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Old 10th August 2016, 07:27 AM
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Al Seef 2 and 3 at the end of JLT might be worth a look. 2-beds within your price range and the floor space is larger than average.

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Re-living this thread as I am looking for an apartment in the Marina area ( JLT or The Views seem to be in consideration too).

Looking to rent a 2-bedroom for + - AED 150,000.

So far we have seen:
West Avenue (nice finishes, building seems to be nice as well. A little on the small side though)
Ariyana Tower (nice finishes, decent size. Weren’t able to see the common areas though)

From browsing online these seem to be nice:
Orra
Blue Iris
Cayan Tower
23 Marina
Silverene (though seem to be very small)
Green Lakes (JLT)
The Panorama (The Views)

Does anybody have some current input on what buildings are desirable at the moment? I do read to go with Emaar all the time, but looking at the Marina Emaar properties, they seem to be oldish and outdated.

Are there any new buildings coming up that might be worth waiting for?

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I've been to Panorama in The Views a few times and its one of the better buildings that I've seen in a while. Moreover, it was handed over at the end of 2014 so its relatively new. The size of the 2 bedroom might be a bit small though, around 1300 sq feet.

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Hey guys - so it's time to move.

We found a unit in the Orra Marina which looked very nice. I have tried to search on here and googles in general and found a few reviews. Most are old - only one from early last year. I wanted to see if anyone on here lives there and give some latest feedback.

Specifically about the building management and maintenance crew. And one other issue which was raised in a review - apparently the seal around the balcony doors are very poor. This makes it bad for the noise sneaking in and worst, sand coming through on a regular basis?! During the viewing, I did notice some sound coming through when I stood right next to the balcony doors and the agent mentioned that they'll seal it with rubber but I'm wondering if someone living there can confirm how big of an issue this is.

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You can do it yourself with a roll of sticky foam sealant from any hardware shop.

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You can do it yourself with a roll of sticky foam sealant from any hardware shop.
Oh? so this is the gap where when the sliding door is closed, in the center of the whole door/window - where there is usually that brush type door sweep?!? If that makes sense? basically the two pannels are not tight enough together.

So the sealant would have to be placed where it would be dealing with the movement of the door when we slide it open/close - not at the closing end of the door.

Does that make sense? Clearly I'm not a handyman. I just want to make sure this type of an issue with sliding door can be fixed by myself and not dependent on the maintenance crew.

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You're probably better off Googling what sort of sliding door you have, watch a Youtube video on how to replace the seals.

Probably as simple as pulling off the old seal, cleaning off the old adhesive and dust out with some fairy liquid and sticking a new sealing strip on. You can get brushes, foams, plastics, all depths and thicknesses from hardware stores.

A lot of jobs just aren't worth bothering the maintenance guys for - door seals, changing lightbulbs, wiping your own backside!

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You're probably better off Googling what sort of sliding door you have, watch a Youtube video on how to replace the seals.

Probably as simple as pulling off the old seal, cleaning off the old adhesive and dust out with some fairy liquid and sticking a new sealing strip on. You can get brushes, foams, plastics, all depths and thicknesses from hardware stores.
Awesome! I'll look into this in more detail. Thanks!

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