Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Kuwait

What oil-rich, arid Kuwait lacks in glitz and glamour it makes up for in family-friendly entertainment and cultural haunts - the coastal Kuwait City and Salmiya are laden with museums, attractions and modern amusement parks guaranteed to keep visitors to the area occupied for days on end. Shopping opportunities abound (feel free to choose from modern mega-malls and traditional souks), as do sandy beaches and swimming venues sought after in the summertime.


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Kuwait Towers

The three iconic Kuwait Towers with a Viewing Sphere elevated 120m above the ground (along with a few restaurants and cafes operating inside) are now open to visitors. Located in the heart of Kuwait City, the Towers offer unbeatable views and fantastic dining.
Adresse: Arabian Gulf Street, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2244 4119
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 8:00 - 22:00.

Grand Mosque

The monumental Grand Mosque (largest in the country) is a Kuwaiti landmark and place of worship. Imposing from the outside, the building boasts elaborate inner decor and is open to visitors of all convictions. Free guided tours are available.
Adresse: Mubarak Al Kabeer Street, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2298 0800
Åpningstider: Thursday - Sunday 9:00 - 10:45, 16:45 - 18:45.

Tareq Rajab Museum

The museum contains a marvellous collection of hand-picked Islamic artefacts, from ancient manuscripts and carvings to objects of cultural value produced during the past three centuries - these include jewellery, ceramics, fabrics, clothing, and musical instruments.
Adresse: Block 12 Street 5, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2531 7358
Åpningstider: Saturday - Thursday 9:00 - 12:00, 16:00 - 19:00. Friday 9:00 - 12:00.

Scientific Center

The Scientific Center is a family-friendly entertainment complex that houses the Kuwait Aquarium (with see-through glass tanks), an IMAX cinema, children's learning centre (Discovery Place) and a dhow harbour, where the historic Fateh Al Khair dhow is on display.
Adresse: Al Blajat Street, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 184 8888
Åpningstider: Saturday - Thursday 9:00 - 22:00. Friday 14:00 - 22:00.

Failaka Island

The islands is a local entertainment hub for summertime activities such as fishing, swimming and water sports. The Failaka Heritage Village is also located here (accommodation in traditional-style housing, horse and camel rides, water sports facilities, access to beaches and much more). The Museum Palace of Sheikh Abdulla Al Salim Al Sabah is one of the village's many highlights.
Adresse: Failaka Island, Kuwait

Sadu House

The Sadu House is a cultural centre that showcases the Bedouin art of weaving, along with a few other elements of the Bedouin lifestyle and culture. The museum offers unique insight into the process of weaving and houses a gift shop with unique, hand-made items.
Adresse: Arabian Gulf Road, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2243 2395
Åpningstider: Saturday - Thursday 8:00 - 13:00, 16:00 - 20:00.


KidZania is a unique venue where children enjoy a mix of education and entertainment by trying on "adult" roles and jobs inside a tiny mock-city constructed for them. Kids even receive "paychecks" in KidZania's artificial currency, which gives them a chance to learn about handling money early on.
Adresse: Grand Avenues, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2228 3180

Entertainment City

Entertainment City is the first and largest amusement park in the region and is often referred to as the Disneyland of Kuwait. With its multiple themed rides, fun activities and recreation areas, the complex promises a delightful time to visitors of all ages.
Adresse: Doha Road, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 180 6806

Mais Alghanim

Held to be one of the best in Kuwait, this restaurant consistently receives glowing reviews from patrons. Cuisine served is a mix of Lebanese and Kuwaiti. dishes on the menu are varied, and the establishment is fit for both lunch and dinner meals.
Adresse: Gulf Road, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2225 1155
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 23:30.

Freij Sweileh

Immensely popular with locals, this authentic restaurant is well-known for the generous meal portions served. Expect Middle Eastern with a large emphasis on local Kuwaiti fares. Patrons' favourites are majboos, grilled meats and soups (served with bread).
Adresse: Salem Mubarak Street, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2573 7030
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 18:00. Sunday 12:00 - 1:00.

