Royal Plaza Hotel

2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 Stars

Deira, Al Riqqa Street, Behind Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 179% more and rated 41% lower than other 2.5 star hotels

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  • Couples0
  • Solo0
  • Business0

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Fragrance question...if anyone can help!

by philosykos

JUst back from Dubai last week...had a lovely time!!
I did get a few fragrances from the spice market area(I am a fragrance freak)...but walking around in malls..even the steward on the Emirates flight back.I noticed the men(Arab men)all wore this same fragrance!!I was tempted to ask the steward but was too embarrassed!
Does anyone know if there is a favorite male fragrance worn in Dubai?Or a local common one widely used! I can't get it out of my head..Thankyou!

Re: Fragrance question...if anyone can help!

by colin_bramso

I'm not 100% sure but I think it's musk.

BTW, the Emiratis spray it on their clothing, which is why you can smell it so well. The Arabic perfumes are made from natural oil ingredients so the clothing isn't damaged by chemicals!

Re: Fragrance question...if anyone can help!

by philosykos

It really did not smell like a musk.I do not know if its something tradtional they all well..it was definately a local fragrance..now if its an oil.oud I do not know but I did like it!Thanks.

Re: Fragrance question...if anyone can help!

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

Well, Ajmal perfumes are one of the experts in the field. Check their website and even can contact them and inquire.
Keep on smelling perfumes :-)
Amir

Re: Fragrance question...if anyone can help!

by Mel_H

Hi,
These type of perfumes are called mukhalata`at or mukhalat in Arabic , there is mukhalat arabi and mukhalat faransi the later being more subtle and lighter ........many concoctions with different names come under both types either being oils , perfum or sprays..etc. try a place called Alias and Anfasak.
Arabs perfume their local dress and abaya by burning incense either those round blocks called dukhun or oud in the form of perfumed wooden sticks, the perfumed fumes get through the clothes while moving the incense burner all over onself ,then you put on whichever perfume you want and it sticks on ya all day long once you have (dukhuned /incensed your clothes) .
also perfumes are seasonal like fashion the latest for men this march , april being from tomford ,french style perfumes like one million , strictly private tuscan leather ,strictly private ..etc.

Re: Fragrance question...if anyone can help!

by Mel_H

By the way don`t waste your time on Ajmal , rasasi ...etc. these commercial style shops as most of their stuff is kashra meaning nonsense .....water with hint of perfume like faked stuff ........ what you smelled was not oud but it aint cheap either ....well sort of.......few arabi mukhalat are moderately priced.

Re: Fragrance question...if anyone can help!

by Mel_H

Just found a sample of Anfasak dukhoon , Harir ..etc. the thing is can`t have you smell them online .The whole line is heavenly.
C . Take care

Re: Fragrance question...if anyone can help!

by howdy22

Mel,
You seem to be well informed.
Roy

Re: Fragrance question...if anyone can help!

by Mel_H

...and you seem like a troll !

Re: Fragrance question...if anyone can help!

by Mel_H

....well from your homepage .....
Anyway it` s our culture so naturally i would know....
cheers .

Re: Fragrance question...if anyone can help!

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

Howdy Meli girl, long time no see. Are you busy all day with red necks?? :-)

Re: Fragrance question...if anyone can help!

by philosykos

Thankyou!!!Where did you find them?

Re: Fragrance question...if anyone can help!

by Mel_H

Hi Amir ,i `m ok ,i see you `re in Delhi , moved town huh ?
C ... found them in my bag .... the teeny weeny ones.Didn`t notice them earlier ...head spinning from said project.

Re: Fragrance question...if anyone can help!

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

Hi Mel and good to hear from you!! Yeah small poor things :-) I am in Delhi now and started in a new field. Let me know if you are passing by this amazing city!! :-)
Take care and be safe,
Amir

Travel Tips for Dubai

Dubai's Internet Cafes

by najamrulz

Dubai has some wonderful internet cafes. Their per hour rates range from AED 2 to 30. Most of the good cafes charge AED 5 per hour. Each computer has attached scanner, printer and webcam.Some cafes also have snacks and juices facility available.

Some of shopping malls such as City Centre, Bur Juman and Lamcy Plaza etc. also have internet cafes. Charges in these cafes are usually more than the normal rates. I paid AED 25 for one hour internet usage in cafe located in City Centre. The best part is the great browsing and uploading speed available in Dubai. I really enjoyed using Internet in Dubai for the same reason.

NOT MUCH

by mbatsheba

Normal If running short of these items...shopping is a delight in Dubai. Rather bring less with you so you can fill up your suitcases with real bargains. Easily Available NO PROBLEM WITH THIS....AS THE LATEST IS AVAILABLE HERE AT A BETTER PRICE THAN BACK HOME.

Techie stuff

by Quero about Al Ain Centre

This is where many local residents buy their electronic and computer gear. There are lots of shops, prices are competitive, and the products hit the shelves here before they reach many other places around the world. As one local explained it: people in Dubai have the money to stay up to the minute with their computer and electronic equipment. Retailers in other countries wait and see if an item is going to sell elsewhere before they stock it. Well, you know what you're looking for. One suggestion: an external hard drive that serves as a photo bank (40 GB memory like the one I keep my pix on to avoid computer clog).

Viva Cuba Libre!!

by miso80 about The Malecon

This place completely reminded me of London's Cuba Libre...Although the exterior of this place can be anything but alluring...once you manage to walk into this place -- after queuing up on weekends for an ID check -- then you will find yourself inside a the high ceiling, blue painted walls with cuban slogans and pictures plastered over them, and the parquet floor, with the live band singing to the blaring salsa music...People literally are all over the place.

If you walk in the early hours (9-ish) then you'll probably get to find a place at the bar, and there won't be too many couples dancing..just a few doing their little salsa moves, or simply moving to their own choreography..but as the night progresses, the crowd grows bigger, and the music changes..you can hear anything from R&B to arabic music..I even noticed that the general age decreases..

Personally, I'd consider going to this place for dinner on a weekday...since on the weekend, you're not likely to get any decent conversation with the loud music and the large crowd. But if you're into dancing..sipping on some mojitos and martinis and enjoying the life of the crowd, then do go there on a weekend and have a great time :)

They serve typical Cuban cuisine and a fusion of international dishes. smart casual

Dubai Airport

by Airpunk

Dubai’s international airport is a very modern one and its home carrier Emirates is doing the best to fill it.Unfortunately, Emirates is doing its job far too good so that the airport is always crowded, no matter at which time of the day. That’s why construction works are going on to expand the current structures.But even this is not enough so that a second airport is currently being constructed at Jebel Ali to the east of Dubai city. Right now,I would like to recommend to be early at the airport. Expect long queues at the check-in desks and security control areas. The process is not going really slow like in other places I have seen, it’s just that there are far too many passengers. The distances are also quite long and the security checks numerous, so please plan at least an hour from check.in to your gate or you may be denied boarding just because you arrived too late at your gate. After you have passed all the checks and controls, you’ll find a huge,crowded building with many shops, restaurants and all facilities you will expect at any airport. Toilets and showers are always clean, but also always crowded. The same goes for the shops, most of which are open 24 hours. As I said, it doesn’t matter at which time of the day you are arriving or departing here. The airport is always full and traffic does not stop just because it’s night.

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