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50s to 90s Videos

Al-Jamil School, Class of 1978

My cousin used to go to Al-Jamil but I had no idea it was that old. I actually just googled it and found out it originally opened back in 1960! This is from Wikipedia:

Al-Jamil Private School, Salmya was created in 1960 by a partnership including its first principal, Khawla Rizk, a Lebanese woman who was residing in Kuwait at the time. Al-Jamil started out as a private school in a hangar belonging to the Caterpillar, Inc. dealership in Surra, now a suburb of Kuwait City. In the late 70’s the school had nearly 1200 students in 1st through 12th grade. It produced some of the top students at the national level. In 1980 three of the top 10 national secondary school certificate list came from Al Jamil. After the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1991, the Surra school campus became deserted and was later relocated to Maydan Hawalli. The old campus still remains deserted a reminder and a standing testimony to the damage caused by the tyrant of Iraq.

Does anyone have any footage from Sunshine School between 1980-1990? If you do, let me know I’ll help you digitize it.

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News Videos

Huge Fire Last Night West of Mina Abdullah

This fire took place late last night so there isn’t much info out on it yet. I did find one article this morning saying it was extinguished but based on snapchat video below shot by a firefighter at around 7:45AM, it looks like the fire still hasn’t been put out.

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50s to 90s Videos

Kuwait – 1988

A short video recorded back in 1988 showing various parts of Kuwait including the now-demolished Al Salam Building, Souk Mubarakiya, the stock exchange and Sultan Center (which looked a lot better than it does today). If you want to check out other videos recorded back in 1988 including one of ASK, click here.

via Reddit

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Interesting Videos

Inside the Abandoned Entertainment City

It’s starting to look like one of those abandoned Soviet parks. On the bright side, they’re building a new Entertainment City soon in its place although as a nostalgic person I just wish they keep the park as is and just refurbish it.

Thanks Alex

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50s to 90s Videos

Holiday in Kuwait – 1966

I got the email below from a reader who used to live in Kuwait back in the 50s. Not sure how I never came across the video above myself!

Ahmadi In the 50s
I moved out there in 49 and went to the Anglo American school as did my sister Vivienne, In 54 I was sent to school in England and returned every summer to Kuwait on the lollypop Special flights. Most of the Holiday was spent at the Hubara Club around the pool and I remember going to the outdoor cinema with just a chair on the sand.

My last visit was in 1966 with a friend from the uk and I took some movie pictures of my time out there, this has been on Utube for some time under the title “Holiday in Kuwait 1966” which some of you may find interesting enjoy

– Nigel Horner

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Videos

Salmiya Flooded Last Night

This happens every year but no idea why it was more severe yesterday.

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Automotive Food Travel Videos

Autonomous Vehicle Baqala

Spotted this in Dubai over the weekend. It’s an autonomous vehicle that just drives around until someone waves at it and then it stops. Once it stops you can then buy water and snacks from it.

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50s to 90s Videos

Videos of Ahmadi from the 1950s

I have a series of old posts called “Life in Kuwait back in the 1950s” that still attracts some of the most amazing comments today by people who used to live in Ahmadi in the 50s. I’ve even previously posted about how a bunch of kids who grew up in Ahmadi together were able to reconnect after 60 years in the comments of one of these posts and now someone left another very interesting comment. Mike Green grew up in Kuwait in the early 50s and he converted some of his parents old 8mm film to digital and uploaded the footage to youtube. Below is his story along with the videos:

My Dad (Cliff Green) arrived in Kuwait in 1953, and the rest of the family left rainy Manchester in a Dakota the following year. My final time in Ahmadi was 1968 when I started work in the UK, and Dad left in 1971. I have converted some old Standard 8 film to digital and that along with some interspersed photos and modern film I have posted on YouTube.

Many of the “second generation” along with now very few older generation meet each year for an Ahmadi reunion which has been running now for nearly 50 years. In 2010 my sister and I visited Ahmadi on our way to Dubai and it was very strange to see the old haunts still there but there have been many changes to the housing (etc).

The Hubara Club has been renovated but there are still some remnants of the old days which were not destroyed during the invasion. Particularly (and how strange is this memory) the power socket on the outdoor stage is still the same one I used back in 1966 with Chris & Glyn Gustar, and Kerry Scott as our “holiday band” got into full swing – supporting, if I remember “The Twisters” I must consider putting down on paper more of the life we had as “privileged kids” during the 1950’s and early 60’s.

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Videos

YouTube Premium Now Available in Kuwait

I spend more time on YouTube than I do Netflix which is why when YouTube launched their Premium ad-free service a few years ago in the US, I signed up to it right away. The cost was $9.99 a month and it was worth it since it meant I no longer had to watch long ads before and in the middle of my videos.

But last week YouTube Premium became available in Kuwait and for a cheaper price! YouTube Premium costs $5.99 if you live in Kuwait and a family account for 5 people costs just $8.99. So this morning I canceled my YouTube Premium on my US YouTube account and signed up to it again from my Kuwait YouTube account. $5.99 is a really good price if you hate all those YouTube ads.

If you want to sign up to Premium then click here.

via Reddit

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Funny Videos

Jimmy Kimmel and a Guy from Kuwait

I got this sent to me yesterday and it’s pretty funny.

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Videos

Water Tower Collapses During Construction

There are new ones being constructed near Khiran so my guess is that’s where this happened.

via reddit

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Videos

Al Hamra Tower Got Flooded

I got a bunch of videos forwarded to me a while ago. Turns out a pipe burst in Al Hamra Tower earlier today and flooded the basement of the mall. This hasn’t been a good week for them, just a few days ago the whole building had a power outage and now this.

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Videos

The Demolition of Al Sawaber

I don’t recall I’ve ever seen a building in Kuwait get demolished like this before. [YouTube]

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Videos

Anyone know whats going on here?

Was the guy hiding behind the traffic light? I don’t get it… [YouTube]

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Automotive Videos

Kuwait Motor Town Trailer

A few hours ago Kuwait Motor Town uploaded a coming soon trailer highlighting the various activities that will be available at the race track. I’m super excited since it looks like it’s finally happening. Check out the trailer above or on [YouTube]