Residential Compounds in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Posted on Oct 13, 2010 10:14 PM by

Searching for a place to stay? When it comes to accommodation residential compounds are the best option! A compound is an entirely private set of villas/apartments that’s surrounded by high walls, barbed wires and armed guards.

Life inside the compound means total freedom, making the Saudi expat experience a lot more fun. Most westerners live on large resort-like compounds where you can wear shorts or swim suits. This is one place where the mutawwa’s (religious policemen) cannot come into and bother the residents, but outside the compound you are expected to abide by the rules.

Do not be tempted to rent somewhere you are not happy with. Compounds can be a bit expensive and yes even if you are interested in one, you may fall in the waiting list, but the whole package does come with a lot of benefits.

Benefits of living in a compound:
1. Buses are arranged for the residents to go shopping.
2. Transportation provided for dropping children to major schools.
3. Women need not wear their abaya within the compound.
4. Some compounds have an on site pre-school.
5. Facilities available for residents like swimming pool, tennis court, basket ball court, gym, bowling alleys, function hall and even a golf course.
6. Most compounds have a mini-supermarket and a recreation department for organizing fun activities.

Housing allowances are a very important part of your employment contract negotiation. So be 100% sure before signing your work contract so that you would not have to spend a huge percentage of your salary on housing and hidden extras.

For the list of compounds in Riyadh, click here.

P.S: The author has no commercial interest in any of the companies mentioned.
The information is as up-to-date as possible at the time of writing.



  1. Welcome to Jeddah.
    If you are looking for a comfortable villa, we have the ideal offer for you.
    4 br, 2 living rooms, open reception, kitchen fitted with all appliances.
    Shared common facilities for sports, swimming pool etc.
    The offer is for Companies seeking a compound for rent, or Expat tenants only.
    Please e-mail us for further info.
    Bienvenue à Djeddah.
    Si vous recherchez une villa confortable, nous avons l'offre idéale pour vous.
    4 br, 2 salons, une réception ouverte, cuisine équipée avec tous les appareils.
    Installations communes partagées pour le sport, piscine, etc
    L'offre est pour les entreprises cherchant un composé à louer ou locataires d'expatriés uniquement.
    S'il vous plaît envoyez-nous un mail pour plus d'informations.
    Bienvenido a Jeddah.
    Si usted está buscando una casa cómoda, tenemos la oferta ideal para ti.
    4 dormitorios, 2 salas de estar, recepción abierta, cocina equipada con todos los electrodomésticos.
    Instalaciones comunes compartidas para deportes, piscina, etc
    La oferta es para empresas que buscan un compuesto para el alquiler, o sólo los inquilinos expatriados.
    Por favor, envíenos un correo electrónico para obtener más información.

  2. Hi Everyone , im looking for a 1 or 2 bedrooms accomodation in a compound in Jeddah , appreciate your help . thanks

  3. CALL ME ON 0565659577 AND I WILL HELP YOU

  4. i am looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom accomodation in a compound in Jeddah. Is there anyone can help?

  5. 2 BR - For Expats ONLY. 2 Bedroom Villa in a compound for rent with its furniture for sale (966566641119)
    The yearly rent is 95,000 SR. Payments can be divided into 2, 3, or 4 payments.

    Conditions: To rent this villa have to buy the current tenant's furniture/redecoration priced at 45,000 SR (Furniture details in the pictures) and pay him the three months rent remaining 23,750 SR, Totaling 68,750 SR. Then on the 20-07-2014 you will have to pay 23,750 SR quarterly to the compound management.

