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Private residential Community GuideGlobal PayrollIntroductionSaudi Aramco offers a rental assistance allowance for all male employees (Single/ Bachelor/Family status) to obtain housing outside of the company communities. Employees often rent quality homes in self-contained gated style communities designed for expatriate communities are planned and constructed to allow residents to enjoy the most comfortable lifestyle, with convenient access to a range of leisure and sports facilities. These facilities generally include swimming pools, tennis courts, children s playgrounds, supermarkets and Aramco employees and family dependents living in these outside communities have full, unrestricted, access to all of the excellent facilities on offer within the Saudi Aramco housing information regarding the selected communities and schools has been supplied by others and Saudi Aramco bears no responsibility for the accuracy or the content thereof. Copyright 2014, Saudi Aramco. All rights Your ArrivalSaudi Aramco provides support to new employees who elect to live in a private residential community. Upon your initial arrival in Saudi Arabia, you will be temporarily assigned to a house or guest room in one of the Saudi Aramco residential communities for up to one month. During this period, you will have the opportunity to visit the local residential communities to make your an Agent to Help YouYou are encouraged to research and familiarize yourself with the private residential communities before your initial departure to Saudi Arabia. Local agents such as Right Compound can provide specialist expertise and advice, offering a full end- to-end service for their clients. Working in partnership with the local residential communities across Saudi Arabia, Right Compound can provide bespoke accommodation searches, arrange viewings, negotiate contracts and complete contract negotiation and tenancy lease agreements refer to to begin your search. You will find up-to-date information and current housing availability within the vicinity of the Saudi Aramco main work locations, including in al- Khobar (Dhahran), Riyadh, Jiddah and many more. You will also find detailed information on the facilities, services, transportation, schooling and recreational facilities on private residential communities offer impressive recreational facilities including swimming pool, gym, indoor / outdoor field and ball sport facilities, climbing walls, beauty parlours, spa s, shops, games rooms and much more. Many Saudi Aramco employees enjoy the diversity of local residents, within a secure, comfortable, LivingEmployees may also rent individual houses/apartments, that are not part of a gated style community, in local towns. Employees may choose these options in order to be closer to their place of work or to be near a specific school for their are some recommended sites connecting most of the top real estate agents in the region. an online website for classified ads offering users the ability to buy, sell and find things within their community. a community web site created for and by expatriates and internationally minded people everywhere. an international ex pat website offering villa, flat and house rentals plus much recommended agency is Amana Properties who also pride themselves in offering a top quality maintenance service for rented accommodation. Amana Tel: 966 (0) 13 869 7575 Tel: 966 (0) 13 896 7373PrIvAte resIdentIAL ACCommodAtIon2ComPoUnd LIstIng oUtsIde sAUdI ArAmCo3oAsIs resIdentIAL resortsOasis is the Roll-Royce of the compound lifestyle in Saudi Arabia and first impressions are is a choice of 4 bedroom villas or 1 to 2 bedroom suites. Oasis provides a range of recreation and leisure facilities to all their residents including an outdoor and an indoor swimming pool, snooker, bowling, tennis courts, squash courts, exercise rooms, and health spas for men and ladies health spas. Oasis also provides a wide range of hair, beauty, slimming and relaxation also offers stimulating and cooperative play groups and learning activities for younger children. Older children can spend their leisure time in the video game hall and their own bowling center, not to mention the swimming pools, beach facilities and exceptionally well equipped play areas. There are also four on-site restaurants, all of which do on-site home : Golden Belt RoadPO Box 3250 Al Khobar 31952Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaWebsite: email: 00966-13-8871777Fax: 0 0966 -13 - 8 8254 414AL-BUstAn vILLAgeAl-Bustan Village is situated near to the Oasis complex. The major pull of Al-Bustan Village is its facilities,. there are a number of swimming pools, several tennis courts, squash courts, bowling, recreational center, grass