20 April 2022 – Over the past couple of years, Guinness World Records™ witnessed an exceptional interest in the world record title of Tallest stack of M&M's®, which has just been topped up by an additional piece to become 7 in total, as achieved by Ibrahim Sadeq, a 29 years old from Iraq.
In a video of unbelievable gravity-defying way, Sadeq was able to stack the 7 chocolate sweets on top of each other in no more than 2 minutes. An attempt that took so much more to be achieved by the previous record holders over the years.
“I am using a mix of mind and body focus but people usually define it as a gravity defying act,” said the Iraqi national from his hometown in city of Nasiriyah, Dhi Qar Governorate in Iraq.
Sadeq is the current record holder for the Most eggs balanced on the back of hand, an ......read more
Guinness World Records reveals the world’s tallest family is an average of 203.29 cm tall
April 14, 2022: The Trapp family from Duluth, Minnesota has achieved the Guinness World Records title for tallest family. The family is an average of 203.29 cm (6 ft 8.03 in) tall.
The heights of each family member measure at:
• Kristine Trapp, mother: 191.2
• Scott Trapp, father: 202.7
• Savanna Trapp, daughter: 203.6
• Molly Steede, daughter: 197.26
• Adam Trapp, son: 221.71
“I love saying I’m the shortest person in the world’s tallest family at 191.2 cm!” joked Kristine.
They also joke that they are easy to find in a group of people; “just look up.”
Scott and Kristine ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 12 April, 2022: Following the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Final Draw, Hisense, the Official Sponsor of this quadrennial tournament, has outlined plans to provide regional football fans with hyper-realistic stadium-like at-home viewing experiences through the comfort of their home during the largest international sports event, which is taking place from November 21st until December 18th.
During the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM Final Match Draw, Hisense unveiled the regional debut of its super smart 100L9G TriChroma Laser TV – the brand’s latest large-screen from the groundbreaking TriChroma Laser TV series. Significant figures that attended the substantial event included, H.H. Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Qatar, Prince Mansour bin Khalid bin Abdullah Al Farhan Al Saud, Fatma Samoura, ......read more
Kuwait, March 21, 2022: Burgan Bank announced its sponsorship of the first football league for young women under 18 organized under the supervision of the Women’s Committee of the Kuwait Football Association and in cooperation with Eighty Percent, the sports management firm. This sponsorship confirms the Bank's support to enhancing the sports culture in Kuwait and motivating youth to excel in various sports, as well as to encouraging the initiatives aimed at empowering women in all fields. The league started last January and will continue until March 30, and a closing ceremony will be organized to celebrate the winning teams.
Commenting on the sponsorship of this event, Mrs. Hessa Al-Najadah, Public Relations Manager at Burgan Bank said, "Burgan Bank continues through its social responsibility program to cooperate with ......read more
Records up for grabs globally include:
• Pan Arab: Most single leg backward somersaults in 30 seconds - 12
• UK: Farthest backflip between two horizontal bars - 6 metres
• USA: Most double 'around the world' ball control tricks in one minute – 24 & Most sit-down football crossovers in 30 seconds (female) – 62
• CHINA: Fastest time to pull a car 50 metres walking on hands - 1 minute 13.27 seconds
• JAPAN: Most BMX time machines in 30 seconds...45
18, November 2021 - Guinness World Records today celebrates the eighteenth annual GWR Day. Celebrating the theme of Super Skills, record-breaking hopefuls from across the globe have put on a jaw-dropping display of dedication, persistence and ......read more
November 17, 2021: 1 in 6 children* experience bedwetting and don’t know that nighttime underwear can have an immediate impact on their confidence and comfort.
While bedwetting is not always a medical concern and children normally grow out of it, it can contribute to feelings of embarrassment and stress for older children and their parents. It has been a difficult period for many children with homeschooling, lockdowns, and added anxiety in every household driven by COVID 19. While many parents think that bedwetting could indicate a regression in their children’s development as a result of their external environment, the reality is that bedwetting is more common than they think, and it is perfectly normal.
