The Al-Qurain Martyrs’ Museum is a museum located in Al-Qurain, Kuwait. It consists of three adjoining villas that played a major role during the war between Kuwait and Iraq. The museum marks one of the darker chapters of the nation’s history. On the 24th of February 1991, a small group of men in Al-Qurain banded together to save their neighbourhood from the invading Iraqi army. Calling themselves the Al Massilah, the small group gathered inside a house to plan a strike against the invaders. Unfortunately, an Iraqi patrol accidentally stumbled across the group leading to a battle that lasted around ten hours.
Outnumbered by an army with vastly superior resources, the Al Massilah were eventually defeated. Many members of the group died during the battle while several others were wounded. Although their resistance ended in failure, their stand had far reaching effects. The group’s members came from different segments of the populace and inspired others across the country to unite in their fight against the foreign invaders. Kuwait would remain annexed by the Iraqi army for seven more months; however, their stay would be dogged by such armed conflicts.
The museum, which is located in the lower half of the house, is full of relics from the war. This includes memos distributed within the Iraqi army as well as pictures of martyrs and their families. The house still bears the scars of war and is a sort of display in its own right. Tourists who have the time should definitely take a trip to Al-Qurain to visit this museum.
Sharing borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Kuwait is a small nation situated in the Arabian Peninsula. First settled in 1703 the country has a long history and a rich culture. Kuwait is a lot more liberal than most other nations in the Middle East, making it a terrific spot for tourists to experience Arab culture and cuisine.
Tourists looking for luxury Kuwait hotels might enjoy staying at Al-Jahra Copthorne Hotel & Resort. The Kuwait resort is situated just a short ride away from the airport with many excellent restaurants located in the vicinity. It is the ideal place from which to explore the country.