​Housing and Facilities


KAUST staff or faculty and their families enjoy a unique and exciting living experience combined with upscale housing accommodation and amenities situated in a diverse multi-culture environment.

The housing at KAUST is designed in modern Arabesque style. The Community offers a variety of housing options to eligible students, faculty and staff. These options include villas, detached houses, townhouses and apartments which are obtainable for nominal rental expense. Housing types vary in size from one to four bedrooms.

The elegant residences are provided fully furnished and maintained for the reisdents' convenience through a dedicated team of professionals available to respond and coordinate all inquiry and request 7 days a week. Services for garbage removal, local telephone, and ongoing home maintenance are provided.

KAUST faculty and staff live in one of our three residential areas:
  • Safaa Gardens, golf course neighborhood
  • Harbor District, shopping neighborhood
  • Safaa Island neighborhood, along the Red Sea coast
Each vicinity has distinct advantages and a unique character - a view of the Red Sea, and easy access to a premier golf course, fitness clubs, daycare, shopping and public transportation.

Health Services

KAUST is committed to the health and well-being of all members of its community.
Our extensive recreation and community programs make it easy for students, faculty, staff and their families to stay active and healthy. And our state-of-the-art medical facility provides professional, reliable medical care right on campus.

Located between Safa'a Gardens neighborhood and the commercial district, the KAUST Medical Clinic (KMC) is a state-of-the-art facility providing outpatient primary care, emergency care, and selected specialty care.

Health Services

From dentistry to family medicine, regular care to emergency services, you can count on KAUST's internationally accredited Health Services.

Our ultra-modern facility is home to a team of leading professionals from around the world, committed to providing you and your loved ones with compassionate, reliable care. On-campus services include:
  • Clinical Laboratory Services
  • Dentistry
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • OB/Gynecology
  • Pediatric Care
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Physiotherapy Services
  • Radiology Services
  • Specialty Clinics
KAUST also provides 24-hour Emergency Services, with paramedics, ambulances, and helipad services available to handle any situation.

Thanks to our partnership with Jeddah's Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital​​, members of the KAUST community have full access to the hospital facility and its team of international specialists, all within close proximity to campus.

Community Services

Community and residential services are provided and include:
  • Home maintenance
  • High-speed Internet
  • Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the Academic Campus 
  • Satellite television
  • Electricity and water
  • Refuse removal
  • Local telephone service


The Daycare Center offers childcare services for children 2 months old to 5 years of age, with teachers and childcare specialists trained in early childhood development. Classes are divided into groups of appropriate age range and the school designed and equipped to meet the unique needs of the class.

Transportation Services

Transportation Services offers shuttle bus within the University. The color-coded routes pass through major buildings and establishments and are available from 6:30AM until 1:00AM.

Buses are also available to residents for regular scheduled trips to various commercial centers in Jeddah and to the nearby cities of Mecca and Medina.

Transportation Services
All bus trips are provided free of charge to all residents.

The community is also provided with taxi services for airport transfers or trips to Jeddah. Short to long-term vehicle lease and rentals are also available (with option for driver services).