Kuwait

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Additional Information
Capital Kuwait City
Currency KWD
Timezone Asia/Kuwait
Total States six governorates
Airport City Kuwait International Airport ,
Ruling Type Government
Offical Languages Arabic,
National Animal Arabian camel
Food Machboos (rice specialty served with sauce), Quozi (stuffed lamb served on spiced rice), Muttabaq Samak (Kuwaiti fish & rice)
Seasons Autumn  : Oct - Nov
Summer : Jun - Sep
Winter     : Dec - Mar
Sprint      : Mar - May


Destination



1 ) Hawalli
Popular - Industrial and Technology     Location - Hawalli, -Hawalli, -Kuwait

Hawally is a city area of the Hawalli Governorate located in the State of Kuwait. Hawally is a large city suburb and the commercial center for most computer-related goods in Kuwait. Prior to the first Gulf War, it housed many Palestinians, but many left during and after the War. Currently, Hawally is home to many of the Arab populations in Kuwait including Egyptians, Syrians, Iraqis and Lebanese.
It is also home to many Asians including Filipinos, Indians, Nepalis, Bengalis and Pakistanis. As of 31 December 2007 the population of Hawally is estimated to be 164,212. The Qadsia sports club also resides within Hawally. Its football stadium is one of the most famous in Kuwait and is a popular venue for many international matches that happen within the region. Also, Hawally holds its own theme park named Hawally Park. Near the Hawally Park resides the Muhallab mall.
 


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2 ) Al Ahmadi
Popular - Metropolitan City     Location - Al Ahmadi, -Al Ahmadi, -Kuwait

Kuwait, an Arab country on the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, has cultural heritage dating back to antiquity. Kuwait City, the capital, is known for its modern architecture, ranging from skyscrapers to the striking Kuwait Towers, water towers whose design recalls the tiled domes of a classic mosque. The Tareq Rajab Museum houses a rich collection of ethnographic artifacts and Islamic art.
 
Other Kuwait City attractions include the Grand Mosque, accommodating thousands, the traditional Al-Mubarakiya Souk and the expansive upscale shopping mall, The Avenues. Its residential Salmiya district has a small public beach and the Scientific Center, an aquarium and museum with traditional sailboats on display. Just offshore from Kuwait City, ruins from the Mesopotamian era can be seen on Failaka Island. Beyond the capital, Kuwait is mostly arid desert dotted by oil wells, with a few beach resorts on the southern coast.
 


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3 ) Al Ahmadi
Popular - Metropolitan City     Location - Al Ahmadi, -Al Ahmadi, -Kuwait

Kuwait, an Arab country on the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, has cultural heritage dating back to antiquity. Kuwait City, the capital, is known for its modern architecture, ranging from skyscrapers to the striking Kuwait Towers, water towers whose design recalls the tiled domes of a classic mosque. The Tareq Rajab Museum houses a rich collection of ethnographic artifacts and Islamic art.
 
Other Kuwait City attractions include the Grand Mosque, accommodating thousands, the traditional Al-Mubarakiya Souk and the expansive upscale shopping mall, The Avenues. Its residential Salmiya district has a small public beach and the Scientific Center, an aquarium and museum with traditional sailboats on display. Just offshore from Kuwait City, ruins from the Mesopotamian era can be seen on Failaka Island. Beyond the capital, Kuwait is mostly arid desert dotted by oil wells, with a few beach resorts on the southern coast.
 


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Festival

1 ) Ramadan

The most important religious festival in Kuwait is the holy month of Ramadan in August/September, celebrated as the time when the Prophet Muhammad revealed the Koran to his followers. From sunrise to sunset, Muslims abstain from eating and drinking and pray five times a day instead of the usual four. The month begins with the viewing of the new moon, and evenings during the festival are spent eating, talking and celebrating life with friends and family.


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2 ) Eid el-Adha

This October religious festival remembers Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, and is commemorated with visits to mosques, family meals, new clothes and the giving of money and gifts to children. In rural areas, a sheep or goat may be sacrificed.


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3 ) Islamic New Year

The Islamic New Year falls on the first day of the first month of Muharram in October, November or December, depending on the Islamic calendar. Kuwaitis watch the new moon in the early evening as days begin at sunset. Cards wishing health and wealth are exchanged along with gifts, and New Year resolutions are set. It’s a low-key event, centered on the family.


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