Kuwait City

Kuwait City Market

Kuwait City

 

TV tower

Kuwait (city), city, capital of Kuwait and a port on Kuwait Bay (an arm of the Persian Gulf). Also called Al Kuwait. 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. An important oil port, Kuwait produces petrochemicals and other petroleum products and is a trade and financial center. Shrimp and pearls are obtained from the Persian Gulf.

 

legislative building

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-Baghdd railway. It began to expand after World War II.

 

government building

 

entrance to Grand Mosque

 

interior of Grand Mosque

 

minaret in Kuwait City

 

dhow in the harbor

 

one of the luxurious residences

 

interior of a Devaninas

 

pouring coffee

 

a private museum

 

fabulous collection of robes and garments from all over the Muslim World
(was protected from looting during the Iraq invasion,
by building a false entrance, showing a small portion of the contents)

 

the famous Kuwait City towers

 

view from the restaurant in the one tower

 

flag of Kuwait painted on the side of a building
 

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Damages from the 1990's War with Iraq

 

Iraqi tank kept as a memorial

 

Martyr memorial
(Kuwait fighters were caught there and massacred,
building remains in destroyed condition)

 

Al Salam hotel trashed during the Iraqi occupation
(hotel was in the ship)

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Kuwait City Market

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