Tourism in Kuwait? We can help!
Yes. Despite the opinion of almost all Kuwaitis, Kuwait does have awesome gems to explore especially to those interested to see new countries, cultures and have good food.
Tourism is a diverse industry that caters to various interests and preferences, resulting in different types of tourism experiences around the world. One of the forms is historic tourism, where travelers seek to explore the rich historical heritage of a destination. They visit historical landmarks, ancient ruins, and museums to delve into the fascinating narratives of the past. Cultural tourism, on the other hand, revolves around experiencing the customs, traditions, and artistic expressions of a particular culture. Travelers immerse themselves in local festivals, visit art galleries, witness traditional performances, and interact with locals to gain a deeper understanding of the cultural fabric of a place. Another popular form is food tourism, which celebrates culinary delights and local gastronomy. Travelers embark on culinary journeys to savor authentic dishes, explore local markets, participate in cooking classes and indulge in food.
The types of tourism can vary significantly from one country to another and one traveler to the other, as each destination possesses its own unique historical, cultural, and culinary offerings. Ultimately, the choice of tourism type is subjective and depends on an individual’s personal interests and desires to explore and connect with different aspects of a destination.
If you’re planning to visit Kuwait for the first time, this blog post is for you!
The main difficulty you’d face, is trying to find access to bookings and information directly online. You must know someone or an agency that would assist you in making your plans happen. Things change in Kuwait continuously, new places, pop-ups, trends and so on. You won’t be able to know/find them without knowing a local or asking someone that lives in Kuwait.
My company, Hello Explorer, have been receiving guests and planning itineraries for those wanting to explore Kuwait. We can work with your days, budget and preferences to curate a suitable itinerary for you! Go to ‘consultation’ and submit your request. We’ll be happy to help!
When to visit Kuwait?
The best time to visit Kuwait is winter time. I would avoid summer as the heat might ruin the experience for you. Usually, weather starts cooling down in November and up to May.
Some of the things you could see in Kuwait for the day (highly recommend you have a guide to give you depth to what you’re seeing!):
Start your day by grabbing breakfast either at you own hotel, or in one of Kuwait’s breakfast/brunch places. There are plenty, so it depends on what you prefer. For something western/modern I recommend Madison and Heige. For something traditional and Kuwaiti, an option would be Amiti Noura (good for lunch too!). If you’d like a twist with Hello Explorer, We’d accompany our guests especially the solo travelers to the restaurant, assist in ordering as per the food restrictions provided and explain about the dishes! 🙂
After breakfast, head to visit the iconic Kuwait Towers, which offer panoramic views of the city. You could get a ticket and go inside and upstairs for a view of the city! Feel free to reach out for more options through our consulting services If you’d like to fill up your schedule with things to do! If the weather permits, enjoy a walk from the towers all the way on the beach side. Kuwait is very famous with its speciality cafes, grab a coffee on the go from one of the plenty available!
After the towers, head to the Souq Mubarakiya, a traditional market that offers a glimpse into Kuwait’s rich heritage. Here, you can browse through various shops selling spices, textiles, handicrafts, and traditional Kuwaiti goods. You can also enjoy a delicious traditional Kuwaiti lunch at one of the local restaurants in the Souq Mubarakiya area. Don’t miss trying dishes like machboos (a spiced rice dish with meat) or grilled fish.
After lunch, visit the Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy and House of Mirrors. The museum houses an impressive collection of Islamic calligraphy, while the House of Mirrors showcases intricate mirror mosaics.
Spend your evening at the Kuwait Corniche, a beautiful waterfront promenade. Take a leisurely stroll along the Corniche, enjoy the views of the Arabian Gulf, and catch a beautiful sunset!
For dinner, I recommend treating your self in Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre (JACC) to one of the nice restaurants there such as White Robata (Sushi, must book in advance)!
Ladies, if you’re looking for hair salons, nails, or any other recommendations please feel free to reach out to Hello Explorer under the consulting service.
There are desert day camps, picnics, glamping and much more – just look for the good ones/ have a local recommend them to you! If its summer, boat trips to some of the sand bank islands is a good idea.
I sometimes post things under my hashtag #Hello965Kuwait on instagram – hope you have a good trip! To those who need it, here’s a blog post ive written about how to get a visa to Kuwait.
All in all, in Kuwait, it’s all about the ‘hidden gems’ and places that are trendy and happening. It’s always advised to know someone and be there when it’s the right season.