International Kuwait Airport is approximately 15 minutes from the Regency hotel. Please note that your passport should be valid for at least 6 months duration upon arrival to Kuwait. Also be sure that your visa is issued either online before arrival or locally in Kuwait airport.

Below is the List of Countries, Passport Holders of this Countries need not to apply for the Visa, they are entitled to get Visa on Arrival at Kuwait. However, it is advisable to send a photo of passport to the organizers to facilitate all required documents.

For our speakers , the ministry of health will arrange for issuing their visa and pick up from and to airport.

Kuwait is situated northeast of Saudi Arabia at the northern end of the Arabian Gulf, south of Iraq. It is slightly larger than Hawaii. The low-lying desert land is mainly sandy and barren.

Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy, governed by the Al-Sabah Family.

Emir: Sheik Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah (2006)
Prime Minister: Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah (2011)
Total Area: 6,880 sq mi (17,819 sq km)

Population (2012 est.): 2,646,314 (growth rate: 1.883%)
Birth rate: 20.96/1000
Infant mortality rate: 7.87/1000; life expectancy: 77.28

Capital (2009 est.): Kuwait, 2.23 million
Monetary unit: Kuwaiti dinar (KD)
National name: Dawlat al-Kuwayt
Current government officials

Languages: Arabic (official), English
Ethnicity/race: Kuwaiti 45%, other Arab 35%, South Asian 9%, Iranian 4%, other 7%
Religions: Islam 85% , Christian, Hindu, Parsi, and other 15%
National Holiday: National Day, February 25




Kuwait International Airport is in Farwaniyah, about 16.5km from the centre of Kuwait City, a fast 20-minute drive.
Operated by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, it is considered one of the safest airports in the world.

Situated on a private beach on the Arabian Gulf Sea coast in Kuwait, this luxurious 5-star resort offers elegant rooms with Italian furniture and marble bathrooms. Facilities include 5 swimming...

Call: +965 25766666
info@theregencykuwait.com
Visit Hotel Site

The following hotels are within the vicinity of the conference venue. Kuwait Visa can be arranged by any of the below Hotels.

The official language of the congress is English.

During the entire meeting, temperature expected to be 15 C , 59 F with a possibility of light rain

Upon request, the Secretariat of the 6th Pan Arab Hematology Congress will send a personal invitation to participants. This invitation is meant only to help visitors to raise travel funds or to obtain a visa, and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support.
There is no need to contact us except in other issues

Download The Invitation .PDF

CME Accreditation will be applied for. Please refer to the congress website for updates.

The congress secretariat and organizers cannot accept responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property during the meeting. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

Guest Attendance Policy All event activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in any of the event areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

One of Kuwait's most famous landmarks, the Kuwait Towers are situated on Arabian Gulf Street on a promontory to the east of the City centre in Dasman. The uppermost sphere of the largest tower (which is 187 meters high) has a revolving observation area and a restaurant with access by high speed lifts. The entrance fee is 350 fils per person, or free if lunch or dinner has been reserved. Cameras with zoom lens are forbidden. The middle tower contains 1 million gallons of water.

 
 

The Avenues in Kuwait is considered to be one of the largest malls in the world with more than 800 stores spread over the 7 districts. Since it first opened in 2007, The Avenues has continuously developed and enhanced the shopping experience in Kuwait to outstanding levels and set new benchmarks and standards throughout the industry.

The Avenues houses high-end brands, as well as cafes and restaurants that serve the finest international cuisine, cine screens, home furnishing zones, and renowned international brands and store offering the largest luxury shopping destination in Kuwait. The district has a 23 meter high dome built to enhance the luxurious feel of the retail outlets it houses such as the first Harvey Nichols in Kuwait, Chanel, Burberry, PRADA, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior.

GRAND AVENUES: The Grand Avenue is much like walking down a grand shopping boulevard with retail facades in European, local and contemporary architecture. Over 400 meters in length and approximately 22 meters wide the boulevard is covered with a transparent roof structure reinforcing and enhancing the outdoor atmosphere. It includes "Galleria" zone, which houses a number of fine dining and international restaurants.

