Over 60% of all residents of Dubai live in rental accommodations, mostly in apartments and villas. Choosing a home to rent is not that easy as one may think and people start looking around a month or two in advance of their relocation. Apart from the listed in the classifieds rent, there is a number of additional expenses to consider and you should be aware of the figures as they may add approximately 20% to your annual rent. Here we are talking about mandatory for all 5% housing fee, chiller and gas fees, and water and electricity (DEWA) bills. Internet, TV and landline are also a must-have that may easily cost you 500 Dhs a month. Location, of course, now is a primary factor as Dubai expands on a fast pace and transportation is becoming more complicated and time consuming than ever.
Your home should be conveniently located, cosy and affordable without a sacrifice!
If you are married, your better half will take care of various details and make your life easier. If you are single, as most people are in Dubai, it might be easier to find a home which is already furnished and it will not require a lot of time and spending on maintenance. And if you are lucky to find a home where you will not have to pay additional bills every month, your life will be much easier than you can imagine and you will be much more productive. In Dubai, productivity is very important nowadays, as the tremendous amount of development and high level of technological advancement demand full commitment and dedication.
So, the “ifs” are so many, you may think, but expats building careers usually know how to prioritize and search for convenient housing arrangements to easy their lives and help them grow faster.
Too good to be true! Such ideal housing option is only available at the luxury hotels or at the fully furnished serviced apartments, where you have all perks of a five-star living with the option to enjoy it for a long time. You don’t have to pay for using Internet or WiFi; open DEWA account and monitor your monthly water and electricity consumption; worry about the air conditioner or search frequently for maid’s services. This type of accommodation is offered all-inclusive! You may even enjoy free of charge various recreational facilities such as gym, swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi. On top of all, many furnished serviced apartments offer significant discounts when you dine on their premises, or at particular restaurants managed by the same company etc.
At present, the fully furnished services apartments in Dubai are not that many, neither are they incredibly popular. People still think such homes are more expensive than the ordinary rental apartments, but when you add the numbers and draw a line under a comparison sheet, the result may be truly surprising. In addition, apart from being cost-effective, most furnished and serviced apartments are usually better decorated than many homes and feature new modern furniture in coordinated interior colors, and are equipped with all electric appliances kitchens.
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Not only the apartments look nice on the pictures, but their location is also very convenient. Many of Dubai’s landmarks, tourist sites, shopping malls and business areas are in close proximity. Dubai’s International Airport is only 10 minutes away, while there are several bus and metro stations in close proximity. The property offers beautiful views of the lively Sheikh Zayed Road and the Business Bay, as well as breath-taking panorama of the world’s tallest building, the spectacular Burj Khalifa.
The apartments are decorated in contemporary style, warm colours, and luxury furniture. Kitchens are fully equipped with built-in cupboards, washing machines, dishwasher and microwave ovens. The spacious living rooms come with flat-screen TVs and convenient dining areas, while the bedrooms are designed in simple and comfortable style for maximum relaxation. State-of-art large bathrooms with bathtubs and showers, beautiful wooden floors and soft fabrics complete the apartments.
One may say: “Everything comes with a price,” and this is absolutely true. The annual rent is justified when you consider the many additional services and the benefit of saving time.
Of course, the apartments are fully serviced, so your worries will be limited to choosing dining or entertainment options. You can enjoy a fitness centre and a spa facility, two swimming pools, lobby and meeting rooms. Free of charge parking lots for visitors are also available. Friends and family members are welcome!
One may be surprised to find out that such fully furnished serviced apartments are more affordable than equally luxurious unfurnished apartments in some of most popular residential areas of Dubai, such as the Downtown Dubai for example. Indeed – when you add to a basic rent the 5% housing fee, the monthly telecom and utility bills, in addition to furnishing expenses – the numbers make sense.
Many business people and professionals easily recognize the benefits of living in fully furnished and serviced apartments, as it offers them the opportunity to focus on the core of their business and the quality of their lifestyle.