Kuwait Things to Do

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Kuwait Things to Do

  • Al Hamra Tower

    Completed in 2011, Al Hamra Tower pierces the Kuwait City skyline to an impressive height of 412 metres. Its original and stunning design is by the famous architectural firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, known for designing countless skyscrapers, including Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Within the building is a shopping complex, offices, and a rooftop...

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  • New Construction

    Kuwait City has finally caught up with the construction boom affecting other Gulf cities. It started here a little later. Although construction here is still on a smaller scale than Dubai or Abu Dhabi, some of the new architecture is interesting, such as the twisting building in the attached photograph. Nevertheless, the urban planning in Kuwait is...

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  • Liberation Tower

    The Kuwait Liberation Tower was completed in 1993 and named so to commemorate the liberation of the country from the Iraqi occupation. Construction of the tower actually began before the invasion and was halted during the occupation. The tower was to be named the Kuwait Communcations Tower, but it was replaced by a more symbolic name after its...

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  • Visa and living with my boyfriend

    Hi!My boyfriend will go in kuwait and work there. He will have accommodation, because in the agreement stays that they will give him that. So if i go there, can i stay with him in the same apartment, we are not married, and if i cant, what should i do. Im from Macedonia and he is from Hungary. And what about visa, where they will give me, at the...

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  • Mosque at Ali Al Salem

    This is a run-down mosque at Ali Al Salem near Jahra. Not much here and it doesn't seem to be used much except by the guy in the run-down car. This little mosque is on Ali al Salem Air Base.

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  • The Scientific Center

    In search of life and things to do in Kuwait, we went to the previously unknown or unheard of World Famous SCIENTIFIC CENTER. It was pretty cool. Cost us $9.00USD each to go to the Aquarium. Had we had a little more time, we would have checked out the IMAX theater to catch a nap in the AC, but we were FAR too preoccupied with leaving the country by...

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  • Liberation Tower

    This is Kuwait's tallest building and at a height of 372 m claims to be the fifth-tallest communications tower in the world.

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  • Kuwait City

    Kuwait City is probably the first place that comes to mind when you mention Kuwait. Although I have spent limited time in Kuwait, I have yet to explore Kuwait City as much as I would like to.

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  • Pro Kart Kuwait

    Pro Kart is an advanced Go Kart coming with 2 engines for higher speed. It's already opened in Kuwait recently. Location is behind Kuwait International Airport and opposite of Khitan Area. Timing is from 19:00 to 00:00. Check their website www.prokartkw.com

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  • Things to do in Kuwait

    1. There are activities - socials - that you could get involved in like there is a Bikers' Club, if you'd like to bike around the desert on better days. better weather conditions. There is more than one scuba diving club (I don't know what you specifically like to do).....There are also book clubs - try Diwan Book Club which is relative new and...

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  • Sample the local cuisine

    Go anyplace both in the larger cities (Kuwait City, Fahaheel, etc.) or just one of the thousands of of small "hole in the wall" merchants who have set-up little shops and sample some of the local or international cuisine. The smell of freshly baked Arabic Pita bread, with chicken, beef or lamb freshly grilled and wrapped in a "swarma," which is is...

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  • Sample the local cuisine

    Go anyplace both in the larger cities (Kuwait City, Fahaheel, etc.) or just one of the thousands of of small "hole in the wall" merchants who have set-up little shops and sample some of the local or international cuisine. The smell of freshly baked Arabic Pita bread, with chicken, beef or lamb freshly grilled and wrapped in a "swarma," which is is...

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  • Cuban Cigars

    Ever wanted to smoke that infamous Cuban Cigar? I sure did, and when I saw them readily available at most countries in the Middle East I jumped at the chance. Some might not consider smoking a cigar something to do, but in Kuwait you quickly run out of activities to keep you busy if you're in the country for any time at all. Calling up some friends...

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  • Get your hair cut!

    After my first hair cut by one of the local barbers I was addicted. I got my hair cut weekly even though I didn't really need it. After a cut and a shave, they spend a good 10 minutes massaging your head/shoulder region. The going rate is only a couple KD for all the services listed above and you leave feeling and looking great! A tip is not...

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  • Basement Floors

    You may not feel comfortable wandering through random buildings in downtown Kuwait City, but if you do I can tell you that it will be worth it. In many basement floors of hotels, shopping centers, and other public buildings there are a variety of things to do. Some of these places have expansive gamerooms with rows and rows of pool tables, table...

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  • Scientific Center: Aquarium and IMAX

    The scientific Center is located at Salmiya area, at the beach side. The attractions in Scientific Center will be the aquarium and the IMAX. The entrance fee will be 3KD for each but you may get 5KD entrance tickets for both sites. The shark aquarium is the biggest one in the complex among the other smaller ones. Check the website for the shark...

