According to Gulf News the average Kuwaiti family spends KD 3,723 every month, 14% of that budget is spend on food, nothing new there. Families also spent less than 4% on health care and education, mostly because the government pays for both. I wonder what’s the average of the other GCC countries.[Source]
The Breakfast Club’s first branch was in Fintas, they were open until 3p.m everday serving breakfast. They’ve now expanded and opened a new branch in Kuwait City a few weeks back, so I passed by to review the place now that they also serve dinner and lunch. I like how they somehow managed to have pancakes as main courses with heavy sauces. continue reading»
They use to be an online store but they’ve expanded to opening a store a the Avenues. I once posted about them when they released a new collection that included the cool red rooster. When I passed by yesterday they have just released their summer collection which includes “Greetings from Arabia” shirt. Their prices are pretty reasonable and I like the fact that owner is doing most of the designing.
To celebrate Kuwait’s National and Liberation day Wataniya turned their new building into a huge screen showcasing a video about Kuwait. The video starts at 7p.m everyday and will go on until the 28th of February. No idea how they pulled it off but looks much better when you’re there seeing it live. I wish I could play Battlefield 3 on a screen this big, I would never lose a match.
When it’s not summer holiday, and all the electric supply is working fine; Kuwait looks stunning from space. The closer you get to Kuwait City the brighter and more crowded it becomes. You can easily notice the curly line of the 7th Ring Road. The photo was taken by NASA on August 9th, 2012 with a Nikon D3S digital camera using a 400 mm lens.[Source]
You can download a high res of the image here.
Spotted this the other day while heading to Kuwait City. I’m not sure what the government is using it for but I guess they’re testing running low energy lights or scanners using solar energy? I’ve never seen it before so I’m hoping it’s something we’re going to see a lot of soon. Instead of receiving an SMS every week saying Kuwait has maxed energy consumption why doesn’t the government work to push solar energy in the hottest country on this planet?
For those who missed it, Build it Bigger by The Discovery Channel made a 45 minute documentary going through all the details of how Al Hamra Tower was built. The complex infrastructure of the tower is just mind blowing. I wonder what ever happened to the restaurant at the very top of Al Hamra Tower? It’s currently the tallest concrete building in the world. Made a playlist to cover the entire documentary.
Capital District released their new summer collection not too long ago and I’m loving the Red Rooster t-shirt. You can check the entire collection here. For those that aren’t familiar with Capital District, it’s a Kuwaiti clothing line that’s all about heritage design but with a twist.
Best part is they manufacture their clothing locally in US and China.