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Mar 23

Recession in UAE

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 in Dubai

Actually I wanted to write an article about recession in my blog, but I had a doubt like – what is recession?

According to Wikipedia:

In economics, a recession is a general slowdown in economic activity in a country over a sustained period of time, or a business cycle contraction. During recessions, many macroeconomic indicators vary in a similar way. Production as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP), employment, investment spending, capacity utilization, household incomes and business profits all fall during recessions.

Today I got an e-mail stating that some countries are really affected by recession problems.

recession-special Recession

I am living in Dubai, UAE. As far as from my side I can see lots n lots of changes for the past 3 months. I can see a lot of people getting terminated, many companies getting shutdown, some companies planning to reduce staff salary and even some restaurants have introduced Buffet system with low cost.

Previously when we were looking for a room in Dubai, the rent was too high may be AED 6000 per month. But now we were able to see rooms for just AED 3000. Nowadays I can see lots of office to-let boards in and around Dubai.

There are some gossips like many of the people are withdrawing their children from school and moving to their native place because of the increase in school fees and cost of living.

So think twice to spend a single cent in anything guys.

Mar 5

Sri lankan restaurant at Bur Dubai

Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 in Dubai

Last week Yusri, Muba, Ashoke & I myself went for a small purchase because Ashoke was terminated from ETA. Yusri used to tell me that there is a Sri Lankan restaurant where he used to have dinner with his friend. So this time we got a chance and we move to that restaurant. It’s located behind Vasantham restaurant, name called Aralya restaurant. As it’s a Lankan restaurant we gave the ordering option to Yusri itself.
He ordered hoppers with katta sambol, kothu roti, rotis with katta sambol & elephant house ginger bear (it’s a Sri Lankan brand). The food was so spicy that myself & muba were not able tolerate it but the taste was really good.

Finishing touch of my dinner was with a cup of sugar in hand.


Jan 6

Happy New Year 2009

Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 in Dubai

Wishing everyone a very prosperous and happy new year 2009 for you and your family…

And guys this is my last Bachelor New Year … so all my friends planned to go to Abu Dhabi and Grill fish in Beach… and the other reason was 4 days Holiday .. :)

Nov 23

Sharjah Auto Show to witness

Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2008 in Dubai

Yesterday myself, Ravoof and Sadiq went to Automobile Show held at Expo Centre Sharjah from November 18 to 22.

There were lot of new model of cars.. The current edition of the show hosted more than 40 exhibitors and over 25 brands including Lexus, Lamborghini, Nissan, Infiniti, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Maybach, Skoda, and Hummer, among others. 

Nov 15

UAE ID card‏

Posted on Saturday, November 15, 2008 in Dubai

Now in U.A.E people’s first hot topic is about the Real Estate crash, but the other hot topic is UAE ID card.Here is some details from my side…

Instead of having multiple identity cards like driving licenses, work
permits, employee cards, passports, e-cards, the UAE Federal Government
created a single national identity card in April 2006, with in-built smart
features including biometrics and advanced ID features that will eventually
eliminate the need to carry multiple cards. At a later date, it can be used
as a travel document within the GCC.

Emirates Identity Authority(EIDA), a federal government organization has
already rolled out the first phase of the national identity card, as part of
a comprehensive three year plan to provide National ID cards to three
categories: UAE nationals, GCC citizens living in UAE and other UAE

Criteria & Validity
You must be either a UAE national, a GCC citizen working or residing in the
UAE, or a UAE resident and above 15 years of age. The card is valid for
lifetime for nationals (with renewal every five years) and validity for
other residents depends on the validity of the visa. However, the same card
can be used, once the residence visa is renewed.

1. Book an online appointment.
2. Before going for your appointment, fill up this online application form
from EIDA website and take a printout, using only a laser printer.
3. Visit the nearest EIDA service centre and pay the registration fee, while
submitting your form.
4. Allow bio metric and fingerprinting to be done and get your original
documents scanned.
5. Congratulations. You can either choose to have your National ID card sent
to you by Empost or personally collect after 3 working days.
Documents & fees
UAE Nationals: Original Family Book & Passport. AED 100
UAE Residents: Original passport. AED 100 per year of visa validity.
Lost or damaged card: AED 300.

Sep 20

ETA Iftiyar Party for DP Sites at Mirdiff Gate

Posted on Saturday, September 20, 2008 in Dubai

ETA Power Project Division has Organized Iftiyar party for all the staffs, who are working in Dubai Properties sites. It was held on 17th of this month at our site which means Mirdiff Gate. All people came from the entire site around 5.30 pm and gathered at site office and it was really a good. And all had great time meeting each others after a long while.It was so happening and all had good time.

Aug 9

Dubai airshow A 380 taken by me

Posted on Saturday, August 9, 2008 in Dubai

Jul 20

Dubai Kalba Trip

Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2008 in Dubai

Jul 1

Dubai Mirdiff Gate Site Work

Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 in Dubai

Jul 1

Dubai Al Ain Trip with sister

Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 in Dubai