Expats in the kingdom are seeking work amid the economic crisis, but there are few opportunities for them.
The kingdom is one of the world’s largest exporters of goods and services, but the expatriates there are also vulnerable to a range of challenges.
Saudi Arabia is home to one of a handful of countries where expats are barred from holding a high-profile job or earning a degree because of their nationality.
Foreigners working in Saudi, and in many of the Gulf Arab countries that host expats, face the same challenges that many Saudi expats face.
Some expats who have lived in Saudi say they feel like outsiders in their country, but others say they find it hard to leave their homes because they feel a part of the Saudi population.
While expats can apply for jobs and degrees, they can’t get a license, and many employers prefer to hire Saudis.
It’s difficult to find an employer who will hire expats.
A Saudi expat, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he had to seek out other expats because he didn’t want to get into trouble with the authorities.
“I feel like I am a foreigner in Saudi,” he said.
He said he doesn’t want his employers to think that he is a criminal because he is expatriating, because that would scare them off.
This expatriation crisis is a symptom of a broader economic crisis.
In the past few years, Saudi Arabia’s oil prices have plummeted, and the kingdom is facing an economic slowdown.
At the same time, many expats have been leaving for greener pastures, like Australia, where many live and work.
For expats like Mr. Choudhry, who moved to Saudi Arabia from Egypt in 2005, the experience was more difficult because the country was not welcoming to expats as it was back then.
Despite the economic challenges, many Saudis still prefer to live and be in Saudi than to leave, he said, adding that many expatriated people are also considering buying homes in the Kingdom, a move that could have a big impact on Saudi society.
Many Saudis still do not want to let expats leave the country.
Although expats need to obtain a license to work in Saudi and work in a Saudi-owned company, the kingdom’s religious police require that they not do so unless they want to be punished.