Experience the opulence and rich cultural heritage of Kuwait City - the jewel of the Arabian Gulf. Boasting a stunning coastline, impressive architecture, and a plethora of top-notch dining options, Kuwait City is a destination like no other. Despite the challenges it has faced, including the invasion by Iraq in 1990, Kuwait City still shines with its big ambitions and confident grandeur. The mighty Kuwait Towers, stretching 187m above the glittering waters of the Gulf, are just one example of the city's impressive architecture. Although not as wealthy as its oil-rich neighbours, Kuwait still dazzles with its opulent rooms and sports cars racing through the traffic. The slow pace of life and the introspective character of the Kuwaitis make it an easy-going destination, perfect for exploring fascinating cultural attractions like the National Museum, which houses over 2,000 works of Islamic art. For a poignant reminder of the country's past, visit the Memorial Museum for a harrowing recreation of the dark days of 1990. But Kuwaitis are not ones to dwell on the past. They are constantly striving to make everything in their city bigger and better, from the magnificent aquarium to the themed restaurants.Get Started
With a little imagination and some haggling, Souk Al-Mubarakiya retains a charm reminiscent of its modest origins. Despite being located within contemporary structures, this central city market buzzes with hawker cries and is perfumed by spices, sweets, and fragrances. Bargain for items ranging from Persian rugs to gold necklaces.
The museum depicts the terrifying 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait through city models, unsettling photos, and the sounds of helicopters and gunfire. It pays tribute to the sacrifices of ordinary Kuwaiti citizens, military personnel, and allies who united to overcome Saddam Hussein's forces.
The Kuwait Towers, with their thistle-like structure, are arguably the city's most iconic landmarks. Located on a spit that extends into Kuwait Bay, they provide a key reference point across the city. Opened in 1979, the tallest of the three towers soars to 187m (614ft) and features a split-level observation deck, gift shop, café, and restaurant.