Tucked away in West Asia between Saudi Arabia and Iraq, Kuwait is an ultra-modern nation and one of the largest producers of oil in the world. When visiting Kuwait, there are loads of historic and modern places that you can visit to discover the country further. If you’re in the country for just 24 hours, mentioned below are the places that you must cover.
Kuwait Towers (3 Hours)
The iconic Kuwait towers are twin towers that rise up to a height of 187 meters. They have huge tanks for storing water in them but one of the towers has a revolving viewing sphere. From here, you can see Kuwait city spread out in front of you. It also has high-rise restaurants that offer fine dining experiences with the city view. From here, you can head over to the Liberation Tower.
Liberation Tower (1 Hour)
While this tower is not open for public, you definitely can view it from the outside. It rises to a height of 372 meters and was built to symbolize the liberation of Kuwait from Iraq. It is also the second tallest building in the city.
Grand Mosque (3 Hours)
The Grand Mosque of Kuwait City is spread out across an area of 45,000 square meters and has a prayer hall that can hold up to 11,000 people! You can visit the mosque with guided tours and witness its beauty. The best part about the guided tours is that they are free of cost and give you in-depth details about the mosque. This is one place that you should visit to know the heritage of the country.
Al Hamra Tower (2 Hours)
If you’re in Kuwait City, you simply cannot miss out on the towering building, Al Hamra Tower. Rising up to a height of 413 meters, this is tallest building in the country and is an architectural marvel for its construction and design. They also have a sprawling mall complex right at the base of the tower.
Kuwait National Museum (2 Hours)
The Kuwait National Museum brings you face to face with the past of Kuwait with ancient artefacts. Built in 1983, this museum has 5 complexes and you can see archeological pots and a dhow here along with a planetarium. From here, the Green Island is a great place to head to for relaxing.
Green Island (3 Hours)
The Green Island is an artificially built island off the coast of Kuwait City and is the first one in Arabian Gulf. You can find a swimming pool and a vast expanse of garden with beaches all around the island. You could visit the tourist tower or enjoy some of the attractions there like a train ride and soap football.
Souq Al Mubarakeya (3 Hours)
If you’re looking for a place that is bustling with activity, you should head over to the Souq Al Mubarakeya. It is one of the oldest souqs in the country and you can find all traditional things here like Persian silk carpets, perfumes, spices, dates, traditional clothes and what not! As a tourist, this is a place that you simply cannot miss when visiting Kuwait.
If you can squeeze in some time to relax, do check out Al Shaheed Park where you can laze around in the lush environs of the garden or can explore the museums and the botanical gardens. They also have restaurants where you can satiate your hunger pangs.
There’s so much to do in Kuwait that a day is indeed not sufficient enough to cover it. However, you can definitely get a glimpse of this country in a day and carry back truckloads of memories with you.