Kuwait Travel Guide

  • Kuwait's lengthy coastline - sandy beach respite
    Kuwait's lengthy coastline - sandy beach...
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  • Things to Do
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  • View of Mesjid Ismail from the west
    View of Mesjid Ismail from the west
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Kuwait Things to Do

  • Marina Waves

    Rock climbing, watersports, a skatepark, fancy shopping and fine dining.. all in one in this concrete complex with sails that looks kind of ungly during the day, but extremely charming at night, when it is lit up in various changing colours.It is three floors high and what makes it different from other malls, is the sports concept, all managed by...

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  • The Kuwait Towers

    The Kuwait Towers: Kuwait City possibly only real landmark: three towers looking out onto the Persian Gulf. The main tower is the one with the two blue, green and gray spheres, housing a variety of halls, a restaurant, lounge and a revolving cafè. The second tower, the one with a single sphere, is a water tower. The third tower, the one that looks...

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  • Sheikh Nasser Mosque: the pyramid mosque

    Sheikh Nasser Mosque is the real name of Kuwait's most peculiar mosque: the the pyramid mosque... which is shaped like a stepped pyramid: the ground floor holds a prayer room for men, while the first floor is dedicated to women. It is located in Salmiya and it is quite an unexpected sight, even if not really graceful. A Belgian archited is behind...

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Kuwait Hotels

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Kuwait Restaurants

  • Great Food and nice people!

    The Early Bird offers great food, environment and service. I would recommend this as a breakfast and brunch spot for anyone craving excellent American-Style comfort food in Kuwait. Yeah I always get the pancakes or the french toast. Sometimes if I feel like I need to be healthy I’ll go with the egg burrito which is excellent. Coffee here is good...

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  • A taste of Everest

    I must admit that, despite having seen several Nepali restaurants in Toronto and been fairly curious about the cuisine, I had never before eaten at a Nepali restaurant. So, when seeing one in Kuwait, I decided to try my luck and was pleasantly surprised. Nepali food shows influences of both Chinese and Indian cuisine, with the obvious adjustments...

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  • Cheap but delicious

    I've bundled all of the restaurants at the Mubarakiya Souq together because they are, for all intents and purposes, really just one restaurant. True, they do compete against one another for customers, but the food they get is all from the same place (the souq) and they all offer Iranian, Kuwaiti and Eastern Mediterranean dishes. My favourite was...

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Kuwait Nightlife

  • Kuwait Nightlife

    I have been travelling to the Middle East for many years, to Kuwait every some weeks. In fact everything is available, but hidden. I saw all kind of liquor from wine over beer to whiskey on private parties, somethimes through connections to US Army or other sources. There are private parties, a lot. But as I am a not drinking any alcohol I do not...

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  • another country is underground

    you can go shopping or eating in any of the good restaurant there which are located by the gulf. no hard drinks is available in public, but there is another life there full of private parties where you can have all kind of drinks and girls .. just get close to the right person. private party might cost you around KD 15 which around $60. all casual...

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  • Dusk at marina

    If you go out for the unbeateble "nightlife" than you should go a bit earlier and enjoy the dusk ... it's beautiful, isn't it ....

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Kuwait Transportation

  • Arriving at Kuwait Airport

    Kuwait Airport is one of the most efficient, simple and friendly airports to arrive at. If you are collecting a visa on arrival watch out for signs to the visa desk which is next to the transfer desk. Collect a ticket number and wait to be called forward. There will be queue jumping, people being escorted and so on, just wait and be patient, your...

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  • Not cheap but not too expensive !!!!

    We arrived in Kuwait with 5 hrs to spend before jumping on our flight to the Doha, so instead of sitting around and doing nothing we decided to hire a car service and look around Kuwait.We found this company next to the minister of communication on the arrivals level ....KGL passenger service...We paid 15 KWD for 4 hrs of car service, we were...

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  • Taxis are cheap!

    Taxis from the airport - and from my Crowne Plaza hotel which is 5 minutes from the airport - are cheap - ask the price of course to lessen the risk of being ripped off - but fuel in Kuwait is so cheap only about £4-£5 to fill a tank - that transport is still one of the cheaper advantages of being in Kuwait.£6/3 dinar is all it costs to go about...

