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IT Jobs in Saudi Arabia

IT Jobs in Saudi Arabia

There are a variety of IT jobs in Saudi Arabia advertised on Technojobs – to view the latest vacancies visit our Saudi Arabia Jobs listings. Additionally, below is some useful information if you are working or considering working in Saudi Arabia.

Working in Saudi Arabia

Accommodation and flight tickets are often paid for by the employer and there are few distractions on which to throw away money so for most people there is great earning potential. Plus there is a low cost of living. Taxation is not deducted from a pay cheque, leading many workers to work in Saudi Arabia due to the financial incentives. The majority of UK IT workers in Saudi Arabia are contractors who fill short-medium term contracts across a varied spectrum of IT jobs in Saudi Arabia and earn excellent money. There are normally a wide range of SAP jobs available amongst all the IT jobs in Saudi Arabia.

For a foreigner to enter Saudi Arabia, they have to be sponsored by an employer. Typically Western workers come to work in the oil, teaching or medical industries and are very well rewarded, financially speaking, for their work.

If you have secured employment in Saudi and have your sponsorship in place, you will be required to present your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months, your employment visa and also a health certificate on arrival. Your visa will have a period of validity and you must enter the country within that period.

The biggest city is the capital Riyadh. Jeddah is the second biggest city and many jobs are based in either Riyadh or Jeddah. The spoken language is Arabic. Riyadh is mercilessly hot in the summer and there are many religious restrictions. Jeddah is a tolerable climate, has excellent beaches and Red-Sea diving; It has a cosmopolitan ambience with fewer restrictions than elsewhere. Climatic and cultural conditions may vary widely from one Saudi city to the next.

Living in Saudi Arabia

Living in Saudi Arabia, you will need to be very conscious of the religious restrictions such as no alcohol, gambling, pork, nightclubs, theaters or churches. Saudi Arabia is a strict Islamic country. There is also a strict dress code for women. Practicing a religion other than Islam publicly in Saudi is prohibited.

The weather in Saudi Arabia is incredibly hot. Temperatures in the summer can reach above 50°C (120° F) in some places which prohibits most outdoor activities.

Due to the location of Saudi Arabia there are great travel opportunities nearby in the Middle East, including Jordan, Oman and Dubai. Within Saudi Arabia, there are great natural wonders, dunes, deserts, coral reefs for diving and caves offer extraordinary hiking and camping opportunities.

Saudi Arabia Economy

Saudi Arabia is the world's leading petroleum exporter. Petroleum exports literally fuel the Saudi economy. Oil accounts for more than 90 percent of exports and nearly 75 percent of government revenues.

Saudi Arabia will be launching six economic cities (King Abdullah Economic City) which will be completed by the year 2020. These six new industrialized cities will diversify the economy of Saudi Arabia, and will also provide further opportunities for IT jobs in Saudi Arabia.