I am planning to take a two bedroom apartment in Al reef downtown/villas if I get someone who is ready to share it with me. The prices here are Protected content AED/year so it would be ~3000AED/month. The main issue is that my company wants me to show the tenancy contract before they give me the salary. Also, my company will make a single payment so we do not have to worry about the one big payment. If you are comfortable in sharing and do not need a tenancy contract in your name. Please let me know, I have already booked an apartment. I can sign the lease any day.