Being a customer of Dubai Bank for 3 years I never withdraw money from thier ATM's except for 2 times in the whole tenure. In fact they have only 4 ATM's in whole Abu Dhabi. I started my account here as my company offered me the salary account here. At that time I agreed to it as they offered free withdrawal from any ATM which they stopped soon after that. Still I am lazy to change my account to another bank, which I think I will do very soon. I had such a bad time with them when I approached them for auto finance. First they said they are ready to finance, later when i came up with all the documents they refused. Later they demanded 10% down payment. When I agreed they increased it to 20%. I got so disappointed, I spoke with the senior guys there, they apologized for the lack of information of their staff. It took very long time for my loan to get processed.
The Customer service is not satisfactory, they do not hesitate to say 'they dont know'. The only benefit of having account with them is, being one of the smallest banks you wont need much of wait time and I never had any technical problems with them.
This is the only authorized canon store in Abu Dhabi. They dont have huge collection, though they can get you anything request from their catalogue. They will place an order any call you once they get it in thier store. Mostly you can find the latest products and basic requirements for your camera here. But if you need any advice or questions regarding your camera or canon products they are ready to offer you their help. I Bought my EOS 7D from here. They have their service center in Dubai. For any small problem they will require minimum of 3 days. I went many times there, they dont have any promotions or sale, strict business.
Looking around all the dry places for some kind of activity in khalifa city we went to the club to check the facilites, Its like an oasis in the desert. The place is so green with full of plantations on either sides of the road. The swimming pool is very beautiful, not so big but it is fine. Lots of birds chirping around on the green grass makes this place so lively. It felt like we were in a village resort. From the staff there we came to know they conduct swimming classes for kids, also they have pre natal swimming exercises for pregnant women.
The Gym is so big and it glass mirrors through which you can see the greeneries, which is so energizing. There is a jacuzzi and sauna as well,which is very nice. But this is common for men and women. The price for annual membership is 12000 AED + 2500 AED joining fee. The staff are very helpful, they explained in great detail about the details and facilites.
Apart from this, there are restaurants which have different themes each day which also serves alcohol. They also conduct various kinds of acivities like on water movies, jumba, yoga to entertain the members.
Currently they have an offer which gives a 50% dicount as half year is completed.
As all other India Palace Restaurants that I've been to previously, this one is a great one too, offering mouth-watering dishes, with such an extensive selection. The atmosphere of the place is so ambient, cozy and relaxing,with comfortable couches and even private family areas. The staff is very welcoming,attentive and polite, wearing attractive Indian attire. The place is very clean, providing a wash room for hands also. Despite its location, I definitely recommend it as a place to have a delicious meal for the whole family. Even though it's not a pure vegetarian restaurant, me and my wife we still chose to go there for great tasty food.
The customer service offered by the staff in this branch was very helpful. We were in a hurry to get the flight, and while taking the money out, my wifes debit card got stuck at HSBC ATM for a while and released but the money got deducted without dispensing. We called the bank and they guided us to this branch, they were almost closed and the related staff already left. We spoke to the manager there. He took the initiative to help us. He took all the necessary details and said he will file the complaint the next day. We were so relieved and left. By the time we came back the money was credit to her a/c. Unforgettable help. These kind of staff make the company proud. This is good bank with many ATM's and lot of branches. We never had any remarks against it.
I always use UAE Exchange for Money transfers and Credit card payments. Not only because I work for UAE Exchange, but the service which is offered is remarkable when compared to other finance houses. It usually takes less than 24 hours for my money to be credited in the bank. The SMS which is sent to notify the credit status makes life so easy!!. Even when the transfer is delayed, the assurance provided by the staff is promising. Others say the exchange rates are a bit more here, but I prefer service and confidence while transferring my money. I have also used the Xpress Money service, The money was received by my friend in India in 10 minutes.
The facility provided to pay the credit cards at the kiosk is much more simple, I just have to punch my customer no. select the Bank and amount, thats it khallas!! go to the counter pay cash. But be aware that bills are transferred in the specific times, so better to check with the staff, if you are paying your dues on the neck of the moment.
Thier presence in various locations makes it more easy to access the services.
The staff are so warm and friendly, right from the lobby officer till the cashier every one greets you with smile and thanks you for using UAE Exchange.
To me, this cinema used to be like a living room, because I used to live in the same building :) I watched many movies here. I dont remember they playing any langage other than hindi. They have 4 screens all big and spacious. The sound system is good. You get to see all the latest here and they change the movies very frequently and you get to see more options always. They have 2 prices 30 AED and 25 AED. They have snacks counter with fresh butter popcorn and nachos. This cinema is constructed in the basement of the building, so dont be surpised if your mobile shows no signal. Being in the heart of the city this place is easily reachable. If you are driving, park on the other side of the road near red tag as it is paid parking. Near the cinema it is diffcult to find a place for parking.
