“A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are built for.”John A.
I got a chance to visit Kuwait during September 2014.
Kuwait is a very small country sharing its borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
Kuwait airport is very small compared to the other airports that we get to see in the middle east. We will see a lot of American food chains in the airport.
I believe Kuwait is one of the places where very few tourists visit. But there are a lot of foreign nationals in this country who have come for work. Infact expatriates account for around 70% of the population (as per Wikipedia)
Kuwaiti Dinar is the strongest/highest valued currency in the world. Before the exploitation of oil, this was one of the poorest countries in the world, but the country has developed rapidly over the past 70+ years.
Kuwait City today is a very modern and developed city and slowly recovered from its bad conditions after the war with Iraq.
If you’re flying in during the summer, expect it to be very hot.
I believe Alcohol and pork are prohibited in this country.
We will see all the big chains like Starbucks, McDonald’s, across Kuwait.
I also took this chance to visit my colleagues in SAP, Kuwait.
Some places worth visiting
1.Kuwait towers –> When I visited, Kuwait towers was under renovation and was not open to public. The main tower has both a viewing platform and a restaurant (for those on a larger budget). The Kuwait Towers dominate the skyline of Kuwait City and from its observation desk you can get the best panoramic view of the city, looking out over the harbour, the coastline and the city centre.
2) Kuwait telecommunications tower
3) Al-Qurain Martyr’s Museum
4) Kuwait House of National Works
5) Grand Mosque
6) Failaka Island
7) Desert Safari
8) Lulu Hyper Market (for some budget shopping)
9) Shopping in the Avenues mall
One of the largest malls in the Middle East, the Avenues is more than just a mall. When the temperature is high in summer, here is where people go to walk, run and enjoy themselves in general.
10) Scientific centre/ Kuwait aquarium
The center consist of many sections like Max Theater where they show the latest 3D movies with a huge screen, Planetarium with a great show of stars and how earth is moving, Aquarium,which is realty relaxing room with great show of all fishes from Kuwait plus insects and animals .
One Line Summary : If you get a chance to visit Kaula Lumpur anytime, please don’t miss the 2 places. Its worth Visiting..