Monthly Archives: November 2010

Dubai To RAK by air taxi

Now you can arrive by your International flight in Dubai and take an air taxi to Ras Al Khaima from Dubai airport flying low to see all the area and developments in Dubai. An excellent way to arrive in your private Air Taxi.

This luxury air taxi service begins as soon as you land at the Dubai International Airport where you will be greeted at the plane by someone from the Marhaba service that will “fast track” you through airport formalities and transport you to the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club via Seawings seaplane.

More details visit Dubai to RAK By Air

Environment Minister announces Green Building rule in UAE from next year

Dubai, 28 Nov. 2010 (WAM) – Dr. Rashid Bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment and Water, said the Green Building rule will be implemented at the federal level from the beginning of next year in government projects in the first phase as the council of ministers had taken a decision in this regard in July.

He was speaking during the inauguration of the second international conference, EnviroCities 2010, under the title, “Green Cities,” at Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City on Sunday in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality. The two-day conference is organised by the Environmental Centre for Arab Towns (ECAT) in cooperation with Dubai Municipality.

The opening ceremony was also attended by Denis Hayes, Earth Day Founder, Philip Jordan, Mayor of Phoenix, Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, and a number of dignitaries and experts from various parts of the world in the field of environment.

Fahad also called for meeting the challenges of facing the negative impact of the fast paced urbanization in the world.

“We have always been keen to incorporate the environmental dimension in the developmental plans. Realizing the pressures of urban development boom, the UAE has given much importance to apply sustainable solutions including transforming the city areas into green, which in turn will reduce the impact of carbon emission and protect the environment,” he said.

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Online Shopping for Holiday Season

With Christmas and 2011 around the corner, now is a good time to fine tune your ecommerce web site to perfection. Here are a few suggestions:

Test your website with major web browsers

Ensure that your site performs just the same in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

Monitor your internal search queries

Keeping an eye on what customers are searching for on your site helps you position your product mix.

Display your security badge

Ensure your checkout page and payment gateway is fully secure and you display the security logo prominently.

Make your returns and exchange policies clear and visible

Make it obvious that registering in order to checkout is mandatory.

Provide order status tracking facility

Customers shouldn’t have to hunt around to find the status of their order.

Clearly define shipping times and options

Have a list of shipping options and last date to order to arrive by Christmas/New Year

Optimise your site graphics and source code to make it fast to download

Online shoppers do not like to wait. Completion is only a click away!

Use up-sell and cross-sell to push higher profit items

Get them in the door with great deals, and then offer them up-sell products that not only complement their purchase, but pad your bottom line as well!

Avoid excessive use of Flash

Mobile shoppers using an iPhone or iPad are on the rise thanks to Steve Jobs.

Invest in developing a customized iPhone App

Remember, 80% of smartphone users are likely to use apps

Contact information should be easy to find

An 800 number is a good idea.

Monitor Twitter trends and use Twitter search to keep up with the latest info

Social networks should be part of your e-marketing strategy

Last Minute Shopping Guide

Make it easy for last minute shoppers to find a gift on your site. “Gifts for her/him”, “Gifts under $100″, are great ways to help customers decide on a gift.

May I recommend the ultimate online shopping site to you?

Visit – Shop online for eco-friendly products while helping preserve our planet.

Send your comments to or visit Middle East’s First Online Store For Eco-friendly Products

With more and more people all over the world coming to embrace the importance of preserving the planet’s natural resources, it’s no surprise that individuals and organisations worldwide are taking on a greener approach to the way they live and work.

According to Anu Agarwal, Founder of, “We have launched the online store to empower our community with eco-knowledge and enable them ‘Go Green’. We have carefully selected the best of breed eco-friendly products from USA, Canada, UK, India and Australia and brought them to the Middle East. I am confident that once people  start using some of these products they will realize the importance of embracing eco-products and fine tuning their way of living to a ‘greener lifestyle’.

Our online store has been launched, in time for shoppers to start their holiday shopping. We will be adding new products every month and aim to offer the largest selection of eco-products in the Middle East via our online store.” offers a range of eco-friendly products including green gadgets and appliances, solar lights, recycled stationery items, reusable gift bags and shopping bags, recycled paper and stationery, eco-friendly shower heads, eco-friendly toys, BPA-free water bottles and lunch boxes, soy candles, eco-friendly wallpaper and eco-stickers, solar powered backpacks, bamboo kitchen ware, eco-friendly household cleaners  and organic pet products.

All online shoppers are guaranteed products which are ‘green’, easily absorbed into the ecosystem, without compromising on design or quality. The store offers high quality products that are either – Biodegradable, Environmentally safe, Handmade, Natural, Recycled, Recyclable, Reusable, Sustainable or Organic. accepts online payments through PayPal, 2CheckOut, Credit Cards and ‘Cash on Delivery’ for Dubai based clients. Delivery is made within 2 working days all over the UAE. International shipping is also offered.

For more information, contact:
Anu Agarwal
The Green EcoStore FZE
P. O. Box 53735
Dubai, UAE
Tel:  +9714-3327693