Posta Plus, an alternative to Aramex ShopNShip and DHL Boderlinx opened a mailbox service in UAE (more about them here). I once ordered a memory card using their freight forwarding service and it cost me KD 3.500 which was less than what Aramex would charge at minimum cost. Aramex on the other hand just opened a mailbox service in Istanbul, Turkey. I guess a lot of women can finally order original DVD’s of their favourite never-ending turkish shows?
My cousin who is the biggest Hideo Kojima (maker of Metal Gear Solid) fan of all time went to Dubai to meet him last week. I remember my cousin teaching me how to finish Metal Gear Solid on PS1 in one day, took around 10 hours. Geekay Games managed to bring Hideo Kojima to Dubai for the first time in the Arab region, exciting for many.
You only got to sign one of your items. The signing session was two hours long and there were 445 signatures in total. There were people from Pakistan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Kuwait. In a way he’s like the Justin Bieber of video games popularity-wise. I was told his English wasn’t that good, which came as a surprise.
Judging from his twitter feed it looks like Hideo Kojima had a pretty good time in Dubai. He even went to Mc Donalds and ordered a Mc Arabia. I’m glad the huge portion of Arab gamers are finally getting some celebrity attention from the gaming industry. I wonder who will be next, maybe the maker of street fighter.
Well this should be enough incentive for a robber to ditch the cash and go for the machine itself. The machine “Gold to go” made by Ex Oriente Lux dispenses gold bars instead of cash. Dubai actually has 6 gold atm machine’s not just one, two of them are in Burj Khalifa. The ATM is connected to the internet and updates its rates every 10 minutes.[Source]
Two Emarati girls got so fed up of seeing indecency when it comes to uniform in their country they set up an organization. “Freedom and Respect are given as long as you are not abusing them” is their motto. Malls are cooperating and putting signs up to raise awareness. I know Emarati friends that are very upset over the way some people dress (mostly females) in UAE. I guess someone finally took a stand, maybe we should have something similar in Kuwait.
The number is from Kazakhstan and comes with an international roaming service. A friend, Emiratesque was passing the Big Boys Toys event in Palm Hotel, Dubai when he spotted a booth selling very exclusive numbers. The first 3 cost $500,000(~138,675KD) each but the super single numbered number cost $7 million alone. That’s almost 2 million Kuwaiti Dinars.
You would expect to see Carbon Fiber on a Ferrari or Lamborghini, but not in a pair of Sandals. These are sold in Wafi Mall, Dubai for 1900Dhs(~140KD). I’m not sure if I would want to pay 140KD to optimize my walking speed but their certainly something you’d show off for laughs or amusement. I wonder if their comfortable to wear.[Source]
Micheal Jackson invented the moon walk, but in Qatar they apparently also have the car walk. It takes a ton of experience to balance a jeep in two wheels, and it takes one really demented person so stand on that jeep while it’s moving on two wheels, unless he can fly. The photographer Nos*Qatar has a really nice gallery, mostly for sport and car lovers.[Gallery]