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Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in Saudi Arabia
Working Abroad as a Nurse: A Great Demand for Nurses in Saudi Arabia and Worldwide by Caroline A. Polt, RN
Working, Living, and Teaching English in Saudi Arabia as a Woman by Kim Lyon
Working in Saudi Arabia: An English Teacher’s Mecca by Jill Koolmees
Teaching English in Saudi Arabia: There’s a High Demand by Scott Zimmermann

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 Business and Economy in Saudi Arabia

The U.K.-based Financial Times reports on world business, finance and politics. The website also has a homepage for the USA, Europe, and Asia, with a section on the Middle East and Africa that includes reports on Saudi Arabia.

World Trade Organization regulates trade rules between its member countries, and provides information on economic data, trade regulations,disputes and agreements about its Members, including Saudi Arabia.

International Monetary Fund promoted financial stability, international trade and economic growth among its 188 member countries. The website provides country information (with a section on Saudi Arabia) and a number of publications, including the World Economic Outlook.

U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council is a U.S. organization that aids U.S. companies in identifying business partners in Saudi Arabia. The Business Council is also interfaces with Saudi companies to help identify trade and investment opportunities in the U.S.

U.S. Government Export Portal publishes Country & Industry Market Reports, Commercial guides, and other essential information for doing business abroad, including Saudi Arabia.

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 Expatriate Websites and Resources

FAWCO (Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas),, is an international network to support American women living abroad with over 70 member clubs worldwide, including Saudi Arabia: American Women of the Eastern Province (AWEP). is a worldwide directory of blogs related to expatriate life, with listings for Saudi Arabia. is an online community for expatriates, has a section on Saudi Arabia, with classified ads, links, and a bulletin board.

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 News and Media in Saudi Arabia
Arab News,, is the website of the Middle East's largest English-language daily newspaper, based in Saudi Arabia.
Online Newspapers lists over 1000 links to online newspapers worldwide, including Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Network,, provides links, trade and business information about Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

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 Recommended Reading on Saudi Arabia
Lonely Planet Saudi Arabia by Anthony Ham, Brekhus Shams, Anthony Madden.
A History of Saudi Arabia by Madawi al-Rasheed.
Saudi Arabia Exposed: Inside a Kingdom in Crisis by John R. Bradley.
Living and Working in the Gulf States & Saudi Arabia by Robert Hughes, Joe Laredo.
Culture and Customs of Saudi Arabia (Culture and Customs of the Middle East) by David E. Long.
Saudi Arabia in the Balance: Political Economy, Society, Foreign Affairs by Paul Aarts, Gerd Nonneman (editors).

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 Travel Information for Saudi Arabia
Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information, with a section on the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Arabia Information Resource,, is a Saudi Ministry of Culture & Information website, containing more than 2,000 pages of information on every aspect of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities,, is Saudi Arabia's official tourism commission.

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