Friday, October 31, 2008

Dubai's seat of justice

"Implementation of justice in the society, through precision and promptness in adjudicating lawsuits, execution of judgments, decisions, judicial orders, contract and document authentication, by relying on qualified national cadres and regulations, procedures, and new developed technology."

This is the mission statement of Dubai Courts.

The judicial system in Dubai into 3 stages i.e.

1 The Court of First Instance: It is the first stage of litigation.

2 The Court of Appeal: It is the second stage of litigation.

3 The Court of Cassation: It is the supreme and ultimate stage of litigation

Monday, October 20, 2008

Dubai's Eco Warrior?

When I visited the Dubai Flea Market early October, one of the stalls certainly caught my special attention. Amidst all the colors and clutter of a typical flea market, this one stood out. So I had made a note of the seller's details with an intention to catch up and find out more.

Raina Chandra is probably not someone who would catch your attention at first sight. But behind that quiet and soft spoken personality is a remarkable home grown eco warrior. Raina's concept, aptly called Rainassance makes magic and absolutely stunning jewelery out of waste paper. Paper that most of use find useless is quietly transformed into beautiful colorful trinkets by Raina's creative imagination.

"It is about rethinking design to be able to replace traditional materials with alternate ones, hence reducing resource consumption" she wrote to me.

The products are entirely handcrafted by her which means that every bead is unique. And every time you buy a Rainassance product, you will be contributing to a conservation of our scares resources and a greener environment.

While this may appear to be a commercial venture to some, one needs to experience the sheer passion she exhibits in promoting this absolutely brilliant venture. May be a drop in the ocean of eco-ventures, but a very big one certainly.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Winter is coming....!!!!!!!

Winter is just around the bend... if today's foggy conditions are anything to go by. These pictures were clicked at about 6.00 am this morning on Al Khail Road and the visibility was probably just about 5 - 6 mts. While such thick fog can pose a dangerous situation and one needs to focus of driving safely, I made the most of it. I rolled down my windows and let in the fog. It was a fantastic experience to feel the fog brush against the face. It was awesome till the visibility dropped to such low levels that I had to finally pull over and wait till the fog had cleared.
So bye bye summer..... winter is almost here!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Dubai's new flea market

I've been eagerly waiting to get a first hand experience of the new Dubai Flea Market and I finally made it today!!

It was a carnival of colors with the exhibitors displaying a whole wide range of products. And at great prices too. From clothes to shoes and DVDs to oil paintings. It was absolute fun to walk around the market and bargain for deals. I enjoyed every minute of it. One thing is for sure, I will be there again the next time Dubai Flea Market sets up shop.

The market starts at 9.00 in the morning and winds up by late afternoon. Even if you do not plan to buy anything, I suggest you try out the place. You can laze around on the bean bags (see pic) or listen to the Dubai Lime musicians. If only the place had more F&B facilities :-(

The Dubai Flea Market comes alive every 1st Saturday of the month. It is held at gate no. 5 at Safa Park. For more details click here

Heard that the next one will be held on 1st November so see you there at gate no. 5!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The pleasure of flying Emirates

Emirates is probably one of the most recognizable airline brands today. The brand finds itself splashed across a wide spectrum of media across the world and is probably a force to reckon with in the global airline business.

I always found it exciting and remember eagerly anticipating a flight on Emirates. The in-flight entertainment was the best in the world (at least among the airlines I had flown) and the experience itself was always special.

Emirates has made us all proud at the way the brand has made its way up the ladder. The brand also exemplifies the spirit of Dubai.


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