I got invited to attend the reveal of the new Mustang 2015 (#MustangRises) which is taking place today near Burj Khalifa in Dubai. This is the first time I actually get invited to attend an event outside Lebanon and I am loving every single bit of it. Dubai is great, the Address downtown hotel where I’m staying is the best here, and most of the events are taking place in cool venues.
I can’t believe it’s my first time in Dubai as I’ve been planning to come here forever. Too bad I have to come back on Thursday so I won’t be able to explore the city properly but I will be back soon for sure.
I am sharing my experience mainly on Instagram and Twitter and will write a full post once I am back. You can follow me on [Insta] and [Twitter].
Update: Sukleen called me and it is the municipality that decides the location of the bins and how often Sukleen can pass by. The Jeita municipality should change this location ASAP because it doesn’t make sense.
Back when Minister Ziad Baroud started issuing speed tickets, I wondered why he didn’t put any radars between the Jeita roundabout and Sheile because that’s where most of the accidents happen there and it’s always due to speed, and it’s next to his house. Moreover, there are a lot of entries and exits there so it would make sense to place speed bumps or signs to let people slow down.
None of these measures were taken and accidents are still occurring. To make things worse, I’ve witnessed in the past couple of months two accidents due to this Sukleen garbage bin which is placed on the highway. I don’t know who decided to put the bin there, but the Sukleen truck parks there every night blocking the right side and surprising drivers. Of course drivers are not supposed to be speeding but that’s the worst place to put the Sukleen bin and it has to be relocated.
Luckily enough, no one got hurt.
I don’t even know what this is supposed to mean.
I didn’t think it rained that hard yesterday but apparently it was enough to flood the whole country, including Beirut’s airport. You’d expect the airport out of all places to be ready for such things but that’s obviously not the case.
I love Uber and I use it all the time when I don’t feel like driving to events in Beirut. The drivers are extremely friendly, always on time and very professional, the cars are super cool and the service is impeccable. If you don’t believe me, go ahead and try them as they are offering free uberX rides from Thursday November 13th till Sunday November 16th.
Here’s how to claim your free rides:
– Enter the promo code “FREEWEEKBEY” in the Promotions tab of your app to unlock your FREE rides
– Take FREE rides between 1am on Thursday (11/13) through 11:59pm on Sunday (11/16)
– Maximum of 10 rides per user. Each ride is covered up to $20
– If the total fare of your “free” trip exceeds $20, the credit card on file will be charged with the difference
– Free rides valid on “uberX” trips only so make sure you select the uberX view on the bottom of your map
– If you’re not signed up to Uber yet, download the app and register here
The app is available for [Android] and [iOS]. You can also get estimates of the fares [Here].
I’ve already posted on several occasions about Felipe. He was quite impressive in GP2 earlier this year, drove for Williams at the Bahrain F1 GP and has been confirmed as one of Sauber’s drivers for the year 2015.
This is a great achievement for Felipe, now he has to impress in F1 and hopefully move to one of the top teams one day.
Sauber have announced that Brazil’s Felipe Nasr will drive for them in 2015, joining fellow new recruit Marcus Ericsson.
The signings mean that current drivers Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutierez will leave Sauber at the end of the season.
Nasr, 22, has been a test and reserve driver for Williams this year while also participating in the GP2 series.
“This is an unforgettable moment that I owe to all of those who have supported me,” said Nasr.
We don’t need more traffic in the morning.
Picture from BeirutBeasts
The car has a Dubai plate but the crash happened in Tyre. What a waste!
Fast & Furious will mark the final film appearance of Paul Walker in this series and the first appearance of the The W Motors Lykan Hypersport in a movie.
The W Motors Lykan Hypersport is the world’s most exclusive supercar with only 7 units produced and is the first hypercar designed in the Middle East. It is worth noting that W Motors, the company behind the car, is a Lebanese-based one.
Since we have so many reckless bikers (Zouzou ebbas) on the highway pulling insane stunts, why doesn’t anyone start a national stunt competition and organize this whole mess? Such competitions usually attract a lot of sponsors and we can have a small circuit in every region where these bikers can rehearse instead of risking their lives on the highway.
I am not saying this will stop some bikers from stupidly jeopardizing their lives and others, but I am hoping a lot of bikers will be smart enough to go practice on empty circuits. Moreover, I am hoping the police will make an extra effort to arrest some of these idiotic bikers and by that encourage them to go practice on designated circuits.
We have a club for almost every car brand in Lebanon (the Fiat Multipla club is still missing probably), so it shouldn’t be that hard to do something about it.