Saturday, August 17, 2019

Apr 30 17, 2:01 pm

Woman jailed in Dubai after biting off victim’s lips

A 29-year-old woman was sentenced to three months in jail in Dubai after biting the lip of the victim following a heated argument between the two. The woman was charged with physical assault after medical reports confirmed that the shape of the victim’s lips had been...

Filipinos flock jewelry shops in UAE for good luck

by | News, nlist

Apr. 30, 17 | 2:01 pm

Filipino expatriates were among customers who flocked jewelry shops in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to buy a piece of gold jewelry on Akshaya Tritiya, seeking luck in terms of fortune.

According to a Khaleej Times report, the gold jewelry-shopping was “on the belief that buying gold on the auspicious day will bring more luck and prosperity to their families.”

“We have 60% to 70% more sales than normal days. We expect more crowds in the evening, as it is the most auspicious time to buy gold on Akshaya Tritiya,” Rinesh Raphel, assistant manager at Joy Alukkas outlet, was quoted as saying.

Even others who do not believe the myth are buying gold jewelry for their friends, the report said.

“It is not just Hindu customers who are buying today. Since there is an offer, many communities including Filipinos are buying gold, utilising the offers,” Faisal A.K., director at Malabar Gold and Diamonds, was quoted as saying.

“Three Indians and one Filipino have become richer by half kilograms of gold each as part of our promotions,” added the Malabar director.

The report said those buying on account of aspirations towards good fortune were mostly Indians.

“We believe that buying gold today will bring more luck and fortune, a tradition that we are following for 10 years. Even though we are Indians, we came to know about the importance of this day only after coming to Dubai. Today is also my daughter’s birthday and I have spent Dh35,000 and we expect more fortunes. Our wealth has not gone down after coming to Dubai,” explained Mahesh Suravarapur, an Indian engineer, to the Khaleej Times.

Many customers also bought the items using their credit cards, Khasim Bacer, branch manager at Malabar Gold, explained.

Filipina Jaffry Salangsang was said to have bought 18 kt gold from Malabar Gold.

But Indian customers still comprise majority of the buyers.

“We believe that buying gold today will bring more luck and fortune, a tradition that we are following for 10 years. Even though we are Indians, we came to know about the importance of this day only after coming to Dubai. Today is also my daughter’s birthday and I have spent Dh35,000 and we expect more fortunes. Our wealth has not gone down after coming to Dubai,” explained Mahesh Suravarapur, an Indian engineer, to the Khaleej Times.

Jobs

Editors Choice

Oplan: Iwas Phone Scam

Oplan: Iwas Phone Scam

A Filipina duped out of her cash amounting to more than Dh20,000 made headlines in May this year. It sent shockwaves to Filipinos and other expats on how it is so easy for a phone scammer to siphon off their cash in a blink of an eye. But this particular incident is a...

Malacañang lifts suspension on PCSO lotto operations

Malacañang lifts suspension on PCSO lotto operations

Presidential Spokesperson Sal Panelo confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted the suspension of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for lotto operations only. "The Lotto operation is less-prone to corruption because it is machine-operated. Maraming...

7 out of 10 Pinoys want to bring their families to UAE

7 out of 10 Pinoys want to bring their families to UAE

About 70% of the Filipinos working in the UAE whose salaries are within the new immigration bracket are planning to bring their families here. This was according to the recent poll conducted by The Filipino Times to 820 people, a few days after the re§cent...

Mastering managing business in 8 months

LBC partnered with the Philippine Business Council (PBC) Dubai and the Northern Emirates and launched their inaugural business fellowship to discover the entrepreneurial spirit among Filipinos, aiming to empower and to transform the mindset of overseas workers. The...

Recent posts

We listed over 1,000,000 jobs from United Arab Emirates monthly.

Accomodation option available in the market.

Latest News
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and never miss a thing. No spam. Only hand-picked trending news.

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

© 2018 The Filipino Times. All rights reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

More in News, nlist
Court told of headless Filipina corpse discovery in Abu Dhabi
Published On  April 30, 2017
New rule on sick leave for Dubai workers
Published On  April 30, 2017
Kobe Paras leaves Creighton Blue Jays
Published On  April 30, 2017
Close