JumeirahMessilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa
Al Ta’awun Street
P.O. Box 3522 Safat, Kuwait
Telephone number: +965 2226 9600
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Level 1 certified cricket coach by Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and Captain of women team in Kuwait, Maryam Osama Omar. Welcome Maryam to KUWAIT UPTO DATE.
Tell me something about you/background?
I am a Palestinian girl, born and brought up in Kuwait. I can summarize who I am in 3 words; determined, hardworking and adventurous. People who know me best say that I’m daring, trouble maker and fun to be around. Ever since I was a kid I had dreams of becoming a famous sports person and I still live up to achieve this dream. In my family, due to my hyperness and naughtiness, I’m considered to be the brother to my 3 sisters. I love travelling, sports, music, art, meeting new cultures, traditions and living life to fullest.
Date of birth: 8th March 1993
Sports: Cricket, Basketball, martial arts, swimming, football, volleyball.
Education: Bachelor’s of Civil and structural engineering at Australian College of Kuwait (ACK).
Sports participated in: Cricket (National Team) Basketball, football and volley (College team).
Years in current sport: 3 years
What got you started ?
Summer of 2010 (my last year of high school), A circular was distributed inviting the International School of Pakistan girls (ISCP) to join cricket talent-hunt which was organized by Kuwait cricket. I wasn’t interested because I had no background of the game. My sports teacher Mrs. Shaista Tahir insisted that I should go and see. Being an Athlete, I was quite positive about learning something new so I decided to give it a try. However, I had never anticipated for this game to be the best part of my life.
What are the major challenges that you have encountered so far in your career?
Being an engineering student, I had to focus so much on studies. My father didn’t like the idea of having anything that could interrupt my education so I had to promise my dad that I would do my best in giving him what he wants ( good grades) and in that way I would also get what I want i.e. (sports). The major challenge was the time management. With all the things that I wish to do, a day could only hold 24 hours so I had to compromise few of my activities.
Would you like to share with us the keys of your success being captain of team?
Well, I’d like to put like this (PHD)
Passion, hard work and dedication!
What would be your ultimate achievement in life?
To be part of a test playing country (Australia) and to get the chance to participate in a world cup event, if that is to happen it would be a dream come true.
Do you always been very confident on ground?
No. Initially I wasn’t very confident. However, soon later with the help of few of my finest coaches (Coach Tariq Shah and Tahir Khan) who did not just teach me how to bowl or hold a bat but more than just cricket they taught me how to trust my ability, skills and to enjoy the game. I’ve learned to believe in myself and in what I love.
What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?
One of the biggest challenges that I had gone through was to understand the game. It was at the beginning of my career. Although I’m a quick learner, it took me time to understand the rules of the game. Cricket is not just a physical game of quickness. It requires sharpness of thinking, tactics and techniques. I’ve managed to overcome this challenge by immersing myself into cricket whenever possible. Watching matches and noting down the points that I don’t understand so that I could refer back to my coaches for answers is something that I still do.
Being a cricket player, how your diet is different than other girls?
As a sports girl, I find it very important to have a balanced diet; it’s a key factor for a healthy mind.
Beside a normal healthy diet, my diet contains NO fast food but instead a great amount of vegetables and fruits, milk as a daily intake. Playing long hour matches need loads of energy and that’s only possible if we are physically fit. In order to avoid cramps, fatigue or muscle pulls. Water is one critical nutrient for athletes, shouldn’t be taken lightly. Proper water intake is necessary during matches to avoid dehydration.
What 1-2 things do you believe differentiates you from your fellows in team?
My fitness level and dedication towards cricket.
Do you have any recommended resources to share with your fans regarding cricket (website, face book page, books…etc)?
For information regarding international tournaments and updates the below links should be fine.
What was the best advice you were ever given?
