Official Name:Capital: Kuwait
Capital:PopulationÂ 4 million
Population: Area 17,818 sq km (6,880 sq miles)
Area: Major languageÂ Arabic
Major Languages: Major religionÂ Islam
Major Religions: Life expectancyÂ 74 years (men), 76 years (women)
Life expectancy: CurrencyÂ Dinar
Currency: The State
Your first stop will be the Kuwait Towers, Kuwait€™s famous landmark. Recently renovated, the Kuwait Towers are now once again open to the public. The main tower has both a viewing platform and a restaurant (for those on a larger budget). On a clear day, you have an overview of almost the entire country €“ or at least the inhabited parts of it. Because yes, that is how small Kuwait is.
Learn more about Kuwait€™s main religion by visiting the largest mosque in the country (completed in the 1980s). Arabs are warm and welcoming people, and the people running this mosque are no exception to that. Guided tours take place on an almost daily basis and are free of charge, just call in advance to confirm. An imposing and beautifully decorated building, it is a must for every visitor. Outside it is busy and warm, but here you will feel yourself come to rest immediately. A bubble of peace in a vibrant city.
Take the ferry to Failaka, one of Kuwait€™s islands. Before the Gulf War people lived here, but the island was deserted during the war, and many of the buildings were never rebuilt. Now it is mainly a large open-air monument to the horrors of war. Visit destroyed houses, schools and offices and see what war does to a country. If you are short on time and still want to experience the history of the Gulf War Al Qurain, the House of Martyrs is an impressive alternative that is somewhat easier to reach.
No visit to Kuwait is complete without a visit to the desert. First stop should be one of the many camel herds. Drink camel milk, pet the baby camels (spring only!) or maybe even get invited for a ride if you are lucky. Then leave the herds behind you and drive further into the desert. Stop for a short quad ride, but then continue your drive until all signs of civilization have disappeared on the horizon. This is where you camp for the night. It is here when you can feel truly alone in the world. Experience the vast emptiness and silence. Take some meat and a few (non-alcoholic, of course) drinks, a grill and enjoy a night under the stars. A compulsory word of caution: do not do this without a guide. The desert is a dangerous place for those without local knowledge.5. Go shopping in the Avenues Mall
November to April is the best time to visit Kuwait city. March-May is the spring season in Kuwait, and the temperature highs range between 109.5°F (43.1°C) and 76.5°F (24.7°C). Rain is non-existent during these months, and this is one of the slowest months in tourism. June through August is the summer season, and the weather is scorching and uncomfortable. There€™s 0 precipitation rate in summer, and hence, there€™s no respite from the heat. However, apart from such warm weather condition, it€™s one of the busiest in Kuwait with loads of tourists from all around the globe. September-November is the fall season, and temperature highs are in between 110.2°F (43.4°C) and 72°F (22.2°C). There€™s humidity, and it€™s windy, in particular. There€™s no rain again, during these months and tourism is quite high. December-February, the winter months are colder with high temperatures ranging in between 76.5°F (24.7°C) and 63.7°F (17.6°C). There are minimal rains with around 1-2 days every month. Tourism is pretty slow during winters in Kuwait City, and hence, the accommodation and airfares are cheaper.