Al Ahmadi in Kuwait is famous for its oil refineries and peaceful green surroundings. The headquarters of Kuwait National Petroleum Company is in Al Ahmadi. Locally, Al Ahmadi is called the 'home of KOC' because of the large number of Kuwait Oil Company refineries located here.
During the beginning of 1940s British expats started settling in Al Ahmadi. The city and town have American layouts and designed keeping in mind British preferences. The roads are well laid out and intersect at right angles. Areas close to the sea have buildings on the sea facing hill slopes. Abu Halifa, Mangaf and Riqqa are the main residential areas in Al Ahmadi.
Al Ahmadi is famous for weekly getaways. Places away from the cities and in the rural areas are tranquil and full of greenery. Road travel in Al Ahmadi is the easiest way to cover the province. All public transport, be it buses or taxis are air-conditioned. Cricket is played widely across Al Ahmadi. Local boys play cricket in the city parks or village fields.
Al Ahmadi is the best place in Kuwait for those who enjoy peaceful surroundings and vibrant green environments.