10 Things to Do in Kuwait City That You Shouldn't Miss

October 31, 2017 Leonarda Pillsbury

The economic, cultural, and political capital of Kuwait, Kuwait City 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. The painted steel Kuwait Towers are the symbol of the city, and feature a viewing platform and restaurant looking out over Kuwait. Visit the Sadu House to learn about Bedouin culture and shop for handmade crafts and fabrics.
Restaurants in Kuwait City

1. The Avenues

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Rd | Al Rai Area, Kuwait City, Kuwait +965 2259 777
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Avenues

One of the largest shopping and leisure destinations in Kuwait

Reviewed By markhetherington7 - Kuwait City, Kuwait

The place to go on a Friday night in Kuwait or so it seemed. Really need to sort out parking and people so impatient and aggressive. Chilk guys itsa parking spot. Try parking nearby and walking a few yards ?

2. Al Shaheed Park

Soor Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait +965 2246 1267
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 164 reviews

Al Shaheed Park

Al Shaheed park, located on the periphery of Kuwait city, narrates the story of a land, its history and culture. The park consists of 200,000 m2 of greenery, featuring beautiful botanical Gardens, two museums - Thekra & the Habitat, a visitor center, a lake, walkways and jogging tracks, making it the largest urban park in Kuwait.

Reviewed By GourmetGirl2017 - Kuwait City, Kuwait

What a place! If you want to sit... walk... visit a museum... or visit a restaurant (but not Terazzo, VERY RUDE)... Overall, an absolutely GORGEOUS place to be, with great parking, clean bathrooms, and GREENERY!!!! :)

3. Grand Mosque

Sharq Kuwait City, Kuwait City, Kuwait +965 2246 7058
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 393 reviews

Grand Mosque

The Grand Mosque of Kuwait is the 8th largest mosque in the world. The mosque welcomes visitors for guided tours, during weekdays from 9:00-10:45 am and from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Reviewed By ctobriens - Connecticut

Having seen the Blue Mosque, Eyup Mosque, and other beautiful mosques in Istanbul, I was excited to see the Grand Mosque during my visit to Kuwait. The architecture and craftsmanship is unparalleled. It is a stunningly beautiful place. The tour - ours was about 90 minutes - was excellent and the guide, Michelle, was fantastic. This is a place that shouldn’t be missed.

4. Mirror House

Qadisiya Block 9, Street 94, House 17 | House 17 Block 9, Qadisiya, Kuwait City 35809, Kuwait +965 2251 8522
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 154 reviews

Mirror House

Tours by appointment only! The Only House in the World entirely covered with Mirror Mosaic by a single artist! The Mirror House, also called, The Khalifa & Lidia Qattan Art Museum, is the residence of the Pioneer Kuwaiti Artist, Khalifa Qattan, and his wife Lidia, both artists whom have opened their house and art galleries to share their unique art with people from around the world. The artist and creator of the Mirror House, Lidia Qattan, still gives personal tours of her magical house, which is in reality a wonderful journey of exploration.

Reviewed By Natalie N - Chicago, Illinois

This place is just pure whimsy! The owner and her late husband were both artists who had a lust for life, appointments are necessary for viewing but it was such a wonderful and unique experience.
The first floor of the house is completely covered in mirrored tile and the artist has such a fascinating story, she is surly a fire cracker that has endless energy! The second floor has a lot of interesting art by her late husband and a look into the universe.... Tours can run a little long but overall a lovely afternoon.

5. Souk Al-Mubarakiya

Between Mubarak al-Kabir, Ahmad al-Jaber & Ali al-Salem Streets, Kuwait City, Kuwait +965 2246 5489
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 676 reviews

Souk Al-Mubarakiya

Reviewed By Jalloun - Medina, Saudi Arabia

Nice place for local and traditional Kuwaiti and Gulf (Khaliji) stuff. Clothes, dresses, shoes, herbs, perfumes ... stc.
Can walk around for half a day enjoying the place
Has some restaurants and cafes around and nearby
Parking is an issue as you would have to circle around several times or just use the neighboring parking facilities

6. 360 Mall

Sixth Ring Road | South Surra, Al Zahra’a Area, Kuwait City 13151, Kuwait +965 1800 360
Excellent
40%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 278 reviews

360 Mall

Reviewed By Prasanna1965 - Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait

This mall is one of the latest in Kuwait. It is good for shopping & eating. It is represented by major international brands. The place can be enjoyed with friends & families.

7. Kuwait Towers

Arabian Gulf Avenue | Sharq District, Kuwait City, Kuwait +965 2244 4119
Excellent
35%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Kuwait Towers

Reviewed By Fiona C - Salmiyah, Kuwait

The brunch is nice, fresh food, a reasonably good selection and a good view around the city. Coffee is charged extra, although water, juice and tea is included in the price. Brunch also includes access to the viewing tower which rotates so you can stand and be slowly rotated around to see the water and Kuwait city.
The brunch is okay, nothing outstanding, you are really paying for the view and that depends on the air quality.

8. Marina Mall

Salem Al Mubarak Street | Salmiya, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Excellent
31%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 213 reviews

Marina Mall

Reviewed By mo_aiguille - Caddington, United Kingdom

Really nice mall. A lot of choices of shops to shop at like River island, footlocker next etc. Also a great range of fast food restaurants like Burger King, McDonald, Wendy’s etc. It’s not that busy and not that big compared to other malls in Kuwait.

9. Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Arts

Jabriya Block 12 Street 1, Kuwait City, Kuwait +965 2531 7358
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Arts

Reviewed By Bardangas - Athens

We may certainly denote by islamic the religious or connote accordingly. Here we have a personal, family collection literally crammed in a ground and basement small area, decently compartmentalized where material culture, artefacts spectrally covering the islamic sources in a vast geography: from Moghul to Morocco and from Uzbekistan to Algeria. Weaponry, vestments, silverqare decorative and portable and utensils, robes, illuminations and calligraphic Coranic and Perso-Turkish non religious iconography, earthenware and glassware and western souvenirs and embroideries to cover some of the non academically and or exhaustively amassed 'extraordinaria'. Even fine marble work that is almost gauze or

10. Al Kout Beach

Coastal Road | Across from Gulf Indian School, Kuwait City, Kuwait +965 2393 0101
Excellent
32%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 180 reviews

Al Kout Beach

Reviewed By Prasanna1965 - Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait

This is a good place to hang out or to spend quality time with friends & families. There are lot of eateries around this place, where diverse food items are available.

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