Kuwait seeks regional, international tourism recognition through Vision 2035

      Published on Thursday, 7 March , 2019      1016 Views     
Kuwait seeks regional, international tourism recognition through Vision 2035


As part of its plan to transform the country into an international business and financial hub, the State of Kuwait is working on developing the tourism sector in line with the ‘New Kuwait’ or ‘Vision 2035’.



The strategic plan for tourism will aim at developing Kuwaiti Islands and the northern region of the country to attract visitors from all around the globe.

The geography of Kuwait’s islands provides many opportunities for investments and development by local and international business personnel.

One of the most important ventures is to develop the locally well-known Island of Failaka and re-introduce it to the region and the world.

In 1982, a tourism resort was opened on Failaka to invite visitors to observe and appreciate the relics and areas dating back to thousands of years.

Various Kuwaiti families also inhabited the Island.

The current plan for the island focuses on reinvigorating the tourism scene in the Island to place it on the map of the must-see touristic locations in the State of Kuwait.

Back to the mainland, Souq Al-Mubarakiya is renowned for being one of the oldest existing markets in the country, attracting visitors coming from far and wide.

The old architecture of the souk is one of the chief reasons people continuously visit the market, as if Al-Mubarakiya is channeling the old Kuwait amidst an ever-growing landscape of modern buildings and constructions in Kuwait City.

If old exotic markets did not hit the spot, high-end shopping malls such as the Avenues, the 360 mall, the Gate, Al-Kout, and others will surely satisfy the need of visitors and tourists. For something a little bit nostalgic, tourists — familiar with Kuwait during the late-1970s onwards — will know of the north and south Al-Nugra shopping complexes in Hawalli area as well as Al-Salhiya and Al-Muthanna shopping complexes in Kuwait City.

On the coastline, several important landmarks — namely Kuwait Towers, the Grand Mosque, and the Green Island — greet visitors to the country along with Marina and Sharq Malls and various restaurant franchises. Also on the coastline is the Kuwait scientific center, opened on April 7, 2000, with its numerous facilities, dining options and entrainment services for the young and the old.

People looking to satisfy their cultural wants should visit locations such as the Red Fort in Jahra governorate, Seif Palace and Kuwait National Museum in Kuwait city, Al-Othman Museum in Hawalli, the Historical, Vintage, and Classical Cars Museum in Shuwaikh Industrial area, or the Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy in Al-Jabriya.

In addition, the Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center (JACC) — opened on October 31, 2016 — and the Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Center (ASCC) — opened on February 5, 2018 — have been hailed as significant leaps in boosting the cultural scene in Kuwait. The two establishments offer services to attendees and visitors whether learning about the history of the earth at the science museum in the ASCC or enjoying an evening of musical performances by renowned global artists in the JACC.

For an outdoor experience, people from Kuwait, the region, and the world could enjoy their time at Al-Shaheed Park — home for greeneries, fountains, breathtaking sculptures, and above all a spectacular view of Kuwait city during the evening. Since independence in 1962, Kuwait took special care to build infrastructure catering to the needs to tourists from around the globe while in recent decades Kuwait launched its ‘Hala February’ festival, an initiative aimed at boosting the tourism sector in the country.

In 2018, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah launched the Kuwait Vision 2035. Amongst the important aspect of the strategy was the opening of Terminal 4 (T4) at Kuwait International Airport, which led to the increase of passengers to 14 million last year.



Bolstering the tourism sector in Kuwait, according to governmental estimates, will create 90,000 job opportunities for the youth by 2035, making a direct and indirect impact on the touristic national gross product to around two percent with the possibility of going to four percent through attracting foreign investments.

Keywords:
Category Culture | 2019/03/07 latest update at 9:00 AM
Source : Zawya | Photocredit : Google
1017 Views
Comments Add comment



Gulf Media

Related Articles

The editorial staff of Kuwait Media would like to give all of its readers from Gulf and Kuwait and the whole world the opportunity to participate actively in the development of the website! If you have something interesting, fun, scandalous - just something worth to be seen from more people. Capture it and share it in the Kuwait Today with a short text.

Do you have information you want to reach our readers?

Send article/s

You can subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter and Google pages or use our RSS feed channel to always read the most important news about Kuwait, the Gulf and the world.


Outrage as poverty leads young bidoon man to commit suicide in Kuwait
Kuwait Kuwait news

Outrage as poverty leads young bidoon man to commit suicide in Kuwait

Human rights activists and social media users expressed outrage after a “stateless young man” or “bidoon” committed suicide…

How the BRI is bolstering China-Arab ties

‘Four Seasons’ economic workshop

BANK MUSCAT AND MEETHAQ JOINT BOARD MEETING REVIEWS PERFORMANCE

Region “critical and very dangerous “ Emir

Region “critical and very dangerous “

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah said Tuesday the foreign ministry has a further…

In Kuwait, King reiterates support for Arab Gulf in safeguarding stability Emir

In Kuwait, King reiterates support for Arab Gulf in safeguarding stability

His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, held talks with Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah…

Kuwait raises security alert around oil installments in territorial waters Emir

Kuwait raises security alert around oil installments in territorial waters

Kuwait has increased security measures near oil installations and territorial waters amid rising tension between the United States…

Kuwait’s steady hand in Gulf affairs Emir

Kuwait’s steady hand in Gulf affairs

When Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Kuwait March 5 for talks on the Gulf and the region, it was…

Technology

Kuwait lifestyle and lifestyle Kuwait news

Lifestyle

Kuwait lifestyle and lifestyle Kuwait news

Culture

Culture news and Kuwait culture news

Sport

Sport news from Kuwait and world sport news

Events

Kuwait Events and Events News

Government

Kuwait government News

Emir

News from the Emir of Kuwait