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Where to live in Abu Dhabi - couple with no kids (DINKS?!)

Old Sep 13th 2013, 9:54 am
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Hi everyone

I know these posts come up a lot - so apologies in advance! The reason I have posted this as a new thread is because my situation is slightly different to the other ones I have seen on here so I was hoping to attract some different advice.

My husband and I are moving to Abu Dhabi in November - I am going to be working in the Etihad Towers (he is in conversations with a couple of companies so don't know where he is going to be working yet!). We have no kids and are looking for a 2 bed apartment in the 90-100k range. We'd like to be on island if possible although I have been looking at Al Reem Island as a possibility? Being near the action and near the beach are main priorities, as well as not too long a commute I've only been to AD a couple of times before so would welcome some knowledgeable advice on areas that would suit that I may not yet know of!

Thanks so much guys, hope you are enjoying your weekend!
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Old Sep 13th 2013, 11:01 am
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Not a fan of any on Al Reem but Sorouh bit better than Tamouh bit.

Big fan of Rihan Heights - I may have mentioned this before on here. Also apartments behind new Dusit hotel look nice.
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I have lived on Reem for over a year now and would really recommend it, it's full of young couples. There are families but mainly couples and singles. It's not far from the city and the facilities are great. You might struggle for a two bedroom for 90k though. The the other place which is really nice is al bateen wharf, it's really nice, on the water with huge balconies but I'm not sure of the price. It would literally 5 mins if you end up working at Etihad towers.

Hope this helps. Happy hunting. :-)
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So are you DINKS (double income ,....) or SINKS (Single income ...)
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Two bed in Al Marasy (Bateen Wharf) is 130k
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Old Sep 25th 2013, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by UKCityGent View Post
So are you DINKS (double income ,....) or SINKS (Single income ...)
Haha that's a good point - I guess we are SINKS for now but planning to be DINKs soon?! I'm coming in November no matter what but if he doesn't get a job before then he might have to stay in freezing London for a little while longer...
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