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Retire in Kuwait

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is it like to retire in Kuwait? Retirees share their experiences living in Kuwait.

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How do I meet people in Kuwait?

When we asked people living in Kuwait about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"There are lot of clubs/meeting groups/associations by expats from different countries in Kuwait. You can search on net or ask in here and surely someone will guide you," remarked another retiree in Kuwait City.

"Gyms, clubs, native embassy activities, women club, private clubs depending on hobby or interest," said a retiree who moved to Kuwait City, Kuwait.

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What is life like in Kuwait?

When we asked people living in Kuwait what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"Life here is how you make it for yourself: try to get a job without split hrs: lot of businesses here work 9-1 and then 4-8, and on this schedule you may have little time for anything else. Next is to find suitable pace to live. Many ppl with kids prefer apartments, so their kids can have some playmates. Although there are no theaters, there are plenty of cinemas, sport clubs, beaches, lot of eateries (dining out is much cheaper then in UK or US)," explained a retiree in Kuwait City.

"family...family..family..then family and lots of socializing. Sports is also popular. Kuwaities also like to shop, dine out and hand out at cafes," explained one retiree living in Kuwait City.

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What do I need to know before retiring in Kuwait?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Kuwait, they said:

"Remember that this country is very hot from May through September, and in fact is insanely hot June, July, August. You have to stay hydrated and avoid outside during most daytime hours as far as shopping, etc. during those three months," commented one retiree living in Kuwait.

"It may be difficult in the beginning, but once you adapt you will not want to leave..," explained one retiree living in Kuwait City.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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