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DUBAI

THE PROPERTY MONTHLY MAGAZINE

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APRIL 2012 | BHOMES.COM Produced in International Media Production Zone

Sweet Dreams

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Squeaky Clean

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Buying Signals

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AREA GUIDE

In Jumeirah Village Triangle with the Storeys


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HOME SOLUTIONS

Contents Features 6 Property of the Month Grab a slice of the action in Dubai Marina with this spacious three-bedroom apartment.

9 Loan Ranger Looking to buy? View the latest mortgage rates from the leading banks in Dubai.

12 Price is Right Our round-up of up-to-date property figures in each of the city’s key developments.

14 Listings

14 Cover Feature We catch up with the Storeys in their stylish home in peaceful Jumeirah Village Triangle.

55 Better Interiors What’s hot in the world of interiors this month: gorgeous glassware, English-inspired fine ceramics, and New York-style design.

24 Property Management

40 Palm Jumeirah

Are you a landlord? Make the most of your investment with advice from Better Homes.

Choose from family-sized villas and cosy apartments on The Palm’s famous fronds.

26 Short-term Rentals

43 Downtown

The top crop of temporary lodgings for a quick-fix accommodation solution.

Live the high life within reach of the world’s tallest building and biggest shopping mall...

28 Marina

46 Abu Dhabi

Snap up stunning sea views from a high-floor apartment in Rimal, Jumeirah Beach Residence.

Heading to the capital? Whether you’re after a luxury beach-side apartment or a home for a growing family, we’ve got the property for you.

62 How Do I...

48 Other Districts

64 Plugged In

Can’t find anything you fancy? See the other top picks available around the city.

If you’re looking for a new household gadget, browse the best on the market this month.

50 Commercial

65 Better Food

If you’re searching for office space, sneak a peek at our latest offerings...

Three fail-safe Indian dinner party recipes, plus the top new buys to brighten up your kitchen.

32 Emirates Living Where best to buy or rent your own retreat in this family-friendly community.

36 Dubailand This buzzing area is brimming with attractions and top-notch property – why not pick up your own palatial pad in Arabian Ranches?

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57 On the Move Want to sell your house quickly? Make viewings a breeze with these handy insider tips.

60 Better Kids’ Bedrooms Give your little one a bedroom to be proud of, and brighten up the nursery with top baby buys.

Want to give your property a face-lift? Add these expert contacts to your little black book.

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Home Help

Property of the Month Enjoy spacious style in the city’s cosmopolitan hub

Located in the heart of Dubai Marina, The Zen is a haven of stylish residential properties. This airy apartment comes complete with an en suite master bedroom with private balcony, two extra bedrooms and a bathroom and shower room. The living space is just as generous: a large lounge area leads onto a balcony with room for dining furniture, and the kitchen boasts another outside terrace. You’ll enjoy top-notch leisure time, too: April 2012

the area is a stone’s throw from the beach, and features an 11km walkway with stunning views. Parking is available, and the building benefits from fantastic road links to Media City, Internet City, and Knowledge Village. Want to move quickly? Worry not – the apartment is available now. Marina living offers a lively atmosphere, great nightlife, and leisure pursuits in abundance – and it’s all on the doorstep of this modern apartment.

Available now!

The Details

Where is it? Dubai Marina How many bedrooms? Three How big is it? 1,882 sq ft How much does it cost? AED1,400,000 How do I find out more? Contact BH consultant Ilham Aabid on 600 52 2212 and quote reference number AP303558


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Market Update

Independent Finance’s general manager Sam Wani fills us in on the latest movements in mortgages Last month saw seven foreclosures happen in the Land Department. This is the highest number of foreclosures done in a month. Five of these were sold in the first round – and of these, three were sold at 30% higher than the reserve price. This is a real indication of a rising market. The fact that foreclosures are happening more frequently is a sign of the maturing of the legal process. The slow foreclosure process has been the biggest hurdle in the lending cycle. Banks make money from continuous lending, which

means they need liquidity. If they are sitting on repossessed property and are unable to liquidate it, the profit margins are lowered – which then means lower returns to the shareholders. One of the ways to mitigate this is to adopt strict lending terms, but we have all seen what a lack of lending flexibility does to property prices. Therefore, more foreclosures are a welcome sign. Land Department carries out between 500 and 800 real estate transactions in a month. Seven foreclosures in a month is a very small fraction, and

will hardly make any impact on property prices. With the number of transactions expected to rise in coming months, the market can easily absorb a larger number of foreclosures. More foreclosures will also open up the market for auctioneers and investors looking to invest in these high-return assets. With this, an important gap in the market will be filled. But we really don’t expect it to happen anytime soon as the numbers have to be much larger than seven a month. independentuae.com

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Advertorial

The advantage of a Trust owning your property

John D. Hanafin CEO Sovereign Middle East

Most people prefer not to think about what will happen to their property on death. However, failure to make proper plans can create real problems and cause great expense (including tax liabilities) for next of kin, problems that they will be forced to sort out at a time when they are emotionally upset and most vulnerable. Making a will is a sensible way for an individual to put his or her affairs in order. However, the administration of a deceased’s estate can be costly (often around 4% of the total value of the estate), result in long delays (normally at least one year, even for a simple estate) and very often involve a large tax bill (inheritance tax or estate duty rates are often extremely onerous). One alternative to making a will is to set up a Trust during one’s lifetime. With careful planning this can eradicate delays, costs and taxes and provide other benefits such as protecting assets from future creditors or providing anonymity. For many reasons the use of Trusts as a means of holding and passing on family wealth, even for modest estates, has increased dramatically in recent years.

What is a Trust? Unlike a company, a Trust is not a legal entity. It is best described as a relationship; an arrangement whereby property is transferred from one person (the Settlor) to another person (the Trustee) who holds the April 2012

property for the benefit of specified people or objects (the Beneficiaries). A Trust deed sets out the terms and conditions upon which the Trustees must hold and administer the Trust assets. The Trust deed also sets out the rights and interests of the beneficiaries. A Trust can also be created by a will but if assets are ‘transferred’ to Trustees during lifetime they should be unaffected by the subsequent death of the settlor. Another word for ‘transfer’ is ‘settle’; hence the transferor of the assets is called the Settlor and the Trust is often referred to as a ‘settlement’. Those unfamiliar with the Trust concept may be concerned about transferring ownership of their property to a Trustee. However, the duties of Trustees have been developed over centuries through English equity and common law and are now in many cases codified in statute law. This law distinguishes between legal ownership (Trust assets are held in the name of Trustees) and beneficial ownership (only the Beneficiaries may benefit from the assets). Further, even greater duties are imposed on professional Trustees who, in reputable and well-regulated jurisdictions such as Gibraltar, for example, are required to be licensed.

So what are the main advantages of a Trust? Trusts can be very useful means of tax


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planning. They can be very flexible, even the Settlor can continue to benefit from the Trust assets, and have many other advantages, including:

in continental Europe and other civil law jurisdictions, as well as in countries of Islamic tradition. A Trust can be used to overcome forced heirship claims.

