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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 7:22pm On Jan 22
Gerrard59:



Nice one.

Una dey chop oh cheesy
Lol. That was for 3 people and we dint finish it sef.
Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 7:26pm On Jan 22
This afternoon's weather. I noticed it gets colder (way colder) as night falls.

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 8:27pm On Jan 22
Random pictures through Deira

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by Nobody: 8:54pm On Jan 22
Beautiful city.

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 9:24pm On Jan 22
We ordered chickenburgers and fries for lunch at Mc Donalds.
Apparently, this particular package comes with coke and brownies as add-ons. However, i substituted Nuggets for the brownies.
So for lunch i had;
▪1 Chickenburger
▪Fries
▪Nuggets (i kept a greater portion till evening)
▪I skipped the coke.

My co-travellers (2) had similar for lunch. Only difference being that one substituted the brownies for ice cream and the other had Apple pie instead.

We had a guide who ate exactly the same as well.
In all, we had 4 packs of foods and everything amounted to about 84AED.

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 9:57pm On Jan 22
We went to the City Centre, Deira. It is so beautiful kiss
For dinner, we had pasta which we ordered at City Centre (pictures attached).
The seller cooks the food right in your presence.
There are a host of ingredients laid out and each customer is required to select what ingredients s/he will like to have included.
The ingredients include;
▪Prawns ×
▪Thinly sliced mushrooms ×
▪Chopped sausages
▪Diced tomatoes ×
▪Sliced chicken
▪Shredded beef
▪Sliced green pepper ×
▪Minced Garlic ×
▪Sea food mix
▪Broccoli ×


The ones i marked × were the ones we added to ours.


Along the line, pureed tomato or cheese (both if you prefer) is/are added, then in goes the pre-cooked pasta.
I opted for just the pureed tomato and that explains the colour of the food in the attached pictures.
For the meals that use cheese instead, they have a creamy white look.

Again the food was NOT spicy enough despite adding "a lot" of red pepper and emptying a satchet of black pepper on the pasta. But it was rich and very tasty.

Not forgetting the food came with free garlic bread (which i did not eat).

Total cost for 3 plates and a cup of coke was 115AED

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 10:08pm On Jan 22
Earlier in the day, we passed by a shop that sells nuts, dried fruits and sweets. Everything from peanuts to pistachios, chocolate to candy, apricot to pineapples. These kind of items are priced per kilogram but you aren't obligated to purchase an entire kilogram. You can always buy less but the least seems to be quarter of a kilogram.
I bought a quarter kilo of dried apricots yesterday. Cost me 7AED but that thing tastes awful. lipsrsealed

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by Silentser(m): 10:13pm On Jan 22
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Total cost for 3 plates and a cup of coke was 115AED[/quote]


Op that small indomie. Damm bleeping expensive

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by MightyFortress: 10:17pm On Jan 22
Bookmarjed

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 10:17pm On Jan 22
Silentser:



Op that small indomie. Damm bleeping expensive
I guess the ingredients gulp a chunk of the fee.

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by fashmann(m): 10:18pm On Jan 22
Choi
Op dey enjoy oh
Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 10:19pm On Jan 22
(Some) stores such as this one put up signs saying their items sell at 1AED to xAED. Yes they have items within this range but they also often have numerous items that exceed this range. I entered one of such stores yesterday. This one even had it at 1AED to 5AED but the first item i picked, 6.99AED.
The only explanation is MARKETING!!
▪▪
They have cheap items but they aren't all within the stated range.

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 10:19pm On Jan 22
fashmann:
Choi
Op dey enjoy oh
Lol
Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 10:22pm On Jan 22
I have videos too but i don't know if it's possible to post on Nairaland.

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 10:28pm On Jan 22
Magic planet is the games zone of City Centre.

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 10:29pm On Jan 22
Magic planet

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 10:30pm On Jan 22
More

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 10:31pm On Jan 22
The time is 01:30GST. I'll post tomorrow. Good night kiss

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by Taofeekdboy(m): 10:53pm On Jan 22
Nice adventure OP, just a quick reminder; Nonny G told you some places to visit and I can as well vouch for yas island in Abu Dhabi as one of the best tourist attractions such as Ferrari world, yas Waterworld and Warner bros world, if you can use the opportunity to come here, I'm working there and as a colleague, there is a discount for me.... So if you will like to visit. Just saying

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by Nobody: 10:58pm On Jan 22
Chai. C as everywhere fresh. OP just dy chop too much. Lol. Na food cari u travel ni?
Bring my own come back oh

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 4:30am On Jan 23
Good morning all smiley
Taofeekdboy:
Nice adventure OP, just a quick reminder; Nonny G told you some places to visit and I can as well vouch for yas island in Abu Dhabi as one of the best tourist attractions such as Ferrari world, yas Waterworld and Warner bros world, if you can use the opportunity to come here, I'm working there and as a colleague, there is a discount for me.... So if you will like to visit. Just saying
I'll keep this in mind. Thank you very much smiley

Dmpaul:
Chai. C as everywhere fresh. OP just dy chop too much. Lol. Na food cari u travel ni?
Bring my own come back oh
Lol. We are 3 o grin

More from yesterday.
▪▪
This street has many exchange companies.
•There are many Nigerians within this vicinity as well.

