All tourists, except Gulf State citizens, need to obtain a visa to enter Kuwait.  This being said, there is a list of 34 countries whose citizens can arrive and get the visa at the airport.  

Along with the need for a visa, visitors must also carry a valid passport. Kuwait has a strict rule that any foreigner who has ever traveled to Israel – with an Israeli stamp in their passport – will not be allowed to enter the country of Kuwait . Therefore, anyone with such a stamp should either make special arrangements with the Kuwaiti government, or simply not plan on visiting this country.

For travelers who want to fly to Kuwait , the airport most commonly used is the Kuwait International Airport . The terminal building has been recently renovated and is quite pleasant and spacious. The airport is located about ten miles from Kuwait City, going on the freeway it will take about 20 minutes to reach town. Potential visitors should be forewarned that airfare to Kuwait is usually quite expensive. Upon arrival, tourists and visitors will also need to set aside plenty of money to pay for a taxi to transport them to their hotel. An alternate form of transportation is the public bus system, but that turns out to be a bit a challenge to figure out (and who likes to stand on a bus stop a 40 degree celsius?).   For those travelling to the region, Jazeera airways or Air Arabia both offer an alternative cheaper air travel to Kuwait, Jazeera is based in Kuwait, and Air Arabia is based in Sharjah, UAE.

Only licenced "airport taxies" are permitted to pick up passengers from the airport. The fares are pre-determined and are posted inside each taxi. The prices are fairly stiff. Alternatively if one has a reservation with a hotel, most international branded hotels will provide transport for free (saves you 25 USD right there). So in this case it is wise to have a reservation.

There is a ferry service between Kuwait and Iran almost on a daily basis.  The ferry departs from Shuwaikh Port, a five minute drive from Kuwait City, and arrives Khoram Sheher or Abadan in Iran.  The trip takes about 4 hours and usually departs Kuwait anytime between 10am-noon. 

Hotels are plentiful and new property growth is steady. Most of the hotels are clustered in two main areas, Kuwait City and Salmiya, which are about 10 miles apart. The City is the main business and commercial district and is situated in the boundries of old Kuwait, while Salmiya is more like a residential area and contains many malls and shopping venues.