Isolated from its other Gulf counterparts,Kuwait retains its old Arab charm amidst tinges of western liberalism. The city is less glitzy, yet boasts of beautiful architecture, tradition, religious monuments and some fine cuisine. With a bunch of friendly and welcoming locals, travel to Kuwait City will indeed be a fulfilling one. The capital, Kuwait City, is a bustling metropolis with high rises as well as mosques and palaces alike, that paint its skyline. It survived through the Iraqi invasion and now stands with pride to tell its tale, as captured by the House of National Works. There are some excellent museums, one particularly dedicated to the dying Bedouin form of art. There are the idyllic islands with attractive scuba diving opportunities, or just for sunbathing and soaking in the azure waters. There is the stunner of the House of Mirrors.