Tuesday, 19 January 2016


While I happened to be surfing the net for events happening and places to visit last weekend, I came across Abraj park or Water Towers park in Adaliya. How come we haven't heard of this place before I asked my husband. We've always wanted to take pictures of the Water Towers from close quarters. Before we knew, we were headed for Adaliya. Its not a huge park but certainly a beautiful one, well maintained, with lots of green grass, flowers, trees, children's playground and a football court.  The weather at this time of the year is great.  Plenty of families were picnicking on the grass, just outside the Water Towers and across the park. The 9 water towers are right inside the park with a fence surrounding them. You can watch the sunset at the park with the towers in front of you and the sun setting in the yonder. It's a magnificent view. After sunset, the lights come on and towers start to glow with the light effects. There is a little fountain in the park, a favorite spot for taking pictures with the towers in the background.   If you look at the skies towards west, you will see planes flying beyond the water towers every 7 minutes or so; a nice sight especially during sunset.

Wondering where to spend a nice weekend with your family? You know where to go.

Entrance : Free.

Location on google maps : Abraj park Adaliya

Monday, 18 January 2016


I just love looking at fountains. There is something so peaceful and zen about the sound and movement of water flowing from fountains. The feeling is even more beautiful when you are at a waterfall. Since we don't have waterfalls here, why not visit the newly introduced musical fountain at Al Shaheed park in Sharq for an enchanting performance of light, music and water. Timings for the musical fountain show differ during weekdays and weekends and there's a time gap between each performance.  Picture of schedule is included at the end of this post.

The lights in the musical fountain come on after sunset. Visit the park before sunset, walk around, explore and enjoy the beautiful botanical gardens in the sunlight. Stay back after sunset to enjoy the musical fountain show and the special lighting all around the park. The Shaheed park is the largest urban park with modern landscape,  walkways and jogging paths, benches and other seating areas, amphitheatre, sculptures, exhibition center, restaurant and a variety of flowers, plants and trees. Shaheed park is bound to impress you.

The musical  fountains are located at the Green Belt Lake in Shaheed park. Look for directions and map at various locations in the park. There is another set of fountains you can enjoy at the Constitution Monument area as well.

Car parking is in the basement. After parking, there are escalators and lifts that will take you to the park. 

Al Shaheed park location Google maps

Sunday, 17 January 2016


Visit the gorgeous Shaheed Park and attend the Honey Bee exhibition at the Guest Center.

Exhibition : Daily till 24th January
Time : 9 am to 1O pm


"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years to live" - Albert Einstein, read the flyer placed on every seat for the guests. I didn't know these amazing little hard working miracle insects were so vital for our existence!

The urban bee keeping talk at the beautifully landscaped open air Circle of Peace in Shaheed park yesterday was something quite intriguing, inspiring and educational. The talk was held as a part of green week program  to create awareness among people on the importance of bee keeping to promote and sustain the honey bee communities from declining or perishing. There is no insect in the world that provides us honey and related consumer foods that has a huge variety of health and healing benefits known to man since ancient civilizations. In alternative and natural medicine honey is given great importance.

Honey bees can be raised in our gardens and balconies or on our property. 'Just Bee' is a local bee products company that will install bee hive for you and explain everything you need to know. When it's time, they would have the honey harvested for you.  According to 'Just Bee', you can contribute to urban bee keeping as the bees being pollinators strongly influence floral diversity, plant eco system and stability. Do you know the honey bees make more honey than they consume!

The local Sidr honey is mostly from cedar trees. Its important to plant flowers and cedar trees to help the bee communities flourish. Pesticides and insecticides on plants can disorient bees and it's harmful for them as they can't fly back to their hives. So its important to grow plants without the use of pesticides and insecticides. A bee can travel up to 5 kilometers to get nectar from flowers or trees. Apparently there are 500 bee keepers in Kuwait and 10,000 bee hives. Honey harvested from different places in the same country tastes different and the color is different too. Kuwait won gold medal in Korea for 'best honey competition' last year, where over a 100 countries participated .

During the talk, we were shown  a transparent box with lots of female bees, some male bees and honeycomb.  After the talk, we were shown live honey harvesting, followed by a tasting session. The honey was rich and dark in color and tasted amazing.

You can contact 'Just Bee' for pure natural honey. They will deliver it to your home. As mentioned earlier, if you are interested, they can install beehives for you and harvest honey as well.  Their contact is at the bottom of my post. Here are some photos from the event.