Kuwait is a dry country.
No beer with pizza.
No wine with cheese.
No Thirsty Thursdays.
No Happy Hours.
So on Thursday night when we headed downtown with a few of our friends, Happy Hour looked a bit different. Instead of 2 for 1 cocktails, we ordered Shisha. Shisha is a flavored tobacco that is smoked out of a Hookah.
Since it was our time trying Shisha, the manager recommended that we try a variety of flavors. We ended up with three different kinds: lemon/mint, apple, and grape/mint. Mitch and I both chose lemon/mint as our favorite and a few of our friends really liked the grape/mint, but the apple went virtually untouched.
Shisha lounges are located everywhere in Kuwait, but on the recommendation of another expat who has been in Kuwait for a few years, we headed to an area right along the Persian Gulf called Shaab. I don’t think we could have found a more beautiful location to spend a few hours and watch the sunset!
All in all I think that a Kuwaiti Happy Hour got the same results as Happy Hour state side, we got together with great friends, had tons of laughs, and woke up the next morning with a headache.
*Sorry for the crappy iPhone pictures….it is still too hot to venture out with the big camera.