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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.
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Al Hamra Tower
6.05km from Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre
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.
6.29km from Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre
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.
6.97km from Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre
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.
The Grand Mosque of Kuwait
7.5km from Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre
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.
Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre
8.45km from Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre
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.
Contemporary Art Platform
8.72km from Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre
A non-profit private organization founded in 2011 by art collector Amer Huneidi. Dedicated to developing and supporting the arts in Kuwait and the region.
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This space is host to five museum: on space, Islamic Art and science, the human body, transportation and robots, the eco system, and our earth. The place is huge and you need at least three to four hours to look at everything. I believe it is better to come twice to really enjoy it. The museums are very interactive and equipped with the newest technologies. It is a great place for children but also as a grown-up you will find plenty to explore. Every building includes a coffee shop and a gift shop so you won't go hungry and can take breaks in between the visits of the different museums. The museum has its own app that is supposed to inform you about what is go going on. Until now it seems to be updated regularly. The museum complex has another mobile app for augmented reality which is awesome because it makes it even more interactive and accessible to phone addicted people. I liked the space museum and the museum about robots and transportation the most. However, it would have been extra great if there would have been some information about the planning of the train system in Kuwait that is supposed to be installed before 2030. The Islamic Arts and Science museum was awesome because it had two corners for Arabic poetry and holograms of Islamic scholars introducing their works. My number one favorite Islamic Arts and Science museum is still the one in Kuala Lumpur but this is pretty good as well. The museum complex has different entrances depending on if you come with your own car or as a pedestrian/ with a taxi. The entrance fee is 3KD and it is closed on Sundays.