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Dubai Waterfront

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The Palm Jumeirah

waterfront district 6

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Abu Dhabi

marina district

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jebel ali district

jumeirah district 4

Emirates Towers

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downtown district

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bur dubai district 8

deira district

Burj Dubai

emirates living district

Dubai Int. Airport

meydan district

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dubailand district

Maktoum Int. Airport

world central district

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mirdif district 12

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al awir district 13

Dubai Metro Red line Green line Metro Stations

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bur dubai district

4. Gold and Diamond Park

Bur Dubai Culture Village Dubai Maritime City Karama Oud Metha Umm Hurair Zabeel

5. Sheikh Zayed Road

downtown district

6. Head Office

Business Bay DIFC Downtown Burj Dubai Burj Dubai Blvd Burj Views The Old Town The Old Town Island The Residences Trade Centre 1&2

Residential Sales and Leasing offices: 1. Jumeirah Beach Residence

7. City Tower For more information call +971 600 52 2212

dubailand district

deira district U7 U8 U5 U7 U7 U7 T7

R8 T7 S8 S8 S8 S8 S8 S8 T7

Airport Free Zone Al Nahda Deira Garhoud Hamriya Hor Al Anz Mamzar Muhaisnah Nadd Al Hamar Nadd Shamma Qusais Twar Umm Ramool Wuheida

W8 X8 V7 V8 X6 X7 X7 Y10 V10 V10 X8 X8 V9 X7

Arabian Ranches Dubai Investment Park Dubai Lagoon Green Community Dubailand City of Arabia Dubai Sports City Motor City Falcon City of Wonders IMPZ Jumeirah Golf Estates

N11 I9 I9 I9 M12 M12 M12 M12 M12 L9 K9

al awir district Academic City Awir Dubai Outsource Zone Dubai Silicon Oasis International City

T13 U13 T13 S12 U12

emirates living district

jebel ali district

Al Furjan Barsha Discovery Gardens Dubiotech Emirates Living Emirates Hills The Lakes Meadows The Springs The Gardens The Greens Jumeirah Heights Jumeirah Islands Jumeirah Lake Towers Jumeirah Park Jumeirah Village TECOM (Barsha)

Downtown Jebel Ali Jebel Ali Technology Park

Positive news out of Dubai Marina and the lowdown on JBR

K8 N8 K7 N10 M7 M7 M7 M7 M7 K7 M7 K7 L7 L7 K8 M9 M7

jumeirah district R7 T7 R6 P7 Q7 T6 P6

Al Wasl Badaa Jumeirah Manara Safa Satwa Umm Suqeim

creek district Dubai Festival City The Lagoons Ras Al Khor

palm deira district

marina district E7 G8 E9

U9 T9 T10

Dubai Marina Jumeirah Beach Residence Dubai Pearl Dubai Promenade TECOM Internet City Media City Sufouh

L6 L6 M6 L6 M7 M7 M7 N7

meydan district Al Barari Al Quoz Bu Kadra Meydan City Nad Al Sheba

Q11 Q7 S9 S9 S11

mirdif district Khwaneej Mirdif Mizar Warqaa

The Palm Deira

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palm jumeirah district The Palm Jumeirah The World

M5 Q3

waterfront district Dubai Waterfront The Palm Jebel Ali

D2 F4

world central district Dubai World Central Dubai Industrial City Dubai Residential City

F10 F10 F10

Y12 W11 X11 V11

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The finest new homes on the market Editorial Director Rob Orchard

18 MARINA

Top sea views at your new three-bed on the Golden Mile – see p17

Flip to p20 for a lovely apartment at Sadaf 6

23 EMIRATES LIVING 28 DUBAILAND

Allow us to introduce Zulal - turn to p25 for some top examples

Turn to p30 for a five bed beauty at Arabian Ranches for just over AED 4.5mn

32 DOWNTOWN

39 ABU DHABI

Check out a gorgeous place at The Residences for under AED 4mn on p33

The straightforward approach to renting

Advertisement Director Chris Capstick Sales Managers Anuradha Basu, Wajida Kazmi, Ruth Pulkury Contributing Editor Ele Cooper

Advertising enquiries chris@hotmediapublishing.com 04 369 0917 / 050 456 9938 Editorial enquiries editorial@hotmediapublishing.com +971 (0)4 364 2876

Exceptional new opportunities in the capital at Al Raha Beach and Al Reef

42 SHARJAH & NORTHERN EMIRATES Check out the other emirates 45 COMMERCIAL ZONE Let us help you find the perfect new office or retail space 51 BETTER INTERIORS The pick of the stores plus how to create the perfect kitchen 51 61 BETTER COMMUNITIES

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Publishing Director John Thatcher

Designer Jenni Dennis

37 SHORT-TERM RENTALS

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8. Green Community

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Burj Al Arab

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2. Dubai Marina

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This magazine is designed to be an easy-to use guide to buying or renting a home or commercial space in Dubai and across the UAE. On page 12 you will find our map, which breaks the city into 15 separate districts: after the map you’ll find the listings broken down by district. In each district, properties which are for sale are listed before those for rent, with each then sorted by area, price and availability. Throughout each district are this month’s featured properties, defined by their large pictures. For more listings, visit the Better Homes website at www.bhomes.com. Happy hunting!

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All you need to make your UAE life go smoothly

Cover and interview images by Victoria Calaguian / Snap Media Printed by United Printing Press. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from HOT Media Publishing is strictly prohibited. All prices mentioned are correct at time of press but may change. HOT Media Publishing does not accept liability for omissions or errors in Better Homes magazine.


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HOME TRUTHS The latest news, facts and figures direct from the property frontline

Marina propert y - on the up

ON THE WATER Positive news out of Dubai Marina this month… As one of the most livable and iconic communities in Dubai, Dubai Marina is considered by many to be a barometer, or proxy, of the greater real estate market in the emirate. Rumours have abounded of increasing prices in specific communities over the past few months, but recent data from the distinguished Marina suggest fundamentals are changing in the property market – Marina property is going up. Average square foot pricing in the Marina is now over AED 1,300 for 1-bedroom apartments. 2-beds and 3-beds are both commanding AED 1,250 on average, while 4-beds are lagging at December 2009

AED 975 per square foot. To compare to the beginning of the year, 1-beds were AED 1,100, 2-beds were AED 900, 3-beds were AED 950, and 4-beds commanded only AED 850. In the past two months alone, data shows, Marina prices have increased over 10% on average, with 4-bed units pulling down that average. This is most likely explained by the alternative villas which attract families more than 4-bed apartments. As villa prices have fallen significantly, this will likely continue as a weight on the large apartment market. There is still a strong discrepancy between property that remains under

construction and property that’s ready to move into, as many of the buyers are looking to live in new homes or rent them out immediately. There is also a larger discrepancy between towers of different qualities. Residents greatly prefer good views, nice finishings, convenient access to nearby groceries, and a quick route onto Sheikh Zayed Road. As new buildings come online in the Dubai Marina and the finishing touches are applied to the landscaping and infrastructure, Dubai Marina is sure to continue attracting residents and has proven itself as one of the best communities in the Emirates.


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JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

What type of people live in Jumeirah Beach Residence? It’s one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the whole city: there’s a real combination of families and young singles, and it’s very ethnically mixed, leading to a real sense of community. Where is it? It’s on the coastline that runs along Dubai Marina, in the south of the city: all of which means prime views out over the Gulf from your balcony. I’ve heard Jumeirah Beach Residence is pretty big. Yes – there are 36 towers in all, with swimming pools scattered all around – and the good news is that you can use whichever one takes your fancy, so you can always find a near-empty one. What is there to do at JBR? It’s a very nice development, with fountains and

palm trees flanking smooth flat surfaces just perfect for kids on bikes. Running the length of the development is a road called The Walk which is constantly packed due to its myriad shops, restaurants, cafés and hotels – it’s incredibly lively. Wander down it just before sunset and you’ll feel like you’re strolling along a Mediterranean boulevard.

Are there any downsides? At particularly busy times, The Walk can get pretty congested with traffic, but other than that it’s a great place to live. How do I find out more? Give us a buzz on +971 600 52 2212 to arrange some viewings of properties available at JBR or to ask any questions.

What are the apartments themselves like? In a word, big – and if it’s views you’re after, you can’t go wrong with JBR. We have yet to see an apartment there that doesn’t look over the sea, the marina or both. If you have any maintenance requests, even if it’s just changing a light bulb in the halogen spots in the bathroom ceiling, you can just log a call and someone will be with you in less than 48 hours.

FINANCE

LOAN RANGER Found your dream property and need to sort out a mortgage? Look no further... BANK

RATE

MIN.DEPOSIT

DURATION

PROCESSING FEE

REDEMPTION FEE

CONTACT

ADCB

8.75% - 9.75%

15%

25 YEARS

1% NO CAPP

FROM 2%

04 398 1886

ABU DHABI FINANCE

8.5% - 9%

15%

30 YEARS

0.75% IF PAID UPFRONT

2% OWN FUNDS 4% BUY OUT

04 398 1886

BARCLAYS

UP TO 9.5%

40% ONLY COMPLETED PROJECTS

25 YEARS

1% CAPPED AT 30,000 AED

1-5%

04 398 1886

DUBAI BANK

9.15%

30%

20 YEARS

1.0% CAPPED AT 15,000 AED

0%

04 398 1886

DUBAI ISLAMIC BANK

7.75% - 8.5%

20% TO 30%

20-25 YEARS

1.25% CAPPED AT 25,000 AED

2% CLOSING 4% BUY OUT

04 398 1886

AL HILAL BANK

9%

UAE NATIONAL STARTING FROM 15% / EXPAT STARTING FROM 25%

25 YEARS

1%

STARTING FROM 2%

800 66 66 66

LLOYDS

8.50%

50% VILLAS

20 YEARS

1%

0%

04 398 1886

MASHREQ

7.99% TO 8.25%

25% TO 50%

20 YEARS

1% CAPPED AT 25,000 AED

1% BEFORE 2 YEARS 3% BUY OUT

04 398 1886

EMIRATES NBD

6.68%

20% TO 25%

20 TO 25 YRS

1% MIN 5,000 AED

1-3%

04 398 1886

NOOR ISLAMIC BANK

9% TO 9.5%

15% TO 25%

20 TO 25 YRS

1% CAPPED AT 30,000 AED

2% OWN FUNDS 3% BUY OUT

04 398 1886

RAKBANK

7.49% TO 10.6%

20% TO 30%

25 YEARS

1% MAX 30 000 AED

1-3%

04 398 1886

STANDARD CHARTERED

7.05% TO 8.5%

25%

25 YEARS

1% OF L/A

2%

04 398 1886

For further information on the best mortgage deals call Better Homes on +971 4 407 4600 More listings at bhomes.com


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Open houses - still well worth while

ASK THE EXPERTS THE PANEL LIZ O’CONNOR Is the Director of Residential Sales & Leasing - if you’re looking for a home to rent she’s the expert for you.

CHRIS GREEN Chris Green is the Managing Director of Independent Finance and an expert on mortgages and lending.

LOSHINI LAWRENCE Is Better Homes’ Operations Manager in Abu Dhabi, and is ready to answer any questions you have about property in the capital.

BERNARD AOUN Is a Manager of Residential Sales & Leasing. He’s the man to talk to if you want info on any development in town.

If you have any property questions to ask our crack team of real estate gurus, please send them to experts@hotmediapublishing.com

December 2009

Q

Can you give me a mortgage update – are we expecting lending to get more flexible in the short term? Are there any signs of change as we move into 2010? CHRIS GREEN After this deep global recession – and we certainly have been feeling the fallout here – we can start to hope for an economic turnaround thanks to uncertainty being allayed in the world’s financial markets. Everyone – individuals and institutions alike – will need to rebuild their capital resources again and until such time that this has happened, we cannot and should not expect any huge changes in the financial systems or their lending mechanisms. We will see more and more efforts being aimed at restoring financial health in the banking sector and only then can we expect to be operating normally. In a nutshell, lending will not get more flexible in the short term. What will change will be short-term attractive interest rates, offers of reduced bank costs and more and more cosmetically-attractive marketing ploys by the banks to attract clients who are cash rich, and can contribute towards deposits and sound transactions. Unfortunately the lenders will still ignore the man in the street unless he or she is squeaky clean from a credit perspective and of high net worth.

Expect 2010 to be filled with much of the same as 2009 except with better controls in place by government and lenders and the role of mortgage advisors such as Independent Finance becoming more and more valuable. The daunting prospect of going from bank to bank to try to get a loan is just too time consuming for the hard-working people in the UAE. At least by using a mortgage advisor, they have someone shopping at all lenders on their behalf and providing an end result without all the negative rejection based on false hope. The biggest change will come from the service provided by external mortgage advisors – that’s what 2010 has in store for us.

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Are Open Houses still popular and worth doing?

BERNARD AOUN Open Houses are still very popular. In my opinion, they are a great way to advertise a property while exposing it to a wide range of potential clients. In today’s market the client wants to see the property before he buys – to see they layout, the garden if it’s a villa, its view, and so on. Basically the potential client wants to feel comfortable in his potential future home and Open Houses are the perfect way to make this happen.


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THE PRICE IS RIGHT COMPARE AND CONTRAST THE LATEST DIRHAM COST OF VILLAS AND APARTMENTS IN THE UAE WITH OUR AT-A-GLANCE GUIDE 1GB = 6.05 AED 1 USD = 3.67 AED 1 EURO = 5.45 AED

VILLAS

PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - November 2009 Conversion rates correct at time of press

EXCHANGE RATE SERVICE OFFERING Save your money when changing your money. Get currency exchanged through Better Homes – call 04 407 4600

Statistics based on Better Homes sales and rental figures for the last six months.

