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m1key 1st August 2012 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by vantage (Post 858027)
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...!

Agree with this. Our 2 cats are getting on a bit and I thought they'd be happy in an apartment. Didn't happen. They were miserable and became lethargic. We moved to a villa and they are happy now despite it being too hot outside most of the time for them.

Every cat is different, but don't assume a cat that previously had the freedom to go outside will be happy in an apartment. Might be worth trying them out in a short term let apartment first to see how they adapt.

Good luck with the move...

wandabug 1st August 2012 02:58 PM

2 bed JBR - about dhs.110k

XDoodlebugger 1st August 2012 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Chadward (Post 857197)
Hi,

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

Two guys x two hours each week, four hours labor for 87.5 so 21.875 AED/hour per person.

So unless they are bring in 3 or 4 people then no, 80 AED is $21.77, I didn't even pay my house cleaner that in the States and these guys will be lucky to make 2000 AED a month.

rosy83 1st August 2012 04:15 PM

OMG are you guys sure no pets allowed in JBR?
Like all of the JBR buildings?
This is a massive blow cus I love that area for its closeness to everything.
Are they strict about enforcing such a ban?
My cat is a 'flat cat' because I live near canary wharf in London so there are only high rise flats and hes perfectly happy with space to run around and toys to entertain.
I would never ever want to put him outside at the mercy of cars, strangers, disease from other strays.
He's a pedigree cat and has never lived outdoors.
Is dubai marina as close to the beach as JBR
This really sucks

XDoodlebugger 1st August 2012 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rosy83 (Post 858106)
OMG are you guys sure no pets allowed in JBR?
Like all of the JBR buildings?
This is a massive blow cus I love that area for its closeness to everything.
Are they strict about enforcing such a ban?
My cat is a 'flat cat' because I live near canary wharf in London so there are only high rise flats and hes perfectly happy with space to run around and toys to entertain.
I would never ever want to put him outside at the mercy of cars, strangers, disease from other strays.
He's a pedigree cat and has never lived outdoors.
Is dubai marina as close to the beach as JBR
This really sucks

On the Marina Walk side it is a bit of a walk to the beach, but taxi's are cheap (maybe 10AED from The Torch) to have them drop you off there anyway.

There are also a LOT of buildings on that side that are not considered JBR, I looked at Botanical for example and it was a nice place.

m1key 1st August 2012 04:55 PM

Some parts of the Marina are pretty close to the beach. Others are a bit of a hike. This will be useful for you

wandabug 1st August 2012 05:31 PM

The Marina is a huge area - 200+ Towers. JBR is the strip of identical sand coloured towers running alongside the beach. There are plenty of nicer and newer towers across the road from JBR.
How is your budget? If you are limited you can look at Jumeirah Lake Towers on the other side of Sheik Zayed Road - you will get much more for your money there and there are 2 metro stations. There are 2 a/c footbridges from JLT to The Marina. Walkable to the beach in the winter (15-20 mins) but too hot to walk in the summer. Taxi's are very cheap here compared to UK.
Don't be fooled into thinking that everything is at JBR - it isn't and it isn't that central to anything other than JBR.

rasskass 1st August 2012 05:53 PM

Has anyone managed to rent an apartment in the new Maze Tower on sheikh Zayed rd??

Please let me know I you have experience with this place I need to ask a question?

Thanks

rosy83 1st August 2012 10:02 PM

If my husband lands a job in Abu Dhabi would it be a commuteable distance from Abu Dhabi to JBR? It wouldnt be the best scenario but it seems my husbands best chance of a job might be local banks and sovereign funds.
So whilst i need to get to DIC and JBR is easy commute what is a better in between if this scenario happens?

Also what is 'The Torch', where is that located, is it any good?

thanks

Bounty Hunter 1st August 2012 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by m1key (Post 858153)
Some parts of the Marina are pretty close to the beach. Others are a bit of a hike. This will be useful for you

Thanks for that schematic! How far is all of this from the Abu Dhabi airport? I will be working there and I don't want to drive 30-4- mins one way to and from work. I won't be making a lot of money as I have seen people will be but I would like to at least live somewhere nice. What are the price ranges throughout the whole Marina area? No, no....just a one beedroom or possibly (depending on the overall size) a studio place. I'm pretty easy going until it come to my living space.:cool:


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