Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Middle East
Reload this Page >

Business Bay triangulation ok?

Business Bay triangulation ok?

Old May 4th 2016, 10:01 am
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
WowEyes's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 36
WowEyes is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Business Bay triangulation ok?

Hi,

We will be moving to Dubai soon.

Based on the map, we are trying to triangulate our house location between Oud Mehta, Deira city centre and DIFC.

We came up with the idea of Business Bay because it offered reasonable 3 bed apartments (150K - 180 K) and we were hoping to get close enough to a metro station so that we wouldn't be solely dependent on driving around in peak hour traffic.

Our other criteria for a location would be:
a) Amenities offered by building - play area for little ones/ gym/ tennis court/ parking for 2 cars etc?
b) Community spirit - opportunity to meet people given its totally new for us
c) A nearby play school for our younger one and Sports/ Arts classes for the older one
d) Nearby facilities: Reasonable laundry, groceries (with delivery??), handymen etc
e) Ease of finding house help - we will be looking to sponsor, but even so will maids be willing to live?



All feedback welcome.
WowEyes is offline  
Old May 4th 2016, 10:29 am
  #2  
WWLLCJD?
 
Scamp's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 21,554
Scamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Business Bay triangulation ok?

All of that is readily available in Business Bay.

Executive Towers offer some of the biggest spaces for apartments, worth considering.

Lots of stuff at the bottom of these towers as well with park, events, nurseries (quality I have no idea I'm afraid), a supermarket and a mini-supermarket, restaurants and a great pub in the Taj at one end. Easy to get towards Oud, DCC and DIFC, all straight under the tunnel.

Good luck with the move.
Scamp is offline  
Old May 4th 2016, 10:44 am
  #3  
Millhouse is not a meme
 
Millhouse's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Disneyland, Dubai
Posts: 14,599
Millhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Business Bay triangulation ok?

I have literally just renewed my lease in Business Bay. I work in DIFC - 7mins to the office, 10mins home. DCC something only like 15mins max.

Due to a somewhat screw up with my lease, I actually have 4 parking spaces. It's quite useful, but I doubt that is a mistake repeated very often.

Exec. Towers (I am not there) - offer everything on your list. The other developments won't.

Don't forget Old Town - you might even be able to get a little scratching patch of a garden.
Millhouse is offline  
Old May 4th 2016, 10:51 am
  #4  
WWLLCJD?
 
Scamp's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 21,554
Scamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Business Bay triangulation ok?

Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
I have literally just renewed my lease in Business Bay. I work in DIFC - 7mins to the office, 10mins home. DCC something only like 15mins max.

Due to a somewhat screw up with my lease, I actually have 4 parking spaces. It's quite useful, but I doubt that is a mistake repeated very often.

Exec. Towers (I am not there) - offer everything on your list. The other developments won't.

Don't forget Old Town - you might even be able to get a little scratching patch of a garden.
I forget you're in Business Bay, why don't we ever go for a beer?

Perhaps when you're back from China?
Scamp is offline  
Old May 4th 2016, 11:16 am
  #5  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
WowEyes's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 36
WowEyes is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Business Bay triangulation ok?

Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post

Don't forget Old Town - you might even be able to get a little scratching patch of a garden.

Hi, I'm not sure what you mean by Old Town. Could you please elaborate which parts are called OLD Town as nothing comes up on google maps - the atlas of our times.
WowEyes is offline  
Old May 4th 2016, 11:21 am
  #6  
WWLLCJD?
 
Scamp's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 21,554
Scamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Business Bay triangulation ok?

Originally Posted by WowEyes View Post
Hi, I'm not sure what you mean by Old Town. Could you please elaborate which parts are called OLD Town as nothing comes up on google maps - the atlas of our times.
DOwntown. Everything around the Khalifa.
Scamp is offline  
Old May 4th 2016, 11:23 am
  #7  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Dubai
Posts: 585
Mogs is a name known to allMogs is a name known to allMogs is a name known to allMogs is a name known to allMogs is a name known to allMogs is a name known to allMogs is a name known to allMogs is a name known to allMogs is a name known to allMogs is a name known to allMogs is a name known to all
Default Re: Business Bay triangulation ok?

Originally Posted by WowEyes View Post
Hi, I'm not sure what you mean by Old Town. Could you please elaborate which parts are called OLD Town as nothing comes up on google maps - the atlas of our times.
It is part of Downtown Dubai - next to Burj Khalifa - low rise apartments (3-4 storeys I think) - some ground floor ones have small gardens. Lots of pedestrian walkways, small parks, pools, etc
Mogs is offline  
Old May 5th 2016, 7:17 am
  #8  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
WowEyes's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 36
WowEyes is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Business Bay triangulation ok?

