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Kuwait City Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Kuwait Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Kuwait airport has grown to become a shopping mall.
- a traveller

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Kuwait International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A busy single-terminal international airport with a wide variety of shops and restaurants, both landside and airside. 24-hour shopping and dining are available, but limited!
  • Disorganized, unruly and inefficient airport procedures, especially at boarding and passport control. Some reviewers report mistreatment or refusal of assistance to certain foreign nationals by airport staff, especially in Customs/Immigration.
  • Delayed flights are a regular occurrence at this airport.
  • The “No Smoking” policy is never enforced. Despite designated smoking areas, travelers can be seen smoking freely throughout the terminal.
  • Severe lack of seating airside means lots of passengers sitting on the floor while waiting to board.

Where to Sleep

  • Foreign nationals are not allowed to remain in the airport for more than 3 hours, and overnight stays are out of the question. All foreign travelers who attempt to spend the night will be escorted to a nearby transit hotel. For Kuwaiti nationals who wish to spend the night at the airport, there is a sleeping area behind the big, round mosque above the security checkpoints on the Departures level.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

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Kuwait Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Kuwait Airport. Connect to the "free.airport.wi-fi" network.

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Airport Hotels