1. Property Holding

5. Estate planning

A portfolio of international property can be held under one single Trust. In some circumstances, depending on local laws, a ‘local company’ may be required to sit under the Trust (i.e. it’s common for a Jebel Ali Offshore company to hold Dubai property, and have a Trust acting as a shareholder of the company).

Many Settlors prefer to make complex arrangements for the distribution of their assets. They may wish to provide a source of income for a spouse or make provision for the education of children. A Trust is a very convenient and flexible method of making such arrangements.

2. Tax planning A properly-established Trust may produce substantial savings in income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax/estate duty.

There is no public register of Trusts or Trustees. The ownership of Trust assets can remain entirely confidential in most circumstances.

3. Preserving family assets

7. Flexibility

Preserving family assets against mismanagement or spendthrifts is a common motivation for establishing a Trust. An individual may wish to ensure that wealth accumulated over a lifetime is not dissipated or divided up but is preserved as one fund. The fund can then accumulate further with provision for payments to members of the family as necessary, preserving some assets for later generations.

A discretionary Trust can provide a structure that is capable of rapid change as circumstances demand.

4. Avoiding forced heirship Forced heirship is a particular problem

For further details of the benefits of holding real estate through a Trust and offshore company structure please ask for Sovereign’s property holding information sheet. Trust services are principally provided by Sovereign Trust International Limited which is licensed as a professional Trustee by the Financial Services Commission of Gibraltar – licence number FSC00143B, and Sovereign Trust (TCI) Limited which is licensed as a professional Trustee by the Financial Services Commission of the Turks & Caicos Islands – licence number 029. Both companies are regulated and are covered by our professional indemnity insurance. Fees for establishing a suitably drafted Trust and for the provision of Trustee services will be quoted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact your nearest Sovereign office for a copy of our Trust brochure and/or an exploratory discussion.

6. Confidentiality

Where can I set up a Trust? Virtually all low tax or zero tax common law jurisdictions have some form of Trust law. Gibraltar is at the forefront of best practice development in the area of Trusts and was one of the first jurisdictions to introduce the regulation and supervision of Trust companies. Professional Trustees must be licensed under the Financial Services

Ordinance 1989 and are regulated by the Financial Services Commission (FSC). Gibraltar Trust law is derived from English common law and the rules of equity, supplemented by certain legislation. Gibraltar’s Trustee Ordinance is based on the Trustee Act 1893. ‘Asset protection Trusts’ are also permitted, although all Trusts provide some element of asset protection.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and up-to-date, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any error or omission.


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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 = 5.81 AED 1 USD = 3.67 AED 1 EURO = 4.80 AED PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - March2012 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 previous six months.

Villas SALES COMMUNITY

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Dubai Investment Park

2,300,000.00

3,425,000.00

2,991,666.67

550.77

636.26

596.93

Dubailand

2,290,000.00

6,800,000.00

3,667,979.00

632.07

952.36

828.90

Emirates Living

1,300,000.00

9,450,000.00

3,317,856.79

698.92

1,438.58

962.55

Jumeirah Park

2,472,000.00

3,563,800.00

3,011,600.00

700.88

850.30

791.09

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

RENTALS

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

MIRDIF DISTRICT

Dubai Investment Park

95,000

285,000

186,000

22

45

39

Dubailand

140,000

550,000

334,000

28

45

37

Emirates Living

85,000

300,000

183,636

32

81

57

Jumeirah

200,000

290,000

246,667

29

45

37

Umm Suqeim

190,000

400,000

264,000

37

56

44

Mirdif

80,000

140,000

120,625

25

56

42

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Apartments SALES

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

MARINA DISTRICT

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

DIFC

1,150,000.00

4,220,000.00

2,228,325.00

1,287.79

1,400.13

1,318.93

Downtown Dubai

610,000.00

4,097,888.00

2,189,483.50

997.15

2,376.03

1,437.17

Dubai Marina

600,000.00

9,500,000.00

2,284,947.49

664.12

2,199.63

1,168.58

Emirates Living

590,000.00

1,875,000.00

1,183,250.00

613.97

1,100.51

889.34

Jumeirah Lake Towers

420,000.00

1,815,000.00

958,973.23

565.84

1,234.57

824.84

The Palm Jumeirah

1,400,000.00

3,900,000.00

2,593,792.75

783.44

1,898.96

1,327.10

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

AL AWIR DISTRICT

International City

17,000

44,000

31,047

25

43

36

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Business Bay

35,000

90,000

58,400

56

89

71

DIFC

34,000

250,000

118,326

38

157

83

Discovery Gardens

25,000

65,000

37,267

36

82

50

Emirates Living

80,000

180,000

122,500

79

113

95

Jumeirah Lake Towers

19,200

110,000

64,622

36

84

66

MIRDIF DISTRICT

Mirdif

41,000

85,000

61,625

44

52

47

MARINA DISTRICT

Dubai Marina

24,000

550,000

122,198

24

203

85

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

RENTALS

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

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I love this place...

Jumeirah Village Triangle British couple James and Pippa Storey invite us into their new-build villa, a slice of tranquility on the edge of the city Images by Nasir Rauf, nasirrauf.com

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Why did you decide to set up home in this area? Pippa: We wanted space. The large house and spacious garden feel so open, and there are no high-rise buildings – you don’t feel closed in by anything. And the Triangle is different from many other villa developments too: we have our own plot, and are not attached to any other houses at all. Our money went much further here, as well – you get large rooms and a fair bit of outside space, and there’s a real feeling of privacy. Have many families moved into the neighbourhood? Pippa: Oh yes, there are lots – it’s a great area for people with small children because there’s no traffic and it’s really quiet. Kids can go cycling, play in the street – when we first moved in we even played cricket on the road because there was nobody else here. You just don’t get that in the city. We have a bit of garden fence chat, too – people often strike up conversations. When we first moved in we spoke to our neighbours about what they’d done with their gardens; people interact with each other here, and it was a great way to pick up tips. Having your own plot, are there any opportunities to extend the villa? Pippa: Yes – we’ll be able to build a third bedroom above the garage. The great thing about this area is that the house styles cater to different people and different needs. James: We love the downstairs living area – with all the doors open, you get

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‘It’s liberating to have so much space... If you want a quiet life, it’s wonderful’ such a nice breeze through the house. There’s lots of light, and although it’s open-plan the archways between the dining room, lounge and kitchen areas make the spaces cosy. How would you define your interior décor style? Pippa: We couldn’t! We have quite an eclectic mixture of things... We like to bring pieces back from places we’ve travelled to – we’ve just come back from Nepal, and recently from Hong Kong and Vietnam. We have lots of picture frames throughout the house, and we make montages from all of our adventures – whenever we come back from somewhere we put one together, and they tell stories that really mean something to us. I think that might be the clue to our style, actually – we’ve furnished the house with things that are personal, and that have meaning to both of us.

