Saturday, February 3, 2018

Kuwait's love for ice and snow

Kuwait's love for cold, snow and ice has always been there, with people making plans to visit Canada, Europe, East Europe (Bosnia, Georgia, etc) and conquering the amazing mountains of Everest, K2 and others. Kuwait had its 1st Outdoor Ice Skating Winter Carnival in 2016 between January 17th and February 13th which showed a lot of  promise with the people attending and spending their Winter and Hala February festival season with the ice skating in the open, restaurants in the oudoors, fun for kids, winter theme, shopping and other attractions. It was called Winter Land (http://www.winterlandkw.com/)


This year 2018 we have many events.
SNOW TOWN
#SnowTownKw
Date: 1st February 2018 until 10th March 2018
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Location: Al-Shaheed Park, Phase 2
Pricing: 2 KD Entrance
Pricing: 6 KD All Day Pass
(Tickets can be bought at event)
Facebook: SnowTownKW (CLICK HERE)
Instagram: SnowTown_KW (CLICK HERE)
Twitter: SnowTownKW (CLICK HERE)
Snapchat: SnowTownKW
(Organised by COZMO)
Attractions at the event:
1. Topiary
2. Polar Bear
3. Green Musicians
4. English Man
5. Colorful Musicians
6. Clockman Statue
7. Aerial Heliosphere
8. Mirror Family
9. 3D Painter
10. LED Parade
11. Ice Skating
12. Invisible Man
13. Ice Sculpture


ICE VILLAGE EXPO
#IceVillageExpo
Date: 15th - 16th - 17th February 2018
Location: Kuwait International Fairground Outside Parking H3
Instagram: icevillageexpo (CLICK HERE)
Attractions: Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Over 90 different stalls.


WINTER FESTIVAL
Kidzania
#KidZaniaWinterFestival
#KidZaniaKuwait
Date: 14th December 2017 - 28th February 2018
Time: 9 am to 9 pm (Weekdays) except Thursday till 11 pm
Time: 10 am to 11 pm (Weekends)
Location: KidZania, Level 1, The Avenues Mall
Contact: 22283180
Ticket :
Children ages under 2 years = Free
Children ages between 2-3 = KD 8
Children ages between 4-12 = KD 12
Adults = KD 8
Visitors with disabilities - KD 6
Instagram: kidzaniakuwait (CLICK HERE)
Facebook: KidZaniaKuwait (CLICK HERE)
Twitter: KidZaniaKuwait (CLICK HERE)
Enjoy the Ultimate Winter Wonderland at KidZania with more ice & Chills! Snowfall, skating rink, ice cave and live performances.


ICE SKATING RINK
Touristic Enterprises Company
#IceSkatingKuwait #TecQ8
Date: Throughout the year
Time: 8:30 am to 10 pm
Location: Kuwait City, Al Soor Street, Mirqab
Entry Ticket Pricing for 1.5 hours :
- KD 3 for per person
- KD 2 for per person for group (of 50 or more)
- KD 0.5 for the child's maid
Instagram: TecQ8 (CLICK HERE)
Facebook: TecQ8 (CLICK HERE)
Twitter: TecQ8 (CLICK HERE)
Youtube: TecQ8 (CLICK HERE)
The Ice Skating Rink which contains 2 ice rinks was established in March 1980 as part of the Green Fence area in Kuwait City. The Olympic size rink which is 1800 square meters of ice and an arena that can accommodate 1600 viewers. A smaller rink of 800 square meters in size with a 600 seating arena provides ample requirements for people.


PROMENADE ICE
#PromenadeIceKW
Date: Throughout the year
Time: 10 am to 10 pm (Saturday-Wednesday)
Time: 10 am to 11 pm (Thursday-Friday)
Contact: 22277138
Prices per sessions (One hour sessions):
 Session Pass + Skating buddy = KD 8 for 1 hour
Session Pass - KD 6 for 1 hour
Skating buddy = KD 2 for 1 hour
Socks = KD 1
Gloves = KD 1
Location: Level 1, Promenade Mall, Hawally
Instagram: promenadeicekw (CLICK HERE)
Twitter: promenadeicekw (CLICK HERE)
Snapchat: promenadeicekw
Youtube: CLICK HERE
Enjoy the skating experience on ice surface of 548 square meter and a LED illuminated ice cave with a length of 226 square meters. Promenade ice offers public skating sessions, ice skating lessons and ice rink bookings such as birthday parties, school trips and other events.


