Kuwait Now Tweets

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Places to visit

Kuwait Towers: Kuwait Towers are trademark of Kuwait, it will be on any of Kuwait souvenirs. mug, t-shirt, handcrafts, book, cards, towel,… etc. they consist of three towers but the main attraction will be in the main/highest tower. It has the two levels of viewing sphere (9AM-12MN) and some restaurants (a cafe will be opened at 8AM). You may reach them with the lift and the operator will be there for you. You can just tell him if you want to go to the restaurants first or straight to the viewing sphere. You will see a small cafe there and eat your meal on the table, located on the full round floor, rotating every 30 minutes to see the view of Kuwait. The main tower is 187m height, the second one (water reservoir) is 147m, and the shortest one (electricity control) is 113m.It was officially opened on March 1,1979, made by Sure Linstrom. Great beach and park at the surrounding area.  

 

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Souq Al-Mubarakiya: its an old Kuwaiti market that sells all sorts of traditional clothes, accessories, kitchenware and several other stuff. There are fruit stalls and a fish market as well. The majority shops are antique/vintage or just plain traditional. The architecture and decor of the place is old fashioned.

– Souk Al-Hareem: is the most significant tradition in the souks where the endless array of shops is kept by women dressed on traditional attire selling what they have made themselves at home displaying simple long lasting traditions. It is located within the Al-Mubarakiya area.

– Persian Carpet Souk: is located in Al-Mubarakiya where carpets from one thousand and one nights are simply lying there in their marvel.

– Gold Souk: you will find cheaper gold than in any other country you have visited. Its gold can be considered to be the easiest item to buy in Kuwait.

