From futuristic buildings piercing the clouds to rustic souks selling heritage goods, Kuwait City aces the balancing act between the modern and the traditional. The capital city of Kuwait is situated along the shores of the Persian Gulf, making it a busy port for oil and cargo.
An entrancing element of Kuwait is its colourful markets that line up along main roads and alleyways. You can put your bargaining skills to test and get your hands on beautiful silk carpets, Arab antiques, perfumes, spices and accessories at the historic Souk Al-Mubarakiya or shop for some exquisite jewellery at the Gold Souq. For a luxury retail indulgence, head to the sprawling 360 Mall or Souk Sharq that house various international brands. You can also visit the Al Hamra Tower & Mall – one of the world’s tallest carved buildings.
Kuwait opens up an array of travel experiences – be it exploring cultural landmarks or partaking in thrilling activities. You can make your way to the intriguing Mirror Houses, a handmade masterpiece designed with mirror mosaics, and also admire the architectural details of the Grand Mosque of Kuwait. Your itinerary can include a desert safari with dune bashing and quad biking or a scuba diving adventure in the clear waters around Kubbar Island.