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Kuwait Shopping

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  • Cheap goods for cheap

    As-Souq al-Wataniya is another one of Kuwait's ubiquitous shopping malls. The difference with this one is that it is filled with Indian merchants who sell incredibly cheap and low-quality goods. Perhaps the only thing that you might consider purchasing here is textiles, as there are a number of stores that sell Indian fabrics and garments, which...

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  • Dishadish galore

    Saahel al-Bahrain is definitely not what you would consider to be a premiere clothing store, but the staff here is quite friendly and they are always ready to help you choose the best-fitting dishdasha (Kuwaiti mens' robe). I don't know if any of them speak English, but given that most of the staff is Indian, I would imagine that the answer is yes....

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  • Dining by the water

    Marina Crescent is a sort of annex to Marina Mall. It's connected to the shopping centre by a bridge over Arabian Gulf Street and is right up against the marina for which the mall is named. The vast majority of stores here are restaurants and cafés, but I believe that there are a few other retailers. During the winter months you're able to sit...

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Kuwait Local Customs

  • The Fishermen`s Village of Kuwait City

    The Fishermen were not actually the inhabitants of Kuwait. Most of them were guest workers from the neighboring poor countries. My boyfriend and i have had good time entertaing with them while they were busy fixing their Fishnets. They spoke Arabic but we were able to understand through gestures what they mean. The are not shy but respectful and...

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  • Friendly people in Kuwait City.

    My stay in Kuwait was not enough to discover the unknown. There are too much to see in this short time. I seldome see Kuwaití walking on the Streets. They ride. People we saw working outside were mostly coming from neighboring Countries like pakistan, afghanistan, asians. The culture of Kuwait didn´t prohibit us to communicate and interact with the...

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  • 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...

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Kuwait Warnings and Dangers

  • The Bad and the good Experience in...

    The Bad and the good Experience can serve as a Warning:Every Country I want to visit i used to take Picture about the Highlights of the Land. I knew Water Tower is one of the emphasized symbols of Kuwait City. So, for me it was a must to capture it in my camera. Like a crazy addict, my boyfriend and i took this great opportunity how to go there. We...

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  • Cats! (not the musical)

    I'm not sure if the "warning" section of the site is the best place to put this tip, but I suppose that there is some sort of danger involved in approaching cats. It's quite rare to see dogs in Kuwait, but you will not be at a loss to see cats. There are thousands that are what we would call strays in North America and it's actually quite an odd...

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  • Traffic Accidents

    It would be a severe understatement to say that driving in Kuwait can pose severe challenges to even the most experienced driver. The rate of traffic accidents per 1000 drivers is extremely high. The worst part of it is that the fatality rate is likely a multiple of most Western countries. While I was in Kuwait, five people were killed when a...

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Kuwait Tourist Traps

  • Taxi...

    dont get trapped in +50C heath on the weekend especialy. You will be lucky to get taxi and then to find out that taxi driver doesnt speak any english and have no clue about your hotel :) keep the map with you!!! Taxi is cheap, took us 2dinars to get to the hotel from aquarium.. very little :) which is about 5usd sorry.. no alternative :) keep...

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  • Doha Village

    Many out of date guidebooks talk about visiting the Dhow builders at Doha village. They are long gone. The US army took over Doha in 2004 and turned it into Camp Doha closing roads and sealing the area. Don't waste your time driving out here, there is nothing to see. The US soldiers are happy to have a chat to you when you get there but it is not...

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  • Taxi ripoffs

    Some taxis I've hauled at night have ripped me off asking 5 KD for trips that had cost half as much at daytime. You can try haggling but usually it's not worth the effort (it's not that much money anyway). Avoid hauling and have a taxi come pick you up. You don't need any number, just pick a driver you like and ask him his business card. He'll be...

