Saveco has a new location in Qurain, exit 208 behind LuLu Hypermarket.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
On our second day we had an awesome guide named Khalifa who works with the museums and Souq Waqif. He took us on a personal tour of one of the old Qatari houses within the museum, unfortunately we got off late and the others were closed but the house we saw was beautiful.
Some of the handsome police patrol in Souq Waqif
Ard Canaan which serves a mix of Palestinian, Jordanian, Lebanese and Syrian dishes...a must try!
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The last time I visited Qatar was 2006 and a lot has changed. The population has increased, which means much more traffic for such a tiny country but the addition of museums and touristic attractions is amazing. You can start off by taking a look at their touristic website to see what there is to do. I didn't have enough time to do everything so a second trip is definitely in the making. The airport is simply amazing, modern and a great way to start off in Qatar.
The Qatar skyline
The country is surrounded by water which makes for an amazing corniche. The corniche surrounding the Islamic Museum is beautiful. It is green area with trees and grass and the best part is not seeing any trash. The country is kept very clean which proves it can be done if people truly care about their country. Of course, there are still undeveloped areas with the old cars and buildings and I'm sure a touristic view of the country is different than those of the people who live there.
Friday, November 18, 2016
'Regardless, in the meantime Qatar Airways is using Al Maha A320 aircraft for their flights, since they’d otherwise be sitting around. The service, crews, etc., are all from Qatar Airways. The only difference will be the cabin. These planes are pretty bare bones, as they have 12 recliner business class seats without entertainment.'Bare bones is an understatement, if you are a heavy person there is no way you will be comfortable on this flight, the seats are cramped and you feel like a sardine. The initial destinations are planned to be Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Medina, Abha, Qassim, Doha and Dubai.
I did not like this surpise and was very disappointed, if I wanted a tiny cramped plane I have many other airlines to choose from. Sadly I won't be booking Qatar airways again when I fly to Doha.
Monday, November 14, 2016
The mall is part of the overall Al Kout development in the Ahmadi governorate which will offer also hospitality, a marina, a fishing wharf, leisure and entertainment.Major tenants such as H&M, Zara, GAP, Victoria’s Secret, Sephora, Massimo Dutti, Banana Republic, Jack Wills, COS, Mamas & Papas, Mothercare as well as F&B brands like Vapiano, PF Chang’s, TGI Fridays have so far signed up, the statement said.
The project will boast over 100,000 sq m of retail space, making it a super-regional mall and the largest mixed-use waterfront project in southern Kuwait.Mohammed Jassim Khalid Al Marzouq, chairman, Tamdeen Group said: “Our objective is to create a vibrant new destination for the south of Kuwait, offering several attractions to our consumers. We want to create a destination for visitors from Kuwait and from outside, particularly the GCC.”
Fashion will be a major component of the new mall with over 50 percent of the mall catering to a variety of fashion brands, he said.In addition there will be entertainment for families including Cinescape Cinemas, Infunity and a new Sky Zone concept.
Managed and operated by GLA Management, negotiations are continuing with other popular brands.
Christian Wistrom, general manager – leasing, GLA Management, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the project has received so much interest and we anticipate that it will be fully leased well before the opening of the mall in October 2017. “This strong demand is a reflection of the quality of the project as well as the positive experience of retailers with existing Tamdeen projects.”
Saturday, November 12, 2016
I've admired this restaurant from afar, I loved the details of the building, they have re-use way of decorating.
It is the architecture revolving around the usage of ancient materials, elements and techniques, and their reintegration within a system of different construction purposes. This architectural theory foreshadows the beneficial usage of demolished houses’ remnants that are often thrown away in the sea. Other elements are used in this architectural style; some of them are the neglected elements, the remnants of old buildings, as well as the archeological and traditional artifacts such as the peasants’ tools, the joiners’ equipment, the household artifacts, etc… Those forgotten features are re-used in innovative, creative and novel ways. In other words, one can definitely benefit from the precious relics left by our fathers and grandfathers, and from the environmental donations and past cultural civilizations. Each tool could be either used according to its original function or implemented in creative, modern functions and purposes.
As you wait for your order they serve the traditional olives, pickles and lupin seeds (thermos) on ice which is the first time I've seen them served in a restaurant, usually they are sold by the seed go on the side of the street.
There's a small collection of old Kuwaiti doors outside
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
A friend was visiting from Qatar and had a meet up at the Three & Barista Artisanal Coffee Bar & Kitchen located in Al Shaheed Park. It was such a cute and cozy place with great ambiance. I love the decor which was a mix of industrial meets automotive. The covered area we sat in was made from the ceiling of a bus with bus seats covered in fabric, very creative.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
After having lunch we wanted something sweet so my friend took me to Baking Tray in the city. I really loved the decoration and the outside sitting area with a view of the Grendizer art made by the Ashekman twins. My friend ordered white chocolate cookies while I had a chocolate mousse cake.
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