The National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) produced a wonderful TVC celebrating Kuwait National Month (February).
Rocket Internet AG announced by signing of the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Talabat, one of the leading players in the attractive online food takeaway market in the Middle East, headquartered in Kuwait, for approximately EUR 150 million. The closing of the transaction is expected in the next few weeks.
Talabat operates in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (“UAE”), Bahrain, Oman and Qatar with particularly strong market positions in Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia. It currently cooperates with more than 1,300 partner restaurants including major brands like Burger King, KFC, JonnyRocket, Hardees, TGI Fridays, Pizza Hut, PizzaExpress, PapaJohn and Subway.
With this transaction, Rocket attains leading market positions in the top two markets in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates – countries characterized by the highest smartphone penetration in the world and large basket sizes offering a high potential for further growth. Furthermore, it gains access to new countries with highly attractive market fundamentals. Talabat.com will be part of the newly created Global Online Takeaway Group which Rocket announced last week in its business update.
Rocket’s mission is to become the world’s largest Internet platform outside of China and the United States. Rocket identifies and builds proven Internet business models and transfers them to new, underserved or untapped markets where it seeks to scale them into market leading online companies. Rocket is focused on online business models that satisfy basic consumer needs across three sectors: e-Commerce, marketplaces and financial technology.
Rocket started in 2007 and now has more than 25,000 employees across its network of companies, which operate in more than 100 countries on five continents. Rocket Internet AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad AlJaber AlSabah and in partnership with the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences. The Kuwait Scientific Centre host the award-winning and international blockbuster exhibition “1001 Inventions” following successful residencies in major world cities and breaking visitor records at prestigious institutions. The interactive 1001 Inventions exhibition themed “Discovering Our Past – Inspiring Our Future” highlights over thousands years of scientific and cultural achievements.
Yesterday I attended the grand opening of 1001 Inventions. We started with watching the award-winning short film 1001 Inventions The Library of Secrets and follows with another file of young children journey exploring the era of the historically mislabelled Dark Ages. Then we explored the exhibition and play the various displays around the hall.
1001 Inventions already received more than six million visitors around the world in London, New York, Los Angeles,Washington DC, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Riyadh, Kuala Lumpur, Rotterdam, Sweden, Sharjah, Doha and Istanbul.
Finally, the exhibition is placed out Kuwait Scientific Centre in a large white tent.
Exhibition Start: 04 February 2015
Exhibition Date: 04 March 2015
Sunday to Thursday (09.00am – 1.00pm & 04.30pm – 09.30pm)
Friday (02.00pm – 10.00pm)
Saturday (09.00am – 09.30pm)
Ticket Fees: 2KD
CaliBurger the famous American burgers are now in Kuwait. Last week I attended the official grand opening of CaliBurger first branch at Miral Complex – AlManagaf [map]. CaliBurger are 100% lean grass-fed beef, hand selected produce and all sauces made in house. I haven’t tasted their food before. My feedback from the first taste, all burgers are deliciously made without any comments.
The festival is available from 1st till 9th of February, everyday from 4-9pm at AlMubarakiya Souk. Have a look at our last post coverage.
After weeks of waiting for my shipment from the states. Today I saw a DHL box waiting for me at home. Around two weeks, I designed my own piece of art and shared it to @q8path Instagram account. I thought to print this art on an iPhone case.
I searched for different suppliers locally and most of the printing quality not that perfect. So the bulb came up and thought to look for a supplier online. Case-Custom company was my best choice to print my iPhone case. I chose to get two case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s. The printing quality and the way it’s packaged from Case-Custom is perfectly done.
Finally, the image above is how my iPhones look like right now.
Kosher is an Egyptian dish made in 19th century. Kosher is made of rice, macaroni and lentils mixed together, topped with a tomato-vinegar sauce; some add short pieces of spaghetti garnished with chickpeas and crispy fried onions.
Koshari Bites one of the small business just established in Kuwait by Ali Mubarak. They offer different combination of Koshari and also custom order. I actually loved it and tastes delicious. Also they offer mix Koshari basket with mix of 14 flavours which can be serve in gatherings or diwaniya. Delivery is available, to know more information follow them on Instagram @kosharibites
Technology is one of the main sector we need to take a close took at and keep up to date. I am a geek person. I love technology, photography and creativity. Most of the day I carry my iPhones, camera, GoPro and laptop. Thanks god we have the ability to follow up with the latest technology in the market.
Shawarma Shuwaikh one of the best Shawarma restaurants in Kuwait. They began two years ago by opening the first branch in Shuwaikh Coop (that’s why it is called Shawarma Shuwaikh). However, days ago I saw there second branch officially opened in Bneid AlGar Area – Fahaheel Highway. Shawarma Shuwaikh Bneid AlGar branch open’s for 24hrs every day, so if you are hungry at 4am you can pass by to have a shawarma.
Through my visit inside the restaurant. I loved their interior and branding design theme. My best Shawarma in this place are Om AlRoman and Shawarma 1961. You can find their menu at Shawarma Shuwaikh website.