Teapot in the Emirates. How it is correct to make purchases?
Having decided on expenses on a trip and having studied rules and features of accommodation in hotel, we will continue to go deep into subtleties of local traditions and just into everyday life of this amazing country.
Question seventh: the schedule of lifeLife in the Emirates is subordinated by
to the special schedule. Shops open at 9 o`clock and work to 14. From 14 to 16 all it is closed. But with 17 to 22 - life boils.
This time most of all is suitable for walks and purchases.
As the Emirates - the Muslim country, the days off do not coincide with habitual for us there. Days off - Thursday and Friday. These days people pray and have a rest, and the dealers trying to break custom of idleness are waited by administrative punishment. So all shops in the forenoon on Friday will be closed.
Question eighth: as well as where to shop?If you look at
on the map of Dubai, especially on its trade part, Deyra, you will see that all radial streets meet to one area, it is called “bough“. It is the market. However, all Deyra - the market. The ground and second floors of buildings - an uncountable set of little shops. Universal and specialized. The last gravitate to each other. There are whole streets, quarters of the shops trading in consumer goods, fabrics, footwear, automobile details, gold and jewelry. There are huge shopping centers, in them it is possible to buy first-class things, but is expensive. On “bough“ - is cheaper, but the same consumer goods, as on our flea market.
It is the cheapest way possible to buy if you take in the lump. It is one of the main focuses of emiratsky trade. Wholesale costs 2 - 3 times cheaper, than at retail. Before sadly smiling concerning lack of finance, think of opportunities to give gifts to the family, friends and acquaintances, let same, but very pleasant. Perhaps, it will be some economic trifles, maybe, hours, maybe, something else. I, for example, still regret that nobody prompted me it in due time.
The second focus is that in shops it is accepted to bargain. You will be warned, of course, that the thing which was pleasant to you can cost half cheaper than that price which originally to you was rolled out, but to learn to bargain with a high, with pleasure you will be able only by the end of your trip.
I managed to buy in the first day a parshivenky plastic hairbrush (which price - at most 4 rubles) consider dollar.
But in the last day dashingly threw into the answer: “Expensive! Expensively!“
If does not want to bargain - you will be helped by the word “superminimum“. It means - the lowest price which can be offered in general you. The neigbour in number, the seventh time coming to the Emirates behind goods taught it me. By the way, in English she does not know words.
When to you call the price, carelessly ask: “Superminimum?“
In the large shopping centers focused on tourists speak in Russian. But also in the most crummy little shop, having recognized the Post-Soviet tourist, you will be friendly met by the question “How are you doing?“.
The word is “good“ and the question “how many?“ is known by all dealers and the answer will be shown on the calculator. But generally they speak on the pidzhena. Pidzhin - an English is the English deprived of grammatical rules. That you were understood, there are enough several words, and it is not necessary to connect them or to care for their correct form.
Question ninth: what needs to be known to feel like the sure buyer?
Here several phrases which you can quite use even if your English does not go beyond “Yes, no“ and interrogative words.
How much is it? - How much? What does it cost?
What price? - What price? What cost?
It is expensive! - Dearly! Expensive!
Other size - other, another size.
Other color - another color.
Other quality - another quality.
Poor (bad) quality - poor quality.
High quality - high quality, best quality.
I want to look only. - I want only look.
Show me. - Show me, perform me.
Give me. - Give me.
Material, fabric - material, manufacture, fabric.
Silk - silk.
Wool - wool.
Cotton - cotton.
Synthetics - sinthetic.
Footwear - footwear, boots and shoes.
Clothes - clothes.
This thing - this thing.
A guarantee - guarantee.
The 1 year guarantee - a years guarantee.
The camera - camera.
To photograph - photograph.
Photograph me, please. - Take a photograph of myself please.
I want to buy … - I want to buy …
Help me, please. - Help me please.
I can buy this thing cheaper (not so expensively) in other shop. - I can buy this thing more cheap … (not expensive) of at another shop.
By means of these words and expressive gestures you will be able to feel in the market quite surely.
If you foreknow that you want to buy, find a proper word in the dictionary and write down it for yourself. It is much more convenient, than to feverishly try to remember how the thing which is necessary to you is called.
Question tenth: how many what costs?
National currency - the dirham, already many years costs on one place in relation to dollar. Both monetary units go on an equal basis. In the beginning it is quite difficult to think, it is a lot of or this or that thing or service is worth little. I long swam, did not draw a ratio on a palm yet: 1 dollar - 3. 6th dirham; 1 dirham - 27 cents.
It is not obligatory to change dollars for dirhams, it is quite possible to pay off with them in any shop. However, you are paid back in dirhams in kind.
You should not change money in hotel, an unfavorable rate there. If you have unused dirhams at the end of a trip, it is very convenient to lower them in “duty free“ - a free zone of the airport especially as the weight of the things bought there will not influence the weight of your baggage.