Following on from our Saudi Arabia tour we will be heading back to Kuwait, a perfect stop off for country collectors!
We spend a day looking around Kuwait City, from its Andalucian influenced Grand Mosque to the very macabre War Museum – the Iraqi invasion of 1990 is very much still fresh in people’s memories.
Then we grab our cars and go on a road trip outside of the city, stopping at oil refineries and desert vistas but also driving along the ‘Highway of Death’ – the road the Iraqi army used to enter Kuwait.
Arrival into Kuwait City, those coming from our Saudi Arabia tour will be on the 20:15 flight arriving at 22:20, and transfer to our centrally located hotel
Overnight in Kuwait
Sunday 4th April– Kuwait City
After breakfast, where we’ll have our pre-tour meeting, we head out on a tour of Kuwait City.
Our first stop is the must-see museum of Kuwait, which is not for the faint-hearted, the War Museum which depicts the Iraqi invasion during the Gulf War
Visit Kuwait’s Grand Mosque, proper dress for women can be borrowed from the gatehouse. This huge mosque is fairly unique in the region for its Andalusian architectural influence
Lunch at the Kuwait Towers with great views of the city
After lunch we head to the traditional fish market and Dhow harbour
Visit Sadu house, where we can see a traditional Bedouin Kuwaiti house and culture and stop by the National Museum
If we have time we’ll head to the Tareq Rajab museum of Islamic art and calligraphy. This private collection is one of the best not only in the country but of the whole region and a must-see if you’re an art afficianado
Head for dinner and then watch the sunset over the Arabian Sea
Overnight in Kuwait City
Monday 5th April– Road Trip
Today we grab our car and drive off to see parts of the country outside Kuwait City
We stop off at, you guessed it, an oil refinery to get some classic Kuwait oil photos
Lunch in Ahmadi
Head towards the Iraqi border on Highway 80, the road the invading armies entered Kuwait on, now known as the Highway of Death
Get some shots of the desert which makes up most of this country
Head back to Kuwait City
Our last group dinner and overnight in Kuwait City
Tuesday 6th April– End of tour
End of tour for those not continuing onwards to Iran, YPT can help arrange airport transfers or travel to your next destination.