BELOW ZER0°
#BelowZeroKW
Date: Throughout the year
Time: 10 am to 11 pm
One hour sessions
Contact: 22277138
Location: Level M, Jahra Mall, Jahra Industrial Area
Instagram: belowzerokw (CLICK HERE)
Facebook: belowzerokw (CLICK HERE)
Instagram: jahra_mall (CLICK HERE)


MINUS 11
#minus_11 #minus11
Restaurant & Cafe (The largest Ice lounge in Kuwait)
Date: Throughout the year
Time: 10 am to 11 pm
Contact: 22968166
Location: M1, Tijaria Commercial Tower, Al Soor Street, Kuwait City
Instagram: minus11.kuw (CLICK HERE)
Snapchat: minus11.kuw
Twitter: Minus11_k (CLICK HERE)

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Golden Age Circus

Touristic Enterprises Company of Kuwait brings Cirque Madona Bouglione's 'The Golden Age Circus' to the people of Kuwait starting from 20/01/2018 (January 2018). It features more than a dozen of the world's finest circus performance acts. (All images courtesy to TEC Kuwait)
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WEBSITE: https://circus.kuwaittourism.com
Date: 20/01/2018 until 31/03/2018
Time: Weekdays 1 show (6:30 pm-8:30 pm)
Time: Weekend 2 shows (3 pm - 5 pm and 7 pm - 9 pm)
Venue: Entertainment City, Doha, Kuwait
(Transportation available from Ice skating rink, Al Soor Street, Mirqab, Kuwait City)
The timings for the buses as below (arrive 15 mins before departure time)
Weekdays
Departing Ice Skating Rink at 5 pm
Return Trip departing Circus at 9 pm
Weekends
For 3 pm Show
Departing Ice Skating Rink at 1:30 pm
Return Trip departing Circus at 5:30 pm
For 7 pm Show
Departing Ice Skating Rink at 5:30 pm
Return Trip departing Circus at 9:30 pm
Ticket pricing
Weekdays
VIP KD 70
Zone A KD 35
Zone B KD 20
Zone C KD 10
Free Admission for children under the age of two (Without individual seats)

Weekends
VIP zone KD 80
Zone A KD 45
Zone B KD 30
Zone C KD 20
Free Admission for children under the age of two (Without individual seats)

FOR BOOKING CLICK HERE
For more information on the seating arrangements have a look at the seating area below
For information on the history, experience and what is offered for VIP experience.
The date selection while booking
The Trailer for The Golden Age Circus (in English)
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CLICK HERE to see Youtube Channel for TEC Kuwait
Touristic Enterprises Company
Instagram: @tecq8 CLICK HERE
Facebook: @Tecq8 CLICK HERE
Twitter: @tecq8 CLICK HERE
Website: www.kuwaittourism.com (opens in Arabic)
CLICK HERE to open in English

Friday, January 5, 2018

Upcoming Comic Conventions


IGN Convention 2017
Date: 23 to 25 November 2017 (Thursday to Saturday)
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Venue: Kuwait International Fairgrounds, Hall 4A
To book a ticket, CLICK HERE.
Check out my previous post for more details, CLICK HERE.


ANIME and MANGA CON 2018
Date: 11 to 13 January 2018 (Thursday to Saturday)
Time: 3 pm to 11 pm
Venue: Kuwait International Fairgrounds, Hall 4A
Instagram: @ai_showq8 (CLICK HERE)


JOYSTICK
#Joystick2018
(POSTPONED)
Date: 26-27 January 2018 (Friday - Saturday)
(Joystick Gaming Convention)
Time: Fri 12-10pm, Sat 2-10pm
Venue: Kuwait International Fairgrounds, Hall 5
Website: http://www.joystick.life
Instagram: @theofficialjoystick (CLICK HERE)
Facebook: @TheOfficialJoystick (CLICK HERE)
Twitter: @joystick_life (CLICK HERE)
Youtube: (CLICK HERE)
Ticket Booking: (CLICK HERE) & (CLICK HERE)


COMIC CON KUWAIT 2018
Date: 22 to 24 February 2018 (Thursday to Saturday)
(Kuwait National & Independence Weekend)
Venue: Kuwait International Fairgrounds
Instagram: @YHKEvents (CLICK HERE)
Instagram: @ComicConKuwait (CLICK HERE)


COMFEST KUWAIT 2018
Date: 1 to 3 March 2018 (Thursday to Saturday)
Time: 4 pm to 11 pm
Venue: Kuwait International Fairgrounds, Hall 8
Instagram: @comfestcon (CLICK HERE)



GX 2018 and KBR 2018
#GX2018 #KBR2018
Date: 12 to 14 April 2018 (Thursday to Saturday)
(Games & Media Expo and Kuwait Battle Royale)
Venue: Kuwait International Fairgrounds, Hall 4A
Schedule for 3 days: (CLICK HERE)
Instagram: @FikraKW (CLICK HERE)
Facebook: @FikraKW (CLICK HERE)
Twitter: @FikraKW (CLICK HERE)
Youtube: @FikraKW (CLICK HERE)
Snapchat: @FikraKW
Twitch: @FikraKW (CLICK HERE)

