Gulf Coast Skate Shop

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Here is a small business that isn’t a coffee shop.. a skate shop. Gulf Coast Skate Shop is a local business that is trying to support skateboarders in Kuwait. They don’t have a physical store, just an Instagram account which is fine. The only thing annoying though is they don’t have prices listed, so when you find something you like, you need to DM them for a quote which is a hassle.

If you’re a skateboarder and need boards, trucks, grip tape, wheels, etc.. then check them out @gulfcoastskate

2019-04-14T09:25:56+03:00Apr 14, 2019|3 Comments

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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There really wasn’t anything going on in Kuwait last weekend, but this weekend makes up for it. Lots to do and see but as usual, if I missed anything, let me know in the comments:

Exhibition: Sami Mohammad
Kuwait International Agro Food Exposition
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Excellence of Italian Vehicles & Motorbikes
The SIK Open Mic Night
Live Jazz Classics of Jazz Legends

Exhibition: Sami Mohammad
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Excellence of Italian Vehicles & Motorbikes
France eMotion – The Animated Journey
Yalla Move Kuwait

Exhibition: Sami Mohammad
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Excellence of Italian Vehicles & Motorbikes
France eMotion – The Animated Journey
Island Vibes – A Jivamukti Yoga Day retreat
Guided Tour: Grand Mosque
KBA Night Run
Movies At The Park: Peter Pan
Vinyl Destination

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.

2019-04-11T17:00:42+03:00Apr 11, 2019|0 Comments

Movies Showing in Kuwait this Weekend

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Dragged Across Concrete
Screenshot from Dragged Across Concrete

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

New This Weekend:
After (6.3)
Captive State (5.9)
Dragged Across Concrete (7.3)
Hellboy (6.2)
Little (5.2)
The Aftermath (6.2)
Last Prince of Atlantis (6.0)
The Wind (5.8)

Other Movies Showing Now:
Captain Marvel (6.0)
Dumbo (7.1)
Five Feet Apart (7.2)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (7.9)
Pet Sematary (6.9)
Shazam! (8.1)
The Hole in the Ground (5.8)
The Professor and the Madman (7.9)
Us (7.3)
Wonder Park (7.1)

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

Amazon Adventure 3D (6.6)
Fly Me to the Moon (4.5)
Galapagos 3D (8.6)
Oceans: Our Blue Planet (7.4)
Penguins (6.7)

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

2019-04-11T08:34:27+03:00Apr 11, 2019|4 Comments

Impossible Burgers Now Available in Kuwait

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Impossible Foods is a company that develops plant-based substitutes for meat and dairy products. They went viral a couple of years ago when they introduced their burger patty which not only looked like real meat but supposedly also tasted like real meat. Their burger patty was positioned as the future of meat since it used 96% less land, 87% less water and released 89% fewer emissions compared to burgers made with cow meat.

The Impossible burger grew in popularity and became available in a number of high end restaurants like Momofuku Nishi in NY and the Michelin-starred restaurant Public, but it also became available at more casual places like Umami Burger and White Castle. Now the Impossible patty has found its way to Kuwait.

The local burger chain Rock House Sliders launched the Impossible Slider funnily enough on April 1st. I haven’t tried it yet since I just got back to Kuwait, but I’ll be having some tonight since I’m really curious to try it. They have four different sliders made using the Impossible meat and they’re all priced at KD2.750 which is more than double the cost of their real meat sliders. So not cheap. But, if like me you’re interested to try it, RHS is on Talabat, Carriage, and Deliveroo. For more info visit @rockhousesliderskuwait

2019-04-10T09:03:32+03:00Apr 10, 2019|54 Comments

Dinner in the Sky Now in Kuwait

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The Belgian based novelty pop-up restaurant which uses a crane to raise its diners and chefs up into the air is now in Kuwait. The set up is located at Marina Crescent and they’re offering a bunch of different packages which I’ve listed here:

Tea Break: KD30
Lunch/dinner: KD50
Lunch/dinner with live music: KD60
Coffee Time (Ramadan): KD40

Their booking page only lets you book till the end of June so I’m assuming that’s how long they’ll be here for, but it’s already getting pretty hot so I highly doubt it’s gonna last that long. Plus the timing is a bit weird since Ramadan is around the corner and people generally don’t eat out the first two weeks.

If you want to find out more or even book a lunch or dinner, visit their website

Thanks Waleed

2019-04-09T00:24:36+03:00Apr 9, 2019|22 Comments

Ahmadi Drive-in Theater Demolished

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According to the blog Life in Kuwait, the Ahmadi drive-in theater got demolished last week. I guess this isn’t a surprise since it hadn’t been used in decades, but it’s always sad to see another part of Kuwait’s past go.

Next up I hear the ice skating rink is going to get demolished. I’ve been trying to confirm and get more details from TEC but whoever is running their instagram account doesn’t respond to comments or DM’s. So don’t take my word for it.

Anyway, here are some photos of the Ahmadi drive-in:
Ahmadi drive-in when it was being constructed
Ahmadi drive-in from a few years ago

2019-04-08T11:46:53+03:00Apr 8, 2019|14 Comments

Singa Pura – Singaporean Food in Kuwait

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Singa Pura is a new Singaporean restaurant that just opened up last week. I think it’s the first ever Singaporean restaurant in Kuwait since I don’t recall there ever being one. I actually had never had Singaporean food before, nor did I know what to expect so I was very curious to try them out. Now that I have, I think the best way to describe Singaporean food is that it lies somewhere between Thai and Indian cuisine, but closer to Thai which makes sense since they’re near each other.

Although Singa Pura just opened, they’ve actually been around for a while in the form of a home catering business. They still have their catering business active so if you don’t want to visit the restaurant you can also do that.

When I passed by Singa Pura for lunch it was pre-opening and so we didn’t have access to the full menu or final prices. But, I’ll be passing by again soon and once I do I will update this post with their menu. For now, if you’re interested in checking them out they’re located in the basement of Dasman Complex in the city. Here is their location on Google Maps and they’re on instagram @singapurakw

2019-04-07T21:05:42+03:00Apr 7, 2019|12 Comments

Dubai to Kuwait Route One of the Top 10 Busiest in the World

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According to OAG, the air travel intelligence company, the Dubai to Kuwait City route is the 10th busiest international air travel route in the world with 14,581 flights between March 2018 to February 2019. That’s pretty crazy considering how small the population of Kuwait is.

The #1 spot on the other hand went to the Kuala Lumpur to Singapore route with 30,187 flights during the same period.

1 Kuala Lumpur – Singapore 30,187
2 Hong Kong – Taipei 28,447
3 Jakarta – Singapore 27,046
4 Hong Kong – Shanghai 20,678
5 Jakarta – Kuala Lumpur 19,741
6 Seoul – Osaka 19,711
7 New York City – Toronto 17,038
8 Hong Kong – Seoul 15,770
9 Bangkok – Singapore 14,698
10 Dubai – Kuwait City 14,581

For more details and the full lists, visit the OAG Website.

2019-04-07T09:52:57+03:00Apr 7, 2019|7 Comments