|Most popular in||August||High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||February||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||$830||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||$601||From New York to Kuwait City|
The largest city and capital of Kuwait, on the Persian Gulf, Kuwait City is an important economic, cultural and political center of the country. The city offers an interesting mix of high-rise buildings, modern shopping malls, hotels, traditional street markets, Islamic architecture and old buildings. The dominant landmarks of the city include the Liberation Tower, the Kuwait Towers and the Grand Mosque. The iconic Kuwait Towers offer a great view of the Kuwait City while a visit to the Grand Mosque is a worthwhile tour.
While in Kuwait indulge yourself in an unforgettable meal in the Kuwait Towers. Visit any of the numerous cafés in the city and try the unique experience to smoke Shisha (Hubbly Bubbly/ Hookah). A tour to the Aqua Park, within the vicinity of the Kuwait Towers, may be ideal to escape the hot climate of the Middle East. A great way to spend the evenings would be to walk down the wide boulevards or the well-tended sidewalks along the coast. Fitness and health conscious individuals can visit some of the top fitness centers in the city such as Ayurmana, Spa time and Elysium.
Options for shopping include the high-end malls of Marina Mall, The Avenues and Souk Sharq in addition to traditional markets such as the Mahameed markets and Souk Al Mubarakiya in downtown that are good for Oriental items and less expensive goods. A stay in Kuwait City would be incomplete without savouring the interesting Lebanese, Iranian and Bedouin foods served at the restaurants.
The spring season from February to April is pleasant and cool, making it the ideal weather for travel. During this time the desert is draped with petunias. However visitors need to make sure to stay safe from the sand storms.
The hot and humid weather of the summer months from May to September, when the temperatures can reach around 120 degrees Fahrenheit, generally keep the tourists away.
Shoulder Season: The winter months from November to March are cool in the evenings with limited rain and pleasant weather during the day.
The transport system of the city that includes the local buses and intercity buses is well spread, organised and cheap. They operate punctually round the clock making it a convenient means of travel. Taxis are available from the airport to the city and charge a flat rate. Local taxis are also available for going around the city, though they are without meters.