Located in Western Asia is the Arabian nation of Kuwait. This highly developed country is one of the wealthiest nations in the world owing to it being home to one of the most significant oil reserves. Kuwait is known for its liberal culture, intriguing landmarks, major religious and cultural festivals, and many recreational attractions, making it quite a popular tourist destination in the region.
Kuwait is known for many fascinating and reputed landmarks, yet one that takes prominence amongst these landmarks is the Kuwait Towers. Symbolizing the rapid progress of the nation’s development and its economic renaissance, the Kuwait Towers are a monumental structure which has captured the fascination of many visitors of Kuwait. Combining architectural prowess with culture, creativity and leisure, the Kuwait Towers are a must-see attraction of the nation.
Located centrally along the Arabian Gulf Road, the Kuwait Towers are without a doubt a symbol of the nation’s pride and was designed by Malene Bjorn. The structure was declared opened to the public in 1979 and consists of three towers, the main tower stands 187m and carries two giant spheres, and the second tower is 147m and carries one sphere, while the last tower controls the activities of the other two towers. The spheres are covered with over 55,000 Chinese steel plates which have been colored in various shades of blue. As if this is not amazing enough, each sphere of the towers has many exciting features!
The lower half of the first sphere of the main tower serves as a water tank, while the upper half is home to a few world-class restaurants! The second sphere of the main tower has been transformed into a café and viewing point, and actually completes one revolution around the tower every 30 minutes! The sphere on the second tower as well serves as a water tank. This marvelous structure is without a doubt one of the greatest modern architectural structures in the region and perfectly depicts the fusion of traditional culture with the modern lifestyle seen in Kuwait.
Located minutes away from the bustling Kuwait City Centre, is the Al-Jahra Copthorne Hotel & Resort, one of the most recommendable hotels in Kuwait. Belonging to the reputed Millennium & Copthorne Group of hotels and resorts, this hotel offers tranquil accommodation in 201 elegantly appointed rooms and 60 stylish chalets. Offering a wide range of guest, wellness, recreational and business services and amenities, this hotel is one of the most suitable Kuwait hotels for a relaxing vacation.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.