Kuwait, an Arab country situated in the Persian Gulf, is the place where you might imagine the stories from 1001 Nights.

With golden sand and blue sea, ancient civilization and modern skyscrapers, Muslim rules and legends, Kuwait is a place of discovery and respect.

Start your journey in Kuwait City, the capital of the country. Arabs like to build big. Huge skyscrapers made of glass and steel will take your breath away. Kuwait City is the largest city and the most important one. Everything happens here. You can find designer shops, exquisite fashion, luxury hotels, restaurants of all types, rooftop views and many tall buildings. But Kuwait City is also known for its Muslim arts, mosques and palaces.

Visit the Grand Mosque, situated right in the heart of the city. It covers 20,000 square metres with lights and grandeur.  The mosque was built in the 20th Century, but it is a pure example of Islamic architecture and it is quite impressive.  The Seif Palace is also an attraction of the city. Built in the 19th Century, the palace was the residence of the royal family. It spans an area of 450,000 square metres and includes an artificial lake, landing fields for helicopters and a dock for yachts. Its amazing architecture has hosted royalty and explorers.

If you are looking for relaxation, you need to know that every desert has an oasis. Green Island is Kuwait’s oasis. Situated along the coastline from Al-Shiwaikh to Ras Alard, the island was built in 1988. Green Island has greeneries, a tourist tower, a pool, spaces for sport activities and picnics.  It also boasts over 50,000 plants and shrubs.

Kuwait is very good at services and entertainment. Here you can try pearl diving (there is even an annual festival for that), yachting, water sports, fishing, trips to the islands nearby, archery and all sorts of sports. Just sitting on a lounge chair at the club is also a frequent activity.

Visiting Kuwait is not like any other holiday. You must be prepared and not just in terms of travel documents and luggage. You need to know the rules and be ready to follow them. For example, going to a public beach wearing a bikini is not something that you’ll do here. Also, you should have your passport with you all the time. If you want to visit a mosque, find out if you are allowed to go in, what clothes you need to wear and especially what are the rules for women. Although Kuwait is a modern country where many people speak English and tourists are welcome, some things didn’t change and how a woman must act is one of them.

Now you’ve got some great ideas for your trip, don’t forget to arrange travel insurance as soon as you’ve made a booking.  Get a quote today or call one of our friendly team on 1300 819 888 to discuss your requirements.