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General Information

The official language of Kuwait is Arabic.

The national currency of Kuwait is Kuwaiti dinar (KWD).

1 KWD equals  .
equals  KWD.

Location

Kuwait

The distance from to Kuwait is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Kuwait. Exercise normal precautions in Kuwait. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Kuwait is 35. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 112 to call the police in Kuwait.

LGBT

Kuwait has a score of -9 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Kuwait ranks #179 worldwide.

Consensual same-sex sexual conduct between men is illegal. Crossdressing is also illegal. The law punishes consensual same-sex sexual activity between men older than 21 with imprisonment of up of to seven years; those engaging in consensual same-sex sexual activity with men younger than 21 may be imprisoned for as long as 10 years. No laws criminalize sexual behavior between women. The law imposes a fine of 1,059 dinars ($3,495) and imprisonment for one to three years for persons imitating the appearance of the opposite sex in public. Transgender persons reported harassment, detention, and abuse by security forces. Societal discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity is common.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Kuwait should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Kuwait:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Kuwait to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Kuwait differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Kuwait, the standard voltage is 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type G
Weather

The temperature difference between Kuwait and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

No precipitation throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 57–89°F  /  14–31°C 28% 5%
Sat November 09 63–88°F  /  17–31°C 28% 0%
Sun November 10 59–88°F  /  15–31°C 28% 0%
Mon November 11 62–86°F  /  17–30°C 40% 0%
Tue November 12 58–87°F  /  14–30°C 28% 0%
Wed November 13 59–85°F  /  15–29°C 20% 0%
Thu November 14 61–83°F  /  16–28°C 28% 1%
Fri November 15 55–82°F  /  13–28°C 40% 2%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:09 am and sets at 05:01 pm. This equates to 10.9 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Kuwait, it is in . When the sun sets in Kuwait, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Kuwait is 1.00 KWD. Every kilometer costs an additional 1.00 KWD. Every hour of waiting time costs 2.00 KWD.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Kuwait.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 1.86 KWD.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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