Airports reflect the image of societies. Kuwait's is no different. The polarization of Kuwait's society is apparent in the airport. As I prepared to leave, my documents were inspected at the immigration counter by a munaqaba (veiled). Isn't this a security concern if she was a passenger with niqab? Is it absolutely necessary to have a munaqaba in this position? Worse still she was on the phone talking about dinner!
Upon arrival back in Kuwait I was welcomed by the extreme opposite. I started wondering if pieces are going to fall off her face or finger nails detach in my passport!
Two extremes in Kuwait Airport paint -literally- a picture of society. Whether behind veil or make up, the true face is disguised.