Kuwaiti Dinar

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Promising shimmering skyscrapers, shopping malls and cultural centres on the Persian Gulf coast, Kuwait is a treat for every traveller. This small Middle Eastern state is a melting pot of leisure and industry, backed by the strongest currency in the world[1]. From camel racing and beach trips to the Grand Mosque, you’re never short of things to do.

Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD) is the official currency of Kuwait. You’ll find competitive GBP to Kuwaiti Dinar exchange rates with Asda Travel Money.


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Save time as well as cash with our easy Click & Collect service. Choose a pickup date for any of our nationwide Asda Travel Money bureaux, and you can change British Pound to Kuwaiti Dinar quickly and efficiently (subject to availability).

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Should I buy Kuwaiti Dinar now or wait?


There’s never a perfect time to buy KWD. Relative currencies always rise and fall – you could be stuck waiting for the right moment and lose out on a higher rate. If you change GBP to Kuwaiti Dinar now, you’ll lock in a great rate before you travel. Plus, Asda Rewards members get even better rates.


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Which countries use the Kuwaiti Dinar?


Kuwait is the only country that uses the Dinar[2].


KWD is one of the most robust currencies on the planet[3], surpassing even Dinar from Bahrain and Jordan. You can’t spend KWD elsewhere, not even in neighbouring states like Dubai or Saudi Arabia.

Dinar coins and banknotes


A single Dinar consists of 1,000 Fils[4]. Here are the coins[5]you’ll be carrying around:


  • 5 fl
  • 10 fl
  • 20 fl
  • 50 fl
  • 100 fl


Kuwait banknotes depict an iconic building in Kuwait City, including the National Assembly, Seif Palace and the Central Bank[6]. You can order them in denominations of:


  • 0.25 KWD
  • 0.5 KWD
  • 1 KWD
  • 5 KWD
  • 10 KWD
  • 20 KWD

Three reasons to love Asda Travel Money:

  • Price Promise

    If you find a better exchange rate within 5 miles of one of our travel money bureaux, we’ll beat it with our Price Promise.

  • 2. We Buy Back Your Travel Money

    Stop by our travel money bureau and we’ll buy back your unused travel money. Even if you didn’t buy your travel currency from us, we’ll exchange it back commission free.

    Our Buy Back Promiselets you sell back your KWD at the same rate for just £2.99

  • 3. Same Day Travel Money Service

    Left it till the last minute? Don’t worry, simply swing by one of our travel money bureaux and take advantage of our same day travel money on popular currencies, subject to availability.

Common Kuwaiti Dinar questions 


How much is 1 GBP to 1 KWD?

Exchange rates are always subject to change but for the 1 UK Pound to Kuwaiti Dinar exchange rate you should be able to get around 0.36 KWD for every GBP*.


*Rates taken from Asda foreign exchange calculator. At time of publishing - November 2023.


How much cash do I need for a week in Kuwait?

It all depends on what you’re planning to see and do but you’re looking at around £1,260 for a week in Kuwait for two people.

You’ll need about £890 for a week’s accommodation, based on the average price of a double room in Kuwait City (£127 per night[7] or 44.9 KWD). You’ll also want around 20 KWD per day for food and drink[8] (approx. £57).



What else do I need before I leave?

Let’s get the rest of your trip covered. Explore Travel Insurance with Asda for complete peace of mind, covering one trip or several through the year.

How much do things cost in the Kuwait?


You might be surprised to learn that Kuwait is cheaper place to live than in the UK[9]. In fact, it’s often ranked lowest for living expenses in the Gulf[10].

Here are some of your average costs[11]:





Before you run off to Kuwait, remember to pick up your holiday money at Asda

[1] Sourced: forbes.com. November 2023.

[2] Sourced: gov.uk. November 2023.

[3] Sourced: capital.com. November 2023.

[4] Sourced: investopedia.com. November 2023.

[5] [6] Sourced: cbk.gov.kw. November 2023.

[7] Sourced: kayak.co.uk. November 2023.

[8] [11] Sourced: numbeo.com. November 2023.

[9] Sourced: mylifeelsewhere.com. November 2023.

[10] Sourced: timeskuwait.com. November 2023.



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