Travel with Children

In many ways Kuwait is great for children; it has lots of activities and attractions from the Scientific Center with its educational discovery zone, and Magic Planet at The Avenues with its fairground attractions, to the Aqua Park for water play, the Sribb Circuit for go-karting and the Marina Skate Park, where kids can burn off their energy on a BMX or scooter. However, while there are plenty of family parking bays close to attractions, and lifts in shopping malls, Kuwait's streets are not pram-friendly. The sweltering heat can also be challenging for parents and kids.

In major shopping malls, mothers will find baby-changing facilities and breastfeeding rooms. Dads may find changing difficult as facilities are often attached to the ladies toilets or to prayer rooms. Breastfeeding in public is possible if you are fully covered, but even then it is still taboo in the Gulf.