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Sports City Area Guide

Dubai Sports City is being built around five major sports venues and features a number of sports academies. Located on Mohammad Bin Zayed Road the residential aspect of the project consists of mid-rise apartment buildings, townhouses and villas. Several of the sports facilities have been completed but there are many vacant residential plots where construction has not yet started.

Sports City contains three distinct residential districts: Canal Residence, Victory Heights and Gallery Villas.

Canal Residence is a collection of apartment buildings designed in different architectural styles bordering (what will be) the 1.2 kilometre waterway. There are studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments all sharing community gymnasiums, swimming pools, barbeque spots and children’s play areas.

Victory Heights is a seven-village development built on the golf course fairways. The first phase is complete and consists of almost a thousand villas and townhouses in different sizes with different facilities.

Gallery Villas is the upmarket district with 75 exclusive three- and five-bedroom villas and townhouses also built around the golf course.

Sports City Amenities

The 18-hole Ernie Ells designed golf course and clubhouse at the centre of Sports City is open for business and receiving some good reviews. So too are The Dome Dubai, a multi purpose indoor facility, and the 25,000-seater cricket stadium which regularly hosts international matches and concerts. There are also sports academies for cricket, swimming, rugby, football, tennis and golf and the International Cricket Council has its HQ here as well. Still to come is a 60,000-seater stadium for football, rugby, track and field events, and a rugby sports park.

An attraction for many young families is sure to be The Bradenton Preparatory Academy, an American curriculum school that opened in 2009.

Sports City Masterplan

Sports City Travel Guide

Sports City is very well connected by road to most parts of the Emirate. It’s a 30 minute drive to the international airport, 20 minutes to the Dubai Mall, 15 minutes to Dubai Marina, and 1 hour 20 to Abu Dhabi.

Public Transport Links to Sports City

A feeder bus service between Sports City and the Mall of the Emirates metro station takes about half an hour.

Sports City Construction

The majority of the 160 building plots in Sports City are for mid-rise (ie up to 25 floors) residential towers. To date February 2017, 37 of these have been built, 31 are under construction, and 13 are 'on hold', so it’ll be some time before this place is finished.

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Sports City Reviews

See what the residents have to say courtesy of flatreviews.com
Average of 3.5 based on 40 reviews.

"Safe And Friendly Gated Community"

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Positives:   Community, security, large green open areas, easy access to motorways and malls.

Negatives:   Need more transport, metro, cinemas, and larger department stores.

Living in a safe, green and friendly community has been great for all of my family. Schools are plentiful and close by from nursery to age 18. With the close proximity and easy access to the Al Khail road, Sheik Mohammed Bin Zayed road and Emirates road it has been very simple to get to all the local malls, airports, cinemas, beaches and restaurants without being stuck in heavy traffic. Although its easy to travel everywhere, there are many shops and restaurants in the community of Sports City, Motor City and Arabian Ranches so that we don't really have to leave the area.

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"Fabulous"

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Positives:   The house.

Negatives:   Some neighbours.

Have lived here for 5 years. Wonderful community. Great walks and easy to get to shops. Close to cycle path and desert which we love.

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"Victory Heights, C1 Villa"

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Positives:   Community.

Negatives:   Nothing really.

I love it! Very convenient, calm, beautiful golf course view, kids friendly community, lots of parks! And play areas for kids... size of the house and layout is perfect!

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"Great View"

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Positives:   Quiet.

Negatives:   Distance.

Great community for people who don't like the busy city life.

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"Do-able If You Make Peace With It. "

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Positives:   I get to wake up to the sunrise.

Negatives:   The damn shower.

So, I have been living in this building since a year now and can't wait to move. The biggest reason being the shower runs out after like 2 secs and bam! no more hot water for another 30 minutes. Since I share the apartment one of us has to shower in cold water. I park my car outside the building which is not a issue since there is ample parking here. There is no shop closeby the closest one is like a good 20 minute walk. But on the good side there are good restaurants that deliver. The pool is decent. There is a bit of traffic in the morning to get on to hessa and go towards Al Khail road. There were serious fire alarm issues in the middle, but thats solved. The building is pet friendly.

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"Much Potential, But Never Quite Got There"

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Positives:   Close to Els club, beautiful sunrises depending on which side of the building.