    Villa Facilities:
    Air Conditions
    Free Maintenance
    Free Water & Electricity
    Front Yard
    Back Yard
    **Tenants have the ability to expand by building more rooms in the back or front yard

    Compound Facilities:
    2x Swimming Pools
    2x Tennis Courts/Volleyball
    Children Playgrounds
    Shared GYM
    Functions lounge, for events.
    Parking Spaces
    24/7 Security
    Paid School Bus
    Lots of garden spaces

  6. hello

    Can somebody help me find a good accomodation in jeddah around 40-50k Please let me know thanks


  7. Achtung von Sharbatly Village Jeddah!!!
    -Take care from Sharbatly Village Jeddah!!!
    Die größten Lügner und Betrüger die ich je erlebt habe!!!
    -The biggest liar and scammers I have ever seen in my life!!!
    1/ Mir wurde ne 2 Zimmer Villa Nummer .... von einem Saudi Araber in dem Büro diesem Sharbatly Compound und ich bezahlte die Jahres Miete im Voraus!!! Doch es fehlten wohl noch Unterlagen die ich besorgen sollte. Alles schön und gut bis hier hin!!!
    -1/ they gave me a 2 room Villa Nummber..... From a Saudi Arabien guy working at the office in this Sharbatly Compound and I payed the year rent in advance!!! But he was missing some documents what I should get for him. Everything is fine till here!!!
    Jedesmal wenn wir die verlangten unterlagen besorgt haben, fehlten immer wieder neue unterlag. Dies ging so 3 Monate Lang! Ich hatte einem Monat nach beginn dieser Geschichte, von denn vor Mietern ein paar Sachen wie ( Sofa, Tisch und ein paar Kleinigkeiten) abgekauft und vereinbart es in der Villa zu lassen denn wir ziehen ja eh dort ein.
    -Every Time when I give them the required documents, every time there was new paper missing. That goes 3 months like that! After one month of begin this story, I buy from the old people they was rented the villa what i would get to, things like a (sofa, table, and other little things). We agreed that they will live this things for us in the Villa because we will be the next how will pass in.
    Endlich nach 3 Monaten wo es einfach keine weiteren Unterlagen mehr gab, die ehr verlangen könnte und mein Mann und Ich mindestens für diese Verlangten Unterlagen ca. 400,-€ bezahlt haben bekamen wir die Antwort das unsere bezahlte Villa jemand anderes gegeben wurde!!! Meine erste Frage war, mit den Möbel die ich von denn vor Mietern abgekauft habe??? Er war sehr überrascht und konnte meine Frage nicht beantworten.
    -At last after 3 montes when their was no paper any more what he can ask for, and my husband and me payed for all this request paper 400,-€ , they gives us the answer that they give our payed Villa somebody else!!! My first question was, with the furniture that I buy from the old tenants??? He was very surprised and he could not answer my question!!!
    Ende der Geschichte, dass meine Familie und ich auf der Straße standen, denn wir hatten bereits unseren alten Vermieter schon einem Monat länger hingehalten.
    -End of the story, that my family and me was homeless because our old landlord gives us one month more over the contract.
    Bitte nimmt euch in Acht denn die Verträge sind sehr dreist!!! Zum Beispiel: 3 Monate Kündigungsfrist ( 1 Tag zu spät, must du das complete neu Jahr bezahlen) und noch vieles mehr davon.
    Please take care because even the contracts are unbelievable!!! For example: 3 month notice period ( 1 day late, you must pay the complete new year) and a lot of more things like this.

  8. Hi,
    i'm looking for 1 or 2 bedrooms accomodation in a Jeddah compound in a range of 40K to 50K... please anyone suggest where to find.

  9. Hello,
    I'm looking for a 3 or 4 bedroom apartment or villa in a compound (Jeddah). Facilities are not an issue, just the price has to be reasonable.

  10. Looking for 3 bedrooms apartment in asmall compunnd range 50,000 sr per year

  11. For Compounds / Apartments / Villas @ Jeddah

    Contact : 05-4636-5050

  12. i need a 2 bedroom apartment in a compound not more than 70K in a compound with a backyard or front yard

  13. The Oasis Gardens Compound - Do not live here.
    This compound has several coyote (wild dogs) like dogs living with residence on the compound. There have been numerous attacks on humans and dogs and cats. I would recommend if you have small children or any type of animal, this isn't the compound for you. I would suggest living on another compound to avoid being attacked. Management is aware of these dogs but refuses to have these dogs removed from the compound. Why would you want to live on a compound where wild dogs are permitted to stay after they have bitten humans and other domesticated animals. This compound is not recommend until it's safe for animals and humans.

  14. Looking for compound 3/4br , 50 000/ 60000 sr , close to heraa street ??? Do you Know one?

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