Monday, April 30, 2012

“Feng Shui” Workshop With Proshat Sarabloo,Q8

WHEN : May 25, 2012 – May 26, 2012

FEE : 250 KD per person, 200 KD per person (if booked by May 16th)

VIA : grapevinekuwait

Thursday, April 26, 2012

10th International Gold & Jewelry Exhibition,Q8

KUWAIT: Ahmadi Governor Sheikh Ibrahim Duaji Al-Sabah inaugurated yesterday the 10th Kuwait Gold and Jewelry Exhibition at the International Fair Ground here. In press statements following the inauguration ceremony, Sheikh Ibrahim hailed the great development in this year’s exhibition, citing the efforts exerted by the organizers.

He also welcomed all participating companies and sponsors of this important event which runs through April 28. For his part, Board Chairman of Kuwait International Fair Company Ahmad Tifoni, the event organizer, lauded Sheikh Ibrahim’s patronage to the exhibition and all government bodies’ help to render it a success.

He added that the famous Jewelry companies from Italy, Hong Kong, India, Thailand are taking part in the exhibition. Over 75 local and international fashion houses, department stores, boutiques galleries, wholesalers and retailers take part in the exhibition. This exhibition is the biggest in Kuwait and the whole region due to the number for the participants and the diversity of the displayed products. The 10th Gold & Jewelry Exhibition 2011 is one of the most fascinating events dedicated to jewelry sector in Kuwait. It is the organized on annual bases.

Profile of exhibits includes fashion jewelry; fashion jewelry materials; and fashion accessories like watches, belts and buckles, scarves, shawls, handbags, beauty items and accessories, other ornaments and accessories. The event is welcomed to all age groups especially for jewelry lovers. -KUNA (Kuwait Times)

WHERE : Mishref Fairgrounds/Kuwait International Fair (6th Ring Road, Hall 8)
WHEN : April 23, 2012 @ 9:30 am – April 28, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

Cooking Class for Kids,Q8

Kuwait Paintball League Tournament

WHERE : Paintball Kuwait (Kuwait City, Arabian Gulf Road, Next to Kuwait Towers, At Aqua Park)

WHEN : May 5, 2012 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Entry  Fee  : 10 KD per person without gun, 15 KD per person with gun, (Paintball case 22 KD for tournament players)

Barbecue on public beaches; fine raised to 1000 KD,Q8

Persons who barbecue at public locations, which are not permitted for the same, will be fined KD 1,000, the Director-General of Kuwait Municipality warned on Wednesday.

Ahmad Al-Sebeeh, in a statement to news agency, indicated that the authority, after realizing that some citizens and residents do not abide by public cleanliness laws because of soft penalties, decided to increase the fine for such a violation from KD 100 to KD 1,000.

There are specific locations for barbecuing in 144 public parks, he said, stressing that grilling is restricted to these places.

Municipal teams will monitor such violations, he re-stressed, urging the nationals and expatriates to abstain from inflicting damage on public properties, such as the seaside green spots, with such random barbecuing, dumping of ashes on plants and littering.
Beautification of the public spots costs the State millions of dinars for entertainment and well-being of the people, thus these properties must not be target of such harmful acts and conducts.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Gulf Handicrafts,Al-Sadu House,Q8

Palestinian Cultural Exhibition,Q8

The Palestinian Cultural Center, in coordination with the Women’s Cultural Society, invite you to an exhibition of traditional Palestinian handmade embroidery including dresses, jackets, cushions and ceramics in a variety of colors and sizes. Traditional Palestinian Dance (Dabkah) on Thursday at 6:30 pm & children’s activities & a bake sale only on Thursday. 

Don’t miss this chance to experience true Palestinian culture in Kuwait!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

YogSense Gratitude Club,Q8

India and Kuwait sign MoU on medical cooperation

India today signed a memorandum of understanding with Kuwait on cooperation in medical sector.