football pitch with jogging track, rugby pitch and a baseball compound has a great snack bar as well as excellent restaurants and large supermarkets within the close vicinity. A weekly newsletter keeps residents up-to-date with current events creating a real community feel. This compound is also home to the British School of al-Khobar (BISAK), so children can walk to : Al-Bustan VillagePO Box 1868Al Khobar 31952Saudi ArabiaWebsite: : 00966 - 13-882 5288 ex 12225CAnArY vILLAgeCanary Village caters primarily to families having as it has only three 3 bedroom villas. All villas are fully furnished with central air conditioning. All villas have spacious gardens to the rear of the property, which are perfect for barbecue parties. The front lawn also includes a covered parking have a luxury interior with a large entrance hall that opens up to a spacious living and dining area, each with sliding patio doors, which open onto the garden. Upstairs, there is a family living area that leads to the master, children s and, guest bedrooms, and children s bathroom. The master bedroom includes an en-suite bathroom. The kitchen is fully fitted with all major appliances and has plenty of cupboard are three children s playground areas located around the village. The spacious central recreation center houses a restaurant, a large ballroom and snack bar. Upstairs, there is a fully equipped gymnasium, aerobic room, gift shop and beauty salon. Table tennis, squash courts and an air hockey area are also in this building. Canary Village also has an on-site mini-market, nursery and pre-school. The compound also offers a school bus services to the nearby international : Canary Village Box 4463, Al-Khobar - 31952 Saudi ArabiaWebsite: : 00966 13 859 08956ZAmIL vILLAgeZamil Village has a total of 200 luxury units, varying from 1 to 6 bedroom villas. There is a real home to suit the needs of everyone. Each villa has been recently refurbished in with a Mediterranean style theme. Professional management, combined with friendly and efficient staff, ensures that all aspects of maintenance and security are of the highest international facilities include two modern swimming pools;, one exclusively for adults and the other which caters for families. The family pool area also includes a children s shallow pool, BBQ areas, plus a Jacuzzi and sauna. There is also a fully equipped gymnasium, two air-conditioned squash courts and flood lit tennis courts. Recreational amenities include a bowling alley,, table tennis, and darts. There is also a large screen television and video games community hall, which seats up to 150 people, is available for large-scale entertainment and can be reserved for private social events. There is a restaurant, comprehensively stocked supermarket, hairdressing salon, kindergarten facilities and playground for young : Box 899 al-Khobar31952 Saudi ArabiaWebsite: : 00966 13 857 01017eUro vILLAgeEuro Village is one of the largest residential compounds in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. It feels more like a small village with more than 465 villas. Accommodation is for both families and bachelors, and tenants are mainly Europeans and Americans. Euro Village is situated adjacent to the Sport City Dammam al- Khobar highway, and approximately 30 minutes away from the King Fahad International Airport. As an added extra, Euro Village also owns the Euro Inn Hotel, which is adjacent to the compound and a perfect place to accommodate family members who are visiting from compound s facilities include a mini- market and restaurant, which both have an excellent reputation, swimming pools, barbers shop, library, pre-school and play center for younger children. They also offer a bus services to selected shopping districts and schools (IPS school is attached to this compound).Address: 691 Dhahran Airport 31932Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaWebsite: : telephone: 00966 13 85797808reZAYAt resIdentIAL ComPLexRezayat offers a wide range of accommodation. The family compound is named the Rezayat Village and has 52 spacious houses which that have been designed for expatriates. Rezayat also has 300, 1 bedroom apartments named the Al- Khobar Apartments .All units are fully air-conditioned and have satellite TV, internet access and direct telephones lines as well as laundry and cleaning services. Rezayat s leisure facilities include swimming pools, squash courts, tennis courts, gymnasiums and golf practice : Box 90al-KhobarSaudi ArabiaWebsite: : telephone: 00966 13 882 5700 x 30039ArABIAn vILLAge ComPoUndThese community residential compounds offer many recreational and, sporting facilities, and amenities such as a private beach, tennis and basketball courts, swimming and wading pools, restaurants, convenience