Majid Al Futtaim (based in Dubai) just bought 26 Geants around the GCC region from BMA International’s Retail Arabia and they plan to rebrand them as Carrefours. So I guess the Geant in 360 Mall will become a Carrefour soon along with two other Geants in Kuwait. Guess it’s going to be Carrefour VS Lulu Hyper from now on.[Source]
It only makes sense to have the highest twitter account per capita in the world align with the highest smartphone penetration in the Middle East, according to Mideast Times. Kuwait has a whopping 212% smartphone penetration coming first place with Saudi coming second place with 188%. This means the average person in Kuwait owns two phones.
When I found out about this buzzing on the web I was sceptical. I don’t understand how some people believe any rumour they see or hear of instantly. Before spreading the word research. Make sure the source(s) you’re getting information from is legit. The button was a hoax by Pan Arabia, a news website famously known for being the Onion News for the Arabian region. Facebook won’t be unveiling this button nor will they offer premium services for the GCC region.