Kuwait Decline in recruiting expats in oil sector iiq8 Kuwait news

Kuwait Decline in recruiting expats in oil and gas sector iiq8 Kuwait news

Nearly 50 percent decline seen in the appointment of expatriates in oil sector during the last fiscal year compared to the previous year.

According to local newspaper Al-Rai daily, the appointment of expatriates in oil sector witnessed a decline from 345 during fiscal year 2018/2019 to 190 compared to fiscal year 2017/2018.

The report asserted the significance of resorting to the expatriate experience because they’re the main element in oil industry as per the standards of operation in all global companies, and despite the decline in their appointment, oil sector can’t do without them.

The report also reaffirmed that leadership in oil sector can’t overlook the experiences of workers in specialized operations or functional requirements for operating specific equipment in complicated projects.

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Ramadan in Kuwait May 6th 2019 the beginning of Ramadan

Ramadan in Kuwait May 6th marks the beginning of Ramadan, says Kuwaiti astronomer - KUNA

Kuwaiti Astronomer, Historian and Member of the British Astronomical Association (BAA) Adel Al-Saadoun said that Monday May sixth will mark the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan and that the moon's sighting will be possible with one's own eyes.

Al-Saadoun told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Thursday that the new moon would be at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday May fifth, and in the same evening during sunset, the moon will be missing for 31 minutes, having the new moon last 16 hours and 42 minutes.

Rise of the moon from the horizon line at sunset time is 6.6 degrees, but the lengthening of the moon from the sun will be 9.5 degrees, indicating the moon's visibility according to the astronomers, Al-Saadoun explained.

Crescent is obscurely visible with the naked eye, although straightforwardly seen using binoculars or telescopes, making Ramadan last 29 days long, he said.…

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CityBus C1 Salmiya Connect KuwaitBus bus route

CityBus C1 Salmiya Connect KuwaitBus bus route

CityBus C1 Salmiya Connect Updated Route- From your doorstep to the local shops, clinics, hospitals, schools & also connecting you with your CityBus routes C1 سالمية كونكت - من المنزل إلى المتاجر المحلية والعيادات والمستشفيات والمدارس وأيضًا توصيلك بخطوط سيتي باص

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130 KD for expats in Kuwait health insurance?

130 KD for expats in Kuwait health insurance?

Starting from January 2020 the health insurance fee for expatriates will be KD 130, which will be hiked every two year, local media Al Qabas reported.

Local media Al-Qabas reported that the Health insurance fee for expatriates will be 130 KD, which gradually hiked after two years in 2022/2023 to KD 150 and in 2024/2025 it will be KD 170, and KD 190 in 2026/2027 per resident.

At present, the health insurance fee for expatriate is 50 KD.

If the figures are correct, this will have a huge negative impact on large number of expatriates in the country, specially those in the lower income range.

130 KD for expats in Kuwait health insurance?

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8 Truths of Life Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 8 Truths Of Life – iiq8 quotes

8 Truths of Life Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 8 Truths Of Life - iiq8 quotes

Truth no 1 : Nobody is real in this world except Mother.

Truth no. 2 : A poor person has no friends.

Truth no. 3 : People do not like good thoughts they like good looks.

Truth no 4 : People respect the money not the person.

Truth no 5 : The person you love the most, will hurt you the most!

Truth no 6 : Truth is Simple, But. The Moment YOU try to Explain It, it Becomes Difficult.

Truth no 7 : When you are happy you enjoy the music", but "when you are sad, you understand the lyrics".

Truth no 8 : IN LIFE Two things define you "Your patience" when you have nothing & "Your attitude" when you have everything..

ByDr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

8 Truths of Life Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 8 Truths Of Life - iiq8 quotesThis was my first stage, in which I learnt leadership from three great teachers—Dr Vikram Sarabhai, Prof Satis…
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Viva to launch 5G service with Huawei in Kuwait 5G Internet Service 2019

Viva to launch 5G service with Huawei in Kuwait 5G Internet Service 2019

Viva, Kuwait’s fastest-growing telecom operator, announced the establishment of a 5G Innovation Center, with the aim to explore, develop, and launch 5G use cases in Kuwait by 2019.

