Visiting Kuwait & 5 Things to see in Kuwait
When many people hear about Kuwait, the first images that come to mind are vast oil fields and a desert. However, Kuwait, sandwiched between Saudi Arabia and Iraq, is more than just a desert. The city is a stunning location that ranks among the top tourist destinations in the Middle East, with a wealth of attractions for leisure and business travelers. A few charming examples include remarkable architecture, captivating museums, shopping malls, beautiful beaches, and vibrant culture.
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Kuwait Travel Requirements
If you are not from the visa-exempt countries, you will need a visa to travel to Kuwait. The five exempt countries that comprise the Gulf Cooperation Council are Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. 52 nations, including the US, the EU, Canada, Australia, and Japan, are eligible to apply online by filling out the eVisa form. Citizens of other foreign nations must apply for visas at a consulate or embassy.
While GCC nationals can visit Kuwait without a visa, foreigners residing in GCC nations do not have free entry into the country and will need a visa. The computerized visa application is simple to complete. The eVisa will be emailed after you input a few elements of your basic information and pay the fees.
Tourist Charms of Kuwait
Traditional Islamic culture and western civilization coexist in Kuwait. You will not have a dull day on your vacation in this lovely country because there is something for everyone to enjoy. Here are a few locations you should check out while in Kuwait.
Kubbar Island is the ideal oasis location to visit if one is yearning for a peaceful escape. The lovely Kubbar Island maintains both tranquil terraces and magnificent beaches. At Kubbar Island, visitors can go boating, swimming, and participate in water sports.
A visit to Failaka Island is a delightful escape from the bustling activities of Kuwait City. A zoological park and an archaeological site highlight many ancient secrets about the island’s significance. The gentle breeze that blows through the island is very refreshing after the scorching heat of the mainland.
Sadu House is a distinctive museum that displays Sadu weaving, a Bedouin type of spinning that blends Kuwait’s religious and diverse ethnic past. You can learn about old spindles, embroideries, weaving heritage, and skills. Additionally, there is a gift shop run by the museum where you can buy wall art, pouches, carpets, and other items for your house.
With a commanding height of 614 feet, Kuwait Towers is one of the world’s tallest structures. You can experience stunning panoramas of the metropolis from the great tower’s 360-degree viewing deck.
The Grand Mosque
If you do not visit one of Kuwait’s magnificent mosques, you will not fully understand the splendor of its Islamic architecture. The Grand Mosque is Kuwait’s prominent mosque, in addition to being the largest. The mosque’s Andulasian-style mosaic tiles and decorative inscriptions add to its allure.
Besides the above attractions, there are many other unique spots to visit in Kuwait. You can go to the beach and visit several other museums, art galleries, the scientific center, and many beautiful eateries across the city.
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