Failaka Island, Kuwait
About Failaka Island
Island on the coast of Kuwait. In 2000 B.C., Mesopotamians settled in Failaka at least a century before the Dilmun civilization. Traders from the Sumerian city of Ur occupied Failaka and ran a mercantile business. Failaka had many Mesopotamian-style buildings typical of those found in Iraq dating from around 2000 B.C.
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A cultural complex located in Kuwait, owned by the Amiri Diwan. It consists of six main components; The Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Space Museum, Arabic Islamic Science Museum, Fine Arts Centre and the external spaces known as the Public Realm. The Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Centre is an 18-hectare site making it the world’s largest museum complex.
A group of three slender towers in Kuwait City, standing on a promontory into the Persian Gulf. They were the sixth, and the last group in the larger Kuwait Water Towers system of 34 towers (33 store water; one stores equipment), and were built in a style considerably different from the other five groups. The Kuwait Towers were officially inaugurated in March 1979 and are regarded as a landmark and symbol of modern Kuwait.
With a height of 414 meters, Al Hamra Tower is the tallest building in Kuwait, and the tallest carved concrete skyscraper in the world, besides its spectacular structure the tower contains other things that attract tourist such as the luxurious shopping center, restaurants, theaters, and a unique 900 square meter reception hall on the ground floor.
The Great Mosque, also known for the locals as “Al-Masjid Al-Kabir” is the largest mosque in Kuwait, near the Persian Gulf. The mosque is built on Andalusian style and accommodates over 10,000 people, it also has a large library divided into two sections, the first section is for religious people, and the second is for the non-Arabic Muslims and the non-Muslims.
At 372 meter high, the Liberation Tower is the second largest structure in Kuwait, it was named after the Iraqi invasion. It’s a telecommunication tower used by the ministry of transportation, but there is a fancy revolving restaurant and an observation deck which attracts a lot of visitors.
Informally known as the Kuwait Opera House, it is a prominent cultural center in Kuwait. It is the largest cultural center and opera house in the Middle East.
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