Asfan Desert Fun

Every year our division organizes a Staff Appreciation Day wherein all administrative staff are given the afternoon off to join a lunch and several activities that the division organizes. Last year we had it at the Harbor Sports Club restaurant and people went bowling afterwards. I had work to do so I just went back … Continue reading Asfan Desert Fun

Times are a-changin’

You might have read about the dependent fees that people now have to pay the government of Saudi Arabia for every dependent that they have under their iqama (resident permit). Currently people have to pay 100 SAR for each of their dependents (including maids or drivers). This amount will increase to 200 by July 2018, … Continue reading Times are a-changin’

Thuwal Desert

A friend who is moving away in a few months said one of the things he would miss most about Saudi Arabia was the off-road driving. There is definitely a lot of opportunity for off-road driving around here, especially for people who like to camp or enjoy the outdoors. One afternoon Jose’s friend asked if … Continue reading Thuwal Desert