Tunnel Tagged

Posted by Mark

After around a hundred volunteers got together to clean up and repaint the Jabriya/Rumaithiya tunnel last week, someone tagged it again. That didn’t take very long.

via whatsapp


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Expensive Lettuce and Eggs?

Posted by Mark

The website The Richest has put together a list of “10 Countries With The Highest Cost Of Food” and Kuwait is featured on that list prominently at #5. It’s the only Arab country on the list and The Richest used lettuce and eggs as an example of expensive food. I actually found that odd since even though imported products (like Coco Puffs or scallops) can be expensive, I never considered local eggs and lettuce expensive at all. Check out the top 10 list [Here]


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New average speed cameras

Posted by Mark

A friend sent me the picture above of new average speed cameras that are being installed on the King Fahad highway. The cameras are being installed on the highway down south near the chalet areas in two spots, one near where the Fahaheel Expressway meets the King Fahad highway and the other further down near Hardees. I think that’s actually a pretty smart setup since there are currently no speed cameras on that stretch of highway and I’ve seen cars regularly over take me going over 160KM/h.

The way the average speed cameras work is when you pass the first camera it records your license plate number and then when you pass the second camera it calculates the time it took you to get there from the first one. Based on how quickly you got from one camera to another it will calculate your average speed and if it’s over the speed limit you get fined.

Thanks Musaed


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Gulf Road grass staying real

Posted by Mark

Unlike I previously posted, the grass on the Gulf Road is staying real. Last month they started removing the bushes and grass on the Gulf Road opposite McDonalds and it was assumed they would be replacing the real grass with fake grass like they had already done on Plajat Street and some parts of Jabriya. Turns out that’s not the case. The reason the grass and bushes were removed on the Gulf Road is because they installed new water sprinklers. The grass has already started growing back again as you can see in the picture above. This is a huge relief because I use the Gulf Road daily and I love it because it’s so green. I would have really REALLY hated it if it was all fake greenery.


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The 2013 Global Slavery Index, it’s kinda bad

Posted by Mark

A few days ago The Global Slavery Index was released ranking 162 countries. The ranking was based on a combination of three factors:

- estimated prevalence of modern slavery by population
- a measure of child marriage
- a measure of human trafficking in and out of a country

A number one ranking is the worst, 160 is the best and Kuwait came in at 100 which is bad but compared to neighboring countries Kuwait did better. That’s not saying much but still, UAE ranked 88 for example while Saudi Arabia came in at 82 and Bahrain and Qater both at 86 96.

You can download the PDF with the full rankings along with more explanations and further details by clicking this [Link]


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New Race Track Opening

Posted by Mark

The Kuwait Historical, Vintage & Classic Car Museum just finished building a race track and will be officially introducing it to the public on October 10th. The race track was built across the street from City Center Shuwaikh in the empty desert space right next to the car museum.

Once the track is open it will be available to anyone who wants to race on it. The track will be used for a variety of different activities including racing, karting, drifting, car dealership test drives and even a 4X4 experience.

They still haven’t finalized how much it will cost to use the track but I’ve been told it will be a minimal fee. For more pictures check out their Instagram account [Here]

Track photos above by zDistrict


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Building collapses in Jabriya

Posted by Mark

A building that was being demolished in Jabriya collapsed suddenly onto the street earlier today. According to early reports a person is trapped under the rubble. I don’t have any more information but will update the post if I find out anything else.

Photo above via whatsapp

Update: Below is another photo taken from @milsimkuwait


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Travel Freedom with the Kuwaiti Passport

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Henley & Partners released their Visa Restrictions Index which is a global ranking of countries according to travel freedom. Kuwait scored 52 and ended up somewhere in the middle of the list while Finland, Sweden and the UK tied for first place. Kuwait did score better than neighboring GCC countries coming ahead of UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. For more information and the full list of rankings click [Here]

Photo by zDistrict


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Don’t miss the Shakshooka Market tonight

Posted by Mark

The Shakshooka pop-up farmers market is taking place tonight from 6 to 7PM, this time outside 10 OH 8 in Kuwait City. If you don’t know where the place is @auntmarieskuwait have a map which you can see [Here] and here it is also on [Google Maps]

Note: Bring cash and a carrying bag if you will be buying stuff

Photo above by @faisalthef


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Long Term Parking at Sheikh Saad Terminal

Posted by Mark

Since FlyDubai started flying out of the Sheikh Saad Terminal I’ve been getting emails from readers asking if they have long term parking. So I called the airport and found out they do have long term parking but it costs KD5 a day which is more than double the cost of long term parking at the main airport. The reason for this probably has to do with the fact there are a lot less parking spots available at Sheikh Saad Terminal.

Back when the airport was serving Wataniya Airways they had valet service who charged KD1 a day to park your car. An affordable alternative to parking your car yourself. But, I checked and there is no longer any valet service at Sheikh Saad Terminal so long term parking is your only option if you’re planning to take your car.


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