Kuwait City Introduction Walking Tour II (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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Kuwait City Introduction Walking Tour II Map

Guide Name: Kuwait City Introduction Walking Tour II
Guide Location: Kuwait » Kuwait City (See other walking tours in Kuwait City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Kuwait's Grand Mosque
  • Seif Palace
  • Dickson House
  • Central Fish Market
  • Souk Sharq
  • Aqua Park
  • Kuwait Towers
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Kuwait's Grand Mosque

1) Kuwait's Grand Mosque (must see)

Kuwait's Grand Mosque, or Al-Masjid Al-Kabir, is a breathtaking site. It is a traditional Islamic architecture with Moroccan tiles, ceramics and a courtyard with stone brought from India. At night it looks especially impressive as it is brightly illuminated.

The Grand Mosque is the largest and the official mosque in the country of Kuwait. Its area spans 45,000 square metres (480,000 sq ft), out of which the building itself covers 20,000 square metres (220,000 sq ft). The main prayer hall is 72 metres (236 ft) wide on all sides, has 21 teakwood doors, and has lighting provided by 144 windows.The dome of the mosque is 26 metres (85 ft) in diameter and 43 metres (141 ft) high, and is decorated with the Asma al-hosna, the 99 names of God. The mosque can accommodate up to 10,000 men in the main prayer hall, and up to 950 women in the separate hall for women. The mosque also contains a 350 square metres (3,800 sq ft) library of Islamic reference books and documents. To accommodate the large number of vehicles belonging to worshippers, the mosque also contains a 5-level car park underneath the eastern courtyard which can hold up to 550 cars. Construction on the mosque started in1979, and the mosque was completed in 1986.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Seif Palace

2) Seif Palace

Seif Palace is a unique example of architecture in Kuwait. This monument dates back to 1880. There are original Islamic mosaics and historic artifacts inside the palace. Its most prominent feature is the watch tower with blue tiles and a gold-plated roof.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Dickson House

3) Dickson House

The Dickson House reflects the political history of Kuwait. It is a good example of the early 19th century Kuwaiti architecture. Colonel Dickson, a British political agent, resided in this thirty-room home. It is now a cultural center displaying works of art, such as portraits of the colonel himself and his family.
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Central Fish Market

4) Central Fish Market

The Central Fish Market is the main fish market in Kuwait City. It is on Gulf Road, where most of the city’s prominent landmarks are located. Being a traditional fresh fish market, it is a very interesting place to visit. The building itself is also a beautiful structure.
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Souk Sharq

5) Souk Sharq (must see)

Souk Sharq, located on the beautiful waterfront, is a favorite shopping arcade for both tourists and locals. There are international brands and local souvenirs, antiques and Arab coffee shops. Strolling through this arcade on the weekend provides a unique glimpse into Kuwait's social life.
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Aqua Park

6) Aqua Park (must see)

Aqua Park is a fantastic amusement park in Kuwait City on Gulf Road, where the main attractions and the most prominent landmarks of the city are located. It has many water rides and is a place for joy and recreation. It is important for tourists to know that on Tuesdays only women are allowed in the park. The park also has several cafes.
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Kuwait Towers

7) Kuwait Towers (must see)

The Kuwait Towers are a group of three slender towers in Kuwait City, standing on a promontory into the Persian Gulf. They were officially inaugurated on 26 February 1977 and are rated as a landmark and symbol of modern Kuwait. These three towers serve as water reservoirs. There is an observation deck with restaurants that offer a wonderful view of the city. The towers are thin and high with several spheres. They are especially beautiful at night, when they are illuminated. The main tower is 187 meters (613.5 ft) high and carries two spheres. The lower sphere holds in its bottom half a water tank of 4,500 cubic meters and in its upper half a restaurant for 90 persons, a cafe, a lounge and a reception hall. The upper sphere, which rises to 123 meters above sea level and completes a full turn every 30 minutes, holds a cafe. The second tower is 147 meters high and serves as a water tower. The third tower houses equipment to illuminate the two larger towers. The towers hold 9,000 cubic meters of water altogether. Although there are three towers, the structure is often referred to as Kuwait Tower in singular.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Kuwait City, Kuwait

Create Your Own Walk in Kuwait City

Create Your Own Walk in Kuwait City

Creating your own self-guided walk in Kuwait City is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Kuwait City Shopping Tour

Kuwait City Shopping Tour

Kuwait City is a modern city that offers all kinds of shopping. There are modern shops and traditional souks, which are traditional Arab markets where patrons can bargain on many traditional goods, including rare spices. This self-guided tour will lead you through Kuwait City’s diverse shopping venues.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 Km or 4 Miles
Top Religious Sites

Top Religious Sites

There are many houses of worship in Kuwait City. There are beautiful mosques, shrines and even a Christian church, which is an unusual site in an Arab country. This self-guided tour will help you discover Kuwait City's places of worship.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 Km or 4.2 Miles
Salmiya Walking Tour

Salmiya Walking Tour

Salmiya is twelve kilometers southeast of the center of Kuwait City. This part of Kuwait boasts a very beautiful beach and diverse shopping spots that attract many tourists. Here one can find a beautiful mosque, the Scientific Center with an aquarium and other attractions. Take this self-guided tour to explore this modern part of Kuwait.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Kuwait City Introduction Walking Tour I

Kuwait City Introduction Walking Tour I

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...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Kuwait City Cultural Venues

Kuwait City Cultural Venues

Kuwait City culture can be seen in its art and handicrafts. Many of the city’s museums and cultural centers are located on Gulf Road. The National Museum reflects the history and development of this wealthy country. There are also interesting museums set in houses displaying Bedouin art. Check out the most famous cultural spots in Kuwait City on this self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Coastline Walking Tour

Coastline Walking Tour

The coastline of Kuwait City is a very beautiful place. Besides its beautiful beaches, there are restaurants with wonderful views of the sea, a beautiful mosque and a small island with many things to offer. Take this self-guided tour and explore the attractions on the coast of Kuwait City.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 Km or 3.7 Miles