I decided to put this new page in to help any new people thinking of moving to Saudi Arabia. If you have a question you would like me to answer, please contact me and I will answer your question.
Where can I buy gluten free products in Riyadh?
Most major supermarkets sell gluten free foods. For a more larger selection, visit Biobest and Lulu.
Here’s more info.
Where can I buy flaxseeds in Riyadh or Jeddah?
In Riyadh, Flaxseeds can be found in Lulu and Tamimi. Lulu and Biobest also have organic flaxseeds.
For Jeddah, Danube and Abazeer sells flaxseeds.
Where to buy wheat grass in Riyadh and Jeddah?
In Riyadh, Biobest has wheatgrass. For Jeddah, Abazeer sells wheatgrass.
Where to buy nut butters?
Most major supermarkets in Saudi Arabia sell peanut butters.
In Riyadh, for organic Almond/Cashew/Walnut butter, Biobest is the best place.
Danube at the Panorama mall also have a gourmet food section that has organic and non-organic nut butters.
Where are the souks in Jeddah?
I’m not sure, perhaps in the old town area.
Where can I buy tofu and tempeh?
Jeddah: Danube has tofu and I’m not sure where you can buy tempeh.
Riyadh: Lulu sells tempeh and tofu, and both organic and non-organic tempeh and tofu.
What do Saudi women do during the day?
Similair things that other women do during the day – cook, clean, host parties, shop, go to restaurants etc
How do I get to the desert?
Get into your SUV, and then drive out of the city. 🙂
Where can I buy almond milk in Riyadh?
Lulu, Danube and Tamimi all sell imported non-dairy milk. This includes oat, rice, quinoa, sesame, almond and even peanut milk.
Where can a guy get a haircut in Riyadh?
Perfect question as I’ve just passed several barbers on Musa bin Nusair street, right after Biobest, on the section closest to Abdullah ibn Sulaiman Street.
Where can I buy sports clothes in Riyadh?
The Faisaliyah mall has a Nike store if I remember correctly.
Where can I find a ladies tailor?
There is a ladies tailor just after Biobest on Musa bin Nusair street.
Can I buy Soy milk in Riyadh?
Yes you can, and it is found in Lulu.
Where can I buy Eco friendly cleaning products?
Both Lulu and Tamimi stock a wide range of eco-friendly cleaning products.
Here is a link for more info.
Can I buy fresh galangal in Riyadh?
Yes, fresh galangal can be found in Danube and Lulu in February and March.
Are there bulk buy baking stores in Riyadh? Where would you recommend to go to stock up on baking supplies, like mixes, sugars and syrups?
Next to Mama Noura Juice Bar, there’s a store where you can find all the baking supplies. Things like 50kg of sugar, baking mixes in 50kg bags and silicon moulds are all available here. They also stock a wide range of syrups and cooking chocolate. I forgot the name right now, but I”ll send my driver there to get the name later.
Where can I do eyebrow threading in Riyadh?
My friends usually visit the threading lady at Yibreen.
Since my friends have perfect eyebrows, I recommend you give her a visit once to see if you feel comfortable enough to do your eyebrow threading session with her.
How do I renew the exit-re entry visa online? If I renew it online, can I travel with the visa?
Here’s the post on how to renew the visa online. Yes, you can travel with the exit re entry as normal.
I suffer from asthma and I’m scared that moving to Riyadh will make it worse. Do you think my asthma will be worse if I move there?
There are some people who feel their asthma gets better and there are others who feel their asthma becomes worse. If you are moving to Riyadh, perhaps invest in a good air purifier to lessen pollution around you. Here are the details on the air purifier that I use. Another piece of advice, which is probably very controversial, is to reduce your dairy intake. Most people who suffer from asthma notice that upon reducing or giving up dairy, their asthma goes away.
Can you recommend a good vet in Riyadh?
I don’t have pets but here’s a place that my friends recommend.
It’s called The Riyadh Veterinary Clinic and it’s located at PO Box 249, Izdahar Street Exit 9, Riyadh, Riyadh, 11391. It’s next door to the McDonald’s on Takhasussi Street.
Can I buy dairy free whipping cream in Riyadh?
Yes, Lulu stocks soy whipping cream.
Where can I find essential oils in Riyadh?
Panorama Mall and Hayat Mall both have stores that sell essential oils in Riyadh.
Where can I find Ezekiel bread in Riyadh?
Danube sells Ezekiel bread.
Is the corn in Saudi GMO corn?
While Saudi has a ban on growing crops, without checking with the source, I can’t be sure if it is GMO or not. I would suggest buying frozen organic corn instead.
Where can I buy a Vitamix in Riyadh?
Al Mohtaseb stock Vitamix products for businesses. Otherwise Amazon is your best bet.
What emergency contraceptive/morning after pill is available in KSA?
Microlut and Postinor 2 are readily available. YOu can also get the mergency IUD but you would need to go to a Gynocoligist for that.
Are tampons available in KSA?
Yes, only in the larger supermarket chains – Danube, Carrefour and Tamimi. It is wise to bring your own supply.