Ibis Salmiya

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Salmiya Area 71 Block 8 Salem Mubarak Street, Kuwait City, 24755, Kuwait
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Average
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Poor
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 27% less than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Families83
  • Couples72
  • Solo82
  • Business77

More about Ibis Salmiya

Try Their Shawarma!!

by pangtidor about Arabic Cafes

When you are in Kuwait, like any other arab countries, try to eat shawarma!! It will be like a sandwich, with the marinated chicken or motton filling,cut into small pieces. Get shawarma with arabic koobus dough (like tortilla).The shawarma kinda like burrito. Try some of the shawarma stand and decide which one best for your taste. The great shawarma I have ever tasted so far in Kuwait are in The Sultan Center Salmiya, Ikea`s cafe, Bu Khalifah in Kuwait City, KURDO in Salmiya next to Al Fanar shopping complex (nearby Dunkin Donuts), JAWHARA (will be written in arabic only, located in salmiya area, across american beauty center,nearby Mark and Spencer). Try to eat shawarma with the pickles.Mmmmmmm.

Thoraya Mall Kuwait

by ria1

Thorya Mall (Salem Al-Mubarak St, Salmiya)is a tiny little luxury mall which houses the shops of Alberta Feretti, Chloe, Roberto Cavalli, and Cacherel, amonst others. If you are into luxury shopping its worth a visit, but if you are on a budget give it a miss.

Al-Fanar Mall Kuwait

by ria1

Al-Fanar mall (Salem Al-Mubarak St, Salmiya)has my favourite movie theatre The seats are stadium style so noone's beehive get in your view. They also have Zara, Mango, B & O, MAC, Godiva, Tiffany, Gucci, River Island, Claire's to name a few of the shops. There is a great mix of variety. There is great steak place called Entrecote too. Al-Fanar is a bright building which is very well kept. Here you can also find Lenotre and Dalyou restaurants. However I like to go for the steak and the movies.
Malls to skip over: Al-Bustan, Laila Gallery, Galleria 2000, Central Paza(All on Salem Al-Mubarak St, Salmiya).

Dining Out:

One of the...

by Divingmouse

Dining Out:

One of the favourite pastimes for Kuwaitis is eating. Obesity is rife, and a quick look through the yellow pages 'restaurant' section show you why. There is even a street is Salmiya that is commonly referred to as 'Restaurant Street'. For the frugal, Shwarma shops appear on every street corner, disguised with all manner of misspelling of 'Restaurant', curry shops abound and there are an infinite number of fast food outlets, the best of which are Fuddruckers, TGI Friday’s and Wolfgang Puck, all on the Salmiya coast road, there was even a fish and chip shop, but this seems to have folded. However for the more discerning palate, there are several high class eateries, some of which are listed below:

Sea Food restaurants can be found in the Holiday Inn and Meridien Hotels.

Chinese and Italian are served at the SAS Radisson which also hosts 'Al Boom', which is a Dhow turned into a restaurant, but is very expensive and should be used for special occasions only (unless someone else is paying).

The best Indian restaurant -Tipu Sultan, can be found on the top floor of the Oasis Hotel, with great Japanese being available back at the Holiday Inn.

The best of the rest include:

The Tourist (Indian) - Good food and reasonable prices, tel. 241 1702

Koryo Kwan - A Korean restaurant in the Carlton Tower Hotel (ask for the 'Special' tea) tel. 245 2740

Bangkok Garden (Thai & Filipino) tel. 241 6703

White Elephant (Thai) By the Safat post office.

In Mangaf there is the small, but excellent 'Golden & Silver Spoons' who do home delivery - 372 6695

Mughal Mahal (Indian) second only to Tipu Sultan have two locations, one in the city - 242 5131 and one in
Fahaheel - 391 5550

For Chinese try Gulf Royal with three locations, Fahaheel - 392 5390, Salmiya - 571 0448 and Hawalli - 262 2770

Mexican is served at Chi Chi’s on the Salmiya coast, tel. 562 5811

Prego serve Italian food in Salmiya High Street, tel. 572 2364

Also in Salmiya is La Fresh, which has wonderful international cuisine and can be reached on ??????? (not listed - must go there again sometime)

It is also worth bearing in mind that outside the hotels, most restaurants will do home deliveries, often for free.

Tipping:

The idea does not seem to have caught on here apart from in the large hotels, with the exception of black bin bags that are ‘Fly Tipped’ at the side of the road.

Slums

by baronedivandastad

There is a gloomier side to Kuwait City than the high-rise buildings of Salmiya. Scattered around the whole city, you'll still find the residuals of the oil boom of the 1960s. These low-rise buildings are unmaintained at the best and crumbling down at the worst, and are inhabited by immigrants, usually coming from the Indian continent.

A stark contrast is the presence of dozens of enormous and shiny satellite dishes on top of houses that barely stand up. Evidently, TV is more important than everything in some cultures.

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Forum Posts

Ladies Gym in Salmiya?

by soul_fluff

hi I've just moved to Salmiya and would like to find a ladies gym nearby, does anyone know of some good ones with a pool? many thanks!

RE: Ladies Gym in Salmiya?

by belarte

Hello there ! Just seen your quiery , well me oo looking for a gym as i'm desperate to loose some pounds . Any luck in finding a gym in Salmiya , pls give me also the details, i'm staying in Hawally. Thank you

good luck !

