Movies Now Showing in Kuwait

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The movies below are now showing at Cinescape and Grand Cinemas:

New This Week:
Incarnate (5.6)
Lion (7.7)
Moana (8.2)
The Last King (6.1) ♦
The Neighbor (5.8)
Wolves at the Door (7.6)

Other Movies Showing:
Allied (7.2) ♦
Arrival (8.4)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (8.3)
Hacksaw Ridge (8.8)
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (7.4)
Trolls (6.7)
Underworld: Blood Wars (6.7) ♦

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.
★ is for movies I’m interested in. ♦ implies movie might contain censorship.


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Lindsay Lohan is in Kuwait

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Lindsay Lohan is currently in Kuwait filming as a guest on the Swar Shuaib talkshow which will be airing its first episode of the new season in February. Lindsay Lohan along with Tara Reid are at the top of my “Celebrities I’d like to get plastered with” list so I’m kinda having a bit of FOMO here. Check out Shuaib’s instagram story on @sh3aib for behind the scene shots of his new season.

Thanks ad!


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Things to do in Kuwait this Long Weekend

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Tomorrow is a holiday so this list is up a day earlier this week. Check out the list of events taking place this weekend below:

Wednesday
A Fifteen-Year Journey: The Art of Amira Behbehani
Exhibition: Precious Fragments
Still Departures by George Awde
Musical: Sweeney Todd
Pantomime: Sinbad And The Emerald Of Eternity

Thursday
Musical: Sweeney Todd
Pantomime: Sinbad And The Emerald Of Eternity

Friday
Musical: Sweeney Todd
Pantomime: Sinbad And The Emerald Of Eternity
Tai Chi in the Park
Kalam Ams w Elyoom Concert
Salwa’ Walk and Socialize Meetup

Saturday
Musical: Sweeney Todd
Pantomime: Sinbad And The Emerald Of Eternity
Yoga with the 3
Farmers Trip
Guided Tour: Grand Mosque
Art Night Out
Yasmine Hamdan Concert
Madeenah Tour: In Place of Democracy

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For a full list of upcoming events click [Here]

Sometimes events get canceled or have details changed so always double check with the organizers.


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Avenues Phase 1 to 4

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The architectural model above shows how the Avenues will end up looking like once the final phase 4 is completed. The two tall buildings are the Conrad Hotel and Hilton Garden Inn. You can view a larger version of the image above [Here]

Thanks lovelykuwait!


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NotTheOnion: Kuwait bans ads on sale of weapons of mass destruction

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Ministry of Information has banned the publishing and broadcasting of any commercial advertisements of the sale of mass destruction weapons including nuclear, chemical and biological weapons in newspapers, audiovisual media, and electronic media, reports Arab Times Daily. [Source]

And right before Christmas. Coincidence? I don’t think so.


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Slim Chickens is Coming to Kuwait

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Alghanim Industries will be bringing the American franchise Slim Chickens to the region next year and they will be opening their first location in the same complex where they’re opening Wendy’s on Plajat Street. [Source]

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I hadn’t heard of Slim Chickens until a few moments ago but the reason I find this partnership interesting is because back in August I posted about a rumor that Al-Sayer was bringing Chick-fil-A to the region. I mentioned then that burgers and chicken seem to go side by side when it came to franchise ownership, and Alghanim bringing Slim Chickens gives that theory more merit. Americana have Hardees and KFC, Alshaya have Shake Shack and Cane’s Chicken, Alghanim Industries will have Wendy’s and Slim Chickens and hopefully Al Sayer will end up with Five Guys and Chick-fil-A. Yum.


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Local Bus Routes on Google Maps

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A redditor has mapped out some of the most important bus routes onto Google Maps. If you use the bus (or ever thought about going on what) you can check the routes out [Here]

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KPTC already have a similar thing where they’ve mapped out the routes onto Google Maps as well, the only difference is with the KPTC version you need to go through the routes one by one to see the actual route while with the redditors version all the routes are displayed on the map at the same time and you can just select the one that interests you. Here is a link to the KPTC version. [Link]

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CityBus also have their bus routes online but its in Flash (why?) and it’s made to look like a subway map and is just not as easy to understand. You can view that map [Here]

Thanks bluzomby!


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Nightmare on Kuwait Streets

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According to statistics, about 100,000 cars head to downtown everyday but the holding capacity of parking lots there is not more than 60,000 cars. [Source]

When you have huge towers allowed to be built in the city without any parking spots, then you’re obviously going to have a parking problem.


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Never Built: The Ritz-Carlton Kuwait

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The Ritz-Carlton Kuwait was supposed to be built on the empty plot of land on the Gulf Road next to Safir Hotel around 5 years ago, but the project never ended up getting the green light.

ritz2

It’s sad really since by the looks of it, the Ritz-Carlton would have been one of the nicer hotels we would have had in Kuwait. [Link]

Thanks ChaoticTranquility!


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Brushed 965

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I tend not to post about instagram businesses mostly because the majority are not that interesting but, @brushed965 is one I think is actually pretty cool. For a price, Brushed 965 will customize your personal items like wallets, purses and sneakers by painting them. Its a great way of customizing a popular item like a Chanel or LV purse. Based on what I’ve seen on their instagram account, their work ranges from simple monograms to detailed illustrated designs like the one above.

If you’re interested to check out their work or to commission a job, check their instagram account is @brushed965


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