A Short Guide to Visiting Kuwait Towers
Kuwait Towers became well-known in the western world after their cameo appearance in the start of the first Gulf War, though these magnificent architectural monuments have been famous throughout the Arab world for decades. As a high-end place to hold an elite wedding or fantastic place to celebrate a milestone, the Kuwait Towers are a must see Kuwait highlight. The following is a short guide to visiting the Kuwait Towers.
The Kuwait Towers are located in Kuwait City, and these impressive structures can be seen from most parts of the city. They are located on Arabian Gulf Road, close to a host of luxury resorts and hotel accommodation, and are within walking distance of shops and restaurants. If you’re looking for some impressive accommodation in Kuwait, there’s more than one fine luxury resort right near the towers.
Swedish designed, the Kuwait Towers are one of the Arab world’s most recognisable monuments, consisting of three tall, slender and beautiful towers, which dominate the Kuwait City skyline. Including 55,000 circular steel plates and eight colours of paint, this gorgeous architectural work was completed in 1979.
The three towers
The tallest of the three towers consists of a tall spire and two major spheres, which host two different viewing areas. The top sphere is home to the renowned ‘Horizons Restaurant’, situated 187 metres above sea level. The lower of the tower’s two spheres, known as the viewing sphere, contains a café, training rooms, function rooms, a ballroom, and a café, and showcases the best panoramic views of Kuwait City. The viewing sphere even slowly rotates once every half hour, highlighting every part of the view.
The middle tower is 147 metres in height, and also supports a large sphere, this one containing water. This tower’s main purpose is mostly to provide water for the city and its residents. Between the three towers they can together hold 1 million gallons of water.
The shortest of the three towers is 113 metres tall and is used to provide power to the other two towers.
Kuwait Towers has become known as world-class corporate training facility, offering training rooms equipped with all of the latest in modern teaching tools; there is no more prestigious a training room to book for your company in Kuwait City. There is also a luxurious space for hosting private receptions, with the ability to host up to 50 people in rooms bathed in spectacular scenery. Apart from private functions, the Kuwait Towers also annually host the Kuwait Ice Cream Festival, the Kuwaiti Meals Festival and the much anticipated Chocolate Festival.
The Kuwait Towers are a fantastic spectacle of the region and symbolise the strength of Arab countries, which, while being geographically small, have made themselves economically powerful. No visit to Kuwait City is complete without a visit to the Kuwait Towers, and it’s guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your trip. Kuwait is a friendly, cultured and beautiful country, and from the Kuwait Towers you’ll be able to get a great view of it all.