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KUWAIT TRAVEL GUIDE

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Kuwait is furiously rebuilding itself after its war with Iraq in 1990. The nation, which was just a cluster of tents 300 years ago, is an important country on the world oil map. Men in dishdashas and women in burkas and yashmaks set amidst the ambience of high rises, landscaped parks and gardens, luxury hotels and beautiful boulevards make Kuwait a rare blend of the past and present. Kuwait is surrounded by Iraq on the north and northwest, and Saudi Arabia on the west and the warm waters of the Arabian Sea on the south. Kuwait City, the capital of the State of Kuwait, is a mosaic of high-rise buildings, well-tended gardens, luxury hotels, spicy souks, gold galleries and beautiful boulevards.

 

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KUWAIT QUICK FACTS

  • Capital: Kuwait City
  • Currency: Kuwaiti dinar (KWD)
  • Area: 17,820 km²
  • Population: 4,137 million (2018)
  • Language: Arabic (official), English widely spoken
  • Religion: Muslim 85% (Sunni 70%, Shi'a 30%), Christian, Hindu, Parsi, and other 15%
  • Electricity: 240V, 50Hz (UK plug)
 

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KUWAIT PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 25 February, National Day
  • 26 February, Liberation Day

Business openings and work schedules may also be significantly affected by Islamic holidays and festivals.

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KUWAIT WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Kuwait's climate ranges from subtropical desert to arid throughout the country. Kuwait receives virtually no rain between June and September, and high-speed northeastern winds dominate in May and June. The rainy season begins in October and goes through May. Kuwait's climate is impacted by the Sudanese low pressure and Africa and Siberian high pressure, which control the duration of hot, humid winds called Al-Kaus Winds.

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KUWAIT TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SNOW SPORT IN KUWAIT

HIKING & CYCLING IN KUWAIT

The best time for outdoor activities in Kuwait is from October to April. May to September can be just too hot.

BEACH OPTIONS IN KUWAIT

The Kuwait coastline is full of beaches, both many public and private attached to hotels. It can get really hot over the months of June to September, so the best time for relaxing on the beaches might be outside of this peak summer season!

SURFING IN KUWAIT

With no real prospect of surf in Kuwait, you may have to resign yourself to Stand Up Paddleboarding!

KITESURF IN KUWAIT

Kuwait is still an up and coming kitesurfing destination. You can find suitable conditions for both kite and windsurfing in Kuwait at the following spots: Mc D's Beach, Salty Sports, Open Eye Creek, Power Plant Beach and Zour Beach.

For more details on kite surfing in Kuwait expand this section!

 
 

HEALTH RISKS IN KUWAIT

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Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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