The NEW Ninjamas absorbent nighttime underwear is designed to help children conquer the ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi’s Ortendahl claim’s ladies parallel slalom title
14th November, 2021: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashid Al Mulla secured a fourth consecutive freestyle crown in the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship today with yet another dominant display at the Grand Prix of Kuwait.
The Emirati’s latest triumph came after Abu Dhabi team-mate Emma-Nellie Ortendahl had won the ladies title in the Parallel Slalom World Championship staged under floodlights on Friday evening.
Extending a superb winning run stretching back four years, Al Mulla completed back-to-back victories in Kuwait for his 28 successive moto and 13th overall Grand Prix success in a row.
His dominance of the world freestyle series has not been seriously threatened since his first Grand Prix win ......read more
Team Abu Dhabi’s Ortendahl battles on with victory in Kuwait
13th November, 2021: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashid Al Mulla is on the verge of a fourth world aquabikes title while Emma-Nellie Ortendahl refuses to give up hope of matching him at the Grand Prix of Kuwait.
Reigning freestyle champion Al Mulla followed up his pole position 24 hours earlier by winning moto 1 today in the final round of the this year’s shortened UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship,
Once again outshining his biggest rival, Italy’s Roberto Mariani, the Emirati will now look to secure another world crown tomorrow by stretching his brilliant winning sequence to 28 successive motos and 13 consecutive overall Grand Prix.
Team-mate Ortendahl arrived in Kuwait needing to wipe out fellow-Swede Jonna Borgstrom’s 16-point lead to secure a ......read more
Al Mulla looks to secure fourth world freestyle title as Al Tayer, Ortendahl seek big finish to world aquabikes season
8th November, 2021: Rashid Al Mulla is confident that he can clinch a fourth successive world aquabikes crown as Team Abu Dhabi look for a triple success at next weekends’ Grand Prix of Kuwait.
The Emirati star goes into the final round of the this year’s shortened UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship aiming to clinch another freestyle title by extending his remarkable winning sequence of 12 consecutive Grand Prix victories and 26 moto wins.
Team-mates Rashed Al Tayer and Emma-Nellie Ortendahl, meanwhile, both return to action aiming to finish the season with wins in Runabout GP1 and Ski Ladies GP1 respectively.
Al Mulla was in dominant form at the opening world championship round, the Regione ......read more
13th October 2021: Guinness World Records™, the global authority on record-breaking, today announces that Turkey’s Rumeysa Gelgi, is the Tallest woman living standing at 215.16cm (7ft 0.7in).
Rumeysa first achieved a Guinness World Records title back in 2014, aged 17 when she was awarded the title for the Tallest teenager living (female). Her tall stature is down to a condition called Weaver syndrome, an extremely rare condition which causes accelerated growth amongst other abnormalities including skeletal maturation. Since achieving the Guinness World Records title back in 2014, Rumeysa has felt it was important to use her platform for advocacy reasons to educate others about rare medical conditions such as her own.
Fast forward to 2021, aged 24, Rumeysa has been re-measured and confirmed as the ......read more
JAPAN’S Umeno Sumiyama, Koume Kodama are awarded
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TITLE for “Oldest identical twins ever (female)” and “Oldest identical living twins (female)” at 107 years 300 days old
September 22, 2021: Guinness World Records™, the global authority on record-breaking, today announces that Japan’s Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama, are the world’s Oldest identical twins (living and ever/female) at 107 years, and 300 days, as of Sep. 1st 2021.
