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Kuwait International Airport (KWI)

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Kuwait International Airport (KWI)
AddressDirectorate General of Civil Aviation, P.O Box 17, Safat 13001, Kuwait
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT +3
LocationThe airport is located 16km (10 miles) south of Kuwait City.
Airport codeKWI
Country dialling code965
Airport newsA major extension to the existing facility (including a second terminal), is due to be completed in 2014.
Driving directionsThe Airport Road, which leads to the airport, is well-signposted from Kuwait City.
Car rentalAvis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Sixt are all represented. Desks are located in Arrivals.
Public transport and taxisBus: buses to Kuwait City (route 501) depart from outside Arrivals. The journey time is about 30 minutes, and the fare KWD 0.25.
Taxi: taxis (tel: 431 9829) are readily available; the taxi desk is located in Arrivals on the ground floor. The fare to the city centre is around KWD 5-6. It is recommended to agree this in advance with the driver.
Car parkingShort and long-term parking, with a capacity of around 2,500 vehicles, is available, with a multi-storey car park located immediately adjacent to the Commercial Centre, and a car park located on street level next to Arrivals. Passengers can reach the departures hall using escalators, travelators and lifts from the ground to the first floor of the terminal building. A long-term car park is situated a short distance away from the terminal building. Valet parking is also available.
Information and help desksAirport information desks are located in Arrivals (tel: 180 ext. 1523) on the ground floor of the terminal building, in Departures (tel: 180 ext. 1522) and in the transit area.
Airport FacilitiesMoney and communications: there are two banks, a fax and telephone office and two mobile telephone hire outlets.
Eating and drinking: there are restaurants and cafés at the airport and in the Commercial Centre next to the Arrivals hall.
Shopping: there are two duty-free shops at the airport, as well as a number of shops in the Commercial Centre.
Luggage: an online identification of lost property items is accessible via the airport’s website.
Other facilities: there is a nursery, several prayer areas and a medical centre. A Kid’s Zone is situated in the Departures hall.
Conference and business facilitiesThere are two First Class lounges with fax and internet facilities. Internet and business facilities, as well as secretarial support, courier services and a conference room, are available at the Safir Airport Hotel (tel: 472 5000; www.safirhotels.com) business centre.
Disabled facilitiesLifts take passengers from the ground floor to the first floor. Wheelchairs are available on request; passengers requiring special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel. Reserved car parking is available for disabled passengers.
Airport hotelsThere is one hotel at the Kuwait International Airport, but this is for the use of transit passengers only. Another option is located nearby, but most hotels are in the city. Some of these offer shuttle services to the airport.

Safir Airport Hotel
The Safir Airport Hotel is located within the airport restricted zone, next to the east part of the runway; it can be reached by courtesy bus, but can only be used by transit passengers. Under Kuwaiti air transport law, passengers facing a wait of more than eight hours for a connecting flight are entitled to free rooms at the hotel, courtesy of the airline.
Kuwait International Airport
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Tel: 472 5000
Web: www.safirhotels.com

Crowne Plaza Kuwait City
The Crowne Plaza Kuwait City is a short ride from the airport and provides complimentary shuttle bus services to and from the airport. The hotel offers a spa, extensive on-site dining options fitness centre and a large range of meeting and event space.
55 Airport Road
Farwaniya, Kuwait
Tel: 184 8111
Web: www.kuwait.crowneplaza.com

Sheraton Kuwait Hotel
Sheraton Kuwait Hotel is located in Kuwait City's business district. Hotel facilities include a range of on-site dining options, an outdoor pool, business services and a fitness club.
Safat, Fahd Al-Salem Street
Kuwait City 13060, Kuwait
Tel: 183 5555
Web: www.starwoodhotels.com

Hilton Kuwait Resort
Hilton Kuwait Resort is a 30-minute drive from the Kuwait International Airport and is served by a free shuttle bus service. Hotel facilities include extensive on-site dining options, two swimming pools, a fitness centre and a spa.
Fahaheel 64009
Mangaf 7887, Kuwait
Tel: 225 6222
Web: www.hilton.com
Full airport nameKuwait International Airport
CityKuwait City
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