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Guide for retired expats in Kuwait

Congratulations on your hard work and well-deserved retirement! You worked hard through your life and now you deserve a time you can dedicate to yourself and your grandchildren. But do not worry! Being retired doesn’t mean you will end up with a boring day to day routine. Let us discuss all the possibilities retired expats in Kuwait have. Not only can some activities fulfill your life, but also help you maintain healthy and steady life.

Basic steps to take after retirement 

One of the main things to do is not getting into some sort of panic on what to do now? It can come as some sort of a shock, going from working, developing skills and other activities to be retired. Now, do not worry! You can still fulfill your life with a lot of activities Kuwait has to offer to you and your family. There are certainly some steps you can take in order to have a fulfilled retirement such as:

  • Traveling a lot
  • Reading the books revolving around DIY projects
  • Stretch and exercise on daily basis. That way you can maintain a healthy body in older years
  • Keep old friendships and maintain them. Retired expats in Kuwait shouldn’t lose all the touch with their friends. Try also to find new ones
  • Being retired doesn’t have to be a symbol of solitude.
  • Always learn new things. It is important to have your brain healthy and working
  • Have some purpose in your retirement. Do not just wander aimlessly.

Always stay connected to the world in order to maintain active retirement. Although some activities you probably can’t do now, due to being elder. Still, it doesn’t mean someone else can’t do them for you. IF you are retired and planning on moving to another location, consider hiring moving companies. Let them do all the heavy lifting, and if you need, rent a warehouse Kuwait, so you can keep your items safe and secure until you move to your new home.

Retired expats in Kuwait hiking
Retired expats in Kuwait keep themselves active by hiking

Retired expats in Kuwait can travel a lot

This should be one of the main activities when you reach retirement. Throughout your life, you were probably more focused on work that you probably have missed a lot of opportunities for travel. This is a perfect way to gain a new friend and to see new places. Most of the time Kuwait travel agencies offer retired citizens special offers. You can even get some travel arrangements cheaper than the rest of the tourists. Do not forget, the more you see the more you know about the world. And it is important to keep being active, both mentally and physically. All that traveling and buying souvenirs for your family can be tiring sometimes. Make sure you chose the best air freight moving companies Kuwait has to offer to you. That way your items will get to your loved ones in time and in a good condition.

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Retired people get better prices for traveling arrangements

Start teaching other newcomer expats

This Is also one of the actually good and productive things you can do in your free time as a retired expat. Often, new expats get confused and lost in the new environment and culture. Teach them, provide them with enough information they can use to settle in more efficiently. It will also give you a new purpose you can fulfill while being in Kuwait. To them, adapting to new things, ways of living and working can be difficult, and most of the times lead to being more dysfunctional than productive. That is where you can come to help them. Retired expats in Kuwait can give a lot of guidelines and tips on how to adapt to a new job newly arrived expats have. This can be a volunteering job you can do, but there are a lot of other options as well. You can find a job that is hiring retired people, where payment is not that big, but you will keep yourself active as well.

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Consider teaching younger expats in Kuwait

Learn a new sport or perfect the one you are playing

Kuwait and its capital Kuwait City are famous for their sports clubs and activities. Not only do they have clubs for young people and children, but for elders as well. Here are varieties of sports and games you can learn and/or perfect while being retired. The most picked ones are:

  • Golfing – chosen by retired expats in Kuwait as the most desirable sport in the free time
  • Snooker – easy game for a stress release
  • Various card games and other table games
  • Jogging or walking
  • Swimming for the elderly (and there are also scuba diving as well)
  • Go bowling, or play bocce or any similar game

Don’t feel bad if someone else is much better than you. You are there for yourself and for your health. In time you will get better, but most importantly, stay active and happy.

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Start going bowling

Pick up a new hobby

Now, this is something every retired person can do. Pick up a new hobby that can keep you active both mentally and physically. Most of the times people pick up some simple things like bird watching, painting, learning a new instrument or just hiking. There are also some other activities you can do like collecting stamps or even learning to cook better. Kuwaiti’s food is various since there are a lot of foreigners in Kuwait working. It is not hard to pick up a few good information on Kuwaiti food. There are numerous examples of people becoming great chefs when they retire from their jobs. Just imagine the look on the face of people you are going to cook for. And when they start complimenting you.

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Learn to play an instrument

Write a book or a blog

As we mentioned before, keeping you active should be your top priority. Writing a book or keeping a blog should be enough to maintain a healthy train of thoughts. One of the biggest issues newcomers have is getting settled in. This is where you can come in handy. If you want, you can write a complete guide on settling in Kuwait. Keeping a blog and a vlog (video blog) keeps you more active and in touch with the latest technology. You will learn new things and at meantime teach others as well.

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Start writing guides for new expats

Sometimes people think that being retired means being alone and bored, not to mention lonely. Well, that doesn’t have to be the case with you. We gave you a just a glimpse on the various activities retired expats in Kuwait can do. If you have any more ideas, share them with us in the comment section below! We and other expats can’t wait to hear from you!