8 Best Things To Do In Kuwait City For A Memorable Visit

From exploring ancient landmarks to discovering contemporary architecture, Kuwait City promises something memorable for travellers of all interests

by Priyanka Fernandes
8 Best Things To Do In Kuwait City For A Memorable Visit

Embark on an enriching journey through Kuwait City, where history, culture, and modernity intertwine to offer an unforgettable experience. From exploring ancient landmarks to discovering contemporary architecture, Kuwait City promises something memorable for travellers of all interests. Join us as we unveil the top eight activities, ensuring an immersive exploration of this dynamic metropolis.

1. Al Shaheed Park

Discover tranquillity at Al Shaheed Park, Kuwait’s largest urban oasis. This serene complex honours Kuwait’s fallen heroes and boasts green spaces, museums, and cafes. Phase One, covering 78.5 acres, highlights award-winning art and architecture, including The Habitat and The Memorial Museum. It is a testament to Kuwait’s dedication to green infrastructure.

Where:  Soor St, Kuwait City
When: 5 to 12 am every day
Cost: No entry fee

2. The Kuwait Towers

The Kuwait Towers
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The Kuwait Towers, erected in 1979, symbolize the nation’s independence and sovereignty. These iconic structures offer a futuristic spectacle reflecting the sea and sky and are adorned with enamelled steel discs. The Main Tower provides panoramic views of the city and Arabian Gulf from its upper sphere, accessible for 3KD. Dine at Horizon or Amimoto Restaurant for a memorable experience with complimentary entry to the Towers.

Where:  Arabian Gulf St, Kuwait City
When: 8 am to 11 pm every day
Cost: 3KD per person

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3. Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre (JAAC) 

The Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC) in Kuwait offers diverse cultural events and activities, including music, theatre, workshops, and more. With its striking architecture and vibrant program, JACC is one of the largest cultural centres in the Middle East, providing a dynamic space for cultural exchange and dialogue. Visitors can explore the beautiful buildings, enjoy the public park, and dine at various eateries within the complex. JACC aims to reclaim Kuwait’s avant-garde cultural identity, establishing itself as a premier destination for cultural experiences.

Where:  Arabian Gulf St, Kuwait City
When: 10 am to 8 pm every day
Cost:  No entry fee

4. Souq Al Mubarakiya

Souq Al Mubarakiya
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Explore the vibrant Souk Al Mubarakiya, Kuwait’s historic marketplace, which has operated for over 200 years. Wander through colourful displays of fresh produce, spices, handicrafts, and perfumes. Sample delicious dates and olives, then enjoy aromatic teas at Shah’s Light Foods Restaurant. Venture outside to charming cafes for pocket-friendly treats. This bustling market in Kuwait City offers a unique shopping and dining experience. Heritage goods, Persian silk carpets, Arab antiques, and small museums showcase Kuwait’s history.

Where: Located Abdullah Al-Mubarak, Abdullah Al-Salem & Palestine Streets In Kuwait City
When: 8 am to 10 pm every day
Cost:  No entry fee

5. Mirror House


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The Mirror House, also known as The Khalifa & Lidia Qattan Art Museum, is a private residence and museum adorned entirely with mirror mosaics. Owned by Kuwaiti artist Khalifa Qattan and his wife, Lidia, it offers a unique visual experience. Lidia personally conducts tours of this enchanting space. Due to hygiene reasons, the Mirror House has a strict no-shoes policy. Tours are available by advanced reservation only, providing a rare opportunity to explore this extraordinary masterpiece.

Where: 17 94 St, Kuwait
When: Sat to Thurs from 11 to 11:30 am and 3 to 3:30 pm
Cost: KD4 per person and Kids KD2

6. The Grand Mosque

The Grand Mosque Kuwait
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The Grand Mosque in Kuwait City covers an area of 45,000 square meters and boasts an exquisite Andalusian-style minaret and beautifully carved interiors. Constructed in 1986, it can host around 11,000 worshippers in its main hall, while its marble-covered courtyards and gardens offer tranquil settings for Ramadan prayers. Free guided tours are available on weekdays from 9 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 6 pm, offering visitors a glimpse into this architectural marvel. Modest dress is required. This mosque, the 8th largest in the world, welcomes visitors for a fascinating exploration of its grandeur.

Where: 25, Kuwait City, Kuwait
When: 8 am to 8 pm every day
Cost: No entry fee

7. Tareq Rajab Museum Of Islamic Calligraphy


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Explore Kuwait’s cultural richness at the Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy. It was founded in 1980 and boasts a remarkable collection of Quranic and Arabic manuscripts from the seventh to the early 20th century. Located in Jabriya, it showcases the evolution of calligraphic styles and features works by renowned calligraphers. Highlights include a seventh-century ma’il script from Hijaz and one of the only complete copies of the Quran in Kufic script from CE1002. 

Where:  Street 1 Building 2, Jabriya, Kuwait
When:  Sat to Thurs from 9 am to 1 pm and 7:30 pm 10:30 pm and Fri from 9 am to 1
Cost: KD2 per person 

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8. The Avenues Mall Kuwait


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The Avenues is a sprawling shopping destination, boasting over 800 stores across 2.28 kilometres, making it the second-largest mall in the Middle East. From luxury brands to department stores, cinemas, and cafes, it offers a diverse range of shopping and dining experiences. Winner of the ICSC Gold Award, this colossal mall spans 1,200,000 square meters and features parking for 17,000 cars, making it a must-visit for those seeking a unique retail adventure.

Where:  Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Rd, Kuwait
When: 8 am to 12 am every day
Cost: No entry Fee

From the tranquil oasis of Al Shaheed Park to the panoramic views of the Kuwait Towers and the immersive experiences at the Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy, each attraction offers a unique glimpse into Kuwait’s rich history and dynamic present. With its blend of tradition and modernity, the city invites travellers to explore its diverse offerings and immerse themselves in its cultural tapestry.

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