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Old Jan 7th 2008, 6:24 am   #16
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I love your sense of humour...as for buying furniture, there are over a dozen cheap and cheerful furniture outlets behind Marlin Furniture opposite Zabeel Park in Karama. You can get a mahogany coffee table for Dhd150, sofa for Dhs500 and bunk beds for Dhs750 with free delivery. We use them and have had no problems to date. Why spend a fortune on furniture when many Dubai expats stay no longer than 2-3 years?
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Thanks do they do electrical at the carre four in mall of the emirates?

Is delivery and installation easy to arrange here?

They need the snow plough to clear the blue washing baskets of the roads!!
yes they have a decent range. They will deliver it and install it for you!
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I love your sense of humour...as for buying furniture, there are over a dozen cheap and cheerful furniture outlets behind Marlin Furniture opposite Zabeel Park in Karama. You can get a mahogany coffee table for Dhd150, sofa for Dhs500 and bunk beds for Dhs750 with free delivery. We use them and have had no problems to date. Why spend a fortune on furniture when many Dubai expats stay no longer than 2-3 years?
doesnt your Mrs mind sleeping in those?
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Excellent will try there then.

Just need to get there in this hurricane
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Thanks do they do electrical at the carre four in mall of the emirates?

Is delivery and installation easy to arrange here?

They need the snow plough to clear the blue washing baskets of the roads!!

Yes they have a good range there, there is also quite a good one upper floor along from Home Base after the electrical TV place, normally it will take a couple of days to deliver, depends on the brands that you choose. But don't expect everything to be delivered at once they come seperate ie Fridge one van then Cooker then Washing machine etc ...Pain in the butt
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Most of the hypermarkets use the same wholesaler... as I discovered during Ramadan when they left out a printout of an email from said wholesaler, addressed to a@carrefour, b@geant, c@lulu, d@panda...
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Most of the hypermarkets use the same wholesaler... as I discovered during Ramadan when they left out a printout of an email from said wholesaler, addressed to a@carrefour, b@geant, c@lulu, d@panda...
That may be the case but it seems that each little section delivers seperatly, unless they have managed to get their act together .... Oh my god I had to laugh at that last statement !!!!
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I love your sense of humour...as for buying furniture, there are over a dozen cheap and cheerful furniture outlets behind Marlin Furniture opposite Zabeel Park in Karama. You can get a mahogany coffee table for Dhd150, sofa for Dhs500 and bunk beds for Dhs750 with free delivery. We use them and have had no problems to date. Why spend a fortune on furniture when many Dubai expats stay no longer than 2-3 years?
and I wasn't even being funny...
the OP asked for trendy modern furniture...I would not direct them to those places...but maybe my idea of trendy modern is different from other people...
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That may be the case but it seems that each little section delivers seperatly, unless they have managed to get their act together .... Oh my god I had to laugh at that last statement !!!!
yes you are right...they do deliver it all seperately, which comes a bit as a surprise the first time you are dealing with them...an annoying surprise
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Having been through this cycle a year ago I recommend the following:

1) Wait until the Dubai Shopping Festival if you can (a couple of weeks). On the whole the DSF isn't that great but you can pick up few good deals e.g. I got a free Bosch Washing Machine when I bought a Bosch Cooker. Another deal was 20% off in vouchers.

2) If you are going to look at Marina; check out their stores but try to buy from the Al Barsha branch (Um Sequiem Road - 5 mins from MoE). There may be room for a bit of haggling.

3) Ikea is cheaper than the UK and if you spend over around AED 2000 they deliver and fit for free. This is great and well put together.

4) I hear that there are some good places in Sharjah for wood furniture but I've never been there to check them out.

5) For Electrical Items definitely look at the Hypermarkets but look at other shops too (Jackys, Jumbo). Sometimes they have nicer stuff e.g. built in appliances.

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Thanks everyone,

I will prob be able to live without a dishwasher for 2 weeks but have to get fridge and cooker this week hopefully

Does anyone know if you can get eastenders on showtime tragic I know!!!!
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Does anyone know if you can get eastenders on showtime tragic I know!!!!
No, it's on Orbit (BBC Prime). Showtime has Corrie and Emmerdale.
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I will prob be able to live without a dishwasher for 2 weeks but have to get fridge and cooker this week hopefully

Does anyone know if you can get eastenders on showtime tragic I know!!!!
You can download it from uknova.com.
you might have to keep trying to register though as they limit the numbers
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Thanks so am I right in thinking showtime is better than orbit and all I will be lacking is eastenders and a life!!!!
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Thanks so am I right in thinking showtime is better than orbit and all I will be lacking is eastenders and a life!!!!
Both fairly crap, we decided Showtime was slightly better (and good for sport).

We get most stuff from BitTorrent now.
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