Cheap Flights to Kuwait
Flights to Kuwait
Kuwait, officially known as the State of Kuwait, is an Arab country in the Middle East. It is located in Western Asia at the tip of the Persian Gulf bordering Saudi Arabia to the southwest and Iraq to the northwest. It is a dry desert country where the climate can go as high as 55 degrees Celsius during the summer months. Winter seasons can be windy and chilly so it is best to check the weather before booking your flight to Kuwait.
When in Kuwait, do not miss a visit to the Grand Mosque. The Grand Mosque is the largest and official mosque of Kuwait. The mosque itself covers 20,000 square meters of the 45,000 square meter area. The mosque also contains a 350 square meter library with Islamic documents and reference books. Visitors to the Grand Mosque are welcome but you should remember to make an appointment at least a day ahead. You will need to wear an abaya which is a dress that covers your body down to your toes and a hejab which is a veil. This can be borrowed at the mosque. Guided tours are also available.
Another must-see attraction for visitors is the Kuwait Towers which is a group of three slim towers located in Kuwait City. It is considered as a landmark and symbol of modern Kuwait. The main tower is 613.5 feet tall and has two spheres. The upper sphere is 403.5 feet above sea level and holds a café and completes a full turn every 30 minutes. The bottom half of the lower sphere is a water tank that holds 4,500 cubic meters of water while the top half is a 90-seater restaurant, café, lounge and reception hall. Meanwhile, the second tower is 482.3 feet high and is used as a water tower. Lastly, the third tower holds the equipment to light up the larger towers.
How to get around Kuwait
Kuwait has a fairly good road system and is tourist friendly since most signs are both in Arabic and English. You can choose to take public buses, taxis or rent a car. Public buses in Kuwait is serviced by several companies and run dozens of routes in the major cities of the country. All buses are air-conditioned and are not too crowded. However, peak hours can be more packed so it is best to avoid these hours if possible.
Meanwhile, taxis can be hired for an entire day where fares can be agreed beforehand. While most taxis have meters, these are rarely used. It is customary to negotiate for your fare before boarding the taxi. You can easily hail cabs from the road but this is not advisable for visitors traveling alone, especially females. It is recommended that you book or call for a taxi in advance. It is also customary to collect all baggage and exit the taxi before making your payment to avoid any conflict and loss of property.
Car rentals are available and international car companies such as Avis and Budget are available in the country, particularly at the airport. As long as you have an International Driving Permit, you should be able to rent a car.
How to get to Kuwait
Kuwait only has one airport, the Kuwait International Airport (KWI) which is served by several airlines that fly within the Middle East. The country’s national airline is Kuwait Airways and flies routes to Frankfurt, Rome, London, Kuala Lumpur, New York, London and other Asian, African, European and destinations within Middle East. Kuwait’s semi-low-cost airline carrier, Jazeera Airways is a good alternative for regional flights. Other airlines that fly to Kuwait include British Airways, United Airlines, Lufthansa, KLM, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and Turkish Airlines. Connections to other Gulf hubs such as Abu Dhabi and Dubai are also available through Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airlines, Etihad Airlines and more.
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