The Khaitan Riot occurred in the Kuwaiti suburb of Khaitan (20km south of Kuwait city) on the days of October 30 and October 31, 1999.
The riot lasted 2 days and resulted in the injury of over 120 people and involved over 3,000 Egyptian workers, most of whom were deported afterwards. The riot began as a result of an Egyptian worker breaking a plate in a store owned by a Bangladeshi. The worker refused to pay for the plate and after an intense argument the police were called and arrested him. This sparked rioting by the Egyptians.