Kuwait National Cultural District

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The Kuwait National Cultural District (also known as the KNCD) is multi billion dollar development project that focuses on the arts and culture in Kuwait.[1][2] With a capital cost of more than US$1 billion, the project is one of the largest cultural investments in the world today.[1] The Kuwait National Cultural District is a member of the Global Cultural Districts Network.[3]

The District has three cultural clusters:

The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre contains the largest opera house in the Middle East.[4] The Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Centre is a 13 hectare site with a total exhibit area of 22,000 m2 making it the largest museum project in the world.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b "Kuwait National Cultural District Museums Director" (PDF). 28 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Kuwait National Cultural District".
  3. ^ "Current Members - Global Cultural Districts Network". Global Cultural Districts Network.
  4. ^ "UK Trade & Investment" (PDF). UK Trade & Investment. June 2016. p. 3.
  5. ^ "BECK – international museum fit-out: breaking the boundaries of what's possible".
  6. ^ "Kuwait Cultural Centre" (PDF).