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m1key 26th June 2013 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ACertainRomance (Post 1220014)
bit of advice.... should be moving to dubai mid - end of August, am just finalizing things with my employer.

ive been offered a 1 bedroomed flat in al quoz or a yearly allowance of 56k aed.

now, its just me and my wife to be (3 weeks and i'm bricking it!) and she will find work when we are out there...

Al Quoz is not really appealing to me courtesy of google....

with this in mind, could you recommend any nice areas that we should both look at... no kids (and no plans), we are both mid-30's and dont really drink (although perhaps once a month we do).

ive looked at the opening couple of posts and really useful however the areas post is a little out of date so wasnt sure.... ive had a look at dubizzle and there is plenty on there but not knowing the areas im not sure what to avoid...

finally, i will be working in the area around the airport but not at the airport, i plan to get a car but that will have to wait until i'm settled so will be using the metro initially... :)

thanks in advance :)

I would say Silicon Oasis and Mirdif as good locations for the airport. No metro, so either a cheap car, or from Mirdif you could cab to the airport or metro for not too much. Both areas you can get a 1 bed for the 45-55k mark.

ACertainRomance 26th June 2013 12:11 PM

cheers M1key, i'm starting to think you're the go to guy on these forums... ;)

m1key 26th June 2013 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by ACertainRomance (Post 1220057)
cheers M1key, i'm starting to think you're the go to guy on these forums... ;)

Nah, I'm just a grumpy old fart :D

Forgot to mention. Parts of Mirdif is under the flightpath, so if aircraft noise is not your thing...

ACertainRomance 26th June 2013 12:16 PM

:D

flightpath not an issue, our lass could sleep through the apocalypse and 2 minutes of moaning from me will result in a swift punch rendering me unconscious... :D

m1key 26th June 2013 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by ACertainRomance (Post 1220066)
:D

flightpath not an issue, our lass could sleep through the apocalypse and 2 minutes of moaning from me will result in a swift punch rendering me unconscious... :D

Northerners per chance? :D

ACertainRomance 26th June 2013 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by m1key (Post 1220073)
Northerners per chance? :D

:D

i am, our lass isnt... ;)

m1key 26th June 2013 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by ACertainRomance (Post 1220074)
:D

i am, our lass isnt... ;)

She sounds like she has er...some northern qualities :D

Lancashire lad myself :cool:

ACertainRomance 26th June 2013 12:27 PM

ouch, i'm Yorkshire Sheffield lad...;)

m1key 26th June 2013 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by ACertainRomance (Post 1220079)
ouch, i'm Yorkshire Sheffield lad...;)

Oh dear! You were so close...yet so far :p

ACertainRomance 27th June 2013 04:11 PM

quickie question folks, if i get a pad in Silicon Oasis, will i have to take the metro into dubai center to get a link to the airport..?

i do plan to get a car but i imagine it may be a month or 2 before i get that sorted...


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