Kuwait and kids go together perfectly. From desert adventures to the kidult world of Kidzania, there’s an abundance of exciting activities to keep little ones entertained. To inspire your next trip, here are some of our favourite family-friendly things to do in Kuwait.
1.See the camels
Head into the desert to say hello to the camels. Taste sweet, salty camel milk, help out with the baby camels (in spring) and set off on a camel safari into the back of beyond. It’s very important to take a guide with you, as there is still some buried ordnance from the war.
2.Head to the beach
Let’s face it, there’s no greater pleasure than building sand castles and splashing in the bath-warm turquoise waters at the beach, and Jumeirah Messilah Beach Resort & Spa, right on the shores of the Persian Gulf, has one of the finest in all of Kuwait. Wanasa Beach on Failaka Island is also wonderful, and it can be combined with a trip to the Heritage Village.
3.Desert camping and stargazing
For something truly unforgettable, 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, the stars that appear are magnificent. Keep a keen eye out for the local wildlife and see if you can spot an elusive Arabian gazelle or red fox.
4.Swim with the fish
The warm waters of the Persian Gulf are teeming with life. One of the best things to do in Kuwait, a family snorkelling trip around the shallow coral reefs that flank the shoreline offers myriad opportunities to see colourful fish that flash in and out of their hiding places, while more sedate turtles paddle past. Further out to sea are sharks and whale sharks, which glide gracefully beneath your boat.
5.Learn a career
For those children desperate to be all grown up, Kidzania is the perfect day out. Children can learn to be anything from a car designer and a construction worker to a window cleaner or a surgeon; with over 100 different ‘careers’ to roleplay, every kidult is sure to find their passion.
6.Splashing at speed
One of the best things to do in Kuwait with kids of all ages, Aquapark offers everything from pirate-themed areas and gentle slides for little ones to adrenalin-fuelled 20m vertical drops for teenagers and adults. There are lazy river rides, Go-kart racing and even a paintball arena to enjoy, too.
The Kuwait Scientific Center is perfect for some edutainment. With one of the largest aquariums in the Middle East (where teenagers can dive with the sharks), Discovery Place, which is full of enthralling scientific experiments, and the IMAX theatre, for exceptionally immersive educational and documentary films, this is the perfect destination for families with diverse interests.
There are so many family-friendly things to do in Kuwait. Stay at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Resort & Spa to discover all the country has to offer.