Al Boom

Top choice seafood in Kuwait City

As unique as dining gets in Kuwait, this atmospheric restaurant is set on the huge Mohammedi II dhow. Built in Kozhikode, India, in 1979, it's made of fine teak wood, 2.5 tonnes of copper and 8.8 tonnes of iron nails. Dishes include whole Omani lobster, Gulf shrimp skewers and grilled Kuwaiti zubeidi fish. It's a popular experience, so book in advance.

The ship is a replica of one of the largest dhows ever built (Mohammedi I, 1915) and took three years to construct. There's steak night on Thursdays, with prime cuts weighed to order, plus a buffet of side salads and sweets for an extra KD7.

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