Richard Mille Opening in Salhiya

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Horologists in Kuwait (all 4 of you) will be interested to know that we’re finally getting a Richard Mille store. While in Salhiya recently I noticed a hoarding up for Richard Mille in place of where the Vertu store used to be located.

Vertu used to be a luxury mobile phone brand but the company shut down a couple of years ago so makes sense that they finally closed the local location as well. I don’t think I had ever seen a single customer inside the store, like ever.

Richard Mille on the other hand is a high end luxury watchmaker with their most affordable watch starting at around KD15,000 (give or take) and can hit a few hundred thousand dinars easily. I was lucky enough to see two Richard Mille models being put together when I visited watchmakers Renaud & Papi in Switzerland a few years ago. Good times.

2019-03-12T11:37:06+03:00Mar 12, 2019|25 Comments

Old Gazelle Club Demolished

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Not sure when this happened, but the Gazelle Club Facebook group yesterday shared photos of where Gazelle Club used to be located and the buildings have now all been demolished and cleared. They did leave the pier on the other hand which is pictured above.

Gazelle Club was a very popular beach resort in Kuwait back in the 60s and up until the 1990 Gulf War. During the Gulf War the resort was badly damaged and it was never rebuilt again. I’ve posted and shared photos before and after photos on the blog before and you can check those out [Here]

But, I just realized while writing this post that there are a few photos of the club which I had acquired from the KOC Archive which I never shared before. So, I’m also sharing those photos below.

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2019-03-12T10:06:14+03:00Mar 12, 2019|10 Comments

KMT Open Track is Back

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Yesterday Kuwait Motor Town opened up registration for three open track day events set for March 23, April 19 and April 26. The March 23rd date sold out in around 40 minutes while the April 19th date sold out soon after. Right now there are still slots available for the April 26th date, so if you’re interested in participating with your car, you need to book asap. Here is the [Link]

2019-03-11T11:49:07+03:00Mar 11, 2019|8 Comments

Garden of Lights

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If you haven’t passed by Al Shaheed Park to check out their Garden of Lights festival then you should. I dropped by yesterday and had a lot of fun discovering their various light installations that were spread out all around the park. They even had a very cool Donkey Kong installation that was actually playable (pictured above).

Al Shaheed was pretty packed with people but I think that had to do more with the fact the weather was great and not because of the lights festival. The Garden of Lights ends in a few days, for more info check out the event post [Here]

2019-03-11T10:19:52+03:00Mar 11, 2019|4 Comments

Le Petit Chef Experience

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A couple of weeks back, The Regency Hotel got in touch with me and asked me if I’d be interested in experiencing “Le Petit Chef” since they were hosting it in Kuwait for a limited time. I quickly googled it and found the video below and it looked interesting, so I accepted their invitation.

Le Petit Chef is a dining experience based around a mini animated chef and his culinary adventures following the footsteps of Marco Polo. The experience combines 3D projection onto your table and a 6-course meal composed of dishes from around the world. I was told the show was 2 hours long so I had warned my friend we might end up leaving before the show was over if I got bored. Surprisingly, I didn’t and we ended up staying till the very end.

The show started at 8:30PM but we were told to get there early for pre-drinks. The 6-course meal also has an option of drinks to go along with it, and I’m pretty they’re all meant to be alcoholic drinks that were turned into mocktails for Kuwait. When one of the drinks arrived I told my friend it looked like a smoked rosemary whisky sour and when I tried it, I realized it was, just without the whisky of course. At one point during the dinner, the waiter even asked us if we wanted white or red wine with one of the courses. Cute.

Just before the show started we were all led downstairs to one of The Regency’s restaurants which is currently hosting Le Petit Chef. The setup is pretty simple, but it works. Every table had a projector over it that projected 3D footage onto the table. Items like plates and trays get placed in predefined spots on the table so that whatever is being projected looks like it’s interacting with the real physical items.

The show was pretty cheesy, but I actually enjoyed it. The food was ok, nothing really special but I still had a good time because I hadn’t experienced anything like it before. It’s like those restaurants that serve you food in complete darkness or the sub zero ice bars, they’re gimmicks you experience once with a friend, have fun but never go back to. Le Petit Chef is pretty much the same. Two hours ended up flying by without feeling too long nor with me getting bored (which is impressive).

The price, on the other hand, is going to be a bit hard to swallow. The 6-course meal costs KD39 per person, while the accompanying drinks are an extra KD12. So it’s not a place you’d want to take kids to. My recommendation? Skip the drinks, they’re too many and there’s no alcohol involved so you won’t enjoy them. The show is running for a limited time only and takes place daily at 8:30PM except for Sundays. If you’re interested you need to call and book ahead of time on 25766880.

2019-03-10T11:15:56+03:00Mar 10, 2019|2 Comments

Mercedes Opening at The Avenues?

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Spotted this teaser at The Avenues this past weekend in Phase 4. Looks like Mercedes might be opening a small dealership there and if they are, that’s pretty smart.

2019-03-10T08:29:16+03:00Mar 10, 2019|16 Comments

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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This weekend isn’t as busy as last weekend, but I did find some cool events so there should be enough in the list below to keep you busy. If I missed anything let me know in the comments:

Thursday
Exhibition: RE_USE
Garden of Lights Festival
TypeCal 2019
Study UK Fair
Ascend’s Movie Night – Free Solo
Music: Galaxy Juice

Friday
Exhibition: RE_USE
Garden of Lights Festival
TypeCal 2019
Shinsawi: Beach Cleanup
Gulf Run Karting Endurance Race
Cricket: Titans vs KWT U19

Saturday
Exhibition: RE_USE
Garden of Lights Festival
TypeCal 2019
Gulf Run Karting Endurance Race
Qout Market
Madeenah Tour: Mubarakiyah Market
The Housh Weekend Series featuring Omar Dean
Korean Music Concert
Yoga & Art

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.

2019-03-07T15:15:47+03:00Mar 7, 2019|0 Comments

Movies Showing in Kuwait this Weekend

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Screenshot from Captain Marvel

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

New This Weekend:
Captain Marvel (6.0)
Greta (6.1)
Take Point (5.7)

Other Movies Showing Now:
A Madea Family Funeral (N/A)
Alita: Battle Angel (7.6)
BOO! (4.2)
Cold Pursuit (7.3)
Escape Room (6.4)
Fighting with My Family (7.8)
Happy Death Day 2U (6.8)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (7.9)
Kikoriki. Deja Vu (5.8)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (8.6)
The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang (5.4)
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (7.4)
The Upside (6.2)
The Vanishing (5.8)
Toys & Pets (6.4)

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)
Planet Power 3D (N/A)

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

2019-03-07T08:18:26+03:00Mar 7, 2019|0 Comments