Shooting in a studio intimidates a lot of photographers, but the truth is it’s not hard at all as when many of us first entered into the realm of photography, most of us had the same question: What gear should I get? What do I need? And what to rent? The thought of setting up a home studio with lights can seem a scary prospect though. But relax, studio flash is no black art, just a combination of basic lighting principles and camera skills, while the kit you need has got much cheaper and easier to use. And it’s entirely up to you what gear you buy or rent and how much you spend. You can get away with using a large polystyrene board as a reflector, or fork out for an almost life-size softbox. Here are some simple studio gear, with an explanation of what they used for 1.Strobes or Flash head Also known as a strobe, flash heads normally come as a pair when you buy a home studio flash kit. Flash heads usually feature a built-in modelling light that is constantly on, so you can see where the shadows fall. Most have a switchable ‘slave’, enabling one flash to be triggered by another, so you only need to have your camera connected to one of the heads. To mimic this kind of light we use studio strobes or “flashes” as they are commonly known. The easiest setup is a single strobe, a large reflector, and a stand. Many places sell these as kits for as little as $600. Sometimes they even include remote wireless triggers, so you don’t even have to be anywhere near the lights when shooting. Compare that to an on-camera flash kit, which can cost $400 and up for a good system, the extra few dollars are going to give you so much more creative freedom to experiment. Look for kits that include the light, stand, remote trigger, and a softbox. 2.Softbox Softboxes are a must in the studio. They can produce the same soft, directional lighting that you would get from natural window light. Joy uses two 3×4 Profoto softboxes for a Butterfly setup, and to cover a greater area and produce a beautiful, well-defined shadow in the background. She also recommends the 1×3 softboxes if you want to do a hair light, or rim light. You must get a softbox. No softbox, no soft complimenting light. If not included, they start relatively cheap anyway, at around $100–often less. A system offering around 400 watts of power is plenty for a small studio, but make sure you can adjust the power up or down by at least 1/4 of a stop with each change. Good systems, such as those from Elinchrom and ProFoto, provide great control in tenths of a stop. Small, but often needed for subtle improvements. 3.Snoot and honeycomb A snoot does the opposite of a softbox, concentrating and reducing the spread of light falling on a subject. It mounts onto the flash head like a reflector/spill kill, but has a very narrow opening for light to escape through, creating a spotlight effect. A honeycomb fits into a snoot or reflector/spill kill and narrows the light beam further 4.Reflector A reflector is simply a tool that reflects light. A reflector doesn’t create light like a flash does, it simply redirects the existing light, or sometimes redirects the light from a flash or studio strobe. That’s important to understand for two reasons. The first is that the light from a reflectors isn’t any brighter than what is already there, so you can’t use them to light up a night portrait unless you are also using a flash or other light source as well. The second point to understand is that the quality of the light will match the quality of the light that’s in the scene. For example, if you’re shooting at sunset, the light that bounces off the reflector will have that same orange hue 5.Backdrop It pays to think long and hard about this one because getting a collection of them can take up quite a chunk of your budget. Think of all the photography scenarios that you will be doing in your studio and what color will suit the results you need. To decide what you’d like, take a look at a few studio photos and pay attention to the backdrop they are using and the color they have. There’s a few options when it comes to the type of backdrop you can get: Muslin Canvas Seamless Paper Other (Cotton, Velvet, Vinyl etc) 6.Tripod A tripod is a portable three-legged frame or stand, used as a platform for supporting the weight and maintaining the stability of some other object. A tripod provides stability against downward forces and horizontal forces and movements about horizontal axes. The positioning of the three legs away from the vertical centre allows the tripod better leverage for resisting lateral forces. 7.The white balance card (WBC) and color palette. The White Balance Card (WBC) will have several shades of white as well as a black & white checker pattern so you can adjust your camera's settings to the lighting, as well as adjust proper focus settings. The color palette is used in conjunction with the light meter to create the desired colored lighting in the studio. Many good color palettes also include a selection of matching gels. 8.Continuous Daylight Units In lieu of the inexpensive photoflood, you can use continuous light sources that look like banks of florescent lights. They are daylight-balanced lights that are made to simulate the sun’s light (and flash, too), but instead of giving you an instantaneous burst of light they are on all the time. This gives you the ability to study the lighting on a face and adjust the position of the light(s) accordingly. They are more expensive than the cheap photoflood I used in photo (#1), but they are also much brighter as well as daylight balanced. These don’t give you as much light as strobes do, but they are nevertheless a creative way to light people in the studio.
Camping is not only a great way to get outdoors, but it's also a fantastic way to go on a budget family vacation to the top destinations in the country. The cost of travel may have you wondering if you can afford to take a family vacation this year.Forget the high price of a trip to Greece or Disney World. Spending time together is priceless and memories don't have to cost a fortune. Once you are geared up to go camping, you can take an inexpensive family camping trip. There are plenty of things to do at the campground. Most public parks have many parks have lakes for fishing, hiking trails boating, and swimming. Imagine your kids watching a deer cross the path or a raccoon snooping through the campsite at night. There may also be a playground with swings, slides, and other playing activities. Also remember to bring along bikes, BBQ grill, balls, board games, camera, or any other favorite game or toy. There will be plenty of opportunities for the family to play together. Since most of these parks are located in remote areas away from city lights, they make great spots to watch sunsets and to stare at the stars at night. Camping isn’t easy. However, there’s something so magical about the effects of fresh air and being totally disconnected on the mind and soul. If you’re thinking about going camping for the first time but what if I have no camping gear? The gear you'll need for a budget camping trip If this is your first time camping, you can gear up with the basics for under AED 4000 or you can also rent your camping gear from other peers. People always stress the importance of packing light, and while I generally agree with this, camping is a little bit different. When you’re planning on being out in the middle of nowhere, you may not be able to easily buy or Rent things if you forget to bring them. So, for this reason, I would always advice on ensuring you have everything you need. Avoid packing luxury items like Tablets or speakers, but I would ensure you have everything you need for sleep, shelter and warmth before you leave home. consider the weight and size of any extras that you decide to bring. For most camping trips, I always make sure I have the following: 1.Flashlights and batteries You'll always need to keep flashlights on hand while camping, so make sure you have a few packed up in your car before ahead on your way to Mountains or desert (two places where a flashlight would come in handy). You never know what can happen on an exciting camping adventure, like maybe a storm or power outage, and you don't want to be left in the dark! Plus if you're going for a nighttime stroll or trekking to the bathhouse in the dark, you'll want to be able to see what's making noises in the dark. They also come in handy for fun flashlight games around the campsite. And in those flashlights, be sure to check that the batteries are good. 2.Tools Before you hit the road, make sure that you have all the essential tools packed for your camping trip. Everything is great until something breaks, and it's an unlucky situation if you can't fix it and may be a long way from the service department Hopefully you'll have sharing and caring neighbors who can lend you something, but you don't want to be imposing every time something goes wrong. Just make sure everything is there and accounted for in case you took a tool out at home and forgot to put it back. 3.Air Mattress, Cot, or Sleeping Mat Mother Nature can surprise you and deliver a rainstorm at the most inopportune moment. Leaks happen quite frequently when tent camping, so you can never be too safe. Always pack extra bedding, just in case. After all, who wants to sleep in damp sheets? Even if you're a tough, experienced camper who opts not to have the comfort of an air mattress, cot, or sleeping mat, bring something comfortable for your children to sleep on. It may save you from having to return home early with kids who aren't fans of roughing it on the ground. Do your family a favor and test your air mattresses and blow-up sleeping mats for holes and leaks before your trip. Remember to bring a battery-operated air pump for your mattresses unless there's one built in. Avoid setting up camp on rocky areas that could puncture your mattress. 4.First aid kit; Best for last: a basic first aid kit is essential for camping trips, especially with kids. Making sure you have everything from band-aids to burn ointment is important. Hopefully you don't need it, but if you do it makes a world of difference. So you need to take some emergency medical supplies with you. 5.Shelter (Tent/RV); Unless your shelter is your vehicle , you’ll want to triple check you packed your tent. Now, if you don’t already own a tent you have a lot of choices. For example, you could go with a survival tent or a cold weather tent or even a canvas tent. Unless you’re one who enjoys sleeping under the stars without a tent. If you’re only planning a single camping trip, you might be able to get away with borrowing one. But if you’re looking to make this a regular hobby, invest in a high-quality tent is essential and you can even rent it out to other adventurers. Or you could even go with a hammock if the weather’s nice. Just use your sleeping bag in the hammock and sleep off the ground and under the stars 6.Sleeping Bag or Blankets; Sleeping bags have been a staple for campers for years . Sleeping bags go with tents like peanut butter goes with jelly. I even take mine during warm summer camping, because there’s always a chance it gets really cold in the middle of the night. And if you’re unprepared, you could wake up in the middle of the night freezing. Then you’ll have to scramble to add multiple layers of clothes just to stay warm not fun . So get a nice warm one for those cooler nights. Worst case, if your sleeping bag is overkill on a hot night, you can always just sleep on top of it. Then if you get cold, just quickly slip inside. I recommend borrowing a good one instead of suffering the frustrations of a cheap one . 7.Trash bags; Bringing those big, durable black trash bags is critical to maintaining a tidy campsite and tent. Useful for recycling and trash, trash bags can also be useful to store dirty clothes or in the event you forgot your tent, they can be used to create a makeshift shelter! We recommend taking double what you think you need 8.Bug Repellent and Citronella Candles; Keep away mosquitoes , black flies, deer flies, and other notorious biters. Don't forget the anti-itch cream to apply after insect bites or run-ins with poison ivy . Just keep in mind that many bug sprays contain high levels of the chemical DEET, which may not be best for small children. Talk to your child's pediatrician about which products to use. 9.Campfire Supplies; Matches (stored in a plastic baggie or wrapped in foil to keep out moisture), dry firewood, and dry newspaper are all you need for a campfire. Most campgrounds, grocery stores, and convenience stores sell firewood throughout the summer. You and your kids can do a quick hunt for kindling wood for your fire. Each campsite should have its own cement or stone campfire spot and many also provide a cast-iron grate for cooking on. 10.Kitchen ware; Here's what you'll need to have a functional outdoor kitchen for camping: bowls, plates, eating utensils, a cast iron or other high-heat-safe pot and pan; a large, heat-safe spoon and spatula; a long scewer for heating food over the fire unless you want to use sticks; heat-safe oven mitts; a cooler with ice; a can opener; and dish soap and a small plastic tub for cleaning and reusing your plates and utensils. A camping stove can make meal prep easier than cooking over a campfire.
