Sony started manufacturing waterproof phones way before everyone else and invested heavily in it, which I see as a nice feature but definitely not a game-changer. They have recently announced “Xperia Aquatech” will be open this December. A store built 4 meters below surface where trained divers will escort customers to the underwater shop. It sounds like too much of a hassle to just reach a store that sells phones but I guess the experience is worth it.
I was at a Virgin Megastore in Dubai a few days ago and spotted this cap. I’m sure the majority of Kuwaitis won’t wear this in public because of all the awkward looks but I don’t know why they picked green, blue would have made more sense. I do have other suggestions they could have used.
“Not Only Do I Take Selifies While Driving, I’m Also Kuwaiti” would be a good start.
Even though I rarely drink soda and never drink Coca Cola, this video bought a genuine smile to my face. You often see these abnormal machines that ask you to yawn or exercise to get a beverage somewhere in the west but this time Coca Cola put a special booth in UAE. It would let you conduct a free 3 minute call for a bottle cap. I want a booth that serves cookies for every smile.
On my recent stay in Dubai I decided to book a room at the new Marriott on Jaddaf street, it’s only been functioning for a few months. Had a good time but wanted to have a review pointing out some things to keep in mind. There’s actually nothing next to it within walking distance, almost like a dessert with a hotel in the middle.
Most tourist areas aren’t too far though, like going to Dubai Mall only takes 10 – 15 minutes. The lobby is cosy and comfortable. I use to wake up in the morning, go to the lobby, order a cappuccino and work on an upcoming blog posts, something I enjoyed doing. continue reading»
During my recent visit to Dubai, I got to meet El Seed in one of the exhibitions he was participating in. His artwork (behind him on the photo) was auctioned to $20,000, all the money went to charity. El Seed was the guy behind the 4 floor painting of Arabic calligraphy on an old building in Kuwait city.
At first I honestly thought he was Kuwaiti, but when he started talking his Arabic had a French accent to it, turned out French-Tunisian. El Seed basically incorporates street art with beautiful Arabic calligraphy and calls it “calligraffiti”. His art was showcased in Paris, Berlin, São Paulo, Chicago, and Dubai. He is a great down to earth guy with a unique vision, to read more about him click [here].
Everyone remembers the amazing fireworks show that took place last year, it’s also when I managed to make some breath-taking photos of Kuwait Towers. In total 77,282 fireworks were shot throughout 5 kilometers and lasted 64 minutes. Dubai wants to beat that with a big margin, they’re aiming for 400,000 shots throughout 100 kilometers in only 6 minutes.
Everyone there at new year will definitely notice the view which will take place on the 31st of December, they’re expecting the entire city skyline to light up. The show will feature a flying falcon which is new. I’m sure photographers from all over the world will be there just like many jumped on a plane and came to Kuwait for the fireworks show.[Source]
Dressing modestly shouldn’t stop you from doing sports you enjoy, like surfing with an Abaya or at least attempting to. I’d want to try that wearing a dishdasha too actually, just for the fun of it. Kudos to them, they seem to be having a great time. Something adventurous girls might consider during their next visit to Dubai.
Photo Courtesy of Charles Crowell / The National
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?