For your travel planning needs, we’ve listed Kuwait’s major public holidays and events below. For more information, please contact our Concierge.

Seasonal Highlights

Public Holidays

New Year's Day January 1
Kuwait National Day February 25
Kuwait Liberation Day February 26
Lailet Al Miraj (Isra'a Wal Miraj) April 24
Eid Al Fitr June 26
Eid Al-Adha September 1
Islamic New Year September 21
Milad Al Nabi (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad) December 1

Quick Reference

  • Time zone

    UTC +3 hours

  • Languages spoken

    Arabic (official language) and English

  • Electrical system

    Local voltage is 220 volts AC. Adapters are available through the Concierge.

  • Shopping hours

    Sunday to Thursday
    10:00 am to 10:00 pm

  • Working hours

    Sunday to Thursday
    8:30 am to 6:00 pm (may vary, with banks and government offices closing earlier)