Business Bay, Dubai, UAE

Coral Tower

1 Reviews
star 4
Year built
2015
Floors
20
Developer
Emirates National Investment
Coral Tower is a 20 storey residential building located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coral Tower is a 20 storey residential building located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
star 4

Coral Tower receives an overall rating of 4 based on 1 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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Coral Tower review, February 2015
Great potential but let down by poor standard on finish
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Kevin
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2015, Living with spouse.
Positives
Location; Lake view (at the back); Nice pool; Large rooms and kitchen; Lots of Parking
Negatives
Potential noise issues; Poor fittings and layout (especially bathroom); Small gym; No Visitor Parking
This is a new building in Business Bay (BB), so I have tried to ignore the obvious problems you get with a new building (i.e. snagging issues) that will no doubt be resolved in time. Located ten minutes walk/two minutes drive from Dubai Mall & Souk Al Bahar and quite literally more… one minute drive from Financial Centre Road/Al Khail Road, this tower is in a great location. It backs on to one of the new lakes in BB and our apartment is on a high floor with a lake view. It's nice to see the lake everyday but the view other than that is fairly uninspiring, being dominated by the new DAMAC Paramount building going up on the other side of the Al Khail Road. Apartments on the front side advertise a "Burj view" and charge accordingly, but this is misleading as that landmark is obscured almost 2/3 of the way to the top. The apartment itself has no storage (being strictly a 2-bed) but the rooms are quite generous. Ceramic tiles floors look nice but transmit the noise from the apartment above very easily - we've only been in a week and had to make a small complaint! The kitchen has no white goods (which is great as the units supplied are often very poor quality & size) and although it is big it has no external walls - only an interior window allows access to the internal ventilation shaft. Thankfully ENI have though to put a door on the kitchen to allow it to be closed off. The pool is large enough (and heated) to do meaningful lengths, but the gym that is on the same level is small and suitable for only occasional use. Parking is plentiful but extra spaces for your second car are a chargeable extra. On the negative side, the noise issues created by the expansive use of ceramic tiles are annoying but not uncommon in Dubai. There is no visitor parking at all - access to the internal car park is via radio keyfob only and you only get one per space. The biggest downside is the overall finish and the layout. The main bathroom has a small sink, no storage for towels or toiletries and no electrical sockets - think again if you want to charge your electric toothbrush or shaver here. The second bathroom is small and laid out in such a way that to open the shower door and the main door is impossible at the same time as they open into each other. Water leaks out from the shower all across the floor due to the poor layout and fittings. There are no sockets in this bathroom either. In the main rooms there are simply no enough plugs or network sockets, and those that are there are in odd places. Worst of all every surface is very poorly finished, either scratches or paint stains on all the woodwork or grout stains on all the tile surfaces. Even the floors are heavily marked with scratches and solidified grout. Overall the location is great, access to SZR, Dubai Mall & Al Khail Road is quick, the views are nice on the backside, and the pool will get a lot of use. It's just a shame that this relatively compact building is let down by the apartments poorly thought out internal layout, lack of visitor parking and a generally poor standard of finish. Show less
This is a new building in Business Bay (BB), so I have tried to ignore the obvious problems you get with a new building (i.e. snagging issues) that will no doubt be resolved in time. Located ten minutes walk/two minutes drive from Dubai Mall & Souk Al Bahar and quite literally one minute drive from Financial Centre Road/Al Khail Road, this tower is in a great location. It backs on to one of the new lakes in BB and our apartment is on a high floor with a lake view. It's nice to see the lake everyday but the view other than that is fairly uninspiring, being dominated by the new DAMAC Paramount building going up on the other side of the Al Khail Road. Apartments on the front side advertise a "Burj view" and charge accordingly, but this is misleading as that landmark is obscured almost 2/3 of the way to the top. The apartment itself has no storage (being strictly a 2-bed) but the rooms are quite generous. Ceramic tiles floors look nice but transmit the noise from the apartment above very easily - we've only been in a week and had to make a small complaint! The kitchen has no white goods (which is great as the units supplied are often very poor quality & size) and although it is big it has no external walls - only an interior window allows access to the internal ventilation shaft. Thankfully ENI have though to put a door on the kitchen to allow it to be closed off. The pool is large enough (and heated) to do meaningful lengths, but the gym that is on the same level is small and suitable for only occasional use. Parking is plentiful but extra spaces for your second car are a chargeable extra. On the negative side, the noise issues created by the expansive use of ceramic tiles are annoying but not uncommon in Dubai. There is no visitor parking at all - access to the internal car park is via radio keyfob only and you only get one per space. The biggest downside is the overall finish and the layout. The main bathroom has a small sink, no storage for towels or toiletries and no electrical sockets - think again if you want to charge your electric toothbrush or shaver here. The second bathroom is small and laid out in such a way that to open the shower door and the main door is impossible at the same time as they open into each other. Water leaks out from the shower all across the floor due to the poor layout and fittings. There are no sockets in this bathroom either. In the main rooms there are simply no enough plugs or network sockets, and those that are there are in odd places. Worst of all every surface is very poorly finished, either scratches or paint stains on all the woodwork or grout stains on all the tile surfaces. Even the floors are heavily marked with scratches and solidified grout. Overall the location is great, access to SZR, Dubai Mall & Al Khail Road is quick, the views are nice on the backside, and the pool will get a lot of use. It's just a shame that this relatively compact building is let down by the apartments poorly thought out internal layout, lack of visitor parking and a generally poor standard of finish.
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