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Things to do

Shark Feeding Show at ASCC

For the first time, ASCC is having a live shark feeding show inside their aquarium at the Natural History Museum. Scientific Center still have their feedings as well but ASCC is a nicer venue overall so if you or your kids are interested, the shark feedings are every Wednesday and Saturday at 12PM. Here’s a link with more info.

Also, here is a link to the Scientific Center feeding schedule.

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Events

Kuwaiti Women’s Week at ASCC

The Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre is hosting four evening events dedicated to Kuwaiti women who have made a difference in various fields. Starting at 7 PM every night for the next four nights there will be guest speakers covering a variety of subject matter:

Wednesday: Community
Thursday: Health Wellness & Lifestyle
Friday: Creative Entrepreneurship
Saturday: Parenting & Education

This event is free of charge but requires prior registration.
Check out the full program and guest speakers here.
To register for the event, click here.

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Information Kuwait

The ASCC Museums – 1 Year Later

The Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Centre (ASCC) opened nearly a year ago and since then I’ve visited it nearly a dozen times. It’s right down the street from my place and so it’s really convenient for me to drop by whenever I want. One of the things I was concerned about when the museums first opened up was how it would hold up to the abuse.

Well I’ve got good news, all six museums are still pretty much intact. I passed by on Thursday and went through all the exhibits and I could count the number of exhibits that were out-of-order on my hand. Not only that but since my last visit a few months ago, new cafes have opened up and a couple of new exhibits were added.

Best part about the museum is that there rarely is anyone ever there. For example I passed by Thursday evening and there were barely any people which is great if you don’t like crowds.

If you haven’t been to the museums yet then I’d highly recommend you do so, it’s just a cool place to walk around and chill with loads of outdoor spaces to explore as well as the actual museums themselves. For more information click [Here]

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Design

Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Centre (ASCC) Residency Program

The new cultural center in Shaab, the ASCC is expected to open up end of this year and they’re now accepting artists for their residency program. The program is open to both Kuwaiti and non-Kuwaiti artists so if this interests you, check out their application website for more details [Here]

Thank dmvi

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50s to 90s Design Shopping

Northern Salmiya Building Refurbishment

The Northern Salmiya Building is located in the old Salmiya souk on Salem Mubarak Street. It’s over 50 years old, and since I grew up down the street from it, I’ve seen so many shops come and go there.

It’s the same complex that used to house Kids’r’us (Alghanim Automotive before that) and it’s the same building that had the old National/Panasonic store that used to have the NeoGeo in the window display. The corner shop was Boushahri where everyone used to go to get their passport photos taken. Mogahwi was also located there, the first Alshaya stores also all opened there including The Bodyshop, BHS, Mothercare and Next.

The building was also designed by SSH over 50 years ago, the same firm that’s behind JACC, ASCC and the waterfront project.

Recently, the corner of the building was demolished, and a tower was built in its place. It sucks that they demolished part of the building, but now that the tower is up it’s actually not that bad and I’m glad at least that they didn’t demolish the whole thing. What’s great is that they’ve also gone ahead and refurbished the rest of the building with a fresh coat of paint, new lights and even had some oversized signages for some of the stores removed.

The building is looking pretty good now, and I wish more old buildings got refurbished as well. And I don’t mean Dasman Complex style refurbishing where they’re just horribly covering the whole building facade with Alucobond.

If you haven’t been to old salmiya recently you should, it’s really popping. Google Maps

Update: Just found a photo in my archive of the Northern Salmiya Building under construction

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Events Things to do

Things to do in Kuwait this Long Weekend

Here are this weekends events, let me know if I missed anything:

Thursday, Feb 22
Winter Garden Market at Al Shaheed Park
Hala February Market at Murouj
Classic Car Show at The Promenade
Fireworks at Khiran Mall
COMFEST
K-POP Night

Friday, Feb 23
Winter Garden Market at Al Shaheed Park
Hala February Market at Murouj
Celebrations at ASCC
Al-Farsi Kite Festival
Classic Car Show at The Promenade
Fireworks at Khiran Mall
Cars & Coffee at Green Island
COMFEST
Khalifouh Heritage Village

Saturday, Feb 24
Winter Garden Market at Al Shaheed Park
Hala February Market at Murouj
Celebrations at ASCC
Al-Farsi Kite Festival
Classic Car Show at The Promenade
Korean Market at MADANG
Fireworks at Khiran Mall
COMFEST
Khalifouh Heritage Village

