Old Kuwait Fire Brigade Footage

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This was uploaded by the Kuwait Fire Department. Basd on the cars I’m guessing it’s from the 1960s. [YouTube]


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The Cinema Club Show

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An Episode from Farouq Abdul-Aziz’s Cine Club Show on Kuwait TV from Farouq Abdul-Aziz on Vimeo.

Wow I can’t believe I just found this! Those of you who used to watch KTV back in the day will remember a show that came on once a week called The Cinema Club where a host would first talk a bit about the movie he was going to show and it’s importance, and then play it for us. The host Farouq Abdul-Aziz uploaded one episode of the show on Vimeo and you can watch it above. Sadly the sound quality isn’t that great but the opening sequence still managed to bring back so many memories.


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Kuwait, circa 1970

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The Huntley Film Archives have uploaded another video of Kuwait from their film archive, this time dating back to around 1970. Video starts of slow a bit but becomes more interesting after the 3 minute mark. [YouTube]

In case you missed my previous posts on films on Kuwait from the Huntley Film Archives, below are the links:
Close Up On Kuwait – 1962 (a must watch)
Kuwait adverts from the 1980’s


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Man on phone – 1964

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I spotted this photo at the Bait Al-Othman Museum and posted it on my Instagram account last week. I don’t know who the original photographer is but if you want a higher resolution version of it click [Here]


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Super old footage of Kuwaiti firefighters

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No idea from what year since the video doesn’t have a description. [YouTube]


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Abandoned buildings in Hawalli

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I was taking a back road towards Rihab Complex when I spotted a group of old buildings with what looked like a garden growing wildly in between them so I decided to pass by and check the place out. There didn’t turn out to be a wild garden just a few trees but the buildings were super old and interesting since it seemed like they used to raise pigeons there since I found cages everywhere. If you’re interested in visiting there are four of these building next to each other, I only visited one of them. Here is their location on [Google Maps]


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The original Kuwait Bookshop

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Everyone knows about the Kuwait Bookshop located in the basement of Muthana Complex but not a lot of people know of the one located near the Sheraton roundabout. The Kuwait Bookshop at the Sheraton roundabout is their original location and has been there since the 1960s. I passed by last night with a friend and we ended up picking up a couple of books. Their top floor is full of old stuff and you can even find prints from the 70s just sitting on the shelves untouched and covered in dust. If you’ve never passed by there you should before the building ends up getting demolished. They’re located right on the Sheraton roundabout in Kuwait City to the right of Al Sawan Travels.

Note: The pictures in this post date back to 2010


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A drive through Kuwait – 1967

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Speedway in Kuwait

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Damn, why don’t we have these kinds of races anymore? [YouTube]


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Vintage photos of Kuwait’s Fire Department

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I don’t have the photos in a larger size since they’re all screen grabs taken from this video. I’ve already contacted the guy who made the video to see where he got the photos originally from so hopefully he gets back to me. For now you can check out all the old photos below.

Also make sure you check out the fire departments official Instagram account which is pretty active [Here]

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