Roads Getting Repaired Soon

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In a rare gesture by an official of high ranking, Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Housing Affairs Dr. Jenan Boushehri apologized to the Kuwaiti people and residents of the country for the damage on the roads.

The action plan to repair the roads is proceeding rapidly, the minister said, however, she indicated that the competent authorities were carefully and closely checking specifications of the repair materials to avert recurrence of an identical problem in the future. [Source]

Finally! Not only are the roads gonna get fixed, but the new mixture they’ll be using for the tarmac will also hopefully solve the flying gravel issue in the long run.

2019-02-17T08:06:44+03:00Feb 17, 2019|42 Comments

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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Below is this weekends list of events. As usual, if I missed anything, let me know.

Thursday
Exhibition: RE_USE
New Waves in Contemporary Egyptian Art
Exhibition: Suhaila Al Najdi and Mahmoud Maghraby
The Syrian Journey; The Affordable Art Exhibition
9Bach and Nawaf Gheraibah Live Concert

Friday
Exhibition: RE_USE
New Waves in Contemporary Egyptian Art
Yoga With Fatheya
6th Men’s International Volleyball Tournament
IMPROV Show: We’re All Alone Together Comedy Night

Saturday
Exhibition: RE_USE
New Waves in Contemporary Egyptian Art
Exhibition: Suhaila Al Najdi and Mahmoud Maghraby
Yoga with Cats!
Picnic at Arabella

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.

2019-02-14T13:14:57+03:00Feb 14, 2019|2 Comments

Movies Showing in Kuwait this Weekend

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Screenshot from Alita: Battle Angel

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

New This Weekend:
Alita: Battle Angel (7.6)
Happy Death Day 2U (6.8)
Racetime (7.2)
Stan & Ollie (7.6)
The Quake (6.2)
The Vanishing (5.8)
Time Freak (5.7)

Other Movies Showing Now:
A Dog’s Way Home (6.4)
Aquaman (8.2)
At Eternity’s Gate (7.0)
Cold Pursuit (7.3)
Destroyer (6.8)
Dragon Ball Super: Broly (8.5)
Glass (8.1)
Ralph Breaks the Internet (8.1)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (8.6)
The Kid Who Would Be King (5.8)
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (7.4)
The Prodigy (N/A)
The Unspoken (4.9)
The Upside (6.2)

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.

2019-02-14T07:50:33+03:00Feb 14, 2019|4 Comments

Restaurants to Try in Qatar

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Since I’m in Qatar for the week I asked my followers on Instagram to recommend restaurants for me to try out. Below is the list I’ve compiled of all the recommendations. I haven’t tried them all so can’t vouch if they’re any good or not, but at least it’s a starting point for when you’re ever in Qatar:

CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Flat White (coffee)
Gastronomy (dessert)
Graze (grand & go)
Hakkasan
Halo (dessert)
Kava (coffee)
La Mar
Market by Jean Georges
Morimoto
Nobu
Novikov
Opal by Gordon Ramsay
Spice Market
Sugar & Spice (dessert)
Toro Toro

If there is a place I missed that you think should be on the list, let me know in the comments below.

2019-02-13T12:02:13+03:00Feb 13, 2019|22 Comments

Kuwait Airways T4 Parking No Longer Free

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One of the advantages of flying out of the new Kuwait Airways terminal was the fact that their parking was free since they hadn’t installed the parking gates yet. But, that isn’t the case anymore. Here are the new T4 parking rates:

Short Term Parking
500fils for the first hour
500fils for the second hour
1KD per hour after that

Long Term Parking
2KD per day

Long term parking cost is the same in both the main terminal and the Kuwait Airways terminal. The short term parking, on the other hand, is different. Short term parking at the main terminal is 200 fils for the first hour and 400 fils per hour subsequently. It’s also a maximum (if I remember correctly) 5KD a day.

I got a WhatsApp forward of someone’s parking bill at the Kuwait Airways terminal, they had accidentally parked in the short term lot for 2 days and 9 hours and ended up with a bill of 55KD. So if you do fly out of T4, make sure you park your car in the correct lot.

2019-02-13T11:18:09+03:00Feb 13, 2019|15 Comments

We’re All Alone Together Comedy Night

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My favorite local comedy show is back again this weekend. If you’re looking for something to do this Friday (Shani/Valentines Day) then you should consider the Staged in Kuwait IMPROV comedy night. They’re always hilarious and I’ve never gone and not had a good time.

Tickets are reasonably priced at KD10 and the show will take place at the American United School. For more details click [Here]

Update: A friend just informed me that Valentine’s is actually on Thursday not Friday. Oops.

2019-02-12T19:06:31+03:00Feb 12, 2019|3 Comments

What’s Your Impression on Deliveroo?

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Just over a week ago Deliveroo went live and since then I’ve only managed to use them once. Not because I had a bad experience or anything, my food actually got delivered ahead of time. But the reason I’ve used them only once is because only one of the restaurants I frequently order from are on Deliveroo while the rest are still only Carriage.

But, I have been hearing a lot of good stuff about them, mostly about how their customer service is so great. I think Carriage’s biggest weakness is their customer service which is why Deliveroo might be focusing so much on it. People have been getting Deliveroo credit for late orders, some people have gotten hand written apology notes and I personally had a good experience when I posted the photo above of one of their drivers looking super dope and asked for the jacket. They actually sent me one the next day and it’s actually a very cool jacket.

So what has your experience been like?

2019-02-11T12:07:54+03:00Feb 11, 2019|58 Comments