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McDonald’s participates in ‘Beat Diabetes’ walkathon
cDonald’s participates in the fifth edition of “Beat Diabetes” Walkathon under the patronage of the Ministry of Health, the annual “Beat Diabetes” walkathon took place on November 1 on the Arabian
Gulf Road. More than 8,000 participants of all ages took part in the 3.1 km walk organized to raise awareness about diabetes, which affects almost 25% of the Kuwaiti population. In being part of this
event, McDonald’s Kuwait reinforced its commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle and encouraging adults and youth alike to lead an active life.
Brazil Embassy
he official and authorized website to apply for
Brazilian visas and documents is : https: //seedv.serpro.gov.br. Any other website is not recognized by
the Brazilian Government. Address: West Mishref-Block I Street 116 -Villa 47 P.O Box: 39761 Nuzha - 63058 Kuwait.
Telephones: 25378561/2/3/4 Fax: 25378560/5. Website:
www.brazil.org.kw Working hours: 8am - 3pm (Sunday to
Thursday) Consular Hours : Applications: 9.30am -11:30 am.
Delivery of documents: 1pm - 2pm.
Kuwait Times
of Events
8 - Fun Fair - Charitable fun fair and carnival to raise funds
for children with diabetes. Held in the parking lot of
Discovery Mall in Kuwait City, Saturday November 8 from
Noon to 9pm. Telephone: 9664-7490 or email
[email protected]
8 - Bark in the Park - Organized by K’s Path at the Al
Ahmadi South Public Park. Fun day for families and pets.
From 11am to 3pm. Email [email protected] or Telephone:
8-9 - UK Education Exhibiton at the Regency Hotel. Al
Futouh Ballroom. On Saturday from 5-9pm and on Sunday
from 8am to 12:30pm and 4pm to 9pm.
14 - The English School Winter Wonderland Bazaar. Held
at the school premises in Salmiya.
14 - Punjab International Cultural Society presents
Punjabi Sabhyacharak nite 2014 on November 14, at 4
pm onwards in Indian Model School - Salmiya. For passes contact 98021003 or 98021004.
14 - Kala (Art) Kuwait NIRAM-2014 Children’s Day
painting competition at Indian Community School,
Khaitan, on Friday, 14 November. Clay modeling competition also will be conducted for 7 - 11 standard students. Visit www.kalakuwait.net, or by e-mail at
[email protected] or call 99489078, 97959072,
15 - Arpan cartoon - caricature competition, workshop with speed cartoonist Jitheshji at Indian
Community School, Khaitan on Saturday, 15th
November. Caricature competition for 5- 12th Std and
adults at 9 am, workshop at 11.15 am. Students can register through https://www.facebook.com/arpankwt or
http://goo.gl/forms/u0CQcedoxT. For details: 66784867
/ 99794883/ 66610292 or [email protected]
15 - Day Out Fiesta to be held at Wahran Park in
Shamiya. Interested in participating pls call 6000-01186
from 4-9pm or email [email protected]
22 - Kuwait Textile Association Bazaar - Held at Sadu
House on November 22.
22 - Kuwait English School Annual Bazaar - At KES in
Salwa, block 11 on November 22. Tables are KD 20.
Telephone: 9787-9305
28 - British Ladies Society Bazaar - At BSK on November
28-29 - Street Fest 2014 will be held at a parking lot in
AlShaab AlKhaled area on Friday and Saturday from 3pm to
10pm. Instagram @streetfestkuwait Website:
29 - 10K Charity Run organized by FSRI at the Marina
Crescent. Register at www.runq8.org Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 2572-0338
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ASDAA World Cultures Music Festival to debut in Dubai
sdaa World Cultures Music Festival, the first edition of the only cultural music festival in the
Middle East, will kick off on 25 November and run
until 1 December at The Meydan Hotel in Dubai. Held
under the royal patronage of Mohammed VI King of
Morocco, the L’Institut du Monde Arabe and the
Andalusian Music Association in Morocco, the new cultural event will focus on traditional Middle Eastern and
Asian music.
“We are extremely thankful to the King of Morocco for
endorsing the Festival with his patronage,” said Maitha Al
Falasi, Chairman to the Advisory Board of the Music
Festival. “The World Cultures Music Festival taps into an
unspoiled area and, in line with Sheikh Mohammed Bin
Rashid Al Maktoum’s strategic vision, promotes UAE as
the new cosmopolitan cultural hub for the Middle East
and Asia. We hope that this will be the start of a regular
yearly appointment in Dubai’s events calendar complementing other established cultural events such as Art
Dubai and the Dubai Film Festival”.
