Throughout my schooling, I held a very stereotyped understanding of poverty. To my conditioned and ignorant mind, poverty was indigenous only to developing countries on the other end of the Arabian Sea, in
For many schools, changes in the modern global landscape continue to present an evolving list of concerns as they attempt to stay relevant in the world of tomorrow. For one new local start up school, they
When Ahmad Al Shammeri received his first camera from his mother on a trip to Amman, Jordan, he immediately fell in love with the prospects of the art. So convinced was he that this would be his future calling, th
By Yara Al-Wazir
One of the greatest things about living abroad is the shopping. But like a vintage 24carat gold coin, all great things have two sides. The downside is that the entire family, including extended relatives you only see at Eid gatherings, know how amazing shopping in the Western world is. Cue endless orders to your flat of brands that are staples in Kuwaitis’ clos
Prepare to be schooled in the art of crafting the perfect breakfast and brunch, under the chosen menu and culinary direction of Prime & Toast. So what is giving this place its dedicated followers? Well in our
When preparing for the summer holidays, one can’t help but feel lost when faced with the myriad exotic travel destinations that are out there, ready to be explored. You can consult your friends, only to
Chilean by birth and Spanish based, Magdalena Correa is an artist who invites us to explore how identities are formed. Always interested in social issues, she develops photographic and audiovisual research
Abrar Almusallam shares her inspiring journey toward show jumping stardom
For Abrar Almusallam, what began as a teenage pastime sport evolved into what she considers as a defining part of her personality. The locally renowned show jumper truly finds peace in this highly intense and extremely competitive sport, ever since she joined the Kuwait Riding Center when she was only sixteen years old alongside her siblings. The making of a successful equestrian, however,
More and more these days, wherever you walk in the health and fitness world it is difficult not to encounter this question. It seems to be a conundrum for many gym goers from the beginners to the advanced.
Finding the Mexican shawerma in Kuwait's backyard.
It’s the shawarma of Mexico. A delicious nighttime snack found in many food carts around the world, but also served as a delicacy in the most elegant of restaurants. It is the taco. While the origins of
American stand-up comedian Chris Rock once said, “There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.” As I sit in the plush surroundings of Aqua Cafe, Jumeirah Messilah Beach
Born and raised in Kuwait, one is very grateful for the ability to converse with a multitude of people from different parts of the globe on a daily basis: different regions, different customs, different dialects and different mindsets.
To me, Kuwait has always been a country of samples; you get to sample the entire world by having associates, acquaintances, colleagues and frien
With a flagship location in Shaab Al Bahary that is partially set on a terrace, Ryoog is the perfect marriage between an oriental and a western breakfast. Their indoor section is buzzing with the sounds of munchin
Once upon a time in Kuwait, there lay a small sanctuary deep in the ground, for lovers of the written word. It thrived with visitors young and old, wandering through the aisles awestruck, the sight of the
While all the fans are bouncing off the walls with World Cup 2014 fever, over in the realm of health and fitness we are buzzing over the latest obsession: smoothies! Every health wannabe’s pantry is now filled with ingredients like flax seeds, chia seeds, agave syrup and probably a folder on their phones with smoothie recipes. So what’s the deal with the latest obsession, and how far s
Lets talk music. In this, our new music column, we aim to speak to music at large, specifics to the local market, local artists doing their own thing, and all with a musician’s perspective. With over a d
Brings a new store, and local creativity to Bida’a
During the month of November, Elevation Burger opened its sixth and newest store in Bida’a. The newest Elevation Burger store overlooks the beautiful view of the Rimal garden and the famous Ta’awon Str
We quit our jobs to create our dream lives. Our dream lives that did not lead to owning expensive cars or venturing out on lavish European vacations—but one that enabled us to give, to share and to explore. Everyone laughed. Everyone told us we couldn’t. They thought we were crazy. Sometime a little crazy is just what you need to succeed, and this article proves that if you believe in
When Mai Al-Owaishi’s sister returned to Kuwait from the London College of Fashion the fashionista knew it was time to merge her love of style and entrepreneurial spirit. The result is Owayshi.com, a tre
Meem Café's menu features a sumptuous fusion of oriental cuisine. It is genuine and full of details. Experience the Arabic culture, full of hidden daily treasures, embracing many centuries of intrinsic taste, eng
Three cheese-worthy reads you'll love to read this Valentine's Day.
It’s that time of year, *sigh* again, when everything turns into fifty shades of pink and red. While many happily gush over boxes of chocolates, overpriced roses, and heart-shaped everything; we at bazaar
The owners of Talabat.com just hit payday, big time.
Rocket Internet announced today their purchase of the popular site for KD 50 million, that’s 150 million or $170 million.
The Middle East online takeaway market has been attracting a lot of attention from the German investors who just last week purchased 24h.com from Dubai as part of their foodpanda group.
