24 Hours In Kuwait

24 Hours In Kuwait

Kuwait City’s symbolic steel towers, traditional Islamic architecture and bustling street markets are all a must when you visit. Peel back the layers and you’ll find the city is an up and coming cultural hub.

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Ora

Ora, a Japanese Tapas restaurant in Arabella, was formed by five Kuwaiti friends and Chef Tiger from LA. Serving modern Japanese fusion it’s one of a kind and now regarded as the best Japanese restaurant in the Middle East.

Habra

A beef canteen headed by Chef Ahmed AlBader located nearby Souk AlMubarakiya. With a menu built around a coal base josper oven, it is a must for meat lovers.

Dar Hamad

An authentic Kuwaiti experience with a contemporary twist. Experience the authentic flavors in a setting inspired by a traditional Kuwaiti ‘Sandoog’ and the old AlHamad family house.

DRINK

Beit Ahmed

Beit Ahmed is a cafe and gift shop in Al Mubarikya, Kuwait City. Renowned for its homemade Karak - tea with cardamom milk - and desserts, it’s also a treasure trove of antique local goods and homewares. Explore the souks nearby selling Persian and Klim rugs, local trendy Kaftans, and speciality ouds and incense.

Jumo at Sadu House

JUMO Coffee is worth a visit for both the coffee and the culture. Housed in a preserved historical building with a beautiful courtyard, its location in Bayt Alsadu is ideal to explore Kuwait’s rich textile heritage  - from nomadic Bedouin weaving to more modern urban weaving.

STAY

Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait

Located in Kuwait City, this Yabu Pushelberg designed hotel is our top recommendation of where to stay. The Four Seasons provides the perfect base from which to explore the local souks, cafes and nearby Alshaheed Park.

Hilton Garden Inn

Recently opened in January 2020, the Hilton is located right in the heart of Avenues Mall – one of the largest malls in the region. It is ideal for families and shoppers alike for its accessibility to shops, restaurants and entertainment centres.

TOUR

Madeenah City Walk

For an insight into Kuwait City, we recommend the Madeenah City Walk with Sarah and Deema - a guided tour that offers a fascinating look at the history and culture of Kuwait.

EXPLORE 

The Amricani

Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyah also referred to as ‘The Amricani’ was built by American missionaries in the 1940s as a hospital before being converted and restored into a cultural exhibition space. There’s always something interesting happening here.

Al Shaheed Park

Al Shaheed Park, located on the periphery of Kuwait city is the largest urban park in Kuwait and features a botanical garden, two museums, a visitor centre and lake.

VISIT

JACC – Opera House 

The largest Opera House in the Middle East, it attracts the region’s leading performers and provides a home for local and international theatre, opera, music and cinema.

Sheikh Abdulla Alsalem Cultural Center – ASCC

One of the largest cultural complexes housing 22 galleries including a Natural History Museum, a Fine Arts Center, an Arabic Islamic Science Center, a Space Center, and a Science & Technology Museum.

GALLERY

Sultan Gallery

For over forty years, the Sultan Gallery has played an important role in introducing Arab artists to broader audiences and helping to establish a vital dialogue among artists and institutions working internationally.

SHOP

Harvey Nichols Kuwait

Harvey Nichols embarked on its sixth international venture with the opening of a store in The Avenues mall, Kuwait, in autumn 2012. The store is spread across 10,000 square metres of retail space, bringing together many exclusive brands under one roof.

AlOthman

Opening its doors in 1956, AlOthman has expanded from a small boutique into a highly popular womenswear destination offering a bridal store and publishing a seasonal printed magazine MUSE.

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24 Hours In Kuwait

Kuwait City’s symbolic steel towers, traditional Islamic architecture and bustling street markets are all a must when you visit. Peel back the layers and you’ll find the city is an up and coming cultural hub.

########EAT

Ora

Ora, a Japanese Tapas restaurant in Arabella, was formed by five Kuwaiti friends and Chef Tiger from LA. Serving modern Japanese fusion it’s one of a kind and now regarded as the best Japanese restaurant in the Middle East.

Habra

A beef canteen headed by Chef Ahmed AlBader located nearby Souk AlMubarakiya. With a menu built around a coal base josper oven, it is a must for meat lovers.

Dar Hamad

An authentic Kuwaiti experience with a contemporary twist. Experience the authentic flavors in a setting inspired by a traditional Kuwaiti ‘Sandoog’ and the old AlHamad family house.

DRINK

Beit Ahmed

Beit Ahmed is a cafe and gift shop in Al Mubarikya, Kuwait City. Renowned for its homemade Karak - tea with cardamom milk - and desserts, it’s also a treasure trove of antique local goods and homewares. Explore the souks nearby selling Persian and Klim rugs, local trendy Kaftans, and speciality ouds and incense.

Jumo at Sadu House

JUMO Coffee is worth a visit for both the coffee and the culture. Housed in a preserved historical building with a beautiful courtyard, its location in Bayt Alsadu is ideal to explore Kuwait’s rich textile heritage  - from nomadic Bedouin weaving to more modern urban weaving.

STAY

Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait

Located in Kuwait City, this Yabu Pushelberg designed hotel is our top recommendation of where to stay. The Four Seasons provides the perfect base from which to explore the local souks, cafes and nearby Alshaheed Park.

Hilton Garden Inn

Recently opened in January 2020, the Hilton is located right in the heart of Avenues Mall – one of the largest malls in the region. It is ideal for families and shoppers alike for its accessibility to shops, restaurants and entertainment centres.

TOUR

Madeenah City Walk

For an insight into Kuwait City, we recommend the Madeenah City Walk with Sarah and Deema - a guided tour that offers a fascinating look at the history and culture of Kuwait.

EXPLORE 

The Amricani

Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyah also referred to as ‘The Amricani’ was built by American missionaries in the 1940s as a hospital before being converted and restored into a cultural exhibition space. There’s always something interesting happening here.

Al Shaheed Park

Al Shaheed Park, located on the periphery of Kuwait city is the largest urban park in Kuwait and features a botanical garden, two museums, a visitor centre and lake.

VISIT

JACC – Opera House 

The largest Opera House in the Middle East, it attracts the region’s leading performers and provides a home for local and international theatre, opera, music and cinema.

Sheikh Abdulla Alsalem Cultural Center – ASCC

One of the largest cultural complexes housing 22 galleries including a Natural History Museum, a Fine Arts Center, an Arabic Islamic Science Center, a Space Center, and a Science & Technology Museum.

GALLERY

Sultan Gallery

For over forty years, the Sultan Gallery has played an important role in introducing Arab artists to broader audiences and helping to establish a vital dialogue among artists and institutions working internationally.

SHOP

Harvey Nichols Kuwait

Harvey Nichols embarked on its sixth international venture with the opening of a store in The Avenues mall, Kuwait, in autumn 2012. The store is spread across 10,000 square metres of retail space, bringing together many exclusive brands under one roof.

AlOthman

Opening its doors in 1956, AlOthman has expanded from a small boutique into a highly popular womenswear destination offering a bridal store and publishing a seasonal printed magazine MUSE.