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Kuwait may be small but it certainly packs a punch! Planning a trip to the Arabian Gulf? Start with cheap flights to Kuwait International Airport (KWI), the country's only airport. From London, catch flights onboard Kuwait Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways and British Airways.
When it comes to weather in the Middle East you can bet that it is intensely hot in summer. For many Westerners it's unbearable. Winters in Kuwait tend to be chilly and windy. Book your flights to Kuwait at least 4-5 months in advance.
Direct flights to Kuwait take just over 6 hours from London.
With a long coastline along the Arabian Gulf you can bet that Kuwait has some pretty great beaches. The country's desert is vast and largely uninhabited, a great place to ATV! Swimming, shopping and even horseback riding are popular in Kuwait.
Al-Mubarakiya: For shopping, this place in Kuwait City is a must. The street is lined with traditional shops selling everything from handicrafts to scarves to pottery. You'll find it in central Kuwait City.
Kazmah desert cliffs: The Kuwait desert is pretty flat but this is one of the few elevations which offer great views of the bay. You can often find young people racing their jeeps and ATVs up the hill for fun.
Beaches: Kuwait has a great coastline with many beaches. Swimming is permitted along the Gulf Street but women in Western-style swimsuits are extremely rare. Women should swim at hotel beaches or use hotel pools to avoid offence.
Find more information on Tourism in Kuwait.
Hotels in Kuwait are generally more expensive than other Middle-Eastern countries. You'll find all the usual international hotel brands in Kuwait and if you're a light sleeper, best to remember a pair of earplugs so you can sleep through the public prayer announcements in the middle of the night.