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recommendations on housing near the Corniche (Abu Dhabi)


This may sound like an odd request, but... I am considering a move to Abu Dhabi and my future potential employer wants to provide me with an apartment in Etihad Towers or the new tower complex nearby. My office would be on the Corniche, i think near the cricket club and the Royal Meridien Hotel.

For me, the big downside of Etihad and the other crazy high-end towers is that the windows don't open and there's not a chance for any fresh air. I can't imagine spending every day going from 100% climate-controlled house to A/C/ car to A/C office and back, especially during the cooler winter months.

Can anyone suggest any other buildings or neighborhoods that would still be a close commute but might have small balconies or opening windows?