Some fortunate pedestrians and motorists have recently made a windfall after banknotes fell from out of the blue early this month.

The incident took place in Kuwait, not in Dubai, as some media reports have claimed earlier, and caused traffic to stop on one of the city’s busy streets.

The paper bills, each worth 20 Kuwaiti dinars ($66.14).   In the meantime :

Continuing professional development in Kuwait and skills swapping platform launched in Dubai

The third edition of The Big 5 Kuwait  would provide its participants access to free workshops that are continuing professional development (CPD) accredited at Kuwait International Fair from 14 through 16 September 2015.

Free certified professional development workshops will give visitors the chance to refresh their knowledge and qualifications in as diverse subjects as possible within the 3 days only of the exhibition.

Each workshop will be supervised and / or advised by an industry expert, free-to-attend and will have topics ranging from investment to sustainability to innovations, providing the latest industry trends, tools, applications and techniques for architects, interior designers, urban planners, contractors, engineers and consultants generally.

For more information, please see the agenda on

Meanwhile, in Dubai, a skills swapping platform was launched in Dubai.

Swappaholics Holdings , an innovative start-up has been launched as a skills swapping portal, that will allow professionals to connect and swap skills in a social setting, notably through Skillz as a game-changing platform in the online freelance ecosystem.

It is meant to allow professionals to trade without the use of money.  It is a platform where skills become a social currency, said a statement.  There are also plans of extending the Skillz swapping portal to other MENA regions with a global focus in mind.

“Everyone has a unique skill set which can be traded. Skillz creates an ecosystem where everyone wins. With Skillz, your talents and abilities are your social currency,” said Obirikorang, CEO and co-founder of Swappaholics.