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Kuwait City, Kuwait International Airport (KWI), Kuwait

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Surrounding area Kuwait City, Kuwait International Airport (KWI), Kuwait

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    Lifts take passengers from the ground floor to the first floor. Wheelchairs are available on request – passengers requiring any special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel. Reserved car parking is available for disabled passengers.

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    There are two banks that also provide currency exchange services.


    Public telephones are located at various locations and there are two mobile telephone hire outlets. Internet access, fax and photocopying facilities are also available within the terminal.


    There is a good choice of restaurants and cafés in the food court after the security area. Numerous options are also available in the Commercial Centre next to the arrivals hall.


    There are two duty-free shops in the terminal, as well as a wide range of shops in the Commercial Centre adjacent to the terminal building.


    Reports or enquiries of lost or found items can be made to the lost property office (tel: 2474 4256). An online form for lost items is accessible via the airport’s website.


    Other facilities at the airport include a nursery, several prayer areas and a medical centre. A children’s play zone is situated in the departures hall.

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    There are two first-class lounges with fax and internet facilities. Internet and business services, as well as secretarial support, courier services and a conference room, are also available from the business centre at the on-site Safir Airport Hotel (tel: 2472 5000;

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    Airport code: KWI

    Number of Terminals: 1


    Airport information desks are located in the arrivals area (tel: 180 ext. 1523) on the ground floor of the terminal building, in the departures area (tel: 180 ext. 1522), and in the transit area.

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    Visa & Immigration

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    The IATA Travel Centre delivers accurate passport, visa and health requirement information at a glance. It is a trusted, centralized source for the latest international travel requirements. The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate source available because it is based on a comprehensive database used by virtually every airline, and information is gathered from official sources worldwide, such as immigration and police authorities.

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    Hotels in Kuwait City


    Big Western chains such as Marriott and Le Meridien dominate Kuwait’s hotel scene, although the odd locally run property does crop up.

    Be warned: most are expensive.

    Courtyard Kuwait City

    Al Shuhada Street
    15463 Kuwait City
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    Category: Expensive

    A Marriott-run hotel, the Courtyard Kuwait City is lavishly decorated and comfortable.

    The Regency Kuwait

    Al Bida'a, Al Tawoon Street,
    Salmiya 22012
    Kauwait City
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    Category: Expensive

    A glamorous property with several pools and a perfect beachfront location.

    Hawthorn Hotel and Suites

    Zarkaa Al Yamamah St
    Kauwait City 32075
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    Category: Moderate

    Beautifully decorated, central and comfortable, the Hawthorn is excellent value for money.

    Holiday Inn Kuwait City

    140 Hamad al Mubarak Str., Gulf Road
    22003 Kauwait City
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    Category: Moderate

    Much slicker than the European variant, the Holiday Inn is centrally located and convenient.

    ibis Sharq

    Jaber Al Mubarak Street
    Kuwait City
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    Category: Cheap

    Compact, but smart and affordable rooms in a central location.