Margari Aziza

September 3, 2007

Hot Girls in Kuwait

Filed under: Khaliji, Muslim Women, Travel — Margari Aziza Hill @ 10:43 pm

With all the allure of oil wealth, big eyes, mascara, sexy shoes, and flowing robes yes Kuwait has hot girls. Besides my Maghribiphile tendencies, I’ve always had a bit of a thing for Khaliji style. Kuwait has hot girls and I have found out how quickly I’ve become one of them.

By hot, I mean literally and figuratively. It’s crazy hot here, I mean like beyond Kalahari desert hot. You walk outside and it feels like you stepped into a dryer. That heat hits you like when you open up the oven and stick your head in. Only everyday, walk into an oven. Even at midnight it can range between 111 to 105 degrees. I wear abaya here and hijab here. Underneath I have another layer or regular clothes. I try to wear something light, but it doesn’t matter after 100 degrees you can’t tell the difference. It’s just hot. No wonder why they thought of hell fire in this region. That sun pounds you. To make things worse, men get to rub it in our faces as they rock some infinitely cooler white fits. My black and navy blue hijabs and abayas attract all the rays.

With the sun baking you all day, it is natural that you’d see sun-block at the stores. I’ve seen the highest SPF value that I’ve ever seen in my life. You can get SPF 55 here. I’ve also seen sun-block/fading creame. Women come in all shades here. Some skin tones are more natural and others not so much. All over the Middle East, Fair and Lovely is sold all over the place. It is becoming easier to spot the women who are addicted to fading creme. I remember the first time I saw a woman who had achieved that perfect Michael Jackson skin-tone. You can also see the foundation caked on, shades lighter than a neck (Kuwaitis have achieved a loose style of hijab that manages to stay on) or hands.

I’m slowly getting my bearings straight here. Life in Kuwait is surreal. Everything seems so orderly especially compared to my brief stint in Cairo. Everything is new, I don’t think I’ve seen a building over 40 years old. My friend reminded me that I exchanged the Cairene rate race for the mall. I had to run to the Mac store at the mall, so I had my first taste of Kuwaiti mall life. I saw Khaliji women in Egypt and you can spot them a mile away. They have these big lumps holding up their scarves. A lot wear a ton of make-up, like they get lost in the M.A.C. wharehouse or something. Most women wear hijab and abayas or chadors. There are hijab wearing women with skin tight clothes. And the women love flashy to tacky high heeled shoes. I’ve even seen bedazzled cheap heals at the discount market. Maybe the poorer Kuwaitis are trying to keep up with those who can afford Manolo and Jimmy Choo or Shoe or whatever his name is. I’m not going to hate, because I love shoes. But dang, they took it to the next level. So, I spotted a number of ‘ho shoes beneath some abaya or even chador. I’ve seen women in niqab rocking florescent blue eye-shadow. Women rock the nicest shoes to run a simple errand or do a little midnight shopping on a Monday night.

One of the things that I do admire is that even though many Kuwaiti women wear tent-like chadors or loose enough abayas to conceal their “adornments” for their husbands and family members, they do keep themselves up. It is easy to let youself go and not have any body issues when you spend most of your public life all covered up. But seeing them shop at H&M and the M.A.C. store reminded me that there are hot Muslim women all over the world who love being beautiful.

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33 Comments »

  1. I lived all my life in Kuwait, and the fact that you would say there are HOT girls in Kuwait is under estimating them, they are SUPER SUPER hot …
    because Kuwaiti girls,women,boys,men are all used to being spoiled and they are known to be the most stylish and up to date in fashion and all sort of STYLE …
    they were born to impress this is what i believe and most of them are very religious but that wouldn’t stop them from having the best in any occasion :) now that my dear is Kuwaiti Style (they get the best because they are the best) lols

    Comment by maliha11 — September 4, 2007 @ 11:58 am

  2. it’s nice how you say that temptation is all around, yet they do make the effort to cover up. it amazes me too when i first met some arab sisters. in public they always wore their jilbabs and hijabs. one day i was invited to an all-women luncheon and the hostess was wearing a customised, hand-painted chinese batik butterfly top.

    ok i don’t know what it was called, but it looked awesome and she looked gorgeous. either way she dressed she looked super beautiful.

