Sunday, April 06, 2014

AWFUL SERVICE ALERT: Water World Yacht Rental


SUMMARY
Never trust these scum bags.

RATINGS (out of 3)
- Quality: -3
- Efficiency: -3
- Friendliness: -2
- Overall: -2.67 (AWFUL)

REVIEW
These low lives promised a speedboat/yacht (after 3 wrong confirmations: once for a dinner cruise, and twice for the wrong timing) but on March 21 2014, gave me and my 
friends a normal boat, front seats occupied, Indian music (even though there were no Indian customers) after coming from a long distance (including Abu Dhabi).

I could not dispute it on the spot because I had already paid them (required in advance), the boat was quite a walk from their office, and my friends and I all had 

plans after and we all were aiming to destress for the weekend. 

MORE INFO
I complained to the voucher company but they lied to them too claiming they provided a speedboat because there was not enough people for the yacht.


CONTACT

+971 52 910-2009
+971 52 9101250
+971 4 4228729
+97150 5197171

Address
Dubai Marina Yacht Club
Dubai, PO Box 15657
Emirates, ME

Website
- http://waterworldyachtrental.com
- https://twitter.com/WaterWorldDubai
- https://www.facebook.com/waterworldyacht


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Thursday, January 31, 2013

AWFUL SERVICE ALERT: Ming Bowl in Dubai

 


SUMMARY
If you order from this restaurant, they will leave you starving till you die!

 
RATINGS (out of 4)
- Quality: ?
- Efficiency: -3
- Friendliness: -2
- Overall: -2.5 (AWFUL)


REVIEW
I went to this place, lacated at Executive Towers at Business Bay in Dubai, ordered some food, and made a deal with them not to take more than 15 minutes to deliver to the neighboring building where I work.

Half an hour passed by so I called them and they said they will call back within 5 minutes. 15 minutes later they said the delivery guy will arrive within 5 minutes. 15 minutes passed by and no delivery guy, no calls, nothing.

Figures cause when I ordered I had to actually ask them if they wanted my name and phone number, and they wrote it down on some scratch papar, in the worst hand-writing I can imagine!

Later I ordered from Just Falafel nearby. They said it will arrive within 15 minutes, and they delivered within 5 minutes. I thought it was Ming Bowl knocking on my door, so I did not answer (cause I did not want trouble), and the angels called me asking me to open the door!

Just Falafel not only serves healthy food (esp. if you choose brown bread, baked falafel), but they actually deliver!


MORE INFO
If want to kill yourself, go for Ming Bowl!!!


CONTACT
- virtual site: none!
- real site: Executive Towers at Busienss Bay. Nearby Aunt Annie's.

 
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SERVICE ALERT: SALIK (Dubai)



SUMMARY
SALIK fined me for passing by its toll gates without the new license plates, then took around a month asking me details they could have accessed anyway, just to tell me to visit a branch to submit the violation dispute to them :/


REVIEW
Not only did SALIK not really solve the traffic problems, but I got a violation from SALIK that I paid to the Vehicle & Licensing Department in Abu Dhabi, for passing through the toll bridges while having the old system's license plate :S

Nobody informed me that there are new license plates in the city where I registered the car, and nobody informed me (not even SALIK) that I would be fined for using the old license plate, and my time to renew the vehicle registration did not yet come, so why would I even update the plate, and why would I be fined for not updating it before the renewal deadline, without being informed?

Not only that, but they asked me questions about me, the vehicle, its owner, its registration, its registration image, and my SALIK account details in FULL for around a month, and then they tell me to visit a branch.