SALES COMMUNITY

ABU DHABI

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Al Reef

1,127,670

2,626,000

1,553,516

559

821

661

Al Raha Gardens

2,442,261

3,951,309

2,727,700

886

1,084

955 994

Golf Gardens

3,500,000

4,300,000

3,766,667

952

1,080

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Downtown Burj Dubai

1,856,913

5,665,000

4,217,104

1,349

2,053

1,596

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

Arabian Ranches

2,009,804

9,888,000

3,999,476

852

1,445

1,034

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Barsha

16,000,000

16,000,000

16,000,000

1,231

1,231

1,231

MARINA DISTRICT

Dubai Marina

3,811,000

3,811,000

3,811,000

1,756

1,756

1,756

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

6,386,000

23,175,000

11,742,000

1,558

2,421

1,927

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

DEIRA DISTRICT

Garhoud

250,000

260,000

255,000

104

109

106

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Jumeirah Islands

330,000

360,000

345,000

57

62

60

MARINA DISTRICT

Dubai Marina

200,000

350,000

280,000

58

121

76

MIRDIF DISTRICT

Mirdif

85,000

265,000

111,667

41

73

57

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

310,000

800,000

480,000

42

114

71

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Al Reem Island

643,355

16,553,187

1,735,058

1,029

1,988

1,467

Abu Dhabi District

645,101

1,313,250

1,230,108

779

1,061

903

RENTALS

APARTMENTS SALES

ABU DHABI

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Downtown Burj Dubai

551,799

18,244,967

2,084,449

1,085

4,668

2,092

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

Dubailand

412,000

3,090,000

949,203

628

1,345

834

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Tecom

721,000

721,000

721,000

934

934

934

MARINA DISTRICT

Dubai Marina

620,615

6,464,692

1,917,331

672

2,511

1,369

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

1,339,000

15,278,937

3,811,944

913

5,298

1,573

RAS AL KHAIMAH

Al Hamra Village

334,750

1,001,160

466,076

559

1,131

861

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT

Bur Dubai

46,010

175,000

75,700

41

89

48

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

IMPZ

30,000

70,000

32,500

53

69

62

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Barsha

52,500

95,000

65,675

46

87

66

The Greens

60,000

150,000

82,000

65

128

89

RENTALS

MIRDIF DISTRICT

Warqaa

35,000

70,000

52,500

48

76

68

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

90,000

250,000

183,000

51

135

98

December 2009


Found your perfect property? Contact us on +971 600 52 2212

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WE LOVE THIS PLACE…

DUBAI MARINA Virgin Radio’s Kris Fade loves Dubai Marina so much that he moved away – and then came running back. He lives with his wife, Marianne, and his three-month-old daughter, Zahra.

What brought you to Dubai? I was working in radio in Sydney and I wanted something different but wasn’t interested in moving around Australia. The opportunity came up to help set up Virgin Radio here in Dubai and I couldn’t turn it down – I was ready to make that move. Two years later, and we’re the number one English language radio station in the UAE, which is great. Why did you decide to live in the Marina? When I first came here I lived in JBR.

I then moved to the Marina followed by The Greens, which I had to leave because the traffic over the bridge to get in was crazy busy. I finished work at 7pm, peak time, and it took such a long time to get home. With prices dropping as they did, we managed to get a very large two-and-a-half bedroom apartment back in Dubai Marina which I absolutely love. I’ve got a little mountain bike which I ride along the beach, and I broadcast the show live from Barasti every Saturday which is great as it’s within walking distance.

Are there many shops and restaurants around the area? Definitely – Marina Walk is about a minute’s walk away and that’s got loads of restaurants and cafés. I also love to go down to JBR a couple of nights a week to meet up with friends – I’ve got a little scooter and I leave the car at home because of how the traffic gets at night at JBR. I can just zip in and out and it’s convenient. Media City’s just across the road too, which is handy for meetings after the show.

More listings at bhomes.com


10 HOME TRUTHS The Fades at home. Bottom right: The salvaged 1960s Bollywood posters add colour.

And what are the local exercise options? I’m a member of Fitness First so I go to the one at Media City or sometimes Ibn Battuta. I went through a phase at one stage of taking my bike out nearly every day; it was so cool to cycle around the construction sites although I probably shouldn’t have been doing that! You can always go for a run on the paths which is nice, or just go for a swim in the ocean. Is there anything missing from the Marina? It needs more roads! Especially because of how much Jumeirah Beach Residence has come up in the last year – and they’re still building more around there. If you get stuck trying to drive from the Media City end to the Jebel Ali end on a Saturday evening it literally takes about an hour, so they do need more roads, and maybe some more parking. But that’s it really. Other than that, are there any downsides? Construction noise – it’s there 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I now know the routine of when they do the cementing! They do it on Saturday nights, they can’t do it in the day as it’ll dry too quickly. That’s the only

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‘I love riding my mountain bike along the beach, and I broadcast the show from Barasti every Saturday which is great as it’s within walking distance.’

downside but it’s not too bad, you get used to it. We’ve got double-glazing thankfully! I guess the other thing is that even if you’ve just washed your car, if the wind blows a certain way, it’ll be filthy the next day. But they’re only minor things which you accept because you’re living in Dubai. How have you decorated your apartment? It was all white when we moved in and I didn’t like it so we painted a feature wall and all the window sills in brown to make it feel warmer – the windows were originally this disgusting green. It’s funny, when you move to Dubai you never settle down 100 per cent because you know there’s always a possibility you’ll have to leave unexpectedly. But we’ve been here a couple of years now and started to accumulate things. There’s a fish tank with eels in it, and although I can’t remember where it’s from, we love our sofa – it’s nice and big and the hub of the house really. We’ve got a couple of cool rugs and a really nice little table that slides out in front of the TV. We’ve got some cool Bollywood posters hung up on the wall which I rescued – there was an Indian radio station next door to a station where I used to work

and it closed down. They had these authentic 1965 Bollywood posters just rolled up on the ground so I took them, had them framed and I think they just add some colour. I’ll take them back to Australia eventually and I’ll always think of Dubai when I see them. Then we’ve got ornaments and loads of candles which I love to light after work. Is there a sense of community? Not really because we’re in a high-rise apartment. But saying that, we are friends with our neighbours and my wife and the lady there go down to the pool together with the kids while us men are out at work! Is Dubai Marina a good area for families with babies? It is and it isn’t. The only thing is, some of the sidewalks haven’t been completed which makes it hard when you’re going around with a pushchair. Other than that, it’s great – there are loads of convenience stores around and I sometimes take her out for a walk and we just chill out together. Catch The Kris Fade Show With Chad on Virgin 104.4FM, weekdays 6am-10am.


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DISTRICTS AND DEVELOPMENTS To help you target your property search as effectively as possible, we’ve split the city into 15 distinct districts (see p12 for map showing exactly how we’ve divided it up). MEYDAN DISTRICT Meydan district includes Nad Al Sheba, best known for its racecourse and as the venue of the Dubai World Cup. It’s also home to Meydan City, which when completed will be a mixed use area with a long stretch of waterfront with berths and yachts. The Meydan District also encompasses Al Quoz industrial zone. PALM DEIRA DISTRICT This district is focused exclusively on The Palm Deira, the largest of the three Palm Islands, set to be finished by 2015, and equipped with over 40 separate ‘fronds’, all stocked with homes, malls and marinas. PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT The Palm Jumeirah, currently the world’s largest man-made island, is surrounded by a vast breakwater barrier, and kitted out with an artificial reef. Just nearby is The World, 300 island clusters in the shape of the world, and divided into four categories private homes, estate homes, dream resorts, and community islands. WATERFRONT DISTRICT The Waterfront District features Dubai Waterfront and The Palm Jebel Ali. A conglomeration of canals and artificial

islands, Dubai Waterfront is shaped in an arc and will produce a shelter around the Palm. The Palm itself is set to be ringed by luxury homes on stilts alongside six high-tech marinas. JEBEL ALI DISTRICT The Downtown project is set to be one of the few truly pedestrian-centric areas of town, with its own low-emission public transport system, plus entertainment, residential and business zones. JUMEIRAH DISTRICT This coastal residential area is one of the more expensive and exclusive areas in Dubai and is filled with quiet roads of attractive old villas. This district includes areas such as Al Wasl, Badaa, Manara, Safa, Satwa, and Umm Suqeim. DUBAILAND DISTRICT This district is huge. Its principal claim to fame is that it’s home to Dubailand, 3 billion square feet of theme parks, shopping malls and hotels. It also includes City of Arabia, all 20 million square feet of it, which is set to be the main residential and retail centre at the heart of Dubailand. Then there’s Bawadi, a 100 billion dollar project hosting 31 theme-based hotels. And nearby is Falcon City of Wonders, a falcon-shaped city containing life-size replicas

of the Seven Wonders of the World, housing chic apartments and villas. Also here is Dubai Motor City, home to Dubai Autodrome. Then there are some top residential developments including the equestrian-themed desert community Arabian Ranches, the lush and tranquil Green Community and Jumeirah Golf Estates, built around four themed golf courses. Dubai Sports City, meanwhile, is set to be home to residential properties and cricket and tennis academies.

a ‘city’ for international trade which is expected to have more than 230 commercial and residential towers when completed. Also in the district is Dubai International Financial Centre , the world’s newest financial centre. Finally there is Downtown Burj Dubai, a prestigious neighbourhood built around Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest tower and featuring around 30,000 houses, nine hotels, parkland area, 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall and the Burj Lake.

LAGOONS DISTRICT This district comprises the seven artificiallycreated islands of the Lagoons and Dubai Festival City, a residential, business and entertainment development.

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT At the heart of this district is Dubai Marina, with over 200 towers. Then there’s the gated community of Emirates Hills, with its lush landscaping and world-class Montgomerie golf course. You’ll also find The Meadows, The Lakes, The Greens, and The Springs, all prestigious districts with a range of high quality apartments, malls and community centres. Another standout is Discovery Gardens, a 420,000 square metre development with multi-sized apartments. Jumeirah Islands is a self-contained community of 50 islands with homes in one of four architectural themes, all with their own pools. Jumeirah Park, meanwhile, is a

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT The multi-countrythemed International City features 10 architectural styles and is made up of 6 main areas: The Central District, Dubai Design Centre, The Dragon Mart, The Residential District, Lakes District, and the Forbidden City. Also in this district is Dubai Academic City, with its universities and housing. DOWNTOWN DISTRICT Business Bay is the regional business capital,

family-orientated community spreading over 370 hectares. It has more than 2,000 villas combined with expansive parks and green spaces. Finishing off the mix are The Dubai Pearl and the freezones of TECOM and Dubai Media City. MIRDIF DISTRICT A small but rapidly growing residential area comprised of Uptown Mirdif, Warqaa, and Khwaneej. Uptown Mirdiff has been designed on the lines of an ancient spa town and promises contoured landscapes filled with stylish townhouses. WORLD CENTRAL DISTRICT This district solely focuses on the projects that make up Dubai World Central, comprising Dubai World Central International Airport, Dubai Industrial City, and Dubai Residential City. DEIRA DISTRICT Areas in the Deira district include Qusais, Umm Ramool, Nadd Shamma, Nahda, Mamzar, and Twar. BUR DUBAI DISTRICT The Bur Dubai district comprises areas such as Karama, Oud Metha, Umm Hurair and Zabeel. It’s also home to Culture Village, a community which aims to incorporate the UAE’s cultural history in the buildings.

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ARABIAN RANCHES ALMA A great family option 2,540 sq. ft. Ready Now Jon Yarrow (Ref # VI266617)

3 BR AED 2,499,810

ARABIAN RANCHES SAVANNAH Meticulously planned development 3,552 sq. ft. Ready Now Marion Abuthina (Ref # VI230516)

4 BR AED 4,635,000

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DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK GREEN COMMUNITY Exceptional deal! 7,075 sq. ft. Ready Now Liudmila Shapedko (Ref # VI266925)

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK TERRACE APARTMENTS - BLOCK D Scenic water view 3,391 sq. ft. Ready Now Rene Neil D’souza (Ref # AP3389)

EMIRATES LIVING SPRINGS 4 Glimmering lakeside view 2,455 sq. ft. Ready Now Philip Whittam (Ref # VI3652)

December 2009

3 BR AED 2,678,000

3 BR AED 2,472,000

EMIRATES LIVING MEADOWS 9 PHASE 2 Views of lush landscapes 3,806 sq. ft. Ready Now Jan Tabrizi (Ref # VI267176)

EMIRATES LIVING THE LINKS Glimmering lakeside views 914 sq. ft. Ready Now Jackie Hill (Ref # AP67404)

6 BR AED 6,128,500

5 BR AED 4,017,000

1 BR AED 1,184,500

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK LAKE APARTMENTS Views of lush landscapes 2,880 sq. ft. Ready Now Rene Neil D’souza (Ref # AP56582)

EMIRATES LIVING PHASE 1 Competitive price, call now 9,214 sq. ft. Ready Now Melanie Mouton (Ref # VI226603)

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE JV PHASE 1 Guaranteed returns 2,691 sq. ft. Ready Now Wael Gomaa (Ref # VI69962)

2 BR AED 1,957,000

7 BR AED 18,500,000

2 BR AED 1,699,000


THE GREENS AL DHAFRA 3 Attractive investment opportunity 741 sq. ft. Ready Now Penny Higgins (Ref # AP259373)

DUBAI MARINA D.E.C. TOWER Exceptional deal! 603 sq. ft. Ready Now Amalia Paraschiv (Ref # AP82927)

DUBAI MARINA MARINA RESIDENCE Superior location 1,103 sq. ft. Ready Now Nina Pekina (Ref # AP256159)

DUBAI MARINA THE JEWELS TOWER A desirable address 2,267 sq. ft. Ready Now Rene Neil D’souza (Ref # AP255420)

1 BR AED 772,500

STUDIO AED 587,100

2 BR AED 1,339,000

2 BR AED 2,060,000

DUBAI MARINA AL FATTAN MARINE TOWER The best of city living 2,308 sq. ft. Ready Now Tulay Ozcan (Ref # AP258914)

DUBAI MARINA LA RIVIERA Central and prestigious location 1,820 sq. ft. Ready Now Jasmine Patel (Ref # AP243357)

DUBAI MARINA MARINA VIEW TOWERS 1 Amazing value 1,006 sq. ft. Ready Now Kati Sabour (Ref # AP265679)

DUBAI MARINA THE WATERFRONT An entertainers delight 4,598 sq. ft. Ready Now Nathan Bennett (Ref # AP265686)

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3 BR AED 3,615,300

3 BR AED 1,751,000

2 BR AED 1,236,000

3 BR AED 3,090,000

DUBAI MARINA

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AMWAJ 4 Looking for lifestyle? 1,277 sq. ft. Ready Now Penny Higgins (Ref # AP218521)

DUBAI MARINA

AED 1,648,000

1 BR

MAJARA 1 Live with a view to inspire 867 sq. ft. Ready Now Colm Bennett (Ref # AP72500)

DUBAI MARINA

AED 1,133,000

1 BR

SAHAB 2 One of the Best Deals in the Market 768 sq. ft. Ready Now Elen Manukyan (Ref # AP265270)

DUBAI MARINA

AED 1,060,900

2 BR

YACHT BAY Prized location 1,152 sq. ft. Ready Now Alessio Veroli (Ref # AP19407)

AED 1,442,000

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FOR SALE PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

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PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT FOR SALE 145+ PROPERTIES IN PALM JUMEIRAH ONLINE NOW VISIT BHOMES.COM

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

4 BR

B FROND (KHALAS VILLAS) Experience the height of luxury 6,500 sq. ft. Ready Now Tulay Ozcan (Ref # VI260799)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH AL BASRI (B1) Amazing value 2,184 sq. ft. Ready Now Hannah Bakshani (Ref # AP254220)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH D FROND (BARHI VILLAS) Inspiring setting 5,000 sq. ft. Ready Now Marion Abuthina (Ref # VI262897)

