Tourism in the Gulf: Top things to do in Kuwait

November 19, 2018
Strategically located at the head of the Arabian Gulf, Kuwait has got it all from scuba diving to desert camping. It may look small on the map, but Kuwait does not lack for activities. There are numerous things to do in Kuwait. If this is your first time in Kuwait try to go during the winter, the weather is at its best then and you can really experience the beautiful country. If you have just relocated to Kuwait, or visiting the country for a while and wondering what sort of activities you can enjoy there, here is a list of the top things to do in Kuwait.

Scuba dive in Kubbar Island

Scuba dive in Kubbar Island Many tourism agencies in Kuwait arrange trips to Kubbar Island. The trip is enjoyable all the way, from the boat ride in the Gulf to swimming in warm waters to diving amidst unspoiled marine life to relaxing on pristine sandy beaches. Located 30 kilometers off the southern coast of Kuwait, this uninhabited island is considered one of the best diving spots in the area, thanks to the diversity of the marine life and the presence of colorful coral reefs. One of the top things to do in Kuwait is taking a boat to Kubbar Island; many Kuwaitis even go with their own private yachts.

Relax at Yaum al-Bahhar Village

Relax at Yaum al-Bahhar Village A small heritage park featuring authentic handcraft shops, you can really relax and enjoy a cup of mint tea with traditional Kuwaiti snacks in this beautiful place. The place overlooks the Gulf so you can watch the boats sail, it provides a wonderful view at sunset. Everything in this small village resembles old Kuwait, all the way to the old-fashioned kids’ area. This is certainly one of the top things to do in Kuwait if you really want to experience the old Kuwaiti lifestyle.

Visit Mirror House

Visit Mirror House This hidden gem in Kuwait is the only house in the world entirely covered with mirror mosaic. Also known as Khalifa & Lidia Qattan Art Museum, this fascinating house is the private residence of two artists, Lidia and her late husband Khalifa. Lidia currently runs the museum and welcomes guests for tours. The exterior of the house features different murals of mirror mosaic, indicating what’s to come inside. The interior of the house on the other hand, including floors, walls and ceilings, is entirely covered with mirror mosaic. Each room features a unique theme of its own, such as "Planet Earth", "Universe", "Knowledge" and "Sea World" rooms. The house has been featured in many websites and TV shows, it’s definitely one of our top things to do in Kuwait. Moreover, private tours include afternoon tea in the stunning hall.

Check the view from the towers

Check the view from the towers The GCC may be full of skyscrapers nowadays, but Kuwait Towers are some of the oldest towers in the region. Thus, they are some of the most magnificent and fascinating. Recently renovated and reopened, the main tower, with an impressive height of 187 meters, features a viewing platform and a revolving restaurant and both are worth a visit. Since their inauguration in 1979, the group of three towers has become the most iconic symbol of Kuwait. This may be due to the fact that for many years the towers have been the tallest structures in Kuwait. Or due to the fact that they are an architectural wonder with the unique mix of modern architecture with Islamic architecture. No visit to Kuwait is complete without visiting this iconic tourist attraction.

Stroll through The Avenues

Stroll through The Avenues The second largest mall in the Middle East, although it is quite difficult to think of The Avenues as merely a mall. More than anything The Avenues is a dream destination for countries where temperature can rise or fall to prevent outdoor activities as the air conditioned mega mall is built to resemble streets and avenues with make believe outdoor seating. It is indeed an impressive experience. Currently featuring 800 stores, you can very easily spend your whole day at The Avenues and still not explore everything. The grand mall has got it all, restaurants, cafes, retail shops, entertainment facilities, and everything is on a huge scale. The newest phase presently under development will increase the striking number to 1100 stores. Do not forget to check the authentic alley built to resemble an old Kuwaiti Souq, definitely on the top things to do in Kuwait.