There is one thing that no one here is likely to dispute – Kuwait is a hot country. If you can’t beat ‘em – then avoid em! That said, bazaar has included a list of things to do this summer for those of us who find themselves complaining that there is nothing to do here:
Paintball is a combination of the childhood game “tag” and “hide & seek”, but is much more challenging and sophisticated. Although there are many different game formats, typically a group of players will divide into two teams to play “Capture the flag”. The number of players on each team can vary from one, two, five, ten, up to 18 on each side of the field. In this battle, teamwork is essential and strategy is required to overcome your enemy and become number one. Rules for playing paintball vary widely, with most designed to ensure that participants have an adrenaline-filled rush in a safe environment. Basic package as low as 6.5 KD admission, including gun and required safety equipment.
For more information about Paintball Kuwait please visit www.paintball-kuwait.com.
Open since 1995, Aqua Park is the first and biggest water park in the Arab Gulf Region. Spread over a total area of 60,000m3, it is located on the Gulf Road next to the Kuwait Towers. Currently offering special packages for groups and companies, it is equipped with attractions for children and adults alike. This is definitely the place to be to beat the heat with a splash! Attractions include the Kiddy Pool area, the Lazy River, slides like the Kamikaze and the Tornado, relaxing Aloha Lagoon and for the more active: soap football!
For more information on Aqua Park please visit www.aquaparkkuwait.com.
FLIGHT EXPERIENCE AT MALL 360
Under the guidance of your instructor, you will experience the next best thing to flying a real commercial jet airliner. Choose from a wide variety of weather conditions and other options. You take control and taxi, take-off, fly and land the aircraft yourself! Choose from over 24,000 airports worldwide. It is a real replica Boeing 737 simulator with full cockpit layout, instruments and systems. Experiences start from 39 KD for a 30minute scenic flight. Find them on Level 3 of MALL 360.
For more info please contact 2530 9690 or visit www.flightexperiencekuwait.com.
One of the great places to do the dive course in Kuwait is with The Kuwait Diving Team guys. They offer a Discover Scuba Diving course which goes through the basics of diving so you can get an introduction before you sign up to their Open Water and Advanced courses, which start from 140 KD. The Discover Scuba Diving course is free and runs for around 3 hours. The Open Water course involves 5 pool dives, 5 classroom sessions and 4 open water sea dives. On completion of the Open Water course you would receive a scuba diving certificate and will be able to go diving with other certified scuba divers without a need for an instructor. The courses are held at the Kuwait Science Club next to 360 Mall.
For more information about the courses visit www.padi.com, or you can contact PADI Instructor Meshari Alkhabbaz on 9790 0714.
ENGLISH TEA HOUSE
Who doesn’t like Afternoon High Tea? The people at the English Tea House have done it right with the perfect classical tea house experience, complete with a range of choices of High Tea including traditional and arabic and including a large choice of coffees, teas, juices, finger foods (both hot and cold) and fresh scones. Indulge in the comfort of old world charm. Starting from only 6 KD you will leave feeling happy and satisfied.
The English Tea House is situated inside the Avenues new extension 2259 7914 or for a more formal/fine dine experience (ages 13+ only) visit the Sheraton location, 2242 2055.
How could we tell you about all there is to do in Kuwait this summer without mentioning the ever-famous Jet Ski Rentals? Available to all throughout the year, not just during the summer months, you and your friends can rent Jet Skis right off the Gulf Road shore at one of several places. They tend to work the same way and often you need to keep your Civil ID with them while the Jet Ski is out with you, as well as sign a waiver/contract. Hot summer sun, splashing waves and high speeds make for a very self-sufficient, fun way to turn down the heat! A jet ski can be rented for 30 minutes, an hour, or longer at an average cost of 10-15 KD per hour.
There are a few companies along the Gulf Road waterfront who rent them for use on public beaches.
K-lue creates a customized adventure where teams must look for clues and solve puzzles and tests around Kuwait. We guarantee you will experience unexpected situations that you have to overcome while having a blast – challenge yourself and see what you can achieve. An extraordinary treasure hunt on a national level, K-lue gives you the chance to experience a unique personally customized scavenger hunt for you and your friends to enjoy. If there is anything they promise, it’s a fun adventure! Don’t forget to bring your guts, if you don’t have any, please don’t come.
For more information visit www.k-lue.com, follow them on Instagram @kluekuwait or call 9998 2286.
PRO KART KUWAIT
Pro Kart is a professional pro karting circuit in Kuwait. If you want to experience a real competitive racing circuit, visit them at Jaber Al Ahmad International Circuit located on the 6th Ring Road between 50 and 55 roads at the opposite side of Mall 360. Special programs can also be arranged for groups, schools, universities and teams wishing to participate in the championships (corporate). Both males and females over 13 years old are permitted to race and they even have dolphine karts for ages 5 to 8 years old.
For more information call 9006 9121 or visit www.prokartkw.com.
THE SCIENTIFIC CENTER KUWAIT
The Scientific Center of Kuwait (TSCK) fortifies the message of scientific awareness in Kuwait, while strengthening its cultural heritage. TSCK encourages people’s care and commitment in preserving the desert, marine life, and ecosystems of the Arabian Gulf region. With an unbelievable aquarium facility, a discovery center and IMAX theatre, it is also a fantastic way to kill a day for people of all ages. Where else can you see penguins and river otters in this area?! What is also awesome is that they now offer Diving with Sharks if you have a valid Dive Open Water certificate. Bookings are essential.
For more information call 1848 888 or visit www.tsck.org.kw.
THE SHOOTING RANGE
Enjoy firing a gun, or just want to get out some pent up frustrations, the Mayadeen Public Shooting Range is for you! They have a range of guns and rifles in different shapes and sizes. Their prices are very reasonable and include safety equipment and the use of professional instructors. Make sure to bring your civil ID or passport as you won’t be able to fire a gun without one. They accept credit cards and Knet and there is an ATM machine at the location.
The Mayadeen Public Shooting Range is located off the 6th Ring Road right by the Hunting and Equestrian Club and the Sahara Golf Club. You can contact them on 2475 9999.