Kuwait, located in the Middle East, maybe rich in oil but it is also rich with souks, mosques and other remnants of ancient history. Although it may be known around the world as a country previously ravaged by neighbouring Iraq, Kuwait is today a popular tourist destination enjoyed by thousands of curious tourists.
Kuwait City is the capital of Kuwait and also the country’s largest city. Once home to the world-famous National Museum, which was cruelly ransacked during the war, most tourists try and uncover the Tareq Rajab Museum, which is privately based in the basement of an enormous villa and hosts some of the world’s oldest ancient Islamic art.
The Kuwait Towers are Kuwait’s most recognizable landmarks and were constructed back in 1979. The largest of the towers span nearly 190m and the lower floors have coffee shops, restaurants and meeting rooms while the upper floors have an observation deck which allow you to look all around the city.
If you are a keen historian hoping for some Gulf War nostalgia, Al-Jahra is where you should be heading as it was a major site during the infamous ‘turkey shoot’. Al-Jahra was also famous before that as the place where Kuwaitis defeated an invading Saudi army back in 1920.
Hotels in Kuwait
The best place to stay in Kuwait is in the capital, Kuwait City. Here you have a range of accommodation options and you can get a room in a top luxury hotel for less than similar hotels in the West. There is of course more modest accommodation in the area also if you look around and have an eye for a bargain.
Airports in Kuwait
Kuwait International Airport is less than 20kms from Kuwait City and you can easily get there on bus too buy coming from Cairo, Agaba or Dammam in Saudia Arabia. For direct flights from Europe, use Kuwait Airlines who have flights between London, Kuwait and Bangkok on a regular basis.