Watch Camel Racing in Kuwait, one of the Richest Countries in the World

There is more to Kuwait than vast oil fields. It is a country with a rich culture and history that date backs to 1613. You would be surprised with the number of attractions and experience you can enjoy in Kuwait that spending just a few days in Kuwait will not be enough.

Situated at the tip of the Persian Gulf, Kuwait is composed of nine islands located off the main coast. The country is inhabited by about 4 million people, more than half of which are foreigners and expats. The country covers a total area of 17,818 square kilometers. Once an impoverished country, Kuwait emerged as a power to reckon with when oil reserves were discovered in 1937. Today, Kuwait is one of the richest countries in the world, and its people enjoy a freer society compared to its neighboring countries. Located 15.5 kilometers from Kuwait City, the Kuwait International Airport is your gateway to the country. It is served by major international carriers from all over the world.

Looking for something different? Enjoy watching camel races at the Al-Atraf Camel Racing Club during the months of November to April. Camel racing is seriously taken in Kuwait, so much so, that breeders spend thousands of dollars just to participate in the races and win. The camels are  controlled by robot jockeys with trainers doing the maneuvering remotely. You can also enjoy the country’s numerous attractions including shopping in one of its souks and malls; visiting Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Art,  Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy, Historical, Vintage & Classic Car Museum, and the Kuwaiti Maritime Museum, and Kuwait Towers; have a fun time at the Magic Planet Kuwait, Al Kout Beach,  Kuwait Zoo and the Kuwait Entertainment City. Don’t forget to make an appointment to visit the Mirror House, a house covered with murals of mirror mosaic, painstakingly created by Lidia Qattan, an artist and a pioneer in this form of art.

You must travel to Kuwait soon! It is one country that is packed with so many things to do and see. Consult your travel agent for more details. 

by Sunshine Silva on 10/19/2015 in Sightseeing