Kuwait Opens Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre

BY Maddison Glendinning / Nov 6 2016 / 20:09 PM

The opening marks the beginning of the city's new cultural district

Kuwait Opens Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre

Kuwait has recently opened the doors to the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre, the first of its kind in the city. The building is said to have cost Dhs2.7 billion, and will function as the city's top entertainment destination, aiming to foster the region's emerging talents across music, dance and art, as well as provide a location for international talent to perform.

Inside one of the Centre's four buildings

The 214,000 square-metre Centre is the first building in Kuwait's new cultural district, and is home to a 2,000-seat Opera House, which is also a first, as well as music and conference centres and a library for historical documents. The opening of the Centre was attended by several high-profile members of the Kuwaiti royal family and government officials, plus legendary Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performed at the opening, and was joined by several of Kuwait's leading music stars.

The external view of the Centre 

The state-of-the-art building's design is inspired by the geometry of Islamic architecture giving the entire premises a rich, regional aesthetic.