This to me is nothing short of historical, a company of this caliber is manufacturing and selling sports hijabs was beyond anyone’s imagination. It’s a huge step forward towards tolerance and an excitement for every mohajaba. First batch is expected to be available Spring 2018. You can read more about their decision [here].
Last week I had a quick business trip to Dubai and needed a taxi to take me to the airport. So I downloaded Careem, the app apologized it wasn’t available in Kuwait which was weird, so then I downloaded Easy Taxi, which said the same thing. Left me frustrated and I had to go through the old school method of finding a Taxi ad somewhere and calling them up.
I asked around and did some research, turns out the government have banned all Taxi apps from Kuwait, it’s always sad to see things go backwards in this country. Instead of finding a mutual method with guidelines where normal taxis and taxi apps can coexist, we instead just ban one of them and let the other work normally.
Update: One of the readers pointed app that two apps still work for her, Q8Taxi and Q8 Grand Limo. They’re either working because they’re doing it illegally, or they are a taxi company with an application, rather than just an application that aggregates 3rd parties to work for them.
I didn’t know we had the London style horse patrolling police in Kuwait. My friend took this photo while he was out biking the other day but told me the cops were just sitting in chairs so I’m guessing they don’t enjoy the whole horse riding experience. I like how he was branded with their brand colors.
I’m not sure if this is replacing Souk Al Mubarkiya but I certainly hope not. It looks like Back Combined, the construction contractor got a deal to build the new Kuwait Souk, I don’t know where it will be in the city exactly but here’s their announcement below.
“Souk Alkuwait!! One of the old popular markets and historical icons of Kuwait located in Kuwait city .
Recently, that iconic project was noticed by the Kuwaiti government to see a change and thus, @backcombined was granted the assignment to be the company who renovate, and set the final touches of that old structure and finishing elements of that iconic image to give it a whole new vivid look while maintaining the same spiritual and cultural shopping experience for it’s visitors !
Project : Souk Alkuwait
location : Kuwait City
Status : Ongoing ”
Update: It’s to renovate the current Souk, not rebuild
A friend that worked there confirmed that the damage done is much less than everyone had anticipated. The fire took place on the ceiling, when people were working on the top. No one was hurt, the ceiling was damaged but everything inside is fine. The area affected was still under construction and the Cats Broadway Show is still happening on schedule in a few days.
Some people think I’m exaggerating when I say it’s just too cold right now in Kuwait but there’s something about desert cold weather that goes right through your bones. I’ve been to London and trust me, it’s easily bearable yet I can’t say the same about Kuwait’s cold weather and it feels like this year is the worst yet. Feels like it’s -5°C.
Even Trump agrees! pic.twitter.com/vCOAgPi2Mq
— Blogger (AbdulAziz) (@Kuwaitiful) February 5, 2017
At first I thought it was a joke, or just something fun for a press release but it looks like it’s a pretty good idea if there was a fire in the middle of the bridge, the fastest access to it is through the canal. I’m sure a lot of kids in Dubai after seeing this will want to be firefighters just to go through the jet packs training course.
Apparently they’ve put this ad in a Lebanese newspaper the day after Trump’s inauguration with the caption “The world has gone nuts.”. I wish we get this kind of creativity in Kuwait, but then again, many would have issues with this.