Kuwait Expat Guide

HOUSING (Rentals: Apartments and Villas)




List A Property

Horizon Q8



Full list with phone numbers can be found here

EMPLOYMENT (Sites with available jobs in Kuwait)


Gulf Talent


Monster Gulf


US Embassy Kuwait Jobs

Kuwait Labor Law (Important to read and understand before accepting employment in Kuwait)


Arab Times (English)

Kuwait Times (English)

Arabic Newspapers


Citizens and Residents (Travel bans, Visas, Marriage, Legal)

Visitors (Laws, Customs, Emergency Numbers)

Kuwait Info (Language, Religion, Culture, Demographics)

Kuwait Laws (Labor law posted in Employment section above)

MEDICAL FACILITIES (Clinics and Hospitals)

Royale Hyatt Hospital (Jabriya – Tel: +965 25360000)

International Clinic (Salmiya – Tel: +965 1886677)

New Mowasat Hospital (Salmiya – Tel: +965 1826666)

Adan Hospital (Mahboula – Tel: +965 3940600)

Hadi Clinic (Hawalli – Tel: +965 1828282)

Dar Al-Shifa Hospital (Hawalli – Tel: +965 1802555)

British Medical Centre (Mangaf – Tel: +965 3713100)

Shaab Medical Center (Shaab Al Bahri – Tel: +965 2629093)


9 thoughts on “Kuwait Expat Guide

  1. Enjoyed reading your posts. Unfortunately, the behavior described of some Arab men (taking cell phone, silent treatment, possessiveness, false accusations, etc..) is not limited to Arabs or men. The difference here in America is that it is defined as abusive and controlling. If someone displays that behavior before marriage, the best advise is to GET AWAY from them while you can. Marrying that kind of person leads to domestic violence and it is even harder to get free from that. Never believe that controlling someone is acceptable because of culture. It is a painful existence no one deserves. If you don’t believe me, go to this site for help and awareness. http://www.aaets.org/article144.htm

    Examples of controlling behavior:

    Does your partner try to keep you from seeing your friends or family?
    Are you embarrassed to invite friends or family over to your house because of your partner’s behavior?
    Has your partner limited your access to money, the telephone, or the car?
    Does your partner try to stop you from going where you want to go outside of the house, or from doing what you want to do?
    Is your partner jealous and possessive, asking where you are going and where you have been, as if checking up on you? Do they accuse you of having an affair?
    Does you partner try to diminishment of you?
    Does your partner verbally abuse you?
    Does your partner humiliate or criticize you in front of others?
    Does your partner often ignore you or put down your opinions or contributions?
    Does your partner always insist that they are right, even when they are clearly wrong?
    Does your partner blame you for their own violent behavior, saying that your behavior or attitudes cause them to be violent?
    Is your partner often outwardly angry with you?
    Does your partner objectify and disrespect those of your gender?
    Does your partner see you as property or a sex object, rather than as a person?

    America, the land of the free and the brave…. Don’t settle!!! There are laws here to protect you.

    • I can’t agree more with you Ms. Glenda. I didn’t do these stupid and unbeleivable acts during my 13-year-marriage with my best and lovely saudi wife and 3 kids. Certainly, since I m looking for a second wife (American), I will never think even to do it. I love Americans as I lived, eat, enjoyed, studied, worked … with them.

      The comment which is irrelevant here is that it was easy for me when I was back then to make relation and progress on. Now, I live in Dammam city, and I don’t know how to connect to know American woman and get to know each other with marriage mindset. I m pre-occupied with this and seeking all options and hoping to find real advice to no avail.

  2. Desperate need of advice:
    My best friend, a strong and extremely independent woman, moved to Kuwait for work a few years ago. She has recently become involved with an very possessive and psychologically manipulative Algerian man who has repeatedly humiliated and verbally attacked her in public. One particular time, he spat and took humiliating photos of her so she attempted to cut all contact. Since then he has made it increasingly difficult for her to leave her home and sits for hours outside waiting for her, bashing on the door and verbally harassing her. She is frightened to call the police because she loves him and knows it will result in immediate deportation for him because he is not a national. I feel so helpless being so far away, and knowing so little of he culture. There must be someone who can help right? An embassy or something? She will not contact the police. Any advice would be so appreciated, I’m frightened for her 🙁

    • Hi Louisa.

      I’m so sorry to hear that your friend is experiencing this type of abuse.

      I’m not sure what action she’s willing to take since she won’t call the police, but can you encourage her to video and take pictures of things he’s doing? Record any conversations and save all voice/text messages of a threatening nature? She needs to immediately tell him she WILL contact the police if she hears from him or sees him even ONE more time. Expat males who stalk/abuse women are at a very high risk of deportation, or worse, prison. So it’s important she have her evidence and threaten him because it might just be enough to scare him away.

      If those actions don’t scare him enough to get him to leave her alone then it’s clear he has serious psychological issues and calling the police would be the only alternative. Unfortunately the Embassy will only get involved once one of their citizens have been charged with a crime or are in jail. And even then their actions are minimal. I highly doubt they’re going to assist in someone else’s criminal behavior. However, your embassy could be more effective than mine.

      Finally, please remind your friend she’s better than this and doesn’t deserve this abuse. Attempt to understand why she tolerates this behavior and be supportive while reminding her this just isn’t the guy for her.

      Wishing your friend all the best.

  3. i just came across ur website iam an expat living in kuwait and i love how helpful ,guiding & interesting articles u write and also how you interact and help other expats through ur articles & comments 🙂

      • What advise would you give me? I am Canadian working in S.Florida, met a 45yo Syrian that have been leaving in the us since 2004……I am scared and at the same time I feel like he is a super guy…..?

        • I don’t think him being Syrian really plays a role. If he’s a nice guy and you like him, explore the relationship just as you would if he were Canadian.

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