You will need a Saudi sponsor to gain a work visa. To leave the country you will need your sponsor’s signature. Bear in mind that falling out with your sponsor might have implications for going home!

There are a number of work opportunities for Westerners � usually in the oil, teaching and medical industries � and the pay is generally very good. There is a high demand for male, native-speaking English teachers in schools and colleges. Positions often include many advantages such as paid accommodation and transport and a tax-free salary. You may find a number of teaching jobs advertised here. Employers will be looking for well-educated men, usually with some previous experience of teaching English as a foreign language. Your sponsor will be able to supply you with a list of requirements for working in Saudi Arabia, some of which can be found here.