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eslteacher2014



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 6:18 am    Post subject: Life in kuwait or saudi Reply with quote

Hello

I'm an american working in KSA, I got an offer in Kuwait.

Has anyone lived in both countries. Do you think life is similar or different?

Which one do you think is better?
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LAL (Local Arrogance Level) is much higher in Kuwait.
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MuscatGary



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's with Marefah Exemplary stay where you are!
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eslteacher2014



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually i got a job at a billingual school.

i'm currently working at a vocational school in ksa.

To be honest life is OK and DECENT in ksa, its just that i am always so bored. I thought kuwait might be a nice change of scenery.

however i dont want to leave ksa and get banned for a few years.( as i am currently under a 2year contract, and if you dont come back from exit -rentry you get banned for a few years)

so that why i am trying to decide if kuwait is really worth it.
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will come down to your priorities---your must-haves versus what's least important to you, and making your decision from there.
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nickelgoat



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Last edited by nickelgoat on Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:05 am; edited 1 time in total
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middleastman



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:02 pm    Post subject: nickelgoat Reply with quote

What a small-minded ignorant comment.
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear middleastman,

Would you care to list all the (other) positives?

Regards,
John
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Gulezar



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Life in kuwait or saudi Reply with quote

eslteacher2014 wrote:
Hello

I'm an american working in KSA, I got an offer in Kuwait.

Has anyone lived in both countries. Do you think life is similar or different?

Which one do you think is better?


If you are a woman, Kuwait is much more liveable. You can easily live in your own apartment, drive a car, ride a bike, get a gym membership and walk around. The home brew scene is much more vibrant in Kuwait, if that is important to you.
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middleastman



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, John unfortunately I don't really feel the need to elaborate just yet. Surely someone with the number of posts that you have made must have some valuable information to add to the discussion. You obviously enjoy posting on forums. The Internet doesn't count as a cultural experience. Wink
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear middleastman.

Alas, I can add no other positives. But I felt sure, from the tone of your posting, that you were simply bursting at the seams with them.

It's unfortunate that you don't feel the need to elaborate. Very Happy

Regards,
John
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2buckets



Joined: 14 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

middleastman:

Yes, please do elaborate. I too would like to hear some more positives.
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MuscatGary



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a positive! There's an airport that you can use to escape.
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plumpy nut



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MuscatGary wrote:
I have a positive! There's an airport that you can use to escape.


Would that also mean no exit visas?
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MuscatGary



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

plumpy nut wrote:
MuscatGary wrote:
I have a positive! There's an airport that you can use to escape.


Would that also mean no exit visas?


There wasn't 4 years ago when I was there. Anybody more up-to-date?
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