December 2009

3 BR AED 2,884,000

4 BR AED 8,755,000

THE PALM JUMEIRAH AL HABOOL (B20) Experience the height of luxury 5,563 sq. ft. Ready Now Fadi El Fares (Ref # AP218562)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH D FROND (BARHI VILLAS) Live your Arabian dream 6,200 sq. ft. Ready Now Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # VI245603)

AED 7,942,948

4 BR AED 5,782,000

5 BR AED 12,360,000

THE PALM JUMEIRAH AL MSALLI (B17) Beachfront living at an attractive price 2,260 sq. ft. Ready Now Deborah Staines (Ref # AP259179)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH E FROND (BUMAAN VILLAS) Matchless location 6,699 sq. ft. Ready Now Philip Whittam (Ref # VI237032)

3 BR AED 2,667,700

4 BR AED 10,815,000


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THE PALM JUMEIRAH

6 BR

F FROND (YABRI VILLAS) Affordable luxury 7,000 sq. ft. Ready Now Fadi El Fares (Ref # VI258467)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

4 BR

THE TRUNK Stunning view of the sea 5,563 sq. ft. Ready Now Nathan Bennett (Ref # AP260068)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH GOLDEN MILE World class development 5,360 sq. ft. Ready Now Stephen Ye (Ref # VI261864)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH M FROND (SEFRI VILLAS) One of the Best Deals in the Market 7,000 sq. ft. Ready Now Elen Manukyan (Ref # VI264021)

AED 16,480,000

4 BR AED 3,850,000

6 BR AED 16,480,000

THE PALM JUMEIRAH L FROND (FARA VILLAS) Experience the height of luxury 5,461 sq. ft. Ready Now Ali Tabrizi (Ref # VI263686)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH MARINA RESIDENCE 4 Azure sky views 2,529 sq. ft. Ready Now Jasmine Patel (Ref # AP249510)

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5 BR AED 9,785,000

3 BR AED 4,950,001

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THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 15,450,000

3 BR

GOLDEN MILE World class development 4,683 sq. ft. Ready Now Stephen Ye (Ref # AP261867)

AED 3,500,000

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

5 BR

L FROND (FARA VILLAS) Competitive price, call now 5,000 sq. ft. Ready Now Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # VI252543)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 9,785,000

2 BR

TIARA - EMERALD Amazing value 1,712 sq. ft. Ready Now Wadih Al Hakim (Ref # AP264120)

AED 3,090,000

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MARINA DISTRICT

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DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

D.E.C. TOWER Attractive investment opportunity 1,739 sq. ft. Ready Now Paul Musson (Ref # AP265200)

DUBAI MARINA DREAMS Competitive price, call now 610 sq. ft. Ready Now Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP261968)

DUBAI MARINA MARINA DIAMOND 2 Ready to move in 673 sq. ft. Ready Now Belinda Muller (Ref # AP262539)

December 2009

1 BR AED 668,395

1 BR AED 927,000

DUBAI MARINA KG TOWER State-of-the-art facilities 3,181 sq. ft. Ready Now Rita Mouawad (Ref # AP267527)

DUBAI MARINA MARINA MANSION Affordable luxury 2,857 sq. ft. Ready Now Sachin Das (Ref # AP262942)

AED 1,700,736

3 BR AED 3,193,000

3 BR AED 2,884,000

DUBAI MARINA MARINA DIAMOND 1 Scenic water view 990 sq. ft. Ready Now Lynn Rowley (Ref # AP264802)

DUBAI MARINA MARINA VIEW TOWERS 1 Amazing value 1,006 sq. ft. Ready Now Kati Sabour (Ref # AP265679)

1 BR AED 1,442,000

2 BR AED 1,236,000


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DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

MARINASCAPE OCEANIC Spectacular panoramas 1,862 sq. ft. Ready Now Victor Witold Motak (Ref # AP259646)

DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

SADAF 1 Stunning fully furnished apartment 1,900 sq. ft. Ready Now Jon Yarrow (Ref # AP266484)

DUBAI MARINA PALOMA Premier location 1,597 sq. ft. Ready Now Rabih Hankir (Ref # AP264542)

DUBAI MARINA ROYAL OCEANIC Amazing value 818 sq. ft. Ready November 2009 Conny Mathei (Ref # AP266522)

AED 2,420,500

2 BR AED 2,062,975

1 BR AED 927,000

DUBAI MARINA RIMAL 1 Everything on your doorstep 1,294 sq. ft. Ready Now Stephanie Paaske (Ref # AP267101)

DUBAI MARINA SADAF 2 Direct marina views 1,400 sq. ft. Ready Now Victor Witold Motak (Ref # AP263545)

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2 BR AED 1,854,000

2 BR AED 1,545,000

DUBAI MARINA

AED 2,523,500

4 BR

MURJAN 5 AED 3,200,000 Panoramic view of Dubai’s impressive skyline 2,803 sq. ft. Ready Now Colm Bennett (Ref # AP265538)

DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

RIMAL 1 Stunning view of the sea 1,919 sq. ft. Ready Now Anda Marin (Ref # AP263702)

DUBAI MARINA

AED 2,528,650

4 BR

SADAF 4 Live by the beach 2,814 sq. ft. Ready Now Rabih Hankir (Ref # AP266288)

AED 5,150,000

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DUBAI MARINA SADAF 8 Self-contained development 2,815 sq. ft. Ready Now Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP266818)

DUBAI MARINA SAHAB 2 Privileged location 2,205 sq. ft. Ready Now Stephanie Paaske (Ref # AP265940)

DUBAI MARINA SAHAB 2 Privileged location 768 sq. ft. Ready Now Robert Allsopp (Ref # AP265556)

DUBAI MARINA THE WATERFRONT An entertainers delight 4,598 sq. ft. Ready Now Nathan Bennett (Ref # AP265686)

December 2009

4 BR AED 3,811,000

3 BR AED 2,987,000

1 BR AED 927,000

3 BR AED 3,090,000

DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

SADAF 6 Spacious with great ямБnishes 3,876 sq. ft. Ready Now Nathan Bennett (Ref # AP260066)

DUBAI MARINA SHAMS 4 Competitive price, call now 1,080 sq. ft. Ready Now Claire Nall Cain (Ref # AP267859)

DUBAI MARINA THE WAVES TOWER B A motivated seller! 2,159 sq. ft. Ready Now Ali Tabrizi (Ref # AP265846)

AED 4,532,000

1 BR AED 1,631,275

3 BR AED 2,266,000

DUBAI MARINA THE JEWELS TOWER K Direct marina views 2,295 sq. ft. Ready Now Jon Yarrow (Ref # AP247897)

DUBAI MARINA YASS Strategic location 1,678 sq. ft. Ready Now Belinda Muller (Ref # AP261163)

2 BR AED 2,320,661

2 BR AED 2,075,450


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DUBAI MARINA

FOR RENT

AMWAJ 4 Self-contained development 1,223 sq. ft. Ready Now Benjamin Thomas (Ref # AP226052)

2 BR AED 110,000

DUBAI MARINA

1 BR

ATTESSA A prestigious address 915 sq. ft. Ready Now Nitin Dania (Ref # AP240954)

AED 100,000

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DUBAI MARINA DREAMS Amazing value 1,248 sq. ft. Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP223476)

DUBAI MARINA LE REVE Premier location 6,100 sq. ft. Ready Now Robert Kerr (Ref # AP264162)

DUBAI MARINA MARINA DIAMOND 4 Strategic location 650 sq. ft. Ready Now Hannah Moody (Ref # AP173206)

4 BR AED 660,000

1 BR AED 85,000

DUBAI MARINA MARINA DIAMOND 1 One of the Best Deals in the Market 450 sq. ft. Ready Now Dinesh Hirani (Ref # AP177332)

DUBAI MARINA MARINA HEIGHTS Privileged location 1,220 sq. ft. Ready Now Rasha Moslyh (Ref # AP218262)

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2 BR AED 95,000

Studio AED 43,000

DUBAI MARINA

1 BR

IRIS BLUE A host of facilities 826 sq. ft. Ready Now Tarek Gouda (Ref # AP267512)

DUBAI MARINA

AED 120,000

1 BR

MARINA DIAMOND 3 Close to all amenities 683 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # APM213173)

AED 70,000

2 BR AED 125,000

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DUBAI MARINA MURJAN 1 Self-contained development 1,250 sq. ft. Ready Now Tarek Gouda (Ref # AP236336)

DUBAI MARINA MURJAN TOWER Amazing value 1,570 sq. ft. Ready Now Catherine Quadros (Ref # AP151902)

DUBAI MARINA RIMAL 4 Beachfront living at an attractive price 1,300 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Sahali Saleem (Ref # AP173380)

DUBAI MARINA ROYAL OCEANIC 12 Cheque Contract 648 sq. ft. Ready November 2009 Robert Kerr (Ref # AP267204)

December 2009

1 BR AED 110,000

2 BR AED 175,000

2 BR AED 125,000

Studio AED 65,000

DUBAI MARINA MURJAN 5 Be where it all happens 1,800 sq. ft. Ready Now Martina Plumley (Ref # AP172453)

DUBAI MARINA PANORAMIC One of the Best Deals in the Market 701 sq. ft. Ready Now Robert Kerr (Ref # AP175913)

DUBAI MARINA RIMAL 5 Fabulous ocean views 1,900 sq. ft. Ready Now Benjamin Thomas (Ref # AP233685)

DUBAI MARINA ROYAL OCEANIC State-of-the-art facilities 1,274 sq. ft. Ready November 2009 Tarek Gouda (Ref # AP266793)

3 BR AED 175,000

1 BR AED 90,000

3 BR AED 160,000

2 BR AED 140,000

DUBAI MARINA MURJAN 6 Self-contained development 2,585 sq. ft. Ready Now Benjamin Thomas (Ref # AP171718)

DUBAI MARINA DUBAIMARINA Amazing value 981 sq. ft. Ready Now Claire Rowe (Ref # AP260328)

DUBAI MARINA RIMAL 6 Self-contained development 1,871 sq. ft. Ready Now Robert Kerr (Ref # AP172647)

DUBAI MARINA SADAF 1 Self-contained development 1,870 sq. ft. Ready Now Martina Plumley (Ref # AP171929)

4 BR AED 200,000

1 BR AED 150,000

3 BR AED 170,000

3 BR AED 145,000


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EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT FOR SALE 1,000+ PROPERTIES IN EMIRATES LIVING ONLINE NOW VISIT BHOMES.COM

EMIRATES LIVING

7 BR

EMIRATES HILLS PHASE 1 Quintessential luxury living 19,914 sq. ft. Ready Now Patrice Torbet (Ref # VI267496)

DISCOVERY GARDENS BUILDING 226 Amazing value 1,001 sq. ft. Ready Now Nick Nuziale (Ref # AP268111)

EMIRATES LIVING MEADOWS 6 An exquisite landscaped setting 3,089 sq. ft. Ready Now Philip Whittam (Ref # VI233486)

1 BR AED 566,500

3 BR AED 5,150,000

DISCOVERY GARDENS BUILDING 73 Price negotiable 862 sq. ft. Ready Now Stephanie Paaske (Ref # AP247467)

EMIRATES LIVING MEADOWS 8 PHASE 4C A prestigious address 5,400 sq. ft. Ready Now Amine Issa (Ref # VI230638)

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AED 50,985,000

1 BR AED 540,750

4 BR AED 5,665,000

EMIRATES LIVING

3 BR

FORAT Close to all amenities 3,015 sq. ft. Ready Now Penny Higgins (Ref # VI266405)

EMIRATES LIVING

AED 3,090,000

4 BR

MEADOWS 9 PHASE 2 An entertainers delight 4,018 sq. ft. Ready Now Gillian Asker (Ref # VI267255)

AED 4,377,500

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EMIRATES LIVING MONTGOMERIE MAISONETTES Affordable luxury 4,119 sq. ft. Ready Now Hannah Bakshani (Ref # VI267223)

EMIRATES LIVING

5 BR

MEADOWS 9 PHASE 2 Views of lush landscapes 3,806 sq. ft. Ready Now Jan Tabrizi (Ref # VI267176)

EMIRATES LIVING PHASE 1 Unrivalled master plan community 11,007 sq. ft. Ready Now Nina Pekina (Ref # VI267505)

EMIRATES LIVING SPRINGS 5 A great family option 2,580 sq. ft. Ready Now Paul Musson (Ref # VI266543)

December 2009

AED 4,017,000

5 BR AED 25,750,000

3 BR AED 2,606,158

EMIRATES LIVING PHASE 1 Competitive price, call now 9,214 sq. ft. Ready Now Melanie Mouton (Ref # VI226603)

EMIRATES LIVING SPRINGS 8 Glimmering lakeside view 2,693 sq. ft. Ready Now Zahra Slassi (Ref # VI265869)

7 BR AED 18,500,000

3 BR AED 3,090,000

EMIRATES LIVING PHASE 1 Unrivalled master plan community 10,000 sq. ft. Ready Now Melanie Mouton (Ref # VI267619)

EMIRATES LIVING PHASE 1 Unrivalled master plan community 12,513 sq. ft. Ready Now Philip Whittam (Ref # VI54471)

EMIRATES LIVING THE LINKS Affordable luxury 1,329 sq. ft. Ready Now Paul Musson (Ref # AP266616)

4 BR AED 6,798,000

5 BR AED 18,540,000

4 BR AED 36,050,000

2 BR AED 1,740,700


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EMIRATES LIVING THE LINKS Price negotiable 870 sq. ft. Ready Now Lynn Rowley (Ref # AP67505)

EMIRATES LIVING ZULAL A great family option 2,618 sq. ft. Ready Now Rajeev Bhalla (Ref # VI266530)

JUMEIRAH ISLANDS CLUSTER 19 A desirable address 5,338 sq. ft. Ready Now Sue Welsh (Ref # VI265367)

1 BR AED 1,545,000

3 BR AED 2,884,000

5 BR AED 8,519,130

EMIRATES LIVING

3 BR

ZULAL Ideal family living 2,910 sq. ft. Ready Now Victoria R (Ref # VI266611)

JUMEIRAH ISLANDS MEDITERRANEAN CLUSTERS Relax by the pool this summer 5,242 sq. ft. Ready Now Robert Allsopp (Ref # VI260430)

AED 3,502,000

4 BR AED 6,489,000

JUMEIRAH ISLANDS

4 BR

OASIS CLUSTERS One of the Best Deals in the Market 5,230 sq. ft. Ready Now Nick Nuziale (Ref # VI267736)

