Actually, it was refused. Because the sales assistants had no clue what it was. So this is a wee bit worrying if the rest of Kuwait doesn't know this is the new Kuwaiti currency. My maid almost threw mine in the bin. I suppose you could insist on them taking your money, after all it's their fault for not getting jiggy with it.
Hello Kuwait, time for a new currency press campaign and quick.
Have just checked Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwaiti_dinar needs updating with the new notes, people.
As does Google images https://www.google.com/search?q=kuwaiti+currency&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&rlz=1I7RNMZ_en-GBKW595&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=1AOzU422BeKt0QWm5IHoBQ&ved=0CDoQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=589
I'm thinking might be best to take the old dinars if you're going to be in Europe or anywhere outside of Kuwait this summer.