Where’s your favourite local furniture shop for home buys? James: We’ve bought a lot of pieces from Pinky in Al Barsha – it’s great for wooden furniture with a bit of personality. Between there and Ikea we’ve been able to kit out most of the house; we haven’t spent a lot of money on furniture. Pippa: We were living in an unfurnished apartment in JBR before, so we brought some furniture with us, but to be honest we’ve replaced most of that now. For example, our original kitchen table was minute, and when we stuck it in the dining room here it looked ridiculous so we had to buy a bigger one. Most pieces were too small for the scale of this house, and we wanted nice bookcases and coffee tables to make the most of the space. Because we’re planning on staying here for a while, though, we haven’t felt the need to rush out and get everything at once – we can keep looking around until we find things that we really like. And what about the garden – where did you buy your plants? Pippa: From the Al Aweer plant souk behind Academic City – down the Emirates Road, towards the airport. It’s fantastic: cheap as chips, with lots of nurseries. It’s like having 50 small garden companies all together. There are lots of stalls, one after the other,

and you can get everything you need from there, even gravel, fencing and soil. You can buy plants and trees in all stages of growth – if we wanted to put in a really tall tree, we could buy it from there, and they could deliver it as well. The vendors are really knowledgeable, which is very handy: you can quiz them about the plants and learn about the care they need. James: We couldn’t believe how reasonable the costs for the garden were. For our patio, three big palm trees, the grass and all the plants and bougainvillea around the edge, the cost was AED10,500 – and that’s including the labour. So even if you’re going to rent, it won’t break the bank to put your own stamp on the garden – and if you’re buying, you can’t really go wrong. What should people be aware of if they’re looking to move to this area? James: The fact that it’s a new development can make it really difficult to find – you can struggle with taxis sometimes, and the signage round here needs a lot of work. If you’ve got people visiting from overseas or the city, they can be a bit daunted by these things, but they will improve over time. And if you rely on getting taxis or the Metro, this area really isn’t for you just yet. You really do need a car to pick up groceries, although we manage some days with bicycles. If we need a few things we just cycle to the garage – it’s perfect for getting the papers on a Saturday morning. Pippa: In the beginning we found it a bit too quiet – there was no white noise. When we lived in JBR we were used to street noise, cars, lots of people. Here the noisiest thing is birdsong! But we love it – it’s like being in the countryside. Lastly, what’s the best thing about living in Jumeirah Village Triangle? James: The freedom – it really is liberating to have so much space. I will quite happily potter around the house at the weekend – something that I just didn’t do in the JBR apartment. Of course, if you’re looking for a bit of life, places like JBR are great – we do sometimes miss the hustle and bustle of the city. But if you’re up for a quieter lifestyle, this place is wonderful. Pippa: We sometimes have whole weekends without leaving the house – it’s the best feeling in the world.

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Love Thy Neighbourhood

Jumeirah Village Triangle

Your need-to-know guide to what’s in and around the area Renting and buying Expats are able to both buy and rent property in this new residential complex – and as villas are newly-built you’ll have a blank slate to put your mark on. As the area is under development, houses are still being constructed: a whopping 6,000 are planned. Take your pick from two- to four-bedroom villas and one- to two-bedroom town houses – there’s something for everybody. At present, much of the neighbourhood is quiet, but as the properties fill up you can expect a real community feel. Shared green spaces and pristine landscaping will make the area picture-perfect – and pedestrianised walkways will be perfect for strolling to the shops.

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supermarket, where you’ll find everything for the weekly shop, as well as a plethora of cafés and eateries like Shakespeare & Co. (shakespeareandco.ae) and Copper Chimney (04 363 9948) for grabbing some lunch or a takeaway. For walkingdistance amenities you’ll have to wait a little longer, though: the planned retail complexes in Jumeriah Village Triangle will feature supermarkets, smaller convenience stores, and a number of restaurants. The Gardens Shopping Mall, a hub for groceries and services, will be right on your doorstep too – perfect for stocking up on supplies.

Leisure time In this growing development, you’ll be spoiled for choice once the leisure areas and community hubs are completed. Plans include a lake complex, salons, swimming pools, basketball courts, sports pitches and gyms – and local events such as concerts and markets. In the meantime, Dubai Marina is just a short

drive away for nightlife and amenities, and the JBR public beach is handy too. Head to Tips and Toes (tipsntoeshaven. com) at The Springs for spa treatments, or tee off at The Springs Hotel and Golf Club – excellent ways to wind down on the weekends.

Schooling The finished development will have schools for all ages – and as JVT predominantly features homes for families, you can be sure that the quality will be high. For now, the development’s proximity to the Emirates Road and surrounding residential hubs opens up easy-reach options for education. Dubai British School (dubaibritishschool.ae) is roughly two kilometres away, or try Dubai International Academy (diadubai.com). For growing tots, head to Chubby Cheeks Nursery (chubbycheeksnursery.com), and eco-friendly families will love the holistic approach to schooling at Home Grown Nursery (homegrownnursery.ae).


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Property Picks

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, head to up-and-coming Jumeirah Village Triangle for family-friendly space in abundance Villa for rent For luxury living within a friendly community, look no further than this finely-finished one-bedroom home, available now. The development’s town houses are designed for spaciousness and style – and on the ground floor you’ll find a roomy living and dining area, a fully-fitted kitchen and powder room. Head upstairs for the airy master bedroom with en suite bathroom, built-in wardrobes and elegant balcony. The villa is unfurnished, but comes with all kitchen fittings – including a refrigerator, gas cooker, washing machine and dishwasher – so you don’t have to worry about white goods. Looking outside, the garden is

your very own blank canvas: perfect for putting your own stamp on. There’s parking space for one vehicle, and the neighbourhood enjoys a tranquil atmosphere – and you can be part of it with quarterly cheques. Facts and figures: AED65,000 (per annum), 1,636 square feet Contact: BH consultant Yolanda Singh and quote reference number VI305296

Rental prices at a glance: 1 bed town house: From AED60,000 (per annum) 2 bed town house: From AED80,000 (per annum), independent villas from AED100,000 (per annum)

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Villa for sale This airy two-bedroom villa offers the best of outdoor living and spacious communal areas – perfect if you’re after a roomy retreat from the city, or a peaceful home for a growing family. The house boasts an open-plan lounge and dining room, as well as a welcoming lobby and kitchen – excellent for when you’re entertaining, and more than generous enough for everyday life. There’s a downstairs maid’s room, too, with an attached bathroom, plus a powder room for guests. Upstairs, you’ll find two large bedrooms, both of which are en suite, and a dressing area which adjoins the master bedroom. Throw open the French doors for a breath of fresh air – the first floor is almost doubled in size by the vast main balcony, as well as a smaller balcony at the back of the house. On the ground floor, a sizeable patio (accessible through the dining room) is great for hosting dinner parties outside, and a forecourt has covered parking space for two vehicles. Families will love the generous garden to the side of the property, which has potential for a swimming pool, barbecue area or playground – whatever takes your fancy! Facts and figures: AED1,750,000, 2,690 square feet Contact: BH consultant Wael Gomaa and quote reference number VI74509

Sale prices at a glance: 1 bed town house: From AED850,000 2 bed town house: From AED1.6m, independent villas from AED1.8m For more details on properties in Jumeirah Village Triangle, contact Better Homes consultant Wael Gomaa on 050 640 1710

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

From maintenance, lease, and tenant management to marketing, financial advice, legal guidance, and a whole host of extra value services; Better Homes’ Property Management looks after everything for you. And it’s a fact that tenants prefer managed units: 96.8% of freehold units managed by Better Homes are occupied. Call us now to find out why.