"
Dear SALIK Customer,
Thank you for your e-mail.
We would recommend you to dispute your violation claim by visiting our walk-in location that is at the License and Registration Department where one of our colleagues will help you to register the complaint.
1. Deira License and Registration department ( behind Dubai Police HQ ) - (Sunday to Thursday -7:30am till 2:30pm)
2. Al Qusais Tasjeel station ( Area Name : Muhaisna 4 )- (Saturday to Thursday - 7:30am till 9:00pm)
3. Barsha Tasjeel station ( behind Bur Dubai Police Station – Sheikh Zayed Road ) – (Saturday to Thursday - 7:30am till 9:00pm)
4. Drivers and Vehicles Licensing Department (Abu Dhabi - Traffic (Murrour) Road ) – (Sunday to Thursday -7:30am till 8:00pm)
5. Sharjah - Traffic & Licensing (Al Ramtha - Near Sharjah Driving Institution & Central Jail) - (Sunday to Thursday -7:30am till 2:30pm)
Should you have any queries regarding SALIK, please contact Salik Customer Service Centre on 800-SALIK (72545) or visit Salik website at www.salik.ae
Best Regards,
Customer Service Team
Tel
: +800-SALIK (72545)
Fax: +971-4-2335121
E-mail:
CustomerService@SALIK.ae






From:
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 10:59 AM
To: Customer Service
Subject: I paid the SALIK violations at the Abu Dhabi traffic department
Importance: High
After all the information you requested for entire month and now you are telling me that there are no Salik violations? These are violations by Salik that I paid at the Abu Dhabi traffic department before renewal and changing of the license plate to the new format.
Please refund the Salik fines stated; they are associated with the records at the traffic department that I already paid. Just because I paid them and are from last year does not mean that they cannot be refunded.
Thanks,
Row






From: Customer Service [mailto:CustomerService@salik.ae]
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 10:30 AM
To:
Subject: RE: violations screenshot
Dear SALIK Customer,
Thank you for your e-mail.
Please be informed that currently there are no SALIK violations associated with your Traffic File Number.
The fines reflecting on your online web account are old paid violations which are only for the record purpose.
To check your violations you may visit Abu-Dhabi Police website and search the fines through Traffic File Number.
Should you have any queries regarding SALIK, please contact Salik Customer Service Centre on 800-SALIK (72545) or visit Salik website at www.salik.ae
Best Regards,
Customer Service Team
Tel
: +800-SALIK (72545)
Fax: +971-4-2335121
E-mail:
CustomerService@SALIK.ae






From:
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 12:47 PM
To: Customer Service
Subject: violations screenshot
Dear SALIK Customer Service,
You have asked about almost every single possible detail about my Salik account, the car, its registration, and the violation, and I even copy-pasted the violation that I am referring to. This has taken way too much time from me and has been ongoing for almost an entire month with no results. It seems as if you are attempting to stall this process and keep the fines by asking me all these questions and hoping that I stop corresponding.
Here is the violations screenshot you requested, though you could have simply seen that by accessing my SALIK account. I hope is the last piece of information that you request from me.

Thanks,
Row






From: Customer Service [mailto:CustomerService@salik.ae]
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 11:33 AM
To:
Subject: RE: Salik.ae - Contact Form - vehicle ownership
 
Dear SALIK Customer,
Thank you for your e-mail.
Your request for Change Plate Code has been escalated to the relevant department and will be resolved, within 2 working days, whereby one of our agents will contact you.
Please ensure your request number is 1019096 and should be followed up for future reference.
Kindly provide us with the screenshot for the list of violations in order for us to investigate your issue.
Should you have any queries regarding SALIK, please contact Salik Customer Service Centre on 800-SALIK (72545) or visit Salik website at www.salik.ae
Best Regards,
Customer Service Team
Tel
: +800-SALIK (72545)
Fax: +971-4-2335121
E-mail:
CustomerService@SALIK.ae






From: 
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2013 1:55 PM
To: Customer Service
Subject: Salik.ae - Contact Form - vehicle ownership
Hi,
It was and still is in name, who happens to be my mother. I look forward to the resolution to the 2 penalties mentioned.
Thanks,
Row






From: Customer Service [mailto:CustomerService@salik.ae]
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2013 1:38 PM
To:
Subject: RE: Salik.ae - Contact Form - my Salik & plate info
Dear SALIK Customer,
Thank you for your e-mail.
Kindly confirm if you have changed the ownership of the vehicle from name to name for us to assist you.
Should you have any queries regarding SALIK, please contact Salik Customer Service Centre on 800-SALIK (72545) or visit Salik website at www.salik.ae
Best Regards,
Customer Service Team
Tel
: +800-SALIK (72545)
Fax: +971-4-2335121
E-mail:
CustomerService@SALIK.ae






