To replace the perfectly functional water tank of a coffee machine, for no other reason other than that it's annoying to see a spot of rust everyday due to a fine leak, costs Dh40. A Gold Class ticket at one of these fancy theatres, where they advertise gourmet food, is Dh90 (as against the Dh35-40 in cattle). And they charge you an extra Dh10 to rent a black silk-velvet blanket.
Wearing flip flops on roller coasters isn't smart. I hadn't realised this. But if your shoes don't have a grip at the heel, and you're hanging upside down, they can fall off. The other day, I rode the Capitol Bullet Train bare foot. I hadn't ever before sat on a roller coaster. If I have to go the rest of my life without sitting on one, I won't put up a fight. You've probably sat on a roller coaster. Maybe you love it. Thrill-seeker that you are. The adventurous type. Me, no.
In the middle of the night, after binging on episodes of Mindhunter, I realised there was no water in the house. I located my wallet, went downstairs to Daily Needs, and paid Dh10 for two giant bottles of drinking water, five litres each, and lugged them up (in the elevator, of course). I could have ordered. Home delivery for any small thing is the whole point of Dubai.
"Become part of the repair economy."
P.S: In Dubai, if you need to have Apple devices fixed, or batteries replaced, there's https://t.co/70TVqx4ZN7 in #JLT. Last time, they slid a tempered glass screen protector on my phone for free, which I thought was pretty sweet. https://t.co/soxSS2gDQq
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".