Being an expat in Saudi Arabia is a privilege. When I was in the Philippines, going to this country was never in my plan. In fact, It was never in my country lists that I want to work as an expat. There are horrifying stories I heard and watched on TV about how Filipinos escaped from their employers, working without being compensated and the worst they were abused.
Well, how I was able to choose this country? Below will explain this question.
6 Things I Love About Saudi Arabia
1.Makkah and Medina
Alright, these two holy places are my favorites of all . Whether going to perform Umrah or Hajj, visiting Prophet Muhammad’s (Peace Be Upon Him) Masjid in Medina. These two holy places will make you feel at peace in your life
2.Cost of Living
I chose working in Saudi because I can save money. However, it depends on your lifestyle and spending too. I got a good salary from my employer that can allow me to save money from it and spend less. housing rent and basic commodities and even gadgets are cheaper than anywhere else in Middle East.
3.Petroleum is Cheap
Well, we all know that the cost of living is cheap, getting a car and drive it wherever you go is definitely a freedom without thinking you are wasting every drop of oil like in Philippines or in any part of the world. Yeah! water is more expensive than oil
4. Sumptuous Food
When I came to Saudi Arabia, one of the adjustments that I had is the food. I remember when I first arrived in the capital city of Riyadh, I was so hungry looking for a Spanish or Filipino food. I ended up in a restaurant that serves of what they are called Kabsah-The Traditional Food of Arab. Not only that, since the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is home to millions of expats, different delicious foods are being served from the country of Pakistan, India, Turkey, Indonesia and Philippines
5. Breath Taking Tourist Spots
I may not travel all of the best tourist spots of Saudi Arabia but I am always in awe when I traveled some of these places. I love the scenery when travel from desert red sand dunes to cold places of this country
6. Exploring Market in Town
I don’t have a good negotiation skills when it comes to bargain in the Philippines however I learned to have it here in Souk. The city of Jeddah is home for its vast market! One of the oldest market is here that exist thousands of years already