The traditional town of Fahaheel was, until quite recently, a separate village. It now merges into the Kuwait City suburbs but retains a distinctive atmosphere, with signs of its Bedouin roots – in a characterful traditional fish souq, fruit market and dhow harbour next to the town's most popular shopping area.
While Fahaheel doesn't offer anything Kuwait City doesn't have, those staying at one of the nearby resorts (10 minutes north by car) may want to escape the confines of the hotel for an afternoon. The Al Kout Mall has a range of attractions including a cinema, kids' activity zone and plenty of international dining options. In contrast to the local town feel of Fahaheel, the oil refinery at neighbouring Mina Al Ahmadi is one of the largest in the world.