Previous related Post.
CLICK HERE to check out this year's upcoming IGN Con 2017 Kuwait Post.
CLICK HERE to check out this year's KNOT 2017 Kuwait Post.
CLICK HERE to check out this year's SuperCon Kuwait 2017 Post.
CLICK HERE to check out this year's Cosplayer HQ 2017 post.
CLICK HERE to check out this year's GX/KBR 2017 post.
CLICK HERE to check out last year's GX/KBR 2016 post.
CLICK HERE to check out this year's COMIC CON 2017 KUWAIT post.
CLICK HERE to check out one of the first Cosplay contest conducted in Kuwait post.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Kuwait VIDEOS: Up Close with Kuwait's Monuments

We get to see, up close and personal in real time speed, aerial photography of different structures across Kuwait. All of the footages below are by Youtuber '714 aberdeen'. Go to his Youtube channel to see more Aerial photography. The footages below are all in 4k and all but one taken by DJI Phantom 4 Pro. The cultural center footage is taken by DJI Mavic Pro.
Liberation Tower of Kuwait
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Kuwait Towers
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Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Hospital
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Al Hamra Tower
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Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Center
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Beautiful TimeLapse of Kuwait City during a foggy day
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CLICK HERE to view more video about Kuwait from the Youtube Playlist

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Kuwait VIDEOS: Amazing TimeLapse & HyperLapse

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The above beautiful timelapse and hyperlapse video about Kuwait was done by Kirill Neiezhmakov.
Photo Courtesy to Kirill Neiezhmakov
Timelapse and Edit by Kirill Neiezhmakov
Facebook: kirill.neiezhmakov (CLICK HERE)
Instagram: neiezhmakov (CLICK HERE) music: Eff3cts - Desert (CLICK HERE) Vimeo: Kirill Neiezhmakov (CLICK HERE)
If you are interested in more works by Kirill Neiezhmakov then check below
Footage (this and many other) available for licensing in 4K You can download it - CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE Kuwait collection: CLICK HERE


CLICK HERE to view more video about Kuwait from the Youtube Playlist

Friday, December 29, 2017

Gulf Cup 23 Opening Ceremony Fireworks


23rd GulfCup 2017, Kuwait from Alain MARNA on Vimeo.
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Kuwait hosts the 23rd Arabian Gulf cup. The whole tournament will take place in 2 weeks. The opening ceremony was held on 22nd December 2017 and amazing fireworks took place and the stadium which was packed with 60,000 spectators made for an amazing site.

For more information, check out the links below.
Wikipedia on Arabian Gulf Cup, CLICK HERE.
Wikipedia on 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup, CLICK HERE.
Goal.com on everything you need to know about the 23rd Arabian Gulf cup, CLICK HERE.

I came across the above video at Mark's 248am.com, CLICK HERE for that post.


CLICK HERE for the 23rd Gulf Cup Website

CLICK HERE to view more video about Kuwait from the Youtube Playlist

Friday, December 8, 2017

Kuwait Aviation Show 2018

Your Aerospace gateway to the G.C.C
With $25 billion dollars to be spent in the coming years in the Kuwait Aviation Industry. That includes the ongoing construction of the three airport terminals (New Main International Airport Terminal, Kuwait Airways Terminal and Jazeera Airways Terminal). Also some of the upgrades needed for the current airport terminal, Amiri terminal and Sheikh Saad terminal (Fly Dubai terminal along with private charters) are very much a good proposition for the Kuwait Aviation Show to take place in Kuwait. Along with the new terminal constructions, new runways and taxiways are also being constructed. Kuwait also has multiple military airbases which will benefit from this Aviation Show. Kuwait just completed the first drop zone for skydiving in Kuwait. CLICK HERE for that post.
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The expansion of the cargo terminal is also expected as Kuwait keeps developing and targets to be an economic hub for the region. With that in mind, Kuwait has been working on a long term development of the Boubyan Port for Sea Cargo (It has been an ongoing project for a decade and still is expanding by adding more piers and cargo areas which could take another decade)
Photo Courtesy to Kuwait Aviation Show 2018
Kuwait currently has 3 airline companies which deal with commercial passenger traffic and are all looking to expand.

