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. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Kuwait City has to offer.

Where to Eat in Kuwait City

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

When to visit Kuwait City

Kuwait City in August
Estimated hotel price
AED 316
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kuwait City in August
Estimated hotel price
AED 316
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Kuwait City


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 45m.

Airports near Kuwait City

Airlines serving Kuwait City

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British Airways
Good (2,137 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,736 reviews)
Air France
Good (638 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,633 reviews)
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,704 reviews)
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Air Canada
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Etihad Airways
Good (445 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (223 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (319 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (221 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (307 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (166 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 376 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to AED 927 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kuwait City

Most booked hotels in Kuwait City

Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait At Burj Alshaya
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
AED 1,087+
The Regency Hotel Kuwait
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
AED 925+
ibis Sharq
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
AED 261+
City Tower Hotel
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
AED 327+
Carlton Tower Hotel Kuwait
Good (7, Good reviews)
AED 246+

Hiring a car in Kuwait City

Hiring a car in Kuwait City costs AED 142 per day, on average, or AED 427 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 16% 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 Economy (Class Economy Crossover or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Suzuki Ciaz or similar) is, on average, 45% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.