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Old Sep 30th 2010, 11:41 am
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Hi,

I know this has been asked many times before so forgive a complete newbie for asking again.

Have been offered a job in Sharjah, but I prefer to live in Dubai. So I am looking for a reasonably nice area with good facilities and I need to keep the cost down also.Looking for a 1 or two bed apartment in a reasonably nice area.

Also some info on Water / Elec costs/rates woudl be good as woudl infor in car purchase/insurance costs.

cheers
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Originally Posted by dundonald View Post
Hi,

I know this has been asked many times before so forgive a complete newbie for asking again.

Have been offered a job in Sharjah, but I prefer to live in Dubai. So I am looking for a reasonably nice area with good facilities and I need to keep the cost down also.Looking for a 1 or two bed apartment in a reasonably nice area.

Also some info on Water / Elec costs/rates woudl be good as woudl infor in car purchase/insurance costs.

cheers
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Old Sep 30th 2010, 12:16 pm
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You might want to have a look at the new apartment complex next to Mirdif City Center...handy for going to Sharjah. They are managed by Salwan, I've got a contact number if anyone is interested.
1 beds are 44,000 but there are no pools/gyms in the complex. Renting from Oct 15. (2 beds are 56 - 60,000. 3 beds 1800 sqft 74,000 dhs). If I am correct it's inclusive of A/C charges.

For your Dewa, you will pay 1000 dhs refundable deposit and 110 connection fee. You will also pay 5% of the annual rent on housing fee, this is included on your Dewa bill on a monthy basis, so that's about 200 dhs every month, plus what you use for water and electricity...which would be around 150 dhs?

Then there's your internet/tv...Du has got a new, but not really improved package, to set up this would be 550 dhs and then a monthly charge depending on the package but max 379 dhs...
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good thing I was in a better mood than you are...
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For your Dewa, you will pay 1000 dhs refundable deposit and 110 connection fee.
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I just paid 2000Dh deposit and 100 connection.
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I just paid 2000Dh deposit and 100 connection.
villas are 2000...but the connection should be 110...
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Originally Posted by dundonald View Post
Hi,

I know this has been asked many times before so forgive a complete newbie for asking again.

Have been offered a job in Sharjah, but I prefer to live in Dubai. So I am looking for a reasonably nice area with good facilities and I need to keep the cost down also.Looking for a 1 or two bed apartment in a reasonably nice area.

Also some info on Water / Elec costs/rates woudl be good as woudl infor in car purchase/insurance costs.

cheers
why not give Sharjah a try, you get alot more for your money rent wise
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villas are 2000...but the connection should be 110...
odd, definitely 100 as I handed over three notes.
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odd, definitely 100 as I handed over three notes.
very odd...I did 3 dewa connections today, and I have the receipts here and they all say 110 reconnection charges...
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Plenty of apartments available around Al Nahda (near Lulus) and Al Qusais for those not wanting to stay too far on the dark side.
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Plenty of apartments available around Al Nahda (near Lulus) and Al Qusais for those not wanting to stay too far on the dark side.
true...and there you will find even cheaper apartments, but those areas feel like you are already in Sharjah, you might as well go 10 minutes further and pay even less for actually being in Sharjah...think you now can get 2 beds in new Sharjah buildings for around 30 -35,000 dhs...
In Mirdif at least you have a Dubai feeling, and it's still an easy commute...(but then again, I am the Mirdif Tourist board unofficial spokesperson)...
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why not give Sharjah a try, you get alot more for your money rent wise
For a reason though. You get square footage but generally with less facilities, poorer quality, and Sharjah is a godforsaken hole.
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And let's not forget the power outages in the middle of the summer. No AC for days on end...

Sharjah is shitty. No way around it.

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For a reason though. You get square footage but generally with less facilities, poorer quality, and Sharjah is a godforsaken hole.
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Old Oct 5th 2010, 8:30 am
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as the eagles would say.....take it easy...pal..

just cause you heard the question many times doesnt always make it easy to get current information!!!
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