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Kuwait City Introduction Walk I (Self Guided), Kuwait City

Kuwait City is the biggest city in Kuwait and one of the most beautiful metropolises of the Middle Eastern, sitting on the shore of the Persian Bay. The history of Kuwait City abounds in trials and triumphs, and has left behind a variety of landmarks. Among them, rather unique in design, are the Kuwait Towers. There are also a plethora of wonderful mosques and many other historic and architectural attractions to be found, waiting to be discovered on this tour.
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Guide Name: Kuwait City Introduction Walk I
Guide Location: Kuwait » Kuwait City (See other walking tours in Kuwait City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles
Author: Caroline
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Liberation Tower
  • Abdullah Al Mubarak Mosque
  • Old Souq (Souq Al Mubarakeya)
  • Gold Souk
  • Bayt Al-Badr
  • Sadu House
  • National Museum
  • Parliament of Kuwait
  • Musical Fountain
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Liberation Tower

1) Liberation Tower (must see)

Kuwait is a city of towers. You should not visit Kuwait without climbing to the top of at least one of them. Towers are symbols of Kuwait’s prosperity. The Liberation Tower is the second tallest structure in Kuwait. Construction of the tower commenced before the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. It was meant to be called The Kuwait Telecommunications Tower. This tower suffered no damage during the Iraqi invasion and was given the name Liberation Tower. When the invasion took place, construction, which was almost half-way complete, was put on hold. However, the structure received no damage, and construction resumed after Saddam Hussein's forces were expelled on February 27, 1991. Upon completion in 1993, the tower was renamed the Liberation Tower, symbolizing Kuwait's liberation from Iraq. There are offices inside where you can see locals at work, restaurants and an observation deck.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Abdullah Al Mubarak Mosque

2) Abdullah Al Mubarak Mosque

Abdullah Al Mubarak Mosque is a beautiful mosque built in a traditional Muslim style. It stands majestically at the roundabout in the central part of the city. It has two towers and a dome. At night it is illuminated and presents a particularly beautiful sight.
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Old Souq (Souq Al Mubarakeya)

3) Old Souq (Souq Al Mubarakeya) (must see)

Souq Al-Mubarakiya is a souq in Kuwait City, Kuwait. It is one of the oldest souqs in Kuwait, and was the center of trade prior to the discovery of oil.
This popular traditional market is located in Kuwait City, between Abdullah Al-Mubarak, Abdullah Al-Salem & Palestine Streets.This market has been around for at least 200 years. The market was damaged during the Iraqi invasion in 1990, however it was renovated and it got back its traditional flavor.
You can spend hours in this market strolling around and discovering reasonable bargains on heritage goods such as Persian silk carpets, real Arab antiques, perfumes like musk and oud, and traditional costumes. This place is perfect whether you want to shop, eat, or for sightseeing. Al-Mubarakiya features a variety of shops such as dates, honey, spices, sweets, vegetables, fruits, meat, and fish. In addition to a range of shops accessories, gold and silver jewelries. The market also hosts two mini museums: Sheikh Mubarak Kiosk and the first Islamic pharmacy in Kuwait, and admission is free.
There is a courtyard near Al-Bahar or Sea Mosque, where you can find traditional cafes brewing their teas over coals, and several small restaurants are lined-up where they serve authentic Arabic, Indian, Persian food to the customers in the open air. The prices are the cheapest in Kuwait. On hot summer days, water mist is sprayed from pipes over the tables to give you a cooling feeling. A children playground is nearby and shisha is also available.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Gold Souk

4) Gold Souk (must see)

One can not experience real Kuwaiti shopping without going to the Gold Souk. There are several of them in Kuwait City. They sell all kinds of jewelry, as well as buy and sell gold bars of different weights. The jewelery is made in Arabic and Indian styles. There are also restaurants located in these souks.
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Bayt Al-Badr

5) Bayt Al-Badr (must see)

Bayt Al-Badr is another old house located next to the Al-Sadu house of Bedouin culture. This house dates back to 1838. You will see local art represented in the handicrafts of ancient Kuwait. It is like a time capsule of those remote traditions. The main feature of the house is its famous front doors.
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Sadu House

6) Sadu House (must see)

The Sadu House was founded in order to preserve Bedouin crafts. In this house you will see woven textiles and wall hangings, which are sewn with special geometric figures from colored wool. It also contains Bedouin pottery and other items which reflect the ancient life of Kuwait.

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 8:00 am-1:00 pm / 4:00 pm-8:00 pm.
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National Museum

7) National Museum

The National Museum of Kuwait contains precious and diverse collections related to the country’s culture and history. On display here you can find the Al Sabah collection of Islamic art. Exhibitions include pearl relics, archaeological finds from the Failaka Islands, ones dedicated to the wars with Iraq and many others. The museum also contains a planetarium.

Operation hours: Monday- Saturday: 8:30 am- 12:30 pm / 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm; Friday: 4:30 pm- 8:30 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Parliament of Kuwait

8) Parliament of Kuwait

The Parliament of Kuwait is an impressive white building designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, who also designed the Sydney Opera House. It has a prominent canopy and its sweeping roof is reminiscent of Bedouin tents.
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Musical Fountain

9) Musical Fountain (must see)

This Musical Fountain will mesmerize you! Fountains in general are spectacular sights, but a musical fountain is especially charming. The fountain was damaged during the war, but has been restored. It is not only a musical fountain, but a dancing one too. This landmark attracts many tourists. At night it becomes even more beautiful, as it is brightly illuminated.

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