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  Kuwait City travel guide - Wikitravel
Kuwait City (Arabic: Al Kuwayt) is the capital of the country with the same name.
Kuwait City is a bustling metropolis of high-rise office buildings, luxury hotels, wide boulevards and well-tended parks and gardens.
Kuwait City is one of the safest places in the Middle East.
wikitravel.org /en/Kuwait_City   (1237 words)

  
  The Persian Gulf - Kuwait City
Kuwait City has a population 191,000 (1991), is the capital of the emirate of Kuwait and part of the Al-Asimah goveronate.
Kuwait City's trade and transportation needs are served by Kuwait International Airport, Mina Al-Shuwaik (Shuwaik Port) and 50 kilometers to the south by the port of Mina al-Ahmadi (Ahmadi Port) on the Persian Gulf coast.
The city was invaded and seized by Iraqi forces in the 1991 Gulf War.
www.thepersiangulf.org /cities/kuwaitcity.html   (1299 words)

  
 Amir Taheri on Kuwait on National Review Online
All of the Bedouin tribes in Kuwait are parts of larger tribal confederations that span a vast region from Oman to Syria and passing by Saudi Arabia, and Iraq.
Some were brought to Kuwait from the Mussandam Peninsula by the government in the 1950s and 1960s as a demographic counterweight to city-dwellers that included large numbers of Shiites, often of Iranian extraction.
City values such as openness, diversity, liberal social mores, and, above all, the importance of the individual appear to be experiencing at least a tactical retreat.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/comment-taheri071703.asp   (1081 words)

  
 Travel in Kuwait City - Kuwait - History - WorldTravelGate.net®-
Kuwait was nominally a province of the Ottoman Empire, ruled from Constantinople.
They and other inhabitants of Kuwait chose Sabah bin Jaber to be their ruler in 1756 and the little town at the head of the Arabian Gulf grew through trade, fishing and pearl diving to be one of the most prosperous in the region.
Kuwait was recaptured on 26 February 1991 and on 14 March, the emir returned to his country.
www.mideasttravelling.net /kuwait/kuwait_city/kuwait_history.htm   (699 words)

  
 onlinefx destination guide to kuwait
The State of Kuwait is a small oil-rich constitutional monarchy on the coast of the Persian Gulf, enclosed by Saudi Arabia in the south and Iraq in the north.
Kuwait is the only country in the world with no natural lake or water reservoir.
Kuwait’s transportation system is modern and efficient, with a road system that is well developed by regional standards.
www.onlinefx.co.uk /fx/Stores/OnlineFX/destinationguide/kuwait.asp   (238 words)

  
 Kuwait
The city of Kuwait is totally dominating the country in all cultural, political and economic fields.
Kuwait is one of the most modern cities of the Middle East, and the population is divided into three groups: Normal Kuwaitis, Kuwaitis with secondary citizenship and immigrant workers.
This is reflected in the settlements of the city.
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 Kuwait City tours - Recommended Tours of Kuwait City , Kuwait
Although Kuwait does not have a lot to offer in the name of natural beauty given its desert climate and arid environment, it does have a very rich history which lives on by virtue of the numerous monuments and sites that are scattered around the city as well as on the outskirts.
A former residence of the twelfth Amir of Kuwait, this place is a non-profit organization that encourages art and creativity by way of exhibitions and workshops and is headed by the Amir's daughter.
City Center: The main attraction at the City Center is undoubtedly the Liberation Tower, which is a symbol of the Kuwaiti Independence after the horrific Gulf War.
www3.oag.com /Cities/Guide?city=476&cat=6&guideID=6   (1100 words)

  
 Hotel in Kuwait city Kuwait, Kuwait city Hotels, Kuwait city hotels
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Kuwait is the pearl of the Middle East, where old meets new and cultures mix as East meets West.
Kuwait’s capital city is a vibrant, stylish metropolis, with all of the fun, fashion, and flair that a city lover could look for.
www.sendbad.net /default/hotels/kuwait_hotels.php   (424 words)

  
 Kuwait - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Average temperature ranges in Kuwait City range from 8 to 18 degrees Celsius (46 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit) in winter to 29 to 45 degrees Celsius (84 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit) in summer.
By May 1991, 400,000 exiles had returned home to Kuwait and the Kuwaiti authorities had arrested large numbers of Palestinians who were suspected of collaborating with Iraq during their occupation, although in late June 1991 the government commuted the death sentences of 29 convicted of collaboration.
In July 1991 Kuwait had again begun the export of oil and was underway in the rebuilding of their economy and country.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/kuwait.htm   (1463 words)

  
 Places of Interest Around Kuwait City - Page 1
The charm of Kuwait City invites visitors and residents alike to spend hours exploring historical and cultural points of interest, all of which are situated within short driving distances from each other.
Beginning in the 1930s, slowly at first, the city began to develop from a nomadic port town into a booming Middle Eastern metropolis.
A drive anywhere throughout the Kuwait City area leads the observer to pause at the enormity of the task the Kuwaitis have undertaken in transforming their barren desert land into a living landscaped city.
www.1website.com /c_t5_index/c_t5_index.html   (382 words)

