Kuwait, Saudi Arabia 'world's least-friendly countries'

Published: September 8, 2016
People walk over a world map engraved in marble in Lisbon September 14, 2011. PHOTO: REUTERS

People walk over a world map engraved in marble in Lisbon September 14, 2011. PHOTO: REUTERS

A report by InterNations that surveyed over 14,000 respondents found Taiwan to be the friendliest country in the world.

Pakistan sixth most dangerous country for Christians

The ranking was based on ease of settling in and finding friends. Uganda and Costa Rica took the second and third spot respectively. Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait were found to be the least friendly countries.

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Here is the complete list

1. Taiwan

2. Uganda

3. Costa Rica

4. Mexico

5. Colombia

6. Oman

7. Philippines

8. New Zealand


10. Portugal

11. Brazil

12. Spain

13. Ecuador

14. Canada

15. Romania

16. Bahrain

17. Malta

18. Indonesia

19. Ukraine

20. Ireland

21. Thailand

22. Argentina

23. Australia

24. Cyprus

25. USA

26. Greece

27. Peru

28. Morocco

29. Japan

30. Israel

31. United Arab Emirates

32. Malaysia

33. Tanzania

34. India

35. Kenya

36. Turkey

37. Egypt

38. Kazakhstan

39. Mozambique

40. Poland

41. Luxembourg

42. United Kingdom

43. China

44. Nigeria

45. Netherlands

46. Hungary

47. Italy

48. Panama

49. South Africa

50. South Korea

51. Singapore

52. Hong Kong

53. Belgium

54. Finland

55. Germany

56. France

57. Chile

58. Austria

59. Russia

60. Denmark

61. Qatar

62. Sweden

63. Norway

64. Switzerland

65. Czech Republic

66. Saudi Arabia

67. Kuwait

 This article originally appeared on Indy100.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Razaq Dubai
    Sep 8, 2016 - 1:18PM

    No love for Pakistanis nor Pakistan.Recommend

  • Rahul
    Sep 8, 2016 - 2:19PM

    All this fuss about Pakistan’s “mehmaan nawazi” and yet the country is nowhere on the friendliest list. Stop living inside your own dream world. The world thinks completely differently.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Sep 8, 2016 - 4:09PM

    Poor Kuwait … had it let Iraq invade it way back in the early 90s … Uncle Sam would not have come to ‘ save ‘ it and today the Arabia would have been a safer place . Recommend

  • Noddy
    Sep 8, 2016 - 6:23PM

    India #34
    Pakistan, not in the list !
    Please try to compete with India, in this field, will be good for India & PakistanRecommend

  • Arsalan Shaikh
    Sep 8, 2016 - 7:30PM

    How come Thailand is a CITY. Most importantly why is Dubai not in the list.Anyone please explain..Recommend

  • Arsalan Shaikh
    Sep 8, 2016 - 7:32PM

    Hoe come Thailand is a CITY. Most importanly why is Dubai not in the list of most visites cities in the worls.Recommend

  • Noddy
    Sep 8, 2016 - 8:36PM

    @Arsalan Shaikh
    “”How come Thailand is a CITY. Most importantly why is Dubai not in the list.Anyone please explain..””

    Thats is an another article, its not a sub hedding
    You cannot rome in shorts and bikini in Dubai. you are told to respect local culture. You can check in Goa India, aur Mumbai, and see the difrenceRecommend

  • jat
    Sep 8, 2016 - 9:21PM

    Obsession with pakistan never ends. Article is about kuwait and saudi… and yet u bring pakistan in it. Now go to sleep…sighRecommend

  • MA
    Sep 8, 2016 - 9:25PM

    It is so true. Working in the hospitality industry, I know 1st hand how the Saudis are. Very rude, over conceited, selfish and most inconsiderate.Recommend

  • Jibran
    Sep 8, 2016 - 11:04PM

    Ask the poor Pakistanis working in Saudi Arabia. If it were not their livelihoods, they would spit on the face of the Saudis. This is how badly Saudis treat the visitors.Recommend

  • Arsalan Shaikh
    Sep 9, 2016 - 8:08AM

    Reply @ Nobody

    Well I can judge by your rheotic that you haven’t seen Dubai.Go visit Dubai first and then compare Mumbai and GOa with Dubai. If its not possible for you to visit Dubai then do ask your fellow countrymen who are living in dubai and constitute around 44% of the total population of Dubai. Secondly dude get a life and stop thinking of naked women all the time, bikinis and shorts should not be the criteria for juding any place even GOA aur Mumbai aur any other place in India. Recommend

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