Sports City, DubaiLand, Dubai, UAE

Canal Residence West

6 Reviews
star 2.5
Year built
2020
Master developer
Dubai Sports City
Canal Residence West is a sub-community located in Sports City, United Arab Emirates
Canal Residence West is a sub-community located in Sports City, United Arab Emirates
star 2.5

Canal Residence West receives an overall rating of 2.5 based on 6 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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Canal Residence West review, May 2017
Lack of building maintenance and management
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Soh
From India
Moved here in 2017, Family with children.
Positives
Restaurants at canal walk
Negatives
Most of the things
No security checks as any one can enter in the building. The building parking can be used by any one as there is no check at security. There are cars parked in the basement parking with export numbers and stay there for months. Its scary that the related complains go more… unnoticed. The cooling and the finishing of the building can't be worse than this. The building opened in 2015 and already had sewage issues with strong smell in the building. There is canal dug beside building however there is no water after so many years. Garbage heaps can be noticed in it. The construction in the area is not moving and you have "ghost building" views. The pets are allowed in the building and you have to bear poo smell in the lifts very often.Show less
No security checks as any one can enter in the building. The building parking can be used by any one as there is no check at security. There are cars parked in the basement parking with export numbers and stay there for months. Its scary that the related complains go unnoticed. The cooling and the finishing of the building can't be worse than this. The building opened in 2015 and already had sewage issues with strong smell in the building. There is canal dug beside building however there is no water after so many years. Garbage heaps can be noticed in it. The construction in the area is not moving and you have "ghost building" views. The pets are allowed in the building and you have to bear poo smell in the lifts very often.
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Canal Residence West review, May 2016
Stay away from the Venetian building
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Lorde
From Mozambique
Moved here in 2016, Living alone.
Positives
Supermarket at the ground floor
Negatives
Air conditioning is an epic fail
This is one of the worst buildings I have ever lived in here. The building looks good from the outside and may deceive you into thinking that all is professionally done. However, the building is plagued with problems! I have had numerous problems with the air conditioning not cooling along more… with water leaks, bad sewage smells, poor finishing and even door lock not functioning! Has anyone heard of a door lock jamming in less than a year of handover! Anyways the king of all these problems is the air conditioning. I and numerous (numerouuuuuss) residents here have had AC issues. Be prepared to spend a few nights sleeping in a hotel when you live here as this building is plagued with AC issues. I have come to find out that the building has had three consultants change over the span of its build. So the right hand doesn't know what the left hand has done. The water balancing for the chilled water was never done, not to mention that they have undersized the AC units all over the building. Sometimes the ducting isn't even connected to the AC! For some reason even though the building is under warranty every time you ask sports city for assistance you have to pay 150 dirhams for a technician to come! Furthermore this will only get worse as more buildings in the neighborhood are scheduled to come online and connect to the district cooling, the demand on the district cooling chillers will surely rob your AC from cooling.Show less
This is one of the worst buildings I have ever lived in here. The building looks good from the outside and may deceive you into thinking that all is professionally done. However, the building is plagued with problems! I have had numerous problems with the air conditioning not cooling along with water leaks, bad sewage smells, poor finishing and even door lock not functioning! Has anyone heard of a door lock jamming in less than a year of handover! Anyways the king of all these problems is the air conditioning. I and numerous (numerouuuuuss) residents here have had AC issues. Be prepared to spend a few nights sleeping in a hotel when you live here as this building is plagued with AC issues. I have come to find out that the building has had three consultants change over the span of its build. So the right hand doesn't know what the left hand has done. The water balancing for the chilled water was never done, not to mention that they have undersized the AC units all over the building. Sometimes the ducting isn't even connected to the AC! For some reason even though the building is under warranty every time you ask sports city for assistance you have to pay 150 dirhams for a technician to come! Furthermore this will only get worse as more buildings in the neighborhood are scheduled to come online and connect to the district cooling, the demand on the district cooling chillers will surely rob your AC from cooling.
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Canal Residence West review, March 2016
Quality and value
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S
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2016, Family with children.