While celebrating Arabic musical culture and traditions, the Festival will promote cross-border cultural col-
laborations between the Middle East, Asia and Western
countries. The six day Festival’s schedule will be organised around two main pillars: the forum and the concerts.
Commenting on the line-up of artists and speakers,
Alain Weber, the Music Festival’s Artistic Director, said:
“We have been working to bring established and rising
talents from the region and around the world to Dubai most of whom haven’t been to the UAE before. This festival is something unique that will cater to all those people
eager for more cultural events”.
With morning and afternoon sessions running each
day from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM, the forum will cover differ-
Study in Canada Fair 2014
he Embassy of Canada in Kuwait
is pleased to announce that the
ninth annual Edu-Canada Middle
East and North Africa (MENA) tour,
composed of approximately 20 leading
Canadian universities and colleges, will
be visiting Kuwait from November 4-6,
2014. Representatives from the institutions will be available to meet with students, parents and other members of
the education community, and provide
information about study opportunities
in Canada. The tour includes school visits and a Study in Canada fair at the
Marina Hotel, Salmiya, on Wednesday,
November 5, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00
pm. Representatives from the Canadian
Embassy’s in Abu Dhabi, Visa Section
will also be present to answer student’s
questions about the application
process for Canadian student permits.
Quality education is available
throughout Canada, and in each of our
10 provinces and 3 territories has
something exciting to offer. Canadian
higher education offers superior academic curricula, cutting-edge research,
state-of-the-art campuses, and professional and personal experience to last a
lifetime. Canada is home to a safe, multicultural, vibrant society and a dynamic 21st century economy. With almost
all of the world’s ethnic groups represented in Canada, students interact
with many different cultures; this
broader, more international perspective is also a valuable attribute that is
attractive to employers worldwide.
The enthusiasm shown by international students for post-secondary
studies in Canada gives testimony to
the superior quality of our education
system. Students recognize that
Canada offers them the opportunity to
earn academic qualifications that are
recognized and respected around the
world, while being part of a tolerant
and vibrant multicultural community.
Come to discover how studying in
Canada can help you achieve your
dreams and secure your future!
The schools participating on the
tour will be:
Algonquin College
Carleton University
Columbia College
Concordia University
Dalhousie University
George Brown College
International Language Academy of
McGill University
Ryerson University
Seneca College
St. John’s International School
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
University of Manitoba
University of Toronto
University of New Brunswick
University of Waterloo
Vancouver Island University
For more information
please contact:
[email protected]
Visit www.kuwait.gc.ca
ent topics ranging from “Occupational music and work
songs” and “Music & Poetry” to “Beauty & harmony of the
cultural diversity in Morocco and UAE”. The forum will
give voice to key speakers such as AndrÈ Azoulay,
Counsellor to H.M. the King of Morocco and President of
the Anna Lindh Foundation; Ahmed Abbadi, President of
the Mohammedi League of Moroccan Ulama; Jack Lang,
President of IMA; Abderrafie Zouiten, head of the
Moroccan Tourism Minister and President of Foundation
“Esprit de Fes” and Jose Miguel Puerta Vilchez, lecturer in
History of Art at the University of Granada.
The afternoon programme of the forum will wrap up
each day with a sunset concert. Artists from Morocco, the
UAE, Tunisia, Lebanon, Algeria, Egypt, Iran, India,
Armenia and China will be performing live at the World
Cultures Music Festival. Evening concerts will start every
day at 9:00PM and entertain the audience until midnight.
“Al Allyallah” group, Latifa Raafat, Ahmed Piro, Ghada
Sbheir, Lufti Bushnaqand Dhafer Youssef, will be some of
the artists who will fly over to Dubai for the Festival.
The programme will also feature exhibitions and
Workshop: Introduction to Arabic
Thursday, November 6, 2014 @ 7 pm.
This workshop is scheduled once a
week for 5 weeks; classes are 1 hour each
in AWARE’s tour of this desolate fort to
gain an insight into Kuwait’s history. Fee:
KD 25 (materials included). Bus & refreshments provided by AWARE.
Please note: a minimum of 5 students
is required for this workshop. If less than 5
registered, this workshop will be cancelled. Limited Seats. Prior Email registration is required at [email protected]
Saturday, November 8, 2014 @ 9:15 am.
For a rewarding, spiritual & informative
experience. This tour is one and a half
hour tour and is 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 This tour
does not require prior registration.
This tour is a marvel of innovative
architecture displaying modern technology combined with traditional artisan
craftsmanship from Tunisia, Syria,
Morocco, Egypt & contributions from
Kuwaiti designers. Tuesday, November
18, 2014 at 7 pm. This tour meets directly
at the Arab Organization Headquarters.