stores, landscaped green areas, nurseries for toddlers, libraries, indoor fitness facilities, DVD movie rental, internet access and much compound has a wide range of services that vary from bus shuttles to schools and to housekeeping, telecommunication to connect you instantly to the world and maintenance. The compound offers convenient leasing terms that can be tailored around your specific : Box 899 Al Khobar 31952 Saudi ArabiaWebsite: : or telephone: 00966 13 857 166010AL rAsHId resIdenCeDivided into residential blocks, the Al Rashid Residences consists of studios, executive suites, ambassador suites and family suites are configured to satisfy everyone s needs and can be leased on a short or long-term basis. All suites are fully furnished and offer the highest standards of comfort. They also offer spacious and secure parking, safe playing areas for children, a swimming and sand pools, fitness center, wireless internet and a family / personal driver s to the Al Rashid Mall, all residents have easy access to the mall including the ever famous Carrefour hypermarket, clothing lines, cosmetics and much : Box 2215al-Khobar31952Saudi ArabiaWebsite: : 00966 13 881 1441111AL dAnAH & AL nAdAHThe Al Danah and Al Nadah compounds are situated at the heart of al- Khobar. The Al Danah Compound compound consists of 96 luxury three 3 bedroom duplex villas (220 m2) and 8 executive villas (360 m2).The villas have been recently refurnished and now feature a modern design with beautifully landscaped gardens. The Al Nadah Compound compound consists of 128 villas, of which out of those 100 are single story villas and 28 are duplex compounds provide their residents with plenty of recreation and sports facilities, which include tennis courts, swimming pools, aerobics classes, restaurant, mini-market, saunas & and Jacuzzi. They also have a children s playground, recreation center with indoor tennis and squash courts, and a gym equipped with the state- of- the- art weight lifting and fitness compounds provide transportation to the nearby British and American schools and shopping buses to al- Khobar and : Khobar-Dammam Highway,near MEDCO10th street Al 1548email: 00966 50588 0307 12AL FerdoUse vILLAge Al Ferdouse Village compound comprises of 65 modern villas, of which 43 units are detached 3 bedroom villas and 22 units are one 1 bedroom villas. All villas have central air conditioning and are fully fitted with the latest development has an excellent recreational center, swimming pool, pool deck, gymnasium, tennis courts, squash court, games and multi-purpose activity room. Other amenities on the development include a children s play area and satellite : KING HAMOUD Street no. 22AQRABYIA Areabeside SAAD Hospitalemail: 00966 5440 9629613AL moHAmAdIA Al Mohamadia compound, under the management of Al Othman Holding Company, is a 96 units compound with a strategic location in the center of al- Khobar providing easy access to all international schools, shopping malls, restaurants, and hospitals. It is a highly secure compound that has been designed to provide tenants with a high standard of accommodation. It is characterized by its wide roadways, spacious gardens, and beautiful landscaping to provide a luxurious and pleasant environment to all its 96 units are divided into five different types ranging between 5 bedroom villas, 3 bedroom villas, two 2 bedroom apartments, and studios, thus meeting a variety of different needs. All of the units are fully furnished with brand new modern furniture and top quality electrical appliances. The compound is uniquely equipped with all types of modern facilities for families including a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, an air-conditioned recreational center, which has a billiard tables and table tennis, a tennis court, children s playgrounds, restaurant and coffee shop, private function hall, and a small cinema. In addition, the compound also offers a kids nursery, and beauty salon. The compound offers the usual compound s services including transportation to schools and regular trips to shopping malls, an on site maintenance team, satellite TV, Internet, and pest control : 402Website: : 00966 500 67 99 8914gULF PeArL ComPoUnd 2Gulf Pearl Compound 2 is situated in Aziziyah and under the management of Al Kifah Real Estate, which owns Gulf Pearl Compound 1 also in al-Khobar. The compound consists of 90 units, offering 4 types of villas in addition to the 2 bedroom apartments, in order to satisfy different accommodation needs. The units can be provided either furnished with high quality furniture and electrical appliances, or unfurnished depending on the tenant s compound is equipped with a gym, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, swimming pool, children s playground, billiard