Formula one in Kuwait

 Formula one Kuwait  Formula one Kuwait 2

I don’t usually post about Red Bull events but this one is a super awesome one, so I’m making an easy exception.

  • Tomorrow, there’ll be a real Formula one car racing and doing donuts and burnouts on Kuwaiti streets.
  • The Gulf Road stretch opposite Kuwait Towers will be closed off for the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 car.
  • The event starts at 2 p.m. and the gates open at 12.30, so try to get there early to grab a great view spot.

It’s not every day you get to see a Formula One car, not to mention a World Championship car. Come witness power and speed like never before when the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 car will take to the streets of Kuwait on Friday March 28th at 2pm. The Quadruple Constructors’ Championship winning car will be driven by Red Bull Junior Driver Carlos Sainz Jr. who will perform a full repertoire of donuts, burnouts and speed runs in front of an expected 25,000 racing fans who will line the streets next to the Kuwait Towers on the Gulf road

Formula one race Kuwait map

Cool 20th anniversary party at McDonald’s Gulf Rd.

McDonald's 20th anniversary carnival Kuwait

McDonald’s Kuwait Holds

“20 Years of Smiles Carnival”

in celebration of its 20th Anniversary

McDonald’s Kuwait will host a two day carnival at the Corniche branch on the Arabian Gulf street to celebrate its 20th anniversary and commemorate 2 decades of service in Kuwait. The carnival will take place on the 7th and 8th of March, with festivities beginning every day at 10:00a.m and continuing until 11:00p.m.

The two-day event will include a number of acts and attractions, such as helium balloon aerialists, rhythm of fire drummers, LED robots, butterfly dancers, stilt walkers, monocycles, jugglers and ice sculptors. The celebrations will also include balloon sculptors and face painting for children, as well as other fun filled activities for the whole family.

The performances will take place throughout the day with consecutive acts along the McDonald’s store walkway and all around the premises.

McDonald's 20th anniversary carnival Kuwait 2

Military Air Show today at 3 pm عرض جوي اليوم العصر

minilatry air show kuwait 2

According to the festival calendar posted by the government, there’s going to be a military air show today from 3-5 pm over Gulf road near the Marina Mall area.

  • Military Air Show
  • From 3-5 p.m.
  • Marina Mall part of Gulf Road.

Pic credit [Nawaf Al-Rudaini]

Registration for NBK’s Walkathon now open

NBK Walkathon 2014

Registration for NBK’s annual is now open, until 1 p.m. March 13th. The tent is set up just before The Scientific Center on Gulf Rd., and you can also register online [here]. The race is on March 15, which should still be a cool enough day for the walk. The race is fun for the whole family. It’s one of those fun exciting and different days, plus you might win exciting gifts. So go register now and participate.

Update:

So I went to the Walkathon, here’s what I thought of this year’s event [link]:

Buzfairy commeny on NBK Walkathon 2014

And here’s what Mr. Harold Walker thought of it:

To Whom It May Concern,I have participated in the annual NBK Walkathon for over 6 years; yet, this is the first year there were no buses available to take the walkers back to the starting point of the event – and that after many were still cold and wet from the rain. I think this was very unfortunate and shines a negative light on the whole event. I certainly hope in the future organizers will do a much better job in this regard.

H. Walker

 

Kuwait Comic Con starts tomorrow

Q8Con Kuwait ComicCon 2014

Q8Con, our local version of Comic Con, is taking place tomorrow and friday (Feb. 6-7) at the AbdulAziz Hussain Center in Mishref. Map [link].

Check their twitter and instagram for more info.

The M.O. Youth screws the youth عيب عليكم يا وزارة الشباب

 Fikra M.O. Youth Kuwait Japanese pop culture festival problem 2  Fikra M.O. Youth Kuwait Japanese pop culture festival problem

Kuwait had a Japanese Pop culture festival 10 days ago. It was held at Kuwait’s National Library, and was a smash hit.

The festival was organized by Fikra, a local company, with the help of other Kuwaiti youth. The Ambassador of Japan came to the event because of his prior relations to Fikra, and he was the one who supplied the venue through the Cultural council. While the M.O.Youth just sent an undersecretary, and that was the extent of the ministry’s involvement in thr festival.

Anyways, the M.O.Youth took credit of this hugely successful event, and claimed it organized the whole festival. Reducing the efforts of Fikra and friends to that of associates or volunteers. The ministry later half tried to correct this, slightly amending their claim to a more honest one.

The festival took months of hard work and expenses to get it organized successfully. Contacting people and businesses, getting the cubicles and booths setup, organizing the costume and anime contests and prizes, and getting the display objects. All that took a great deal of effort and money.

If this festival was in Dubai, it wold be the kind that gets the personal appearance of Sh. Mohammad Bin Rashid. But here in Kuwait, the Ministry shamelessly robs the efforts of the young youth instead of supporting them. Shame on you.

Japanese Popculture Festival مهرجان شبابي لثقافة البوب اليابانية

Japanese popculture event Kuwait

Japanese Pop Culture Festival in Kuwait this Thursday and Friday, at the National Library of Kuwait.

Sept. 12 and 13, from 6 pm.

The festival will hold  exciting and fun activities like: Anime Drawing, Figure Modeling, CosPlay contest (think Comicon), and Shadowloo showdown qualifiers (games listed below).

The festival is a must for all fans of Japanese Pop Culture, be anime or serious gaming. It’s a unique festival to have in Kuwait, a must see fun hip event for family and youth It definitely something new and fresh. It’s an official event is organized by Fikra Events, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan and the M.O. Youth Affairs.

  • The games played will be : Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition ver. 2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and King of Fighters XIII.
  • First prize (three of them, one for each game) is an all expense paid trip (Hotel, Plane, and seed) to Melbourne, Australia to participate in Shadowloo Showdown 2013. 
  • Tickets for the qualifiers cost Kd 10, you can buy them from Bou Saleh Hobbies at Muthana Complex, Mezzanine 22405086  or from Fikra on 97603181.
  • Cash prizes will be offered to the top 3 winners in the Anime drawing and CosPlay competitions. Call 99211287 or 97603181 to participate in CosPlay.

بالتعاون مع وزارة الدولة لشئون الشباب و سفارة اليابان, تعلن (فكرة) عن المهرجان الياباني

(Japanese Pop Culture Festival)

الذي سيقام في المكتبة الوطنية في يوم الخميس و الجمعة 12 و 13 سبتمبر من الساعة 6 مساء

يتضمن المهرجان مسابقة رسمم (انيمي), مسابقة (كوسبلاي), مسابقة تركيب المجسمات, و بطولة العاب الفيديو

للمزيد من المعلومات الاتصال على 97603181 او تابعونا على موقع التواصل الاجتماعي

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @FikraKW

The National Library is the huge beautiful building on Gulf Road, opposite Seif Palace and Amiri Diwan, just before Slider Station and Pizzeta [map].

21 Carrots Ramadan collection

21 Carrots Ramadan collection KuwaitTasting session of the new Ramadan collection is next Monday at 6 p.m. in Al-Hamra Mall.

Concert News: Rihanna in Abu Dhabi in October

Rihanna concert in Abu Dhabi October 2013

Rihanna will perform a concert in Abu Dhabi on October 19th of this year, as part of her Diamonds world tour. Tickets are from Dh. 250 to 1,300.

Get your tickets early if you plan to attend, big international performers like Rihanna tend to sell out quickly. Click [here] for tickets and details.

Comedy Night in Kuwait

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Click here for tickets.

Tickets range from KD25-65, which I think is expensive for an event like this, even if it includes a dinner (I don’t know if they do).