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Old 30th June 2013, 03:57 PM
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Izzy, you may be right as I think it's an Emaar thing.
yep, for example they are just before the parking exit ramps in any of "The Greens" building complexes at -1 level...

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Ok, 2 things I need help with, virtual Blue Peter badges to anyone who can help:

1 - Clothing banks, I've got a massive pile of clothes I need to get rid of, I'm sure I've seen clothing banks around where I can dump them. I'm sure there are plenty of charities who would be willing to come and collect but I can't be bothered trying to direct drivers over the phone "location sir? any landmarks?" etc etc. Ideally no further north than MoE.

2 - Dry cleaners for precious items, i.e. who can I trust with a very fragile wedding dress? I don't really trust the normal chaps I use who pick up my suits, etc, and throw them in the back of their van.
During Ramadan, there are loads of drop off points for clothes all over town.

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Borax

Yes, I know that it was asked before here

But nobody had an inkling

I've tried pharmacies.
Apparently Spinneys stock it? I've not seen any...maybe I'm going to the wrong ones?
Also, had a quick look on the "other site" and they said that choithram might stock it. I've never been to one, which is bigger/more likely to stock it?

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Ok, 2 things I need help with, virtual Blue Peter badges to anyone who can help:

1 - Clothing banks, I've got a massive pile of clothes I need to get rid of, I'm sure I've seen clothing banks around where I can dump them. I'm sure there are plenty of charities who would be willing to come and collect but I can't be bothered trying to direct drivers over the phone "location sir? any landmarks?" etc etc. Ideally no further north than MoE.

2 - Dry cleaners for precious items, i.e. who can I trust with a very fragile wedding dress? I don't really trust the normal chaps I use who pick up my suits, etc, and throw them in the back of their van.
Go to a labor camp and leave the clothes there.... they might be able to fit some of your clothes, but if they start walking around in your wife's old clothes, that might be grounds for deportation.....

Yeah, like Sammylou said, most Emaar buildings have the bins on the basement floor. I always wonder who they give the clothes to since there is not a homeless class of people here and if they are helping the laborers, then isn't that a sort of admission that they aren't paying them enough and thus they feel the need to provide them with charity? Wow, sounds like a old fashioned Mexican stand-off to me.... trying to be charitable, but you can only be that way to the people you hire to construct your bloody buildings.... I guess free clothes is better than paying these poor people a decent wage.
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Unfortunately, your average labourer is more likely to use my clothes for camping in rather than wearing.
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Anyone have any ideas where to find a Bluray writer (and media)? I would like to do some photo and video backup, 50GB disks make much more sense to me than the 4.7GB on a DVD.

I found a writer on uae souq website, but the seller doesn't provide blank discs, would like them from same place ideally. Been through a load of electronic shops in Dubai Mall and MOE but could find neither.

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Anyone have any ideas where to find a Bluray writer (and media)? I would like to do some photo and video backup, 50GB disks make much more sense to me than the 4.7GB on a DVD.
Doesnt answer your question, but any reason why you are not just buying a 500 GB or 1 TB or even larger portable hard disk drive to back up stuff?
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Doesnt answer your question, but any reason why you are not just buying a 500 GB or 1 TB or even larger portable hard disk drive to back up stuff?
Hard disk failure risk mainly, but there are other factors such as fire/flood(haha). I have a large NAS drive and some backups on other drives, for some more important items I'd like another backup kept elsewhere.

From what I've read blu-ray disks will last 'forever' and hold volume of data big enough for my needs. If I can find the right one that is.

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