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Kuwait for 36 hours

Old Oct 10th 2013, 8:48 am
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I have an interview in Kuwait and will have some time before and after. I arrive Saturday morning and depart Sunday evening.

Where would be the best places to see to get a feel for the country. I will be near the airport.

All suggestions appreciated

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Old Oct 10th 2013, 9:04 am
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Missoni Hotel...full of gusset apparently

http://www.hotelmissoni.com/hotelmissoni-kuwait
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Id stay at the Regency - http://www.theregencykuwait.com/default-en.html

Close to Al Bida and Al Salmiya - bit more lively

If your here on a Sat morning - head to Avenues (I personally hate malls !!) but its actually quite bearable(ish)

I would also get a taxi to drive you around from Kuwait City - or a bit further north to the Iraq border and then down south to Ahmadi (shouldnt take you long - 2 hours max) - hang a left to Wafra where the farms are.

Thats the extent of Kuwait !

if you want to know what it is like during work days - make sure u drive from an area where u want to live to the office around 8pm on Sat night - same traffic as during the day
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Where would be the best places to see to get a feel for the country. I will be near the airport.
Just hang out at the airport, that is the most popular place and where everyone, local or expat, would rather be. I worked for a Sheikh and his favourite saying was 'give a Kuwaiti a couple of days off and he'll head to the airport'. I used to sit in starbacks in the departure hall as it was full of smiles and positive energy........or you could just hand in fahaheeel or salmiya with all the grim, impolite and unhappy faces.....
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Just hang out at the airport, that is the most popular place and where everyone, local or expat, would rather be. I worked for a Sheikh and his favourite saying was 'give a Kuwaiti a couple of days off and he'll head to the airport'. I used to sit in starbacks in the departure hall as it was full of smiles and positive energy........or you could just hand in fahaheeel or salmiya with all the grim, impolite and unhappy faces.....
You are an unhelpful bellend. If you've nothing to say, then cork it.
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Old Nov 11th 2013, 7:52 pm
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Hi Paul,

I am due to fly ou to Kuwait his Friday.
Can you advise me on what it was like when you arrived?
Did you manage to get to find out what you needed?
Any advice on what to ask possible future employer?

Thanks Dave
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Old Nov 11th 2013, 10:29 pm
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Hi Dave

I had a great interview and was offered the role I applied for, but unfortunately we couldn't get close on agreeing finance on this occasion.

I had a meet and greet service I arrival who dealt with the landing visa and this was a big help and made the process no problem at all. The immigration/security staff appeared helpful and I'm sure there would have been no problem if I hadn't had this booked.

Was good to talk to the various people I met through the interview process and understand what they wee not as keen on in kuwait as most I spoke with were expats. Generally a positive feel about the place, with main problems being drivers and summer heat.

For me the main focus on questioning was relating to life and living in kuwait. Ideas about health care, socialising and etc. it was also important for me to just chat with the interviewers and see if I felt I would fit in with the group.

When I visited, I went to Avenues Mall and 360 Mall just to see what people are like and how I felt walking around in general. I felt completely relaxed walking around as a westerner and didn't feel out of place. I was looking to try and feta. Firm idea on the cost of living and it appears for shopping to be slightly more expensive than uk for clothes and food and appliances, but as with everything there are scales of tWhat you choose to spend. Shopping is plentiful and I found people to be friendly and helpful in shops and restaurants.

Really disappointed not to have been able to agree a package on this occasion, but kuwait will stay on the list of possible countries to relocate to. Not sure if I can be much help, but happy to try and answer anything else.

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Hi Paul

I went over the other weekend, to see what it is like.
As you say very relaxed, but drivers terrible.

Stayed just off the marina drive next to the mall, noisey as anything with cars and motorbikes racing up and down till late on, esp 1 biker
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