FOR RENT

GOLDCREST EXECUTIVE JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS Fully furnished apartment Presley Remedious (Ref # APM304522)

SOBHA DAFFODIL JUMEIRAH VILLAGE CIRCLE Easy living Pradeep Thyagarajan (Ref # APM303637)

AED 65,000

PARK TOWER A

AED 37,000

SOBHA DAFFODIL

1 BR 777 sq. ft.

1 BR 1081 sq. ft.

DIFC Spacious with great finishes Niral Jhaveri (Ref # APM304393)

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE CIRCLE Easy living Pradeep Thyagarajan (Ref # APM303635)

AED 84,000

OLYMPIC PARK 1

AED 47,000

AL WAHA APARTMENTS

1 BR 1009 sq. ft.

2 BR 1584 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

NEWBRIDGE HILL TWO DUBAILAND Friendly neighborhood Masuma Noorani (Ref # APM301916)

April 2012

DUBAILAND Affordable luxury Sahali Saleem (Ref # APM303752)

DUBAILAND Inspection will impress Leah Talastas (Ref # APM293138)

AED 55,000

2 BR 1614 sq. ft.

AED 65,000

2 BR 1785 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

AED 121,000

3 BR 3238 sq. ft.

SKY GARDENS (DIFC) DIFC A desirable address Murad Ali Dib (Ref # APM291115)

AED 375,000

3 BR 4714 sq. ft.

NEWBRIDGE HILL TWO DUBAILAND Friendly neighborhood Masuma Noorani (Ref # APM296025)

AED 48,000

1 BR 1200 sq. ft.


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Short-term rental

SHORT-TERM RENTALS

If you’re looking for a short-term living solution while on holiday or business, Better Homes offers tailor-made accommodation in the most attractive residential districts of Dubai. Our ready-to-live-in, fully-furnished and self-catering apartments come fitted with all modern conveniences and are maintained to the highest standard.

Exclusive to Better Homes

DG-BUILDING 103 DISCOVERY GARDENS Setting new benchmarks for excellence Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM303948)

MISKA 4 DOWNTOWN DUBAI Spacious living Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM215770)

AL BASRI (B1) THE PALM JUMEIRAH Affordable luxury Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM214365)

April 2012

Exclusive to Better Homes

AED 6,000

STUDIO 493 sq. ft.

OCEANA - BALTIC THE PALM JUMEIRAH Beachfront living at an attractive price Sabah Gazi (Ref # APM303891)

AED 13,020

TAJER RESIDENCES

AED 19,500

MARINA DIAMOND 1

1 BR 1155 sq. ft.

2 BR 1474 sq. ft.

DOWNTOWN DUBAI Competitive price, call now Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM215300)

DUBAI MARINA Fully furnished apartment Sabah Gazi (Ref # APM210070)

AED 18,000

THE TORCH

AED 16,020

AL MSALLI (B9)

AED 10,020

THE CASCADES

1 BR 1338 sq. ft.

1 BR 920 sq. ft.

1 BR 834 sq. ft.

DUBAI MARINA Spectacular views Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM298792)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH Picturesque setting Kristina Titova (Ref # APM215099)

DUBAI MARINA A place to call home Kristina Titova (Ref # APM210059)

AED 20,010

2 BR 1227 sq. ft.

AED 16,020

1 BR 1184 sq. ft.

AED 11,010

1 BR 823 sq. ft.


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Marina

MARINA

At the heart of this district is Dubai Marina, the world’s largest man-made marina, which is home to hundreds of state-of-the-art towers. Among them is the ever-popular Jumeirah Beach Residence, where you’ll find a great mix of lifestyle amenities. The district also has The Dubai Pearl and the freezones of TECOM and Dubai Media City.

FOR SALE

BAYSIDE RESIDENCE DUBAI MARINA Exceptional deal! Nicholas Winter (Ref # AP304237)

AL FATTAN TOWER DUBAI MARINA Quintessential luxury living Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP286353)

DREAMS DUBAI MARINA Attractive investment opportunity Bilal Khan (Ref # AP68980)

April 2012

AED 920,000

1 BR 922 sq. ft.

AED 3,560,000

3 BR 2153 sq. ft.

AED 550,000

1 BR 678 sq. ft.

ARY MARINA VIEW DUBAI MARINA One of the Best Deals in the Market Ilham Aabid (Ref # AP301607)

DREAMS DUBAI MARINA Open to offers Tamara Stubbs (Ref # APM252490)

FULVA SUFOUH A stunning family home Ayham Jbara (Ref # VI301887)

AED 1,300,000

2 BR 1560 sq. ft.

AED 550,000

1 BR 687 sq. ft.

AED 6,500,000

4 BR 4900 sq. ft.

MAJARA 2 DUBAI MARINA Exceptional deal! Nina Pekina (Ref # AP299247)

RIMAL 6 DUBAI MARINA Live by the beach David Lawes (Ref # AP81855)

SAHAB MARINA HOMES DUBAI MARINA Excellent value Partha Reddy (Ref # VI66602)

AED 870,000

1 BR 842 sq. ft.

AED 9,500,000

4 BR 5763 sq. ft.

AED 3,723,000

3 BR 2625 sq. ft.


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

GULF NATIONAL DUBAI MARINA Amazing value Rizwan Zabeehullah Shaikh (Ref # AP302787)

FOR RENT

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AED 70,000

2 BR 1578 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

MARINA PINNACLE DUBAI MARINA Spacious living Partha Reddy (Ref # AP301871)

MARINASCAPE MARINA HOMES DUBAI MARINA Direct marina views Mehroz Abdul Majeed (Ref # VI303628)

SULAFA TOWER DUBAI MARINA Excellent finish Nastaran Heydari (Ref # AP301288)

AED 95,000

3 BR 1767 sq. ft.

MESK DUBAI MARINA Unrivalled master plan community Asya Rasulova (Ref # AP66416)

AED 130,000

1 BR 1122 sq. ft.

SADAF 8 DUBAI MARINA Uncompromising luxury Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP173858)

AED 200,000

4 BR 3000 sq. ft.

AED 350,000

4 BR 9683 sq. ft.

AED 550,000

5 BR 8000 sq. ft.

BOTANICA DUBAI MARINA Amazing value Walid Bitar (Ref # AP301665)

Property prices change frequently. Please visit bhomes.com for the most up-to-date pricing.

AED 105,000

1 BR 816 sq. ft.

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MARINA - BEST OF THE REST...

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, scour the list below and simply call us on +971 600 52 2212 once you’ve found your perfect home, quoting the relevant reference number listed. Happy hunting!

FOR SALE FROM AED 500,000

FOR RENT FROM AED 40,000

Dubai Marina, Emirates Crown

5 BR

Dubai Marina, Amwaj 4

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Horizon Tower

4 BR

Dubai Marina, DEC Tower 2

Studio 638 sq. ft.

