Sabah Al-Ahmad Sea City was a mere vision in the mid-1980s of the late Khalid Yousef Al-Marzouq, who dreamed of creating a whole new urban center in Kuwait. His vision was translated into reality by his son, property developer Fawaz Al-Marzouq.

The city is situated in the south of Kuwait near the Saudi border, and is expected to house around 250,000 people, overlooking 200 km of beaches on manmade canals off the Arabian Gulf.

The multibillion-dollar project has faced many challenges, like developing salt marshes (sabkhas) and land for an environmentally-sustainable building project, in addition to the heat of the summer. The project is expected to be completed within the next 11 years.

By Athoob Al-Shuaibi