Teachers live in the university community which has been built near
the fishing village of Thuwal, 80 kilometers north of Jeddah,
a cosmopolitan city which provides numerous opportunities for
cultural experiences and exploration. The campus community is
more of a small-town environment with many activities centering around
the school. The school's many activities are a focus for
community interest-- musical and theatrical performances, team sports
tournaments, academic competitions, and various exhibitions.
The community has a number of recreation centers including a bowling
alley, as well as a golf course, a marina, several beaches, tennis
courts, playgrounds, indoor racquet sports, and lots of wide-open
spaces. There are also children’s summer camps available. We have
hot, humid summers and a cooler, drier autumn, winter and spring.
KAUST also provides a number of efficient, convenient and accessible
alternative transportation options for residents and guests. As well as
proximal access to amenities for those residents who choose to walk or
ride bicycles, shuttles run regularly throughout the campus and
community. Transportation is also offered to Jeddah on a regular
Water sports include sailing lessons,
wind surfing, kayaking. There is free beach access. There are shuttle
buses to/from the beach and the golf course. The Marina offers diving,
snorkeling and fishing trips.
Teachers have access to the University
library as well as to the community library where they will find a wide
choice of English magazines, newspapers, and books.
The Jeddah airport is only 50 minutes away. Most people book a taxi to and from the airport.
Housekeeping services are available at reasonable rates.
Nanny services are available at reasonable rates.
Dry Cleaning and Laundry
Excellent dry cleaning and laundry services are available at reasonable rates through the local grocery store.
Maintenance is on call 24/7.
LEED Certified Campus
The KAUST community is a LEED certified
campus with sustainable initiatives, recycling, low flow fixtures,
native species plants, waste water treatment, and local materials.