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What to spend your Dinar on

  • Bottle of local beer

    1.60 KWD

  • Entrance to Entertainment City

    3.50 KWD

  • Snorkelling trip

    7 KWD

  • Taxi from Kuwait International Airport to Kuwait City Centre

    10 KWD

  • Three-course meal for two in Kuwait City

    10 KWD

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Must-sees in Kuwait

Kuwait-city Kuwait Grand Mosque Mountain
  • Kuwait City
  • Shop ’til you drop at The Avenues, which has a huge collection of shops to enjoy. The Grand Mosque is a glimpse into history, and Kuwait Towers is a stunning cultural landmark offering amazing views of the city.
Beach Sand Failaka Island Persian Gulf
  • Failaka Island
  • With a history that spans over 4,000 years, Failaka Island is a popular destination for visitors to Kuwait. The beaches are picturesque and a great spot for trying water sports.

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.

Buying Kuwaiti dinar online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over £500

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores

  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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