Kuwait Travel Guide

Continent: Asia

Kuwait Travel Essentials

Ideal Duration: 3-4 days for exploring Kuwait City and its cultural attractions

Currency: Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)

Best Time: November - April Read More

Accommodation Cost (per night in USD):
Dorm bed: $25-50
Budget: $70-120
Mid-range: $150-250
Luxury: $300 and above

Budget for Food & Drinks (per day in USD):
Budget: $20-40
Mid-range: $50-80

Visa Policy for Indians:
Visa required

Visa Policy for Other Nationals:
Visa required for many countries

Getting In Kuwait:
Kuwait International Airport (KWI) in Kuwait City Read More

Getting Around Kuwait:
Taxis, buses, rental car Read More

"A Wonderful Mix of The Ancient & The Modern"

Kuwait Tourism

Located at the top of the Persian Gulf, Kuwait is a country that has often been well-known for being rich in oil. Its neighbouring countries include Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq. Kuwait City is the capital of the country and is famous for its modern architecture. Kuwait includes modern day skyscrapers as well as ancient, beautifully built mosques, so it truly is a mix of modernity and the ancient times.

Best time to visit Kuwait

This is the best time to visit Kuwait. The temperatures during the day tend to drop during this period and the nights are cold and very pleasant. This is a very conducive period for travel purposes. (Read More)

Holidify's opinion on Travel to Kuwait

What's Great about Travelling to Kuwait?

Less crime. Urban lifestyle. Plenty of accommodation. Tax-free.

What's Not So Great about Travelling to Kuwait?

Traffic. Extreme weather conditions. Divided society (rich and poor).

Who should Travel to Kuwait?

Architecture lovers. Large family groups. Explorers.

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Exchanging Money in Kuwait

There are a lot of ATMs in Kuwait. They are located near banks or shopping complexes. Visa and MasterCard are accepted, in case you would like to withdraw some money from your overseas account. Bureaux de change are present in Kuwait, offering a variety of different exchange rates, so you can choose from the ones that offer you the best rates. Hotels and banks also exchange currency. However, the exchange rates in hotels are not very favourable.

Nightlife in Kuwait

Since alcohol is illegal in Kuwait, there's not much nightlife to speak of. However, there are a lot of great restaurants to go to for a leisurely dinner. People even spend their evenings visiting the various malls.

Shopping in Kuwait

Kuwait has a lot of malls that you can shop from. Some of the best ones are The Avenues, 360 Mall and Marina Mall, all in Kuwait City. There are also souks that you can visit to stock up on local goods such as spices, perfumes, food products and fabric. You can spend hours in these souks, absorbing the culture as well as the hustle and bustle as everyone sells their wares.

Festivals of Kuwait

The most popular festivals of Kuwait are Eid al-Adha, Hala February, National Day, Liberation Day, Kuwait Jazz Festival, Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr and the Film Festival.

Hygiene in Kuwait

Tap water is potable. Most of this tap water is desalinated. However, bottled water is of course available everywhere.

Customs of Kuwait

Public displays of affection are not acceptable. Never talk to or treat anyone with disrespect, as the Kuwaitis hold respect very dear to their hearts. Dress in a conservative manner. Do not gift anybody alcohol unless you know that he or she indulges in the same.

Tips for visiting Kuwait

Do not carry alcohol, as it is illegal in this country. If you are visiting during Ramadan, make sure to not eat in public, as you could even go to prison for it. Tipping is discretionary. Do not wear tight clothes, as it is frowned upon.

Food of Kuwait

The cuisine of this country is a delightful combination of Indian, Arabian, Persian and Meditarranean flavours. Seafood is consumed on a large scale, with fish being a local favourite. Fish is served grilled or fried along with a number of Kuwaiti dishes. The Iranian khubz or flatbread is also eaten here. A traditional Kuwaiti dish is machboos, prepared using basmati chawal, spices, mutton or chicken. In terms of beverages, the people prefer drinking Suleimani tea. They also consume yogurt milk or Leben and some Sherbet varieties.

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FAQs on Kuwait

How to reach Kuwait from India?

The airlines that go from India to Kuwait are Kuwait Airways, Jet Airways, Etihad, Emirates, Gulf Air, Air India, Sri Lankan Airlines and Egypt Air. Kuwait Airways offers a non-stop flight option.


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