  • Kuwait Airways Corporation which started to upgrade its fleet by placing an order of 25 new planes which have started its deliveries since 2016. Also with the under construction of their new terminal, they should be able to take advantage by dedicating and smoothing their operations and passenger comfort.
  • Jazeera Airways which has a fleet size of 7-9 currently operating on Middle East - North Africa sector. Jazeera airways had cancelled orders in 2011 (for 25) as they had to make hub (Dubai) changes and had to shutdown the Asia sector operations. In November 2017, Jazeera Airways has made its first Asia operation by having straight flights from Kuwait to India (Hyderabad) and looks to start expanding in this sector in the coming months. There are high chances of Jazeera Airways looking to expand its fleet.
  • Wataniya Airways started operations in January 2009 until it ceased operations in March 2011. Right now it is back on track with its operations starting off on July 2017 with 2 planes to 3 destinations (Baku, Tbilisi and Sarajevo) and slowly increasing from their on. It is still expecting to receive 25 planes to increase its current fleet.
Photo Courtesy to Kuwait Aviation Show 2018
Kuwait also has ALAFCO (Aviation Leasing and Finance Company) which is a aircraft leasing company which also has been expanding with its previous fleet size at 15 in 2005 to 80 in the coming years. These are usually in demand during peak seasons, all around the world and also if one wants to start operating immediately compared to the aircraft that are delivered by Airbus or Boeing which can take years.
Photo Courtesy to Kuwait Aviation Show 2018
Kuwait Aviation Show 2018
Date: 17 - 20 January 2018
(Wednesday to Saturday)
Venue: Kuwait International Airport
Instagram: @kas.2018 (CLICK HERE)
Facebook: Kuwait Aviation Show (CLICK HERE)
Twitter: @kas2018_ (CLICK HERE)
Youtube: Kuwait Aviation Show (CLICK HERE)
Book your tickets: CLICK HERE
Photo Courtesy to Kuwait Aviation Show
Kuwait Aviation Show summarizes 
The importance of the Arabian Gulf has been increasing steadily over the last two decades. Strategically located between the West and the East, the GCC aviation industry has shown impressive and consistent growth rates while outperforming most other regional markets around the globe. Supported by the constant increase in global aviation markets along with the generally liberalized approach by the countries of the GCC will ensure the continuation of this positive trend in the years and decades to come. This growth is evident in not only the region’s airlines but also with the wider aerospace sectors, constant investment in new airport facilities, growing aviation infrastructure requirements and increasing defense spending by the region’s countries providing an attractive market proposition to companies from across all segments of the global aerospace industry.
As a key center of commerce, trade and culture, it is with great pride to launch the inaugural KUWAIT AVIATION SHOW 2018, scheduled to take place from the 17th till the 20th of January 2018. We invite you to join us where your company will find the perfect platform to meet your existing clients, access new markets and networks with colleagues from the commercial and defense sectors from both Kuwait and the wider region.
To download the brochure of Kuwait Aviation Show.
Photo Courtesy to Kuwait Aviation Show
People will have to purchase tickets to attend the Kuwait Aviation Show 2018. The show is open for the public for 2 days (19th and 20th January 2018 - Friday and Saturday) The first two days of the show is for Government officials, VIPs and traders. CLICK HERE to book your tickets. KNET and TAP payments are also available other than the usual Credit Card Visa/Mastercard option.
Photo Courtesy to Kuwait Aviation Show
AIR SHOW timings
Wednesday - 17th Jan 2018 - Day 1 - 11:30 am
Thursday - 18th Jan 2018 - Day 2 - 4:00 pm
Friday - 19th Jan 2018 - Day 3 - 4:00 pm
Saturday - 20th Jan 2018 - Day 4 - 4:00 pm

Photo Courtesy to Kuwait Aviation Show

Kuwait Aviation Show is taking place under the support from the Ministry of Defense, Kuwait Interior Ministry, Directorate General of Civil Aviation and many more.
Photo Courtesy to Kuwait Aviation Show
DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has announced the timings for various air shows as the Airspace around the airport will be cleared during that duration of time. Have a look below.
Photo Courtesy to DGCA and Kuwait Aviation Show
DGCA has announced the rescheduling of regular flights based on the above air show times, Have a look at the schedule from 16th until 20th.
No regular flights will take off between 
16/01/2018 - 1 pm to 1:30 pm
 17/01/2018 - 10:55 am to 12:05 pm
 18/01/2018 - 10:15 am to 10:30 am
18/01/2018 - 1:00 pm to 1:20 pm
18/01/2018 - 4 pm to 4:30 pm
 19/01/2018 - 10:15 am to 10:30 am
19/01/2018 - 1 pm to 1:20 pm
19/01/2018 - 2 pm to 2:20 pm
19/01/2018 - 3:55 pm to 4:30 pm
  20/01/2018 - 10:15 am to 10:30 am
20/01/2018 - 1 pm to 1:20 pm
20/01/2018 - 2 pm to 2:20 pm
20/01/2018 - 4 pm to 4:30 pm

Location Map
The Kuwait Aviation Show has provided buses to its visitors from the visitor parking lot to aviation show site.
Photo courtesy to Kuwait Aviation Show
Venue Coordinates: 
Latitude: 29.242645
Longitude: 47.977122
Lat,Long: 29.242645,47.977122
DMS (Degrees, Minutes, Seconds)
Latitude: 29° 14' 33.5" N
Longitude: 47° 58' 37.6" E
CLICK HERE to see the google maps coordinates.

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