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TommyTGT 20th October 2011 08:23 PM

Does anybody have any info/advice on the Silicon Residences or anything else near DSO? I'm a single 26-yo male with a good offer in hand. Am I going to go nuts out at DSO, or is there enough nearby to keep me busy?

Neat_stuff 21st October 2011 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Bigjimbo (Post 631268)
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?

Ha Burj is too expensive!

Have you heard of Limestone House? The pictures I have seen make it look super plush. It actually has wood flooring which I havent see in any other property I've looked at. And the bathrooms are to die for.

Looks like I've found my home!

nayandave 22nd October 2011 10:17 AM

Are apartments and villas fully furnished and AC fitted?

Does rent include Electricity, water and other local authority taxes?

wandabug 22nd October 2011 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by nayandave (Post 632341)
Are apartments and villas fully furnished and AC fitted?

Does rent include Electricity, water and other local authority taxes?

Some places are furnished, mostly not.
Every building has A/C.
You pay your own bills.
Housing Fee is 5% of annual rent paid monthly with your DEWA (water and electricity) bill.

averroes 23rd October 2011 10:16 AM

I might be moving to Dubai soon, still haven't received a formal offer, but in negotiations/interviews stage. I'm primarily looking to rent unfurnished (I intend on spending 2-3 years in Dubai before making the jump), and expect my salary to be in the 22-25,000 AED monthly region. I was looking for something unfurnished - with appliances, central AC/heating - a communal gym and pool would be cool, but for less than 48,000AED annually. I just want something clean, decent and not too far from Media City and Internet City. Also, what hidden costs would I incur? Any words of wisdom?

wandabug 23rd October 2011 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by averroes (Post 632816)
I might be moving to Dubai soon, still haven't received a formal offer, but in negotiations/interviews stage. I'm primarily looking to rent unfurnished (I intend on spending 2-3 years in Dubai before making the jump), and expect my salary to be in the 22-25,000 AED monthly region. I was looking for something unfurnished - with appliances, central AC/heating - a communal gym and pool would be cool, but for less than 48,000AED annually. I just want something clean, decent and not too far from Media City and Internet City. Also, what hidden costs would I incur? Any words of wisdom?

You can get a studio in Marina for that or a 1 bed in Jumeriah Lake Towers. Most apts have appliances. All buildings have gym/pool and A/C. ( Heating - what for?????).
Check out Dubizzle.com and please read the sticky at the beginning of this thread, that Jimbo has kindly taken the time to write, to answer your questions about costs.

TallyHo 24th October 2011 10:01 AM

No one has heaters in Dubai.....

You may be able to find a one-bedroom in the Greens for just about 48,000, in the older buildings.

Tecom has 1-bedrooms in your price range but it's not as pretty as the Greens.

Both the Greens and Tecom are opposite Sheikh Zayed Road from Media/Internet City.

When doing your apartment search be careful to calculate the dewa and AC expenses. Some apartment complexes have separate billing schemes for the air conditioning, others have the AC included as part of your rent and you only pay the basic electricity/water usage. If you want to save money I'd avoid any apartments in district cooling schemes.


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Originally Posted by averroes (Post 632816)
I might be moving to Dubai soon, still haven't received a formal offer, but in negotiations/interviews stage. I'm primarily looking to rent unfurnished (I intend on spending 2-3 years in Dubai before making the jump), and expect my salary to be in the 22-25,000 AED monthly region. I was looking for something unfurnished - with appliances, central AC/heating - a communal gym and pool would be cool, but for less than 48,000AED annually. I just want something clean, decent and not too far from Media City and Internet City. Also, what hidden costs would I incur? Any words of wisdom?


Ali.C 24th October 2011 08:55 PM

Hi,

I'm moving to Dubai on the 8th Nov, starting work on the 13th. I think i have narrowed my search for an apartment to the following areas, The Marina, JLT and the Greens. I'm looking for a 1 bed fully furnished.

Can anyone advise if a property is say priced at 55,000aed what should you offer?

What would the average monthly cost for extras over and above the rent, i.e. water, electricity, DEWA, A/c?

Also anyone know of any good brokers?

Thanks

SebInDubai 26th October 2011 03:37 PM

Hello everyone,

I am currently working in Dubai and have been living in short term accommodation for a while. I am now looking at renting something for long term.

I have looked at studios and one bedroom flats but for my budget (40-45,000 AED/year) most of them are located in JLT, Business Bay or TECOM, which are areas I want to avoid.

I am now looking for expats who would like to share a 2 or 3 bedroom flat in areas such as Sheikh Zayed Rd, DIFC, Dowtown Dubai, Jumeirah, the Greens, the Links, etc. This would definitely allow to rent a comfortable flat in a nice area!.

I also think it would provide a good balance between some activity (a shared apt is always more lively!) and privacy.

What do you guys think? Is anyone interested?

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Best,

Seb

Will365 27th October 2011 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by TommyTGT (Post 631554)
Does anybody have any info/advice on the Silicon Residences or anything else near DSO? I'm a single 26-yo male with a good offer in hand. Am I going to go nuts out at DSO, or is there enough nearby to keep me busy?

Hi Tommy, I work out in Silicon Oasis. As a 26 year old single guy, wouldn't advise you living there. Not much going on. If fairness, it is quite cheap so depends on budget and lifestyle of course. It certainly isn't a bad area, just a little out the way. Takes about 20-30 min driving to get from there down to SZR and on to Marina, JBR or Old Town at other end.


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