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I've seen coconut oil in Carrefeur in MoE

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is there anywhere I can get coconut oil? oil not milk. the really clean non yellow oil

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the organic food shop & cafe sells virgin coconut oil. they are in the greens and now a new location on SZR i haven't been to.

i think you can also get it at the Ripe farm shop Ripe which is also a great source for locally grown organic produce at great prices. and they deliver! i was desperately missing fresh kale and was so happy to find out there was a 10 week growing season here and the bunches were less than half the cost of the wilty stuff imported by waitrose.

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What's the best place to purchase good quality nuts in your opinion, where they have variety and are well equipped to do proper packaging, vacuum sealing, etc.

I am talking about a place like "international mill" in Kuwait, I cannot find the same quality in the UAE.
I have been looking for this all across Dubai as well, without luck. Carrefour has the best selection of nuts besides their veggie counters though, and perhaps you can ask them about packaging and sealing - you never know. Or Hyperpanda, Lulu, haven't been to those here in UAE though.

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Ace is the only place I have ever seen with a selection. Nothing like you would see in the states, but the only place I know of here
I went to their web site and didn't understand at all where the nuts section was.

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is there anywhere I can get coconut oil? oil not milk. the really clean non yellow oil

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I buy my amazing coconut oil from Organic Foods and Cafe, check their web site for locations etc. Every third Friday and Saturday everything in the store (except make-up and some other speciality items) is 20% off, and every first Sunday 15% off on selected items.

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There's this small shop in Mercato called "Al Rifai"... it's good enough. They also have other big branches in Dubai Mall and MOE.
According to their web site they are quite expensive, but perhaps the quality is better? E.g. 1 kg of raw almonds is AED 55, while it is 45 for most brands in Carrefour. Will check it out though, thanks for the tip.

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the organic food shop & cafe sells virgin coconut oil. they are in the greens and now a new location on SZR i haven't been to.

i think you can also get it at the Ripe farm shop Ripe which is also a great source for locally grown organic produce at great prices. and they deliver! i was desperately missing fresh kale and was so happy to find out there was a 10 week growing season here and the bunches were less than half the cost of the wilty stuff imported by waitrose.
+1 Ripe is amazing!

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I've been looking for a simple floor lamp with good lights. Anybody who has apartments in Old Town will know what I mean... I have been in all stores in Mall of Emirates and Dubai Mall that could have had this, and the one I got at IKEA (didn't like it at all but the closest thing to a proper lamp I could find) started flickering and when I noticed a strong, nasty burnt rubber smell I decided it was time to disconnect it....!

This is the perfect lamp, nice and bright light with a dimmer function: PALMA Gulvlampe - Bohus

If anyone has seen anything similar that wouldn't cost 2,000 dirhams, please let me know (the one I link to above costs less than 300 dirhams and is of good quality).

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I've been looking for a simple floor lamp with good lights. Anybody who has apartments in Old Town will know what I mean... I have been in all stores in Mall of Emirates and Dubai Mall that could have had this, and the one I got at IKEA (didn't like it at all but the closest thing to a proper lamp I could find) started flickering and when I noticed a strong, nasty burnt rubber smell I decided it was time to disconnect it....!

This is the perfect lamp, nice and bright light with a dimmer function: PALMA Gulvlampe - Bohus

If anyone has seen anything similar that wouldn't cost 2,000 dirhams, please let me know (the one I link to above costs less than 300 dirhams and is of good quality).
Have you tried homes r us....theye have a good range of floor lamps in the store at Arabian Centre, Mirdif.
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About the nuts, people might want to try Al adil supermarkets .. just google them ... that's where the family always got the nuts, grains, pickels, flour etc, great quality... I remember reading, on the forum, of them having a branch in Barsha

@Zed_kid what do you need the oil for, if it's for hair/skin/dermatological use then just look for this:


At any of the large supermarkets (carrefour, lulu etc)

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Have you tried homes r us....theye have a good range of floor lamps in the store at Arabian Centre, Mirdif.
Hi and thanks, I'm not sure they have branches at the malls I have been at, but I will definitely try the one you recommend above here. I do hope they have something similar to the one I have posted above!

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About the nuts, people might want to try Al adil supermarkets .. just google them ... that's where the family always got the nuts, grains, pickels, flour etc, great quality... I remember reading, on the forum, of them having a branch in Barsha
Do you know if they have other locations in Dubai than Karama? Their web site doesn't say. Thanks for the tip!

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Also, does anyone know of Asian grocery stores with a good selection of products? I'm looking for Asian speciality products such as agar agar powder, carrageenan, kombu, miso, quality nori etc.

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Do you know if they have other locations in Dubai than Karama? Their web site doesn't say. Thanks for the tip!
I did read on the forum about a branch in Al Barsha (that would be closest to 'New Dubai'), their website is terrible, and a google search doesn't yield results, would call them though, they have a lot of branches ...

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