Kuwait's oil wealth and the way it
is shared by native born Kuwaiti's allows many Kuwaiti families to build
and furnish lavish houses. Often a family will have a house in the city
and also a "Chalet" on the Arabian Gulf. As you drive around in Kuwait
City and it's suburbs you see new construction of houses everywhere. Huge,
roomy houses, with multiple stories and rooms for maids and drivers. It
seems no expense is spared. To the casual observer it sometimes seems like
a plethora of small hotels. Of course not all Kuwaitis are that rich, but
it seems as if many are.
Splendiferous Houses of Kuwait (click on pictures to enlarge them) Typical Kuwaiti Houses
A bit larger than the norm, it has an on-site mosque.
A Chalet in Salmiya
Entryway to a Chalet in Salmiya Another typical
An abandoned house, since the war, note Less well-to-do
Kuwaitis live in flats.
the bricked up gun port the Iraqi's made.
A row of 4 identical houses (each is for a separate wife) You can only see two in this shot!
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