Most people think of Kuwait as one of the Middle East’s unfortunate countries. But, travelers booking Kuwait flights – either as an entry point to other places in the Middle East or for a stay in Kuwait – will be pleasantly surprised by the peacefulness and hospitality of this Arabian country.
Take time to tour the country after your Kuwait flight and you’ll find dozens of mosques, temples and lavish palaces adorning the area. Inside the oil-rich landscape lies a progressive nation.
Kuwait’s summers have high humidity with temperatures reaching higher than 100 degrees. The weather cools to around 70 F in the winter. Intense rainfall and heavy winds occur from December through February.
Avoid the rainy season by reserving flights to Kuwait before or after the winter months. Due to political unrest in Kuwait and surrounding Gulf countries, U.S. tourists looking to book Kuwait flights and travel should check with the U.S. Department of State before traveling.
Peak Season: Summer and spring seem to simultaneously be the most hated and loved seasons to travel to Kuwait. While summer temperatures can reach 122 degrees F, the humidity dies down in August. Spring rakes in sandstorms one after another, but this doesn’t deter tourists booking flights to Kuwait for the Hala festival, a cultural and entertainment extravaganza. Love it or hate it, spring and summer are the best times to book flights to Kuwait.
Off-peak Season: While rainfall drives less people to visit between December and February, it’s the perfect time to find affordable accommodations and cheap flights to Kuwait. Similarly, Ramadan draws fewer crowds because of closed shops and restaurants, but also allows a bit for solace on your trip.
Use the public transportation system to get from the airport to your Kuwait destination once your flight to Kuwait lands. Bus service is an inexpensive option, and spans throughout most of the country on multiple routes.
If you decide to take a taxi, you’ll need to negotiate a price with your driver as soon as you enter the cab. Most cab services in Kuwait don’t run on meter systems. Renting a car requires an international driver’s license, or a driving permit from another Gulf country, but either way, you’ll need to purchase car insurance, which can be done at the rental agency.
(prices quoted are from London)