They have 2 screens, if the movie you wanted is showing on screen 2, please stay away. This is just like a big tv screen, with bad surround sound because of the narrow hall. The screen 1 is better when compared to this. They place always Malayalam (South Indian)movies and ocassionaly other languages. There is no valet parking, and to park the car here is a nightmare. They have a small refreshments stall which gives only salted popcorn ,few canned juices, tea/coffee. The maintenace is better with clean toilets. The staff are not so polite with thier short answers. However you will never come to this cinema unless you know any one of the south Indian languages.
A restaurant with very friendly staff, they welcome with wide smile and serve you with smile. They serve alcohol here and most people come to enjoy their dinner with liquor. They serve South Indian food, with less options for vegetarians. The food is tasty but spicy. The place is small, congested and smoky. Not suitable for families and kids. They have partioned this place into two floors. The upper part is too low and you have to be careful while walking keeping your head low. The prices are moderate 20 AED per a pint of beer. If you are going alone, dont be surprised to share you table with a stranger. This place is mostly busy. If you are driving reaching is bit difficult, due to the construction work going on the Salam street, and to get parking is also difficult, better take a taxi. This place is good if you want a quick drink if you are nearby.
They play mostly Indian movies, Hindi and south Indian movies. Located in the safeer mall in musaffah. The staff are friendly here and ready to help. Once I wanted 13 tickets, it is super crowded for a new release. when i went to the counter and gave my credit card, they refused as they do not accept them. I turned to go to the ATM, However the staff gave me the tickets and told to give the money after that. It is remarkable service. The prices are 5 AED less than other cinemas. The maintanence need to improved, I used the mall toilet, it was not so clean. Even when we entered the cinema it was warm inspite of the hot weather. There is a small counter for refreshments. There is no dedicated parking usually busy at weekends. Take necessary guide lines to reach there before you go.
Located in the Mariah Mall with 8 screens. Plays mostly english, Arabic and Hindi Movies. The screens are big and seats are comfortable. The sound system is also good. The maintenance is good, with clean toilets. Normal ticket price is 30 AED. The Snacks counter offers cruncy popcorns and nachos. If you are hungry you can step out for various options at Mc Donalds, Chillis and many other food joints. Only thing I would like to specify about this place is the parking, It is nearly impossible to get a parking in this locality. The Mall offers Valet parking and also there is a paid parking facility at the basement who charge 25 AED.
This mall is boon for those living in MBZ, Musaffah and Khalifa city. You can easily reach the mall without any signals and traffic. very spacious parking. Though most of the shops are empty and many to open soon, this mall is to become more lively. Mostly I go there for carrefour and home center. Carrefour is very huge with all its options even does the Home center. UAE Exchange is newly opened if you may require to exchange currency or for remittance. Reaching this place is bit tricky. while driving from Abu dhabi you need to approach the right as soon as the second fly over is in your vicinity. This mall is clean and spacious, as of now some of the elevators are not operational. Expecting a lot more from this mall.
After using etisalat for long time, i switched to du. I am very happy with the new elite 100 plan. It is like I am spending nothing. moreoever I am getting more than what I pay. :)) 100mb internet, 100 international minutes, 100 local minutes, 50 sms(Local and international). what else do we want. above all per second billing. I need not pay for the entire minute just to call my wife and say "I am waiting out side". The Customer Service is excellent, the website is friendly. I never faced any issues with low signalling so far. overall I am very happy Customer of du. Thank you du.
I tried labneh falafel, labneh with chilli, labneh fied vegetables. They are so tasty, the labneh is so fresh and goes very well with vegetables. I liked the labneh with red chilli. It is mildly spicy and tastes so good. This not a restaurant, good for take away. Though have a place in front to sit out with few plants covering the place from the road. The prices are cheap. One thing to be taken care, the staff can speak only arabic and barely understand english. But any way if you can manage to show them on the menu, life is easy. :))
I like sangeetha restaurant for the Tasty South Indian break fast with filter coffee. The service is very quick and hospitality of the staff is admirable. The prices are less.
For vegetarians it is more dear, for the numerous options, Dosa, Puri, Chappathi, paratha,
and many South Indian vegetarian delicacies. They have a seperate family room, which helps when it is crowded.
Things to be considered ,the waiting time, parking in Busy times and spicy Food :))
The top service provider in UAE, the internet speed is decent. As long it works it is very fine, the moment it stops many issues pop up. The lack of coordination between the technical team and the Customer service will make you go haywire. I shifted the my connection twice, each time i call the customer service for follow up, i did not get proper response from any of them. It seems the work of cabling is outsourced, and whenever I call, etisalat says our work is done only the engineers have to give the connection. It would be better if the staff are equipped with update information.
I have been going here & ordering delivery many times.The food is consistently excellent. By far the best Indian around the area. The staff are always very friendly and food is piled on very quickly. When we order delivery, they are usually very quick too. Prices are slightly more than other Indian restaurants but well worth it for authentic, delicious and fresh food. If you are a vegetarian, you can find more options here. I would agree that the place could do with a bit more bright and pacious and also finding a parking is challenge.