In general, i don't think there's a street where you won't find blacks in Dubai. A taxi driver once told us most of the Africans in Dubai are from either Nigeria or Ethiopia and i agree as majority of those we've come across are either of those.
▪▪
There are Nigerians here earning a honest living either through business or paid employment.

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 4:35am On Jan 23
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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 4:43am On Jan 23
This is unrelated but i still think i should share.
I was playing Candy crush yesterday morning, then i unintentionally tried to make a purchase and suddenly the prices are in AED. This shocked me shocked shocked
Bear in mind that i never turn on my GPS so that's out of the picture.

I opened Subway surfers and tried to make a purchase. Same thing!! shocked

Is there any explanation for this?

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by Enniez2018(m): 6:17am On Jan 23
well I think google determines your location whether or not your GPS is on. You could check this on the google home page as long as you are logged into your email account. My thoughts though

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by bujebudanu1(m): 6:40am On Jan 23
Open your chrome browser,scroll down,you will see your location there.

It doesn't matter whether u on d gps

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by Gr8mind07(m): 8:05am On Jan 23
@ the OP. Could you help with the fair cost of accommodation in Deira as I will be visiting for a week in February. Ticket already purchased but I want to have an idea of what to budget for accommodation.
Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by manneger2: 10:34am On Jan 23
ariketalks:
We went to the City Centre, Deira. It is so beautiful kiss
For dinner, we had pasta which we ordered at City Centre (pictures attached).
The seller cooks the food right in your presence.
There are a host of ingredients laid out and each customer is required to selwct what ingredients s/he will like to have included.
The ingredients include;
▪Prawns ×
▪Thinly sliced mushrooms ×
▪Chopped sausages
▪Diced tomatoes ×
▪Sliced chicken
▪Shredded beef
▪Sliced green pepper ×
▪Minced Garlic ×
▪Sea food mix
▪Broccoli ×


The ones i marked × were the ones we added to ours.


Along the line, pureed tomato or cheese (both if you prefer) is/are added, then in goes the pasta.
I opted for just the pureed tomato and that explains the colour of the food in the attached pictures.
For the meals that use cheese instead, they have a creamy white look.

Again the food was NOT spicy enough despite adding "a lot" of red pepper and emptying a satchet of black pepper on the pasta. But it was rich and very tasty.

Not forgetting the food came with free garlic bread (which i did not eat.)

Total cost for 3 plates and a cup of coke was 115AED
You guyz can still eat naija food if you want, there is African restaurant in deira correct egbusi or any Nigerian food, even ajman there is African restaurant own my a Nigerian

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by Silentser(m): 12:20pm On Jan 23
Op I thought because of those pictures you are sharing to nl and other locations country.

Cuz google can detect your location through photo sharing.

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by DisGuy: 12:34pm On Jan 23
Also the Wi-Fi/networks you're logged into has a location history wink

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 6:50pm On Jan 23
Gr8mind07:
@ the OP. Could you help with the fair cost of accommodation in Deira as I will be visiting for a week in February. Ticket already purchased but I want to have an idea of what to budget for accommodation.
Average cost of hotels in Deira is 300AED a night (could be more or less, but quality may (or may not) differ) for single room. You won't have a problem finding hotels as they are everywhere. Just make sure you request to check out the room before paying (it is allowed).
Last thing, booking online is cheaper compared to turning up at the hotel to request a room. booking[dot]com is good. Hope this helps you.

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 6:58pm On Jan 23
manneger2:

You guyz can still eat naija food if you want, there is African restaurant in deira correct egbusi or any Nigerian food, even ajman there is African restaurant own my a Nigerian
You are right. However, i personally will not eat Nigerian food outside the shores of Nigeria for two reasons;
▪Eating Nigerian food abroad is super expensive.
▪Travelling is an opportunity to explore a different culture (food inclusive) so why not use it wisely. After all, there will be an excess of Nigerian food when i return. wink

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Re: See The United Arab Emirates Through The Lens Of A Nigerian by ariketalks: 6:59pm On Jan 23
Enniez2018:
well I think google determines your location whether or not your GPS is on. You could check this on the google home page as long as you are logged into your email account. My thoughts though

DisGuy:
Also the Wi-Fi/networks you're logged into has a location history wink
Silentser:
Op I thought because of those pictures you are sharing to nl and other locations country.

Cuz google can detect your location through photo sharing.
bujebudanu1:
Open your chrome browser,scroll down,you will see your location there.

It doesn't matter whether u on d gps
Thank you

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