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Shopping in UAE- Others

Discussion in 'Other Areas in UAE' started by balamotwani, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. balamotwani

    balamotwani Bronze IL'ite

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    What you dont get in Dubai?

    HI ladies,

    We all know that we get everything here in Dubai. Do you think anything u want is not available here. Just post here, lets see whether we have seen it somewhere and can help you to find it.

    For me, i wanted to buy Sony Ericson Z800i mobile phone but i haven't come across here yet.I think it hasn't launched here yet. My cousin got this from Australia and it is very good one.

    I wanted inflatable 5 in 1 sofa cum bed that used to come in TV, i am follwing with that teleshoppe guy in burdubai, everytime he says one week madam from july and now he says no stock it has to come from India.

    Does anyone know where you can get the above 2 items?
     
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  2. sujakalyan

    sujakalyan Silver IL'ite

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    Re: What you dont get in Dubai?

    HI BALA,

    reg sony ericsson-jumbo electronics is the dealer for sony pdts, chk with them, you'll find jumbo's number in yellow pages
    reg-teleshoppe-we've to contact only the teleshoppe address appear in the ad, no alternative
     
  3. balamotwani

    balamotwani Bronze IL'ite

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    Re: What you dont get in Dubai?

    Hi Suja,

    I' ve tried the usual places like plug ins, jumbo, sharaf dj for the phone. They say it is not yet launched.

    As you can see above, i have contacted the Teleshoppe, they are giving the same story that it is not in stock. So this one i have arranged myself in India.

    Thanks anyway.
     
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    Re: What you dont get in Dubai?

    On a lighter note expats here (especially indians) always used to say 'EXCEPT AMMA AND APPA (PARENTS) U GET EVERYTHING IN DUBAI ':rotfl
     
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  5. Ushakrishnan64

    Ushakrishnan64 Silver IL'ite

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    This thread will cover all other items excluding clothes, household items.
    Regards
    USHA
     
  6. balamotwani

    balamotwani Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Ladies,

    Can you please keep me informed of Jewellery promotions and offers for Diwali his year. I would like to buy something during Dhan teras. I know it is very expensive to buy now, but it is good to buy, auspicious day.

    Bala
     
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    Hi bala,

    By the way what do u mean by Dhan teras?..

     
  8. balamotwani

    balamotwani Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Maha,

    Danteras is a festival celebrated by north indians before diwali. Like sout indians celebrate Akshya Trythiyai (spelling mistake). Buying gold is auspicious on these days.

    Dhanteras details below:
    Dhanteras

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    [​IMG]<!--right image ends-->Dhanteras marks the first day of five-days-long Diwali Festival. Dhanteras Festival, also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanwantari Triodasi, falls on the auspicious thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartik (October/November). In the word Dhanteras, "Dhan" stands for wealth. On Dhanteras Goddess Laxmi is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being. Hence Dhan Teras holds a lot more significance for the business community.

    Dhanteras Legends
    A very interesting story about Dhanteras Festival says that once the sixteen year old son of King Hima. was doomed to die by a snake-bite on the fourth day of his marriage as per his horoscope. On that particular fourth day of his marriage his young wife did not allow him to sleep. She laid all the ornaments and lots of gold and silver coins in a big heap at the entrance of her husband's boudoir and lighted innumerable lamps all over the place. And she went on telling stories and singing songs.

    When Yama, the god of Death arrived there in the guise of a Serpent his eyes got blinded by that dazzle of those brilliant lights and he could not enter the Prince's chamber. So he climbed on top of the heap of the ornaments and coins and sat there whole night listening to the melodious songs. In the morning he quietly went away. Thus the young wife saved her husband from the clutches of death. Since then this day of Dhanteras came to be known as the day of "Yamadeepdaan" and lamps are kept burning throughout the night in reverential adoration to Yam, the god of Death.

    According to another popular legend, when the gods and demons churned the ocean for Amrit or nectar, Dhanavantri (the physician of the gods and an incarnation of Vishnu) emerged carrying a jar of the elixir on the day of Dhanteras.

    Dhanteras Preparations
    To mark the auspicious day, houses and business premises are renovated and decorated. Entrances are made colorful with lovely traditional motifs of Rangoli designs to welcome the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. To indicate her long-awaited arrival, small footprints are drawn with rice flour and vermilion powder all over the houses. Lamps are kept burning all through the nights.

    Dhanteras Traditions
    On Dhanteras Hindus consider it auspicious to purchase gold or silver articles or at least one or two new utensils. It is believed that new “Dhan” or some form of precious metal is a sign of good luck. "Laxmi-Puja" is performed in the evenings when tiny Diyas of clay are lighted to drive away the shadows of evil spirits. "Bhajans"-devotional songs- in praise of Goddess Laxmi are also sung.

    Dhanteras Celebrations
    Dhanteras is celebrated with gusto and enthusiasm. "Lakshmi-Puja" is performed in the evenings when tiny diyas of clay are lighted to drive away the shadows of evil spirits. Bhajans ir devotional songs- in praise of Goddess Laxmi are sung and "Naivedya" of traditional sweets is offered to the Goddess. There is a peculiar custom in Maharashtra to lightly pound dry coriander seeds with jaggery and offer as Naivedya.

    In villages cattle are adorned and worshiped by farmers as they form the main source of their income. In south cows are offered special veneration as they are supposed to be the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi and therefore they are adorned and worshiped on this day.
     
  9. Ushakrishnan64

    Ushakrishnan64 Silver IL'ite

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    Nalli's in Bur Dubai have launched Fashion jewellery. We had a fashion show in our Cultural association (TLA) to support this launch. They have ethnic sets, semi-precious stone sets, pearl sets and sets to match western clothes.
    For those of you who are interested, you can visit Nalli's in Bur Dubai.

    Regards
    USHA
     
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    7th november is the DHANTRAYODASHI
     

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