Where do the teachers live?

New teachers at the American School of Kuwait are housed either in the Dina Dana Towers in Mahboula Block 1, or in the dungeon annex building next door.

The taller tower on the left is the Dana building where families and couples tend to be housed. Apartments are 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with 2 apartments per floor. That makes 30 apartments (15 floors), plus 4 apartments in the basement that more closely resembles the apartments in the building next door (the singles building).

The slightly shorter tower on the right is the Dina building where single teachers and couples without children tend to be house. These apartments are 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, with 4 apartments per floor. They are very similar to the family building, but cut in half, with a different placement for the kitchens.

The 5-story building to the right is the annex. It is a dark, miserable dungeon. Hopefully, if you are an incoming teacher to ASK, you will not be placed in the annex.

The location of the Dina Dana Tower can be found on Google Maps. Note that the housing is VERY far from school.

Some more pictures of Mahboula:

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You should note from these pictures that parking is not widely available in Mahboula. The Dina Dana towers have street level parking and two parking garages – one under each building. However, the garage under one building houses the CEO’s personal belongings, including cars and motorcycles, and the garage under the other building holds excess furniture and construction supplies. Therefore, teachers are not permitted to use these garages, and all must park on the street. Unfortunately, there are more teacher cars than there are teacher parking spaces, so if you get home later, you are on your own to find a patch of desert or a nice curb.

Here are some of the cars that are allowed to park in the garages:


It’s good to be the boss.