In the past, Kuwait was considered as the Arab world’s gateway because of its strategic geographical location along the Arabian Gulf. Having been a port that has welcomed individuals from different backgrounds, Kuwait has always maintained its genuine sense of tolerance and acceptance of the new and unfamiliar.
The country has drawn upon the accumulated wisdom of nations around the world to fuel its own growth. After the discovery of oil, a nation of fishermen, pearl divers and traders transformed into one of the richest and most developed nations in the world offering state-of-the-art amenities, secure infrastructural facilities and technical excellence. Particularly in the 1970’s, Kuwait became the center of fine arts, political and social awareness, a place where many of today’s most prominent Arabic talents, leaders and other notable individuals lived and bloomed. The Kuwaitis’ pride in their history, heritage and national progress has given rise to an identity which is uniquely Kuwaiti. While it is a modernized country, Kuwaiti traditions stand strong with the necessary dash of the famed Arab hospitality.
Kuwait International Fair (KIF)
Our exhibitions in Kuwait take place at the Kuwait International Fair (KIF). Established since 1971, it is Kuwait’s first and largest exhibition center that has been organizing a vast assortment of trade shows and consumer events for almost 40 years on its fairgrounds in Mishref, Kuwait.
- Flagship hall 8 the ultra-modern 7,000 m2 complex
- Modern conference facilities
- Restaurants and refreshment facilities
- Holds over 45 exhibitions yearly
- 15 minutes drive from Kuwait International Airport
- Easily accessible by road from anywhere in Kuwait City
Jewellery Arabia’s Kuwait edition will take place at the Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa. Ideally located in the secluded area of Messilah along the shores of the Arabian Gulf, it has easy access to Kuwait’s central business district, airport and major attractions. Inspired by its location, this hotel is a truly luxurious and idyllic destination in Kuwait.
|FACTS AND FIGURES|
|Name||State of Kuwait|
|Capital City||Kuwait City|
|Area||17,820 km2 (6,880 sq miles)|
|Population||2.818 million (2011)|
|Time Zone||GMT/UTC +3|
|Languages||Arabic (official); English (widely spoken)|