    Comment by husna — September 4, 2007 @ 1:24 pm

  3. Thanks for sharing your perspectives on the “rich” Middle East. The commentary here on women’s dress is an interesting contrast with the hijab thread and with the idea of humility/keeping one’s religious focus.

    On another note, (in a purely logistical sense), I would love to hear how you hold up during Ramadaan there. 105 degrees with an abaya? big ups to you and all the sisters for that.

    Comment by gazelle du sahara — September 5, 2007 @ 5:34 am

  4. hi

    Comment by hossos2000 — September 5, 2007 @ 3:29 pm

  5. Hold up during Ramadan? Most people in the Middle East sleep the whole day only to wake up right before prayers and time to eat.

    The bigger question is how do you do Ramadan in the Middle East and not gain 10 pounds?

    Comment by Abu Sinan — September 13, 2007 @ 1:59 pm

  6. Ummm… fast during the day and sleep at night? LOL. There have to be some people there that don’t need Jenny Craig come ‘Eid.

    Comment by foreverloyal — September 14, 2007 @ 11:21 am

  7. [...] A fascinating post at Just Another Angry Black Muslim Woman, covering such issues as the complex interplay between sexy clothes and abayas (as well as the experience of being excessively warm) with the wonderful title Hot Girls in Kuwait. [...]

    Pingback by Carnival of Feminists No. 45 « Feminist Philosophers — September 19, 2007 @ 8:42 am

  8. cool
    i have to say i admire women that look nice
    even if its kind of contradictory since they wear hijab or niqab…

    Comment by sacrosanct — October 27, 2007 @ 3:06 am

  9. It’s true, but apparently what those ladies are doing is against islamic teachings, a woman shouldn’t put on make-up to impress but to her husband, here’s the point, those females go out and they make sure to be noticed, I was never attracted to this “style”.
    Lastly, I don’t know how they mix up between being so religious and wearing tight jeans showing their butts, a type of jeans Pam Anderson didn’t put on yet, I would love to hear from you.

    Comment by Ammar — December 10, 2007 @ 9:47 pm

  10. i agree. its against islamic teachings. its ok if the woman wears makeup for her husband but i dont see a point in wearing hihgh heels that attrack and make noise, and makeup that catches peoples attention, or skin-tight jeans that is also against Islam. the only tihng thats okay to wear is Henna and Surma(Kohljati). besides.. why would you want to wear skin tight clothes and makeup and show off how rich you are whn its hot and definitly against Islam?

    Comment by Shalabi — December 17, 2007 @ 8:23 pm

  11. [...] I wrote a bit about it Abayas and ‘ho shoes in my entry, Hot Girls in Kuwait. While i was in Egypt, I noticed that nearly 90% of the women on the street wore hijab. But even [...]

    Pingback by Modest Sexiness « Just Another Angry Black Muslim Woman? — January 7, 2008 @ 12:05 pm

  12. hot

    Comment by Paula Angelique Hafner — April 15, 2008 @ 11:46 am

  13. Very interesting subject!

    Comment by Fatimah Scott — July 20, 2008 @ 11:39 pm

  14. You have an interesting perspective, and welcome to Q8. Don’t worry about Ramadhan, the entire country stops. Anything you need done, get it done now.

    The heat and abayas. I’ve done both here, and honestly it is so hot, it doesn’t seem to matter what you’re wearing. Our worst summer since ’62 I just read.

    Don’t stress on your blog title, it caught my eye. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. BTW, you’ve been blessed in the beauty department mashallah. :)

    Comment by Viking Daughter — July 28, 2008 @ 9:37 am

  15. what a fun post… you descrition of the girls in kuwait reminded me of the sisters I saw in dubai… they were hotter than the naked non-muslims in their hijabs and all – i was floored

    Comment by choclit' — August 31, 2008 @ 3:10 am

  16. hey any sisters looking to get married????
    salafis only!

    Comment by mr kay — September 11, 2008 @ 3:56 pm

  17. Salaams,
    So you’re getting to “enjoy” the Khaleeji summer? I spent 6 months (unfortunately, the hotest ones) in Qatar and I can sure relate. Terrible thing is that I had to wear a suit every day. No dishdasha allowed for foreigners, alas. I compared going outside during the day to going on a moon walk. It’s that inhospitable a physical environment during the day. With the humidity, the thing you normally crave during hot weather–a breeze–becomes a freakin’ blowtorch. As for the hotness of the women, the mascara and hennaed wrists caught the eye at times, but that’s about all you see as a guy. The men certainly had a taste for the finer things, I imagine the women were decked out under their abayas (every now and again you get a glimpse, not that I’m straining to look :) ). I heard from other foreign women that the nationals were really fashion plates behind closed doors.

