Hi Louise! We have just moved to Dubai and looking for an apartment to rent. I will be working in Festival City and my husband’s office is based in Tecom. Can you recommend any areas fairly close to Festival City but with a relatively easy access to Tecom? We have a 2 yr old boy as well and my mum will look after him while we are at work so we are looking for somewhere where they could go for walks, without having to drive anywhere. Our budget is AED 120k max. Thank you for your help!
There is accommodation in Festival City but this is above your budget however, there is accommodation in the Tecom area and Al Barsha which is closer to your budget. Al Barsha is near Tecom and has some lovely parks as well as being near Mall of The Emirates (huge shopping mall). For yourself getting to Festival City for work in the morning, the traffic will be lighter as most of the traffic is heading the other way. A half way point between your two places of work which is also good for the non-driver would be Old Town and Downtown Dubai but you may have to haggle to find accommodation in your budget. I hope this helps.