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Polarized sunglasses -- absolutely necessary with the brilliant sun here. - Oct 13, 2017
Sense of humor. - Jan 19, 2017
Sense of humor and adventure. - May 20, 2016
Sunblock, allergy medication, and membership with a medivac company to get you home for quality medical treatment. - Nov 9, 2015
Bring light sweaters, it gets a bit cooler in the winter, but it's beautiful. 50F or so. - Oct 15, 2015
Warm jammies, blankets, sweaters etc. because houses are very cold in winter and air conditioning is also very cold in most places. Bring books, dvds, music. - Jan 23, 2015
Entertainment/games for hours at home. - Sep 28, 2014
Polarized sunglasses -- absolutely necessary with the brilliant sun here. - Mar 26, 2014
Sense of adventure. Why else would you be here!! If you didn't want to experience living in other cultures then why would you have signed up for a career that required you to travel around the world? - Dec 4, 2013
Patience. - Oct 9, 2013
Books, movies, anything related to your hobbies that can be practised at home or in private. Musical instruments. - Mar 17, 2013
Sunglasses, humidifiers, prayer card (all store and resturaunt locations close for prayer time which changes every few days). - Apr 7, 2011
own reading materials, as bookstores locally have a more limited selection. - Jul 27, 2010
DVDs and books. - Mar 29, 2010
travel Agent's phone number. - Jan 18, 2010
fancy clothes. If you go to any receptions with women only, the Americans are always the frumpiest! - Dec 29, 2009
Patience and money to leave Saudi every 6 weeks for some freedom and escape from hypocricy. - Oct 21, 2008
Music and movie collection, board games, entertaining housewares, strappy sandals, sundresses, jewelry. - Aug 6, 2008