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  1. Best Compounds in Abu Dhabi - June 2017

    Many thanks Carney for your reassuring words and your nice wishes.
  2. Removal from London - Abu Dhabi

    Many thanks Chaletfan for such a great advise.
  3. Removal from London - Abu Dhabi

    Chriso767, seaweed & LilianMom...many thanks for your advise.
  4. Removal from London - Abu Dhabi

    Dear All We are planning to move from London to Abu Dhabi towards the end of August. I would be grateful for any advice regarding this process and for any recommendation regarding removal companies from London to Abu Dhabi.
  5. Best Compounds in Abu Dhabi - June 2017

    LilianMom, compared to London, I have no doubt that any villa in Abu Dhabi will be so spacious. Thanks again for your great advice and for your nice wishes. On a different note (possibly will start a new thread for this), I would appreciate any advice/recommendation regarding removal companies from London to Abu Dhabi. Thanks
  6. Best Compounds in Abu Dhabi - June 2017

    Many thanks LilianMom for your advice. Khalidyia Village is certainly on my list of compounds to visit. However, I have heard that it is no longer as popular as it used to be with expats, with many of them leaving it to newer compounds. Not sure how accurate is this info?
  7. Best Compounds in Abu Dhabi - June 2017

    Many thanks seaweed & chriso767 for you valuable advice. We are planning to stay in a hotel as long as needed till we find a compound we like. Living in a green compound is very important for us. I know that the two things that I will miss the most in UK are the weather (never thought I would say that !) and the greeneries. are there any green compounds that you would recommend, where villas have a reasonably sized garden ? I know that I won't be able to find everything in one compound. My priorities (in descending order) are: 1- nice compound with a nice multi-cultural community feel, where the children can make new friends. 2- close to a local club and a local mosque for children's activities/lessons. 3- villa with a reasonable kitchen/layout (some of the villas i saw online are massive in size, but with a horrible layout/kitchen). 4- garden size. 5- time to commute to work/schools. 6- cost. I have decided against a private swimming pool. As you say chriso767, it is expensive to run and hassle to maintain. Plus, I believe almost all the compounds have a communal pool. Out of the compounds that you stayed in over your 12 years in AD, which one would you recommend ?
  8. Best Compounds in Abu Dhabi - June 2017

    Many thanks tri-geek for your advice and recommendation. One of my friends put me off the idea of a villa with a private pool for exactly the same reason you mentioned.
  9. Best Compounds in Abu Dhabi - June 2017

    Many thanks Ashwaa, Jennyr_au & JaneB. JaneB.....do you have to commute in the morning from Mangrove Village to the city? if so, how much of a hassle is it?
  10. Best Compounds in Abu Dhabi - June 2017

    Thanks for such a good advice DesertDream.....inshaaAllah, will be moving towards the end of August. Although I am not looking forward to the change of weather from London to AD in this time of the year, I am really looking forward to the move. The Maqtaa should be on the top of my list. I think another big advantage for us is being close to the Grand Mosque. I really hope that it will the centre of our lives and that it is full of activities for the children.
  11. Best Compounds in Abu Dhabi - June 2017

    Thanks Ashwaa, We could possibly spend up to 250k for something that we like. I am just trying to find out about the nice compounds in AD as I could not find a recent post discussing this topic. Would you recommend Mangroves Village and have you come across Hills Abu Dhabi? Children will be in BSAK and work will be on the island.
  12. Best Compounds in Abu Dhabi - June 2017

    Thanks again DesertDream.......I have just come across "Hills Abu Dhabi" in " Al Maqtaa". It seems to tick almost all the boxes, being in the Island, close to the Grand Mosque & it seems to be close to the areas you are referring to in your last post. Some of the villas seem to also have a private pool. I have not heard about it before, but If it has a community feel and have people with kids around the same age of mine (similar to what i have heard about Mangroves) then it will certainly be on the top of my list. I wonder if you have been to Hills Abu Dhabi or if you've heard about it before?
  13. Best Compounds in Abu Dhabi - June 2017

    Thanks DesertDream.....Seashore looks nice and green. I have heard about Mangrove Village before. Work and school will be on the island, but clearly will be getting more value for money by living off the island. There are some nice villas with private pool in The Golf Gardens. I guess it will all depend on the facilities within the compound and more importantly how long would it take to commute in the morning. Thanks again
  14. Hi All, Planning to move from London to AD in the next few months and would be grateful for recommendations/advice on good compounds in AD. I have two children, aged 6 and 3, who will be in BSAK. Ideally looking for a 4 bedroom villa with a decent size garden. Budget is around 200K. It seems that the rent prices have come down lately. A fiend of mine mentioned that there is an "unofficial recession" caused by the drop in oil prices and lots of people from the oil industry leaving the country.
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