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Springs/Meadows v's A Ranches

Old Nov 11th 2008, 3:24 am
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Just been guaranteed 4yrs work in Dubai and was wondering what the difference was in Your opinion the differences between these 2 areas.
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Just been guaranteed 4yrs work in Dubai and was wondering what the difference was in Your opinion the differences between these 2 areas.
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Springs: Purgatory (as previously mentioned by me...living in the Springs is like admitting you've given up on life)

Meadows: Springs with bigger (and squarer) detatched houses

A Ranches: Springs with a golf course and stables nearby and the sound of motor-racing every weekend
 
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depends on where you are working as well, I prefer the Springs/Meadows purely because of their location, the Ranches is a tad out but it works for the people who are living there because they won't admit that the traffic is an issue however things are somewhat better since the opening of the new interchange
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Just been guaranteed 4yrs work in Dubai and was wondering what the difference was in Your opinion the differences between these 2 areas.
It seems to be generally a love/hate thing for most people here.

We're in Ranches, the houses themselves are nice, but I can see how some people can't stand the idea of being in the Truman Show.

From the places I've seen in both areas, Ranches build quality is better although far from perfect.

The Ranches is a little further out but now takes me about 30 minutes to get to DIC which is not bad.

It's starting to get bad again on an evening though, I guess it'll be a few more years before they finish the work off

Just waiting for Global Village to start now to see how the interchange copes.
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I stayed at the Ranches for the first couple of months here. The villas seem to be bigger and nicer than what I've seen in Springs/Meadows, but too far away from everything for me. In another country it mightn't seem so far but driving to school and sporting activities, seven days a week in Dubai traffic, it can seem like the end of the earth. We ended up not going for one of the gated communities and moving into a compound villa, closer to school, shops etc and where I won't spend half my day battling the traffic, especially at school pickup and dropoff when every other mother in Dubai is leaving their AR, Springs/Meadows villa at the same time.
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Also, it's worth knowing that the lower Springs numbers (Springs 4, 5, 6) are newer and far less established than the higher numbers (12, 13, 14)... the higher numbers are pretty lush imo, but when we were looking, the only things available were in the lower numbers and backing onto the 6/8 lane highway. When I mean new, it's that the vegetation isn't established, so it looks bleak.

Keep an open mind about it!
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Thanks for that everyone much appreciated.

KIM67 where have you ended up living then?
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Good luck with your move !!
There are some fantastic villas in both locations don't listen to the sceptics !!
Great deals to be had at the moment as well.
Dependant on your budget I would say Meadows is prob the nicest.
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I am looking for a three bed in Jumeirah, you know of any?
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To rent or Buy ??
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To rent or Buy ??
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