KUWAITSeven family-friendly things to do in Kuwait

Stargazing, camel riding, waterparks and more

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Kuwait and kids go together perfectly. From desert adventures to the world of Kidzania, there’s an abundance of exciting activities to keep your children entertained. Here are some of the best family-friendly activities to do in Kuwait.

 

See the camels

Head into the desert and meet some camels. Taste sweet, salty camel milk; help look after the baby camels (in the spring); and set off on a camel safari into the desert.

 

Head to the beach

For kids there are few greater pleasure than building (and knocking down) sand castles, and splashing in the turquoise waters of the sea. Jumeirah Messilah Beach Resort & Spa, on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, has one of the finest beaches in all of Kuwait. Wanasa Beach on Failaka Island is also magnificent, and a trip here can be combined with a visit to The Heritage Village.

 

Desert camping and stargazing

For an unforgettable experience, spend a night under the stars. Take a guide and head into the desert for a very special family camping trip. With no artificial light nearby, millions of stars light up the midnight sky. Keep a keen eye out for the local wildlife and see if you can spot an elusive Arabian oryx (a type of gazelle), or a red fox.

 

Swim with the fish

The warm waters of the Arabian Gulf are teeming with life, and taking a family snorkelling trip around the shallow coral reefs offers an opportunity to see tropical fish, the colourful sub-aquatic flora of the Gulf, and (hopefully) turtles as they paddle past.

 

Learn a career

At KidZania, children can learn to be anything from a car designer or construction worker, to a window cleaner or surgeon. With over 100 different careers to roleplay, every kid is sure to find their passion.

 

Splashing at speed

A trip to Aquapark will delight kids of all ages. The waterpark offers everything from pirate-themed areas and gentle slides for younger children, to terrifying 20m vertical drops for teenagers and adults. There’s also a lazy river ride, go-karting, and a paintball arena.

 

Get scientific

The Kuwait Scientific Centre is a great option for some ‘edutainment’. With one of the largest aquariums in the Middle East, the complex is divided into various different zones including Discovery Place, which is full of interactive science-based displays. There’s also an IMAX theatre which shows immersive educational films and documentaries.