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How long does it take to find an apartment to rent in Dubai?

Old May 18th 2014, 6:35 pm
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Default How long does it take to find an apartment to rent in Dubai?

Hello

Would be great if anyone could shed any light on how long it takes to find and move into an apartment to rent in Dubai?

Would this be possible to do in 30 days?

Also approximately how much would it cost to rent a 2 bedin the marina?

I hear Dubizzle is a good starting place.

Many thanks

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Old May 18th 2014, 6:48 pm
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first of all you as a tenant need to be ready to commit...which means you need to ideally have your residency visa and a bankaccount with a cheque book...unless your company puts the lease in it's name and issues the cheques for deposit, rent and commission...
Most properties on the market are for immediate rent, sometimes they still need to be painted and cleaned, sometimes there is outstanding maintenance that a landlord will only do once he has found a tenant.
In general it will take about a week to 10 days from start to finish is everything is in order and the agent you use is organised when it comes to all the necessary paperwork...

for a nice building you will be looking at around min 120,000 but probably more if you want an Emaar property or similar.

Dubizzle can give you an idea, but please know that a lot of ads on there are non available units, and also be aware that most agents are trying to rent out the same units, which they all advertise, so it may look like there are a lot on the market while in fact it's all the same unit, described a bit different, and sometimes with a slightly different price.
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Old May 18th 2014, 7:14 pm
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Old May 19th 2014, 12:18 pm
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Agree with Mata. One of the problems is if you want to move--apartments come on the market usually only when they're vacant or nearly so, and if you say to an agent that you're looking to move in a 1-3 months they tell you to call back when you're actually ready to move. Which makes it fine for first-time tenants like yourself.

Just beware in case you haven't already read it: most agents will tell you any old load of cobblers to get a sale.
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