Not a traditional tourist destination by any means, Kuwait suffers from temperatures of up to 50C (122F) and a dearth of historic or interesting modern attractions. A small country, it mostly consists of desert, underneath which are the oilfields which make it one of the richest countries in the world. Damage caused by the retreating Iraqi army after the 7-month occupation in 1991 was repaired relatively quickly.

The Kazmah desert cliffs offer one of the few elevated views in the country. Another is from the observation deck of the Kuwait Tower. There is excellent shopping in Kuwait City, and a large number of high-end restaurants.


Kuwait flag

Why you should go:

Maybe you have business there.

Why you shouldn't:

There are good reasons it's not a popular tourist destination.

Map of Kuwait