    Comment by svend — September 23, 2008 @ 7:31 am

  18. Hi, thanks for your article, an interesting read.
    My girlfriend will be working as a flight attendant for the new Wataniya Airways in Kuwait.
    But she’s never been there yet and so I’m looking for some information about life there, would anyone mind to share some info via mail ?
    would greatly appreciate it, from both locals and expats.
    Thanks a lot,

    Simon
    s_scherzinger@hotmail.com

    Comment by Simon — September 30, 2008 @ 11:21 am

  19. This reminds me of a time on a really crowded tube train (London) when this egyptian woman walked on, at first I could tell the middle aged men opposite were getting ready to sneer, but she was incredibly beautiful, literally like an angel, she put all the other women to shame whilst wearing a proper abaya (not a niqab), it was unbelievable. Those stupid men were just silenced in awe and couldnt stop staring but it wasnt pervy leering, she just oozed respect. She literally smashed all their prejudices simply by walking on and in the most respectful way.

    Its always good when racists get punched in their bigoted faces!

    Comment by Adam — October 18, 2008 @ 4:03 pm

  20. hi i am ahmed hassan dashti i am from ku8 i will tell u that i dont feel the hot u r talking about
    and if u saw most of the guys hair they have the style 2
    if u want more information i am at the msn
    firekid28@hotmail.com

    Comment by ahmed [a ku8i guy] — October 25, 2008 @ 11:42 am

  21. Hi

    I am from the uk, and was wondering what the laws on having girlfriends are in kuwait? i have just moved here and obviously i respect the culture and wouldnt ‘kiss’ or whatever in public. I am wondering maybe if i could live with my girlfriend, if it were legal? Thanks

    Comment by kris — February 11, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

  22. Nice topic :) Keep up, many can learn good points

    Comment by askq8 — May 9, 2009 @ 11:37 pm

  23. There are plenty of good looking Kuwaiti girls but that is canceled out by their horrible sense of style and personality.

    Comment by K A H — September 2, 2009 @ 6:31 am

  24. salaam to all of u
    may allah shower his blessings on u

    Comment by raheem baig — September 17, 2009 @ 8:22 pm

  25. hi i am Meshal i am from ku8 i will tell u that i dont feel hot as u r talking about
    and if u see most of the guys here they have the style also
    if u want more information i am at the msn agelty@hotmail.com

    come and try it

    Comment by Meshal — September 21, 2009 @ 1:52 am

  26. i am so serprized

    Comment by biny — November 30, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

  27. Salam everyone,

    I am honestly not sure if this thread is still going on or it just died out since the last comment was along time ago. I just wanted to say the hot weather is definately a killer in Kuwait but what i learned from family and relatives that no people walk around unless your crazy. A car and AC is a must every where you go, and people travel without those two things in the winter. The other thing is, I didnt get the chance to see the hot girls you guys are talking about, or maybe I did but i didnt notice. This is unfortunately because I came from Canada recently, and so yopu cant compare girls there to here…..unless they do a live competition in front of me and I be the judge. Hope to hear some of your comments, salam.

    Comment by Alouly — May 30, 2010 @ 4:56 pm

  28. hai my name srini iam in ku8 new giveme some information of ku8 about malls shopping centers

    Comment by srini — June 24, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

  29. whats the point of this article? really what???

    Comment by alshammari — November 29, 2010 @ 2:14 am

  30. Nothing really.. it was a personal experience. I think the heat is waay better than 10 feet of snow. In truth its the dust storms that are the real nuisance..

    Comment by Zgunner — April 12, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

  31. learn quran the true knowledge of islam and the knowledge of true beauty of women also

    Comment by listentoquran — May 27, 2011 @ 10:33 am

  32. Ask any American here and they will tell you that Kuqwaitis are like the Beverly Hillbillys. Money does not buy you class and it is very obvious here. a 90k Mercedes sitting in front of a duppy *ass Apartment, how they drive here, and how Men treat Women here…Beverly Hillbillys all over the place!

    Comment by steve — June 9, 2011 @ 2:11 am

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    Comment by wanita jilbab — August 15, 2012 @ 4:06 am


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