Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Yoga On The Beach And Vegan Brunch At Be Cafe, Rimal Resort, Bida'a on Friday from 10.30 - 12.30

Kuwait Will Have The Largest Museum In The World - Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre, Shaab

Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre

The Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre will create a new world class museum district within Kuwait. Together with the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre, it will form Kuwait’s new national cultural project.
The cultural district is a celebration of the scientific and cultural achievements of mankind. The scale, shapes and shades of the buildings are designed to convey a sense of wonder and awe.
Each building will contain an array of permanent and temporary world class exhibits and artworks. Walking through the cultural district beneath the canopied 'streets' will be a journey full of surprises, with stunning views deep into the heart of the museums where visitors will see framed vistas of priceless exhibits.

Kuwaiti architecture is represented by the main ‘street’ which is not a straight line and echoes the traditional ‘ferej’ or neighbourhood. This creates exciting spaces, Islamic patterns, corners and walkways, mirroring the experience of walking down a traditional, busy Kuwaiti street.
The museums will celebrate Kuwaiti, Islamic and Arab culture and history. They will also embrace and showcase the rich diversity of the world’s finest cultural achievements.

The museum district will consist of six main buildings:

- Natural History Museum - (7700m2) will offer visitors a unique insight into the natural world and will include a stunning ecosystem experience that allows visitors to explore a living rain forest, mangrove and coral reef.

- Science Museum - (6800m2) will include galleries for Human Body & Mind, Experiment, Robotics and Technology & Transport, with exhibits featuring hands-on experiments, games and simulator experiences.

- Museum of Islamic History - (1900m2) includes exhibits on the development of Islamic art, architecture and science and will celebrate the culture and crafts of the Muslim world though artefacts, reconstructions, interactives and audio- visual presentations.

- Space Museum - (4300m2) with a 130 seat planetarium will tell the story of the earth and the universe, space exploration and include an immersive reconstruction of the international space station.

- Fine Arts Centre

- Theatre

LWDLIK - Sounds and looks truly amazing. The idea of tourism to Kuwait is looking a whole lot more real with these massive cultural projects/gems finished. JACC, its beautiful dancing fountains and outdoor restaurants is already open and flourishing.

The Beautiful Dancing Fountain Show at Sheikh Jaber Ahmed Cultural Centre, Kuwait

After 6pm every 30 mins

On weekdays 6pm - 11pm
On weekends 6pm - 12am

JACC website and JACC location Map

Women at War Exhibit At The Hub Gallery

Khalid Al Ameri - A Better Tomorrow

An MBA Graduate from the Stanford Graduate School of Business with a British mother, a former investment and assets manager who gave it up to become a teacher. And teaches he does via Tedx, Instagram and social media. It is his words of wisdom, reason and love that have a huge following. Khalid Al Ameri is an activist, social columnist and hopefully an influencer of change. Now there are Kuwaitis with the same ideas and aspirations but they blog and present in Arabic so we (the non-Arabic speakers) don't get to hear them and admire this new step forward. Bravo Khalid, and all those who understand the value of education, family and growth.

He's kinda like the male Gulf Arab version of Oprah Winfrey with free psychology, encouragement and guidance for the masses. And I mean this in the kindest most flattering way. His views on mental health, family, respecting your wife and mother and being a good husband are nuggets of knowledge for those who may be struggling or unprepared. 

An inspirational breath of fresh air.