Jumeirah Islands residents complain of ‘foul’ lake

Residents of the Palm Jumeira are complaining about the terrible smell of their villa lake…

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Freak show on the road!

“Am the one ur mama warned u about” , “ON BORD” and “SHORTY” is what’s written on this car. I don’t understand how people think it’s cool to drive around with misspelled pointless stickers on their cars.

Dean & Deluca: the 3 must-haves.

The D&D napkin

For those of you who don’t know what Dean & Deluca is, well it’s time for you to google it, find the nearest location and go try it out. I am a big fan of D&D food, to be more specific, every time I go, I order the exact same thing.

First, I start with the mint lemonade. It’s not like any other lemonade I’ve had, I have no idea what they put in it, but it is the best! Make sure you ask for the mint lemonade with crushed ice.

Mouth-watering picture!

So the drink is set. Next thing, I order the D&D club sandwich. I must say again, it is not like any other club sandwich… The sandwich, which comes with baked potato chips, is enough to feed two people or one very hungry person.

Yummaaaayyyyyyy

And at last, for dessert, I order waffles from their breakfast menu. They make it fresh, that’s why you’ll have about 10 minutes to digest the club sandwich before the waffles are served. They are scrumptious, especially with the melted icing sugar they sprinkle on top!

What’s a Blackberry without its service?

It all started as a rumor here in Dubai, but I guess it’s official now. DU, the telecommunication  company in Dubai, sent out the email below to all the DU customers.

Dear Customers,

We have been notified on August 1st 2010 by an instruction from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the UAE that certain BlackBerry services will be suspended starting October 11th, 2010.

BlackBerry Email, BlackBerry web browsing, social networking, and instant messaging services on BlackBerry devices that are supported as part of the BlackBerry service, will be suspended.

Customers will be able to continue using their BlackBerry devices for Voice, SMS, MMS and web browsing not using blackberry service as these services will remain unaffected. Other applications which do not use the BlackBerry services will also not be affected.

This is an important decision taken by the Telecommunications Regulatory authority and as a licensed telecom service provider we shall fully comply by this instruction.

Since a number of du customers are BlackBerry subscribers, du will ensure that it provides all its affected customers with an alternative solution that meets their needs with minimal disruption to their services.

In the coming days du will be making an announcement on the full plan and shall inform all customers on the implementation of this alternative plan.

As a reasonable service provider, we have an obligation to always act within the law and the regulations of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the UAE, while at the same time, providing our customers with the best possible service.

We will update you regularly on the developments. You can also get further information through our website, call centre, du shops and via advertorials in leading newspapers.

Best Regards
du

“In their current form, certain BlackBerry services allow users to act without any legal accountability, causing judicial, social and national security concerns for the U.A.E.,”

Add a touch of art to your home!

Most of the houses in Dubai are small and very expensive at the same time. Renting a one or two bedroom apartment in a decent area for a year could cost a leg and an arm! And to top it all off, hiring an interior designer to decorate this tiny and pricey apartment would somehow be impossible, especially in this economical crisis. So, when I moved to my new apartment, I decided to decorate my house myself. A cheap bucket of paint from Ace hardware can do the trick for a start!

Below are some nice and creative ideas. You don’t have to be an artist to paint on your wall! You can print the design you like, and using a pencil and a carbon paper, copy the design you chose on the wall and start painting!