tables, table tennis, squash courts and an air-conditioned recreational center, in addition to a beauty salon, nursery, restaurant, and mini- compound also offers typical all of the services including pest control services, maid services, maintenance, bus transportation, reserved parking, 24/7 security, wireless Internet and satellite TV. Gulf Pearl Compound is the place which that makes you feel at : Aziziyah, 3639email: 00966 56 75 30 20415AL mUrjAn vILLAge (jUBAIL For rAs tAnUrA Work LoCAtIon)l Murjan (Coral) Village is a private beach resort on the Arabian Gulf in the city of Jubail, which is a short drive from the Ras Tanura compound. It is designed and built for living a lifestyle of comfort amid landscaped lush green surroundings with an unrestricted beach front. Al Murjan Village offers expatriates a remarkably unique home away from home management and employees of Murjan Village are trained and dedicated to provide residents with a high standard of service. The resort s villas and apartments are truly first class. They are designed to meet the space requirements of couples and families. Elegant furnishings give an ambiance of warmth and Murjan Village is approximately 161,181 m in size and offers a wide variety of residences ranging from 85 m efficiency units to 374m 4 bedroom villas, catering to all tastes and : Murjan VillageFahad roadHighway 2Jalmudah Area, Khafji StreetRoyal Commission Residential AreaAl JubailSaudi ArabiaPost ( Box 899 al Khobar - 31952)email: 00966 13 347 7777 16Q: Will Saudi Aramco help with initial set up costs and options when I arrive in Saudi Arabia if I choose to move outside one of the company communities?A: All employees are paid a settling-in allowance upon their arrival in Saudi Arabia to assist with any additional costs they may incur during relocation plus a rental assistance Assistance Allowance (rAA)All expatriate male employees* (SC 3-10 and 11+) are now eligible for off-community residence. Those who do not live in company provided housing will receive an unaccountable RAA of 3x monthly base salary with no cap and a minimum payment of SR 20,000 for single/bachelor status and SR 30,000 for family status status employees are also eligible for an accountable allowance subject to a maximum or actual rent, whichever is less. The maximum allowance, which is inclusive of the unaccountable RAA, is as follows:Note: If the employee s monthly base pay X 3 exceeds the maximum of the above allowances, the employee will receive the higher amount as there isno cap on the unaccountable allowance. (He will not be eligible for any accountable allowance.)You should ensure you have some funds to put a down payment for a house on a compound prior to arrival in Saudi Arabia. If you are on family status you may choose to arrive prior to your family in order to arrange for a compound or in- community accommodation. In this instance, temporary accommodation will be supplied by the : What are the accommodations/facilities available to off-community employees; compared with if I lived in-community?A: All employees living off-community receive the same benefits as those who live in-community. These include use of all community facilities including company transportation, in-community dining halls and recreational facilities. As you will be living off-community, a wider choice of expatriate houses will be available for you to choose from to suit your needs and budget. Q: Do employees who live off-community still have access to rent furnishings from Aramco if they move into an unfurnished house?A: No, although most of the accommodation that is available comes already : If I live off-community, what medical benefits am I entitled to?A: Saudi Aramco provides medical care to all employees and their eligible dependents with full-time residence in Saudi Arabia. All employees and their eligible dependents who do not reside in company housing are eligible only to receive their medical and dental care in a Saudi Aramco Medical Designated Medical Facility (MDF). Employees and/or their eligible dependents must complete the appropriate form and select the facility of their choice. The form and the approved list of facilities are available at Area Personnel : An employee who becomes ill while on duty may receive EMERGENCY medical and dental care at a SAMSO facility next to his/her work place, provided that he/she expects to return to work the same day, otherwise medical care should be received from the employee s the event of difficult or complicated cases that cannot be treated at SAMSO or MDF, employees and their eligible dependents may be referred by SAMSO to specialist medical centers, both in-Kingdom and out-of-Kingdom, as determined by the Medical Referral : What access do off-community employees have