The Middle East, and in particular the Kingdom of Suadi Arabia(KSA)
is a very different country from the UK. The language, religion
and culture can come as quite a shock to you if you have not done
some research into the area and the way of life.
general you will need to be tolerant, understanding and open minded
to succeed as a nurse in The Middle East.
You will normally require at least 2 years experience, but this
will depend on the posts available and the type of work. It is
known that most opportunities in the Middle East require high
calibre staff with proven skills in specialist areas. Extra pay
awards are available for particular specialities if your experience
is strong enough.
One to two year, renewable
contracts are offered in most cases.
Income earned while working
in Saudi Arabia is tax-free
Accommodation is provided
Vacation time is generous
and is usually six to eight weeks per year
Europe, Africa and Asia are
all within short reach if you decide to travel.
Your employer will pay the
return flight to get there and back.
Free lesiure facilities
Great weather all year!
If you hold a British, American or Canadian passport you will
be able to work in most Middle East countries, other nationals
should contact their Local Government. You will be allowed to
enter most countries without such things as a Work Permit or Visa,
but some more hostile parts of the Middle East may provide you
with entry problems. Again find out the details from your relevant
Links and Info
ARABIA INFORMATION RESOURCE
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Saudi Arabia Directory
Middle East Directory
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