Career Portals of the big groups in the UAE – Register your CVs or resumes here!

While job hunting, had registered my resume at some of these groups career websites. Today, a friend had requested me to share some links to the career websites of the big groups in the United Arab Emirates.  I did a quick google scan and could come up with the below links and I thought that it would make a useful blog post (not sure if such a consolidated list already exists – should be there), but sharing whatever I could come across. Will keep updating the list.

Good luck with your job hunt!

GBM Group 


Landmark Group

Apparel Group –

Al Futtaim Group

Eros Group –

Al Habtoor Group


Al Shaya

Juma Al Majid



Emirates Group

Al Tayer Group

Dubai Airports

Tecom Group

Rajinikanth: The Definite Biography by Naman Ramachandran – Book signing event, Jashanmal Store, Mall of the Emirates, 2 Feb 2013, 6.30pm to 8pm

Received this is in my email just now from Jashanmal book store:


Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

Everyone is cordially invited to witness and be a part of the Book Signing event at the Jashanmal Bookstore in the Mall of the Emirates this coming Saturday, the 02nd of February 2013 from  6.30pm to 8.00pm.

Further details are as follows, and For more information of the book please visit our website:

Click on below image to view full size invitation:


Chennai Biriyani, Deira, Dubai – 04 239 4884, 050 678 7170

During a visit to a relative’s house in Sharjah, was treated to Chennai Biriyani. Being a flavoured rice lover, my taste buds loved it! Learnt that Chennai Biriyani had a restaurant in Dubai…so googled them and found their menu cards featured on…cool! has implemented a scanned restaurant menu cards database on a large scale, what I similarly had tried on a small scale in 2006 on, and recently here on (screen shot from their website).

Do visit them to access a comprehensive database of scanned restaurant menus in Dubai.



Perumal Flower Shop (Natural Flower Trading) & Perumal Stores, Dubai – 04 3539388, 04 3532132, 050 6955287, 050 5486575 - Perumal Flower Shop Dubai 04 3539388, 04 3532132, 050 6955287, 050 5486575

From their Facebook page:


General Information
This is the first fresh flower shop in dubai found or established in october 27,1990.
All kind of fresh indian flowers are imported from india to dubai.
We are the major importer of jasmine flower from india & we are expert in indian wedding decoration in dubai, UAE.
V.Perumal is the owner of Perumal Flower Shop & Grocery.He started his business in oct 27,1990.Since 22 years,this shop is being successful and popular by god’s grace and your support.Thanks to all the customers and friends for your great support.
– All types of indian fresh flowers and all pooja items are available.
– Mandap, stage and car Decoration service available.
– We make all types of wedding garlands(varmala/jaimala).
For more info:
Perumal Flower Shop – 04 3539388
Perumal Stores – 04 3532132
V.Perumal -050 6955287
P.Shankar -050 5486575.

Wilbur Sargunaraj – YouTube star films in Dubai, thanks to army of fans


 Wilbur Sargunaraj, India's biggest Youtube Star.

Wilbur Sargunaraj, India’s biggest Youtube Star.

May 5, 2012

DUBAI // A man hailed as India’s first YouTube star has spent the past week in Dubai filming an extended scene for a semi-autobiographical feature film.

Wilbur Sargunaraj, whose online hits include Love Marriage and Chicken 65, spent three days filming a sequence for his comedy-musical in the emirate.

The film is called Simple Superstar and has been made on a shoestring budget.

Shooting took place at sites including the desert village of Lehbab to an apartment in the Burj Khalifa. He also spent an afternoon singing to labourers in Al Quoz.

“Basically the premise is, what is the meaning of life or the definition of success,” he said.

“For so many people, especially in South Asian countries, for them it might be coming to a fine country like Dubai [sic].”

Sargunaraj, who is from rural Madurai in Tamil Nadu, has also made dozens of how-to videos including one in which he demonstrates how to use an “eastern latrine”. A third of the 1 million viewers of the video are UAE residents.

Sargunaraj distanced himself from the video last year, saying he was “not just a random person sitting on a toilet, there is some substance to this”.

Laetitia de Pelichy found Sargunaraj on YouTube and became friends with him on Facebook. She took three days off work to help with the Dubai leg of the filming by driving him and his crew to different locations.

Ms de Pelichy said he lived up to his eccentric YouTube persona.

“He’s hilarious; I loved him,” she said. “I think he’s like a Mr Bean. He’s very innocent and a little naive. He sees things in a very simple, honest way and wants people to connect on that level.

“I think this movie’s going to be wonderful. I can’t wait.”