P.F. Chang's

For Asian fare in Kuwait, P.F. Chang's is the go-to restaurant. Serving a variety of Asian dishes with an emphasis on Chinese and Mongolian, the restaurant boasts a few very own specials, such as the "Dynamite Shrimp", which is the establishment's must-try.
Adresse: The Avenues, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2228 3763
Åpningstider: Sunday - Thursday 11:00 - 23:00. Friday - Saturday 11:00 - 00:00.

Slider Station

Innovative in its interior, cuisine and general concept, the Slider Station's design is inspired by an 1940s American gas station. They serve mouthwatering sliders (small sandwiches), along with tapas, grills, flat breads and desserts made in-house.
Adresse: Arabian Gulf Street, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2246 5047
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 12:00 - 22:00.

Al Boom Steak and Seafood

Al Boom Steak and Seafood startles with its unbeatable location inside a large dhow (local fishing boat). Starters are abundant and an absolute must-try, main dishes being primarily meats and seafood. The restaurant has maintained its spotless reputation in the region for over 35 years.
Adresse: Al Bida'a Road, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2567 3430
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 18:00 - 22:00.

Shake Shack

With made-to-order burgers and shakes, Shake Shack is a hip, casual eatery whose dessert speciality is frozen custard - a thicker, denser take on regular ice cream. Orders are to be picked up by the counter. There are several locations across Kuwait, including one at the airport.
Adresse: Salem Al Mubarak Street, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2574 0603
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 11:00 - 00:00.

Al Forno Ristorante

Al Forno is a reliable, longstanding Italian classic on the Kuwaiti dining scene. With its in-house made pastas and a classic wood-fire oven, Al Forno stays true to Italian culinary tradition. Meals are genuine, and offerings range from pasta to seafood and dessert.
Adresse: The Avenues, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2495 4777
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 9:00 - 00:00


Celebrity Indian performer Asha Bhosle pursues her culinary passion via five Asha's locations across Kuwait (and more beyond). Inspired Indian cooking served here includes signature specialities such as murgh malai kebab, Keralan chilli garlic prawns, and Omani cuisine-influenced lamb kesar biryani.
Adresse: Marina Crescent Building, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2208 1374


The luxurious Lebanese restaurant with sandstone walls, high ceilings and spectacular panoramic windows overlooking the bay invites for an evening of refined dining on traditional Lebanese fare with a modern twist. Reservations are best made long in advance.
Adresse: Gulf Road Street, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2208 1111
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 9:00 - 00:00


Set inside the luxurious Avenues mall, Katsuya is a refined Asian restaurant serving fusion cuisine with an emphasis on Japanese specialities. Each season is represented by an individual dish (grilled lobster for winter and Szechuan chicken wings for summer, for example).
Adresse: The Avenues, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2228 3195

The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory is a celebrated American chain, which - apart from its world-renowned cheesecakes - serves quite a few savoury dishes (Western-style fare such as burgers and fries, with an oriental twist). Located inside the luxurious Avenues Mall and multiple places across town.
Adresse: The Avenues Mall, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2228 3064

Gia Cafe

Gia Cafe serves healthy, delicious Mediterranean food that is a feast for the eyes just as much as it is for the taste buds. A wide selection of dishes is available for breakfast, and hearty dishes are served all through the day for lunch and dinner.
Adresse: 3 Street 6 Lane, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2564 0257

Le Nôtre

This upscale, refined cafe is an elegant venue with exquisite decor, which a very popular place to be for breakfast (served buffet-style). There are a few locations around the city, all featuring an adjacent chocolate boutique with artisan sweets on sale.
Adresse: Gulf Road, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 180 5050
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 9:00 - 23:30

Cafe Bazza

The cafe serves a variety of dishes, a fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fares with an emphasis on local Kuwaiti foods. A few branches operate in the region, and food is served all throughout the day (including breakfast). In- and outdoor seating available.
Adresse: Gulf Street, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 186 0860
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 7:30 - 23:00

Bait Ahmad

Beit Ahmad is an oriental wonderland located inside a traditional interior decor shop in Kuwait's central Souk Mubarakiya. Once in, expect to be treated to some authentic Arabic coffee or one of the many tea varieties on offer. Foods to go along include falafel, kebab, and a variety of desserts.
Adresse: 25 Saud Bin Abdulaziz Street, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2246 7373
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 9:00 - 22:30

