Travel To Kuwait City – Cavorting Paradise

Asia | | June 15, 2009 at 10:29 pm


kuwaitKuwait, the emerging avant-garde getaway destination in the Middle-East, that has successfully stood high against the devastations of war, with its eclectic array of souks, multi-ethnic gastronomic delights, entertainment arenas, amazing islands and monuments with their architectural and historical significance.

This essentially deserts caped country, founded barely three centuries back by the Al Sabah family, offers some amazing structures like the Al seif Palace, Bayt Lothan, Oil Display centre, Dhows and Al Ahmadi. The Al Ahmadi, the oasis administrative town of Kuwait is chock-full with oil refineries, beautifully planned residential areas with serene settings. Bayt Lothan, an NGO involved in the noble effort of bringing arts-crafts-design to the forefront in Kuwait, is a must visit for the art fanatic. The Sadu House also is the upholder of Bedouin art-crafts, also a place to own some exotic pieces of art.

A visit to the famous primeval, nautical merchant ships in fascinating shapes and sizes also called Dhows in Kuwait are a treat to the eyes. One must experience the annual Pearl Diving festival that is held to commemorate the lives of people who dedicated their lives to the pearl industry.

The Kuwait Scientific Centre houses the largest aquarium, famous eateries, IMAX theatre, Dhow Harbour and gift shops. Travel to the Doha village, which was a fishing village earlier, now has an amazing entertainment city, a famed theme park built on the lines of Disneyland.

messila beach kuwaitThe Old City Walls of Kuwait bear significant historic importance and were ravaged by the outcome of the Iraqi attack, now have been restored to their early glory. The famed monuments of the Liberation Tower and the Kuwait Towers signify Kuwait liberation. The Liberation Tower is the tallest telecommunication tower globally with an observation level and restaurant which opens only for a day during liberation day. The Kuwait Towers has a restaurant and an observation deck will proffers magnificent views of the skyline with the middle tower holding a million gallons of water.

History, religion and art aficionados can revel in the art works in the Tareq Museum and view the inspiring Fatima and Grand Mosque, our Lady of Arabia Church and the Holy Family Cathedral.

The Messila beach offers splendid ambience, crystal clear water; white, sun-kissed sands, with plentiful adventure sports activities. The Failaka Islands which have bore the brunt of the war, is a treasure chest of many unique cache left behind from the Bronze Age and the Hellenistic Greeks.

Not to be missed is a visit to the Zoological Gardens, the Gulf Road, the Marina Mall or enjoy the old-world charm in the Salmiya district. Kuwait has numerous sea clubs, yatch clubs and a Hunting and Equestrian club.

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  1. Arfy says:

    It’s lovely to see Kuwait as a tourist destination. Now it’s definitely going to be on my list of top places to visit!

  2. Christine says:

    I live in Kuwait and your article paints such a tourist friendly picture! Driving dune buggies around Failaka Islands is one of my favorite things to do! Such a rich history and a great adventure!

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