How safe is Kuwait?



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    My fiance has gotten a job as a security officer in Kuwait we are from the U.S. He is supposed to go over there next month and he wants me and our 5 year old daughter to move over there with him. I am so scared to go to Kuwait because of the stuff you see in the media and also we are african american i don't even know if there are any african americans in kuwait lol.......

    Is it really safe in Kuwait for people of all races?
    Do they have good English speaking schools for young kids?
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    Hi Im a Filipino ASIAN and will work in alshaya kuwait. Is it safe to work there? Im just afraid for my safety! Please give me some light! thank you!
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    Hi, I'm a FILIPINO ASIAN and will work soon in KFC kuwait...I think there is no need to worry about if we go through Kuwait to find greener pasture, because if all of us (people who are not kuwait citizen) have just "FULL FAITH IN GOD IN NO DOUBT" i believe that God will always lead us to the right path...God will never leave us where ever we are, where ever we all the people who have planned to work in places in middle east specially in kuwait, go for it..don't be scared of what news will appear on the television...instead, be long as you did not hurt/harm a person u will be go!...
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    To all,

    No worries its safe here really...I'm an expat living here for almost 5 years. For western people you dont have a problem at all, seen them around wearing even shorts but if you can handle all the stare (for females) then by all means go ahead there's no dress code here. As for asian well just be cautious always (there are not racist but u cant expect 2 b treated like western does...sometimes "bastos lng talaga ung iba" d nmn lahat...they can't seem to do that to western national..its juz the way it is. Kahit nmn sa Pinas meron nun but one thing for sure ur safe here from theif/snatchers like sa Pinas. Hopes this help.
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    I'm a Nigerian thinking about going to Kuwait to look for work. I'm a trained HSE professional. I hold a B.Sc. degree, and I'm a Specialist Member of the IIRSM (International Institute or Risk and Safety Management). I've got no relative or friend in Kuwait. Anyone with any advise on how to go about it? Any prospect? I'll appreciate any contribution. Thanks.
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    Is it safe to travel to Kuwait for a young Jewish American? Being American in Kuwait doesn't worry me, but being a Jewish Woman does. Being a woman almost more so that Jewish. I like to wear a star of David and will not hold back on what I wear normally. I so plan on wearing shorts and possibly tank tops but I stay tasteful and covered by western standards. I've read the forum and see that aside from catcalls there are no other implications to dressing this way? Am I correct?

    Is anyone living in Kuwait on this forum Jewish? How is it?

    Safe for a 22 year old woman alone?

    Please advise.
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    Hi All,

    I have a job offer in Kuwait. I am a bachelor and believe in leading a decent lifestyle, wherever i stay. Can some one please help me with the following details / pricing so that i can negotiate accordingly with my employer.

    Rent - Good 1 BHK Flat in a good area - ?
    Car Rental (per month) - Any good saloon car will do - ?
    Food & Grocery expenses - ?
    Electricity & Water bills (Per month average)- ?
    Any other cost i need to consider ?
    Attitude of Kuwaiti nationals towards expats - ?
    Does hotels / restaurants serve alcoholic beverages - ?
    Are part time house helps / maids easily available, If yes, what would be the approximate cost.

    I would be grateful if someone can provide me an approximate pricing for the above mentioned things.

    Regards ,

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    I am thinking about taking a job in Kuwait. No, I am not worried about safety. I have known many Kuwaitis while living in California, and they are some of the nicest, most open people I have ever met. I am studying up so that I can be socially acceptable and not affend, because while anyone is there, they are a representative for their home country, and I want to be a good representative. My question is, for those of you who are, or have been there, how expensive is it to call home? Do I need a global phone? Are calling cards the best way to go? Skype? Also, what is the dating scene like? Probably get lonely after awhile.
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    If you are not going to hold back, then don't come to Kuwait. Holding back is a cultural expectation. Kuwait isn't the U.S and you can't strut around as you please without anyone saying something about it. Basically, being overly individualistic is considered very rude.