with regards to veterinarians and boarding kennels? Do we have the same access as on site employees, if not, what are the other options?A: Saudi Aramco has a Kennel Club, which is available to all Saudi Aramco employees regardless of their housing : Since I am living off-community, do I need to let Aramco know if I have family coming to stay with me in my house?A: Yes. With company approval, and provided the Saudi Arabian government issues a visitor s visa, relatives of employees may visit. You would need to speak to your assigned personnel department representative to make the necessary arrangements to obtain a company-sponsored Saudi Arabian government visa for your visitor(s).Q: What schooling options are there for employee s children residing off- community?A: You will not be eligible to send you children to the Saudi Aramco School, however,but you are eligible to send your children to international schools in the region and be reimbursed for tuition according to company policy. Please refer to the next section for information on Asked qUestIons & AnsWersFamily Size (IK dependents)Maximum Allowance (inclusive of unaccountable RAA)Married with no childrenSR 175,000Married with 1 childSR 200,000Married with 2 childrenSR 225,000Married with 3 or more childrenSR 250,00017sCHooLs18InternAtIonAL sCHooLs groUPInternational Schools Group (formerly Saudi Arabian International Schools - SAIS) is the oldest and best established co-educational expatriate school organization in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and consists of three divisions: The American division based on a model curriculum Dhahran Elementary/Middle School, Dhahran High School, ISG Dammam, Yanbu International School The British division delivering the British National curriculum Dhahran British Grammer School The International division patterned after a curriculum with the addition of a National Languages Program offering Arabic, Hindi, Filipino, and Urdu. ISG Dammam and JubailThe programs accommodate every level of elementary and secondary education beginning with pre-reception or pre-kindergarten and culminating in full high school and Key Stage Four programs. The class sizes are generally smaller in comparison to state schools around the into the three major divisions, ISG has seven individual schools in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Despite diverse locations, our schools maintain a common focus. Diversity in geographic location, student population, and core divisional curricula provide invaluable strengths. Through technology, we keep in contact with each other as we strive to educate future citizens of the student population represents over forty different countries. The American and British divisions are staffed with Western-trained educators. The International division meets the needs of a multi-national student population with a multi-national and highly-qualified teaching : P. O. Box 31677Al-Khobar 31952Saudi ArabiaWebsite: : telephone: 00966 13 330 0555 19BIsAk (BrItIsH sCHooL In AL-kHoBAr)The BISAK seeks to encourage high academic standards through the National Curriculum of England. Set up in 1977, this school provides a British-style education to international students living in and around al- Khobar. This school welcomes children of all nationalities. The school year follows the typical British overseas pattern starting in early September and finishing at the end of June each year. As there is a waiting list at the infants end, an early appointment is The school believes that the richness of the learning environment matters. Therefore, they school offer their students depth, choices, complexities and challenges, aiming to intensify their learning experience. The BISAK are is not afraid of a challenge and most children thrive when confronted with developmentally appropriate but nonetheless serious and rigorous work. They invest themselves in their studies along with sensing that their ideas truly matter and they enjoy more deeply the rewards that come with school needs to be a place of opportunity and, depth, with and diverse role models. It should be a place where children can safely engage with the world and ideas, meet high standards and learn to take risks. A school should help children become confident and skilful thinkers and The school wants students them to succeed in any subject they approach. They want them to be bold in the questions they ask and ambitious with the knowledge they seek, not only as students here, but also throughout life. They want them to be positive, enthusiastic and enjoy a sense of achievement in anything they : P O BOX 4359 Al Khobar 31952 Saudi ArabiaWebsite: : 00966 13 882 542520tHe InternAtIonAL ProgrAms sCHooL (IPs)Located within the Euro Village Compound in