DEC Tower 1
Six years in DEC Tower
Living on rent in 1bhk. 1. Maintenance very good. Quarterly the building gets cleaned. Floor cleaning is excellent and hygiene is excellent. In this covid situation, lifts are desanitized every 2 hours. Freshly painted in 2019 including the whole building and parking area. 2. Construction quality very good. Brick mortar building, almost no use of fiber plastic so less chance of fire. 3. Gym / pool no issue. 4. Security staff is good as well as not dictatorial about rules. Use common sense, show flexibility and accommodate to reasonable extent. 5. Layout. 800 sq ft 1bhk. Very Good. 2bhk smaller bedrooms unnecessarily long living room. 6. Guest parking..yes an issue. Paid parking outside but depending on time of day..may or may not be free. 7. Traffic jam..really big issue office timings 8 to 10am, 5pm to 8pm. Started happening from late 2018. Sometimes it takes 40 minutes just to reach szr. 8. Choitram in the building makes it very convenient. 10 to 15 minute walk to marina beach jbr as well as jlt metro. 9. Coffee shops in the build and across the road ..two other than Rove and Wyndham hotels. Some passable restaurants within 5 to 7 minutes walk. Nutshell - if you can work around the traffic jam situation. Excellent place.
Its a great building for families. Superb location and amazing amenities. Very close to mertro,beach,marina walk, super market.
Nice place to live
Would rate it better than other towers in Marina as its the first tower after the exit and hence easy to reach compared to others which are congested. Facilities are good & its a nice & clean place. Security not fully trained to be polite or possibly thats their nature. Overall nice place to live. Had a good view from my apartment as well.
Do not rent
We’ve had a horror story as soon as we booked a property for rent , to find out no maintenance has been done. The building has no sound proofing on windows , the traffic is so regular that going to and from office has become a nightmare. The building has individual owners who do not take ownership of maintenance, regular leaks within the walls and from air conditioning, which neither the owner nor the building maintenance will fix. They might swindle with a paint job that will get overridden by fungus due to leaks within the structure. Advise is it is not worth the hassle kindly ensure the property is assessed and worth the hassle else do not waste money and time as the owners and maintenance teams are not responsive, finally they swindle from your deposits.
This area of Dubai Marina has great potential for an investment but unfortunately the traffic is unbearable trying to get out and get in during peak hours. Hopefully the authorities will do something about the traffic congestion especially that the 2 new towers next to the bridge will be nearing completion, and the completion of the new building next to DEC Tower 1. Also the Owners management company needs to improve their performance.
If you drive a car choose another building
Terrible traffic around, needs 40 min just to reach parking, if apartments are facing inside a building then you can’t seat on a balcony , co of noise from huge fans. No visit parking , and owner parking is so small , you barely can open the door after Park your car
Will be moving away
Unfortunately this building is not as good as it used to be. The reception staff are very rude and usually not helpful, the maintenance of the building is not as it should be, and the traffic is getting worse around the area with the addition of two new hotels - not to mention the construction next door.
Nice and clean facilities to live in
Good place to live, near Promenade and JBR, big supermarket downstairs. 10 minutes on foot from the metro station. Free tennis court and good swimming pool.
Really nice building in a not crowded area of Dubai Marina
This is in a fairly quiet area of the Marina but still only a hop and a skip to the action and The Beach. And in the near future neighbour to Bluewater Island and Dubai Eye. Only minus is SAGA International who are supposed to manage the building but are somewhat incompetent.