SHOULD I RENT MY CAMERA?! A Question from one of our customers I have a bit of a dilemma. I've recently purchased a $9000 'cinema' camera (with lenses) and I got it on credit so I still have to pay a lot of it back. I run a small video production company so I can pay it off through various client projects, having expensive camera like that how safe it is to put it out for rent to a stranger and what would be my guarantee that it will not be damaged or lost! We (@rRenttitude) answered: 1. Let your rent pay off your loan! having an extra income from your camera when you are not using it, is a streamline profit by itself and precious business assist for your company. 2. Your camera is insured All items on our website are insured and there is an obligatory insurance policy that every borrower has to pay in the first place before S/he rents it from you, you need not to worry about damages or losses, that’s our job and that’s why we get paid. 3. You are secured. No one uses our services unless he is verified in 2 ways, National ID, Telephone Number, hence we keep our community safe and secure and we are very strict about verification, there is also a useful reviewing system that shows the reviews of every borrower or lenders so you get to read it and make a choice to whom you rent out your precious camera. Rent my stuff or not! it will always be a question of ease, safety and insurance, in Renttitude we tackle all the 3 matters.
When you’re learning to DJ, you’re actually learning to match your own musical expressions with the desires of an audience. It is not about only scratching over songs or matching beats. It’s about being empathic and reactive. When there is a public event with music, there is usually a DJ in attendance, working the sound. From weddings and birthdays, to live sporting events and radio, DJ's are there to make music and entertain the crowd. While it is true that you do not need formal education to become a DJ, there are many educational paths that will help lead you to realize your career goals. In fact, the DJ field aligns so well with the art world, that many art schools are beginning to offer classes in the field. It’s not difficult to start but it is difficult to stand out specially that the Deejaying career is expensive and technology dependable. Despite what many music fans will tell you, the most important question is “What do I need to start DJing?? In fact, there are countless examples of DJs rocking dance floors with only a laptop and a tiny controller. In fact the most important aspect of DJing is music selection and sequencing. Below, we’ve outlined the basic DJ equipment setup along with some recommendations for beginners. Be economical; Building your first professional DJ setup can be a spooky task, especially if you are beginner. To start on your journey to great beat mixes, it is important to consider numerous components before making any gear purchases. Don't invest in top-dollar equipment right away. Most of your money should be spent on turntables and a mixer. Forget the other stuff for now. And spend wisely buy your decks used or rent it and your mixer new or rent it too. With so many options for DJ equipment and software platforms nowadays, making informed decisions on which equipment to spend your hard-earned money on is a key step to building a professional DJ setup fit for your budget and skills. Here’re the classical DJ setup you need to shake your dance floor; DJ Controller/Mixer; The mixer is the core part of any DJ setup. With a mixer, the DJ mixes and routes the sound coming from the decks, and it’s the mixer that allows them to perform many of those cool DJ tricks. In this article, I’ll tell you about the most important controls found on a DJ mixer as well as the device’s features. Buy a controller that connects to a computer via USB and has a built-in soundcard and audio interface because they are simple to use, as compare to other mixers. This will allow you to listen what your audience is listening. Tuntabled ; A digital turntable used by disc jockeys (DJs) who orchestrate prerecorded music for parties and events. The devices are CD players that have a slip pad disc like a platter on an analog turntable. The DJ holds and reverses the slip pad to produce scratchy sounds and other special effects that are electronically simulated. They also include numerous other functions not found on regular CD players such as flash memory storage for multiple sound tracks, cue point marking and automatic looping. DJSoftware; In its simplest form, a DJ software program (or app) allows you to take individual music tracks and combine them to create a new (remixed) track. Essentially this type of music making software emulates the 'old-style' way that DJs used in the past to remix tracks -- that is, a physical DJ mixing deck and vinyl records. However, with the dawn of the digital age you can now do this with a computer, or even a portable device like your phone (via an app). And, this virtual way of mixing music has a lot more possibilities too compared to the 'old-school' way. Traktor and Virtual DJ are very popular software. So you can try anyone for free and see which suits you and buy anyone you like. Speakers; Speakers are must for so that everyone can hear what you are playing :) The type of speakers vary depending upon the events you are going to perform and you may change the speakers in future when your demand changes. Headphones ; Now this is something simple and small, but absolutely essential. No matter what you want to do exactly, the ability to listen to a different part of the mix than the one you are blasting through the PA is essential and should not be overlooked. CDJ Setup; When CDs overtook vinyl as the medium of choice, the DJ world had to adapt, and CDJs became a popular alternative in the club space. Using CDs or a USB stick, DJs can cue up and mix tracks using jog wheels, while also having access to an LCD screen with info about frequencies, cue points, tempo, and more Rent or Buy? In order to practice deejaying and make your own music, you don’t need to have your own stuff. Renting a wide range of DJ equipment is the best option for DJs who do not have the budget to purchase all the gear they need. This is particularly advantageous for those who are just starting out in developing their skills and may not want to spend huge amounts on gear until they feel more confident in their skills and are ready to start booking gigs. Aside from saving on the cost of buying new setup, you won’t have to worry about performing regular maintenance on the equipment. Another advantage of renting is that you will be able to try out different brands and decide which ones you like best before buying the gear you want. On the other hand, buying brand new decks and mixers has its advantages. Aside from allowing you to create a fully customized DJ setup that suits your needs, most equipment usually come with manufacturer’s warranties. The obvious downside is the price, but if you are serious about your craft, it is definitely a worthwhile investment and you can rent them out to other DJs during your day off.
