Used by the Kuwaiti Air Force, the Ali Al Salem Air Base is an important air force installation in the region. Those in search of Kuwait hotels within easy reach of this site and the Kuwait City Centre can stay at Al-Jahra Copthorne Hotel & Resort. It is the only Kuwait resort and hotel in the north of Kuwait and makes for an ideal base for business and leisure travellers alike. The Ali Al Salem Air Base which is also known as ‘The Rock’, can be found around 39 miles from the border of Iraq and was part of the Operation Southern Watch campaign. Set amidst a desert landscape, the base was used by the US Air Force and the Royal Air Force. Home to the Kuwait Air Force Flight Training School, the Ali Al Salem Air Base is also involved in providing air surveillance and combat rescue.