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    Kuwait City is a nice place to visit and stay. It has a lot of good restaurants and places that is nice to see. One of the most special place to visit is Kuwait tower. The Kuwait tower view is very special and you can see all Kuwait city and near places to it from there. The restaurant of the tower is very special and the dishes are very wonderful.

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  • Kuwait CityPro 2014
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    The Gulf is known for glitz and glamor and, as other countries in the region begin to compete for tourism, they have begun to lose their local flavor through a mix of immigration and globalized "mallification."

    Kuwait breaks the mold. This isn't a place that attracts a lot of tourists or courts them. It also has fewer iconic tourists sights. The result is a Gulf country that has retained its culture. A bit gritty and harder to navigate, this is the place to visit if you want to discover and engage Gulf Arab culture.

    The people were incredible friendly during my visit. We spent a fortune on taxis (much better to negotiate a half or full-day rate) but the effort and cost were well rewarded.

    The highlight of our visit was the old souk. The main sights of Kuwait City can easily be seen in a day or two but I could spend endless time eating, people watching, and speaking to locals and the old souk is the place to do it.

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    Kuwait City reminds me of a lot of heat. At 23:30 at night, in the middle of October, leaving Kuwait International Airport, the first thing I noticed, was 47º C hitting my face.

    The city is very modern and typical for the gulf region likewise booming cities. It's very clean, but be aware of dust storms. This city is most certainly a place for history lovers, but rather for shoppers. Taxi will be your first choice, to go from A to B, since public transportation is not the best around.

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    While Kuwait may not be at the top of many people's bucket lists, it does have its charms - the warm waters of the Persian Gulf, the gregarious and open demeanor of its people and the whimsical exceptions to the rule that are no longer exceptions (except when it comes to alcohol, of course) - all give Kuwait a color and texture I didn't expect. In no other GCC country will you find so many old American cars and Harley Davidsons roaring along the palm lined arch of the city's corniche (beach front promenade), for example or a youth so wrapped up in hip-hop and skateboarding. These affinities for things American combined with an air of diligent neglect of the city streets since the ghosts of the first gulf war took up residence, have given the State of Kuwait an almost Cuban vibe, a cultural legacy of American intervention that merits a closer look.

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  • Kuwait City

    Kuwait is an interesting place, full of tons of ancient history melded with newer western influences. I don't necessarily think it's one of those tourist destinations, but just being there will give you a sense of the antiquity of everything around you.

    oh, and the food is pretty amazing as well. Local fare is very skilled with the lamb and chicken.

    but alas... there is no alcohol in this land...

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    Kuwait City is a throughly modern city, quite opposed to the desolation you'll find in most of the country and the ramshackle towns filled with guest workers (who make up most of the population).

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    Beautiful Kuwait as warmer weather

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    Al rimal hotel

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    again

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    i love q8

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    Nice city

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    Nice

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Kuwait City is the capital of Kuwait. It is the home to Kuwait’s government and many corporate headquarters, making it the center of politics and economics for the country. The city has developed rapidly, and is chock full of high-rises, green spaces and luxury hotels. Most of the top attractions are, appropriately, buildings, like the Kuwait Towers, large observation towers known for their spherical design elements. Also popular are houses and palaces built in traditional Islamic and Bedouin styles. Any visitor must engage in the national pastime of Shisha (known as Hookah in the West), which is available at many cafes. While you’re there, indulge in authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. Because Kuwait City is so upscale, shopping is extremely expensive. If on a budget, head to small local restaurants and markets for food and shopping.

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