About the State of Kuwait


  • Kuwait is situated on the northern edge of the Arabian Peninsula. It shares borders with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the east and Iraq to the West and North.
  • The area of the State of Kuwait is 17,818 square kilometers, with a coastline (including its islands) of almost 500 kilometers. Kuwait Bay is considered the country’s most important coastal feature.
  • Given its geographical location in a desert region, Kuwait has an arid climate that is characterized by its long summers that are hot and dry and its short winters that are mild with infrequent rains.
  • Because of its geographical position, throughout history the State of Kuwait has been the gateway to the Middle East. After the discovery of oil, Kuwait, which depended on fishing, pearl diving and trade for its livelihood, transformed into a modern country with all the amenities that advanced technology and infrastructure bring.
  • The vision of the Kuwait 2035 Plan aims to strengthen the position of the State of Kuwait and turn it into a financial and commercial hub for the region. This plan includes six developmental strategies that aim to grow its GDP, encourage the private sector's role in the economy, increase investment, raise oil and natural gas production, and support other sectors of the economy.
  • Kuwait is home to unique shopping opportunities, as it includes many markets, shops and business centers that offer diverse products and international brands for all tastes.