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Welcome back to your 28th edition of our #RainbowFriday blog. This week we’re heading back to the UAE to check in on a South African shop called SA WAY Trading.

By the last count (cited six years ago in IOL), there were up to 100 000 South Africans living in the UAE. Though the saffa community in this region tends to be rather fluid, and many come and go according to job opportunities – there certainly are a lot of expats from our country living in the UAE.

And since the culture differs so greatly from the rainbow nation, you’ll undoubtedly want a bit of South African spice to add to your Arabian delicacies.

Shop of the week: SA WAY General Trading

According to their site, SA WAY’s aim is to bring the joy of life to each home in the UAE and GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries, which includes Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait – by providing South African Food products, African memorabilia and South African merchandise to the region.

But the company is not only a provider of South African goods, they also offer a host of supplementary services to their customers.

SA WAY products

You can look to SA WAY to provide you with virtually anything your little saffa heart desires in the UAE and GCC.

Products include:

  • African paintings
  • Bath salts
  • Biscuits & rusks
  • Braai accessories
  • Canned food
  • Cook-in’s
  • Confectionery
  • Chips & snacks
  • Custard & puddings
  • Health & beauty
  • Heat treated ostrich
  • Jewellery
  • Magic pool cleaners
  • Mayonnaise & salad dressings
  • Merchandise
  • Ostrich meat
  • Pasta & grains
  • Porridge & cereal
  • Refreshments
  • Rugby accessories
  • SA souvenirs
  • Sagekitchen
  • Sauces & marinades
  • Soap
  • South African T-shirts
  • Spices
  • Sportswear
  • Spreads
  • The Bean People
  • Venison/Game meat
  • Wet & dry biltong

SA WAY contact details

SA WAY has an online shop for their South African products, but you can also buy magic pool cleaners, ostrich and venison meat via their website.

Walk-in shop

Address: Silicon Oasis, IT Plaza, Level 1, Shop F27, Al Warqa, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4 336 9618
Email: info@sawaytrading.ae
Trading hours: Mon – Thurs: 09:00 – 17:00, Sat – Sun: 09:00 – 17:00

Special features

As mentioned before, SA WAY offers a host of other services. They introduce and supply products and services to commercial, domestic, hospitality, facility management, educational and corporate divisions such as installation and maintenance of equipment and after-sales service.

They deliver practically anywhere, and their aim is to diversify to such an extent that they can export products worldwide. They welcome business from companies who want to distribute their products internationally.

If you want to know more about this amazing South African store, feel free to follow them on Twitter or Facebook.

Remember to check in again next week for your South African expat shopping feature.