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Iconic Kuwait Towers re-opens after three-year re-furbishment

The iconic Kuwait Towers re-opened after their 3-year closure for refurbishment. The three iconic structures, two of them with spheres, housing a viewing deck and restaurants, were built in 1970s to replace water tanks in the old city area, and they have become a distinct attraction.

Standing tall at 187 metres, the towers were severely damaged during their Iraqi invasion in 1990. They were closed for repair, and there was about KD2million worth of damage, but it re-opened in 1992. Later, it was again closed in 2012 for refurbishments, the value of which is yet to be revealed.

The iconic towers serve as a monument, reflecting the proud history of the country, and shows constant progress. The opening of the towers coincided with the country’s celebration of 54th National Day and 24th Liberation Anniversary.

Positioned along the coastal side of the capital city, the Kuwait Towers (Abraj Al-Kuwait in Arabic), was built as per the initiative of HH the late Amir Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

The three towers peppered with three humongous spheres, were built as a replacement for old water tanks in the old city areas. Kuwait Towers serve as a national monument, housing a café, restaurant, and other amenities.

The design of the towers has been approved by Sheikh Jaber and was conceived by Swedish and Yugoslavian companies. Construction works took about five years (1971 to 1976), with official opening ceremony on 1st March 1979.

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