Umeno and Koume were born on Nov. 5th 1913 as the eldest and second daughters in a family that lived in Shodo Island, Kagawa Prefecture. Of the 11 siblings, Umeno is the third and Koume is the fourth child. Twins family says they have described their childhood was just like a Japanese TV drama ......read more
Late, great artist’s masterpiece has been brought to reality at Education City – with QF remembering his genius at a special event on the 10th anniversary of his death
Kuwait, June 10, 2021: Seeroo fi al ardh – the final work of the world-renowned artist M.F. Husain – is a “destination” that will help to put Qatar on the global art map, experts have said as an award-winning short documentary about his life, work, and genius was premiered internationally by Qatar Foundation on the 10th anniversary of his death.
Commissioned by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, Seeroo fi al ardh – which opened in December 2019 - is regarded by many as Husain’s crowning masterpiece. Envisaged by the artist before he passed away in 2011, and designed to tell ......read more
10, June 2021: Ogilvy PR has appointed Matt Buchanan as its new Global Head of Consumer PR. In this new role for the agency, Buchanan will report to Ogilvy PR’s Global CEO Julianna Richter and will lead consumer brand communications globally – evolving the go-to-market strategy, driving innovation, enhancing capability and overseeing multi-market consumer brand business.
A 25-year brand communications veteran, Buchanan has run Ogilvy’s PR business in the UK since early 2019. He has more than two decades experience leading agencies specialising in consumer brand communication, spanning the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Prior to Ogilvy, Buchanan was the Managing Director of Havas’ award-winning agency One Green Bean, launching the agency into the London market in 2015 having run ......read more
The initiative aims to make GWR more relevant and accessible to people with physical, intellectual and visual impairments around the world
MENA: Longest static wall sit (female) – LA1
UK: Fastest accumulative time crossing the United Kingdom by tandem bicycle (male) - IS1
USA: Fastest 100 miles on a treadmill (female) - LA2 (not happening until July)
05, June 2021: Darine Barbar, an inspirational amputee athlete who just made history by breaking the Guinness World Records™ title for Longest Samson's chair/static wall sit (female) achieving a total of 2 minutes, and 8.24 seconds.
Darine has an above knee left leg amputation and lost her leg at the age of 15 to bone cancer. She had another accident in 2013 when she broke her left hip where her amputation is and had to have ......read more
Globally recognized Hohmann will oversee the region’s creative offering across Memac Ogilvy’s five core capabilities.
Till returns to Memac Ogilvy having led the group to being recognized as the region’s number one creative agency by Dubai Lynx in 2010.
Hohmann brings experience from leading markets, including London, Munich, Singapore, and others.
June 03, 2021: Memac Ogilvy has named globally recognized creative Till Hohmann as its new Chief Creative Officer for the MENA region. Hohmann rejoins the agency, having served as its UAE Executive Creative Director from 2007 to 2010.
Hohmann will be responsible for uniting the group’s five core capabilities under one modern creative offering. He will be dedicated to sustainable and innovative growth for ......read more
Kuwait, 08 May 2021: VOX Cinemas, the dedicated cinema arm of Majid Al Futtaim, is excited to announce that it will reopen its multiplex at The Avenues for Eid al-Fitr in compliance with government guidelines. Cinemagoers in Kuwait can look forward to an impressive line-up of must-see movies to entertain the entire family and rest assured that the highest standards of health and safety are being maintained.
In adherence with the Ministry of Health, guests must be vaccinated and registered on the Immune App to gain entry. VOX Cinemas has also undertaken extensive precautionary measures and put in place an all-encompassing sanitisation and physical distancing plan. During the temporary closures, Majid Al Futtaim conducted extensive research to identify the top safety measures that would make guests feel comfortable about ......read more
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS AND RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! COLLABORATE
TO UPDATE TITLE AND NEW DISPLAY FOR LONGEST FINGERNAILS
April 07, 2021: Guinness World Records (GWR), in collaboration with Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, unveils new measurements for the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female) at 733.55 cm (24 ft 0.7 in), held by Ayanna Williams (USA).
After cultivating them for nearly 3 decades, the Texas- native and record-holder cut her iconic nails to embark on a new chapter in her life.
