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From a nation of pearl divers and spice merchants to one of the worlds' largest oil exporters, Kuwait has undergone many exciting transformations. Kuwaiti society is truly a cosmopolitan and modern and yet it remains true to its heritage and traditions.

A highly urbanised state, Kuwait offers a host of attractions and services to tourists and visitors to the country. It offers a world class experience in hospitality through its small yet strong hotel Industry.

Kuwait has a very rich cultural tradition and heritage. The shopping experience in Kuwait, too, is very rewarding. From ancient souks to sprawling malls selling the latest consumer goods, the range and variety is huge. Kuwaitis are warm, hospitable, friendly and helpful, which makes a visit to the country a very enriching and memorable experience.

Places to Go

Aqua Park is the first & biggest water park in the Arab Gulf region. It covers an area of 60,000 square meters and situated on the Arab Gulf Street adjacent to the Kuwait towers. Enjoy endless water and fun games with big swimming pools, sleepy river, huge water slides, kamikazes pools and sandy beaches a total entertainment for the whole family. Tel: 2431960/1/3. Website: www.aquaparkkuwait.com.

Dhow Harbour visitors can view the old dhows that were previously used for coastal trading, fishing and pearl diving. They can come on-board the 'Fateh el Kheir'. The Fateh el Kheir, which means Bringer of Good Fortune, is the last surviving wooden dhow from the pre-oil days. The Dhow Harbour is situated in the Al-Ardh area right behind the Scientific Complex. Tel: 848888.

Dickson House originally owned by a Kuwaiti merchant and dating back to the nineteenth century, this house becomes the home of colonel Dickson and his family. Now �?The National Council For Arts & Letters’ maintains it. It is located across from the dhow harbour east of Sief Palace.

Doha Village is the site of one of Kuwait's major construction areas for dhows & booms. Some boats, including miniatures, are still there, but few are built today. These miniatures dhows and traditional drills are sold to tourists and collectors.

Entertainment City is located in Al-Doha, 20 km from Kuwait city; it is built for family fun, where kids and grown-ups alike can enjoy a nice day out while experiencing three different theme parks in Arab World, International World and Future World, all standing in beautiful green scenery. It is open every day except Saturday and Monday is dedicated for women. Entrance ticket is 3.500 K.D for each person. Opening Hours: Summer - 5 pm to 1 am ; Winter - 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Sun. to Wed.) & 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Thu. & Fri.) Tel: 4879455.


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