Kuwait Airways and British Airways, the flag carriers of both countries, operate direct flights to Kuwait from London Heathrow Airport. British Airways operates a single flight on a daily basis whereas Kuwait Airways operates 3 flights on Wednesdays and 2 flights on Sundays, Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the airline operates a single flight.
The actual cost of a flight to Kuwait from the United Kingdom will have to be seen, as airfares vary from time to time. But except for August, December, and the first week of January, prices remain low at around 480-500 GBP. After the summer peak season, in October and November, rates are likely to fall. After Christmas and New Year, again, flights will get less expensive than usual. And even if the price shown is high, there is that chance that you can avail a promotion (if you have booked with TravelHouseUK in advance) or a last-minute flash sale. If you subscribe to the TravelHouseUK newsletter, you will get fare alerts for when the price drops or a sale is announced. You can also communicate directly with one of our travel agents for information or booking. Dial 020 3137 1339 or reach us on Facebook.
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The Kuwait International Airport is the cheapest to fly into, considering its the only civil airport that serves international flights to and from Kuwait. The airport is situated in the outskirts of the capital, some 16 kilometres away in a suburb called Farwaniya. Its IATA code is KWI. When it comes to price, it boils down to the airline that you fly with since you do not have the choice of different airports.
Of the five airport terminals, Terminal 2 is undergoing construction. Terminal 4 is exclusively reserved for Kuwait Airways whereas Terminal 1 handles international flights operated by other airlines. All terminals are outfitted with state-of-the-art facilities including restaurants, waiting lounges, duty-free shops etc.
Kuwait Towers: The country towers are situated on the Arabian Gulf Road in Sharq district. They include three towers, two major ones and a smaller one, whose unique appearance makes them an icon of modern Kuwaiti architecture. They symbolize the country’s progressive form. One of them has a revolving viewing sphere, which offers a panoramic view of the whole city.
Seif Palace: An important hallmark in the country’s history is the Seif Palace whose clock tower has claimed historical importance since the time of the Iraqi invasion. Take your time for a thorough visit and do not forget to see the gold plating work on the roof.
Grand Mosque: Right opposite the Seif palace, divided between a gigantic prayer hall and an open courtyard for regular prayers, the Grand Mosque is the largest mosque of the country. Considered to be one of Kuwait’s most treasured landmarks, it also happens to be the official mosque of the country. The main hall can accommodate up to 10,000 people. Tourists can have a guided tour of the mosque at 9:00 a.m.
Liberation Tower: Another important landmark for tourists, especially first-timers, is the Liberation Tower. This is the second tallest tower in the country, being 40 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower. This is one of the most representative icons of the nation’s revival after the war. It was completed in 1996.
Green Island: Activities on this island include cycling, swimming, and long walks. There is also a play zone for kids and an amphitheatre close by. The Dhow Harbor is also an interesting historical site. There are old sailing and fishing boats anchored at the harbour that were used for fishing, trading and pearl diving.
Tareq Rajab Museum: For art and history lovers, the museum is an amazing stop. Here we find behind glass panels every kind of artistic efforts, from textile work to metalwork, from calligraphy to exotic musical instruments.