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I don't think that the metro goes to DSO yet, so probably a taxi will be your best option.

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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...
There is no metro at all in DSO.
You will need to get a cab either to Rashidiyya through SM Road or to Business Bay area through Dubai - Al Ain Road.
Not sure about bus service.

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Hey, wondering if I can get any advice. I got an offer to live in Dubai (shocker :P):
12K month salary + commission
5K towards apartment
2K towards car
Wondering which neighborhoods I could live in? I am 24yo, female. I want something safe and fun - maybe near the beach (is everything near the beach?)
- I don't want a cookie cutter place, something with some character would be nice
- something fun, near restaurants, bars, etc.

Thanks!

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Really nice to know about rental apartments in Dubai thanks for sharing.

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Question Apartment vs Villa

Hi all,

I'm trying to figure out the pros and cons of apartment vs villas.

I'll be moving from Toronto to Dubai in late August and am confused on what I should be focusing my search on. My family consists of my wife, 8 year old son and me.

I prefer living in a villa, but keep hearing about the expensive water bills to keep the grass green.

If someone could break down the pros and cons of each and the financial obligations of each, it would be appreciated.

I do not know which area I will be living yet, but for arguments sake, lets say close to Al Barsha, since it contains a lot of American Schools.

Thanks for all the replies.

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Villas will be more expensive to operate. Goes without saying.

The pros and cons of apartments versus villas will be the same as in Canada.

The big issue is your budget and if you want an apartment whether you are willing to pay chiller charges (some areas have A/C charges on top of the regular dewa whilst others don't).



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Hi all,

I'm trying to figure out the pros and cons of apartment vs villas.

I'll be moving from Toronto to Dubai in late August and am confused on what I should be focusing my search on. My family consists of my wife, 8 year old son and me.

I prefer living in a villa, but keep hearing about the expensive water bills to keep the grass green.

If someone could break down the pros and cons of each and the financial obligations of each, it would be appreciated.

I do not know which area I will be living yet, but for arguments sake, lets say close to Al Barsha, since it contains a lot of American Schools.

Thanks for all the replies.

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With that budget you're restricted to flatshares, probably even sharing a room. Al Barsha or Discovery Gardens are the closest areas.

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Which is the best place to live nearby Dubai Media City (budget is 2500 AED to 3500 AED)?

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Flat share.

Dubai Marina.

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Hey, wondering if I can get any advice. I got an offer to live in Dubai (shocker :P):
12K month salary + commission
5K towards apartment
2K towards car
Wondering which neighborhoods I could live in? I am 24yo, female. I want something safe and fun - maybe near the beach (is everything near the beach?)
- I don't want a cookie cutter place, something with some character would be nice
- something fun, near restaurants, bars, etc.

Thanks!

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Hi everyone!

Need some advice on JLT. There are SO many towers its hard to know which ones to go for. I work in Media City and will be moving from The Greens (As prices are just too expensive there now). I have a budget of 75-80k 1 bed, and I don't really care how big it is, but quality and finishing is really important. Thinking of Lakeside Residence, Saba Towers and really like Laguna (Movenpick) but it seems top of my budget!

Any advice on the above would be appreciated!

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Dubizzle shows plenty of 1-bed for 75-80K in the Greens, no?

Prices have escalated here but if you're already in an existing lease it'd be cheaper to stay in the contract and accept a 5% raise than to move.

Whatever savings you may get from JLT will be negated by chiller charges.



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Need some advice on JLT. There are SO many towers its hard to know which ones to go for. I work in Media City and will be moving from The Greens (As prices are just too expensive there now). I have a budget of 75-80k 1 bed, and I don't really care how big it is, but quality and finishing is really important. Thinking of Lakeside Residence, Saba Towers and really like Laguna (Movenpick) but it seems top of my budget!

Any advice on the above would be appreciated!

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