KuwaitLiving in Kuwait

Shifting sands hit the road

Photos by Yasser Al-Zayyat

In many far-flung areas of Kuwait, especially in Salmi, Subbiya and Wafra, roads are partially covered by sand, posing a hazard to motorists. Even highways haven’t been spared by the encroaching sand, with sometimes only a narrow strip of asphalt available to traverse. The sand can be deadlier on roads that are unlit and undivided, mostly in remote desert areas.

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