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Kuwait , officially the State i    Dawlat al Arabic: of  /kuːˈweɪt/ ( Arabic: Kuwayt ), is an Arab an Arab country in WesThe name "Kuwait" is derived from the Arabic the  Arabic   ākwāt , the plural of    kūt , meaning "fortress built near water".The country covers an area of  17,820 square kilometers (6,880 square mil es) and has a population of about 2.8 million .[1]tern  Asia. The spring season in March March is warm and pleasant with occasional thunderstorms. The frequent winds from the northwest are cold in winter and spring and hot in summer. Southeasterly winds, usually hot and damp, spring up between July and October; hot and dry south winds prevail in spring and early summer. The shamal, a northwesterly wind common during June and July, causes dramatic sandstorms. sandstorms.[33] The temperature in Kuwait during summer is above 25 (77 F). The highest recorded temperature was 54.4 (129.9 F) which is the highest of any Middle Eastern country.

Kuwait has proven crude oil reserves of 104 [1] billion barrels (15 km³) km³),, estimated to be 10% of the world's reserves. According to the Kuwaiti constitution, all natural resources in t he country and associated revenues are government property. property.[56] Being a tax-free country, Kuwait's oil industry accounts for 75% of government revenue. Petroleum and petrochemicals accounts for 43% of GDP [57] and 90% of export revenues . Increase in oil prices since 2003r  2003 r esulted esulted in a surge in Kuwait's economy. Kuwait currently pumps 2.9 million bpd and its full production capacity is a little over 3 million bpd, including oil production in the neutral region that it shares with Saudi  Arabia..[59] Kuwait oil production is expected to  Arabia [60] increase to 4 million bpd by 2020 . To realize this production target, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation plans to spend US$51 billion between 2007 to 2012 to upgrade and expand the country's existing refineries.

As part of the Al-Qurain Festival (Mahrajan AlQurain), the Kuwait Maritime Museum was opened to the public for the first time since the completion of its renovation on January 10, 2010. The museum is part of the Sharqia School which is located in Kuwait City opposite of Souq Sharq. On opening day there was a high turnout including all those involved in the project, representatives of the government, and onlookers keen to be t he first visitors to set foot in the museum. The opening ceremony began with displays of folk maritime music followed by mementos and letters of  gratitude given to the people involved in the museum’s creation. Amongst those those recognized were Dawood Al-Qattan, the architect, Maher Yazigi, the contractor, and Dr. Yacoub Haji, the person who’s knowledge and perseverance made the museum possible.

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/ˈlɛbənɒn/ or /ˈlɛbənən/; Arabic:

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Libnān or

Lubnān, Lebanese Arabic: [lɪbˈneːn], Aramaic:

), officially the Lebanese Republic[nb 1] (Arabic:

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  Al- Jumhūrīyah Al -

Libnānīyah, Lebanese Arabic: [elˈʒʊmhuːɾɪjje l.ˈlɪbneːnɪjje]), is a country in the East  Mediterranean . It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basinand the Arabian hinterland has dictated its

rich history and shaped.

Located at the southern side of  Beirut, this coastal tourist spot in Lebanon is an amazing Phoenician state. It rivals with Tyre and Byblos for naval power. During the reign of  Darius at the end part of the sixth century B.C. the town became the capital of the fifth Persian satrapy.  You will see here a wonderful showcase of gardens and buildings.

A must visit tourist spot in Lebanon where you can see ancient ruins and the amazing city port. Byblos is believed to be the world’s oldest dwelled city. The place is also the source of  the original Phoenician letters that gave way to the development of our present-day alphabet.

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