 
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Friday Market/ Kuwait Flea Market: You can find the second hand things there for good deal. There are some new items like furniture, clothes, and carpets too with good prices .Good carpets can be found there with reasonable price and good quality. you should always bargain for all the things. You can do shopping conveniently now with more options to see. Friday market will be opened from Thursday afternoon until Saturday afternoon. The best time to go for shopping is Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning, where you still get good items and the place will not be too crowded. It is located in Al-Rai area behind the plants nurseries. There will be many porters with big trolley if you want to buy many things.    
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Fish Market: If you like seafood, fish market will be the most convenient place to shop in. Fish are an important ingredient in the Kuwaiti diet, so there are three main fish markets in the country namely in Shuwaikh, Al-Sharq, and Al-Fahaheel. The market located at Sharq seaside, beside Shouk Sharq. It has big parking lot, you can enjoy the nice view around. The best time to visit will be late afternoon, just before the sunset, you will enjoy the sea view and the city view across the marina. Fish market itself is clean and fully air-conditioned. You should bargain whenever you buy anything there and you can ask them to clean the fish you had bought. Shrimps, crabs and squids won’t be found all the time as there will be some special months for selling them. You can also get porters there to bring your trolley.    
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Scientific Center: The Scientific Center of Kuwait is located on the water-front along Arabian Gulf Road in Ras Al-Ardh area, in Salmiya. The Scientific Center of Kuwait occupies an area of 80,000 square meters. The main building has an area of 18,000 square meters, The Scientific Center’s waterfront provides an excellent walking promenade extending in wave like patterns for one whole kilometer, as well as two fishing piers extending 70 meters into the Gulf for fishing enthusiasts complete with seating, shades and light beacons. The Scientific Center’s Aquarium  allows visitors to witness representations of the three main environments in the Arabian Peninsula region: the sea, the desert and the coastal edge. Each area contains specimens of animal, plant and marine life found in the region. Discovery Place is a place that invites the visitors to discover science through play and fun. The exhibits at Discovery Place are distinct in their suitability for all ages. The Scientific Center includes an IMAX Theater with a giant screen, 15 meters high and 20 meters wide, equipped with the latest media facilities and an 8000 watt sound system. 3D Educational and documentary films for all ages are shown using the largest film format in the film industry (10 times the usual 35mm film).    
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Liberation Tower: It represents Kuwaiti liberation, the sure sign of the country’s resurgence. It is one of tallest telecommunication towers in the world. The tower is 372 meters in height, and is 40 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower. The structure has been built by use of ceramic tiles on the façade from the base to the first mezzanine level, which is 308 meters above ground level. The tower and telecommunication complex is divided into three; a public communications center, a restaurant at 150 meters and the revolving observation level, and the plant and equipment structure. The tower has eighteen elevators, which are also the fastest in the world, operating at the speed of 6.3meters per second. Located above the revolving mezzanine, are the six office floors, the section being encased in anodized aluminum, to withstand the extreme temperatures in Kuwait.    
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National Museum: The Museum, location in close proximity to the National Assemble, comprises four buildings and a planetarium. It was stripped and burnt by the Iraqi invaders, it houses the Al Sabah collection of Islamic art, the most comprehensive collections in the world. The other buildings displays pearl-diving relics, archaeological material from excavations on Failaka Islands, ethnographic artifacts etc. The Museum also consists of the Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah (DAI), a wide collection of Islamic art, ranging from early Islam to the eighteenth century. A variety of artistic and scholarly activities revolve around this collection. A reference library, with various publications of Hadeeth ad-Dar maintains a close link with the DAI, to give viewers a better knowledge of the artifacts.    
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Sadu House: The roots of Kuwait are associated with both the desert and the sea. The Bedouins lived a life governed by the rhythm of seasons. Sadu weaving, characterized by geometric designs woven by hand with dyed, spun and colored wool, is a traditional craft of major importance. The Al-Sadu Society was formed with an intention of retaining these Bedouin crafts from total extinction, which led to establishment of Sadu House. The house comprises various chambers decorated with construction materials and pottery, depicting the old houses, mosques, water and bread storage places etc., in Kuwait.  Al Baraha, another section, is a roofed playground meant for children during ancient days.    
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Tareq Rajab Museum: The Museum is a private collection of the Rajab family. The collection began during early 1950s and was open to general public during 1980. The Museum is divided into two sections. One deals with pottery, calligraphy, metalwork, wood, ivory, glass, and jade carvings of the Islamic world. Calligraphy is presented in a small room, showing picture from the Holy Quran. The second section of the museum comprises embroideries, textiles, costumes, and jewelry of the Islamic world, and also objects from Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet.    
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Entertainment City: The city is located 20kms away from the Kuwait City near Doha, on the northern side of Kuwait Bay. The complex provides a complete range of amusements based on the theme of ‘Arab World’, ‘Future World’, and the ‘International World’, with a variety of rides and entertainment options.    
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Kuwait Zoo: Kuwait zoo will be one of the alternatives you may choose for outing when the weather is good. It is a small zoo but will be quite fun for the kids though, with its road train and camel riding. The extreme weather of Kuwait could not accommodate all types of the animals for the zoo. There is a part of the zoo for playground and family picnic. The entrance fee will be 0.500 KD during holiday and 1 KD for working days. The opening hours will be from 8AM to 8PM. It is located in Omariya, nearby the intersection of 5th ring road and Jahra Road.    
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Marina Crescent: Located on the seaside of marina mall, You may go to this place by crossing the street through a bridge from Marina Mall, or You can go there directly too, it is one of best places for you to see sunrise or sunset in Kuwait. lots of cuisine varieties are available there. The beach is clean and safe. It has some basketball courts and big parking lots. This side is the perfect place for jogging or walking. From this place you may just walk for 5-10minutes to Hard Rock Cafe. A lovely windy beach for you during summer and a lovely restaurants treat with great views during winter.    
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Sea Clubs: Most sea clubs in Kuwait offer a variety of facilities such as outdoor and indoor swimming pools, tennis courts, beaches, bowling, gymnasiums and karate. There are five sea clubs currently run by the KTEC. Each club allocates a particular day exclusively for women and children. Ras Al-Ardh is a sea club exclusively reserved for children and women. Kuwait also has several private sea clubs.    
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Water Sports: Tourists can hire scuba diving equipments from dealers. Other water activities like windsurfing, boating, yachting, water-skiing, jet skiing, are available along the beach. Most of such sports could be enjoyed away from the beaches along the coast.    
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Yachting: Kuwait is considered to be the sailor’s paradise. The sea’s offshore is seldom rough. The yacht club has a marina with about 300 fully serviced berths. Most sea clubs have marinas and organize sailing activities. The Kuwait Offshore Sailing Association often organizes races.    
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Trips to the Islands: Taking boat trip to the islands such as Kubbar, could be a pleasant experience with picnicking and swimming in the island. A dhow could be hired for a few hundred KD, which could be ideal for a small family outing together.    
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Fishing: Most experts use home-made equipments for fishing, though simple and sophisticated fishing tackle is readily available in the shops. One could go fishing with long casting rods from ends of piers and prominent rocks using simple hooks, lines, poles or wireless baskets.    
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Sports: For those interested in Archery, there is the National Archery Center in the Hunting and Equestrian Club, and anyone could make use of it at a nominal fee. Among the other popular sports in Kuwait are the Basketball and Bowling. Also, for those interested in Equestrian Sports, the Hunting and Equestrian Club on the sixth Ring Road offers race tracks, gymkhana and riding facilities, squash courts, tennis, swimming pools, restaurant, bowling alley, and indoor sports area. Ice-skating at the Ice Skating Rink on the first Ring Road, and motorbike racing are other sporting activities in Kuwait, worth a try.  
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Golf: At the heart of Sahara Kuwait Resort is our stunning 18-hole golf course, built to PGA championship standards. Crafted by Peter Harradine, the designer behind golf courses in Doha and Jabal Ali, this charming and challenging course is 6730 yards long and features three lakes and nearly 5000 trees. Adding to the courses distinctive character are its 12 holes bounded by the race track of the Hunting and Equestrian Club. This serves not only to add a challenging change in topography, but also offers an excellent view of the horse races. In all, nearly 750,000 m3 of sand was removed to sculpt the undulating contours of a course that engages golfers at every level of consciousness. Floodlit holes allow players to pursue their passion even at night, avoiding summer’s heat and dust. The fully equipped driving range, with a shape similar to fairways, completes Kuwait’s ultimate golfing experience.