Mangaf is looking significantly different with many houses under construction in what seems like a second boom after the roads. The blocks are outlined, the streets are numbered and water is now available for those who complete the tedious paperwork for connection to the mains. I jog here in the evenings and the level of traffic has increased – uncomfortably so in some parts – but it’s a sign of more and more people moving in. The mix is of many nationalities, from the east and the west. Even the Kuwaitis who have bought here are from all the backgrounds that make up Kuwait.
Another year or so for the final tidying up and this town will be a wonderful place to live.