Sightseeing in Kuwait City - what to see. Complete travel guide

Kuwait 1. Tipping isn’t officially accepted, but in some larger restaurants tip may be included in the total account. If you would like to thank the helpful waiter, you can add to the bill 10% of the amount or to round it up to any convenient sum.
2. Bargaining is possible only at open markets, as bargaining has been a ritual for years and years. In stores and shopping centers commodity prices are fixed; it is also worth noting that there is no VAT in Kuwait.
3. Most shops and malls open at 8:30 - 9:00am and work until 8:00 - 9:00pm. During the day, some stores may be closed for a very long break. Thursday and Saturday are considered short working days, and on Friday almost all shops are closed.
4. Tourists, who are going to call in a lot of other countries and cities, are recommended to purchase a plastic prepaid card. It is sold in all newsstands, petrol stations and post offices. This plastic card is accepted by every payphone. Calls from conventional street payphones would be the most profitable ones.
5. Travelers, who expect to visit remote areas of the city and travel outside the tourist areas, have to pay attention to the choice of clothes. Clothing for walking should be high-necked and long-sleeved; too bright and provoking attire is considered a sign of bad taste and can be misinterpreted. Tourists in the low-necked clothes don’t even receive the permission to enter the territory of religious attractions. Copyright
6. Local people are very reluctant to alcoholic beverages; it is possible to consume spirits only in designated areas. The appearance in a public place while being drunk is considered a gross violation of public order, which could be followed by a heavy fine.
7. Main voltage is 220 V; three-pin sockets are most common. Required adapters can be borrowed from the hotel or purchased at any supply store.
It’s not easy to choose the best one among hundreds of attractive restaurants and cafes of Kuwait City, but some places deserve special attention as they differ much from the rest. The … Open
8. Banks and other government offices open early, at 7:00-7:30am and serve visitors to 1:00-1:30pm. Some larger agencies may also work for some hours in the evening. Tuesday is a day-off, and Thursday is a half-day.
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What to visit being in Kuwait City - unique sights

Al Tijaria Tower

From the series “Twisted Spiral Buildings and Towers That Are Real”
Currently, the skyscraper is full of interesting shops and gastronomic institutions, and part of the high-rise building has been allocated for offices. Al Tijara is one of the most interesting tourist places in Kuwait City. Here you can spend days looking at goods in shining shop windows, admiring exotic plants in the atrium and enjoying specialties in restaurants while admiring the panorama of the city. There is a spectacular skyscraper in one of the most modern and actively developing areas of the capital, on Mutanabi Street. … Read further

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