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a6313839 19th May 2018 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by UKMS (Post 14442114)
I would echo this .... landlord quality can differ massively (applies anywhere you live) probe this with the agent, try to meet the landlord if you can. Also choose your agent wisely...... for AR or AR2 I can highly recommend House Hunters who are very good. With regards to build quality we went for a villa that was 18 months old rather than a complete new build .... teething problems were all pretty much ironed out and fixed but the place still had a new feel. You will also probably get a lower rent one one thatís not brand new.

That's really interesting to hear. Out of thousands of comments I think this is the only positive one I've seen about an agent! We are looking at AR2 so I will definitely give them a shout.

Thanks, Sam

Redindxb43 19th May 2018 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by usual_suspect (Post 14453826)
Hello All
I was looking at areas which is closer to the airport to live and I saw DFC as one decent option.
Any opinion on the Al-badia hillside or residences? and the Marsa Plaza?
Thanks for your feedback.

Al Badia is nice and close to Festival City
Friends lived there ( It was several years ago though)
Marsa Plaza no clue sorry

Handle9 17th June 2018 04:24 AM

Is anyone living in The Sustainable City? We are considering it as well as Arabian Ranches 2 and would like to hear feedback as to pros and cons.

I'm particularly interested in the DEWA bills for a 4 bed in The Sustainable City. Rent is conderably higher than Ranches but if DEWA is a lot cheaper then that makes it easier to justify.

SA Feather 24th June 2018 05:12 AM

This is a very long and informative thread and I hope my info, or suspicion is not out of place.

To cut a long story short, a friend was ripped off by an agent representing an overseas real estate company (who actually had shut down the Dubai office). The owner of the flat (whom we tried to find) most likely never got the rental for that year. I have a copy of someone's Passport who is supposingly the owner, but I doubt it.

GaryCole 28th June 2018 12:38 PM

thnks for such info

pixel212 21st July 2018 03:26 PM

I'm looking for a modern studio or one bedroom with a nice view and big windows for under 110k/year. I want to be anywhere from in the downtown area and Citywalk to Dubai Creek (I've considered the Culture Village area). Any building recommendations? I've seen a few under 100k/yr and I'm a little disappointed. I'm quite happy with small spaces (e.g. 400 sq feet) as long as there's storage and a good layout.

usual_suspect 23rd July 2018 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by pixel212 (Post 14578568)
I'm looking for a modern studio or one bedroom with a nice view and big windows for under 110k/year. I want to be anywhere from in the downtown area and Citywalk to Dubai Creek (I've considered the Culture Village area). Any building recommendations? I've seen a few under 100k/yr and I'm a little disappointed. I'm quite happy with small spaces (e.g. 400 sq feet) as long as there's storage and a good layout.

I am also looking for something in the cultural village area (albeit, with more rooms). I saw some good apartments in the Dubai wharf. I m yet to see them in person.
So, if you check it out, let us know how the neighborhood is.. :)

pixel212 23rd July 2018 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by usual_suspect (Post 14580620)
I am also looking for something in the cultural village area (albeit, with more rooms). I saw some good apartments in the Dubai wharf. I m yet to see them in person.
So, if you check it out, let us know how the neighborhood is.. :)

What was Dubai Wharf like? I saw some places in D1 Tower. The creek view isn't very impressive but the view back toward downtown with a view down toward a bit of the creek on the versace palazzo side is nice. The common areas don't seem to get much attention and I got the impression the holiday apartment rentals were dominating. The materials used on the interior seemed kinda flimsy and an apartment someone had just moved out of seemed to have a lot of wear and tear for just a year of use. I did love the view of sand with the skyline shimmering in the distance though.

I looked at Index tower today. No outdoor pool and I really don't like electric stoves. But again, I liked the view. Anyone here live in Index?

samirabd 24th July 2018 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Handle9 (Post 14533568)
Is anyone living in The Sustainable City? We are considering it as well as Arabian Ranches 2 and would like to hear feedback as to pros and cons.

I'm particularly interested in the DEWA bills for a 4 bed in The Sustainable City. Rent is considerably higher than Ranches but if DEWA is a lot cheaper then that makes it easier to justify.

Hello,

Am currently living in TSC and find it fantastic. We have been living in a 3 bedroom villa for 2 years and really enjoy it here.

Pros:
Great community with very like-minded people (environmentally conscious).
Very efficient homes in terms of water and electrical consumption.
No cars are allowed beyond the covered parking lot (great for children).
Plenty of greenery and excellent for working out (running track, cycling track, workout stations, lap pool, decent gym).

Cons:
Location is a bit far from the downtown area.
4 bedroom villas have small rooms.
Finishing quality is a bit lacking.

Expect your DEWA bills to be 40%-60% lower since each villa produces a significant amount of solar power.

Also, the apartments are in very high demand so rarely available.

GeeJay Kalrin 29th July 2018 09:45 AM

Hi Bigjimbo, I'm also looking to change my accommodation now, Surely I'll select from one of the locations you mentioned in your post.
Thank you for your guidance about renting space in Dubai.


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