There is a huge difference between living inside Aramco compond and outside. Also note there are no good private compounds close to Ras Tanura. So if you are not eligible to live in Ras Tanura Aramco compound (also known as Najmah), expect a long commute for your husband and some additional chalanges.
Life tends to move a bit slower here, which can be both a blessing and a curse. While you're trying to get settled in, get internet, etc it seems to take forever. But once you get adjusted life is good.
The internet here in RT seems to vary quite a bit depending on which side of the camp you live on. Those near the comm are saying theirs is ok. Some of us on the far side of camp have been having speed issues. Even so, its ok for most of what I do.
Good luck with everything, just realize these first few months (especially in the summer) are the most challenging. The Fall and Spring are beautiful, and winter isnt that bad either .
I am Jack. I am log in with the different user now. For some reason could not log in incorrect password. I received offer from Aramco will live in RT.
Wondering if some one could explain about schooling in RT. I have 4 children. They are in year 5,3,2 and 1. In Perth they are having swimming, Piano, soccer and Kumin Lessons. Can they have simillar activities in RT.
Hi. I have just read your post with interest as I have been offered a job through HAKA for a job with S/A in Ras Tanura .in also worried about where I can stay. Can you give me any info on how you managed when you arrive etc. Is HAKA A good company to work for etc. any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Uman. I have just read this thread. I myself have just jot a job with HAKA working for S/A in Ras Tanura . I was wondering if you are there ans settled now. did you find somewhere to live ok.What is it like working for Haka .Im a little apprehensive as I'm finding it hard to get info from the recruiter.Any help would be really great
Hi, I am a direct hire so I have a place to live. Some contractors at work are employed through HAKA.....it seems they are preferred to Sraco......as there are generally less problems.... Are you a teacher? There are places to live in RT....its not impossible.....the standard is pretty low though....Suwaidi camp/compound seem to be the fallback for everyone....they start there and venture to better places....