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Old 2nd February 2012, 03:30 PM
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Thanks for the advice everyone, it is much appreciated. I guess I'll need to just look around loads of places once I arrive in April. If anyone has a recommendation for decent agents for the Marina please let me know.

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Lol - you'd be so lucky

Second avoiding Dorra bay. Lived there when it first opened. Cayan don't look after it like they do the jewels.

Emaar have the best marina buildings, well original 6 the promenade at least. Not sure the rest are as good.

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Hi,

I ended up making an offer for one of the apts in Emirates Crown these days and I found the finishing pretty good and very specious. I am renting a 2 bedrooms there. I am starting to think if I really needed that one. All aps have a big kitchen there. It is ridiculously huge! There is no cost of AC whatsoever.

I checked the other towers nearby as Sulafa, Ocean heights and I found them small and the finishing alright.

I also liked Marina crown, but I think it is a bit overpriced for the quality.

For Pinnacle, I think it is a great spot if you are on a budget or trying to save some in your pocket and want to live in a good location with access to the highway.

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Second avoiding Dorra bay. Lived there when it first opened. Cayan don't look after it like they do the jewels.

Emaar have the best marina buildings, well original 6 the promenade at least. Not sure the rest are as good.
Thanks Jim. Dealing with the agents isn't something I'm looking forward to!

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I am looking to rent a furnished 1 bed or studio for around 60kper year. Which are the best buildings in Marina? which buildings are to be avoided? and is 60k likely to get me a nice flat?

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dont waste your money on luxuries, rents are going down i think u'd better go for JBR and then next year with same budget u can move to a better tower

that's just my opinion and u also can google surely many names would pop up

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looking on Dubizzle i see some ads have agents fees listed - is this fee normally paid by the landlord or the tenant? also do most rental apartments have utility fees included in the rent? i know that chiller fees can be hidden costs on apartments in Dubai but are there any other potential pit falls to look out for? how flexible do the rents tend to be right now?

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looking on Dubizzle i see some ads have agents fees listed - is this fee normally paid by the landlord or the tenant? also do most rental apartments have utility fees included in the rent? i know that chiller fees can be hidden costs on apartments in Dubai but are there any other potential pit falls to look out for? how flexible do the rents tend to be right now?
Agents charge the tenant 5%. The only way to avoid this is try and rent direct with a landlord.

Generally utilities (DEWA - electricity and water) you pay for yourself, though some will include this in the rent. You also pay 5% of the rental price (over 12 months) as a community type charge. In many apartments you have district cooling charges, sometimes included, often not.

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dont waste your money on luxuries, rents are going down i think u'd better go for JBR and then next year with same budget u can move to a better tower

that's just my opinion and u also can google surely many names would pop up
quality at JBR is crap and many tenants are having so many issues there. It's been all over the papers. Not a good choice IMO.

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