Living in Kuwait
Key Expatriate Websites and Resources
| Business and Economy in Kuwait
The U.K.-based Financial Times reports on world business, finance and politics. The website also has a homepage for the USA, Europe, and Asia, with a section on the Middle East and Africa that includes news on Kuwait.
World Trade Organization regulates trade rules between its member countries, and provides information on economic data, trade regulations,disputes and agreements about its Members, including Kuwait.
International Monetary Fund promotes financial stability, international trade and economic growth among its member countries. The website provides country information (including Kuwait) and a number of publications, including the World Economic Outlook.
American Business Council–Kuwait, www.abc-k.org
U.S. Government Export Portal publishes Country & Industry Market Reports, Commercial guides, and other essential information for doing business abroad, including Kuwait.
| Expatriate Websites and Resources
FAWCO (Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas), www.fawco.org, is an international network to support American women living abroad with over 70 member clubs worldwide, including Kuwait:
American Women's League of Kuwait
PO Box 66983, 43760 Bayan, Kuwait
Tel: +965 539 03 56; Fax: +965 539 87 36; firstname.lastname@example.org
AlloExpat.com, www.alloexpat.com, is an information portal and forum for expatriates living in or moving to the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, and the Middle East, including a section on Kuwait.
Kuwaitiah.net, www.kuwaitiah.net, is an online guide to Kuwait, providing a variety of useful information for newcomers and expatriates.
Expat Exchange, www.expatexchange.com, provides a wealth of resources and articles, as well as a forum.The site has a few useful articles and links about Kuwait.
Expatriates.com, www.expatriates.com, an online community for expatriates, has a section on Kuwait, with classified ads, links, and a bulletin board.
Meetup lists group meetings in cities around the world to help bring people with common interests together and promote the development of active local communities. Search for expatriate groups in Kuwait all over the country.
Tales from a Small Planet, www.talesmag.com, is a webzine with news, stories, links, excellent message boards, and other resources for travelers and expatriates; The Kuwait section features "Real Post Reports" by expatriates , as well as useful links.
| Government and International Organizations
Kuwait Cultural Office, Washignton D.C., www.kuwaitculture.com.
The Cultural Office of the Embassy of the State of Kuwait,
3500 International Drive, NW,
Washington, DC, 20008. USA.
America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST), www.amideast.org, is a nonprofit organization that promotes mutual understanding and cooperation between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa, including Kuwait.
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), www.opec.org, provides lots of information about the petroleum production of its member countries, including Kuwait.
Organziation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), www.oic-oci.org, is an inter-governmental organization of 57 Islamic countries, with the goal to promote political, cultural and economic cooperation. Kuwait is among the members.
United Nations Development Programme provides information about UN projects on democratic governance, social development, environment and sustainable development, with a section on Arab States, including Kuwait.
Permanent Mission of Kuwait to the United Nations, www.kuwaitmission.com, provides general information about culture, politics and the economy, as well as a variety of useful links--or visit the United Nations web portal at www.un.int.
Encyclopedia of the Orient, lexicorient.com, is an online encyclopedia covering North Africa and the Middle East.
Aljazeera.net, english.aljazeera.net, is the English-language homepage of the Aljazeera satellite TV network.
Arab News, www.arabnews.com, is the website of the Middle East's largest English-language daily newspaper.
Online Newspapers lists over 1000 links to online newspapers worldwide, including Kuwait.
| Recommended Reading on Kuwait
Lonely Planet Arabian Peninsula by Anthony Ham, Frances Linzee Gordon
Living and Working in the Gulf States & Saudi Arabia by Robert Hughes, Joe Laredo
| Travel Information for Kuwait
Kuwait Information Office, www.kuwait-info.org. 2600 Virginia Ave, NW, Suite 404, Washington, D.C. 20037; Tel: 202-338-0211; Fax: 202-338-0957; email@example.com.
Asia Trotter offers useful links and resources for travelers to Asia, with a section on Kuwait.
Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information, with a section on the Middle East, including Kuwait.
Compiled by Volker Poelzl