Kuwait 3rd most flirtatious city in the world

Posted by Mark

This has to be the strangest thing I’ve read in ages. According to Badoo the compilers of the world’s largest ever study on online flirting, Kuwait ranked 3rd in flirtatious behavior online. 3rd place out of 200! Isn’t that so very weird?

Top 10
1 Athens
2 Moscow
3 Kuwait City
4 Baku
5 Tunis
6 Kiev
7 Beirut
8= Turin
8= Rome
10 Bari

Here is a link to the article [Link]

Thanks FYI


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First A380 coming to Kuwait

Posted by Mark

In honor of Kuwait’s National Day, Emirates is going to fly an A380 into Kuwait on the 26th of February. The A380 is the humongous double decker plane that has nearly 400 economy seats, 76 business class and 14 first class. I’ve never been on one before but a friend of mine did and told me it’s incredibly huge, they even have showers on board. Emirates won’t be adding the A380 on their Kuwait Dubai route anytime soon but it’s still a nice gesture from them. The Kuwait Airport has been A380 ready since the end of last year. [Link]


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BBC Middle East Business Report: Kuwait’s Cash Handout

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[YouTube]


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BBC Middle East Business Report: How Kuwait’s dewaniyas are changing with the times

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Found the video above on the His & Hers blog. [YouTube]


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Alshaya and The Cheesecake Factory now official

Posted by Mark

Back in December I posted about a rumor that Alshaya was signing a deal to bring The Cheesecake Factory to Kuwait and the Middle East and today it became offical. Alshaya got the rights to franchise The Cheesecake Factory in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe. They will be opening up 22 restaurants within the next 5 years. Arabian Business has more details [Here]

via 2:48pm


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Agility Fire

Posted by Mark

Just found out a huge fire broke out last night at the Agility warehouse. Hopefully no one got hurt since the fire looks huge. I hope my boxes of Coco Puffs are also safe. If you work at Agility and have information on this fire or pictures please [Contact Me]

Update: Here is a video, the fire is HUGE [YouTube]

Update2: An Agility employee had the following to say regarding this fire:

Hi Mark… Just wanted to set the record straight after seeing some of the comments about the Agility fire. I am an Agility employee. We’ve lost a 20,000 sqm warehouse last night which was occupied by our commercial customers only. No US army business was conducted there. Luckily no employees were hurt and we are working on multiple fronts to normalize operations for our clients who have been very supportive.


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2011 Index of Economic Freedom

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Kuwait’s came 61st in the 2011 Index of Economic Freedom with a score of 64.9. Its scored 2.8 points lower than last year, with declines in five of the 10 economic freedoms, including a large drop in labor freedom. In the Middle East and North Africa, Kuwait ranked 8th out of 17 countries. It’s the only GCC country to drop in points but it’s overall score is still well above the world and regional averages.

Bahrain came in 10th place in the full world ranking.

Here is a link to the full ranking [Link]
Here is a link to the detailed breakdown of Kuwait’s score [Link]

Thanks FYI


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Savings in the GCC

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The video above is in Arabic but its about savings in the GCC. Kuwait and Saudi scored the lowest in terms of savings while 93% of the people questioned believed their savings were inadequate for their future needs. [YouTube]


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The worst cities to drive in: the people’s choice

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MSN had a report on the “10 worst cities to drive in” and Kuwait didn’t make that list but they just released a new list called “10 worst cities to drive in” and Kuwait’s on that list. Here is what was said:

q8SK said: “Kuwait is just dangerous, plain and simple. Poor driving education mixed with too much money, too young. Give a teenager five litres to play with and that’s only going one way, straight to the scene of the accident! On average two people die everyday on the roads here.”

Here is the link to the article [Link]

Thanks Othman


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Reviving Kuwait’s theatre industry

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BBC News have a nice piece on the state of Kuwait’s theatre industry. Gone are the golden days of plays like Bye Bye London but there are a few people who are still trying to bring the theatre back. I really hope they can, like New York is known for Broadway Shows, Kuwait could be known for theatre as well. I couldn’t embed the video on my blog so you’re going to have to view it on the BBC website [Here]

Thanks Nibaq


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