About

Kuwait is a liberal Arab country in the Middle East. It is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council and OPEC.

Timezone

UTC+3 (also known as Arab Standard Time). There is no winter/summer offset.

Languages

  • Arabic (official)
  • English (widely spoken)

Currency

  • Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)

Transportation

Kuwait International Airport - KWI is the country's only airport, and is the hub for the flag carrier Kuwait Airways and the low-cost carrier Jazeera Airways. The recently revamped Kuwait Airport Website has arrival and departure information, along with a page detailing visa procedures.

Land Border Points:

  • Nuwaiseeb - which leads to the northern Saudi city of Khafji

  • Al-Salmi - which is used primarily for those traveling to the western provinces of Saudi Arabia and to the holy cities of Makkah and Medina.

  • Safwan - which links with the Iraq port city of Basra

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