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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Soy chinese restaurant

I went to the Soy chinese restaurant at Ibn Battuta shopping mall a few days ago and I can heartily recommend it. The food was delicious and the service was excellent with the waiters and waitresses looking extremely smart and being very helpful and friendly. We had crispy lamb beijing style and, from the Wonder Wok (you can choose which meat and which sauce to put together) lamb with spring onion and oyster sauce. The price was very reasonable too!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Dragon Mart

Dragon Mart - what a great place! You can get pretty much anything there that you might want at very cheap prices. Whether it is bathroom fittings, childrens clothes and toys, jewellery, crystals, machinery, bedding, bicycles, furniture etc! It is located off Interchange 5 on Emirates Road, heading towards Hatta. It is really starting to get popular there so can get a bit busy at times. Make sure you have at least a few hours spare for browsing as you will need it to cover the whole place.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Market at Green Community

The Market at Green Community is finally getting going. At last the Choithrams is open and it's pretty big and not nearly as crowded as Geant at Ibn Battuta. There are also a lot more shops there than I thought. I can't find a website link for it but a few examples of shops are Ace Hardware, Beyond the Beach, Green Community Pharmacy, Emirates Bank. Anyway, there are 54 retailers so it is quite sizeable (for anywhere other than Dubai :-) ).

Monday, November 07, 2005

Accommodation in Dubai

A good source of information if you want to find accommodation, whether that be on a short-term or long term basis is Once you have a place you can also use this to look for possible flatmates etc. In Dubai you tend to have to sign up for a year if you want to rent a place and you also have to pay the whole year up front, although most landlords will accommodate a few post-dated cheques so that you can pay in up to 4 installments. This still means finding a reasonavle chunk of money in advance as you also have to find a 5% deposit and 5% agency fee.

Arts & crafts group

If you are an artist or crafter in Dubai then you may be interested to join this group:
here you can find other like minded people, details of craft fairs and also where to buy supplies.

About me

A short bit about me. I am a Brit who has been living in Dubai since December 2004. I have created this blog not only to supplement my failing memory but also to help any other expats or potential expats find information about Dubai!