No More Wataniya Airways

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After getting their operation suspended back in September, the civil aviation authority have now pulled the license for Wataniya Airways. They were originally suspended because of recurring flights’ delays and cancellations and were given three months to get their act together. Seems like they weren’t able to do that so for the second time in the airline’s history, they’ve had to shut down.

This is pretty disappointing news since Wataniya Airlines were flying to some interesting destinations and more competition in the market is always a good thing. [Link]


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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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Super busy weekend with a lot going on. Check out the full list of events taking place this weekend:

Thursday
Exhibition: Abstraction by Farouk Hosny
Pantomime: Aladdin
Silent Disco Kids Workout

Friday
Pantomime: Aladdin
Silent Disco Kids Workout
PlayStation Fifa19 Tournament
Experience Adventure 3.0
Gifts & Food Fair
Winter Craft Market
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
Kuwait Harps’ Youth Day
Italian Winter Bazaar
Family Seasonal Concert

Saturday
Exhibition: From Up There by Ramy Khair
Walking Tour : Landmarks Of Kuwait
Pantomime: Aladdin
PlayStation Fifa19 Tournament
Experience Adventure 3.0
Winter Football & Basketball Festival
Feed Market

If you’d like to share an event on the blog [Email Me]
For a full list of upcoming events click [Here]

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


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Movies Showing in Kuwait this Weekend

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Screenshot from Widows

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

New This Weekend:
Ben Is Back (6.7)
Bernie The Dolphin (N/A)
Bodysnatch (3.0)
Cats (5.6)
Fahrenheit 11/9 (5.8)
Green Book (8.3)
Mortal Engines (7.2)
Whitney (7.2)
Widows (7.4)

Other Movies Showing Now:
Creed II (8.0)
Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (6.2)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (7.1)
Guardians (4.0)
Hunter Killer (6.6)
Instant Family (7.6)
Johnny English Strikes Again (6.7)
Malicious (5.0)
Ralph Breaks the Internet (8.1)
Robin Hood (5.8)
The Girl in the Spider’s Web (6.1)
The Grinch (6.1)

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

Amazon Adventure 3D (6.6)
Oceans: Our Blue Planet (7.4)
Planet Power 3D (N/A)

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


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Some 80s-90s Nostalgia

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I came across the Instagram account @zmn_gmil that had some videos of Kuwait from the 80s and 90s which I hadn’t seen before. I went through the account and picked out a few videos I thought were worth sharing. One is embedded above, the rest are below.

The scene with the girl and her arm down the meat grinder (below) is probably why I never stuffed my hand inside one. All those old government-sponsored awareness videos I watched as a kid on KTV really stuck with me, even until today. It’s sad people don’t have that nowadays. I’ve seen so many parents, for example, let their kids hang out of the car’s sunroof, I’m sure if they knew how dangerous that could be they wouldn’t do it anymore. Anyway, check out the rest of the videos below.

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Chili’s Kuwait Towers Not Closing Down… For Now

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On Friday I had lunch at Chili’s next to the Kuwait Towers since it was meant to be their last day before closing down for good. Chili’s lost the bid for their Kuwait Towers location and so they were having a goodbye week of a sort. When Chili’s opened up on the Gulf Road 20 years ago, there really weren’t that many restaurant options which is why it was an extremely popular place with a long waiting list on weekends.

On Friday Chili’s posted on their instagram account that they would extend their operations for one more day to give more people time to come by for one last time. Something must have happened though since a few moments ago, Chili’s posted on their instagram account that due to a decision by the Ministry, they’re going to remain open until further notice.

Not sure what Ministry decision they’re talking about but if you didn’t have a chance to pass by and say goodbye, you’ve got a bit more time now.


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San Sebastian Cheesecakes

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When I posted about Japanese Cheesecakes last month, a friend made me aware of another kind of popular cheesecake called the San Sebastian. From what I gathered online, the San Sebastian cheesecake is actually a burnt basque cheesecake that was made popular by a bakery restaurant in San Sebastian called La Viña (I could be wrong so don’t quote me).

I ended up trying the cake from two places, and although they were both really good, I don’t think I’ll be having it again since it’s just too sweet for my taste.

Bread Talk
I heard their Japanese cheesecake was good but I ended up picking up a San Sebastian cake instead. They’ve got a lot of branches around so it’s super convinient to pick one up before heading to a dinner for example. Their cheesecake had an extremely creamy center and was super sweet but delicious.

Price: KD11.250

Burn
Burn is an online bakery that makes only one thing, San Sebastian cheesecakes. They’re not available on Carriage or anywhere else though so the only way to get a cake would be to WhatsApp them. This is not the most practical option. Their cheesecake also had a creamy center albeit not as creamy as the Bread Talk one.

Price: KD13

If you have a favorite San Sebastian cheesecake place let us know in the comments!


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Rain of ’97

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If you don’t read the title you could easily think this video was shot just a couple of weeks back (skip to 2:24). [YouTube]


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Kuwait City in the Fog II

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Since you guys liked the photo from yesterday, here is another beautiful shot of Kuwait City covered with fog. This photo was taken by the photographer Nasser AlQattan and you can check out his Instagram for more photos [Here]


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PASS App – Ticketless and Cashless Parking

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PASS App is a new app and service that recently launched and it has me excited because it’s a service I would so definitely use. I don’t like carrying around cash but I tend to do so mostly because I need cash to pay for parking. PASS App solves that issue by allowing me to pay for parking without the need to have cash.

The way it works is simple. You download the PASS App and set up an account. I added my two cars to the account and also added some money. Next time I visit 360 Mall (the only location where PASS App works right now), a camera that is installed at the gate will read my car plates and recognize me as a PASS App user. When I’m done shopping, I head to the exit and another camera will read my license plate and open the gate for me. The parking fee gets automatically deducted from the funds I have in my PASS App.

Such a simple idea but one that is so useful. Right now PASS App only works at 360 Mall, but once it gets installed in more places this is going to be such a practical service. If you want to try PASS App you can download it from [Here]

Also, check out their instagram account since they have videos explaining how the service works @get.pass


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Build the New 2019 Porsche 911

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Last week Porsche launched the all-new Porsche 911 and the Porsche Kuwait website already has been updated with the ability to build and price one out.

The new 911 Carrera S starts from KWD 37,300 while the Carrera 4S starts from KWD 39,600.

I really wish more car dealers in Kuwait allowed us to build and price cars on their local websites like Porsche does. I know I love building and pricing cars just for fun and I know other car guys love doing it as well. If you want to build and price the new Porsche 911 then click [Here]


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