Kuwait

Capital Kuwait City

Population 4,183,658

Area 17,818 km2

Key facts

Kuwait is a country located in Western Asia. There are 2 countries (Iraq, Saudi Arabia) that Kuwait shares its borders with. The official language of Kuwait is Arabic. Traveling across Kuwait if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Kuwait was ranked 84th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Kuwait is Kuwaiti dinar (KWD). The dinar (ك) is subdivided into 1000 fils.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 0.3 KWD and 1 USD is worth 0.31 KWD.

Kuwaiti
Banknotes

25050010ك20ك

Kuwaiti
Coins

5102050100

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Kuwait is 173.83 Mbps and mobile is 190.72 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density Kuwait has more ATMs than most other countries.78.56 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Kuwait. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type G is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 240 V, 50 Hz  Type G 240 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Kuwait?

There are no Mariott hotels in Kuwait.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Kuwait.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Kuwait.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Kuwait.

There are Radisson hotels in Kuwait City.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Kuwait.

What fast food chains are present in Kuwait?

Machboos are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Kuwait. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Kuwait below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Kuwait.

The KFC chain operates in Kuwait.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Kuwait.

The Subway chain operates in Kuwait.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Kuwait.

The Starbucks chain operates in Kuwait.

Weather

Today the sun in Kuwait City, rises at 5:39 AM and sets at 5:37 PM. The climate of Kuwait City may be categorized as a subtropical desert (BWh), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29SunnyLow: 27.6°C (81.68°F)High: 36.7°C (98.06°F)
FridaySep 30SunnyLow: 27.6°C (81.68°F)High: 37.7°C (99.86°F)
SaturdayOct 1SunnyLow: 28.5°C (83.3°F)High: 39.6°C (103.28°F)
SundayOct 2SunnyLow: 28.8°C (83.84°F)High: 39.4°C (102.92°F)
MondayOct 3SunnyLow: 27.2°C (80.96°F)High: 36.5°C (97.7°F)
TuesdayOct 4SunnyLow: 26.1°C (78.98°F)High: 36.5°C (97.7°F)

Weather data for Kuwait City (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Kuwait.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Kuwait.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.5, Kuwait is placed 47th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Kuwait traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  288.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2009.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 15.40 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Kuwait

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Kuwait?

Currently, citizens of 5 countries can enter Kuwait without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Kuwait.

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