Pay less rent in Dubai

Want to pay less rent in Dubai? Check out our accommodation guide Comments

rent1102_1
© ITP Images
View slideshow
  • Picture 1 of 2

Once upon a time, a real-estate bargain in Dubai was as rare as a cloudy day. During the boom years of 2007 and 2008, apartment rents rocketed to record levels, while tenants scrambled for space in even the lowest-quality buildings. Today, things have changed. As a massive oversupply of property enters the market, long gone are the days of overpriced apartments and villas, and now marks a new era of quality and affordability. If there was ever a time to get a good deal on a new apartment, it’s now.

A recent report published by UAE property group Asteco revealed how the average apartment rental rates in Dubai fell by 6 per cent between July and September, with villas falling 4 per cent – both as
a result of an oversupply of property. This follows a 50 per cent decrease in rents across the board since summer last year. As a result, hundreds of people are rethinking their living arrangements. Want to do the same? We’ve done the legwork for you.

Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)
Average annual rent for a one-bed apartment: Dhs81,000
Amenities: Jumeirah Beach Residence is today one of New Dubai’s most affordable and convenient living areas. Strategically located between the beach and Dubai Marina, residents have easy access to the city’s best bits. The community itself is safe, friendly and perfect for young singles, with pools, supermarkets, coffee shops and modern eateries such as Pizza Express, Starbucks and Subway. The Walk has an array of designer shops and conveniences such as a Boots pharmacy and Emirates NBD, as well as many restaurants along the seafront. Best bars include the Hilton’s beach bar and Trader Vic’s Mai-Tai Lounge in Al Fattan Towers, which serves happy-hour drinks most nights.

Drawbacks: It can be difficult to find studios and one-beds, and the lifts are regularly out of service – not great if you’re living on the 39th floor. It is also slightly more expensive than the Marina, primarily due to its location. And there is only one small gym, in Amwaj.

Residents’ tip: Girls looking for affordable beauty treatments should try Tips and Toes in Amwaj. It’s cheaper than the salons along The Walk, but offers the same quality service.

Pay less rent in The Palm Jumeirah click here to view
Pay less rent in Jumeirah Lakes Towers click here to view
Pay less rent in The Greens and The Views click here to view
Pay less rent in Downtown Dubai click here to view
Pay less rent in Dubai Marina click here to view
Pay less rent in International City click here to view

By Elizabeth Broomhall
Time Out Dubai,

User reviews:

Posted by: Jonathan on 10 Jun ' 11 at 12:27

Sorry this tell me nothing about getting rent or price ? im looking currently and its difficult ! :-(

Posted by: Sobia Sarmad on 09 Nov ' 10 at 07:52

The topic doesnt really match the content. Pay less rent?? and then explaining different things... I thought in Marina they will tell which building is offering affordable rents... didnt like it.

Posted by: Dg rocks on 09 Nov ' 10 at 07:06

i have been living in discovery gardens and this place is a small community with plenty of garden landscape and play area only pools not provided but there is tennis court and basketball court .. would have been an excellent affordable location if they had 2 or 3 bedrooms irrespective of 1 and studios also lots of outlets and home delivery easily done ..

Posted by: Wendy on 07 Nov ' 10 at 08:21

I have been living in the JLT for over an year now and regular at KAS cafe. Ever since they have opened, its become a dream come true, as their food is very fresh and cooked in front of you, my faourites are their pizzas, sandwiches, coffee and cakes. I would highly recommend Kas cafe to everyone who is living in and around JLT, oh yeah a defenete value for money and staff are very friendly.

Add your review/feedback

Subscribe to Daily Dubai newsletter

Prove you're not a robot:

Submit

The Knowledge

Foul play
Aug 23

Fans of the English Premier League football face missing some matches once again

What's hot this week
Aug 22

Rants and raves direct from Time Out Towers

This week’s wellness news
Aug 21

New deals and happenings direct from our body and mind expert

Newsletters

Sign up now
latest issue TIME OUT KIDSOut now!
latest issue EATING OUT GUIDEOut now!

Readers' comments

  1. 45 budget meals in Dubai 2 19 Aug ' 14 at 12:43 Very informative article; will definitely try out a few joints.More
  2. Alta Badia 2 20 Aug ' 14 at 10:46 The view was spectacular,the food mediocre and service is haphazard. My server...More
  3. Should dogs be banned from Dubai Marina? 1 20 Aug ' 14 at 10:59 I’m sorry pet owners, but I have to say I welcome the ban. Personally, I find dogs...More
Read all user comments
  1. 45 budget meals in Dubai 2 19 Aug ' 14 at 12:43 Very informative article; will definitely try out a few joints.More
  2. What to watch 2 07 Aug ' 14 at 07:31 After watching the trailer of "Guardians of the Galaxy" on YouTube, I am really...More
  3. Alta Badia 2 20 Aug ' 14 at 10:46 The view was spectacular,the food mediocre and service is haphazard. My server...More
Read all user comments
  1. NYE: Up to the minute 54 01 Jan ' 09 at 13:08 Thanx a lot for all the info provided by timeout,coz of them lastnight at Chaos was... More
  2. Dubai TENNIS Championships 10 20 Jan ' 09 at 08:13 If you have 2 tickets for Men's Tennis Tournament for February 27 and/or February 28,... More
  3. Iron Maiden Live in Concert 24 12 Feb ' 09 at 15:25 A dream coming true! Can't wait... Can't sleep at night! With a wish from the heart... More
Read all user comments