Al Ahmadi was built to house workers during Kuwait's "Golden Era" oil boom in the 1940s. It has an elegant European atmosphere and is dotted with leafy public parks and gardens, while also offering easy access to the country’s top attractions.
Things to do
One of the top cultural experiences in Al Ahmadi is the Kuwait Little Theatre. From Broadway-style musicals to dramatic plays, the venue has been championing Arabic theatre since 1948.
The Oil Display Centre recounts Kuwait's journey from a humble fishing village to one of the world's biggest oil producers. The museum is operated by the Kuwait Oil Company and is filled with exhibits, displays and local memorabilia.
Run by the Kuwait Oil Company, Ahmadi Zoo is a favourite with local families. It's home to friendly farm animals, including goats, chickens and ducks. You can also feed bananas to cheeky monkeys, pat llamas and get up close with Australian emus.
Take a 30-minute drive to see Kuwait's top sites and attractions. Kids will love the Scientific Centre, which boasts one of the largest aquariums in the Middle East. It's housed in a modern sail-shaped building and features a living reef, enormous shark tanks and fluorescent jellyfish.
Taxis are the best way to get around Kuwait City. From Al Ahmadi, the drive to the downtown district takes around 30 minutes. Kuwait City is also well-serviced by a network of public buses that run throughout the city, including Al Ahmadi.