With a large number of Indian doctors and nurses employed in Kuwaiti hospitals, New Delhi signed the MoU wanting laying down of an institutional framework for developing medical cooperation between the two countries.

The MoU signed today provides that degree and other qualifications issued by institutions in respect of medicine (including traditional medicine), nursing, medical technicians and paramedical recognized by government bodies will be treated at par by the Ministry of Health of Kuwait for appropriate job placements and benefits.

It also provides for training to Kuwait doctors in centers of excellence in the field of traditional and modern medicine and allied health specialities in India and provisions for treatment of Kuwaiti patients in approved specialized Indian hospitals and to encourage medical tourism.

It also proposes the setting up of a Joint Working Group (JWG) to further elaborate details of cooperation and to oversee implementation of the MoU.

While Union Health Secretary P K Pradhan signed the MoU on behalf of Government of India, Ibrahim Alabdelhadi signed it on behalf of the Ministry of Health, Government of Kuwait.

Indian Embassy Holiday on May 6th

The Embassy of India will remain closed on Sunday, May 6, 2012 on account of “Buddha Purnima”.

This was announced by the Embassy in a press statement.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Kuwaiti inventor snatches silver medal at Geneva expo

local41 Kuwaiti inventor snatches silver medal at Geneva expo

Kuwait Times :Kuwaiti inventor Adel Jumaa Abdine was yesterday declared winner of the silver medal at the prestigious International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, the most important inventions-related event in the world. Abdine won the silver medal for his invention of a unique system for emergency runway for civil and military aircraft which will help solve many problems which face air planes while landing. “I dedicate this winning to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah for their support to me,” Abdine said.
Abdine said that his invention provides better communications between the control and rescue rooms in the airport and the plane crew. It also allows rescue teams to operate fire-extinguish pumps on both sides of and beneath plane pavements. The invention also includes a system for heating the pavements during cool times. “This award encourages me to do all in power to help Kuwait become the first country in the world to use this system,” he said.
Abdine revealed that he has received two invitations to participate in Geneva civilian aircraft exhibition to be held next month and the military aircraft exhibition to be held here next year. “I hope HH the Amir would sponsor my participation in the two exhibitions,” he said. The 40th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, the most important in the world, is a special event, with 46 countries, represented by 789 exhibitors who show 1’000 inventions. The exhibition, which is held between April 18 and 22 in Hall 7 of Palexpo, attracts more than 60,000 visitors. – KUNA

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Shaastrotsav to present High Tech Driving Simulator,Q8

Every year Shaastrotsav, the highly popular science & technlology festival, used to present latest techological developments to public. Similarly this year Shaastrotsav - Festival of Science will be exhibiting a very high tech driving simulator. This driving simulator is the only one of this typle based in Kuwait. In this simulator people can drive in a real life like virtual roads and highways and experince various scenarios like heavy rain, dust, snow, vehicle tire blowout, changing traffic patterns etc. This expensive simulator is used by international companies to train drivers on how to takle safely such situations.

Shaastrotsav visitors will be allowed to drive in this simulator, which is a very rare opportunity. NAPESCO, which is a major company working for upstream oil industry, is bringing this driving simulator for Shaastrotsav.

Dr. S. Ahmed who was Vice Chancellor of Hamdard University, New Delhi, and Director of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Director of Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), Pilani, will be delivering a lecture on 'Human Problems - Green Nanotechnology Solutions' . This will be very usefull for engineers and students who wish to know about career and business prospects in Nanotechnology.

Shaastrotsav - Festival of Science will be held on Friday, 27th April at Salmiya Indian Model School (SIMS). Shaastrotsav will be open to public from 10 AM to evening 7 PM. There will be many interesting events like Rubik's cube solving contest, computer animation contest and science & technology exhibition.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Scientific Center celebrate 12th Anniversary,Q8

The Scientific Center will celebrate its 12th Anniversary on Thursday & Friday, 19th and 20th of April 2012.

