The monthly total amount of dust fall, as well as its chemical and physical characteristics, was systematically investigated in Shuwaikh city, Kuwait. Dust samples were collected on a monthly basis for the entire year of 2011 and analyzed in the laboratory for water-soluble and non-soluble matter. Water non-soluble matter represented the major portion of the total annual dust. ANOVA analyses showed significant temporal variation in the concentration of dust fall over the months (p <0.05). Higher dust deposits were encountered between June and August and ranged from 76.4 to 97.6 ± 2.5 (Std.Dev) ton km-2 month-1, where dusty winds and low humidity are a common attribute in such arid areas. The main three soluble matter species measured are nitrate, sulphate, and chloride and sulphate was found to be the most abundant inorganic species, ranging from 0.72±0.13 to 4.1 ± 0.3 ton km-2 month-1. Major non-soluble matter species measured are ash, silica, combustible and tarry. Ash, silica, and combustible account for 63, 19, and 17.8 % of total non-soluble dust, respectively; and 58.4, 17.7, and 16.6 % of total dust, respectively. Particle size distribution was also investigated and results showed that dust particles > 7 µm was the highest concentration of falling dust. Metrological conditions were found to play a vital role in temporal variations of falling dust.