Kuwaitis are hospitable; however, it is important to behave according to their cultural norms. Although women play a greater role in Kuwaiti society then women do in many other Gulf countries, they seldom socialize together in public.
Arabic is the official language of Kuwait, but English is widely spoken. It is used in business and is a compulsory second language in schools. Among the non-Kuwaiti population, many people speak Farsi, the official language of Iran, or Urdu, the official language of Pakistan.
Islam is practiced by the majority of Kuwaitis and governs their personal, political, economic and legal lives.
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