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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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