AED 5,665,000

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS LAKE TERRACE

Studio AED 500,000 Picturesque surroundings 495 sq. ft. Ready Now Liam Davorn (Ref # AP252803)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

3 BR

GOLDCREST VIEWS 1 Exceptional deal! 2,040 sq. ft. Ready Now Sachin Das (Ref # AP262010)

AED 1,545,000

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS GOLDCREST VIEWS 1 One of the Best Deals in the Market 475 sq. ft. Ready Now Karen Lefand (Ref # AP250582)

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Studio AED 599,897

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1 BR

MADINA TOWER Spacious with great ямБnishes 1,028 sq. ft. Ready Now Jon Yarrow (Ref # AP264016)

AED 1,081,500

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE DIAMOND VIEWS 1 Amazing value 3,700 sq. ft. Ready Now Onicha Okennedy (Ref # VI265987)

THE GREENS AL GHOZLAN 4 Ideal family living 1,165 sq. ft. Ready Now Stephen Ye (Ref # AP252108)

December 2009

5 BR AED 2,781,000

2 BR AED 1,226,216

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE JV PHASE 1 Amazing value 2,691 sq. ft. Ready Now Farzin Pouyan (Ref # VI257990)

THE GREENS AL JAZ 4 A great family option 1,623 sq. ft. Ready Now Wadih Al Hakim (Ref # AP260717)

2 BR AED 1,799,000

3 BR AED 2,094,608

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS LAKE VIEW TOWER Best value 864 sq. ft. Ready Now Robert Allsopp (Ref # AP267163)

THE GREENS AL DHAFRA 3 Attractive investment opportunity 741 sq. ft. Ready Now Penny Higgins (Ref # AP259373)

THE GREENS AL VIEWS 2 Amazing value 2,038 sq. ft. Ready Now Belinda Muller (Ref # AP252662)

1 BR AED 699,999

1 BR AED 772,500

3 BR AED 2,163,000


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EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT BARSHA

FOR RENT

1 BR

AL HABBAI BUILDING Dynamic development 947 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Barsha (Ref # AP266374)

AED 62,000

DISCOVERY GARDENS

1 BR

BUILDING 216 One of the Best Deals in the Market 947 sq. ft. Ready Now Mouna Hammoud (Ref # AP268085)

AED 52,000

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DISCOVERY GARDENS

Studio

BUILDING 62 Modern living at its best 474 sq. ft. Ready Now Deepali Dhanrajani (Ref # AP267958)

AED 45,000

EMIRATES LIVING

2 BR

SPRINGS 14 Self-contained development 1,700 sq. ft. Ready Now Hitendar Lala (Ref # VI267849)

AED 110,000

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS AL WALEED PARADISE

1 BR AED 55,000 Competitive price, call now 588 sq. ft. Ready Now Angelo Kazan (Ref # AP265534)

EMIRATES LIVING TOWER WEST Central and prestigious location 1,487 sq. ft. Ready Now Robert Kerr (Ref # AP239216)

2 BR

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AED 170,000

2 BR

BONNINGTON TOWER Affordable luxury 1,050 sq. ft. Ready Now Adam Farani (Ref # AP264774)

AED 140,000

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS SABA TOWER 3

2 BR AED 100,000 Ready to move in 1,212 sq. ft. Ready Now Anketse Seyoum (Ref # AP267864)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS GREEN LAKES TOWER 1 Experience heights of luxury 1,679 sq. ft. Ready Now Brett Meadway (Ref # AP252546)

2 BR AED 120,000

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JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

2 BR

THE ICON TOWER 2 Best value 970 sq. ft. Ready Now Tarek Gouda (Ref # AP260028)

AED 70,000

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28 FOR SALE DUBAILAND DISTRICT

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

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ARABIAN RANCHES

3 BR

ALMA A great family option 2,540 sq. ft. Ready Now Jon Yarrow (Ref # VI266617)

ARABIAN RANCHES ALMA Ideal family living 2,788 sq. ft. Ready Now Joakim Carlsson (Ref # VI266433)

ARABIAN RANCHES

4 BR AED 2,849,895

3 BR

GAZELLE / AL REEM 1 AED 2,389,598 Designed and ямБnished to the highest standards 2,784 sq. ft. Ready Now Paul Musson (Ref # VI265681)

December 2009

ARABIAN RANCHES ALMA Affordable luxury 2,436 sq. ft. Ready Now Fadi El Fares (Ref # VI262021)

ARABIAN RANCHES GAZELLE / AL REEM 1 A place to call home 2,992 sq. ft. Ready Now Philip Whittam (Ref # VI259677)

AED 2,732,475

3 BR AED 2,678,000

3 BR AED 2,626,500

ARABIAN RANCHES ALVORADA 2 Best value 3,765 sq. ft. Ready Now Shervin Pouyan (Ref # VI258205)

ARABIAN RANCHES GAZELLE / AL REEM 1 Meticulously planned development 2,292 sq. ft. Ready Now Rita Mouawad (Ref # VI168970)

3 BR AED 3,708,000

3 BR AED 2,420,500


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ARABIAN RANCHES HATTAN Idyllic surroundings 7,230 sq. ft. Ready Now Jackie Hill (Ref # VI40386)

ARABIAN RANCHES MIRADOR PHASE 1 Executive elegance 3,458 sq. ft. Ready Now Lynn Rowley (Ref # VI237983)

ARABIAN RANCHES MIRADOR PHASE 2 Meticulously planned development 5,172 sq. ft. Ready Now Fadi El Fares (Ref # VI218962)

ARABIAN RANCHES SAHEEL VILLAS A motivated seller! 4,849 sq. ft. Ready Now Paul Musson (Ref # VI253302)

6 BR AED 10,300,000

4 BR AED 4,995,500

6 BR AED 11,154,785

5 BR AED 5,453,206

ARABIAN RANCHES

4 BR

MIRADOR PHASE 1 The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about 3,809 sq. ft. Ready Now Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # VI245919)

ARABIAN RANCHES SAHEEL VILLAS Uncompromising luxury 4,909 sq. ft. Ready Now Nick Nuziale (Ref # VI267243)

ARABIAN RANCHES SAHEEL VILLAS A motivated seller! 4,849 sq. ft. Ready Now Sue Welsh (Ref # VI235598)

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AED 4,500,001

5 BR AED 5,974,000

5 BR AED 4,377,500

ARABIAN RANCHES

3 BR

SAHEEL VILLAS Great family home 3,216 sq. ft. Ready Now Patrice Torbet (Ref # VI266747)

ARABIAN RANCHES

AED 3,347,500

3 BR

SAHEEL VILLAS A place to call home 3,166 sq. ft. Ready Now Patrice Torbet (Ref # VI172469)

AED 3,502,000

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ARABIAN RANCHES

5 BR

TERRA NOVA The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about 4,389 sq. ft. Ready Now Philip Whittam (Ref # VI233905)

AED 4,635,000

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

6 BR

GREEN COMMUNITY Exceptional deal! 7,075 sq. ft. Ready Now Liudmila Shapedko (Ref # VI266925)

AED 6,180,000

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK LAKE APARTMENTS Views of lush landscapes 2,880 sq. ft. Ready Now Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # AP56582)

2 BR AED 1,957,000

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

STUDIO

GC PHASE 1A Best value 533 sq. ft. Ready Now Fadi El Fares (Ref # AP267175)

AED 579,609

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK GC PHASE 2 WEST Picturesque setting 1,070 sq. ft. Ready Now Nicole Burt (Ref # AP41665)

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK WEST GARDEN - BLOCK F A motivated seller! 540 sq. ft. Ready Now Hannah Bakshani (Ref # AP267514)

1 BR AED 899,000

STUDIO AED 566,500

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DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK WEST GARDEN APARTMENTS BLOCK J Competitive price, call now 1,852 sq. ft. Ready Now Belinda Muller (Ref # AP255677)

December 2009

2 BR AED 1,648,000

DUBAILAND UPTOWN MOTORCITY Dynamic environment 710 sq. ft. Ready Now Nicole Burt (Ref # AP237581)

STUDIO AED 628,300


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DUBAILAND DISTRICT

ARABIAN RANCHES

FOR RENT

AL HATTAN L1 Enjoy life with style 6,967 sq. ft. Ready Now Catherine Quadros (Ref # VI237023)

6 BR AED 400,000

ARABIAN RANCHES

3 BR

ALMA Ready to move in 2,627 sq. ft. Ready Now Darius Ganda (Ref # VI265944)

AED 170,000

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ARABIAN RANCHES GAZELLE / AL REEM 3 Amazing value 1,296 sq. ft. Ready Now Sylvia O’Connor (Ref # VI226175)

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK GC PHASE 2 WEST A place to call home 5,900 sq. ft. Ready Now Susan Brand (Ref # VI225919)

DUBAILAND GREEN COMMUNITY MOTORCITY Spacious with great finishes 5,775 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Darius Ganda (Ref # VI266966)

2 BR AED 115,000

5 BR

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

1 BR

AED 250,000

NORTH WEST - BLOCK 2 Easy installments 924 sq. ft. Ready Now Susan Brand (Ref # AP265278)

AED 70,000

5 BR AED 250,000

DUBAILAND GREEN COMMUNITY MOTORCITY Brand new luxury apartments 4,247 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Hakima Slassi (Ref # VI266362)

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4 BR AED 210,000

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK EWAN RESIDENCE One of the Best Deals in the Market 1,200 sq. ft. Ready Now Violeta Abboud (Ref # AP163832)

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK NORTH WEST - BLOCK 7 Privileged location 924 sq. ft. Ready Now Aj Leith (Ref # AP267404)

DUBAILAND SHERLOCK HOUSE 1 In a class by itself 956 sq. ft. Ready Now Aj Leith (Ref # AP256303)

2 BR AED 65,000

1 BR AED 75,000

1 BR AED 60,000

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DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

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DIFC

2 BR

LIBERTY HOUSE Affordable luxury 1,683 sq. ft. Ready Now Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP262590)

AED 4,120,000

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI 8 BOULEVARD WALK

1 BR AED 1,618,015 A prestigious address 880 sq. ft. Ready Now Ali Tabrizi (Ref # AP247881)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI BURJ VIEWS Excellent ямБnish 855 sq. ft. Ready Now Jan Tabrizi (Ref # AP258283)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

1 BR

KAMOON 3 Premium amenities 804 sq. ft. Ready Now Amine Issa (Ref # AP259994)

AED 1,545,000

December 2009

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI MISKA 2 Affordable luxury 1,239 sq. ft. Ready Now Liudmila Shapedko (Ref # AP264156)

1 BR

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

1 BR

AED 1,179,967

BURJ VIEWS A Executive elegance 873 sq. ft. Ready Now Jon Yarrow (Ref # AP227068)

AED 1,081,500

2 BR

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

AED 2,476,005

SOUTH RIDGE 1 The best of city living 1,491 sq. ft. Ready Now Nick Nuziale (Ref # AP267323)

2 BR AED 1,957,000


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DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI TAJER RESIDENCES High quality interiors 1,324 sq. ft. Ready Now Fadi El Fares (Ref # AP244883)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI THE RESIDENCES II T2 Everything on your doorstep 2,599 sq. ft. Ready Now Deborah Staines (Ref # AP262316)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI THE RESIDENCES VILLAS A host of facilities 1,377 sq. ft. Ready Now Conny Mathei (Ref # VI267770)

TRADE CENTRE WORLD TRADE CENTRE RESIDENCE A motivated seller! 2,787 sq. ft. Ready Now Andrey Masharipov (Ref # AP266901)

2 BR AED 3,403,504

3 BR AED 5,965,645

1 BR AED 1,856,913

3 BR AED 4,343,253

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

3 BR

THE RESIDENCES E2 Engineering marvel 1,838 sq. ft. Ready Now Shervin Pouyan (Ref # AP267684)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI THE RESIDENCES VILLAS At never-before prices 3,080 sq. ft. Ready Now Andrey Masharipov (Ref # VI259042)

TRADE CENTRE

AED 3,914,000

3 BR AED 5,184,934

2 BR

WORLD TRADE CENTRE RESIDENCE AED 3,399,000 Designed and ямБnished to the highest standards 2,109 sq. ft. Ready Now Amine Issa (Ref # AP230873)

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DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI YANSOON 1 Be where it all happens 1,272 sq. ft. Ready Now Deborah Staines (Ref # AP235836)

TRADE CENTRE

2 BR AED 2,472,000

2 BR

WORLD TRADE CENTRE RESIDENCE Empowering atmosphere 2,110 sq. ft. Ready Now Nina Pekina (Ref # AP223270)

AED 3,076,043

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DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

BUSINESS BAY

FOR RENT

EXECUTIVE TOWER E Panoramic views 1,436 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP263711)

2 BR AED 140,000

BUSINESS BAY EXECUTIVE TOWER E Panoramic views 1,460 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP263687)

2 BR AED 140,000

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BUSINESS BAY EXECUTIVE TOWER E Panoramic views 1,787 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP262593)

BUSINESS BAY EXECUTIVE TOWER H Spacious living 2,088 sq. ft. Ready Now Travis Eltringham (Ref # AP264996)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI 8 BOULEVARD WALK Amazing value 465 sq. ft. Ready Now Wafa Ghannam (Ref # AP236286)

December 2009

3 BR AED 180,000

Studio AED 60,000

DIFC LIBERTY HOUSE Competitive price, call now 540 sq. ft. Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP256604)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI 8 BOULEVARD WALK Breathtaking vistas 887 sq. ft. Ready Now Wendy Hulbert (Ref # AP234124)

3 BR AED 160,000

Studio AED 70,000

1 BR AED 90,000

BUSINESS BAY EXECUTIVE TOWER E Panoramic views 1,460 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP262557)

DIFC SKY GARDENS Breathtaking vistas 1,302 sq. ft. Ready Now Wendy Hulbert (Ref # AP267844)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI BURJ VIEWS B Everything on your doorstep 716 sq. ft. Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP265315)

2 BR AED 140,000

2 BR AED 120,000

1 BR AED 75,000


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DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI BURJ VIEWS C Central and prestigious location 873 sq. ft. Ready Now Sylvia O’Connor (Ref # AP264962)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI SOUTH RIDGE 3 A prestigious address 952 sq. ft. Ready Now Wendy Hulbert (Ref # AP179107)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI THE RESIDENCES W1 Amazing value 953 sq. ft. Ready Now Sandra Sherlock (Ref # AP228159)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

1 BR AED 85,000

1 BR AED 95,000

1 BR AED 120,000

1 BR

ZANZEBEEL 3 AED 90,000 Wide range of retail, entertainment and dining 734 sq. ft. Ready Now Ghada Ghannam (Ref # AP179575)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

1 BR

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

MISKA 3 AED 85,000 Wide range of retail, entertainment and dining 850 sq. ft. Ready Now Wafa Ghannam (Ref # AP240087)

REEHAN 6 Self-contained development 1,303 sq. ft. Ready Now Ghada Ghannam (Ref # AP172676)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

THE ADDRESS DUBAI MALL 5 Star hotel living with everything you need 599 sq. ft. Ready Now Wendy Hulbert (Ref # AP266384)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI YANSOON 2 Affordable luxury 1,350 sq. ft. Ready November 2009 Wafa Ghannam (Ref # AP268705)

TRADE CENTRE HABTOOR RESIDENCE Easy living 600 sq. ft. Ready Now Sylvia O’Connor (Ref # AP179981)

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Studio AED 110,000

2 BR AED 140,000

Studio AED 50,000

THE LOFTS - WEST Captivating environment 709 sq. ft. Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP267832)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI ZAAFARAN 1 A desirable address 1,242 sq. ft. Ready Now Robert Kerr (Ref # AP173731)

2 BR AED 135,000

1 BR AED 90,000

2 BR AED 130,000

TRADE CENTRE

2 BR

PARK PLACE Stunning view of the sea 969 sq. ft. Ready Now Wendy Hulbert (Ref # AP256703)

AED 120,000

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22 FOR SALE MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Looking to sell in Emirates Hills? As one of the most exclusive and prestigious communities in Dubai, Emirates Hills has always deserved special consideration.

