AWARE is a cool place where people transitioning to life in Kuwait can learn about the country and the culture. In my humble opinion, they do a LOT more than the official Kuwait tourism board does to promote understanding of Kuwait and to present Kuwait in a positive light to foreigners. To learn more about them, go to their website at http://www.aware.com.kw/.
These are some of their upcoming events.
ATTENTION: AWARE CENTER WILL BE RELOCATING
AWARE Center is moving to a new location (by December 17, 2016) from Surra to Abu Fatira New Address: Abu Fatira, Block 1, Street 101, Villa 23 Coordinates: 29.2037040 48.0970640
AWARE ANNUAL EVENT: CAMEL RACES
Join AWARE for a day out at the Camel Races! This outing involves lunch at a Kuwaiti farm. Departure from AWARE: 11:30 a.m. Return Departure: 4:30 p.m. Ticket Fee: Adults: KD 13 Children; age 6 – 12: KD 5 Infants; age 1 – 5: KD 2 Children below age 1 (No Bus seat): Free (Please note: Camel Race Club does not charge an entrance fee) Limited Seats! Registration is though Cash Payments only. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sunday, November 27, 2016
OLD KUWAIT CITY
Saturday, November 19, 2016 Departure from AWARE: 9:30 a.m. This tour will include historical sites in old Kuwait City such as Old Gate of Kuwait, Naif Palace & AlMana’ee Old Mosque. Bring along your camera and comfortable walking shoes for an enjoyable day out to learn about Kuwait’s past. Tour fee: KD 5 per person (Refreshments, Transport & Tour guide included) Very limited seats! Seats will be given on a first register, first serve basis To register, kindly email email@example.com your full name & contact number.
MOVIE NIGHT: BAS YA BAHAR
The first feature film to be made by the state of Kuwait. It is a period piece about Kuwait before the discovery of oil when fishing was the predominant occupation. "Bas Ya Bahar" (The cruel sea) was produced by Kuwaiti producer Khalid Al-Siddiq. Bas Ya Bahar is a beautiful personification of the treacherous sea & a critical representation of the harsh life in Kuwait before oil. Movie starts at: 6:00 p.m. Movie Duration: 106 minutes Refreshments provided.
GUIDED TOUR: GRAND MOSQUE
For a rewarding, spiritual & informative experience. This is a 1½ tour of one of Kuwait’s most famous landmarks. Ladies are required to cover - long sleeves and long ankle length skirt, otherwise the mosque will provide a cloak. If you have your own scarf you’re welcome to bring it. Cameras are allowed. Children are welcome. This tour meets directly at the Grand Mosque
American semi-Kuwaiti living, working, eating, boating, and observing in Kuwait. Born in America, but raised with Kuwaitis, I get culture shock on both continents. No one understands me, but my dog, and she still gives me strange looks once in a while.
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I danced in the desert, I swam by the shores, I spent warm nights under starlit blankets of silver, I made friends from far-away places I ate and drank and savored it all I loved and was loved What more could anyone ask for?