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Kuwait - Expat associations and social clubs

Kuwait has a lively expatriate community that is organized in various clubs and associations. Explore and find your way around.


Africa Muslims
Tel: + 965 252 8355

Ahmadi Music Group
Ahmadi, Main Street, Kuwait Little Theatre
Contact: Peter Cross
Tel:  + 965 562 5040
email:   [email protected]
The Ahmadi Music Group (Adults only) holds annual Spring and Christmas concerts, often in the Al-Hashemi Ballroom at the SAS Hotel. Concerts cover a wide range of music and are joined by overseas accompanists/soloists. Rehearsals are held weekly on Mondays; 7:00pm at the New English School's (NES) Mousetrap Theatre.

American Business Council
Tel: + 965 933 7142

American Womens League
Contact: Debbie Bourahmah
Tel:  + 965  925 9878
email:  [email protected]
The American Womens League is open to US citizens and ladies married to US citizens. Meetings are held during the last week of every month and include a buffet dinner and a guest speaker and/or presentation. A special Newcomersevening is held during the first period of every month. Membership is KD45 per year which covers the 9 monthly meetings and entitles members to various discounts and first priority for functions. The AWL hosts an annual Christmas bazaar which is open to non-members. Tables cost KD20 (members), KD30 (non-members) and KD50 (commercial). The AWL is heavily involved with EMAD (Education Makes A Difference), a group which is working on collecting educational material for schools throughout Iraq.

Tel: + 965 371 7827

Association of Sri Lankan Professionals
Tel: + 965 533 9140

Aunkur (Bangladeshi) Cultural Yard
Tel: + 965 955 7614

Australians & New Zealanders Associating in Kuwait (ANZAK)
Contact: John Levins (Australians) or John Lawson (Kiwis)
Tel:  + 965 371 7827 or 532 1963
ANZAK is not run by committee. It is a social group that meets on a regular basis and organises annual events including Australia Day, Waitangi day and ANZAC day. As neither Australia nor New Zealand have embassies in Kuwait the points of contact for ANZAK probe invaluable when consular queries are required.

British Business Forum
Tel: + 965 240 5346

British Business Forum
Contact: Graham Hawkins
Tel: + 965 684 1114
Fax: + 965 390 1760
email:   [email protected] 
Hours:  Saturday to Wednesday 7:30am – 1:30pm
The British Business Forum (BBF) is a non-profit making association of British business people in Kuwait which aims to foster British interests and win more business for the United Kingdom. Working closely with the British Embassy, the Forum provides an opportunity for the British business community to meet on a regular basis, supports the creation of business networks, facilitates discussions with business people and VIPs visiting Kuwait, and liaises with overseas trade agencies in the United Kingdom. A meeting with a guest speaker and refreshments is held at a top Kuwait Hotel at 7:30pm on the evening of the second Monday of each month. Members may bring their partners to these meetings and other social events.

British Ladies Society (BLS)
Tel: + 965 9780 6905
email: [email protected]
The British Ladies Society is the focal point for British and Commonwealth women residing in Kuwait. In addition to being a charity, the society holds regular coffee mornings, evening meetings (including dinner), toddler groups, outings and events throughout the year.

Canadian Commercial Circle
Tel: + 965 661 3414

Canadian Women’s League
Tel: + 965 661 3414

CFK (Philippinos)
Tel: + 965 945 8341

German Speaking Cultural Association
Tel: + 965 471 7739

Goan Welfare Society
Tel: + 965 241 4566

Indian Arts Circle
Tel: + 965 390 4817

Indian Business Council
Tel: + 965 240 7422

Indian Women’s Association
Tel: + 965 533 9863

Kuwait Caledonian Society
Contact:  Alastair Hannay
Tel: + 965 6599 6347
email:    [email protected]
The Kuwait Caledonian Society promotes Scottish cultural and social activities in Kuwait. Annual formal functions include the Caledonian Ball, St. Andrews Night and Robbie Burns Night when musicians from Scotland are flown to Kuwait. Less formal functions include the disco and Ceilidh. Bagpipe and dancing lessons are available. The society raises money for charities in both Kuwait and Scotland.

Kuwait Irish Society
email:   [email protected]
The Kuwait Irish Society promotes Irish cultural and social activities in Kuwait. The main event on the annual social calendar is the St. Patricks Day Ceilidh. Irish plays are presented annually and music and dancing lessons are available.

Kuwait Little Theatre
Ahmadi, Main Street
Tel: + 965 937 3678
email:  [email protected] 
Kuwait Little Theatre presents performances throughout the year. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of ability.

Kuwait Singers
Contact: Juan Saavedra
Tel:  + 965 566 4581
email:   [email protected]
The Kuwait Singers are a non-profit, non-audition choir who present a number of concerts throughout the year. They are always looking for new members aged 16 and over. Rehearsals are held every Saturday at 7:30pm at the Gulf English School.

Kuwait Textile Arts Association
Contact: Joan Fisher
Tel:  + 965 390 3462 (English)/+ 965 243 2395 (Arabic)
email: [email protected]
The Kuwait Textile Arts Association (under the auspices of Sadu House) is a non-profit organisation which aims to bring together individuals interested in textiles and the fibre arts including appliqué, embroidery, knotting carpets, quilting, silk painting and weaving. Members include a number of talented decorative artists who hold classes throughout the year. Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Saturday of every month, and include a lecture. Membership is KD10.

Kuwait Youth Theatre
Contact: Alison Price
Tel:  + 965 563 1725
mail:   [email protected]
Students aged between 9–20 perform at a number of venues throughout Kuwait. Classes are held at the British School of Kuwait, Salwa, Block 1, Street 1.

Kuwait Welsh Society
Contact: Mike Morris
Tel:  + 965 390 4908 ext 346
email:   [email protected]
The Kuwait Welsh Society promotes Welsh cultural and social activities in Kuwait.

OLEK (Association of Latin American & Spanish Ladies in Kuwait)
Tel: + 965 952 4583

Pakistan National Arts Council
Tel: + 965 923 0726 

Philippino Cultural Club
Tel: + 965 532 5924

South African expats in Kuwait
A Facebook group used as a platform to communicate with fellow South Africans living and working in Kuwait, to share experiences, photos, give advise, buy and sell and meet fellow Saffers. The group has 120+ members and we often arrange social activities, give each other advise and keep each other up-to-date and in the know about life in Kuwait.
Missing rugby, boerwors, biltong, Mrs Balls, Castle, Simba chips, Spur
We all do,but we make the best of it....There's Nandos, Butcher Shop & Grill & The Meat Company and about 1000 Saffers in Kuwait.
All welcome to join and add photos from S.A. and Kuwait and create events and post discussions. Even if you not South African but are friends of South Africans you are welcome to join us...

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