Just because a destination is smaller than some doesn't mean it should be overlooked. The 7000 square mile State of Kuwait, located on the Persian Gulf between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, is just such a case. Europcar is still represented, allowing half a million annual visitors to enjoy the benefits of first class car hire from any of our three convenient locations, including Kuwait International Airport. Europcar's fleet of safe and reliable vehicles capable of meeting all budgets and requirements, useful services like express pick-up, easy online booking, and options like child seats, navigation and additional driver cover, are still all available to ensure that any driving vacation in Kuwait will start off without a hitch.
Kuwait, in the centre of one of the oldest and most contested regions of the world, is described by the world as a city state, that for centuries has been like a magnet in bringing the Bedouin people from the more central nations to find a cool sea breeze and an escape from the relentless drought. Today the capital city is still an oasis in a land of desert plains, but rather more of the cultural and culinary kind. Many excellent museums and art galleries, a beautiful collection of combed beaches, and a huge selection of lively restaurants, malls and souqs, define the Kuwait City experience. Outside the capital, there are majestic sandy plains, hidden oases and coastal resorts. Oil excavation still dominates some of the flat desert lands, and there are few distinctive geographical features. That said, there is always something to see in a desert if you have a bit of patience and an eye for detail. And when it comes to the ritual of a camping expedition, Kuwaitis have plenty of both.
The City of Kuwait - Kuwait's capital city was a tiny fishing village in the 1600s, yet is now an 80 square mile metropolis that's home to over 2.1 million people, thanks to its success as a trading post between east and western Asia, and its more recent discovery of vast oil reserves. These days, Kuwait city sits under its trademark, 600 foot high, three tower complex, and boasts dozens of first-class museums and galleries, some amazing coastal architecture, hundreds of busy souqs, and many modern shopping malls. The Grand Mosque sits in 480,000 square feet of grounds and has room for 11,000 worshippers, and is decorated so richly that even non-followers of Islam gasp at its beauty. The ancient and traditional art of Sadu weaving is kept alive by the artisan ladies of Sadu House, which is near to Kuwait National Museum. Kuwait City is also known for a large and diverse selection of restaurants, which offer anything from French haute cuisine to traditional local dishes. Even though alcohol is banned and there is little nightclub culture, Kuwiat is still a very westernised and tolerant city, with an extremely friendly populace.