Choose our hotels in Kuwait City to marvel at the calls to prayer from the Grand Mosque and join the spirited bargaining at the city’s open-air souks.
You won’t have far to travel from our hotels in Kuwait City to admire the ornate carvings of the stately Grand Mosque. The National Museum nearby is a free collection of historic treasures that includes artifacts from pre-Islamic civilizations. From here you can see two distinctly different architectural styles—the opulent Seif Palace and the rustic Bayt Al-Badr, a relic from old Kuwait that stands out in this contemporary urban landscape. Our Kuwait City hotels are close to the futuristic minarets of Kuwait Towers, emblem of the city and a fine place to survey the city from 400 feet up. Families flock to Entertainment City, Kuwait City’s answer to Disneyland, where themed parks include Arab World and its homage to Sinbad.
From our Kuwait City hotels, you’ll be close to the city’s bustling souks (open-air markets), where merchants sell fish plucked from the Arabian Sea and fresh mutton. Look for finely crafted gold and tribal rugs from Afghanistan—and hone your haggling skills in the bargain. Our hotels in Kuwait City are near Salmiya, a district of shops offering traditional crafts and bakeries selling piping hot loaves of bread. Many cafes in this district offer shisha (hookah tobacco). Kuwait’s multicultural side comes out at night, when musicians strumming the Arabic oud are often accompanied by North Indian tabla drums.
Book a room in our Holiday Inn® Kuwait City hotels in February to celebrate Hala, a festival of dancing and patriotic parades. Any time is right for wandering the shoreline of the Arabian Sea, bargaining in a souk or touring the Grand Mosque.