Dubai, UAE

Barsha Heights

25 Reviews
star 3
Master developer
TECOM Group
Barsha Heights is a district located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Barsha Heights is a district located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Barsha Heights receives an overall rating of 3 based on 25 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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Al Shaiba Towers review, September 2021
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Sam
From India
Moved here in 2019, Living with spouse.
Positives
Near to metro.
Negatives
Greedy maintenance, unhygienic, hidden costs.
Lifts are in terrible condition. Poor condition of parking. Maintenance and Agency staff always bother you for small things. Even if u bring an extra mattress they will question you unreasonably. Me and my husband waiting for our current contract to get over so we can shift elsewhere.
Lifts are in terrible condition. Poor condition of parking. Maintenance and Agency staff always bother you for small things. Even if u bring an extra mattress they will question you unreasonably. Me and my husband waiting for our current contract to get over so we can shift elsewhere.
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AB Plaza 6 review, October 2020
Great layout of flat.
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Wanderer
From Egypt
Moved here in 2018, Family with children.
Positives
Layout and space
Negatives
Cracks on walls, construction
Flat has great layout but frequent maintenance requirement managed by inhouse person. Construction is poor. Deep cracks on walls. Rent is not reduced for existing tenants even during pandemic times. In fact it's a 10% increase. :( New tenants at much lower rents but increases every year.
Flat has great layout but frequent maintenance requirement managed by inhouse person. Construction is poor. Deep cracks on walls. Rent is not reduced for existing tenants even during pandemic times. In fact it's a 10% increase. :( New tenants at much lower rents but increases every year.
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AB Plaza 6 review, July 2020
Giant, at cost of poor construction & maintenance.
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Alex
From Belgium
Moved here in 2019, Family with children.
Positives
Large, well organised.
Negatives
Maintenance, construction.
We love the size and layout of our apartment! Great light for our plants, fantastic location, close to multiple supermarkets, easy acces to roads. Makes us *almost* overlook all the other negative aspects, which are numerous. Great architect, poor execution basically. *Can hear the upstairs neighbours banging around all the time. *Gym more… is large but not a single machine works for over 3 years, neither the sauna, steam room or jacuzzi for 5(!) years. *Pipes are all corroding and dripping into common areas. *Sprinkler systems in kitchen completely eroded. *Poor sealing of doors and windows allows air to flow in and out as well as letting in noise from the busy street just outside. *Maintenance is slipshod and performed by one guy for the whole building. *Construction materials are sub par, even the marble is not enough to overlook the poor selection of doors, windows and bathroom fittings. Rent here but be aware of the trouble before you do!Show less
We love the size and layout of our apartment! Great light for our plants, fantastic location, close to multiple supermarkets, easy acces to roads. Makes us *almost* overlook all the other negative aspects, which are numerous. Great architect, poor execution basically. *Can hear the upstairs neighbours banging around all the time. *Gym is large but not a single machine works for over 3 years, neither the sauna, steam room or jacuzzi for 5(!) years. *Pipes are all corroding and dripping into common areas. *Sprinkler systems in kitchen completely eroded. *Poor sealing of doors and windows allows air to flow in and out as well as letting in noise from the busy street just outside. *Maintenance is slipshod and performed by one guy for the whole building. *Construction materials are sub par, even the marble is not enough to overlook the poor selection of doors, windows and bathroom fittings. Rent here but be aware of the trouble before you do!
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National Bonds Plaza review, March 2020
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Rouf
From India
Moved here in 2020, Living with spouse.
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Yas 1 review, February 2020
Practical & Very Decent
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EauJ
From Philippines
Moved here in 2017, Family with children.
