When you go to the police station they can be rather rude if you don’t speak Arabic and very few speak English so you will need to have a translator in order to complete transactions in a timely manner.Expats wanting to do business in Kuwait must have a Kuwaiti partner/sponsor who will take 51 percent of the business and 49 percent for the expat, even if the Kuwaiti partner does nothing to contribute.
Plentyoffish is 100% Free, unlike paid dating sites.You will get more interest and responses here than all paid dating sites combined!There are about 350,000 Kuwaiti workers, although 80 per cent of them work in government jobs where salaries are typically higher.This presents a huge challenge to Kuwait business leaders in replacing its foreign workforce with locals.One British expat living in Kuwait City said: “Kuwait seems to be getting more aggressive in letting foreigner workers know they are no longer welcome.
But this is a big gamble as it will need to quickly train up a local workforce to do the roles foreigners have been doing for decades.” Kuwait has drawn criticism globally for plans to allow expats only to access medical care in the afternoons, unless it is an emergency.
Explaining the reasons behind the plans a spokesman for Kuwait’s labour ministry said: “It’s part of the ministry’s efforts to regulate the labour market, curb the phenomenon of marginal labour and restore the demographic equilibrium of the country.” No new work visas will be issued from April 1 under the new regime although it is unclear whether existing visas will be renewed once they expire.
Instead, companies will be forced to hire Kuwaiti nationals, with inspection teams ensuring employers comply with the new guidelines.
It seems that parking spaces are not included in the blue prints of buildings so most renters are left to try to find a space any and everywhere; don’t be shocked when you come out to find someone blocking your car.
Dry, hot summers with some humid days may keep expats at home watching a movie, but if choosing to go out every building is air-conditioned and there are a lot of indoor activities such as malls and restaurants to choose from.
Its social affairs and labour minister Thekra al-Rasheedi said: “The ministry will take decisions and measures aimed at reducing the number of expatriate workers by 100,000 every year for 10 years to reach one million." Expats are now left in no doubt over Kuwait’s feelings towards foreigners with its latest plan to dramatically reduce numbers.