7 Wonders of Kuwait



Here are the top places to visit and things to do in Kuwait


Tareq Rajab and Museum           
Tareq Rajab and Museum is locsted in Kuwait. Tareq Sayed Rajab was the first Kuwaiti to be sent abroad to study art and archaeology. While a student in the United Kingdom, he met his future wife, Jehan Wellborne, who from her childhood was interested in folklore and particularly the arts and life of exotic peoples and minorities. In the Museum is a collection of over thirty thousand items collected over the last fifty years, of which approximately ten thousand are on permanent display.
Scientific, Center and Aquarium               
Scientific, Center and Aquarium is located in Salmiya, Kuwait, serves as a center for environmental education of the gulf region. The Scientific Center, as it is locally referred to, is home to one of the largest aquariums in the Gulf region with the capacity of one of the tanks at 1.5 million liters. It also has coffee shops and a food court along with a walkway that shows the more scenic views of the coastline of Kuwait. The building enclosure is filled with designs of Arabic calligraphy as well as Islamic art. Along with this, the walls literally have the history of Kuwait written on them. Its architecture is inspired by both the "old" mud-homes of Kuwait and the sail of a ship. The mud-home correlation is seen as the mud-colored ceramic used on the exterior of the building, while the mast is the top "roof" part of the building which is made of fabric similar to that of the sails of dhows, which are an important part of Kuwaiti history of pearl diving.

Kuwait City        
Kuwait City is the capital of the country with the same name. Kuwait City was first settled in the early 18th Century by the Al-Sabāh clan, later the ruling family of Kuwait and a branch of the Al-Utūb tribe that also included the Al-Khalīfah clan, the ruling family of Bahrain, and their leader, Sheikh Sabāh I. Its name may have derived from an earlier abandoned fort located there, called "Kūt" (كوت) – Arabic for a fortress by the sea. Today the city is home to a large variety of shopping malls, which serve as the basis of Kuwaiti social life. Famous malls such as the Avenues, Marina World and the 360 Mall house many internationally-renowned retail and food/beverage brands, as well as provide sheltered, indoor areas to relax. Several more, such as the Mall of Kuwait, the Al Hamra Center and Symphony Centre are expected to enter service within the next five years.
               
Jahrah  
Jahrah is a city located 32 kilometres (20 mi) north-west of Kuwait City in Kuwait. Al Jahra was once dominated by agricultural land and began as a small oasis village. Historically it became known as a notable trading point for camels and a stopping place on the way to Kuwait City. It gradually grew into a town and the historic Red Fort (Qasr Al-Ahmar) of Al Jahra was built.
               
Hawalli 
Hawalli is the capital of the Hawalli Governorate located in the State of Kuwait. Prior to the first Gulf War, it housed a large number of Palestinians, but many were expelled after the War. Currently, Hawally is home to many of the Arab populations in Kuwait. It is a large suburb and the commercial center for most computer-related goods in Kuwait.
               
Kuwait Towers 
Kuwait Towers are three towers of reinforced concrete in Kuwait City. The main tower is 187 metres high and serves as a restaurant and water tower. It also has a Viewing Sphere which rises to 123 metres above sea level and completes a full turn every 30 minutes. The second tower is 145.8 metres high and serves as a water tower. It is Kuwait's unofficial symbol, found on everything except the flag, are Kuwait's top attraction. Designed by Swedes, built by Yugoslavs, and opened in 1979, they're actually rather interesting up close, as the spheres are covered with a funky polka-dot pattern made up from colored circular plates.
               
Al-Boom restaurant       

1 comments:

Wonders of India said...

Great city.

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