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Moving to Dubai this December

Discussion in 'Dubai property' started by leonardo, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. leonardo

    leonardo New Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm moving to Dubai with work in a few weeks and have a couple of question on logistics.

    1. Accommodation. where's good to live? I'll be working in Bur Dubai and I've got around Dh6,800 a month for accommodation. On this money should I be looking for a poky 1 bedroom apartment or a villa? Is accommodation easy to find? Does anyone have experience of sharing a villa?
    (I'll be flying solo for 6 months, so would be happy to share a villa and meet some people. After that my girlfriend is coming over so I'd want my own place. I know it's technically illegal, but I'm told no-one really minds!)

    2. Cars. How much does a car cost? I've got around Dh1,700 a month for transport. Will that cover a nice shiny Land Rover, or should I be heading to the second-hand taxi dealer?

    Thanks in advice. I'd love to hear other peoples' experiences.
     
  2. nelson

    nelson New Member

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    Hi Leonardo
    The accommodation budget may just about work if you get it in a lump sum, so you can pay upfront for a year (a crazy but scary fact of renting here). - If you were to sub-rent, you will have no problem - most nice places go for around 4k a month (all inclusive).

    Your car budget is ok - you can rent something pretty standard for a while, then banks require 3 months bank history before getting a car loan. Over a 4 year period, you can get a good car worth 90K!
    Keep in touch
     
  3. Erichbuhler

    Erichbuhler New Member

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    Hi,
    sorry I'm bothering you but I've no idea what to do and I need help. I'm a SouthAmerican (Uruguayan) who is going to Dubai next December (from 19 to 24th).
    I originally phoned the Youth hostel to make a reservation and they said that I should emailed them 20 days before. Now... after reading some comments in the forum I'm totally horrorised!!!! The main reason it's because I don't have enough money to pay a luxury hotel and I'm not sure there's gonna be space there!.

    So... I would like to ask you if you know the area and you think that it's possible just to land and try to find a cheap hotel there, instead of assuming that I'll find a place in the hostal. In some countries you can do that but I'm not sure you can do that in Dubai and in December. Could you give me a hand?

    Thanks a lot !!!!
    Erich.
     
  4. Roshan

    Roshan New Member

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    1) Think of buying something so that the renatl amount will go towards your EMI. That amount will cover the rent for a studio.

    2) You should be able to buy a decnt SUV like a Honda Pilot with a 20% down payment. Buy a new car as a second hand car wil only add to your troubles.

    Good luck and welcome to the jungle :D

    Regards

    Roshan
     
  5. shazia essa

    shazia essa New Member

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    hi roshan
    what do you mean by jungle?
    i am a 35 year old female.my husband and i are both involved in the south african real estate market. we would like to experience living in dubai or preferably abu dhabi and getting into the market there. i have 3 kids age 12 10 and 5. i would like to apply for a job in the real estate field . where do you suggest i apply. i want something on a senior level as we both have tremendous sales experience. i want something with a package wher i get accommodation and schooling paid for my children . my husband can then afford to work on commission. what can you suggest. i am not in a hurry. we can wait until next year july due to the new school year starting.
    will appreciate any help
    thanks
    shazia
     
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