The capital of Kuwait is Kuwait City, and many expats are based there, often working in the oil industry. Beyond the city is desert, which explains why virtually everyone lives there or in another city. The amazingly tall skyscrapers and array of colored lights reflecting on the sea at night can’t fail to make an impression on even the most seasoned traveler.

During your time in the country, you’ll see stunning feats of architecture, experience exotic new foods and discover a totally different culture, with its own festivals, such as the National Day (on 25 February) and Ramadan celebrations. If you haven’t already been, you’ll want to experience a souq (market) and if you like museums, the Scientific Center is just one of many.

Expats in Kuwait usually enjoy a very high living standard, with a good salary, little or no tax to pay, and access to excellent healthcare and other public facilities. That said, expats in our community enjoy the reassurance that comes with the support of a large group of fellow expats who can offer advice on any topic relating to life overseas, including how to access healthcare, where to find an international school, how to get a good cleaner, and how to help a spouse join you in the country, and find work there.