Kuwait City

Kuwait City, the capital of Kuwait, is a buzzing metropolis and an important seaport, used by many tankers and cargo ships. Cultivated with wide boulevards, urban gardens and parks, luxury hotels, and pristine office buildings, it is a fine specimen of a capital city. The Kuwait Towers, the Grand Mosque, and the Liberation Tower are among the most popular and largest attractions.

History

Initially settled in the early 1700s, Kuwait City, built on the sea, quickly became a thriving city of trade. Because of its strategic location, the seaport city became the center of many struggles for occupation and control, even into the modern decades.

Attractions

Attractions
Attractions

Kuwait City offers a plethora of interesting attractions, from the unofficial symbol of the Kuwait Towers to the highly revered Grand Mosque. Displayed on just about everything, except the flag, the Kuwait Towers are a main attraction and have become an icon of the country. While visitors are no longer allowed access, except on February 25th, National Day, the Liberation Tower is the tallest telecommunications tower in the world. The National Museum offers free admission, and while having been plundered during the war, it still maintains many intriguing artifacts. The mosques are an important aspect of the local culture in Kuwait, and the Grand Mosque is among the largest and most beautiful of these structures.

Kuwait City Hotels

Kuwait City Hotels
Kuwait City Hotels

Accommodations within Kuwait City are abundantly available across all budgets, and among these are a variety of familiar names, including Courtyard, Radisson (pictured), Hilton, Four Seasons, and InterContinental, all offering the expected lodgings, facilities, and amenities for a comfortable vacation experience.

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