Jeddah


Jeddah, popularly known as ‘The Ancestor of Women’, is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia after Riyadh. Due to its coastal location, the climate here is more clement than in other parts of Saudi Arabia.

Less conservative than Riyadh, it is nonetheless the principal gateway to Mecca, Islam's holiest city, which all able-bodied Muslims are required to visit at least once in their lifetime. Jeddah is also a gateway to Medina, the second holiest place in Islam. This makes it an excellent location for Muslims looking to relocate from Europe.

While life in Jeddah 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 Jeddah for a period to save money and return home having done exactly that. Being located in the Middle East also means many holiday destinations in Africa, India, Australia and South East Asia are much closer than from Europe. The official language is Arabic but English is widely understood and always used by Pulse staff in their place of work.


Local attractions

Jeddah's location on the shores of the Red Sea means plentiful golden beaches, aquatic life and coral reefs - it's a popular location for diving and snorkelling. Shopping is good, especially in Old Jeddah, and the city is also home a Floating Mosque, the Fakieh Aquarium and the Kind Fahd Fountain.

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Jobs in Jeddah

Pulse is currently looking for registered general nurses (RGN), certified midwives (CNM), medical nurses, allied health professionals, consultants, registrars and specialist doctors across to work in Jeddah. Consultants at all levels are welcomed, especially those with significant experience.

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Weather

Jeddah’s climate is perenially hot with temperatures during winter months averaging at around 25°C and during summer around 40°C. Expats living here have access to well-kept beaches, as well as an 80km long waterfront promenade on which to amble or jog.

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