Mohammad AlRefaei is a Kuwaiti professional Skydiver and Base Jumper. Every year he creates a video celebrating Kuwait National Day.
This year he created something new and invested a lot of effort and lot of training to reach this kind of project. Therefore, he would like to share this video by celebrating Kuwait National Day. Good work Mohammed!. Find more about his pervious videos at his [YouTube] channel.
Around two weeks ago, I got a special invitation tour with group of bloggers at eMall Kuwait. The eMall is first social department store in Kuwait owned by Eureka Group. Inside the mall their are different departments that targets all of population. In the group floor you can find Eureka Electronic Store, cafes and restaurants. Such as Zaatar Wa Zeeit, eClub, Chocolate Cuisine, Cafe Supreme, Nestle Cafe, Chiquita Fruit Bar and Koshari Bites.
Moving on the first floor you can find a large eGame Play Centre were you can keep your kids playing while you are shopping around the mall. Additionally, the first floor hosts some of Eureka’s electronics departments.
Towards the second floor you can huge multi-brands such as A&F, Hollister, Lacoste, Tommy, Nike, Puma and more. According to the general manager of the mall “All brands are original and is supplied directly from the suppliers”. I went through some of the items and compared them to US. Actually their are almost similar and no extra dinars are added on.
In the last floor their will be health centre (gym) coming on early this year. We ended our tour by having some dinner at the eSocial Cafe that opened in couple of months ago, where all the tables are functioned with touch screen were could order, play games and draw. I will post more about eSocial Cafe soon.
Location: Hawalli opposite Sultan Center [map]
ElKhedeiwy Cafe is one of the newest cafes in Kuwait owned by Aamal Holding Company, the same owners of DietCare, Cafe Bazza and Dikaan Burger. ElKhedeiwy is a Egyptian Cuisine Cafe branded with traditional Egyptian theme. Weeks ago, I received a special invitation to taste their food and services.
I drove down to Benid AlGar towards Le Royal Hotel where ElKhedeiwy Cafe is located. The branch manager welcomed us and directed us to a special private table. She explained to us our set menu which is a salad, mix appetisers, duck, mix grill, chicken with rice, mahalabia for dessert and Egyptian tea.
From my experience their food was extremely delicious and well cooked. I loved the duck and mix grill they were cooked well and in a special Egyptian ingredients. The cafe service was also good. Also their are special gathering private tables for reservations, lobby and indoor/outdoor seating area.
Finally, everything was perfectly done. I rate ElKhedeiwy Cafe food 10/10, service 08/10, atmposhere 09/10 and location 07/10.
Location: Le Royal Hotel, Arabian Gulf Road [map]
Phone: 2257 0999
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.