Le Pain Quotidien

Originally from Belgium, Le Pain Quotidien has taken its organic enterprise far beyond its home country borders, and now boasts several locations across Kuwait. The chain is a breakfast and brunch favourite, serving up some of the frothiest cappuccinos around, along with great omelettes, soups, salads, and bakery.
Adresse: 25 Marina Crescent, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2208 1128
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 7:30 - 23:00

The Breakfast Club

The wildly popular breakfast spot entices with a plethora of breakfast meal options, ranging from savoury omelettes and eggs to syrup and sauce-smothered pancakes and delectable waffles. The Mahboula Breakfast Club branch (Aliah & Ghaliah Towers) operates 24 hours on a daily basis.
Adresse: Al-Shuhada Street, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2294 3212
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 6:00 - 12:00

The Avenues

The largest mall in Kuwait and one of the largest in the world, The Avenues will easily occupy shoppers for a full day or longer. More than 800 international brand boutiques, entertainment centres (children's KidZania and Magic Planet both located here), restaurants and cafes all await visitors under one roof.
Adresse: Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Road, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2259 7777
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 22:00

Souk Al-Mubarakiya

For an authentic Kuwaiti shopping experience head to this traditional market, where vendors offer deals on items ranging from local handicrafts and gold jewellery to spices and edibles. The souk also contains a few inviting sit-down cafes and restaurants.
Adresse: Mubarak Al-Kabeer Street, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2246 5489

Marina Mall

Marina Mall impresses inside and out - located next to a scenic bay and in the Marina Crescent area, it offers a wide selection of stores and boutiques along with a whole variety of cafés and restaurants dotting the Marina Crescent. Shoppers may also take in the skyline of Abu Dhabi which is visible from the mall's top floor.
Adresse: Salem Al Mubarak Street, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2224 4666
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 9:00 - 11:30

360 Mall

The 360 Mall specialises in higher-end shopping, with a selection of shops and boutiques representing various international brands housed under its roof. The mall's entertainment centre includes a cinema complex, bowling alley and a flight simulator.
Adresse: Sixth Ring Road, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 180 0360
Åpningstider: Sunday - Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00. Thursday - Saturday 10:00 - 23:00.

Souk Sharq

Souk Sharq is much more of a modern shopping mall than a traditional bazaar, with a large variety of stores and boutiques (both local and international) represented. The Souk's scenic location by the water makes for a relaxing evening promenade venue.
Adresse: Arabian Gulf Street, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 182 2680
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 23:00

The Gate Mall

Located in a lively area south of Kuwait City, the Gate Mall is a pleasant, clean shopping centre with an abundance of stores. The mall houses stores by well-known international and regional brands selling fashion-forward clothing, cosmetics, accessories, and more.
Adresse: Block 5 104 Road, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2205 6100

The Fish Market

Kuwait's fish market is where many will encounter the oddest marine creatures they've ever seen outside an aquarium. Arrive early to see the busy market come to life with buyers scouting for the finest fresh seafood caught daily in local waters.
Adresse: Arabian Gulf Street, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2225 4022
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 7:00 - 12:00.

Gold Souk

There are several places to shop for gold in Kuwait, and purity of the noble metal in the Middle East is believed to be superior to those elsewhere. Mind that starting prices are often high and can be significantly brought down by haggling (although will not go lower than making value). Most locations will provide a certificate of authenticity upon request.
Adresse: Ali Al-Salem Street, Kuwait
Åpningstider: Saturday - Thursday 10:00 - 22:00

Travel Advice

Prior to visiting Kuwait, travellers are advised to familiarise themselves with the social norms and legal regulations in place in the country. Modesty in behaviour and clothing is generally advised, and women are discouraged from wearing tight-fitting and/or short garments anywhere in the country. Bikinis may be acceptable at hotel pools, but conservative swimwear is expected in public places. Alcohol sale and consumption is illegal, and attempts to import alcoholic beverages (as well as drugs, pork products and pornographic material) may lead to fines and imprisonment. Public displays of affection of any kind (especially by same-sex couples) are not allowed and must be avoided. Co-habitation between unmarried partners is also considered illegal. Travellers must be especially careful when photographing local landmarks - taking pictures of government buildings, including military and industrial complexes, is punishable by law (this applies especially to anything that concerns oil production). During the month of Ramadan no eating, drinking or smoking in public is allowed to anyone regardless of religious convictions. Fines and imprisonment may follow for violating any of the above mentioned restrictions. There is an ongoing terrorism threat in Kuwait. Travellers must exercise precaution in public places.