  
 Kuwait (06/07)
Kuwait later abandoned this policy, and it currently has a sizable foreign labor force (approximately 68% of the total population is non-Kuwaiti).
Kuwait is a constitutional, hereditary emirate ruled by princes (Amirs) who have been drawn from the Al Sabah family since the middle of the 18th century.
Kuwait also is an important partner in the ongoing U.S.-led campaign against international terrorism, providing assistance in the military, diplomatic, and intelligence arenas and also supporting efforts to block financing of terrorist groups.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35876.htm   (5081 words)

  
 BBC ON THIS DAY | 26 | 1991: Iraqi troops flee Kuwait City
The first group of Allies into the city centre was a reconnaissance team of 12 US marines who arrived in the capital this evening, ushered in by some Kuwaiti resistance forces.
To the north of the city a trail of abandoned Iraqi T-55 tanks were scattered along the main highway into town, as well as transport trucks and smaller vehicles.
The main resistance came from Iraqi armoured units trapped at the international airport on the southern outskirts of the city, but the US Marine 2nd Division was reported to have the upper hand.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/26/newsid_4716000/4716868.stm   (631 words)

  
 Kuwait city travel guide
Kuwait City is a bustling metropolis of high-rise office buildings, luxury hotels, wide boulevards and well-tended parks and gardens.
Its most dominant landmark is Kuwait Towers, and its oldest is Seif Palace, built in 1896, whose interior features original Islamic mosaic tilework, though these suffered badly during the Iraqi occupation.
The Kuwait Museum was also stripped of many artefacts – part of it has been renovated and is now open to the public.
www.world66.com /asia/middleeast/kuwait/kuwaitcity   (168 words)

  
 Kuwait - State of Kuwait - Dawlat al Kuwayt
Mid-1930s Kuwait began the development of its petroleum industry, the basis of the country's modern prosperity.
Kuwait's sovereignty were critically threatened when Iraq invaded and occupied Kuwait on August 2, 1990, claiming that Kuwait was harming Iraq economically by refusing to reduce its oil production.
Kuwait is a member state of the League of Arab States
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/kuwait.htm   (654 words)

  
 Kuwait City Entertainment
Whether it's business or leisure that brings you to the capital city of Kuwait, an assorted range of entertainment options are sure to keep you busy during your stay.
Wafra Farms, situated on the outskirts of the city, is a good venue for a day trip too; kids can try horseback riding, learn about nature, and spend time with the animals in the small zoo.
The Science and Natural History Museum throws light on the technological background of Kuwait, and the private collection of the Rajab family is displayed at the Tareq Rajab Museum; the priceless items include jewelry, ceramics, and manuscripts.
www3.oag.com /Cities/Guide?city=476&cat=5&guideID=5   (984 words)

  
 Hotels in Kuwait City - Kuwait City hotel reservations & reviews. Kuwait City travel guide and hotel list. Hotels ...
Kuwait City hotels and resorts reservation guide - the definitive guide to Kuwait City accommodation.
The Kuwait City hotels and resorts guide provides a brief summary, customer ratings and reviews for hotels or resorts.
For detailed hotel information or to reserve a hotel or resort in Kuwait City, please select a hotel or resort and let asiahotels.com be your Kuwait City travel agent.
www.asiahotels.com /hl/Kuwait_City-Kuwait.asp   (306 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > War with Iraq -- Iraqi missile shatters Kuwait City shopping mall
KUWAIT CITY – A low-flying Iraqi missile screamed across the Persian Gulf early Saturday, avoiding the detection of U.S. defense systems and landing just off the coast of Kuwait City, shattering windows at a popular seaside shopping mall.
Youssef al-Mullah, the spokesman for Kuwait's military, told The Kuwait News Agency on Saturday that the missile that landed near Souk Sharq was manufactured in Iraq.
Kuwait City is about 50 miles from the Iraqi border.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/iraq/20030329-0737-war-kuwait-explosion.html   (491 words)

  
 Kuwait: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
Kuwait is situated northeast of Saudi Arabia at the northern end of the Persian Gulf, south of Iraq.
Kuwait is believed to have been part of an early civilization in the 3rd millennium B.C. and to have traded with Mesopotamian cities.
Kuwait: History - History The development of the nation of Kuwait dates to the early 18th cent.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107694.html   (929 words)

  
 Kuwait
Although Kuwait has an extensive and modern system of well-lit roads, excessive speeding on both primary and secondary roads, coupled with lax enforcement of traffic regulations and a high density of vehicles (one vehicle for every 2.8 residents), leads to frequent and often fatal accidents.
The government-owned Kuwait Public Transportation Company operates bus services throughout the Kuwait City metropolitan area on 50 different routes, which are widely used by the low-income expatriate labor force.
When a driver flashes his/her high beams in Kuwait, it is meant as a request to move your car into a slower lane to allow the driver with the flashing beams to proceed ahead.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_944.html   (2598 words)