Melanie Mouton +971 50 882 4180 Specialist in Emirates Hills (RERA 1337) September 2009

As an expert consultant, Melanie has been successfully selling property in Emirates Hills since the community was launched. Better Homes has the UAE’s largest network of buyers and the most extensive marketing of any agency, helping you sell your villa faster at a comfortable price. Melanie would be happy to assist you with accurate property valuation and provide you with professional listing packages. BeneďŹ t from over two decades of UAE property experience and the most professional team in the region.

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SHORTTERM RENTALS

Our Short-term Rentals division specializes in ready-made living solutions in the most attractive residential districts of Dubai, offering the luxury of a home on a short or mediumterm basis. Whether you’re an executive with extended business in Dubai or simply a new resident looking for a place while you find your feet, with a short-term rental you can live the high life without paying a high price.

THE MEADOWS

5 BR

PHASE 2 Spacious Living 4,000 sq. ft. (Ref #VIM211546)

DUBAI MARINA SADAF 5 Live by the beach 1,797 sq. ft. 8th floor (Ref #APM266024)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI ZANZABEEL 4 Enjoy life with style 1,117 sq. ft. 6th floor (Ref #APM217900)

3 BR AED 25,000

1 BR AED 12,000

THE MEADOWS PHASE 9A Affordable Luxury 3,578 sq. ft. (Ref #VIM215097)

THE GREENS AL ARTA 4 Smart home living 1,200 sq. ft. 6th floor (Ref #APM213018)

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AED 42,000

3 BR AED 25,000

2 BR AED 12,000

DUBAI MARINA TIME PLACE The best of city living 880 sq. ft. 27th floor (Ref #APM215985)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI THE RESIDENCES T2 Enjoy life with style 1,117 sq. ft. 4th floor (Ref #APM215778)

1 BR AED 9,500

1 BR AED 11,000

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DUBAI MARINA MARINA HEIGHTS Quinessential Luxury Living 1,159 sq. ft. 7th floor (Ref #APM211836)

DUBAI MARINA MARINA DIAMOND 3 A desirable address 446 sq. ft. 8th floor (Ref #APM214799)

DISCOVERY GARDENS BUILDING 52 Best Value 474 sq. ft. G Floor (Ref #APM254392)

DUBAI MARINA MARINA VIEW TOWER 1 Smart home living 866 sq. ft. 12th floor (Ref #APM215692)

December 2009

2 BR AED 14,000

ST AED 10,000

THE PALM JUMEIRAH AL MSALLI A desirable address 1,640 sq. ft. 8th floor (Ref #APM257042)

DUBAI MARINA MARINA DIAMOND 2 Close to all amenities 647 sq. ft. 9th Floor (Ref #APM213133)

2 BR AED 18,000

1 BR AED 9,000

THE SPRINGS PHASE 10 A desirable address 1,690 sq. ft. (Ref #VIM209601)

DUBAI MARINA SAHAB 1 Direct Marina Views 860 sq. ft. 21st floor (Ref #APM215267)

2 BR AED 14,000

1 BR AED 11,000

ST AED 5,500

ST AED 7,000

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS INDIGO TOWER Smart home living 866 sq. ft. 12th floor (Ref #APM215692)

1 BR AED 9,000


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AL REEF AWAITS

ABU DHABI

The eagerly anticipated Al Reef Villas development in Abu Dhabi is finally being handed over! Developed by Manazel Real Estate, Al Reef Villas consists of 1,700 villas and apartments spread across a lush greenery and fantastic amenities. Billed as “the first planned UAE community exclusively for the middle-income tier,” this project has been well-received by initial buyers. These villas have four distinct architectural styles, including Mediterranean, Desert, Contemporary, and Arabic. The location is enviable – only 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi Island and close to the international airport. Amenities here encompass retail, commercial, and community needs. Enjoy the upcoming town square with relaxing cafés and dining establishments, and an entire community amidst beautiful tree-lined streets and verdant landscaping. A range of homes are available here, so we recommend you come down and visit Abu Dhabi’s latest offering.

Are your thoughts turning towards the capital? Better Homes has expert agents in Abu Dhabi and is well placed to guide you through the very best properties the city has on offer.

AL RAHA BEACH AL MUNEERA Great family home 1,656 sq. ft. Ready March 2011 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP265387)

AL RAHA BEACH AL MUNEERA A prestigious address 859 sq. ft. Ready March 2011 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP219021)

3 BR AED 1,854,000

1 BR AED 1,019,082

AL RAHA BEACH AL MUNEERA A motivated seller! 1,939 sq. ft. Ready March 2011 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP255799)

AL RAHA BEACH AL MUNEERA In a class by itself 1,841 sq. ft. Ready March 2011 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP218897)

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3 BR AED 2,231,598

3 BR AED 2,371,480

AL RAHA BEACH

2 BR

AL MUNEERA Modern living at its best 1,539 sq. ft. Ready March 2011 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP220384)

AL RAHA BEACH

AED 1,720,615

3 BR

AL MUNEERA Scenic water view 1,722 sq. ft. Ready March 2011 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP96259)

AED 1,985,325

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AL RAHA BEACH AL MUNEERA Live your Arabian dream 4,488 sq. ft. Ready March 2011 Imran Ellam (Ref # VI238153)

AL RAHA BEACH AL ZEINA - TOWNHOUSES Fabulous ocean views 3,949 sq. ft. Ready March 2011 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI253425)

AL REEF ARABIC COMMUNITY Great family home 3,749 sq. ft. Ready January 2010 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # VI259193)

AL REEF DESERT COMMUNITY A great family option 3,749 sq. ft. Ready June 2010 Imran Ellam (Ref # VI263619)

December 2009

4 BR AED 5,665,000

3 BR AED 4,635,000

5 BR AED 2,350,000

5 BR AED 2,150,000

AL RAHA BEACH AL NASEEM RESIDENCE - A A prestigious address 2,413 sq. ft. Ready March 2010 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP229929)

AL RAHA GARDENS KHANNOUR A great family option 2,756 sq. ft. Ready Now Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI265286)

AL REEF ARABIC COMMUNITY A great family option 2,858 sq. ft. Ready January 2010 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # VI259122)

AL REEF DESERT COMMUNITY Smart home living 2,423 sq. ft. Ready June 2010 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI231772)

2 BR AED 3,900,000

4 BR AED 2,987,000

4 BR AED 1,875,000

3 BR AED 1,545,000

AL RAHA BEACH AL NASEEM RESIDENCE - A A prestigious address 1,399 sq. ft. Ready March 2010 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP228957)

AL REEF ARABIC COMMUNITY Attractive investment opportunity 1,832 sq. ft. Ready January 2010 Linda Savidge (Ref # VI266849)

AL REEF ARABIC COMMUNITY A great family option 1,832 sq. ft. Ready January 2010 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # VI219096)

AL REEF DESERT COMMUNITY Amazing capital growth 3,749 sq. ft. Ready June 2010 Linda Savidge (Ref # VI231608)

2 BR AED 1,799,995

2 BR AED 1,200,000

2 BR AED 1,212,000

5 BR AED 2,343,250


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AL REEM ISLAND MANGROVE PLACE

1 BR AED 999,999 The jewel in the crown 699 sq. ft. Ready January 2011 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP227842)

AL REEF DESERT COMMUNITY Live your Arabian dream 2,424 sq. ft. Ready June 2010 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI229121)

AL REEM ISLAND MARINA BLUE Benchmark for new developments in the city 1,163 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP263998)

3 BR AED 1,648,000

2 BR AED 1,617,371

AL REEF DOWN TOWN

1 BR

BUILDING 30 Modern living at its best 796 sq. ft. Ready December 2010 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP231618)

AED 645,101

AL REEM ISLAND

3 BR

MARINA HEIGHTS 1 Spacious living 2,272 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP266738)

AED 3,275,806

AL REEM ISLAND

2 BR

MARINA HEIGHTS 1 A desirable address 1,335 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP95134)

AED 1,668,747

THE GATE SKY TOWER

2 BR AED 1,984,650 A prestigious address 1,461 sq. ft. Ready May 2010 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP262577)

GOLF GARDENS KHUZAMA TOWN HOUSE Ready to move in 3,678 sq. ft. Ready Now Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI265842)

THE GATE

4 BR AED 3,389,000

SKY TOWER State-of-the-art complex 1,461 sq. ft. Ready May 2010 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP91996)

2 BR AED 1,999,999

THE GATE SKY TOWER

2 BR AED 1,870,094 The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about 1,338 sq. ft. Ready May 2010 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP237209)

THE GATE SKY TOWER In a class by itself 934 sq. ft. Ready May 2010 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP56635)

1 BR AED 1,443,030

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SHARJAH AND THE NORTHERN EMIRATES

There are some extraordinary developments and impressive deals on offer outside of Dubai and Abu Dhabi — turn your attention to Sharjah to get involved.

Sharjah - resilient property market

SHARJAH GOING STRONG Throughout 2009, the recession affected the real estate market in all areas of the UAE, but some argue the slowest areas of recovery can be found in freehold areas of the Northern Emirates, including a selection of off-plan projects in Ajman and Ras al Khamiah. However, the leasing market in Sharjah is still strong, and residential areas with Sharjah are proving to be very popular for long term tenants.

SHARJAH FOR RENT

AL KHAN

AL KHAN

AL KHAN

AL GHAZAL TOWER

AL GHAZAL TOWER

AL GHAZAL TOWER

2 BR

2 BR

3 BR

AED67,750

AED68,250

AED88,750

Experience heights of luxury 1,900 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Better Homes (Ref # AP268639)

Brand new luxury apartments 1,900 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Better Homes (Ref # AP268474)

Brand new luxury apartments 2,700 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Better Homes (Ref # AP268547)

AL KHAN

AL KHAN

AL KHAN

AL GHAZAL TOWER

AL GHAZAL TOWER

AL GHAZAL TOWER

3 BR AED89,250 Brand new luxury apartments 2,700 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Better Homes (Ref # AP268510)

December 2009

3 BR

3 BR

AED96,750

AED97,250

Brand new luxury apartments 2,700 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Better Homes (Ref # AP268572)

Brand new luxury apartments 2,700 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Better Homes (Ref # AP268613)


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PROPERTY FOCUS

AL GHAZAL: A JEWEL OF A BUILDING IN SHARJAH With an excellent location on the Al Khan Lake Corniche, Al Ghazal Tower provides some of the finest living in Sharjah. The high-rise is one of Sharjah’s architectural landmarks, set adjacent to the emirate’s most exclusive recreational development, Al Qasba. The heights of Al Ghazal offer unmatched panoramas across the Al Khan Lagoon and Arabian Gulf. Thankfully, with a location directly on Al Khan Lagoon these views do not come at the cost of convenience. Moving from the exterior to the interior, Al Ghazal Tower is powered by an understated elegance. The main entrance floors are decorated with luxurious marble and its walls are lined with Burmese teak. The marble and wood motif continues throughout the corridors and common areas of Al Ghazal,

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guiding residents pleasingly to the four high speed Mitsubishi lifts. Inside the flats one enjoys an air of sophistication, space and comfort. High-quality ceramic granite flooring is standard throughout all living spaces, while the main doors are built of solid wood. Villeroy and Boch, Grohe, and MDF brands provide elegant functionality and a central gas system restates the tower’s integrated design. A free health club awaits residents with state of the art equipment, a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, while the tower’s heat and sound-proof walls insulate it from the outside world. As arguably the finest tower in Sharjah, Al Ghazal is a treasure to its residents. To arrange a viewing, please give us a call on 600 52 2212.

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A LOOK AT LEASING

COMMERCIAL

While commercial leasing rates have fallen everywhere in Dubai, some locations have been significantly harder hit than others. From peak levels, several communities have fallen in rental prices by 55-65%. Among these victims, International City has fallen over 50% (current prices are around AED 40 psf), Deira and Garhoud have fallen 55% (priced now at AED 80-90 psf) and Dubai Silicon Oasis has fallen 65% (now around AED 60 psf).

Office Retail Industrial Investment

Those areas which have been most resilient to the declines are Trade Centre, Jumeirah, and Mirdif, having fallen by only 15-20% from their peaks in 2008. Trade Centre is currently priced at AED 180210 psf, Jumeirah between AED 160-200 psf, and Mirdif between AED 180-210 psf.

Over 20 years of local market wisdom and industry prowess. The most expansive portfolio of commercial property for sale or lease in the UAE. More dedicated commercial consultants than any firm in the region. Office, Retail, Industrial, and Investment Real Estate. Solved.

Trends in mid-Q3 showed rates stabilizing, with very small declines in the range of 1-2% per month in many commercial leasing areas in Dubai.

