The other night, we stopped at a hypermarket in our neighborhood to get deodorant and yogurt (two unrelated items needed for different reasons, obviously). Anyway, if you know Paul, you know we didn’t just go in, get the two items we came for and leave. Also, I rarely get to shop, since he does the grocery and errand shopping while I am at work, so I will admit to looking around for more than those two items.
We found the following:
The above glasses set us back Dhs 10 ($2.70 – not each, the whole set). There’s nothing in the picture to give you size comparison. These are what my family would call juice glasses, about 3 or 4 inches high.
The above dozen coffee cups (Arabic style) cost Dhs 39 ($11.00).
I kept looking and found these, which don’t exactly match the coffee cups, but are close enough. The set of 6 cups and saucers cost Dhs 35 ($9.50).
After I got them home, I proceeded to inspect them for chips, etc. I turned one of the coffee cups over and read the bottom. “24 carat gold” Oh, yeah. Gold covered porcelain cups for less than a dollar each. The cups and saucers are “24 carat gold” too. They were decorated by machine, so don’t exactly pass close inspection, but near enough for me. Just another reason to love Dubai.