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As a member of the KAUST community, you and your family will enjoy a unique living environment which combines a high standard of accommodation with community amenities for a multicultural population. The University offers a variety of furnished accommodation options including apartments, townhouses and villas, with arrangements in place for upkeep and maintenance

All residences have domestic appliances including washing machine, tumble drier, refrigerator, dishwasher and electric stove and oven. The community also has single-gender housing for sharing residents.

Our commitment to KAUST residents is to provide a smooth transition and help settling in quickly into this international and culturally diverse community, making KAUST their new home.

Our Residential Neighborhoods

Each of our neighborhoods has its own distinct character and unique identity:

  • The Safaa Gardens neighborhood has a predominance of family housing and a leafy perimeter walk
  • The Safaa Harbor neighborhood has apartments with proximity to major hubs of activity
  • The Safaa Island neighborhood has a cricket pitch and a mixed sports recreation center
  • The Oasis Neighborhood apartments enclose a tranquil courtyard and overlook the Safaa Golf Course