About Kuwait

Kuwait is a country located in Middle East, overlooking the Arabian Gulf Sea. Saudi Arabia, and Iraq are its neighbors. Kuwait's population is 4.2 million as of 2016. Islam is the state religion, and the official language is Arabic, although English is widely spoken. Kuwait's capital is Kuwait City and its currency is called the Kuwaiti Dinar (1000 fils). Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy ruled by the al-Subah family. Kuwait has gone through major developments after discovering oil in 1920s. It has advanced rapidly in every aspect of life.

Today, the city has high-rise buildings, a busy port, shopping malls that sell the latest products, and an extensive petrochemical industry.

What To See and Do in Kuwait?

The Kuwait Towers: offer a panoramic view of the magnificent city. The beautiful towers have won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1980. In addition to its beautiful design, the Kuwait Towers have a revolving viewing level and also store millions of gallons of water.

Kuwait Opera House: Formally known as The Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre (JACC), is a prominent cultural centre in Kuwait, located on the Gulf Road in the capital Kuwait City. It is the largest cultural centre and opera house in the Middle East. The cultural centre is part of the new Kuwait National Cultural District (KNCD).

The Grand Mosque (Al-Masjid Al-Kabir): is the largest mosque in Kuwait. This mosque is an example of different traditional Islamic architectural styles using modern construction technology. Construction of the 45,000 square meter building began in 1979 and was completed in 1986 at a cost of about KD 14 million. It has become one of Kuwait's most treasured landmarks.

The Scientific Centre: is a cultural achievement and educational facility enriched with knowledge, which portrays fascinating architectural design that reflects Islamic art and culture. The walls contain ceramic depictions of stories that tell of Kuwait's history. The main building is comprised of three main attractions: the Aquarium, Discovery Place and IMAX Theater.

AL-Hashemi and Al-Boom: those are two great dhows at SAS hotel. The Hashimi is the largest wooden Arabic dhow in the world. It's even recorded on the Guinness World Records. It's 80.4 m long, 18.7 m wide and weighs an estimated 2,500 tons. It cost many millions of dollars. And Al-Boom is a seafood restaurant. In addition, there is a dhow museum next to them. They're worth a look.

Failaka Island: is considered to be the most important historical place in Kuwait and is full of landmarks representing different culture and historical eras, from the end of the 3rd millennium B.C until modern times. There are more islands on the coast of Kuwait like Bubiyan, Miskan, Warba, Auhha, Umm Al-Maradim, Umm Al-Naml, Kubbar and Qaruh. Taking a boat trip to one of these islands, can be a remarkable experience.

Al-Sadu house: (Bayt Al-Sadu) is the centre of Bedouin art where visitors have the opportunity to view Bedouin women hand weaving carpets, rugs, camel bags and tent screens.

The Liberation Tower: in Kuwait is the tallest structure situated in Kuwait. It is regarded as the symbol of Kuwaiti liberation and the unique sign of country's renaissance. This landmark located in the heart of Kuwait City was started in 1987 as part of the development of the communication system in Kuwait. The work stopped during the Iraqi invasion and was resumed after liberation.

Al-Kout Fahaheel Waterfront: is Kuwait most exciting waterfront development that is built around two retail piers, projecting proudly into the sea. Al Kout offers a unique shopping experience with a mix of over 100 international and regional brands as well as serving the local community with a traditional market for fresh fish, meat and vegetables.

Al-Sharq Waterfront: (Souk Sharq) is without a doubt, the most popular mall in Kuwait. The mall include a Festival Marketplace with two Anchor Stores, in-line Retail and Specialty Shops together with 12 Restaurants and a large Food Court. It also includes a 350-boat Pleasure Marina and Dhow Harbor with Fishing Pier, Fish Market with a fish Auction Hall.

The Avenues: which is the largest mall in Kuwait. The Avenues offers it's shoppers around 250 stores, 35 restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, a family entertainment centre and a food court that is veritable Theatre of Food. In Addition to this, Anchor tenants so far are Carrefour, Ikea, 10 screen cinema "Cinescape" as well as Al Shaya Group.

Other Places To Visit

  • Heritage Souq
  • Al-Qurain Museum
  • Marina Mall
  • Al-Shaab Leisure Park
  • Fish Market
  • Bayt Lothan
  • Kuwait Zoo
  • Aqua Park
  • National Museum
  • Dickson House
  • Entertainment City
  • Tareq Rajab Museum
  • Seif Palace
  • Green Island
  • Bayt Al-Badr
  • Messilla Water Village