From:
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 7:53 PM
To: Customer Service
Subject: RE: Salik.ae - Contact Form - my Salik & plate info
Dear Salik Customer Service,
Thank you for the reply. Following are the items of information you requested.
- Salik Tag Number: 
   - vehicle registration card: attached
Please tell me if there is any more information required,
Row






From: Customer Service [mailto:CustomerService@salik.ae]
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013 8:26 AM
To:
Subject: RE: Salik.ae - Contact Form - my Salik & plate info
Dear SALIK Customer,
Thank you for your e-mail.
Please provide us with SALIK Tag number and Copy of vehicle Registration Card in order for us to assist further.
Should you have any queries regarding SALIK, please contact Salik Customer Service Centre on 800-SALIK (72545) or visit Salik website at www.salik.ae
Best Regards,
Customer Service Team
Tel
: +800-SALIK (72545)
Fax: +971-4-2335121
E-mail:
CustomerService@SALIK.ae






From: 
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 3:06 AM
To: Customer Service
Subject: RE: Salik.ae - Contact Form - my Salik & plate info
Dear Salik CS,
Thanks for the reply. Below is the information requested. I have mentioned the old (violated) plate number and code. I still do not have the new plate number and code with me. I hope that is OK with you.






From: Customer Service [mailto:CustomerService@salik.ae]
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 9:47 AM
To:
Subject: RE: [SPAM] Salik.ae - Contact Form
Dear SALIK Customer,
Thank you for your e -mail.
This is to inform you that we require the following details for us to investigate your issue.
1) SALIK Account number and Pin Code.
Account Number:
PIN Code:
2) Violated Vehicle Plate Number and Plate Code.
Violated Plate Number
Violated Plate Code:
Should you have any queries regarding SALIK, please contact Salik Customer Service Centre on 800-SALIK (72545) or visit Salik website at www.salik.ae
Best Regards,
Customer Service Team
Tel
: +800-SALIK (72545)
Fax: +971-4-2335121
E-mail:
CustomerService@SALIK.ae






From: customerservice1@salik.ae [mailto:customerservice1@salik.ae]
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2013 4:22 PM
To: Customer Service
Subject: [SPAM] Salik.ae - Contact Form
Importance: Low
The following message was submitted on the Contact Us form on Salik.ae:

Name *:
Mobile Number *:
Email *:
Comments *: Dear Salik, Would like to make a complaint about the violations on my accounts mentioned below. I called and they told me it was because the license plate was the old model. The problem is that I had no idea that there were new license plates, and my renewal was not due yet at that time. Can you be a little more fair in your judgment and consider the fact that I did not even know there were new license and that having the old ones would be considered a violation? Plate # Trip Date/Time Location Direction Amount (AED) 13540 28-Mar-2011 08:53:45 AM Al Barsha Sharjah 50.00 13540 22-Nov-2011 03:27:23 PM Al Safa Sharjah 50.00 Thanks,

Thank You.




 


CONTACT: virtual site: salik.ae

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

VPN via router

If you want to use VPN via your router to enable devices that have no VPN connectability (or to save time from setting them up), then you probably can.



First,you have to check with DD-WRT.com if your router is supported with a DD-WRT firmware, which ensures your router can connect directly to a VPN server. If so, then upgrade your firmware to the latest DD-WRT firmware for your router from DD-WRT.com. Usually instructions to connect via DD-WRT are provided by your VPN provider.

Second, for OpenVPN protocol: In order to work, script (provided by your VPN provider) may require BIG, MEGA, or VPN version of the DD-WRT firmware.

For PPTP or L2TP protocol: after you are done inputting values (provided by your VPN provider) in Setup > Basic Setup : Apply Settings -> check with http://ipaddress.com/ -> if not working then try other IPs for a while -> if still not working then restart router by Administration -> Management -> Reboot Router.

Third, whenever you connect to VPN via the router, the router disables passthrough for the protocol used in order to work via the router. So after you are done, you probably won't be able to connect to PPTP via PC; to fix that: Security -> VPN Passthrough -> select Enable for PPTP -> Apply Settings.


