Instagrammers of KAUST

By | October 16, 2019

Instagram is one of the most popular social media channels for people living at KAUST. If you follow some of the more popular hashtags, you’ll find many posts from and about life in our seaside University community: #KAUSTLife – my personal favorite #DestinationKAUST #KAUST Recently, my colleague and collaborator, Marcos Aguilar, suggested that I write… Read More »

Tourism has arrived in Saudi Arabia!

By | September 28, 2019

Big news out of Saudi! New rules allowing tourist visas from a host of countries, including the US and the UK was launched yesterday. This is a game-changer for travelers who wish to experience Saudi first-hand.

Our 8th KAUSTiversary!

By | July 12, 2019

Yesterday was the anniversary of our 8th year at KAUST, or as we like to call it, our KAUSTiversary! On July 11, 2011, Kevin and I packed up our life in the UK and moved to KAUST. It was an experiment and an adventure – one that has shaped us forever. The beginning I have… Read More »

Online tools for life at KAUST

By | May 15, 2019

[Update: the below information which was initially published in August 2015, has been refreshed in May 2019. I’ve curated the information to include current and accurate information.] For the second time, I asked our community Facebook page for suggestions for online tools that are invaluable for life at KAUST. Here is a round-up of what I learned: Tools… Read More »

KAUST Parade of Nations 2019

By | March 9, 2019

I’ve always considered The Parade of Nations is THE best day of the year at KAUST. We collectively take a few moments to highlight our community’s multicultural spirit and the international mindset that drives so many of us to come to KAUST in the first place. I’ve written about this special KAUST event previously, here… Read More »

You’re invited! Wednesday Coffee Mornings at KAUST

By | November 26, 2018

[Update November 2018 – the event info below has been refreshed, and the event is still running!] I want to be sure to help support a great community-driven event that happens every week here at KAUST: Wednesday Coffee Mornings at the Island Rec. Awhile ago, some non-working ladies began meeting at the Island Recreation Center… Read More »

Rush minute at KAUST

By | September 20, 2018

After 7 years at KAUST, I hardly recall exactly what rush hour feels like anymore. I seem to remember it was boring and frustrating and annoying though! For many KAUST residents, the short commute to work is a major perk of the job. Most people start work at 8am at KAUST and there is a… Read More »

Guest blog post: Adventure Travel Alex’s first Saudi expedition

By | August 6, 2018

I love to share stories from KAUST community members here on the blog. Today’s post is from Alex Buxton who moved to KAUST in the last few months to join the Marketing Communications department. He’s a fantastic writer and experienced traveler – often sharing his adventurous excursions via his blog, Adventure Travel Alex.  He recently shared… Read More »