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Kuwait What to Pack

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring some long sleeved t-shirts and for the winter months (November - March) a light fleece to carry with you if you get cold. In the sun it is never that cold but in shadow and early evening it can feel much colder. In December and January you will wear a fleece or sweater all day. Also in Kuwait people love air conditioning so have something to keep you warm in the malls, restuarants, if you go to meetings or to visit a house. Remember Kuwait is an extremely conservative society, leave short skirts, sleeveless tops, anything vaguely see through or with spaghetti straps at home. If you wear something tight or revealing people will stare, which you will find uncomfortable. Best to err on the side of caution and stick to trousers if you can. For business a smart trouser suit for ladies is the safest option.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring lots and lots and lots of suntan lotion and wear it all the time, even in winter.

    Photo Equipment: There are no decent camera shops in Kuwait, batteries for some reason are very expensive and I think the heat affects them so they don't last very long. I am not sure of the technical reason for not lasting long, I just know they don't last long. Film is not always that new as few people buy film in Kuwait so best to bring it all with you. Don't get your pictures developed in Kuwait, your films will be poorly handled, negatives scratched and the quality of prints is poor, and it is a lot more expensive than Europe or the US. Make sure you bring plenty of memory for your digital camera as again it is expensive to buy cards for your camera.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Invest in a waterproof bag for your valuables, the beaches get very busy and petty theft while very rare, it has been known, so don't let it be you. Getting your passport replaced in Kuwait is not easy, so take it swimming with you.

    Miscellaneous: Plugs are UK style 200volts, so bring battery chargers etc either with a british plug or bring an adaptor, adaptors are easy to find in Kuwait though if you forget.

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Kuwait Off The Beaten Path

  • Kuwait Stock Exchange

    Right in the heart of Kuwait City opposite the Grand Mosque is the Kuwait Stock Exchange. Turn up any weekday (Sunday - Wednesday) between 10am and 1pm to watch one of the richest stock exchanges in the world in action. You will need to look the part to walk in, so dress like you are on business. Once you are inside you will see a real part of...

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  • Mesjid Abu Hariri

    This mosque easily wins the competition for oddest location of a place of worship. It is located in the parking lot of the Cartoon Network World building and does not appear to service any other population other than those who work in the building. That's a shame, because it is a actually a fairly pretty mosque that you would not expect to be in...

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  • Cartoon Network World

    This attraction is not what I would call a traditional one. Rather, it's something that you would probably look forward to visiting if you went somewhere in the US or in Canada. Nevertheless, the sheer number of expats in Kuwait means that there is no shortage of places like this, where kids can go to do things that they could have done at home....

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Kuwait Sports & Outdoors

  • Kuwait Beach Activ.

    There are many places in Kuwait that have Beach Activities here are some Places.*Beach Volley Ball Next to al Sharq Mall there are many nets for groups wishing to play.*JetSkis,Banana Boats,ParaSailing,Diving..In the Hilton resort all beach activites are found. There is a small price to pay for people who arent staying at the hotel.. Im not sure of...

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  • Paintball

    Painball Kuwait field is a large area, around 1/4 acre.large bunkers, foxholes, and 4 castles/buildings. They offer coveralls and chest protectors, and it's a shame I didn't get to try paintball yet.

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Kuwait Favorites

  • Visa for Kuwait

    Hey yes for sure you will need a Visa to enter Kuwait, but, it is different for people with different nationalities, you will find more info at the link below:http://www.kuwait-airport.com.kw/Public/Visa_e.htmAlso where are you travelling to Kuwait from,

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  • Extravagant high and tall Buildings...

    Someone who is fascinated and a lover of modern architecture Kuwait can be of great interest. To visit this City once in life and build your own impression on how Kuwait rapidly developed its loses after the Gulf war is just but nothing to loose. Too many to see, lots to discover! Kuwait is no question but a modern City My most unforgetable memory...

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  • Know your exchange rate !!!!!

    Ok, this was my first trip to Kuwait, so it's very important is that you know the exchange rate for the country you reside in.....The ATM minimal withdraw is 20 KWD which equals $70 US dollars, be careful don't think the Kuwaiti dinar is low, it's the total opposite !!!! Watch it !!!!

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