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With the New Year approaching, consider taking advantage of a long weekend escape to welcome 2024! We’ve curated a selection of destinations that are only a few hours away from Kuwait City. The great news? No need for a visa!

Wego presents the top 5 destinations perfect for anyone seeking a hassle-free holiday to start the New Year, avoiding the complexities of visa applications.

*Prices are accurate at the time of writing, for a one-way trip from December 2023 to January 2024

Istanbul, Turkey

Welcome to Istanbul, the vibrant capital of Turkey! It’s a city where history intertwines with the present, and the Eastern and the Western cultures dance together effortlessly. Istanbul is a treasure trove of historical and cultural wonders, from the iconic Hagia Sophia to the Blue Mosque. The architectural gems spread through the city are eye candies for history and architecture buffs alike.

Many may come for the sights, but even more stay for the food. Turkish cuisine is a tantalizing fusion of flavors influenced by the Ottoman Empire and various regional influences. Indulge in kebabs, mezes, baklava, and traditional Turkish tea or coffee. 

Tavel to Istanbul is visa-free for holders of Kuwaiti passports, with stays of up to 90 days.

Flight details: Direct 3-hour flight served by Pegasus Airways, Kuwait Airways, Turkish Airlines, and Jazeera Airways. Prices starts from KWD 53. 

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Doha, Qatar

Doha invites all to embrace a captivating blend of adventure and culture in this dynamic Qatari metropolis. Exhilarating desert adventures are a short drive from the city, while iconic landmarks such as the Museum of Islamic Art, Katara Cultural Village, and Souq Waqif share a story of how Doha came to be.

For a unique maritime experience, embark on a dhow cruise in Doha Bay, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city’s skyline while relishing a delectable dinner under the stars.

For Kuwaiti citizens, travel to Doha is visa-free, with stays of up to 90 days.

Flight details: Direct 2-hour flight served by Qatar Airways, Kuwait Airways, and Jazeera Airways. Prices start from KWD 26. 

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Dubai, UAE

The glittering glamour of Dubai is an attribute of the city that’s well known even beyond the circles of well-heeled travellers. Yet, it’s Dubai’s intriguing juxtaposition of old and super brand new that keeps people returning to the metropolis.

Yes, visitors can dine on the 122nd floor of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, and shop at some of the most luxurious malls on the planet—but they can also wander through the historic lanes of Al Fahidi neighborhood or learn to haggle at the Gold and Spice souks. Now you can join them, too.

Kuwaiti citizens enjoy visa-free travel to Dubai, allowing stays of up to 90 days.

Flight details: Direct 2-hour flight served by Emirates and Kuwait Airways. Prices start from KWD 22. 

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Muscat, Oman

Muscat truly stands as a multifaceted destination, guaranteeing that you’ll finds an ideal blend of adventure, culture, and nature in the city and its surrounding area.

For culture enthusiasts, immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Muscat by exploring historic forts, vibrant souks, and architectural marvels such as the Grand Mosque. Nature lovers, meanwhile, can take a scenic drive to the Jebel Akhdar mountains or hike the trails of Wadi Shab for an immersive encounter with Oman’s natural beauty.

Kuwaiti citizens can enjoy visa-free travel to Muscat, for stays of up to 90 days.

Flight details: Direct 2-hour flight served by Salam Air and Oman Air. Prices start from KWD 23. 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, the vibrant gateway to Saudi Arabia, beckons visitors with its unique blend of tradition and modernity. This bustling city along the Red Sea coast boasts a rich cultural tapestry evident in its historic architecture, bustling souks, and the iconic Floating Mosque.

Kuwaiti citizens can delight in visa-free travel to Jeddah, allowing stays of up to 90 days. 

Flight details: Direct 2-hour flight with Saudia, Jazeera Airways, and Kuwait Airways. Prices start from KWD 31.

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