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    Al Hamra Tower

    by MM212 Updated Dec 12, 2012

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    Completed in 2011, Al Hamra Tower pierces the Kuwait City skyline to an impressive height of 412 metres. Its original and stunning design is by the famous architectural firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, known for designing countless skyscrapers, including Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Within the building is a shopping complex, offices, and a rooftop restaurant. It is considered the highest stone-clad building in the world; this stone façade deliberately faces the sun in order to keep the building cool in the oppressively hot summers of Kuwait. The glass façade elegantly wraps around the stone façade and its windows provide unobstructed views of the waters of the Gulf. Al Hamra Tower is undoubtedly the most beautiful building in Kuwait and one of my favourite skyscrapers worldwide.

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    New Construction

    by MM212 Updated Dec 12, 2012

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    Kuwait City has finally caught up with the construction boom affecting other Gulf cities. It started here a little later. Although construction here is still on a smaller scale than Dubai or Abu Dhabi, some of the new architecture is interesting, such as the twisting building in the attached photograph. Nevertheless, the urban planning in Kuwait is quite lacking compared to sister cities on the southern shores of the Gulf, mainly because it is mostly funded by private money. The government has not created the same urban planning projects that Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Doha have been able to do.

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    Liberation Tower

    by MM212 Updated Dec 12, 2012

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    The Kuwait Liberation Tower was completed in 1993 and named so to commemorate the liberation of the country from the Iraqi occupation. Construction of the tower actually began before the invasion and was halted during the occupation. The tower was to be named the Kuwait Communcations Tower, but it was replaced by a more symbolic name after its completion. The top of the tower has a revolving restaurant with panoramic views. The tower was formerly the highest structure in Kuwait, rising to 370 metres, but is now superceded by Al Hamra Tower.

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  • Visa and living with my boyfriend

    by katepeter Updated Aug 23, 2012

    Hi!

    My boyfriend will go in kuwait and work there. He will have accommodation, because in the agreement stays that they will give him that. So if i go there, can i stay with him in the same apartment, we are not married, and if i cant, what should i do. Im from Macedonia and he is from Hungary. And what about visa, where they will give me, at the border?

    Thank you so much

    Have a nice day, Katerina

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    The Scientific Center

    by Hexepatty Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    In search of life and things to do in Kuwait, we went to the previously unknown or unheard of World Famous SCIENTIFIC CENTER. It was pretty cool. Cost us $9.00USD each to go to the Aquarium. Had we had a little more time, we would have checked out the IMAX theater to catch a nap in the AC, but we were FAR too preoccupied with leaving the country by this point. There is a food court with Pizza Hut and Burger King.

    Getting There: End of the Fourth Ring - well that is what the maps say, but it's not so simple. 4th ring ends and you have to do a series of left / rights / and left /rights to get there, but it's on the water and you really can't miss it. Well, we missed it 3 times, but that's not the point. You will find it. You'll have plenty of time to find it. You're in Kuwait. You have nothing but time!

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    Pro Kart Kuwait

    by Q8aviation Written Sep 16, 2010

    Pro Kart is an advanced Go Kart coming with 2 engines for higher speed. It's already opened in Kuwait recently. Location is behind Kuwait International Airport and opposite of Khitan Area. Timing is from 19:00 to 00:00. Check their website www.prokartkw.com

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    Things to do in Kuwait

    by sunnysidessite Written Oct 7, 2009

    1. There are activities - socials - that you could get involved in like there is a Bikers' Club, if you'd like to bike around the desert on better days. better weather conditions. There is more than one scuba diving club (I don't know what you specifically like to do).....There are also book clubs - try Diwan Book Club which is relative new and have Kuwaiti and foreign members and they meet each month to discuss a book at a selected Starbucks coffee shop.
    2. It does not necessarily mean you have to stick around with Westerners or Europeans, but honestly the society is a little jaded. Nevertheless, if knowing the culture and Arabs is your idea, trying visiting a social house called AWARE Center. They might interest you.
    3. You can make friends with any Nationality unless you personally are prejudiced or have difficulty messing with people of various race, colour and social status. That considered negative, you are free to mingle as you please.
    4. Yes, you can sit in a coffee shop or eatery and have a conversation with a woman - no problem. But sticking to code of decency is important, which means, you cannot kiss or touch each other in public as you might see in the United States. Otherwise, no one is going to stop you from socializing with people of your own or opposite sex.

