Learn about Kuwait's most vibrant business spots ahead of your next professional trip to the area.
As an emerging centre of business and trade, Kuwait is attracting travellers and professionals from around the world who are coming to the Middle Eastern hotspot to collaborate, explore and do business. Thanks in part to its oil industry, in recent years Kuwait has seen huge economic growth and as the country's capital for business and politics that star is only set to rise further.
With so much activity, it's no surprise that the area's business centres are also growing in popularity. Whether you're coming to the area to close a deal or to meet potential customers, with excellent offices, exhibition spaces, hotels and restaurants, central Kuwait has everything you need to do business in style.
Read on for our top tips about the best places to network and do business in Kuwait…
Kuwait International Fairground
As the first and largest exhibition centre in the area, Kuwait International Fair (KIF) plays host to a wide variety of events and trade shows at its fairgrounds in the Mishref area of Kuwait City. The expansive exhibition centre is home to 8 air conditioned halls - the largest of spanning more than 7,000 square metres - and over the course of the year hosts an average of more than 45 events, from the international Food Show to the Oil & Gas Exhibition. Industry events here are famous for being great networking opportunities, and thanks to the spacious interiors of each hall, prospective customers are able to really put whatever the exhibitor is offering to the test and talk through each product in depth.
Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait
Hotels like our Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait offer a great base when you're travelling to the area. Put your best foot forward after a good night's sleep and take advantage of amenities like private beach access to help you unwind and clear your head before and after high pressure meetings and networking events. You also have the benefit of some of the best meeting and events facilities in the city - from intimate boardroom spaces to large conference space with the capacity for more than 600, we have a team on site to help you plan and execute any meeting or event in style. Add in high-speed internet access and a dedicated business centre and you have everything you need to set up base camp on your next business trip.
This modern shopping centre is the secret weapon to anyone doing business in Kuwait City - with hundreds of stores, entertainment options and world-class dining facilities, you can find everything you’re looking for all under one roof. Whether you forgot something, need to pick up a thank-you gift or spilled something on your best presentation outfit, you can quickly put the situation right and focus on the real purpose of your trip. The mall is also home to great restaurants and cafes, and offers the perfect central option when you want a more relaxed dining experience.
Take your colleagues for a meal they won't soon forget at Al Boom - this traditional Arabic dhow has been carefully reimagined to offer visitors an authentic eating experience. You can sample a range of traditional dishes along with international favourites, so no matter how discerning the tastes around the table are you can feel confident that everyone will leave feeling full and satisfied. The best part? It's located on site at the Radisson Blu Kuwait, so after your meal it's only a short walk back to your room.
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