Kuwait is world-famous for its oil-rich resources, but it is also a fantastic holiday destination. From scuba diving to desert safaris, there are lots of exciting things to do in Kuwait.
Attractions in Kuwait City
Kuwait City is the capital of Kuwait, and the country’s main focal point. All around the city, travellers will encounter attractions of great historic and cultural importance. One of the oldest attractions in Kuwait City is Seif Palace, home to some impressive Islamic mosaics. Newer buildings like Kuwait Towers, completed in 1977, dominate the skyline, and the Grand Mosque, which opened in 1986, offers fascinating guided tours for visitors.
The National Museum and War Museum are popular historic attractions, while the Scientific Centre and Aquarium are two of the top things to do with children in Kuwait. The city’s fish market is one of its more unusual attractions, but draws many tourists – as well as residents shopping for groceries – each day, while the gold stalls in Al-Mubarakiya are also popular with shoppers. To escape the heat, visit one of Kuwait City’s malls, including Marina Mall and Souq Sharq.
Outside the city
There are plenty of things to do outside Kuwait City too. Failaka Island, accessible by ferry from the mainland, is one of the region’s most cherished archaeological sites. Excursions into the desert that surrounds the capital city can be arranged, and a trip to the top of the Kazmah desert cliffs offers enchanting views of Kuwait from above.