In 2018 its even easier to make some extra money online. People came with different ideeas to help you add some extra income in your wallet. All this ideeas are out there, one click away in the online world. If you pay attention you will notice that its already a community out there making and saving money online. 1. Use your skills - online jobs There are many websites such us Upwork , Freelencer.com that offers a great marketplace for selling just about any professional service. For sure you have some skills that you can put it to best use for other people that need it and make some extra income out of it ( content writing, data entry, E-commerce, SEO, marketing etc). You don't need a merchant account, website of your own or anything else. All you need to do is be able to provide a high-quality service at a reasonable price. 2. Rent your home It’s the famous platform lie Airbnb that helps you make some extra money by renting your home to travelers. It also helps you on saving money by using it while you go on vacation. Win-win right? Lots of people worldwide are using it everyday. You can rent your apartment, house for any amount you think its worth it and whenever you like. Think about it! You wanna go travelling? Great! Use your place to make the extra cash you need for your trip accommodation, or maybe more! 3. Rent anything Rentittude is fun. Make the best use of your stuff and rent it online to other people. We all have things at home that you don’t need it everyday, you bought it, used it once and now it collects dust ( camera, bike, drone, stroller, ski equipment etc. ). You can rent anything. It’s a great way to make some extra cash! The platform is also helping you on saving. You don’t need to go buy the staff that you know you will only need once. You can simply rent it from others that have it, try it out and be sure is what you want and need before buy it. 4. Drive people around If you are a good driver and you need some extra cash you can go drive people at the destination they need it, for a few hours after work. Or even make it a full time job. Its up to you! Uber is one of the platforms that you can use to do this. You are the one in charge of how much time you wanna do this and how much money you want to make. You have the option of doing this at any time you want, any day, with whatever car you have. Go make some extra cash! 5. Promote other people products Affiliate programs can be found everywhere on the internet. Basically, you make some extra cash by promoting other people products online and earn a commision when you drive the sell. You can choose whatever product/ products you want. Its better if you pick one that you believe in as it makes it esier to promote it. This way of making money online is easy, you can advertise different products on your blogg, website, email newsletter, facebook groups, instagram page etc. and drive sells. So, find the right affiliate program ( ClickBank . Amazon, Moreniche etc ), some products that you like and make some extra income!
Need to make Extra income? need to change your lifestyle? One of the great things about the internet is that it’s such a great way to get into business for yourself. No matter where you live, as long as you have an internet connection, you can make money online Yet with so much change in the world today, and a nearly-instantaneous access to the globe's population through mediums such as social networks and online platforms, The next best thing about internet business is that it’s so easy to get started. Most of the opportunities to make money online take little or no upfront investment however many people are still left perplexed by how they can utilize the powerful technology available through the internet, to actually make money online. Would you like to make an extra $1000 this weekend? How about an extra $25 tonight? It turns out, thanks to the sharing economy , you can! ,here’s One of the easiest ways to secure extra income using the power of technology is the sharing platforms or in another meaning the Peer-to-peer renting platforms where two parties with the same interest but the one is a Lender and the other is a Borrower. The P2P sharing is actually decentralized model where two individuals interact with each other share some items or service with each other. How Peer-to-Peer renting makes money? Suppose a guy wants to go for kiting, but doesn’t want to buy an expensive Kite surfing equipments he’ll rarely use it. He might be happy to rent yours for $50 per day. And rather than selling your console for $500 at sale, simply rent it out to your colleagues for $20/day. WORTH DOING RIGHT? Most people have heard of Airbnb – the website that lets you rent out a room or your whole home to holidaymakers. If you’re going to be away on vacation or a business trip you should absolutely make some money on your place while you’re gone. AirBNB is an awesome service for that and they automatically insure your place for up to $1mil in damages so there’s nothing to worry about. Uber ,also may be the most popular Peer 2 peer renting app out there. The famous ride sharing app is well known for both success and controversy. Nonetheless, it is still one of the best ways to get around, as well as a great way to make extra money online. But these days there are lots more lending sites that let you rent out pretty much ANYTHING you own from renting your camping gear to your bicycle, your lawnmower to your garden, now it's possible to rent out all your household items. One such service Renttitude.com , began in Dubai, United Arab emirates in 2017by innovative entrepreneurs suppose you have a Gopro camera you can go onto the Renttitude.com portal and list it for rent at whatever daily rate you choose. When a potential borrower browse your items he decides to rent your camera, he will start texting you and he pays your daily rental value and.You and he arrange the delivery of the Camera and Flip from that point on.One of the best things is that Renttitude.com doesn’t require a secured deposit as all items are insured. Turo also is a car sharing platform where you can post your car for Rent whenever it’s free of use and travelers can rent any car they want, wherever they want it, from a vibrant community of local car owners. Travelers choose from a totally unique selection of nearby cars, while car owners earn extra money and help fuel their adventures. Complete odd-jobs via TaskRabbit like picking up groceries, waiting in line for a new iPhone, cleaning someone’s home or helping them run a party. According to peers.org, the average TaskRabbit hourly wage is $48 an hour. Eventually there are a lot of other Peer 2 Peer renting websites whereas you can make money online easily and securely and in your spare time. In short, the sharing economy allows people to rent out a room with Airbnb, become a taxi driver with Uber , Turo or conduct your small renting business with Renttitude.com of other activities all while benefiting others. Well, there you have it, all you need to do is to surf your internet, for the ideal sharing website within your region that best suit you and get ready to go.
R ent anything Dubai People like to own everything now-a-days. But, is it sensible? I don’t think so. With the growing financial problem, it is not at all sensible to buy all the things you think you need. With this type of hectic lifestyle, instead of buying, people are inclining more towards renting as it has more flexibility than buying. I think renting is a more reliable option. Renting is much more sustainable than buying. If you are looking for renting anything in Dubai, then rentitude.com is your place. This place provides you the platform for renting things like photography equipment, baby stuff, electronics, sports-related equipment, etc. If you want to buy a camera for only one-time use, then Think Again!! You can rent it from someone and then return after using it. This will save you a pile of money. In earlier times, you could only rent cars, dresses, houses but now you can rent anything including furniture, electrical appliances, cameras, books, pet stuff, baby stuff and toys etc. As we know, Dubai is an expensive place. Renting the stuff you need will be helping you there. We provide different categories for rentals stuff like Furniture rental Dubai, Photography Equipment rental Dubai, etc. If you are looking for renting some stuff, you can rent anything in Dubai from sites like Rentitude.com. Why you should rent items instead of buying? There are various advantages of renting items instead of buying. We all know it is a cheaper option but there are many more benefits which are not known to us. Some of them are listed below. • You can have access to a higher item of equipment even if it is not in your budget. • You can save a lot of money, and you don’t have to pay the full money, and it will not put you in hustles of borrowing money. • You don’t have to pay for the full life but only for a period. You can also give your equipment and stuff on rent to other people and earn money. Rent anything in Dubai from Rentitude.com is a great platform for save and earn money. Like, that kitchen equipment you don’t use, you can rent it out from here to someone who needed it. This can help you as well as the other party. Like, you have that camera that you do not use daily, make it useful and rent it out and earn some money. Benefits of renting Photography and videography equipment Money saving: We all know, photography is an expensive hobby. Different types of camera and lenses can cost you an arm and a leg. But renting them doesn’t. You have to pay very less amount than the actual price. So, renting photography and videography gear is a much reasonable option. Try before buy: If you are planning on buying expensive gear, the smart choice will be first renting and try it out. This will save money and helps you in deciding whether buying that gear is a good idea or not. Beginner: If you are a beginner, you would be confused which model type to buy. But this problem can be solved if you rent that gear. After that, you can decide which one is a better option for you. Traveling: While traveling, it is not a smart choice to carry your expensive gears with you. You can always rent needed items and have these shipped to your hotel or destination. Benefits of renting Books, Art, and Music More economical: Renting can be more economical than buying a musical instrument. With various sizes available, it is not beneficial to buy new instrument every time you want to upgrade the size of it. Renting seems to help in this kind of situation. Flexibility: renting has full flexibility of replacing an instrument, but if you buy an expensive instrument, this choice decreases. Cheap: Renting a book you want to read only one time is a lot cheaper than buying it. It will usually be half of its original price. We know colleges and schools are quite expensive these days, so renting the textbooks is a good option as you need those books for some months only. Benefits of renting Electronics Up-to-date: Renting of electronics like laptops, desktops, etc. keeps them up-to-date. The technology nowadays keeps on updating very fast and most people cannot afford new electronics every time. Then, renting comes to the rescue. A Large number of electronics: If you are starting your small start-up and you don’t have the money to buy that number of desktops, you can always rent those. They rarely expect down payment. Benefits of renting Fashion Items Latest fashion: You don’t have to buy new clothes every time a new trend kicks in. It is a possibility that you might not like it on you. So, the best option is to rent and try it on. Less repetition of clothes: Many girls do not like to repeat their clothes. For them, renting