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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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People will have to purchase tickets to attend the Kuwait Aviation Show 2018. The show is open for the public for 3 days (18th to 20th January 2018 - Thursday to Saturday) The first day of the show is for 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.
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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

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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.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Kuwait Camping Season 2017-2018

Duration: 15 November 2017 until 15 March 2018
Number of Locations: 18 (North, West and South Kuwait) (4 Locations for Public Services)
Main Website: http://www.baladia.gov.kw
Portal Page: CLICK HERE
Online Reservation and available location on GIS map: CLICK HERE
Online Application Page: CLICK HERE
Camping Area: 1,000 sq.m (square meter) per license
One License per person
Fees: KD 50 (Non-refundable) (Using K-NET)
Deposit: KD 300 (Refundable) (Using K-NET) (Will be returned after Kuwait EPA Environment Public Authority issues Certificate of cleanliness at the end of the camping season of the camping site)
Open to people with the age above 21 years - Citizens and residents (Male or Female)
Removal Period of Camp - 1st March 2018 until 15 March 2018 (along with cleanliness of site and returning it to the same state at the time of setting up)
Photo Courtesy to www.baladia.gov.kw
18 Locations around Kuwait with a lot of options. 

EPA has issued precautions to be taken while setting up of camp. Please have a look at the video below. The distance of 500 meters should be maintained from the electrical power overhead lines and also the camp goers should maintain at all times their distance from the power lines.  Using of Cement and construction materials to make permanent fixtures at the site is totally prohibited and can lead to penalties and fines. Also Kuwait Municipality can take action in tearing these illegal constructions at any given moment. It is important for the camp goers to properly dispose of their trash/garbage at their given/designated sites where provisions have been made. CLICK HERE to see an instagram video of what not to do. (under the EPA circular 42-2014 and 99-2015)
CLICK HERE if the above video does not work
Original Instagram Video: CLICK HERE
Ministry of Interior have issued a video to make one's camping experience a happy one by taking some simple cautions during their stay at the camps. Drive carefully to the camp sites by keeping in mind of pedestrians around the camp sites. Avoid areas near power utilities, Military installations, Oil Wells and drive at safe speeds, wear seat belts and avoid mobile phones while driving. Also keep an eye out while using the Charcoal based cooking units, with proper ventilation or at least extinguishing it when not using or in absentia. Watch out for power cables at camp sites and try not to overload the power outlets or extension cords. Do not set fire to any of the trash/garbage at the camp site nor at the designated trash bins. People are advised to not drive the all terrain vehicles (ATVs, Dirt bikes, buggies) on the highways.  The Ministry of Interior officials and police officers are there for assisting and keeping the law and order so that the camping experience can be memorable and safe. Take a look at the video issued by Ministry of Interior below.
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Newspaper Articles

Kuwait Times: CLICK HERE
Al Rai : CLICK HERE
Al Rai: CLICK HERE
Al Kuwaityah: CLICK HERE
Al Kuwaityah: CLICK HERE
Al Anba: CLICK HERE
Al Anba: CLICK HERE
Al Shahed: CLICK HERE
Al Nahar: CLICK HERE
Al Hadath: CLICK HERE
Al Shahidm3y: CLICK HERE

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Kuwait HAS: Skydiving

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This week onward, skydiving has been introduced to the people of Kuwait. Now one can attempt to enjoy the feeling of jumping out of a plane and feel free fall until the parachutes open up. One can take skydive jump along with a safety instructor (Tandem Jump) OR if you fall in love with skydiving, then take up the skydive course(AFF Course).
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Website: http://www.kuwaitskydiveco.com/
Facebook: @KuwaitSkydive (CLICK HERE)
Instagram: @kuwaitskydive (CLICK HERE)
Google Map: CLICK HERE
Contact: 65566226
Booking: booking@kuwaitskydiveco.com
Also book you Skydive Ticket on eventat : CLICK HERE
Timings: 9am - 4pm (Sunday Closed)
Every hour there are 3 Loads. Each load carries 3 skydivers.
(Each Day - 8 hours - 24 Loads - 72 skydiving experiences)
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The whole setup for the skydive has been prepared in the South of Kuwait, away from the hustle and bustle of the Kuwaiti Skyline. The official drop-zone is away from industrial areas and utilities making it an ideal place for carrying out skydiving. Another amazing feature during the skydive is the backdrop, in which one can see Khiran Seaside City (Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Seaside City) with its inland waterways. It sets apart when one captures it during the skydive.
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The runway, the skydive landing area, the preparation area and the plane hanger, all have been newly setup with the sole purpose of skydiving. Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft is the flight used for the skydive, which will let skydiver jump from the height of 13,000 feet in the air. All the tandem rigs and equipment for the one time skydive experience is ready and waiting for the skydive enthusiasts. The tandem jumps can be carried out with male or female instructors. 
Photo Courtesy to Kuwait Skydive
An experience of a lifetime awaits...
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An experience that will make you come back for more.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Upcoming Fitness Expo

Photo Courtesy to CPCFBattle
The Battle Fitness Festival
CPCF Battle of the East
#cpcfbattle #boe17
Date: 3 and 4 November 2017 (Friday to Saturday)
Venue: Green Island, Kuwait
Instagram: @cpcfbattle (CLICK HERE)
Twitter: @cpcfbattle (CLICK HERE)
Facebook: @battleoftheeast (CLICK HERE)
To Register: CLICK HERE
Spectator Tickets: CLICK HERE
History
The Battle Fitness Festival is an all encompassing fitness festival that was created in 2013 by Circuit+ Fitness. The initiative began with the goal of creating an annual competition that would unite the excitement of competitive fitness and the thriving athletic communities in the Middle East under one roof. Over the years, this initiative grew to attract athletes from all around the globe. 
In 2013, The Battle of the East saw a total of 100 athletes from 22 different countries participate in the competition.
In 2014, we saw this number jump to 115 athletes from 35 different countries, as we worked hard on improving the athletes’ and spectators’ experience.
In 2015, we raised the bar for our Arab athletes by opening up the competition to athletes from all over the world, and not just the GCC. This added a new competitive edge that pushed everyone to perform with even more heart and passion.
In 2016, we raised the bar once more, by bringing together the caliber of The Athlete Games, The Super Team Cup, and the newly perfected Saracen Race all under one roof.
The Battle East - 2017  Q17.1 Workout
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The Battle East - 2017  Q17.2 Workout
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The Battle East - 2017  Q17.3 Workout
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Category: The Athlete Games
Category: The Athlete Games, Masters
Category: Super Team Cup
Category: The Saracen Race
Photo Courtesy to CPCFBattle

FIT4LIFE
#fit4life #F4L
Date: 8 and 9 December 2017 (Friday to Saturday)
Venue: Murouj, Kuwait
Instagram: @fit4life.kw (CLICK HERE)
A 2 day health and fitness expo at Murouj, Kuwait. (One of the biggest fitness expo)
Photo courtesy to Fit4Life
Have a look at the Fit4Life Expo of 2015
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Yamaah Society Expo
#yamaahagency

Date: 25 - 27 January 2018 (Thursday to Saturday)
Venue: Platinum Health Club, Sharq, Kuwait
Instagram: @yamaahagency (CLICK HERE)
Website: www.yamaahagency.com/ys
A 3 day activity packed event where Lifestyle, Arts & Fashion, Health, Food, Sweets and Drinks (related to Caffeine) bring together families and is a perfect meeting point for networking.
Photo Courtesy to Yamaah Agency
Photo Courtesy to Yamaah Agency
Photo Courtesy to Yamaah Agency
Location: Platinum Health Club, Sharq
Google Maps: CLICK HERE
GPS Coordinates: 29.391495,47.990411

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Upcoming Motor Shows

Photo Courtesy to Kuwait Bikers, Auto Works kw, Gulf Run, Official Road Rush
BIKER OPENING SEASON CARNIVAL
Date: 2 to 4 November 2017 (Thursday to Saturday)
Time: 9am to 9pm
Venue: in front of Museum of Modern Art (opp. Souq Sharq)
Kuwait biker team in cooperation with National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters brings this carnival/festival. The 3 day festival includes many activities, events, competitions and prizes, open market, restaurant corner, cafe, games and activities.
Instagram: @kuwait_bikers (CLICK HERE)
Snapchat: @kuwaitbikers
Facebook: @KuwaitBikers (CLICK HERE)
Twitter: @kuwaitbikers (CLICK HERE)
Google+: CLICK HERE
Flickr: CLICK HERE
Youtube: CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE if the above video 
Coordinates for Venue: Lat, Long 29.38508249430695,47.9832199215889
Latitude: 29.38508249430695
Longitude: 47.9832199215889
DMS (Degrees, minutes, seconds)
Latitude: 29°23'6.297'' N
Longitude: 47°58'59.591'' E

AUTO WORKS SHOW
Date: 14 to 16 December 2017 (Thursday to Saturday)
Venue: Kuwait International Fairgrounds, Hall 5
After the success of the first Auto Works Show which took place in 2016 with more than 50 companies and organisations that participated including U.S. Commercial Department, Kuwait Historical, Vintage and classic car museum and Bahrain International Circuit. The show serves to connect and create business opportunity for both the middle-east consumers and local businesses with the international automotive and motorcycle aftermarket industry. It features a wide variety of display of racing, customized, classic and vintage cars and motorcycles from all over the region. 
Instagram: @autoworks.kw (CLICK HERE)
CLICK HERE if the above video does not work
Coordinates for Venue: Lat, Long 29.27084080762166,48.04633900523186
Latitude: 29.27084080762166
Longitude: 48.04633900523186
DMS (Degrees, minutes, seconds)
Latitude: 29°16'15.027'' N
Longitude: 48°2'46.82'' E
The Goal of the event is 1) to promote the local cars and power sports sectors in the state of Kuwait and its economy. 2) to facilitate the buying process for the user by providing diversity of products all in one place to compare prices and quality. 3) Create international and local business opportunities. 4) Promote small local businesses.
CLICK HERE to check out last year's Auto Works Show in 2016

GULFRUN KARTING ENDURANCE RACE
Date: 14 to 16 December 2017 (Thursday to Saturday)
Time: 4pm onwards
Venue: Sirbb Circuit, Shuwaikh
Category: 12 Hours and 24 Hours (Endurance Race)
The GulfRun Karting Endurance Race was launched in 2011 to create an exciting competition in Kuwait. GulfRun Karting has evolved into a fully-fledged Endurance Rate that follows International regulations from start to finish. The race is marshaled by a certified team with several years of experience managing international races. The karts have been purchased specifically for this race, in order to ensure the high level of competitiveness among teams. There are several activities, local stores and restaurants available to participants and visitors of all ages to enjoy during the races.
Website: http://www.gulfrunkarting.com/
Instagram: @gulfrun (CLICK HERE)
Facebook: @gulfrun (CLICK HERE)
Twitter: @gulfrun (CLICK HERE)
Youtube: @GulfRunTV (CLICK HERE)
Vimeo: @gulfrun (CLICK HERE)
Google+: @Gulfrun (CLICK HERE)
Flickr: @gulfrun (CLICK HERE
GulfRun 24 hour Endurance Race December 2012
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Coordinates for Venue: Lat, Long 29.338862462192925,47.9443359375
Latitude: 29.338862462192925
Longitude: 47.9443359375
DMS (Degrees, minutes, seconds)
Latitude: 29°20'19.905'' N
Longitude: 47°56'39.609'' E

GULFRUN CARSHOW 8
Date: 31 January to 3 February 2018 (Wednesday to Saturday)
Venue: Murouj, Sahara Kuwait
First launched in 2008 when the GulfRun 4 took place. The goal was to bring the GulfRun drivers, car enthusiasts and the general public interested in automobiles. 
Website: http://www.gulfrun.com/carshow/
Instagram: @gulfrun (CLICK HERE)
Facebook: @gulfrun (CLICK HERE)
Twitter: @gulfrun (CLICK HERE)
Youtube: @GulfRunTV (CLICK HERE)
Vimeo: @gulfrun (CLICK HERE)
Google+: @Gulfrun (CLICK HERE)
Flickr: @gulfrun (CLICK HERE
GulfRun CarShow preparation done for previous GulfRun8 in 2011
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Coordinates for Venue: Lat, Long 29.26100406833988,48.02234128117561
Latitude: 29.26100406833988
Longitude: 48.02234128117561
DMS (Degrees, minutes, seconds)
Latitude: 29°15'39.615'' N
Longitude: 48°1'20.428'' E


GULFRUN 13
Date: 8-9 February 2018 (Thursday and Friday)
Venue: Bahrain International Circuit (CLICK HERE)
The GulfRun is an annual motorsport event that started in 2005 as a weekend getaway for a group of friends passionate about automobile racing. The event consist of multiple category - Circuit (Inner/Outer/GP) competition, Autocross competition and Quatermile Drag competition.
Website: http://www.gulfrun.com/gulfrun/
Instagram: @gulfrun (CLICK HERE)
Facebook: @gulfrun (CLICK HERE)
Twitter: @gulfrun (CLICK HERE)
Youtube: @GulfRunTV (CLICK HERE)
Vimeo: @gulfrun (CLICK HERE)
Google+: @Gulfrun (CLICK HERE)
Flickr: @gulfrun (CLICK HERE
GulfRun X official video
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ROAD RUSH 8 and CARNIVAL 5
Carnival Date: 25/11/2017
Venue: Sirbb Circuit
Instagram: @officialroadrush (CLICK HERE)
Road Rush is an event prepared by the women of Kuwait who love driving and cars. The women get together with their machines and have a blast and let loose for 2 days at Bahrain International Circuit (Generally during the first two weeks of February). Around a month earlier, the Road Rush Carnival takes place in Kuwait. There are several activities, local stores, restaurants and a many fun things to do while getting to meet with the Road Rush participants. Watch below to see the previous years videos.
Road Rush Carnival of 2014
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Youtube: CLICK HERE Road Rush 4 (2014)
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MOTORBASH
Date: To be announced
Venue: To be announced
Instagram: @Motorbash (CLICK HERE)
Twitter@Motorbash (CLICK HERE)
Snapchat@Motorbash
CLICK HERE if the above video does not work
CLICK HERE if the above video does not work

RedBull CPD Car Park Drift FINAL
Date: 8/12/2017
Venue: Sirbb Circuit, Shuwaikh
Instagram: @sirbbcircuit (CLICK HERE)
Instagram: @redbullkuwait (CLICK HERE)
Photo Courtesy to Sirbb Circuit
CLICK HERE to the see the original Instagram Video
Watch LIVE on Youtube. CLICK HERE


Kuwait Riders 8TH BIKE SHOW
Date: 24/01/2018 till 27/01/2018
Venue: Kuwait
Instagram: @Kuwait_riders (CLICK HERE)
Youtube@KuwaitRiders (CLICK HERE)

Bikers from the gulf are invited to join in for the event.
Photo Courtesy to Kuwait Bikers
Photo Courtesy to Kuwait Bikers


Previous related posts

CLICK HERE to see the post on GulfRun Car Show 8 - year 2013.
CLICK HERE to see the post on GulfRun Endurance Run 3 - year 2013.
CLICK HERE to see the post on Road Rush 3 - year 2013.
CLICK HERE to see the post on GulfRun Car Show 7 - year 2012.
CLICK HERE to see the post on Red Bull Car Park Drift.

Friday, October 20, 2017

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)

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)

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)

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.