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Dondi 22nd April 2018 04:35 AM

Thanks for the info Mariposa.
Anyone else have any cautionary tales about JLT? Or, even better, any recommendations based on my previously-posted criteria? I'm hoping to have some sort of a gameplan when I start calling and looking at places in JLT. Would help in the search process of which Towers to request and which to avoid with so many potential units to look at.

Mariposa03 22nd April 2018 06:20 AM

And one thing more, if you have time, it's good to just walk around the towers you are thinking of, just to get the feeling of surroundings if that matters to you. For me it turned out to be a really important factor when choosing an apt. But I know that doesn't have to be important for everyone ;)

Dondi 22nd April 2018 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Mariposa03 (Post 14336114)
And one thing more, if you have time, it's good to just walk around the towers you are thinking of, just to get the feeling of surroundings if that matters to you. For me it turned out to be a really important factor when choosing an apt. But I know that doesn't have to be important for everyone ;)

I spent all day last Saturday at JLT walking around and getting a feel... helped me in narrowing-down which neighborhoods I was interested in. I like that there is much activity around, food choices are aplenty, access the marina, beach, metro, etc. are within walking distance. Plus, people.

jagsingh12 4th May 2018 06:45 AM

Finding a new home in Dubai is one of the most important decisions you have to make once you're here. Since rental prices here will be one of your biggest expenses, you want to make sure you're getting your money's worth and that you'll be happy with the place you choose.

There are many Dubai websites to help you in your search for apartment listings. Alternatively, you can seek out a real estate agent to help you with your search.

Tackledummy 4th May 2018 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by jagsingh12 (Post 14387945)
Finding a new home in Dubai is one of the most important decisions you have to make once you're here. Since rental prices here will be one of your biggest expenses, you want to make sure you're getting your money's worth and that you'll be happy with the place you choose.

There are many Dubai websites to help you in your search for apartment listings. Alternatively, you can seek out a real estate agent to help you with your search.

and the 2018 award for teaching us how to suck the biggest eggs... goes to............................... #strewth! #isitjustme

Handle9 14th May 2018 01:07 PM

Were looking to relocate at the end of July. Ill be working in Downtown and my wife is working in Al Barsha near Mall of the Emirates. Weve got a couple of young girls.

Were from New Zealand so not really keen on high rise apartments. Were considering the Greens, Arabian Ranches or maybe the Springs.

Budget is approx 160-180 and wed like somewhere friendly for the kids.

What areas do people suggest we visit on our orientation visit?

UKMS 14th May 2018 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Handle9 (Post 14431410)
Were looking to relocate at the end of July. Ill be working in Downtown and my wife is working in Al Barsha near Mall of the Emirates. Weve got a couple of young girls.

Were from New Zealand so not really keen on high rise apartments. Were considering the Greens, Arabian Ranches or maybe the Springs.

Budget is approx 160-180 and wed like somewhere friendly for the kids.

What areas do people suggest we visit on our orientation visit?

If you are considering Arabian Ranches have a look at Ranches 2 .... plenty of nice newly released villas within your budget .... our kids are grown up but in my view its very child friendly .... nice play areas and 3-4 communal pools. Easy access to most parts of Dubai, my commute goes past Barsha takes about 15-20 min depending on traffic.

Handle9 15th May 2018 06:54 AM

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Originally Posted by UKMS (Post 14432746)
If you are considering Arabian Ranches have a look at Ranches 2 .... plenty of nice newly released villas within your budget .... our kids are grown up but in my view its very child friendly .... nice play areas and 3-4 communal pools. Easy access to most parts of Dubai, my commute goes past Barsha takes about 15-20 min depending on traffic.

Thanks, that's great info.

Kostik3000 15th May 2018 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by UKMS (Post 14432746)
If you are considering Arabian Ranches have a look at Ranches 2 .... plenty of nice newly released villas within your budget .... our kids are grown up but in my view its very child friendly .... nice play areas and 3-4 communal pools. Easy access to most parts of Dubai, my commute goes past Barsha takes about 15-20 min depending on traffic.

Agree with that. But be vary on landlords, make sure you have maintenance contract in place. Talking to some parents in school and lots of complains about AR2 quality and landlords not willing to do much or splitting the costs half, WTH.

Handle9 15th May 2018 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Kostik3000 (Post 14434706)
Agree with that. But be vary on landlords, make sure you have maintenance contract in place. Talking to some parents in school and lots of complains about AR2 quality and landlords not willing to do much or splitting the costs half, WTH.

Who should have the maintenance contract? The landlord or the tenant?


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