So there are some overt differences between Kuwait and Dubai, but whenever I come down here, I note the more covert ones: Like personal space.
I was in a mall in Dubai some time ago and the woman standing in line for a taxi behind me literally shoved her shopping cart into me. Back OFF!
In general, if you don't get out of the way, people will literally walk into you, as if you're not there. It is weird! I can't imagine that happening in Kuwait. Why is it so different here?
As an American, we have a larger personal space than many other cultures. If people get too close, we get nervous. I'm much more jumpy about this than I used to be after I got back flu's and colds a few times. Yuk. Who wants someone spreading their germs on you?
Its almost as if the people here just don't care how close they get to you. You're stacked up like cord wood next to each other. To me, that's just disgusting. Dude, I don't want to be close enough to smell your breath. Nas-teh.