is a good option. They can save money by renting and at the same time wearing new clothes. Benefits of renting Furniture, Kitchen & Dining, Home Appliances If you are moving or transferring continuously, then furniture rental Dubai is a place for you. You can rent items like furniture, DIY power tools, kitchen appliances & dining tools, gardening tools, home appliances, etc. You can decide if you need furniture by reading following benefits. Cost-Effective: Renting is very cost effective. We can rent furniture and appliances for a much lower price. A lot of money can be saved by this. Hassle of moving: If you are moving or shifting your company, renting comes to your rescue. You can always rent new or old furniture according to your requirement. Rather than hiring a costly interior designer, you could just rent the furniture for the time being. Quality furniture: If you have a low budget for furniture, you cannot afford quality products. But, as you know, comfort only comes with quality furniture. So, you can rent the quality furniture in the same budget. Flexibility: With the changing trends, everyone likes to be with the latest trends. Renting provides you the flexibility of changing your furniture from time to time if you want. Benefits of renting Baby Stuff & Toys Babies need new toys every day. Not everyone can afford, but they can rent new toys from rent anything Dubai. Kids need a car seat for some time, and it can be costly. So, the smart option will be to rent the seat and return it after the use. There are many more benefits of renting. Some of them are discussed here so that you can make a smart choice of renting the toys instead of buying them. New stuff: You can change the toys from time to time as they easily get bored with same toys. Rent anything Dubai provides the flexibility of renting the items and there is no fixed period for which you should rent. Money Saving: You can save a lot of money from renting. We all know, baby stuff nowadays is expensive. So, most people think why to buy new stuff when your baby is in growing age. So, renting is benefited to those people. Benefits of renting Sports & Gym equipment For all levels: There are different types of equipment for beginner and pro. Not all people can afford all types of equipment. You guys can always think about equipment rental Dubai. Costly: Gym equipment, as we all know, is very costly. So, renting is a good option. Benefits of renting a pet We all want to own a pet but don’t want to spend dollars on it. So you could rent a pet at a much lower price. Some people want to have a pet for a small time. Renting can be their way out. You can rent any pet like dog, cat, parrot, fish, etc. from pet rental Dubai. These are some of the advantages of renting the things instead of buying. The main advantage of renting instead of buying a new thing is renting is environment-friendly. By reusing what we already have, removes the hassle of production and transportation which is very helpful to the environment. With the slogan ‘Go Green’ printed everywhere, we are still not very keen on applying this to our daily life but by renting, we would be doing Mother Nature a good deed. From the sites like Rentitude.com, you can find nearby borrowers and borrow from them according to the need. By this, you will be guaranteed as it will be in your locality and neighborhood. You will be helping people by renting by those who need the money. Conclusion: Now, we have discussed the advantages of renting over buying; hope this will help so that you can decide accordingly. Lastly, whether you choose to rent as an alternative approach for buying or not, this will affect your standard of living. Have a great life which reflects your classy lifestyle.
In the past few years, the UAE has come a long way to meet the challenges of energy and climate change, under the framework of Vision 2021 and the strategic plans of each emirate. The UAE has built the enablers which correspond to the sustainable development goals (SDG) set out by the United Nations for 2030. In addition, the UAE committed more than USD 840 million (AED 3.1 billion) to renewable energy in more than 30 countries. Despite the frenzied pace of urbanization, rapid population growth and economic diversification, environment protection and natural resources conservation have never taken a back seat to other priorities of the UAE Government. Environmental awareness Environmental awareness aims at developing the culture of the society regarding environment and promoting environmental behavior of individuals, which helps to conserve and properly manage natural resources. The bodies concerned with the environment protection organize educational campaigns at the emirate level or in coordination with the federal agency concerned to conduct such campaigns at a federal level. The type and slogans of these campaigns are based on the needs of the UAE's community in the areas of environmental awareness and education. In recent years, environmental education has become one of the salient elements in curriculum development in the United Arab Emirates. Accordingly, efforts have been directed to include environmental content in school curricula and textbooks. Therefore, Ministry of Education has been keen to incorporate the environmental dimension in school curricula of all stages, by addressing the environmental issues that affect student's environment, in order to open the way for discussion on sustainable solutions. National Environment Day Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, every year the country marks the National Environment Day on February 4 to highlight and galvanise public action and awareness about one of the key environmental issues in the UAE. The National Environment Day supports the spirit of individual and collective initiatives and responsibility among all segments of the society on environmental issues. In this paper we provide you with 10 tips to protect the UAE environment and go green. 1- Better recycle; Door-to-door waste collection for recycling has begun in Al Barsha — the first stage of plans to roll it out across Dubai. Waste management company averda has provided bins to more than 3,500 villas. The company aims to collect 50 per cent of the volume of recyclable refuse such as plastic, aluminium cans, glass, paper and cardboard. Jeroen Vincent, CEO, averda, says the waste collected will be reprocessed locally where possible and not be dumped in landfills. 2- Rent rather than to buy; In recent years, the tech sector around the world has come to recognize the importance, the urgent necessity even, of going green .The Middle East is no stranger to such initiatives, with governments, business leaders, and startups adopting more environmentally friendly solutions by the day, and correspondingly switching to clean energy sources .One of such environmental friendly startups is Renttitude marketplace it allows anyone to rent all day goods and save money rather than to buy, Just go online or download an app and starting sharing your underutilized items. The model works for all day items that are expensive to buy and are widely owned by people who do not make full use of them. 3- Switch off and save; UAE residents need to rethink about their energy consumption patterns, and carbon footprint which can be considerably reduced by adhering to the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. This also means economic sense and can entail huge savings. Commenting on energy saving in the UAE, Levent Taskin, Danfoss President of the Turkey, Middle East and Africa, said: "The remarkable results achieved during Earth Hour last month, where a reduction of 244MW of energy was recorded by DEWA purely from lights being switched off across Dubai, goes to show that this symbolic movement alone can translate into so much more. Danfoss - a company that deals with manufacturing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions -- shares 10 top tips to reduce usage and ultimately save on utility bills: - Set the AC thermostat at a higher temperature - nclude an AC cycling schedule - Avoid placing lamps or TV sets near your room AC thermostat - Turn off the lights when you leave the room - Set the refrigerator at the ideal temperature - Unplug unused electronics from the wall - Switch off the tap when brushing teeth 4- Avoid plastic bags More than 80 per cent of the UAE’s shoppers put everything into free shopping bags. People could go through as many as 60 bags a month. These single-use carrier bags are made from oil-based plastic, which is a non-renewable resource and can take up to 1,000 years to decompose. Don’t be fooled by paper bags either — they are not an environmentally friendly alternative and still a waste of natural resources. Invest in reusable carrier bags instead. It makes a huge difference. 5- Switch to energy efficient bulbs Households in the UAE can save up to Dh2,500 a year on utility bills if they switch to energy efficient lighting, according to the Sustainable Lighting Initiative. The potential saving by simply switching to energy efficient lighting (EEL) for the entire country is estimated at Dh495 million a year. Incandescent, energy wasteful, light bulbs were banned from being sold in the UAE at the end of 2013. However they are still responsible for 78 per cent of lighting energy usage. As part of the new initiative, retailers in Dubai will reduce the cost of energy sustainable light bulbs by 25 per cent from May 22 to June 5. 6- Drive Less If it’s possible for you to take the metro, or public transportation, you might be saving more on the increasing cost of petrol. When not doing important drives like work, try to find one place where you can conveniently run all your errands, rather than drive around all over town. If you’re going out with friends, opt for a carpool or call a taxi. 7- Get a garden Given that most of us live in apartments in Dubai, pottering among the shrubs doesn’t quite apply. However, a balcony has enough room for a compost bin, whose components could be offered to nearby greens. Moreover, a balcony or a tiny garden can be used to grow food, herbs and spices. 8- Hotels lead the way UAE-based hospitality group Time Hotels has launched the Middle East’s first carbon offset accommodation at two of its Dubai properties. The aim is to prevent more than 320 tonnes of carbon emissions by the end of the year. Guests can donate Dh15 per stay to offset carbon emissions generated by consuming energy and water. The money will go to my climate, a Swiss non-profit organization. “In the hospitality sector, carbon emissions are simply unavoidable,” says Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, Time Hotels. “But we remain focused on developing sustainability.” 9- Cook from scratch whenever possible. The more food you make from simple basic, minimally-packaged ingredients like vegetables, grains, meats, eggs and spices, the more you will save on groceries and the less impact you will have on the environment. On top of it all, you’ll be a lot healthier, too 10- Eventually Follow these Tips Every Day to Reduce Pollution: Conserve energy - at home, at work, everywhere. Look for the ENERGY STAR label when buying home or office equipment. Carpool, use public transportation, bike, or walk whenever possible. Follow gasoline refueling instructions for efficient vapor recovery, being careful not to spill fuel and always tightening your gas cap securely. Consider purchasing portable gasoline containers labeled “spill-proof,” where available. Keep car, boat, and other engines properly tuned. Be sure your tires are properly inflated. Use environmentally safe paints and cleaning products whenever possible. Mulch or compost leaves and yard waste. Consider using gas logs instead of wood.
