Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tamweel Tower Fire.. never seen before pics

A massive fire broke out in the early hours of November 18th 2012 on the roof of the Tamweel Tower located in Cluster U in JLT. Below are some pictures taken on Sunday morning (7 hours after the fire had started).

Monday, January 28, 2013

Exclusively for JLT Residents: Nokia Lumia 920 Competition!

Do you own a Nokia Lumia 920 Phone? Send us what you like most about it and you can be a lucky winner of a Fatboy wireless charger to charge your phone with no wires!
The latest flagship device from Nokia, the Lumia 920, brings a significant upgrade to the related Lumia line. With a 4.5 '' 1280 x 768 IPS LCD display, Windows Phone 8 and LTE along with several unique features such as wireless charging and Nokia's PureView imaging, the Lumia 920 offers plenty to love. Key features: 8.7MP Nokia PureView Camera, 1.2MP Front-Facing Camera, 4.5 '' 1280 x 768 IPS LCD, Dual-Core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4, 1GB of RAM, 32 GB Internal Storage, 2000 mAh battery, Wireless Charging, LTE, Windows Phone 8. Email us your answers before Feb 5th on: jltcommunity@yahoo.com

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Body Sky Massage.. a real blessing

If you have a soft heart or enjoy only soft relaxing massages, this is not the place for you! Body Sky in Al Seef 2 Tower in JLT has some of the best masseuse I have ever tried. You look at them, they are all petite and sweet. Get inside the massage room and you will be massaged stronger than you have ever been massaged! Expect not to fall asleep.. this is not a relaxing massage, expect, however, that your body will be invigorated from head to toe. Expect to walk out feeling you have a new back or new feet. I have no idea how they do it but they do it so well I became an addict. Of course you can ask the ladies to take it easy on you but trust me, that spoils all the fun. They know what they're doing and you'd better let them do it right. The prices are quite competitive I say. Half hour is AED 80 and one hour is AED 150 (prices could differ if you choose other therapies). I have tried foot reflexology (heavenly painful yet leaves you with new feet) and I tried their full body Tui Na massage which is on the softer side. In Tui Na, they would brush, knead, roll, press, and rub the areas between each of the joints to get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles of your body. One final things, the ladies are all new to Dubai and they are working on improving their English. So don't expect to have a conversation. Just show them with your hand where you want them to 'focus' on and what areas they should 'no massage'. Give it a try if you are looking for serious massage!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sam's Steak Hut - Open in Cluster T

Charcoal-Broiled Delivery They claim to bring the steak house to your home. Their address is: JLT, Cluster T, 1 Lake Plaza, Promenade Level, Shop #4 For Deliveries, call 04 369 7172,c Timing: 12pm - 10pm,c Minimum Order = 35 aed; Free Delivery

Laffat is now open in JLT

Laffat restaurant is now open in Cluster U, Al Seef Tower 2 in JLT on the Lake level. Try out their "lahm b'ajeen' and other great Lebanese/Palestinian dishes To order, call 04-4257778

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sweet Brazil.. not as sweet as I wished

So, I decided to order from Sweet Brazil in JLT and was quite excited to try a few things on the menu.
I called and requested the pot pie with shrimp filling. The menu said it comes with green salad. So, for someone who doesn't like green salad, I requested the person on the phone to substitute it with anything else and said I was happy to pay any difference in price. I thought that was a common practice everywhere I went and it was just a fair ask from customers since it is not necessarily what they would like to compliment a plate with. To my surprise, the person who was on the phone said to me that they only recommend salad with this plate and do not recommend anything else. Fair enough, I said. Thank you for the recommendation but if you guys send me the green salad it will end up in the trash bin because I simply don't eat green salad and hence would like to exchange it for something I can eat.
I think the debate about what they "recommend and not recommend" lasted for a few minutes and there was zero flexibility to what customers want and in the end I thanked her and said I won't be ordering.
I think many companies rise and fall because of consumer needs attention and no matter how good the products are, or the food is in this case, what really matters is customer service and how consumers feel they are 'heard'. It is unfortunate that I did not try the shrimp pot pie, but instead I ended up ordering from Pizza Amore and got a wonderful smile and whatever i wanted to "add" or "remove" was done with no questions asked!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The best Pizza Napolitana in town... Amore Pizza JTL

If you are one of the people who value pizza and think it is one of the best foods ever created, don't miss out Pizza Amore in JLT.
Pizza Amore is a new Italian restaurant that opened a few months ago in JLT Cluster T (right next to Dubai Marina metro station).

If you like to dine in, the place has a few inside tables as well as some tables outside (which is a horrible idea for the time being). The place is rather cute and small from the inside but you get to see the cook actually making and baking your pizza. The staff is very friendly and helpful - the manager, Julie, is a sweetheart and she will make sure everything you ask for is done perfectly well.

I have tried several pizzas from them and they all tasted very well. I am, however, hooked on the Napoletana pizza. It is just awesome - has the right amount of anchovies, the right amount of cheese and I usually add onions and it makes it the perfect pizza.

I tried their spaghetti bolognese but did not think much of it. I can think of a few places that do it better (like Carluccio's and Vapiano for instance). So, I'd stick to the pizza!

Their home-made icecream is really outstanding. The first time we went, Julie invited all of us to small cup tasters for the ice cream and we all ended up ordering our proper cups. My favourite is the coffe with caramel sauce ice cream. It is really as good as the ones I had in Florence last year!

Pizza Amore delivers to JLT and I am sure to other places, so give them a try, they are worth it. This is their phone number: 04-452-9900

If you have tried the place, share with us your comments here!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Maroo Mart JLT - Special Offer for Pet Lovers

Special Offer: Enjoy 5% DISCOUNT on all All PET FOOD , Whiskes, Pedigre, Purina, Dogs jercky meet and dogs biscuit Offer valid for the month of january to order please call 04-4356122 / 055-1796260 FREE HOME DELIVERY Maroo Mart JLT - open 6:30am to 12am also on friday.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

W Gents Salon Special Offer in JLT

W Monthly Package for HAIR CUT & SHAVE

1 hair cut + 10 shaves = 250 AED (Original price 345) you save 95 AED
2 hair cuts + 8 shaves = 250 AED (Original price 330) you save 80 AED

W Monthly Package for Facial Treatment Manicure Pedicure + Foot Spa

3 Manicure Pedicure + Foot Spa = 360 (Original price 450) you save 90 AED
1 facial treatment = 75 (Original price 100) you save 25 AED