Negatives:   Maintenance and build quality. Hands down.

Royal Residence is made up of two towers and I'm currently in a one bedroom in building 2. At first glance they seem okay with a few minor niggles anyone can live with. The good part about is the area itself, which in general is quite nice, walking distance to Els golf club or a 5 min walk to Canal residence development with 24hr Al Maya, as well as a host of other restaurants and amenities. Motor City is just up the road which provides even more options for everyday items. The buildings themselves however are dreadful. My main concern is lack of maintenance, and it's obvious this development was never quite finished. Even though I'm the first tenant in my apartment, I get the feeling the builders really felt the pinch in terms of fittings. Small things, like the kitchen cupboards, and wardrobe doors were clearly used before. I'm not a perfectionist, and if it works, it works I can live with it. Problem is if it STOPS working, there is not a soul who will fix it for you while you live here. Three elevators out of which only two have ever worked (not a big deal), but one of those has had ZERO lighting inside for more than three weeks now. Strangers packed into pitch dark cabin, I guess it's one way to get to know your neighbours. The pool is decent, but because it's located between the two buildings it never ever actually gets any sun. Not that this matters much, as they have supplied us with a total of TWO sun loungers, to serve the entire community. Gym equipment right now is on about a 60 percent working condition, but that figure is falling. The treadmills are downright dangerous and while on the gym topic - the isolation is very bad so when someone uses the weights there is a VERY loud boom all through the building. I'm on the middle floor and still it rattles glasses in my kitchen. Fun times when this starts at 5 am and frequently finishes only after midnight. I can handle it (barely), but someone else may not. Allocated parking is more like a rough suggestion, and it's very, very common to find someone parked in your spot, people just don't care. The AC doesn't work (throughout the entire building.) Try to register with Emicool and they'll tell you the premises aren't online to their facility. I moved here at end of summer so still remains to be seen - but might be a deal breaker, obviously.

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"Suffering In Zenith Building "

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Positives:   Nothing.

Negatives:   Cockroaches, poor finishing and no maintenance and Air conditionings.

I have been suffering for more than one year, Cockroaches, poor finishing and no maintenance, ACs are designed in a stupid way which make it cool max. to 27 degree so the ACs are not able to switch off because the temperature will never reach 24, thus the DEWA bill is always higher than average. they are using the security staff as a maintainance staff, so they don't have any knowledge about maintainance, leakage of water is everywhere in the bathrooms and kitchens, the main water tank has exploded in October 2016 which affected the whole building. all materials are very cheap that's why you will always have problems, also they hired the most cold people ever to answer tenants phone calls they don't care if you have emergency or any issue, they will just tell you to send an email and they never respond unless you go and fight in their office, I have been in Dubai since 6 years and never faced such bad building with such price.

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"Decent Living In Hub Canal 1"

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Positives:   Flat layout, price.

Negatives:   Maintenance, elevators, no convenience stores or cafes nearby.

Just moved here in September, and as of now it's a very decent place to stay, but of course with several shortcomings. The layout of the apartment is extremely well thought of and efficient, our kitchen is very large and has a lot of storage space and is amazing for cooking. The living room is decently sized for a newlywed couple but we do get tight on space when our friends come over. Our apartment layout also has the bedroom with en-suite bathroom as well which is also decently sized. The apartment also sports large windows for the balcony, making it very light and airy, which is a huge plus. Finishing is very average, not the best (as in Downtown Dubai standards) but far far better than some of the other apartments I have seen across Dubai (like in Bur Dubai, TECOM, and Barsha). The only complaint is our sink in the kitchen which needs serious maintenance for the smell, you need to provide your own filter as the apartment doesn't come with it. The area is peaceful and quiet, but quite dull. No walking distance convenience stores nearby, your best bet is heading over to Motor City for the numerous options there (Carrefour market, Spinneys, bluemart, etc.) or a drive to Canal Residence for Al Maya Supermarket. Yes these are a 5 minute drive, but still a hassle nonetheless. Would be nice if any of these buildings in Sports City could have a small retail outlet on the ground floor for a grocery store. Maintenance in the building seems to be non-existent, and the AC is always switched off in our hallways for some reason with the windows open, making it hot and sometimes quite smelly, but this has no affect on our apartment. Elevators are horrible quality and quite slow, with broken indicators on some floors that the management has not bothered to rectify. Security guard is there, but quite useless as many people can walk in and out of the building without him batting an eye. Gym is the most pathetic excuse for a fitness center I have ever seen, but decent space to do your own workouts, forget about the equipment. The rooftop pool however is quite nice. Views are panoramic, and would be a huge plus if this place ever finished what it started, but I really doubt that would happen. Traffic is ok, but Hessa street can be annoying during rush hour. Otherwise its pretty close and easy to reach any location in Dubai.

