Kuwait City is the capital of Kuwait. Although it goes back a long time in history, the present day city is very modern.
Kuwait City is a bustling metropolis of high-rise office buildings, luxury hotels, wide boulevards and well-tended parks and gardens. Its seaport is used by oil tankers, cargo ships and many pleasure craft. Its most dominant landmark is Kuwait Towers, and its oldest is Seif Palace, built in 1896, whose interior features original Islamic mosaic tile work, though these suffered badly during the Iraqi occupation.
The Kuwait Museum was also stripped of many artifacts part of it has been renovated and is now open to the public. Rebuilding work has still not begun on the Islamic Museum, which was badly hit during the war.