The local currency is Kuwaiti dinar (KWD) It is subdivided to 1,000 Fils. One Kuwaiti dinar equals about 3.4 US dollar (subject to exchange rates). Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks or other accredited establishments. These facilities are available at the airport too. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) are generally accepted in foreign-friendly restaurants and shops.
Arabic is the official language of the country, but English is commonly used.