Dubai Consumer Mirror

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


So, we came back from the supermarket this evening to find this waiting for us in the middle of the living room.

The building is less than 2 years old... this is what you get for Dhs 12,000/- per month in Dubai these days ...


  • Is this a result of the vibrations caused by the construction rigs next door? :)

    By Blogger DUBAI JAZZ, at July 22, 2008 at 8:55 AM  

  • ok.. at first I thought that was some horriying insect hanging from your ceiling.. :S

    anyways..careful with the lil one crawling around.

    By Blogger Harsha, at July 22, 2008 at 9:36 AM  

  • O_O

    Move out of Sharjah eltelli!!!!

    (congrats @ the new baby in the making :D )

    By Blogger KJ, at July 22, 2008 at 9:55 AM  

  • A NEW BABY? Cooooooool... Congrats!

    By Blogger Restless in Dubai, at July 22, 2008 at 1:33 PM  

  • A NEW BABY? Cooooooool... Congrats!

    By Blogger Restless in Dubai, at July 22, 2008 at 1:33 PM  

  • Two years? It's lasted better than many...

    By Blogger Seabee, at July 22, 2008 at 3:12 PM  

  • Disposable housing. It's a strategy. Build. Falls apart. Build more to replace. Costs more. You pay more for the alleged upgrade. Vicious cycle!!

    By Anonymous ArabianMonkey, at July 22, 2008 at 3:31 PM  

  • bloody contractors eh?
    wallah i thought it was an insect too like hashara.. oops harsha
    mabrook for the baby to be of course.. but that demands a separate conversation wallah!!!

    DJ, don't try to stick this on engineers, ok?

    By Blogger BuJ, at July 22, 2008 at 3:47 PM  

  • PS: you will love this DJ.. i just got a call from OTIS.. basically the architect played around with the atrium/rooflights for the building I'm working on.. and now the lift shaft doesn't work.. and guess what.. it's all built.. hahha

    bring out the jack hammer boys.. oh i know whos going to pay that bill :D

    By Blogger BuJ, at July 22, 2008 at 3:48 PM  

  • Buj, elevators salesmen are very good at doing the only thing they know; sales pitch-ing.
    The other day a guy from Mistu went on a ramble with the advantages of the machine-room-less model. Really, they make it look like everything is possible for the architect. I wouldn’t blame the guy if he got the impression that a service room is not needed at roof level. But I wouldn’t vindicate him of course, he should have known better :)

    By Blogger DUBAI JAZZ, at July 22, 2008 at 4:08 PM  

  • no no.. ya habibi.. the architect changed the whole levels at the roof so it affected the lift shaft as well. Also the levels of finishes changed (ya3ni FFL not SSL) and that buggered up the whole lift scheme.

    can't wait to hear the complains from the neighbours (this is a residential project).. with loads of existing buildings near us... loool

    By Blogger BuJ, at July 22, 2008 at 4:56 PM  

  • DJ - its Al Habbay

    Harsha - she is more like running around :)

    Thanks KJ and RnD - its still in the oven..

    Seabee - should i worry?

    Arabianmonkey - yeah, and combine that with cheap material, poor finish and craftsmanship... voi la

    Buj - yalla, come back and i will hire ur comapny to do my future casa :)

    By Blogger moryarti, at July 22, 2008 at 8:44 PM  

  • habibi Moryarti.. with great pleasure :) at the very least I can give you impartial advice :)

    I hope things are a bit quieter where you live now.

    By Blogger BuJ, at July 23, 2008 at 11:01 AM  

  • I read another blog in which the family, in a new villa, had wall fans (the ones in the toilet and kitchen) actually catch on fire in one year. I've made a mental note to buy about 6 personal fire extinguishers.

    By Blogger Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo, at July 25, 2008 at 4:23 AM  

  • A question Professoré
    Is the new bun in the oven linked to this picture.
    You young folks gotta take it easy on the furniture.

    By Blogger kaya, at August 7, 2008 at 3:37 PM  

  • WOW-za!

    By Blogger rosh, at August 18, 2008 at 5:32 PM  

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