  
 MTV News | Gideon's Journeys In Kuwait — The Middle East's 'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'
Kuwait City is a treasure chest — a flower of glass, lights and luxury that gets watered by a well of petroleum.
Kuwait City is dominated by portraits of its shiek, Jaber Al-Sabah, on banks and hotels and in shopping malls.
Our job here is a basic one — take the pulse here in Kuwait City from the youngest minds and get their points of view, then cruise north to the Marine bases near the Iraqi border and find out who is preparing to fight.
www.mtv.com /news/articles/1470303/03032003/id_0.jhtml   (965 words)

  
 Kuwait Shoppig Guide for Tourist.
The Gold souks, for which Kuwait is famous, were prime targets for the Iraqi troops during the first days of the invasion in August 1990.
Most of these souks are now back in business, with the exception of the old gold souk in Kuwait City centre, which has been shifted to a specially-built building.
The central city souk is, in fact, made up of the remains of about 20 different interconnecting souks, some removed by development, others destroyed by the invasion in 1990.
www.kuwait-info.com /sidepages/tourism_shoppingguide.asp   (988 words)

  
 Kuwait City | Recommended Tours| City Guide | WCities Destination Guide
Although Kuwait does not have a lot to offer in the name of natural beauty given its desert climate and arid environment, it does have a very rich history which lives on by virtue of the numerous monuments and sites that are scattered around the city as well as on the outskirts.
A former residence of the twelfth Amir of Kuwait, this place is a non-profit organization that encourages art and creativity by way of exhibitions and workshops and is headed by the Amir’s daughter.
The city also has a number of beaches such as Messilah Beach, Al-Oqueila Beach and the Sea-Front, which not only make for a fun day out, but are also great places to simply relax and unwind.
www.wcities.com /en/guide/tours/476/guide.html   (1042 words)

  
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KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A missile fired by Iraq fell into the sea and exploded near Kuwait's most popular shopping mall early Saturday, blasting out windows, according to Kuwaiti and U.S. officials.
It was the closest that a missile has come to Kuwait City since U.S. troops based in the Persian Gulf emirate invaded neighboring Iraq on March 20.
An Egyptian and a Kuwaiti were treated at a nearby hospital and released for injuries sustained in the explosion, the Kuwait News Agency reported.
www.firstcoastnews.com /news/news-article.aspx?storyid=2269   (693 words)

  
 kuwait map and map of kuwait information page
It was then just a simple mud-walled city, dependent on regional trade with nearby countries and tribes, the pearl business, and on its productive fishing in the Persian Gulf.
During the late 1940s, the extent of Kuwait's oil resources began to emerge and the long term potential of the petroleum industry was realized.
Relative Location Kuwait is in both the northern and eastern hemispheres.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/asia/kw.htm   (662 words)

  
 Kuwait Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Kuwait is your prototypical oil-rich state, and travellers looking for a relaxed entry into the Muslim world can look forward to wandering around mosques, souks and other sandy traces of bygone Bedouin days.
Between February and April, the desert is laced in a gossamer of lime green and the city is decorated with petunias, making it the most pleasant time to visit.
Bluelist it › If you want your list to be considered for the Kuwait book, use the keyword 'highlight'.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/middle-east/kuwait   (215 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - U.S. Embassy sees possible Kuwait attacks   (Site not responding. Last check: )
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The U.S. Embassy on Wednesday warned Americans in Kuwait of possible terror attacks and urged them to exercise caution.
Kuwait has been a major ally of Washington since a U.S.-led coalition fought the 1991 Gulf War, which liberated the Gulf emirate from a seven-month Iraqi occupation.
The small oil-rich state, which depends on the United States for protection, was the launch pad for the war that toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein about two years ago.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-12-15-kuwait-attacks_x.htm   (273 words)

  
 Kuwait City | Entertainment| City Guide | WCities Destination Guide
Whether it’s business or leisure that brings you to the capital city of Kuwait, an assorted range of entertainment options are sure to keep you busy during your stay.
The city sees a number of annual trade-fairs and exhibitions, and many of these can be worth your while—a number of products are put up for sale at prices which make them a steal.
The Science and Natural History Museum throws light on the technological background of Kuwait, and the private collection of the Rajab family is displayed at the Tareq Rajab Museum; the priceless items include jewelry, ceramics, and manuscripts.
www.wcities.com /en/guide/entertainment/476/guide.html   (938 words)

  
 Kuwait City, Kuwait  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Wealth from oil fields in the coastal desert and in the gulf has been used to make the city one of the most modern in the Middle East.
The city is the site of Kuwait University (1962); vocational, technical, and teachers colleges; and a state museum.
Founded in the early 18th century, Kuwait was once considered a terminus for a projected Berlin-Baghdâd railway.
www.galenfrysinger.com /kuwait_city.htm   (223 words)

  
 Kuwait: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Windfalls and reforms fuel economic boom: Kuwait is riding high on growing business optimism and sound economic fundamentals.
Kuwait: a personal cultural encounter after the storm.
KUWAIT: Construction plans for proposed $30,000,000,000 to $40,000,000,000 energy sector upgrade projects, KUWAIT PETROLEUM CORP.......
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107694.html   (1006 words)

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