Moving to a new country can be extremely overwhelming so we've put together a guide to make it a little easier.
15 July 2013| Last updated on 18 June 2017
Here we take a look at the different areas to live in in Kuwait- from what kind of accommodation is available to the feel of the neighbourhood and facilities available. If you;d like to see your area featured here and would like to write about it- please send an email to admin at expatwoman dot com and we'll send you the questionnaire.
Salmiya is located 12 kilometres southeast of Kuwait City and is one of the largest areas in Kuwait consisting of both commercial and residential areas. Salmiya is arguably Kuwait's flagship district being a major cultural and commercial hub. It is well connected to the rest of the country having a multitude of significant highways and roads passing through it en-route to the capital, Kuwait City. Read More>>
Salwa (meaning place of the casuals) is a suburb of the Hawalli Governorate in Kuwait, bordering Rumaithiya to the north and Messila to the south. To the east (across Cooperative Road), it overlooks the Arabian Gulf.Like all suburbs in Kuwait, Salwa has its own government-run clinic and its own shopping center. This includes a supermarket and various restaurants (including Burger King, McDonald's and Starbucks etc.) Read More>>
Jabriya is home to many foreigners who work in schools close by and it contains a large number of Kuwaitis. Houses in Jabriya are between 2 and 4 stories tall. From Jabriya, you can get onto the Fahaheel Expressway which leads to areas such as Bayan, Salwa, Rumathiya and Abu Halifa. Read More>>
Fintas & Mahboula
Fintas and Mahboula are a little bit further out of town but there are some really nice flats and towers in this area. It has really easy access to the Fahaheel Expressway and it's somewhat quieter than other areas.There are some lovely hotels in this area too which you can get club membership for.
Al Ahmadi is a suburb of Kuwait founded in 1946 with the discovery of oil. It is the headquarters for the Kuwait Oil Company. Al Ahmadi in Kuwait is famous for its oil refineries and peaceful green surroundings. Locally, Al Ahmadi is called the 'home of KOC' because of the large number of Kuwait Oil Company refineries located here.
Ahmadi is a well established pretty town, with an american style grid layout and lots of green spaces. There are lots of older style villas here within compound areas with lots of gardens. It is very far from Kuwait City and the major shopping areas but close to the more traditional shopping area of Fahaheel.