Sunday, Feb 25
Winter Garden Market at Al Shaheed Park
Hala February Market at Murouj
Celebrations at ASCC
Al-Farsi Kite Festival
Free Entry to Scientific Center
Fireworks at Al Kout Mall
Khalifouh Heritage Village

Monday, Feb 26
Winter Garden Market at Al Shaheed Park
Hala February Market at Murouj
Celebrations at ASCC
Al-Farsi Kite Festival
Free Entry to Scientific Center
Drone Show at The Walk
Hike Mutlaa
Khalifouh Heritage Village

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Events Things to do

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

Here are this weekends events, let me know if I missed anything:

Thursday, Feb 15
Military Band Show at The Avenues
Auto Land Car Show
SADI 2024: Materiality of the Desert
Al Khiran Marina Market
Ramadan Market at The Food Hall
Film Night: The Merchant of Venice

Friday, Feb 16
Auto Land Car Show
SADI 2024: Materiality of the Desert
Robotics Open Activity at ASCC
Al Khiran Marina Market
Clean Up & Kashta!
Ramadan Market at The Food Hall
Audition: Little Shop of Horrors
Porsche Club Kuwait Festival
Is this thing on? Open Mic

Saturday, Feb 17
Auto Land Car Show
Ford Desert Challenge 2024
SADI 2024: Materiality of the Desert
Beach Clean Up
Al Khiran Marina Market
Army Marching Band at 360 Mall
Science in the Garden
Ramadan Market at The Food Hall
Porsche Club Kuwait Festival
Bloom Sustainability Market
Escalate Conference
Qout Market

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Information

How to Avoid the Winter Wonderland Traffic & Lines

A few days ago I visited Winter Wonderland and one decision I was glad I made was getting the ASCC x Winter Wonderland combo ticket. The ticket costs 3KD more than the usual entry ticket but allows you to park in the cultural center underground parking next door, and enter through the new gate connecting both projects together. You of course can use the same ticket to also visit the museums which is what I did since I was with a friend who hadn’t been before.

The biggest advantage of this combo ticket is you get to avoid the traffic jam on the main Wonderland entrance, as well as the queue to scan your barcode when getting in. The ASCC parking was empty with no traffic to get in or out and then the entrance to Wonderland from the cultural center was also empty. I went in and out twice and both times it was just me and my friend going through.

The park in general doesn’t seem as crowded as last year, but if you’re hesitant in visiting because of the traffic, just get the combo ticket and avoid the headache. Here is the link to their website.

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Interesting

The Gulf Road is Finally Getting a Bicycle Path

The Gulf Road is one of my favorite places in Kuwait but the lack of a bike path is very frustrating. I ride my bicycle on the walkway close to the water but the path isn’t wide enough for both bicycles and people when it’s busy and even when it’s empty the pathway is fairly rough to ride on using a road bike. Because the only other alternative is riding on the road with the cars ,I put up with the issues because I don’t really have another choice.

But looks like we’re finally going to get a dedicated bicycle path.

SSH, the architecture and engineering consultant firm have just taken over the waterfront project. SSH are the same people behind such projects as the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre (JACC) and the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre (ASCC) so I’m very excited about this.

The 9.7-kilometre-long waterfront project will stretch from the Yacht Club in Salmiya all the way to the Kuwait Towers and offer essential amenities for visitors, over 60 commercial and investment opportunities for local businesses, various sports activities, swimming areas, a bicycle path, a jogging path, and a recreational area for children.

The project timeline is 1 year.

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Things to do

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

Quite a few things happening this weekend, check out the list below and let me know if I missed anything.

