It can be difficult to decide where to go this summer, so ILQ came up with a list of 10 locations to check out in our neighbouring countries of Oman and Kuwait! On the plus side, they’re just a short flight away from Doha!
#1 Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Oman
The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is the main mosque in the Sultanate Of Oman. The mosque is located in Muscat and has the capacity to hold 20,000 people. It was completed in 2001 and is the largest mosque in the country. It’s a must see for it’s splendor and beauty.
#2 Royal Opera House, Oman
The Royal Opera house is situated in Muscat, Oman and is the primary venue for culture and theatre in the region. The Opera house also acts as a theatre and can accommodate a maximum of 1,100 people. The theatre was inaugurated in 2011. If you appreciate theatre and music, we definitely recommend this attraction!
#3 Wadi Shab, Oman
Located in Oman, Wadi Shab is a great place for travellers seeking an outdoor adventure. Wadi Shab translates to the “gorge between cliffs” and is a great place to cool off and explore! Visually, it’s a sight for sore eyes and is a great weekend getaway for the summer.
#4 Oman Fjords, Oman
Oman’s landscapes are breathtaking and the Oman Fjords are just one of its more amazing natural sites. A dhow ride is a highly recommended activity and so is a walk around the beautiful sights of the Oman Fjords! This is a great family getaway location for the summer!
#5 Jebel Akhdar, Oman
Jebel Akhdar in English means “green mountains” and is located in the Al Hajar Mountains range in the Ad Dakhiliyah governorate in Oman. It’s a great spot to visit if you enjoy adventure and super scenic views! This mountain range includes one of the highest points in Oman and Eastern Arabia.
#6 The Grand Mosque, Kuwait
The Grand Mosque in Kuwait was built in 1986 and is a great way to get insight into the culture and heritage of the country. The area on which the mosque in Kuwait is built is about 45,000 square meters! That’s huge! There are tours available with tour guides that will give you the full experience of the mosque, and the culture of the beautiful city of Kuwait.
#7 The Avenues, Kuwait
The Avenues is the largest mall in Kuwait and is a great spot to do some shopping this summer! The Avenues opened in 2007, is fully airconditioned, and is home to some 800 stores. If you’re heading to Kuwait, it should definitely be on your list of places to check out!
#8 Souk Al-Mubarakiya, Kuwait
Souk Al-Mubarakiya, also known as the “old souq” in Kuwait, is a traditional market where one can shop, dine, and get familiar with the traditions, culture, and heritage of Kuwait. Overall, it’s a great spot to get culturally attuned this summer!
#9 Kuwait Towers, Kuwait
The Kuwait Towers are an iconic part of Kuwait’s architectural advancements. It’s a very picturesque monument and is one of the many sights to see in Kuwait City if you’re visiting Kuwait this summer!
#10 Al-Shaheed Park, Kuwait
The Al Shaheed Park, located in Kuwait, is full of greenery, which is a bit hard to come across in Qatar. It’s a great spot to visit with your family this summer, especially if you want to reconnect with nature! It’s a low cost getaway and a great change from the typical desert environment we’re used to!
These are some of our favorite spots for fun weekend getaways! What are your favorite weekend destinations? Comment down below! And don't forget to give us a like and share - it keeps us going!
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