The Best Places to Live in Kuwait: A Guide for the Expatriates

So, all your efforts paid well and finally your dream job in Kuwait is no more a dream! Done with all the formalities and now waiting to move to your new home- Kuwait. Before moving to a new country to live and work, a smart approach would be to know about the country and its various locations.

Undoubtedly, you would prefer to live in a location close to your workplace; however, a complete knowledge about the various cities in Kuwait will keep you well informed.


  • Best Places to Live in Kuwait for Expatriates

Kuwait is a great place for expatriates as around two-third of the workforce in the country consist of foreign nationals. Let us know some of the well-known places in Kuwait, from the kind of accommodation to amenities available.




Located at 12 kilometers Southeast of Kuwait City, Salmiya is one of the largest cities in the State of Kuwait. Administratively divided into 12 blocks, Salmiya consists of both residential and commercial areas, wherein the blocks in the interior of the district are mostly residential and the ones on the Arabian Gulf include commercial areas.

Salmiya is a popular commercial and cultural hub in Kuwait, and well-connected to all parts of Kuwait.

Expat professionals living with families can easily find reputed educational institutions catering to different nationalities, such as The American University of Kuwait and The Indian Community School. The city also houses local and global retail outlets.



Bordering Messila to the South and Rumaithiya to the North, Salwa is located of the Hawalli Governorate in Kuwait. It is divided into 12 blocks with residential areas serving as home to Kuwaitis, Asians, Egyptians, Westerners and the British. Salwa includes several shopping centers, restaurants, supermarkets, private English and American schools, and government-owned medical clinics.




Located in Al Ahmadi Governorate, Kuwait, Al Ahmadi is a town founded in 1946 with the discovery of oil in the location. It is named after Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who successfully ruled the province. Built with an American style grid and green surroundings, Al Ahmadi includes the quarters of the Kuwait Oil Company and several oil refineries. With many oil & gas companies in Al Ahmadi, professionals working the oil and gas sector would prefer to live.

All public transport such as taxis and buses are easily available while road travel is the easiest option to cover the entire province. Al Ahmadi is one of the best options for those who prefer to live in green and peaceful surroundings.




Located in the Hawalli Governorate in the State of Kuwait, Jabriya is one of the largest suburbs with several residential options. Bordered with Salmiya, Hawally, Bayan and Surra (suburbs of Kuwait), Jabriya has seen a significant increase in commercial activities in the recent past. The location is home to a large number of Kuwaitis, including expats.

Some of the well-known organizations in the area include Kuwait Central Blood Bank and the Kuwait Medical Association (KMA). The suburb also includes some of the finest educational institutions such as Fajr Al Sabah, Bayan Bilingual School, and The English Academy.

Choose a city as per your work location and travel to rest of the cities during holidays!

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