The film was made largely through contributions from fans.

Some have cashed in their frequent-flyer miles to provide transport for the filming crew, while others have lent Sargunaraj their cars – including, in one instance, a Rolls-Royce – to use in the filming. Actors in the film are also volunteers.

He has a huge grassroots fan base he has gathered under a “Wilbur World Wide” project to improve people’s “cultural intelligence”.

“Everyone is giving, this whole film is a big community project,” Sargunaraj said. “We don’t have a budget, we’re making it with whatever we get.

“Having people like that believing in you when no one else seems to know, it’s really wonderful.”

Sargunaraj flew to Chennai on Wednesday night to begin the next stage of filming. Post-production will take place in the late summer and the film will probably be ready by October.

Sargunaraj said he hoped the film would be shown at a film festival in the UAE next year.

The film, a road trip, will be a spin on the traditional Bollywood musical with his songs spread through the story.

In one scene he appears as a superhero, taking on bullies in the street with martial arts moves, while in another he consoles friends who have been drafted in by their parents to an arranged marriage.

Sargunaraj said that in the movie he wanted to live up to his motto of “making the common extraordinary”.

“No matter whether you live in the Burj Khalifa or you are a labourer, we are all human, and this film is a celebration of humanity,” he said.

Bheemas Restaurant, Karama, Dubai (Non-vegetarian) 04-3372733, 04-3375745

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Discovered Bheemas Restaurant’s new location by chance. They were previously located on Kuwait Street, Karama next to Snow White, when you go towards the Karama Post Office from Karama Centre. Then they vanished from my radar.

They are now located in a much smaller location but doing bigger business! They are located inside a shopping complex on the side of Karama Park, opposite Lulu Centre…the side near the roundabout, going towards Saravana Bhavan restaurant.

Tamizh magazine – Tamizh Ther

Was given a copy of the above magazine when shopping at Sivestar grocery in Karama. It was a good resource of a lot more of tamil businesses and services in the United Arab Emirates. I immediately took photographs of the advertisements and will post them one by one, so that they are indexable by search engines.

Tamizh Magazine - Tamizh Theru

I googled “Tamizh Ther” hoping to find more information about the publishers etc. and came across this article published on Dec 27 2010:

துபாயில் தமிழ்த்தேர் இதழ் வெளியீடு மற்றும் கவியரங்கம்

திங்கள்கிழமை, டிசம்பர் 27, 2010, 10:35

துபாய்: வானலை வளர்தமிழ் இலக்கிய அமைப்பின், தமிழ்த்தேரின் 47 வது மாத இதழான “காலச்சக்கரம்” இதழ், வெளியீட்டு விழா மற்றும் கவியரங்கம் நிகழ்ச்சி டிசம்பர் 24, காலை 11 மணியளவில் துபாய் கராமா சிவஸ்டார் பவனில் நடைபெற்றது.

English summary:

Vanalai Valar Tamil literary organisation”s Tamil Ther”s 47th Kalachakram magazine released in Dubai. A Poem session also held on December 24 at Dubai Karama Shivstar bhavan. Media sultan Group general manager Ram Muthiah was the chief guest.



Ponnusamy Restaurant, Al Qusais, Dubai 04 2619750

When Ponnusamy restaurant had a Karama branch, we had been there a few times. But in 2009, they had relocated to Qusais. Finally, dropped in there and had a taste of their spicy tamizh cuisine!

Their Nandu soup (crab soup) served piping hot was quite delicious and soothed my sore throat (there seems to be some kind of of a cold flu circulating – could be because of the transition to summer). Starters were “Chicken Lollipop” – kid’s favourite…can rate it as a good!

We had ordered Kal dosai (thick dosas), parathas and chapatis to go with the naatu kozhi kozhambu (country chicken curry) – excellent… and finished off with ‘naatu kozhi’  biryani…all were quite good!

Here is their home delivery menu (there are 6 page you can view as a slide show below it a larger version of the pages to browse through):

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Vasantam Hotel (Vasanta Bhavan) Bur Dubai 04 3934873 / 04 3938006

Vasantam Hotel has an attached vegetarian restaurant with staple Tamil / south Indian cuisine. Their hotel rooms are decently priced.

They seem to have started in Dubai in the year 2000, according to their About Us page on their website (

Reproducing their menu card below only for reference (it’s quite an old one that I found today while rummaging through some old papers). Click on the images to enlarge:

Vasantam Hotel (Vasanta Bhavan) Bur Dubai

Vasantam Hotel (Vasanta Bhavan) Bur Dubai