Thursday, May 11
The Perfume Exhibition
Summer & Sea Expo
Al Khiran Marina Market
Shlonik? Healing Circle
Oud Fashion Talks
Bloom Music Night

Friday, May 12
The Perfume Exhibition
Summer & Sea Expo
Al Khiran Marina Market
International Aquathlon Championship
Oud Fashion Talks
Havana Night – Painting Experience
Cars N Coffee

Saturday, May 13
The Perfume Exhibition
Summer & Sea Expo
Al Khiran Marina Market
Guided Tour: Grand Mosque
Seashell Symphony Painting Event
Acrylic Pouring Workshop
Storytime: Z is for Moose
Feeding the Sharks
The Art of Surrender

Exhibitions:
An Oasis in the Desert of My Soul
Hundred Best Arabic Posters by 100/100
I am Every Woman by Rasa Romanova
Voices of the Occupation by AUK

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Things to do

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

Below are all the events I found taking place this weekend. If I missed anything, let me know in the comments:

Thursday, March 16
Step Afrika!
Drag Race – Round 4
Tafaseel Design Exhibition
The Last Laugh Comedy Night
Ramadan Food Expo
Padel Tournament 2023
Rebel Kickboxing & Fitness Challenge
Ice Hockey: Stars vs Kakasok
Bugsha Market
Musical Performance by BSK
Cooking Class with Chef Rashid Alsaif
Puppet Show
Souk El Tayeb

Friday, March 17
Spiritual Healing Kashta
Step Afrika!
Drag Race – Round 4
965 Superbike Championship
Tafaseel Design Exhibition
Murouj Market
Ramadan Food Expo
Al-Farsi Kite Show
Bugsha Market
Francophone Bazar
Souk El Tayeb
Let’s Go Hiking

Saturday, March 18
Arab Organization Guided Tour
West Asia Flying Start Triathlon
Discover Kuwait Car Tour
Step Afrika!
Drag Race – Round 4
Murouj Market
Ramadan Food Expo
Bugsha Market
An Insight into Kuwaiti Films
Trashtag Beach Cleanup
Trash Hero Beach Cleanup
Kids Treasure Hunt
Special DAI Family Day Program
Pizza Party Workshop
Souk El Tayeb
OPTIM Being
BLS Clothing Swap & Shop

Exhibitions
A&F Fashion Exhibition
Alexander The Great in Kuwait

Activities
Albohayra Farm
Ascend Rock Climbing
Indoor Karting
Little Jungle
Murouj Farm
Movement Classes at Omni Studio
Roller Blade at Roller Hub
Yoga at Darātma

Museums to Visit
Abdullah Salem Cultural Center (ASCC)
Amricani Cultural Center Museum
Bait Al Othman Museum

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Events Things to do

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

Below are all the events I found taking place this weekend. If I missed anything, let me know in the comments:

Thursday, March 9
Kuwait Rolling Race Championship
Al Naira Expo
Spring Festival
Play: Mother Courage
Ramadan Food Expo
KASA Expo 2023
ZAI EXPO 2023

Friday, March 10
Mariachi ROMATITLAN
Kuwait Rolling Race Championship
Kites Show
Al Naira Expo
Spring Festival
Play: Mother Courage
Ramadan Food Expo
Gulf Bank Off Road Challenge 2023
KASA Expo 2023
ZAI EXPO 2023
965 MX Junior Championship
Kuwait Track Challenge

Saturday, March 11
Guided Tour Grand Mosque *Canceled
Al Naira Expo
Spring Festival
Play: Mother Courage
Ramadan Food Expo
KFH Obstacle Challenge
Sunset Kayaking
KASA Expo 2023
Discover Kuwait Car Tour
Joy of Watercolors
Drive of a Woman
Trashtag Beach Cleanup
ZAI EXPO 2023
SADI 2023
Mirror House Art Festival
Kuwait Track Challenge
WBC Muay Thai World Title Fight
Feather Aerial Studio Show

Exhibitions
A&F Fashion Exhibition
Alexander The Great in Kuwait

Activities
Albohayra Farm
Ascend Rock Climbing
Indoor Karting
Little Jungle
Murouj Farm
Movement Classes at Omni Studio
Roller Blade at Roller Hub
Yoga at Darātma

Museums to Visit
Abdullah Salem Cultural Center (ASCC)
Amricani Cultural Center Museum
Bait Al Othman Museum

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Things to do

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

Below are all the events I found taking place this weekend. If I missed anything, let me know in the comments:

Thursday, March 2
Hala February Expo
Full Moon Healing Circle
Mirzaamiyat Ramadan

Friday, March 3
Hala February Expo
Pontiac Classic Cars Meetup
Mirzaamiyat Ramadan
Embroidery Workshop
Art N Dine: Downtown Reflections
Mopar Drag Race Championship
Action Team Carnival
BLS Weekend Coffee
Yoga in the Desert
KTAA Spring Bazaar

