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Code KWD
Symbol د.ك
5, 10, 20, 50, 100 fils
⁄4, 1⁄2, 1, 5, 10, 20 dinars

Kuwait, a Middle Eastern oasis

If the Middle Eastern oasis of Kuwait is next on your travel list, we can help you swap your New Zealand dollars to Kuwait dinars. Whether you plan to venture to the top of the Kuwait Towers, explore the Tarea Rajab Museum and the Grand Mosque, or maybe even go 4WDing along the Kazmah desert cliffs, sorting out your travel money before you go will free up more time for you to experience all that Kuwait has to offer.

Tucked away in a corner of the Persian Gulf, Kuwait is famed for its baking hot sand dunes and traditional culture. Along with classic Arabian features like souks and ancient mosques, Kuwait also has its fair share of lively restaurants, beautiful beaches and museums. To enjoy all this, you’ll need to get your hands on some Kuwaiti dinars.

Coins and notes

Introduced to Kuwait in 1960, the dinar is divided into 100 fils. Banknotes have Latin numerals on one side, but the coins are entirely in Arabic. Coins are circulated in 1c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c and 100c coins pieces, and Kuwaiti banknotes are available in $¼, $½, $1, $5, $10 and $20 denominations.

Facts about the currency

  • You can bring up to a maximum of KWD 3,000 in local or foreign currencies into Kuwait. The export of local and foreign currencies is unrestricted. 
  • The dinar was introduced to Kuwait in 1960, replacing the Gulf rupee.
  • When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, the Iraqi dinar replaced the Kuwaiti dinar until the country was liberated in 1991. (Don’t let Kuwait’s turbulent history deter you from visiting; it’s considered quite safe for tourists these days.)
  • We recommend checking that any Kuwaiti banknotes you receive were issued after 1994, as all currency issued before then is no longer legal tender. This applies to any foreign exchange you receive in New Zealand, as well as any currency you obtain while in Kuwait.
  • After the invasion, much of Kuwait’s currency had to be demonetised. This is why it’s important to make sure you only get Kuwaiti banknotes issued after 1994.

This currency is only available in store. Head to one of our 20+ stores across New Zealand.