Sunday, 5 April 2009

Shopping Malls

Here's a useful link, all the major shopping malls in UAE Mapped in Google earth

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Saturday, 28 March 2009

Rain & Traffic

Its been raining in Dubai for the past 3 days and as always traffic is well slow to say the least and as always rain spells accidents in Dubai.

Now that we have the situation, lets talk about the best route to take if you are traveling from Sharjah to Dubai during rush hour. There are four routes you can take

1. Shindagha Tunnel
2. Garhoud Bridge
3. Via Buisness Bay
4. Emirates Road
5. Floating Bridge

No. 1 is a not a good option as you will have to wade thru all the traffic which opts for Garhoud before branching towards the Dubai Hospital, Deira road and then Shindagha is only a three lane opening to New Dubai.

Garhoud Bridge is a good option then again the traffic which goes thru Garhoud is common with the Makhtoum and Floating Bridge commuters which makes the task of actually reaching Garhoud a tough task

Emirates Road is a good option if you can spare the one and half hour which takes to cross the Al-nahda traffic to reach the point then again its unpredictable when Emirates Road will be jammed cause of accidents.

The best route I feel is the Buisness Bay its the shortest route to reach Sheik Zayed Road (Shorter route already cuts down on the time taken to travel with or without traffic) and it feels the best as there it is isolated from other routes and there is no common roads linking to it.

So I give the thumbs up to Buisness Bay, try and let me know your comments.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Code of Conduct

Here are few things every one who wants to stay in dubai should know.

Below link has the full details of the new code of conduct of UAE.

Be Warned

Please be advised that effective today, the Dubai Police and RTA has come out with new regulations
All drivers are advised to use hands free mobile phones while driving.
Any one caught using mobile phones whilst driving without hands free ,
shall be fined Dhs. 5000/- and the vehicle shall be impounded for 15 days

Driving is a survival test in Dubai :)

Monday, 23 March 2009

RTA - Recession

Recession is effecting everyone all around the world and looks like RTA, Dubai has a great plan to tackle this - in their own way that is

1) Increase the number of traffic police around Dubai (don't be so happy, they are not there to improve traffic they are out there to get you as soon as you put one foot out of place, which sadly we usually do as per them)
2) Increase RADAR cameras and put in new system of fines, if 10km,20km,30km over limit increase the fine exponentially

I just feel they would leech money from somewhere else and leave us poor commuters alone.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Newspaper Ads

To continue earlier post : Tip number two to finding a Job in Dubai

A most popular way to get interview calls in Dubai is by placing a self Ad in the local news papers

Two heavily circulated english dailies are as below

find out the nearest branch of the above newspaper office and head down with your Ad Content ready, the charges are nominal 150 AED for 3 days (check with the local office for exact price)

you can also place a free ad online @

I would suggest a new comer to Dubai place the Ad after getting acquainted with all the roads and destinations of Dubai before placing a Ad, As interview calls will come think and fast and you need to know how to reach to the said location

Friday, 13 March 2009

Passport & Visa Services

Indian Passport and Visa Service Center working hours for consular services opened in February this year has given an excellent alternative for Indians in dubai for applying Passport and Visa services.

Now that these centers are open 7 days a week there is no need to goto Indian Consulate taking leave from work, its a great service which should benefit all.

Url :

above site has all the information, location maps

GPS Location for Deira Branch is as below