An entertaining program have been planned for this occasion. TSCK will also offer a special discount on admission tickets to its attractions. The event program will include:

- Make a greeting card for TSCK where kids can make a greeting card using recycled materials and decorate it
- Competitions with prizes that will be conducted every hour

All activities will take place from 5pm to 8pm in TSCK's Central Court

Ticket prices for Thursday & Friday will be:
Aquarium KD 1.500
Discovery Place KD 1.250
IMAX KD 2.000

Young Doctors Academy Open Day,Q8

Young Doctors Academy will be holding an Open Day / Registration that will be taking place on Saturday 21st 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

We are a private after-school program in Kuwait for elementary students ages 7-13 aiming to bring the world of medicine into the classroom where they will be learning all about health and their fascinating body in a fun, interactive manner through:

> • hands-on activities
> • group discussions
> • experiments
> • games
> • simulated role play
> • reading and math skills
> • medical case scenarios

We are located in Jabriya.

For further information contact us.

Tel: 97891140 or 25330470

Lulu Hypermarket’s “Food Fiesta 2012″ Begins,Q8

My monthly marketing is incomplete without going to Lulu Hypermarket. And now that the "Food Fiesta" started   there is many other reasons to go....

Hot Air Balloon Festival To Be Held In Kuwait

Meditation @ Al-Sadu House,Q8

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

AWARE Cineclub: “Welcome” A Film By Philippe Lioret,Q8

Join the AWARE Center in their Cineclub for a wonderful movie afternoon! The multi award-winning film from writer/director Philippe Lioret, WELCOME is a compassionate & inspiring drama about the hope of new beginnings & the power of true love, centered on 2 couples contending with issues of separation & dislocation. A huge critical & box office success in its native France, this profoundly moving masterwork was awarded the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, named Best Film at the 2010 Lumiere Awards, & received an astonishing 10 Cesar nominations including Best Film and Director.

WHERE : AWARE Center (Surra, Block 3, Surra Street, Villa 84)

WHEN April 27, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Q8 5 Aside Football League

Massive Tyre Fire,Q8

A sea of tyres burns in a wall of flame in Rehaiya in Jahra yesterday

MPs, environmentalists slam govt for negligence – Fears for environment after massive tyre fire

