Al Ahsa


The oasis region of Al Ahsa in eastern Saudi Arabia has the greenest scenery in the country. An abundance of fresh water springs along with continuous sunshine sustain the area's numerous palm trees and a thriving local agriculture.

With a history that stretches back around 2000 years, Al Ahsa is today home to shopping centres, a pottery works in the Jabal Al-Qarah cave and the King Abdullah Environmental Park with its dancing fountains, Heritage Village and amusement rides.

While life in Al Ahsa and Saudi Arabia on the whole is famously restrictive, Pulse staff live in compounds so have a more Western day to day existence; most compounds are cosmopolitan, social hubs, well equipped with a pool, a gym, at least one shop and in some you'll even find hairdressers. Given that the accommodation is paid for, and that rates of pay are excellent, many expats choose to work in the Middle East for a period to save money and return home having done exactly that.


Local attractions

Al Ahsa is home to numerous shopping centres that stock everything up from global brands to high end designer goods, and a famous pottery works situated in the Jabel Al-Qarah caves in the mountains. The King Abdullah Environmental Park with its fountains and amusement rides occupies the largest area in the Eastern Province.

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Jobs in Al Ahsa

Pulse is currently looking for nurses across a range of specialities to work in Al Ahsa. We have opportunities for registered general nurses (RGN), medical nurses and certified midwives (CNM) across A&E, cardiology, general nursing, home care, theatres and more. We also have vacancies for registrars, consultants and allied health professionals.

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Weather

Al Ahsa has a dry, tropical climate with a five month summer that averages highs of 46°C and a three month, dry winter that still maintains an average daily temperature 25°C. We recommend wearing light and loose fitting clothing of natural fibres for the summer months and packing something warmer for winter evenings.

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