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I'll be moving to DSO with hubby in August for a 2 year contract at the Gems School they're setting up there. I'm prepared for some hard work but wondered if anyone else already works or lives there, or will be moving there in the future?

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I'll be moving to DSO with hubby in August for a 2 year contract at the Gems School they're setting up there. I'm prepared for some hard work but wondered if anyone else already works or lives there, or will be moving there in the future?
I live in Silicon Oasis, but on the apartment side, not the villa side.
It's a lovely place, a bit far off but there are big supermarkets and lots of tree and all. I love it so far!

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I live in Silicon Oasis, but on the apartment side, not the villa side.
It's a lovely place, a bit far off but there are big supermarkets and lots of tree and all. I love it so far!
We are considering Silicon Oasis as a place to live with both children at GEMS.


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We are also considering the Cedres in that area....

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We moved into Cedre Villas in October - wife, 2 young children and me. It's a good location for us in terms of school and work. The Spinneys in the Community Centre opened this week which is a 5/10 minute walk or 1 minute drive. Other things will start to open in the centre in the coming weeks. The new GEMS school is a 2/3 minute drive away. Mirdiff city centre is 10 minutes away. Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa 20 mins - costs 50 dirhams in a taxi. Souk Madinet/JBR/Dubai Marina all take 30/40 minutes and cost c75 dirhams.

We're in phase 1 (A-D) and have a lovely community pool, park, tennis court and volleyball pitch (although never seen it used!). The other two phases now have pools. The children cycle around our phase on their own and have good fun.

The nationalities of the other residents vary - mainly brits/europeans and emiratis. Living near a large local family is a little different to what we're used to, but nothing that makes us feel we made a wrong decision in choosing here.

Any problems in the house get fixed after contacting the Facilities Management in DSO. In the main the maintenance workers show up and do a decent job - there's been a few times where problems continue and it takes longer than it should have to fix the issue.

Our view from the back of the house is the biggest downside as they're building apartments behind us and I guess will be doing so for many more months (or years!).

We looked at Arabian Ranches, Victory Heights, The Villa plus around Umm Suqiem when deciding where to live. Our reason for choosing DSO over the other areas was mainly due to location for school/work and what we paid for the Villa we rent.

Overall we're happy here and see no reason to consider moving from here.

Hope that helps.

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My son has just been offered a place in year 1 at the Gems school in silcone oasis I am moving out with my daughter 18mths and 4yr old son in august. currently looking at places to live. my husband lives in JBR and works at media city and would rather live in emirates hills but i've been looking at cedre villas or arabian ranches do u feel like u are in the middle of nowhere?

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Hey everyone! Just found out I'll be working and living in DSO from 1st April. What advice or comments can ppl give? What is it like there? How far is it to Jumeira beach from there? Anything I should know?? Thx )

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Hi and welcome to the forum,

The location is not very central, so you'll need to drive to the shops, etc. Is probably a 25min-30 min drive to the beaches at JBR/Umm Suqueim

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I work in DSO, I bring my own food everyday. Not much cafe, resto here.The one in our building sells just so & so food not to mention the overall look of the resto is like a pub.
There are a few supermarkets like Spinneys,choitram and I heard carrefour is opening soon.

However in the main building of DSO there are several cafes like costa and bakeria.

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Thx for that. I'll have a car so should be ok to get around. What's it like for children around there? Are there any schools/nurseries/playgrounds etc?

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