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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Find the Oppo Finder, the thinnest smartphone in the world

Oppo Finder is the thinnest smartphone in the world.

Oppo Finder, the thinnest smartphone in the world


At just 6.65mm, it is 1.95mm thinner than Galaxy SIII, and 2.75mm thinner than iPhone 4S.

But the thin size doesn’t mean the phone is fragile: http://youtu.be/6tMyDKdFs-o

Available at around $400. Behind the 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen rests a dual-core 1.5GHz chip and 1GB of RAM, which powers Android 4.0.



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Sunday, July 15, 2012

PATHETIC PRODUCT ALERT: Merlin USB -> TV for Android Network Media Player


SUMMARY
Only good if don't have cable nor satelite, and you don't really watch any TV anyways.

RATINGS (out of 4)
- Quality: -3
- Efficiency: 0
- Friendliness: 0
- Overall: -1 (PATHETIC)


REVIEW
Most channels are Chinese, many channels are not English, all movies are Chinese, some channels don't work, browser barely works (loading too long, cannot copy-paste), cannot read other languages like Arabic, applications won't download, interface is very tacky.


MORE INFO
Sucks, really sucks. Merlin is not known to product quality products anyway I guess, just perhaps innovative. This was a complete waste of my time; luckily I got to get a refund for this junk.


CONTACT
- virtual site: Merlin.com
- real site: CompuMe at MoE sells this peice of s#@t

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

case does not work

A technician replaced the motherboard of a PC but still did not work, so he tried to convicne me to buy another entire PC on grounds that the case does not work, lOl!


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Thursday, July 05, 2012

OUTSTANDING SERVICE ALERT: Cafe Arabia

Pic from TripAdvisor

SUMMARY
Amazing ambience in what seems to be an villa of 4 floors (2 indoors, 2 outdoors), full of perfectly syncrhonized Moroccan lamps, comfy sofas, and modern art.


 RATINGS (out of 4)
- Quality: 1
- Efficiency: 2
- Friendliness: 2
- Originality: 3
- Overall: 2 (OUSTANDING)


REVIEW
Feels like you're at a rich friend's house, waiters are friendly, and the food's great too 8D

MORE INFO
pics


CONTACT
- virtual site: TimeOutAbuDhabi's
- real site: Located at 19th St. and 2 (Airport Rd.) in Abu Dhabi (map)


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Saturday, June 30, 2012

PATHETIC SERVICE ALERT: Al Ahli Riding Club













SUMMARY
I took 2 horse-riding lessons for the first time on February 2012, this at Al Ahli Riding Club.


 RATINGS (out of 3)
- Quality: -1
- Efficiency: -3
- Friendliness: 1
- Overall:  -1 (PATHETIC)


REVIEW

Admin is aweful:
- gives wrong directions, does not know nearby landmarks
- expected me to go all the way to the club for just 15 minutes of unguided riding
- had to wait for the horse even though already came late and gave time to prepare it while I changed
- got almost no instruction from "Mustafa" even though I arrived late
- denied I already booked a second class, and got no ticket for it
- there are no signs to the place and can easily be confused for another Al Ahli Club (though nobody warned about that)
- washroom is dirty (flush esp. does not work)
- no changing room
- no greenery





On a more positive note, some of the instructors are great, especially the female ones ;]


MORE INFO

Horse riding is good for:
- internal fitness related to coordination (since you have to synchronize with the horse's bounce, not pull the rein as you lift up)
- balance (especially when the horse goes fast since you end up being lifted up and sometimes swayed to the side)
- small muscles you never knew existed (like inside glutes, back, abs, legs, especially when you have to raise yourself off the saddle).
- communication skills (especially non-verbal) and leadership / resilience (you actually have to hit fairly hard to indicate desire to move).





CONTACT
- virtual site: http://www.alahliclub.info/
- real site: in Dubai, far far away.


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Friday, June 29, 2012

Why Die

WiDi (pronounced Why Die) is a wireless technology used to connect PCs to TVs, with the conditions that both support it. If the TV does not support it then a WiDi adapter (by e.g. Net Gear) can be connected to the TV via HDMI.

You can only however control the TV using the PC. I am guessing it stands for Wireless Display.


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