Wednesday, August 31, 2011

All I want for Eid is this Smeg refrigerator dressed up as a UAE flag

The UAE retailer better Life has released this limited-edition, made-in-Italy fridge*. If you want it, go and get it: it's available at Mall of the Emirates, Mirdif City Centre, Al Raha Mall in Abu Dhabi and Al Hamra Mall in Ras al Khaimah.
In the words of Abdullah Al Gurg, head of Better Life's owners, the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group: "Every home in a country is a microcosm; just as our homes give us a sense of comfort and lift our spirits like no other place, the sight of our country’s flag makes our hearts swell with patriotic fervour. I am honoured to call this land my own, a pride that I would like to share with all my fellow countrymen with this product specially created for our homes."


*UPDATE: price is Dh10,999

4 comments:

Aussie said...

:) Yes, I stopped to admire the flag fridge when I was in Dubai the other day! Senstational!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, run out and get one all of you idiotic expats who can't make it in your own countries, kiss the arses of that god-awful country you are now living in. (I am sure that some journo in Abu Dhabi can call a PR and get one of these delivered to the newsroom, free, o=f course. Perhaps an article in Arts & Life or something?

Ann Marie McQueen said...

Dear Anonymous,

You missed the "subtle irony" in this post. But as always, thanks for reading and making comments! I hope you feel better (less bitter and cranky) soon.

Chrs,
Me

Anonymous said...

Love the limited edition! Need a new fridge but don't know if I can bring myself to spending over 10k on one..
Sounds like Anonymous no.1 needs a Smeg.. Or therapy perhaps.