There is a now an indoor space where play group is being held a few mornings per week. Details on Residents Cooperative bulletin board and Facebook page. This will really help families with young children get to know each other and for the children to interact in a comfortable group space.
1. Depends on traffic. I would suggest that you budget about 30 minutes one way. Could be more or could be less. 2. What my wife has found (as have many others) it's just easier to wear the abaya from DT to DHA depending on where in DHA you're going. We have found that there are certain parts of DHA where your wife will feel much more comfortable in her abaya (clinic, ID office, etc). It's very easy to forget that we are visitors in this country.
Abayas are not required on Aramco buses going from one Aramco community to another. Conservative dress is needed in the Medical/dental clinics and Al Mujamma building or visiting business areas. If not visiting those areas, then you can come dressed as you like within reason: no short shorts or midriffs showing, no low cut blouses. Sleeveless blouses are ok, longer shorts are ok to wear in DHA.
May i have facebook webpage address for this playgroup? We have 4 year old girl and 6 year old boy. Not sure we will end up in tower but we will probably coming over before this nov so would like to make some friends!