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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 Market in Kuwait City

Souq

True to its origins, Kuwait City has retained the old souq in all of its complex, bustling and convoluted glory in the city centre. Albeit partly housed now in a series of smart, modern buildings that replicate the …
Top Choice Museum in Kuwait City

Scientific Center

Housed in a fine, sail-shaped building on the corniche, the Scientific Center boasts one of the largest aquariums in the Middle East. The unique intertidal display features shoals of black-spotted sweetlips and the …
Top Choice Seafood in Kuwait City

Al Boom

In the hull of a boat, this inventive restaurant takes some beating, particularly as this isn’t just any old boat: this is Mohammedi II, built in Calicut, India, in 1979. Dishes include whole Omani lobster, Gulf shr…
Top Choice Museum in Kuwait City

Kuwait House of National Works: Memorial Museum

This museum captures the horror of the Iraqi invasion and honours the sacrifices that Kuwaiti citizens, the Kuwaiti military and their allies made to repel Iraqi forces. The exhibits comprise a set of well-crafted c…
Top Choice Landmark in Kuwait City

Kuwait Towers

The Kuwait Towers, with their distinctive blue-green ‘sequins’, are the instantly recognisable symbols of a nation. Designed by a Swedish architectural firm, they opened in 1979. The largest of the three rises to a …
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. There are so many standouts on the iPad menus, …
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Kuwait City

Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyya

This exceptional cultural centre has stunning galleries that containing some of the highlights of the world-class Al Sabah Collection, part of which was in the National Museum prior to the Iraqi invasion. With infor…
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 how could anyone resist the hummus with lamb and pine nuts and drizzled with lamb fat? …
Top Choice Cafe in Kuwait City

Beit Ahmed

We love this place. In a stylish homewares stall in the souq, Beit Ahmed is a small but sophisticated cafe with traditional cushions and plush sofas. It specialises in all manner of teas but serves excellent falafel…