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Kuwait Tourism sector shows good improvement


According to latest data, the tourism sector in Kuwait has had a good summer this year, with its hotel sector having outperformed those in other GCC markets.

Indus India Property Exhibition unveiled


One of the largest real estate exhibitions in Kuwait, Indus India Property Exhibitions 2013, will be held in Kuwait on 25th and 26th October 2013 at the Ramada Hotel in Al Riggae.

Red Mosque - an architectural haven of peace amidst the city buzz


The majestic and resplendent red structure, namely the Red Mosque, is located on the First Ring Road, as one cruise, in the Sheraton roundabout, in Kuwait City.

Flydubai shifts main terminal operations from Kuwait International Airport


Flydubai has shifted its eight daily flight operations from the main terminal at Kuwait International Airport to Sheikh Saad al Abdallah General Aviation Terminal.

Sponsorship system finally makes way to exit in Kuwait


Changing the sponsorship system or kafeel system for expats will get effective within a few months in Kuwait, the Undersecretary of Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, Jamal al-Dosari confirmed.

New Commercial licenses law to get underway in Kuwait soon


Plans for new commercial licenses law in Kuwait are ready, confirmed the Commerce and Industry Minister, Anas al Saleh.

Curtain falls on the first Big Five Expo


A major three-day construction expo, The Big Five, concluded at the Kuwait International Fairground (KIFG) in Mishref, yesterday.

Travel ban to be imposed for non-payment of traffic fines


Effective October 2013, both expatriates and national residents who are yet to pay traffic fines would be banned from travelling, according to latest rule by Traffic Department.

Mubaraiya Souk now open to receive visitors


Named after the late Amir Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah, the Mubarakiya Souk is now ready to receive visitors.

New projects to keep Kuwait away from non-oil economy


The development of large projects in power and transport sectors in Kuwait during the second half of 2013 will boost stronger growth in non-oil economy in the country.

New law likely to limit expat residency transfer


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labours plan to introduce a new regulation that prohibits transfer of residency more than twice, among expatriate workers.

Tougher procedures to be introduced on visit visas


Tougher procedures are required to be introduced with regard to issuance of visitor visas, so that marginal labourers do not gain access into the country, said Maj Gen Sheikh Faisal Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah, the Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs.

Kuwait Ministry to expel long-serving expatriate employees


Expatriates who have worked for Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour in Kuwait for thirty years or more will have their contracts terminated by 30th June.

Education department seeks exemption from new public sector retirement rules


The cabinet in Kuwait has rejected an appeal from the Education Minister, Nayef Al-Hajraf to exempt senior educators from new retirement rules.

Majority of expats prefer to send money to home countries


During an online poll pertaining to increase in the minimum salary slab, majority of voters (49%) have expressed opinion that they would use the extra amount to repatriate money home.

PACI to begin issuance of Smart Civil ID cards to expats and nationals


The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) will soon distribute smart Civil ID cards for nationals and expatriates under various categories, said Musaed Al-Asousi, the Director General of the authority.

Expat deportation to bear negative impact on Kuwait Labour Market


The announcement of the government plan to deport 100,000 expat labourers annually has had a negative impact on Kuwait labour market, with the cost of recruitment having gone up, and visa trafficking having increased, a top unionist said, in his recent statement.

Expat residents may have to shell fees for using public services


The government in Kuwait has submitted draft law that proposes increasing fees collected from expat residents for using public services in Kuwait, a senior state official said.

New online service introduced for driving tests


The traffic department in Kuwait together with department of data systems has launched a new service that enable making appointment online for driving license tests on trial basis.

Kuwait Fifth Ring Road officially renamed after Late Sheikh Zayed


Kuwait has officially renamed the Fifth Ring Road as Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Road.

Kuwait mulls granting of citizenship to Bidoons


The Parliament has passed a bill granting citizenship for about 4000 foreigners, aiming to resolve the problem of stateless people in Kuwait.

New integrated health record system for expats in GCC


The GCC member states are currently working to introduce a comprehensive health record system for expat workers, which will be linked through an electronic grid and completely integrate them.

Kuwait to stop transfer of visit visas to work permits from 1st April


Kuwait plans to reduce the expatriate numbers in the country by half over the next decade.

Kuwait construction sector hoped to gain momentum in 2013


The construction sector in Kuwait is considering a series of projects, with growing demand from private sector, aimed at generating momentum after a brief period of minimal growth margins.

Privatization of Kuwait national airline gets nearer


As per the latest decision by a Parliamentary committee, the privatisation of national airline in Kuwait, will in-turn reinvigorate a long-stalled programme to open up ownership of other state enterprises, or, part of them to the private sector.