What to pack for Kuwait

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    Think Conservative

    by ear2461 Written Sep 7, 2013

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I'm a Westerner that has lived in Kuwait for 11 years and from my experience it is much better to cover the bare skin. Especially during our hot months, which are 9-10 months out of 12, cotton and linen will be most comfortable. Also since the society is quite conservative you will be showing great respect to the natives by not showing off your bare skin. As it is, many natives lack a fondness for the Western culture (except for food and Hollywood stars).

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can find everything you need here so pack light so you can save room for souveniers.

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  • Hik.No alcohol and pork please

    by pangtidor Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Luggage and bags: You can bring the heaviest bags which are allowed in the airport.When you are in the airport,you will just only carry your things from the bagage claim to the troley.Some porters will help you to lift the things on security check.When a porter will offer you to push your troley,beware!They could charge you more than 500fills and try to cheat you for everything.You can find the troley everywhere in the airport so just refuse any porters if you are able to push your troley because sometimes the airport porters could be annoying ones.DONT BRING ALCOHOL AND PORK HERE.They could check your bagage if you bring many disks or medicines.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good sunglasses is a must here,especially on summer time.Girls should not wear any shorts in public or two pieces at the public beach,or else you will be a superstar and be watched and followed or even raped by everybody here.Using umbrella on day time is considered as an unshameful thing to do here. For ladies, if u love make up, Kuwait will be your paradise. Kuwaities ladies like heavy make up and blackish sluty eye make up is a trend here.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring sunblock with SPF 15+,moisturizing body lotion,lipgloss,and vaseline.

    Photo Equipment: Bring camera and videocam but do not shoot the ladies with abbaya(long black dress with head or and face cover),king`s palace,oil companies,and inside the shoping malls.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: It is dangerous for ladies to camp here. The best weather of the year will be in March, April, September, and October so bring your beach gear on that time. Winter time is month of November to February, temperature is ranged from 40-60 F. May to August is summer time and the temperature will be more than 100F. Sandstorm may come several time in a year.

    Miscellaneous: You can find everything in Kuwait in big grocery stores such as Sultan Center and City Center.Although alcohol and pork are prohibited here,you can find them secretly when you are desperate enough to get it.The married couple with seperated passports or using maid name should bring the marriage certificate copy as some hotels will ask you that. Drug trafficking is a big crime here. The sentence is only one for that: death sentence (be hung in public).

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    UnderArmor!

    by american_tourister Updated Apr 1, 2008

    Luggage and bags: Ordinary stuff is Okay. The airport is modern so roll aboards are fine too.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Kuwait is blistering hot and sweltering humid in the summer. I found that wearing underarmor tee shirts and skivvies was one of the keys to staying cool. It wicks away moisture so you don't have that damp, sweaty feeling that goes with heavy summers.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can get anything you need at one of the many pharmacies (drugs) or toiletries at the Sultan Center. ( Big Grocery Store)

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Only a masochist would camp here.

    Miscellaneous: If you are an XL or above size in the US or Europe you better stock up on clothes. You won't find much at all your size, if anything. When you do find XXL once you open it you get one of two thinkgs. It is either really a L or it is going to shrink to be an L. Either way, you just wasted money.

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  • Kuwait is cold and rainy in winter and hot in smr

    by weatherboy Written Oct 18, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Heavy jacket and a raincoat in winter and sun block in summer...

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: WINTER---(November to May) Winter could be very cold and wet, day time temps could drop to about 10c, 0c/-1c/-2c at night with alot of wet days..

    Summer---(June to mid September) Summer could be as hot as 45c but could get cool at night in the north...

    Mid September to the end of October is half-half (:

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You could find everything in Kuwait!

    Photo Equipment: You should take a camera!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: No beach for sure in winter, camping is good in winter but beware of frostbites and getting wet!

    Miscellaneous: the best time to visit Kuwait is from december to march...

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    by morgandk Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Everything you can carry.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cotton, go the native way and cover as much skin as possible. Not a place to seek a tan.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen, toilet paper (rare item).

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Stake your tent deep, the winds will whip it into Yemen.

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    by Divingmouse Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Kuwait temperatures vary from 55c down to 9c in the winter evenings. It rarely rains but when it does watch out. If you are traveling in the summer months, make sure to pack light weight clothing but remember not too revealing. Bathing suits are worn at the poolside of all major hotels. If you like to dress up ladies this is the place for it. You will not feel out of place with your fancy cloths for an evening dinner. Sand is everywhere so if you do not like sand in your shoes remember to bring closed toed shoes.
    If you visit in the winter months the temps range from 18c during the day to as low as 8-9c at night. A light jacket and sweater will do nicely since you will most likely not be doing much walking.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Remember to bring bathroom tissue when out. There is often no tissue in the public bathrooms. Better yet go before you leave the house. The bathrooms in the major restaurants are nice but you will not want to experience one at the local souk. Take my word for it go before you leave or hold it if you are shopping in the souk.

    Photo Equipment: Bring your camera as there is lots of nice pictures to be taken. Remember do not take pictures of the ladies unless permission is given.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Wear your shoes on the beach and in the water at all times. Not only are there sea urchins and stone fish but one might have to make a trip to the hospital with rusty metal or glass in the foot if no shoes are worn. Be warned.

    Miscellaneous: No alocohol or pork products allowed in Kuwait. If you are traveling with medications that might be questionable like narcotics make sure to have the meds in the origonal container or better yet have a doctors note.

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    by jomlin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Take a day bag with a change of clothes. It's a long way from any where.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light clothing. They say it gets up to 150 F during the summer. I was there in December. Never wore a jacket.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Always care toilet paper. Some bathrooms do not have toilet paper, just a hose.

    Photo Equipment: Take power converters. You can upload your digital pics at the business center in the hotel.

    Miscellaneous: Internet access in not readly available. You need to use the equipment in the hotel business center.

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    by Rob_Kelley Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: Bring all the freakin' sun block you got! See this beach, there is a reason it is empty, everybody on the beach melted. (also because it's full of crude oil)

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