Things to consider when renting a car in the UAE

March 24, 2016 by  
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2By Monte Carlo Rent A Car, LLC

Car rentals in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and UAE can range from very affordable to very expensive. If you are planning on visiting the UAE and intend on renting a car for your stay, it is best that you consider the tips below.

  1. Number of drivers – When hiring a car, you will have to specify how many drivers will be driving the car during your renting period. Keep the number of drivers to a maximum of 2. The more drivers you state the higher your car will cost.
  2. Car insurance – You could opt for the car insurance offered by the car rental company. However, the insurance offered by the rental company, will be quite high. Instead speak to your own car insurance company and ask them if they cover insurance on rentals.
  3. Do not rent a car at the airport – Most travellers think that renting a car at the airport is a easy option, for example there are many cheap car rental in Abu Dhabi airport, but they come at a premium. Instead look for car rentals online and select a car prior to your arrival.
  4. Bring your own extras – Extras like GPS and car seats can cost a lot. Instead, get a local data plan and use your phone to navigate through the city. If you are travelling with an infant, bring along their car seat.


Monte Carlo Rent A Car, LLC provides rental car services across the United Arab Emirates, look to them for your next car hire abu dhabi.

All About Tahini

March 16, 2016 by  
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If you go to a place like Zankou Chicken, you’ll find that they offer tahini sauce with some of their sides. In the case of Zankou, the tahini is actually the salad dressing used for each plate. Tahini is a popular paste made from toasted, ground hulled sesame seeds. It’s a lot like peanut butter, even having a similar consistency and thickness, but the difference is it’s made from sesame seeds.

Tahini comes from the Arabic word “tahana”, which means “to grind”. It also shares a root word meaning “flour”, depending on which dialect is speaking the term. It’s a popular side in the Mediterranean world, but it’s also an ingredient used in other dishes.

At Zankou Chicken, you can order tahini salad. The salad uses tahini as the base for a dressing, which also goes great with the sandwiches and wraps. The salad itself is simple: consisting of just tomatoes and romaine. Still, that dressing really makes the plate complete.

Tahini paste is used in many dishes of Mediterranean origin, even tahini cookies (which are very chewy and delicious). We know that sesame was mentioned in cuneiform over 4,000 years ago, leading some to believe the paste and dressings are quite old. There is also a 13th century Arabic cookbook that describes hummus using tahini paste as one of the ingredients, leading historians to believe that it’s likely tahini paste has been around for some time.

You can also buy tahini at your local super market, but be wary. The bottle contains some oil in it, so you’ll need to refrigerate your paste to get the consistency you want and avoid spoilage.

The Perfect Patio Cushion Material

March 14, 2016 by  
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Patio CushionWritten by: The Foam Factory

Outdoor furniture often becomes water damaged when improper cushioning material is used. With the right cushion for your outdoor furniture or boat furniture you can save time and money by using this ideal cushioning material made out of foam. This foam is designed to stand up to water. The most important part is that it dries quickly.

If your outdoor patio furniture has signs of water damage, consider a foam replacement. You might just have the wrong kind of foam on your furniture. Foam that is specifically designed for outdoor use is the ideal choice.

There are other uses of outdoor foam besides the patio. Boats that use covered outdoor foam for their seats show far less signs of water damage over time. Boat mattress replacement for seating areas should be considered when a boat shows even the slightest bit of water damage.

A patio cushion using outdoor foam can be cut to any width or thickness and comes in a variety of compositions to suit individual climate zone needs. The main reason why these outdoor foam pads are so effective at preventing water damage is their highly efficient means of drainage and evaporation. These foam pads just dry quickly.

When your boat or your patio cushion material starts to grow mold, it is time for a foam replacement. Knowing about the outstanding drainage and evaporation qualities of this particular type of foam material can save you costly replacements of outdoor foam pads.