Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Kuwait City

Tareq Rajab Museum

Housed in the basement of a large villa, this exquisite ethnographic museum should not be missed. There are inlaid musical instruments suspended in glass cabinets; Omani silver and Saudi gold jewellery; headdresses,…
Top Choice Market in Kuwait City

Souq

True to its origins, Kuwait City has retained the old souq in all of its complex, bustling and convoluted glory in the city centre. Albeit partly housed now in a series of smart, modern buildings that replicate the …
Top Choice Museum in Kuwait City

Scientific Center

Housed in a fine, sail-shaped building on the corniche, the Scientific Center boasts an aquarium that is one of the largest in the Middle East. The unique intertidal display features shoals of black-spotted sweetlip…
Top Choice Museum in Kuwait City

Kuwait House of National Works: Memorial Museum

This museum captures the horror of the Iraqi invasion and honours the sacrifices that Kuwaiti citizens, the Kuwaiti military and their allies made in order to repel Iraqi forces. The exhibits comprise a set of well-…
Top Choice Landmark in Kuwait City

Kuwait Towers

The Kuwait Towers, with their distinctive blue-green ‘sequins’, are the instantly recognisable symbols of a nation. Designed by a Swedish architectural firm, they opened in 1979. The largest of the three rises to a …
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Kuwait City

Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyya

This exceptional cultural centre has stunning galleries that containing some of the highlights of the world-class Al Sabah Collection, part of which was in the National Museum prior to the Iraqi invasion. With infor…
Museum in Kuwait City

National Museum Complex

Once the pride of Kuwait, and one of the most important collections of Islamic art in the world until the Iraqi invasion, the National Museum remains a shadow of its former self and the interminable reconstruction w…
Museum in Kuwait City

Al Hashemi Marine Museum

This museum has an impressive collection of large, scale-model dhows. A novel shop sells 21-piece knot boards, Gipsy Moth lanterns, barometers and sextants. You can even buy your own one-armed Nelson figurine. Al Ha…
Museum in Kuwait City

Maritime Museum

Giving an excellent insight into the seafaring heritage of Kuwait, the entrance of this museum is graced by three magnificent dhows. Dhows and boons like these brought water from the Shatt Al Arab waterway near Basr…
Historic Building in Kuwait City

Beit Dickson

A modest white building with blue trim, Beit Dickson was the home of former British political agent Colonel Harold Dickson and his wife, Violet, whose love of and contribution to Kuwait are documented in the various…