"Kuwait City - A hidden gem" Top 5 Page for this destination Kuwait by kuwait_david

Kuwait Travel Guide: 277 reviews and 774 photos

It gets hot !

People call lots of countries hot ! But in Kuwait it really does get hot. If you park outside in summer you need to wear ski gloves to touch the steering wheel of your car when you start driving. The metal window frames in your office and house get so hot you can't touch them. You can get very very badly sunburned in less than 15 minutes if you venture out for a walk or lie by the pool. Be careful, drink lots of water, stay in the shade, if you need to tan lie out late in the afternoon around 4:30pm for an hour at the most.

I lived in Kuwait

From October 2004 to October 2005 I lived in Kuwait and was constantly amazed at how much I enjoyed a country people said I would hate to live in. Yes you can't go for a beer, there are no concerts and very few "normal" social events, but the rest of the country makes up for it. Quad Biking in Kuwait is better than anywhere else I have ever been (across three different continents). The jetskiing is also great as there is a slipway near where everyone lives so no long trips to get to the water. If you are going to Kuwait on business, don't make the mistake of rushing away after your meetings finish, stay a day or two and don't miss this amazing country.

  • Last visit to Kuwait: Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nov 18, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Im much more comfortable looking out my windows quad cities here. Thanks for the post. I learned a lot from this guy!

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    Feb 19, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    Very interesting tips thanks - might be escorting a patient - any suggestions for what i can see in say 2 hours whirlwind availability in Kuwait?the Grande mosque...

  • antistar's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2007 at 3:45 PM

    Great tips. Thanks for the info! :)

  • global-wanderer's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2007 at 10:30 PM

    I had a few good places in Fahaheel that developed my film...not too bad of a job but true the quality might not always be the best (and I've found the negatives weren't that good). Glad to find someone who enjoyed Kuwait!

  • Mar 24, 2007 at 7:05 AM

    Glad to see a great Kuwait`s page ! Good and helpful info.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2006 at 9:26 AM

    A very interesting page and great tips. I thought it got hot here in Texas !!

  • baronedivandastad's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2006 at 9:22 AM

    Excellent tips on Kuwait, one of my favourite countries in the Middle East. Great speedo pic too! keep going mate! Barone

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