Living in saudi arabia

Because we want our expatriate employees to feel at home in Saudi Arabia, we offer a variety of housing opportunities to ensure a smooth transition – from comfortable homes in company-operated communities to rental allowances for housing in the local community.

Saudi Aramco-operated communities

We operate five private gated communities, each a welcoming neighborhood of people from all over the world. All five communities have their own sense of style, with a unique appearance, character, and amenities.


Dhahran, our worldwide headquarters, is our largest development. The community features one of the Middle East’s most challenging golf courses along with fully equipped recreational facilities. Favorite activities there include horseback riding, hiking and biking, soccer, and rugby.

Corporate functions managed at Dhahran include finance, IT, exploration, engineering, drilling services, medical services, and materials supply.

Ras Tanura

Ras Tanura is a peaceful beachside community on the Arabian Gulf featuring a grassless golf course with stunning gulf views. Other activities include horseback riding, walking paths, a children’s park, splash pads, a surf house, and a residents-only private beach.

The Ras Tanura community serves expatriates working in aviation, marine operations, Ras Tanura refineries, and two nearby company-owned/operated gas plants.


Known as the "friendly city," Abqaiq offers a large recreation complex, swimming and fitness facilities, baseball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, horseback riding, and an 18-hole grassless golf course with a welcoming clubhouse.


Udhailiyah offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, from horseback riding, swimming, bowling, and other sports to an 18-hole grassless golf course and a supervised youth center.

The community serves employees working in oil and gas operations, as well as medical professionals working at the company's health facility.


Located on the Arabian Gulf coast between Al-Khobar and Dammam, Ar-Rakah is a neighborhood of more than 500 family homes. The community features a variety of amenities catering to active and casual lifestyles equally, from gyms and recreation fields to a library, bowling alley, and a selection of dining opportunities.

Additional housing

We also offer housing opportunities in neighborhoods of close-knit employees living outside of our main communities. Residents here have access to our Dhahran community’s leisure and recreational facilities with free transportation to and from Dhahran.

Self-selected housing

Expats who choose the self-selected housing program are connected with local experts to help find suitable homes within the local community. There are several types of housing available through the self-selected program, from gated communities to residential neighborhoods and condos. These housing options also offer convenient access to a range of sports and leisure actives, local markets, and restaurants.

A monthly rental concession is provided with the self-selected housing option.

For the latest community information and housing opportunities, please consult your relocation specialist.