KUWAIT: Camps set up in the Kuwaiti desert in these file photos. – KUNA

KUWAIT: The four-month camping season in Kuwait kicks off on November 15, when the Kuwaiti desert, amid the moderate weather, would host camping fans and leisure seekers. Kuwait Municipality is kicking off the season, promoting a new site for camping; the eastern bank of Kuwait Bay at the other end of Sheikh Jaber Causeway that stretches across the sea waters, linking up the bay two banks.

Fahad Al-Qraifah, in charge of public cleanliness and road works at the municipality, said that the new camping location has been chosen for easy accessibility, noting that it is far from military installations and high-tension cables. Public services centers and security checkpoints will be erected close to camping sites, he said, reiterating that people cannot camp at locations that have not been chosen by the authorities.

Camping fans can register their names as of the 15th of this month via a dedicated website, with a KD 50 fee and repayable sum of KD 300. A camper will be allowed to use a 1,000 square meter plot of land. The Sheikh Jaber Causeway is one of the latest national accomplishments, envisaged within the New Kuwait Vision 2035 development strategy.

It is designed to pave way for decentralization and establishing new residential districts. Many people have been eager to enjoy the camping season, as the weather has turned quite with the maximum temperatures currently in the 30 degrees’ range. – KUNA