Climbing towers of glass and steel peering towards the sea and the desert in the distance stand side-by-side with magnificent mosques and spirited souks in Kuwait’s resource-rich capital. Alluring and enchanting, Kuwait’s largest city is ever-evolving.
This outstanding cultural center was sparked by the personal collection of Sheikh Nasser Sabah al Ahmed al Sabah. Decorative ceramics, blown and cut glass pieces, jewelry, manuscripts and textiles comprise what is regarded as one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Islamic art. Beyond the impressive permanent works, the center hosts visiting art exhibitions, concerts, film and live theater events.Learn More
Pop by this quaint boutique, flower shop and cafe for a pick-me-up Turkish coffee and nutella crepe. The garden-inspired modern-romantic interiors—walls adorned with vintage magazine covers and antique store finds—would be very much at home in London or Paris.Learn More
The centuries-old sport of desert camel racing gets a high-tech spin with robots as jockeys. Watch from leather couches in the clubhouse as robots in bright silks are mounted on the backs of the competing dromedaries before speeding off around the the track. The racing season is October through May.
Opened in 1979, these three Swedish-designed towers with glittering blue-green spheres are one of the city’s most distinctive landmarks. Ascend 187m up in the largest tower to the two-level observation deck that slowly rotates for panoramic views. Linger over lunch or dinner at the aptly named Horizon restaurant or have a light snack at the cafe.Learn More
What started as a private initiative in 1978 has grown into a society dedicated to preserving the rich textile heritage of the Kuwaiti Bedouin, from nomadic desert weavers to those in urban areas. Wander the rooms of this traditional Kuwaiti house where intricately crafted cloaks, patterned saddle bags and bright rugs woven with camel and sheep hair offer a deep visual history. Pick up handwoven souvenirs in the gift shop, and relax at the cafe over coffee and cake.Learn More
For over 200 years, Kuwaitis have haggled over honey, stockpiled spices and bargained over Persian rugs in this massive marketplace, one of the country’s oldest. Wind through the stalls selling everything from perfume to fresh produce to appliances and olives. Stop for lunch at one of the Arabic, Persian or Indian restaurants. If shopping fatigue sets in, revive with a strong brew at the old coffee shop.
Dine on traditional Iranian and Persian Cuisine at Shahrayar Restaurant, an Arabian sanctuary styled with intricate mosaic inlays, stained glass and Moorish-inspired decor.Learn More
Work out in comfort at the health club with separate sections for women and men. Both facilities have offer signature massages, facials and spa treatments using high-end Matis Paris products.Learn More
Enjoy exclusive perks at M.H. Al Shaya retail outlets at the Avenues Mall with a complimentary 15% off voucher and complimentary shuttle service to and from your excursion.Learn More