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    Beach cafes and Marina mall

    by isildur06 Written Apr 16, 2008

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    Social life in Kuwait is limited with shopping malls. Marina mall is located in the beach. Has two parts one in the beach side other on the other side of the way which goes along the beach. Many coffee houses and a food court exists. Interesting thing for me was the real trees and pool inside the mall.

    Actually a Japanese restaurant. Mall with real trees Marina Mall

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  • What the hell is that??..Kuwait Towers !!..I see..

    by pangtidor Updated Apr 16, 2008

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    I bought a t-shirt with Kuwait Towers drawing on it for my friend as a souvenir from Kuwait and he asked me,`What the hell is that?`:-)) Well, it may not be seen as the same as other towers anywhere. This is the trademark of Kuwait, it will be on any of Kuwait souvenirs.. mug, t-shirt, handcrafts, book, cards, towel, etc. So YOU HAVE TO COME TO KUWAIT TOWERS when you visit Kuwait!!See the website for the towers history and details. The entrace fee will be 1KD and keep your ticket for the viewing sphere. The kids under 4years old will not be charged. Kuwait towers have 3towers but the main attraction will be in the main/highest tower. It has the 2levels of viewing sphere (9AM-12MN) and some restaurants (a cafe will be opened at 8AM, see the pic of the welcome board), lower level than the viewing sphere. You may reach them with the lift and the operator will be there for you. You can just tell him if you want to go to the restaurants first or straight to the viewing sphere. The toilet will be facing the main tower`s gate, next to the lift. The lift will be up to the 1st level of viewing sphere, and you have to go by the stairs to reach to the 2nd level. You will see a small cafe there and eat your meal on the table, located on the full round floor, rotating every 30minutes to see the view of Kuwait. You may get coins (250fills each) at the cafe to use the telescope too. The name of the place you are seeing on the glass-wall, will be printed there, in arabic and english. The main tower is 187m height, the second one (water reservoir) is 147m, and the shortest one (electricity control) is 113m.It was officialy opened on March 1,1979, made by Sure Linstrom. Great beach and park at the surrounding area. If you will bring your kids, it will be fun for them to bring their bikes, roller blades to play around or perhaps beach gear when the weather is nice. Many beautiful flowers will be there during spring and summer. Half of the Kuwat flower pics in the my Kuwait travelogues were taken here. Great place for family picnic.

    The View Of The Kuwait Towers Telescope At The Viewing Sphere Viewing Sphere Level 1 Kuwait Towers The Entrance of The Main Tower, Kuwait Towers The Welcome Board of Kuwait Towers
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  • Friday Market, Kuwait flea market

    by pangtidor Updated Apr 16, 2008

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    Friday market is Kuwait`s flea market.You can find the second hand things here for good deal.There are some new items for furnitures,clothes,and carpets too with good prices,though furnitures quality is poor.Good carpets can be found here with reasonable price and good quality.One more thing,you should bargain here for all the things.It is newly renovated from the messy and hot flea market before.You can do shopping conveniently now with more options to see.The entrance will be full of mud for now since the renovation still going on for the parking place.Friday market will be opened from Thursday afternoon untill Saturday afternoon.The best time to go for shopping is Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning,where you still get good items and the place will not be crowded.You may get the good price on Friday though.It is located in Shuwaikh,near Reggae area.There will be many porters with big trolley if you want to buy many things.Just bargain the price with them first before you get one. Bring water and kleenex/tissue paper with you. It will not be a convenient shopping during the rain or sandstorm.

    Friday Market1, furniture area friday Market2, used things area Friday Market`s carpets Friday Market, antiques area
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  • Kuwait Zoo: A Tiny zoo in a tiny country

    by pangtidor Updated Apr 7, 2008

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    Kuwait zoo will be one of the alternatives you may choose for outing when the weather is good. It is a small zoo but will be quite fun for the kids though, with its road train and camel riding. The extreme weather of Kuwait (especially on summer) could not accommodate all types of the animals for the zoo and we can understand that. All the animals will be in the cages (quite small to live in) and fed appropriately. There is a part of the zoo for playground and family picnic but you have to keep your food in the locker area before entering the animal section of the zoo. The entrance fee will be 0.500 KD during holiday and 1 KD for working days. The opening hours will be from 8AM to 8PM. The time will be changed during Ramadan/fasting month. There is one inconvenient thing about the Kuwait zoo you have to know, the unpleasant stinky smell reaches the parking area. Besides that, only a few staff can speak English well. Sadly to say that the cages have easy accesses to the crazy visitors to torture the animals too. It is located in Omariya, nearby the intersection of 5th ring road and Jahra Road.

    Kuwait zoo Road Train Kuwait Zoo
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    See the camel races

    by chizz Written Mar 28, 2008

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    From Nov. to Mar. you can visit the Kuwait Camel Racing Club to see the camel races. Instead of small boys, remote controlled robots are used to race the camels, operated by men in jeeps alongside the track!
    I didn't believe it 'til I saw it! Free to watch. Indoor seating with TV screens but you can go outside to watch and take photos.

