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Entertainment City announces change in timings


The Entertainment City in Kuwait has announced change in timings from 7th October 2012.

Kuwait International Airport records 6% growth in passenger numbers


The total passenger numbers across the Kuwait International Airport have grown 6 percent this September, amounting to total of 813962, in comparison to 767080 passengers in September 2011, revealed latest report by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Government to issue emergency decree on KAC privatization


The government in Kuwait is likely to issue an emergency decree regarding privatization of Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) within the next few days.

Kuwait Metro project Phase 1 study nears completion


The study plans for first phase of metro project in Kuwait are nearing completion, and the approval of the Higher Committee for Government-sanctioned projects is awaited.

Sponsor approval must for domestic workers to travel abroad


The domestic workers in Kuwait will henceforth require permission of their sponsors to leave Kuwait for any other country, other than their home country, as per the latest regulation.

Kuwait International Property Show unveiled in Mishref


The Kuwait International Property Show, one of the most notable annual fairs, has been unveiled in Mishref yesterday, under the patronage of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, involving participation of Abdul-Aziz Al-Khaldi, the Ministrys Undersecretary.

Housing rentals, food prices, affected by inflation


According to an online poll on inflation, conducted by Arab Times, majority of respondents (48%) believed that inflation has mostly affected housing rents in the State.

Kuwait to invite tenders for major projects


The Kuwait Minister of Public Works, Dr Fadhel Safar, said that his Ministry is planning to invite tenders for a plethora of projects soon.

Majority of expat workers registered under bogus companies


Nearly 150,000 expat workers are currently registered under bogus companies, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour has discovered, ever-since the implementation of automates system.

Three-year work clause not mandatory for renewal of residence permits


Expatriates in Kuwait will be able to renew their residence permits without having to work mandatorily for three years for their sponsors.

Family visit visas to be restricted to spouse, children


Kuwait will restrict family visit visas to spouse and children of the applicant, the Interior Ministry revealed.

Kuwait to strictly implement six month gap for visit visas


Visit Visas will not be issued to visitors of Kuwait until six months after their previous visit it has been announced, as per the directives from First Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Sheikh Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Jaber.

Increased demand for flight tickets during Eid holidays


The representatives at travel agencies in Kuwait reported that there has been a huge demand for tickets for the Eid holidays, following the lean period of Ramadan, as Kuwaitis prefer spending the fasting season at home with family.

80 percent of unemployed nationals in Kuwait are women


According to latest government report, nearly 19,000 Kuwaitis are unemployed, with 80 percent of them being women.

Ministry to grant visas for university degree holders and tech qualified


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour is on the process of issuing work permits for people with university degrees and those holding technical qualifications in vital sectors that are most important for the country.

New rules for issuance of work permits in Kuwait


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour will shortly announce new rules for issuance of work permits to expat workers, based on actual manpower requirements in Kuwait.

Introduction of Green Card system concept proposed


The immigration laws in Kuwait need to be reformed to help improve the condition of foreign workers and end abuse by visa traffickers, it has been suggested.

Works Ministry plans KD21mn worth road projects to ease traffic


The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) is working towards creating several intersections at entry and exit points of Jahra governorate.

Ramadan begins on 20th July in Kuwait


According to astronomer in Kuwait, Ramadan will begin on 20th July.

Nationals violating residential building rules will be blacklisted


Nationals who violate the by-laws and regulations in residential buildings by renting them to people for purposes other than accommodations, will be blacklisted, the Ministry of Interior has emphasized.

New law in Kuwait permits domestic worker transfers under same sponsor


Domestic workers in Kuwait are now allowed to transfer to the private sector under the same sponsor, or his first degree relatives, according to latest regulation by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour.

Bogus employment of nationals in private sector criticized


Kuwait incurred losses amounting to KD60mn a year, due to bogus employment of nationals in private sector, say latest media reports.

Minister proposes solutions to housing problems in Kuwait


The housing problem faced by Kuwait in recent times can be resolved, and the government only need to convince the nationals to live in high-rise buildings in new cities at the outskirts of the country, says Former Minister of Housing Affairs, Yahya Al-Sumait.

Al Hamra Tower, the tallest sculpted tower in the world


Al Hamra Firdous Tower, one of the best creations by Skidmore, Owings & Merril (SOM), is one of the tallest towers in Kuwait City.

Jazeera, first airline to introduce self-check-in service


Jazeera Airways is the first airline in Kuwait to offer a self-check-in service, by introducing state-of-the-art kiosks that enable travellers to check-in, select their seat and print boarding passes independently.