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09 January, 2006

All shopped out

Adieu to ShopFest 2006. The Dubai Shopping Festival has officially been cancelled until next year:

Dubai, Jan. 9th, 2006 (WAM)-- The current round of Dubai Shopping Festival has been deferred to the next round, in mourning of the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, organisers have announced.

Festival Coordinator Saeed Al Naboudah said all the activities had been deferred to the next round, scheduled for the 20th of December, 2006.

But the sales are still on, and presumably the Globule Village, just not the festivities and fireworks.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's ok then - I'd hate to think that Dubai was nothing more than a big bang and a flash!

09 January, 2006 23:58  
Blogger _sublime_ said...

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10 January, 2006 01:21  
Blogger _sublime_ said...

No biggie, it's Eid anyways. Plenty of people will still wander the malls like zombies and many will shop.

10 January, 2006 01:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talking about sales, I can name only few shops that have REAL discounted prices. It’s a common practice by the shops to overprice the items then give like 20% off which is almost equal to the price before. One funny one I saw at City Centre(one of those forever 75% discount places!), was a jacket for 10,000 DHS(!!!) coming down to 2,500DHS with 75% discount(only!).

10 January, 2006 01:44  
Blogger haji-o-matic said...

Well as long as the sales are still on.....

10 January, 2006 06:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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10 January, 2006 14:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you delete the above, I posted it in the wrong place.

10 January, 2006 14:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

however no relief for Dubai's vast army of improvished construction workers.

10 January, 2006 15:04  
Blogger Parv said...

On a different note, do like the new additions to the blog. I anticipate a stream of copycats to follow.

10 January, 2006 15:08  
Blogger samuraisam said...

anonymous @ 15:04 that is going to get proxied oh so quickly.

10 January, 2006 16:26  
Blogger archer14 said...

I guess the DSF isn't gonna be missed by anyone except the organisers themselves...haven't we got tired by SALES offers eating away 40% of our newspapers everyday?
//out of topic//
chez Msr Tiffon
35 Boulevard Vauban
Lille, Lille 59000
//out of topic//

10 January, 2006 16:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10 January, 2006 18:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If i'm thankful for one thing it is that the traffic nightmare won't get any worse... oh yeah it's still bad even normally, but during this DSF time, it gets awful !

10 January, 2006 18:48  
Blogger desertblog said...

Source: WordNet (r) 1.7

n : a small globe or ball

10 January, 2006 18:49  
Blogger Balushi said...

I must be really damn bored if i have to reply to a topic like this ZZZzzzZZZzzzz....!

10 January, 2006 19:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quote from the mafiwasta site:
WASTA : Gulf Arabic. Noun. A man of power and influence.

MAFI : Gulf Arabic. Adjective. Quantifier 'zero' - to have nothing of something.


Wasta: ArabicNoun (Gulf & Non-Gulf) - A connection. A 'go-to' man/woman. Access to a 'High-up' or an 'inside man' wo can lubriacte the wheels of bureaucracy (or economy) on one's behalf.

Mafi: Adj (AGAIN, not just Gulf Arabic) - literally, there isn't any, not 'to have zero of something', even though the meaning is similar.

BTW, it ain't just the labourers that are wasta-deprived, many UAE locals don't have, and can't get, a wasta of their very own.

Wasta is a Pan-Arab issue - great if you have one, sucks if you're waiting in line without one.

I thank you....wa 3eidkum mbarak

10 January, 2006 20:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI all,

Its sad

13 January, 2006 16:10  

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