Dubai Marina, La Riviera

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Dreams

5 BR

Dubai Marina, Le Reve

6 BR

Dubai Marina, Dreams 2

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Manchester Tower 1

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Manchester Tower 1

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Crown

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Diamond 3

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Diamond 2

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Heights

5 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Diamond 3

Studio 429 sq. ft.

Dubai Marina, Marina Pinnacle

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Diamond 4

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Pinnacle

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Diamond 6

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Murjan 1

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina View Tower 1

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Murjan 1

4 BR

5 BR 18560 sq. ft. AED 21,000,000 (Ref # AP303733) Dubai Marina, Marina View Tower 2 A stunning family home BH Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina, Rimal 4

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Mesk

5 BR

Dubai Marina, Sadaf 7

4 BR

Dubai Marina, Sadaf 1

4 BR

Dubai Marina, Sulafa Tower

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Sadaf 2

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Sulafa Tower

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Sadaf 2

4 BR

Dubai Marina, The Jewels Tower K

4 BR

Dubai Marina, Sadaf 8

4 BR

Dubai Marina, The Zen

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Sulafa Tower

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Yass

5 BR

April 2012

7687 sq. ft. AED 8,200,000 (Ref # AP70378)

Experience the height of luxury 2451 sq. ft.

Yasmeen Buzari

AED 1,700,000 (Ref # AP165110)

Affordable luxury

Bilal Khan

1890 sq. ft. AED 1,684,000 (Ref # AP36290)

Modern living at its best

Tamara Stubbs

15855 sq. ft. AED 39,000,000 (Ref # AP303054)

Premier location 727 sq. ft.

Yasmeen Buzari AED 550,000

Amazing value 1456 sq. ft.

Florin Rusu AED 1,080,000 (Ref # AP174157)

Amazing value 963 sq. ft.

Nina Pekina AED 750,000

Attractive investment opportunity AED 500,000

Attractive investment opportunity 1031 sq. ft.

AED 900,000

Direct marina views 714 sq. ft.

964 sq. ft.

6431 sq. ft.

A desirable address

(Ref # AP166718) Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP303123) Naime Vazquez (Ref # AP177956) Ali Tabrizi

AED 600,000

An investment for capital growth

Amazing value

(Ref # AP302744)

(Ref # AP285553) Robert Kerr

AED 1,000,000 (Ref # AP304535) Faiza Millwala

AED 12,000,000 (Ref # AP299685) Conny Mathei

2756 sq. ft. AED 2,300,000 (Ref # AP23119)

One of the Best Deals in the Market Muneeb Khan Mohammed 1900 sq. ft. AED 1,650,000 (Ref # AP299895)

Beachfront living at an attractive price David Lawes 2758 sq. ft. AED 2,450,000 (Ref # AP288362)

Landmark address

Partha Reddy

2720 sq. ft. AED 2,500,000 (Ref # AP303340)

Exceptional deal! 1919 sq. ft.

Lynn Rowley AED 1,500,000 (Ref # AP302955)

One of the Best Deals in the Market Victoria Bazoeanu

1800 sq. ft. AED 250,000 (Ref # AP293245)

Self-contained development AED 40,000

Excellent value 5000 sq. ft. AED 310,000

AED 55,000

AED 49,000

AED 53,000

Exceptional deal! 5571 sq. ft.

AED 75,000

AED 95,000

AED 130,000

(Ref # AP303262)

(Ref # AP301872)

(Ref # AP173853) Mehroz Abdul Majeed

AED 170,000

Self-contained development 1390 sq. ft.

Fabio Lombardi

Partha Reddy

Amazing value 2841 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP304505)

Victoria Bazoeanu

Spacious living 1814 sq. ft.

Sharon Sweet

AED 385,000 (Ref # AP246540)

Amazing value 1767 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP175722)

Nicholas Winter

Experience heights of luxury 1250 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP263423) Sharon Sweet

Live with a view to inspire 683 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP254963) Sharon Sweet

Amazing value 517 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP304843) Rizwan Zabeehullah Shaikh

Affordable luxury 683 sq. ft.

Robert Kerr

AED 100,000

(Ref # AP303795) Robert Kerr (Ref # AP173380)

Beachfront living at an attractive price Jane Bayley 3484 sq. ft. AED 250,000 (Ref # AP177018)

Full ocean view 1736 sq. ft.

Sharon Sweet AED 100,000

Affordable luxury 1950 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP295066) Nastaran Heydari

AED 122,000

Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP301274) Nastaran Heydari

7727 sq. ft. AED 300,000 (Ref # AP301287)

A prestigious address 1516 sq. ft.

A great family option

AED 90,000

Robert Allsopp (Ref # AP304929) Halyna Kuznetsova

6000 sq. ft. AED 350,000 (Ref # APM205263)

Strategic location

Maria Christine Maglaque


Green Community West

Live your dream in a place you can call home

Green Community is an exclusive gated community with recreation facilities that include: pools, gymnasiums and tennis/basketball courts. Shopping, restaurants, schools and The Courtyard Marriot Hotel are all within walking distance.

For Sale

For Rent

Townhouses from AED 2,200,000

Townhouses from AED 180,000

Bungalows from AED 2,500,000

Bungalows from AED 190,000

Family villas from AED 3,200,000

Family villas from AED 200,000

*All prices are net prices

*All rentals are per annum

Do you wish to rent or lease, buy or sell? Give me a call!

Susan Brand

Senior Consultant

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RERA No. 1423

Mobile: +971 50 457 7309 - Email: susan.brand@bhomes.com - Web profile: bhomes.com/agents/SusanBrand

600 52 2212

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32 Emirates Living

EMIRATES LIVING

This district features 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. Other notable residential areas include Discovery Gardens and Jumeirah Islands, where all homes boast a private pool.

FOR SALE Exclusive to Better Homes

LAKE CITY TOWER JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS Exceptional deal! Bilal Khan (Ref # AP302675)

AED 895,000

2 BR 1243 sq. ft.

SABA TOWER 2 JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS State-of-the-art facilities Robert Allsopp (Ref # AP297878)

AED 670,000

1 BR 839 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

MEADOWS 8 (MEADOWS PHASE 4C) AED 7,200,000 EMIRATES LIVING Premier location Ali Tabrizi (Ref # VI299802)

5 BR 5260 sq. ft.

SPRINGS 1 (SPRINGS PHASE 8) EMIRATES LIVING A desirable address Bilal Khan (Ref # VI227005)

EMIRATES LIVING Guaranteed rental income Micky Soni (Ref # VI302784)

April 2012

AED 1,350,000

2 BR 1757 sq. ft.

AED 2,985,000

3 BR 2700 sq. ft.

AED 875,000

1 BR 807 sq. ft.

JUMEIRAH PARK JUMEIRAH PARK Exceptionally rewarding investment Elen Manukyan (Ref # VI56289)

AED 3,699,900

4 BR 4335 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

MEADOWS 9( MEADOWS PHASE 2) AED 3,650,000 EMIRATES LIVING Sweeping city views Sachin Das (Ref # VI51904)

