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colly 25th October 2018 07:07 PM

Can anyone please recommend some good buildings in Marina? Looking around there is a lot of junk, with cheap finish. Main priority is a really great view and nice balcony - but looking for a high quality finish - good kitchen etc. Just found Cayan Tower which looks fantastic but no balconies. Is there anything similar that does? Or can anyone recommend good buildings in Marina that might tick most of my boxes?

km1979 3rd November 2018 02:39 PM

Does anyone have an idea who is responsible for the chiller charges in the newer buildings in Downtown? I just got a possession of an apartment in a new building in Downtown and the chiller charges were charged on an approximate consumption basis. Furthermore, a chilled water meter has been installed for every apartment in the building and the the meter will be checked every quarter. If the usage is more than the approximate consumption, the difference will be billed to the owner and vice-versa. If chilled water charges are included in the meter, a tenant could run a massive bill if he/she leaves the A/c on 24/7 resulting in the landlord having to pay a higher than budgeted amount.

To complicate this further, the older buildings in Downtown dont have a chilled water meter so the chilled water charges are fixed regardless of usage.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

kam1nsk1 8th November 2018 05:14 PM

Couple
 
Hello

My partner and I will be arriving in Dubai in around 3 months. We have not lived here before so would really appreciate some up to date advice (or being pointed to good links to find answers ourselves).

We are looking for a decent 1 or 2 bedroom apartment with a balcony and hopefully some perks like gym/pool etc.

We are not party-goers so are more interested in a nice area for cafes, wandering etc.

Not really sure what to expect to pay - up to 80,000? Lower would be great though.

What areas should we concentrate on? Any places in those areas to look for or avoid?
Anything else to consider - district cooling etc?

Huge thanks in advance!

Minski

Dondi 17th November 2018 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Rflame (Post 14678656)
Thanks. I have not visited many. Executive Towers at Business Bay. Sulafa tower in Marina. Global Lake View in JLT.

I can increase my budget to 80-85k depending on the place.

@RFlame Did you ever find a place? I am interested in the same areas you mentioned and will be coming to Dubai around New Year's. Hoping to find a nice place in your same price range in one of those same areas.

UKMS 18th November 2018 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kam1nsk1 (Post 14709560)
Hello

My partner and I will be arriving in Dubai in around 3 months. We have not lived here before so would really appreciate some up to date advice (or being pointed to good links to find answers ourselves).

We are looking for a decent 1 or 2 bedroom apartment with a balcony and hopefully some perks like gym/pool etc.

We are not party-goers so are more interested in a nice area for cafes, wandering etc.

Not really sure what to expect to pay - up to 80,000? Lower would be great though.

What areas should we concentrate on? Any places in those areas to look for or avoid?
Anything else to consider - district cooling etc?

Huge thanks in advance!

Minski

Where are you working? Will you have a car or using public transport/ Taxi ?

There are plenty of threads on here about where to live also.

I’m also assuming you know the potential hurdles of living with a ‘partner’ ?

kam1nsk1 18th November 2018 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UKMS (Post 14720560)
Where are you working? Will you have a car or using public transport/ Taxi ?

There are plenty of threads on here about where to live also.

Iím also assuming you know the potential hurdles of living with a Ďpartnerí ?

Thanks for the reply!

My partner will be working in a university in academic city. She doesn't drive so we need to figure out the best compromise between a nice area and being able to get there! Any ideas? Are there any lift sharing websites or similar we could look into?

We are also going to get a car at some point and have been wondering at our best options for doing this economically. Long term lease or buy something used?

As for the living together issue, this will be taken care of before we arrive ;-)

UKMS 18th November 2018 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kam1nsk1 (Post 14720574)
Thanks for the reply!

My partner will be working in a university in academic city. She doesn't drive so we need to figure out the best compromise between a nice area and being able to get there! Any ideas? Are there any lift sharing websites or similar we could look into?

We are also going to get a car at some point and have been wondering at our best options for doing this economically. Long term lease or buy something used?

As for the living together issue, this will be taken care of before we arrive ;-)

Without your partner driving you are going to need something pretty close to academic city unless the university run shuttles to other areas which is possible.

Would also be worth speaking to the university as they wil have recommendations for areas to live for new starters.

Unfortunately Iím not familiar enough with this part of Dubai to make any recommendations. Your budget may well dictate the choices you have.

As for a car in your situation I would rent something longish term, this will include Maintenance, insurance registration etc.

Cheers

twowheelsgood 19th November 2018 12:56 AM

You shouldn't discount using a taxi every day - its not like the UK where taxi's are expensive. Taxi's here are cheap.

I know a senior guy at ASNOC and he's been taking a taxi quite a long distance to work every day and its much cheaper than buying/leasing a decent car.

DubaiDR 21st November 2018 10:01 AM

Although it does still add up. Obviously nothing like the UK prices but still all adds up with taxi trips.

alrexmichael 22nd March 2020 09:04 AM

What about Sports/motor city? Arjan?


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