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"Stay Away From The Venetian Building"

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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 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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"Do Not Live Here"

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Positives:   Nothing.

Negatives:   Everything.

Of all the places that i lived in, this is the worst, supposedly its a brand new building im the first tenant, i have been living here since December and problems that i face in the apartment are endless, water heater not working, AC is not working, leakage, bad smell in the whole building, electricity issue....and to top it all , a very bad management for the building, very aggressive rude and not friendly. I cant wait to end my contract and leave .

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"Quality And Value"

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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. 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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"Worst Building In Dubai!!"

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Positives:   Spacious.

Negatives:   Everything.

(7th Floor apartment) Dirty, smelly, filthy, bad maintained old building with leakages everywhere in the apartment. Windows let air thru balcony door does not seal shut. Sewage smell everywhere even outside the building.

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"Nice Studio In Sports City"

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Positives:   The health care centre.

Negatives:   It.

Sports City is an excellent neighbourhood, perfect location, no traffic. Elite 3 Residence is a very nice building, excellent apartments, security, amazing health care centre including men and women gym, men and women sauna and steam, swimming pool, swimming pool for kids and jacuzzi. It also has a big parking lot (7 floors) and 6 elevators for fast reach.

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"Grand Horizon - 1 BHK"

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Positives:   View, Layout, Size.

Negatives:   Kitchen Appliances are outdated, no dryer, limited sockets, centralised AC, hard to get a taxi.

By far one of the best buildings in Sports City in terms of build quality, view and size. Negatives: The kitchen is equipped however the stove, although new, utilises outdated technology where it takes forever to heat up. The washing machine doesn't have a built in dryer either, nor is there space to put one. The whole apartment is controlled by one centralised AC unit, so a lot of electricity gets wasted as the whole apartment is either switched on or off. Finally, the lack of power sockets around the apartment can prove quite irritating. Positives: The view is fantastic, build quality is decent and the size of the apartments is great. definitely the best available unit with regards to price vs quality in Sports City.

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"Elite Residence 7"

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Positives:   View.

Negatives:   No hot water.

Aircon throughout the building isn't great, it doesn't like to go down below 22 degrees, if you're lucky and on a good night you may get 20-21. The hot water in the flat last for all of 4 minutes before it runs out due to small tanks. It is what it is, cheap and cheerful, but look around can get better value for money than here. Clearly built on the cheap. Positive, the higher up you go you get a great view over Els Golf Club.

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"Good Location"

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Positives:   Accessibility.

Negatives:   No supermarket near.

The best thing about this tower and Sports City is the location. It is so easy to get to anywhere in Dubai and the traffic in the area is very less. I used to live in Deira and can't even compare the two. The building is OK, the rooms are big, it would be even better with closed kitchen. Area needs shops and restaurants, we can't walk to any, but we can order from many places.

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"Olympic Park Review"

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Positives:   Spacious, view and access ways.

Negatives:   Maintenance, noise.

Good points : 1.) Free Chiller from landlord. 2.) Spacious layout and balcony Bad Points : Lot of noise from outside as windows and walls do not block outer noise. Faculties are good but not maintained properly and timely. ******NO security cameras in the building*************** Frequent clogging of sewage ways in apartment. Malfunctioning fire Alarm.

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"Very Nice"

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Positives:   Overall quality.

Negatives:   No shops.

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"Good Enough"

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Positives:   Value for money, neighbours.

Negatives:   Isolated building.

I paid 50,000aed a year which is not too bad although Sports City is an isolated area. Not even a store in sight. You need to have a car to enjoy living here. Maintenance is free and is good but the jaccuzzi next to the swimming pool is always broken. Neighbours are young and nice. Overall its a good place to live if you are on a budget but a car is a must.

