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Updated 5 January 2022

The emergence of the Omicron variant has yet again triggered safety concerns and other travel-related precautions in the UAE, which has now implemented stricter entry requirements with travel bans and restrictions. 

If you are looking to travel to the UAE from Kuwait, here are the latest flight news, travel requirements, airline schedules and airfare details that you should be aware of. 

Flights from Kuwait to the UAE

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Emirates

Kuwait to UAE flight ticket price and schedule

Emirates flies only to Dubai from Kuwait and currently, there are at least two daily flights are available on all days of the week. Ticket prices start from KWD 68. 

Please visit the airline’s webpage on Wego for the full schedule.

Flight duration

Emirates operates only direct flights from Kuwait and each flight takes upto 1 hour 45 minutes to reach Dubai. 

Etihad Airways

Kuwait to UAE flight ticket price and schedule

Etihad operates upto five daily flights- one direct and four connecting flights to Abu Dhabi from Kuwait. Airfares for direct flights start from 77 KWD for direct flights, whereas connecting flights may cost you from 410 KWD onwards. 

Please visit the airline’s official webpage for the full schedule.

Flight duration

Direct flights from Kuwait takes upto 1 hour 35 minutes to reach Dubai, whereas connecting flights all have long layover periods of over 8-10 hours in Bahrain and can take upto 14 hours. 

Kuwait Airways 

Kuwait to UAE flight ticket price and schedule

Kuwait Airways offers at least three daily direct flights to Dubai from Kuwait, with tickets starting at KWD 57. 

The airline has one direct flight every day flying from Kuwait to Abu Dhabi, and the ticket prices start from KWD 88. 

Please visit the airline’s official webpage for the full schedule.

Flight duration

Direct flights to Dubai would take about 1 hour 45 minutes, whereas flights to Abu Dhabi are scheduled to last 1 hour 35 minutes. 

Gulf Air 

Kuwait to the UAE flight ticket price and schedule

Gulf Air operates upto five daily flights all week to Dubai, with ticket prices starting from KWD 47. All of these flights are connecting flights with a stopover in Bahrain. 

The airline flies at least one everyday flight, all connecting flights with a stopover at Bahrain, departing from Kuwait, flying to Abu Dhabi and airfares begins from KWD 56.

Please visit the airline’s official webpage for the full schedule.

Flight duration

According to the layover time, the duration of these flights may vary from anywhere between 5 hours to 10 hours. 

Travelling from Kuwait to the UAE by road

Getting to the UAE from Kuwait, which is 1320 km away from each other, would take you approximately 12-13 hours on the road. Moreover, to get to the UAE, you will first have to drive through Saudi Arabia, which is the only route to reach the country via car and clear Saudi checkpoints and entry permits.

Considering the tedious documentation process and long travel duration, most people would prefer catching a flight over travelling via the road.

Kuwait to the UAE travel restrictions 

All eligible Kuwaiti travellers with a valid visit visa can enter the UAE freely while strictly adhering to the entry rules and guidelines. 

Testing requirements 

Dubai

All passengers travelling to Dubai from Kuwait must hold a negative COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure. 

The certificate must be a Reverse transcription-polymerase Chain Reaction (RT‑PCR) test. Other test certificates, including antibody tests, NHS COVID Test certificates, Rapid PCR tests and home testing kits, are not accepted in Dubai. Travellers must bring an official printed or digital certificate in English or Arabic to check-in – SMS certificates are not accepted. PCR certificates in other languages are acceptable if they can be validated at the originating station.

Abu Dhabi

Only UAE nationals, residents with a valid residence visa, and those who are eligible for a visa on arrival can enter the UAE through Abu Dhabi’s airports. If you are travelling to Abu Dhabi, you must follow these additional rules:

  • have a negative PCR test result issued within 48 hours of departure 
  • download the ALHOSN UAE app on your mobile phones before you travel to Abu Dhabi
  • undergo a thermal screening and another COVID-19 PCR testing on arrival at Abu Dhabi airport

Quarantine requirements

Dubai

Some travellers may be subject to additional testing on arrival at the airport. If you take a test at the airport, you must remain in your hotel or residence until you receive the test result.

If the test result is positive, you will be required to undergo isolation and follow the Dubai Health Authority guidelines. 

Abu Dhabi 

Kuwait falls under Abu Dhabi’s green list of countries and:

  • If you are vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine yourself. However, you will need to do an RT-PCR test on arrival and day 6 from arrival.
  • If you are not vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine yourself. However, you will need to do an RT-PCR test on arrival, days 6 and 9 from arrival.