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rsinner 30th July 2012 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steve_99 (Post 856212)
Please read my post carefully. I don't need downtown. In fact I want to stay around Marina so I am 20-25 mins from airport (North) and 30 mins from Jebel Ali (South)

So I was asking for suggestions and someone said to live in downtown as it's more fun.

Again to make it simple:

work @ Jebel ali
[email protected] ??? (I prefer a place where young expats live and where the action is)

Depending on budget: Marina, JBR, JLT, probably Tecom, Al Barsha.
Dubizzle.com is your friend

XDoodlebugger 30th July 2012 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steve_99 (Post 856212)
Please read my post carefully. I don't need downtown. In fact I want to stay around Marina so I am 20-25 mins from airport (North) and 30 mins from Jebel Ali (South)

So I was asking for suggestions and someone said to live in downtown as it's more fun.

Again to make it simple:

work @ Jebel ali
[email protected] ??? (I prefer a place where young expats live and where the action is)

Read my post carefully. I live on the North side of the Marina and it has what you need, specifically The Torch Towers. Although I think you need to switch the times around, a bit further time wise to the airport than Jebel Ali.

If that is beyond your budget look at the Jumeira Lake Towers across SZR.

steve_99 30th July 2012 02:04 PM

My budget is around 120k AED. And I am looking for a 2 bedroom. preferably furnished. Do they have any serviced apt. in that range?

XDoodlebugger 30th July 2012 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steve_99 (Post 856244)
My budget is around 120k AED. And I am looking for a 2 bedroom. preferably furnished. Do they have any serviced apt. in that range?

My two bedroom was 120,000 and had some furniture but I added some things and removed a couple of pieces. They are available. Most places include a fridge and washing machine/dryer combo.

I pay 350 AED a month for a cleaning crew to come in and clean once a week, that is fine for me, if you want more often just pay a bit more.

Shirts only laundry runs about 40 a week, they pick up and deliver. They would do it all if asked but my dedicates were getting beat up by them. :mad:

steve_99 30th July 2012 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XDoodle****** (Post 856249)
My two bedroom was 120,000 and had some furniture but I added some things and removed a couple of pieces. They are available. Most places include a fridge and washing machine/dryer combo.

I pay 350 AED a month for a cleaning crew to come in and clean once a week, that is fine for me, if you want more often just pay a bit more.

Shirts only laundry runs about 40 a week, they pick up and deliver. They would do it all if asked but my dedicates were getting beat up by them. :mad:


Sounds good.

what do you think about this:

Rent Dubai The Torch Apartment For Rent

XDoodlebugger 30th July 2012 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steve_99 (Post 856255)
Sounds good.

what do you think about this:

Rent Dubai The Torch Apartment For Rent

The 05 apartments have the best view, but that is it!

Chadward 31st July 2012 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XDoodle****** (Post 856249)
My two bedroom was 120,000 and had some furniture but I added some things and removed a couple of pieces. They are available. Most places include a fridge and washing machine/dryer combo.

I pay 350 AED a month for a cleaning crew to come in and clean once a week, that is fine for me, if you want more often just pay a bit more.

Shirts only laundry runs about 40 a week, they pick up and deliver. They would do it all if asked but my dedicates were getting beat up by them. :mad:

Hi,

Whats the hourly rate of your cleaner, Dubai cleaners quote AED 80 / hour is this a fair rate?

rosy83 1st August 2012 02:30 PM

JBR - Whereabouts
 
Hi Guys
Thank you for this thread, its absolutely great!
Its been a godsend during a period of potential change and uncertainty
I am waiting to hear if I get an accomodation allowance along with a potential job offer.
I visited Dubai previously and absolutely loved the JBR walk with the buzzing restaurants and cafes. I would ideally like to live there and my office is in the internet city.
I have done some quick searches on Dubizzle but need to get a 'been there done that experienced' opinion

So my questions are:

Is JBR to DIC commuteable? How much and how would one commute?

How much do I need for a 2 bedroom with a pool and gym in that area?

The searches bring up JBR but then also numerous building names like 'Rimal', can anyone help me understand what the newer better buildings are, like do they have a building name to narrow my search?

Is JBR close to the beach? Is the public beach even nice? On visits I was spoilt by the luxury hotel private beaches.

We are a young couple in our late twenties and 1 cat

Thanks guys

Rosy

vantage 1st August 2012 02:44 PM

are you happy that your cat will be an indoors cat??
otherwise you're going to need a villa - and the local cats have a mean glint in their eye...!

wandabug 1st August 2012 02:52 PM

JBR is 30 identical buildings all built around the same time. The apartments vary a little between the buildings but not much and the standard is the same. They are named Rimal, Shams, Murjan, Bahar, Amwaj etc.
It is next to the beach hence it's name - Jumeirah Beach Residence. The public beach is very good. There was meant to be a beach park for residents but it became a public car park instead.
There are no gyms which is unusual for apartment buildings in new Dubai. Except for Amwaj 1.2.3 and 5 which are owned by one of the sheiks and he turned a couple of loft apartments into a gym for the residents.
JBR has a no pets policy. People do have cats there but if they do decide to enforce the rule you could find yourself having to find a new home for tiddles.
It is not far to DIC - drive or taxi.
JBR is not near the Metro. If you planning to use the Metro for work then you would be better looking at apartments at the other side of The Marina by the Metro Station and Marina Walk.
Personally I think the towers near Marina Walk far nicer that JBR and Marina Walk is also buzzing with Shops and Restaurants. And you can have pets.


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