Kuwait Times : Hundreds of firemen yesterday fought to contain a massive fire in a dump for used tyres in Rehaiya in Jahra, with some MPs calling the blaze an environmental catastrophe. Firemen from the national guard, the army and the oil sector joined efforts to extinguish the fire that was still raging hours after it broke out in the dump of more than five million tyres, the fire department said. The dump is 4 km from the Amghara scrap yard and 15 km from Saad Al-Abdullah city. Eighteen fire station centers were fighting the blaze and 200,000 gallons of water had been used so far.
Environment authorities advised residents in the area to stay away and to use masks, but the education ministry rejected calls by MPs to suspend classes at local schools. A number of MPs described the fire as an “environmental catastrophe” and vowed to demand a debate on the issue in a special parliamentary session next week. Some said they will demand an official probe. Medics said that six people were treated for minor burns.
Visiting the scene, Information Minister Sheikh Mohammed Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah stressed that the government will form a special committee to investigate the blaze as well as ask the municipality for an alternative site to be used as a landfill for used tyres away from residential areas. He said that the only merit about the disaster was the response of firemen, the municipality, the national guards, the ministry of interior, the ministry of health, Kuwait Oil Co (KOC) and the Environment Public Authority (EPA) that reported to the scene in record time to contain the fire and limit its damage. Jahra Governor Sheikh Mubarak Al-Humoud Al-Jaber vowed to control the fire before nightfall, adding that firefighters have built a barrier of sand to prevent the fire from spreading.
MPs demanded an investigation into the incident without excluding the possibility that it might be intentional nor exempting the government from responsibility because it failed to respond to repeated warnings. MP Faisal Al-Mislem vowed to demand a full investigation, since the fire resulted in toxic fumes. MP Mubarak Al-Waalan said that the fire was a real disaster that reflected the incapability of the government to manage crises and protect the environment. MP Hamad Al-Mattar, who was present at the site when the first fire engines arrived, urged the minister of education to temporarily close area schools. He also urged the prime minister to visit the site in person.
Education Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf said any decision to close schools today would be subject to a technical report on the areas affected by the toxic fumes. “If any, suspension will be limited to schools in Rehaiya,” he said at a press conference held at the Jahra educational zone directorate, emphasizing that reports have indicated that gas levels were so far within normal limits and that there was no need to shut schools. The acting undersecretary and assistant undersecretary for public education Mohammed Al-Kandari reassured parents that exams for students who were absent yesterday would be postponed. He also urged students with special health conditions to stay at home.
Khalid Al-Hajeri, Chairman of Green Line Environment Group – Kuwait blamed Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak for the environmental disaster. “Sheikh Jaber was the Chairman of the High Council for Environment since the 2004 till he became the prime minister, and he didn’t pay attention to the danger of collecting millions of damaged tyres without any environmental safety measures. His responsibility covers the disaster as he is the one to give orders to activate emergency plans,” he said a statement.
Hajeri also demanded that MPs should act seriously towards this environmental disaster, which put the lives of people in Jahra in danger. “Green Line will support the head of the environment committee in the parliament MP Matar if he decides to grill the ministers responsible for this disaster,” he said. He said Green Line is in contact with the residents of Jahra to counter the negligence of the government and parliament towards finding real solutions for disasters in Kuwait.
Hajeri also blamed the EPA as the first body in charge of inspecting and observing waste buried in the country. “EPA is responsible to set the necessary rules and conditions that enforces public authorities to execute them. EPA didn’t do this,” he charged. “Burnt tyres produce extremely dangerous and poisonous gases including carbon monoxide, which causes blood poisoning and carbon dioxide that can cause suffocation and death. The smoke also causes different kinds of diseases as it contains cancerous and toxic substances,” he explained.
Hajeri claimed Green Line was the only body in Kuwait that sent warning messages via social media to Jahra residents from the first minutes of the fire informing them of the best ways of facing this disaster, while other authorities including EPA were caught napping. Chairperson of Kuwait Voluntary Work Center Sheikha Amthal Al-Sabah said the center’s volunteers were ready to help. She said she called Kuwait Fire Services Director (KFSD) Maj Gen Jassem Al-Mansouri to offer the help of volunteers.
By A Saleh, B Izzak, Hanan Al-Saadoun, Nawara Fattahova and Barrak Al-Hindi

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kuwait Map

A map of Kuwait for new expats

K’s PATH Charity Quiz Night,Q8

Summer Sale By Operation Hope,Q8

WHERE :Operation HOPE/Esther's Attic (Rumaithya, Block 9, Street 92, House 23)

WHEN : May 5, 2012 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

CONTACT : 9937-5613 

Room MakeOver Contest HomeCentre

Last year, Home Centre gave away fifteen Room Makeovers. We had such an overwhelming response that we've expanded the 2012 edition to six countries - and are giving away twenty Room Makeovers (plus 100 special-edition cookbooks). The worst rooms with the best stories win!
Entries accepted from 2nd April to 21stApril, 2012
For more details check HERE

Monday, April 16, 2012

Dr. Tahseen Khan’s art exhibition “Be the Change” starts today,Q8

The Embassy of India will present Dr. Tahseen Khan’s art work at an exhibition aptly titled “Be the Change”, at the Bayt Lothan Gallery. Ambassador of India will inaugurate the Exhibition on April 16, 2012 at 6 pm, and the display will continue on April 17 and 18, 2012.

Dr. Tahseen Khan’s passion for life in its varied hues is mirrored in her myriad colors on canvas. Dr. Khan creatively uses mixed media in her art as a language when words no longer do justice to describe a spectacular seaside sunset or a bustling South Indian village landscape. 

