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Hi guys,

I am looking for a 1BD apartment downtown and have shortlisted 2 very nice buildings: Burj views and Claren.

Anyone who lives there (or used) to care to share a few lines about his/her experience? :)

PS: IN case this thread already exists please delete - the internet at the hotel I am staying really sucks today (wasn't able to do a proper search before posting)

thank you!
 

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Burj Views are somewhat older. Not as close to Dubai Mall/Emaar Square. Claren apartments don't have dishwashers. A friend lives at Burj Views. There are no balconies, and you cannot open any of the windows in his apartment. No fresh air anytime.

Sorry, that's all I know.
 

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Just moved into The Lofts, which is right opposite the Burj Khalifa and it is amazing, great view (obviously), two balconies, two pools, good gym, squash courts, games room, really nice kitchen (all fitted out). Recommend looking at this building if you want to be in downtown.
 

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You will lose bargaining power with 4 chqs, I paid 85k with 4 although not all landlords will accept 4....

Just make sure their building fees are up to date, mine is behind on his payments which means I cant get a swipe card into the building for my wife...
 

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One of the options is to take a loan from your bank to pay the landlord in one cheque and paying it off over 9-12 months. Of course, one has to calculate the interest paid to the bank vs the amount saved by paying with a single cheque and see if it serves their purpose.
 

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One of the options is to take a loan from your bank to pay the landlord in one cheque and paying it off over 9-12 months. Of course, one has to calculate the interest paid to the bank vs the amount saved by paying with a single cheque and see if it serves their purpose.
This as well.... im new to Dubai so with everything else going on I never thought to do this. .. next year though ;)
 

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This as well.... im new to Dubai so with everything else going on I never thought to do this. .. next year though ;)
This is what I did, bank was very quick at turning it around and getting it all sorted. It's nice knowing my rent is all paid for the year.
 

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This is what I did, bank was very quick at turning it around and getting it all sorted. It's nice knowing my rent is all paid for the year.
Like I said, wish id been a bit quicker on the ball with it but with all the running about with a new job and new country I never thought.... ah well.
 
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