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Activities Things to do

Skydive this Weekend for 79KD

There isn’t much happening this long weekend, but if you’re in Kuwait and are looking for something new and fun to do, you could try skydiving.

Kuwait Skydive has been open since 2017 and I remember when they first launched they were charging 160KD for a tandem jump (that’s when you jump while attached to a professional skydiver). That price eventually dropped down to 99KD, and now it’s dropped even further. They currently have an end of year offer where you could skydive for just 79KD.

For comparison, I paid 80KD to skydive in Cape Town years ago, and in Dubai, it costs around 200KD to skydive right now. So 79KD is a great price, and if it’s something on your bucket list, this is a great chance to check it off.

The skydive center is located in Khiran and so the view while jumping is of the Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City. The whole experience takes less than 2 hours from start to finish. Once you arrive to the center you’ll first be asked to fill in some paperwork before getting a quick orientation and your jump harness ready. The plane ride up is around 15 mins long, and then once you jump, you free-fall for around a minute before the parachute opens. After that it’s a chill 5-7 minute ride back down.

The Kuwait Skydive center is open everyday this long weekend including January 1st. They’ll be open from 9AM till sunset and it’s highly recommended you pre-book your jump online before arrival. To book a jump, click here.

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Events Things to do

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

Below are some of the cool events taking place this weekend, as usual, let me know if I missed anything:

Thursday, December 14
Mirzaam Interiors Expo
The Avenues Sky
The Festive Bazaar
Cofe Fest at Al Hamra
Season Expo at Murouj
‎‏Stars & Milky Way Photography

Friday, December 15
Mirzaam Interiors Expo
Battle Fitness Festival 2023
The Avenues Sky
Cofe Fest at Al Hamra
Season Expo at Murouj
‎‏Stars & Milky Way Photography
BBQ with Madang

Saturday, December 16
Mirzaam Interiors Expo
Battle Fitness Festival 2023
Saracen Race 2023
CAP Movie Night: Stone Cold Justice
The Avenues Sky
Joyeuse Nuit Painting Experience
Wejha Art Center Bazaar
Shakshooka Market
Cofe Fest at Al Hamra
Season Expo at Murouj
The Festive Bazaar

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Events Things to do

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

Below are some of the cool events taking place this weekend, as usual, let me know if I missed anything:

Thursday, December 7
Horror Con Festival
Pinocchio – The Panto
Lights City at Murouj
Outdoor Sports Expo
12H Kuwait Middle East Trophy
R.U.R Play

Friday, December 8
Horror Con Festival
Pinocchio – The Panto
Lights City at Murouj
Kuwait Figure Skating Championship
Outdoor Sports Expo
The Kuwait Coffee Festival
12H Kuwait Middle East Trophy

Saturday, December 9
Horror Con Festival
Pinocchio – The Panto
Lights City at Murouj
Palestinian Movie Night at CAP
Kuwait Figure Skating Championship
Outdoor Sports Expo
The Kuwait Coffee Festival
Qout Market
R.U.R Play
12H Kuwait Middle East Trophy
Winter Festival and Bazaar
Heartful Charitable Art Exhibition & Auction

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Events Things to do

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

Below are some of the cool events taking place this weekend, as usual, let me know if I missed anything:

Thursday, November 30
Pinocchio – The Panto
Murouj Perfume Market
The OUTLET Expo
Kuwait International Bookfair

Friday, December 1
Pinocchio – The Panto
Murouj Perfume Market
The OUTLET Expo
Kuwait International Bookfair
Messilah Equestrian Club Show Jumping Event

Saturday, December 2
Pinocchio – The Panto
Murouj Perfume Market
The OUTLET Expo
Jusoor Run 2023
Messilah Equestrian Club Show Jumping Event
Kuwait International Bookfair
Authentic Palestinian Art Event

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Things to do

Watch the Camel Races this Saturday

During the camel racing season (October to March) the races take place every Saturday at the Kuwait Camel Racing Club.

The races start at a different time every week but this Saturday they will start at 1:30PM and there will be a total of 9 races.

There is no entrance fee and you can either watch the races from the sidelines, drive up to the starting lines and watch the start of the race, or just drive around the track in your car following the race (it can get chaotic).