Viva is already in action to rollout a nationwide 5G network with over 1000 5G NR sites supported by a massive device ecosystem of more than 100K devices including 5G CPEs, setting the benchmark as one of the largest 5G commercial rollouts in the world up to date.

The 5G Innovation Center comes to enforce Viva’s 5G business strategy execution and will open the door for new business models such as ultra-broadband, IoT, smart city services, and position Viva as the undisputed leader in 5G era.

Engineer Zarrar Khan, Viva’s CTO, said:

“Two months back, Viva celebrated its 10th year anniversary. The growth we witnessed in the past represents an amazing success story. We provided best in class te…

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Kuwait Holiday for Isra and Al-Miraj on April 4th, 2019

Kuwait Holiday for Isra and Al-Miraj on April 4th - 2019Isra and Al-Miraj holiday will be on Thursday, April 4th.With the weekly holiday on April 5th Friday and 6th Saturday, the next working day will be 7th April Sunday, reported local media Al Anba newspaper.According to report, a previous decision of the Council of Ministers approved that the holiday of Isra and Al-Miraj can be shifted to the nearest weekend holiday if it comes on any day in the middle of the week.Kuwait Holiday for Isra and Al-Miraj holiday on April 4th; Three days public holiday
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Special Islamic Ramadan 2019, when is Ramadan 2019 Ramzan

Special Islamic Ramadan 2019, when is Ramadan 2019 Ramzan

Ramadan 2019 in Kuwait will begin in the evening of

Sunday, May 5

and ends in the evening of

Tuesday, June 4

Dates may vary.

When is Ramzan 2019 ? /  When is Ramadan 2019 ?

Salam Ramadan

Ramadan 2019 will begin on Monday, 6th May 2019 (according to Saudi Arabia) and end on Tuesday, 4th June 2019. Eid al Fitr 2019 will be on Wednesday, 5th June 2019. This is the tentative date as the actual date is contingent on the sighting of the moon of Ramadan 2019, the 9th month in the Islamic calendar (Hijri 1440). The length of the Month varies between 29 and 30 days depending on the sighting of the Shawwal Moon which leads to the awaited festival of Eid ul Fitr on the 1st of Shawwal.See Ramadan Calendar 2019.Hi…
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WhatsApp tricks and hacks you should know iOS, Androind Whatsapp users

WhatsApp tricks and hacks you should know iOS, Androind Whatsapp usersFrom pinning important chats on the top to reading messages without letting the sender know, here is a list of WhatsApp tricks you should know about.Pin an important chat Typing names of important people in the search bar or scrolling down to get to their chat history might get time consuming and monotonous every time you want to converse. WhatsApp allows you to pin chats of three contacts on the top. Swipe a chat to the right and tap on the pin icon to get it to the top (iOS) or hold a chat and tap the pin button once selected (Android).Read messages without letting the sender know You can avoid the blue tick from appearing on the messages you have read. Put your phone on flight mode and open WhatsApp to read the messages. Close the app after reading and remove it from your multi window. Disable the airplane mode and the chat will appear unread to the sender.Mark chats as unread Mark a chat w…
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Jazeera Airways Offers – start from KD25 – Kuwait

Jazeera Airways launches Mega March Offers - Prices start from as low as KD25Jazeera Airways, Kuwait’s leading low-cost airline, operating regionally and internationally, today launched its latest low price fares with their Mega March promotion.Thousands of tickets at prices starting from KD25 for a one-way flight to Bahrain and Alexandria, KD30 to Riyadh, and KD32 to Doha and Mumbai.Jazeera Airways CEO, Rohit Ramachandran, said: “Once again Jazeera is showing we are the low cost champions in Kuwait with these great offers.”Fares are valid travel dates before April 15 and to all destinations.In addition, Jazeera customers can benefit from a 25% discount on taxi rides to the airport with GoCity. Bookings can be made on the GoCity app using a special promo code.Customers can book for their flight at jazeeraairways.com, the Jazeera App or by calling 177.All flights depart from Jazeera Airways’ exclusive new Terminal 5 at Kuwait International Airport which ha…
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Civil ID must to travel back to Kuwait after vacation

