UAE University new faculty and support staff were reported by The National 19 September 2008 as being unhappy with their accommodation. Comments from staff (who wished to remain anonymous, curiously
), were reported to be:
- “It’s miserable. The construction is shoddy and the apartment is tiny, the sink is four inches deep, ... I was given the impression before coming that there was a certain quality of housing. I’m now thinking of going back to where I originally come from.”
- “Some apartments have no windows, only light shafts. I wouldn’t live there, myself.”
- “We didn’t know there was a shortage of housing. If I had known, I don’t think I would have come, ... People who just got here are thinking about resigning.”
But the word from the boss, Dr Abdullah al Khanbashi, the vice chancellor of the university, was: “It’s a matter of not enough units on the market and at the same time, the demand, and then the units that we have scheduled to [let] will be finished in November or December.
Any comments from UAE University staff about the accommodation? Is it really that bad