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madhu123 30th March 2013 06:43 PM

no result in "Bur Dubai" locality in dubizzle

hhl103 1st April 2013 12:38 PM

I am wondering if anybody is living in skycourt tower(right opposite to the academic city). I heard some bad stories regarding the ridiculously high cooling charge.

I am wondering if this problem is fixed or not.

I would be interested in living in this place if this problem is fixed.

Please let me know if you have any comments.

Thanks.

turbinedude 2nd April 2013 11:28 AM

Ultimate guide to renting an apartment in Dubai
 
following the car rental datasheet
here is the apartment data

http://gulfnews.com/polopoly_fs/1.93...apartments.pdf




http://gulfnews.com/polopoly_fs/1.95...arjahguide.pdf


:fingerscrossed:

Jager 5th April 2013 11:36 AM

Does anyone have any experience with 'Poplar Homes' ? Their website states "Poplar Homes Real Estate Brokers are an independent real estate agents registered with Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) and Dubai Economic Department and have a certificate to conduct in sales and brokerage", yet when I search both the company name and the broker we are dealing with on the RERA website fails to turn up any mention of them.

I searched the forum as well, but there are no references for 'Poplar'. Any guidance is appreciated.

Windsweptdragon 6th April 2013 07:07 PM

I'm potentially looking for a new apartment. Currently live in Downtown and I think the area is going to be a nightmare for next couple of years while all building work happens, particularly with the overnight building policy. I'm therefore looking for somewhere a bit more 'finished'.

Two of the buildings I am looking at are Sama Tower and Maze Tower. Does anyone know of any negatives for either of these locations? Are the apartments exclusively available via Asteco? I haven't been able to find one on Dubizzle so far (there is one two bed for Maze but not really looking for that).

ziokendo 8th April 2013 05:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Windsweptdragon (Post 1118443)
I'm potentially looking for a new apartment. Currently live in Downtown and I think the area is going to be a nightmare for next couple of years while all building work happens, particularly with the overnight building policy. I'm therefore looking for somewhere a bit more 'finished'.

Two of the buildings I am looking at are Sama Tower and Maze Tower. Does anyone know of any negatives for either of these locations? Are the apartments exclusively available via Asteco? I haven't been able to find one on Dubizzle so far (there is one two bed for Maze but not really looking for that).

I have visited the maze and is really nice, the position is fantastic if you get a rear view, otherwise is overlooking directly on SZR and the metro, if you are looking for quietness I am not sure ....
Yes this building are quite sound-proofed, but I believe that also your building in downtown it is ....

The other tower arguably is not in a better position, right on the WTC roundabout and next to two buildings in progress, the apartments are nice as well anyway, I have visited last year while looking for flats.

I might be wrong, but I believe these towers have a single agent because you are renting directly with the landlord and they are just marketing it. The apartments inside are not individually sold like in freehold areas. Given the typical dubai individual landlord this can be only an advantage anyway.

You can consider Rolex Tower as well, the next buildings (liberty house, emirates financial towers, 21st century tower) are fully developed and the area is much quieter: considerations about living on SZR and on the rear view still applies.

Windsweptdragon 9th April 2013 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ziokendo (Post 1120060)
I have visited the maze and is really nice, the position is fantastic if you get a rear view, otherwise is overlooking directly on SZR and the metro, if you are looking for quietness I am not sure ....
Yes this building are quite sound-proofed, but I believe that also your building in downtown it is ....

The other tower arguably is not in a better position, right on the WTC roundabout and next to two buildings in progress, the apartments are nice as well anyway, I have visited last year while looking for flats.

I might be wrong, but I believe these towers have a single agent because you are renting directly with the landlord and they are just marketing it. The apartments inside are not individually sold like in freehold areas. Given the typical dubai individual landlord this can be only an advantage anyway.

You can consider Rolex Tower as well, the next buildings (liberty house, emirates financial towers, 21st century tower) are fully developed and the area is much quieter: considerations about living on SZR and on the rear view still applies.

Thanks for the response. I'm fine with random infrequent noise, my sleeping trouble happens when the noise in continuous, like a drill going all night. Happened when they were building near me in Downtown, don't particularly want to go through that again for another year.

It looks like there are no apartments left in Maze Tower that meet my requirements, which is unfortunate. Will have a look at the others you mentioned as well.

sbrenkel 9th April 2013 09:33 AM

Thanks for all the information everyone, its very useful. I am looking for a place at the moment, I work in the Jumeirah Lake Towers, so I was thinking something close by would be the best. It seems that around 50000 DHS per year is a good price. I also just noticed the Dubai Sports city, does anyone have any more information about that area, it looks really nice and quite cheap. Although its quite far out of town I guess :/

stamboy 10th April 2013 08:20 AM

Hi,

I've read quite a few articles on here but can't see much specific to me. I'm looking for a room to rent that is very close to the green metro line for a commute work near Al Ghubaiba metro. Can anyone recommend any places that are very close to the metro as I won't have a car and have restaurants and shops nearby?

I don't really want to change trains (red to green) as I hate doing that in London! I would like a 20min commute door to door.

Is Marine transport a possibility or would it be hassle (waiting times) during rush hour?

Thanks in anticipation

m1key 10th April 2013 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbrenkel (Post 1122110)
Thanks for all the information everyone, its very useful. I am looking for a place at the moment, I work in the Jumeirah Lake Towers, so I was thinking something close by would be the best. It seems that around 50000 DHS per year is a good price. I also just noticed the Dubai Sports city, does anyone have any more information about that area, it looks really nice and quite cheap. Although its quite far out of town I guess :/

The commute to JLT from Sports City would be fairly quick and easy via Hessa St now that the junction with Emirates Rd/MBZ Rd or whatever it is called this week is open. The area is still a sandpit with lots of construction still under way. If you want something with less construction noise/dust look at Motor City.


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