The best training advise:
Initially, I was frustrated when I wasn’t able to be deliver in all three aspects of the game (Batting, bowling and fielding) That’s when Tahir Khan’s (Coach) advise came in handy, he guided me along by saying “Greatness needs time and hard work” so then I realized that I had to focus on each step separately before being able to mastering all three.
The best match Advise:
“Fortunate favors the brave” by Tariq shah (Coach).
Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by? Where do you draw your inspiration?
“Rules are meant to be broken” *giggles*
There is not a specific saying or motto but I live my life drawing motivation and inspiration from the people around me. I believe that there is always something that you can learn from every person that you come across.
What has been your worst experience so far in cricket?
Losing the semi final was one of the worst experiences.
ACC U-19 Women’s Championship (2012), Kuwait performed extremely well in all the pool matches but unfortunately we weren’t able to secure a spot in the finals. If we got that win it would have been Kuwait women’s biggest achievement. However, we managed to get the 4th position which is still the best that we have reached. And by this Kuwait is the first gulf country to reach the semi.
What are your other activities in life except cricket and study?
Besides cricket and engineering, I’m devoted towards sports and art. Whenever I find a free slot in my busy schedule I either practice my other activates; martial arts, basketball and swimming or practice playing my guitar, I do sketch too but whenever in the moodJ.
I always have something to do; But Cricket is on the top of my list.
How do you manage stress on pitch?
Being an opener, there is always a big responsibility of setting a firm platform on which the rest of the team could build on. But I’m extremely lucky to have one of the best young talented openers by my side Varshini Suresh. When we go in to bat, there’s always this huge trust and confidence on each other and this helps me release most of the built in stress. We both make the best duo; we always start the inning by achieving small targets which we set for ourselves as we bat our way through.
Who one motivate you a lot at home?
At the beginning of my career, my mother was the only person who motivated me. As much as it was hard for me to adjust to my new life style being a national cricketer, it was equally hard for her to cover up for my regular missing spot at home due practice, travelling on tours and studies. I spend most of my day at college and during the night I practice cricket and other sports too. Even on weekends when I’m supposed to be chilling with my family, I’ll be going early morning to practice. My dad hates my repetitive absence but now I’m glad he understands how much it’s important to me. Now I’m glad to say I have a full force support system at home and I love it.
Do you see bright future as cricket player?
I actually do!
I’ll keep working hard for it because I have a dream and I’m on a quest to make it happen.
What game do you prefer to play other than cricket?
Basketball. Before joining cricket, I had a dream of becoming a national basketball player but I guess destiny has a different path planned for my future/life.
Being a girl, have you ever faced any trouble in sports?
No, not personally. My parents are quite supportive because they know that I love sports and it’s something that I live for. However, as a girl there are definitely some restrictions. No parent would allow their girls to be out of home so late J
Who is your favorite sportsman and why?
Wasim Akram of Pakistan. He was the first cricketer that inspired me. I loved his bowling “king of swing”!
I’d love to meet him personally.
What is your way of motivating your team?
Well, we are not just a team we are a family, we are always together boosting each other. Before the match you will always find few players under tension attack and that’s totally normal. As a team player it’s my duty to spread the positive vibes among all the players. Early morning in the hotel before going to the match they all meet up in my room and few words of encouragement are all what they need to get them motivated because deep down everyone of us is a heart eager to win, you can sense our team spirit miles away.
Anything else would you like to share?
The person who I am today is a combined effort of all people who have supported me on my journey. I’d like to seize this opportunity to thank all who were the reason to my success.
Especial thanks to my parents, friends and loved ones for their support. And off course a big thanks to Kuwait Cricket for giving me the chance to represent the country that I love. Mr. Asad Baig (Director of Kuwait Cricket), Mr. Mehboob Khan (Director of Kuwait women’s Cricket), Ms. Nida Mirza (Manager), Tariq Shah (Coach), Tahir Khan (Coach), and Ms. Sandra Almeida (Physio) their efforts are countless. Finally a big shouts for my team, “You all are the best”!
