International City: water woes

International City is known for having some of the most affordable properties – both in terms of rent and sales – in Dubai, however many residents will tell you that this affordability comes at its own cost.

A recent report in Gulf News highlights how tenants and owners are having to deal with pools of water fouling up roads, taps running dry for days on end and broken tiles coming off walls and floors.

Nancy, an Iranian-Canadian resident who owns a unit in the Morocco cluster, told the paper, “It used to be that every winter we had flooding, and the smell was awful, now it’s there even in summer.”

And, to add to the misery last week, Nancy said their taps ran dry for five days. “The entire building was without water. We’re told it was a water pump problem.”

Regarding the flooding, a spokesperson for Nakheel said they were aware of the problem and that “Nakheel is working with its contractors and consultants to study and execute permanent solutions to the said issues”.

Do you live in International City? What are your experiences of living there and are you happy with the standards of maintenance in the buildings themselves and around the community? Leave your comments below.

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