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Moving to Dubai Help please

Old Aug 10th 2013, 11:23 pm
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Imagine making everyone on a council estate in Milton Keynes a lottery winner - It's a bit like that.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Awesome!
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Thanks everyone. Your feedback has been beneficial and is appreciated
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I would look at arabian ranches. We are moving out in sept/oct and it is a great expat community. It has a community centre on site which has everything your wife would need to get back during the day if she doesn't want to drive. Supermarket, ELC for kids, costa coffee, Pizza Hut, burger ng, pharmacy, nail bar, hiatdressers, dry cleaners. Loads. There is also a. Bus from AR that takes you to mall of Emirates so she would be sorted there too. You would get a lovely 3/4 bed house with your allowance
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Originally Posted by mikewot
Yup, Springs/Meadows is ideal for media city & non driving spouse. JVT/JVC is no good as there is no public transport and taxi's don't like to travel out there, for the same reason Victory Heights & Green Community is out.
Loads of taxis and buses in Green Community (F46 goes to Ibn Battuta Metro Station in 16 minutes and costs you AED4.10), OK it's a little out the way but it's so much more laid back than "New Dubai".
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Loads of taxis and buses in Green Community (F46 goes to Ibn Battuta Metro Station in 16 minutes and costs you AED4.10), OK it's a little out the way but it's so much more laid back than "New Dubai".
Green Community is lovely.

Bus from Ranches to MOE is (depending on where you live in Ranches) over an hour. Busses only go one way around (so it's either a long journey there, or a long way back).

But, the taxi is only 35AED and we have a taxi rank so never a problem getting on.

I love the ranches, but I really wouldn't recommend it for a non-driver.
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Loads of taxis and buses in Green Community (F46 goes to Ibn Battuta Metro Station in 16 minutes and costs you AED4.10), OK it's a little out the way but it's so much more laid back than "New Dubai".
Just out of curiosity - if the fare is AED 4.10 and you proffer a AED 5 note do you get 90 fils change? Or do you give then AED 4.25 and leave it at that?

No one ever has 10 fil coins even though they do exist and by law a company is supposed to give you exact change.
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Green Community is lovely.

Bus from Ranches to MOE is (depending on where you live in Ranches) over an hour. Busses only go one way around (so it's either a long journey there, or a long way back).

But, the taxi is only 35AED and we have a taxi rank so never a problem getting on.

I love the ranches, but I really wouldn't recommend it for a non-driver.
As housing estates go I think that Ranches is the best in Dubai, especially as much of it has been there some time and the planting is well established. It's not that far out either, so I see the benefits. I just don't like the way most gardens seen to be overlooked or so open.
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Originally Posted by Meow
Just out of curiosity - if the fare is AED 4.10 and you proffer a AED 5 note do you get 90 fils change? Or do you give then AED 4.25 and leave it at that?

No one ever has 10 fil coins even though they do exist and by law a company is supposed to give you exact change.
You use a NO1 card - I've never seen anyone pay cash. It's a bit of an experience being on a bus here - I've never seen another Caucasian on one yet.
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You use a NO1 card - I've never seen anyone pay cash. It's a bit of an experience being on a bus here - I've never seen another Caucasian on one yet.
I've used it a couple of times. But from MOE to the ranches, I really wouldn't put myself through the hassle for a 30dh saving once in a while.
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I've never seen another Caucasian on one yet.
Indeed. I've also heard instances of 'honkey rage' where some bus users have acted angrily to a honkeytonk using the bus, in a 'what the f**k are you doing on our bus type way'...
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Originally Posted by jam25mack
Indeed. I've also heard instances of 'honkey rage' where some bus users have acted angrily to a honkeytonk using the bus, in a 'what the f**k are you doing on our bus type way'...
I don't have anything to wear on a bus darling...which is why I wouldn't use 1
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I don't have anything to wear on a bus darling...which is why I wouldn't use 1


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Originally Posted by jam25mack
Indeed. I've also heard instances of 'honkey rage' where some bus users have acted angrily to a honkeytonk using the bus, in a 'what the f**k are you doing on our bus type way'...
I would love someone to say that to me, imagine the fun you could have with that dickhead!
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Why pay 180k - 200k for the Ranches when you get something in Al Barsha (like my place) which would be twice if not three times bigger than an Emaar property. Just because she doesn't drive doesn't mean she has to live on a *housing estate*. Taxi's can be easy to get at off peak times and in the winter you can walk to a few malls.
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Why pay 180k - 200k for the Ranches when you get something in Al Barsha (like my place) which would be twice if not three times bigger than an Emaar property. Just because she doesn't drive doesn't mean she has to live on a *housing estate*. Taxi's can be easy to get at off peak times and in the winter you can walk to a few malls.

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