Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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All the events seem to be taking place on Saturday this weekend which is perfect since it means you can visit the new museums today and tomorrow!

Thursday
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Faces Places

Friday
International RC Aircraft Competition

Saturday
International RC Aircraft Competition
Alnowair Carnival
Kin’s Vegan Brunch Popup
Turathi at the Sadu House
Game Developers Meetup
Science Experience
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Loving Vincent

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Inside the Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Centre Museums

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Yesterday I was invited to the Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Centre (ASCC) for a conference and tour of all the museums. The event was meant to start at 5PM but I decided to get there half an hour early. When I got arrived I realized I was one of the first people there since the parking lot was fairly empty. So I decided to walk around the museums and explore.

For those of you who asked if the museums had enough parking, they do. There is a decently sized lot on the ground floor and another much larger lot in the basement.

The museum grounds is pretty huge and involves quite a lot of walking. It took me around 30 minutes to walk around outside the museums before I decided to head back to the first building where the conference was going to take place. When I got there I realized people were just starting to show up and that no way the conference was starting on time. So I decided to ditch the event and instead go back to exploring the insides of the museums. That turned out to be the best idea because I ended up having the all the museum just for myself and I have to say, the place is amazing!

There are four museums occupying six main buildings:

– Natural History Museum
– Science & Technology Museum
– Arabic Islamic Science Museum
– Space Museum

I literally was running around trying to capture photos for my instagram before it started getting dark and it took me over an hour and a half to run through the whole museum. I didn’t even stop to read a plaque, interact with an exhibit or walk around every hall properly and it took me that long, so imagine how long it will take you to explore the exhibits fully. I was told you’d need around 6 hours per museum and that doesn’t include attending any of the shows or workshops that are going to be held there frequently.

From all the exhibits I think my favorite might be the Human Body building of the Science & Technolgy Museum. Although I had left it until the end because I thought it was going to be lame, I think it’s probably one of the most fun and interactive areas. For example, they have a 15m running track where you could run and it would calculate your time and then compare it to famous people including record holder Usain Bolt. So you know I’m definitely going to go back in my full sports gear just to try that out. The whole lower section of that building was filled with different sports activities for you to try, interact or play around with. Then upstairs you have one of the visually most colorful and exciting looking exhibits that deals with viruses (pictured below), and there was also a biology lab where they’ll be holding workshops for people of all ages. That’s another thing I really liked about the museums, not only were their exhibits but in each museum, there were also classrooms and spaces to hold workshops.

The most surprising exhibit to me was probably the Ecosystems building under the Natural History Museum. I walked in and was mind blown, they had converted one of the buildings into an indoor rainforest with an active waterfall and water pools. I was not expecting that at all. You could walk around the rainforest from above it or from the ground floor. I started from the top since that’s where I came in from since I was at the dinosaurs exhibit next door, and then headed down. Once I was done on the ground floor I got another surprise, turns out the pools of water I had seen from the top were actually the top of the huge aquarium which was located in the basement. It’s a huge aquarium, I probably larger than the one at the Scientific Center although it wasn’t yet filled with a lot of fish.

I think I’m going to stop here since this post would end up being gigantic if I described every section of the museum. All you really need to know is that this is a legit and proper museum. I don’t know how they were able to build it and put it together in such a short period of time, and I am really impressed. The only negative thing might be in regards to the ticketing system. The museums were originally meant to be free but late into the project they decided to charge a nominal entry fee of KD3 for adults and KD2 for children. Since the building wasn’t built with the idea of ticketing in mind, they installed drive-thru ticket stations at the parking entrance. There are nine ticket stations in the parking area, you drive up to one, purchase tickets for every passenger in the car and then you’re allowed in. I can imagine that causing a lot of traffic to get in, especially in the beginning when people are rushing to see the museums. But, there is a side entrance for drop-offs and pedestrians, so if it does get super busy, I’ll just ride my bicycle down the street to the museum or have a cab drop me off.

If you want to know more about the museum including location, ticket prices, opening hours, you name it, then check out the ASCC website which is really thorough [Here]


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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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Not a lot of events this weekend but there are a couple of live performances taking place that are free to attend including the musical The Revenge of Peter Rabbit and the Armenian State String Quartet Aram Khachaturian. Check out the full list of events below:

Thursday
SnowTown in K-Town
IWD Hackathon 2018
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: The Intouchables

Friday
SnowTown in K-Town
The Revenge of Peter Rabbit
Red Bull Car Park Drift
Armenian State String Quartet Aram Khachaturian

Saturday
SnowTown in K-Town
The Revenge of Peter Rabbit
QRun Kids Marathon 2018
Guided Tour: Grand Mosque
Live Music at Key’s Coffee
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: The Florida Project

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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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Below is this weekends list of events. ComFest is taking place this weekend, The Hound from Game of Thrones is no longer coming but the event should still be interesting to attend. This weekend will also be hosting the last Qout Market of the season, so if you haven’t been to it yet, this is your last chance until next fall. Check out the rest of the events below:

Thursday
SnowTown in K-Town
Baseball Classic Championship Tournament
ComFest 2018
The Writers’ Hub Conference
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Baby Driver

Friday
SnowTown in K-Town
Baseball Classic Championship Tournament
ComFest 2018
Kuwait Music Academy at Muse Lounge

Saturday
SnowTown in K-Town
Baseball Classic Championship Tournament
ComFest 2018
Qout Market
Art Brunch
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Mother!

