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Kuwait City Sights and Landmarks Guide, Kuwait

Kuwait City is a unique mix of traditional culture and modern, gleaming high-rises buildings. From spices in traditional souks, designer handbags in glass-covered malls and centuries-old archaeological sites of Failaka Island, Kuwait city will offer you the ultimate travel experience.

If shopping is your religion, then Kuwait city is your Mecca. From traditional Arabic markets to the world's most exclusive brands, Kuwait city has everything to offer every shopper's imagination. Visit the Fahaheel Friday Market and the Jahra Friday market for authentic local products. They have everything from clothes and books to spices and antiques. Practice your bargaining skills in its quaint shops and stores. You can find several gold souks in this area where you will find authentic jewelry of Middle Eastern design.

Looking to buy products that are up for sale with prices that are a steal? The city sees a number of annual trade-fairs and exhibitions at the Kuwait Exhibition Centre. The yearly Gold and Jewelry Exhibition as well as Specialied Watches Exhibit are some of the more popular affairs. Exclusive products are offered at very competitive prices.

If you are looking for something outside of the ordinary entertainment, learn to scuba dive at the Happy Diver Center. You can also learn underwater photography, go fishing and boating. You can try out bungee jumping at Al - Sha'ab Park, or go camel-riding at the park located on the Salmiyyah waterfront. If you are looking for a family adventure head to the Wafra Farms, situated on the outskirts of the city. It is a good venue for a day trip and kids can try horseback riding and spend time with the animals in the small zoo. The artificially-constructed Green Island on Gulf Road is another family-oriented day trip choice. They have a small castle, a viewing tower, and different restaurants to dine in.

Make your trip educational and learn more about the industry that has given Kuwait such great wealth, and also caused a large-scale disaster such as the Gulf War. You can do this by visiting the Oild Display Centre located 20 kilometers from the city to gain some knowledge of the oil business. Pay a visit to the Scientific Center and you can get an introduction to Kuwait's desert creatures, or visit the Nation Museum in Safat to view their historic collection of Islamic artworks. Don't forget to drop by the Tareg Rajab Museum where the private collection of the Rajab family is displayed. It hosts the family's priceless collection, which include jewelry, ceramics, and manuscripts.

Whatever travel adventure or experience you may be looking for, you can find an unforgettable visit in Kuwait City. Business or leisure, this gem of the Middle East is the perfect tourist and business destination.
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