Category Archives: Kuwait

Abnormal Demand For Gym Equipment Purchasing and Rental in Kuwait

There is a sudden demand for gym equipments in Kuwait. People in Kuwait are buying and renting gym equipments for home use since they can’t go to gyms. According to a friend of mine prices went up 50-100% for gym equipment and I called a family member who sells gym equipment and asked him about the trend. He told me we sold our entire stock including the showroom samples. Gyms in Kuwait started renting their equipment, and this is how they are making money right now.

A New Makeup Brand That is Trending in The Market – Ayn Noon

If you’re looking for quality products for your eyes, then we got your answer here. Ayn Noon is a newly founded cosmetic company based in Kuwait and it’s the perfect eye makeup for all sensitive eyes and busy women.

 

Its makeup is easy to use and perfect for everyone. They are currently selling four main products for the eyes that are all organic, gluten-free and cruelty-free. The main collection is the following: Ayara Mascara the perfect mascara for your everyday look; two main eyeliners Kajoola (demure) and Jareea’a (Bold) eyeliner. While Kajoola eyeliner is thin tipped, Jareaa’a eyeliner is thick tipped. And lastly, they have Gazel pencil eyeliner as the best pencil eyeliner for sensitive eyes. All products are made in the EU and are all intensive black.

The main purpose of creating Ayn Noon is to provide quality makeup for everyone at an affordable price. And most importantly, creating Ayn Noon was to create a beauty line with an Arabic touch that feels unique.

You can buy Ayn Noon Products from their website and also follow them on instagram

Retail Recession in Kuwait

Things haven’t been that good when it comes to retail in Kuwait. From stores in the avenues to the stores in Hawalli, the retail industry is changing big time. Last week, we had some goods at Kuwait customs and when we went there it wasn’t as busy as it used to be in the past. We asked around and the labor there were complaining that imports have decreased so much and it keeps decreasing. The trucks that transports goods were charging 25 KD per trip and now they are charging 10 KD only. I have discussed this issue with multiple business owners and they mostly blame the changes in the industry.

Al-Rehab Complex: Multiple business owners that I know very well complained how their customers changed the way they purchase video games. When it comes to software, they purchase online from Playstation Network, Nintendo eShop, Xbox Games Store. Even if someone wants the collector’s edition, they buy it from Amazon. The problem even the most loyal customers to Al-Rehab Complex stopped going there and they started to buy online. Buying directly from Amazon for collector’s edition games is cheaper than buying from Al-Rehab Complex.

The Avenues: The Avenues has the highest foot traffic in Kuwait, but for the past 2.5 years. You see constant sales going on. I am surprised to see Sales going on for that long, but it isn’t stopping at all and I don’t think it will stop anytime soon. Business owners are blaming the leave of expats families, reduction in purchase power, and purchasing online from stores overseas.

Ibn Khaldoun St: Even the silicon valley of Kuwait have been hit big time. I talked to multiple business owners and their main problem is that people are buying from Amazon. Of course people will buy from Amazon, they offer lower prices and very fast deliveries. I am getting my stuff within 3-4 days, which is extremely fast for a shipment coming from the US. The stores in Kuwait can’t compete with Amazon since Amazon have a very large economy of scale.
The trend will continue where retail will suffer and online purchases will increase. Retail recession has started few years ago, but lets see how 2020 goes.

Muharraq Skewers | The Best Mix Grill Restaurant in Kuwait

I have been going to Muharraq Skewers for the past few months. Honestly, it is the best mix grill restaurant in Kuwait. The food is always fresh and the meat is always juicy and tender. The restaurant is located in Salmiya and it is a very small restaurant and always full. The only time I go and find a table instantly is when they first open but from 7:30 or 8:00 PM, it takes around 1 hour to get a table. I use an app called Requeue to be in line so I don’t have to wait outside the store. Let me share what I usually order from Muharraq Skewers

1- Bahrini Tikka (Marinated with Loomi)

2- Hearts

3- Arayes

4- Kebab

5- Hummus

Just order the mentioned items and for sure you will be more than happy.

