The Convention Center & Royal Suites
P.O. Box 713 Safat, Kuwait City, 13008, Kuwait
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Jumping for Kuwait
Could be anywhere in the western world !!!!
Kuwait's latest skyscraper next to Arraya
Cat on the beach
boredom in the gulf
can anyone tell me what i can do after the dally job with my time to get some little fun?I have newly moved in to kuwait and have no friend.Well I just think I will one day see some cute ladies to chat with.
RE: boredom in the gulf
Well you're not in the easiest of countries for a single person. My best advice to you would be to join a club. Diving is popular, especially with single teachers - try the British Sub Aqua Club, who hold weekly social functions and you don't have to be a diver to join. They have spin off activities such as darts. The Kuwait Little Theatre is also a good place to meet people, but that seems to have gone quiet lately. There's other clubs around such as football, cricket, as well as the notorious Hash (running).
Travel Tips for Kuwait
If you have an accident you must stay with the vehicle and not attempt to move it. It is an offence to leave the scene of an accident before the police arrive.
Kuwait is a Muslim state and Islamic customs, in public, are strictly observed.
In public, general modesty of behaviour and dress is expected. Women who wear shorts or tight-fitting clothes, in particular in downtown areas, are likely to attract unwelcome attention.
The importation of narcotics, alcohol, pork products and obscene material are forbidden and can lead to imprisonment. Penalties for drug trafficking include the death sentence. Drunken behaviour in public or driving under the influence of alcohol is punishable by a fine or imprisonment and/or deportation and the withdrawal of the driving licence.
Photography near government, military and industrial sites, particularly oil fields, is forbidden.
Homosexual behaviour is illegal. So is any public display of affection between men and women.
Co-habiting in Kuwait is illegal. If you wish to live with your partner in the same house, you need to be married.
National Day 25 February
National Day 2008 on the 25th together with Liberation Day on the 26th february celebrates the 47th anniversary of the indedependence of Kuwait.
As a tiny nation it certainly was clear that this was a significant celebration - the family I visited had National Day brooches with ribbons in the Kuwaiti flag colours and flashing lights! The Crowne Plaza Hotel where I stayed was decorated in many Kuwaiti flags and full length strips of cloth in the national colours as were many of the prominent or national buildings or hotels around the city.
OUt on the streets children were seen to wearing outfits made up in the Kuwaiti colours either on display at traffic roundabouts with police escorts! or at relaxing with their families aliong the beach or whereever I saw children such as visiting the Kuwait Towers. all sorts of items that displayed the Kuwaiti flag were for sale and being bought by families!
Many cars driving along the roads had flags and were hooting, full of people yelling out or throwing white confetti out the window.
Down at the souks not only the National Day decorations but many items I saw for sale such as childrens outfits in the Kuwaiti colours.
Obviously this is a significant occasion to the National Identity of the people of Kuwait and celebrated as so.
Sharq is a part of the historic core of Kuwait City and, as a result, it can be a rather dense part of the city. In fact, Sharq doesn't have the same number of luxury mansions other areas do and many of its residents appear to be Indian and Pakistani immigrants. There are some shoddy-looking apartment blocks, in the middle of which you find this exquisite Sunni mosque with its beautiful minarets. This structure lis surrounded by apartment complexes. The cream colour of the walls is accented by intricate geometric patterns that represent a common theme in Arab architecture. The minarets are quite typical of the Gulf or Arab style, unlike the very thin Turkish ones that you see in the Balkans. This mosque was evidently built or restored after the War, at the expense of its patron Ibrahim Ismail, whose name now adorns the entrance to the mosque.
Sit with the guys
These are actually two restaurants, but, in true Kuwaiti form, they are likely owned by the same people and utilize the same kitchen. Both are Iranian restaurants that offer Kuwaiti dishes in addition to Iranian ones. One of the greatest draws to this restaurant is that it allows you to sit with the old men (and the young ones) and eat in traditionally Arab city fashion. Not that you get to sit on cushions or anything, but the restaurant is packed with older men drinking tea, eating kebabs and talking loudly with each other and the waiters. Of course, that generally means that women should not eat at the tables (even in the company of men), so the experience is a bit limited. The restaurant does all sorts of kebabs, my favourites of which were the lamb meat ones (either ground meat or chunks of the meat). They also have fairly good marag bamia (okra stew) and flat bread. I wouldn't recommend the hummous here, because of the healthy dose of canola oil put on it (as everywhere in Kuwait) and the general lack of garlic. The staff goes above and beyond the general expectation of friendliness and is extremely helpful. There aren't really menus and the staff don't speak English, so you should probably only attempt this restaurant if you speak Arabic or are feeling adventurous. I loved the lamb kebabs. The meat chunks were obviously fresh and cooked without spices or marinade, so you could really taste the meat. Together with their flat bread, it was a sure bet for a good meal.
Nice blend of Scandinavian and Middle Eastern
This place inside the Radisson SAS hotel was quite a pleasant surprise. After having turned down the Peacock for its whopping prices, I entered this corner place with a view to the garden together with a colleague. It was a Saturday night, so it was half-empty (weekend here is Thu and Fri!), but the fish was fresh and the salad well done. My colleague tried their 4 KD buffet and said it was nice and fresh. A very good experience overall They have a series of plates entitled "food for thought", basically healthy stuff. I had a chili-coated tuna steak that was juicy and spicy to the right point. Greetings to the cook!
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The Convention Center & Royal Suites
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Address: P.O. Box 713 Safat, Kuwait City, 13008, Kuwait