When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Kuwait?
When it comes to finding cheap Kuwait flights, it is best to look at either travelling in during the spring or winter as these are the quietest periods for tourists. These low seasons generally come down to the weather, with March through May being both hot and humid (as opposed to the drier, summer months) and December to February being the coolest time of year.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Kuwait?
We recommend booking your return flights to Kuwait about two to three months ahead of your trip to secure the best budget-friendly deals for your desired travel dates. Nevertheless, it is still possible to find cheaper last-minute flights if you’re willing to be a bit more flexible. Looking to experience the best of what Kuwait City has to offer? Be sure to visit during the month of February to experience Hala Febrayer, an annual month-long festival packed with parades, raffles, carnivals and huge shopping discounts.
Flying to Kuwait International Airport (KWI)
The Kuwait International Airport (KWI) is located in Fanwaniya, just south of Kuwait City, and is the only airport in the country that accepts commercial airlines.
When travelling from the United Kingdom (UK), return flights to Kuwait are available from London Heathrow, London Stansted, London City, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow, among several, other major UK cities. However, if you’re looking for direct flights, then you will need to travel with either Kuwait Airways or British Airways and fly from London Heathrow. Indirect Kuwait flights are operated by several airlines, including Etihad Airways, KLM, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa. Depending on the carrier, stopovers will be in cities like Istanbul, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Upon arriving at KWI, you’ll enter the airport’s only terminal and be greeted by an impressive array of travel amenities. On offer are several 24-hour restaurants and shops, access to free Wi-Fi, banking and ATM services, currency exchange offices and mobile phone kiosks. What’s more, a pharmacy, medical clinic and even a barbershop are all accessible from both the arrival and departure halls, so travellers can make use of them at any time.
Getting to the City from Kuwait International Airport (KWI)
Located 16 km from the centre of Kuwait City, it is extremely quick and easy to travel to and from the airport. From outside the terminal buildings, you can either grab a taxi, hire a car or private transfer or hop on a local bus. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes when travelling direct or 30 minutes when using public transportation.
Why Visit Kuwait?
Located on the edge of Kuwait Bay, Kuwait City is best known for its intriguing architecture, ever-growing modern art scene and impressive shopping malls. Kuwait is perhaps the most liberal of the Arabic states, meaning that Kuwaiti popular culture has been allowed to flourish and evolve. In the last few decades, Kuwait City has become the home of a wide array of popular television shows, theatres and a booming music industry, all of which have contributed to the cultural richness and allure of the country.
A symbol of the ever-modernising region, Kuwait City is also home to the famous Kuwait Towers, a collection of buildings that not only act as water towers, but also as a way to enjoy and view the city from above. Decked out with several cafes and restaurants, visiting the top of the Kuwait Towers is something every visitor should do.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
When travelling to Kuwait as a UK national, you must obtain a 30-day entry permit/tourist visa, which is free and can be applied for either online or upon arrival. For longer stays, 90-day visas can be issued for a small fee. The official currency of Kuwait is the Kuwaiti dinar, which you get either before your arrival or during your stay. Most services can be paid for by debit or credit card. However, some shops may not accept foreign cards, so it is best to carry some hard cash on you at all times.