Art is also her call to action, so with just a different twist of her brush, her colors can evoke a burning desire to take a stand on important issues. Her pieces such as “Despite all Odds”, “War and Peace”, “Liberation” and “Give Me a Chance” depict issues such as social disquiet, disasters and gender discrimination. However, there is something in all of them that gives us hope for a better tomorrow, only if we can “Be the Change”.

Dr. Khan uses art as an outlet to decompress from the intensity of work as a Pediatrician in Kuwait. It calms her soul and gives meaning to life. 

The exhibition is an initiative of the Embassy of India in collaboration with the Indian Women’s Association.

“Salsa Summers” At Better Books & Cafe,Salmiya,Q8

SALSA continues for the summer and offers a “Summer Discount” also! Better Books & Cafe is proud to be the venue for fun salsa styling lessons where both singles and couples are welcome to join! Learn the moves & unleash your potential. For full details kindly contact Sunita Alvaries or Tony Alvaries.

WHEN : April 16, 2012 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

REPEATS : Weekly on Monday and Wednesday - forever

WHERE : Better Books & Cafe (Located behind Rashid Hospital, right around the corner from the Titanic building and Sanbouk Supermarket, Salmiya) 

CONTACT : Sunita Alvaries or Tony Alvaries
                  5588-5102 or 9988-5102

Public Speaking Course, Horizons Toastmasters Club,Q8

Few of my students are part of the Toastmasters group and I do know about their activities. Though I had been planning to attend one of their meetings, for some reason or other,I could not make it up.

Anyway, a nice public speaking course will be organised by them from May 4, 2012 – May 26, 2012 (all-day)

WHERE : Better Books & Cafe (Located behind Rashid Hospital, right around the corner from the Titanic building and Sanbouk Supermarket, Salmiya)

FEES : 15 KD

ENTRY  FEES : Anil Lobo or Mariam Othman
                                   9928-3020 or 6640-5018 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Food Revolution Day,Q8

Geant Price Busters,Q8

From 11th Apr till 21st Apr 2012

For offer details, check HERE

IKEA May Offer,Q8

                                 1st Thursday Offer

“World Heritage Sites & The Environment” By Sandra Al-Saleh,Q8

WHEN : April 17, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WHERE:Al-Maidan Cultural Center (Abdullah Al-Salem School, Maidan Hawally, near Shaab Leisure Park)


May Fayre,Al Sadu House,Q8

WHEN : May 12, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

WHERE : Al-Sadu House (Arabian Gulf Road, Next to the National Museum)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

K'S PATH Volunteer Project,Q8

“Latin Guitar” Dinner Show,Q8

WHEN : April 19, 2012 @ 8:00 pm – April 20, 2012 @ 2:00 am

WHERE : Hyatt Suite (Maidan Hawalli)

COST : 15 KD/ person

CONTACT  NO. : Jazmyn or Myriam
                                                              6592-1247 or 6673-5458                                                      

Dinner and Jazz at Al Manshar Rotana Hotel Q8

An evening to remember! Pull out the fedora and slick up for a night of Sassy Jazz this April 13th at Al-Manshar Rotana. Enjoy a delectable dinner by the swimming pool while listening to live jazz music performed by a professional band. The evening will start from 9 pm onwards! So, invite your friends and join them for a night of musical and culinary bliss for only  KD 15 per person. 

 *Rates are Subject to 15% service charge.

For reservation or more information please visit or call 23931000

Via : grapevinekuwait

Method to the Madness @ CAP Gallery,Q8

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Classical Music Recital By Young Kuwaiti Musicians

Bayt Lothan has a treat for you this Thursday, April 12th: 
A musical recital by young aspiring Kuwaiti musicians! Come enjoy a night of classical music and help support these young talents & show that music matters! Everyone is welcome. 

