If you haven't made plans yet, fret no more!


For those who are not travelling on New Year's Eve or haven't prepared a program, Kuwait Times has drawn up a list of places that people can visit to celebrate this occasion and welcome 2017.

Shopping malls

Kout Mall in Fahaheel seems to be the most attractive among the malls in Kuwait on New Year's Eve. The mall is organizing entertainment activities outside the mall. Events will start in the afternoon with a live painting session from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. In the evening, two circus performances will be held - one from 9:00 pm to 9:45 pm and the other from 11:00 pm to 11:45 pm. At midnight, visitors will enjoy a fireworks show that will last for a few minutes. All events will be held near the fountain in the outdoor area. All events are free of charge.

Souq Sharq is holding its simple annual activity by the water clock located in the center of the mall. This event is being held at the mall for the past few years, with visitors gathering near the clock, waiting for midnight to welcome the New Year.


Imagine Team, the popular Kuwaiti team of illusionists, is presenting a magic show at the Hmeli Theater in Jabriya. The show starts at 9:00 pm and ends at midnight. Entry is free of charge, on a first-come-first-served basis.

Hotels and resorts

Jahra Copthorne Hotel and Resort is offering a 50 percent discount on its dinner buffet on New Year's Eve, in addition to special discounts on rooms and chalets during this period. Special activities for kids will also be held during the day.

Hilton Kuwait Resort is holding New Year celebrations in two of its restaurants. Tiatro is offering a countdown with a decorated buffet and balloons, along with a piano performance. Naranje will have a live DJ and a traditional dabka dance with a set menu.

Marina Hotel is celebrating New Year's Eve at two of its restaurants - Six Palms and Atlantis, which will have a countdown along with dinner. Also, special room rates are offered during this occasion.

Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel is celebrating New Year's Eve with a special dinner buffet at its Downtown restaurant, including two welcome drinks, two live stations, a countdown and much more.


Palms Palace, one of the oldest restaurants in Salmiya, has an entertaining program lined up for New Year's Eve. Along with a set menu, there will be live music and lute performances, in addition to a prize raffle.

Burj Alhamam, the popular Lebanese restaurant on the seaside, has also prepared a program including a set menu and a New Year cake for each guest, along with live music and a countdown.

By Nawara Fattahova