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"Good Deal For Family Without Kids Or Bachelors"

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Positives:   Peaceful area, good size apartment with easy access to E311.

Negatives:   Availability of cafes at walking distance, taxi & cleaner services.

The apartment has a very nice layout with open kitchen, though little small kitchen area. Few positive points: 1. Very conveniently located in Sports city, connected to E311 direct 2. Parking is never an issue since every apartment has fixed parking however for now the card secured entry is not activated 3. Health club has open swimming pool, with kids pool, Jacuzzi, Steam & Sauna with gym (nevertheless to mention that gym, Steam Sauna is separate for men / women) 4. There is always a guard around the swimming pool giving confidence to families for kids going alone to pool 5. Very neatly maintained for cleanliness by team in building, never seen any issue with lift/ cleaning however slowness in health club repairs is challenge 6. Security perspective there is always a helpful guard and around 70+ security cameras are deployed in this 16 floor building (incl Health club floor) 7. Fixed gas charges 8. The furniture provided by developer originally was good in terms of quality and can be re-used by most of new-moving in tenants Some of concerns which may not be positive: 1. Availability of the cleaners is an issue, since most of cleaning companies don't provide service in this area (this applies to complete area itself) 2. We have seen slowness from maintenance for health club area, it takes few weeks to months for replacing faulty machines & jacuzzi 3. Getting taxi may be a challenge if you like to have instant taxi; option of calling RTA and getting cab is always option 4. The district cooling service is very good in terms of cooling however its a bit expensive 5. There is no nearby green park which can be used by elderly couple/ kids however very open walking area is there I have been staying here for past 2 years and have never faced any challenges (by god's grace). Any new tenant who likes to move in this area should consider below: 1. Emicool (district cooling contract to be cleared from previous tenant) and register new contract in your name 2. DEWA should be cleared from previous tenant 3. New connection from gas provider Lootah BC gas should be done.

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"Perfect Value For Money"

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Positives:   Price, layout, location.

Negatives:   No greenery, no shops.

Great layout and good size for a 1 bedroom. Provided furniture is far from high-end, but usable. The gym and pool area is really great. Elite 2 is one of the older Elites but I think it has the best location, because it's literally one minute from the direct entry/exit to SMBZ road. The open stadium view is also a plus, although can be noisy when a game is on.

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"Good Space, Reasonable Price, Ok Location"

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Positives:   Nice furnishing, spacious, good value.

Negatives:   Pool and Jacuzzi not maintained, hidden costs, there is no oven in the flat.

- If you are looking for value for money I would recommend Sports City, but you will need your own mode of transport. - My studio is 600 Sq Ft fully furnished. - Not all apartments have an Oven! (I missed this detail when I viewed, and they said I can't fit my own) - Good insulation, I can barely hear the neighbours - Because Sports City is relatively under developed there is little street noise, except for the buildings being built opposite (but you get this everywhere in Dubai) - There are no shops in the area, it's a 5 minute drive to Motor city where there is a huge Spinneys and Carrefour. - It's a (bearable) 20-30 minute drive to Media City with traffic during rush hour. - WATCH OUT: There are hidden costs everywhere! Security deposit, Chiller deposit, Furnishings deposit, car parking is extra, ADMIN COSTS are on top for pretty much for everything including for monthly Chiller, and their office is terrible at replying (unless they need something).

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"Elite Sports Residence, A Community With Heart."

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Positives:   The Finishing and Layout.

Negatives:   The size.

