Find the best location to live in Kuwait

Updated 2010-12-20 09:06

It is important for us to live in a community that we feel comfortable and secured. I wrote this article for expatriates specifically the new comers to have an idea of the places in Kuwait and what they offer.

There are 6 governorates in Kuwait and each one has different things to showcase:

  • Al Asimah Governorate (Capital), the heart of the business industry. A place very advantageous for business people. Kuwait's capital lies in the middle of this district. Known as the business and industrial area of Kuwait, this district is a hub for most business establishments and international hotels such as Sheraton Hotel and JW Marriott to name a few. Kuwait's main port can also be located in this area as well as the newly erected and well-known mall called The Avenues. Interesting human architectures and ancient ruins can also be located within the vicinity. One of the most famous of them is the Liberation tower, considered as the tallest telecommunication towers in the world. Some major cities of Al Asimah governorate are: Abdullah Al-Salem, Adiliya, Bneid Al-Gar, Al Daiya, Al Dasma, Kaifan, Khaldiya, Kuwait City, Murgab, Al Qadsiya, Qurtoba, Rawdah, Al Shamiya, Al Shuwaikh, Sulaibikhat, Surra and Yarmouk.
  • Hawally, befitting the outgoing personality. Home for commercial and residential establishments, this part of Kuwait offers a great array of entertainment and leisure. Its busy streets and picturesque sea views gives a wonderful touch of a coastal and city living. Some famous landmarks found in this district are Marina Mall, The Scientific Center, Souk Sharq, Al Muhallab, Al Qadsiya sports club and Aqua Park, the first and the biggest water park in the Arabian Gulf region. Some major cities of Hawally governorate are: Bayan, Hawally, Mishref, Jabriya, Salmiya, and Salwa.
  • Mubarak Al-Kabeer, abode of the elite. It is interesting to know that this part of Kuwait is the turf of most Kuwaiti nationals. Their big and elegant houses showcase the quiet and sophisticated lifestyle of Kuwait. If you desire a peaceful and amiable environment this part of the country will be favorable with your lifestyle. Though houses and villas here may be costly it's a worthwhile spending. Mubarak Al-Kabeer is popularly known for its chalets and private beaches. Some major cities of Mubarak Al-Kabeer are: Adan, Qusour, Kiran, Messila, Mubarak Al-Kabeer, and Sabah Al-Salem.
  • Al Farwaniya, simple living in the suburbs of Kuwait. Coined as the base of major airlines in Kuwait, Al Farwaniya district can somewhat be dense due to its numerous residential buildings. It is the most populous location. This district is the residence of most expatriates in Kuwait largely of Asians and Arab nationals. Most apartments here are old giving rise to cheap and affordable accommodations. But as Kuwait develops, new buildings are now being erected. A lot of schools can also be found within the area. The famous landmarks in this area are Kuwait Zoo and Kuwait International Airport. Some of the major cities of Al Farwaniya governorate are: Abraq Khaitan, Ardiya, Farwaniya, Firdous, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Kuwait International Airport Area, Omariya, Reggai, Rahab, and South Khaitan.
  • Al Jahra, potentially an agricultural area. As the largest governorate, Al Jahra is considered the agricultural area of Kuwait. It was once an oasis where most residents were farmers. Now a city, Jahra continues to show potential for development of real estate. One who desires a rural lifestyle can opt for this area. Notable places in Jahra are the Red Palace, Khaima Mall and Entertainment City. Major cities of Al Jahra are: Doha, Mutla and Jahra.
  • Al Ahmadi, the bread and butter of Kuwait. Within this district lies the oil refineries of Kuwait. Though located at the southern part of Kuwait, Ahmadi district stands alone as a city, partly residential and commercial area. Most apartments and villas in this location are designed in a westernized fashion as this is the home for most westerner expatriates. People looking for an affordable yet classic living prefer to settle in this place. Al Ahmadi's famous landmarks are Kuwait Magic Mall, Hilton Resort, Al Kout Mall and the headquarters of Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC). Some major cities of Al Ahmadi governorate are: Abu Halifa, Al Ahmadi District, Fahaheel, Fintas, Mahboula, Mangaf, Reqqa, and Subahiya.

Katherine D.C.
Recom Real Estate

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