Movenpick Hotel Kuwait
Free Trade Zone, P.O. Box 713, 13008, Kuwait
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Minaret of Abu Hariri Mosque
not bad for 4 hours !!!!
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Short trip kuwait
I am planning a trip to Kuwait in the coming months. Anything worth seeing apart from Kuwait city in a 8 days time ?
I thought of spending 3-4 days somewhere other than in Kuwait city. Any tips ?
A friend of mine working in the oil sector - that I have lost touch with - suggested it is also a good place for working. I would like to get in touch with people working in the financial sector in order to have this view confirmed. Anybody of you working in that sector can reply to this posting and give me suggestions for places to visit and impressions regarding his working experience there ? It would be nice to meet once I am there. Of course replies from anyboy willing to help are very wellcome
Thank you to everybody helping
RE: Short trip kuwait
You can visit Kuwait Museum which is about the old life in Kuwait, it is in Kuwait city close to the sea, close to it is Albader house which is a very old Kuwati house with some historical Pictures. Also you can go to the old Downtown (old souk), that is called "almubarakiah Souk", it is in the heart of Kuwait city. There are malls which have Cafés and modern stores, like Alraya mall (attached to Cortyard hotel), Marina mall in (Salmiyah area), Alcout mall in (Fahaheel area). There are beaches if you like waking, new and old fasion restaurants. the things which is anoying in Kuwait is the driving and the immoral acts of some poeple with girls and Ladies. Working in Kuwait is Financially OK in some cases, it depends on where to work or what kind of Business you are involved with, I Really can't help you regarding this point.
RE: Short trip kuwait
I would like to work in Kuwait in the financial sector as well. Be careful anyway, not to post anything regarding job requests, which is not allowed, othrwise you are going to be cancelled by this site !!!! I know this owing to personal experience.
I am working in Italy in the financial sector as well.
How come you have chosen Italy67 as a nickname ? I am by chance Italy66, what a confusion !!
Travel Tips for Kuwait
Know when to visit!!!
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Islam uses a lunar calendar where each month begins with the sighting of the new moon. Because the lunar calendar is about 11 days shorter than the solar calendar used elsewhere, Islamic holidays "move" each year. Therefore, the first day of Ramadan will be around mid-October for most of the world except Northern Europe and Northern Asia.
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims must refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, marital relations or getting angry during the daylight hours which is between 5:00 a.m. (morning) and 5:30 p.m. (evening). In addition, those fasting are supposed to refrain from bad habits - lying, getting angry, and using bad language as well as to be more diligent in prayer and give to charities.
• Most restaurants will be closed during the day. The Government Institutions might alter their working schedule throughout the month. Restaurants will be opened in evening and late till night. In Ramadan, most of shopping by Muslims are done in late hours starting from 9:00 to 1:00. The last ten days all the shopping malls will be crowded with people and you would be advised to refrain from shopping in these ten days.
• Traffic jams from the afternoon rush hour start earlier as many people leave earlier than usual to break the fast with family and friends. The last hour - that is 4:00 till 5:00 most of roads will have traffic jam problems specially going in and out of Kuwait city and Salamiya.
• In any public place, if you are found eating you may get fined or any Muslim can create a problem for you and the law will protect him instead of you.
• Visitors should also avoid smoking, eating, chewing gum, or drinking water in any public place outside the Hotel as it is also not allowed in public places.
• During the last ten days the traffic towards Saudi Arabia will increase. This means our main roads to and from Saudi will be crowded and more accidents expected. Please drive very carefully in these ten days.
Its a good idea to bring sunblock in summer as it is extremely hot and the sun is very harsh. Carry water with you as you can become very dehydrated quite easily if you are not used to kuwaits climate.
Ice Cold Drinks in the middle of the Desert
If you are heading South to the Saudi Border or North to the Iraqi Border you will see trucks in the middle of nowhere selling things. Stop and buy a freezing cold drink buried in ice. The guys selling things love have their photo taken and often speak english. There is not much to see in the desert in Kuwait so this is a welcome stop and a good chance to get an unusual photograph. The trucks are often near a Beduin Community and if you are lucky you may also find someone happy to have a chat and show you round. The easiest way to get out to the desert is to find Highway Number 40 and head out of the city in a straight line, next stop is the Saudi Border and don't worry you will not head into Saudi Arabia by accident you will be stopped at a well guarded border post first.
Hardrock - Best Souvenirs in Kuwait
The Hardrock cafe is just South of Marina Crescent on the waterfront. the glass pyramid gives great views from every table, the food is better than most Hardrocks I have been to and the service is invariably great. Kuwait has a limited tourist market and even more limited tourist souvenirs, the shop at the Hardrock is a good stop off for T-shirts and camels from Kuwait.
very very small.. little mall that maybe you can visit aquarium since there will be not much to do in Kuwait and then watch Imax, seems they have more Muslim type Imax that nowhere else I saw.. like 'trip to Meka'. Little bit to spend time to do something while is nothing to do :) we spend 30min there and maybe more in souvenir shop :)
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