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 49 degrees, generally keep the tourists away. However, if you think you can stand the hot conditions then this is the best time of year to find cheap flights to Kuwait City. The winter months from November to March are cool in the evenings with limited rain and pleasant weather during the day.
No matter when you book flights to Kuwait City you won’t be short of entertainment due to its calendar bursting with festivals, celebrations and events. One of Kuwait’s landmark events is their month long Hala Festvial in February which features displays of parades, shopping carnivals and cultural activities. The festival attracts over 80,000 visitors so flights to Kuwait city may be more booked up than usual.
The largest city and capital of Kuwait, on the Persian Gulf, Kuwait City is an important economic, cultural and political centre 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 centres 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 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.
The primary airport for flights to Kuwait is the Kuwait International Airport (KWI) about 10 miles to the south of the Kuwait City that serves a number of local and international venues. Visitors can hire taxis available from the airport to their desired destinations in Kuwait City and nearby areas. It takes about 20 minutes by car to the city centre via the Airport Road that is well signposted. Bus service to the city is available from outside the Arrivals area every 45 minutes.