One of the most ancient corners of the world, Kuwait, has a certain cachet. A country in the Middle East, it has a rich cultural heritage. Dotted with excellent beaches, lively restaurants, and antiquated museums, Kuwait is like an oasis in the desert. Located at the tip of the Persian Gulf, Kuwait shares its borders with Saudi Arabia and Iraq, and has the world’s sixth largest oil reserve.
Best time to visit Kuwait
Spring (March to April) and Autumn (November) are considered the best months to visit Kuwait. During these months, the temperatures range from 20-30 °C, making the weather relatively pleasant. Otherwise, Kuwait has a typical desert climate.
Kuwait’s only airport is the Kuwait International Airport and the airlines mostly fly within the Middle East. Kuwait Airways is the national airline of Kuwait and it operates in Geneva, Frankfurt, Kuala Lumpur, Rome, London, and many other international cities. International airlines serving Kuwait are British Airways
, United Airlines
, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines
, Etihad Airways, and so on. From Delhi, Kuwait Airways operates direct flights to Kuwait. From Mumbai, both Jet Airways
and Kuwait Airways operate direct flights to Kuwait.
Staying in Kuwait
Accommodation in Kuwait can be expensive and usually start at INR 10,000 (approx.) per night. If you are ready to splurge, you can opt for 5-star hotels in Kuwait, starting at INR 20,000 (approx.) per night. Almost all the high-end hotels provide amenities like complimentary breakfast, swimming pools, and gymnasiums. Along the southern part of the coast, chalets and other accommodation options can be booked.
Things to see and do in Kuwait
There are a lot of places that exude an Arabian charm and are waiting to be explored, in Kuwait. The must-visit places are The Kuwait Tower, The Liberation Tower, Al Kout Beach, Dhow Harbor, Doha Village, Grand Mosque, House of Mirrors, and Kubbar Island. The other interesting places are Little Jungle, sea clubs located within Fahahee, The Scientific Centre, and Musical Fountain and Discovery Mall.
Eating in Kuwait
A fusion of Indian, Arabian, Mediterranean, and Persian cuisine, Kuwaiti food is a treat! The most popular dish of Kuwait is Khubz (flatbread) served with Mahyawa (fish sauce). Other local favorites are Hamour (grilled fish served with rice), grilled rabbitfish, and bream fish. There is an array of restaurants serving local as well as international cuisines in Kuwait.
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