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Damas747 19th May 2013 05:26 PM

I plan to spend a month in Dubai in Oct. and want a very "Dubai-ish" apt in a high rise with a view, gym, pool and central. Was looking at the Address but now think the Marina sounds better within walking distance of the Marina Walk(which I haven't seen before, only the Jumeriah Walk). My budget is $3000 which doesn't seem enough for the kind of apt I'd like, judging from dubizzle and a couple of other sites. I have read many of the threads here and will be looking all summer but it is unrealistic to just show up, stay in a hotel a few nights and look in person? Oct. seems to be the start of the high season.

Any recommendations in the Marina other than the Address but that would be of similar quality? Thanks.

blazeaway 19th May 2013 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Damas747
I plan to spend a month in Dubai in Oct. and want a very "Dubai-ish" apt in a high rise with a view, gym, pool and central. Was looking at the Address but now think the Marina sounds better within walking distance of the Marina Walk(which I haven't seen before, only the Jumeriah Walk). My budget is $3000 which doesn't seem enough for the kind of apt I'd like, judging from dubizzle and a couple of other sites. I have read many of the threads here and will be looking all summer but it is unrealistic to just show up, stay in a hotel a few nights and look in person? Oct. seems to be the start of the high season.

Any recommendations in the Marina other than the Address but that would be of similar quality? Thanks.

3000 per day/week/month?

I stayed for a month in the Dusit Residence in the Marina, not bad and close to lots of restaurants etc

Damas747 19th May 2013 08:12 PM

Yes, $3000 USD a month which doesn't seem to go that far for a nice monthly rental for a one bdrm. I will look at the Dusit again but did read some negative reviews about it somewhere. Thanks for the recommendation...

Damas747 19th May 2013 08:23 PM

Actually, the Dusit looks great but I'm seeing prices of $8000 for the month of Oct. for a one bdrm.

blazeaway 20th May 2013 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Damas747
Actually, the Dusit looks great but I'm seeing prices of $8000 for the month of Oct. for a one bdrm.

Have you looked at the Gloria, they also have apartments?

Damas747 20th May 2013 02:42 PM

Thanks, yes, the Gloria looks great too but I'm seeing very high monthly rates for it also. Will I get a better rate last minute or in person? I'm wondering if I can find something within a few days of arrival. I guess the terms are better if you rent for 3 months?

MarcoPolo 20th May 2013 03:59 PM

Reliable rental sites
 
First off, thanks to all of you who are dedicating quality time and writing this great info.
I'm planning to move to Dubai in a month's time and trying to familiarize / prepare myself for the Dubai rental scene before getting there. I have found multiple apartment rental sites (see below), but wanted to ask the forum, which ones you trust most? Which ones have more accurate / realistic postings (in terms of pictures, rental prices, etc)?
- Just rentals Dubai
- Dubizzle Dubai
- UAE Property Finder
- and some rental agency sites such as Hamptons, Ken and Smith, etc.

Also, beside the security deposit and the agent's fee, are there any other costs I should consider?

Thanks!

sachinabe 25th May 2013 03:35 PM

Hi,

I am new to this forum and have just accepted an offer to move to Dubai. we are a small and young family of four our son is 6 while our daughter is 2 months old. I will probably come over first and set u and they will join me later.

I have a quick question on renting if you can help. I am thinking of renting on the palm a 2br with a maids room at the golden mile. My question is rent apart what are the other charges I have to budget for? How much should I budget for district cooling, club membership etc

pleased to hear

Sachin

MarcoPolo 29th May 2013 10:35 AM

Could anyone recommend good real estate agents for the Dubai Marina area?
Thanks for your quick response!

sbrink1 29th May 2013 07:11 PM

Apartments
 
Is the Palm area still your favorite?

How is traffic in the morning?

Thanks....Seth


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