Kuwait is definitely not the garden spot of the Gulf - that honor goes to Oman. Kuwait is essentially flat, dusty and dirty with some stunning skyscrapers, one of the world's finest and largest shopping malls (The Avenues) and some excellent dining opportunities.
The entire country is (bone-) dry and no pork is available anywhere (unlike in Oman and the UAE). Essentially, Kuwait is not a word or term that pop into mind readily when mentioning vacationing in the Gulf. If you are visiting friends (as I was), then you already have an idea of what awaits you; otherwise, Kuwait is not really a tourist destination and never will be unless the country pulls its socks up and does something to develop its tourism infrastructure and make the place worth visiting.
Kuwait City was first settled in the early 18th century by the Al-Sabāh clan, later the ruling family of Kuwait and a branch of the Al-Utūb tribe (that also included the Al-Khalīfah clan, the ruling family of Bahrain), and their leader, Sheikh Sabāh I.
Its name may have derived from an earlier abandoned fort located there, called "Kūt" (كوت) – Arabic for a fortress by the sea. The settlement grew quickly, and by the time its first wall was built (1760), the town had its own dhow fleet of about 800 and trading relations to Baghdad and Damascus. It was a successful and thriving sea port by the early 19th century.
Most of the taxi drivers do not know much about English so it is better for the business people to print out their hotel vouchers in Arabic languages and the taxi drivers do not use the exciting meter for traveling in the journey.
Quite a number of high rise buildings are being setting up , mostly composed of Office and luxury shopping center . Dur to the hot weather in the day time, people will normal come up to shop and dine in the late evening to aviod the heat.
Kuwait is a very nice country , people are really kind It has a lot of nice places to visit and who ever will go to Kuwait , for sure he will visit it again
Kuwait is a very nice city with a lot of malls but the exchange rate is very high. Therefor everything seems expensive if you convert into your own currency.
I would recommend visiting The Avenues, a new shopping mall (the largest in middle east) as it offers a great experience.
Kuwait is an excellent city for sight seeing, for enjoying the best food in the most amazing resturants in the GCC and for shopping.
Their brands are huge and their shops are massive. Kuwait is certainly to be visited again once you go there.
there is alot of nice malls nice beach nice for camping in desert nice cienemas tasty and specialist food and restaurants.
The city has a lot of oil refinery station on the sand and it is one of the oil producing for export in Middle East.
Weather is very hot from April to September during the year.Mosques can be seen every where in the country.
The people of Kuwait are not friendly and only helpful for a price. Women traveling alone, should be very cautious.
Men - including taxi drivers - will not treat women kindly. I had to check a type of travler "groups" but I do not recommend anyone travel to Kuwait.
extremly expensive food and shopping clean organized need alot of improvments no decent public transportations
Never go to Kuwait. Kuwait is like a third world. Everything is 100 times more expensive than other places.
I love Kuwait for the luxurry respection of the kuwait and big heart of the people in this smal country.
kuwait is a lovely city and small city. however, the stay for a short period in it is much recommended.
the highwasy and ring roads are fantastic but during the rush hours are jammed and slow. that is normal for every capital city. the malls are wonderful and new. the marina crescent is wonderful for night spending, when the weather is nice ( no humidity). the restaurans vary from local, asian, middle eastern and international. it suits all the tastes and requirements.