Kuwaitis are well known for their hospitality and generosity. So expect to be treated well when visiting Kuwait.

Quick Facts

Capital: Kuwait City
Official Language: Arabic
Currency: Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)
Country Code: (+965)
Time Zone: GMT/UTC +3
Emergency Number: 112
Official Workdays: Sunday to Thursday
Weekly Holidays: Friday and Saturday

Touristic Attractions

AL-Shaheed Park

Al Shaheed park, located on the periphery of Kuwait city, narrates the story of a land, its history and culture. The park consists of 200,000 m2 of greenery, featuring beautiful botanical gardens, two museums - Thekra & the Habitat, a visitor center, a lake, walkways and jogging tracks, making it the largest urban park in Kuwait

Failaka Island

Failaka Island is one among the most visited tourist destinations in Kuwait. Located along the northern part of Persian Gulf, and located 20kms away from Kuwait City, and situated opposite to the Failaka Bay, the area covers 24 square kilometers of area, and is one of the most important islands in Kuwait.

The Scientific Center

Located in Salmiya, Kuwait, it serves as a center for environmental education the Gulf Region. KSC spans over 80,000 square meters with the building covering over 18,000 square meters. The center also houses the largest aquarium in the Middle East, holding over 100 different species of animals. Along with the aquarium, it also contains an IMAX theatre, a harbor of historic DHOWS, and a gift shop among other contents.

Classical & Vintage Car Museum

Located in Kuwait’s Shuwaikh Industrial Area, It consists of 2 buildings and outside display area: one building houses the permanent exhibition of 30 restored important cars, another building contains a traffic parcour where children can practice their driving skills in electric cars. The main collection can be grouped into 4 parts: the display of former state limousines of Kuwait - state limousines from other countries or from Royal households - a collection of 3 Aston Martin’s related to James Bond movies - other important cars owned by the museum or by private collectors (including 2 Minerva’s from 1904 and 1924)

Kuwait Towers

Located on Arabian Gulf Road in Sharq district, the Kuwait Towers is one of the famous landmarks in Kuwait. Built in March 1979, it comprises two major towers and a minor tower. There are 55,000 circular steel plates surrounding the towers, painted with 8 different colors

About The Venue

For 2017, we move to a new home – Marsa Al Kout Marina, at Fahaheel. Here, you will experience the largest landmark and lifestyle destination in Kuwait. Stretched over 1.6 km of pristine beachfront, the new Al Kout features a variety of experiences blended into one truly great place. One of the finest waterfront developments in Kuwait and a lifestyle destination of choice, the venue embodies the essence of Kuwaiti cultural and social life. Explore Al Kout Mall with its expansive mallways that open into triple atria, stroll through the vibrant hub of community at Souq Al Kout, and be captivated by Nag’at Al Kout, the traditional fishing wharf where fishermen ply their trade in timeless tradition. The 5-star Al Manshar Rotana is a cultural reference of modern Arabian society while Sahel Al Kout, the pristine beachfront, offers open views of the Arabian Gulf and blends with the state-of-the-art luxurious yacht club, Marsa Al Kout, and its top-level marina facilities for over 150 boats.

Visa Information

- All visitors except GCC nationals require a valid visa to enter Kuwait
- GCC nationals are required to carry their National ID or passport with them
- Visas can be obtained from the Kuwait Embassy or Consulate in your country
- For nationals of certain countries, visit visas can be obtained on arrival
- If you’re staying in a hotel, they can obtain your visa on your behalf.
- We also assist with your visa application to Kuwait (KYS exhibitors only)

Visa on Arival

Kuwait will grant 34 nationalities entry visas upon arrival, according to a new decision from the Ministry of Interior (Feb. 2004). Among those that will benefit are nationals from

  • 1. USA.
  • 2. UK.
  • 3. France.
  • 4. Italy.
  • 5. Germany.
  • 6. Canada.
  • 7. Australia.
  • 8. New Zealand.
  • 9. Japan.
  • 10. The Netherlands.
  • 11. Belgium.
  • 12. Luxembourg.
  • 13. Switzerland.
  • 14. Austria.
  • 15. Sweden.
  • 16. Norway.
  • 17. Denmark.
  • 18. Portugal.
  • 19. Ireland.
  • 20. Greece.
  • 21. Finland.
  • 22. Spain.
  • 23. Monaco.
  • 24. the Vatican.
  • 25. Iceland.
  • 26. Andorra.
  • 27. San Marino.
  • 28. Liechtenstein.
  • 29. Brunei.
  • 30. Singapore.
  • 31. Malaysia.
  • 32. Hong Kong.
  • 33. South Korea.
  • 34. China.

Terms and conditions for Visa Application

- Passport must be valid for a period of six months from date of application
- By Resolution of Arab League, no Arab state recognizes the validity of passports containing Israeli Stamps
- It is advised to apply for your visa at least six weeks prior to traveling to Kuwait
- Visitors holding GCC resident visas must ensure visa validity of minimum three months
- Visas are issues at the sole discretion of the Ministry of Interior and the Organizer cannot be held responsible

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Where To Stay

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Kuwaitis are well known for their hospitality and generosity. So expect to be treated well when visiting Kuwait

HILTON KUWAIT RESORT Salem Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah St, Mangaf

The 5-star Hilton Kuwait Resort features panoramic Arabian Gulf views from its private beach. The rooms are bright and elegant with free Wi-Fi access. Al Kout Mall is a 5-minute drive away. The resort features a state-of- the-art spa with an aqua medic pool and private treatment rooms. Guests can relax in the indoor and outdoor pools as well. For those who like to keep fit, there is a tennis court and a fitness centre on site. Guests can enjoy a unique dining experience with international cuisine at the Teatro Restaurant, or savor Arabic dishes and shisha at Palm Court. Levant cuisine is served at Naranj Restaurant, and Song Bird Café is ideal for a quick bite in-between. Kuwait Airport is a 20-minute drive away.

AL MANSHAR ROTANA HOTEL Hamad Nayif Al Dabous Street, Kuwait

Al Manshar Rotana Kuwait is a 5- star business hotel in Fahaheel area, strategically located in the heart of the oil and gas district, 25 minutes away from Kuwait International Airport and 45 minutes’ drive to Saudi border. The hotel is also very close to the cinemas, banks and mosque which all can be reached by walking.

SHERATON KUWAIT Safat 13060 / Fahd Al-Salem Street

Nestled in Kuwait's bustling commercial and financial centre, the iconic Sheraton Kuwait, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is optimally located and has developed an authentic style and affluence, blending heritage and culture with modern cosmopolitan decor. Sheraton Kuwait is located in the commercial and financial centre of the city, only minutes away from the sea, Liberation Tower, Old Souq, and premier shopping areas. Kuwait International Airport (KWI) is a 15 to 20 minute drive from the hotel.