Positives
Economical, Layout, Decent Finishing
Negatives
Not the best amenities, quite a walk to the metro
Good: Honestly one of the more decent buildings in Tecom. We were the first tenants in our apartment unit so we consider it our baby. For our 1br's price though I wish we had 2 toilets. Some units do but at the expense of not having installed cabinets w/c we prioritized. more… Layout is nice & our bedroom is quite big compared to other units we've seen. Neighbors are a mix of nationalities & backgrounds. We're very comfortable here. Ample parking space for visitors, too. Maintenance is swift. Our watchman Harry seems to be always on top of things. We also have our own supermarket downstairs. Bad: Pool is decent but some of the gym equipments are obviously 2nd hand. Also the tenants below the gym kept complaining abt the noise so the gym is now only til 10pm w/c is a bummer coz i work out at night. Now I have to drive 5min to the gym. Also gotta pay extra for cooling (Emicool). Overall, the building is lowkey but it surely serves its purpose.Show less
Good: Honestly one of the more decent buildings in Tecom. We were the first tenants in our apartment unit so we consider it our baby. For our 1br's price though I wish we had 2 toilets. Some units do but at the expense of not having installed cabinets w/c we prioritized. Layout is nice & our bedroom is quite big compared to other units we've seen. Neighbors are a mix of nationalities & backgrounds. We're very comfortable here. Ample parking space for visitors, too. Maintenance is swift. Our watchman Harry seems to be always on top of things. We also have our own supermarket downstairs. Bad: Pool is decent but some of the gym equipments are obviously 2nd hand. Also the tenants below the gym kept complaining abt the noise so the gym is now only til 10pm w/c is a bummer coz i work out at night. Now I have to drive 5min to the gym. Also gotta pay extra for cooling (Emicool). Overall, the building is lowkey but it surely serves its purpose.
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Madison Residency review, February 2020
Great place to live
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Martina
From Poland
Moved here in 2017, Living alone.
Positives
Great size of the flat and very decent common area
Negatives
The issue with the smell in the cabinets
I live in Madison for 3 year now. Security, maintenance and cleaning staff doing great job and property is well taken care of. There is an issue with the smell in the cabinets - linked to the poorly designed waste pipes in the walls (I was told). It require a more… bit of extra care. Cabinets are relatively basic. My studio has 62m2 and that's the best part. Unfortunately the windows and doors are poorly isolated/chosen. I had to ask neighbors to keep quiet at few occasions in the middle of the night if they decided to make a party on the balcony next to mine or when discussing life hardship in the common areas (also in the middle of the night). With the rent prices dropping down, I see interesting type of people moving in. Swimming pool is anecdotal, gym is basic but it is clean and has a range of basic, good equipment. I would definitely recommend it - if you look for a good value for money property in Tecom, next to the metro station.Show less
I live in Madison for 3 year now. Security, maintenance and cleaning staff doing great job and property is well taken care of. There is an issue with the smell in the cabinets - linked to the poorly designed waste pipes in the walls (I was told). It require a bit of extra care. Cabinets are relatively basic. My studio has 62m2 and that's the best part. Unfortunately the windows and doors are poorly isolated/chosen. I had to ask neighbors to keep quiet at few occasions in the middle of the night if they decided to make a party on the balcony next to mine or when discussing life hardship in the common areas (also in the middle of the night). With the rent prices dropping down, I see interesting type of people moving in. Swimming pool is anecdotal, gym is basic but it is clean and has a range of basic, good equipment. I would definitely recommend it - if you look for a good value for money property in Tecom, next to the metro station.
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Two Towers TECOM review, July 2017
Premium quality building , well maintained
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Elina
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2016, Family with children.
Positives
High Quality of building
Negatives
Nothing
We have been living in Two Towers building since mid 2014 until end of 2016. This is definitely one of the best quality of freehold buildings in Dubai. There is also 24 hours supermarket, restaurants and salons located in the building on the ground level, more… which is really convenient. Building is well maintained by the their own maintenance team and all calls for repairs / emergencies had been attended promptly. All common areas are properly looked after. Spacious gym and nice pool. The metro station is 15 minutes away by walk, though you have to walk through the sandy area. Overall, I would personally highly recommend this building. Show less
We have been living in Two Towers building since mid 2014 until end of 2016. This is definitely one of the best quality of freehold buildings in Dubai. There is also 24 hours supermarket, restaurants and salons located in the building on the ground level, which is really convenient. Building is well maintained by the their own maintenance team and all calls for repairs / emergencies had been attended promptly. All common areas are properly looked after. Spacious gym and nice pool. The metro station is 15 minutes away by walk, though you have to walk through the sandy area. Overall, I would personally highly recommend this building.
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Madison Residency review, November 2016
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Dana
From Lebanon
Moved here in 2015, Living with flatmate.
Positives
My experience was so bad!
Negatives
Everything about this Apartment is awful!
