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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘merhaba ’
( mer-ha-ba )
Arabic
Plug type g
Electricity
240V/50hz
May-
Oct-
Best time to go
Spring
Autumn

Visas

Available on arrival for many nationalities.

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When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
KWT
Kuwait City
Go MayOct
Mar – May
34209268
Jun – Aug
463111487
Sep – Nov
35219569
Dec – Feb
2096848
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to Kuwait

Flights to Kuwait

The best price found from United States to Kuwait is on December 10th, 2018, travelling with Primera Air. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

IAD
Washington Dulles
from $387.00
KWI
Kuwait

Getting around Kuwait

Health and safety

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Advice for travellers

Women travellers

Women travellers may find the increased attention from men in Kuwait a nuisance. From being tailgated while driving to being followed around shopping centres, expat women are frequently the target of harassment. Even if you dress conservatively, and refuse to respond to approaches from and avoid eye contact with men, it’s still hard to avoid attracting unwanted attention.

Generally, if the situation becomes uncomfortable, the best way to defuse it is to stop being an object and become a person: this can be accomplished by turning towards the men in question and addressing them frostily (all the better in Arabic). Ask the offending parties where they come from and to which family they belong. This is usually so unexpected and traumatising for these men that the threat disappears.

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