August 1, 2014

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July 28, 2014

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July 27, 2014

Eid Mubarak Kuwait

 Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Eid.

British Airways documentary on Kuwait


According to H, this August British Airways will premier a four part documentary on its flights about Kuwait. The film will cover its history, society, economy and politics. This is a preview (part one) of the film from H.  I love it and sent it to my entire family in the US with pride.

July 26, 2014

Ladies beware! If you take your mobile phone or computer for repair in Kuwait

Just a reminder to remove your memory card and photos / videos before you take your device in for repair or to sell while living in Kuwait.  

UAE mobile shop staff sold women clients' pictures and videos to men

Fined up to Dh250,000 for stealing pictures and data 

Khorfakkan Court has fined six Arab staff members of a shop that sells mobile phones between Dh150,000 and Dh250,000 for stealing pictures of women who brought their mobile phones to the shop for repair, and then selling those pictures to men.

The court also sentenced them to one year imprisonment followed by deportation as well as closure of the two mobile phone shops and seizing all the equipment used by the accused and deleting all the data that was stolen from the women.

The incident came to light when Khorfakkan Police received several complaints from victims or their relatives about their personal pictures and videos taken during different occasions, especially wedding parties, being broadcast on mobile phones and social media.

Khorfakkan Police started an investigation, which led them to find out that majority of the victims took their mobile phones for repair to two shops, which coincidentally belonged to the same person.

A source from Khorfakkan Police said that the women took the pictures at parties, and when they took their phones for maintenance or repair, the staff at these shops copied their pictures and videos and sold them later to men. [Reposted from Emirates 24/7]

Please be careful because this happens a lot in Kuwait!

July 23, 2014

Family fun at The Scientific Center’s IMAX theater in Kuwait

Don't miss the new showing of the "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" at The Scientific Center's IMAX theater in Kuwait.  This feature is narrated by American movie star Morgan Freeman. [YouTube]

Learn Arabic in Kuwait

The AWARE Center is pleased to announce that Registration for the
Fall I Arabic course schedule (August 3 - September 13, 2014) has started. 

They will offer beginner's weekday morning and evening courses; weekend morning course.

For all course details and registration, please visit: AWARE

For more details please do not hesitate to contact AWARE by email: or telephone: 2533-5280.

July 21, 2014

The Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Spa experience in Orlando, Florida

Right after our relaxing stay at the Ritz Carlton my Father had to go back in the hospital for several nights because his heart went back into AF.  I rebooked my flight to spend time with him and July 4th in America with my family and friends (Dad was doing much better) which was brilliant.
H surprised me with another spa hotel stay but this time it was at the Waldorf Astoria.  Two hotel / spa retreats at Disney in ten days isn't bad at all. ;)  That's what 7ayati calls a "proper sendoff" from America.

The suite was spacious and very comfortable.
My Neiman Marcus summer tote on the bar concealed a few alcoholic drinks that I brought into the hotel to enjoy on the balcony. :)
Nespresso! <3
Bedroom TV and desk.
Loved the large bathroom and tremendous shower (for a hotel).
Impressive balcony and view of the pool, golf course and Disney World.

The elegant Peacock Alley restaurant / lounge with live music and ALCOHOL! :D
Nice selection
I felt comfortable by myself and enjoyed some champagne / Italian PG with the artisan cheese board.
I was a wee bit tipsy after just two glasses (because my tolerance is so low) so I ordered a cappuccino and the Waldorf Astoria version of beignets. They were light, flavorful and steaming hot delicious.

The magnificent, pink, Disney sky view from my balcony. <3

Breakfast in bed <3

H's favorite (I was really missing him): French toast with my choice of crispy bacon.  The second morning I had pancakes which were disappointing. 
Day one at the Waldorf Astoria spa for their signature and fabulous facial.


Spa refreshments

Poolside on a weekday and you practically have the place to yourself.  Most of the tourists were at the Walt Disney World theme parks.

Bull and Bear steakhouse

Most Americans would find this premium liquor cart extremely expensive unless of course you live in Kuwait where an inexpensive bottle of yucky Red Label can cost you $330 on the black market.

The Lobster bisque wasn't to my liking (lobster snob ;) but of course the service was outstanding.

Amazing filet but the spinach was bland.

They talked me into dessert when I was already full so I went for a traditional dish with a twist.  The Crème Brûlée Flambé had a sinful bottom of dark chocolate crème which gave me multiple culinary orgasms.

The Waldorf Astoria turn down service.
I had a wonderful two night stay at the Waldorf Astoria (thanks baby) and I would definitely return.  I was by myself half the time and felt completely comfortable and safe.  It's also a nice family hotel.
The Four Seasons Hotel is opening this month in Orlando so maybe the next time I'm in town I'll try their hotel and spa.  Until then...sigh...