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Guide to living and working in Kuwait

Great diversity of job vacancies

A quick glance at the online jobs available shows the full diversity of employment opportunities available in Kuwait, including both full-time jobs and part-time jobs. These employment opportunities span a variety of sectors such as oil and gas related jobs, real estate, construction, healthcare, education, in addition to various business services. After receiving a formal job offer from a company in Kuwait, the expat employee will have their work permit issued, often within 30 days to enable travelling. Employment contracts in Kuwait often include quite good benefits for expats, especially highly-skilled employees. These benefits include housing allowance, annual air ticket home, and medical aid.""""

Guide to living and working in Kuwait

Multiple housing alternatives

Amidst the Kuwaiti vivid business world, construction is one of the flourishing industries. Consequently, housing in Kuwait is already available for both nationals and expatriates. Options vary from economic apartments and floors, all the way up to magnificent luxury villas. Lucky for foreigners in Kuwait, Kuwaiti authorities are approving new regulations where expats will be allowed to purchase property in Kuwait. Per the new law, expats will be able to buy apartments with the overall area up to 350 square meters. And besides buying, renting an apartment is another great option for housing, and rental apartments in Kuwait are affordable in a wide variety of choices, including both short-term and long-term rentals."""

Guide to living and working in Kuwait

Easy Transportation

Thanks to the nationwide top-quality road network, getting around in Kuwait is easy. That's why many expats in Kuwait prefer to drive their own cars. Rental cars are also available in a wide range of affordable, decent selections. As for public transportation, an extensive network of comfortable air-conditioned buses works along specific routes. Taxis also make another reliable and affordable transportation option in Kuwait."""

Guide to living and working in Kuwait

Secured health care services

In Kuwait, both expats and national Kuwaitis can enjoy the high-standard services in all public and privately-owned healthcare facilities across the nation. There is a general public hospital in each of the five administrative regions in Kuwait. These hospitals provide full out-patient services along with 24-hour emergency services. On the other side, privately-owned facilities allow expatriates to receive the healthcare services they need without having to be put on a waiting list, which often happens in public facilities. In case of emergency, ambulances are available 24/7, and can be ordered by dialing 112. Medications are available as well. Kuwaiti authorities are also imposing strict supervision on medicine pricing nationwide. Noteworthy as well is that the Kuwaiti authorities offer comprehensive health insurance to expatriate residents.""

Guide to living and working in Kuwait

High-standard education

Expats can send their kids to private international schools. And these schools are all subject to the supervision and regulations of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Education. In Kuwait, there is an extensive list of international schools covering a wide span of cultures and languages. There are the American, British, French, Indian, Pakistani, Egyptian, Iranian, and Bangladeshi schools. These schools can follow the curricula of their home countries. That’s mainly why education in Kuwait is convenient, and catering to the needs of the expats community's diversity of cultures.""