doesn’t actually feel all that festive right, as a result of the sand, the sun and the absence of any Christmas goods? Well yeah, you’d be absolutely correct. Today is the 21st of December, I’m wearing a t-shirt, I have sunburn,… Continue reading Christmas in the Desert.

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 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.

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.

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.

My House at KAUST – 3 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. This post is for a three bed detatched villa which is  a bit bigger than the three bed townhouse. The… Continue reading My House at KAUST – 3 Bedroom House.

My House at KAUST – 2 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 This post is for a two bed detatched villa which is what Paul and I have. Its a bit bigger than the two… Continue reading My House at KAUST – 2 Bedroom House

My House at KAUST – 3 bedroom townhouse.

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 The three bed town house may be allocated to a family with two children. You will have a large garage at the front of the house,… Continue reading My House at KAUST – 3 bedroom townhouse.