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Sub-community, Old Town, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
Zanzabeel Key Information
Location type
Proximity to landmarks
Palm Jumeirah
22 mins drive
Al Maktoum International Airport
46 mins drive
La Mer
20 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
18 mins drive
Dubai Mall
8 mins drive
Burj Al Arab
21 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
26 mins drive
The Walk JBR
26 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
19 mins drive

Zanzabeel Reviews

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Zanzabeel receives an overall rating of 2.5 based on 2 reviews. Users were asked to consider many factors including the view, finishing, layout, noise levels, traffic, public transportation, parking, security, swimming pool, gym, and maintenance.

12th Dec, 2014
From Canada
Moved here in 2013
Living with spouse
Zanzabeel 3
Pools and artistic design
Smoke and noise level
The one bedroom we lived in was located on the third level so we had neighbours above us. Very noisy with traffic and now there is a mosque open right next door. The walls were very thin and we had many sleepless nights from our neighbours above, beside and below more… us. We are non-smokers so we did not appreciate the smell of smoke that often came in through the central air system as people often smoked in their apartment and the fire alarm rang regularly at all hours of the day. The apartment had a small balcony and the Arabic design features was beautiful. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC
11th Nov, 2014
From France
Moved here in 2014
Family with children
Look behind the scenes
Close to Downtown
Neihborhood feels like abandoned
I have been living in Zanzabeel for almost 3 years. First, I must say that in general, I was happy here: the neighborhood is really beautiful, our apartment too, everything is very close, included good restaurants or more simple ones, Dubai Mall, etc. And you can WALK. We are a more… community of people who wants to WALK and we don't like driving the car for every little thing. Zanzabeel is in the "Qamardeen" side of Old town and unfortunately, the features are pretty less good than in the other side (al Manzil with Yansoon, Reehan and Zaffaran). 1. The beautiful souk never opened. Since 3 years, we are waiting for that, and there's absolutely nothing in it. It means we must take the car / walk to the other side for every single thing. Not a big deal, would you say, but it is, if you rented / bought a flat thinking that you'll have a small spinneys nearby. 2. This means that the souk is barely cleaned, actually we have pieces of glass and dog leftovers for days and weeks in it. 3. If you have children and you need to use your stroller, you HAVE TO cross the dirty -empty souk. Honestly, I don't let my daughter walk in it, because I'm afraid if she falls, she'll have plenty of piece of glass mixed with dog poo in her wounds. 4. The access to Zanzabeel next to Vida Hotel became absolutely dangerous, especially with children. Cars are coming from everywhere, nobody ever understood why they changed everything over there, if it was better before. 5. Other access is dangerous to and the sidewalk is approx. 50 cm large, you can barely pass with a stroller, then you have to cross between all the cars coming for the parking. 6. There used to be a nursery what they closed, telling us that its building was for community purpose, as a gym for example. It was left empty with light on 24h/24h, then they finally rented it for Vida hotel. What isn't really serving the community. 7. THERE'S NO KID'S POOL!!!!!! There was one, it's broken since 2 years and nobody seems to care about it. We are actually crossing the road and going to the other side of Old town for their kids pool. 8. The new Mosque is definitely audible. 9. There are 2 high building constructions right next to Zanzabeel - what means AT LEAST 1 1/2 years of noise ALL THIS MEANS THAT IT ISN'T REALLY THE THING IT SEEMS LIKE: YOU JUST CAN'T REALLY WALK AROUND AS YOU WANTED, BECAUSE EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON DAILY BASIS (spinneys, nursery, pharmacy, kid's pool) IS ABOUT 15 MIN WALK FROM YOUR HOUSE. WHAT IS MUCH FROM APRIL UNTIL DECEMBER!!! Above all these problems, rents are almost as high as in Yansoon, Zaffaran or Reehan - but they have lots more of facilities. This is really not right and the developer should really rethink about this neighborhood. Especially because with all these noise we didn't have one year ago, almost everybody is leaving. Landlords, owners must be really upset of all these crazy and let's say, not really intelligent decisions about Qamardeen and neighborhood. Two positive thing, the flats and the pools are really beautiful. And you are still very close to everything, even though the Qamardeen souk is empty.Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a user and not of Propsearch LLC

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