al-Khobar, IPS offers an exceptional education for students in kindergarten through grade 12. The school is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and is licensed by the Saudi Ministry of Education. IPS is also a member of Educational Services Overseas Limited or ESOL, a leading organization in the field of international education in the Middle East and the Mediterranean its ninth year of operation, IPS offers an American curriculum. Graduates earn an American High School Diploma that qualifies them for admission to colleges and universities in the , Canada, Europe, and elsewhere. IPS s academic programs are carried out with the same materials and services ESOL provides to all of its other schools. Nearly all of the school s faculty of certified teachers and administrators are North and staff pride themselves on maintaining high standards, which they accomplish through small classes, a personal touch, and dedication to the success of their students. As a result, IPS has become one of the leading schools in the Eastern Province. The student population is multinational representing over 25 countries from around the world. Student numbers have grown substantially over the last years, and IPS is preparing for the construction of a new purpose-built campus that will enable the school to expand its size and enhance its academic curriculum and other : Box 691Dhahran Airport31932Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaWebsite: : 00966 13 857 5603 21Q: How do I enrol my child into an International School?A: This is the sole responsibility of the child s parent/caregiver to organize. Saudi Aramco has no direct association with any International schools. Please contact the schools directly to obtain enrolment : Do I still receive the Educational Assistance benefits if my family and I live off-camp community?A: Yes. All employees, living on or off -camp community, need to maintain Family Status status to be eligible for EAP : How do the children usually get to school? Private vehicle/school bus?A: Some schools organize transport between compounds and the school. Please contact your school of choice for more Asked qUestIons And AnsWerssCHooLs22 Half Moon Beach: Beautiful area for jet skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, pedalos (pedal driven watercrafts) and swimming. At Half Moon Bay a dive group placed old trucks and cars in the water near shore to create an artificial reef. Corniche visits: This is a stretch of re-claimed land beautifully maintained and a leisure point for kids and adults. There are many shops and places to eat as well as play areas for children. There are also movie theatre, auditoriums, plays etc, for those interested. Quad biking in the desert four wheeling fun around the desert on quad bikes. Causeway Tower: Built in the middle of the King Fahad Causeway (connects al-Khobar to Bahrain), includes a viewing deck and also a restaurant. Bahrain: The island country of Bahrain is readily accessible via the King Fahad Causeway, and also offers a variety of recreational activities. Camel back riding: At King Fahd Aziza, al Khobar, 5km from the Holiday Inn. Rolling Hills Golf Club and Bayside Golf Club. Food: A variety of restaurants and fast-food establishments including McDonalds, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, Wendy s, Starbucks, Haagen Daas, Baskin Robbins, Fuddrucker s and Joffreys Gourmet Coffee & Tea Company and ethnic food . Shopping: Mall of Dhahran: With over 200 stores and 26 food outlets, offering a wide selection of many well-known western high street and designer clothes shops, electronic goods, arts and crafts, department stores, toy shops, and perfumes and cosmetics, it is the largest shopping mall in Saudi Arabia. Rashid Mall: Is Three stories high, and this mall has more variety in stores than Dhahran mall including decoration stores, gift and jewellery stores and mobile phone stores. Fouad Center: Located on the sea front next to the Corniche, this small shopping center houses a selection of boutique shops and excellent dining facilities including the Red Lobster ACtIvItIesPlease note: Similar to the Saudi Aramco housing communities, spouses are permitted to drive inside private residential communities. Taxi s, private chauffeurs and buses are available to spouses for safe, reliable transportation outside of the well as being able to use the Aramco recreational activities while living off community, below are a few other activities available outside the Aramco AreA trAveLapproximate Travel Distances from Dhahran: miles (15 km) to Dammam miles (9 km) to Al Khobar 40 miles (64 km) to Ras Tanura 50 miles (80 km) to Jubail 52 miles (84 km) to Abqaiq 28 miles (28 km) to Bahrain 24

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