Cheapest areas to rent in Dubai in 2016

Cheapest areas to rent in Dubai in 2016Image Credit: Supplied

Here are the lowest Rera rental brackets in Dubai for 2016:

1. Al Awir

A residential area yet untapped, Al Awir has a lot of new developments coming in. This area is the cheapest to rent in Dubai as per the Rera rent calculator. The nearest metro station is Rashidiya metro station on the red line and there are buses to and from Al Awir. We do know that 2016 might see a huge attraction popping up at Al Awir making the area more attractive for residents and tourists. See our story here for more.

2. Dubai Outsource Zone (DOZ)

DOZ is not close to the main part of the emirate and commute will prove difficult for people who do not have their own vehicles. The area is more suited to bachelors and is not very family friendly in terms of utilities, transport and other facilities. However, International City and Academic city are just a few minutes’ drive away. Another area with similar rent brackets is Dubai Investment Park (DIP).

3. Dubai International City

Though quite far from the centre of Dubai, commute to and from this area is made bearable by RTA buses and the Rashidiya metro station which is the nearest metro stop. Dragon Mart and Al Warsan Lake are major attractions here. Dubai Outsource Zone, Academic City and Dubai Festival City are nearest areas which can be reached in 20 minutes or less by car.

4. Abu Hail

Abu Hail is a popular residential area at a comfortable distance from the centre of Dubai and also has a dedicated metro station. It is mostly populated by Asian expatriates and has easy access to supermarkets and other utility outlets as well. Other areas in Dubai with nearly similar brackets are Al Ras, International Media Production Zone and Naif.

5. Gardens

A prime residential location, this area boasts a great environment and many utilities for families. The nearest metro is Ibn Battuta metro station and you would need to take a taxi to get to your residence. However, this won’t be for long as Dubai Metro Route 2020 will pass through Gardens and DIP. For more about the Dubai Metro Route 2020, click here.

6. Al Qusais

Al Qusais may be far away from the glitter of the city centre, but staying here will give you easy access to any part of the city while protecting you from the hustle and bustle of the main areas. Sharjah is not more than 20 minutes away by car in non-peak hours. The area boasts utility outlets, schools and hospitals at every turn and has a dedicated metro stop as well. See our area guide here for more.

7. Al Karama

Karama is one of the busiest areas of Dubai with mostly middle and lower income Asian expats. The area is famous for shopping, food and good residential units. The buildings may be older than ones found in other areas. ADCB metro station is the dedicated station for Karama. Another areawith similar rent brackets is Al Rigga.

8. Oud Metha

Oud Metha is mainly a business location. Residential units here are quite expensive in comparison but the area is quiet and has a dedicated metro station. There are good shopping outlets, churches and schools nearby. Al Nasr Leisureland is one of the main attractions.

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Source: Dona Cherian, Guides Writer, gulfnews.comGN


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