Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Kuwait?
If you are visiting Kuwait and have a tourist visa (sometimes called a visit visa) you can legally drive in Kuwait with and IDP (international drivers permit) or your full driving license. You must be able to prove at least 3rd party insurance is in place, which, if you are renting a car in Kuwait will be provided by the car rental agent, however you need to ensure you have the documentation available for inspection should it be requested at the road side. Unfortunatley, Kuwait has a poor road safety record so we advise exercising caution when driving in Kuwait. Whilst speeds are generally low, especially in the major towns and cities thanks for rush hour that seems to span most of the day causing traffic chaos, once out of cities onto the highways you'll find the roads often deserted. Sand storms are frequent and reduce visibility drastically so take extreme care in such situations. Driving in Kuwait isn't something to be afriad of, however taking extra care and knowing the rules of the roads in Kuwait before taking the roads is highly recommended, our driving guide to Kuwait offers all the useful and practicle information needed to navigate the roads in Kuwait safely.