Sunday, April 15, 2007

House Mates

It is rapidly approaching that time of year when one's rental lease is due and the inevitable price hike will need to be negotiated. I find myself in a slightly tricky position where the apartment that I purchased should be completed (god willing) about halfway through any year long lease agreement. However it could well be delayed which would not be uncommon for Dubai. Also the thought of handing over another substantial amount of cash for rent was less than appealing.

So it was with great pleasure that yesterday I agreed to rent a room from one of my friends (Duncan). Aside from giving me the flexibility to move when I need - it will also give me a chance to experience some "Jumeriah Expat" lifestyle. Not to mention that living with Duncan and Rupert will be brilliant fun - I am really looking forward to it.

Have a look below at the advertisement Duncan listed on Dubizzle and you will see why he had an overwhelming response. I am fortunate he chose me!

House share in Jumeirah!!!!


Date: Apr 12, 07

Description: We're looking for a third housemate to join us in our fantastic villa in Jumeirah. The villa is about 10 minutes walk from Mercato and 5 minutes to Choithrams- we're just behind Beach road. If you are a beach-lover this place is ideal- there is a really quiet open beach just 5 minutes walk away. The rent covers all bills- DEWA, drinking water, maid (visits 3x a week to do all ironing and cleaning), broadband internet (skype!!!) and the pleasure of our company. We have an outdoor bar and a lovely garden built by my own fair hands, which is great for BBQ parties of which we have quite a few. So who are we? I'm Duncan, a 27yr old Landscape Architect from England. I'm into playing footie, windsurfing, camping, cooking, snowboarding and stuff like that. Rupert is also 27, from England and is a TV producer- he's into dressing gowns and lie-ins. We're looking for someone like-minded- easy going (but not a freeloader/too messy-been there done that!), sociable and someone who is keen to get involved in stuff-wadi trips, camping, dinner parties and all that kind of stuff. Call me (Duncan) on 050-xxx-xxxx if you fit the bill!

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