What to spend your Dinar on
Bottle of local beer
Entrance to Entertainment City
Taxi from Kuwait International Airport to Kuwait City Centre
Three-course meal for two in Kuwait City
Must-sees in Kuwait
The deal with the dinar
Other than a brief spell using the Iraqi dinar, the Kuwaiti dinar (KWD) has been the national currency since 1961. There are 1,000 fils to every dinar, which is why many bills will show prices with three figures after the decimal place (e.g. 1.200 KWD).
Whilst it is not customary to tip your taxi driver, it is common practice to offer a 10-15% tip in restaurants.
Frequently used banknotes
The most commonly used banknotes in Kuwait are to the value of ¼ (brown), ½ (green), 1 (grey), 5 (purple), 10 (red) and 20 (blue). The most recent series came into circulation in 2014, and the paper is textured in such a way that the visually impaired can identify the value of each bill.
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