Kuwait destination information

All you need to know before visiting Kuwait

Kuwait summary

Kuwait is a small country with around 4M Kuwaiti. Official language is Arabic. Kuwait uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+03:00. Currency used in Kuwait is Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 185
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 124

ATMs in Kuwait are Common. Internet speed in Kuwait is on average 4.6 Mbps. In Kuwait you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Kuwait City
🗣️ Arabic
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 4M ☀️ ~25 °C 🌧 ~9 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 18k km2 (7k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Kuwait uses 240V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • Arabic


Currency 💱

1 KWD = 3.28 USD

Kuwait uses the Kuwaiti dinar (symbol: ?.?), code KWD.Banknotes come in denominations of 20, 10, 5 and 1 dinars and 500 and 250 filss. Dinar is subdivided into 1000 filss. Coins come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 filss.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Kuwait. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Kuwait uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Kuwait upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Kuwait, dial +, then 965 (the country code for Kuwait), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Kuwait, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 18 .

international: + 965 18 1234567
calling local: 18 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Kuwait is on average 4.6 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Kuwait is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 10.63 KWD, which includes 15 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Ooredoo, Viva or Zain.


Rules 🚗

In Kuwait you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on motorways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on expressways, 60-80 km/h (37-49 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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LGBT Destination info

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Kuwaiti embassies

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