By Dr Ali Alnajadah
Tuesday, November 18, @ 7 pm. arab
This lecture will be followed by dinner.
He has been studying natural dyes for
some time now and in particular the
ones favored and used by the Bedouin
weavers in Kuwait in particular and has
participated in International symposiums on natural dyes. The latest being
the International Forum on Natural Dyes
and Weft in Taiwan from 15th and 16th
October 2014 in collaboration with Dr.
Keirene Canavan of Cardiff Metropolitan
University and a Reaserch Fellow for the
Al Sadu Weaving Cooperative Society.
Advance Registration is required at
[email protected]
Fee: KD 3 per person. Monday,
November 24, @ 5:00 pm. The Sadu
House is the place to discover the
Bedouin art of weaving, its styles and
history. Established in 1979 and now
renovated it exhibits a wonderful collection of textiles. Souvenirs are also available for purchase in the on-site shop.
Perfect gifts for friends and family back
home. This tour includes a Sadu Weaving
Demonstration. Advance reservations
required at [email protected]
Events at TIES Center in November
Quran Quotes and Tafseer
by Hassan Bwambale
After reading Quranic verses aloud and explaining
them very briefly, Hassan will illustrate the various
connotations of some words and phrases to show
the literary beauty and miracle of the Quran. The
class will involve an open discussion in a casual,
relaxed setting with the aim of reflecting and pondering verses from the Noble Quran. In addition to
that, participants will get some insight into the
Quranic Arabic. Every Monday in November at 7 pm
Culturally Relevant Education
by Dr Teresa Lesher
In her thesis, Dr Teresa Lesher demonstrated
that teachers can improve student achievement by
making classroom instruction more culturally relevant. In this lecture, she will define culturally relevant education, describe Kuwait’s cultural profile,
summarize the results of her study, and share tips
for increasing cultural relevance in the classroom. A
general discussion will follow her presentation.
Tuesday, November 4 at 6:30 pm
Ladies Night: Your Child’s Health
by Dr Asmaa Farag
Ladies and children are encouraged to join Dr
Asmaa Farag for a live Q&A on “Child Care: Myths
and Truths”. Learn to distinguish between fact and
fiction when it comes to the health and wellbeing
of children. Wednesday, November 5 and 19 at
6:30 pm (Ladies and children only)
Basics of Islam for New Reverts
by Sharaf Al-Nisaa
Educate yourself in important life issues. This
weekly class for new reverts covers important
Islamic guidelines in all aspects of life. Students
will also learn and improve Quran recitation with
tajweed of short chapters essential for prayer.
Every Thursday in November at 5 pm (Ladies
Islam 101 by Hassan Bwambale
If you are interested to know more about
Islam, join the TIES Center for information, discussion, and a chance to ask any question about
Islam regarding Muslims’ beliefs, acts of worship,
Quranic verses, and the Prophet Muhammad’s
(PBUH) life. Every Thursday in November at 7pm
Italy’s Ancient Foods Reach Kuwait
by Sussana Graziano
Susanna Graziano will host an enjoyable
evening dedicated to Italy’s culinary roots, where
the lesser-known Italian regional specialties and
their history will be highlighted. Local chef
Maryam al Nusif will show the growing demand
for a return to simple foods in Kuwait, which can
be found in the Shakshooka Market. Tuesday,
November 11 @ 7pm
Womens’ Rights in Islam
By Zeinab Ashry
Join Zeinab Ashry for an intriguing look into
Women’s Rights in Islam, a four part series that includes
the position of woman in pre-Islamic Societies, the status ofWomen in Islam, and the rights of Muslim women
in all spheres of life including finance and politics.This
comprehensive course is free of charge.Wednesday,
November 12 and 26 @ 6:30pm (Ladies Only)
Kids Yard Sale
Sell, Swap and Buy at the TIES Center Kids
Yard Sale. Young entrepreneurs and parents
are invited to participate by reserving a
table. All are welcome to stop by and support our young business men and women.
Also, enjoy other fun games and outdoor
activities. This event is a great opportunity to
be creative, help kids to clear out old or
unused items, and learn some principles of
commerce while having fun at the same
time! To reserve a table, you must register
before November 10. A Kids Yard Sale Guide
for set up and sales will be provided when
an adult and child register. Price of table: 2
KD for half table, 4 KD for a full table
Saturday, November 15 @ 9am - 12pm
The TIES Center is the social and educational
hub for English-speaking Muslims in Kuwait. For
more information, please call 25231015 or email
[email protected] or visit www.tiescenter.net.