Why Do We Still Order From Carriage Over Deliveroo

The battle between Carriage and Deliveroo has been going on for sometime. I personally use Talabat, Carriage, and Deliveroo. My favorite one is Deliveroo because of the superior customer service. Even though Deliveroo is my favorite app, I can’t use it that much. The main reason of why I use Carriage more than Deliveroo is the option to write notes for each item I order. At the Duwaneyah, I usually order food for 10+ people, and each person customize his order differently. For example we order from Fat Burger, I will get a request saying I don’t want onions in my burger. The other want extra mayo and so on. The problem is that I can’t add any notes to the items I order on Deliveroo. When I use Carriage I have the luxury to write down a note for each item, and that’s why I still use Carriage more than Deliveroo. This case applies to all my friends at the Duwaneyah and all of us are forced to use Carriage instead.

I hope Deliveroo update their app to include such feature. If they do, they will be much more competitive.

How To Eat KFC The Right and Perfect Way

Whether you live in Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, UAE, or Saudi Arabia. There is one way to really experience the right taste of Kentucky Fried Chicken. I realized this is a very common mistake in Kuwait where people go and order the fried chicken bucket at KFC and since they are in a rush, they get the pieces that are in the heating oven. Most of the time, the chicken in the oven is dry and not as crunchy.

“Try my method that has been working for many years”

First go to your favorite branch of KFC (My favorite is Daiya), park your car and go inside the store. Order the spicy fried chicken bucket of 9, 15, or 21 pieces. Ask the cashier to make a new batch and he will tell you that it will take between 20 to 25 minutes. Tell the cashier that you don’t mind the wait and sit on a chair until it is ready. Either eat it at the store or go home within 15 minutes. Once you have your first bite, you will experience the taste, crunchiness, and hotness of each fried chicken piece. Once you try my method, you will never go back to eating the old way. This is what fried chicken suppose to taste like

Yesterday a relative of mine was shocked because of the amazing taste, especially that he has been eating KFC since he was a kid, but it never tasted this way before. Now he likes it more than ever even though he has always been a fan of KFC.

Why is Shawarma The Most Popular Food at Events & Weddings

In Kuwait, it is very common to see Shawarma being served in weddings, companies events, and gatherings. It is the most critical menu item for any event even if there is big selection of buffet menu. Whenever I go to a wedding, I see people gathering around the Shawarma, which makes me want to congratulate the groom ASAP and go to eat the Shawarma. The most common way to motivate the guys to go to a wedding is reminding them that there will be Shawarma at the wedding.

On the 29th of November 2019 National Union of Kuwaiti Students held an event in Marriott Marquis in San Diego, CA. The NUKS Expo Marina Edition was an outdoor event where they had multiple restaurants, coffee shops, and dessert concepts.

The event was really amazing, and the students were really happy. Concepts such as Afters, Vivace Pizza, and Kanafeh Cafe made the event fun.

 

The concept that made a huge buzz was Simsim Outstanding Shawarma where they were serving chicken Shawarma. Of course I know Simsim since the day they opened, but others didn’t know it. The buzz comes back to why Shawarma is the most popular food in events and it held true even for our students in the US.

 

The line was so long, the longest I have ever seen at any of Nuks events. Students were waiting in line from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM, so a total of 4 hours. The event was stopped by the hotel for exceeding operational hours, or else the restaurant would have continued serving and the students to stand in line. According Simsim Chef Ibrahim AlSharief, he processed around 1,600 – 1,750 Shawarmas, which is a very big number.

As usual NUKS does a great job managing the events. I look forward to next year, and definitely you will find me next to the Shawarma.

Le Parfait | The Best Natural & Organic Soap in Kuwait

I am a big fan of natural soaps, and my favorite soap has always been Lush. I usually buy Citrus Lemon-lime at Lush, but they only sell it for a limited time every year. I tried soaps from difference places such as the Lebanese House, and imported soaps from Turkey. In my opinion Lush is the best in terms of soap quality and smell, but the soap only last for few days of my usage. Few weeks ago, I found a new company creating extremely high quality soap and it is made in Kuwait. The company called Le Parfait and they use the highest quality ingredients in their soap. I couldn’t believe that they use that much of expensive ingredients in their soap, and they use them without adding fillers so they serve the highest quality possible.