The global authority in record-breaking achievements partnered with Ripley’s Believe it or Not! on Ayanna’s final nail measurements before her nail cutting procedure in Fort Worth, TX, USA.
Her record-breaking nails are now ......read more
Pampers Night range includes the softest diapers with trusted leakage performance for overnight protection.
January 25, 2021: Sleep is crucial for babies’ development and well-being. A tried & true and most importantly trusted brand by parents for decades, Pampers just released a new line of diapers with superior overnight dryness to provide skin comfort with leak protection so your baby can enjoy uninterrupted sleep time.
Pamper night is the first diaper in the region specially designed with enhanced sleeping layer for all around Nighttime Wetness Protection. It’s super-absorbent German technology pulls wetness and mess away from baby’s skin for maximum comfort and the “air-dry channels” ensure breathable dryness so your baby sleeps soundly throughout the night.
Karim ......read more
Kuwait- 10 January, 2021: The Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre is getting excited for this upcoming National Day Celebration. 2021 will be very special and the first celebration of H.H. the Emir, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre has prepared a rich and manifold programme on this occasion, also commemorating the 60th anniversary of the State of Kuwait and the 30th jubilee of its liberation. All residents are invited to join us at Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre.
We also want you and your kids to participate!
Ask your kids to send us a drawing or poem for the 60th anniversary. They might have heard stories about the history of the State of Kuwait, learned about it at school or they have seen photographs from the past.
What does it mean to ......read more
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October 27, 2020: The POLICE DNA is all about freedom. A brand that has its finger on the fashion pulse, the accessories from POLICE are not just fleeting cursory fashion moments, they are the choices of a generation that is fearless when it comes to letting its voice be heard. To be subversive, bold and authentic in a world living vicariously through social media filters, zoom meeting and hashtags is a revelation in itself. Celebrating this unique and brazen spirit is the new collection of wallets and small leather goods from POLICE.
Debuting this November, POLICE ROCKSTONE is an exclusive and sophisticated wallet fashioned in the classic colours of black and blue. Utilitarianism is the mood ......read more
Ogilvy's New Study is the First to Quantify Wellness Gaps for Brands Looking for Growth
October 14, 2020: The US$4.5 trillion global wellness economy – growing twice as fast as the global economy – is now so pervasive that for 73% of global consumers, wellness is now considered an essential element of a brand’s strategy. The Ogilvy Wellness Gap study released today has, for the first time, quantified the gap between consumers’ wellness expectations of brands and how they judge delivery against those expectations in seven key sectors – food, snacks, skincare, airlines, hotels, cars and banking.
Ogilvy surveyed 7,000 consumers from 14 countries across 4 continents to gain new insight into how they see wellness in 2020 and to help marketers close the glaring opportunity ......read more
Instagram celebrates its birthday today, marking a decade since the platform launched and went on to shape the global cultural fabric!
October 06, 2020: Since the earliest days of Instagram, we’ve been constantly inspired by the creativity we’ve seen in our community. We’ve seen people come together with loved ones, express themselves in new and more visual ways, inspire others with similar interests, and rally around causes they believe in. Our community has always set the cultural agenda - they push culture forward and inspire us to explore new ways of creating and communicating.
To celebrate this milestone, we dove deep into our regional data and curated a list of leading tools that our community brilliantly used to express themselves over the past 10 years - these include the ......read more
30 September 2020: Breaking a Guinness World Records™ (GWR) title is more than just doing something amazing. It took 33-year old Pakistani national Azmat Khan 6 minutes and 1 second to break the previous Guinness World Records title for Fastest mile dribbling a basketball. Khan is a Kohat product, and he also holds the record title for the 10 miles equivalent.