FOR SALE

BUSINESS BAY BAYSWATER Amazing value 834 sq. ft. Ready Now David Lawes (Ref # OF246186)

BUSINESS BAY AED 988,114

EXECUTIVE TOWER D One of the Best Deals in the Market 1,934 sq. ft. Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF266807)

BUSINESS BAY AED 2,590,450

EXECUTIVE TOWER D Central and prestigious location 1,532 sq. ft. Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF267761)

AED 2,474,636

BUSINESS BAY THE CITADEL CORPORATE TOWER AED 1,377,731 A prestigious address 1,105 sq. ft. Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF79106)

BUSINESS BAY EXECUTIVE TOWER D Central and prestigious location 1,791 sq. ft. Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF267762)

BUSINESS BAY AED 2,933,201

EXECUTIVE TOWER D Ready to move in 1,714 sq. ft. Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF63989)

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AED 2,116,650

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46 COMMERCIAL

BUSINESS BAY

DIFC

VISION TOWER

LIBERTY HOUSE

AED 15,386,655

AED 2,771,112

Amazing value 9,959 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Thomas Bunker (Ref # OF71041)

A prestigious address 1,121 sq. ft. Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF238751)

BUSINESS BAY THE CITADEL CORPORATE TOWER Ready to move in 1,105 sq. ft. Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF263938)

AED 1,498,489

DIFC

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

LIBERTY HOUSE

BURJ DUBAI TOWER

AED 2,771,112

AED 62,994,800

A prestigious address 1,121 sq. ft. Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF238752)

A prestigious address 11,120 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 David Lawes (Ref # OF102964)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI AL SAAHA-WEST-LEVEL 3/THE OLD TOWN ISLAND AED 8,902,175 An investment for capital growth 3,267 sq. ft. Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF177030)

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK WAREHOUSE - 597-207 Competitive price, call now 81,700 sq. ft. Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # WH266094)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS AED 30,900,000

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS AG TOWER (SILVER) Cornerstone of economic activity 1,238 sq. ft. Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF268028)

December 2009

AED 1,243,581

AG TOWER (SILVER) Cornerstone of economic activity 980 sq. ft. Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF268025)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS AED 1,028,991

AG TOWER (SILVER) Cornerstone of economic activity 1,539 sq. ft. Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF268027)

AED 1,545,979

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

ALMAS TOWER

GOLDCREST EXECUTIVE

AED 1,068,934

AED 1,828,326

Cornerstone of economic activity 807 sq. ft. Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF237465)

A desirable address 2,149 sq. ft. Ready Now David Lawes (Ref # OF268759)


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JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS INDIGO ICON Glimmering lakeside view 1,094 sq. ft. Ready Now David Lawes (Ref # OF261877)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS AED 1,014,138

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS INDIGO TOWER An investment for capital growth 1,188 sq. ft. Ready Now Thomas Bunker (Ref # RE264561)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS AED 1,523,413

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS AED 2,305,552

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS REEF TOWER An investors dream! 10,713 sq. ft. Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF255951)

INDIGO ICON Glimmering lakeside views 1,643 sq. ft. Ready Now David Lawes (Ref # OF261888)

INDIGO TOWER An investment for capital growth 1,340 sq. ft. Ready Now Thomas Bunker (Ref # RE264565)

REEF TOWER Ready to move in 2,217 sq. ft. Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF266150)

AED 1,318,400

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS AED 2,587,360

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS AED 10,978,870

INDIGO ICON Affordable luxury 1,556 sq. ft. Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF265134)

ONE LAKE PLAZA State-of-the-art facilities 1,104 sq. ft. Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF246415)

AED 818,726

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS AED 2,436,021

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

TIFFANY TOWERS

TIFFANY TOWERS

AED 1,089,740

AED 1,198,236

One of the Best Deals in the Market 1,058 sq. ft. Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF265137)

Amazing capital growth 1,108 sq. ft. Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF266516)

SABA TOWER 1 A desirable address 7,291 sq. ft. Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF91853)

AED 8,596,812

TECOM GROSVENOR BUSINESS TOWER Best value 1,906 sq. ft. Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF264668)

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AED 2,257,647

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FOR RENT

UMM HURAIR BUSINESS ATRIUM Prized location 1,025 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # OF243282)

BARSHA

DEIRA

AL BARSHA BOUTIQUE Dynamic environment 1,308 sq. ft. Ready November 2009 Better Homes (Ref # OFM266974)

AED 117,720

DEIRA BUSINESS POINT Prized location 1,092 sq. ft. Ready Now Abdul Rahman (Ref # OFM221209)

DEIRA AED 196,560

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS INDIGO TOWER Dynamic environment 1,188 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # RE264561)

December 2009

AED 143,556

J.A.M. BUILDING Best value 1,916 sq. ft. Tessa Honorica Lowe (Ref # OF268682)

BUSINESS CENTRAL TOWERS A prestigious address 1,553 sq. ft. Ready Now Anuradha Janjua (Ref # OF168485)

AED 138,510

DEIRA AED 191,600

TECOM AED 237,600

AL QAYADA BUILDING Prized location 1,539 sq. ft. Better Homes (Ref # OF262383)

NEW CENTURY CITY TOWER Dynamic environment 1,774 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Better Homes (Ref # OF264424)

AED 274,970

AL QUOZ AED 388,250

CBD BUILDING Excellent ямБnish 3,362 sq. ft. Ready Now Tessa Honorica Lowe (Ref # OF246229)

AED 504,315


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COMMERCIAL BREAKDOWN 1GB = 6.05 AED 1 USD = 3.67 AED 1 EURO = 5.45 AED PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - November 2009 Conversion rates correct at time of press

RENTALS

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Statistics based on Better Homes rental figures for the last six months.

OFFICE COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

ABU DHABI

Al Markaziyah

135,867

864,006

724,945

187

223

206

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT

Bur Dubai

60,000

448,000

258,972

63

370

186

Umm Hurair

132,480

475,560

192,550

90

140

129

Dubai Healthcare City

150,000

956,550

553,275

107

150

129

Zabeel

946,200

946,200

946,200

120

120

120

Deira

23,940

4,019,200

210,757

45

895

147

Garhoud

75,321

1,656,000

161,799

120

250

120

Qusais

133,305

399,705

256,102

110

150

150

DEIRA DISTRICT

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Downtown Burj Dubai

50,000

1,415,400

855,133

175

350

242

Trade Centre

51,480

2,679,250

231,097

61

250

122

Business Bay

202,363

395,280

252,553

150

250

173

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

Dubailand

833,760

833,760

833,760

60

60

60

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Jumeirah Lake Towers

68,400

898,399

145,537

90

140

105

Barsha

97,560

2,023,020

165,056

90

200

90

Tecom

122,400

1,207,800

226,404

100

300

154

Sheikh Zayed Road

75,005

398,700

130,161

100

120

106

Al Wasl

109,620

109,620

109,620

87

87

87

Jumeirah

115,000

115,000

115,000

135

135

135

Al Quoz

34,620

1,136,800

163,621

60

400

119

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

MEYDAN DISTRICT

RETAIL COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

AL AWIR DISTRICT

International City

18,299

90,000

38,097

50

104

65

DEIRA DISTRICT

Garhoud

211,924

578,732

398,815

120

120

120

Deira

796,980

2,993,365

1,371,480

145

325

290

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Trade Centre

4,500,000

4,500,000

4,500,000

150

150

150

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Barsha

22,650

414,900

139,558

148

150

150

Jumeirah Lake Towers

237,600

268,000

252,800

200

200

200

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

Jumeirah

247,770

252,747

250,259

90

700

395

MARINA DISTRICT

Dubai Marina

125,000

125,000

125,000

313

313

313

MEYDAN DISTRICT

Al Quoz

906,410

906,410

906,410

140

140

140

SHARJAH

Al Nahda

48,160

48,160

48,160

70

70

70

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

Dubai Investment Park

88,372

362,592

122,157

32

40

32

MEYDAN DISTRICT

Al Quoz

95,250

323,000

191,500

38

85

65

JEBEL ALI DISTRICT

Jebel Ali

2,549,580

2,549,580

2,549,580

55

55

55

WAREHOUSE

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BETTER INTERIORS The latest tastes, trends and product launches in the world of home interiors

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3

2

4

MY FAVOURITE ROOM

KRIS FADE 1 This is my meditation bowl, it’s beautiful. I got it from the UK – you hold it on your palm and the stick that’s resting in it has fibre at the end of it. You rub it around and it makes a humming noise like the one you get when you rub around the rim of a crystal glass. It sounds like an orchestra and it’s supposed to bring peace to the room. It was about three thousand dirhams, so pretty expensive but it was worth it, I use it all the time. 2 This is our snake Vinnie, he’s cool, he’s a little icon. He’s very low maintenance, we just love to sit around on the couch and chill with him. 3 I bought these sticks from Pan Emirates at Ibn Battuta – they were only about Dhs120. I then installed lights behind them and when you switch them on at night it’s beautiful, it lights up the entire corner of the room. 4 I love my guitar – I brought it over from Australia. The sound it makes is beautiful. I sit on the couch overlooking the water below and play it in the evenings. 5 My mother bought the teddy for my baby girl as my parents haven’t met her yet. Although she lives in Australia, the bear is from Harrods as she bought it on a trip to the UK.

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BAXTER AATI Price on request

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FF FEDERICA FENDI CASA AT AATI Price on request

SHARP NECK FLOOR LAMP INDIGO AED 946

VÄVA PENDANT LAMP IKEA AED 395

DAVINCI SHELF INDEX LIVING MALL Price on request

WHAT’S IN STORE Our favourite new products in the interiors stores this month... BAXTER AT AATI Price on request

JUELZ CUSHION COVER THE One AED 79

MOOD HR SOFA MOBILIA Price on request

FF DOMUS CASSETTIERA FENDI CASA AT AATI Price on request

ROCK CHAIR BoConcept AED 3,249


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6pcs 106cm Round Carnival Lime Green Set Also available in 8pcs Set and in Dark Green Colours

4pcs Gold Coast Lounge Set Also available in 9pcs set Prices valid while stock lasts

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Found your perfect property? Contact us on +971 600 52 2212 55 SIX OF THE BEST

MEET YOUR MAKER Cook up a storm with the help of some nifty electronic wizadry… 3.Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Dessert Maker

1. T-Fal SM601003A Avante Nonstick Sandwich Maker Everyone loves a cheese toastie but the postsnack clean-up effort can be a nightmare. Luckily, this grill has removable, dishwashersafe, nonstick plates, making it as smooth a process as it can be. There’s room for two diagonally-cut sarnies at a time, plus a light to let you know when it’s ready for action and adjustable temperature control for fussy eaters. Recipe ideas are included and the versatile little machine also doubles up as a waffle maker.

2. Argento Waffle Maker With this sleek little number, breakfast will fast become your favourite meal. Not only is it practical – it can be stored upright, taking up very little room; the exterior is non-marking so it doesn’t get covered in greasy fingerprints; and the cool-touch handle avoids burns – but it’s also über stylish. The deep pocket-style waffles it produces provide the perfect bed for ice cream, butter or syrup, and the large, round end product can be cut into four easy-tomanage portions. Who says waffles are just for Belgians?

Decent-quality ice cream doesn’t come cheap so really, for the sweet of tooth, an ice cream maker could be deemed an investment – plus you get to tailor-make pudding to your exact requirements. If you’re stuck for inspiration, this stylish stainless steel model comes complete with recipes to keep your appetite whetted. The double-insulated bowl ensures an even consistency – simply put the ingredients in and it does the rest in just 25 minutes. Cleaning up is also a doddle, with removable bowl and paddle.

4. Breadman TR875 Two-Pound Breadmaker Freshly baked bread features in most people’s top five smells, and this Breadman model can even be programmed so you wake up to the aroma. It’s designed very much with the user in mind: you can set the ‘add-in’ beep to remind you when to add berries, nuts or whatever else tickles your fancy; there’s a super-rapid cycle and crust control; and there are also gluten-free and whole-wheat options. The see-through window allows you to watch your loaf’s progression and the mechanism is blissfully quiet.

6. Presto 05466 ProFry StainlessSteel Dual-Basket ImmersionElement 12-Cup Chip Maker TOP OF THE POPS

5. Waring Pro WPM25 Professional Popcorn Maker It’s an unwritten rule that a home movie night requires a hefty bucket of popcorn. This retro-style gadget churns out eight cups of hot, delicious popcorn at a time, making it a hit at birthday parties as well as an ingrained part of the family’s DVD-watching ritual. The pivoting kettle mechanism features an inbuilt stirrer, ensuring even distribution, and it’s also removable for easy cleaning. Kids will love watching the kernels pop through the window, and at 11x11.5x17 inches, the unit is a manageable size. Poptastic.

This professional-style fryer is very convenient, with two baskets so you can cook different things at once, quick preheating and a fast oil recovery time. Messy spatters are shielded by the cover and the enameled pot and 1800watt heating element are both removable for quick, painless cleaning. The adjustable thermostat allows you to choose how you cook your food, and the indicator light lets you know when the oil is at the perfect temperature. Chips never tasted so good.

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56 BETTER INTERIORS

BETTER...KITCHENS Most of us spend more time in our kitchen than in our living room, so it’s important to get it right. Here’s how...

1.

INSPIRATION

Country

DESIGN IDEAS FOR KITCHENS

This comprehensive guide has everything you need to have a beautiful kitchen: the opening chapter explains the basics of kitchen layout and the book progresses to discuss cabinets, surfaces, appliances, sinks and lighting. A very practical, instructional book.

KITCHEN DESIGN GUIDE With over 200 photos, this picture-led tome is all about design. It takes you through trend-based cabinetry, storage, lighting and appliance options, and gives advice on kitting out all sizes of kitchens, no matter how big or small.

Functional

Mark Wilkinson

ACHIEVE THIS LOOK This could have been taken straight out of a Cotswolds barn conversion in England. The Arts and Crafts look is all about warm woods and soothing lilacs – you don’t need fuss and chintz to create the impression of a homely country kitchen. Check out Mark Wilkinson at mwf.com for more inspiration.

TIPS FROM THE TOP Q

IKEA

ACHIEVE THIS LOOK Trust IKEA to come up trumps with a stylish yet sensible option for city-dwellers who are short on space. Their FAKTUM/ NEXUS kitchen with birch doors and drawer fronts and AVSIKT roll-front cabinet look cutting edge thanks to the scorching scarlet, while the handy rails with hanging hooks are the perfect space-saving storage solution.

‘Don’t attempt to do manual labour

yourself – paying a professional is always, always worth it...’

What’s the key to creating the perfect kitchen?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question – it very much depends on your individual needs. Space, storage, appliances and whether you have small children are all factors. I would advise starting by making a list of what you can’t live without, as that’s what you should prioritise your spending on. Also check where your service points are prior to thinking about layout – moving them around can be expensive. Before you actually start buying things, settle on a colour scheme and general style direction. Curves are very on-trend at the moment (and they’re also ideal safety-wise if you have little ones). Consider whether there are things about your current kitchen that you don’t like – if, for example, you think it’s too dark or there’s not enough counter space for working on, there could be design solutions (e.g. Magic Corners or pull-out larders) which can solve the problem. Once you’ve worked out your budget, you also need to allow for contingencies – I generally advise clients to budget for five to ten per cent extra in case any unforeseen costs arise. Speaking of cost, don’t attempt to do the manual labour yourself: paying for a professional is always worth it. Tony Lamb, managing director, Under One Roof. 04 323 2722


Chic

Under One Roof

Under One Roof

ACHIEVE THIS LOOK This sleek Avantblack range from Under One Roof wouldn’t look out of place in a New York penthouse – it injects more than a drop of glamour to any apartment. To make your own cooking space look like this, focus on blacks and whites with glossy finishes, and chic dark woods. To soften the look, finish with plants.

