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Tourist Attractions in Kuwait

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Kuwait

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About Kuwait

A small country in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula. All economic and cultural life of the country is concentrated in the capital El Kuwait. In recent decades, the economy of the country has been actively developing, the city was built. It has a lot of modern buildings, shopping centres, museums. The coast of the Persian Gulf and the nearby islands allow tourists to spend time on comfortable beaches. Water sports, diving are popular types of recreation on them.

The state is Islamic. All monuments, museums represent the treasures and achievements accumulated by its culture. In architecture there is a national flavour, but in modern stylish execution. Many objects are record-breakers: the tallest towers and skyscrapers, the largest ships and fountains.

Nature is not characterised by richness, there is desert around the capital. In El Kuwait, some areas are actively greened, and they are modern oases. The cuisine is traditionally Arabian, a lot of meat in all kinds and legumes with spices (hummus, falafel). There is a rich choice of seafood (fish, oysters). There is a dry law in the country. Souvenirs can be gold jewellery, spices and oils. A popular item among tourists is a reduced copy of the famous ship Al Hashemi II. As memorabilia you can buy a variety of statuettes of the eagle – the symbol of Kuwait or traditional Bedouin clothing.

Top-15 Tourist Attractions in Kuwait

Kuwait Towers

15498 reviews
A calling card of the capital of Kuwait. Three tall (maximum 187m) towers, the architecture of which uniquely combines traditional Arab and modern styles. A beautiful and original landmark of the city. The towers are conveniently located on the seashore and are spectacular at different times of the day, especially when illuminated at night. The highest tower houses a revolving restaurant.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Liberation Tower

3759 reviews
A huge TV tower with panoramic lifts, a restaurant and an observation deck inside. The height is almost 400 metres. The unusual exterior finish of the telecommunication structure is made of ceramic tiles.
Open time
Monday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Al Hamra Business Tower

925 reviews
One of the tallest buildings in the world and the tallest in Kuwait. The 77-storey tower of original design looks like an unfolded scroll. The unique building houses a shopping centre, a cinema, offices and a sports club. On the roof there is a restaurant where you can enjoy not only excellent cuisine, but also the most breathtaking panorama of the capital. The project has been honoured with many awards from the world community of architects.
Open time
Monday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Grand Mosque of Kuwait

2821 reviews
The largest functioning temple in Kuwait. The building is monumental, striking in size and design. The creators used national architectural traditions, but embodied them with the help of the latest features and materials. Next to the mosque there is a vast park area.
Open time
Monday: 6:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 6:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 6:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 6:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Al Hashemi Marine Museum

444 reviews
An ancient ship that once sailed the seas and is now installed on the waterfront of El Kuwait. The largest wooden ship on the planet, mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records. The monument weighs 2500 tonnes and is almost 100 metres long. Inside there is an expensive restaurant where locals often celebrate special occasions.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Failaka Island

256 reviews
Greeks lived on the island for several centuries. During excavations traces of their stay were discovered and an archaeological reserve was created. Two ancient temples are well preserved. It is visited by Kuwaitis and tourists, a historical landmark and a place of excellent beach holidays.

Kuwait National Museum

784 reviews
A modern building that is a centre of culture and preserves many works of art. The collection is based on the Sheikh of Kuwait’s personal collection of valuables. The formation of the collection began in 1957. The museum was looted, now most of the collection has been restored.
Open time
Monday: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:30 – 8:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:30 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:30 – 8:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:30 – 8:30 PM
Friday: 4:30 – 8:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:30 – 8:30 PM
Sunday: Closed

Musical Fountain

143 reviews
One of the largest in the world, located in the capital, El Kuwait. It is an impressive complex of 220 fountains in three pools. There is a green area with a park and children’s playgrounds around it. Every evening there is a colourful fountain show with classical music.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Seif palace Gate 5

3 reviews
The building is unique in its architecture. It is a real oriental palace, beautiful and rich. Only local materials were used in the decoration. A special attraction of the palace is the tower with a unique clock, which is decorated with ceramic tiles and real gold.

Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy

180 reviews
Museum of Islamic Art and Calligraphy. A significant part of the collection was assembled by a family couple of scholars – Tarek Rajab himself and his wife. The collection includes not only written art objects, but also ceramics, jewellery and weapons. All the treasures were collected from a wide variety of Arab countries and represent the diversity of their cultural heritage.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 4:30 – 8:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 4:30 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 4:30 – 8:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 4:30 – 8:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 4:30 – 8:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 4:30 – 8:30 PM

Messilah Beach

262 reviews
Extended resort area on the Persian Gulf. Beach, swimming pools, lots of entertainment and developed infrastructure. At night there is an entertainment club on the beach, where you can dance right on the sand. There are expensive hotels and spa centres nearby.

Kuwait Winter Games Club - Ice Skating Rink

122 reviews
Artificial ice rink, under a roof. Includes a large and a small ice zone. Provides tourists with an opportunity to skate when it is really hot outside. Located in the capital, one of the most visited entertainment facilities in the country.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:29 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Sunday: Closed

Kuwait Zoo

5804 reviews
A modern zoological park, with a large territory and a veterinary clinic. There are about two thousand animals in the enclosures. All opportunities to get acquainted with the inhabitants of different natural zones and continents. In a special area of the zoo there are organised picnic places, you can bring your own food and have a snack in nature.
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متنزه الخليج العربي

42 reviews
A section of water area surrounding Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It is as close to the sea as possible in terms of its characteristics. In addition to its economic and geopolitical importance, it has fishing and recreational opportunities. The coastline is convenient for the creation of beaches, in the area of El Kuwait the whole area is built up with high star hotels.

Green Island

3425 reviews
An artificial island in the Persian Gulf. It has a park with 50,000 ornamental shrubs brought from different parts of the world. In the park there are children’s playgrounds, restaurants, theatres and an observation tower. A place in the centre is reserved for an artificial lake with salt water.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM