Friday, March 30, 2012

The Young Drivers Programme Using Electronic Cars at The Car Museum,Q8



If you’re 16 and can’t wait to get behind the wheel (without getting behind bars) here’s some great news. In a country where the legal age to drive is 18, Car Museum City in Shuwaikh, could give future drivers a good idea on what to expect by the time they are old enough to get their driving license.
The main idea behind this was to teach youngsters about traffic rules, and the basics of safe driving. “The City aims to spread traffic awareness through an entertaining program. The participants will later respect the traffic rules and apply safe driving on real roads,” explains Director of the Car Museum City Ahmad Al-Anezi.
Part of the Historical, Vintage, and Classic Cars Museum in Shuwaikh, the Car Museum City has 20 Full Car vehicles in four different colours available for visitors to drive. The vehicles are electronic and have speeds which are controlled by a computer. Around 16 male and female instructors are available to train children to drive responsibly. The cars are safe and suitable for the differently-abled, especially since it can be stopped by the instructor at any time. This Museum City was built and designed according to international measures and technology using the highest standards.
“In order to let young visitors enjoy the simulated experience in a way that is similar to real driving, the tracks of the City have been designed like real streets with all the details,” Al-Enezi explains. He adds that the traffic signs, car parking, public transportation, pavements, green spaces, and traffic signal lights allow the participants to learn traffic rules and safe driving in a simple and exciting way.
The program starts with a registration procedure, where parents register their children’s names by filling out the application form and attaching their photograph. After watching a short documentary film, the child is ready to get started. The documentary, Al-Enezi explains, includes the rules and restrictions of driving in the Car Museum City, along with instructions to control the car.
The next part of the program is practical application, which is 15-minutes long, depending on the participant. “The participant will have the opportunity to drive the car with an instructor who will test them to determine what they have learnt. If the participant passes this test successfully, he will then receive a membership issued by the Car Museum City similar to a driving license. In case the participant fails, he receives another chance to come later and repeat the test,” he pointed out.
The Car Museum City has not been launched officially. Its soft opening took place on January 1 this year.  Al-Enezi explained that the official opening will be held soon. According to him, the City began operating early because it wanted to provide better services. “We also take opinions and suggestions from visitors to improve our performance. We are also increasing the levels of difficulty so as to offer more activities for visitors,” highlighted Al-Enezi.
According to Al-Enezi, seven vehicles can be operated at the same time. There are about 180 visitors pouring in every day. On Saturdays, the number of visitors reaches nearly 400.The individuals can come without making a reservation as we have a waiting list. Therefore, it would be better if a group from any school, embassy or institution makes an advanced reservation,” he added.
The vehicles in the museum were granted by HH Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah. The Car Museum City is open from Saturday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Entry and all activities are free of charge. Children above the age of 10 are allowed to take the cars for a spin.
KUWAIT TIMES
By Nawara Fattahova, Staff Writer


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

1st ever DONA Doula training in Kuwait

BirthKuwait, in partnership with Royale Hayat Hospital, announced the first ever DONA Doula training in Kuwait, April 26-28th, 2012. 

The Doula Training Workshop will be April 26-28th at Royale Hayat Hospital 9:00am-5:00pm. 

The course fee is 150 KWD, and includes course training materials and meals.

*Nursing babies are welcome if they are quiet or if you have someone who can take them out of the room if need be. 

The intensive three-day workshop will help the participant:

  • Recognize the significance of chidbirth in the life of a woman.
  • Demonstrate at least three prental and postpartum support skills.
  • Devise a plan to offer optimal support in a variety of labor situations.
  • Appraise personal values and their relationship to labor support.
  • Assess standards of practice and plan methods of business management.
To fill the registration form,check (HERE)


Aqua-Tots Swim Schools,Kuwait


Few days ago, my hubby came from office and informed about swimming course for kids in American School. Many of his friends kids were joining the course. But as my princess was sick and was on medicine,so I was not eager. Also I am planning to train her myself during the summer months.


Today as I was discussing with my friend about swimming classes for kids, she informed me about Aqua-Tots Swim Schools. They are regarded as Leader in Swim Instruction. They train kids from the age of 6months onward and they have their schools all over the world.


For more info on this swim school, read (HERE).


In Kuwait, their Swim school is located at


Khaldeya,Block2,Plot2
Ferdous Street.
mob: 60027711

City Centre Kuwait Promotion


From: 21March-3 April 2012
Celebrates 13th Anniversary

Promotion @ Honest Center,Kuwait


SALE @ Banta Kuwait


From: 03/03/2011 to 30/04/2011

For details, check HERE

Special Offer @ IKEA


SALE @ A2Z Home Selection ,Kuwait


For more details, check (HERE)

SALE @ Home Centre,Kuwait


Home Centre Sale in Shuwaikh Branch 50% off.
    

