Recently i have accepted a job offer from Aramco. Offer states that as i am planning to relocate to KSA as a family status with my wife and 3 kids, we might get a housing in Ras Tanura, but work place in Tanajib. On the map it shows about 220 KM distance between RT and Tanajib. Is that mean that i have to tavel 220km one way each working day? Is there anybody who lives in RT and works in Tanajib?
And one more question, is there any Russians in town? we are planning to move from Moscow. Me and my family are pretty excited to change russian winter to saudi hot seasons
Chances are, if you'll be working in Tanajib, you will be living up there during the work week. There is a Boeing that flies up there every day (twice a day I believe), but if you want to drive it, you can---takes just over 2 hours one way.
There are apartment buildings set up for workers in Tanajib, while the families live in RT.
I live in RT and am currently working in Tanajib (though only temporarily).
A lot depends on what your schedule will be. The 2 most common Ive seen are 5 work days then 2 days off, or 7 work days and 3 days off followed by 7 work days and 4 days off. You will be flown to and from Tanajib for your days off. Most flights go through Al Hassa, so its about 90min flight time. Some, if you're lucky, are direct and only 30min. That doesnt include travel to the airport from RT which is about 45min.
Some people choose to drive to Tanajib, which is about 2 hours to 2.5 hours from what Im told. Its all open high way, but I havent made the drive (yet). Some people choose to drive home 1-2x during their work week to see their family for a few hours, but this can be tough.
Tanajib camp itself is 'ok'. The dining hall is actually quite good and its 3 free meals a day. There is a choice of various chicken, meat, and fish dishes, vegetables, and a salad bar for lunch and dinner. There is also a game room with billiards, ping pong, and gaming systems. There are various athletic facilities (swimming, gym, courts, fields, and a track). The beach in Tanajib is nice, but there's no swimming allowed.
Honestly, its a tough choice to make. RT is a wonderful place to raise a family, but being away from them so much can be brutal (especially with young kids).