Jumeirah District, Dubai, UAE

Al Sufouh

7 Reviews
star 2.5
Al Sufouh is a district located in Jumeirah District, United Arab Emirates
Al Sufouh is a district located in Jumeirah District, United Arab Emirates
star 2.5

Al Sufouh receives an overall rating of 2.5 based on 7 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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J5 review, October 2016
Don't judge a book by its cover
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Rizo
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2016, Family with children.
Positives
No traffic
Negatives
Cheap quality building, construction noise
This is a new building which was put up end of 2015. When I inspected the show unit, it was breathtaking. A great view and the finishes looked amazing. However, when I took occupation of my unit, I soon realised that this place was only dressed up to look more… good but that it is very cheaply made. Construction is taking place next door and scheduled to continue until end of 2017 as they put up a 30 floor building - you hear cement trucks working and equipment operating 24/7, even on Friday mornings. During the initial 12 mth period after completing J5 and when the developer was obliged to fix defects in the building (at their own cost), they dragged their feet in responding to maintenance requests and only did patch up jobs which inevitably broke down after this period. So far I have experienced leaking showers, faulty wiring causing lightbulbs to blow every 3 weeks, faulty tap installations causing them to come loose on the basin, airconditioning problems, very cheap water based paint used on the walls which stain easily, uneven flooring causing doors to jam and not close properly, poor window seals allowing dust and rain to enter the apartment, soft walls which break off in chunks when drilling shelves. The swimming pool area is also cheaply constructed, with the cement base of the fixed tent breaking away repeatedly. The rental for this small apartment is at a clear premium - you can get 3 bedroom 4 bathroom in JBR for the same price. Cheap construction, shoddy maintenance and poor service makes this a complete rip-off. About the area - no traffic is a bonus. However, the only shop that is closeby is a small grocer inside Sidra Tower (250m walk). Closest Metro station is 2km away. There is nothing withing walking distance. I will be moving out as soon as my lease expires. Show less
This is a new building which was put up end of 2015. When I inspected the show unit, it was breathtaking. A great view and the finishes looked amazing. However, when I took occupation of my unit, I soon realised that this place was only dressed up to look good but that it is very cheaply made. Construction is taking place next door and scheduled to continue until end of 2017 as they put up a 30 floor building - you hear cement trucks working and equipment operating 24/7, even on Friday mornings. During the initial 12 mth period after completing J5 and when the developer was obliged to fix defects in the building (at their own cost), they dragged their feet in responding to maintenance requests and only did patch up jobs which inevitably broke down after this period. So far I have experienced leaking showers, faulty wiring causing lightbulbs to blow every 3 weeks, faulty tap installations causing them to come loose on the basin, airconditioning problems, very cheap water based paint used on the walls which stain easily, uneven flooring causing doors to jam and not close properly, poor window seals allowing dust and rain to enter the apartment, soft walls which break off in chunks when drilling shelves. The swimming pool area is also cheaply constructed, with the cement base of the fixed tent breaking away repeatedly. The rental for this small apartment is at a clear premium - you can get 3 bedroom 4 bathroom in JBR for the same price. Cheap construction, shoddy maintenance and poor service makes this a complete rip-off. About the area - no traffic is a bonus. However, the only shop that is closeby is a small grocer inside Sidra Tower (250m walk). Closest Metro station is 2km away. There is nothing withing walking distance. I will be moving out as soon as my lease expires.
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Al Sufouh review, December 2015
1 Bedroom Overpriced and at Times Unbearable
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Hadi
From United Arab Emirates
Moved here in 2015, Living alone.
Positives
Lack of traffic
Negatives
Almost everything else
I moved here in January 2014, the apartment size is great about 1,200 sq.ft. Unfortunately the construction on a nearby low-rise building started before the summer, its incredible but the amount of noise leakage is wild. The windows in this apartment do not seal properly and considering the large more… door size windows thats alot of sound leakage. I can hear the construction elevators on the building under construction. To add to that, the tower literally next door started a couple of months later. My apartment faces the highway and even when the weather is good, I choose to sleep with the A/C on because you can hear the noise from the highway. Even though the construction can't start until 7am, and 6am during summer, the buses and trucks arrive an hour earlier and they literally drive right under my windows. I'm not over reacting here, the noise is madness and this tower just started. The crane is actually above the cars on one side of the parking area. The road for this community is full of garbage and oil stains from the trucks, its just quite depressing outside especially because the rent is high. A sewage smell leaks through into the guest bathroom and kitchen from the drainage holes, the maintenance guys need to apply clorox about once a month to keep the smell out. This smell is what I wake upto each day. The gym is decent enough however for this high rent it seems pretty basic. The pool is tiny but the view is nice. When I asked the agent for a discount for renewal, based on the construction and dirt outside, they told me that I should have foreseen this since the area has alot of space for building.Show less
I moved here in January 2014, the apartment size is great about 1,200 sq.ft. Unfortunately the construction on a nearby low-rise building started before the summer, its incredible but the amount of noise leakage is wild. The windows in this apartment do not seal properly and considering the large door size windows thats alot of sound leakage. I can hear the construction elevators on the building under construction. To add to that, the tower literally next door started a couple of months later. My apartment faces the highway and even when the weather is good, I choose to sleep with the A/C on because you can hear the noise from the highway. Even though the construction can't start until 7am, and 6am during summer, the buses and trucks arrive an hour earlier and they literally drive right under my windows. I'm not over reacting here, the noise is madness and this tower just started. The crane is actually above the cars on one side of the parking area. The road for this community is full of garbage and oil stains from the trucks, its just quite depressing outside especially because the rent is high. A sewage smell leaks through into the guest bathroom and kitchen from the drainage holes, the maintenance guys need to apply clorox about once a month to keep the smell out. This smell is what I wake upto each day. The gym is decent enough however for this high rent it seems pretty basic. The pool is tiny but the view is nice. When I asked the agent for a discount for renewal, based on the construction and dirt outside, they told me that I should have foreseen this since the area has alot of space for building.