EMIRATES LIVING Stunning views over the golf course Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP239565)

Exclusive to Better Homes

Exclusive to Better Homes

SPRINGS 8 (SPRINGS PHASE 3A)

THE FAIRWAYS - WEST T1

4 BR 3683 sq. ft.

AL SHERA TOWER JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS Exceptional deal! Binu Abraham (Ref # APM215242)

AED 1,275,000

2 BR 1780 sq. ft.


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

MEADOWS 9( MEADOWS PHASE 2) EMIRATES LIVING A stunning family home Katarina Geenen (Ref # VI304950)

FOR RENT

CLUSTER 46 JUMEIRAH ISLANDS Exclusive residence Jawad Motiwala (Ref # VI304415)

SPRINGS 2 (SPRINGS PHASE 7) EMIRATES LIVING Competitive price, call now Sharafuddin Mohammed (Ref # VI69020)

AL GHAF 2 THE GREENS Prestigious urban development Robert Kerr (Ref # AP244963)

AED 325,000

4 BR 8978 sq. ft.

SPRINGS 4 (SPRINGS PHASE 5) EMIRATES LIVING Ideal family living Better Homes Barsha (Ref # VI301071)

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AED 280,000

3 BR 3500 sq. ft.

AED 135,000

3 BR 2044 sq. ft.

MEADOWS 2 (MEADOWS PHASE 1)

AED 350,000

EMIRATES LIVING Designed and finished to the highest standards Tulay Ozcan (Ref # VI154305)

5 BR 6136 sq. ft.

AED 200,000

3 BR 3032 sq. ft.

AED 105,000

2 BR 1456 sq. ft.

MEADOWS 1 EMIRATES LIVING Matchless location Katarina Geenen (Ref # VI164506)

Property prices change frequently. Please visit bhomes.com for the most up-to-date pricing.

AED 245,000

4 BR 4099 sq. ft.

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EMIRATES LIVING - BEST OF THE REST...

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, scour the list below and simply call us on +971 600 52 2212 once you’ve found your perfect home, quoting the relevant reference number listed. Happy hunting!

FOR SALE FROM AED 250,000

FOR RENT FROM AED 40,000

Discovery Gardens, DG-Building 193

Dubai Marina, Amwaj 4

1 BR

Dubai Marina, DEC Tower 2

Studio 638 sq. ft.

Dubai Marina, Dreams

5 BR

Dubai Marina, Dreams 2

1 BR

Studio 527 sq. ft.

AED 250,000

Competitive price, call now

(Ref # AP304210) Elen Manukyan

Jumeirah Lake Towers, 1 BR 569 sq. ft. AED 449,935 Dubai Gate 1 Property at budget prices

(Ref # AP78797)

Jumeirah Lake Towers, 1 BR 851 sq. ft. Lakepoint Open to offers

AED 510,000

(Ref # AP7883)

Jumeirah Lake Towers, 2 BR 950 sq. ft. Goldcrest Views 2 Affordable luxury

AED 760,000

Jumeirah Lake Towers, 2 BR 1193 sq. ft. The Icon Tower 2 High rental yields

AED 780,000 (Ref # AP259634)

Nilgun Akay

Ali Tabrizi (Ref # AP24210) Sunil Pravin Jhaveri

Dubai Marina, Mohammad Khalid Khan Manchester Tower 1

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Heights

5 BR

Emirates Living, Springs 2 BR 1793 sq. ft. 12 (Springs Phase 2A) Exceptional deal!

Dubai Marina, Marina Pinnacle

2 BR

Emirates Living, Springs 2 BR 1640 sq. ft. AED 1,500,000 (Ref # VI302514) 1 (Springs Phase 8) Ideal family living Aneliya Miladinova

Dubai Marina, Marina Pinnacle

3 BR

The Greens, Al Ghaf 4

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Murjan 1

3 BR

Jumeirah Village Triangle, Block 9D

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Murjan 1

4 BR

Jumeirah Village Triangle, Block 2C

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Rimal 4

2 BR

Jumeirah Village Circle, 4 BR 3680 sq. ft. AED 1,699,000 (Ref # VI296575) La Riviera Estates Exceptional deal! Nilgun Akay

Dubai Marina, Sadaf 7

4 BR

Jumeirah Village Circle, 4 BR 3600 sq. ft. AED 1,700,000 (Ref # VI300056) La Riviera Estates Designed and finished to the highest standards Nick Nuziale

Dubai Marina, Sulafa Tower

2 BR

The Greens, Al Ghaf 1

4 BR

Dubai Marina,

3 BR

Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Park

5 BR

AED 1,500,000 (Ref # AP23091) Micky Soni

2690 sq. ft. AED 1,650,000 (Ref # VI74509)

Dynamic development 2691 sq. ft.

Wael Gomaa

AED 1,650,000 (Ref # VI69962)

Guaranteed returns

Wael Gomaa

2500 sq. ft. AED 1,959,000 (Ref # AP300846)

One of the Best Deals in the Market Muneeb Khan Mohammed Sulafa Tower

AED 53,000

5571 sq. ft.

1250 sq. ft.

1767 sq. ft.

AED 385,000

AED 75,000

AED 95,000

AED 130,000

Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP304505)

(Ref # AP246540) Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP303262)

(Ref # AP301872)

(Ref # AP173853) Mehroz Abdul Majeed

AED 170,000

Self-contained development 1390 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP175722)

Partha Reddy

Amazing value 2841 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP263423)

Victoria Bazoeanu

Spacious living 1814 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP254963)

Nicholas Winter

Amazing value

AED 100,000

(Ref # AP303795) Robert Kerr (Ref # AP173380)

Beachfront living at an attractive price Jane Bayley 3484 sq. ft. AED 250,000

Full ocean view 1736 sq. ft.

1950 sq. ft.

AED 100,000

2 BR

AED 122,000

Emirates Living, Meadows 6 BR 6569 sq. ft. AED 9,450,000 (Ref # VI246269) 8 (Meadows Phase 4c) Premier location Ali Tabrizi

Dubai Marina, Yass

5 BR

7727 sq. ft. AED 300,000

AED 90,000

A great family option 6000 sq. ft. AED 350,000

Strategic location

(Ref # AP301274) Nastaran Heydari

A prestigious address 1516 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP295066) Nastaran Heydari

Affordable luxury

Dubai Marina, The Zen

(Ref # AP177018) Sharon Sweet

Affordable luxury

Emirates Living, Meadows 6 BR 4924 sq. ft. AED 7,800,000 (Ref # VI303559) 4( Meadows Phase 3) Fully furnished with style and class Aneliya Miladinova

April 2012

AED 49,000

Experience heights of luxury

4 BR

Wael Gomaa

683 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP304843)

Sharon Sweet

Exceptional deal!

Dubai Marina, The Jewels Tower K

4689 sq. ft. AED 4,099,000 (Ref # VI303617)

Dynamic development

AED 55,000

Live with a view to inspire

Jumeirah Village Circle, 3 BR 2847 sq. ft. AED 1,399,999 (Ref # VI302027) Diamond Views 3 Exceptional deal! Nick Nuziale

1620 sq. ft.