Since I moved in to this apartment my whole life became miserable. - Low quality finishing - Monthly problems (plumbing, AC, electricity plugs...) - AC smell. The AC smells since we joined. We always had it off except for summer. We had to bare the horrific smell because of the building poor maintenance more… (Humidity smell, in addition to other neighbours cooking and toilet smell in the whole apartment. - Poor maintenance, the building cover no maintenance and does only basic stuff (clean AC twice a year) They force tenants to pick between 3 contractors that are lazy and never complete jobs on time. - We faced a life-threatening incidence when the contract changed our water heater with a damaged one which caused a burst in the main apartment water pipe and flooded the house with boiling water. Many other incidences on a smaller scale occurred, the paint is damaged by the humidity, all our wooden furniture was damaged because the of the AC not to mention the doors and drawers of the apatment itself. The apartment had an owner that knew about all these issues and never mentioned anything to us not to the new landlord. I later on discovered that no one stayed in this apartment for more than 7 months. And that was the main reason why he added a rule in our contract (3 months advance payment in case of early leave from apartment). I am moving out in February and I am leaving this note for any future tenant to be aware of all the issues they might face when they move in. I will check the complaint possibility at the police station especially on the previous landlord who knew all about the problem in the appartment and never fixed any. Show less
Since I moved in to this apartment my whole life became miserable. - Low quality finishing - Monthly problems (plumbing, AC, electricity plugs...) - AC smell. The AC smells since we joined. We always had it off except for summer. We had to bare the horrific smell because of the building poor maintenance (Humidity smell, in addition to other neighbours cooking and toilet smell in the whole apartment. - Poor maintenance, the building cover no maintenance and does only basic stuff (clean AC twice a year) They force tenants to pick between 3 contractors that are lazy and never complete jobs on time. - We faced a life-threatening incidence when the contract changed our water heater with a damaged one which caused a burst in the main apartment water pipe and flooded the house with boiling water. Many other incidences on a smaller scale occurred, the paint is damaged by the humidity, all our wooden furniture was damaged because the of the AC not to mention the doors and drawers of the apatment itself. The apartment had an owner that knew about all these issues and never mentioned anything to us not to the new landlord. I later on discovered that no one stayed in this apartment for more than 7 months. And that was the main reason why he added a rule in our contract (3 months advance payment in case of early leave from apartment). I am moving out in February and I am leaving this note for any future tenant to be aware of all the issues they might face when they move in. I will check the complaint possibility at the police station especially on the previous landlord who knew all about the problem in the appartment and never fixed any.
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Madison Residency review, October 2016
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Barbara
From Slovakia
Moved here in 2016, Living with spouse.
Positives
Size of the studio
Negatives
Bad smell
The building is definitely above average in Tecom. Nice finishing, huge windows, lots of light, everything is nice a bright. Bathroom is a bit dated, some apartments are really stinky because there is a problem in the building. This has been the case for a while and no one seem more… to care much. Show less
The building is definitely above average in Tecom. Nice finishing, huge windows, lots of light, everything is nice a bright. Bathroom is a bit dated, some apartments are really stinky because there is a problem in the building. This has been the case for a while and no one seem to care much.
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Al Shaiba Towers review, October 2016
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Katerina
From Greece
Moved here in 2016, Living with spouse.
Positives
View, metro
Negatives
Maintenance,elevators, dirty building
We chose tecom because we liked the area, very close to the metro but the building is really bad. Bad maintenance. Water was leaking out of the ceiling especially when it was raining (we are talking about a lake in my bedroom) You have to wait for the elevators up to 30 more… minutes. (Elevators haven't been maintained). Dirty floors, cigarette butt everywhere! My apartment was falling apart. Pieces of the ceiling, kitchen cabinets etc.. and the moto of the people of this building is "no problem".. Right.. Show less
We chose tecom because we liked the area, very close to the metro but the building is really bad. Bad maintenance. Water was leaking out of the ceiling especially when it was raining (we are talking about a lake in my bedroom) You have to wait for the elevators up to 30 minutes. (Elevators haven't been maintained). Dirty floors, cigarette butt everywhere! My apartment was falling apart. Pieces of the ceiling, kitchen cabinets etc.. and the moto of the people of this building is "no problem".. Right..
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Madison Residency review, September 2016
Barely Average
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Bassem
From United States
Moved here in 2016, Living alone.
