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Kuwait towers (2 hrs)

Kuwait Towers
The landmark of the city is without a doubt the Kuwait Towers. The main tower is 187 metres high and serves as a restaurant and water tower. It also has a Viewing Sphere, which rises to 123 metres above sea level and completes a full turn every 30 minutes.

The entrance fee to the Viewing Sphere is 2 dinar. But if you like to have lunch or dinner in the restaurant, you should first go there, as after your visit to the restaurant the entrance to the Viewing Sphere is only 1 dinar. The restaurant is at 82 metres and the buffet costs 10 dinar.

The location of the towers is not really necessary to mention but ok, it is located near downtown at the Arabian Gulf Street. The opening hours are from 9 am to midnight.

Grand Mosque (1 hr)

Kuwait Grand Mosque
Nearby the Old Souq you’ll find the Grand Mosque, which is the largest and the official mosque in the country of Kuwait. During some hours of the day it is possible for non-Muslims to visit the mosque.

You have to report at the gate between 9 am and 11 am or between 5 pm and 9 pm. An English speaking guide will show you around and there is no entrance fee.

National museum (1 hr)

Kuwait National Museum
Perhaps not the best museum in the world, but the National museum is worth a visit. There are several buildings with different exhibitions. One for archaeology, the heritage museum where you can see how people used to live in Kuwait in the old days, and there’s the planetarium.

The entrance is free. At the gate they mention that picture taking is prohibited, but actually it is allowed. The museum is still under construction, so perhaps it is really nice in a few years.

We can’t say much about the opening hours, as they are different in summer and winter and sometimes they don’t even follow the mentioned hours. But roughly you can say it is open in the morning and the afternoon, but it is closed between 1 pm and 4 pm. The museum is located just off Arabian Gulf Street, almost opposite the National Assembly.

Corniche (1-3 hrs)

Kuwait Corniche
The Corniche is a great place along the shore. Stretching over 10 kilometres you can enjoy winding paths, parks and beaches on Arabian Gulf Street.

The Corniche is marked at its southern end by the Scientific Center and at its northernmost point by the Kuwait Towers. Stop off at any one of the many beaches, restaurants or coffeehouses to watch a beautiful sunset.

The main activities in Kuwait City are shopping, eating, drinking non-alcoholic beverages and smoke your ‘Hookah’, or water-pipe, and you will find many places where you can do this. During summer it is great to be here at night, and in winter during daytime.

Scientific centre (1-2 hrs)

Kuwait Scientific Centre
Another nice museum is the Scientific Center in Salmiya. There’s a Dhow harbour, a discovery place for kids and an Imax theatre, but the best part of this museum is their aquarium.

You can learn about marine life from the many tanks with rays, fish and other sea creatures. The main tank holds 1.5 million litres of water and contains deep-sea sharks, turtles, fish and artificial corals.

The entrance fee to the aquarium is 1,5 dinar during daytime, after 5 pm this will be 3 dinar. The museum is open year round from 9 am to 9:30 pm.

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Language of the world

Of course you like to speak a few words of the local language onboard the plane or at your destination. Here you find some simple basics of the main language spoken in Kuwait.