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Why work in Saudi Arabia?

Why Saudi Arabia is the smart choice for a new start

The land of sunshine, golden sands and tax-free salaries! Those who have worked in the Gulf States describe it as one of the best experiences of their lives. Making lifelong companions, travelling the world and eventually landing back on Irish shores more financially secure – there really is so much to be gained from relocating to the warmer climates and cosmopolitan living that Saudi Arabi can offer.

Nurses are in high demand and the opportunity for employment is abundant. Clarity Healthcare are working with local recruiters in Saudi Arabia to source nurses for a number of positions if you’d like to find out more and apply simply contact our recruitment team.

Key facts about working in Saudi Arabia

  • There are over 2 million expatriates working in Saudi Arabia, which equates to 1 in 6 of the population.
  • Irish, UK, Canadian, USA and Australian citizens are among the ever-growing ex-pat community.
  • Arabic is the official language of Saudi Arabia, but English is widely spoken.
  • All workers benefit from tax free salaries.
  • Many organisations offer attractive employment packages that include accommodation, medical cover and free flights to your country of origin.
  • Bonus payment schemes are popular typically on contract completion.

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The enjoyment and success of your time in Saudi Arabia is all dependant on your willingness to embrace and respect the Saudi way of life.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the average salary for nursing job in Saudi Arabia?

The typical salary range for nurses range from X-X per year with the most attractive benefit being tax free earnings! The local currency in Saudi Arabia is Saudi riyal. 1 Saudi Riyal is equivalent to 0.24Euro. Therefore a typical nursing salary of X-X per year in Saudi Arabia equates to X-XEuro.

Do I need to get registered to work in Saudi Arabia?

For any healthcare professional considering practising in Saudi Arabia it is essential that they obtain the relevant license to work in Saudi Arabia. This process is highlighted on the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) and can be complex, but is outlined as clearly as possibly on their website: Saudi Commission For Health Specialties

What is the social life like?

The social life is as you make it. There are organized trips to historical sites, sports competitions and various other recreational activities such as tournaments, marathons etc. Other common occurrences include beach parties, dinner parties and desert parties. Embassies also cater to expatriates by offering concerts and expatriates also organise amateur theatre companies and musical ensembles within the major cities

What is the dress code like in Saudi Arabia?

In reference to an expatriate living in Saudi Arabia, if moving around in the public domain must dress conservatively in public. Women should wear long, loose clothing which is high necked and long sleeved and the dress code for men is much the same in relation to long sleeves but with the pairing of a jacket and also long trousers

What is the etiquette for living in Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia is a very conservative, Muslim country which has a number of social etiquette norms for both their own people and expatriates. The Lonely Planet offers an in-depth analysis of Saudi Arabia from Accessible Travel to Work: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/saudi-arabia/narratives/practical-information/directory#etiquette

Other Useful Links:

TripAdvisor: THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Saudi Arabia - April 2020 (with Photos)

Facts about Saudi Arabia from CNN: Saudi Arabia Fast Facts

Insight into working in Saudi Arabia from a qualified nurse: Overseas: Sunshine, Saudi style

Posted on 14 May 2020
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