Kuwait Towers N Miami Beach

Parimita Barooah Bora
Sunday, October 31, 2010

Last weekend we decided to spend some time in and around Kuwait Towers and the nearby Miami Beach. Yes, Miami Beach in Kuwait! Standing majestically and elegantly on the water front in the Arabian Gulf Road, the Kuwait Towers are regarded as the symbol of Kuwait. As we approached the Towers we were struck by its elegance. Its grandeur and brilliant architecture would astonish anyone. The panoramic view of the sea and the city near the Towers are beyond words. One can spend hours in such spectacular atmosphere. The area remains bursting with activities. One can notice people swimming, catching fish, sailing around in the sea, leisurely moving around, taking pictures or having good time with family or friends. There is ample space for car parking so that visitors don’t face any problem. The date trees around and near the towers campus make the place more enticing.

Designed by Sune Lindstrom and Malene Bjorn from Sweden and built by Energoproject, a company from Belgrade, Serbia, it was opened to public in March 1979.The towers consist of two towers and a third pole feeding them with electricity. The tallest tower, 187 meters high, holds two spheres. The upper sphere at the height of 120 meters has a viewing point, a café and a gift shop. This sphere has a revolving observation area, with one full turn every half hour. The breathtaking view of the city from the viewing point is awesome. As I tried to find a place to capture the beauty of the city I realized that it is a laborious job to find the perfect place in that area in such a congregation. The photos of destruction of the tower by the Iraqi troops during the Iraqi invasion in 1990 are displayed on the walls. The intention of the Iraqi troops was to destroy the very symbol of Kuwait. The towers were badly destroyed as they attacked it with missiles. But it was rebuilt and today’s towers symbolize the affection, devotion, and tenacity of the Kuwaiti people for their country. At the height of 82 meters there are four food joints, which include Al-Ufuq restaurant, Le Café, Waha and Al Joon cafeteria. Then there is the Dasman Hall where special parties and business events are held and on the ground floor is the Horizon Restaurant. The middle tower is a water reservoir containing two million gallons of water in two tanks. The third tower, which is 11.60 meters high, is a lighthouse, which illuminates the architectural wonder with 96 concealed spotlights. The tops of these towers are finished in a needle shape and are made of flaring, plasticized aluminum plates, which shine day and night, adding to their magic. With an entry fee of 2KD (for kids less then 4years its free), the towers remains open to the public from 8am to 12pm.

Adjacent to the towers, to the left is the Aqua Park, the first and biggest water park of the Arab Gulf Region. To its right, at a walking distance of 12-15 minutes starts the Miami Beach. The long impressive beach, well maintained parks for kids, restaurants, BBQ area, long stretch of green grassy area just to sit and repose, makes it a perfect place to spend your weekend now when the weather is ideal for outdoor outing. You can unwind yourself from your hectic work schedule by just relaxing on the beach or by swimming. If you go in a group, you can play volleyball in the sandy beach.

The Kuwaiti’s love and passion for food is apparent from the many restaurants and café that can be found in any nook and corner of the country. Just bordering the Aqua Park is restaurant “Ruby Tuesday”. And at 10 minutes walking distance from the towers, to the left is the famous Arabic Restaurant “Mais Alghanim”. Furthermore at a difference of 5 minutes walking distance are three open restaurants and café’s near the sea namely Puerto Bonus, City Café and Café La Playa, where one can spot people including women smoking the traditional sheesha pipes.

And near the Miami Beach too you will find restaurants like Chili’s, Apple Pie, KFC and many more. The young generation plays beach volleyball in the government made game courts near the beach that is well illuminated. With a government doing so much for its people I wondered how much is needed to be done by our government back home as we drove back.

Parimita Barooah Bora is a onetime lecturer and currently she is a stay-at-home mom. Having done her post graduation in English, Education and Travel n Tourism, she taught for few years until her relocation to Kuwait. She likes to share the experiences of her life as a freelance contributor to various newspapers, magazines and websites. Now, as a freelance writer and teaching children in the evenings at home keeps her busy. Member of IWIK Team.
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werty
Thursday, March 1, 2012
awesome place

Mehbub Alam
Saturday, August 20, 2011
really nice place.........with gr8 seanary

Khan
Sunday, July 3, 2011
How much is the entry tickets charges and also the timing of it?