I think you heard by now someone saying that being overwhelmed by stress this days is the new normal. Probably you agree with it. We are living in a world of excesses – excessed of consumerism, material possesions, clutter, having too much things to take care of, too many distractions, too many debt, too much social media. And of course you know the feeling of NOT having enough – not enough things, not enough time, not enough money. The GOOD NEWS is many of us started to be more and more AWARE of the fast live we are living this days and came with different solutions. The MINIMALISM CONCEPT prupose a different approach on this days lifestyle – living a simple life with less things . A lot of people embraced the concept and call themselves minimalists. They seem to be people that escape the excesses of the world around us and succed to feel they have just ENOUGH with less. What this people do differently? Living with less material possession – like clothes, decorations, toys, televisions, furniture, electronics etc. Think about this, we always buy stuff that we only need once or even worste, things we don’t need at all! And of course, after the purchase we have to worry about storage, cleaning and maintenance of this new things we purchased. Spending less. Many people believe that having more money is the solution for the financial problems. Yet, it has been proved that once we earn more we continue to spend what we earn and more. Minimalists encourage a better management of finances - instead of buying unnecessary things, they suggest investments in personal achievements – like education, travel, experiences. They advise to start by minumazing the cost of the big tree - homes,cars, loans. Changing the mindset, actions and habits. Minimalists believe there is place for a little change in everyone ' s life. It may be in their closet, in their homes, in the way they spend their time and money. They also believe that the most important change has to happen first in our minds. We have to became aware of the luxuxy of choosing less. They argue that having too much staff destroy us, while debt ties us to jobs we don’t like and fill us with depression. Fashion drives us to spend money we don’t have on things we don’t need and it also make us become obsessed about our imagine. Think about it, they might be right! Minimalism promote a living where being is more important then having. One solution they found for having stuff, but not own them is rent. Nowadays we have online stores, like Airbnb, Udrive, Uber, Renttitude where renting became familiar, in very high demand and just one click away. This rentals of our own stuff makes us the extra cash we need, while we don’t have to worry about not having something as long as we can rented it for less at the time we actually need it. We all have to be aware of this opportunity as it gives us a lot of benefits – less money spent, no worries for storage, trying before buying, helping the environment and why not, meeting other cool people while renting their stuff. Minimalism suggests a different perspective on stuff, money, life itself. It encourage us to stop running around for material possessions like it is our ultimate purpose and start focusing on living the moment, living with less, living in freedom.
7 Things You Should Rent Instead of Buy It’s becoming clear that the rental industry which was once reserved for cars, wedding dresses and movies has become much more, covering everything from cameras, bicycles to kiteboard This new trend has a huge benefits for one, renting an item you’ll only use once or twice is much cheaper (and more sustainable) than actually buying it. Not only that, sites like Renttitude.com let you tap into nearby resources like neighbors and community members to borrow items. Saving money and staying local? Now that’s a movement we can get behind. It may be a buyer’s market when it comes to real estate, but there are still many things you’re better off renting. Here are 10 examples of when renting might be the more cost-effective choice. Your Home Buying a home is part of the “mission impossible”. And there is nothing wrong with doing it sometimes, but many times it doesn’t make sense. You’ve heard that renting is like throwing your money away. You may have heard that Renting is a sucker bet--you're making your landlord rich instead of yourself. Paying rent is like throwing money away. If there's any way to become a homeowner, you should do it. it’s great to buy your own home. You can feel proud to be a home owner and you can do whatever you will to the house, but wait until the time is right. There are plenty of times when renting makes the most sense. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that it’s never a good idea. Here are a few times you should consider renting instead of buying: If you plan to move soon. If you’re planning to move soon. It makes sense to rent for now. You can always buy later when you get where you’re going. Renting will be much less stressful for a temporary situation. There are better places to invest your money. Still, over time stocks outperform most other types of investments, real estate included. Or, you can invest in yourself. If you spend money on education or training, you'll acquire skills that no one can ever take back. That's a much better use of your money than buying a house that could easily wind up underwater. If your market is inflated. If your living in an area with extremely inflated housing prices, you can expect that bubble to pop eventually and you may be stuck with a mortgage twice the size of your house’s actual value. If you’re saving to buy a home. Don’t rush into a bad loan because you don’t have enough money for a down-payment. Just because you can find a “no money down” loan, doesn’t mean you should take it. The interest will eat you alive. It’s better to save for a while and make a large down-payment. Your Sports equipments; From Surfing board and Kayaking boat to tennis rackets and scuba gear I know, your arsenal of sporting gear from every recreational activity ever invented may look cool, but it’s wasting your money. If you’re not using it all the time then renting will be better. And while it will save you some money, it also won’t clutter your garage and your storage room. Generally when you’re close to the sunny lake or the beach, you can find a place to rent some beach toys however, shop around, because the places right next to all the recreation are usually the most expensive. Just driving a few miles outside of the area could easily save you half or more on the price of your sports equipment. Your DIY "Do It Yourself" Tools; There is no need to buy a tool for one project if you know you’re never going to use it again, no matter how cool you feel when you show it to your friends. Tools can be a sinkhole for your money, especially if you shop for equipments,like you shop for groceries. Before any new tool purchase, you should ask yourself if you really need to buy it or if it would be better to rent it. Renting tools also gives you the option to insure them and not take on the responsibility of worrying about what happens if you forget that you super amazing Schneur skill saw isn’t supposed to dig through steel. Your Entertainment How often do we buy a Blue-ray movie, only to watch it once? Movies and video games are cheap to rent, but expensive to buy. How often do we buy a $60 video game, only to beat it a week later and basically stop playing it? If you plan to watch the movie or play the Wii or Playstation game all the time, buy it. Otherwise, just rent it. If you must buy movies or video games, check out some Black Friday deals at electronics stores. Just wait for the crowds and the crazies to get their TVs and iPads, then leisurely stroll into the store, several hours later, and take advantage of the cheap movies and games that often get overlooked. But that’s only if you must buy. With places like Game Fly , NetFlix and RedBox , you really should be renting. Your Boat It almost always makes more sense to rent a boat, especially if you’re only using it a few times per year. A boat is a sinkhole for maintenance and repair costs. Paying the docking costs, maintenance and repairs fees will be enough to make you thinking about renting a boat when you need it. If you do use it more than a few times throughout the year, consider getting together with a few families and co-owning a boat. This is common practice for private jets and yachts, but it’s worth considering for smaller purchases as well, like a pontoon boat or a speed boat. Everyone will benefit from sharing the cost of owning a boat and it will actually get used on more than a few 3 day weekends throughout the year. But If you’re a you rent your boat , you may want to consider buying a boat.You could consider this the exception to the rule, but if you aren’t fishing all the time, it could still be better to rent. Rent a wedding dress This is probably the biggest pro of them all, and probably what started you down the path to renting a wedding dress to begin with. When you've had your eye on a dream wedding dress that costs more than two month's rent, a girl's got to get creative. Dresses that were way over budget are suddenly in the realm of possibility. Renting a dress will be worn one time and then stored in a box for all but ten minutes of the rest of your life.Sad story about my wedding dress. Renting a wedding dress for your big day can save you at least hundreds, if not a thousand dollars. Renting a dress is a much cheaper option than buying one and often brings wedding dresses that cost four figures into three instead. Textbooks For college students ,college is becoming increasingly more expensive.Yes it’s true! That’s why we love the idea of renting textbooksit’s an easy way to save each semester. as a huge expense is the books required each semester. so you don’t have to pay for your textbooks every year. Renting things can be a great choice for your situation. Please don’t believe you must own everything you need or want in life .While over the long term it can make financial sense to purchase things, often you make the mistake of buying something only to find it doesn’t get used as often as you thought it would.
