The demolition of Kuwait Airways Headquarters

Kuwait Airways building demolition

The old (and semi-historic, because it was built on 9/7/1974) Kuwait Airways building on the corner of Fahad Al-Salem St. has begun its demolition phase.

This pic [link] is of the 1st demolition phase, and it was taken by Mr. AbdulMajeed Al-Shatti. He’s an avid amateur and enthusiastic local photographer. I got it off his FB page (he’s a friend, so I think it’ll be cool with him).

Since this is Kuwaiti related and poses some historic significance, I emailed Mark about it (I thought it would interest him). I also added that I didn’t know what the future designs look like. Turns out that he has posted about the new (ugly) designs already [link].

We both (I think) agreed that the new designs are NOT an improvement. What a shocker. How was this monstrosity ever allowed in Kuwait?! But wait. Hold on. Yep. that sounds about right. You can bet your very last dollar, that (almost) everything redesigned in Kuwait nowadays will get worse and uglier.

I personally know this building very well, it holds tremendous sentimental value for me. It was where I tried booking a plane out of Kuwait (and back to my studies in London), after our liberation from the Iraqi invasion in ’91… But I think I ended up leaving on BA and not KA, on the first commercial flight out of Kuwait (something like May 2nd 1991).

Anyways, this is how the Kuwait Airways H.Q. building looked like after the Iraqi invasion; alongside a rendition of its new design (supplied by Mark).

Kuwait Airways Burned damned Iraqi invasion  Kuwait Airways new H.Q.

Emirates and Kuwait الإمارات تحتفل مع الكويت بأغاني و ككاو و إعلانات



إغنية وطنية جديدة إهداء من شعب الإمارات الى شعب الكويت


Emirates celebrates Kuwait national day

إعلانات صفحة أخيرة كاملة في جرايدنا اليومية


Dubai airport welcomes Kuwaitis with chocolate Dubai airport welcomes Kuwaitis with chocolate 2

إستقبال المسافرين الكويتيين بعلب ككاو على علم الكويت لدى وصولهم لمطار دبي


Kuwaiti songs playlist for our National Day



Here’s a youtube playlist of great patriotic Kuwaiti songs. I know it’s a lazy solution, but you’ll be amazed at how many people don’t have a playlist like this for today and tomorrow. So just open the video and hit “Play All”, and connect your phone or laptop to speakers. Just like that, you’ll have 30 great sings back to back nonstop.

Beautiful gesture by Dubai Airport مطار دبي يستقبل الكويتيين بالككاو

Dubai airport welcomes Kuwaitis with chocolateDubai airport welcomes Kuwaitis with chocolate 2

Remembering our Martyrs لن ننسى شهداءنا

Kuwait Martyrs from Iraqi Invasion MosaicOn this day as we celebrate our National & Liberation days, we must remember our martyrs. They gave their lives defending our country, fighting the invasion, and liberating Kuwait.

Click the pic for a larger view. Pic credit: Dirar Al-Fedala.



On January 14, 1991, Asrar Al-Qabandi was murdered. She was shot five times — four bullets to her chest and the fifth bullet between her eyes, and her head sliced in two by an axe as her body dumped in front of her family’s home by the Iraqi’s. This was the fate of one of the braveset women of Kuwait… of the world. She saved hundreds of Kuwaiti’s during the Gulf War, and came back to Kuwait to save more lives even though she knew the Iraqi’s had found out what she had done. This woman has been dead exactly 19 years. And this is the least we can do in saluting the woman who had died saving lives.

Some of her other victories include smuggling weapons from Basra to Kuwait, money and more weapons from Saudi Arabia, single-handedly destroying the monitored telephones and communications set up by the Iraqis, providing targeted Kuwaitis with new ID’s to protect them from harm, providing foreign families with food and money, and taking care of 65 foreign hostages, risking a guaranteed execution.



Short film about the martyrs of Kuwait and significant moments in our country’s history. Aired on Al Watan TV, Al Rai TV and in all Cinescape movie theaters for the August 2nd memorial day.

Google doodles Kuwait’s National Day

Google doodle Kuwait National Day 2014

This Year’s doodle

Google doodle Kuwait national day

Last year’s doodle.

Thank You Google

Happy National & Liberations days

Kuwait old red flag

Wa6ani ElKwait from NBK إغنية وطني الكويت من البنك الوطني



This is NBK’s song for this year’s national celebrations of our independence and liberation days.

Kuwait Oil Fires by National Geographic

National Geographic Kuwait Oil firesDamn Iraq.

This picture will be part of the Oct. special edition of National Geographic magazine, celebrating its 125th anniversary. Off topic, the inventor of phones Alexander Graham Bill was one of the iconic magazine’s founders.

Happy National day Saudi Arabia فلاش موب وطني في مطار الرياض

Saudi Arabian flag national day 2011



Nothing like a flashmob in Riyadh airport to celebrate Saudi Arabia’s National Day.

Credit to Q8Ping for posting the vid.