It’s really chill, not that busy and everyone is pretty friendly. I tend to drop by anytime I feel like having a photoshoot for one of my cars or if I just feel like driving out somehwere.

Here is the location on Google Maps.

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Animals & Wildlife Things to do

Visit the Flamingo Observation Deck

It’s flamingos and birdwatching season right now. Winter in Kuwait is an excellent time to observe rare birds that you wouldn’t see during the rest of the year with flamingos probably being the most popular one people like to see.

There are a number of spots across the coast where you can watch flamingos in the winter, they start from near the free trade zone and stretch up all the way to Doha. One of my favorite spots to birdwatch is the “Flamingo Observation Deck” which you can find by searching on Google Maps.

The Flamingo Observation Desk is a long stretch of pathway that takes you close to some marshes near the sea, and close to where many birds tend to hang out. Don’t expect to be able to get close to the birds since the closer you get the further they fly away from you. I’ve previously been able to watch the flamingos using my drone, but a better way would be to just watch them from a distance, or through binoculars or cameras with zoom lenses.

Sometimes the tide is low and the birds are further away, in that case I recommend a good pair of Wellington boots so that you can walk in the mud and get closer to them.

Wherever you decide to birdwatch from, please cleanup after yourselves and don’t leave anything behind. After posting about duck park last time I got a lot of people telling me they visited and it was littered. Don’t leave any trace after you leave.

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Art Things to do Travel

Visit the Noor Riyadh Festival 2023

Last year I visited Riyadh to check out the Noor Festival, the largest light art festival in the world. Noor means light in Arabic and last year they had 44 different light installations spread across Riyadh and some were really epic. This year the festival is going to be even bigger with over 80 artists invited to participate.

Monira Al Qadiri (@moniraism), the Kuwaiti visual artist whom I’ve previously featured on the blog before is one of the artists invited to take part in the festival this year which starts on November 30th and continue till December 16th.

Visiting the different light installations is free and finding them is easy using the festival app.

If you’ve never been to Riyadh it’s a fun road trip if you want to drive down. Any resident of Kuwait can also apply for a Saudi tourism eVisa no matter of your nationality. There is a lot to do in Riyadh in terms of things to see and restaurants to experience. Last year I went for one night only because there were a handful of light installations I wanted to see but it was really hectic and I wished I stayed a night longer. You can do it in just a night if you really want but two nights would be much better experience.

For more information on the festival, visit @noorriyadhfestival or riyadhart.sa/en/noor-riyadh

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Events Things to do

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

Below are some events taking place this weekend, as usual, let me know if I missed anything:

Thursday, November 16
Gardenia Pop-up
TK Market
GulfRun GP 2023
GR Yaris Cup 2023

Friday, November 17
DAI Fall Festival
GulfRun GP 2023
GR Yaris Cup 2023
Gardenia Pop-up
TK Market
Classic Cars & Trucks Gathering

Saturday, November 18
GulfRun GP 2023
GR Yaris Cup 2023
Tape Painting in the Garden
Gardenia Pop-up
Basta Gardening Workshop
Kashta with MADANG
Storytelling with Mariam AlEissa
Winter Market
TK Market
Classic Cars & Trucks Gathering

Exhibitions
Arabia Felix and Rome
Palestine Art Stands
The Eye of The Sky Drone Photography Exhibition
SIF, An Introduction by Mohammad Kassem

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Things to do

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

Below are some events taking place this weekend, as usual, let me know if I missed anything:

Thursday, November 9
Flare Fitness Festival 2023
ArtnDine x Barba
AIU Film Festival 2023

Friday, November 10
Flare Fitness Festival 2023
Story Telling with Mansoor AlMansoor
AIU Film Festival 2023

Saturday, November 11
Flare Fitness Festival 2023
RunKuwait 2023
Coming Renaissance Art Experience
Sadu House Guided Tour
Grand Mosque Tour
AIU Film Festival 2023

Exhibitions
Arabia Felix and Rome
Palestine Art Stands
The Eye of The Sky Drone Photography Exhibition
SIF, An Introduction by Mohammad Kassem

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Events Things to do

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

Below are some events taking place this weekend, as usual, let me know if I missed anything:

Thursday, November 2
The IMPROVengers Comedy Night
The Perfume Expo
Kuwait Outdoor Expo
AlSadu Museum Guided Tour

Friday, November 3
The Perfume Expo
Kuwait Outdoor Expo
AlSadu Museum Guided Tour
Alboyahra Farm Reopens
Eco Warriors Beach Clean Up

Saturday, November 4
The Perfume Expo
Kuwait Outdoor Expo
AlSadu Museum Guided Tour
Alboyahra Farm Reopens
Art N Dine: Weave of Cultures

Exhibitions
Arabia Felix and Rome
Palestine Art Stands
The Eye of The Sky Drone Photography Exhibition
Sacred I by Yasmine El Hazek
SIF, An Introduction by Mohammad Kassem

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Activities Fun Sports Things to do

Tee Off at the Sahara Golf Driving Range

Earlier this year, I discovered the Sahara Golf Club driving range, and it turned into a fun outdoor activity that I enjoyed a couple of times with friends.

The driving range is located inside the golf course and you are driven to it on their golf carts. You don’t need to know how to play golf to be able to enjoy the driving range, it’s just an open area where you hit balls as far as you can. It’s a popular activity in the States and can be something you do alone or with a group of friends.

The cost for using the driving range is surprisingly affordable considering it’s at the Sahara Golf Club. For non-members, it’s 10KD for 2 hours and that includes 150 balls. If you don’t have a golf club, you can rent one for 3KD while an additional 150 balls are also 3KD.

The Sahara Golf Club is open daily from 5:30 AM, and the last check-in time for the driving range is 8 PM. To use the driving range just head to their golf shop or book ahead by calling them up on 22203410/11.

There is a basic dress code which I’ve shared above. They also offer lessons if you’re interested. At just 13KD, I think this is one of the most affordable and fun outdoor activities in Kuwait. Here is the link to their website.

Photo on top from @itsgee98

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Events Things to do

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

I thought the events were starting to pick up but I guess it might be still a bit too warm. Below are some events I found taking place this weekend, if I missed anything, let me know.

Thursday, October 12
Bunka x Cadillac

Friday, October 13
Game Night at Bonjiri

Saturday, October 14
IFK Brunch in the Garden
Storytelling with Aseel AlYaqoub
Sunrise Paddling
Risograph Workshop

Exhibitions
The Eye of The Sky Drone Photography Exhibition
Sacred I by Yasmine El Hazek
SIF, An Introduction by Mohammad Kassem

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Events Things to do

Things to do in Kuwait this Long Weekend

The weather is getting cooler and so the events are starting to pop up again. This weekend there are a bunch of cool things happening, check them out in the list below:

Wednesday, Sep 27
Mozart Concerto
Auto World Show
Mini Zoo at The Gate Mall

Thursday, Sep 28
Mozart Concerto
POP UP by Comfest
IMPROVengers Comedy Night
Slow Days Pop-up by Thrf
Auto World Show
Mini Zoo at The Gate Mall
A Night with Miami

Friday, Sep 29
POP UP by Comfest
Slow Days Pop-up by Thrf
Auto World Show
Mini Zoo at The Gate Mall
A Night with Miami
Cars & Coffee

Saturday, Sep 30
POP UP by Comfest
Wejha Summer Bazaar
Auto World Show
Mini Zoo at The Gate Mall
A Night with Miami
Riso Print Workshop

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Events Things to do

4 Things Happening in Kuwait this Weekend

The weather is getting cooler so the events are starting to pop up again. This weekend there are 4 interesting events taking place:

Colors of Armenia
If you’re into painting, the Armenian community and embassy in Kuwait is celebrating Armenian heritage with a vibrant painting event.

Powerlifting Competition
There is a power lifting competition taking place this weekend which is something different.

Storytelling with Omar Hamada
Qesati are holding a talk this weekend with Omar Hamada, the owner of Lyfe Cycle.

Is this thing on?
Art Scene are holding an open mic night featuring poetry, music, comedy and performance.

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Events Food Things to do

Vibe Food Fest

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, Yard is holding a food festival in Al Hamra Mall. The ‘Vibe Food Fest’ starts this Wednesday August 2nd and runs till Saturday August 5th from 10AM to 10PM. @yardkw