Archive for October, 2011

Eid al-Adha 2011 in UAE

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Eid al-Adha 2011 UAE DubaiWhat is Eid al-Adha?

Eid al-Adha is the annual Islamic day celebrated worldwide among Muslims.  Eid al-Adha is also referred as “Festival of Sacrifice”, “Big Eid” and “Bakra Eid”. It is the day in which Muslims slaughter the goat, cow or camel (depends upon customs and cultures of the society) and divide the meat among three sections, one for themselves (family), second portion is considered to be for neighbours, relatives and close friends and third portion of the goat meat needs to be sent to poor and needy class in the community or society.

Eid Al Adha is enjoyed in UAE and Dubai with God’s full blessing in the emirate. All emaritis and other Muslim expats , kids and adults indulge themselves in Eid specific activities such as buying a new dress, cooking new meat dishes, distributing the meat and vice versa.

When is Eid al-Adha 2011 and Eid Holidays in Dubai and UAE :

The dates and duration of holidays has been confirmed by UAE and Dubai government, these are mentioned below

Dates for Eid al-Adha 2011 in Dubai and UAE: 6th November 2011 – Sunday

Holidays for Eid al-Adha 2011 in Dubai and UAE : 5th November till 12th of November for Government Departments and all schools / universities in UAE / Dubai. For all companies which are non-government / Private sector (located in free zone or non free zone) the holiday starts on 6th of November 2011 to 8th of November 2011

Holidays for Eid al Adha 2011

Eid al-Adha 2011 prayer timings in Dubai and UAE:  approx 6:45 am Sunday (these timings are not confirmed and require citation, please check with your local imam about Eid prayer timings)

Eid al-Adha 2011 prayer timings (more…)

BlackBerry Curve 9300 UAE

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

BlackBerry Curve 9300 UAEBlackBerry 9300 is one of the Smartphones introduced by RIM in Curve Series. The flagship feature of the Blackberry Curve 9300 is its 3G data connectivity while software features are all upgraded to the latest ones similar to other blackberry handsets. The Curve 9300 was made available to UAE / Dubai market in Q3 2010 along with social package by Du and Etisalat at remarkable price.

Some of the features of BlackBerry Curve 9300 now available in Dubai and UAE are as follows

  1. Weight: approx  105 grams
  2. Display: 2.4 inch with 320 X 240 pixels resolution (more…)

How to travel from Dubai to Muscat

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

How to travel from Dubai to MuscatMuscat situated in Oman is one of the most popular spots for Dubai and UAE localities to spend their long vacation. Normally people prefer to travel from Dubai to Oman (Muscat) on EID Holidays and long weekend such as national day holiday, Annual Islamic Days and vice versa.

Please see below guidelines, important points if one wants to travel to Muscat or Oman in general.

  1. During weekends and big holidays always leave early as there will be huge traffic queue on Omani border.
  2. Consider going to Muscat via reputed airline (there are plenty of cheap flights and travel packages by Emirates and Etihad Airways for Dubai to Muscat)
  3. You don’t need to apply for Omani Visa if you are employed in UAE, however at the oman border you need to provide your passport along with Full proof of you being employed as well as Insurance document for the car in Oman
  4. Visa processing fee taken by Oman at the border is 100 AED per individual
  5. Make sure VISA is stamped by Oman border control as sometimes they might forget it due to large queue on EID and might cause delay and problem for traveler in future while coming back (more…)

BlackBerry Torch 9810

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

BlackBerry Torch 9810BlackBerry Torch 9810 is one the Smartphones introduced by RIM launched in Dubai / UAE in mid 2011 (August 2011). It is a complete touch screen smartphone with QWERTY sliding keyboard as well.  Being torch phone – 9810 is touching the hearts of both general smartphone users due to its large touch screen and at the same time regular blackberry users due to its sliding QWERTY keyboard. In UAE / Dubai consumer market as per the feedback received BlackBerry torch 9810 is mostly considered to be for general multimedia use rather than business (unlike Blackberry bold and curve series).

Some of the features / reviews and specs for BlackBerry Torch 9810 now available in Dubai and UAE are as follows

  1. Camera: 8 megapixel with HD video recording option available
  2. Data Connectivity: 3G,GPRS / EDGE,  WiFi and Bluetooth
  3. Pre installed applications include Twitter client, Facebook app, Wikitude, Foursquare and Yelp
  4. Storage Memory: 8 GB internal extendable up to 32 GB with microSD
  5. Processor: 1.2 Ghz
  6. Weight: 161 grams (more…)

Porsche Design Blackberry Dubai

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Blackberry manufacturer RIM collaborated with one of the most elegant and elite design companies in the world Porsche Design to manufacture luxurious blackberry phone which is called BlackBerry Porsche P’9981. BlackBerry Porsche P’9981 was unveiled during a design event held in Dubai late October 2011. After unveiling of the Blackberry Porsche Design device, the tech websites around the world filled with somewhat mixed response. Some says it is one of the brilliant designs of blackberry while some possess a view of one of the worst body for blackberry. Well, these are just reviews we will know soon about the response once Porsche Design Blackberry P’9981 will be launched in the market.

Porsche Design Blackberry P9981 Dubai and UAE

Some of the features for P’9981 are as follows (more…)