Walking Kuwait

The weather between the months of November and March are absolutely lovely in Kuwait and allow for one to go on long walks. These are some routes I have taken and the sites I found interesting along them:

Mubarakiya: the historic market of Kuwait, here are just some of the sites

Fahad Al Salem: my favorite street in Kuwait, it showcases the urbanization from the 1950s to the present through its buildings

Abdullah Al Salem: along with Fahad Al Salem, it was designed in the 1950s to be one of the “first modern streets in Kuwait”

Abdullah Al Mubarak: another street in Kuwait City that leads towards Mubarakiya

Mubarak Al Kabeer: walking Kuwait can be difficult, but this street is comparatively easier

Sharq: the old maritime quarter of Kuwait City, here and here are two different routes

Gulf Road: there are so many interesting sites along Gulf Road, this walking route is not really fit for one day, but instead one can explore the places along the road over several different days: Al Salam Palace to Al Bahhar Village, National Assembly to Al Seif Staircase, Old Central Bank to Sheikh Khazal Palace

Kuwait City Souqs: often labeled as “brutalist,” you can walk between and visit them

Old Gates: I haven’t walked between the five historic gates from old city wall in a single go, but you conceivably could (although the route will be tricky at times)

  1. Maqsab Gate
  2. Jahra Gate
  3. Shamiya Gate
  4. Shaab Gate
  5. Sharq Gate

Hawally: the part of Kuwait I live in, and so my favorite to explore, I’ve posted walking routes here & here

The Waterfront: there are different points of interest along the way

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