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Kuwait Social Media Summit #kuwait #q8 #socialmediasmts

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Social Media in #Kuwait #q8

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The social media has certainly dominated the headlines in the past few years,  and it remains perhaps the most important new frontier in the world of news,  marketing, and other domains.
Kuwait has the highest percentage of social  media users, in proportionate to the population, in the Middle East.  With its
fastness, viral results, inexpensiveness and seemingly easy usage, social media  has become an extraordinarily attractive platform for news, experience-sharing,  social interaction and promotion of businesses of all sizes.  In separate  interviews with KUNA, a number of experts, from different domains, have  highlighted the importance of the optimal use of social media in all domains in  Kuwait but warned against misusage of these technological tools in violating the  state laws, inciting hatred or spreading extremism.  ”Social media, known as  new media, has become more influential than the conventional media in the past  years mainly for two reasons, its fastness and spread,” political analyst
Ibrahim Dashti told KUNA.  He, however, stressed that users have to double  check and not to take for granted news posts and updates of social media sites.  Meanwhile, media expert Saleh Jerman pointed out nobody can ignore the  growing leverage of social networking sites all over the world, especially in  the Arab countries. “The social media has played a major role in the recent  popular uprisings in “Arab Spring” countries,” Jerman told KUNA. “And In  Kuwait social media is growingly gaining ground in media scene. Social  networking sites have become a major source of news and important player in the  political scene.  He noted that Twitter tops the list of most influential  media sites in the political street.  Social media refers to so-called Web 2.0  technology that doesn’t merely present information, but that allows for  user-generated content and community interactivity. The most important and  wide-spread social media sites are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and
Google+.  There are over 1.3 million active Twitter users in Arab countries.  Kuwait leads the way in Twitter penetration in Arab nations at eight percent, ahead of Bahrain at four percent, Qatar at two percent, the UAE at two percent  and Saudi Arabia at one percent. Kuwait sent almost 60 million tweets in March,  2012 (source: AllTwitter).
Experts also added that successful social media  marketing maximizes customer engagement to foster a sense of community and
increase traffic.
“We have managed to widen our customer base and reach out
to our clients through our pages on social networking sites,” Ahmad Sadek
Maarefi, owner of restaurant chain in Kuwait, told KUNA. “It also helped us to
upgrade our services and save much effort and money to promote our brand,” he
added.
The experts, however, warned that users have to take into account the  disadvantages and negative impact of social media.  In spite of its huge
advantages, social media has some disadvantages including the use of these sites  to damage reputation of innocent people, spread rumors or extremist ideas or  law-breaching materials, Political Analyst Ibrahim Dashti told KUNA.  Legal expert and lawyer Mariam Al-Bahr echoed a similar view. “A huge number of law  suits have been filed against Twitter users in Kuwait recently for offending  religion and political leadership.” She also raised alarm that posts on social  networking sites were the cause of a considerable number of family disputes in
the past years.

Via KUNA

An evening in Jumeirah Messilah Beach Kuwait #kuwait

Photographer : Usman Choudhry
Facebook Page : Usman | iShots
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JumeirahMessilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait

Thanks Jumeiah Messila Beach, Kuwait for inviting the KUWAIT UPTO DATE and to let us have opportunity to save you in our memory card ;-). Special thanks to guides and gifts & food ;-)

Jumeirah Messila Beach Hotel and Spa is glittering new addition to Kuwait’s shoreline situated by the waters of the Arabian Gulf. It is ideally located close to Kuwait City’s business centre and a mere 10 minutes drive from Kuwait International Airport.

The new landmark features the finest rooms and suites, exceptional dinning choices, comprehensive conference, banqueting and business facilities and unique leisure facilities.

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Structure & Design

 

Architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill from New York have developed the 55,000m² resort. The main hotel building is of five stories, approximately 22m in height. A series of villas with private plunge pools and residential suites run along the northern side of the hotel.Jumeirah Messilah beach Hotel & Spa features many aspects of Arabic architecture in a contemporary setting. Traditional oriel windows of Mashrabiya designs are a characteristic throughout the resort and respect Kuwait’s rich heritage.

 

 

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Conference & Banqueting

 

The resort features sophisticated conference and banqueting facilities. A key feature being the extensive purpose-built wedding hall “with a 1,950 m² ballroom and private bridal suite. Two meeting halls of 405 m² each and five break-out rooms of 75 m² each will also be available.
Ballroom “Badriah” is the largest in the Kuwait.
Al Reef – Diwanya Style and it could be nice for board meetings or social event.

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Guest Rooms & Suites

 

The luxurious beachfront development is made up of 408 elegantly appointed guest rooms with state of the art technology,  including 316 rooms and suites, 80 residential suites and 12 private villas.

 

The luxurious beachfront development is made up of 408 elegantly appointed guest rooms, including 316 rooms and suites, 80 residential suites and luxurious villas situated in front of a beautiful view of the hotel gardens. All rooms and suites range from 40m² to 310m² in floor area with state of the art in-room technology.

 

 Hotel rooms range from 40 to 60 m² and suites from 80 to 360 m². Residential suites range from 80 to 240 m² and Villas from 350 to 450 m².

 

 The choice of hotel rooms and suites includes:

 

156               Deluxe Rooms
97                Grande Deluxe Rooms
61                Deluxe Suites
2                  Royal Suites

 

 The choice of residential suites and villas includes:

 

32                One Bedroom Suites
21                Two Bedroom Suites
17                Two Bedroom Duplex Suites
10                Three Bedroom Suites
7                  Three Bedroom Villas
5                  Five Bedroom Villas

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Restaurants & Lounges

 

The hotel features six restaurants with diverse options of  cafes and lounges.
Salt: a fine dining seafood restaurant .
Pepper: a steakhouse.
Olio: an Italian restaurant.
Garden Cafe: an all-day dining restaurant.
Arabesque: featuring food from the Middle East and shisha.

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Photographer : Usman Choudhry
Facebook Page : Usman | iShots
Instagram : @usman_choudhry

Address

 Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa

Al Ta’awun Street
P.O. Box 3522 Safat, Kuwait

Telephone number: +965 2226 9600

Fax number: +965 2226 9700
E-mail:                   JMBinfo@jumeirah.com
Website:                
www.jumeirah.com

Burj Kabeer Kuwait

Burj Mubarak al Kabir Kuwait by Eric Kuhne and Associates

This mammoth structure will rise to exactly 3284 feet, or 1001 meters. The height, in meters, is an allusion to the classic collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian folk tales One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, says London-based architect Eric Kuhne, whose firm designed the tower. To break the kilometer-high mark (which is 3281 feet), the $7 billion-plus Mubarak al Kabir will have three interlocked towers that support the overall structure. These towers, or “blades,” pinwheel about a triangular central shaft that holds elevators and mechanical equipment. Each blade twists 45 degrees as it rises, for strength, and expands slightly at the top. This Kuwaiti landmark will therefore place more mass and usable space near its zenith compared to other towers, says Kuhne, to avoid the structure having too thin and flexible a tip. To dissipate high-altitude, tower-buffeting gales that could blow at 150 miles per hour, the Mubarak al Kabir will see the first architectural deployment of vertical ailerons—the normally horizontal flaps airline passengers see on a plane’s trailing wing edge that help counter wind disturbances. “They will look like continuous ribbons running vertically along the six leading edges of the three blades,” Kuhne says. “As [the ailerons] are constantly moving, and catching the sun while they adjust, sunlight will glint off their surfaces. It will add a gentle rippling reflection to the edges of the blades that will add dynamic sparkle to the tower,” Kuhne says. The Burj Mubarak has a projected completion date of 2016.

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