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  • Welcome to Kuwait
    Welcome to Kuwait
    by jlanza29
  • Small but confusing !!!!
    Small but confusing !!!!
    by jlanza29
  • Two days is not enough for Kuwait City!
    Two days is not enough for Kuwait City!
    by kharmencita

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    Visa for Kuwait

    by HozaifaQ Written Feb 8, 2013

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    Favorite thing: Hey yes for sure you will need a Visa to enter Kuwait, but, it is different for people with different nationalities, you will find more info at the link below:

    http://www.kuwait-airport.com.kw/Public/Visa_e.htm

    Also where are you travelling to Kuwait from,

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    Extravagant high and tall Buildings around Kuwait

    by kharmencita Written Jul 5, 2012

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    Two days is not enough for Kuwait City!
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    Favorite thing: Someone who is fascinated and a lover of modern architecture Kuwait can be of great interest. To visit this City once in life and build your own impression on how Kuwait rapidly developed its loses after the Gulf war is just but nothing to loose. Too many to see, lots to discover! Kuwait is no question but a modern City

    Fondest memory: My most unforgetable memory of Kuwait is when this friendly and lovely young man took my boyfriend and me a ride back to our Hotel with his very expensive Ferrari in which we found out later he was a son of a Sheikh. This was one of the unexpected and fondest Memory of Kuwait!

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    Know your exchange rate !!!!!

    by jlanza29 Updated Apr 15, 2011
    10 KWD about $35 US dollars

    Favorite thing: Ok, this was my first trip to Kuwait, so it's very important is that you know the exchange rate for the country you reside in.....The ATM minimal withdraw is 20 KWD which equals $70 US dollars, be careful don't think the Kuwaiti dinar is low, it's the total opposite !!!! Watch it !!!!

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    Give yourself some extra time !!!!!

    by jlanza29 Written Mar 20, 2010
    Small but confusing !!!!

    Favorite thing: Even though Kuwait's airport is small it is very confusing .... the signs really don't make any sense.... but they do have plenty of information desks, and they all speak English for those who fear a langauge barrier !!!! Plenty of shops before passport control and after passport control !!!!

    Kuwait is a totally dry country so alchol is illegal so no bars, but plenty of coffee and juice bars ... and of course Starbucks (there as bad as McDonald's now !!!)(meaning there everywhere)

    Give yourself some extra time to get thru the mess, as for the shops, the prices are not good, very high on items !!!!

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    VISA on arrival !!!!

    by jlanza29 Written Mar 20, 2010
    Welcome to Kuwait

    Favorite thing: To enter the Kuwait you must have a visa which is easy to obtain, but here's a tip I hadn't read or was told by anyone .... first do not go downstairs unless you already have a visa. so proceed to the "VISA issuing counter" in bright PINK LETTERS !!!! and take a number before 100 other people do, then walk over and get some local currency... watch the ATM exchange (read my other tip) and then come back and your number should be up... we did the opposite... stood in line to get money then walked over to get the ticket for a visa... by then almost the entire airplane was ahead of us, so spent almost an hour before we were processed and able to go downstairs !!!!!

    One must fill out a small entry card, with basic information.

    The price for the visa is 3 KWD about $10 US dollars....

    Another thing is that the guys stamping your passport stamps any page without even looking where so they stamped my passport over another stamp, so it looks like a big mess !!!! So much for keeping them in order !!!!!

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    On arrival visa

    by george5b Updated Jan 25, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Nationals of 34 countries can now recieve a visa valid up to 3 months on arrival at Kuwait International Airport. The nationalites are : EU-15, Andorra, Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, USA and Vatican City.
    The process is pretty simple. On arrival don't follow all the other people downstairs but rather go left following the sign "Visa Counter". Hand over your passport and pay the fee of 5 KWD. Your passport will be stamped and you will recieve an A4 sheet of paper (your visa). You can now go downstairs, bypass the queues and go straight to the luggage collection caroussels.

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    English Newspapers

    by kuwait_david Updated Jan 8, 2006

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    McDonalds Arabian Gulf Street

    Favorite thing: Kuwait has two english newspapers, the Kuwait Times and the Arab Times. To find out what is going on in Kuwait or to just grab the latest news head to one of the hundreds of McDonalds or Starbucks throughout the city where there is a plentiful supply of both newspapers to have a read at.

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    ATMs are extremely hard to find.

    by kuwait_david Written Jan 1, 2006

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    Where is the ATM ?

    Favorite thing: ATMs are not easy to find outside of the Malls and the airport. Taxi Drivers will not know where an ATM machine is normally. The simple rule is when you see one get some money. You will see signs in the road directing you to ATMs, as a universal rule I never found the ATM by following the signs.

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    Gunny Ermey

    by shank Written Aug 29, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Never go to Kuwait.

    Fondest memory: Gunny Ermey (from "Full Metal Jacket" and the History Channel's "Mail Call," among others) came to our camp after we'd returned from Iraq.

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