Marina Square – What a nightmare!!!
I recently moved to Marina Heights 2 in Marina Square on Reem Island (Abu Dhabi) and the whole episode has turned into a nightmare.
Since I moved in on the 15th June Protected content have had 12 visits to my flat from maintenance men and contractors and have waited in a further 4 times when nobody turned up. I have more visits planned in the next few weeks.
Problems are mainly to do with hot water, water pressure, gas and carpentry. The building managers are powerless and the owner refuses to do anything about the low water pressure and inadequate water heaters.
Showers are luke warm with no pressure and it’s impossible to take a bath, even washing up has to be supplemented by hot water from the kettle.
I have been without gas four times in the last two weeks so far I’ve had three different reasons from the building managers. Main issues seem to be faulty gas detectors which the contractor refuses to replace, and maintenance by contractors carried out without notice.
Finishes especially in the kitchen are second rate and works have been left unfinished. When I have asked for works to be completed I’ve been told “that’s how it’s been designed”. I’ve been in the building trade for 35 years and that’s a new one on me.
The building managers are being inundated with complaints from owners and tenants and yet nothing is being done. The communal areas are filthy and the place looks like a slum.
What you have at Marina Square is cheap, badly built, poorly designed flats with an owner who couldn’t care less.
If you are offered a flat at Marina Square, regardless of price – run a mile!!!!