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  • Kuwait Towers

    Kuwait towers which is the symbol and most impressive building of the city. Towers were built in 70's and took some damage during the invasion by Iraq army. Entrance inside the tower is possible by paying something around 3-5 US $'s. You can have a great view of the city and gulf. The tower has also a cafe and a restaurant. During the dinner times...

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  • Fish Market

    You can drop to here by saying Sharq to the taxi driver. Sharq is a shopping mall actually and behind the shopping mall there is a building where fish, vegetables and fruits are sold in two different halls. Kuwait was a fishermen town before oil became an industry. You can feel the strong ties of the city and sea from the big marina and this fish...

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  • Beach cafes and Marina mall

    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.

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  • What the hell is that??..Kuwait Towers...

    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...

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  • Friday Market, Kuwait flea market

    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...

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  • Kuwait Zoo: A Tiny zoo in a tiny country

    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...

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  • See the camel races

    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.

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  • Visit the National Museum

    See some old handicrafts from Kuwait's past and a dhow outside. There is a small planetarium showing shorts films. Free but ID is needed.

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  • Spend a day at a beach club

    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.

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  • Visit Marina Crescent for a meal

    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!!

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  • A Tour of the Grand Mosque

    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).

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  • Visit the Aquarium/Imax Theatre

    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.

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  • Visit Failaka Island by ferry

    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.

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  • Visit the observation deck of the Kuwait...

    Best done just before dusk to get both day and night views of the city, especially if you are taking photos. Very cheap to go up.

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  • Marina Waves

    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...

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  • Entertainment City

    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...

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  • GREEN ISLAND

    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...

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  • Hawally Park

    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...

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  • Kuwait University

    Although the country is fairly new. Kuwait university has managed to become one of the best educational institutions in the country.

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  • The Grand Mosque

    Built between 1979 and 1986, the Grand Mosque is the largest in the country. Although largely modern in design, it draws on traditional Islamic architecture.

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  • Kuwait Towers

    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...

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  • Water Towers

    It's kinda like the Statue of Liberty of NYC or Eiffel Tower of Paris or London Eye of London. When in Kuwait, you simply feel compelled to visit the Water Towers. You pay a fee. (I think it was like $3USD if not less) Has Air Con. Decent views, 360 degrees, to boot. It was worth it. It rotates on the top observation deck. There is a cafe at a...

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  • Desert Wildlife

    The desert in central Kuwait is unbearably hot and dry. Despite this extreme weather, many animals can be found in the area. Our favorite is called the Dhub-Dhub or spiky-tailed lizard. This is also a favorite among the locals, as they like to eat the tails. In my short time here, I also saw scorpions, camel spiders, a desert fox, desert cats,...

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  • Kuwait Beach Malls

    Mall is the only place you can enjoy in Kuwait when the temperature will reach 50`C.Kuwait has good malls,especially with the beach view like Marina mall,Soukh Sharq,and Al Kout Mall.All of them has nice food courts and cafes with the beautiful view of Kuwait beaches.The most important thing,it is a safe place for everybody.You can rent a yacht and...

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  • Kuwait Fishermen

    Whenever somebody will go to Sharq Market (Shouq Sharq), the ocen site`s main attention will be the sunset and the yachts, parking in the front of the mall. Try something new, the original ones ! Take a walk till the back side of fish market (from the back of Sharq Mall to the palace`s direction) and observe the traditional fishermen. It is such a...

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  • Look for Saddam Hussein Memorabilia

    In the days of Saddam Hussein's rule of Iraq, the evil dictator's image was everywhere from statues to paintings and money. After his downfall, this memorabilia has migrated out of the country in the hands of the military or other visitors. Throughout Kuwait, you can often find these images of the former President of Iraq.Old Iraqi money is for...

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  • Take a helicopter ride!

    If you know anyone at the American military bases in Kuwait, you can try to go on a helicopter ride. If not, you will certainly see the American choppers flying around the country.It's defiantly the fastest way between any two points in this country, or between Kuwait and Iraq.

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  • CRESCENT SIDE OF MARINA MALL

    Everybody in Kuwait knows Marina Mall but only some love to go to the other end of the main marina mall building, THE CRESCENT SIDE.You may go to this place by crossing the street through a bridge from Marina Mall.It is located at the cross of Harley Davidson counter and beside Cinabon stand and Virgin Megastore (the book section).You can go there...

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  • See the entire country (almost)

    The Kuwait Towers are the iconic structure of the country. They are on a point of land near the center of the city and they are revered by the Kuwaitis. The Iraqis tried to bring them down with shellfire untill they discovered that the two smaller towers are actually water towers. Since the Iraqis wanted to keep the country they decided not to...

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