The incubator and investment
An annual celebration of public art and creativity is coming once more to Kuwait
Alwan is an annual celebration of public art and creativity. The open-air art festival aims to inspire the youth and promote public awareness of art/culture while connecting the community.
After the success of
Armed with an education from UEFA and specialist goalkeeping training, Khalid Isbieh had a vision. Taking his fifteen-year experience in coaching youth into account, Khalid decided to start the first specialized s
If we know anything about Kuwait’s foodies, we know for sure that they’ve embraced the German doner as a trusted favorite. The Doner Factory delivers on the promise of an authentic, uncompromising German doner in all of its glory. Located in Al Shaab Al Bahary, you get all the elements that make this street food delectable, and you also get to enjoy their infamous Kapsalon, a layered dish comp
Café Blanc is committed to delivering the best of Lebanese cuisine, with fresh ingredients and a striking, modern ambience. This is a restaurant with style and chic elegance. Natural colors welcome you and clear
Nestled in between the hustle and bustle that is Kuwait City, Koji is an oasis of calm serving up both traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine dishes, and also putting on a little bit of a show at the Teppan
If you want casual dining with quality food at a great value then think no further. Forget grease on your fingers here as you pick up your pizza. No oil is used and you can try placing the pizza in your hand as a
Al Hambra restaurant sets a truly international pace at Sheraton Kuwait with a feast of succulent and sumptuous dishes from the four corners of the world. Whether you are sampling Al Hambra’s rich and varied buffet or enjoying à la carte dining, rest assured that every meal you experience is an unforgettable one. In an elegant atmosphere inspired by the Al Hambra palace in Spain, the restaurant
Sheikha Intisar’s push for positivity has Kuwait covered in a yellow glow
In early 2013 Sheikha Intisar Al Sabah came across a video that shook her core. A young man posted a song on YouTube that bashed Kuwait, and showed images of a country she hardly recognized as her own. As
Your top 5 conflicts to the ubiquitous weekend getaway
One of the best things about living in Kuwait is the centrality of the location. People seem to be more travel-happy here than most other places in the world. Perhaps it is because the country is small, pe
Got business problems or challenges at work? With his Two Cents page, Loaay Ahmed shares his expertise in strategic management consulting to help managers, employees and entrepreneurs thrive.
Q: My title is Sales Vice President and it’s not helping me get appointments or stand out with prospects. What can I suggest to HR to make it easier for me to achieve m
With incredible piano tunes you don't want to miss
Join Loyac for a night of extraordinary Piano tunes and bridging peace by the Jordianian Pianist and music composer Zade Dirani on the 23rd of May at Salmiya Theater, 7:30 pm. Don't miss it!
Zade is inspire
Abolish 153 is pleased to present a group exhibition at the Contemporary Art Platform on 16 May 2015, marking ten years since women obtained their political rights in Kuwait. The exhibition will feature works in v
Meet the inspirational talent that is Talal Al Hamdhan, the pioneer of cake designing in Kuwait. As a cake designer, Talal believes that every occasion deserves a special cake that needs to stand out in tw
Are you afraid of getting up on stage and speaking in public? Do you need confidence in dealing with people? Then Toastmasters Club is the solution for you. I am confident in recommending this as I have benefited from joining Toastmasters Club and am now no longer afraid of public speaking or giving presentations in my workplace. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organi
By Lynda Higgs
After a year of living in Kuwait, I can confirm that living in the Middle East is an exciting and truly foreign experience for a Westerner. After adjusting to the relentless heat and glari
In an outstanding gesture of making dreams a feasible reality, we recently heard that the Al Jawhara account with the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) now offers a chance for all of its customers to enter wee
Innovative features, new Real Time AWD and dynamic new looks set to wow customers
Globally, the CR-V has been recognized as a pioneer of compact SUV. Since its first launch in 1996, over 5 million CR-V’s have been sold today which amply proves its global appeal in terms of design, quality, refinement and popularity. Building on this solid reputation, the all new CR-V now enters into its 4th generation with enhanced exterior aesthetics, car like interior comfort, innov
How can wallpaper be inspiring? I’ve always admired the occasional wallpaper print to ornately decorate the simple corner, or a barren wall in an empty hallway, yet I never imagined that the uses of wall
Just on the heels of our Eid Al-Fitr break, we are already in overdrive scanning multiple destinations for the October Eid—but where is the best place to go, and how should we prepare for it? The answers
The Romanian Embassy in Kuwait cordially invites you to the exhibition Heritage, a private etnografic collection (traditional Romanian costumes) organised at Al Baptain Library, Sunday 12th of March, 18.30. Free entrance
Stylishly consulting women around the world in the name of timeless chic
Are we fashion followers, or creators? Has it become an intrinsic result of social norms to follow any given trend dictated by glossy magazines and glamorous editorials? What makes any individual unique? H