Indians in Saudi Arabia
|3 million (2016, est.)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Jubail, Jizan|
|Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, English|
|Hinduism, Islam, Christianity|
Indians in Saudi Arabia are the largest community of expatriates in Saudi Arabia.
India and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement to manage and organize the recruitment of domestic workers in January 2014. Between then and April 2016, 500,000 Indians moved to Saudi Arabia for employment. The agreement includes a provision which stipulates that sponsors must pay a guarantee of US $2,500 for each Indian worker they recruit.
The following table shows the estimated population of Indians in Saudi Arabia since 1975.
Indian curriculum schools in Saudi Arabia include:
- International Indian School, Dammam
- International Indian School Jeddah
- International Indian School, Al-Jubail
- International Indian School, Riyadh
- New Middle East International School, Riyadh
The following is a list of notable Indians who have lived in Saudi Arabia:
- "500K Indian workers arrive in 16 months". Arab News. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
- "PM Modi's Saudi Agenda Big On Oil And Indian Workers". NDTV. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
- "Report of the High Level Committee on the Indian Diaspo" (PDF). http://indiandiaspora.nic.in. Retrieved 28 April 2016. External link in
- "Arab versus Asian migrant workers in the GCC countries" (PDF). p. 10.
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