Avenues is Kuwait’s Top Tourist Attraction

Post by Mark

Trip Advisor released a world map highlighting every country’s top tourist attraction and according to the map Avenues is Kuwait’s top tourist attraction. The map uses data from their ‘Thing to Do’ list and Avenues is rated the highest on the Kuwait list. Check out the full map in high resolution [Here]

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  1. Riba says:

    Very telling. :(

  2. Msteacher says:

    That’s pretty sad. As far as I can tell, no other country’s top attraction is a mall.

  3. Kuwait says:

    Sad for Kuwait but in a way, the list is to be taken with a pinch of salt.

    Lived in NYC for a few years but never visited Central Park even once. Visited Moscow a couple of times and the first place we wanted to go was the Red Square/Kremlin – don’t even know what Church of the Savoir is.

    PS. LMAO at Nigeria

    • theresa says:

      Nike (pronounced Nee-kay) is the name of a famous artist in Nigeria. It’s not an art centre full of Nike trainers lol.

    • meh says:

      Church of the savior is not in Moscow.

    • Sulaiman_COOKIEEE says:

      What are u sad about? The fact that Kuwait is the only country in the gcc that has a tourist attraction that isn’t a mosque? Plus what do u mean “lmao at Nigeria” that place is a Art museum which promotes culture and self expression.. that being a major tourist attraction is very respectable.

    • Janna says:

      I’m from Russia and of course Kremlin is the main attraction! Map is stupid, because the church of the savior on spilled blood is located in St. Petersburg and I think what they meant the cathedral of the savior in Moscow.. Anyway don’t know anyone who’d prefer this cathedral over Red Square

      • meh says:

        I believe because more tourists go to St. Petersburg than Moscow. The map is not for the most famous attraction, it’s based on the to-do list of trip advisor which i’m guessing is based on number of good reviews.

  4. I think “Freej Sweileh” is the second most popular tourist destination.

    Every single car I see in their parking lot on weekends has a license plate from Qatar, UAE or Oman.

  5. ManOfTheMoment says:

    WTF is ‘Door to Hell’in top right corner????

  6. Halyoosha says:

    Avenues is an all inclusive place, you can pretty much find anything there whethers it’s stores, restaurants, supermarket, kidzania, other activities. Its always hot so where else would you go and find everything. Plus, Kuwait isn’t a touristic place.

  7. Hielda says:

    Palestine not Israel! Please blur or watermark that or over-write it… Thanks!

  8. Animatedude says:

    What’s wrong with that?

    Y’all should be proud!

    I love love love The Avenues, it’s my favorite mall of all time lol

  9. Anwar Kh. says:

    Oh god … it clearly says “The map uses data from their ‘Thing to Do’ list”.

  10. Anwar says:

    This just reflects on how materialistic the vast majority of Kuwaitis are and how much emphasis is placed on buying instead of producing and invigorating imagination.

    I hope the new cultural centers in Kuwait will have an impact on our future. Maybe next year avenues wont be at the top!

  11. Sulaiman-COOKIEE says:

    I swear are some people here born this salty and negative or do they practice. Jesus Christ, calling Kuwaitis negative and too demanding … look at urselves.

  12. Bon Voyoge says:

    So Sad !!! Lol Kuwait

  13. k-man says:

    While the modern world moves away from building malls, Kuwait builds a monstrosity and the people flock to it like sheeple.

    Having a massive mall was cool in the 80s and 90s, when it was a novelty. If your biggest achievement by 2017 is building a huge mall, well I guess Kuwait is now catching up to the 80s :)

    Looking forward to hearing of all the new taco restaurants in 15 years.

    Enjoy !!!

    • Mark says:

      I don’t think you’re right. Who is moving away from building malls? From my travel experience I keep seeing larger and larger malls being built.

      Malls in Kuwait make perfect sense more than anywhere else because of the weather. I’m 100% sure you’ve never come shopping on Salem Mubarek Street during the day in the middle of August. Try that once and then lets have a discussion if you still think malls are a novelty.

  14. k-man says:


    New malls being built are not ridiculously over-sized anymore, they’re built for function and an actual shopping experience and will usually fit a niche. The mega-mall is a relic of the past.

    I didn’t say Kuwait shouldn’t have massive malls and that it’s not practical due to the weather (although Avenues is ridiculous, really, truly). I said that it’s sad that that is Kuwait’s biggest achievement in the year 2017, a freakin’ mall.

    • aaa says:

      “All across America”

      Yeah, America is not the only country on Earth. Meanwhile half of all new malls are built in China alone

      • k-man says:

        Yes, clearly malls are growing in the developing world as consumerism explodes but I’m talking about the developed world.

        My original post said “the modern world,” which no one classifies China as part of.

  15. Just says:

    I could have sworn that Barneys Coffeeshop is the top attraction in Netherlands.

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