Riyadh is the capital city and likely the first place teachers will visit in Saudi Arabia.
The majority of the teaching positions can be found here and these positions can range from teaching in a university, language center, elementary or secondary school, or by giving private lessons.
Teachers here can enjoy a variety of activities such as shopping at the Deerah Souk, enjoying views of the city from the Sky Bridge at Kingdom Center, or enjoying some of Riyadh’s numerous shopping malls. If you want to get out of the city, quad biking at the Red Sand Dunes or going on a road trip are always an option since the price of petrol is very cheap.
Jeddah is located in Western Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea coast and tends to be a bit less conservative than Riyadh.
Like other Saudi cities, it is possible to live inside a compound with other expats. Life inside compounds tends to be more relaxed and similar to what one would experience in Western countries.
Some popular activities include visiting King Fahd’s Fountain, the Floating Mosque, snorkeling in the Red Sea, and exploring the historical district of Al-Balad.
Damman is located on the Persian Gulf coast and only a 1-2 hour plane ride from Kuwait, Bahrain, and the UAE.
Here, teachers can find numerous teaching opportunities. The headquarters of Saudi Aramco is located in nearby Dhahran and teachers can often find many lucrative positions teaching business English to its employees.
Damman is also an international port city and offers many restaurant options, private beaches, and of course plenty of shopping.