Saturday, March 4
Hala February Expo
Mirzaamiyat Ramadan
The Kuwait Cycling Club Race
Mopar Drag Race Championship
AWARE Charity Spring Bazaar
KAACH Open House
Discover Kuwait Car Tour
Girl Power

Exhibitions
Ala Taraf Lisan Al Ard
Life Forms & Indigo Expressions
Speculative Horizons

Activities
Albohayra Farm
Ascend Rock Climbing
Indoor Karting
Little Jungle
Murouj Farm
Movement Classes at Omni Studio
Roller Blade at Roller Hub
Yoga at Darātma

Museums to Visit
Abdullah Salem Cultural Center (ASCC)
Amricani Cultural Center Museum
Bait Al Othman Museum

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Things to do

Things to do in Kuwait this Long Weekend

Below are all the events I found taking place this weekend. If I missed anything, let me know in the comments:

Thursday, Feb 16
Hala Kuwait
The Urban Market
Bugsha Market
The Promenade Family Fun
Scientific Center Weekend Activities
Palestinian Heritage Exhibition
Quantum Con
Atyab Almarshoud’s Show Jumping Competition
Kuwait Riders Bike Show

Friday, Feb 17
Kites Watching in Bnaider
Community Run at Shaheed Park
Hala Kuwait
Spiritual Healing Kashta
Inspire Car Show
The Urban Market
Bugsha Market
Trashtag Beach Cleanup
Scientific Center Weekend Activities
Yard & Toyota at KMT
Quantum Con
Sanad Market
Atyab Almarshoud’s Show Jumping Competition
965 MX Junior Championship
Kuwait Riders Bike Show

Saturday, Feb 18
Hala Kuwait
Ford Desert Challenge 2023
Treasure Hunt at Shaheed Park
Inspire Car Show
The Urban Market
Bugsha Market
Celebrate Kuwait Painting Event
Painting & Coffee
Scientific Center Weekend Activities
Yard & Toyota at KMT
Quantum Con
Sanad Market
SpeakUp Kuwait
Atyab Almarshoud’s Show Jumping Competition
Art Scene V: Freedom in Freestyle
Qout Market at JACC

Sunday, Feb 19
Hala Kuwait
Kayaking for Ladies
Gardening Workshop
Mommy, Me and a Pony Day!
Scientific Center Weekend Activities

Exhibitions
Ala Taraf Lisan Al Ard
Life Forms & Indigo Expressions
Speculative Horizons

Activities
Albohayra Farm
Ascend Rock Climbing
Indoor Karting
Little Jungle
Murouj Farm
Movement Classes at Omni Studio
Roller Blade at Roller Hub
Yoga at Darātma

Museums to Visit
Abdullah Salem Cultural Center (ASCC)
Amricani Cultural Center Museum
Bait Al Othman Museum

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Things to do

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

Below are all the events I found taking place this weekend. If I missed anything, let me know in the comments:

Thursday, Feb 9
Shrek The Musical
The Promenade Family Fun
DAI Musical Evening: Evgeny Khmara
Kuwait TECH Expo
Hangouts at LAPA
Art & Pizza Bash

Friday, Feb 10
Shrek The Musical
RED Expo
Kites Watching in Bnaider
Kuwait TECH Expo
Touch of Hope
Discover Pre-Oil Kuwait Walk
Kuwait Sieger Show
Yoga & Horses
Qesati x Art Scene
Porsche Club Festival

Saturday, Feb 11
Shrek The Musical
RED Expo
Kuwait TECH Expo
Mega Study Abroad Expo
Treasure Hunt At Alshaheed Park
Workshop: Embroidery & Sewing
Trash Tag Beach Cleanup
Kuwait Stadion
Kuwait Sieger Show
Master the Oats
Love & Art Workshop
Cinema Night at Al Andalus
Movie Night Sea Cruise
Clothing Swap & Shop

Exhibitions
Ala Taraf Lisan Al Ard
Life Forms & Indigo Expressions
Speculative Horizons

Activities
Albohayra Farm
Ascend Rock Climbing
Indoor Karting
Little Jungle
Murouj Farm
Movement Classes at Omni Studio
Roller Blade at Roller Hub
Yoga at Darātma

Museums to Visit
Abdullah Salem Cultural Center (ASCC)
Amricani Cultural Center Museum
Bait Al Othman Museum