Kuwait in brief

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 .

Kuwait is a modern country with everything from glitzy shopping malls to old "souks" where culture and tradition abound. Everything from the latest Fendi purse to rare spices can be purchased depending on the size of your wallet and interests. Many stores have negotiable prices or discounts and bargaining is the name of the game .

The Avenues, the iconic shopping destination that opened in early 2007, aims at elevating the shopping experience in Kuwait to international levels and has established new benchmarks and standards throughout the industry. The Avenues has the widest selection of international brands in the region spread over 216 stores including Kuwait's first Carrefour hypermarket, one of the region's largest IKEA store, the largest Cineplex, 39 restaurants and cafes within a lively 'Theater of Food'.