Civil ID must to travel back to Kuwait after vacation    

Once the new rule regarding the removal of residency stickers from passports is implemented, expatriates need to carry their Civil ID while coming back to Kuwait after their vacation outside Kuwait. Authorities are coordinating with Foreign ministry is preparing the plan of implementing the decision in coordination with Kuwait Embassy in other countries.

According to sources, expats who lost their civil IDs in their countries, while on vacation, need to contact the Kuwait Embassy in their respective country with a lost certificate from that country. Kuwait embassy will write to the Kuwaiti interior ministry to enquire about the expat’s data and their residency, and when confirmed, they will be given an entry paper from the embassy with the required information, using which the expatriate can travel back to Kuwait.

According to informed sources, the new civil ID will contain extra information r…

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Kuwait approved for 35-day annual leave in private companies – initial stage

Initial approval for 35-day annual leave in private companies [ sectors ] 

The National Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved in the first reading a key amendment to the labor law in the private sector to increase annual leave from 30 to 35 days.

All 45 MPs present voted for the amendment, which will become final when the Assembly holds the second and final voting on the law. The government did not object but refused to make it retroactive from 2010, saying it is not possible to apply the law in this fashion.The law applies to both Kuwaitis and expatriates working in the private sector.The last time the annual leave was increased was in 2010.Initial approval for 35-day annual leave in private companies  - initial approval done. 
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New Civil ID Kuwait – Circular published by Kuwait government immigration

Circular published by Kuwait government regarding immigration of expatriates

As per circular number 13/2019 (Published on 07/03/2019)

1.Stamping of residency on passport will be discontinued from 10/03/2019 instead of which civil ID will be used for immigration.

2.New civil ID ( embedded with smart chip ) will contain the details of passport (Passport number+english name+ employee details)

3.Expatriates will not be permitted to enter or exit Kuwait without both passport and civil ID.(Information included in both should not contradict)

4.Until further notice, passport in which residency is stamped before 10/03/2019 can be used to travel

5.Incase you obtain a new passport during a visit to your native country you must carry your old passport along with you to be granted entry into Kuwait.Entry will be stamped in your new passport and the details will be transferred.

Every employee working in immigration department ( Airport/land…

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Kuwait expats not required stickers on passports

No residence stickers on passports from March 10th

No residence visa stickers will be placed on the passports of expatriates starting from March 10th, local daily reported. According to report, expatriates will now be able to exit Kuwait using their civil IDs from March 10, provided they hold a valid passport and civil ID since all residency data is recorded in the civil IDs.Earlier, it was reported that the Interior Ministry had issued a decision to cancel the residence permit stickers on the passports calling it part of an ongoing process to upgrade services in various government departments.Assistant Undersecretary for Residence Affairs Major-General Talal Marafie had said the data included in the residence stickers will be mentioned in the civil IDs.

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Kuwait Annual leave 35 days in private sector

Assembly Panel to increases annual leave to 35 days in private sector

The National Assembly’s health and social affairs committee agreed to increase annual leave in the private sector to 35 days from current 30 days, local daily Kuwait Times reported.