The developer is known in the property industry and have expertise in this field. Their all projects have met the international standard of housing. The finishing, the lay out , maintenance and all other amenities are of high grade. The only minus point is the size of the one bedroom apartment. They have two bedroom flats in pretty good size but when it comes to the single bedroom flat , the size is a bit small unless you have a small family. It is a G+21 residential tower with appealing looks, modern concept and functional design. Studio & 1 bedroom apartments , they are Fully Furnished apartments. Fully equipped kitchen with appliances included like: Refrigerator, Washing Machine, Microwave. It has Covered car parking, a swimming Pool, a health club, steam and sauna, gymnasium, B.B.Q. area for residents. The view is superb on both the sides. The canal is yet to start but still looks better when you see outside. The material used in construction is of very good quality. I didn't have any complain except light fixtures which were resolved within a day. The furniture and appliances provided are still in pretty good condition even after two years of use. The DEWA bill is under control. Centralized Cooling system is working fine. There are no such issues living here which are mentionable. The community is pretty good and having lots of free space. The traffic is less hence the atmosphere is fresh and free. Walking paths yet to be construct fully but you get lots of space while walking due to less crowded roads. School is nearby but there is a need to have a good nursery for younger children and a hospital for any emergency. The area is still developing and many store and supermarkets are under construction. But you can order anything on phone and the delivery time is not more than 30 minutes. The future of the area is bright and it will attract more and more residence in near future. Over all the Elite Sport Residence is a place to live and enjoy the life without any worries.

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"Every Year Increase In Rent"

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Positives:   People living there and the maintenance team and the clean area.

Negatives:   Increase in rent.

My flat is fine, but every year there is increase in rent but our salaries are same from last 2 years. For this we are facing so much problem. Normal people working in private companies suffers due to increase in rent. Rest there we also feel that we should have park or a garden in between the buildings. They are just constructing buildings everywhere there is no space they are keeping to build a park where we can do jogging or sit and relax. If it continuous like this we will not even get sun rays in our building. So, its a request that we need some park or garden in our area.

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"Hub Canal"

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Positives:   No traffic.

Negatives:   Building managment.

The area is very nice and very quiet unless there's a cricket game, the apt is huge with good finishing, but the building is horrible, I've been living here for a year and they have just cleaned the windows from the outside were other buildings in the area do it every 3 months max, the lobby is horrible!! there is only a small desk with 2 tiny seats, the worst part is the parking, Its open with no gate and anybody can park inside, I always find someone parked in my space, and the security do nothing about it, plus the entrance of the parking is a disaster, you need a 4*4 car to climb that entrance... The lifts are so bad, personally I do my prayer every time I use those lifts. The service in the area is NILL.

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"Best Value For Money These Days"

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Positives:   The price.

Negatives:   The fact that there is litteraly no shop around.

Elite 5 is a brand new building in Sports city. I used to live in a studio in Elite 6 , and when the time came for me to renew my contract, I decided to go for a 1 bedroom in Elite 5. I can currently say it was a wise choice. Fortunately the landlord/agent agreed to remove their furniture (I still paid for fully furnished). I have a problem with the Elite furniture that is generally super ugly and uncomfortable and not suited for these small spaces. For example, in the studio they had a Queen sized bed. The bed alone covered the whole flat... The sofa was so uncomfortable, I couldn't sit on it for more than 30 minutes. That said, I must admit Elite offers awesome machines in terms of Microwave, Gas Stove , washing machine and fridge. So I removed all their furniture and bought my own . The building is very nice, the security guards are very helpful, the neighbours are sweet as well, smile and greet you in the elevator. Parking spaces are ample but the bridge to go up is a bit narrow so you need to be a good driver. Maintenance guys are really good and can take care of your problems well, but you need to wait a bit for them to come over. There is nothing around so if you're not mobile, you need to walk for about 15 minutes to reach the nearest grocer. There is a bus stop right behind Elite 5 so that's good at least. Sports City is quiet and chill, and most importantly, cheap . If you don't want to pay the hefty prices of Marina , JBR and/or JLT , and work in the area, then why not rent these brand new flats (I think Sports City is only 2 years old or so).

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"Zenith A1 Rating"

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Positives:   Cost is reasonable.

Negatives:   Cockroaches, poor finishing and maintenance.

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"Elite 6"

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Positives:   100 sqm balcony (only on floor 1) which we use as a garden and have bbq parties for upto 50 people.

Negatives:   No walking possibilities, no amenities, ugly furniture.

All flats come fully furnished but it's not the type/style of furniture you'd buy if you'd be choosing it yourself (old fashioned, rather ugly looking). All appliances are supplied too but no oven or dish washer (and no space to fit them in even if you want to). All apartments in all elite residences have exactly the same furniture and appliances. We started seeing crack on the walls, although the building was completed only in 2013. No pets allowed, nowhere to walk to (no pavements) and not a single shop/restaurant within a walking distance.

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"Sport City Upcoming Gem"

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Positives:   Nice community.