RE: RE: Ladies Gym in Salmiya?

by soul_fluff

hi I joined the gym at the Holiday Inn, it's quiet, clean and well equipped and one of the cheapest I found too! They're currently building an extension so will soon be even bigger. Outdoor pool, sauna, spa as well.

Re: Ladies Gym in Salmiya?

by mubarrah

there is al mabroor health club opp sana in salmiya........in the same bldg s oriental restaurant

Re: Ladies Gym in Salmiya?

by mel.capricorn

even i ned to know if there are any gyms in salmiya for ladies

24 hours in Kuwait.

by Vulindlela

What should I do or see?

I will be staying at Le Meridien.

Is it easy to get around? Can I walk to different places?

RE: 24 hours in Kuwait.

by siinq8

Le Meridien is by the Gulf Road in Bnerid Al Gar. It's not really close to anything of interest other than Kuwait Towers so you will need to take a taxi. Kuwait towers are probably one of the most famous landmarks in Kuwait and are actually water towers, but you can actually go up the largest one where there is a rotating observation platform as well as a restaurant with excellent views over the city and Arabian Gulf.

The old souks (tell the taxi driver to take you to Souk Al Mubarakia)
in Kuwait city are worth a visit if you want to see the real Middle East. Here you can see spices, dates, fish, meat, clothes, carpets, etc. on sale in small shops. There's one area here commonly known as The Heritage Souks which sells antiques which is worth a browse, but beware, not everything is antique! Bargain hard.

The Scientific Centre contains an aquarium, a childrens discovery place, Imax theatre and a nice gift shop in a rather fancy building. It is on the Gulf Road in Salmiya quite close to Marina Mall. Marina Mall is one of Kuwaits biggest shopping malls and is quite nice if you want designer stuff. You may find it a bit small compared to malls in the US. A glass bridge takes pedestrians from Marina Mall across the Gulf Road to Marina Crescent which is a large selection of cafes and restaurants set in a crescent around a marina. Souk Sharq which is further along the Gulf Road in Kuwait city has amazing architecture with fake wind towers, Islamic tiling, etc. and is also set against a marina. It is a nice mall although it does not have such a large selection of shops as Marina Mall. Look out for teh funky water clock in the main entrance hall!

Beit Sadu is dedicated to weaving and you can see Bedouin women making various woven goods which you can buy.

The area around a restaurant called "Beit Sabbah" (or "House Seven") is lovely as it is full of old traditional Kuwaiti buildings (a rarity here) that have been restored. The restaurant is quite nice and I believe there are a few more there now.

www.kuwait-info.com/sidepages/tourism_placesofiterest.asp lists some more of the tings to do, most of which are a short taxi drive away.

Enjoy your stay!

RE: RE: 24 hours in Kuwait.

by Vulindlela

I appreciate your information.
Thank you.

RE: 24 hours in Kuwait.

by mikelove

Dear Friend,
Greetings and best wishes.
I am mike from Kuwiat, Welcome to Kuwait. I am part time tourist guide willing to help you. Please keep in touch . I can help you to enjoy your stay in Kuwait. There are lot of things to see here.

Mike
Please send email to lisahot7@yahoo.com

RE: RE: 24 hours in Kuwait.

by Vulindlela

Hello to you,
I am going to arrive on Thursday evening(June 1).
I will try to contact, but I will not have computer access.
Thank you.

Residence Types Kuwait

by Abbow

Hi!

I was wondering if it is typical or possible to find a furnished suite or a studio to rent for one person for about 4-5 months in Kuwait.
Any ideas or experiences?
Special areas I should ask for?
How much to expect for this kind of residences?
I don't want an apartment on yearly basis.
If anybody has an idea, please post it.

Thanks,
Abbow

RE: Residence Types Kuwait

by aymank

there are 2 buildings i know of on or near baghdad street in salmiya. they have 1 bedroom apartments which provide cleaning services everyday and are fully furnished. cost per month is around KD 500-600.
the first is on the corner of haroun al-rashid street and baghdad "al-tijariya al-ikaria"
the other is called "hala". if you are on baghdad street, turn right at DODO restaurant. go straight to the next main street and you will see in front of you on the right corner a white and green windows building. it is usually full.

there is a third building near bedaa round about. dunno its name but if u look in, it is the tallest building. they have furnished apartments which run at around KD 300 or less. not serviced. reasonable quality but definitely not great. i tayed there for a year.

good luck!

RE: RE: Residence Types Kuwait

by Abbow

Thanks Ayman,

I'll try to check those buildings when I'm there.
Hope I'll find somthing!

Regards,
Abbow

RE: RE: Residence Types Kuwait

by Abbow

Hi Ayman,
You've kindly mentioned Salmiya, Baghdad street. But I couldn't find such a street name on the map, specially that it's "Baghdad", you know!!
I can see streets such as "Khansa","Hamad al Mubarak","Cairo","Arabian Gulf","Salem al Mubarak","Amman" and etc.
Do you think the name has changed or something? or toward which block of salmiya is Baghdad st. located?

Thanks,
Abbow

RE: RE: Residence Types Kuwait

by aymank

yes i think they did change the name of the street, but i don't know what is the name of the new street. People still call it baghdad here.
If you can find road #35, going out of kuwait and into salmiya, the part inside salmiya is baghdad. I think it is bloc 6 of salmiya. It is also the 1 st major parallel to Gulf road in salmiya.

if the map is online, let me know which one it is, and i will try to help there.

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 Ibis Salmiya

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Address: Salmiya Area 71 Block 8 Salem Mubarak Street, Kuwait City, 24755, Kuwait