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I've been looking up Executive Towers on the net to get a better feel of what the property is like.

Found this site and it looks like noise and bad plumbing are a recurrent feature.

https://www.flatreviews.com/building...ecutive-Towers

Almost all the respondents have rated the finishing as low.

Our kids are a bit sensitive to noise and find it difficult to sleep with a lot of ambient noise. They have early bedtimes compared to most other kids as well.

Millhouse - you are in the area but not in ET, right. Any specific reason? Is the problem only with ET or other apartments as well?
WowEyes is offline  
Old May 5th 2016, 8:26 am
  #9  
peterparker
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 196
Sabi Star is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Business Bay triangulation ok?

Has this area ever been landscaped? When passing it on Metro or SZR it just looks like sand - as it was years ago. What about out door space for children?
Sabi Star is offline  
Old May 5th 2016, 10:01 am
  #10  
Millhouse is not a meme
 
Millhouse's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Disneyland, Dubai
Posts: 14,599
Millhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Business Bay triangulation ok?

Originally Posted by Sabi Star View Post
Has this area ever been landscaped? When passing it on Metro or SZR it just looks like sand - as it was years ago. What about out door space for children?
All done - really nice there now.
Millhouse is offline  
Old May 5th 2016, 10:06 am
  #11  
Millhouse is not a meme
 
Millhouse's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Disneyland, Dubai
Posts: 14,599
Millhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Business Bay triangulation ok?

Originally Posted by WowEyes View Post
Millhouse - you are in the area but not in ET, right. Any specific reason? Is the problem only with ET or other apartments as well?
There is nothing wrong with ET. I was just after a low-floor 2 bed with 2 parking spaces which is not really available there. I ended up with a cheaper, much larger apartment on the first floor of a brand new building in need of modernization

Everyone will moan about plumbing and quality etc. The truth is in Dubai, it is all crap. The more you pay, the more you probably end up moaning about it. Some buildings are better than others, ET is in the middle of the range.

ET is really quite nice - a bit too high-rise for me, I much prefer low-rise buildings/ or the lower floors (oddly, due to the podium arrangement, there isn't really a low floor in ET).

You have kids: study the fire exit arrangements carefully.
Millhouse is offline  
Old May 8th 2016, 4:21 am
  #12  
WWLLCJD?
 
Scamp's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 21,554
Scamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Business Bay triangulation ok?

Originally Posted by WowEyes View Post
Thanks everyone for the feedback. I've been looking up Executive Towers on the net to get a better feel of what the property is like.

Found this site and it looks like noise and bad plumbing are a recurrent feature.

https://www.flatreviews.com/building...ecutive-Towers

Almost all the respondents have rated the finishing as low.

Our kids are a bit sensitive to noise and find it difficult to sleep with a lot of ambient noise. They have early bedtimes compared to most other kids as well.

Millhouse - you are in the area but not in ET, right. Any specific reason? Is the problem only with ET or other apartments as well?
The kitchen tap has really shit water pressure. Solution - use the dishwasher, but still a bit annoying. Rest of it is fine.
Noise - not really, maybe we've been lucky for 4years. I will say it's worth buying a draft blocker thing for front door maybe, as there is a very slight gap and maybe that allows the noise in?
The finish is alright, nothing great at all, not as nice as some Emaar builds but then again, even the best quality builds fall apart.

If you're worried about your kids sleeping then don't move to a big, busy city?
Scamp is offline  
Old May 14th 2016, 6:15 pm
  #13  
BE Forum Addict
 
Tockalosh's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Up on the Ranches not down on the Springs
Posts: 2,104
Tockalosh has a reputation beyond reputeTockalosh has a reputation beyond reputeTockalosh has a reputation beyond reputeTockalosh has a reputation beyond reputeTockalosh has a reputation beyond reputeTockalosh has a reputation beyond reputeTockalosh has a reputation beyond reputeTockalosh has a reputation beyond reputeTockalosh has a reputation beyond reputeTockalosh has a reputation beyond reputeTockalosh has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Business Bay triangulation ok?

When did you move out of the ranches Milly ?
Tockalosh is offline  
Old May 16th 2016, 12:56 am
  #14  
Millhouse is not a meme
 
Millhouse's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Disneyland, Dubai
Posts: 14,599
Millhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond reputeMillhouse has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Business Bay triangulation ok?

Originally Posted by Tockalosh View Post
When did you move out of the ranches Milly ?
About 2 years ago - tried mirdif and now business bay.
Millhouse is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.