Kuwait is not exactly a mainstream travel destination, although there are a few things to see; most people travel here for work or if they are stationed at one of the bases. There are no hostels but there are plenty of hotels for around $50 and up. The most recognizable landmark is the futuristic looking water towers. These are located downtown on the coast and surrounded by a nice park with walking path. The walking path actually extends almost the whole way around the peninsula that Kuwait City is located on. The city can easily be reach by bus from the airport, although this will take much, much longer than a taxi. The buses go from the airport to the main bus stand downtown and from there you can get to anywhere in the city. With a little research it’s not very difficult to get to the city and onto your hotel by public bus for a fraction of the cost of a taxi. At writing the national museum was closed for renovations, along with the viewing area and restaurant in the water towers. The corniche area along the coast has nice beaches and is a good way to spend the day; the water was very enticing. There were plenty of leisure boats and jet skis out on the water, with some beaches offering jet ski rentals. Dress was conservative in the city although there were some women more scantily clothed on the beaches. The country is ‘dry’ meaning no alcohol is allowed (except on foreign military bases) don’t expect to be served at high end hotels and resorts . Duty-free alcohol can only be purchased when leaving the country. This isn’t a destination where you need to spend a lot of time to take in the sights and will probably remain off the beaten path for travelers in the foreseeable future.
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