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Sights in Kuwait City
The Kuwait Towers stand high above Kuwait City with the tallest rising 186 meters. Go inside the main tower to see the splendid view over the city. Stand on the 123 meter-high rotating observation deck that offers a full turn every 30 minutes. The main tower houses a restaurant for upscale dining while visiting the tower area.
Visit the Kuwait National Museum to discover the archaeological finds from Failaka. Islamic art from the Al-Sabah collection is also housed in 1 of the 4 museum houses. Tour through the buildings and find relics from former pearl diving excursions. The museum is open for visitation to some exhibitions, but is being restored due to destruction from a recent war.
Things to Do
Pearl diving is available at the Annual Kuwayt Festival. Scuba diving centers are located throughout Kuwait, ready for a journey to nearby locations. Villa Moda offers the best shopping in the many mini-boutiques with designer brands like Venetta, Gucci, Fendi and Prada.
Where to Stay
EW Marina Hotel Kuwait faces the Arabian Sea and is a newer hotel situated close to Kuwait’s shopping area. This 5-star hotel’s rooms have a modern Arabic and exotic feel to them. Clean and filled with amenities, the EW Marina Hotel is great for romantic getaways and trips with the family.
The Radisson Blu is a 4-star hotel on the beach in Kuwait City. Three restaurants are located inside along with a coffee shop. There are amenities including massage therapy and recreation, indoors and out. The rooms are bright with Scandinavia and Oriental design. Many feature a large writing desk and partition where the bed is located.
Where to Eat
The Al Ahmadi, located in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, has fare for everyone to enjoy. On Fridays the restaurant hosts the ‘Fun Food Festival,’ the largest buffet in Kuwait City. Al Ahmadi serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the average cost being around $8.
Al Berdawny, situated on Gulf Road, has Lebanese and Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant is a favorite among the locals and visitors. Kebabs and salads are on the menu for lunch and dinner. A breakfast buffet is served daily. The average cost for a meal is around $7.
Nightlife in Kuwait City
There are no nightclubs in Kuwait City with alcohol or disco since these are prohibited. Instead, the many restaurants that are located throughout Kuwait City are open until midnight. Amenities within many of the hotels include lounge areas and exercise facilities that are open 24 hours. Pool tables and squash courts are among the different amenities offered.
Ajial is a movie complex located in Kuwait City. Movies are available in English and other languages. Baskin Robbins is open until 10 p.m. in Kuwait City. This is a great place to stop for a late night dessert of ice cream or yogurt.
Kuwait City is the capital of Kuwait. Although it goes back a long time in history, the present day city is very modern.
Kuwait City is a bustling metropolis of high-rise office buildings, luxury hotels, wide boulevards and well-tended parks and gardens. Its seaport is used by oil tankers, cargo ships and many pleasure craft. Its most dominant landmark is Kuwait Towers, and its oldest is Seif Palace, built in 1896, whose interior features original Islamic mosaic tilework, though these suffered badly during the Iraqi occupation.
The Kuwait Museum was also stripped of many artefacts – part of it has been renovated and is now open to the public. Rebuilding work has still not begun on the Islamic Museum, which was badly hit during the war.
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