SOKU: offers an iconic urban shopping experience that attracts Kuwait's youth, and the district is perfectly poised to house leading youth brands. Edgy, city architecture provides a "street savvy" appeal and a cultural environment that encapsulates everything in up to the minute retailing. Tree shaded courtyards provide focal meeting spaces, strategically positioned to further animate the space. A specialized zone for sportswear and equipment is located on the first floor, housing the best sports brands, such as, Nike, Adidas, Reebok, and Soccer Scene.

SOUK: Modeled to mirror a traditional Kuwaiti Souk (market), this district is an interpretation of this region's traditional retail architecture. Shoppers will find all the traditional and unique items that they seek, and can extend their visit to the Souk by spending some time at the cafes and restaurants that offer the best Kuwaiti cuisine. The Souk reflects the active daily lives of Kuwaitis in the past. A traditional environment, with design features that utilize the maze layout, vistas that open up unexpectedly the sounds of small fountains and the presence of light and shadows on the walls.

The Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre is a multidisciplinary public space owned by the Amiri Diwan striving to entertain, educate and inspire the people of Kuwait. It offers a range of events - in music, theatre, film, workshops and spoken word - for every generation and sector of society.
Under the auspices of HH the Emir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and with the Emir in attendance, the inauguration ceremony of the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre was held on October 31st, 2016.

Named after Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the architectural marvel is designed to resemble jewels, reflecting rays of sunlight. The Cultural Centre includes a performing arts center, music center, conference center, historical documents center as well as libraries, parks, and fountains.

Architecture

The building design is inspired by Islamic architecture with complex geometric shapes that create a richly textured outer skin, creating dramatic public spaces inside and out that are illuminated by the interaction of light and shadow. Inside, luxurious, world-class buildings exude character, drama and a heightened sense of expectation, inviting passers-by to wander its majestic space. The wonders continue inside each building and visitors will find jewels within jewels as they explore the beautifully designed interiors.

Souq Al-Mubarakiya is one of the oldest souqs in Kuwait, and was the center of trade prior to the discovery of oil. This popular traditional market is located in Kuwait City, between Abdullah Al-Mubarak, Abdullah Al-Salem & Palestine Streets. This market has been around for at least 200 years. The market was damaged during the Iraqi invasion in 1990, however it was renovated and it got back its traditional flavor.

You can spend hours in this market strolling around and discovering reasonable bargains on heritage goods such as Persian silk carpets, real Arab antiques, perfumes like musk and oud, and traditional costumes. This place is perfect whether you want to shop, eat, or for sightseeing. Al-Mubarakiya features a variety of shops such as dates, honey, spices, sweets, vegetables, fruits, meat, and fish. In addition to a range of shops accessories, gold and silver jewelries. The market also hosts two mini museums: Sheikh Mubarak Kiosk and the first Islamic Pharmacy in Kuwait, and admission is free.

There is a courtyard near Al-Bahar or Sea Mosque, where you can find traditional cafes brewing their teas over coals, and several small restaurants are lined-up where they serve authentic Arabic, Indian, Persian food to the customers in the open air. The prices are the cheapest in Kuwait. On hot summer days, water mist is sprayed from pipes over the tables to give you a cooling feeling. A children playground is nearby and shisha is also available.

Al Shaheed Park is located on the periphery of Kuwait city, narrates the story of a land, its history and culture. The park features beautiful botanical gardens, two museums - Thekra & the Habitat, a visitor center, a lake, walkways and jogging tracks, making it the largest urban park in Kuwait.

It is located on the oldest and historical ring roads of Kuwait; Al Shaheed Park contains a wealth of history waiting to be explored. The historical elements found in the park is the Al-Shaab gate, one of the five remaining gates of the old Kuwait Wall.

