Tecom – one of Dubai's hidden residential gems

Tecom – one of Dubai's hidden residential gemsImage Credit: Supplied

A freehold area located in the heart of new Dubai, Tecom features affordable residential apartment living in high-rises as well as serviced apartments and hotels. Originally developed as a Dubai Media City extension, the area was divided into several plots, some of which were sold to sub-developers.

Situated between The Greens and Al Barsha, Tecom boasts many buildings with large spacious apartments. The Madison Residency offers a two-bedroom apartment with easy access to the metro station and Shaikh Zayed Road for Dh110,000 per annum in one check.

However, there are other buildings that offer flexible payment terms. A spacious two-bedroom flat with three bathrooms, built-in kitchen appliances, shared pool, balcony and covered parking is available at Dh110,000 per annum with a four-check payment term. A one-bedroom unit with two bathrooms, built-in kitchen appliances and wardrobes, pool, covered parking and balcony is pegged at Dh85,000 with a four-check payment term.

The biggest advantage of living in Tecom is its easy accessibility to the main arterial roads of Dubai such as Shaikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road. Getting into the area is also easy with the underpasses and bridges available.

Additionally, the Dubai Internet City Metro Station is located within Tecom, making commuting in and out of the area a breeze for residents.

Tecom has several schools within its vicinity such as the Gems Wellington International School, Regent International School and American School of Dubai. Hotels in the area include Grand Millennium Dubai, Auris First Central Hotel Suites and Media Rotana.

The area boasts a Carrefour Express and Park N Shop for convenient food shopping as well as smaller supermarkets, pharmacies and laundry shops. There are also a number of eateries in the area, from fast food outlets Burger King and Domino's to restaurants Gazebo, Wagamama and Nando's.

Handy Hints:

• Tecom is replete with residential buildings, serviced apartments and hotels

• It boasts a metro station, making commuting to any part of the city convenient

• One bedroom flats can be rented at Dh85,000; 2-bedrooms at Dh110,000

Click on Tecom to find different budget housing options in this locality

Source: Saadiya Ahmad, Special to Properties

The writer is a freelancer

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