Positives
Location, proximity to metro, proximity to restaurants, bars, clubs
Negatives
Build quality, damp closets, poor water pressure
Location is great. Pool is small and worthless. Gym is very basic. New management company is better than previous one. Security guards are friendly. Maintenance outside of unit is ok. Maintenance inside of unit depends on landlord. Finishing is poor. Balcony doors are very poor and allows noise and dust in. Water pressure is horrendous - two people more… cannot use the water at the same time. Closets are moist and smell bad in the winter. AC is very loud.Show less
Location is great. Pool is small and worthless. Gym is very basic. New management company is better than previous one. Security guards are friendly. Maintenance outside of unit is ok. Maintenance inside of unit depends on landlord. Finishing is poor. Balcony doors are very poor and allows noise and dust in. Water pressure is horrendous - two people cannot use the water at the same time. Closets are moist and smell bad in the winter. AC is very loud.
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Madison Residency review, May 2016
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Yelena
From Kazakhstan
Moved here in 2015, Living alone.
Positives
Layout and the size of the apartment
Negatives
Humidity and fungus in the apartment
+ Studio layout and size are the best I faced in Dubai. nice gym, studio has one parking slot, neighbors mostly Arabs and Europeans, Easy access to the building, no traffic, many exists to main road. Free maintenance in the apartment. - Fungus covered all over the apartment. Terrible humidity That was the main more… reason to move. It is not safe to live in such apartment. (I lived on 16 floor. Neighbors couple floors down didn't have this problem)Show less
+ Studio layout and size are the best I faced in Dubai. nice gym, studio has one parking slot, neighbors mostly Arabs and Europeans, Easy access to the building, no traffic, many exists to main road. Free maintenance in the apartment. - Fungus covered all over the apartment. Terrible humidity That was the main reason to move. It is not safe to live in such apartment. (I lived on 16 floor. Neighbors couple floors down didn't have this problem)
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Al Shaiba Towers review, February 2016
Excellent location
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Cheryl
From Philippines
Moved here in 2013, Living with flatmate.
Positives
Location
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Not so new inside
Very accessible to transport (taxi, metro, buses..), park, mall, banks, groceries. Although the bldg. is quite old & nothing fancy about the interior of the flat.
Very accessible to transport (taxi, metro, buses..), park, mall, banks, groceries. Although the bldg. is quite old & nothing fancy about the interior of the flat.
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Icon Tower review, January 2016
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Sandy
From India
Moved here in 2016, Living with flatmate.
Positives
Value for money
Negatives
Bad publicity
excellent layout my apartment is not corner ( 8 corner apartments has irregular layout) my 2 BHK is as good 3 BHK (due to big maid room) 10 min from metro with shaded walk away from noise I have been told that largest tower is coming soon near by
excellent layout my apartment is not corner ( 8 corner apartments has irregular layout) my 2 BHK is as good 3 BHK (due to big maid room) 10 min from metro with shaded walk away from noise I have been told that largest tower is coming soon near by
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Vista Tower review, December 2015
Still getting worse
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Ja
From United Arab Emirates
Moved here in 2015, Living with spouse.
Positives
Public transport and shops, layout
Negatives
Gym, security, cleanliness
Gym is really bad. What is annoying is that they tell you it will be updated in a few months, but they tell this to everyone...been here for 2 years and still nothing. Very unsafe and poor. Pool lounges need upgrade but over all the pool is nice. Needs to be more… cleaned more! Window cleaning is being done but it took over 2 year to be done. Looked very dirty for a long time! Maintenance is not consistent. Sometimes ok sometimes average and poor. Security guy is nice however security is very poor. Code for lobby doors do not work. Security is only present during the day but rest of the time no security. People can just walk in and use the pool. I have had a few instances where people just walk in my apartment saying they they were told wrong apt number. Always keep your door locked! Finishings are decent. A bit out dated now but decent. Over all the building is average. Good size, Good layout, decent finishing and location it still out weighed by poor and dirty facilities. The rent is at market value which is quite high, however if they took better care of this building and facilities I would say it worth it...but they don't and this apartment is definitely not value for money. Show less
Gym is really bad. What is annoying is that they tell you it will be updated in a few months, but they tell this to everyone...been here for 2 years and still nothing. Very unsafe and poor. Pool lounges need upgrade but over all the pool is nice. Needs to be cleaned more! Window cleaning is being done but it took over 2 year to be done. Looked very dirty for a long time! Maintenance is not consistent. Sometimes ok sometimes average and poor. Security guy is nice however security is very poor. Code for lobby doors do not work. Security is only present during the day but rest of the time no security. People can just walk in and use the pool. I have had a few instances where people just walk in my apartment saying they they were told wrong apt number. Always keep your door locked! Finishings are decent. A bit out dated now but decent. Over all the building is average. Good size, Good layout, decent finishing and location it still out weighed by poor and dirty facilities. The rent is at market value which is quite high, however if they took better care of this building and facilities I would say it worth it...but they don't and this apartment is definitely not value for money.