Named after the martyrs, the park consists of two main monuments: The Martyr Monument a seven-meter high glass sculpture built to honor the martyrs of Kuwait - and the Constitution Monument that celebrates the Golden Jubilee of the Kuwaiti constitution.

When it comes to the environment, Al Shaheed Park aims to promote environmental awareness and its protection. By visiting the Habitat - a museum dedicated to the environment and bird migration in Kuwait, the visitors learn more about the different ecosystems, migratory birds and the effects of pollution through interactive learning stations.

In addition to the museum, a Bird Aviary was built outside of the Habitat to provide a resting area for the numerous migrating birds in Kuwait. By doing so, visitors also get a chance to view these different kinds of birds as they stop by to rest during their journey.

The Kuwait National Museum is a true representation of the Kuwaiti heritage and it is located on the Arabian Gulf Street between the Seif Palace and National Assembly. Designed by French architect Michel Ecochard, visitors can enjoy this historical museum, which represent the Kuwaiti life in the past, their everyday activities, the rich trading history of Kuwait and its traditions.

Indeed, there are two types of museums while the first displays artifacts found during an archaeological dig in Failika Island, terracotta and engraved tools, wooden doors of the past, group of cutters and blades from Neolithic age and flint stone, silver statues, 16 million old animal fossil, bronze coins from bronze period and Hellenistic period. The other museum exhibits include statues depicting the old ways of Kuwaitis, old photos dating back to 1942, a typical Kuwaiti house prior to invasion of modern technology and in general, the museum displays artifacts what Kuwait was like during the 40's and 50's.

The museum gates looks like a traditional fortress and visitors must walk through the 'entrance' and walk out into Pathways covered with piles of soil. There are 3 main sections to the museum - Heritage, Archaeology and Planetarium.

There is a courtyard near Al-Bahar or Sea Mosque, where you can find traditional cafes brewing their teas over coals, and several small restaurants are lined-up where they serve authentic Arabic, Indian, Persian food to the customers in the open air. The prices are the cheapest in Kuwait. On hot summer days, water mist is sprayed from pipes over the tables to give you a cooling feeling. A children playground is nearby and shisha is also available.

The museum is located in Abdullah Al-Othman Street in Hawalli. It is named after the same owner of the house-turned museum. A house originally built in the 1940s by Abdullah Al-Othman.

Al-Othman Museum houses historical artifacts, art and documents, which were collected by people who wanted to see their rich cultural heritage under one roof where it is protected and treasured. The museum serves as a reminder of the past events, which instills a great sense of nationalism, patriotism and responsibility among the younger generations. Abdullah Othman Museum has numerous rooms dedicated to the history and culture of Kuwait from the pre-oil era to present time. Housh (courtyard), Diwaniyas, Muqallatt, kitchen, living room, master's bedroom and visitors' room can all be seen. There are rooms dedicated to ministries such as Ministry of Information, Interior and the Culture and Arts, along with the Kuwaiti House Museum, Heritage Hall, Drama Museum, Kuwaiti Souq, and Journey of Life Museum. They all are housed in the well-organized Othman Museum.

It is located in Salmiya Kuwait and serves as a center for environmental education of the Persian Gulf. The center houses the largest aquarium in the Middle East. Along with the aquarium, it also contains an IMAX theatre, a harbor of historic dhows, and a gift shop among other contents.

The center also attracts hundreds of students each year on field trips, organized by schools and the Scientific Center. The aim of the Scientific Center is to spread awareness to the people of Kuwait and visitors alike about the different ecosystems of the region as well as the history of the country, while also encouraging the preservation of said goals.

The building enclosure is filled with designs of Arabic calligraphy as well as Islamic art. Along with this, the walls literally have the history of Kuwait written on them. Both the "old" mud-homes of Kuwait and the sail of a ship inspires its architecture. The colors chosen were meant to create the atmosphere of the "desert" both inside and out, with the inside continuing on the theme of Kuwait's heritage and culture, built into the walls of the Scientific Center.