Parimita
Sunday, November 7, 2010
THANK YOU EVERYONE:))

Nitin Upadhyay
Saturday, November 6, 2010
NICE READING.ENJOY DIWALI.

Priyalakshmi.B
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Keep waiting for your articles.Keep sharing.

A happy diwali to you n your family.

gulzar
Thursday, November 4, 2010
A very happy,sparkling and safe DIWALI to all the readers of IIK.



Parimita,we enjoy reading your articles and travelogues in IIK Yatra.

Parimita
Thursday, November 4, 2010
"Thank you", to all the readers of IndiansInKuwait for the encouraging comments and Diwali wish's.



A very happy DIWALI to all the readers of IndiansInKuwait.

TANVI
Thursday, November 4, 2010
ENJOYED READING:))



A VERY HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL THE READERS OF IIK:)))

S.Bulusu
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Same case with me n my family.We love the beach near the towers but didnot know the name.Thanx for sharing.



A very happy diwali to all the readers of IIK, to people behind IIK and Parimita n her family.

diya
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
A very happy DIWALI to you and your family.

Keep exploring.Its good for us.

Steve
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
This place has become my favourite.Helping me a lot in exploring KUWT.

kumar
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Striking and vivid description.Nice reading!

Parimita
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Thank You for the correction.

irfan
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Really appreciate your work of guiding fellow INDIANS like me and my friend who is new in KUWAIT.It's helping us to explore KUWAIT.

THANK YOU!

Sreenath
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Me and my family love to spend time near the Kuwait Tower beach.we have visited it many times, but didnt know the name of the beach.

Thanx for sharing the info.

KuwaitTowers?
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
R u sure kuwait towers only... theres no restaurant named APPLE PIE its APPLEBEES

lol atleast get the information right :)

V.Kukreti
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Love your writing style.Keep sharing and guiding.

Suryakanta Potnis
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Yes I too request you to share about the wonderful work the govt. here do for its people with the people in India.



I must say,I have started following your articles.Just love reading them.Complete article with detail description and nice pictures.

Parimita
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Thank you everyone for all the encouraging comments.

Yes,the situation before CWG was really bad, but atleast it went well.Even after the games,lot of corruption that took place during the games were exposed...but sadly nothing have been done.

Will surely write/post about it in our Indian newspaper's

Amvaakath
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Good description. But we Indian should share this information with our corrupt ministers, who builds simple pedestrian bridges that would collapse within days. What a pity and embarrassing situation they created for the Indians during the CWG.

Ashraf
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Thanks Parimita for your Picturesque discription about the land marks of Kuwait and its beach suroundings. Hope you will post the same in our Indian news paper so that it will become an eye-opener for our corrupt ministers who builds bridges which will collapse within days. We Indians were ashamed to see the extend of corruption in CWG.

Nabhitha
Monday, November 1, 2010
I fully agree with Bahl.

Bipin Nayak
Monday, November 1, 2010
Another detail description.You make us wait for the next article.

Bahl
Monday, November 1, 2010
Loved reading it, especially the last line. Very true.

Corruption is eating out everything back home.

r.gupta
Monday, November 1, 2010
we have visited it many times, but you have created magic by your description about this most famous place in kuwait and have made us plan a visit again.

Parimita
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Here's the link to Google Map
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=kuwait+
towers&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=34.122306,74.003906&ie=UTF8&hq=
Kuwait+Tower+(Electrical)&hnear=Kuwait+Tower+(Electrical),+Arabian+
Gulf+St,+Dasman,+Kuwait+City,+Al+Asimah,+Kuwait&ll=29.396085,
48.002787&spn=0.034773,0.072269&z=14

Ritu
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Nice pictures and description.

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