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Kuwait Chemical Society
P. O. Box: 39151, Nuzhah 73052, Kuwait.
Tel: +965-22510351
Fax: +965-22525930
E-mail: kcckcs@hotmail.com


The name is a diminutive of an Arabic word meaning "fortress built near water". The word Kuwait came from the small Kout (or castle) of Bin Eree'er who was the prince of Bani Khaled tribe. Tribes came mainly from central Arabia (specifically the region of Nejd), and from northern Arabia.

Strategically located at the northern end of the Arabian Gulf, the state of Kuwait covers 17,820 Sq. km including 9 islands. Kuwait’s local authorities are split into six governorates of which Kuwait city is the capital. The capital city is currently undergoing dramatic transformation with new architectural wonders popping up all over the city. Kuwait extends its traditional Arab hospitality (Karam Al-Arab) to foreigners who can enjoy both safety and freedom.

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Entry Visa

All participants require an entry visa to Kuwait. Entry visas can be obtained from the Kuwait embassy in the home country. In countries where there is no Kuwait embassy, Kuwait University will arrange visas for participants who will send copies of their passports to the address indicated above before 31st January 2008.

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Health regulations

There are no vaccination requirements to enter Kuwait.


In case of sickness or accident during the Conference, the participant should immediately notify a member of the organising committee. Participants are advised to ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage, either at their own expense or at the expense of their nominating organization, for sickness, accident, temporary disability, death and third-party risk covering the entire duration of the Conference and the journey to and from the Conference site. Neither the KCC2010 nor the host organization accepts responsibility or liability for such contingencies. It is essential that participants be medically fit to participate fully in the Conference.

Customs regulations

Certain items cannot be taken into Kuwait, such as drugs, pork and alcoholic beverages; attempts to bring such items into the country will lead to serious penalties.

Currency and exchange rate

The unit of currency in Kuwait is the Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD), which is equal to 1000 fils. There are banknotes based on 20, 10, 5, 1 dinar and 500 and 250 fils and coins of 100, 50, 20, 10, and 5 fils.

Kuwaiti Dinars are convertible and there are no restrictions on overseas remittances. Currency exchange is available in most banks, hotels and foreign exchange outlets in the city.

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Credit cards

All major credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

Time zone

The local time in Kuwait is GMT + 3 hours.

Climate and clothing

In March, the average temperature in Kuwait ranges between 10° C during the night and 25° C during the day. Occasional showers are expected.

Electric current

The power supply is 220-240 volts 50 cycles.

Local transportation

Chauffeured cars and taxis are the best means of transportation in Kuwait City. Taxis designated by red plates are easily hired at hotels.

Transport will be provided to and from designated hotels to the Meeting place for the start and after the end of the sessions.

  Main Sponsors  
  MOSAL (Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor)
AWQAF (Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation)
  Equate (Equate Petrochemical Company)
KCCI (Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry)

  KCS (Kuwait Chemical Society)
KFAS (Kuwait foundation for Advancement of Science)
IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry)
Kuwait University
KISR(Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research)
PAAET (Public Authority for Applied Education and Training)

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