517 sq. ft.

Robert Kerr

Sharon Sweet

Amazing value

1 BR

Competitive price, call now

5000 sq. ft. AED 310,000

683 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP293245)

Rizwan Zabeehullah Shaikh

Affordable luxury

Dubai Marina, Marina Diamond 3

Sachin Das

AED 40,000

Excellent value

Emirates Living, Springs 2 BR 1645 sq. ft. AED 1,350,000 (Ref # VI295174) 4 (Springs Phase 5) Amazing value Ali Tabrizi

AED 1,400,000 (Ref # VI290798)

1800 sq. ft. AED 250,000

Self-contained development

(Ref # AP301287) Robert Allsopp (Ref # AP304929) Halyna Kuznetsova (Ref # APM205263) Maria Christine Maglaque


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The Fairmont Palm Residence

The Kempinski Palm Residence

Tiara Residence

Oceana Residence

Shoreline Apartments

Garden homes

English and Russian-speaking Svetlana is an industry expert with an outstanding track record. Whether you’re searching for luxe apartments or villas or looking to sell prime real estate at The Palm, Svetlana can help you through every step. Known for her high level of customer service, Svetlana adopts sales strategies that offer owners the most successful approach to selling their property. Providing expert advice grounded in transparency, her deep appreciation of The Palm’s cultural diversity and sophistication helps make the process of buying and selling a standout experience. Get connected to properties available at: The Fairmont Palm Residence | The Kempinski Palm Residence | Tiara Residence | Oceana Residence | Shoreline Apartments | Garden homes | Signature villas For details on properties, discounted prices, guided viewings and listing your home for sale, call Svetlana on 050 451 1750.

Svetlana Gorbach Senior Sales Consultant | RERA No. 2830 | BH RERA # 97 mobile | 050 451 1750 email | svetlana.gorbach@bhomes.com

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Dubailand

DUBAILAND

A destination of extraordinary vision, Dubailand is the largest and most innovative residential, entertainment and tourist attraction in the region. Project highlights include Dubai Autodrome, The Els Club, the Butch Harmon School of Golf and a superb cricket stadium. Key residential districts include Dubai Motor City, Sports City, Remraam and villa neighbourhoods such as Arabian Ranches, Leyan, The Villa and Al Barari.

FOR SALE Exclusive to Better Homes

NORTH WEST APARTMENTS DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK A motivated seller! Liudmila Shapedko (Ref # AP304529)

AL WAHA VILLAS DUBAILAND A motivated seller! Wael Gomaa (Ref # VI297036)

AED 275,000

STUDIO 474 sq. ft.

AED 1,350,000

2 BR 1823 sq. ft.

LAKE APARTMENTS DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK Spacious living Nicole Burt (Ref # AP304198)

PALMERA 4 ARABIAN RANCHES Ready to move in Yasmin Piroozan (Ref # VI9243)

Exclusive to Better Homes

AED 1,150,000

GAZELLE / AL REEM 2

AED 1,700,000

GAZELLE / AL REEM 1

2 BR 1593 sq. ft.

2 BR 1889 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

TERRACE APARTMENTS DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK Glimmering lakeside view Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # AP158115)

April 2012

AED 2,200,000

3 BR 4219 sq. ft.

THE VILLA DUBAILAND A place to call home Hannah Bakshani (Ref # VI299718)

ARABIAN RANCHES Amazing value Nick Nuziale (Ref # VI69002)

ARABIAN RANCHES Fully upgraded property William Verster (Ref # VI1579)

AED 1,330,000

2 BR 1781 sq. ft.

AED 1,850,000

3 BR 2456 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

AED 2,999,995

5 BR 3600 sq. ft.

TOWNHOUSE DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK A desirable address Conny Mathei (Ref # VI298588)

AED 2,525,000

3 BR 4200 sq. ft.


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SKYCOURTS TOWER E DUBAILAND Strategic location Moin Jehanzeb (Ref # AP233646)

FOR RENT

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AED 40,000

2 BR 1054 sq. ft.

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HAMZA TOWER DUBAILAND Property at budget prices Tarek Gouda (Ref # AP50640)

AED 45,000 1 BR 980 sq. ft.

PALMERA 3 ARABIAN RANCHES Amazing value Catherine Quadros (Ref # VI174569)

AED 110,000 2 BR 1889 sq. ft.

GAZELLE / AL REEM 2 ARABIAN RANCHES Just move in Sue Verster (Ref # VI171840)

AED 110,000

2 BR 1691 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

THE VILLA DUBAILAND Excellent value Adrian Popica (Ref # VI303343)

GOLF VIEW RESIDENCE DUBAILAND Looking for lifestyle? Catherine Mulligan (Ref # AP286043)

AED 150,000 5 BR 3600 sq. ft.

AED 160,000 4 BR 4906 sq. ft.

BUNGALOW DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK Invigorating atmosphere Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI304302)

Property prices change frequently. Please visit bhomes.com for the most up-to-date pricing.

AED 190,000

4 BR 4200 sq. ft.

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Dubailand

DUBAILAND - BEST OF THE REST...

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, scour the list below and simply call us on +971 600 52 2212 once you’ve found your perfect home, quoting the relevant reference number listed. Happy hunting!

FOR SALE FROM AED 325,000

FOR RENT FROM AED 18,000

Arabian Ranches, Al Mahra

6 BR

IMPZ, Lago Vista

Studio 508 sq. ft.

Arabian Ranches, Alma

3 BR

IMPZ, Lago Vista

Studio 511 sq. ft.

Dubailand, Dickens Circus 3

2 BR

IMPZ, The Crescent

Studio 506 sq. ft.

Dubailand, FoxHill 8

2 BR

Florin Rusu

Dubailand, Skycourts Tower B

1 BR

Competitive price, call now

Arabian Ranches, Gazelle / Al Reem 1

2 BR

Dubailand, Anne Marie Kellond Newbridge Hill Two

Arabian Ranches, Gazelle / Al Reem 3

3 BR

Arabian Ranches, Hattan

7 BR

Arabian Ranches, Hattan 2

7 BR

Dubailand, Ice Hockey Tower

1 BR

5122 sq. ft.

AED 6,250,000 (Ref # VI303184)

Meticulously planned development

Wageda Wilkinson

2436 sq. ft. AED 2,300,000 (Ref # VI304088)

Ideal family living 1961 sq. ft.

Rene Neil Dsouza AED 945,000 (Ref # AP302467)

Dynamic development

Wageda Wilkinson

2002 sq. ft. AED 1,000,000 (Ref # AP301912)

1880 sq. ft. AED 1,650,000 (Ref # VI284841)

Easy living

1 BR

Dubailand, Golf Tower

2 BR

Arabian Ranches, Gazelle / Al Reem 1

2 BR

Dubai Investment Park, 6 BR 7075 sq. ft. AED 4,700,000 (Ref # VI266925) Luxury Villas A motivated seller! Liudmila Shapedko

Arabian Ranches, Gazelle / Al Reem 3

3 BR

Arabian Ranches, Mirador Phase 1

7 BR

Dubailand, Al Waha Villas

3 BR

Arabian Ranches, Palmera 2

2 BR

Arabian Ranches, Alma

3 BR

Arabian Ranches, Palmera 3

2 BR

Arabian Ranches, Palmera 2

2 BR

Dubailand, Falcon City Phase 1

5 BR

Arabian Ranches, Savannah

3 BR

7424 sq. ft. AED 10,620,000 (Ref # VI291119)

The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about Liudmila Shapedko 683 sq. ft.

