A Focus on Life in Saudi Arabia

Scott Flournoy
We've interviewed colleagues for a new video which sheds light on what it's really like to live and work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - while also banishing some popular misconceptions.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the world’s leading oil exporter, has the Middle East’s largest economy. It grew by 140 percent in the decade ending 2014. The Kingdom has almost no debt and more than $600bn in savings. Inflation is low, the banking system is sound and Saudi companies are among the region’s most successful.

Over six million expat workers play an important role in the Saudi economy. Despite the oil price slump, the country continues to diversify, providing many exciting career opportunities and iconic projects to add to your experience.

Life in Saudi Arabia

Our video sheds light on what it's really like to live and work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


KSA is one of the most conservative countries in the world and is governed by firm religious beliefs, rules and traditions. As long as you’re respectful to all people and their cultures and customs, you will find life in the country to be a very rewarding experience.

If you enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, you’re open to a multi-cultural society, discovering Middle Eastern cuisine and a much more varied landscape, then life in the Kingdom has great appeal. It offers spectacular scenery, especially when you venture out into the deserts and glorious beaches along the coast of the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. There’s plenty of shopping malls, restaurants, golf courses and the landscape lends itself to more adventurous activities such as quad biking, horse-riding or simply trekking through the desert.

If you have an open mind and sense of adventure, Saudi can present a package of career advancement, cultural experience and financial enrichment. We’re currently working throughout Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states on a range of fascinating and prestigious projects, covering multiple disciplines.

We offer rewarding careers to people who share the Faithful+Gould and Atkins goal of creating a better future for us all, together with competitive salaries and flexible benefits and unrivalled opportunities to learn. Search our current vacancies if you want to fast-track your career with us in the Middle East.

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