Sea Food Festival @LuluHypermarket,Kuwait


From: 23-03-12 to 04-04-12

SALE @ Electrozan Kuwait

World's largest home is located in Mumbai,INDIA

Antilia is the name of a twenty-seven floor personal home in South Mumbai belonging to businessman Mukesh Ambani, the billionaire Chairman of Reliance Industries. 
There is a 600 full-time staff to maintain the residence, which was reported in the India Media to be the most expensive home in the world. It has been described as the "Taj Mahal of 21st century India".
The home house's Ambani, wife Nita, their three children and Ambani's mother.

For more detail info read (HERE)

PAWS Kuwait



PAWS is made up of a hard-working group of part-time local and expat volunteers committed to protecting animal welfare in Kuwait.

 PAWS’ aim in forming, in late 2003, was to open Kuwait’s first officially licensed shelter for injured, lost or abandoned animals.

For more info, check (HERE)

Enjoy "RACE NIGHT"

Enjoy "RACE  NIGHT"...........


“Sevens Rugby Festival” Kuwait 2012

Interested in Rugby? Then check this out..........


Want to go on a City Tour of Kuwait?

Want to go on an city tour of Kuwait?
 Has your parents come from India and you want to take them on a City Tour? Then avail this opportunity..........


"Pottery Barn" Spring SALE


Sabah Al-Ahmad Natural Reserve,Kuwait

I didn't know about any natural reserve in Kuwait.....was pleasantly surprised when we crossed it on our way to the construction site of Silk City in Subiya.


I got very interested to know more about it.


The following are some websites I came across about it..........Read it till I give my details about our visit, which will be soon...........


http://www.da.gov.kw/eng/articles/Kuwaits_Amir_at_the_National_Nature_Preserve.php


http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2062478&language=en


http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Kuwait




Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Visit to Kuwait's City of Silk

Last weekend we decided to drive to Subiya, the place of construction of Kuwait's City of Silk. It is the place where world's tallest tower is to constructed. The place is 150kms from our house. It was a longgggg drive and we enjoyed it.


How to go from Abu Halifa : We  took highway 40 and drove to 7th Ring Road. Drive straight till you get the meeting point of (7 n 6th ring road). Drive straight......

It is a long drive and its desert on both side of the road.....


The point where 7 n 6 ringroad meets is near the Shooting Club of Kuwait. Drive straight. You will cross Sulaibiya(the whole-sale vegetable and fruits market) ......then cross the Al Abdullah City.....Jahra......Jahra Industrial Park

Most part/ area on both side of the road and slowly as you drive straight and nearer to your destination you will hardly see any cars.



It was our first visit to the area so we followed the sign boards




Just drive straight.....sign-boards will guide you. But as we drive , a point will come where you will get confused.....construction of the road is going on and to some extend there is no sign boards. Dont get confused.....just drive straight.


As you drive straight on the 6th Ring Road, you will see Al-Sabah Military Academy/ Commondo Camp 

Drive straight and you will see Sabah Al Ahmad Natural Reserve (20km) from the Academy



Did you know about it?? We didn't know and was pleasing surprise and decided to visit it soon.

The road is deserted.....desert on both sides and you will get to see naturally formed sand-dunes.





And how come you have not come across camels in the desert.......very soon you will get to see them also





On your left you will see "Military of Interior's Shooting Range"............Further ahead you will see sign -borads indicating "Camping Area"........"Khuwaisat Chalets"(635-640)




Drive straight..............hardly you will get to see a car or people 

Then you will cross National Guard Society /Khajma Camp.............Drive straight..........You will get to see desert sands on both side of the road.....sand dunes 



You will see another board indicating Sabah Al Ahmad Natural Reserve.

Drive straight.......... don't forget its a longgggggggggggg road.

You will see a Telecommunication Station to your Left.


Drive staright..You will get to see a board indicating Subiya Radio Station to your right..Sabriya to your right..........Again camping area to your right..........drive straigt..........get to see a board like this......this board you will come across many times


Drive..........Get to see boards like this


More camels..........



Camps.........



You will see a bridge.....we were over joyed.........we knew we were near our destination.

The bridge connects Subiya to Boubyan Island (the largest island) of Kuwait




The construction of the bridge is over but not open to public.






The Hyundai power plant  near the area


Preliminary infrastructure like roads, bridge are under construction.....

You will understand that construction is going on ....





Little further you will get to see..........

Subiya Police Station








Just loved these desert trees


The initial  infrastructure like roads,bridge is constructed....couldn't see what construction is going on in the  Boubyan island as entrance is closed to public.It's just at the initial stage and lot and lotttttttttttttttttttttt of things to be constructed. 

But one thing is sure,construction is going on and though the project maybe delayed the splendid city will be completed someday.