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Abraj Al-Kuwait

Abraj Al-Kuwait is part of the Tentative list of Kuwait in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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Martina Ruckova 08-Mar-18

Abraj Al-Kuwait (T) by Martina Ruckova

The Kuwait towers belong to the category I like to call "My First UNESCO": nominate anything as a WHS, make semi-sensible OUV description and you will get nominated if your country doesn't have a WHS of its own. I could look at some candidates. But I actually liked Kuwait towers, as they are an artistic and architectural representation of water towers, a structure inherent and important to the country. They were designed and built in seventies, by Swedish architects and Yugoslavian gastarbeiters were used in the making. They're a mix of actual water towers, observatory and restaurant. There's an observation deck open until 11 p.m. and you can get inside at the last moment. The entrance fee is 6 kuwaiti dinars. We enjoyed our visit, though I have to say the best view is of the lit up towers themselves than of the city skyline. 

Michael Novins United States 12-Mar-16

Abraj Al-Kuwait (T) by Michael Novins

You will see many of the Kuwait Water Towers as you drive around the country, but the tentative site is a group of three slender towers in Kuwait City known as Abraj Al-Kuwait. Aside from walking around the general area, I went up to the viewing sphere, from where you can see the various buildings under construction in Kuwait City. From the water towers, I walked along the waterfront to central Kuwait City, where I visited the fish market (one of the cleanest that I have visited) and Souk Al-Mubarakiya, by far the most interesting area of the capital (but the bar is very low). I ended my day drinking soft drinks at the world's only dry Hard Rock Cafe (it has since closed).

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