Kuwait and its capital, Kuwait City, are perhaps best known for two things: oil and the Gulf War. While the oil still flows, the war is long over, giving Kuwait a chance to enjoy boom times. Hotels are sprouting up at a phenomenal rate. Over 25 new properties are planned or under construction, which will add over 3,000 rooms to Kuwait’s inventory.
No wonder there is an increasing demand for accommodations – there is certainly plenty to see and do. The National Museum, stripped and burned during the war, today welcomes visitors interested in surveying an impressive collection of Islamic art. On nearby Failaka Island, day-trippers can view ruins dating from the Bronze Age to Hellenistic Greeks. For a taste of modernity, visitors are invited to Entertainment City, a complex featuring themes of “Arab World,” “Future World” and “International World.” There is also the Scientific Center, where technology is utilized to help glimpse the worlds of sea, coast and desert.