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Culture of Kuwait

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The Kuwaiti culture is quite a unique one. Most of the Kuwaitis are extremely liberal and hospitable people. Diwaniah is a unique institution in Kuwait's culture: this is a gathering place for males (usually in the evenings, once or twice or even thrice per week, and sometimes even every night), where Kuwaitis sit around and discuss any possible matters, be it political, social, economical, local or international. Diwaniahs can be called a symbol and proof of Kuwait's democracy, and no other Gulf country has anything like that, because people are free to discuss whatever they like without fear of persecution. Usually tea is served and sometimes snacks are provided by the host.

Some prominent merchants or MPs announce their diwaniah timings with the addresses in the newspapers, so anyone from the members of the public can come and visit them.

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