The country has drawn upon the accumulated wisdom of nations around the world to fuel its own growth. After the discovery of oil, a nation of fishermen, pearl divers and traders transformed into one of the richest and most developed nations in the world offering state-of-the-art amenities, secure infrastructural facilities and technical excellence. Particularly in the 1970′s, Kuwait became the center of fine arts, political and social awareness, a place where many of today’s most prominent Arabic talents, leaders and other notable individuals lived and bloomed. The Kuwaitis’ pride in their history, heritage and national progress has given rise to an identity which is uniquely Kuwaiti. While it is a modernized country, Kuwaiti traditions stand strong with the necessary dash of the famed Arab hospitality.