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Marathons in Kuwait: Luxury Running Vacations in the Persian Gulf

Marathons in Kuwait: Luxury Running Vacations in the Persian Gulf

Kuwait has become a wealthy modern nation and a mecca for international business people, largely due to the country's rich oil resources. Despite its status in the business world, Kuwait remains to be discovered by mainstream tourism. From the traditional markets in Kuwait City to the 2000-year-old archaeological ruins on Failaka Island, this Middle Eastern country awaits adventure travelers with ancient wonders and undiscovered cultural treasures. In Kuwait's capital city, the well-heeled crowd ... Continue Reading

Gulf Bank 642 Marathon

Kuwait, مدينة الكويت 16 November, 2019

Things To Think About

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Travelers can find amazing deals on local gold jewelry and perfume at the large souqs in Kuwait City. Be prepared to haggle.

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Kuwaitis celebrate special occasions by having a leisurely meal which includes drinking strong Arabic tea and smoking herbal shisha.

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Visitors will find it inexpensive and convenient to get around Kuwait City by taxi. Look for the red license plates.

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Since the country comprises a mixture of cultural influences, visitors to Kuwait will be treated to a wide variety of culinary delights. Make sure you sample some of the local dishes at the Old Kuwaiti Souq Market.


Marathons in Kuwait

Athletes running races in Kuwait will enjoy well-organized and competitive events. Runners can look forward to several upcoming marathons in Kuwait. The Golf Bank 642 Marathon includes four different races and welcomes participants in November. Motivated athletes can also find numerous smaller running races in Kuwait.


Good to Know

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While it is permitted to drink in private homes, you won't find alcohol on the menu at hotels and restaurants. The government of Kuwait imposes strict fines for drinking in public.

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Kuwait does not impose formal clothing restrictions. However, you should wear long pants and bring a headscarf if you plan to visit mosques and other important religious sites.

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The people of Kuwait remain conservative when it comes to relationships. Visitors should refrain from public displays of affection, and unmarried couples may have difficulty sharing the same room in a hotel.

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Restaurants and hotels normally include a 15 percent tip with the final bill. While not mandatory, gas station attendants, hotel staff and drivers appreciate small tips.

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