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  2. I look forward to your yearly Ramadan posts DD :-)
  3. Well, ladies I am sure glad I did the majority of my Ramadhan shopping earlier. I do this for two several reasons. To avoid the crowds and long lines at checkout counters, to avoid the temptation to over spend in bulk buying too and to have everything all ready before Ramadhan starts so I can just concentrate on other stuff around the house and relax before it does begin. The Stores: You may well have already noticed the stores are have been packed from last week, all day continuing after dusk even, and some shoppers are shopping at earlier times even. I went to Arwani a couple of weeks back to buy table cloths and other soft furnishings before they vanish. I bought some but realized I need another one, so went back yesterday and the place was already packed mashallah, I just went in to buy what I needed but while waiting for some other ladies to move away from the area I wanted to reach, I looked around to see what they had. I saw some ladies looking for baking stuff and they found it -I guess she knew the place pretty well and was a regular as she opened up a bottom area on below lower shelf to reveal 'hidden' tray like items lol. I just grabbed what I wanted, and bought some vacuum pot covers for the sprout ( to protect from flies) -I was looking for them for a long while, then I bought a key ring that attracted my eyes as it was a traditional Emirati one, so that was the unexpected buy of the day lol. Shopping Stores: Supermarkets and Hypermarkets all have a massive Ramadhan offer going on ( around 50%) , really good this year, and the stores are all dressed up in the Ramadhan theme. Many people like to leave their shopping until the last few days before Ramadhan as the atmosphere is like a large family gathering, and it makes everyone enjoy the atmosphere more. Definitely, no surprise to see shopping carts left behind -since not many people have the patience to wait through the long shopping queues when the time comes to pay. Not nice though as items such as meat, milk etc should be paid for really. Since I went to Arwani, I decided to go to the coop next door to go to the butchers there. I have to go every now and then to the butchers and also to buy perishables like dairy products. When I went in, shopping carts were packed mashallah, and the lines were long, so I was out of there soon enough lol . I went to the one near the house instead. Today: Today, son and his wife took me out shopping so I always look forward to going out with family members when they are not too busy. We went to this store... and yes, it was so packed but since this store was in Bani Yas, I wanted to go as they had some pretty good stuff there. I still had a couple of items on my list I hadn't found and gave up on to be honest. I found it there - a beautiful vase in specific colour. and just a couple of food items I needed for a recipe. They also serve hot Manakish there so we bought some to eat in car :). I also found, date syrup I wanted and Burghal ( cracked wheat for taboulah salad) or for cooking. I wasn't tempted to buy extra Ramadhan items as just bought enough earlier, plus, over the years I have learnt to know the difference between a good offer and a tricky one. But... I did have the buy of the day temptation lol, I saw this beautiful ''HOME" sign in white and floral- really pretty, and I had looked out for this at Home Center but never found any. So, this was a good find and good buy! Of course, you guessed it, lines were long at the line and one annoying man didn't want to go to express counter but trying to tell the lady at cashier to rush so he could pay!! The other annoying thing my daughter-in -law faced, was a woman who had her cart full but then at the end realise she couldn't pay for it as she forgot her money so people were kept waiting until her relative came along. That's what I have been up too ladies, also, few more pack of sambosas to make, and freeze then that should be it. Time is going fast Mashallah Ladies! Have a nice evening. sorry this was long ladies !
  4. Does anyone know where they disappeared to? I wanted to shop there the other day but didn't find it!
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  7. How much are they villas going for and the landlords negotiable. I saw 1 villa today and 2 last week. price varied from 270-320... ( obviously the 320 landlord was deluded ) Is it 1 central ac unit ? or a few units around the house ?
  8. Hi - We live in Golf Gardens in a 5 bed. The compound is fantastic. However, the maintenance is really bad. We've been waiting for the water pump and pool filter cap to be replaced for months. They need the landlord approval which never happened. Also bear I mind that it will cost you a lot on ADDC bills with the huge space and open layout. If you're happy with this then yes it's a nice place to live in, but not for us. We're moving out.
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  10. Try out the bakeries, they often have the services available if you call ahead of time.
  11. You could go to visit the complex or compound, I visited a fried there years by and there were various sizes of villas, some with pools. You could see if they have a office there. Always check the reputation of the any agent and check out if they are official not bogus. You can always have your contract checked before signing and losing money by checking it out at the municipality.
  12. I think take him first to a general doctor/family doctor as they can give you a referral for a specialist. Hope everything turns out okay.
  13. My teen needs help. He is scared of everything and l think he has anxiety problems. Could somebody recommend a doctor who can help.
  14. ok thanks ashwaa
  15. Hi, We have been living in Abu Dhabi for 7 years.... Same villa and compound. Recently the maintenance has become a real issue and the rents are still astronomical. The houses look old , dark and tired. Does anyone know if Golf Gardens has any availability for 5 beds . Tried an agent who is not much of a closer. She wants us to take the villa immediately and lose a months rent here.Our Moving date is July 4.
  16. Hi Ashwaa. The vitamin E will be easily found any supermarket/ chemist will stock them. I used to buy my oils from Abela supermarket. But havnt been in Abu Dhabi for a while so I wouldnt know which shops sell the oils..maybe one of the ladies on the forum could help.
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  18. Souq.com is best for online shopping .
  19. Can any one suggest how can i stop my hair falling?
  20. .. from where can i get all these types of oil?
  21. Hi you could try this. Choose a neutral PH shampoo Add 10 drops of rosemary oil Add 10 drops of lemon oil. Add 2 ( split) capsules of vitamin E Shake the shampoo bottle them use as normal. Try leaving on your hair for 10 mins before rinsing and really massage into your scalp. I did this for years whilst living in AD and it stopped the hairloss.
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