According to report, this is part of a number of amendments to the labor law.Daily, quoting MP Osama Al-Shaheen reported that the amendment applies to both Kuwaitis and expatriates employed in the private sector.Kuwait Annual leave 35 days in private sector
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Cost of Living in Kuwait, Expenses in Kuwait for family life

LIVING IN KUWAIT :: Cost of Living in Kuwait

IndianInQ8.com - The overall cost of living index for Kuwait City is linked to that of middle cost of living locations. The cost of living index covers the prices for defined quantities of same goods and services across several basket groups. But, the lack of taxation is a major advantage in Kuwait, particularly on certain items like cars. However, the cost of living, just as is the case in any other location, would largely depend on your personal lifestyle.Before deciding to work in any Countries you should study and learn first its COST OF LIVING like in Kuwait, it is vital to know this information so that you will not ending-up for nothing. You should know how much the Room Rent, Food Cost, Transportation Cost if you are living outside your company premises. If you are buying some other things that you needed for daily living, you must know their price ranges as well. Once you have all t…
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Indian Election Commission rules out online voting for expats

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has scotched rumours that Indian expatriates can cast their votes online in the upcoming Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) elections due to be held soon. The news ticker on the ECI website made a clear clarification asking NRIs to be wary of fake news on social media informing that “those who hold Indian passport, can now vote online for 2019 elections.The Election Commission filed a complaint with the Delhi Police on Friday, asking it to track down those spreading "fake news" that NRIs can cast their vote online in the Lok Sabha elections due in April-May.There is no online voting facility for any category of voter. Overseas Indians may submit applications for enrollment in form 6A online at nvsp.in or by using the Voter helpline mobile app. To cast the vote on the date of the poll, an overseas elector may come to his designated polling station with his passport as document for identification,” it stated.Indian Election Commissi…
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Places to Visit in Kuwait-MAJOR ATTRACTIONS IN KUWAIT

Kuwait exudes the charm of Arabian adventure, and therefore, the travelers find plenty of things to do in Kuwait. Apart from enjoying magnificent accommodation and fine dining, there are plenty of things for visitors to do in Kuwait.Places to Visit in Kuwait Kuwait Towers  Located on Arabian Gulf Road in Sharq district, the Kuwait Towers is one of the famous landmarks in Kuwait. Built in March 1979, it comprises two major towers and a minor tower.The Liberation Tower liberation tower Kuwait It is the symbol of Kuwaiti liberation, the representation of country's resurgence, second tallest tower in Kuwait, and the fifth tallest telecommunication tower in the world.Al Kout Beach Kuwait boasts a spectacular setting on the Persian Gulf, with some of the Middle East's most magnificent coastline stretching for about 499 kms. Kuwait beaches offer a great place to relax by scenic waters with a large number of Beach clubs, public beaches and beach parks.Dhow Harbour …
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Bus passes Kuwait Bus pass price

Bus passes Kuwait Bus pass price

An alternative to the on-bus tickets is the Bus Pass. These passes can be procured from Citybus travel shops situated at key locations around the city. These passes are substantially discounted as compared to the cash tickets and both monthly and quarterly tickets are available. They come in various denominations depending on the number of routes and the validity period of travel. To purchase a bus pass please visit any of our travel shops.

Kuwait Bus City Bus passes

Pass Group Name Routes Price (KD)C2 Monthly All Routes (Except A1, Airport Express Routes)KD 12.500 CPass WeeklyWeekly All Routes (Except A1, Airport Express Routes)KD 3.500CPass DailyOne Day All Routes (Except A1, Airport Express Routes)KD 1.000X1X1 with All Routes(Except A1,X2, X3, X4)KD 25.00X2X2 with All Routes(Except A1, X1, X3, X4)KD 25.00X3X3 with All Routes(Except A1,X1, X2…
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Amazon Is The Largest Employer In The Tech Industry

Amazon announced on Thursday that it had cancelled its plans to build a new headquarters in New York City, giving in to vocal opposition from local politicians and activists who were particularly enraged about the roughly $3 billion in tax breaks that Amazon had been offered to come to the Big Apple."After much thought and deliberation, we've decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens," the company wrote, adding that “the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long-term”. Apparently the company’s leadership did no longer see this given, which ultimately lead to the decision to scrap the ambitious project altogether.Back in November, Amazon had announced to build a new campus in Long Island City, Queens, which would have created 25,000-40,000 jobs and generated $27.5 billion in additional tax re…
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