Top Attractions in Kuwait City
What travellers are saying
- Excellent place for shopping, taking a stroll and to enjoy your favorite meal. My new go to place when ever im bored at home.Written 24 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I lost myself in this market. Walked away with some really great items; one of which was a Persian handmade carpet, and a few choice items. I hope South Africans who go to this market enjoy the vast amounts of boutique shops that include antiques, antiquities, art and crafts and great food vendors.
You will love bringing all these home.Written 26 December 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- absolutely beautiful and unique mosque + amazing tour from a local guide 🥰 🙏🏻 merci beaucoup!! 🕌 🙏🏻Written 16 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- great time spending with friends or with family. A pleasant place to either walk or exercise specially in winter season.Written 4 September 2022
- Worth visiting. The towers may look small from distance but as you enter the attraction, you will see their massive size. The towers are beautiful and the views from the top are great. The area around towers is amazing as well, definitely, go by the water to grab the shots of water and the towers.
If you are short on time, no worries, you can visit the tower in 15-20 minutes. Don't plan to spend more than an hour as there isn' t much there. There is a cafe on the observation deck and part of the floor does move in 360 degrees - its kind of cool.
Tip - buy your souvenirs in the gift shop at the Kuwait Towers. The souvenirs are much better quality and cheaper than the airport here. Alternatively, get your souvenirs at the Souq Al-MubarakiyaWritten 18 August 2022
- On my walk along the Arabian Gulf Street I passed by several architecturally fascinating buildings, most of them inspired by Islamic design. The first structures, coming from the north, were very much in traditional exterior forms such as the Souq Sharq, the Fish Market, the Grand Mosque, the Seif Palace. Further on they became more modern, although still with an Arabic Islamic influence, such as the National Assembly by Jörn Utzon or then the Sheikh Jabed Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre.
Again I only had the chance to admire the structure, inaugurated in 2016, from the outside. In fact, there were four differently shaped structures close to each other like pieces of precious stones with a very decorative geometrical design pattern. The exterior was all shiny thanks to titanium panels that were covering the concrete, steel and glass interior.
The Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre, honouring the Emir. who ruled from 1977 to 2006, is dedicated mainly to the performing arts, while the other Cultural Centre in town, named after Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salam, is more of a Museum for the Sciences.Written 13 December 2020
- I love going to this mall, parking is outside and convenient. The grocery store is located in the basement, stores and on the ground and second floor, the foodcourt which is small but clean, green, prices are great as well. I love this mall very similar to the newer mall in Fahaheel called Al Kout Mall which I also love to stroll and eat.Written 16 November 2019
- One of the best places in Kuwait to enjoy a dinner or just a coffee with your family or friends while making some shoppingWritten 27 November 2020
- The Sadu House Museum in Kuwait City is small - located in an old house - but if you are interested in the very beautiful traditional Bedouin weaving culture, it is interesting. They have examples, of course, of this old weaving art, but there is also a very good film on how it is made and the culture expressed in the designs. I enjoyed my visit. In the gift shop you can buy pieces of sadu made by local women and, after that, there is a very pleasant little café with good coffee run by a group of very friendly young men from Africa!Written 17 May 2019
- I would certainly advise anyone visiting Kuwait to put this museum on their priority list.
If you look at the photos on this site you will see most of the work. HOWEVER, the context so beautifully and enthusiastically demonstrated by the artist herself,brings everything so alive. This is my 108th country visit and no museum worldwide has had such an impact.
The practical nature for beginning this artwork, up to the development of a wonderfully insightful artist is a fascinating story in its own right.
Truly, inspirational and a positive role model for women.Written 6 June 2022
- Murouj carries an aura of sophisticated pride with a luxurious space to stroll around and just chill out. Lot of various cuisines available at many restaurants with a rich ambiance.Written 20 December 2019
- The part of Kuwait City, where I spent most of my daytime, when here, was by the sea, the Arabian Gulf. I especially liked the part of the Corniche, the coastal walkway, between the Kuwait Towers and the Dhow Harbour. Located along this stretch are also the Fish Market and the Souq Sharq (the Eastern Souq), both attractive structures using at the exterior elements of traditional desert fortress architecture.
The Souq Sharq has plenty of shops on two floors with international brands of fashion, cosmetics, shoes, bags, books (WH Smith), pharmacy (Boots), watches, sport equipment, electronics and departments stores like Debenham's.
On the upper floor are also many fast food outlets like McDonald's, Burger King, Starbucks, KFC, Häagen Dazs, Subway. I went for a snack to a Lebanese fast food called 'Barbar' and had a 'Khobz Za'atar', a flat bread covered with a typical spice mixture from thyme, oregano, marjoram, sumac, toasted sesame seeds.
The interior is nice to look at with its cupolas, its columns, its pillars of black and white stone, its traditional lanterns and decorative wall tiles. Attached on one side of the Souq is 'The Sultan Center', a supermarket, where I went on the last day to buy from a friendly Filipina some dates stuffed with nuts, but thanks to her I also had the chance to try several other sweet specialities. At a stall next to her was a young man, from whom I asked for ground coffee with cardamom. I got to taste it with Arabic coffee, which was too weak for me, so I ended up having it with Turkish coffee to take home.
On the other side of the Souq Sharq is a children's playground, nearby also the 'Port' restaurant. The front of the Souq, lined with palm trees, faces a marina inland, while the back looks towards the Arabian Gulf.Written 6 December 2020
- An activity I enjoyed in Kuwait City was a visit to the Central Fish Market between the Dhow Harbour and the Sharq Shopping Mall. It is located in an attractive building evoking traditional desert architecture. In the interior the walls have special decorations.
Naturally it smells in a fish market, but overall it is a clean place with information boards in Arabic and English, with toilets, first aid and restaurants. All kind of fresh fish is for sale at the various stalls, also some sepia, big shrimps and quite big crabs. What I didn't see were lobster, octopus, calamari and every kind of molluscs.Written 5 December 2020
- outdated, needs so much change but great entrance price. Should always visit in winter not on summer seasonWritten 6 September 2021
- Nice view. Does not get too crowded on week days. Family friendly environment. There is a basketball court that is free for everyone.Written 25 January 2022
Frequently Asked Questions about Kuwait City
- The best day trips from Kuwait City according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Customize Your Tour in Kuwait
- Kuwait Tower & Kuwait Scientific Center Tour
- Kuwait Grand Mosque & The sailor's day heritage Village (Youm Al Bahar) Tour
- Ahmad Al-Jaber Oil & Gas Exhibition & Al Qurain Martyrs Museum Tour
- Kuwait Modern Shopping Malls Tour