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Bigjimbo 15th September 2011 06:18 AM

Its not out of the question, but as an agent I would want you to have a fairly good idea of what you want, and a realistic chance of you taking an apartment if we found something suitable. Saturdays are probably your best bet.

hachiko 15th September 2011 08:32 AM

I'm currently living in Karama and planning to shift somewhere else; is living in Al Nahda 2, Dubai ok? I haven't yet gone to that place and I don't know how the community is? Thanks.

Bigjimbo 15th September 2011 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by hachiko (Post 607195)
I'm currently living in Karama and planning to shift somewhere else; is living in Al Nahda 2, Dubai ok? I haven't yet gone to that place and I don't know how the community is? Thanks.

Nahda is near Al Quasias if i am not mistaken, and it is ok. Dusty and noisy but there are shops and stuff around.

wazza2222 16th September 2011 06:42 PM

Karama
 
Is there something wrong with Karama? I haven't been there but was considering going there to check it out (location is good) Id appreciate your opinion!

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Originally Posted by hachiko (Post 607195)
I'm currently living in Karama and planning to shift somewhere else; is living in Al Nahda 2, Dubai ok? I haven't yet gone to that place and I don't know how the community is? Thanks.


Bigjimbo 18th September 2011 06:05 AM

I think Karama could be nice. Depends on the building of course, and its probably noiser then some parts of the city, but it has more life there.

TallyHo 18th September 2011 07:47 AM

Overwhelmingly lived in by South Asian expats, although there are some Filipinos who live there. It's the centre for the Indian/Pakistani community in Dubai. Lots of great restaurants. Home of the famous "fake souk."

Locationwise - horrific traffic in/out during rush hour, lousy parking, building quality isn't all good, some are outright slums, few amenities.

If you want to live somewhere in that side of town, the Mankhool area of Bur Dubai is a better bet.



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Originally Posted by wazza2222 (Post 608373)
Is there something wrong with Karama? I haven't been there but was considering going there to check it out (location is good) Id appreciate your opinion!


MONAE 18th September 2011 08:29 AM

What about Lakes, Springs and Meadows ,the most liked destination for most families?Also Jumeirah islands?

Bigjimbo 18th September 2011 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by MONAE (Post 609203)
What about Lakes, Springs and Meadows ,the most liked destination for most families?Also Jumeirah islands?

Good point. I shall attempt to answer:

Springs

Good range of housing, from 2 to 3 beds. The types are designated by number. 4's are the smallest, and either an E or an M, denoting end or middle. They get larger the smaller the number. 1 and 2's get a maids room as well I think.

Beware because most of these villas are looking very tatty now. The 4's in Springs 1 and 2 are a different and preferable layout.

Meadows

The meadows villas lie adjacent to the Springs, and are genrally independant villas, and are larger then their springs counterparts. Suffering the same problems of being older and not really cared for, although due to the amount of money they can generate in rental income, it is easier to find a nice one

Lakes

Probably the best option in terms of condition, and location. These are also more expensive then the Springs and the Meadows, like for like. Most if not all have pools, parks etc, and there is also the Lakes clubhouse, that is optional to join, and has tennis courts, big pool, bar gym etc.


How's that?

James

MONAE 18th September 2011 08:54 AM

Lots of them have been renovated and offer good value,also lots of very well placed expats with families( CEO's ,CFO's) who work in Jebel Ali prefer these places .Lots of amenities,location ,schools . Very good in terms of space, chiller fees etc Also,how about the islands?



speciall
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Originally Posted by Bigjimbo (Post 609218)
Good point. I shall attempt to answer:

Springs

Good range of housing, from 2 to 3 beds. The types are designated by number. 4's are the smallest, and either an E or an M, denoting end or middle. They get larger the smaller the number. 1 and 2's get a maids room as well I think.

Beware because most of these villas are looking very tatty now. The 4's in Springs 1 and 2 are a different and preferable layout.

Meadows

The meadows villas lie adjacent to the Springs, and are genrally independant villas, and are larger then their springs counterparts. Suffering the same problems of being older and not really cared for, although due to the amount of money they can generate in rental income, it is easier to find a nice one

Lakes

Probably the best option in terms of condition, and location. These are also more expensive then the Springs and the Meadows, like for like. Most if not all have pools, parks etc, and there is also the Lakes clubhouse, that is optional to join, and has tennis courts, big pool, bar gym etc.


How's that?

James


Bigjimbo 18th September 2011 10:47 AM

Jumierah Islands

A collection of 4 and 5 bedroom villas. Not generally as well finished as the Lakes, but superior to lots of the Meadows villas. Amenities are a bit lacking, but this has improved recently with the clubhouse opening. A popular choice. Is now joined to the Springs/Meadows so access is getting better.


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