WHEN : April 12, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

WHERE: Bayt Lothan (Arabian Gulf Street, next to Marina Mall)


Contact No : Bayt Lothan-2575-5866 or 2572-7388

Via: grapevinekuwait

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Zumba Fitness,Q8


Marina Hotel Kuwait Brings Back Its Poolside BBQ Every Wednesday Night!

KUWAIT: Marina Hotel opened up its poolside Barbeque Nights in the presence of the media and senior management. General Manager, Nabil Hammoud and the entire hotel’s management team welcomed the guests on their arrival to a relaxing evening filled with mouth-watering BBQ delicacies, live Oriental music, shisha and breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf.

The Hotel’s spectacular settings, beautiful landscape combined with the warm spring weather reflects the ambience of the BBQ dinner buffet. Guests were offered a delicious selection from the sumptuous barbecue station filled with especially marinated and seasoned varieties of succulent meats and chicken, fresh seafood with rich variety of seaside dishes and a delicious salad bar with the assorted breads. For the finale, delectable desserts were served.

On the occasion, Hammoud said: “It’s just so beautiful outside at this time of the year so we have taken the opportunity to launch our BBQ nights. The lovely weather proves to be the perfect setting for guests to enjoy our unique dining experience with our specialties cooked with the freshest possible ingredients. Every year we receive a very positive feedback on our BBQ Nights, this year; there will also be an even bigger variety of choices. With the launch of our Barbeque Nights, we would like to offer our guests a scrumptious dining experience at the pool.”

The Marina poolside BBQ takes place every Wednesday evening, has a capacity to accommodate up to 150 guests at a time and has a special area for groups.

Win KD 500 by Protecting the Environment Q8

The Sultan Center is proud to announce the launch of our first photography contest to celebrate Earth Day. We encourage everyone to participate in the contest to promote sustainability, to protect the health of our ecosystem and to conserve our natural resource.

Share with us any photo that shows how you're helping to promote sustainability and get a chance to win a 500 KD voucher from Sultan Center.

Here are a few examples of photos you could share:

1- A picture of your reusable shopping bag.

2- Something related to fluorescent light bulbs.

3- Recycling bins at home.

Submissions should be sent to Please make sure that you write your full name and your phone number in the email.

Terms and conditions: 
- Each winner will get a voucher of 500 KD

- The Participation is limited to TSC's Facebook followers only.

- Only TSC's Facebook followers can vote in the contest.

- The first draw will be held on 18th of April and the second draw will be held on 29th of April.

-The first winner will be excluded from the second phase of the competition.

- Each participate can share only one photo.

- The winner will be determined by the number of votes AND the quality of the photo and its relevance to the subject of the contest.

- The Participants can pick whatever photography device they wish to use.

- The Participants have to take the pictures themselves.

- People can vote to as many pictures as they want. You can vote by "liking" the pictures.

- We will only count the likes on TSC's page.

- We encourage everyone to be respectful of the work of all participants. We will not allow any comments that show disrespect or bad taste to the participants.

- TSC has the right to eliminate any picture in cases of plagiarism. 

- The contest will commence on 9th of April and will end on 29th of April at 11 AM.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Al Sadu Website Q8

Al Sadu weaving is an embroidery form in geometrical shapes hand woven by Bedouin people. This traditional art form was developed by the nomadic Bedouins over centuries, and was facing extinction because of modernization. To protect this traditional art form of hand weaving with dyed, spun and colored wool, the Al-Sadu Society was formed in 1979.In addition to reviving the ethnic art of hand weaving, they also contributed a lot to protect the Bedouin community. As a result of the society's efforts, the Sadu House came up in 1980. Towards 1984 end, the Sadu House had registered 300 Bedouin women and they are producing about seventy different items every week. 

The Al Sadu House which protect the interests of the Bedouins and their ethnic handicrafts is a unique tourist attraction of Kuwait and is located close to the National Museum. 


Can check my earlier post on it   and