Kuwait: A Visual Guide

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In this visual guide, we’ll take you on a journey through the gleaming skyline of Kuwait City, the cultural treasures of Souq Al-Mubarakiya, and the famous water towers of Kuwait! Did you know that Kuwait is home to the Liberation Tower, one of the tallest telecommunications towers in the world? Standing at 372 meters (1,220 feet), it not only serves as a prominent landmark but also symbolizes the country’s resilience and liberation following the Gulf War in 1991.

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Capturing the breathtaking view from the plane window as we soar above Iran on the way to Kuwait. The landscape below tells a story of vast deserts, rugged mountains, and diverse beauty, creating an anticipation for the Arabian adventure that lies ahead.
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Behold the Kuwait Towers, standing proudly against the skyline of Kuwait City. These iconic structures, with their unique design and majestic presence, are more than just landmarks; they symbolize Kuwait’s modernity, progress, and cultural richness. Each tower serves a distinct purpose, from water storage to observation, adding a touch of architectural splendor to the cityscape.
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The three spheres of Kuwait Towers not only serve as water reservoirs and an observation deck but are also adorned with a total of 55,000 Swarovski crystals.
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The Kuwait skyline emerges as a modern urban symphony, blending sleek skyscrapers with cultural landmarks. This panoramic view captures the city’s dynamic energy, where architectural marvels stand tall against the backdrop of the Arabian Gulf.
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Dominating the skyline, the Grand Mosque in Kuwait is an architectural marvel. The mosque features a massive dome, intricate calligraphy, and geometric patterns adorning the exterior.
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Inside, the mosque accommodates over 14,000 worshippers, with a central chandelier weighing around 2.5 tons illuminating the prayer hall.
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a little fun fact about Kuwait: it holds the record for the world’s highest temperature ever recorded outside Death Valley in the United States. In 2016, the temperature reached a scorching 54.0°C (129.2°F), making it one of the hottest places on Earth.
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Nestled within the heart of Kuwait City, Safat Al Mubarakiya unfolds as a vibrant marketplace where tradition and commerce intersect.
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You can wander through Safat Al Mubarakiya’s busy streets, where sellers offer plenty of spices, clothes, and handmade crafts. This special market has a long history, showing a little bit of how Kuwait used to be.
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The markets in Kuwait have broad alleys and are definitely not crowded as several other Souq in Arabia.
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Kuwait is home to Failaka Island, an archaeological treasure trove that bears evidence of ancient civilizations dating back to the Bronze Age. The island’s historical sites include temples, houses, and artifacts.
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The Kuwaiti Dinar is the highest-valued currency in the world. One Kuwaiti Dinar is subdivided into 1,000 fils, and its exchange rate reflects the country’s economic stability and wealth derived from oil reserves. Holding the highest denomination among global currencies, the Kuwait Dinar symbolizes the economic prowess of the nation.
1 KWD = 2.97€ = 3.25$
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This photo series ends with a sunset over the beautiful skyline of Kuwait that can be seen from the Kuwait towers.

I trust this visual journey through Kuwait has ignited your curiosity and wanderlust, inspiring your next exploration of this unique country. For more travel inspiration and practical insights, feel free to delve into my travel diary with a crazy story on what happend in Kuwait or follow me on Instagram!

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