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When you are always on the move and your mantra is “Weekends are made for sleeping,” then doing your laundry is definitely out of the picture. No worries. Shops providing laundry services are a dime a dozen in the UAE. They fill every corner, and range from neighborhood outlets to big, high-end companies boasting bespoke solutions in glitzy locations.
Run by professional staff, most of these shops offer the usual services of washing, drying, ironing and dry cleaning for residents, hotels and commercial establishments. However, some shops go to great lengths when it comes to satisfying and attracting more customers by including alteration and repair (hemline; open seams; buttons, hooks and eyes) for free, for every dry cleaning service. Others have packages for the special care of gowns (including wedding gowns), designer wear and tuxedos; baby clothes; and items in silk and leather materials. They also offer specialized stain removal services, and treat pants for permanent creases.
Keeping outstanding service, care and excellence in mind, these laundry facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and appliances, and utilize advanced and eco-friendly fabric cleaning solutions. To extend quality service further, they have branches in several locations, which generally offer free pickup and delivery services, and may be open 24 hours, some with a hotline and email to boot for feedback and suggestions.
Rates for different laundry services vary from one shop to another. Small outlets dishing out basic services are expected to offer cheaper options compared to large and popular firms, which have a multitude of offerings.
• Laundry establishments are very common in UAE
• They do washing, drying, ironing and dry cleaning
• Some use advanced/eco-friendly cleaning solutions
Source: Ellen Joyce Soriano, Special to Classifieds
The writer is a freelancer