    Wearing the Star of David in Kuwait.. You're better off wearing a 'Fuck the Bible' t-shirt in Bible-belt America. I'm Kuwaiti and I wish it weren't so, but it probably is (I haven't actually tried wearing the star of David, or tank-tops, so I'm just guessing at the potential response).

    If you're interested in knowing what it might be like for women of your age in Kuwait, try the blog Expat and the City. Kuwait-based English blogs are the best way to get an idea of what kind of society you will be exposed to in Kuwait.
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    If you do come to Kuwait and you do wear the star of David in public, please post about your experience! I would love to know how people react to it.
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    I advise be careful who you work for in Kuwait if you are from U.K ,U.S.A or modern democratic European country.There is a false sense of security here.I have been here 6 months and worked hard as a Qualified Professional and have been fired for no reason.If coming to Kuwait only work for a reputable company.Many companies are good to work for however avoid companies like Worley Parsons who fire at the drop of a hat and do not pay you wages in line with the Kuwait Labour Laws.
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    I am a English escort who often visits Qatar, Oman and Bahrain, I have a lot of guys asking me to visit Kuwait.

    I am very discreet and would only do outcalls, so no guys in my hotel, please could somebody advise on how or if I would be ok if I go over.

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    Hiiii Every one you are welcome to my home
    Kuwait I am Kuwaitis well don`t worry travels
    My country is safe and hasn`t raicisim but there
    Are things that are not allowed there
    1Don`t drink alcohol drinks it`s forrbidden there
    2For women they should wear tall dresses hide there Bodies but its ok to show their faces and hairs and their hands and feet
    3males with females shouldn`t do romantic
    Habits you know kissing hugging something like that is not allowed in the street you can do that
    In your private places
    Things are allowed there
    1You can do your riligious origins freely for the christians and muslims only any other riligion you can do your origins in your homes
    3men can wear any clothes

    Sorry for annoying and don`t worry kuwait
    Is a safe country thank you
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    hi i am from india.. i got a job in kuwait as a waiter.... is it safe to work in hotels... i heard that kuwait people dont lke indians..
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    If you are from the Philipines an a women thats planning on working as a maid,caregiver,etc, beware what you will face when you get there your freedom what your use will change at most homes there. If you have husband or boyfreind you wont be allowed to see them there not even for 1 hour on 2 year contract.Not just that you cant have cell phones in some homes ,laptops etc.also wont be able to leave the home at all while you work there.i know this for fact have heard rumors of girls getting spanked if I were offered a job there I would look else where, until people do they will continue to treat women this way,did you know skype is not legal there.There more that needs told if you are a women that worked there please speak up so other women will know.I know most women dont wont to let there family down an will suffer though it.
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    hi there, kuwait is very safe. If you are looking for a good place to stay and get settle check out Western Housing Solutions, they are an American company that can help you out.
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    I used to work for a human rights organisation based in London and I would be very careful about recommending anyone to go and live and work in Kuwait if they are to seen as "immigrant workers", especially non-Moslems. Your status will be very low and I have heard horrific stories of arrests and beatings based on a casual accusation from a "prominent" citizen. Just be careful…
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    I have been offered a retail sales job in Kuwait. The season is about to start in coming March/April 2012. The company is paying me 250 kwd with accommodation. Will that be enough to live in the country or else should i negotiate more in terms of increasing my salary..
    expecting few positive comments plz.

    Name : Tamal
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    First I would like to welcome everybody to kuwait and tell you a brief introduction to general life here :

    Im kuwaiti who lived in the US for five years and 18 years in kuwait,So I have a general idea of western lifestyle and culture shock that may experience and how to live in piece in kuwait.

    Kuwait is a diverse country and people all over the world come for job opportunities in all sectors especially people from the west with unique skills in technology and oil. Here is a general idea how westerners may find helpful in kuwait:


    Clothing in Kuwait particularly for girls: there is no law against wearing shorts and skirts in Kuwait, but for a conservative society its better to wear long clothes especially in malls and shopping centers to avoid staring.

    For men its open as soon you have a shirt on and pants or shorts

    Religous background:

    Freedom of religion is preserved in the kuwait constitution, but because of the israeli arab conflict it is offensive for a lot of people to wear the Star of David " peace uppon him" since Kuwait and all arabs took the palestinians side.