Camping is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities, not only because of the money-saving benefits, but because people enjoy spending time in nature connecting with loved ones. You don't need to be Indiana Jones to be able to camp but a little bit of common sense doesn't go astray. Make sure you pack up your car with plenty of food, water, a full tank of extra gas, and maybe a torch for spooky stories. Blankets, sleeping mats, grill, a few hoodies, a first aid kit, pen knife and can opener will all come in handy at some stage too! Most of us are really confused about the best locations available in UAE for a perfect BBQ and camping .Residents are looking for the best spots in UAE for setting up their tents to enjoy the weather, chitchat with friends, play with kids or enjoy the view. Remember! Ideally from October to March is the best time to camp in the UAE. The temperatures vary between an averages of 18 to 35 degrees centigrade depending on the month. If you plan to visit the mountains, always remember the temperature is probably 10 degrees cooler, and the nights are cooler still. When camping near the wadis, be careful of flash floods. The rains fill up the wadis in an instant. Do look at the weather report for the week before you begin packing. But what if you need to escape but don’t have enough money to travel to an exotic destination?! The answer is as varied as the methods. In this post, we are not covering the cost of the camping equipments, as the initial investment in your equipment can vary anywhere between 100 to thousands of dirhams and really, depending on what method you choose, savings is variable across all camping methods however we recommend to check our Camping listings here and make better saving. In this Article we got you the best spots for camping in the UAE 1. Al Hayer Forest Al AI AIN About 1 hour from Dubai Looking for an overnight camping in the UAE for beginner off-roaders. It’s a perfect campground – roughly a third of the way towards Dubai from Al Ain, Al Hayer is located in the northeast of Al Ain area, Eastern region of the United Arab Emirates. just off the Dubai-Al Ain highway, so not so far from the city. easily accessible on sand tracks so beginners can get right into the action without feeling left out, yet near an expanse of open sand dunes for an exciting drive for those feeling adventurous. There would be owls, rabbits, mice and many other critters, including scorpions. Children’s must wear shoes all the time., The forest is a nice gathering of traditional Ghaf Trees which give you plenty of shelter from the blistering sun Scorpions have been spotted here too so make sure none are lurking in your shoes before you put them on. 2. Al Dhafra Beach, Abudhabi ABout 3 hours from Dubai For an easy access camping in the UAE site that’s close to Dhabi (only 3 hours away), Al Dhafrah Beach is ideal. The area is also popular for water sports such as diving, kayaking and snorkeling. This spot will definitely have some IG worthy shots so bring your Camera, or better yet bring a go pro if you have one. Apparently, if you're lucky, you might catch some cool shots of Flamingoes and Turtles. 3. Bedouin Oasis Rd – Ras al Khaimah ENJOY AN AWSOME EVENING AT THE VERY HEART OF RAS AL KHAIMAH DESERT. This Arabian sanctuary is nestled in the pocket between two of the most beautiful dunes in Ras Al Khaimah, secluded within a flawless part of the desert landscape wiith real goat-hair tents, cushions for seating, a barbecue, an authentic underground oven and, of course, a camp fire (perfect for cooler nights like the ones we’re experiencing at the moment), this spot is the perfect getaway, and streaks ahead of the usual desert experiences offered by some other tour operators. Only a little over an hour’s drive from Dubai Marina, this Bedouin-style camp in the Ras Al Khaimah desert sits relatively near Banyan Tree Al Wadi, but far enough away to be completely secluded. Overnight stays are available for a true camping experience within a tranquil oasis, under the desert’s bright stars. A night to treasure forever. Experience authentic Bedouin life, just the way it used to be hundreds of years ago 4. Wadi Dibba/Mussandam Fujairah About 3 hours from Dubai On the way to Mussandam peninsula, make a stop at Dibba that boasts delightful beaches with a mountainous backdrop. You can camp there or proceed to Mussandam and camp in a rocky campsite. Musandam can also be accessed through the west coast from Ras Al Khaimah and into Oman but passports might be needed at the borders. One of the most popular areas in Mussandam that is popular amongst camping lovers is Khor Najd that offer remarkable views of the fjords. This Wadi is probably one of the most accessible around and also offers some spectacular sites. The view from the tip of the Plateau being one of these 5. Liwa desert Rub Al Khali, Abu Dhabi about 3 hours and 30 mins from Dubai desert is known for the festivals and challenges that are conducted annually. It is the largest desert in the Arabian Peninsula. Spread over a wide area, with very soft sand, Also know as “The Empty Quarter” only the very experienced dune-bashers go here. Liwa desert shares its border with Saudi Arabia. The Liwa festival is a week-long festival, where the main challenge is to tackle the Moreeb dune, also called the “terrifying mountain”. It stands over 300m high and at an angle of 50 degrees. This is the ultimate challenge for those who consider themselves to be at the pinnacle of dune bashing. 6. Pearl Coast – Abudhabi about 4 hours from Dubai Down here, off the long road between Abu Dhabi and Qatar, you really can find camping spots all to yourself although it is a long drive (up to four or five hours). The beaches near Mirfa, Jebel Dhanna and Sila are particularly attractive and, if you’re lucky, the area is sometimes inhabited by pink flamingos. Mirfa is a good spot as small shops are within easy reach and if you’re feeling like a day trip you can hop on a ferry from Jebel Dhanna to Delma Island, which is one of Abu Dhabi’s famous ‘desert islands’. Directions:Take the E11 to Shahama, Abu Dhabi, and just keep going. It’s around 125km to Mirfa from Abu Dhabi) and about 230km to Jebel Dhana. 7. Al Faqa – Alain Rd About 40-50 mins from Dubai Al Faqa, which is on the road to Al Ain from Dubai, is the perfect place to camp out during the cooler winter months. Just load up your car with all the essentials – tents, sleeping bags, torches, water, food, barbecue, mats and whatever else you think you might need – and head for the hills! This is a very scenic place for off road riders. it does require some off road driving skills but it is also considered as one of the easiest place to access. When you are driving towards Al Ain, take the ADNOC gas station exit in Al Faqa and turn right before the gas station. Keep going straight and after crossing the second roundabout, you’ll find an automatic gate through the fence on your right. This will lead you into the desert. Once you find a suitable spot, pitch your tents, get the fire going and enjoy the calm and quiet of the desert and the incredibly clear night sky. 8. Fossil Rock Sharjah – Kalba Road in Sharjah Around 1 and half hours from Dubai Feast your eyes on millions of years of history at one of the UAE’s most prized archeological sites, fossil rock Known locally as Jebel Maleihah, the rock formation is located about an hour from Dubai off Hatta Road and offers visitors the chance to explore a treasure trove of prehistoric sea life in idyllic surroundings. You’ll be far enough from the glowing skyline of Dubai to catch a glimpse of the star constellations you wouldn’t normally get a chance to see. Bonus: the site is pinned on Google Maps, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost. Eventually we recommend few things to keep in mind while you are camping - Keep your emergency contact info at vehicle dashboard - Carry air compressor with you and ensure it’s in working condition. - Ensure your 4x4 vehicle is in perfect condition and with enough fuel. - Compatible radio is a must. - Carry all necessary off-road gear / recovery equipment in good working condition. - Carry enough water / refreshments / re-hydration drinks. - Always respect the place where you are, and know your limits. - Never go alone. Always go as a group.
