Top 11 attractions to explore in Kuwait
Sharing borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Kuwait is located in Western Asia, at the tip of Persian Gulf. Kuwait is a high income conomy backed by worlds sixth largest oil reserves and Kuwait Dinar is the highest valued currency in the world.
Attractions in Kuwait
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.
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.
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.
The museum is in Kuwait's Shuwaikh Industrial Area; the exhibition features more than 35 rare, classic cars, you also will get the chance to see famous cars such as James Bond Aston Martin DB5, and Queen Elizabeth Chrysler. The museum hosts important events and competitions in the car field.
Kubbar is an island in Kuwait in the Persian Gulf, known for its beautiful blue water and sandy beaches. What makes the island so special are the flocks of birds and rare coral reefs which makes it an ideal place for diving. The island is nearly circular, with a diameter of 370 to 380 meters.
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.
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 highest point in Kuwait, standing at 1,004 feet ( 306 meters) high. During the Gulf War, the Iraq forces planned to launch bombs while they were on the ridge to threaten Saudi Arabia. Coalition forces later used the rocky outcroppings for communication towers.
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.
Map of attractions in Kuwait