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16 04, 2019

Volunteer Rescue Teams

2019-04-17T09:45:11+03:00Apr 16, 2019|12 Comments

A couple of weeks back a friend of mine had a dead car battery so I went to help her out. When I got to her car I spotted what I thought was an undercover cop talking to her. The guy had an old Mercedes with flashing lights, and he was wearing a yellow reflective vest. After talking to him I found out he was part of a volunteer rescue team called Dar Subhan who are always on the lookout for people needing help.

I was meaning to post about them but completely forgot until yesterday while riding my bicycle on the Gulf Road I spotted a rescue team helping a car out. There was a Nissan Patrol that had gotten stuck on the beach trying to pull in his boat and the rescue team were helping him. I thought it was the same rescue team that I had run into a couple weeks ago but this one was called Kuwait Support and Rescue Team (KSRT).

KSRT have been active for around a year now while Dar Subhan have only been around since March. I’m not sure how many other volunteer teams there are but if you ever have any car trouble or are stuck out in the desert, it could be worth giving these guys a call instead of the emergency services. Here are their contacts including links to their instagram account:

Dar Subhan Rescue Team
97732441 / 91111584

Kuwait Support and Rescue Team
97865006 / 94147001 / 67651169

Update: Here is another

Kuwait Rescue Team
66665488 / 98809058

16 04, 2019

Kuwaiti Race Car Driver Wins at Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup

2019-04-16T09:29:45+03:00Apr 16, 2019|2 Comments

Kuwaiti racecar driver Zaid Ashkanani was on the winning team at the season opener for the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup a few days ago. This was not only Zaid’s first debut with the Dinamic Motorsport team, but the team themselves were also making their first debut at the Blancpain GT.

Dinamic drivers Klaus Bachler, Zaid Ashkanani and Andrea Rizzoli (all pictured below) started 23rd on the grid but managed to end up winning by a 14-second margin in a second-generation Porsche 911 GT3-R. They gave the Porsche brand their first Endurance Cup victory since 2012.

This was the first race of the season so there is still a long way to go but nevertheless, it was an incredible debut. You can stay up to date on Zaid’s activities by following him on Instagram @zaidashkanani

15 04, 2019

Dinner in the Sky Shutdown

2019-04-15T08:37:39+03:00Apr 15, 2019|2 Comments

The pop-up restaurant which uses a crane to raise diners up into the air got shut down by the municipality. According to Arab Times, the pop-up was shut down for violation of safety conditions and because they had not obtained the necessary license from the authorities.

I just checked the Dinner in the Sky instagram account and they don’t mention anything about being shut down. In fact, as of last night, they were still open and serving dinner according to their story.

14 04, 2019

We’re getting a barcade!

2019-04-14T16:10:40+03:00Apr 14, 2019|13 Comments

A barcade called Joystixx is currently under construction in the basement of Symphony Mall in Salmiya. A barcade is basically and arcade with a bar. I’ve been to a few outside Kuwait, and the ones that I’ve been to usually have old classic arcade games and are really fun places because you can just get drunk and play fun old video games with friends.

The one opening in Kuwait obviously won’t have alcohol, but from what I understood it’s going to be a similar concept, except more of a cafe instead of a bar, so I guess a cafecade? Not sure that’s a real word. They’re hoping to open it sometime during Ramadan. Fun.

14 04, 2019

Gulf Coast Skate Shop

2019-04-14T09:25:56+03:00Apr 14, 2019|3 Comments

Here is a small business that isn’t a coffee shop.. a skate shop. Gulf Coast Skate Shop is a local business that is trying to support skateboarders in Kuwait. They don’t have a physical store, just an Instagram account which is fine. The only thing annoying though is they don’t have prices listed, so when you find something you like, you need to DM them for a quote which is a hassle.

If you’re a skateboarder and need boards, trucks, grip tape, wheels, etc.. then check them out @gulfcoastskate

11 04, 2019

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

2019-04-11T17:00:42+03:00Apr 11, 2019|0 Comments

There really wasn’t anything going on in Kuwait last weekend, but this weekend makes up for it. Lots to do and see but as usual, if I missed anything, let me know in the comments:

Exhibition: Sami Mohammad
Kuwait International Agro Food Exposition
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Excellence of Italian Vehicles & Motorbikes
The SIK Open Mic Night
Live Jazz Classics of Jazz Legends

Exhibition: Sami Mohammad
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Excellence of Italian Vehicles & Motorbikes
France eMotion – The Animated Journey
Yalla Move Kuwait

Exhibition: Sami Mohammad
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Excellence of Italian Vehicles & Motorbikes
France eMotion – The Animated Journey
Island Vibes – A Jivamukti Yoga Day retreat
Guided Tour: Grand Mosque
KBA Night Run
Movies At The Park: Peter Pan
Vinyl Destination

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

11 04, 2019

Movies Showing in Kuwait this Weekend

2019-04-11T08:34:27+03:00Apr 11, 2019|4 Comments

Dragged Across Concrete
Screenshot from Dragged Across Concrete

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

New This Weekend:
After (6.3)
Captive State (5.9)
Dragged Across Concrete (7.3)
Hellboy (6.2)
Little (5.2)
The Aftermath (6.2)
Last Prince of Atlantis (6.0)
The Wind (5.8)

Other Movies Showing Now:
Captain Marvel (6.0)
Dumbo (7.1)
Five Feet Apart (7.2)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (7.9)
Pet Sematary (6.9)
Shazam! (8.1)
The Hole in the Ground (5.8)
The Professor and the Madman (7.9)
Us (7.3)
Wonder Park (7.1)

The movies below are also now showing at the Scientific Center IMAX theater:

Amazon Adventure 3D (6.6)
Fly Me to the Moon (4.5)
Galapagos 3D (8.6)
Oceans: Our Blue Planet (7.4)
Penguins (6.7)

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.