Saturday, March 26, 2011

Covered in Dust- Kuwait Sand Storm- Where were You?

In the 3 weeks that I've been in Kuwait I've experienced a lot of things and now the sand storms.

My family and I met up at T.G.I.F in Abu Halaifa for our weekly gathering. The weather was nice out. We got to the restaurant around 4:30 p.m. Toward the end of our meal the restaurant suddenly got dark. We thought they turned down the lights but when we looked outside we saw clouds rolling in and birds flying away. I thought it was rain but as it came closer I saw it was a dust cloud engulfing the area.

We told the manager to bring the check quick so we could get home before it got any worse. By the time we got to our car and headed out it was pitch black with garbage flying everywhere. The smell and taste of dust was really bad. We could not see the road at all only blinking lights and a few lights from the businesses.

Thank goodness our building is only 5 minutes away but with the weather it took about 20 minutes to get there. My apartment was already dusty even though the windows were closed. Too bad we forgot about the fans in the kitchen and bathrooms. When I went to the kitchen it was covered in dust. The bathrooms also had inches of dust everywhere. This is a major clean up.

The clouds rolling in.....

Pictures of the event...

The ride home.....

Inside my apartment...

The next day, as if nothing happened..........

Kuwait- You never know what to expect!


  1. This was my first trip to Kuwait with my husband and we were to fly to the states the evening of the sand storm. I couldn't believe what was happening! Thanks for your blog, wish i had found it before i left Kuwait!

  2. Hope you had a safe trip home! Will you be coming back to Kuwait?

  3. Hey,
    I was hit in the sandstorm as well .. I was suppose to be going out my room for my chow and i regret immediately when i open the door ..


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