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    Desert Wildlife

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Apr 11, 2007

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    The desert in central Kuwait is unbearably hot and dry. Despite this extreme weather, many animals can be found in the area. Our favorite is called the Dhub-Dhub or spiky-tailed lizard. This is also a favorite among the locals, as they like to eat the tails.

    In my short time here, I also saw scorpions, camel spiders, a desert fox, desert cats, squirrel-like creatures, and sparrow-ish birds everywhere. Others have been lucky enough to see horned vipers.

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  • Drive the Gulf Road towards...

    by Divingmouse Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Drive the Gulf Road towards the city. You will see many mosques, one of the Emir's Palaces, the new fish market, the Kuwait Towers (the most photographed building in Kuwait), the new Sharq Mall, and last, but not least, you will find the old fishing port.
    The old fishing port is filled with Dhows, huge old wooden fishing boats still used to this day for the majority of the fishing in Kuwait. The fishermen are mostly Indian in nationality and very friendly although communication might be hard unless you can speak thier language or Arabic.

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    Take a drive to the Iraqi border

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Aug 13, 2005

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    From Kuwait City, drive 100 kilometers north toward Abdaly. This route was once known as the "Highway of Death" after Desert Storm, but has been mostly cleaned up. You will still see a few destroyed buildings and a knocked-over radio tower. As you approach the border with Iraq, you begin to see dozens, then hundreds of trucks making their way into Iraq with critical reconstruction supplies and materials. At the border, they'll check your passport, and maybe let you through...

    Looking across the border into Iraq
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    A must see will be...

    by KonstantinII Written May 25, 2004

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    A must see will definitely be this beautiful architectural wonder!

    Belgrade had a wonderful TV tower on Avala but then one day in spring of 1999 British bombardier (Harrier or some other deadly machine) when the pilot and his “mad cow” commander in Aviano or some other devils pit saw that there’s nothing they could do to make people of Belgrade surrender decided to crash the tower.

    TV tower on Avala Mount

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    Towers of Kuwait
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    Bombed Aircraft Shelters

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 16, 2006

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    After Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, they took over Ali al Salem Air Base in central Kuwait. They also moved their aircraft forward to this airfield. When Desert Storm kicked off in January 1991, one of the top priorities of the US was to destroy Saddam Hussein's flying forces. In that initial effort, the US launched missile strikes against much of this airfield, and destoryed the hardened aircraft shelters.

    If you can get on this Kuwaiti base, you can't miss the huge concrete bunkers with 20-30 foot diameter holes in the roofs and sides. Some of the explosions hurled blocks of cement 200 feet in every direction.

    According to local legend, the shelters were constructed by the French with the guarantee they would be bomb proof. After they were destroyed, the Kuwaitis refused to pay for shelters that didn't meet the bomb-proof guarantee. The French response was they were guaranteed to be bomb proof unless the Americans attacked!

    Bombed aircraft shelter in Kuwait Nice hole.
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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.

    The Shark Tank
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    Camels

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 10, 2006

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    Yes, there are camels in the desert. Camel races are apparently common, and there are "stables" where you can go to ride camels. In fact some of the biggest slavery problems in the Middle East are from child camel jockeys.

    Camels are often seen along the highway and can cause serious accidents.

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    A Tour of the Grand Mosque

    by chizz Written Mar 27, 2008

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    To get an insight into Islam, take a free tour of the Grand Mosque. See inside and out and ask questions. Dress modestly. Women will be given an abaya and head covering to wear if they don't have their own. Starts at 9am (not Fridays).

    Dome of Grand Mosque Inside the Mosque Grand Mosque

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    Visit Marina Crescent for a meal

    by chizz Written Mar 28, 2008

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    Across the road from Marina Mall is Marina Crescent where you can have something to eat in the various restaurants there. There is outdoor seating with nice views of the small marina. Popular at weekends. You may even see "Exercise Man" working out!!

    Marina Crescent

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    Cultural Centre with a range of activities

    by siinq8 Written Mar 15, 2006

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    Check out the AWARE centre, which stands for Advocates of Western Arab Relations. It was set up a couple of years ago to improve relations between and promote understanding between westerners and Arabs. It is basically a kind of drop in centre that has a range of activities which are either free or very cheap. They do Arabic classes, weekly 'diwaniyas' (gatherings in a Arabic style lounge where various topics are discussed), organised trips to things such as the Grand Mosque, the Kuwait Fund Headquarters, the camel races, etc. They also have desert camp trips in winter, Arabic calligraphy workshops, cultural bazaars and Middle Eastern food fairs. Oh, and not forgetting Arabic cookery classes. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and there is a small bistro, library and internet facilities in house too.

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    Look for Saddam Hussein Memorabilia

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jan 28, 2007

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    In the days of Saddam Hussein's rule of Iraq, the evil dictator's image was everywhere from statues to paintings and money. After his downfall, this memorabilia has migrated out of the country in the hands of the military or other visitors. Throughout Kuwait, you can often find these images of the former President of Iraq.

    Old Iraqi money is for sale for about US$1 per piece of paper money. Even though it isn't worth 5 cents.

    Saddam's face at Ali Al Salem AB Thanks, people of Kuwait! careful with the sharp edges!
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    Kuwait Towers

    by MM212 Written Jun 27, 2007

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    The iconic needles of Kuwait have become a symbol of the city. They were built in the late 1970s to serve multiple purposes. The highest of the three rises 187 metres and has a rotating restaurant in the top sphere. It also serves as a water tower. The middle needle is a water tower, while the smallest (no sphere) regulates electricity and lights up the other two. The needles are located by the shores of the Gulf and provide a panoramic view of the city and the Gulf.

    The Needles of Kuwait
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    See the entire country (almost)

    by american_tourister Written Dec 4, 2006

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    The Kuwait Towers are the iconic structure of the country. They are on a point of land near the center of the city and they are revered by the Kuwaitis. The Iraqis tried to bring them down with shellfire untill they discovered that the two smaller towers are actually water towers. Since the Iraqis wanted to keep the country they decided not to wreck the infrastructure.

    The big tower is an observation deck and from up here you can probably see about 1/4 of the country. It's a pretty small place after all.

    From the parking lot closer Much closer Way Close!  Notice the giant sequins. The view from above.  A kiddie park!
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    Tank Graveyard

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jul 5, 2005

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    After the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, Saddam Hussein massed his army along the border between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. When the American Army attacked from the rear, the Iraqis had no where to go, and much of their army was destroyed. For several years, the "highway of death" pointed the way from Kuwait City to the Iraqi border along the highway from Jahra north to Abdaly. Today, the highways have been cleaned up, and the tanks have been collected into "Tank Graveyards" like this one north west of Jahra along a military-only road called Iron Horse Road. This area is full of hundreds of tanks, trucks, artillery pieces and other heaps of rusted & busted metal.

    Iraqi Tank Graveyard
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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.

    Al Hamra Tower, Nov 2012
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