Get ready for your trip to Kuwait. Order your Kuwaiti Dinars at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you’ll have more KWD cash to spend. Have your Kuwaiti Dinar banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.
Manor FX offers fast delivery times and a fuss-free online ordering process for your Kuwaiti dinar travel money.
Travel advise: payments in Kuwait
Jet off well-informed to Kuwait. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Kuwait.
In most international hotels, restaurants and shopping malls in Kuwait City you will be able to pay with international credit cards. Debit cards are accepted by most payment terminals as well.
Smaller eateries, cafes and grocery stores in Kuwait generally only accept cash. Gas stations in Kuwait accept debit card payments but no credit cards.
If you are going to pay by card in Kuwait: Be aware of steep currency conversion fees and bank fees for card payments: Your bank’s KWD to GBP exchange rate may be quite bad. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in the Middle East, it’s certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
We recommend that you take some Kuwaiti Dinar cash on your trip to Kuwait. Cash remains a popular and convenient method of payment in Kuwait, and it’s a great fallback option in case card payments aren’t available.
You’ll need cash in Kuwait for taxis, grocery shopping, tipping and for shopping in traditional markets like Souk Al-Mubarakiya or the Old Kuwaiti Souq Market in Kuwait City.
Contrary to what many people believe, the cost of living in Kuwait is actually lower than the cost of living in the UK. Prices in Kuwait are on average 21% lower than prices in the UK.
For a coffee in a cafe in Kuwait city you can expect to pay around 1.50 KWD. A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant costs on average 7-10 KWD per person.
Tipping is not expected in Kuwait. A service charge of 15% will often be added to the bill in hotels and restaurants.
Banknotes in Kuwait
The current set of Kuwaiti Dinar banknotes was introduced in 2014. These KWD notes are known as the Sixt Series. The banknotes in circulation in Kuwait are 1/4 KWD, 1/2 KWD, 1 KWD, 5 KWD, 10 KWD and 20 KWD.
Coins in Kuwait
Kuwaiti coins range from 1 fils (1/1000 KWD) to 100 fils (1/10 KWD). The subunit of the Kuwaiti Dinar is the fils: There are 1000 fils in 1 dinar.
Did you get back from Kuwait with some leftover coins? Our sister company Leftover Currency can help you to exchange Kuwaiti Dinar coins back to cash.
Kuwait’s currency import and export regulations
Travelers can take currency into Kuwait for a maximum value of 3000 KWD per person. There are no restrictions on the value of currency you can take out of Kuwait.
Ordering Kuwaiti Dinars online
Order Kuwaiti Dinars online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Kuwaiti Dinars online.
Selling back Kuwaiti Dinars
If you have Kuwaiti Dinars to sell, follow this link to exchange Kuwaiti Dinars to Pounds, click on ‘sell currency’ and select ‘KWD Kuwaiti Dinar’. We’ll pay good rates for your leftover Kuwaiti Dinars.