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Old Jun 26th 2016, 5:19 am
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Originally Posted by co durham boy View Post
I found it a bit strange when i first moved on to be honest as you're quite removed from everything. The funny thing is you don't have to come off , only to go to work !

Villa's are quite decent and they do a good job in keeping it looking good . i have a great landlord as well so that's a big help. I've lived everywhere from Midriff to Bur dubai and Jebel Ali Village over the years but i can't knock it up here to be honest .

46 dibs for a pint of Peroni is a bit steep though
I was surprised at how cheap parts of it are.

46 is steep. Especially for Peroni.
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Old Jun 26th 2016, 5:23 am
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I've found a really good spreadsheet so have been analysing the finances but I know that there will always be a raft of other £££ needed. What should realistically be my target rental? I'm looking at 120-170 for a 2-3 bed? That realistic? What are my other costs on housing - utilities etc thanks for all the help so far and critics
You would be looking at 160-170K for a 3 bed in the Ranches , maybe a smaller unit at 150k . The Springs is slightly cheaper.

Have a look on www.propertyfinder.ae and you'll get a feel for what's available . The rental game here is full of sharks , tread carefully .
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I was surprised at how cheap parts of it are.

46 is steep. Especially for Peroni.
Captive market as they say mate . You can suffer it for a few pints and it is handy enough.
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Captive market as they say mate . You can suffer it for a few pints and it is handy enough.
I pay north of 40 in my local, so it is normal I guess.

Trying to convince the Mrs to stay out here a bit longer than 2 more years. A villa would convince so might have a sniff at Ranches, thought they were a lot more expensive.
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I pay north of 40 in my local, so it is normal I guess.

Trying to convince the Mrs to stay out here a bit longer than 2 more years. A villa would convince so might have a sniff at Ranches, thought they were a lot more expensive.
I really enjoyed the ranches. Deffo the best place in Dubai for a quiet life.

AC costs eat you though.
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I really enjoyed the ranches. Deffo the best place in Dubai for a quiet life.

AC costs eat you though.
I took a company villa , all included but it can be horrendous especially in the summer , we have a decent sized garden as it's an end plot.

A man has to have the automatic irrigation system on !!!
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I really enjoyed the ranches. Deffo the best place in Dubai for a quiet life.

AC costs eat you though.
Arabian ranches is my preferred choice from other friends I've spoken to. Another who lives at the greens highly recommends it for families as well.

Out there in a few weeks to have look around so looking forward to it. Is it possible to get AC included with a villa or will it always be separate?
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Arabian ranches is my preferred choice from other friends I've spoken to. Another who lives at the greens highly recommends it for families as well.

Out there in a few weeks to have look around so looking forward to it. Is it possible to get AC included with a villa or will it always be separate?
Always extra.

If you are considering an apartment, look at MotorCity too.
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I found it a bit strange when i first moved on to be honest as you're quite removed from everything. The funny thing is you don't have to come off , only to go to work !

Villa's are quite decent and they do a good job in keeping it looking good . i have a great landlord as well so that's a big help. I've lived everywhere from Midriff to Bur dubai and Jebel Ali Village over the years but i can't knock it up here to be honest .

46 dibs for a pint of Peroni is a bit steep though
is that at the golf club? it was 40aed for a peroni when i left. I loved the ranches. Saheel 1. never really heard the autodrome.
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is that at the golf club? it was 40aed for a peroni when i left. I loved the ranches. Saheel 1. never really heard the autodrome.
Maison Mathis next to the golf club , pretty steep but easy on the eye in there .
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if looking for outside space then Springs cheap villas/townhouses work - although need to be carefully selective as a lot of dross in there....
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