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Not to be confused with Hawaii, a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean; also the name for the largest island of this group.
Qur'anic manuscript at the Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy

Hawally is the capital of the Hawalli Governorate, a district in the State of Kuwait, about 6 km south of Kuwait City. Hawally is a large suburb and the commercial center for most computer-related goods in Kuwait. Prior to the first Gulf War, it housed a large number of Palestinians, but many were expelled after the war. Hawally is home to many of the Arab and other expat populations in Kuwait. Hawalli governorate's population as of June 30, 2012 was 820,802 residents.

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Map of Hawalli


  • The Al Qadsiya sports club is in Hawally. Its football stadium is one of the most famous in Kuwait and is a popular venue for many international matches that happen within the region.
  • Hawally Park is a theme park in the center of the governorate. Close to Hawally Park is Muhallab Mall with many upscale shops.
  • Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy, 1 St, Jabriya. daily 9-12, also 16ː00-19ː00, except Friday.
  • Bayan Botanical Garden, 22 Rd. Th 09ː00-13ː00. Indoor and outdoor plant exhibits.



Computers, cell phones, electronics, trophies, shishas: each of these products has an "area" along Hawally's major shopping streets, Tunis Avenue, Beirut Avenue and others, where shops selling the same items are grouped directly in proximity or in two or three buildings adjoining each other. Kuwait's largest bookstore, an outlet of the pan-Arab Jarir chain, is located within Hawally Park, and offers an excellent, large selection of both English and Arabic books as well as electronics, stationery and other goods.


Hawally is the home to dozens of restaurants of every description.



Hawally is home to numerous international hotels.


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