Khan’s story with GWR started by deciding that he wanted to take his achievements to the next level, so he had to find something he thought he could handle on a global level. Searching GWR site, a record title on basketball drew his attention held by American national Reed McManigal who managed to set the record in 6 min 39 seconds. Two cyclists served as videographers to document the attempt, using their mobile phones. Khan was able to shatter Reed ......read more
20-minute documentary showcases the mega cultural project’s six museums filled with immersive experiences and installations, including The International Space Station and Solar System, the Robotics Gallery and a 1.4million litre Aquarium.
Kuwait City, Kuwait – 23 September 2020: Delving deep into the creation and history of one of the largest museums in the world, the exemplary 20-minute story of Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre was featured on National Geographic Abu Dhabi on 21 September 2020. The documentary by the first free-to-air Arabic documentary channel, explored the features that have transformed the Centre into a world-class cultural complex making it a prominent symbol of Kuwait’s ambition to become a leading social, creative and cultural hub.
The new National Geographic Abu ......read more
Areej Al Hammadi claimed the title for Most football 'hotstepper' ball control tricks in one minute
Walid Yari raised the bar on Most side jump push-ups in 1 minute
Records announced at the launch of Guinness World Records Day 2020
Assets available to download here:
Areej Al Hammadi: video + photos
Walid Yari: video + photos
29 July 2020 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Guinness World Records (GWR), the global authority on record breaking achievements, can today announce that the player of the UAE National Football Team, Areej Al Hammadi breaks the Guinness World Records title for Most football 'hotstepper' ball control tricks in one minute completing 86 repetitions in total, breaking the previous record stood at 56 in the UK. Moreover, Walid Yari is another Emirati who smashed the record title of Most ......read more
56 consecutive step-ups in 30 seconds were enough to secure the title
15 July 2020 – It took Mahmoud Mohamed Ayoub 30 seconds in front of the renowned Hibs Temple in Elkharga, Egypt to complete 56 step ups on a training bench. This led him to being recognised by Guinness World Records (GWR) as a new world record, breaking the previous record stood at 51 The 23-year old Egyptian national appeared in a video performing an Official Attempt for Most aerobic step ups in 30 seconds, witnessed by coaches and fellow alumni members.
The global authority on record-breaking achievement said Mahmoud Ayoub has a potential to become a serial Guinness World Records titles breaker. As a fitness enthusiast, Ayoub has a history of breaking three GWR titles, and still currently holding two of them. Apart from the new one, Ayoub also ......read more
“I would have never attempted a record if I didn’t move to Dubai,” says the Indian national
9 July 2020 – A total of 101 hops over a stationery ruler brought Soham Mukherjee, a 17-year old from New Delhi, a Guinness World Records title. The Dubai-based Indian national managed to break the previous title of 96 for Most side to side hops in 30 seconds.
In a video taken in his bedroom, Mukherjee completed 110 hops in total with 9 deemed invalid according to the global authority on record breaking, recording the same with two phone cameras. “The record was measured by a close-up slow-motion video, so that the line object and my feet are clearly seen,” he said.
Soham has been involved in many sports including football, badminton, table tennis, and basketball. But what ......read more
18th June 2020: A stack of three eggs on the top of each other was recognised by Guinness World Records (GWR) as a new world record when Mohammed Muqbel, a 20-year old Yemeni national living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, successfully stack them into a tower.
Balanced upright, one at a time on top of each other in a single tower ensemble got the global recognition as the ‘Largest stack of eggs’. According to GWR, all the eggs had to be stacked simultaneously for at least five seconds, using fresh hen’s eggs, with a perfect, unbroken shell condition.
Mohammed Abelhameed was able to identify the centre of mass of each egg and stack them exactly so that the combined centre of mass of the three eggs was situated directly above the very small base of the stack. According to him, this requires high ......read more
©My Salah Mat، سجادة صلاة تفاعلية فريدة لتعليم الأطفال الصلاة، أصبحت متاحة الآن أيضًا في دول مجلس التعاون الخليجي.
امنح هداية الصلاة وساعد الأطفال من عمر 3 سنوات ليتعلموا الصلاة بشغف ويحبون كيفية أدائها.
