Things to do in Kuwait City

Kuwait City – economic, cultural and political capital of Kuwait

Kuwait City is the capital and largest city of Kuwait. It sits on the shores of the Persian Gulf, and is a mixture of exclusive Western-style hotels, designer shopping malls, traditional Islamic architecture, street markets, and still war-torn buildings.


Things to do in Kuwait City

There are many tourist attractions, sights and lots of fun things to do in Kuwait City while on vacation in the city.

Come and see the Kuwait Towers, Kuwait’s main attraction.
Escape the intense heat of the Middle East by visiting the Aqua Park near the Kuwait Towers, which offers a variety of modern rides and pools. Or visit the Zoological Park and the Musical Fountain.


Shopping in Kuwait City

Go shopping at the Kuwait City Fish Market, The Avenues or Souk Al-Mubarakiya, Kuwait’s old market.


Kuwait War Museum & Kuwait Science and Natural History Museum

Visit the War Museum which depicts a somewhat gory view of Kuwait on the Iraqi invasion or the Liberation Monument.
Or make a stop by the Science and Natural History Museum.


The perfect ending to your day

One can also walk along many of the well-kept sidewalks that line the coast of Kuwait.
At dusk, it’s ideal to sit on a bench across from the Sharq Mall and watch the sun set on the Arabian Sea.


Kuwait Nightlife

If you are not quite ready to end your day just because the sun has set you should go out and experience the uniqueness of the Kuwait nightlife. There is no alcohol allowed in Kuwait, but you can still have a great time, enjoy a good meal and have a nice coffee at a café, or go to a restaurant or the movies.


When to go to Kuwait City

November to April is the best time to visit Kuwait, when day temperatures come down to 18ºC (64 ºF) and nights are colder. All year round there are plenty of things to do in Kuwait City, but it is particularly impressive to visit Kuwait during February when the Hala February Festival, National Day and Liberation Day are all celebrated.


Things to do in Kuwait City

Kuwait City Facts

Population151 060
CurrencyKuwaiti Dinar
AirportKuwait Intl, Kuwait (KWI)

Kuwait City average temperatures

17 °C 20 °C 25 °C 32 °C 38 °C 43 °C 44~45 °C 44 °C 41 °C 34~35 °C 26 °C 19 °C


Gulfbank 642 Marathon

The Gulfbank 642 Marathon is an annual marathon event in the month of November. The event got its name from the fact that there are 642 muscles in the body, and all of them will be needed to complete this marathon! Apart from the main marathon there are also a lot of other distances; a half-marathon, a 10k, a 5k and a 5k for dissabled. Even though the elite runners enjoy the full marathon, the most popular race is the 5k, where the atmosphere is usually festive and where the casual runners have a chance to take part in a great event. If you are in Kuwait in November, don't miss taking part in the Gulfbank 642 Marathon!

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Golf in Kuwait City

There is only one golf course near Kuwait City, which isn't that surprising since the landscape isn't really tailored for golf. But at Sahara Kuwait Golf Resort you can play golf on an 18 hole course, brilliantly engineered in the desert. The artificially placed fairways and greens are beautifully framed with long stretching sand bunkers that are used in the same way that the rough grass and trees normally are. It is the sahara experience, a round of golf that you have never seen it before.

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Theme Parks in Kuwait City - Fun from all over the world at Kuwait Entertainment City

In the western outskirts of Kuwait City you’ll find an amusement park called Kuwait Entertainment City. The park consists out of five sections, The Arab World, International World, The Future World and Provincial Garden. Here you can try thrilling rides that are a lot like rides you’ll find at large-scale amusement parks in the United States. Have a go on the inverted roller coaster “Bolliger & Mabillard” or the “Narrow Gauge” railway.

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