Sharing Economy, The 7 Benefits If you’ve ever used Uber, Airbnb, Renttitude or any of the countless peer-to-peer rental services that have cropped up over the last decade or so then you became a member of the biggest business trend of all time called the Sharing Economy The Sharing Economy is actually a broad concept that includes a variety of different types of sharing. It empowers people to create, trade, swap, access and share goods, services and resources between themselves; and recognizes tri-part value — economic, social and environmental. In a true sharing economy, all are costed and counted. Also called ‘collaborative consumption’, ‘the collaborative economy’ and ‘the peer economy’, the sharing economy consists of peer-to-peer exchanges of goods or services for payment. It’s basically a natural extension of online shopping, which started in the USA fifteen years ago, and it’s gradually replacing the outdated, industrial-era, centralized economy that relied on an intermediary—a store, dealer, hotel or some other product middleman—leaving the transaction’s most basic participants, buyer and seller, to deal with each other directly. It’s a pretty big chance to build a trustable and transparent environment to encourage collaborative consumption and environmental conservation. Here’s what we have learnt from our members who have used the service: Renttitude CEO said · Make some extra cash – You can become a micro-entrepreneur making some extra cash from lending out your stuff that you rarely use or items sitting in your storage collecting dust. · Meet Awesome people – Our members have met some lovely people through sharing and some have even had a cup of tea together! · Go Green – By re-using what we already own removes the purchase of new items and in turn avoids the production and transportation of new items. As a result you are reducing tons of Co2 through sharing. · Save money – Why bother buying something costing thousands when you are only going to use it once. · Try it before you buy it – compare different models and try things before you buy it, for example when you are confused which camera to buy, you can now try it before you make a decision. · Support a local group through sharing – We have some great partners and you can direct all or part of your lend income to help with their great causes. · Avoid storage issues – You may not have the storage space required to store an item, fear not there is someone close to you that can lend you their item so you don’t need to store anything. The sharing economy seems big and growing fast. In 2015, PricewaterhouseCoopers estimated that, from $15 billion in global revenue in 2014, car and room sharing, crowd-funding, personal services, and video and audio streaming would reach $335 billion by 2025. 1 These numbers extrapolate from the growth rates of Uber and Airbnb. Are these growth rates sustainable and is the economic activity really new? It is time to ask these questions. The sharing economy relies on digital platforms that enable people who do not know each other to access underused assets ,We often associate these ventures with "peer-to-peer" (P2P) technology, like Napster in the late 1990s. However, the recent estimates include two very different business models. Sometimes individuals own and share the assets, like extra rooms, household tools, music files or movie videos, their own free time and skills, and even their pets. Prominent examples include Airbnb, HomeStay, Uber, Renttitude , Lyft, Rover, TrustedHousesitters, and Taskrabbit (recently purchased by Ikea). In other cases, companies own and lend out the assets, like automobiles, bicycles, scooters, or even basketballs and umbrellas. Prime examples here are Zipcar, now owned by Avis, and Car2Go, owned by Daimler-Benz. Asset sharing that is P2P seems new but B2C (business-to-consumer) sharing is another version of the traditional rental business, and may be substituting for that activity. Even Airbnb may not be totally new economic activity, as it substitutes for traditional bed-and-breakfast revenue or hotel and vacation home rentals.
Traveling has changed drastically in the last decade, people now depend on technology in all aspects of life, so why not travel as well, in the information age most of us have a smart phones and travel apps have helped us go further, faster and freer; you can have dozens of travel apps online but the list here is about the most important travel apps that will change the way you travel and give you peace of mind and successful trips making the best of each trip you make GOOGLE MAPS Google Maps makes navigating your world faster and easier. Find the best places in town and the information you need to get there, it will be your best friend abroad, whether driving, walking or using transportation. worried about your internet bills? no problem, download offline maps of the place you are visiting and enjoy using it offline, i can not imagine my travels without Google maps that is why it is on the top my list for travel apps. Uber 2nd on our list of must have travel apps, is Uber or basically any similar local apps for ordering taxis, one of the things i hate while traveling is getting abused by taxi drivers and fight over fares or feel cheated etc.. so Uber save you a considerable amount of money and time and gives you peace of mind. Hopper There are 10s of travel apps and sites that you can book flights from, sites like skyscanner and cheapflights are good but Hopper is my favorite as it doesn’t only give you cheap ticket but it guides you to when is the best time to buy and it predicts the rise in prices pretty much accurately, plus i like their background picture 🙂 travel apps like this are best when you are booking a flight last minute or on the go and want something quick and easy to use. check my other tips on booking cheaper flights Google Goggles why hire a tour guide if you can use the power of internet and guide yourself! our 4th on the must have travel apps is Google Goggles, You can do a Google search by taking a picture with your device using the Google Goggles app . Tip: Horizontal photos work better than vertical ones. if Google recognizes the image in your photo, the search results will tell you about what’s in the photo. perfect for landmarks, iconic buildings and many more touristic sites, this helps a lot getting information about mid to low famous locations. Skype Well i didn’t expect myself to add Skype within the must haves travel apps, but truth is, Skype is the best and cheapest way to stay connected with your family and friends while traveling, it is reliable and works well with most of the internet speeds you will encounter. Soundhound Again not really a travel app but when i visit a new place and listen to their music I truly feel immersed, Soundhound is an app that listen to any song and get you the full details of this song and in many cases you can download it immediately and even get lyrics for it, one of my favorite songs is a Colombian song i heard in a bar when i was in Colombia, I would never be able to know the name of the song but luckily i used Soundhound and managed to get the song later. Airbnb Airbnb might be the most popular travel apps for cheap accommodation and saving up on travel, it caters for solo travelers as well as families and couples, you have the option to rent an entire house from Airbnb, and even solo travelers can get a private room in a home. Another very good way to save even more on Airbnb is to offer your property or part of it on the platform. What you make renting out a room or an entire house can go towards your own travel expenses, that could save you a lot of money. check my blog on how to get cheap accommodation for more tips. Rome2rio Rome2rio is a comprehensive global trip planner that helps you discover how to get anywhere. You can enter any town, address or landmark as your destination and Rome2rio will instantly display flight, train, bus, ferry and driving options with estimated travel times and fares, it is really useful if your trip involves more than 1 mood of transport, such as plane then ferry or bus etc. it helps you also to expect the cost and make bookings in 1 place, i strongly recommend you to have it in your must have travel apps. TripAdvisor TripAdvisor makes it easy to find the lowest airfare, best hotels, great restaurants, and fun things to do, wherever you go. And booking options for hotels, restaurants and flights are just a tap away. just keep in mind that the reviews are set by average tourists so just try to make some sense of it and read the reviews carefully before going somewhere, this is truly a must have travel apps and it will save you a lot of time to find what you are looking for or to find something to look for 🙂 Citymapper Citymapper is one of the cool travel apps to find and use public transportation. it offers the fastest way to arrive at your destination, and best of all, you can check out subway and train times offline for a number of cities. You can subscribe to specific train or bus lines, and the app can even alert you when you need to get off, handy when you’re riding for the first time in a new country. XE Currency XE Currency is simply an apps that converts currency and shows real time rates, honestly you can do that through any search engine but what’s neat is that it can store the most recent rates so you can access them if your device is offline. Couchsurfing We seem to be sharing everything these days, from cars on Uber to places to stay on Airbnb , so why not share a couch or a room in someone’s house. Couchsurfing is a platform that let people gift you a place to sleep, host you on their couch at their own home, for free! So what does the host get in return? They get to meet you! Couchsurfing revolve around the idea of gifting a space and building a community, the idea is for you to meet locals, spend some time with your host, and give them a little taste of your own culture, you will surely have the best conversations in your life and will give a whole new prospective of the country you are visiting, many hosts also offer to be your guide and take you to places you wouldn’t even know about if you were on your own. If you will consider Couchsurfing, make sure you look carefully at the host’s profile, and what other couchsurfers have to say about them. Couchsurfing might be monetary free but the cost of it will be some of your time, you will have to plan to stay with your host and get to know them. If you have a little bit of spare money you it’s always a good idea to get your host a gift from home or even share a meal with them. There are no rules set in stone, but if you join a community, you might as well make the best out of it. You can also become a host and that way you give a little back to the community. Tinder Do yourself a favor and don’t use it specially when traveling! ENJOY!!