Positives
Facilities and size of apartment
Negatives
Sand from unfinished construction
We are a family of four with primary age kids in 3 bed apartment. Good mix of nationalities, good neighbours. Apartment is a great size. There are two swimming pools (each with shaded kids pools), male and female gym and basement parking. Apartment building has a decent finish. more… Aircon by Emicool, TV and Internet DU. This apartment has two parking spaces. Downside is construction still ongoing but you benefit from better prices than downtown, Marina, JLT or Business Bay at the moment. Great amenities for sports. Schools Closeby. Parking/ Driving Outside there is currently plenty of space for visitor parking in the street, designated parking outside Almaya supermarket to access the shops and restaurants on canal front and a currently undeveloped sandbank area. Great road links for ease of access to Hessa Street, Al Khail, SMBZ, Emirates Road giving choice if there is an accident to get downtown or to the beach. Other development amenities: On the ground floor there are restaurants and cafes (Wooden Cellar Greek restaurant and cafe, Pulcinella pizza, Wanna Banana deserts, Walima Lebanese, The Kebab Shop) a pharmacist, photographer, Fine and Country estate agent, Almaya supermarket, Champion dry cleaners, Sugar (ladies hair, nail and massage beauty salon), men's barbers and play equipment up to around age 10 (swing sets, climbing net, trampoline etc). Soon to open will be a Dr's surgery and I think a veterinary practice plus some others still to open) There is a Carrefour City across the road in Matrix building. Closeby The Els Golf Club is a pleasant walk through Victory Heights for restaurant and bar food, Friday brunch etc. Across the road is Dubai Sports City complex with The Sports Bar, Nathalies Cafe and apparently a cashline in a neighbouring building - need to suss this one out as nearest one is Carrefour in Motorcity right now. Home to ICC Cricket Academy, Spanish Soccer school and Fitrepublik gym which has an indoor Olympic sized pool, gymnastics, trampolining, martial arts, weightlifting, triathlon etc. Smash Tennis, Ultimate Athletics (formerly TC Athletics), Ru-active netball leagues plus I'm sure lots more I don't know about. Nearby Motorcity has soft play, go karting, music, dance, ballet and drama lessons, Mathnasium, dentists etc. Fitness First, Naya yoga and Pilates etc. Studio city and Dubai Polo and Equestrian club a short drive. In short, so much going on here now I don't have to drive the kids the length and breadth of Dubai to follow their interests. A 5/10 minute drive away on local roads is City Centre Me'Aisem which is a large mall under development which will be similar to Mirdiff City Centre Mall when complete. The first section is complete and open with large Carrefour, sun,sand and sports, body shop, splash etc. Public transport There is an RTA bus service but no aircon shelters as far as I can tell. Some British curriculum schools Victory Heights Primary School across the road, Wonder Years Nursery. Motorcity has Gems Metropole, Emirates British Nursery, Building blocks Nursery. Al Barsha down Hessa Street or D63 for Nord Anglia, Foremarke, Kings, Safa Community School, Seashells Nursery. There is a school bus service for DESC from Sports City. New building - so not as tired as some we have looked at - and best value for money apartments in Dubai right now. Show less
We are a family of four with primary age kids in 3 bed apartment. Good mix of nationalities, good neighbours. Apartment is a great size. There are two swimming pools (each with shaded kids pools), male and female gym and basement parking. Apartment building has a decent finish. Aircon by Emicool, TV and Internet DU. This apartment has two parking spaces. Downside is construction still ongoing but you benefit from better prices than downtown, Marina, JLT or Business Bay at the moment. Great amenities for sports. Schools Closeby. Parking/ Driving Outside there is currently plenty of space for visitor parking in the street, designated parking outside Almaya supermarket to access the shops and restaurants on canal front and a currently undeveloped sandbank area. Great road links for ease of access to Hessa Street, Al Khail, SMBZ, Emirates Road giving choice if there is an accident to get downtown or to the beach. Other development amenities: On the ground floor there are restaurants and cafes (Wooden Cellar Greek restaurant and cafe, Pulcinella pizza, Wanna Banana deserts, Walima Lebanese, The Kebab Shop) a pharmacist, photographer, Fine and Country estate agent, Almaya supermarket, Champion dry cleaners, Sugar (ladies hair, nail and massage beauty salon), men's barbers and play equipment up to around age 10 (swing sets, climbing net, trampoline etc). Soon to open will be a Dr's surgery and I think a veterinary practice plus some others still to open) There is a Carrefour City across the road in Matrix building. Closeby The Els Golf Club is a pleasant walk through Victory Heights for restaurant and bar food, Friday brunch etc. Across the road is Dubai Sports City complex with The Sports Bar, Nathalies Cafe and apparently a cashline in a neighbouring building - need to suss this one out as nearest one is Carrefour in Motorcity right now. Home to ICC Cricket Academy, Spanish Soccer school and Fitrepublik gym which has an indoor Olympic sized pool, gymnastics, trampolining, martial arts, weightlifting, triathlon etc. Smash Tennis, Ultimate Athletics (formerly TC Athletics), Ru-active netball leagues plus I'm sure lots more I don't know about. Nearby Motorcity has soft play, go karting, music, dance, ballet and drama lessons, Mathnasium, dentists etc. Fitness First, Naya yoga and Pilates etc. Studio city and Dubai Polo and Equestrian club a short drive. In short, so much going on here now I don't have to drive the kids the length and breadth of Dubai to follow their interests. A 5/10 minute drive away on local roads is City Centre Me'Aisem which is a large mall under development which will be similar to Mirdiff City Centre Mall when complete. The first section is complete and open with large Carrefour, sun,sand and sports, body shop, splash etc. Public transport There is an RTA bus service but no aircon shelters as far as I can tell. Some British curriculum schools Victory Heights Primary School across the road, Wonder Years Nursery. Motorcity has Gems Metropole, Emirates British Nursery, Building blocks Nursery. Al Barsha down Hessa Street or D63 for Nord Anglia, Foremarke, Kings, Safa Community School, Seashells Nursery. There is a school bus service for DESC from Sports City. New building - so not as tired as some we have looked at - and best value for money apartments in Dubai right now.
