Saudi Arabia Healthcare Recruitment

Live and work as a healthcare professional in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Healthcare Recruitment

Considering relocating to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia has grown into one of the richest countries in the region, thanks to its extensive oil reserves. It plays a significant role in the Arab and Muslim worlds, bolstered by its large geographic area, its revered position as the custodian of Islam’s birthplace, and its prominence as a leading oil producer.

The workforce is highly multicultural because of the job opportunities, competitive salaries, and benefits available to people of all nationalities.

If you’re a healthcare professional who’s keen to experience working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, then we can help you to find the job you want together with the support you’ll love!

About the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East, occupying about 2.15 million square kilometers on the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by Jordan and Iraq to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Oman to the southeast, and Yemen to the south. To the west, it has a lengthy coastline along the Red Sea, and to the east, it borders the Persian Gulf.

The geography of Saudi Arabia is diverse, featuring vast deserts, such as the Rub’ al Khali (Empty Quarter), one of the largest sand deserts in the world, and the An Nafud Desert. The landscape also includes mountain ranges like the Asir and Hejaz, which run parallel to the Red Sea coast and contain the country’s highest peak, Jabal Sawda. The central region features the Najd plateau, characterized by rocky and sandy expanses.

In addition to its natural features, Saudi Arabia is known for its significant oil fields, particularly in the Eastern Province, which contribute to its economic prominence. The country’s climate is predominantly arid, with extreme temperatures and low annual rainfall, though the southwestern highlands experience a more temperate climate and higher precipitation.

Carter Wellington, together with our global partner network partners, works with both government and private employers throughout the Kingdom.

The majority of the career opportunities that we recruit for are based in the larger cities such as Riyadh and Jeddah although we also work with clients that have facilities in the Eastern Province; Dammam, Dharhan and Al-Khobar, as well as regional cities such as Aseer, Madinah, Hail and Makkah.

Map of Saudi Arabia

What are the major cities like?

Saudi Arabian cities are a blend of modernity and tradition, reflecting the country’s rapid development and rich cultural heritage. Here are some key characteristics of major Saudi Arabian cities:

Riyadh - capital od Saudi Arabia


  • Capital and Largest City: Riyadh is the political, economic, and administrative center of Saudi Arabia.
  • Modern Infrastructure: The city boasts impressive skyscrapers, such as the Kingdom Centre and the Al Faisaliah Tower.
  • Cultural Institutions: Riyadh is home to the National Museum, King Abdulaziz Historical Center, and numerous cultural festivals.
  • Economic Hub: It has a thriving business district and numerous international companies have their regional offices here.
Jeddah located on the Red Sea


  • Commercial Hub: Located on the Red Sea, Jeddah is known as the commercial capital of Saudi Arabia.
  • Historic Sites: The city has a rich history, evident in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Al-Balad, the old town.
  • Modern Development: Jeddah features the Jeddah Corniche, a scenic coastal area with resorts, hotels, and an iconic fountain.
  • Gateway to Mecca: It serves as the primary entry point for pilgrims traveling to Mecca for the Hajj and Umrah.
Mecca - the holiest city of Islam

Mecca (Makkah)

  • Spiritual Center: Mecca is the holiest city in Islam, attracting millions of Muslim pilgrims each year.
  • Grand Mosque: The Masjid al-Haram, which houses the Kaaba, is the focal point of the city.
  • Pilgrimage Infrastructure: The city has extensive facilities to accommodate the influx of pilgrims, including hotels and transport systems.
Medina - home to the Prophet's Mosque

Medina (Al-Madinah)

  • Religious Significance: Medina is the second holiest city in Islam, home to the Prophet’s Mosque (Al-Masjid an-Nabawi).
  • Pilgrimage Site: Like Mecca, Medina receives a large number of visitors during Hajj and Umrah.
  • Historic and Modern: The city balances historic Islamic sites with modern amenities and infrastructure.
Dammam - located in the Eastern Province


  • Industrial Center: Located in the Eastern Province, Dammam is a key industrial and oil-producing city.
  • Port City: The King Abdulaziz Sea Port is one of the largest in the region, facilitating significant trade.
  • Modern Facilities: The city features modern residential areas, shopping malls, and recreational facilities.
Abha - the city in the clouds


  • Mountainous Terrain: Located in the Asir region, Abha is known for its cooler climate and mountainous landscapes.
  • Tourist Destination: The city attracts visitors to its natural parks, such as Asir National Park, and its cultural heritage sites.
  • Cultural Festivals: Abha hosts various cultural events and festivals, showcasing traditional Saudi culture.

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