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Barsha Heights review, November 2015
Value for money
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Vishal
From India
Moved here in 2015, Living alone.
Positives
Free chiller, quite location, value for money in TECOM location, 24x7 Carrefour around
Negatives
Metro is little away, Carrefour n Blue mart are at little more than walking distance
I moved into my 1 BHK apt in April 2015. It has a total of 13 floors with 10 apts on each floor. Gym (separate for M,F) and pool are on top floor. Chiller is free in this building. Kitchen has enough storage space. Bedroom has space to move around more… after putting a king side bed and has cupboards. No balcony. Drawing cum dining room is spacious. House is well lit in daytime. Overall value for money.Show less
I moved into my 1 BHK apt in April 2015. It has a total of 13 floors with 10 apts on each floor. Gym (separate for M,F) and pool are on top floor. Chiller is free in this building. Kitchen has enough storage space. Bedroom has space to move around after putting a king side bed and has cupboards. No balcony. Drawing cum dining room is spacious. House is well lit in daytime. Overall value for money.
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Al Shaiba Towers review, November 2015
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Moe
From Egypt
Moved here in 2014, Living alone.
Positives
View and location
Negatives
Sharing appartments
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National Bonds Plaza review, November 2015
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Mahmoud
From Jordan
Moved here in 2014, Family with children.
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My appartment is so expinseve regarding the age of it, it's too old and there's just 1 bathroom, the app is 850 sqf and the materials and the finishing is very old
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National Bonds Plaza review, October 2015
Leader Tower ( National Bonds Plaza) Review
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Eve
From Philippines
Moved here in 2011, Living with flatmate.
Positives
Convenience
Negatives
AC is always a problem and annoying false alarms at night time could wake you up.
The main problem of this building is the AC. We started living here since 2011 and until now, its still the main problem. The maintenance is not in-house unlike 2yrs ago so it will be very hard to schedule maintenance and you need to wait for a few days before more… it will be fixed. We are actually looking for another property to transfer when our contract ends. The only thing I like here is the convenience it gives like 24Hrs grocery, a lot of restaurants nearby, bank, and hospital.Show less
The main problem of this building is the AC. We started living here since 2011 and until now, its still the main problem. The maintenance is not in-house unlike 2yrs ago so it will be very hard to schedule maintenance and you need to wait for a few days before it will be fixed. We are actually looking for another property to transfer when our contract ends. The only thing I like here is the convenience it gives like 24Hrs grocery, a lot of restaurants nearby, bank, and hospital.
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Icon Tower review, July 2015
Nice place to live
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Scott
From United Arab Emirates
Moved here in 2014, Living alone.
Positives
The view, friendly security, good neighbourhood
Negatives
Slightly far from the metro, a lot of construction going around nearby
I liked living in Icon 1. I could see the sun rising every morning from the Jumeirah Islands. There is a Zoom that opened in the same building. If your guests can find a parking at the same cluster, they can park in a empty area very close to the more… building. There's also a Desco (the printing place) in the opposite building if you need to print something during the weekend. The security were friendly and some of them became like friends. If you don't have a car, it's a 20+ minutes walk to the metro.. which is not the best thing in the summer.Show less
I liked living in Icon 1. I could see the sun rising every morning from the Jumeirah Islands. There is a Zoom that opened in the same building. If your guests can find a parking at the same cluster, they can park in a empty area very close to the building. There's also a Desco (the printing place) in the opposite building if you need to print something during the weekend. The security were friendly and some of them became like friends. If you don't have a car, it's a 20+ minutes walk to the metro.. which is not the best thing in the summer.
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Vista Tower review, May 2015
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Becky
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2009, Family with children.