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Al Sufouh review, April 2015
Very nice
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Paul
From Netherlands
Moved here in 2015, Living with spouse.
Positives
Finishing, location and lots of daylight coming in
Negatives
Since a month we live in Cloud 9 Residence. It's a new building that was delivered in Feb 2015. The finishing is very nice and although we had some minor issues (leakage, internet etc) we attribute this to the fact that it is a new building and these things are more… normal. Having said that, we really enjoy living here. It is spacious, high ceilings, nice finishing, large windows and a good central location. Although there is some construction around it doesn't bother us and since it is only temporary we are happy to wait till this community is completed and offer shops, restaurant and park areas. I would definitely recommend it to other people however I would not recommend living on the second floor or lower.Show less
Since a month we live in Cloud 9 Residence. It's a new building that was delivered in Feb 2015. The finishing is very nice and although we had some minor issues (leakage, internet etc) we attribute this to the fact that it is a new building and these things are normal. Having said that, we really enjoy living here. It is spacious, high ceilings, nice finishing, large windows and a good central location. Although there is some construction around it doesn't bother us and since it is only temporary we are happy to wait till this community is completed and offer shops, restaurant and park areas. I would definitely recommend it to other people however I would not recommend living on the second floor or lower.
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Al Sufouh review, March 2015
Pearl Residence rating
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Ginny
From Czech Republic
Moved here in 2015, Living with spouse.
Positives
Accessibility to different roads, Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Negatives
Construction recently started
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Al Wahaibi Building review, February 2015
Quiet zone within the hustle & bustle of city
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Sanam
From India
Moved here in 2015, Family with children.
Positives
No traffic, Quiet area, easy access to SZR, maintenance, layout, walking distance to GEMS WIS
Negatives
No community feel, view, public transportation
This building was a discovery we made while on house hunt. We moved in from Marina recently and found this place to be very convenient to work and everything else around. The good side of it is that all the servicemen and maintenance guys live inside the building and is more… managed by eqarat. The whole building is of one landlord and is maintained quite well for its age. The layout and size of the apartments and villas are commendable. The Sufuoh Park and GEMS WIS is within walking distance. However, it does NOT have any community feel to it and is not the greatest view. It is located right in between two metro stations (Sharaf DG and DIC), about 1 km walking distance to both, thus wont recommend this place if you don't drive. Taxis are found near Sidra Tower though, which is about 300m from the building. Show less
This building was a discovery we made while on house hunt. We moved in from Marina recently and found this place to be very convenient to work and everything else around. The good side of it is that all the servicemen and maintenance guys live inside the building and is managed by eqarat. The whole building is of one landlord and is maintained quite well for its age. The layout and size of the apartments and villas are commendable. The Sufuoh Park and GEMS WIS is within walking distance. However, it does NOT have any community feel to it and is not the greatest view. It is located right in between two metro stations (Sharaf DG and DIC), about 1 km walking distance to both, thus wont recommend this place if you don't drive. Taxis are found near Sidra Tower though, which is about 300m from the building.
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Arenco Villas review, November 2014
Lovely Villa compound
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Niklas
From Sweden
Moved here in 2014, Living with spouse.
Positives
Location
Negatives
Gym
Arenco Villas is an oasis hidden away next to Dubai College in Knowledge Village. Near to the Marina but outside the sometimes horrible traffic there, in and out on Sheikh Zayed Road in 2-3 minutes.
Arenco Villas is an oasis hidden away next to Dubai College in Knowledge Village. Near to the Marina but outside the sometimes horrible traffic there, in and out on Sheikh Zayed Road in 2-3 minutes.
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Al Sufouh review, October 2014
Not recommended at all
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Carine
From Canada
Moved here in 2014, Living alone.
Positives
Nothing
Negatives
Everything
This is one of the worst building you will ever live in if you are in Dubai. There is no access to public transportation, even though on the map it shows that it is right in between 2 metro stations both of them are very far. Taxis barely show up in more… this area and many of them don't know where it is located (if you call one). The building is dirty. I live on the first floor and when the air conditioners are on in the building there is vibration and noise in the apartment. The building management does't respond to requests for maintenance. I had to wait for 6 months for them to fix my balcony door & shower head (after sending many reminders). The apartment heats up very much in the summer & my electricity bill is over the top for a studio (around 500 AED because chiller is not included in the rent). The management had promised me the 5th floor & last minute when I was in a hurry to move in they told me that only the first floor is available. Show less
This is one of the worst building you will ever live in if you are in Dubai. There is no access to public transportation, even though on the map it shows that it is right in between 2 metro stations both of them are very far. Taxis barely show up in this area and many of them don't know where it is located (if you call one). The building is dirty. I live on the first floor and when the air conditioners are on in the building there is vibration and noise in the apartment. The building management does't respond to requests for maintenance. I had to wait for 6 months for them to fix my balcony door & shower head (after sending many reminders). The apartment heats up very much in the summer & my electricity bill is over the top for a studio (around 500 AED because chiller is not included in the rent). The management had promised me the 5th floor & last minute when I was in a hurry to move in they told me that only the first floor is available.
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