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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Following on from my posts about 1 bed Townhouses here and here, this post is to give you the layout of two bedroom townhouses. You may be allocated one of these if you are a married couple with either 0 or 1 child. Please let me know if there is any specific post you… Continue reading My House in KAUST – Two Bed Townhouse
This is the second potential layout of your one bedroom townhouse, the first can be found here. This will be for a single person who chooses one bedroom accomodation rather than staying in the free shared accomodation that KAUST automatically offers. Hopefully this is helpful for you! Please let me know if there is anything… Continue reading My House in Kaust – 1 Bed Townhouse, second layout.
As promised here, I have managed to get my hands on some floor plans for all the different houses here at KAUST. I will do a different blog post for each one so I hope its useful! Worth noting that you will be allocated your house depending on the size of your family – you… Continue reading My House in KAUST – 1 Bed Townhouse
Each of the houses here (aside from the apartments) have a small front garden, and a larger back garden. KAUST gardeners will look after the front garden for you – basic weeding, cutting the lawn etc to keep it neat, however the back garden is the renters responsibility. You can either look after the garden… Continue reading Growing plants in the Desert – Gardens in KAUST.