Kuwait City Nightlife, Kuwait
The capital of the Emirate of Kuwait, Kuwait City, or quite simply “the City” has seen the excesses of both wealth and war in recent years. Despite its history, it is one of the most vibrant, attractive cities in an otherwise conservative Middle Eastern region.
Whatever your reasons are for visiting this busy metropolis, whether it's business or leisure, the capital city of Kuwait offers a wide range of entertainment options that are sure to keep you busy during your stay. Although it is true that there are no bars or nightclubs in the city and that the sale or consumption of liquor is against the law, Kuwait City is far from a dull place. You may not be able to dance the night away or drink until you drop, but the malls, theatres and restaurants that abound here guarantee that you will enjoy yourself Middle-Eastern style!
There are several cinemas in the city that screen the latest international movies, but if you are in the mood for some authentic Arabian entertainment, head of to the theatre. Watch the Annual Pantomime Show that is highlight of the Kuwait Little Theatre, which also happens to be the oldest theatre in the city. Another great place to watch local cultural and folk-art performances is the Kuwait Public Theatre located in South Shuwaikh. They host films and quality dramas that highlight social issues. Another charming venue to watch shows, that the entire family will surely enjoy, is the to the Al-Sha’ab Park
If theatrical performances are not your cup of tea, Kuwait City offers a wide range of commercial entertainments. Multiplexes offering the latest international movie releases can be found all over the city. Amenities such as reclining seats and Dolby surround sound systems make for an unforgettable movie experience. The Al-Fanar multi screen cinema which can be found in the Al-Fanar Shopping Centre shows everything from Hollywood flicks to Arabian movies. For more serious movie goers the IMAX Cinema located in Gulf road provides a host of documentary films.
No visit to any city can be complete without exploring its culinary experience. In order to get a feel of Kuwait's Arabian roots, it is a must that one dines on authentic Arabian cuisine. Despite the city's modern look, establishments serving traditional food can be found everywhere. If the mere mention of foods such as Shish Kabob and Shish Taouk has your mouth watering, a visit to the café Zahrat Al Midaen in Safat is a definite must. Not only will you enjoy the succulent menu, but you can also pick out desserts as Baklawa and Konafa to take home with you. If you are in the mood for grilled seafood, a classier alternative is the Al-Boom situated next to the Radisson SAS Hotel in Safat. This restaurant is housed in a ‘dhow' boat, and is famous for its authentic grilled meat and seafood.
If you are feeling adventurous try out some Indian and Lebanese cuisines, these are similar to Arabian fare, and can be just as delicious. Try out the Tandoori Chicken and Mutton Biryani in Mughal Mahal restaurant or the Mais Al Gahanim in Safat for the best in Lebanese cuisines The shawarmas and falafels served up are sure to have you smacking your lips!
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