When I tried Le Parfait soap, I loved the ingredients, the smell, and I was surprised by how long it last. The soap last about 3 of my usage. At Le Parfait they sell the following types of soap.

  • Myrrh Soap
  • Activated Charcoal Soap
  • Goat Milk Soap
  • Oatmeal & Honey Soap
  • Papaya Soap
  • Shea Butter Soap

The prices are so inexpensive, and I am really willing to pay more for the quality and ingredients that I am getting. Now Le Parfait is my very soap company, and before every trip. I take Le Parfait soap with me from Kuwait.

So far my very favorite one is the Myrrh soap, but I haven’t used them all so far because they last much longer than expected. I am very happy to see Kuwaitis creating high quality factories, and I personally call that level Swiss quality.

You can order Le Parfait products from their website and don’t also forget to follow them on instagram

Ajeen | Best Bakery For Fatayer Pastries in Kuwait for 2019

I love eating fatayer for breakfast, and for a long time. My very favorite fatayer bakery was Swiss Corner in Dahia Abdullah Alsalem, but sadly they closed down few months ago. I heard of Simsim, but for me it was good, but now wow. I was searching for the next wow fatayer bakery in Kuwait, and today I found the one. Finding Ajeen bakery was like finding a gold mine and today was my first time trying Ajeen. I ordered Zataar, labneh, Akaawi, and pizza. The beauty about Ajeen is that their fatayer is very light on the stomach, and it is thin and tasty. My very favorite one was the pizza, Akaawi, and then the Labneh. The location of Ajeen is a prime location, and it is located in Fatoosh at Faiha Co-op. I highly recommend trying Ajeen, and trust me, you will never be disappointed because it is the best fatayer pastries in Kuwait.

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Abdul Mutalib The Genius in Kuwait Who Fix & Repair The Impossible

At the company where I work at, we have an Asus F510UA that was completely damaged. The keyboard wasn’t functioning well, and it was giving wrong commands. For example when we click enter, it becomes space. We took it to multiple stores in Hawalli, but no one knew how to fix it. One person told us to order a new keyboard, and that should solve the issue. We ordered the keyboard, and we took it from one store to the other, but no one was able to fix it. The laptop was built in a very complex way, so it was challenging for anyone to fix it. My coworker always talk about a person who fixes anything from (PS4, PS3, Nintendo Switch, Laptop, Smart Phone, iPhone, Android Phones, PC, Mac, Macbook, iMac, Tablets, Xbox, RAM, Hard Drives, SSD, Motherboards…etc). His name is Abdul Mutalib and his store is at the basement close to the restaurant in Alrehab Complex.

When I arrived at Alrehab, I was asking the stores where to find Abdul Mutalib Store, they all knew where he works. When I asked them about the name of the store, surprisingly no one knew it. I arrived at the store and the name of the store where Abdul Mutalib works is Warshatcom. I gave him the laptop and the new keyboard, and he opened the laptop so fast. He was confident that he will fix it, and an hour or so later. He called me and told me that there is a piece of plastic that is locking the keyboard, so if he fixes the laptop it won’t be like when the laptop was manufactured. I decided to proceed and an hour later the laptop was fully ready. Abdul Mutalib soldered the keys and he tested every single key on the keyboard. He made sure that his work is 100% perfect, and after I tested it. It was perfect in every aspect, so when it came to payment. I decided not to negotiate at all, because Abdul Mutalib is a very straight forward person. Whatever is the price, I will stick to it.

The next day I brought my colorware retro PS4, which was making very loud jet sound. The fan was very very loud that I can’t even focus on the game. Abdul Mutalib knew immediately that the issue was from the thermal paste drying up, heat sink connection, and fan being dusty. He took the PS4 apart and he fixed it all the way. It feels like a brand new machine and I can finally play Red Dead Redemption 2.

I am already telling everyone I know about Abdul Mutalib to fix any device. Now I fixed my laptop and my PS4, and next will be my wife’s cousin Thinkpad laptop which is showing blue screen of death all the time.

Abdul Mutalib Address: Hawally, Tunis Street, Rehab Complex, Basement Shop No: 625

Phone: 94936220

Instagram Account: Warshatkum625