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Wednesday, November 23, 2005
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!
Posted by Blue Sky at 6:55 PM
Saturday, November 19, 2005
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.
Posted by Blue Sky at 11:17 AM
Thursday, November 17, 2005
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 :-) ).
Posted by Blue Sky at 7:50 PM
Monday, November 07, 2005
A good source of information if you want to find accommodation, whether that be on a short-term or long term basis is www.expatriates.com. 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.
Posted by Blue Sky at 7:23 PM