1. Kim was not the specific target. They were there for all the rooms.
Despite immediate assumptions that the Paris robbery was deliberately orchestrated against Kim, Abdulrahman says that the gunmen appeared interested in all of the hotel's celebrity clientele.
"Who is in the hotel?" Abdulrahman says the robbers asked, adding he would not give specific names despite "some important persons" residing there. In addition to Kim, ET has learned that singer Robin Thicke had been staying at the hotel that night as well.
"Jennifer Lawrence was [here] maybe two nights before," he tells ET.
2. The robbers were unorganized and unprofessional.
The more Abdulrahman interacted with his captors, the more he got the impression that the robbery was anything but carefully planned.
"They were not professional at all," Abdulrahman claims, adding, "They had no idea of how many floors, how many rooms" were in the hotel.
Abdulrahman's recollection of the incident is very different from much of the speculation that the robbery was likely carefully crafted and expertly executed. Some have even suggested it may have been an inside job. Meanwhile, the robbery investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.
One major problem with the hotel that has faced quite a bit of scrutiny in the wake of the robbery is the lack of surveillance cameras at the establishment.
"I told [the robber] there is no camera, he was very angry," Abdulrahman says. "He was like amazed. 'Are you kidding me? No camera here?' ... I found it difficult to explain why there was not cameras in the hotel."
"The guy was asking for money, money, money," says Abdulrahman, noting that a language barrier between Kim and the robbers exacerbated the already intense situation. "At that moment she believed that they were there for her ring."
"She shows her hand ... there is no ring and the guy is like, 'Where is the ring?'" he adds. "She gave her ring to the guy, and he took it like, 'I don't know ... oh, it is nice,' and he put it in his pocket."
"For him, it was just a ring, I think," Abdulrahman believes. "If he was there for a ring, he can't ask for money. If he knows the value of the ring, he can't ask for money."
"If you are shocked before, all the shocks will be swallowed very easy," he says. "When you live like 10 or 12 years in death that most fear, I think you will find a way to live and breathe ... Faith is very important in such cases."
And somehow, a situation that could have ended very badly for both of them, Abdulrahman and Kim both made it out of the robbery alive.
8. A call from Kim's bodyguard may have ended the robbery abruptly.
Even if Kim's bodyguard had been there, Abdulrahman doesn't believe there's much he could have done.
"They have guns, you can't move," he says, saying that Pascal would have been easily outnumbered by the men. "He can't do anything. He can't."
Even so, a phone call from Pascal may have prompted the men to leave, according to Abdulrahman.
"When [Kim's] phone rang," he says, "I take it and saw Pascal, the name of the bodyguard and I told the guy, 'You know who is calling now? He is her bodyguard, and if she didn't answer him now, he will come with police.'"
Shortly after the robbers made their exit, Pascal returned to the hotel, and Kim and Abdulrahman's horror came to an end.
It is at this point that Abdulrahman recalls a particular touching exchange between himself and the reality star. After talking to the Paris police, Kim left the hotel at around 7 a.m., according to Abdulrahman.
Kim left the hotel at around 7 a.m., according to Abdulrahman.
"She hugged me," he says. "And I told her the most important thing is that we are safe, and alive, and that is it. And she left."
Abdulrahman says apart from the embrace, Kim had "no words" for her fellow captor.
"You can't talk a lot, it is impossible to have words," he notes.
Since the robbery, Kim has maintained a much lower profile than she is known for, and for a time halted production of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
The reality star has only recently begun to re-enter public life, attending her husband's Los Angeles concert this week for his Saint Pablo tour.
Watch the video below for more of our exclusive interview with Abdulrahman.