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Old Sep 28th 2018, 2:12 pm
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What ho, chaps and chappesses....

12 years ago, it was Dubai for the first time, 4 years ago, it was AbDabs for the first time, and now it looks like Im returning to Dubai...

Just a quickie.

Any area's that I would likely be looking to rent in that have gone seriously downhill in the last few years? Thinking Jum, UmSuq, AR, DSC, possibly Barsha....?
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Old Sep 28th 2018, 4:42 pm
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Depends what you want, If it's an apartment I'd look around City Walk, for a villa I'd still say Um Seq or Jum.
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Old Sep 29th 2018, 12:35 pm
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What ho, chaps and chappesses....

12 years ago, it was Dubai for the first time, 4 years ago, it was AbDabs for the first time, and now it looks like Im returning to Dubai...

Just a quickie.

Any area's that I would likely be looking to rent in that have gone seriously downhill in the last few years? Thinking Jum, UmSuq, AR, DSC, possibly Barsha....?
It's a renters market now...a few colleagues in completely different areas of Dubai have all been able to get their rents reduced significantly when renewing recently.

I'd be more inclined to choose an area I want to live in...you'll remember from the past that this wasn't always possible unless paying a lot of money.
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Welcome back.

Those areas will only have a reduced quality in terms of the current of populace because I'm not there.

Other than that, all lovely I assume.
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Old Oct 1st 2018, 7:48 pm
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Indeed, Northern Lad, looks like I can peruse Dubizzle and knock approx 10% off the rental amount, even more if its 1 check??
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Indeed, Northern Lad, looks like I can peruse Dubizzle and knock approx 10% off the rental amount, even more if its 1 check??
Yeah, landlords seem a lot more open to negotiations now. A friend in one of the big local businesses lost his job in the summer, They were trying to rent the house out in ranches as decided to leave Dubai. The estate agent told him they are seeing a 'change in demographics' with newcomers having less to spend on rentals.

We are in Marina Residence on The Palm, the landlord just asked to put rent up, I checked on PropertyFinder and found two apartments the same as ours in same building for 15K less. Landlord agreed to renew the same day with no increase.
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The estate agent told him they are seeing a 'change in demographics' with newcomers having less to spend on rentals.
They were on about this on the Business Breakfast this morning. Confirms the view that people are still flooding in but package expectations are way down.
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