Etiquette

As a strict Muslim country, there are many dos and don'ts in Kuwait, from wearing a bikini to being open about your sexuality (both big don'ts). Other don'ts won't get you in legal trouble but will serve you well if you abide by them.

  • Refreshments It is respectful to accept refreshments when offered; try to use your right hand to eat and drink.
  • Religion Political and religious subjects should be avoided in conversation, as many subjects are controversial and discussion my upset locals.
  • Shoes It is not required to remove your shoes to enter a reception room.
  • Soles Revealing the soles of the feet is considered offensive in Kuwait, try not to cross your legs.