Top things to do in Kuwait City

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 House in Kuwait City

Mirror House

For a brilliantly bizarre art-in-action experience, visit this residential house covered with mirror mosaics. It's the creation of gloriously eccentric Italian-Kuwaiti artist Lidia Al Qattan, who entertains with her…
Top Choice Market in Kuwait City

Souq Marbarakia

Once the centre of trade before the nation found oil, Kuwait City's old souq has retained its sprawling, bustling glory. The historical centre of the market has been added to, with modern buildings and kind of sub-s…
Top Choice Mosque in Kuwait City

Grand Mosque

The largest of the city’s 800 mosques, opened in 1986, completely survived the Iraqi invasion. It cost KD14 million ($US46million) to build, with extravagant features including a palm tree-lined courtyard, stained g…
Top Choice Museum in Kuwait City

Scientific Center

One of the largest aquariums in the Middle East is housed in this sail-shaped building. The giant spider crabs at 3.8m leg-to-leg, fluorescent jellyfish and floor-to-ceiling shark and ray tanks are especially cool. …
Top Choice Seafood in Kuwait City

Al Boom

As unique as dining gets in Kuwait, this atmospheric restaurant is set on the huge Mohammedi II dhow. Built in Calicut, India, in 1979, it's made of fine teak wood, 2.5 tonnes of copper and 8.8 tonnes of iron nails.…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Kuwait City

Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyya

This exceptional cultural centre has stunning galleries that contain some of the highlights of the world-class Al Sabah Collection, part of which was in the National Museum before the Iraqi invasion. With informativ…
Top Choice French in Kuwait City

Le Nôtre

Fantastic views of the Kuwait Towers, a discerning menu, an exclusive chocolatier and a landmark steel-and-glass building make this one of the hippest places in town. Standouts on the iPad menus include granola with…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Kuwait City

Mais Alghanim

They've been serving excellent Middle Eastern cooking at this fine place since 1953. Charcoal-grilled meats, seafood and hearty rice dishes are menu highlights, but there's so much good stuff leading up to them (sal…
Top Choice Lebanese in Kuwait City

Burj Al Hamam

This unmissable waterfront restaurant is a terrific place to sample Middle Eastern fare. Grilled meat and seafood dominate, but there's also top mezze, like dolma (stuffed grape vine leaves), baked aubergine and age…