Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Boulevard Central

5 Reviews
star 2.5
Year built
2012
Developer
Emaar Properties
Boulevard Central is a multi-building complex located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Boulevard Central is a multi-building complex located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
star 2.5

Boulevard Central receives an overall rating of 2.5 based on 5 reviews. We asked the residents to consider a variety of factors such as the view, finishing, layout, noise levels, traffic, public transportation, parking, security, swimming pool, gym, and maintenance.

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Boulevard Central review, March 2016
Landlord issues
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Caroline
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2015, Living alone.
Positives
The reception staff
Negatives
The landlord
There's not much wrong with Boulevard Central, especially the location, and the staff are very friendly. There is not much sun at the pool which means the water is chilly, and the equipment used (Teka) is of a very pool quality. However my specific issues revolves around the landlord. The more… apartment was handed over uncleaned and not painted. It was only later that I had the AC ducts cleaned and the guys told me it hadn't been done in at least three or four years and I was breathing in dust and toxins. There was a crack in the stove top and holes in the walls from the curtain rails of the previous tenant. Cracks also started to appear in the walls and the dishwasher would take generally two washes to get items clean. After six months the washing machine stopped working entirely. It took three months for the landlord's representative to get this fixed during which time I had to sent my clothes out to dry clean. At one point water seeped in through the wall into a plug socket short circuiting the electricity. The representatives response was that she was travelling and couldn't do anything about it. At this time there was no power in the house at all! In the end I called and paid for an electrician who at least isolated the issue so I could get most of the power back on. Upon leaving, as I had fully expected, the representative called me after a week and started trying to blame many of these original issues on me. She also said I left the place "dirty" which was utterly untrue as I oversaw the final clean myself. Take this flat if you don't mind being insulted and are willing to pay for all the repairs yourself, otherwise there are plenty of better places for the same price in the area. Show less
There's not much wrong with Boulevard Central, especially the location, and the staff are very friendly. There is not much sun at the pool which means the water is chilly, and the equipment used (Teka) is of a very pool quality. However my specific issues revolves around the landlord. The apartment was handed over uncleaned and not painted. It was only later that I had the AC ducts cleaned and the guys told me it hadn't been done in at least three or four years and I was breathing in dust and toxins. There was a crack in the stove top and holes in the walls from the curtain rails of the previous tenant. Cracks also started to appear in the walls and the dishwasher would take generally two washes to get items clean. After six months the washing machine stopped working entirely. It took three months for the landlord's representative to get this fixed during which time I had to sent my clothes out to dry clean. At one point water seeped in through the wall into a plug socket short circuiting the electricity. The representatives response was that she was travelling and couldn't do anything about it. At this time there was no power in the house at all! In the end I called and paid for an electrician who at least isolated the issue so I could get most of the power back on. Upon leaving, as I had fully expected, the representative called me after a week and started trying to blame many of these original issues on me. She also said I left the place "dirty" which was utterly untrue as I oversaw the final clean myself. Take this flat if you don't mind being insulted and are willing to pay for all the repairs yourself, otherwise there are plenty of better places for the same price in the area.
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Boulevard Central review, September 2015
Poor interiors, poor layouts, poor swimming pool
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Pedro
From Portugal
Moved here in 2015, Family with children.
Positives
You can get a 2 bedroom apartment with decent views if you are willing to pay more for top floors (15 or above)
Negatives
Swimming pool is useless
The layouts of the two bedroom are not okay comparing with other buildings in Southridge for instance. The developer squeezed every square inch inside. The master bedroom area is okay, but the master toilet is a mini toilet. The second bedroom is very small where you have almost no space more… to swing the wardrobe doors if you decide to install a double bed. The finishing materials inside are poor and cheap and the building maintenance is horrible, they just demonstrate they don't have enough know how when it comes to emergencies. Worst comes to worst, the swimming pool has a nice area but with a super freezing cold water temperature. The cost of living in this community is extremely overpriced!!!Show less
The layouts of the two bedroom are not okay comparing with other buildings in Southridge for instance. The developer squeezed every square inch inside. The master bedroom area is okay, but the master toilet is a mini toilet. The second bedroom is very small where you have almost no space to swing the wardrobe doors if you decide to install a double bed. The finishing materials inside are poor and cheap and the building maintenance is horrible, they just demonstrate they don't have enough know how when it comes to emergencies. Worst comes to worst, the swimming pool has a nice area but with a super freezing cold water temperature. The cost of living in this community is extremely overpriced!!!
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Boulevard Central review, December 2014
Boulevard Central Tower 2
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Rishi
From India
Moved here in 2014, Living alone.
Positives
Quality of work, Conceirge, Location
Negatives
Price
I moved in a few months ago after living in the Marina for a couple of years. Having moved I can see a remarkable difference in quality be it in construction, service of security and conceirge or ease of access. Layout is also good and the apartment is quite well more… lit despite being on a lower floor.Show less
I moved in a few months ago after living in the Marina for a couple of years. Having moved I can see a remarkable difference in quality be it in construction, service of security and conceirge or ease of access. Layout is also good and the apartment is quite well lit despite being on a lower floor.
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Boulevard Central review, November 2014
Poor maintenance
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Statia
From Ireland
Moved here in 2014, Living alone.
Positives
The location
Negatives
Maintenance
The apartment itself is lovely, however the developer delivers a poor service given the maintenance fees which we pay them. Currently our pool has been closed for one month for 'annual maintenance'. Cleaning of the external windows is very haphazard and despite complaining to the developer the dirt/dust was more… actually falling off the windows down into the restaurant area below. Visitor parking is very poor and they allow cars park in the main access route with little or no control.Show less
The apartment itself is lovely, however the developer delivers a poor service given the maintenance fees which we pay them. Currently our pool has been closed for one month for 'annual maintenance'. Cleaning of the external windows is very haphazard and despite complaining to the developer the dirt/dust was actually falling off the windows down into the restaurant area below. Visitor parking is very poor and they allow cars park in the main access route with little or no control.
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Boulevard Central review, July 2014
Boulevard Central One Bedroom
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Swati
From Asia
Moved here in 2014, Living with spouse.
Positives
Apartment Layout
Negatives
Extremely expensive
The building is a small cute little one in the heart of downtown. The houses are spacious but the finishing is average by downtown standard. Positives of the building are: Great lobby Great activity room and games room Apartment layout for a bed-room is nice Above average gym Above average swimming pool area Nice more… area to live in Negatives Finishing is average by downtown standard Houses are expensive Show less
The building is a small cute little one in the heart of downtown. The houses are spacious but the finishing is average by downtown standard. Positives of the building are: Great lobby Great activity room and games room Apartment layout for a bed-room is nice Above average gym Above average swimming pool area Nice area to live in Negatives Finishing is average by downtown standard Houses are expensive
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