Part 3: History from our certified STENDKER-retailer Discus. a.e. in Abu Dhabi: "To offer more choices, compatibility-tested companion fish such as tetras, cleaning crew, and dwarf cichlids were also made available in recent months which gives our customers a wide range of varieties and choices including rare and hard to find species that are not available anywhere else in the UAE. Â This of course would not have been possible if it wasn't for the passionate and kind people that I'm blessed to work with every day, starting with Shafi who has been my rock and by my side through every step of the way; as well as Chaminda who handles our deliveries and excels at every new challenge like a true professional. Also our salesman Shiyaf, a hobbyist that joined Discus.ae out of passion for Stendker discus and last but certainly not least - the talented newcomer Mark who has made our days easier.
It was a true honor for all of us when I was informed that we will be receiving the Stendker dealer certificate this month - this great acknowledgment makes us strive to continue to offer and aim for the very best. We are proud that in 2017 the Discus.ae customer base has expanded to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain which made it possible for us to reach more hobbyists in the region for everyone to get a chance of experiencing Stendker's unique and incomparable quality.
I am thankful to everyone at Diskuszucht Stendker for helping me bring this dream to reality with their professionalism, kindness, and continuous support. The formation of Discus.ae was not only a success for us, but it had a signficant influence on the local market and because of it the freshwater hobby has been taken far more seriously in the past year which is what I always hoped to achieve. ï»¿"
The history of our certified and exclusive STENDKER-retailer in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) PART 2:
After capturing photos that I shared online, other hobbyists across the UAE grew highly interested and began asking for a chance to view this interesting new arrival in person which was how the idea of starting the Discus.ae showroom came to life. As an art director and photographer with a background in design I considered this the perfect opportunity for me to combine everything I loved under a single umbrella, enabling us to display our beautiful fish in a minimal yet aesthetically pleasing setting where aquaria and creativity can meet. The Discus.ae showroom opened its doors on April 22, 2016 and every step of this process was documented in our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Safe and clean aquatic plants were another important element that I had to provide due to the inability of finding reliable sources nearby, that ultimately lead me to Furqhan Packeerally who is known as the most reputable aquascaper and plant distributor in the region. From our first meeting we came to realize how near identical and paralleled our visions were and we instantly decided to work together. This partnership made Discus.ae the ultimate source for complete aquarium solutions which allows myself and Furqhan to provide everything required to start and maintain a safe successful aquarium.
Our online store (www.discus.ae) rapidly gained popularity and became our most active sales point, it carries and sells full product ranges including the ability to purchase live fish and aquatic plants with deliveries anywhere in the UAE. Due to customer demand we have also established a specialized maintenance team which is an essential service that many of our private and corporate customers rely on to keep their aquariums in tip top condition; amongst other services that our team provides are customized aquarium design, aquascaping, and resetting services to safely sanitize used aquariums for Stendker discus.