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Furniture shoppingAre you new to Dubai and wondering where to go for furniture? If so then take a look at our list of just some of the shops available in Dubai, click on the links to their websites and find out where they are before you start driving all over town.

Don’t forget to also look at the classifieds as there are many great bargains to be grabbed in the second-hand market too.

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White goods 2015When moving to Dubai it is worth noting that most rental properties come with the minimum or no white goods (cookers, hobs, refrigerators, washer/dryers) but usually it is not cost effective to ship these goods over as they are very cheap to purchase in Dubai.
If an apartment or villa is advertised with partial white goods it will be a built in cooker/hob.  The space allocated for cookers also seems to vary in properties Read more

Ramadan night mkt 2015To share in the giving spirit of the Holy Month, the annual Ramadan Night Market is a 10-night, one-stop shopping event featuring products and brands from around the region. With over 400 vendors, shoppers will find irresistible offers for their Ramadan and Eid shopping needs. Shoppers will have no trouble finding the perfect gift for loved ones in this bustling marketplace with discounts and bargains on clothing, jewellery, health & beauty products, perfumes, food, home appliances, electronics, toys & baby items, automobiles, and festive souvenirs and collectibles.
To make it easier for shoppers, the market will be divided into product-themed pavilions for clothes, accessories, food, and a special grand Arabic-themed Majlis. The Ramadan Night Market is truly a family event with a massive area designed specifically for little ones (should they still be up). Children will have a great time at their own large play area that features face painting, prince and princess dress-up, a children’s fashion show, arts and crafts, bouncy castles, a movie theatre just for kids, and a photo booth with famous cartoon characters! Read more

facebook-second-handThat day is coming soon…..the dreaded “M” word…..Moving Day.  What are you going to do with all that stuff?  Will it fit in to your little house back home?  Many people move out to Dubai just with a few belongings and after no time have bought half of Ikea and Pottery Barn to fill their over-sized villas.  But come moving day, you need to seriously think about what you are going to take with you on your next move, do you have enough space in your new home or will it be just sitting in your garage.

Think about selling some of your unwanted furniture here in Dubai before your leave.   There is a very vibrant second hand market going on in Dubai through social media. Many Read more

Box_Park_Dubai_ViewWhat is the Box Park in Dubai?

Box Park is a new, open air strip mall type concept that stretches for 1.2 km. It’s a completely new concept for Dubai, apart from the similar set up at North Beach in JBR which opened about a year ago.

Where is Box Park?

Box Park is located on the Al Wasl road, not as far down as City Walk, almost opposite Dr Michaels Dental clinic. The Box Park is on the same side of the road as the big Spinneys. It’s quite obvious to see as all the development is similar to cubist box type architecture. It is the third of a new cluster of modern shops and eateries on Al Wasl road.

What would you expect to find in Box Park?

65% of the outlets will be eateries, not all of them are open, but as of April 2015 there were Lebanese, Egyptian, salad places, Italian restaurants and an ice cream shop all doing a roaring trade on a week day evening! There are plans for a Chinese and Japanese but sadly no plans for any Indian places yet. 35% of the development will be retail. There are a mix of shops, some of which sell unusual gift type items, sports goods and shoes. I popped into one outlet called The Zoo which stocked an eclectic mix of jewellery, quirky gifts and collectibles. See the golden skull below. Read more

online-shopping-600x400Do you work long hours or is the commute to and from your workplace time consuming? If you’re one of the many singles, couples or families living in Dubai who have answered yes to the above – online grocery shopping may provide a much needed respite to you in terms of time and energy. The team has gone undercover yet again – and this time it is about online grocery shopping. Which online grocery store to pick ? We find out. Our team has picked the top three online supermarkets in Dubai: , and Geant Online. We compare them for pricing, delivery options and timeliness, payment methods, user-friendliness and we tell you how our experience was with each offering.  We compare them for pricing, delivery options and timeliness, payment methods, user-friendliness and we tell you how our experience was with each offering. Continue Reading on

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