How moving into a new apartment in Dubai can make your life miserable
The final day of you staying in a shared bedroom is approaching. The salary is better, appetite is higher. From the 1st of the next month, you will be starting a new amazing life in your own apartment with a nice pool and gym. There is only one little problem - how to create a budget for it?
I can see that your cursor is already hovering Search button on Dubizzle website. 1 bedroom, jlt, parking yes, 4 cheques etc. Numbers seem fine so far, maybe because there is a silent depreciation of apartments in UAE. Calculations show that everything fits your budget and you are excitedly calling the agent.
Hi Ma'am, sir no problem at all, we will fix everything. Only 60 000aed and you can move in. We can finish it tomorrow.
Happy and delighted by the simplicity of this deal you start packing your things.
Finally, after 2 years of living...
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Mom: Hi SiD, mama here, I don't know whats you plan for April but put it on hold I am bringing sarma.
SiD: But mom I have to do work and have some plans and ......
Mom: I don't care. Clean your house I am coming.
How many of you had a similar situation? How many of you are forced to inflate airbed without any question? I got you, bro. Been there done that.
Guests, the most favorite kind of people in the world, like to "from time to time" destroy your daily routine. There are no many way outs, especially if they are your family. In Serbia, we say "for every guest 3 days is enough". In Dubai that doesn't work.
Let's be honest, we love our friends and family but going on Desert Safari for a 5th time becoming a bit annoying.
HOW TO TAKE A TOUR AROUND DUBAI WITH YOUR VISITING GUESTS WHICH WILL BLOW THEIR MIND BUT NOT YOUR POCKET?
My father used to say: "Speak Serbian so everyone can understand you". Although it might work "u Bec" or Mönchengladbach, in UAE it's a different case. Dubai is a home of 100+ various nationalities. Most of them eat biryani so knowing Arabic will not make much difference. English is the first language, but knowing English will not make you better than others. (Having their passport will do). So in order to adapt quickly, this is a set of words you need to know before coming in Dubai.
Top 10 Words you need to know before you come in Dubai!!!
Yalla (Arabic) - or "come on". Sometimes goes in couple with Habibi. Commonly used when you are in hurry or parked in the wrong zone and waiting for your friend to buy shawarma.
Inshallah (Arabic) - Be careful with this word. Even after 2 years still not sure should i believe people who use this one. Should stand for "If God allows" but in reality is more like "Sredicemo nesto" or...
How to take a tour around Dubai with your visiting guests which will blow their minds but not your pocket?
Dubai is an expanding developing, but expensive city. That one can be seen in 50% of nowadays Serbian singers' videos. The one which brings goose-bombs on your skin when you check it on YouTube and one which appears in most Instagram photos with the hashtag #richkidsofinstagram. These and many other things are the reasons why everyone wants to come and visit this awesome place. All you need is one kidney less and a FlyDubai promotion ticket.
These and many other things are the reasons why everyone wants to come and visit this awesome place. All you need is one kidney less and a FlyDubai promotion ticket.
Like in Vienna or Dusseldorf, everyone in Serbia has someone in Dubai, so better to sleep at his place (along with his fellows from Egypt and Morocco) and use him as your private tour guide. For us...
How to open shopping cart without 1AED!!!
How many times does it happen that you are in Carrefour but you don't have change in your pocket to unlock the shopping cart. You are asking around but people are misers. Serb in Dubai discovered an alternative way to solve this issue. Here is what you need to do:
Find a pencil with a thin ink tube.
Put in the tiny hole from left side of the locker.
Unlock the locker.
Now you can proceed and buy necessary stuffs for your home. (Do not forget toilet paper :) )
Tip 2 - > If you download BEAM application you can save up to 40 AED for first shopping.
P.S Point of this tutorial is to help coin-less people in their shopping activities. Serb in Dubai is forbidding any misuse!!!!
Did you know that if you stop a taxi from the right side of Sheik Zaid road, you might save up to 10 AED?
In Dubai we are lazy. Let's say that 50,48% of people are using taxis along with the metro. There are 15 000 cab drivers driving around in the city on every moment of the day. According to my calculations the monthly cost for taxi is approximately 400 AED~100 Eur. Starting fee is 5 AED but the minimum amount you have to pay is 12 AED. Consequently, the logical question arises --> How to save as much you can?
Normal people would say ( "Don't go with the freaking taxi and use the bus or buy a car!"). Well yeah, but where is the joy in that when you cannot have a nice and cosy conversation with "the Boss"). Where else you can hear pleasant Punjabi music which will bring Nirvana in your life? NOWHERE!!!!
So shout up and focus on your route. Dubai is one...
What photos of Dubai you #musttake to annoy your friends in Serbia?
Young Serb is on his couch and preparing for a few days' trips to visit his friend in Dubai (a few days = until he finds a job). Wondering what awaits him there, he timidly checks the Instagram photos and IDJ videos in order to prepare for his new world. His mother is quite happy because he chose Dubai as the next station in life because there, he has no major worries other than he had to step out after a shower and die of brain inflammation. (It's rather hot here).
After 5 mins of intense research, he starts imagining himself in various positions: at the beach, next to Burj Al Arab, in front of Burj Khalifa, and of course next to the pool in his building with the newest book of zorannah and half-shaved legs. My heartbeat rate is going up and everything's ready for boarding the luxurious Fly-Dubai 737-300 to...