    Safety: Kuwait is a very safe low crime country with strict gun control rules, the safety concirn is the driving habit, NASCAR drivers drive safer than most Kuwaitis. Fasten your seatbelt and drive in the middle lane within speed limits and you should be fine.

    Racism and nationalism: unlike neighboring countries kuwait was liberated by allied forces combined of western countries lead by the US, Kuwaitis still show appreciation of this, the majority of kuwaitis are white middle easterns decended from Najd a city known now in Saudiya Arabia, racism may exist, but avoiding racism is a lit easier than triggering it, be nice and people will respect you.
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    I'm an indian orthodontist offered a job in a good private clinic ,so I am planning to relocate shortly with my wife and daughter
    (5yr old) .
    Is Kuwait safe for Indian family
    Are good Indian schools with cbse ?
    How about housing rent and expenses?
    Does racism towards Indians exist?
    Are there any Indian temp,Ed in Kuwait?
    Pls help me to find answers about all above specially schooling for my daughter, suggest good schools
    Thank you
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    in short term in Kuwait u can walk @ 4am without any problem and alone
    in most country you are

    and the best there is no tax :D :D :D

    Kuwait Independent country free one respect human and very very safe dont warry when you see it you will never want to go back
    for any help happy to answer you
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    I am a single 41 year old woman with a possibility of working at the Kuwait International Airport. I have now knowledge of Kuwait but am being told the most horrific stories. Is it safe for a single South African woman to work and live in Kuwait?
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    I got offer in Kuwait from KDD and they offered 750KWD/Month.I would like to know whether is it good salary and how much i can save.
    I am indian how was the safety in kuwait.Thanks
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    Chill out people
    Stop being so scared and don't listen to losers like Jennyknight!
    I lived in both the U.S and the U.K and Kuwait is much safer than both countries..
    Women can wear what ever they want to wear, the only thing they'll be getting are some stares.
    Women will be getting stares anywhere if they're attractive,, every man stares if the woman in front of him is attractive, otherwise there'll be something seriously wrong with him!! Most western women are beautiful so expect being stared at..
    A salary of 750 is good hi..
    and Kuwait is a really safe country really safe,, there are people that keep their bran new luxury cars running and go to the grocery store for 5 - 10 minutes even more without worrying about it for a single second!! Now you'd think twice before you leave your car in the U.S or the U.K!
    Crime rate is really low..
    It is a dry country so don't expect to get a bottle of vodka in a supermarket,, but there are many many ways of getting alcohol in Kuwait and most people figure out a way of getting it really quickly..
    I see many western friends that are really happy,, especially married westerners because it really is an easy going country.
    No TAX!!!
    The summers are boiling hot!! people depend on air conditioning 24/7 in the summer over here!
    Private schools are good, safe and drug free!!
    No gangsters, pimps, thieves, prostitutes walking around..
    It's a good country so take it easy and stop worrying people
    I hope all this helps
    and as theq8 said
    respect and you will be respected :)
    Cheers :DD
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    Hi I am offered to work with one of the hotel chains in kuwait. i am a woman, aged 22 years old. Do you think it would be safe for me to work in kuwait at my age and would have a wonderful career life with a hotel? Thank you!
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    my wife n me both are chemical engineers,can we both get job in gulf country,pls guide me...avinash
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    Any idea about salary for an assistant professor of Computer Science in GUST? What max. people are getting?
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    Kuwait is fine, no terrorist originizations get into there and that place is protected all the time
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    hi I've read some of what you wrote guys up there im a Jordanian guy who was born and live my entire life in Kuwait i would like to say its very safe to live in Kuwait even thou you are a women im living in a building with allot of Filipino men and women and its very safe and I've read about the Jewish comment it will not be safe for you to live in Kuwait even if you are american because there is allot of rage against Jewish in here because of whats happening in Palestine but i don't know maybe you can try to live here or to tell people that you are christian but i don't know its you choice but of curse in every community you will find racist people even here in Kuwait you can find racist people but its few
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