The moment we stepped inside the masdar institute, located in future masdar city, we felt like we are in the future. The zero carbon environment and natural energy concept pulled us to visit this futuristic place. The state of art technology of driverless PRT Vehicles reminded me of one of those sci-fi movies. It is surprising to know that they run on the electricity generated by the solar energy. We went there for the event called 'the market', which they are planning to organize every friday besides hot summer days. Its a great event for the whole family especially if you have kids, because they offer a lot of entertainment for the little ones. Live entertainment with musci, clowns, face paintings, henna designs etc. The theme of the market is green and organic with all natural things. The famous organic foods & cafe is located there. You can have a look at the huge wind tower located to the center of the building which also keeps the place cool.
They offer as well a free tour of the city in the electric car through the campus. Over all this place is an interesting mixture of Innovative plans built in arabic architectural style.
Emirates Driving Company. The best thing is, this is the single point of contact now, for all the things you need to get the driving license. Even the licensing department is moved to here. So, right from opening the file for a DL, taking the theory classes , practical classes, including the road test until getting the driving license, everything at one facility.
The theory classes provided here were so useful, they taught many things starting from taking care of your car till following the rules and road safety. The training material is very informative.
I started taking from classes from the basics, the guidance provided to me by one of the palestanian trainer is remarkable, on the day 1, he introduced me to the car like a new relation, who will be with me for the rest of my life. I was so impressed with his lessons. He taught me, not only driving, but how to do the routine checks for the car.
Here they have classifed the training areas into 5, starting from area 1 till area 5, in each area, one new trainer, so i got to know many important things from different people. All the trainers are very freindly and helpful. The techniques taught for reverse parking, parallel parking are so useful and made my life easy. Each area has a different set up of road and traffic, which helped in making the driving easy and familiar.
The cafeteria is clean and is ready to serve quick food.
On the contrary, the location is a bit far from Abu Dhabi, and finding transport every day was a challenge. The driving school offers transport but it is not accessable from many areas in Abu Dhabi. Now there is a public bus, but it takes double the time of yours. If any solution is provided for this, it would be great.
It gives me great pleasure in adding this place "Jeeran". Though this place doesnt exist physically, you can still visit it @ http://abudhabi.jeeran.com, and trust me it is really worth visiting. If you want to explore the place called Abu Dhabi then the best guide is "Jeeran" :)) With more than 22 categories and 10465 places and increasing, giving a vast set of options to select, makes your stay more interesting and exciting in Abu Dhabi. The wonderful contribution this place is providing to the mankind here is much appreciated, Just like the saying goes "Information is wealth" you are distributing the wealth among the users with your useful information.
The best part of this place is it just a few clicks away from every one, no traffic, no signals, no parking toubles :)))
Enjoy browsing the site. Thank you for this wonderful service!!!
If you are in Abu Dhabi and if you have not still vistied ferrari theme park, then get ready for a non stop full day excitement. It is located in the Yas Island next to the yas marina circuit. The state of art infrastructure will keep you amazed all way long. When I visited there for the first time suddenly felt I was somewhere in a mysterious racing world, the sounds of the racing cars every where will keep your mind racing. If you like cars especially ferrari and racing, this is your paradise. You can see all the models of ferrari right from the begining till date on display. If you are thill rider, then the rides marker red are for you.
The journey through the Ferrari engine, V12 is very thrilling with many dark corners.
Fiorano Challenge and G-Force are exciting as well.
The Best is the Formula rossa, the never before in the life time experience. The ride lasts for 80 seconds, but these 80 seconds you will carry forward to the rest of your life. 0-240 in around 4 seconds with wind in your hair, this is a breathtaking experience. To avoid disappointment make sure this ride is up and running before you go, 'cos this is the main attraction. I went there twice and once it was under maintenance.
Also as soon as you enter the theme park get your slot booked for Scuderia challenge, they are on first come first serve basis. There are also many rides specialy designed for kids which they will love them. Be prepared for Queues and italian food. For more information check www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com
June is definitely the best month for beaching, the water is warm and the wind is refreshing, which is the perfect combination. The beach is very clean, safe and beautiful and the facilities and maintenance are remarkable. Thanks to the authorities!!!
If you are looking for a refreshing long drive, passing through the Deserts transforming into greeneries and then into mountains, Jebel Hafeet it the best choice. From Abu Dhabi, you need to take the E22 highway going to Al Ain, it is Approx. 150 Kms from Abu Dhabi. The Road is perfect for a relax drive with less traffic. The journey begins with the sight of deserts on both sides giving a panaromic view of the sand dunes. If you are lucky, you can have a glance of wild camels welcoming you. Slowly the journey transforms to greeneries with local farming lands. The sight of green lands after the golden sands is so exciting.
Follow the signs once you enter the Al Ain city to take the exit for jebel Hafeet. Have an eye on the speed limits and stick to them. After a few kilometers you will start ascending the sandy mountains. The ride is definitely going to thrill you with all its twists and turns. Stop for a while at one of the parkings.
The view of the landscape from the mountain and distant city is unforgettable. The wind passing over the mountain is so pleasant. Take some snaps, These can be some your best pictures. After you reach the top, you can have hot drinks just to cheer you up. Spend some time looking over the distant views of the desert. I would recommend to reach there before the dusk, so that you can enjoy a memorable sunset and twilight.
On your way back down the hill, drive carefully so that you can take back your memories safely