KEY PIECE When it comes to coffee, instant just doesn’t cut it. Every chic kitchen needs an espresso machine and if you really want to do it in style, why not opt for the model bought for Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City? The FrancisFrancis! X1 is available from amazon.com.

Quirky

Tempo Dish Set Indigo AED 411

Ribbed Tea Set Indigo AED 314

Cheat’s tip Do you fancy a minimalist kitchen but feel hindered by the amount of stuff you have? The answer’s simple: hide it all in an enormous cupboard. Get yours now from Under One Roof.

ACHIEVE THIS LOOK Apartments in Dubai can be gorgeous but can look very samey – like big, white shells. Make yours stand out from the crowd with a retrofabulous 1980s-style design scheme in your kitchen. This one’s from IKEA, using a canny combination of the APPLÄD, ABSTRAKT and RUBRIK APPLÄD ranges. This cool red SMEG fridge would go perfectly, too.

IKEA

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58 BETTER INTERIORS INTERIORS ADVICE

ASK THE EXPERTS Send us your questions to experts@hotmediapublishing.com and we’ll find an interiors guru to answer them...

Q

How important is lighting in creating the right atmosphere for my dining room? How do I strike the right balance between clinical brightness and over-dimness?

ER’S SPEAK R CORNE

Q

I am looking to buy a high-end home entertainment system but I’m not sure where to start or what to prioritise. I have a very large ‘echoey’ living room so that will be a factor.

It all depends on what you will mainly be using your system for – listening to music or watching movies. If you’re more into your music, you’ll want to spend half of the money you’ve allocated for your new system on the front speakers on the left and right, getting ones which are sufficiently large to be able to produce bass without needing a subwoofer. You should then spend the rest of the money on surround and centre speakers. If you’re more movie buff than muso, you need to concentrate on the quality of the centre channel, as this is responsible for conveying most of the dialogue in your film, alongside almost four fifths of the soundtrack. Put about a third of your money into the centre speaker, and get it as big as possible. Spend another third on your subwoofer, which will help increase the power of your home theatre experience. The remaining money is then left over for your left and right surround speakers and your front speakers – put an emphasis on the front speakers over the surrounds. When you’ve got your sparkly new system in place, you mustn’t neglect the accoustics of the room it’s placed in. This can make a huge difference – always ask for advice from the company you buy your system from about the layout. At Audissey at Wafi Mall we’re always happy to give you advice and arrange exclusive listening sessions – just call us on 04 324 5913. Osama Kharboutli, Audissey

December 2009

Lighting is a major part of what makes an atmosphere in any room. There are three types to consider: general, functional and mood lighting. General lighting comes from the ceiling and casts a ‘light carpet’ all over the room which ensures that the total room is lit and prevents ‘dead corners’. You can use spots, fluorescent light or pendants for this, but be aware that the fluorescents cast a very cold light. If you should already have fluorescent light, then make sure to buy bulbs that create warm lighting. Next you should consider which functions the room has. In the dining room this could be; dining, reading, working, playing games, kids doing their homework etc.. You need light for all functions and usually I would recommend one to two pendants over the dining table, all depending on size. A good idea is to get a dimmer, so that the light can be adjusted from strong light in working situations to dimmed light when having a cosy dinner with friends and family. Be aware that having transparent pendants (like clear glass) over your dining table can be very stressful to the eye because it casts light in all directions. I recommend using pendants that only cast light downwards to avoid this problem. If you want a more playful look you can also use more pendants together and hang them in different levels. Once you've got these two points covered you can look at mood. Mood lighting should help create the atmosphere and there are many ways to do that. You could place a table lamp on a sideboard, mount wall lamps over a picture, use indirect lighting underneath shelves (like LEDs), use coloured bulbs for your old lamps and so on. Only your imagination sets the limit. Anni Gram, Visual Merchandiser, BoConcept


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STORES GUIDE BURJUMAN

DUBAI MALL

FESTIVAL CENTRE ACE

The Handicraft Gallery 04 339 3515 800 ASK ACE

Q Home Decor

04 339 3515

Bhs

04 352 5150

@home

04 434 0877

Descamps

04 355 5563

Armani/Casa

04 437 3131

Grand Stores

04 352 3641

Baldi

04 339 9890

Artikel

04 232 8339

SOUK MADINAT JUMEIRAH

Hermes

04 351 1190

Collezione

04 434 0255

Bayti

04 368 5145

Carré Blanc

04 295 3992

Jadhafs

04 352 2550

Crystal Gallery

04 339 8774

Dwell

04 232 5435

Toshkhana

04 366 8888

Liwa Home

04 351 5353

Crystalline

04 339 8897

Howard

04 232 5397

Sharief

04 355 3377

Dubai Home Collection 04 339 8855

IKEA

04 203 7505

SOUK AL BAHAR

Tanagra

04 355 0183

Ethan Allen

04 339 8631

Marina

04 232 8919

Al Sultani Furniture

04 420 3676

THE One

04 351 4424

Index Living Mall

04 339 8631

Rugland

04 232 5790

Tarrab

04 420 0244

Villeroy & Boch

04 351 7775

Iwannagohome!

04 339 8631

Shatex Home Collection 04 232 5725

Tehran Persian

04 420 0575

Zara Home

04 359 9988

Kreiss

04 339 8978

Stokes

04 232 9251

Zsolnay

04 420 3682

Lalique

04 339 8451

Table Art

04 232 6670

DEIRA CITY CENTRE

Merinos

050 887 4893

The Red Carpet

04 232 5755

Al Jaber Gallery

04 295 4004

Mesgarzadeh

04 339 9930

Al Maya Household

04 334 9424

Mitchi

04 339 9084

IBN BATTUTA MALL

Aminian Carpets

04 295 5379

Mumbai Se

04 434 0626

Kani Home

04 368 5408

Pride of Kashmir

04 295 0655

OSIM

04 339 8290

Lifestyle

04 368 5699

WAFI SHOPPING MALL

Regional Trading

04 295 1723

Step Evi Design

04 434 0199

One World

04 366 5742

Bombay

04 324 5255

Sia (Jawad Home)

04 295 6180

Yves Delorme

04 339 8787

Pan Emirates

04 368 5372

Emad Carpet Trading

04 324 4555

The White Co

04 295 6180

Zwilling

04 434 0725

Table Art

04 366 9710

Faucher

04 324 6769

(800 275 223)

LAMCY PLAZA

TOP OF THE SHOTS DARRIN JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY We’ve got a special festive suggestion for you this month. Nothing brings warmth to a family room quite like a beautifully-shot family photo, and Darrin James produce the best in the market. They’ve been in the region for over five years and have produced gorgeous portraits for scores of individuals and families – check out djphotography.net to see a selection and get a feeling for what they can do. They’ve got a special offer on until December 25 – you can pick up a voucher for a friend for AED 1,100 (which covers the photoshoot and a 25-image CD) and they’ll give you an AED 300 voucher which can be put towards canvases and prints. If you’re looking for smaller gifts you can get packages to have 2010 calendar pictures taken starting from AED 495. To find out more, call Darrin James Photography on 04 368 6355.

Household Department 04 334 9424 Lifestyle

04 366 9845

Rugland

04 335 6610

MALL OF THE EMIRATES B&B Italia/Minotti

04 340 5797

Bo Concept 04 341 4144 Bois & Chiffons

04 341 0519

Crystal Casa

04 341 1402

Flamant Home Interiors 04 341 3533 Four Seasons Ramesh

04 334 9090

Home Centre

04 341 4441

Home Design

04 323 3370

IDdesign

04 341 3434

Jashanmal

04 347 1715

Maison Decor

04 409 9000

Marina

04 800 4360

Marina Gulf

04 341 0314

Miri

04 341 1000

Red Carpet

04 340 9924

Table Art

04 341 3663

The Living Zone

04 341 1220

Carpetland

04 344 0646

Irony Home

04 342 2145

Frette/White Corner

04 324 2474

La Boudoir

04 324 4555

La Murrina Murano

04 324 4555

Marks & Spencer

04 324 5145

Memoires

04 324 3001

VG New Trend

04 324 5430

BARSHA Mobilia Australiana

04 323 6988

Pan Emirates Home Furnishing

BUR DUBAI / KARAMA Al Hufaiza Furniture

04 336 6646

Carpetland

04 337 7677

Decoworld

04 336 6811

Marlin Furniture

04 334 6664

OFIS

04 335 2499

AL QUOZ Amber Garden Furniture 04 323 2405 Exotica

04 340 2966

Falaknaz Habitat

04 340 4989

Indigo Living

04 341 6388

Kidz Inc

04 340 5059

MARKET MALL, GREEN COMMUNITY

Luz de Luna

04 341 66 85

Presotto Middle East

04 340 6443

ACE

Stone Gallery

04 347 2525

The Warehouse

04 347 0220

Under One Roof

04 323 2722

04 885 3208

MERCATO MALL Al Abbar Art Gallery

04 344 9595

Bombay & Zone

04 344 5994

SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD

Kas Australia

04 344 1179

ACE

04 338 1416

Bagno

04 330 7775

National Iranian Carpets 04 349 9644

OASIS CENTER

December 2009

THE VILLAGE MALL

Casa Mia

04 339 0760

Casa Tua

04 339 7800

Art Tower Frames Est.

04 339 3024

Rattan House

04 338 2977

MFI Kitchens

04 339 3503

Selva Middle East

04 341 1933


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BETTER COMMUNITIES The 100 key contacts you need to settle in to your new home

BABYSITTING AND NANNIES

STANDARD CHARTERED

General Motors dealership in

DUBAI NANNIES

standardchartered.ae, 04 313 8888

the UAE for Opel, Cadillac,

dubainannies.com

Loans and mortgages, a specialised Islamic Banking

Chevrolet and Hummer cars.

Dubai Nannies provides live-in nannies, governessses

service, private banking and home and life insurance.

They are also the exclusive distributors for Kawasaki

and maternity nurses across Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

CAR RENTAL

motorcycles.

MAJESTIC NANNIES

AVIS

majesticnannies.com, 02 665 5056

avisaue.ae, 04 295 7121

DENTISTS

Majestic Nannies matches families with full-time and

Avis has 21 rental locations across the UAE. Rates for

part-time nannies at AED440 to 7,000 per week.

their cars range from AED2,250-20,000/month.

AMERICAN DENTAL CLINIC

MDE NANNIES

HERTZ

04 344 0668 / 02 681 2921

mde-nannies.com

hertzuae.com, 800 437 89 / 04 206 0206

Services include cosmetic dentistry,

MDE Nannies has a roster of nannies and au pairs from

Prices start at AED2,373 per month for a Toyota Yaris

neuromuscular dentistry and periodontics.

the Philippines, India, Nepal, Indonesia and Sri Lanka

and go to AED17,707 per month for an Audi A8.

NANNIES DUBAI

SixT

britishdentalclinic.com, 04 342 1318

nanniesdubai.com, 050 847 7537

sixt.com, 04 347 9777

This clinic on Al Wasl Road in Dubai provides

Nannies Dubai guarantees a nanny for 12 months, and

If you’re looking to hire a Mercedes Benz, you need to

treatments like air flow cleaning to remove stains,

will provide a replacement for free if you’re not happy.

get in touch with SixT, who specialise in their full range.

fillings, teeth whitening, veneers and implants.

TRIXABELL

THRIFTY

DRS NICOLAS & ASP

trixabell.com

thriftyaue.com, 800 4694 / 04 347 9001

nicolasandasp.com, 04 394 7777

All Trixabell nannies have first aid and food hygiene

Prices range from AED2,100 per month for a Mitsubishi

Eight branches across Dubai offering pediatric surgery,

training. Babysitters range from AED35 to AED70/hour.

Lancer to AED15,000 per month for a BMW 7 series.

cosmetic surgery and implants.

BANKING AND FINANCE

CAR SHOWROOMS

DUBAI SKY CLINIC

COMMERCIAL BANK OF DUBAI

AL FUTTAIM MOTORS

dubaiskyclinic.com, 04 355 8808

cbd.ae, 800-CBD

alfuttaimmotors.com, 04 206 6666

Based at the BurJuman Business Tower, offering

CBD offers savings schemes, a personal loan service

Al Futtaim are the UAE’s exclusive distributors of

aesthetic dentistry like inlays and crowns.

and foreign exchange contracts.

Toyota and Lexus cars.

american-dental-clinic.com,

BRITISH DENTAL CLINIC

THE DENTAL CENTER HSBC

AL TAYER MOTORS

the-dental-center.com, 04 375 2175

hsbc.ae, 800HSBC (4722)

04 303 7070

Located in Dubai Healthcare City, the Dental Center’s

HSBC offers Islamic, premier and international banking,

Distributors of Ford, Lincoln,

services include dental makeovers.

wealth management, corporate and personal accounts.

Mercury, Jaguar and Ferrari.

FLORISTS MASHREQ BANK mashreqbank.com, 04 424 4444 Mashreq offer deposits, borrowing and a broad range of credit cards with online facilities.

NATIONAL BANK OF DUBAI

ARABIAN AUTOMOBILES 04 339 0999 The sole distributors for Nissan in the UAE. They also sell second-

EXOTICA exoticaemirates.com, 02 644 4416 / 04 347 3260 With branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Exotica offers bouquets as well as floral arrangements for weddings.

hand Nissan vehicles.

ORGANIC FOODS AND CAFE

nbd.ae, 04 222 2111 NBD offers current accounts for both business and

LIBERTY AUTOMOBILES

organicfoodsandcafe.com, 04 434 0577

personal users, silver, gold and platinum credit cards,

libertyautos.com, 04 282 8092

A small store at Emaar Business Park where a florist

specialised private banking and internet banking.

Liberty Automobiles are the largest

knocks up good value, immaculate bouquets to order.

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62 BETTER COMMUNITIES HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CLINICS

BUPA (Through Lifecare)

04 349 1070 Located at The Village Mall,

AL ZAHRA MEDICAL CENTRE

Bupa offers three different insurance packages running

Shakespeare design attractive

alzahra.com, 04 331 5000

from the Lifeline Essential plan up to the Lifeline Gold.

bouquets and floral arrangements.

Al Zahra provides departments like pulmonology and

SHAKESPEARE FLOWERS

opthalmology in addition to paediatrics and dentistry.

lifecareinternational.com, 04 331 8688

DAMAN NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE damanhealth.ae, 800 432 626

UPSCALE AND POSH AMERICAN HOSPITAL

National, regional, and global health insurance plans

A large selection of delivery flowers to choose from

ahdubai.com, 04 336 7777

plus visitor plans to a limit of AED150,000.

online. They also offer online florist consultation.

