​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our Com​munity ...​​

A community where the residents are proud to live and proud to work, show a respect for other cultures and have a sense of ownership

Surrounded by the beauty of the Red Sea, the university campus and community neighbors the fishing village of Thuwal and offers exceptional community services, facilities, programs and events to help everyone that lives, works and studies here,​ the opportunities to enjoy active, healthy, balanced and fulfilled lives.

The Community Life teams are passionate about helping each individual and f​amily​ find their sense of place and belonging in the KAUST community. We build and nurture a culture of community by providing access to services and resources that bring value to the lives of residents; and by helping residents engage in personal interests that connect them to their neighbors and environment.​​ 

Every person can make a valuable contribution to their neighborhood and community. Community Life invites you all to engage and get involved. Contact the team at GetEngaged@KAUST.edu.sa.​ 

(Welcome to Community Life slider photograph courtesy of Aliya Aluariachi, TKS)


  • Health & Wellness

    Health & Wellness

    The Health, Wellness, & Counseling team helps graduate students and their spouses enhance their academic and personal well-being through confidential personal counseling.

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  • Schools & Daycare

    Schools & Daycare

    Day Care staff provide caring attention to our infants and preschoolers, while our IB school ensures children have an exciting and stimulating environment to play, learn, and thrive.

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  • Transportation & Logistics

    Transportation & Logistics

    Transportation services at KAUST include a wide range of bus services, from school and shuttle buses and scheduled daily coach trips to various commercial centers/malls/markets in Jeddah.

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  • Recreation Facilities

    Recreation Facilities

    Whether you lift weights, play badminton, enjoy the outdoors, love the cinema or volunteer, you’ll find a supportive and fun community within all our programs, classes and facilities.

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  • Marine and Watersports

    Marine and Watersports

    A wide range of water based activities are available for all age groups, including boat trips, snorkeling and diving, windsurfing, sailing and use of exclusive KAUST South Beach facilities for a pleasant day out with your friends or family.

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  • Sports and Fitness Programs

    Sports and Fitness Programs

    Sports and Fitness play an important role in our everyday life. Here at KAUST we offer a wide range of sports and fitness activities to help improve you physical health and wellbeing.

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  • Events and Parties

    Events and Parties

    At KAUST events and parties community members have a chance to meet and get to know each other, find common interests, get involved in various community project and initiatives, or just

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  • Community Arabic Program

    Community Arabic Program

    Learn to understand and speak Arabic

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  • Pets in our Community

    Pets in our Community

    Pets are part of the family for many community members residing in KAUST. Find out more about the guidelines for
    ownership and registration.

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  • Housing & Guest Services

    Housing & Guest Services

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  • Food & Retail

    Food & Retail

    Wonderful food is at the heart of our community, and as such, we have carefully selected a number restaurants with international cusines to suit all palates.

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  • Community Life Promotions

    Community Life Promotions

    Find all the current exclusive discounts just for the KAUST Community.

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