Kuwait City is a thriving modern city with approximately 2.8 million inhabitants. It is located on Kuwait’s Persian Gulf coast and features a variety of spectacular landmarks, fascinating museums and tourist attractions. Perhaps the most recognizable buildings in Kuwait are the eponymous towers, which were constructed in 1979. The Grand Mosque is also a noted landmark, while the Aqua Park is a popular way to escape the heat for an afternoon of family fun on the many slides. Kuwait is also home to a number of upscale shopping malls.