Just 30 mins befire happened Earthquake in Iran and some people felt in Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, as well as some areas in Saudi Arabia near the Gulf Sea. People in Kuwait in higher floors felt much stronger than people on ground due to vibrations of building structure.
Just 15 mins before loud explosive sound has heard around khaitan and farwaniya. Any News ?
Hope everything is fine in Kuwait.
Today since 4pm i got various messages on my whatsapp (94418559) about fire in avenues, some were asking for confirmation about fire and some of them were giving confirmation about it but i didnt find any pic of fire in avenues.
Well today at exact 04:50 pm after a sound like gunshot, alarms were heard around avenues and all sprinkles were activated.Till now this is what i know, I will keep you updated.
Social life in Kuwait
Via Valiya S. Sajjad Arab Times Staff
In this week’s online poll, Arab Times asked readers for their opinion on social life in Kuwait. The responses ranged between the negative and the complacent, with a majority, 40%, stating that there are very few social events organized in the state.
When talking to people on this opinion of voters, most agreed. However, many of them saw it as a blessing in disguise, “because it gives people more time for family, and helps them save money.” Expatriates who have lived in other Gulf states, before coming to Kuwait, said that life in Kuwait may be dull, “but at the end of the year you have more bank balance which enables you to do more productive things in life, such as making good investments.”
Some of the citizens who spoke to the Arab Times had a dimmer take. The poor social and entertainment scene in Kuwait forces people to indulge in the only available entertainment, eating out. “That’s a big reason why there’s growing obesity in the state.”
About 23% of the voters said that different communities in Kuwait organize their own social events in a private fashion. “Since it’s held behind closed doors, it’s not known widely.” People who supported this view said that such parties and functions make sure there’s community bonding; moreover, they are also cost effective as they are organized not for profits, but for entertainment and socializing.
However, people were wary of parties that go overboard, where immoral activities take place. A particular respondent said that in a neighboring flat on New Year’s eve, a bachelor’s party went so wild that other residents had to intervene and warn them to play down or face police action. There are several social groups operating in Kuwait promoting drug abuse and alcoholism.
Another 23% of the voters said they are happy with the way things are in Kuwait. For them it’s just work and family that matter. As long as they are able to balance their professional and family lives, they are happy. They said that countries that promote too much entertainment and social life also open out venues for moral corruption. “It may be fun to live there, but it could also have too many negative consequences, which may bear upon the next generation.”
Twelve percent of the voters find entertainment in shopping malls and restaurants. For them it’s more about an excuse to go out and hang out somewhere, than actually indulging in some particular activity. Cinemas are also good for some emotional catharsis and to relieve stress, a few interviewees noted. A very small minority, 1%, said that there’s a lot happening in Kuwait, and there’s no need for more. They ask people who disagree to scan the newspapers every day, and count the number of social and entertainment events that take place here.
Cheeta in pajero near Marina Waves, Kuwait. Pic by Monti.
Kuwait Cricket For Schools.
Kuwait Cricket, the apex body of cricket in Kuwait would like to invite school cricket teams to participate in their tournaments which are planned to be held at the turf ground at Sulaibiya. Kuwait Cricket intends to conduct two cricket tournaments for U-15 and U-18 school children who should have valid Kuwait residence and be a student of their respective school. Physical Education officials or Managers of various schools in Kuwait are hereby requested to contact Murali Kutticode on 99542107 for more information. The tournaments will be played on Saturdays at Sulaibiya grounds and the matches will be 30 overs. Participation of school cricket teams will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the open cricket tournament and we look forward to your confirmation of attendance. Any inquiries may be directed to the contact phone numbers or email addresses mentioned below: A meeting of School representatives will be arranged shortly and please feel free to contact Kuwait cricket with your positive feedback.
Contact details: Murali Kutticode,
Director, Junior & Corporate cricket
Tel: 99542107 or firstname.lastname@example.org
One of our subscriber (Hajrah Hafeez) found this poor cat on road. As per her message she had tried to help but cat escaped.
Cold Wave To Continue
Temperatures dropped to below zero in several regions of the country at dawn on Saturday, according to national meteorological centers.
In Al -Salmi, west of Kuwait City, the temperature dropped to 0-1 degrees, the lowest that has been reported in the country since being gripped with biting cold recently.
Record fall to zero was reported in various region, such as Ubroq Al -Habari, Jal Al -Liah, Al -Abdali and Al -Matrabah.
The main meteorological station at the airport reported that the heat level in Al -Jahraa fell to 3 degree C. Wave of biting cold is forecast to continue gripping Kuwait in the coming days, with the maximum temperature expected to be 12 degrees centigrade in the airport region at mid -day times.