Positives
Location
Negatives
The litter outside and ridiculous parking to front of building
When I first moved to this building (one of the first tenants) there was no 'real' roads into the building, was more like a sand pit, it has however improved and there are roads and walk paths. However parking facilities are awful! There are 2 office building near to this more… particular building and restaurants/carrefour supermarket/gym and there just isn't adequate parking, so outside the building is like a car yard! Cars park anywhere. You also have the problem of men putting the 'massage' cards on cars all day! People chuck these on the floor, so the whole of Tecom is littered! No green areas, closest place is the greens, 10 min walk. No parks for kids. 1 nursery in building next-door, which is great. Not by any means the best I've seen. No outdoors play area. The building itself is clean. However the gym facilities could be upgraded. And security are not always present, anyone could access gym & pool no probs! Lots of young tenants, my neighbours are especially loud at 4am when they return from the clubs! I've had people walk into my apartment drunk.. got the wrong door/floor! We've taken this up with the said neighbours directly (slight improvement!) Personally I wouldn't recommend anyone with a family to stay here, purely as there isn't much close by for kids. We are due to leave once the lease expires. And bear in mind landlord only goes 1 parking space and charges 5k for a second. There is literally no other choice except the sand out the front. Finishing in apartments is nice. The best I saw in Tecom when we moved into here in 2009. There is also a lot of little bugs which no matter what we do never go! Friends in same building have same problem. so must be the whole building. Mosque is almost finished behind the building. Swimming pool restrictions too (some day is women only timings) Metro is 10 mins walk, MOE 10 mins in car. Always taxi's available as building next door is emirates cabin crew. Mma gym, carrefour express, pharmacy, money exchange and bobs fish and chips all below. Show less
When I first moved to this building (one of the first tenants) there was no 'real' roads into the building, was more like a sand pit, it has however improved and there are roads and walk paths. However parking facilities are awful! There are 2 office building near to this particular building and restaurants/carrefour supermarket/gym and there just isn't adequate parking, so outside the building is like a car yard! Cars park anywhere. You also have the problem of men putting the 'massage' cards on cars all day! People chuck these on the floor, so the whole of Tecom is littered! No green areas, closest place is the greens, 10 min walk. No parks for kids. 1 nursery in building next-door, which is great. Not by any means the best I've seen. No outdoors play area. The building itself is clean. However the gym facilities could be upgraded. And security are not always present, anyone could access gym & pool no probs! Lots of young tenants, my neighbours are especially loud at 4am when they return from the clubs! I've had people walk into my apartment drunk.. got the wrong door/floor! We've taken this up with the said neighbours directly (slight improvement!) Personally I wouldn't recommend anyone with a family to stay here, purely as there isn't much close by for kids. We are due to leave once the lease expires. And bear in mind landlord only goes 1 parking space and charges 5k for a second. There is literally no other choice except the sand out the front. Finishing in apartments is nice. The best I saw in Tecom when we moved into here in 2009. There is also a lot of little bugs which no matter what we do never go! Friends in same building have same problem. so must be the whole building. Mosque is almost finished behind the building. Swimming pool restrictions too (some day is women only timings) Metro is 10 mins walk, MOE 10 mins in car. Always taxi's available as building next door is emirates cabin crew. Mma gym, carrefour express, pharmacy, money exchange and bobs fish and chips all below.
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Barsha Heights review, March 2015
Al Hassani, Tecom
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Natalie
From Ireland
Moved here in 2015, Living with flatmate.
Positives
Freedom, no signing in of guests - very western
Negatives
The indoor pool
Living in Tecom 18 months now and I love the convenience of all the supermarkets (Geant and two Carrefours) within walking distance, laundry services, restaurants, cafes, hotel bars, nightclubs and late bars (rock bottoms) are all very close walking distance. Parking is free and plentiful both inside and outside the buildings more… own car park. Taxis are always passing so no need to book one. Building is well maintained and you always have 24/7 security and handymen. Unfortunately you do not have an outdoor pool facility - indoor only and the gym is lacking in functioning equipment. There is a building site across the road where they are currently constructing a mosque. Show less
Living in Tecom 18 months now and I love the convenience of all the supermarkets (Geant and two Carrefours) within walking distance, laundry services, restaurants, cafes, hotel bars, nightclubs and late bars (rock bottoms) are all very close walking distance. Parking is free and plentiful both inside and outside the buildings own car park. Taxis are always passing so no need to book one. Building is well maintained and you always have 24/7 security and handymen. Unfortunately you do not have an outdoor pool facility - indoor only and the gym is lacking in functioning equipment. There is a building site across the road where they are currently constructing a mosque.
