Starting Teaching in the UAE August 2017/ Accommodation

Hi Everyone,

I recently achieved a Design Technology teaching position in the UAE. Just wondering if anyone else will be starting in August 2017 and has any clue about where they are going to be staying after the 13 nights in the hotel that the government pays for? I know most people stay in the hotel for a while but wouldn't mind getting in on shared accommodation if that's possible. Anyone thinking the same thing?