من منا لا يرغب برؤية أطفاله وقد أصبحوا راشدين صالحين يتمتعون بالصحة والسعادة؟! ولتحقيق ذلك، هناك الكثير الذي يجب أن نعلمهم إياه، ونتيح لهم أن بكونوا على دراية به وتجربته. تعليم أطفالنا كيفية الصلاة واجب على كل مسلم ومساعدة طول حياتهم يمكننا منحها لهم ليعيشوا حياة مفيدة وسعيدة.
يعد اللعب تجربة تعلم أساسية يحتاجها الأطفال لنموهم الجسدي والعقلي والروحي. ولذلك سيتم طرح سجادة صلاتي، وهي سجادة صلاة تعليمية تفاعلية في دول مجلس التعاون الخليجي في شهر رمضان المبارك.
سجادة صلاتي هي سجادة صلاة تفاعلية صُمّمت لتعليم الأطفال كيفية أداء صلاة المسلمين بطريقة ممتعة من خلال اللعب والتكنولوجيا. تحتوي سجادة صلاتي على أزرار لمس ......read more
Al Tayer secures convincing victory to launch Runabout GP1 title bid as world champion Al Mulla shrugs off injury to win again
February 15, 2020: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer powered his way to an emphatic victory in the Grand Prix of Kuwait today to launch his title challenge in the 2020 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.
The Emirati rider followed up his first pole position success in the series 24 hours earlier by winning the opening Runabout GP1 moto of the season in convincing style on a dramatic day of racing.
Team Abu Dhabi’s second victory of the day arrived from reigning world freestyle champion Rashid Al Mulla who took the first moto less than a month after breaking his right shoulder in training, having missed the previous day’s ......read more
Promoting self-care practices among the 50+ age group through social, recreational and practical engagements
Kuwait City, Kuwait – 12 February, 2020: Dedicated to empowering the senior women of the Kuwaiti community, Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre is delighted to commence the fourth season of ‘Sanad’. As an inclusive and community-driven cultural institution, the Centre provides a positive environment for the senior women to cultivate healthier habits through social and cultural activities.
‘Sanad’ meaning ‘to be a support system’ falls under Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre’s educational initiative umbrella that presents transformational learning experiences for different audiences and age groups in Kuwait. As the only senior ......read more
Swedish star targets fourth aquabikes crown
10 February, 2020: Emma-Nellie Ortendahl makes her Team Abu Dhabi debut in next weekend’s Grand Prix of Kuwait with her sights set firmly on a fourth Ski Ladies GP1 title in the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.
Sweden’s golden girl of aquabike racing teams up for the first time with reigning world freestyle champion Rashid Al Mulla, Runabout GP1 contender Rashed Al Tayer and Ski GP1 rider Salman Al Awadhi in the opening round of 2020 season.
Ortendahl, who has initially signed a 12-month contract with Team Abu Dhabi, but this is expected to develop into a long-term relationship.
“We want to give her the opportunity to win many more world titles, and the whole team is happy to have her on board to ......read more
8th February, 2020: Kuwait’s Mohammed Bou Rabei powered his way to a Runabout GP1 victory in heat two of the UAE International Aquabikes Championship as Emirati Ahmed Al Hammadi secured a double title success.
With 82 riders competing in front of almost 3,000 spectators on the shore of Al-Hudayriyat Island in Abu Dhabi at the weekend, Bou Rabei won the professional category, one of 11 classes overall, ahead of Mohammed Al-Baz and Youssef Al-Abd Al-Razzaq.
Al Hammadi secured the Sky Junior GP3.3 title from Saeed Al Awadi and Suhail Al Hammadi, and followed up with victory in the Runabout GP4 class ahead of Kuwaiti Ahmed Al Khudhari and Saud Youssef.