Negatives:   Nowhere to walk at the moment.

Great place for Expats to start off, mainly for couples and singles, not very child- friendly. Currently Sports City is in construction phase with limited walking pavement however the plan for sports city once complete will be fantastic. Good public transportation buses that take you to central metro station, also taxi's available non-stop. Only downfall for me is that all apartments look identical, however the size and layout is good. We opted for furnished as it was a new-build and worked out great value for money however the couch is very cheap and uncomfortable. This is an upcoming place and will be great to live in soon!

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"Not Bad"

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Positives:   Peaceful.

Negatives:   Deserted area.

Although Sports City is a very nice place to live in, in terms of buildings and demographics, however it is still new, unfortunately there are no shops, no restaurants....literally nothing, but everything will be available in a year. Nonetheless, Motor City is 10 minutes away (by car) where everything is available, and for a new residence, Elite is considered pretty cheap, u can rent a fully furnished apartment for 50 K.

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"Living Alone In Sports City Olympic Park 1"

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Positives:   The view and my balcony.

Negatives:   The badly maintained building.

The apartment is a good size and I look over a golf course. This is my second year and because of the contract, to stay put I had to take on an over inflated rent increase. Olympic Park 1 has a very poor Gym for ladies, the sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi (ladies) have never worked. The pool is dirty and is in dire need of maintenance. I am pretty sure that there are workers that come in and use the mens facilities on the 15th floor and sleep on the locked roof on a regular basis. As a tenant I have no room to complain and my landlord is an international landlord. There are no nearby facilities, Motor City is the closest and would be a good walk, but it is too dangerous. Street lighting has recently been used, but all paths are now used as carparking places.

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"Hub Canal Review"

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Positives:   Peacful without any traffic noise.

Negatives:   No grocery & Cafe around.

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"Hub Canal"

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Positives:   The layout of the apartment.

Negatives:   Not having a bath tub.

My apartment is my comfort zone, its layout is amazing! Love it.

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"OP1 2 Bedroom Apartment Review"

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Positives:   Access to highway is simple and A/C is free.

Negatives:   Maintenance and lack of supermarkets/grocery stores.

Not the best value for money. Honestly I feel the rent for this apartment is over priced. The size is satisfactory but has no store or maids room to keep suitcases or extra stuff. Maintenance is very slow. Generally you feel that you live in the middle of nowhere as there are no shops around so you either have to order groceries over the phone or have to drive to Motor City. Also in most cases the view is of incomplete construction projects.

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"Good Life In Hub Canal "

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Positives:   Access to the main roads are very easy.

Negatives:   Lots of constructions around, no community centre.

I was hesitant to live in an apartment after living in a villa in Arabian Ranches. However, I found it much more comfortable with bigger kitchen and more cabinets, wardrobes. My apartment is also getting lots of sunshine and has a nice balcony with the canal and desert view. Neighbors are also nice and quite. Access to the main roads such as Hessa and Um Squem as well as 311 and 611 roads are very easy. Within 10 minutes, you are in the city without any traffic.

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"Golf Tower Review"

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Positives:   No traffic.

Negatives:   No shops, poor finishing, poor maintenance.

Overall the apartment is in a nice quite area. But they could add some street lights in the area, currently in the evening the area is pitch black. In the surrounding area near Diamond tower if a garden area could be created this would enhance the area as there are a lot of people with dogs.

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"Hamza Tower"

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Positives:   Chiller is free.

Negatives:   Everything else.

1BR for 65k+. You don't wanna go to swimming pool its to small, sunbath terrace with missing tiles, without chairs and stuff is better to avoid. Sometimes I have feeling that workers are coming there to clean thyself. Building looks a like under construction. There is no sockets in a bathroom. Wardrobe is on entrance instead bedroom. I hate sound from cricket stadium when they testing a sound system or whatever they doing early in the morning or late at night. Roads are disaster and you can easily brake your car there. Anyhow, for that area 35k for 1BR is fair price.

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"Equivalent Of A 2* Hotel, Cheap But Not So Cheerful"

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Positives:   The garden, the size of the apartments, fellow Brit neighbours.

Negatives:   Fittings not fit for purpose, constant noise, cockroaches.

