- What is the symbol for the KWD?
The symbol for the Kuwaiti dinar is د.ك or KD
- What are the most commonly-used coins for the Kuwaiti dinar?
The most commonly used coins in Kuwait are the 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 fils.
- Who issues the Kuwaiti dinar?
The Central Bank of Kuwait issues the Kuwaiti dinar.
The Low Down on Kuwaiti Currency
د.ك or KD
Central Bank of Kuwait
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1⁄4, 1⁄2, 1, 5, 10, 20 dinars
1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 fils
The official currency in Kuwait is the dinar which is abbreviated to the currency code KWD. The dinar is subdivided into 1,000 fils and is the world’s highest valued currency ( https://moneyinc.com/most-expensive-currencies-in-the-world)
The dinar was introduced in 1960 to replace the Gulf rupee, and initially it was equal to 1 pound sterling.
When Kuwait was invaded by Iraq in 1990, the Iraqi dinar replaced the Kuwaiti dinar; however following liberation the Kuwaiti dinar was reinstated in 1991.
Unlike many other Middle Eastern currencies, Kuwait has a coin worth 0.2 of a dinar rather than the typical 0.25.
What to spend your dinars on**:
Local bottle of beer
Cup of coffee
3 course meal for two
Entry to Kuwait Towers
Fresh loaf of bread
Must-sees in Kuwait
Buying Kuwaiti dinars online is easy
Order Kuwait dinar online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home
- 1. Click the ‘Buy KWD Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose how to get it
Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.
- 3. Pay online
Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.
^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.
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