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JohiJoha posted on the thread Hair loss since moving to Saudi on the Saudi Arabia forum

Welcome to Saudi!  Dry skin, hair loss, brittle hair and split ends are common here (and other gulf countries) mainly due to desalinated water and to the use of chlorine.
I used to have the same problem while living in Dubai, and I still have it here.
To be totally honest, I haven't done anything about it yet, but one of my friends in Dubai told me that a good solution is to get a shower filter.
I guess you can find them in places like SACO.

I hope it helps!
Good Luck

JohiJoha created a new thread on the Saudi Arabia forum

Real estate agents/agencies

Any suggestions of reliable real estate agents or agencies based on your personal experiences?

My husband and I will take "the big step" and have the "out of the compound" Riyadh experience.

It might be a little bit too early to start looking for places, since we only will move out in march, but I really don't know what to expect and I'm afraid that the searching process is not an easy task.

Help please!

Thank you!


JohiJoha created a new thread on the Dubai forum

Trip to Dubai

Hello everyone!

I'm in Riyadh, and I'm planning to go for a couple of days on a shopping trip to Dubai.

Anybody knows if I need a visa to go to Dubai having an Iqama?

I read that depending on the kind of work you do in Saudi you will need or not a visa for the UAE, but I'm not working here.

Makes any difference if I go with my husband or on my own?

Thanks to anyone who can help me with some information!

JohiJoha created a new thread on the Saudi Arabia forum


Hi girls! I'll be heading to Saudi in the next few days to join my Hubby! Any suggestions about a good place for waxing? Thanks!