When I moved here, I had a choice in where I lived. Because of the hours I was going to be working, I chose the place that was closest to work so that my commute would be shorter, even though the apartment was not in the best neighborhood.
The new place is in the same section of Kuwait City, but about 10 blocks from the old place. I won't move until after Christmas, but they gave me the address so I could take a look at the neighborhood. It is residential versus urban and most of the folks I saw walking around were Kuwaiti. Only the first floor is mine, there are other folks on the upper stories.
Speaking of Christmas, we have the office door decorated now and during our last staff meeting the Commander added some background music of Christmas music. It was the first I have heard this season. Some of the stores here have up a few ornaments, but nothing like the US, but that is to be expected. I don't recall Macy's having much up for Eid.