Kuwait International (KWI) Guide - Kuwait Flights

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+965 433 4499

+965 432 2222


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The airport has it's own access road, it is well signposted and easily accessed from Kuwait City.

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Kuwait - Public Transport

Taxi - There are taxis available and the taxi information desk is located on the ground floor in Arrivals.

Bus - There are regular bus services from the airport to Kuwait City, buses depart from outside Arrivals.

Road - Travellers going to and from the airport by road can use car, bus, limousine or taxi services

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Kuwait - Car Parking

Airport has short and long term car parks with a new multi-storey car park situated immediately adjacent to the Commercial Centre and a car park situated on street level, near the Arrivals hall. Long term car park is located a short distance from the terminal building. Airport also offers valet parking service.

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Kuwait - Intra Terminal Transfer

Arrival and departure halls are connected with travelators, escalators and lifts.

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Kuwait - Car Hire

AVIS - 4745528

BUDGET - 4719273

EUROPCAR - 4735626

HERTZ - 4319326


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Kuwait - Info And Helpdesks

Airport Info: There are airport information desks situated in Arrivals on the ground floor of the terminal building; in Departures; and in the transit area.

Baggage: There is an online identification of lost property items, which is accessible on the airport?s official website.

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Kuwait - Airport Facilities

Shopping: The airport has two duty free shops in the terminal building, as well as a wide range of shops located in the Commercial Centre, including newsagents; gift shops; and many more.

Eating & Drinking: The airport has a wide range of cafes and restaurants located in the Commercial Centre, which is next to the Arrivals Hall.

Money: The airport has two banks located in the terminal building.

Religion: The airport has a few prayer areas in the terminal building.

More Services: The airport has a nursery; a medical centre; and a Kid's zone in the terminal buiolding. There is also a fax and telephone office, and two mobile phone hire outlets are located in the terminal building.

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Kuwait - Conference Facilities

The Safir Airport Hotel offers Internet and business facilities, as well as secretarial support; courier services; and a conference room. There are also two VIP lounges in the terminal building, with fax and Internet facilities.

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Kuwait - Handicapped Facilities

The airport has lifts and wheelchairs available on request. There are also reserved parking spaces in the car park for disabled drivers. Passengers needing special assistance should inform their airline before travelling.

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Kuwait - Wireless Lan

Airport provide FREE WiFi internet acces through Check in areas, restaurants and shops in Arrival & Departure levels.

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Kuwait - Hotels


PO Box 24851

13109 Safat, Kuwait

Tel: ++965 4725000 / 4747614 to 18

Fax: ++965 4722621

Email: safirairport@ safirhotels.com

Web site: www.safirhotels.com

Located within the premises of the airport. Free shuttle service from airport to hotel

Accommodation doesn't come more convenient than the Safir Airport Hotel located just a couple of hundred meters from KIA's main terminal building. But not just anyone can check in at this highly desirable address. The Safir is unique in being designed for the comfort and convenience of transit passengers, who make up the vast majority of its clientele. Under Kuwaiti air transport law, passengers facing a wait of more than an eight hours for a connecting flight are entitled to free rooms at the Safir courtesy of their air carrier. Intended to minimise airside overcrowding in the main terminal building, the rule is, not surprisingly, highly popular with commercial passengers. In addition, the hotel accessed by airside shuttle bus direct from the terminal often welcomes civilian and military aircrew arriving on late night flights, or making stopovers. The Safir is proud of the fact that it has never yet had to turn a guest away, even when faced with overbooking. Such is the efficiency of the hotel staff that they are able to service a flight's worth of rooms in less time than it takes to turnaround an aircraft! Despite the short-stay nature of its guests, facilities at the five-storey Safir are extensive. Each of the well-appointed 200 air-conditioned, triple-glazed rooms is an oasis of calm, seemingly a world away from the frantic activity of a major international air gateway. Single, double and executive suites are available, all tastefully furnished and equipped with en suite bathrooms, satellite TV and in-house video channels. Committed to quality service, the hotel has recently invested in refurbishment of the entire 5th floor, with all rooms featuring mini-bar and hot drinks facilities, wall-mounted dryers and stylish décor. On the ground floor, the spacious lobby and reception area features a business centre, a mosque and numerous comfortable seating areas in which to relax, including a traditional Kuwaiti diwaniya (gathering place). The hotel gift shop stocks a range of essential travel items and toiletries, as well as last minute presents. The Safir's excellent restaurant, located adjacent to the lobby and open 24 hours a day, serves a varied choice of traditional Arabic and international cuisine, with first and business class guests enjoying a dedicated VIP Dining Area. Express laundry, dry cleaning, valeting, money exchange and room service are just some of the round-the-clock facilities provided by the hotel's multinational — and multilingual staff. Other amenities include a steam room, well-equipped fitness centre and gymnasium, plus a newly refurbished Games Room offering a range of activities — billiards, darts, table tennis and video games. Guests can also avail themselves of the Safir's open-air swimming pool and sundeck an excellent place from which to watch the planes take off! e-mail: safirairport@ safirhotels.com

Crowne Plaza Hotel




Hotel Front Desk: 965-474-2000

Hotel Fax: 965-473-2020

Kuwait International (KWI)

Distance: 7 KM / 4.35 MI South to Hotel Complimentary Airport Shuttle

330 rooms and suites, with all the amenities of a deluxe upscale international hotel, near Kuwait International Airport and close to the major military installations such as Camp Doha, air force bases, and oil companies, which make this the ideal destination for all visitors to Kuwait.

Other hotels shuttle service to the airport are the Golden Tulip Messilah, Sheraton Kuwait Hotel and the Safir Al Bastaki Suites.

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