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New Minarets in Fehaheel

I love going out to Fehaheel; it’s kind of got a wild west feeling, with no regard to traffic lanes, no regard to traffic laws, it’s just not the city – it’s a step back in time, even with the beautiful Al Koot and Al Manshar Malls.

Two years ago, they tore down the old minaret on the mosque in the center of town on the Gulf Road, and the wrecker that tried to knock the minaret down got tangled – and fell over! It took months to clean that mess up, and then for the last two years they have been building the new “> twin minarets.

Recently the scaffolding came down. Here is how they look now – a serious facelift for a delightful old lady.


January 25, 2008 - Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Building, Community, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions


  1. Where is a Barns and Noble in Kuwait or some other large book store? I love your picture of Fahaheel coastal rode.
    I go by those mosgues several times a week. Michael – Mahboula Kuwait

    Comment by Michael | January 25, 2008 | Reply

  2. I like the place but not the people there!

    Comment by Amu | January 25, 2008 | Reply

  3. Yeah – saw it yesterday when driving by.
    I didn’t know of the story that is behind the whole thing.
    WOW 😀

    We hit the prayer time yesterday when heading to Al Kout. It’s always a mess, but sort of funny (when you don’t have to drive yourself).
    And I saw my first camel in a truck 😀

    Comment by rainmountain | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  4. Michael, the best book store I have found is the Jarir Bookstore, but it is hard to find. It is on (I think) Damascus street, on your right as you go into the city. You look for an amusement park, and turn right just after you see it and drive to the back and park. You walk into the amusement park and in about 100 meters, on your right, is the Jarir. It has books in English, and it also has a lot of office and arts and crafts supplies. It is expensive, but takes Visa.

    There is a Virgin bookstore at Marina Mall that is expensive and doesn’t have a lot.

    Readers out there, help? Any others?

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  5. Amu – it is a little wild!

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  6. Wooo Hoooo Nicole! Where did you see them?

    Prayer time on Fridays is always a mess near the Friday mosques!

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  7. There’s also a very good used bookstore in kuwait:

    They are located in Al Salam Towers near Salhiya Towers just a bit before the Sheraton Roundabout:

    Comment by Mirror Polisher | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  8. oh and there’s also Starbooks near lulu hypermarket…but it’s a ghost town. Noone is ever there whenever i go, but their books aren’t that expensive

    Comment by Mirror Polisher | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  9. Thank you, thanks you Mirror Polisher/Magical Droplets! I didn’t know about the used bookstore, either. I checked it out – you can see a lot of what they have online! How cool is that?

    Starbooks! I love the name! I’ll have to try it. Many thanks, this is wonderful new information.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 26, 2008 | Reply

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