Kuwait City is full of spectacular architectures to wonder everyone visiting over here. Al Hamra Tower and Mall is one of those modern skiescrapers that can keep your breath. Why? For what? It is the highest country building in the heart of the region. This unusual building also acts as a business center and a shopping center. With a unique curved-shaped brilliant architectural design, it is the city’s most photographed destinations. What about shopping, dining, and entertainment? Let’s keep reading!
Alhamra Tower and Mall surprised everyone when it bagged the prestigious ‘Best Inventions of 2011’ awarded by TIME magazine. Sooner, gates were opened to the public to enter this wonderworld building. Until today, It holds another record as the world’s tallest carved building. Standing tall at the height of 1,358 ft, it also ranks among the world’s top fifteen tallest buildings.
In addition to it, Alhamra Tower is also known to be Middle East’s second tallest skyscraper after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.
It is indeed brilliantly engineered by the architectural firms, Skidmore, Owings, Merrill, and Ramshir and Callison. The Jura limestone and wrapped glass facades on all four sides of the building are to minimize the heating effects. Also, enjoy spectacular views of the city through the glass-covered windows. Other than a massive shopping mall, you’ll find offices, health club, theatres, and a food court with popular retail chains. It is estimated that over 180 Million Kuwaiti Dinar (60 Million US dollars) is spent on the building’s construction.
For a unique shopping experience, there is a massive 250,000 square feet, five-storied shopping mall. Obviously, for shoppers, it is the building’s major attraction. This retail space also includes IMAX theatres, premium retail stores, cafes, boutique restaurants, and a dedicated entertainment zone. In addition to it, there is an eleven storied car-park to facilitate comfortable parking facilities.
For a delightful shopping experience, you’ll find premium like Versace Cafe, Hermes, Vera Wang, and others. Additionally, there is a roof-top garden from where you get breathtaking views of the surrounding city. The spa and Gym are a bonus to any shopper visiting over here. Sit at any of the boutique restaurants for a fine-dining while enjoying the musical water-fountain show.
However, the magical hidden experience lies at the top! It is a sixteen hundred square meters space where you can sit and enjoy a fantastic culinary retreat. The entire area is surrounded by glass windows offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding. In addition to it, you can enjoy a private dining experience with your family accessing the internal balconies. You’ll enjoy this amazing gastronomy viewing the clouds that’ll give you a romantic feeling. Other architectural marvel includes nine high-speed elevators and a gigantic LED screen.
Eatachment, Bice, Pizza Milano, Caffe De Roma, Cuts Steak Restaurant, Hanham, Versace Cafe, Cioccolate Italiani, Gucci cafe, Le Sushi Bar, Chocolate Bar, French Le Relais de l’Entrecote, Elevation Burger, Melenzane and the list goes on.
Yves Saint Laurent, Hermes, Harry Winstone, kate spade, Bottega Veneta, Carolina Herrera, Mont Blanc, Samsonite, are popular. Other premium stores include – Mouawad Jewelry, Al Jazeera perfumes, Korloff, Eden Park, Beidoun, Officine Panerai, Chanel, Behbahani luxury, Vera Wang, Shoebox and others.
PO Box: 2248 Safat, 13085, Kuwait