Kuwaiti tourism

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS - By Saad Al-Motesh

When­ever I ac­ci­dently go to some place where a nice dis­cus­sion is go­ing on, I im­me­di­ately think of the say­ing: “An ac­ci­den­tal meet­ing may be bet­ter than a date”, and be­fore I go fur­ther into this, I would like to urge my read­ers to drop the idea of us­ing this say­ing on see­ing a pretty face.

A few days ago, I had an ac­ci­den­tal dis­cus­sion with a won­der­ful young Kuwaiti who has great am­bi­tions about serv­ing his coun­try through his field of ex­per­tise. This young man is the man­ager of the tourism depart­ment, Faisal Al-Du­raei. Talk­ing to him, I found out that some men have a strong de­sire and will to fur­ther de­velop Kuwait.

Know­ing about his po­si­tion, I started my dis­cus­sion with a provoca­tive ques­tion about tourism in Kuwait and whether Kuwait’s cli­mate al­lows such an in­dus­try. Well, his calm­ness and won­der­fully con­vinc­ing an­swer made me take his side and en­cour­age him to carry on with his hard work and per­sis­tence to suc­ceed in his line of work.

Faisal told me that Kuwait’s cli­mate was much bet­ter than that in many re­gional coun­tries, and that high tem­per­a­tures only pre­vail dur­ing a lim­ited pe­riod of four months from June to Septem­ber. “Why don’t we make use of the re­main­ing eight months when the weather is kind of ac­cept­able?” he ar­gued.

There­fore, I do urge ev­ery­body to sup­port this young man cul­tur­ally and me­dia-wise and to over­come all govern­men­tal and bu­reau­cracy ob­sta­cles so as to turn Kuwait into a des­ti­na­tion for fam­ily tourism as we all wish. I also urge them to sup­port all am­bi­tious youth in any field that can be of use to Kuwait and beware of those claim­ing to want to serve Kuwait while they ac­tu­ally work for their own per­sonal ben­e­fits.

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