The first hospital in the Middle East to get a Joint

upscaleandposh.com

Commission International Accreditation (JCIA).

GENERAL MAINTENANCE

EXPACARE (Through MedNet) mednet-uae.com, 800 48 82 Expacare’s packages include Standardcare, and

farnek.com, 04 382 4400

BELHOUL EUROPEAN HOSPITAL belhouleuropean.com, 04 345 4000

Farnek service all types of air conditioners and offer

Belhoul’s facilities include 19 specialist clinics in

complementary therapies and chronic conditions.

other mechanical, electrical and plumbing services.

addition to surgical facilities.

HITCHES AND GLITCHES

EBSAAR

rsagroup.ae, 800 772 / 04 302 9995

hitchesandglitches.com, 04 341 2888

ebsaar.ae, 04 344 0122

RSA insurance offers policies covering health, home,

Air conditioning and pool maintenance and a 45

A clinic offering over 16 different technologies

pets, motors, personal accidents and travel insurance,

minute response time for emergencies.

aimed at improving your vision, including LASIK,

among others.

FARNEK

Executivecare and Specialcare which cover dental care,

RSA

glaucoma laser treatment, treatment for diabetes

HOWDRA CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

complications and retinal diseases and cataract and

KENNELS AND CATTERIES

premium lenses.

ANIMAL CARE CENTRE animalcarecentre.biz, 06 543 6280

howdra.moonfruit.com, 04 227 2736 Howdra offers handyman and maintenance services

EMIRATES HOSPITAL

Located in Sharjah, Animal Care Centre is the oldest

covering electrical and plumbing problems.

emirateshospital.ae, 04 349 6666

kennel and cattery in the UAE. They also have their

A specialist surgical hospital which also houses a dental

own veterinary clinic.

JIM WILL FIX IT

clinic and other general clinics.

CHURCHWOOD’S

jimwillfixit.ae, 800 349 / 04 344 7091 Jim Will Fix It offers repairs for electrics, plumbing and

HEALTH BAY POLYCLINIC

churchwoods.dubaiparent.com, 04 341 5201

air conditioning units plus minor carpentry tasks.

healthbayclinic.com, 04 348 7140

Located in Barsha, with all chalets separated by

A private medical clinic in Umm Suquiem, offering

partitions and fitted with smoke alarms.

PERMAGLAZE PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS

a huge range of services from a group of dedicated doctors. Services include family medicine, paediatrics,

DUBAI KENNELS AND CATTERY

04 323 2722

obstetrics and gynaecology, infertility, internal

dkc.ae, 04 285 1646

General Maintenance undertaken by Under

medicine, gastroenterology, hepatology, travel clinics,

DKC offer boarding, daycare and collection and delivery

One Roof maintenance company specializing in tiling

well woman and well man medicals, baby clinic,

for cats, dogs and other pets.

of floors and walls, plastering, painting and decorating

lactation consultancy and more.

POSH PAWS

– internal and external. Rewiring and plumbing

SHARIF EYE CENTER

poshpawsdubai.com, 050 273 0973

sharifeyecenter.com, 04 423 3664

Located a short drive from Dubai’s Dragon Mart, Posh

GYMS

One of the top centres in the Middle East region

Paws is like a holiday camp for your pets.

AVIATION CLUB

helping people improve their vision and decrease their

aviationclub.ae, 04 286 5303

dependency on glasses or contact lenses, Sharif Eye

The Aviation has a great pool, squash and tennis courts.

Center is located at Dubai HealthCare City, Ibn Sina

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENS

They offer a range of workout classes too.

Building, Block D-101.

ACE GARDEN CENTER

THE BIG APPLE

THE CITY HOSPITAL

ACE Garden Centre, located at Dubai Festival City,

jumeirah.com, 04 319 8660

ehl.ae/thecityhospital, 04 435 9999

has an impressive array fencing , pots, potting soil,

Diet supplements and fitness foods in addition to a

The City hospital was the first hospital in Dubai

fertilizers, seeds, indoor and outdoor plants, watering

great range of fitness machines, weights and classes.

Healthcare City and boasts state-of-the-art equipment.

accessories, gardening tools and machinery. It’s a

FITNESS FIRST

WELCARE HOSPITAL

fitnessfirst.ae, 04 351 0044

ehl.ae/WH, 04 282 7788

Rhe largest chain of gyms in the UAE with branches in

Welcare was the first private hospital in Dubai to

DUBAI GARDEN CENTRE

Mirdiff, Media City, and BurJuman, among others.

receive the Quality Appreciation Award.

dubaigardencentre.com, 04 340 0006

HAYYA

INSURANCE

hayya.com, 04 362 7775

AXA

A chain of gyms located within various Emaar

axa-gulf.com, 800 48 45 / 800 29 24

GARDEN CONCEPTS

properties, including Meadows Village, Burj Dubai and

AXA offers local, regional and global healthcare plans.

landscapes.co.ae, 04 369 7812

the Lakes.

They also cover motor, yacht, golf and travel insurance.

Landscaping and maintenance services.

undertaken too.

800 ASK ACE (800 275 223)

real one stop shop for all your home and outdoor gardening needs.

Gardening and landscaping services plus a good range

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MAIDS.AE

growgardens.ae, 050 159 9723

maids.ae, 04 339 4151

Grow offers gardening services from preliminary

Maids available for cleaning,

concepts through to ďŹ nished gardens

baby sitting and laundry.

PLANTORAMA

SPEED CLEANING

plantoramallc.com, 050 656 5971, 050 652 2418

06 543 6333

Full design and consultancy as well as masonry

Speed Cleaning send a crew within 24 hours.

kids aged 2 to 5. Instruction in English, French and German, with Arabic as an additional language.

CHILDREN’S OASIS NURSERY childrensoasisnursery.com, 04 348 8981 Located in Umm Suquiem, Emirates Lakes and Dubai Marina, Children’s Oasis takes age 3 months to 4 years.

and irrigation.

NURSERIES

EMIRATES BRITISH NURSERY

ST TROPEZ DESIGN

BASATEEN

ebninfo.ae, 04 348 9996

stdubai.com, 04 336 2003

slc.ae, 06 506 7733

Located in Mirdiff and Umm Suquiem, Emirates

Contractors who adapt feng shui designs to

This centre in Sharjah promotes learning through play

British Nursery follow the UK curriculum for ages 11

promote balance.

for children aged from 2 to 4.

months to 4 years.

MAIDS

BLOSSOM CHILDRENS NURSERY

HUMMINGBIRD NURSERY

BUSY BEES

theblossomnursery.com, 04 348 6275

hummingbird.ae, 04 370 0449

busybees.com, 04 351 7807

Umm Suquiem nursery which takes kids aged 6 months

At Hummingbird Nursery in DIFC, children aged

Services include house cleaning, baby sitting, event

to 4 years.

between 6 months and 4 years are taught the

planning and car cleaning.

British curriculum.

BUTTERFLY MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL DUBAI MAIDS

admont.ae, 02 665 8611

KIDS COTTAGE NURSERY

dubai-maids.com, 050 919 2029

Preschool for children aged 6 months to 4 years which

kids-cottage.com, 04 394 2145

Dubai Maids offers cleaning, babysitting and party

covers mathematics, natural science, French and Arabic.

Kids Cottage cares for children aged from 1 to 4 and follows the British curriculum.

services. They also arrange full time maids.

CHILDREN’S GARDEN DUBAI HOWDRA CLEANING

Green Community: childrensgarden.ae,

RISING STARS NURSERY

howdra.moonfruit.com, 04 227 2736

04 855 3484, Jumeirah: tcgjumeira.ae,

risingstarsnursery.com, 04 348 8805

Handyman services plus cleaning services by maids

04 349 2985

Located in Umm Suquiem 2, Rising Stars’ curriculum is

who have completed ďŹ rst aid training.

TCG offers a tailor-made, age-appropriate curriculum to

designed for kids from 6 months to 4 years.

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HYDROLITE POOLS AND LANDSCAPES hydrolite.net, 06 535 1118 Hydrolite offers water treatment and cleaning twice a week plus regular reading of pH levels.

MAK POOLS makpools.com, 04 323 2958 Maintenance services for private pools and spas.

POOLS R US poolsrusdubai.com, 04 340 7887 A swimming pool installation and maintenance company with equipment links with Europe and the US. Their friendly team, who have a cumulative experience of building thousands of swimming pools worldwide, will happily talk you through the entire swimming pool building and ownership process, and they ensure that

England up to Year 13. They offer courses in business, sciences, design and tech, media studies and music .

JUMEIRAH ENGLISH SPEAKING SCHOOL (Arabian Ranches) jess.sch.ae, 04 361 9019 JESS schools at Arabian Ranches are split into three primary, secondary and sixth form - and offer the British curriculum and IB for sixth form. They have a large, landscaped campus with fully-equipped playground areas, two temperature-controlled swimming pools and extensive facilities for sports, science, art/design and performing arts.

JUMEIRAH ENGLISH SPEAKING SCHOOL (Jumeirah) jess.sch.ae, 04 394 5515 A much-loved school teaching the British curriculum to kids from Foundation 1 to Year 6. Jess has excellent facilities and offers a large range of extra-curricular

TINY HOME MONTESSORI NURSERY

they’re always up-to-date with the latest design and

tiny-home.com, 04 349 3201

landscaping innovations sweeping the industry. Pools R

Tiny Home aims to help children develop self-help skills,

Us also offers a filtration and pump system which keeps

language skills and more.

KINGS DUBAI

water fresh and clean while using minimal power – and

kingsdubai.com, 04 348 3939

16 colour mode, low wattage LED lights will make sure

Located in Umm Suquiem, Kings Dubai provides

your pool is the jazziest on the compound.

courses until Year 6.

britvet.com, 02 66 50085

THOSE POOL GUYS

British Veterinary Clinic are the only professional pet

WATER

thosepoolguys.com, 04 339 0418

groomers in Abu Dhabi, located on Khaleej Al Arabi St.

MASAFI

Those Pool Guys clean and scrub swimming pools. They

masafi.com, 800 54 55

also refill and disinfect them.

Masafi offers home delivery of its five gallon bottles of

PET GROOMING BRITISH VETERINARY CLINIC

PET CORNER petcornerdubia.com,

REMOVALS

activities.

mineral water on a contractual basis.

04 885 3637

ACORN MOVERS

NESTLE

Pet Corner include brushing in their prices, which are

acornmovers.com, 04 323 6920

nestlewaters.ae, 800 44 04

based on the breed and size of the dog or cat.

Acorn Movers were established in the UK in 1992. They

Nestle delivers five gallon water bottles of their Pure

currently work with 300 agents all over the world,

Life range to homes across the UAE.

PETS HABITAT

offering door-to-door world wide relocations for both

petshopdubai.com, 04 341 8085

corporate and residential moves. They offer packing,

OASIS

Pets Habitat offers grooming packages for dogs and

unpacking and storage, and can also arrange both maid

oasiscome2life.com, 04 802 4888

cats. Grooming is priced according to weight..

and handyman services. They offer one month’s free

Oasis offers free home delivery to its customers for five

storage to clients who are moving back to the UK or

gallon bottles.

ROYAL PETS

into Dubai from anywhere in the world.

royalpets.ae, 04 288 6684

WHITE GOODS + ELECTRONICS

Located in Mirdiff, Royal Pets offers grooming services

ALLIED PICKFORDS

JUMBO ELECTRONICS

for dogs and cats including hair dyeing and de-matting.

ae.alliedpickfords.com, 04 408 9555

jumbocorp.com, 800 49 79 / 04 336 7999

Allied Pickfords offers handyman and cleaning services

Jumbo Electronics has 13 stores across Dubai including

in addition to packaging and relocation services.

Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall and Ibn Batuta.

physiocare.ae / 04 429 8560 / 050 920 0838

EURO MOVERS INTERNATIONAL

PLUG-INS ELECTRONIX

Physiocare is a physical therapy and sport rehabilitation

euromovers-ae.com, 04 340 3920

pluginselectronix.com, 04 206 6777

centre at Dubai HealthCare City. The clinic is

Euro Movers offer door to door services in moving and

Plug-ins has three stores in Dubai, with the largest one

attractive, well-designed and professional and has a

packing for both domestic and international locations.

in Dubai Festival City.

post and pre-pregnancy female healthcare, temporo-

RELOGULF

SHARAF DG

mandibular joint disorders, pain management for office

relogulf.com, 04 501 5748

sharafdg.com, 800 344 357 / 04 368 5115

workers, neurological rehabilitation, including after

Relogulf offers moving and packaging services for both

Sharaf DG has six stores across Dubai. They have a

stroke and heart attack, and paediatric conditions and

domestic and international moves.

lowest price guarantee an 7 day refund policy.

PHYSIOTHERAPY PHYSIOCARE

friendly, pleasant atmosphere. Physiocare specialises in

sports injuries.

SCHOOLS

WILLS

POOL MANAGEMENT

The following schools were rated ‘Oustanding’ by the

EXPAT WILLS

DUBAI POOL CLEANING

Knowledge and Human Development Authority.

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JUMEIRAH COLLEGE

in the UAE to sort out inheritance issues. They have a

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team of consultants who can visit you, talk you through

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Jumeirah College follows the National Curriulum for

the process of drawing up a will.

December 2009


Kiss your assets goodbye?

– Company incorporation and management

Or take steps to protect them. Are you unsure of local inheritance laws? Whatever your nationality, purchasing assets in the UAE through an offshore company can offer significant benefits, such as:

– Trusts and trustees

 A company can own any asset – be it property, shares, even a yacht.

– Succession planning

 Property sales can be transacted simply through a transfer of shares in a company.

– Offshore banking

 Domestic law code and inheritance provisions can be avoided.

– Free Zone set up

 A company provides a good legal framework for joint investments.  A company provides added privacy and confidentiality, and can have a local corporate bank account to accept rental returns.

– Personal and corporate tax planning

services – Offshore credit cards – Property holding

With 10 years of experience in Dubai, and 25 offices in various offshore jurisdictions, Sovereign has expert knowledge in all areas of legal asset protection. So don’t let your assets loose, set off on the right track with Sovereign. Contact John D. Hanafin, Managing Director Tel: +971 4 397 6552 Email: dubai@SovereignGroup.com

www.SovereignGroup.com Offshore & Freezone Specialists since 1987 Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, The People’s Republic of China, Cyprus, Denmark, Dubai, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Malta, Mauritius, The Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Portugal, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Turks & Caicos Islands, United Kingdom and Uruguay.

structures – Asset management – Mutual fund set up and licensing – Yacht registration



Better Homes Dec 2009