I would like to thank KUWAIT UP TO DATE for their magnificent effort in keeping up with all what’s new. I am a fan of this Page and it was a great honour for me to have them publish my interview on their page.
Thanks once again.
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NEW GENERATION MAZDA6.
Celebrating Challenges. Celebrating Driving.
Kuwait Automotive Imports Co WLL (Al Shaya & Al Sagar), exclusive distributor of Mazda cars in Kuwait since 1969, proudly launched the new generation MAZDA6 in its main showroom in Al Rai, Shuwaikh on 13 May. The unveiling ceremony took place in the presence of KAICO management, journalists and VIP guests.
At the launch event Mr Yousef Alshaya (CEO) elaborated on Mazda`s long history and success story. “Everyone at Mazda, deep in their hearts, has a romance with building cars and a romance with engineering”, he added. Mr Ashish Tandon (General Manager) emphasized that Mazda engineers, by defying conventions and daring to challenge, produced the world`s best engine, namely the SKYACTIV engine. The features of the New Mazda6 were presented by Mr Mohamed Osman (Mazda Brand Manager) who also invited all journalists and potential customers to test drive the new vehicle and experience first-hand Mazda’s exciting new technologies.
CELEBRATING SPORTS DRIVING
You work hard. You demand the best from yourself. And you demand the best for yourself. So take control of Mazda6 – the most exciting sports sedan around – an inspired expression of Mazda`s KODO – Soul of Motion” design. Engineered to respond precisely to your every wish as if it were a part of you (“jinba ittai”), Mazda6 offers unprecedented linearity in acceleration, cornering and braking to take Mazda`s world-famous unity between car and driver to a still higher level. Every single aspect of Mazda6 is designed to heighten your driving pleasure.
Breakthrough SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY lies at the heart of this new benchmark sports sedan, delivering pulse-pounding performance and handling along with truly remarkable fuel efficiency.
SPEECH OF MR YOUSEF AL SHAYA,CEO
Good Evening, Ladies and Gentlemen!!
It is indeed an honor and privilege for me to welcome all of you again after the launch of CX9 with another brand new Mazda.
We are a 77 year old company and are proud of our 44 year association with Mazda Motor Corporation, Japan.
Let me tell you a story today about a car company based in Hiroshima, a city whose people rose from the ashes nearly 70 years ago.The heart of Mazda is in Hiroshima. Mazda is a 93-year-old car company that thrived over the years due to the passion of its engineers, to always build the best.
Everyone associated with this brand, including ourselves, shares the desire to be the best. They maybe a small company but will not be outdone by bigger companies.
40 Years ago they were the only car company to succeed in commercializing rotary engines.
Everyone at Mazda, deep in their hearts, has a romance with building cars and a romance with engineering.
Their Engineers do not think about limitations, they defy convention and dare to challenge.
That spirit led to the birth of the all new Mazda6 , 2014 model, powered with the world’s best SKYACTIV engine that has hybrid-like efficiency.
The aspiration of every engineer at Mazda is combined in each car they make.
The story has just begun. Mazda’s romance with engineering will continue, to keep building cars that are worth building and fun to drive.Thank you for sparing your valuable time to be with us today.
Let’s watch more on the story of the Heart Of Mazda.
The name SKYACTIV has its origins in the term “The SKY is the limit” and it expresses the spirit that is driving Mazda engineers in their development work. They developed SKYACTIV with a belief in unlimited possibilities.
SKYACTIV-G 2.0/ SKYACTIV-G 2.5
High-efficiency SKYACTIV-G direct-injection petrol engines are your passport to a world of driving that is both exciting and eco-friendly, SKYACTIV-G 2.0 engines do more than just set new standards for fuel efficiency and emissions control, they also actively enhance the Zoom-Zoom performance. To accomplish this, Mazda engineers achieved a technical breakthrough to deliver an extraordinary compression ratio of 13.0:1 while suppressing the knock usually caused by such high compression. Taken together, the technical breakthroughs in SKYACTIV-G engines realize an astonishing increase in fuel efficiency – up to 15% – as well as more satisfying everyday driving thanks to the ample torque available at low- to mid-engine speeds.
