If you have been on 5th ring (I am sure they are on the other rings as well) you probably saw all the flags lining the road and over-pass... Lots of flags from different countries. I told DJ that an Arab Summit was coming... CORRECTION: An Arab-African Summit is coming! See below! Expect worse traffic than usual!
U.S. Embassy Kuwait
Kuwait City, Kuwait
November 13, 2013
Subject: Informational Message for U.S. Citizens 8-2013
Expected Traffic Conditions During the Arab - African Summit;
The Government of Kuwait will host the Arab – African Summit beginning and concluding on . The Ministry of the Interior advises that some roads will be closed intermittently throughout the Summit due to the arrival and departure of visiting dignitaries. The roads will close temporarily without notice while the dignitaries’ motorcades travel between the Kuwait City International Airport and Bayan Palace.
Residents and commuters in the Al-Shuhada, Zahra, and Hateen neighborhoods should expect traffic delays as a result of the intermittent road closures during the Summit. The U.S. Embassy recommends employees identify alternate travel routes during the Summit to avoid possible traffic delays.
Please stay current with media coverage of local and regional events. U.S. Mission personnel have been advised to continue to practice personal security awareness and we advise the U.S. citizen community to do the same.