Saturday, November 10, 2018

Kuwait floods 2018

The floods of November 2018 will go down in history for sure. Two people died and numerous cars and houses were destroyed. Kuwait is a complete mess now and will those people who lost so much actually get any compensation? Now the roads are dry in some areas but there is no actual road any more. It's just loose gravel and sand now.

Here are some pictures of Fahaheel after the storm.

This is the entrance to Highway 30 which is closed so they can drain and clean the infamous Mangaf underpass that floods every year.
The beach near the old Al Kout Mall

Before the storm
After the storm

Avenues flooded from the storm last week:

The owner of my apartment was caught in the floods, he told me the Kuwaiti police wouldn't help him but some Indian guys did. They helped him move his car and gave him a change of clothes. The car is in the shop and will cost 500 KD to fix. The elevator in the house was flooded, I opened my bedroom door and stepped into the water pouring out of the top of the elevator. The tent on the room was lifted and slammed into the a/c units on the roof. I wonder if he should submit a damage claim to the Ministry. There's still more rain to come......

Monday, October 29, 2018

Mw6iny beach clean Up

I've always been interested in joining a beach clean up and there will be an opportunity to join @mw6iny for a beach clean up in November for those who are interested.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Al Shamlan Dwaniya

The AWARE Center offered a group visit to Al Shamlan dwaniya in Kuwait City, one of the many old dwaniyas on the gulf road that I've passed many times and wondered what the inside looked like so I joined. We met at the AWARE Center and then took a bus ride to the dwaniya. 

 These few remaining buildings are from the early 1900's with one masjid close by dating back to the late 1700's. I learned that there are about seven main family dwaniyas along the coastal road that are owned by the government but operated by the families. Once upon a time the area along the coast was all old Kuwaiti houses and when oil and money came the government bought the lands and gave the families money to set up house else where. A few buildings were saved, like the dwaniyas, masjids and Bait Dickson.

It is still used today for meetings and gatherings for men. There were some old original photos along with the old palm leaf and wood roof. The AWARE Center offers many different outings, most free of charge for anyone interested. You can find their website link for more information.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Bait Al Arab Horse Show

I took my mom and daughters to the horse show, my mom used to ride horses and knows all about them so I thought she would enjoy the show. The place is really beautiful and the horses are too. The show was for the greys and a couple of the had their babies with them, they were so cute!

After the show we were allowed to go into the stables and feed the horses carrots. We had a pretty good time. You can find more about Bait Al Arab here

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Dhow Cruises

27 Oct 2018, 9:00 am

For a relaxing morning or a splendid evening on the water, cruising the gulf of Kuwait. Join AWARE for an enjoyable experience: a Breakfast/ Sunset Dinner Cruise. Breakfast Cruise: KD 10 per person Sunset Dinner Cruise: KD 15 per person Very Limited Seats! Registration is via ticket purchase only at AWARE during our office Hours Registration Deadline: Tuesday October 16, 2018 Tickets are non-refundable Please note: • KD 0.5(Breakfast Cruise)/ KD 1(Sunset Dinner Cruise) discount for AWARE Members. • In case of bad weather, the cruise maybe cancelled (in such a case, AWARE Center will refund the participants or reschedule the cruise.