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    Driving Information in Kuwait

    Driving Licence Requirements

    The driving licence requirements in Kuwait state that you must have a full driving licence valid in your country of residence. It is recommended to also have an international driver's licence.

    Age Restricitions

    To hire a car in Kuwait, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your licence for one year.

    Driving Distances

    • Bayan to Salwa - 5kms

    • Diha to Bayan - 23kms

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Kuwait driving information, laws rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Kuwait is on the right hand side of the road.

    • When entering a roundabout a car must come to a complete stop, not just give way.

    • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Kuwait are mandatory.

    • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.

    • Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid driver's licence, registration documents and insurance documents.

    • Petrol stations in Kuwait generally open from 7am to 9pm with some stations in major cities and on the highway open 24 hours.


    There are currently no tolls in Kuwait.

    Parking Information

    Be careful when parking your Kuwait car hire as parking against black and yellow blocks painted on kerbstones and on pavements is illegal in Kuwait.

    One-Way Car Hire

    Domestic one-way car hire within Kuwait is possible. Some restrictions do apply. International one-way car hire is not permitted.

    With your car hire it is important to take the time to look through some of the above Kuwait driving information, rules and regulations  to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

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