Located on the north-western tip of the Arabian Gulf, oil-rich Kuwait boasts excellent shopping, as you might expect, and lots more besides. Kuwait inhabitants enjoy water sports, boating, diving, snorkelling and family friendly beaches with shallow waters. To escape the heat they head to the Olympic-sized ice-skating rink. It's home to the Kuwaiti Falcons - the the only Arab team to win membership of International Ice Hockey Federation.

Prior to the Gulf War, Kuwait had the most thriving arts scene in the Gulf. After a period where the arts struggled, there has been a revival and music especially is popular. Kuwaitis are pioneers of contemporary Khaleeji music and together with Bahrain, it gave birth to the musical genre sawt.

Given that the accommodation is paid for, and that rates of pay are excellent, many expats choose to work in Kuwait for a period to save money and return home having done exactly that. Being located in the Middle East also means many holiday destinations in Africa, India, Australia and South East Asia are much closer than from Europe.

The official language is Arabic but English is widely understood and always used by Pulse staff in their place of work.

Although Kuwait is a traditional Muslim nation, western women are not required to wear abayas. However wearing shorts, tight-fitting clothes or revealing too much flesh is likely to attract unwanted attention. Men can dress as they please, but again wearing shorts or sleeveless vests is likely to be seen as disrespectful in some areas.

Local attractions

Kuwait’s famous landmarks include Kuwait Towers, the world’s fourth tallest building - Liberation Tower, the Grand Mosque, Kuwait Sadu House and Entertainment City (considered the Disneyland of Kuwait), as well as numerous well-stocked shopping malls and more traditional markets. Kuwait has many beaches and resorts with soft white sands and bright blue seas flanking well-developed seafront areas.

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Jobs in Kuwait

Pulse is currently looking for nurses across a number of specialities to work in Kuwait. We currently have opportunities for registered general nurses (RGN), medical nurses and certified midwives (CNM) across a range of specialities. We also have opportunities for allied health professionals of various specialisms. We are also looking for qualified consultants with CCST or equivalent qualifications to work in Kuwait.

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Kuwait's weather consists mostly of hot long summers and short winters. Dust storms and high humidity are regular during the summer months while the winter can be chilly and rainfall can come in sudden heavy but irregular bursts. The summer in Kuwait averages around 45°C while the winter months can reach as low as freezing temperature but averages at around 15°C. Pack a range of clothing.

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