VOX Cinemas Opening Tomorrow

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VOX Cinemas, the UAE-based cinema company is opening up in phase 4 of Avenues tomorrow night (April 25). They’ll be premiering the new Avengers movie but it’s an invite-only affair although, from my understanding, the box office should open up to the public tomorrow night if you’re interested in booking tickets for this coming weekend. *update below*

The VOX cinema has 17 screens with a seating capacity of over 1,500 seats. They’re the fourth cinema chain to open up in Kuwait and will be competing head to head with Cinespcape that is also open in Avenues. Here is a link to their [Website]

Update: I was just told tickets will NOT be going on sale tomorrow. They’re just opening the theater for the private premier and they are still waiting on some permits before they can sell tickets to the public.

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My Favorite Açaí Bowls in Kuwait

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A lot more places have started offering açaí bowls on their menu since I last shared a list in January. So far I’ve tried the açaí bowls at Liquid, Be Cafe, Bowl’d, Pick, Super Foods, Magnet, and JS Foods which is why decided to share my favorite ones below.

Here are my top 3 açaí bowls in Kuwait:

1- Be Cafe
2- Bowl’d
3- JS Foods

Be Cafe and Bowl’d both use the same açaí base but Be Cafe comes out on top because the granola they use is so much better (pictured above). But, they don’t always have açaí available and when I last spoke to them this past weekend, they were considering removing açaí from their menu completely. So without Be Cafe in the picture, my top 3 açaí bowls would be:

1- Bowl’d
2- JS Foods
3- Liquid

My only issue with JS Foods (pictured on the very top) is their location sucks and the fact they close at 5PM. If they had a location closer to my office or home, I’d probably pass by them more than I would Bowl’d or Liquid. If you have a favorite açaí place that isn’t mentioned here, let me know.

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48th Palestinian Cultural Exhibition Opens Today

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I went to this exhibition last year and I’m heading there again this year. There will be handicraft, embroidery, artwork, books, jewelry, and food for sale. Here is a bit more information on the Palestinian Culture Center:

The Palestinian Culture Center aims to support needy families and preserve the rich and vibrant culture of Palestine. It does this by encouraging ladies to continue a beautiful handicraft, embroidery, which has been in Palestine for hundreds of years and ensuring that the tradition is carried on to the younger generation.

The Center has been in operation since the early 1970’s in Kuwait and then moved to Jordan after 1990. Today, the PCC, has over 450 women from the Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan working on these beautiful pieces. For these women, the payment they receive is a great support for their families. The PCC also aims at supporting education and helps various schools and education programs in Palestine as well as needy families.

As a charity organization we use a simple rule in all our pricing. Thirty-three percent of the sale cost of an item is given to the woman that produces the work, thirty-three percent goes towards covering the cost of the item, and the remaining amount is distributed to schools, orphanages and needy families mostly in Palestine.

For more information on this event including location and timings, click [Here]

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Salem Al Mubarak Street Progress (April 2018)

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As most of you are aware by now, part of the old souq in Salmiya is being turned into a pedestrian-only area. The project was originally scheduled to be completed in February but due to delays, work is still going on right now.

The photos in this post were taken a couple of days back and they show the current progress. For more photos, click [Here]

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Billboards on the Gulf Road

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Why do we now have billboards every 20m on the Gulf Road? It used to be one of the most scenic roads in Kuwait and now it’s plastered with billboards all down the middle. If it was one billboard every now and then I can understand, if they were on the side of the Gulf Road, I could understand that as well, but they’re just back to back all along the middle. I think there are more billboards down the middle of the Gulf Road than there are palm trees, and I’m not exaggerating.

Speaking of billboards, do people still not know what it means when a word has a red squiggly line under it?

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Cryotherapy in Kuwait

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A cryo center called °CRYO recently opened up in Shuwaikh, in the complex across from VOL.1. Cryotherapy is used a lot by athletes to help with recovery, muscle repair, and inflammation. It’s a better and fancier alternative to ice baths which were scientifically proven to improve recovery.

Generally, cryotherapy is recommended right after a workout, the only problem is, a 3-minute session is going to cost you 25KD. Unless you’re a professional athlete or just loaded, this isn’t really a financially practical solution for most people.

If you’re interested, here is the link to the °CRYO instagram account [Link]

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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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art exhibit

Lots of events taking place this weekend, most of which are live musical performances. Check out the full list below and if let me know if I missed anything:

Exhibition: Abolish Article 153
Play: The Love for Three Oranges
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Lady Bird
Concert: TYGA
Live Music: Yousif Yaseen

Play: The Love for Three Oranges
The Games Crossfit Competition: Student Edition
Kanika Kapoor Live in Concert
Sal Houdini Concert
The Kuwait Jazz Collective

Exhibition: Abolish Article 153
Play: The Love for Three Oranges
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Dancer in the Dark
Summer Jammin’
What Makes You Happy?

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 Chappaquiddick

The movies below are now showing at either Cinescape, Grand Cinemas or Sky Cinemas:

New This Weekend:
Chappaquiddick (6.8)
Masha and the Bear (7.9)
Status Update (5.6)
Tall Tales from the Magical Garden of Antoon Krings (5.3)
The Titan (4.9)

Other Movies Showing:
A Quiet Place (8.4)
Acts of Violence (5.1) ♦
Mary and the Witch’s Flower (6.8)
Peter Rabbit (6.5)
Rampage (6.5)
Ready Player One (8.1)
Stolen princess: Ruslan and Ludmila (7.8)
The Hurricane Heist (4.8)
Tomb Raider (7.3)
You Were Never Really Here (7.5) ♦

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

Amazing Mighty Micro Monsters 3D (7.4)
America Wild: National Parks Adventure (5.9)
Dream Big 3D (7.9)
Tiny Giants 3D (8.0)
Watermelon Magic 3D (7.4)

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.
★ is for movies I’m interested in. ♦ implies movie might contain censorship.

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New Dedicated Jazeera Terminal Opening Next Month

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The new Jazeera Airways Airport Terminal is expected to start accepting passengers as early as mid-May. The new terminal is meant to alleviate the current overcrowding at Kuwait International Airport but like Sheikh Saad Terminal, it also means you don’t have to fly in and out of the main airport. I might just start flying with Jazeera again once this terminal opens up. Oh, and the new terminal has it’s own parking as well!

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Live Nation is Coming to Kuwait

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Live Nation

According to the Tamdeen Group annual report, they’ve signed with Live Nation to manage the events and activities that will take place at the International Tennis Complex that’s currently under construction next to 360 Mall. Live Nation is the largest live entertainment company. They are concert promoters, venue operators and also handle ticketing and artist management.

This is pretty big news since more and more concerts are taking place in Kuwait and with Live Nation coming in, it could also mean a lot more concerts will start taking place here. Not only that but since the largest arena at the tennis complex can hold 4,000 people, twice more than the largest theater at JACC, this could mean they’d be able to price the tickets cheaper.

Tennis Arena

Construction on the Sheikh Jaber Al-Abdullah AlJaber Al-Sabah International Tennis Complex is expected to be completed by next year. For previous posts on the tennis complex, click [Here]

Thanks lovelykuwait

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