Their tagline is “More Than A Mall”, I checked their [about page] and it’s basically a mall. The ‘more than’ taglines have become too overused in Kuwait, I’d rather a company not have a tagline. The mall is a ‘luxury outlet center’ that’s located in Eqaila. it appears that the mall has 5 floors which is interesting. I might pass by to take photos from the inside later.
Every patriotic Kuwaiti is boiling from the inside right now. The first ever Olympic gold medal goes to a Kuwaiti who wasn’t participating under the Kuwait flag (due to them being banned this year). Not only was the Kuwaiti flag not raised, but the Kuwaiti anthem wasn’t played and you can see the sorrow in Fehaid’s face listening to the Olympic anthem.
Fehaid will be remembered in history for three achievements done today:
- The first Kuwaiti ever to win a gold medal in the Olympics
- Making Kuwait’s first gold Olympic medal officially not there’s
- Becoming the first independent Olympic athlete to win a gold medal
If you’re not proud Kuwait got their first gold medal, you can be proud the first independent gold medal was won by a Kuwaiti.
A very upset 3 Rolls Royce Saudi prince owner posted this video complaining about how bad the Rolls Royce car service is in Saudi Arabia. In an attempt to tarnish Rolls Royce reputation and send a strong message he put a couple of sheep in the backseat and packaged hay around the car.
He mentions his Rolls Royce goes to the service with a malfunction and returns after service with the same malfunction, he even mentions the name of managers that he dealt with. I’m sure this is going to reach Rolls Royce headquarters.When I wrote a [blog post] about Audi’s bad service, I got called by their higher management hours later, imagine when it’s a tarnishing video of Rolls Royce.
KUNA posted construction workers for both government and private construction projects are now working at night because of the scorching summer sun. This is great but the real question is, how much of construction working are working at night? is it 10% of total construction in Kuwait? 80%-100%? Makes a big difference.
Everyone knows Alghanim Auto has announced themselves as the new franchisee of Ford, while Ford Al Wazzan say they are still the exclusive franchisee of Ford in Kuwait. What you see above was almost on every newspaper today, and to summarise the situation; it’s getting nasty.
On the front page of newspapers, you have Alghanim Auto announcing their new “official” Ford Showroom. While the Ford Alwazzan banner claims they still have exclusive distributorship of Ford and Alghanim Auto tried to apply for it twice and were declined by the Ministry of Commerce.
I don’t know how this will be resolved but the only way it can be cleared is for Ford America to release an official statement in Kuwait with who’s the distributorship (if not both) and what’s the current situation.
Update: Ford Alghanim Auto are going all in, found this instagram sponsored post
Update II: Ford Middle East called me to clear things up and sent the official statement which I’ve put below. They basically told me we picked Alghanim, which is fine but that’s only half the story. The other part is whether Alghanim got rights locally through the Ministry of Commerce or not.
Apparently the Emarati guy who was wrongly manhandled and passed out as a result is now pressing for charges over his treatment claiming this was all a plot. He’s now seeking $200 million in damages claiming this whole incident disturbed a $70 million business deal with a pharmaceutical company.
“I could see the hate in their eyes. Their intention was to kill me,” -Menhali
The Emarati refused to accept an apology from American officials for accusing him of being associated with Daesh saying the apology was merely a cover up for the hate incident that happened against him.
You can read more about it [here].
The initial story and what happened can be found [here].
An Emarati who was being medically treated in the US was wearing a dishdasha (Emarati Kandoora) when he was stopped and man handled by police, for apparently looking like an ISIS suspect. His crime was wearing a dishdasha and having too many phones. I could understand fear of ISIS but it’s getting ridiculous how anyone with a dishdasha is now a suspect, the poor guy literally falls apart and passes out at the end.
If there’s anything to take away from this, is to not wear a dishdasha in a country wear the majority can’t recognize what it is, even worse label you as a terrorist as a first impression.