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Things to do in Kuwait this Long Weekend

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For those of you in Kuwait for the holidays, below are a bunch of events taking place. If I missed anything let me know in the comments:

Thursday
SnowTown in K-Town
Exhibition: Culture Fair: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Al Farsi International Kite Festival
Comic Con Kuwait
Decopatch
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Jackie
Workshop: Introduction to Astrophotography
Ice Skating Rink Celebrations

Friday
SnowTown in K-Town
Al Farsi International Kite Festival
Comic Con Kuwait
Decopatch
National Celebrations Show Jumping Competition
Food Truck Festival
Ice Skating Rink Celebrations

Saturday
SnowTown in K-Town
Yoga with the 3
Al Farsi International Kite Festival
Comic Con Kuwait
Decopatch
National Celebrations Show Jumping Competition
Food Truck Festival
Ice Skating Rink Celebrations

Sunday
SnowTown in K-Town
Al Farsi International Kite Festival
Decopatch
Concert: Los Rumberos de Massachusetts
Ice Skating Rink Celebrations

Monday
SnowTown in K-Town
Al Farsi International Kite Festival
Decopatch
Ice Skating Rink Celebrations

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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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exhibition at Sultan Gallery

This weekend isn’t super busy but there are some interesting events taking place and most of them are free to attend. Check them out below:

Thursday
SnowTown in K-Town
Exhibition: Culture Fair: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Japanese Movie Night: The Chef of South Polar
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: In the Mood for Love
Jamstart Band
AMG’s Jazz at Home

Friday
SnowTown in K-Town
BAS 5th International Volleyball Tournament

Saturday
SnowTown in K-Town
Yoga with the 3
Community Table: Khaleej Series
AWARE Desert Camp
Dance Show: Musicality
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
Beach Ultimate Frisbee

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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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IMPROVengers Performing on Stage

The IMPROVengers comedy night is back and taking place tonight. There are still seats available so if you’re looking for something to do tonight, I highly recommend this. Here is the list of all the events taking place this weekend:

Thursday
SnowTown in K-Town
Fishackathon
Session: Heritage Workers
Music Night at GUST
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Ghadi
Photography Exhibition: Omar Zuriqi
Live Music with Zak Musawi
Live with the IMPROVengers

Friday
SnowTown in K-Town
Fishackathon
Concert: Russ

Saturday
SnowTown in K-Town
Fishackathon
Farmers Market
Guided Tour: Grand Mosque
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Cameraperson
Q8 Readers Book Club – Meet Mr. Saud Alsanousi

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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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Dazed and Confused is showing this weekend at Cinemagics! It’s easily one of my top 10 favorite movies ever and you should definitely watch it if you haven’t already. Other than that, the Madeenah walks are also back! It’s their first walk of the season so if you’re looking for something to do Friday morning, sign up to that. Check out the rest of this weekends events below:

Thursday
GulfRun Car Show
SnowTown in K-Town
Live Music: Temple Tree
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: La Haine

Friday
GulfRun Car Show
SnowTown in K-Town
Showjumping Competition
Madeenah Tour: City on Display
Kuwait Music Academy at Muse Lounge
KELSO Goes Off-Shore

Saturday
GulfRun Car Show
SnowTown in K-Town
International Self-Development Conference
Guided Photography Tour: Mosques
Q8 Readers Book Club – I Shall Not Hate
Qout Market
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Dazed and Confused

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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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Lots of events this weekend including two coffee festivals. Check out the full list of events taking place below:

Thursday
Filipos Brekkie
The Human Capital Forum
Cofe District Festival
The Kuwait Motor Show
Global Game Jam 2018
Sadu Reimagined
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: The Red Turtle

Friday
Charity Drive
Filipos Brekkie
The Kuwait Motor Show
Global Game Jam 2018
Sadu Reimagined
The Warehouse Series 0.2
Eighty Six Pop-up

Saturday
Filipos Brekkie
The Kuwait Motor Show
Global Game Jam 2018
Sadu Reimagined
Guided Tour: Landmarks of Old Kuwait City
Here Exhibit
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Things to Come

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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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A packed weekend with a lot of things going on. I’ll probably be hitting up the car show at 360 Mall as well as the Kuwait Aviation Show. Check out all the events taking place this weekend below:

Thursday
PostCraft Exhibition Tour 2018
Kuwait Aviation Show
Photography Gallery
The Kuwait Motor Show
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Everybody Wants Some!!

Friday
Kuwait Aviation Show
Photography Gallery
The Kuwait Motor Show
Kuwait Spartan Race
Book Club Meeting: Kuwait Bibliophiles
Oriental Musical Night at Argan Square

Saturday
Kuwait Aviation Show
Photography Gallery
The Kuwait Motor Show
Saturday Brunch at Barba
Guided Tour: Arab Organization Headquarters
Tea & Oud
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Escape from Alcatraz

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