Kuwait City travel guide

Kuwait City Tourism | Kuwait City Guide

You're Going to Love Kuwait City

With a population of 60,064, Kuwait City is the largest city in Al Kuwayt, Kuwait by the number of inhabitants. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. Kuwait City deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Kuwait City

If you’re looking for affordable options, Jawaher Ramadan Tent - Four Seasons Hotel at Burj Alshaya (Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya Al Soor Street) and Sintoho (Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait At Burj Alshaya) are great picks.

When to visit Kuwait City

Kuwait City in January
Estimated hotel price
AED 428
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kuwait City in January
Estimated hotel price
AED 428
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Kuwait City

Plane

When flying to Kuwait City, you’ll arrive at Kuwait City (KWI), which is located 10 miles from the city centre. Airlines that fly from the United Arab Emirates to Kuwait City include Emirates, flydubai and طيران الجزيرة‎. The shortest flight to Kuwait City from the United Arab Emirates departs from Abu Dhabi and takes around 1h 40m.

Plane

When flying to Kuwait City, you’ll arrive at Kuwait City (KWI), which is located 10 miles from the city centre. Airlines that fly from the United Arab Emirates to Kuwait City include Emirates, flydubai and طيران الجزيرة‎. The shortest flight to Kuwait City from the United Arab Emirates departs from Abu Dhabi and takes around 1h 40m.

Airports near Kuwait City

Airlines serving Kuwait City

Lufthansa
Good (4,685 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (956 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,653 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,233 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,604 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,105 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,411 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,994 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,028 reviews)
LOT
Good (680 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (841 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (412 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (741 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (192 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (333 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (400 reviews)
Air India
Okay (2,216 reviews)
Royal Air Maroc
Good (309 reviews)
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Where to stay in Kuwait City

From 5-star hotels such as the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait to great affordable options like the Saray Prime Suites, Kuwait City offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around AED 358 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to AED 890 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kuwait City

Most booked hotels in Kuwait City

The Regency Hotel Kuwait
5 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
AED 826+
ibis Sharq
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
AED 214+
Oasis Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
AED 215+

Hiring a car in Kuwait City

Hiring a car in Kuwait City costs AED 167 per day, on average, or AED 335 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 11% cheaper than airport locations in Kuwait City.

Expect to pay AED 1.25 per litre in Kuwait City (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between AED 14.99 and AED 19.98. The most frequently booked car type in Kuwait City is Intermediate (Nissan Kicks or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Honda City or similar) is, on average, 11% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Kuwait City costs AED 167 per day, on average, or AED 335 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 11% cheaper than airport locations in Kuwait City.

Expect to pay AED 1.25 per litre in Kuwait City (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between AED 14.99 and AED 19.98. The most frequently booked car type in Kuwait City is Intermediate (Nissan Kicks or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Honda City or similar) is, on average, 11% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.