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Kuwaiti Dinar

Visiting somewhere in Kuwait? We have you covered.

If you're planning a trip to Kuwait, you'll want to make sure you have the right currency on hand to enjoy all that this fascinating country has to offer. The local currency in Kuwait is the Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD), which is one of the highest-valued currencies in the world. Fortunately, exchanging your money for KWD is easy and convenient.

At Ramsdens, we offer competitive exchange rates and a wide range of currency options to ensure you have the right money for your trip. You can exchange your currency at any of our branches or online, and we also offer a buy-back guarantee on any leftover currency you may have at the end of your trip.

With the right currency in hand, you'll be able to explore all that Kuwait has to offer, from its modern skyscrapers and shopping malls to its traditional markets and cultural attractions. So why wait? Visit Ramsdens today to exchange your money and start planning your Kuwaiti adventure.

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How far will my money go throughout Kuwait?

Kuwait is known for its high standard of living, and as a result, the cost of living can be quite high compared to other destinations in the region. However, with some careful budgeting, you can still enjoy all that Kuwait has to offer without breaking the bank.

A meal at a local restaurant for 5-7 KWD would be roughly $13.50-$18.90 or £9.25-£12.85

A taxi ride across town for 2-3 KWD would be roughly $5.40-$8.10 or £3.70-£5.50

A budget-friendly hotel for 15-25 KWD per night would be roughly $40.50-$67.50 or £27.75-£46.25

An upscale hotel for 50-100 KWD per night would be roughly $135-$270 or £92.50-£185

Overall, Kuwait can be an expensive destination, but with careful planning and budgeting, you can still make the most of your trip without overspending.


The Kuwaiti Dinar is the highest-valued currency in the world, and it is divided into 1000 fils. The denominations of Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD) banknotes are:

¼ dinar (250 fils), ½ dinar (500 fils), 1 dinar, 5 dinars, 10 dinars, 20 dinars

The Central Bank of Kuwait regularly issues new banknotes with enhanced security features to combat counterfeiting. The latest series of Kuwaiti Dinar banknotes was introduced in 2014 and features images of Kuwaiti landmarks and symbols of the country's heritage.

Things to do while in Kuwait

Kuwait is a small but fascinating country with a rich cultural heritage and a vibrant modern cityscape. There are plenty of things to do and see while travelling in Kuwait. One of the most popular attractions is the Kuwait Towers, which are three towers located in the heart of Kuwait City. These iconic towers offer stunning views of the city and the Arabian Gulf. Visitors can take a tour of the towers, which include a restaurant and a gift shop.

Another must-see attraction in Kuwait is the Grand Mosque. This beautiful mosque is one of the largest in the world and can accommodate up to 10,000 worshippers. Visitors can admire the intricate Islamic architecture and decoration, including the stunning chandelier and the colourful mosaic tiles. Non-Muslims are welcome to visit the mosque outside of prayer times and are required to dress modestly.

For those interested in history and culture, a visit to the Kuwait National Museum is a must. The museum features exhibits on the history and heritage of Kuwait, including ancient artefacts, traditional costumes, and a replica of a traditional Kuwaiti souq (market). There is also a section on the oil industry, which has played a significant role in Kuwait's development.

Finally, for a taste of modern Kuwait, head to the Avenues Mall. This massive shopping centre is the largest in Kuwait and offers a range of high-end and international brands, as well as a cinema and a range of restaurants and cafes. The mall is also known for its impressive architecture and design, including an outdoor garden and a musical fountain show.

When travelling to Kuwait, it's important to change your money before you go. Ramsdens Currency offers competitive rates and a range of currencies to suit your needs. With over 150 branches across the UK, it's easy to find a Ramsdens store near you. Plus, with their Click & Collect service, you can order your currency online and pick it up in-store at your convenience. Don't risk running out of cash while travelling in Kuwait, make sure you have your currency sorted with Ramsdens Currency.

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