The SKYACTIV-BODY is engineered to achieve two conflicting aims: lighter weight with better safety performance and increased rigidity. It`s achieved through innovative engineering, and optimized structures and materials. In total, SKYACTIV-BODY is 30% more rigid, lighter, and able to meet the world`s most demanding crash safety tests, at the same time as giving better handling thanks to its enhanced rigidity.
The SKYACTIV-CHASSIS delivers even more of Mazda`s famous feeling of oneness between car and driver. Total re-engineering of the basics of suspension and steering systems achieved both lighter weight and superior rigidity.
CELEBRATING PROACTIVE SAFETY
All Mazdas are about the driving experience. And an important part of the experience is feeling secure in knowing what`s going on around you at all times. Mazda6 is equipped with a host of features engineered to keep you informed, and to help you anticipate and aboid hazards on the road. Mazda call this integrated suite of of advanced active safety technologies i-ACTIVSENSE. i-ACTIVSENSE uses the latest sensing devices to assist your perception and decision-making so you can concentrate on driving. But no matter how safely or skillfully you drive, accidents can always happen. So Mazda6 also includes a wide range of passive safety features to protect you and your passengers, including the AKYACTIV-BODY that meets the highest collision-safety standards of the world`s major assessment programmes.
i-ACTIVSENSE is Mazda`s integrated suite of cutting-edge active safety technologies, designed to inform, support and protect. The Rear Vehicle Monitoring (RVM) system, High Beam Control System (HBC) and Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) keep you informed of what`s going on around you, even in the blind spots to the side and rear. The Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW) system support you in split-second decision-making. Better yet, unlike some other makers` systems which rely on a single sensing system such as a camera, i-ACTIVSENSE uses a smart combination of the latest sensing devices including milliwave radar, near-infrared lasers and cameras to cover the widest range of situations and weather conditions.
Mazda6 is a concrete statement of inspired craftsmanship, with every detail – inside and out – designed and developed to heighten your driving pleasure. From the newly-developed Soul Red Metallic body colour that captivates the eye to the advanced R&D and studies in ergonomics, Mazda6 is a triumph of craftmanship and attention to detail.
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VIBE – 2013 was held on 9th & 10th of May at GUST in Mishref, Kuwait. I really liked the whole management and their discipline on spot. Lighting, Sound system, music, sitting arrangement and the dance, wawwwww, more than 105 boys & girls participated to show different generations and kinds of dance exist in bollywood including MJ and hiphop.
What is D-Illusions ?
For the past four years with increasing set of members they has already proved their talent and appreciated as one of the best professional group by various event managements in Kuwait.
An annual Cricket festival game was held between India vs. Pakistan part of the activities organized by Kuwait Cricket Council at Kuwait University arena. The Indian Ambassador, the Pakistani attache and approximately 2 thousand spectators attended the match. Both teams played well however the Pakistani team won all the way to the end.
Kuwaiti lady Suad Al Humaidi has placed as the most powerful woman in Kuwait and she is on number 10 as most powerful woman from all over the gulf.
Profile : A regular fixture on the CEO Middle East list, Suad Al Humaidi is often considered an ambassador for businesswomen across the region. The Kuwaiti national owns a group commercial and residential complexes in her country.
She is also a member of The Property Owners Union in Kuwait.
Al Humaidi is president of the Suad Al Humaidi Group of Companies.
She is also a member of the board of management for Sradar (Audi Bank) in Lebanon, owns stakes in several banks across Kuwait including the National Bank of Kuwait and also owns a hotel and residential tower in Beirut.