Citizens of Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates do NOT require an entry visa. Citizens of an additional 52 countries may obtain a three-month visa on arrival (by air only) or an electronic visa prior to arrival. These include all countries of the European Union (with the exception of Croatia), Andorra, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Vatican City, Turkey, Monaco, Switzerland, Australia, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Swaziland, United States, Vietnam. A passport with a validity period of 6 months is required for entry. Those arriving by land or sea are required to obtain a visa in advance, as do nationals of countries not listed above. Nationals of some countries may be entirely barred from entry (Ethiopia and Israel), or have significant difficulty obtaining a visa.

Kuwait International Airport

The Kuwait International Airport is the only civil air hub in Kuwait, with several local and international carriers connecting the country to destinations worldwide. Visitors requiring visa on arrival should obtain one before exiting into the baggage claim area (get a ticket and wait in line till your turn is called). The airport has its own taxi service, and regular cabs operating in the city are not allowed to pick up passengers for fear of hefty fines. Some hotels arrange shuttles for guests, but reaching the city by public bus is possible, too - route number 501 connects the airport to the main bus station of Kuwait City and makes several stops along the way (bus stop outside the arrivals area).
Adresse: Gazali Expressway, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2431 9829

Best Time to Visit

The summer months between April and September can get extremely hot and humid (August especially so), so a trip to Kuwait is best made somewhere between September and May (ideally, September to October and March to May), when temperatures are comfortable but some rainfall is to be expected.

Public Transport

There are two public transportation authorities: the KPTC (Kuwait Public Transport Company) and the City Bus (and KGL operates long-distance routes to neighboring countries). There is a fairly extensive bus route network covering the metropolitan area, buses run at regular 10-minute intervals and stop at designated bus stops. Tickets are fairly inexpensive and may be bought on board. Even though the public bus system was established primarily to fit the needs of residents rather than visitors, most Kuwaiti landmarks may be reached by walking 10 to 20 minutes from the bus stops. Consult the website for routes, or pick up a schedule from the main bus station. Ferries circulate between Ras Al Ard in the district of Salmiya and Failaka Island (operated by the KPTC). There are also water routes connecting Kuwait to Iran and several other Gulf nations.
Adresse: Al-Shuhada Street, Kuwait


Taxis are a convenient way of getting around, with a few different varieties currently in operation. Taxis often do not use meters, in which case it is recommended to agree on the fare prior to boarding, but general pricing is in place depending on the distance and area. "Call taxis" are often found at hotels, and are usually white. As the name suggests, they can be ordered via phone. Fares for these taxis are usually announced by the taxi dispatcher during the call. Another type of cabs, orange in color, usually runs along specific routes, and can be shared with anyone going in the same general direction. These taxis are allowed to drop off and pick up passengers along the way, which can make the journey longer, but prices are normally lower than those of call-taxis. The airport has its own taxi service, with fixed fares that are usually indicated inside the vehicle. Kuds Taxi +965 241 3414 British Taxi +965 2391 2282 +965 2239 1229 Emirates Taxi +965 2474 5006 +965 2474 5007

Post Office

There are a few post offices in and around Kuwait City, but most are difficult to locate due to the lack of exact address. Like most government establishments, post offices open and close early (7:00 to 14:00). Main Post Office Fahad Al-Salem Street, Kuwait City Salmiya Post Office Al-Salmiya, Kuwait City +965 2574 5171


Pharmacies are widely available and marked by a green cross. Hospitals often have 24 hour pharmacies on their premises. Hawally Center Pharmacy Humoud Al Nasser Street, Salmiya +965 2561 4895 AAW Abyaar Sharq Pharmacy Ahmad Al Jaber Street, Kuwait City +965 2243 2642 Al Fahad Pharmacy Ground floor, 59 Bahrain Street, Salmiya +965 2574 7476
Adresse: Humoud Al Nasser Street, Kuwait
Telefon: +965 2561 4895


Country code +965


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