Staged by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC), the event saw Frenchman Raphael Morin take the honours in Runabout GP2, beating Stefan Duliac ......read more
Artists from around the globe unite to reflect on the role of of innovation in contemporary Islamic arts and design
Kuwait City, Kuwait – 3 February 2020: Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre is delighted to announce the launch of the “Kuwait Arts Forum” which will be held at the Fine Arts Centre between 13th to 15th of February 2020. The annual event is dedicated to highlighting central themes in visual arts today and to fostering debate and dialogue on arts and culture across the Gulf region.
The first edition of the forum aims to shed light on the role of innovation in Contemporary Islamic Arts and Design as they exist in the twenty-first century. Invited speakers and artists will demonstrate how Islamic art and its rich visual heritage continue to ......read more
Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre recently held at its Fine Arts Centre wing, the opening reception of "Haa",
an exhibition by the Kuwaiti artist, Jassim Mohammad Al-Maraj. The exhibition aimed to challenge
the understanding of calligraphy beyond its traditional classification amongst the arts
to a deeper definition of culture and identity.
Al-Maraj began his calligraphy journey through the guidance of calligrapher, Walid Al-Farhoud and later shifted towards more traditional calligraphy under the supervision of Professor's Hassan Chalabi and Dawood Bektash. Al-Maraj is among the co-founders of Kuwait Islamic Arts Centre, where he exhibited his artwork, organized public events, such as symposia and talks, and supervised the publication of numerous ......read more
Special viewing of award –winning films marks the end of the South Korean cultural event
Kuwait City, Kuwait –28 December 2019: Following the recent cultural festivals hosted by Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre, audiences were enamored by the award-winning performances and direction showcased in the films, ‘Little Forest’ and ‘Extreme Job’. The week-long tribute to Korean cinema marked the end of the event that witnessed several celebratory activities during July and November this year.
As part of the 100 year anniversary of Korean films, the special viewing at its xx theatre was held in the presence of H.E South Korean Ambassador to the country, Hong Youngki and among keen moviegoers. The popular 2019 South Korean drama and action comedy films gained ......read more
Abdullah is a painter, sculptor and etcher. His research investigates abstraction and representation of human emotions, dreams and ambitions.
Ahmad is a digital illustrator with an architectural background. His research focuses on local botany, environmental understanding and anthropological interpretation of nature.
Asrae explores the potential of calligraphy beyond the written tradition. Her mixed-media paintings shed light on the Kereshmeh style, where composition and form merge.
Husain is a realist painter and sculptor. His artwork aims to depict Kuwait’s notable figures who contributed to the nation’s history and modernization.
Meshari works ......read more
Kuwait City, Kuwait –29 November 2019: Following the first cultural festival hosted by Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre in July, the second wave witnessed the masterworks by traditional Korean visual artist Ms. Lee Hyan. Held in collaboration with the Korean Embassy in Kuwait, the eventful week displayed her unique works on the country’s culture and significant attributes during an art exhibition entitled "The Beauty of Korea".
H.E South Korean Ambassador to the country, Hong Youngki opened the exhibition which took place on 18 November and continued until 23 November 2019. The second phase of the cultural festival comes as part of this year’s grand celebration of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and the State of ......read more
Nurturing new talents in the community through the highest musical standards and experiences
Kuwait – 15 October 2019: Burgan Bank, a leading contributor to the arts and cultural scene in Kuwait, announces its 6th year of sponsorship of Ahmadi Music Group’s 2019 – 2020 season performances. As part of its ongoing commitment to fostering creativity and enriching the cultural life of the local community, Burgan Bank and the reputable arts organization share a mutual objective that will raise the level of musical standards.
The locally and internationally famous group is one of the oldest and largest performing arts group, and is the most prominent in the country for its orchestral, choral, operatic, jazz and pop music. Having conducted the largest concerts in Kuwait with over 100 professional ......read more
Kuwait – 12 October 2019: Burgan Bank, in partnership with Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiya and the National Council of Culture, Arts and Literature, concluded its sponsorship to the Brazilian Musical Night ‘Waves of Brazil.’ The event took place at the Yarmouk Cultural Center for the third consecutive year, under the patronage of the Brazilian Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, H.E. Norton de Andrade Mello Rapesta.
