Clean, well looked after 1 bedroom apartment in the suburbs of Dubai. The apartment has 1 and 1/2 baths, an open kitchen layout and small balcony. The building is about 8 months old, has a gym, sauna, steam room, pool, 24 hour security and is well maintained. The apartment is furnished and fully equipped - stove, fridge, microwave, washing machine, TV, DVD, music system, kitchen utensils and linen. The bedroom has a kingsize bed and there is a daybed in the living room. The apartment could comfortably accomodate 3 people.
The apartment is located in the suburbs - in a newly developed area of Dubai. It is quiet and peaceful around here with not much traffic. However it is not totally isolated. The important thing to note is that as Dubai does not as yet have a proper and efficient public transport system, it will be essential to rent a car. It is about a 15 minute drive to downtown Dubai from the apartment. You could also drive down to Oman which is approximately 350 kms from Dubai. I would highly recommend visiting Oman. If you are unsure of Dubai and want more information please let me know and I'd be happy to send you some links.
I have been living in Dubai for the last three years. I live on my own and am VERY particular about cleanliness and would hope that whoever swaps with me looks after the apartment just as well. I will be travelling with another good friend who also works and lives in Dubai. She and I have done a couple of trips together over the last two years. I have travelled extensively but would like to do a lot more while still in Dubai. Dubai is a great place to live - a beautiful, modern city that is growing rapidly. It is fairly liberal (compared to the other gulf countries) and is currently a very hot tourist destination!