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KAUST Packing List - what to take in your suitcase.

First in my KAUST packing list posts – what to bring with you in your suitcase to KAUST. Obviously once you are here you can take a trip to Jeddah and buy almost anything you want, but these are the things I was grateful for, or wish I had packed to have with me when I first arrived. 746 more words

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Al'Salaam Mall and the Taxi Ride from Hell.

In our never-ending quest to visit all of the malls in Jeddah (there are seriously about fifty thousand of the buggers) we decided to go to Al’ Salaam mall after work on Thursday. 1,454 more words

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Getting off Campus - the KAUST bus timetable.

In addition to the on-site bus which runs you round campus, KAUST also provide a service to take its residents into Jeddah, to various Malls or Souks – even better, this service is free. 160 more words

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The hungry expat - grub at KAUST.

Good afternoon and hello.

I’ve been asked to write a post about the restaurants and shops etc here at KAUST. I already wrote about the sporting facilities which you can find here if you’re interested in getting your sweat on in the desert. 604 more words

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Helping Each Other

After I gave birth things at home were hectic. At one point my parents-in-law, sister-in-law, her husband and their 18 month old were here and it was not the peace and quiet I had hoped for. 617 more words


Stuff I didn’t know about Saudi Arabia (KAUST Solar Future Symposium)

I’ve spent the past week in Saudi Arabia at the Solar Future 2015 Symposium, an annual conference on the basic science, devices, and systems of solar energy, hosted by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). 762 more words


King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)

About a 30-minute drive from KAUST is a really nice city called KAEC. It’s a HUGE tract of land that is mostly empty for now, but the government is slowly working on it. 468 more words

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