I was put up here by my company when asked to work in Dubai for 6 months.
The location is ok if not brilliant - walking distance from Mall of the Emirates and the attached metro station (though not a walk to do in the heat of the Middle East summer).
The apartment is a decent size with a kitchen / living area, bedroom and bathroom. However the apartment I was allocated was dark and dingy, not at all like the light and bright photos on this website. The room had not been properly cleaned (dirty footprints on the floor, food residue on the top of the rubbish bin, greasy fingerprints on doors) and was not ever properly cleaned for the month I was there - in the end I cleaned the rubbish bin and wiped down the doors / cupboards myself.
The fixtures and fittings were shabby and in need of repair - eg chipped tiles and stained bath, an oven which was so worn the temperature settings were no longer visible, a washing machine which leaked.
Given that I was supposed to be renting the apartment for 6 months there was a woeful lack of basic equipment - I was provided with just 2 glasses, 2 small mugs, a few plates, no bowls, no tea towel, horribly old pans, 6 clothes hangers.
I reported these problems both directly and via my company and minimal changes were made - the two dirty glasses were swopped for two clean ones and a couple of extra bits of cutlery were provided - there was no real evidence of acknowledge of the issue or attempt to resolve it. After complaining on numerous occaisions I was offered another room - I went to see two different rooms and they were all the same - dark and dingy, not properly cleaned and not properly equipped. I was told several times that management wanted to meet with me which I was happy to do but the meeting never happened. Once the pre-paid month was up I moved out.
I would not recommend this place to anyone.
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