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March 2018

Aqua Park Reopens for Summer 2018

March 29 marks the reopening of the very first and one of the biggest water parks in the Gulf region, the Aqua Park. Now revamped with a refreshing Greek design, the popular water park has successfully completed all necessary maintenance works to ensure that all of its tourist attraction facilities such as water slides, pools, [...]

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has released a memo detailing its need for doctors and other technical medical personnel for placement in new hospitals and clinics that are soon to operate, according to several informed sources. The memo has been submitted to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for approval. Despite the government’s plan to completely [...]

As everyone would expect, getting a health certificate in Kuwait, or anywhere in the world for that matter, is a very important thing for employment and other businesses. However, as an expat in Kuwait, requesting for a health certificate is not as simple as most of you would imagine. There are certain requirements and necessary [...]

Kuwait Motor City is Now Open

To extend his congratulations and patronage, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah graced the ceremonies for the opening of Kuwait Motor City held in Arifjan last March 28. The event was graced by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber AL-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy [...]

In a meeting last March 24, the National Assembly’s Economic Affairs and Financial Committee appeared to heavily favour the approval of proposals on imposing taxes on expat remittances despite objections based on financial and constitutional grounds. According to MP Salah Khorshid, Head of the Economic Affairs and Financial Committee, the panel has decided to defer [...]

How to Request for a Medical Report in Kuwait

In the event that get hospitalized here in Kuwait, there are certain things that you need to prepare and do before you get access to your medical records as sanctioned by the Kuwaiti Government. Medical Reports are necessary for a variety of reasons. For one, it is part of the requirements to resume or when [...]

According to a recent survey by InterNations, which have ranked 65 countries for the friendliest destinations for expats, Canada landed on the tenth spot. In one of our previous posts, we have shared with you the steps and important tips on how to apply for visit visa for your trip to the US. If you [...]

How to Renew Your Civil ID in Kuwait

As an expat living in Kuwait, you must understand that you need to have valid and official documents with you all the time whenever you go around the city. Failure to do so could get you in trouble with the authorities. The Civil ID of Kuwait is commonly referred to as “Bataka” in the Gulf [...]

After over two months of stalemate between the Philippines and Kuwait, a draft agreement has been reached to regulate the services of domestic helpers in the Gulf State, according to a Kuwaiti official last March 16. According to Foreign Consulate Affairs Undersecretary, Sami Al-Hamad, the draft which had been signed on the same day transpired [...]

In a statement given by MP Khalil Al-Saleh, Head of the National Assembly Committee for the replacement of expats working in the government last March 18, the panel working on the proposed labour changes has already decided to push for the complete Kuwaitization by 2023 in accordance with the government’s vision and timeline. Currently, there [...]