Places to visit in kuwait

When most people think of Kuwait, the first images that come to mind are vast oil fields and deserts. But Kuwait, sandwiched between Saudi Arabia and Iraq, is more than just a desert. The city ranks among the top travel destinations in the Middle East and offers many attractions for leisure and business travelers alike. Fascinating examples include notable architecture, fascinating museums, shopping malls, beautiful beaches and vibrant culture.

Unless you are from a visa waiver country, you will need a visa to travel to Kuwait. The five exempt countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council are Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Fifty-two countries, including the United States, EU, Canada, Australia, and Japan, can apply online by completing an electronic visa form. Citizens of other foreign countries must apply for a visa at a consulate or embassy.

GCC citizens can visit Kuwait without a visa, but foreigners residing in GCC countries are not free to enter Kuwait and require a visa. The computerized visa application form is easy to fill out. Enter a few elements of basic information, pay the fee, and your e-Visa will be emailed to you.

Traditional Islamic culture and Western civilization coexist in Kuwait. A vacation in this beautiful country will never be a dull day as there is something for everyone. Here are some places you should visit during your stay in Kuwait.

  • Kbal Island

Kbal Island is an ideal oasis to visit if you are looking for a quiet getaway. Beautiful Kbal Island has peaceful terraces and beautiful beaches. Boating, swimming and water sports are available on Kbal Island.

  • Failaka Island

A visit to Failaka Island is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Kuwait City. Zoos and archaeological sites reveal many ancient secrets about the importance of the island.

  • Sadhu House

The Sadhu House is a special museum showcasing Sadhu weaving, a Bedouin weaving style that blends Kuwait’s religious and diverse ethnic past. Learn about old spindles, embroidery and weaving traditions and techniques. Additionally, there is a museum gift shop where you can purchase wall art, porches, rugs and other items for your home.

  • Kuwait Towers

At 614 feet tall, the impressive Kuwait Tower is his one of the tallest structures in the world. Experience breathtaking panoramas of the metropolis from the 360-degree observation deck of the Great Pagoda.

  • Great Mosque

You cannot fully appreciate Kuwait’s Islamic architectural splendor without visiting its magnificent mosques. The Grand Mosque is not only Kuwait’s largest, but also its most important mosque. The mosque’s mosaic tiles and decorative inscriptions in the Andura style add to its charm. 

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