Sneak Peek: A Visit to the Avenues Phase III

By | March 25, 2012

Last week many bloggers had received a white box with yellow helmets from the Avenues with an invitation to spend Saturday afternoon in an exclusive preview of the newly constructed Avenues phase III premises. Needless to say I was very excited. After all, who doesn’t like the avenues?

The meeting point was at 1 PM in Le Pan the Avenues where a nice breakfast spread was laid out while the introductions were made and we waited for everyone to  arrive. The Avenues was exceptionally crowded that day.

I had nursed a lovely double espresso before our trek

At 1:30 PM promptly the event has started. We were then led inside the avenues offices, in case you were wondering how they looked like they are very modern and lovely.

I loved the ceiling detail!

A short presentation was shown and then we were asked to put on our helmets, grab bottles of water, and head down the elevator to start the tour.

The first place to visit was the Grand Avenue District. Walking from where the fountain used to be in Avenues phase II you will first start here. Cheesecake Factory  and Kidzania will be here as well.

As you walk a head there is a long walkway flocked by cafes and stores -when it opens insha2 Allah- and is already predicted to be like the “Champs-Élysées” of Kuwait. I can already see myself sipping coffee and people watching while everyone else is doing the same. There was a sofa already 😀

It is a really really long walk way, as far as the eye can see and all covered up with a glass like ceiling that provides light yet keeps the walkway air conditioned.

I loved the details of the walkway such as the palm trees and the modern walkway lights.

The palm trees were already erected.

Many of the building facades on the walkway were complete.

And on the right we saw where Harvey Nichs is! I for one cannot wait for it to open. It looks big!

Now on the left the walkway starts branching out and leading to the Souk & Soku districts: Soku is like a hip and trendy shopping and restaurant district for the youth while the souk is like a local Mubarkiya inside the Avenues.

All is going to be covered up of course.

Check out the beautiful shadows on the building cast by the beautiful glass ceiling.

Also from the 3areesha in another part of the Old Souk district.

I am really loving those street lights! Traditional yet with a modern feel and you can tell they would make the corners and walkways very cosey.

This is going to me a Jleeb -an old water well-.

This here is going to be a big open area with a lovely big fountain -instead of the one that used to be in Phase II and was reduced in size-.

Here is the promised fountain. I looked at it and imagined the sound of water splashing, the sun light streaming through the glass ceiling, the hustle and bustle of  cafes and shops and people around. Its going to be marvelous insha2 Allah, I can tell!

There is also the gold souk walkway which will be the place to go for diamond shopping :p my pictures over there turned out to be horrible though. There is also the prestige district which is the place to find the designer labels. The picture I have to show for it is this glass ceiling with rippled effect.

More pictures from the construction site.

Oh that’s me looking silly with the helmet which is about to fly off my head. I am so glad I chose to be a computer engineer instead of a civil engineer so I don’t have to wear that helmet :p

Then it was time to go. The Avenues Phase III tour was up. The place is so huge it will cater for 400 more stores and will have 5000 parking spaces. By the time we made it back to the Avenues offices we were exhausted. Shopping in Phase III would take days on end!

The Avenues Phase III is expected to be complete and open to the public by September 2012. There will also be a phase four and five in the future. I would like to thank Mabane Company and the Avenues for extending this opportunity. A special thanks goes to Mr. Abdullah Al-Baddah, Ms. Sho3a3 Al-Qatti,  and to Architect Alia Al-Ghunaim who led the tour yesterday.


12 Responses to “Sneak Peek: A Visit to the Avenues Phase III”

  1. Tina says:

    wow i bet this part of the avenues will look amazing. it looks nothing like the first two.

  2. Hafsa says:

    Cooooool!!!!!!!!!!!…looking forward to it…but I have a question, I am still trying to figure out which is which phase…phase 1 is the main avenues building with the pinkberry n all …which is phase 2?..I thought it was the 2nd floor with the food court and fantasy world n all…but I think I am wrong, plz let me know…

  3. ImeKuwait says:

    Cannot Wait! Can almost imagine sipping my tea over a good book watching a lazy saturday passing by ..almost a promenade expereicne…sigh!;)

    Thanks for the sneak Peak D!

  4. Abdullah says:

    I really enjoyed reading your coverage Danderma! and you look great with the helmet!
    Thanks!

  5. Shosho says:

    interesting. Thank you for sharing your experience.

    • danderma says:

      Ur welcome hon insha2 Allah next time ur home it would be open o we go have coffee in the grand avenues :)