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ITrecruiter4785 5th March 2013 11:39 AM

Hey,

I was thinking of looking at Jumeirah Lakes Towers, I've heard it's a decent area and fairly easy to get to the marina and other parts of central dubai.

Any particular buildings people can recommend?

Also I am starting to think maybe i should increase by budget, saw lovely 2 bedroom in Bonnington hotel in JLT for 125k, fully furnished.

anyone can share any experience of living in JLT or the Bonnington?

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Originally Posted by m1key (Post 1077758)
It depends on the area. It can start getting busy in some areas from 7am. In the evening it can be very busy around 6-7pm. Again, it does vary according to direction of travel and area. Rule of thumb is morning Sharjah to Dubai direction busy and reverse in the evening.


ITrecruiter4785 5th March 2013 11:58 AM

I know this might sound silly, but I am guessing JLT is pretty big and probably has many apartment buildings.

can anyone advise which apartment building is the closest to the Marina Plaza? or to Al Wasl road? (near umm suqeim junction)

m1key 5th March 2013 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by ITrecruiter4785 (Post 1077934)
Hey,

I was thinking of looking at Jumeirah Lakes Towers, I've heard it's a decent area and fairly easy to get to the marina and other parts of central dubai.

Any particular buildings people can recommend?

Also I am starting to think maybe i should increase by budget, saw lovely 2 bedroom in Bonnington hotel in JLT for 125k, fully furnished.

anyone can share any experience of living in JLT or the Bonnington?

Sorry. Don't know JLT very well. A few on here will do, so will likely be along to help. This might help in the meantime. The Marina is the other side of the road on the top of the image and the yellow/tan things crossing the road are metro stations.

ITrecruiter4785 5th March 2013 12:45 PM

cheers fella!

blazeaway 5th March 2013 05:59 PM

Used to stay there (Bonnington) whilst visiting every month. Nice hotel, McGettigans ok but crap food, healeys posh bar but a lot of working girls. Nice restaurants in walking distance!

St0rMl0rD 6th March 2013 08:00 PM

Hi guys,

Everywhere I look it says landlords want the rent up front for the whole year or for 1/4 of the year. Is there any way of monthly payments? I don't have that kind of money to pay up front for 1/4 of the year, so I'm looking for options when renting an appartment.

Thanks,
-J

rsinner 7th March 2013 05:09 AM

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Originally Posted by St0rMl0rD (Post 1079646)
Hi guys,

Everywhere I look it says landlords want the rent up front for the whole year or for 1/4 of the year. Is there any way of monthly payments? I don't have that kind of money to pay up front for 1/4 of the year, so I'm looking for options when renting an appartment.

Thanks,
-J

Unfortunately that does not happen a lot. Monthly cheques are rare and generally used in less desirable areas, but not unheard of. Some companies give out housing allowances in advance - is this something you can discuss with your company?

St0rMl0rD 7th March 2013 05:35 AM

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Originally Posted by rsinner (Post 1080004)
Unfortunately that does not happen a lot. Monthly cheques are rare and generally used in less desirable areas, but not unheard of. Some companies give out housing allowances in advance - is this something you can discuss with your company?

I'll ask them. Thank you.

-J

Kathy Price 7th March 2013 06:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Izzy77 (Post 603664)
Great guidance!

Wow, this is great. Thanks so much!

Niles28 7th March 2013 01:33 PM

Areas to rent around Media City
 
Finally arrived in Dubai, now begins the great house hunt...My office is shifting to Media city in the next 3 or 4 months, what would be a reasonable place near my office that is not too far away 30-35 minutes by metro. I am looking for a studio apartment with my budget of 25-30k...What places should I be looking at?


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