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Canal Residence West review, October 2014
New kid on the block
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Kyle
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2014, Living alone.
Positives
Not too big
Negatives
Finishing quality
These buildings are nice to look at fairly well constructed but minor flaws in the overall finish. Walls and ceilings are a little thin and the soundproofing at the front door is poor. The windows are not properly seal so needs attention. The design of the entrance for pedestrians from the pavement is more… poor and not well thought out. The enforcement of safe driving in the car park is pathetic. The lifts are programmed to return one to ground level and one to the mid floor so if you are going back down to your car you have to recall a lift that moved back to the ground for no reason, which increases the maintenance and energy costs. Neighbours are great by me. It's proximity to sports facilities is awesome! Show less
These buildings are nice to look at fairly well constructed but minor flaws in the overall finish. Walls and ceilings are a little thin and the soundproofing at the front door is poor. The windows are not properly seal so needs attention. The design of the entrance for pedestrians from the pavement is poor and not well thought out. The enforcement of safe driving in the car park is pathetic. The lifts are programmed to return one to ground level and one to the mid floor so if you are going back down to your car you have to recall a lift that moved back to the ground for no reason, which increases the maintenance and energy costs. Neighbours are great by me. It's proximity to sports facilities is awesome!
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Canal Residence West review, July 2014
CRW 1 bedroom
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BHAVIK
From Asia
Moved here in 2013, Living alone.
Positives
NO TRAFFIC
Negatives
MAINTENANCE IS BAD
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Canal Residence West review, July 2014
Affordable Mediterranean living
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Stephan
From Europe
Moved here in 2014, Living alone.
Positives
Fast and easy access by car to many areas of Dubai
Negatives
Construction sites around
The Mediterranean building of Canal Residence West is a brand new, cozy building with the best design and best location in Sports City. Pool and Gym is not yet opened, but coming soon. Kind security and a nice mix of decent people from all parts of the world. Quiet area, more… only the construction sites around interfere the silence depending on your flats direction. Still clear sight to almost all directions, but with news building rising some views will be limited in the future. The Dubai Sports City maintenance team is not very professional and experienced, but the building quality and finishing is quite okay for this area of the world. Emicool is the District Cooling service provider, home services provider is du. Every flat has a basement parking, there are enough parking spaces outside for visitors. When they'll fill the canal with water and open up the promenade and shops it'll be a cozy place outside as well. But until then it's quite sparse. Only four minutes walking distance away there's Victory Heights with all the amenities, parks and the Ernie Els Golf Club. Perfect connection to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road without any traffic issues. Shopping in Motor City is three minutes away by car. Newly opened bus stop is four to five minutes walking distance away.Show less
The Mediterranean building of Canal Residence West is a brand new, cozy building with the best design and best location in Sports City. Pool and Gym is not yet opened, but coming soon. Kind security and a nice mix of decent people from all parts of the world. Quiet area, only the construction sites around interfere the silence depending on your flats direction. Still clear sight to almost all directions, but with news building rising some views will be limited in the future. The Dubai Sports City maintenance team is not very professional and experienced, but the building quality and finishing is quite okay for this area of the world. Emicool is the District Cooling service provider, home services provider is du. Every flat has a basement parking, there are enough parking spaces outside for visitors. When they'll fill the canal with water and open up the promenade and shops it'll be a cozy place outside as well. But until then it's quite sparse. Only four minutes walking distance away there's Victory Heights with all the amenities, parks and the Ernie Els Golf Club. Perfect connection to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road without any traffic issues. Shopping in Motor City is three minutes away by car. Newly opened bus stop is four to five minutes walking distance away.
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