As-salām 'alaykum, and welcome to the InterNations Jeddah Community; providing a pathway towards your expat life in Jeddah, one of the most important cities in Saudi Arabia. With your InterNations membership, you have access to detailed guides to finding your way in Saudi Arabia's religious capital. As an Islamic city, our advice and insider tips are invaluable in navigating your way through relocation smoothly and ensuring you avoid those mistakes that foreigners can so easily make. We have provided a library of resources, answering questions like "which topics are off-limits in conversation?" and "which visas and permits do I need?". Our other great resource is our forum, where our carefully approved members are ready to answer any other questions you might have. Remember, they have experienced all of the same uncertainties and are happy to share that experience with you.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Khobar (Eastern Prov.) or Singapore.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Jeddah expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Jeddah expat forums.
As a socially conservative, Islamic destination, there are certain rules and customs that visiting expats need to be aware of, and you can find these in our comprehensive guides to moving to and living in Jeddah. Expats will usually live in up-scale compounds off limits to religious police, where foreigners can socialize freely and attend regular parties. Dining out and shopping are popular pastimes, but Jeddah is particularly well equipped for the active amongst you, with sporting activities that make the most of the climate and location on the Red Sea. Horse riding, golf, fishing, sailing, water skiing, and wind surfing are all popular, and of course you shouldn't ignore the fantastic diving opportunities that this coast offers. As a busy sea port, the shipping and exporting business is an integral part of the local economy, as is construction, mining, steel, and aluminum production. Industries popular with expats include finance and real estate, ICT, food processing, social services, education, and healthcare. In the future, experts predict that energy production and vehicle engineering will also soon be important industries in Jeddah.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Shanghai or Hong Kong, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
InterNations is a community of global minds from all over the world, and with your membership you can connect with our members in real life. We know how important socializing is when moving to a new city, so we host regular social events where you can take the opportunity to network or just make friends. We also provide numerous social groups for you to get involved with, covering interests such as photography, book groups, professional networking, hiking, diving, and football. From your initial move to your continuing lifestyle, it's comforting to know that InterNations provides you with all the tools you need to live happily as an expat in Jeddah.