First the bad news: There is rarely anyone at the front desk, there is no security to speak of because the staff speak little or no English and none of them have any maintenance skills. The quality of the apartments is beyond bad... On moving in we had a sink that didn't drain and a shower that ran all over the floor due to incorrect fitting, light switches that weren't connected to the corresponding lights or ventilation systems (we were the first tenants). Now 18 months on we also have a broken latch on every door in the apartment, including the external door. None of these problems have ever been rectified despite reporting them time and time again. Also the walls were almost impossible to attach curtain poles or pictures, we had to employ a professional because it broke our drill bit! The finish is shocking - taps are rusty, the kitchen worktop doesn't have a waterproof seal on it, neither do the bathroom tiles. The gym is terrible, a room with a couple of machines and no aircon. The rubbish chute is blocked for several hours a day and the water pressure is so low it is sometimes impossible to take a shower. Because the shoot is blocked people leave bags in the rubbish room which has led to a permanent infestation of cockroaches. The aircon is as good as useless, clearly it is not being maintained. I have actually seen people come to clean the pool but I think there are other filter problems as it often has scum on the surface and hairs floating in it. The emergency stairwells are often blocked with furniture or rubbish. The noise between apartments is minimal but smells travel freely between the bathroom fan system (which doesn't work) so you can be greeted by the smell of fried onions or cigarette smoke or worse. Also there is an internal phone which weirdly transfers noise between apartments and the external door gives no sound insulation so you hear everything in the corridor. Although there is little noise from the neighbours there is a building site opposite. Everyday from 0600-1900 a generator creates a constant mechanical hum for which the shabby balcony doors provide absolutely no sound insulation from. Unfortunately those hours are a guideline, at 8pm it is still running and we used to get a break on Fridays but not anymore. The building in question has not progressed in any visible way in the 18 months we have lived here so I certainly don't see an end anytime soon. Also none of the building in this area have a telecom on the car park barrier so lazy people/ visitors/ people who have lost their remote sit at the barriers with their horn blaring until the attendant opens the barrier. There's 10 buildings in close proximity so noise is pretty bad, it's all hours of the day and night. Cricket matches put the whole area on lockdown and they wanted us to PAY for a permit that would give us in and out privileges on match days! And despite all the visitors the matches bring there is not one pavement (sidewalk) anywhere in Sports City. It's lucky there's nowhere to go because walking or jogging would mean taking your life in your hands. THE GOOD NEWS? Sports City is CHEAP. These are very large apartments that overlook the golf course and out front is the only green space in Sports City, a well maintained little park with benches and a playground. The view from the roof is incredible, you can see all of JLT and over the golf course. And we have a lighted sign right on top of the building! So it's easy to identify our tower for deliveries and taxi drivers. It's true that there are no shops or restaurants but there are 3 supermarkets, 20 restaurants, a book store, salons, a clinic & 2 pharmacies only 2 minutes away in Motor City - even on established communities like The Springs you have to travel to the facilities. The Els Golf Club in walking distance serves alcohol and has restaurants. There is a bus which runs to Mall of the Emirates every 30 mins and direct access from the 44 & 311 BOTH DIRECTIONS which is unusual. It's only at the bottom of Hessa Street so perfect location. Central location, no problem getting on or off in the morning and some of the cheapest rents in the city? Some things are worth compromising for. If you are hoping to save some money while in Dubai this is a place with a few niggles but you can live with them at a push!

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"A New Home Within A New Community"

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Positives:   The building itself with its facilities.

Negatives:   No Metro Station nearby.

It is true that it has been just 9 months since I have lived here but it is now my home and I love it here. It has all the basic needs to live a peaceful life but there are some issues which do not pertain to the building but to its surroundings. Like there is no metro station nearby and also in the Sports area, there are no restaurants and shops. You have to go the Motor City nearby and it is only easy when you own a car. Also when there is a match in the stadium, the roads do get jammed up. Otherwise the area is peaceful and the neighboring buildings are quite. Also the location is quite ideal as it links with the highway because of which Mall of the Emirates, JBR and much alike areas are nearer to reach.

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"Elite 5 Studio"

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I really like my apartment, but it's still really empty concerning the social life. There isn't any coffee shop or a cafe or a restaurant to visit, I mean it gets lonely sometimes.

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