Living in UAE and you do not have any plans for the upcoming long weekend? try this ESCAPES from UAE A combination of demanding work schedules and the notion that holiday days are akin to gold dust makes the idea of taking two weeks off work a frightening and impossible task. Unfortunately, it sometimes can be a near-impossible task, but that shouldn’t stop you travelling the world, it simply means you need to find a way around this predicament, and we’ve got just the answer, say hello to the weekend break. Gone are the days of long breaks on the beach and in comes the era of weekend getaways, leaving work on Thursday evening and returning Sunday morning has never been so simple, affordable and achievable thanks to the regular flight routes out of the UAE. Both Dubai and Abu Dhabi run a whole host of flights to nearby destinations you may never have realized were so close to home. Below we’ve listed ten countries ESCAPES from UAE that are easy to visit over a long weekend from the UAE so sit back, read on and enjoy. PS prices are indicative and may change any minute, prices below were checked for the dates on the 3rd weekend of September “Hijri Islamic New Year” Salalah, Oman Sharing the borders with UAE makes Oman the natural beauty is the 1st choice for our list of ESCAPES from UAE, home to the Wahiba Sands, rolling dunes and Bedouin tents galore the nation of Oman sits on the Arabian Peninsula and is only an hour flight from dubai or Abu Dhabi. you can even drive there in approx 4 hours from Dubai to the capital Muscat or Fly into Muscat International Airport and spend a few days in the port capital exploring its 16th-century forts before heading south into the Hajar Mountains on a 4×4 safari. Alternatively, you can fly into Salalah in the south wand head to the Empty Quarter for a real Lawrence of Arabia desert adventure. Flight time: 2 hours to Salalah Flight cost: less than 1,500 AED (Oman Air & Fly Dubai ) Hotel Costs: Starting from 200 AED Visa: on arrival to most UAE residents oman beaches Colombo, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka sits just a five hour flight from the UAE, and the country is home to rolling rice fields in Kandy, golden beaches in Galle and the leopard filled Yala National Park. Fly into Colombo and hire a car to explore the cultural triangle, located in the heart of the country, where you can hop from tea plantation, to world heritage site, to Buddhist temples, dining on kottu roti, a national stir fry dish, or you can head south for some beach relaxing resorts in Galle or crazy surf spots like weligama, do not forget whale watching there. Flight time: 4.15 hours Flight cost: less than 1,200 AED (Fly Dubai/emirates) Hotel Costs: Starting from 200 AED/night Visa: online 1 working day Srilanka Tblisi, Georgia Located a little further afield the historically rich country of Georgia sits an 4 hour flight from the UAE (Dubai and sharjah). Fly into the capital of Tbilisi and wander amidst the old town past colorful houses and ancient churches. Alternatively, head to the seaside town of Batumi and enjoy the waterfront boulevard, Gonio Fortress and botanical gardens. Flight time: 3.5 hours Flight cost: less than 1,500 AED (Flydubai) Hotel Costs: Starting from 150 AED/night Visa: free to all UAE Residents. Tblisi Male, Maldives With a total travel time of five hours, a weekend in the Maldives is a must do for any busy body looking for a break. For those on a strict budget, a lay over in Sri Lanka would up the travel time to eight hours but significantly reduce the cost, also you can stay in Male and have some day trips to one of the many resorts around Male. Arrive into Male Airport where you’ll transfer to a small boat or seaplane and jet off to an island of your choice (pricey so check the transfer prices when booking). From here, spend the weekend lounging poolside with a cocktail in hand, head off on a deep sea scuba diving excursion or enjoy a sunset snorkel amidst sea turtles and the little sharks. Flight time: 4 hours Flight cost: less than 2,300 AED (Emirates) Hotel Costs: Starting from 500 AED/night Visa: on arrival to all UAE Residents. Maldives Bucharest, Romania Romania is also easily accessible from the UAE with a travel time of just four hours thanks to the budget airlines like Flydubai and wizzair you can get really good deals all year long. Spend the weekend in the capital of Bucharest on a history tour around the National Museum of Romanian History or get your culture fix at the Museum of Art. The city is also home to quirky cafes, vast green parks and the second largest building on the planet; the Palace of Parliament and of course amazing nightlife, go to herastrau park where you can find a lot of restaurants by the lake that turn into busy bars and clubs by night, if you have more time in the summer then diffinetly head to mamaia for some beach parties on the black sea. Flight time: 5 hours Flight cost: less than 1,700 AED (Flydubai combined with Wizzair) Hotel Costs: Starting from 150 AED/night Visa: Shengen visa Bucharest Sofia, Bulgaria Bulgaria is a country brimming with lush mountainous terrain, winding rivers, including the famous Danube, and a vast stretch of rolling coastline that tightly hugs the Black Sea. Located just under a five hour flight from the UAE the 5th-century country provides the perfect weekend break for friends and families alike. For a beach getaway head to Varna on the east coast or for a culture filled weekend head to Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia. Flight time: 5 hours Flight cost: less than 1,000 AED (Wizzair back on sunday) Hotel Costs: Starting from 150 AED/night Visa: Shengen visa Sofia, Bulgaria Beirut, Lebanon Lebanon sits just over a three hour direct flight from both Dubai and Abu Dhabi International airports and provides a culture filled break bustling with activities. Head straight to the capital of Beirut to spend a weekend revelling in the glamour of downtown and partying in the bar populated neighbourhood of Mar Mikhael. Alternatively, time can be wiled away shopping in the many souks and flea markets or head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Byblos, the very first Phoenician city and the perfect spot for a history lesson. Flight time: 4 hours Flight cost: less than 1,100 AED (Flydubai or Emirates) Hotel Costs: Starting from 250 AED/night Visa: free to most nationals, please check with consulate before going Rouche Rock, Beirut Istanbul, Turkey Always a choice for escapes from UAE, Home to iconic mosques, a Roman-era Hippodrome and the Byzantine Hagia Sophia Church, the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul is just under a five hour flight from Dubai. Spend the weekend exploring the Ottoman and Turkish influenced architecture as you hop from attraction to attraction. Make sure you explore the local eateries too to dine on some of the cities signature dishes including fresh kebabs, delicious mezes and locally caught fish. Flight time: 5 hours Flight cost: less than 2000 AED (Pegasus) Hotel Costs: Starting from 200 AED/night Visa: please check with consulate before going Istanbul Baku, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku sits just a three hour flight from the UAE and has a lot to offer for every kind of traveller. Spend the weekend exploring the UNESCO listed Old City and its ancient fortress walls, wander down the tree-lined streets in the central district for a spot of shopping and head down the Baku promenade, a bustling area filled with beachfront tea houses, makes it one of the must see escapes from UAE Flight time: 2:50 hours Flight cost: less than 1000 AED (Flydubai) Hotel Costs: Starting from 200 AED/night Visa: please check with consulate before going Baku Amman, Jordan The Arab nation of Jordon is also just under a three hour direct flight from the UAE and is home to many famous landmarks including the archaeological site of Petra, the protected desert of Wadi Rum and the salt heavy Dead Sea. Adventure seekers can enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the desert; nature lovers can explore the marine life found in the Gulf of Aqaba and those after a little rest and relaxation can float in the Dead Sea before retiring to a local spa for a Dead Sea mud mask treatment. Flight time: 5 hours Flight cost: less than 1100 AED (Flydubai) Hotel Costs: Starting from 200 AED/night Visa: please check with consulate before going Wadi Mujeb 11. Vienna, Austria The Austrian capital is famous for its classical music, opera, art, museums and palaces. First-time visitors needn’t venture far beyond the central, pedestrian-friendly Opernring (the innermost ring road), home to the grand Hofburg Palace, the Hapsburg’s winter residence, as well as the world-famous opera house, gothic St Stephen’s Cathedral, Albertina gallery and beautiful Palmenhaus greenhouse. But it’s worth venturing further, exploring the city on foot or via its iconic red trams – and be sure to stop off for regular refuels at Vienna’s countless independent cafés serving great coffee and some of the best pastries and sweets you’ll find in Europe. Flight time: 5.5 hours Flight cost: less than 2,700 AED (Emirates Airlines) Hotel Costs: Starting from 350 AED/night Visa: Shengen VIenna 12. Prague, Czech Republic last but not least on our to 12 escapes from UAE, Prague; Boasting baroque architecture, a pre-Gothic castle, beautiful cobbled streets and a plethora of museums and galleries, the city Kafka once called home is a bohemian melting pot. The Czech capital is also a great spot for picking up designer goods among the numerous swanky stores. Or you could simply take advantage of some of the more affordable food and shopping available. Flight time: 5.5 hours Flight cost: less than 1,700 AED (Smartwings/Flydubai) Hotel Costs: Starting from 300 AED/night Visa: Shengen Prague
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