Kuwait - Sports
Bowling is a popular pastime and there are a number of alleys throughout Kuwait including those at Cozmo Entertainment and Al-Bisher Al-Kazemi Towers. Games start at 750fils each.
Al-Bisher Al-Kazemi (Tower ‘B’)
Located in Bneid Al Gar near the Safir Hotel
Tel: + 965 244 8000
Open 11:00 am – 4:00 am daily
Located in Souq Salmiya (inside City Centre)
Tel: + 965 574 4975
Open 10:00 am – 1:00 am daily except Wednesdays and Thursdays, when they close at 2:00 am.
Located in Mirqab just off the 1st Ring Road the ice rink is separated into two areas; an Olympic-size rink and a small rink. Open daily from 08:30 – 10:00 the ice rink is a great way to cool off on hot summer days. Often reserved for women and children, the small rink can be booked for private parties and special occasions. Skating lessons are possible, equipment is available for hire, there is a shop that sells skates and clothing and a small café. The rink is home to the Kuwait Falcons, the local ice hockey team. Entry costs 500fils and skating costs KD1.5 (including the hire of skates).
Kuwait Ice Rink
Tel: + 965 241 1151
Ice skating is also available at Sha’ab Leisure Park on the Gulf Road in Sha’ab.
The rugby season in Kuwait runs from September to May. Men’s, ladies and minis rugby are played and the teams frequently travel to participate in AGRFU tournaments. Any interested child between the ages of 5 – 17 can participate in the Minis rugby and training is held every Friday between 09:00 – 11:00 on the grassed pitch at the Yarmouk stadium. The men’s and ladies teams have the pleasure of training and playing on the KOC sand pitch in Ahmadi, the home of the Kuwait Nomads.
Contact: Nigel Tatham
Kuwait Nomads Minis
Tel: +965 759 5168 /+ 965 532 5639
The Arabian Gulf waters are an ideal environment in which to learn to sail. Offshore the seas are seldom rough and there is often a moderate breeze. Many of the sea clubs organise sailing activities.
The Arabian Gulf is the perfect place in which to learn to scuba dive. Although dive sites are not as spectacular as those in the Red Sea and Thailand, the local environment is conducive to teaching youngsters who wish to do fairly shallow dives and build up their confidence. A parent/guardian is required to accompany all children between the ages of 10-12. Thereafter the child may be accompanied by a diving instructor. It is a good idea for adults to attend the theory classes with their children.
The British School of Soccer runs a course for boys and girls aged 4 to 15 years. The children will receive excellent coaching tips and advice from a highly skilled and qualified coaching team and use the superb grass facilities at the Yarmouk Sports Club in Mishref. During the second hour of each weekly session penalty shooting competitions and team games enable the youngsters to put their skills into practice. Students receive a free football and t-shirt for each course, and certificates and progress reports are issued on completion of each course. Team games and penalty competitions take place each week and trophies and medals are awarded to individual and team winners from each group at the awards ceremony on the final day. There are four courses run during any academic year. The two-hourly lessons take place between 9:00 am – 11:00 am.
The British School of Soccer
Director: Mike Finn F.A. Coach
Tel: + 965 562 1701
- The British School of Karate
Director: Captain Munir (4th Dan)
Tel: + 965 562 1701
Mobile: + 965 951 4014
Courses are separated into three areas; for ages 4 – 16 on Sundays and Tuesdays from 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm, and for ages 4 to adult on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm throughout the year. Thursdays classes are for adults only; for children and adults on Wednesdays from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm and on Thursdays from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm throughout the year.
- The Kuwait Karate Federation
Offers karate lessons are available for children of all nationalities between the ages of 6 – 16. Classes, for boys and girls, run three times per week (Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays) from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The annual fee is a minimal KD20 per child.
Tel: + 965 575 6633
The Institute hosts classes in the marital art of Kajukenbo (street fighting) five nights a week. All classes are taught by professionally qualified black belt instructors.
The Black Belt Institute
Salmiya, Block 6, Street 5, Building 20
Tel: + 965 571 1553
School of Basketball caters for all children between the ages of 5 – 20.
Training is carried out by qualified coaches and students are grouped
according to their age and ability.
Courses are held over a 5-week period for 2 hours each time. Courses for the 2004/2005 academic year are held on Thursdays between 11:30am – 13:30pm as follows;
Course 1: September – October
Course 2: November – December
Course 3: January – February
Course 4: March – April
- The British School of Basketball
Tel: + 965 562 1701
Fishing is a very popular pastime in Kuwait. There are a number of shops selling basic and advanced equipment and the shopkeepers are very knowledgeable; they are only too happy to offer advice on bait, line, ideal fishing locations and what to look out for. You are most likely to catch catfish, sharks, barracuda and stingrays. Other fish include mackerel, tuna, sole, bream, cobia, puffer fish, needlefish, wolf herring and snapper. Local fish include hammour and zubaidi.
- The Sailship Est.
Gulf Road Seif (opposite Seif Palace and next to Inchcape Shipping Services)
Tel: + 965 240 4655
- The British School of Gymnastics
Bristish School of Kuwait
Tel: + 965 562 1701
Certified beginners, intermediate and advanced courses are offered for boys and girls between the ages of 4 – 12. All courses are run according to the British Amateur Gymnastics Association Standards and take place once a week for 1 hour. Timings are on Mondays at either 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm or 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm, and on Tuesdays at either 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm or 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm.
Course 1: September – December
Course 2: January – April
Course 3: May – June
- The Hunting & Equestrian
Tel: + 965 473 9199
The Hunting and Equestrian Club offers horse riding lessons every day except Mondays. Lessons cost KD6 per hour (KD3 for 30 minutes). Horse races take place every Monday and show-jumping takes place every Thursday (entry is free to club members). Horses can be boarded at the club for KD120 per month inclusive of grooming, food and veterinary assistance. Additional facilities include a swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, a bowling alley and an indoor sports area. Being an exclusive club, new members must be sponsored by Kuwaitis.
Squash courts are available at a few of the 5-star hotels as well as at the Salmiya Club. There are a number of squash leagues and tournaments are held throughout the year.
- The Salmiya
Tel: + 965 575 5052
There are 5 STA-certified courses held twice weekly for 45 minutes each
session. Beginners and intermediate levels are catered for in the indoor
heated swimming pool. Qualified coaches and lifeguards are on duty
throughout the duration of the courses. On completion STA assessments and
certificates are presented.
Course 1: September
Course 2: November
Course 3: January
Course 4: March
Generally, the timings run at Thursdays: 9:15 am – 10:00 am
10:15 am – 11:00 am
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Sundays: 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Tuesdays: 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
- The Swimming Complex, located on Arabian Gulf Street in Sha’ab has an
Olympic-size pool and a diving pool. The family section of the complex
comprises a shallow pool for new swimmers as well as areas for young
children. Swimming lessons are available. Entry is KD1 per
Tel: + 965 562 2600
- The British School of Swimming
Tel: + 965 562 1701
Courses are held on Sundays and Tuesdays between 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm for children, and 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm for adults.
- The British School of Yoga
Tel: + 965 561 6651