    Robot racing a camel Kuwait Camel Racing Club Pre race camel exercising Robots racing camels!

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    Spend a day at a beach club

    by chizz Written Mar 28, 2008

    The Palms Hotel is a nice beach club to spend a day at. They have an excellent gym, sauna and steamroom, tennis courts, exercise classes, several pools, a large sunbathing area, a beach and several places to eat at. You can buy a day pass for around 15 dinars per person.

    Friendly gym instructors The Palms beach

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    Visit Marina Crescent for a meal

    by chizz Written Mar 28, 2008

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    Across the road from Marina Mall is Marina Crescent where you can have something to eat in the various restaurants there. There is outdoor seating with nice views of the small marina. Popular at weekends. You may even see "Exercise Man" working out!!

    Marina Crescent

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    A Tour of the Grand Mosque

    by chizz Written Mar 27, 2008

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    To get an insight into Islam, take a free tour of the Grand Mosque. See inside and out and ask questions. Dress modestly. Women will be given an abaya and head covering to wear if they don't have their own. Starts at 9am (not Fridays).

    Dome of Grand Mosque Inside the Mosque Grand Mosque

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    Visit the Aquarium/Imax Theatre

    by chizz Written Mar 27, 2008

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    The Aquarium is a nice place to visit to see both fish and animals on display. The Imax theatre is in the same building. Costs around 3 dinars pp per activity (£6 approx.) Probably the most expensive thing I did in Kuwait.

    Jelly Fish at Aquarium Stingray

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    Visit Failaka Island by ferry

    by chizz Updated Mar 27, 2008

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    Take a ferry to Failaka Island - the journey takes about 1 and a half hours and the fare is a few pounds pp. To take your car over is not cheap but you can hire a car very cheaply by the hour on the Island. See the bombed house from the Invasion, there is a small resort with accommodation and wave runners can be hired at the beach.

    Wave Runners for hire Bombed house - Failaka Island Smoke bomb from house

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  • Marina Waves

    by pangtidor Written Feb 2, 2008

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    It is a waterfront building, can be reached by a passage way from Marina crescent side. You can recognize the building by its sailing ship shape at the Marina beach. Besides the restaurants, another interesting place will be the 12.5m wall climbing center. You may go for climbing with the professional guide and equipments will be provided with the rental fee. Great view of sunset (look at the pictures) and Kuwait Arabic Gulf Street area. It will be opened at 10AM to 12MN.

    Climbing Wall in Marina Waves Marina Waves
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  • Entertainment City

    by pangtidor Written Feb 2, 2008

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    Entertainment city is the biggest leisure park in Kuwait, located in Al-Doha, west part of Kuwait. Many rides for family and kids and many of them will be included in your entrance ticket. You have to pay for few rides like Tornado and rollercoaster though. It has good theme parks (Arab world, International World, Future World), boat ride, and rail train across the park, and many fast food restaurants within. The entrance fee is 3.500KD but during special occasions (Eid, national day, Independence Day) the entrance fee will be 1KD only. The opening hours will be from 4 to 12PM (summer), 230-1030PM (winter), 10AM-9PM (holiday), and will be closed on Saturdays.

    Entertainment City
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  • GREEN ISLAND

    by pangtidor Written Feb 2, 2008

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    Green Island is a waterfront leisure park on an artificial island, along the Arabic gulf street, nearby Saab area. It is a good place for family picnic, especially for the kids. It has a restaurant, good playground for kids, train road, bicycle rent, good walking path along the beach with Arabic Gulf Street view, and many good points for the outdoor picnic meals. It could be seen like other seaside area along Kuwait beach but the green environment brings another color for a picnic in a desert country. The entrance fee is 0.500KD per person and will be opened from 8AM to 10PM daily.

    Green Island Tower Green Island Playground Green Island
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  • Hawally Park

    by pangtidor Written Jan 17, 2008

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    Hawally Park is one of the amusement park located within Hawally area at the Tunis Street, between Al-Mohalab Mall and Jarir bookstore. It is a small park with some rides, good enough to spend some time with your kids. Some good shops and restaurants will be around this park. The opening hours for the working days will be at 10.30AM-12Noon and 4PM-12MN, whereas the holiday time at 2PM-12MN. The entrance fee is free but you have to pay around 0.250 to 1 KD for each ride.

    Hawally Park
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    Kuwait Towers

    by MM212 Written Jun 27, 2007

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    The iconic needles of Kuwait have become a symbol of the city. They were built in the late 1970s to serve multiple purposes. The highest of the three rises 187 metres and has a rotating restaurant in the top sphere. It also serves as a water tower. The middle needle is a water tower, while the smallest (no sphere) regulates electricity and lights up the other two. The needles are located by the shores of the Gulf and provide a panoramic view of the city and the Gulf.

    The Needles of Kuwait
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