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Old 17th October 2011, 02:19 PM
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Hi expats I'm James, I planning to move in to Dubai probably on December any place you do suggest for me to live on? I going to work on Media City.

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Hi expats I'm James, I planning to move in to Dubai probably on December any place you do suggest for me to live on? I going to work on Media City.
Depends on budget, but good areas are the Marina, Greens, Palm, etc.

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Hi James, I recently moved here and now living JBR ('jumeirah beach residence'). It's a great location and there's a lot of great properties at good prices. I used propertyfinder.ae and a broker call SPF property. I found propertyfinder pretty useful because they have loads of properties and loads of brokers.

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Hi everyone I have just recently moved into my flat in Dubai. I know you probably have seen hundreds of posts like this so I am sorry in advance!! I have seen a few cockroaches - nothing crazy just one or two within a couple of weeks! So I don't think I need to get 'pest control' in!

I went to the supermarket and having never needed to buy insecticde before I have no idea what to look for! can anyone help I me? I remember seeing: Pif Paf, Baygon, Raid, Combat etc .......but whats the difference!? and which one should I use!? Please help!!!!! Thanks!

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Hi everyone I have just recently moved into my flat in Dubai. I know you probably have seen hundreds of posts like this so I am sorry in advance!! I have seen a few cockroaches - nothing crazy just one or two within a couple of weeks! So I don't think I need to get 'pest control' in!

I went to the supermarket and having never needed to buy insecticde before I have no idea what to look for! can anyone help I me? I remember seeing: Pif Paf, Baygon, Raid, Combat etc .......but whats the difference!? and which one should I use!? Please help!!!!! Thanks!
Not really the thread for this question but, get professionals in. It doesnt cost much and where you see one there will be twenty. Call Cairo Maintenance on 043392088

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Hey all,

Moving to Dubai in two weeks and have been looking around online at places to stay at.

I'll be working in the DIFC so would ideally like an apartment near there. I will need a two bed as well. I am assuming Old Town is the best place to look? What is decent rent there for a nice place?

Alternatively I am willing to travel a bit if I live in a house. What sort of an area is Springs? I have seen some decent properties there.

What are the other nice areas for a house. I think my budget can stretch to AED120k a year, would I be able to squeeze in a swimming pool for that amount?

Also, if a property has a stated asking price of AED130k, how far down do you think I can get it negotiated?

Thanks a lot in advance for your help!

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I`d recommend looking at Old town as you work in DIFC, even though i`m a big Marina fan. At the start I feel it would be better to live in an apt. as you`ll be able to walk out to bars and shops rather than being stuck in a villa on your own in an area that you don`t know and having to rely on taxis to get out and about.
Also the bills will be much smaller in an apt, if you rent a villa you could easily be running up water and electricity bills of almost 1000 quid a month if you are not careful. I`d recommend keeping it as simple as possible at the start until you get to know your way around.

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Also check out Index Tower. I have always fancied living there, and have heard very good things about it.

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Also check out Index Tower. I have always fancied living there, and have heard very good things about it.
Thanks Jimbo, you are correct. Fittings look really nice.

Now I jsut need to find a two bed in it!

The issue I have is that most of the apartments I have seen on Dubizzle look to have bad fittings. I am currently living in a pretty nice apartment in the UK with good fittings so I dont want to trade down.

Could you recommend a few other places?

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Not really. Old town and Old town Island are also nice, but more expensive I think. Avoid all of Businees bay.

The is always the Burj Khalifa?

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