Kuwait lies on the northwest corner of the Arabian Gulf and is known as the gateway to the Middle East because of its geographical location. It is considered to be one of the richest and most developed nations in the world with warm and hospitable people.
The Kuwait Towers, the most famous landmark and symbol of the country, hosts a revolving observation area and restaurant. The Kuwait National Museum, once destroyed by the Iraqi invasion in 1991, is now restored and houses an extensive collection of Islamic Art. The beaches of Failaka Island and the Green Island fascinate tourists from around the world.
While Arabic is Kuwait’s official language, English is widely spoken, especially for business purposes.
The Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD) is the official currency of Kuwait. It is divided
into 100 units. The exchange rate is:
USD 1 = KWD 0.2745 approximately
GBP 1 = GBP 0.4421 approximately
UTC/GMT +3 hours
Visa requirements for travel to Kuwait differ from country to country. Contact the Kuwaiti Embassy in your country of residence for more information.
Kuwait has long, hot and dry summers and short, warm and sometimes rainy winters, lasting December to March. Daytime winter temperature is in the 15–20°C range and can be as low as 0°C at night.
Most aspects of the business culture are conservative. Lightweight summer clothing is ideal with a wrap, sweater or jacket for air conditioned premises. Women are usually advised to dress modestly.
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