While it's not a particularly spectacular line of hills, Mutla Ridge is about as good as it gets in Kuwait – and it offers a wonderful view of the full expanse of Kuwait Bay. Although the land mines have been cleared, you should stick to the paths in case of explosive remnants.
For a taste of the desert, take the road to Bubiyan Island that runs along the southeastern flank of the ridge. Either side of the road, large numbers of camels roam along its edge, grazing on the coarse grass that is common to the area. In spring, the slope down to the coastal marshes is pale green with new shoots and full of wild flowers. It is also a popular area for camping, both for Bedouin (black tents and goats) and for city dwellers (white tents and aerials) keen to touch base for a while.