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Icon Tower review, March 2015
Icon towers rating
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Ardalan
From Iran
Moved here in 2010, Living with parents.
Positives
Community
Negatives
Gust Parking
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Al Shaiba Towers review, March 2015
Badly Managed
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Mohammed
From Lebanon
Moved here in 2015, Living with spouse.
Positives
The restaurants, location, supermarkets and close proximity to all malls and SZR.
Negatives
The dangerous and slow lifts. The useless security. The smells on floor and parking corridors.
It is a shame to see one of the best located towers in Tecom being managed and maintained the way it is. The security just sits there. Expect daily massage cards, menus and flyers on your door. Water and filters salesmen ringing your doorbell at 9m, etc. The lifts are more… extra slow and so old. The walls are so thin, bad moulding and foul smells that never get addressed when maintenance is called. They just come and paint over it. The pool is almost unusable as it is too small for a twin tower of 60 floors between the two. Our floor is the last with a balcony. We have a breathless view of the Emirates Hills golf course but we dont dare enjoying it because first, the balcony is so tiny and second, because it has no ceiling. Every piece of garbage, glass, carton and cigarette butt lands on it as they are thrown by some of the horrible tenants. The list goes on, bottom line we cant wait to leave this building.Show less
It is a shame to see one of the best located towers in Tecom being managed and maintained the way it is. The security just sits there. Expect daily massage cards, menus and flyers on your door. Water and filters salesmen ringing your doorbell at 9m, etc. The lifts are extra slow and so old. The walls are so thin, bad moulding and foul smells that never get addressed when maintenance is called. They just come and paint over it. The pool is almost unusable as it is too small for a twin tower of 60 floors between the two. Our floor is the last with a balcony. We have a breathless view of the Emirates Hills golf course but we dont dare enjoying it because first, the balcony is so tiny and second, because it has no ceiling. Every piece of garbage, glass, carton and cigarette butt lands on it as they are thrown by some of the horrible tenants. The list goes on, bottom line we cant wait to leave this building.
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Barsha Heights review, February 2015
Close to everything (shops, supermarket, malls, clinics, beauty salon, metro)
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Asma
From Tunisia
Moved here in 2009, Living with spouse.
Positives
Location and nearby facilities
Negatives
Noise, no gardens at all
My apartment in silicon Plaza Building is a 1BR. It is very spacious with 2 bathrooms and a balcony. The kitchen is also spacious and closed it has a small laundry room. All tenants are families and most of them living there since few years. We have a basement and you more… can rent an extra parking space in the open parking in G floor. Maintenance is available all the time. There is a nice pool with jacuzzi and kids pool, the gym exist but it is too small. There is Sauna but I never used it. The building is close to metro station, supermarket, coffee shops and restaurants, beauty salons. There is also Aster medical clinic. It is perfect for people working at Media city, Jebel Ali. Access to Sheikh Zayed road, Al Khail road, Al Soufouh. In the same building apartments of the 1st floor have a HUGE balcony the size is around 65sqm, you can do a BBQ party in this balcony! It is perfect for families with kids because they can have fun and play. I think I am living in the best building in TECOM.Show less
My apartment in silicon Plaza Building is a 1BR. It is very spacious with 2 bathrooms and a balcony. The kitchen is also spacious and closed it has a small laundry room. All tenants are families and most of them living there since few years. We have a basement and you can rent an extra parking space in the open parking in G floor. Maintenance is available all the time. There is a nice pool with jacuzzi and kids pool, the gym exist but it is too small. There is Sauna but I never used it. The building is close to metro station, supermarket, coffee shops and restaurants, beauty salons. There is also Aster medical clinic. It is perfect for people working at Media city, Jebel Ali. Access to Sheikh Zayed road, Al Khail road, Al Soufouh. In the same building apartments of the 1st floor have a HUGE balcony the size is around 65sqm, you can do a BBQ party in this balcony! It is perfect for families with kids because they can have fun and play. I think I am living in the best building in TECOM.
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