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Where to live in Dubai?

Old Jun 26th 2009, 4:13 am
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Just a quick question, have a housing allowance of 120k, just after 2 bedrooms if possible, where do people recommend?

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After 5 months on redundancy, i just recently started in Dhabi and the trip everyday from Dubai is not too bad as long as you can hold your anxiety thats all. Am in Al Barsha right behind the mall of emirates with some pretty decent apartments on the market there. All in close proximity to splendor of Jumeirah et al and reasonably priced abt 80000 AED for a 2BR, worth a check out along with all the JBR and JLT. Hey welcome aboard.
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Old Jun 26th 2009, 8:18 am
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Just a quick question, have a housing allowance of 120k, just after 2 bedrooms if possible, where do people recommend?

Cheers Sam x
we are in Al Sufouh, near Wellington School, very quiet and easy access to the SZR.
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Old Jun 28th 2009, 8:12 am
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Hi Zico,

Sarah and I are waiting for your response on driving time to the hospital.

Cheers Sam x
Sorry just saw this now, 30 mins at an average of 160KM

about 40 mins at 140KM

But not too bad, you want to either live on the Marina side, or JLT/ Discovery Gardens.
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Old Jun 28th 2009, 8:15 am
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I live on marina side and its eaiser getting on SZR than if you're say near the Greens etc. Plus on the way back you're the first one off the SZR which is handy too.

120K would get you right now a very nice 2 bed on the Marina Walk. I reckon you could get an even better deal along the marina 2 beds for 90K'ish - Ill get you gals a number for the places in Marina.
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Old Jun 28th 2009, 10:27 am
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I live on marina side and its eaiser getting on SZR than if you're say near the Greens etc. Plus on the way back you're the first one off the SZR which is handy too.

120K would get you right now a very nice 2 bed on the Marina Walk. I reckon you could get an even better deal along the marina 2 beds for 90K'ish - Ill get you gals a number for the places in Marina.
Thanks for that. I am still chasing my tail with paperwork so guessing I won't get out till at least Aug, then 3months in compound and then 100k for single status accomodation. I have been looking on dubizzle and prices seem reasonable.
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Old Jun 28th 2009, 10:33 am
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Thanks for that. I am still chasing my tail with paperwork so guessing I won't get out till at least Aug, then 3months in compound and then 100k for single status accomodation. I have been looking on dubizzle and prices seem reasonable.
I know the feeling - I had so much paper work to do in the UK i thought this move would never happen. To be honest, enjoy it where ever you are, once your out here it will still be mad, and you'll still be chasing paperwork!

I think prices will be slightly lower when you do start looking. Any time you need help just shout.
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Old Jun 29th 2009, 3:21 pm
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I know the feeling - I had so much paper work to do in the UK i thought this move would never happen. To be honest, enjoy it where ever you are, once your out here it will still be mad, and you'll still be chasing paperwork!

I think prices will be slightly lower when you do start looking. Any time you need help just shout.
Thanks again. Will have to think about driving, is it as scarey as everyone says?
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Thanks again. Will have to think about driving, is it as scarey as everyone says?
Biggest factor I find is actually the boredom...............nothing to look at besides hundreds of poorly driven 4X4s going too fast, undertaking, switching lanes without any warning....I could go on (and on.) Give it a couple of months and that will seem normal though
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Old Jun 30th 2009, 2:35 am
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Biggest factor I find is actually the boredom...............nothing to look at besides hundreds of poorly driven 4X4s going too fast, undertaking, switching lanes without any warning....I could go on (and on.) Give it a couple of months and that will seem normal though
Sounds pretty much like driving Bristol but here it's buses changing lanes without warning.
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Just a quick question, have a housing allowance of 120k, just after 2 bedrooms if possible, where do people recommend?

Cheers Sam x
Just after a bit of advice on property rental prices in Dubai. Possible contract coming up but dont even know if it is 2 weeks or 2 years yet!! And could be anywhere.

Sorry its vague will update when I have a clearer picture.
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Old Jul 10th 2009, 7:27 am
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Hi there,

I was wondering about proximity of The Springs for SZR as we have 2 dogs which we will be bringing with us, know I can get a small 2 bed villa with a garden for my allowance, any thoughts?

Thanks again for your advice so far.

Sam x
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Biggest factor I find is actually the boredom...............nothing to look at besides hundreds of poorly driven 4X4s going too fast, undertaking, switching lanes without any warning....I could go on (and on.) Give it a couple of months and that will seem normal though
Listen to audiobooks. Once I started doing that, I'd look forward to traffic jams if I had a good book/narrator.

Marina would be my pick if I had the money. JLT less developed. Discovery Gardens handy to the mall but facilities poor.
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Hi there,

I was wondering about proximity of The Springs for SZR as we have 2 dogs which we will be bringing with us, know I can get a small 2 bed villa with a garden for my allowance, any thoughts?

Thanks again for your advice so far.

Sam x
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Old Jul 10th 2009, 4:46 pm
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Listen to audiobooks. Once I started doing that, I'd look forward to traffic jams if I had a good book/narrator.

Marina would be my pick if I had the money. JLT less developed. Discovery Gardens handy to the mall but facilities poor.
Hi there, do you think we will be okay in a marina apartment with 2 dogs? Also my shifts will be 8am til 4pm and 4pm til midnight, will that make a difference to the drive?

Cheers, Sam x
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Old Jul 10th 2009, 5:20 pm
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Hi there, do you think we will be okay in a marina apartment with 2 dogs? Also my shifts will be 8am til 4pm and 4pm til midnight, will that make a difference to the drive?

Cheers, Sam x
Hi Sam,
My fella & I live in a 2 bed right on the Marina Walk and there are a few people in the block with dogs - albeit small dogs. You see people walking their dogs early in the mornings & later in the eves along the Marina Walk. It's lovely here and its definitely a better proximity for getting on & off SZR in mornings & evenings. We pay 140K for a 2 bed - but we went for a larger place with big balcony & fab view. We did look at other places, much cheaper that were lovely too - but the views sold this one to us.
Good luck..! Hope to see you around.
FF x
P.S. Your commute will be much quicker if those are your working hours.

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