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    Sample the local cuisine

    by KeithFitzgerald Written Oct 1, 2008

    Go anyplace both in the larger cities (Kuwait City, Fahaheel, etc.) or just one of the thousands of of small "hole in the wall" merchants who have set-up little shops and sample some of the local or international cuisine. The smell of freshly baked Arabic Pita bread, with chicken, beef or lamb freshly grilled and wrapped in a "swarma," which is is the sandwich made with the pita bread is delicious. There are so many international cultures which have brought their cuisines along to Kuwait. Indian, Thai, Iranaian, Philippine...you will spend your time wisely sampling all the foods which each culture and ethnic group have to offer

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    Sample the local cuisine

    by KeithFitzgerald Written Oct 1, 2008

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    Go anyplace both in the larger cities (Kuwait City, Fahaheel, etc.) or just one of the thousands of of small "hole in the wall" merchants who have set-up little shops and sample some of the local or international cuisine. The smell of freshly baked Arabic Pita bread, with chicken, beef or lamb freshly grilled and wrapped in a "swarma," which is is the sandwich made with the pita bread is delicious. There are so many international cultures which have brought their cuisines along to Kuwait. Indian, Thai, Iranaian, Philippine...you will spend your time wisely sampling all the foods which each culture and ethnic group have to offer

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    Cuban Cigars

    by finneyboy Written Jun 19, 2008

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    Ever wanted to smoke that infamous Cuban Cigar? I sure did, and when I saw them readily available at most countries in the Middle East I jumped at the chance. Some might not consider smoking a cigar something to do, but in Kuwait you quickly run out of activities to keep you busy if you're in the country for any time at all. Calling up some friends and staring out at the Persian Gulf while smoking a Cuban Cigar became a weekly thing and is something I won't forget anytime soon.

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    Get your hair cut!

    by finneyboy Written Jun 19, 2008

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    After my first hair cut by one of the local barbers I was addicted. I got my hair cut weekly even though I didn't really need it. After a cut and a shave, they spend a good 10 minutes massaging your head/shoulder region. The going rate is only a couple KD for all the services listed above and you leave feeling and looking great! A tip is not expected but it sure does put a big smile on their face and they remember you the next time you stop by.

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    Basement Floors

    by finneyboy Written Jun 19, 2008

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    You may not feel comfortable wandering through random buildings in downtown Kuwait City, but if you do I can tell you that it will be worth it. In many basement floors of hotels, shopping centers, and other public buildings there are a variety of things to do. Some of these places have expansive gamerooms with rows and rows of pool tables, table tennis, and air hockey. You can play for cheap and they are never crowded.

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  • Scientific Center: Aquarium and IMAX

    by pangtidor Written Apr 28, 2008

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    The scientific Center is located at Salmiya area, at the beach side. The attractions in Scientific Center will be the aquarium and the IMAX. The entrance fee will be 3KD for each but you may get 5KD entrance tickets for both sites. The shark aquarium is the biggest one in the complex among the other smaller ones. Check the website for the shark feeding time. No flash in the aquarium area. The IMAX is not really a big one but could be a great place for the kids. It has a good walking path for jogging and traditional boats outside. It could be a good place for a family vacation.

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    Kuwait Towers

    by isildur06 Written Apr 16, 2008

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    Kuwait towers which is the symbol and most impressive building of the city.
    Towers were built in 70's and took some damage during the invasion by Iraq army. Entrance inside the tower is possible by paying something around 3-5 US $'s. You can have a great view of the city and gulf. The tower has also a cafe and a restaurant. During the dinner times an artist plays a piano. And one floor up, is designed as a watch point. At this floor you may see the photos of the towers while they were built and the destruction it saw during the war. Below writes something like "Blooddy barbarians damaged the towers like this".

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    Fish Market

    by isildur06 Written Apr 16, 2008

    You can drop to here by saying Sharq to the taxi driver. Sharq is a shopping mall actually and behind the shopping mall there is a building where fish, vegetables and fruits are sold in two different halls.
    Kuwait was a fishermen town before oil became an industry. You can feel the strong ties of the city and sea from the big marina and this fish market. Also one can see many people fishing in the pier and in the beach in front of this market, if you go out for a walk in the evenings.

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