The event returned due to popular demand as it brings unique musical styles and performances. Burgan Bank's sponsorship is aimed at introducing Brazilian art and the most famous Brazilian musicians to Kuwaiti audiences, driven by the belief that music is a universal language that connects people.
The musical extravaganza is brought by composer, interpreter, arranger and ......read more
National Geographic Abu Dhabi Unveils New Film on the Making of One of the World’s Largest Museums:
The Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre In Kuwait
20-minute documentary showcases the mega cultural project’s six museums filled with immersive experiences and installations, including The International Space Station and Solar System, the Robotics Gallery and a 1.4million ......read more
• First Kuwaiti contemporary art exhibition to open in Venice by Kuwait’s largest museum complex
• Centre’s first international visual arts programme ignites a collaboration between Venetian craftsmen and artists from Kuwait
Kuwait City, Kuwait – 11 September 2019: Following the first successful appearence in the ‘Heart ......read more
Recognised for its innovation and dedication to audiovisual installations at the 2019 Commercial Integrator Integration Awards in Florida, USA
Kuwait City, Kuwait – June 30, 2019: Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre recently won the ‘Best Museum Project’ award at the 2019 Commercial Integrator Integration Awards. The award recognised the Centre’s ......read more
Bringing new experiences to audiences in Kuwait and the Middle East
Kuwait City, Kuwait – 1 June 2019: On the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre will host an interactive programme, that will include tailor-made educational games, diverse workshops and shows that aim to deliver a unique learning experience. Activities will take place first ......read more
Veera Pandian steers Titans CC into the quarterfinals of NAS Cricket
May 15, 2019 – Kuwait’s Abdulaziz Al Shatti won a gold and a bronze in the NAS Fencing Championship, while Egypt’s Alaaeldin Abouelkassem – the first Arab and African fencer to win a medal at the Olympics when he returned home with a men’s foil silver from the 2012 London Games – had ......read more
Say Hello to Pure Protection with 100% Pampers Dryness and 0% Compromise
May 07, 2019: Some parents are looking for product options with plant-based ingredients and don’t want to sacrifice performance. A tried & true and most importantly trusted brand by parents for decades, Pampers just released a new line of diapers that are crafted with Premium cotton, ......read more
Kuwait Mega Sports Project Wins Fulsome Praise
Kuwait, April 29, 2019: Iraq’s Minister of Youth and Sports, His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Riyadh Al-Obeidi and the President of the International Handball Federation, Dr. Hassan Mustafa, have toured Kuwait’s Sheikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah International Tennis Complex, the Middle East’s first multi-purpose and ......read more
The championship is the official competition organized by Asian Handball Federation for the men’s handball clubs of Asia
Kuwait City, April 02, 2019: Copthorne Kuwait City Hotel, located in the vibrant heart of Kuwait City, is hosting the participants of 6 teams of 21st Asian Men’s Club League Championship from 21st march till 01st April 2019.
The 10 day championship ......read more
United Arab Emirates - March 7, 2019: Luca Valentini’s myriad worlds have unprecedented pulling power, enticing consumers and critics alike. The fashion artist unravels his own past, aesthetic obsessions and fabulist fantasies through his artistic work of symbols and metaphors.
From Rome to Dubai, Valentini’s perspective, his universe, is indeed an inclusive one: ......read more
Sadeem, the largest digital competition in the Arab world on social media,
launches season 2 on March 2 with 20 contestants from across the Middle East
March 03, 2019 - Kuwait
The second season of Sadeem kicks off on Saturday 2nd March 2019. The competition is strong this year with 20 of the most powerful and promising young content creators selected from the region.
The ......read more