Several moms have emailed or asked me about the sand sculpture park. The story was originally published in the Kuwait Moms Guide Newsletter - Issue #2 on December 17 2013 but I am sharing it here with photos for those who missed the newsletter. The park is set to open Jan 30, part of the P2BK exhibition.
The world's largest sand sculpture park will open in Kuwait as part of the Proud to be Kuwaiti 2014 exhibition and trade show. The Remal International Sand and Light Sculpture Festival is modeled on around 40 different scenes from the famous book, Elf layla wa Layla (1001 Nights) and the sand sculptures take up around 28,000 square meters or around the size of four soccer fields.
The completed project will include a 10,000 ton central sculpture more than 50 feet tall and 2,500 linear feet of 10-foot walls constructed of carved sand. Inside the sand park, there will also be a sand café, maze for children to walk through and a performance amphitheater as well as an array of lights in various designs.
The brainchild of Dhari al Wazzan, P2BK (Proud to be Kuwaiti) is a popular local exhibition and local businesses trade fair that happens annually. It is located in the Mishref Fairgrounds. Moms should definitely plan to take their kids to see these amazing sand sculptures.
- Photos courtesy Delayne Corbett.