Kuwait is like an oasis in the deserted sandy terrain attracting many tourists throughout the year. Believe me; this is true and the main credit goes to the varied tourist attractions in Kuwait that adorns the capital called the Kuwait city. Since times immemorial, this city has been the most appealing refuge for the Bedouin people who come from the Arab inlands to chill in the breezy atmosphere as well as in its cool sea. Talking about the tourists, they enjoy the interesting museums, shopping complexes, corniche walkways with restaurants and beaches, and cozy retreats.
One of the major tourist attractions in Kuwait is Al-Hashemi Marine Museum exhibiting how the Vikings made to the Middle East. This is interestingly shown via huge dhows. Nestled in the Qurain suburb, the Al-Qurain Martyrs’ Museum is dedicated to the young national patriots who rebelled against custody in 1991. It is reachable within 20-minute drive in the direction of southeast of the downtown. One more superb museum is the House of Mirrors that resides in a residence in the Qadisiya suburbs. The most stunning part here is the mirror mosaics adorning the interiors as well as the exteriors, which are made from 77 tons of mirror along with the 102 tons of white cement.
Experience the marine thrill at the Aqua Park that is meant for both children and adults. However, it is recommended to call first as the park is not open on all the days. One of the most appealing tourist attractions in Kuwait is the Aquarium that is the Middle East’s largest aqua home nestled in a glorious sail-shaped edifice. Check out for the most astonishing scene of the turtles on the crocodiles’ back along with other creatures. Other highlight here is the intertidal scene in which the surf soars up until the eyes.
Regarded as among the most famous tourist attractions in Kuwait, the Kuwait Towers are the landmark of the city because of their distinct green tinsel. Designed by a Swedish group, the tallest one of these soars up to 187 m and offers a revolving observation deck offering a view of the sea as well as a city and cafe whose lower globe holds a million gallons of water. From here to the Scientific Center, Corniche is the most famous promenade offering 10 km of walkways, waterfront on the Arabian Gulf, and parks. There are also restaurants and coffeehouses from where you can take superb view of the desert sunset.
Green Island is the artificial terrain of activities that facilitates ambling in the parks, cycling, swimming in a lagoon, or listening to a concert. Linked to the mainland via a walking route, the island also is the home of the amphitheatre that houses seats for 700 people, a game park, and restaurants. Be here on 25th February (National Day) or on 26th February (Liberation Day) when fireworks shoot up like anything.
Nestled at a distance of 20 km from the downtown, the Messilah Water Village is the place of absolute fun. It is packed with pools, slides, and floats all filled with cool water in summer and warm one in winter. There is also a distinct beach here that is flanked only by ladies between April and August on the decided three days of a week. The firm that manages this water village also is the owner of the Aqua Park.
Take a tour of one more tower called the Liberation Tower that soars from the grounds of the city centre. Well, in the nation of Kuwait, this one grabs the honor of the tallest edifice after gaining a height of 372 m. Further, in the world, this one is the fifth one in the listing of the tallest communications towers. As the construction of this tower was finished in 1993 after liberation, this tower was given the so-called name.
If you are a fan of history, then check out for the Old City Gates here such as Al-Shaab, Al-Maqsab, Al-Shamiya, and Al-Jahra. These are the city gates that reside in Safat on Al-Soor St that follows the old city wall. Although these gates were erected in 1920 A.D., they seem to appear older than that.
Plan a trip to this great Middle East city anytime from February to April.