Kuwait holidays transport you to a stylish and spiritual destination that seamlessly mixes modernity with ancient tradition.
Kuwait City’s beachside resorts and enticing shopping malls offer plenty of luxury and relaxation. At the same time, adventure lovers can try their hand at scuba diving or head out into vast desert plains for a truly unforgettable experience.
Browse our Kuwait packages to start your journey of discovery to this truly special part of the world.
Kuwait is home to one of the region’s biggest shopping centres – The Avenues – and numerous other malls full of designer boutiques and brand names. For a more traditional retail experience during your holiday in Kuwait, head to an Arabian souk, where you can haggle over prices with local traders.
Kuwait’s three towers offer breathtaking views across Kuwait City and the Arabian Gulf. Their distinctive blue and green design are instantly recognisable from anywhere in the city and uniquely combine traditional Islamic design with modern architecture. Enjoy a delicious meal in the tower restaurant and admire the views from 270 feet up.
Leave the city behind and head out into the desert for a truly unforgettable experience on your holiday to Kuwait. Take a camel ride across the sand dunes, or get your adrenaline pumping on a thrilling quad bike tour. You can even spend a night camping out, eating traditional food and gazing up at the twinkling stars.
People looking to stay right in the centre of things during holidays in Kuwait should consider the northern part of the capital, Kuwait City. Here you’ll find plenty of the country’s top attractions, including the Grand Mosque and Kuwait Towers, as well as many traditional souk marketplaces. It’s an ideal base for capturing the true flavour of life here.
Make the most of the country's gorgeous coastline with a beachside stay. If you're looking for luxury Kuwait holiday packages, try the five-star Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait City, located just moments away from pristine sands and the sparkling sea. The hotel also has a kids’ club for those on a family holiday.
The currency in Kuwait is the Kuwaiti dinar (KWD). ATMs are commonplace, and credit cards are widely accepted. Feel free to haggle over prices in markets.
Taxis are a good way of getting out and about in Kuwait. There’s also a local bus network.
The official language of Kuwait is Arabic. Visitors will also find that English is widely understood here and often used in business contexts.
In Kuwait, you'll find type C and G plug outlets. The voltage is 240V and the frequency is 50Hz.
Kuwait’s food scene serves up a delicious fusion of Arabian, Indian and Mediterranean influences. Probably the country’s most popular dish, machboos is a rice-based specialty that combines spice-infused basmati rice with chicken or mutton.
Seafood and fish are used in a lot of dishes, including muttabaq samak – zubaidi fish served on top of rice cooked in spiced fish stock. Be sure to also try the popular dessert Gers Ogailya. This light, fluffy sponge cake is flavoured with saffron, cardamom and rose water.
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