6571 sq. ft.

1884 sq. ft.

AED 8,500,000 (Ref # VI304923)

3 BR

Dubailand, Sector 2 - 22D5

2 BR

Dubailand, Sector 2 - 8D6

3 BR

Arabian Ranches, Terra Nova

6 BR

Wageda Wilkinson

AED 1,699,995 (Ref # VI66584)

Easy living

Dubai Investment Park, Ritaj - Block G

Alina Cercel

AED 1,750,000 (Ref # VI303578)

Meticulously planned development 1889 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP304140) Nina Pekina

A stunning family home

Dubai Investment Park, Studio 474 sq. ft. Ritaj - Block A Brand new

April 2012

AED 325,000

Excellent value

Sue Verster AED 370,000 (Ref # AP301439) Wassim Abdallah

2626 sq. ft. AED 1,350,000 (Ref # AP301736)

Brand new 1154 sq. ft.

Nicole Burt AED 957,705

Premier location 1575 sq. ft.

Wael Gomaa AED 1,258,155 (Ref # AP81890)

Premier location 5126 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP81891)

Wael Gomaa AED 5,499,000 (Ref # VI304594)

An exquisite landscaped setting

Rene Neil Dsouza

1376 sq. ft.

861 sq. ft.

AED 30,000

AED 48,000

AED 50,000

AED 55,000

(Ref # AP304987)

(Ref # APM296044) Masuma Noorani (Ref # AP301130)

(Ref # APM303752) Sahali Saleem

AED 55,000

Live with a view to inspire 1880 sq. ft. AED 125,000

Friendly neighborhood 2292 sq. ft. AED 135,000

Superior location

(Ref # AP230867) Wageda Wilkinson (Ref # VI284841) BH GC Office (Ref # VI304901) Rene Neil Dsouza

3626 sq. ft. AED 135,000

Enjoy life with style

(Ref # VI303479) Sue Verster

2436 sq. ft. AED 145,000

Looking for lifestyle? 1889 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP255183)

Urvashi Sidhapara

Affordable luxury 1571 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP280086)

Moin Jehanzeb

Excellent value 1614 sq. ft.

Sahali Saleem

Catherine Quadros

Competitive price, call now

2 BR

William Verster

AED 19,000

Strategic location

Dubailand, Olympic Park 1

8000 sq. ft. AED 10,300,000 (Ref # VI302040)

Quintessential luxury living

865 sq. ft.

(Ref # APM302483)

Shashi Mashruwala

Live closer to work

1 BR

Rene Neil Dsouza

AED 19,000

Exceptional deal!

Dubailand, Skycourts Tower E

2724 sq. ft. AED 2,295,888 (Ref # VI304115)

Great family home

AED 18,000

Sizeable value appreciation

AED 150,000

(Ref # VI297918) Robert Kerr (Ref # VI172763)

Meticulously planned development Katarina Geenen 6456 sq. ft. AED 180,000

Everything you ever wanted 3324 sq. ft. AED 210,000

(Ref # VI303745) Binu Abraham (Ref # VI168319)

Meticulously planned development William Verster

Dubai Investment Park, 5 BR 5900 sq. ft. AED 219,999 (Ref # VI303869) Family Villa The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about Shashi Mashruwala Arabian Ranches, Alvorada 3

3 BR

Arabian Ranches, Saheel Villas

4 BR

3566 sq. ft. AED 220,000 (Ref # VI304930)

Exclusive residence 3216 sq. ft.

Spacious living

Jacqueline Hunter Holt AED 220,000 (Ref # VI293996) Adrian Popica


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Palm Jumeirah

PALM JUMEIRAH

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. It’s home to a mix of towers and beautiful villas which offer a small stretch of beach. The numerous hotels on the island also make for first class entertainment facilities.

FOR SALE

OCEANA - CARIBBEAN THE PALM JUMEIRAH Breathtaking sea views Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP304108)

AED 4,150,000

3 BR 2280 sq. ft.

MARINA RESIDENCE 6 THE PALM JUMEIRAH Amazing value Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP303762)

AED 1,950,000

MARINA RESIDENCE 1

AED 2,420,000

AL SULTANA (B3)

2 BR 1764 sq. ft.

THE PALM JUMEIRAH Stunning view of the sea Yasmeen Buzari (Ref # AP291804)

AED 3,060,000

3 BR 2524 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

OCEANA - CARIBBEAN THE PALM JUMEIRAH Uncompromising luxury Nina Pekina (Ref # AP291129)

OCEANA - SOUTHERN THE PALM JUMEIRAH Superior location Elen Manukyan (Ref # AP103223)

April 2012

AED 3,100,000

AL DABAS (B2)

AED 3,150,000

M FROND (SEFRI VILLAS)

2 BR 1743 sq. ft.

2 BR 1709 sq. ft.

THE PALM JUMEIRAH Affordable luxury Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP277497)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH A desirable address Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI300049)

3 BR 2181 sq. ft.

AED 24,000,000

6 BR 7000 sq. ft.

THE PALM JUMEIRAH A prestigious address Ali Tabrizi (Ref # AP231006)

GOLDEN MILE B1 THE PALM JUMEIRAH Property at budget prices Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP301146)

AED 1,900,000

1 BR 1173 sq. ft.

AED 2,200,000

3 BR 2454 sq. ft.


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Exclusive to Better Homes

AL HAMRI (B19) THE PALM JUMEIRAH A stunning family home Nicholas Winter (Ref # AP64200)

FOR RENT

AED 320,000

4 BR 4917 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

AL SHAHLA (B16) THE PALM JUMEIRAH Spacious with great finishes Mehroz Abdul Majeed (Ref # AP304664)

AED 165,000

3 BR 2182 sq. ft.

MARINA RESIDENCE 1 THE PALM JUMEIRAH Beachfront living at an attractive price Robert Kerr (Ref # AP276818)

AED 170,000

AL MSALLI (B9)

AED 450,000

AL HAMRI (B19)

3 BR 2528 sq. ft.

THE PALM JUMEIRAH Dynamic development Robert Kerr (Ref # AP174906)

AED 190,000

2 BR 1644 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

M FROND (SEFRI VILLAS) THE PALM JUMEIRAH A prestigious address Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI300049)

AED 750,000

6 BR 7000 sq. ft.

O FROND (SAFAWI VILLAS) THE PALM JUMEIRAH Premier location Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI176630)

Property prices change frequently. Please visit bhomes.com for the most up-to-date pricing.

5 BR 5461 sq. ft.

THE PALM JUMEIRAH World class development Syed Wajih Uddin Ahmed (Ref # AP170598)

AED 120,000

2 BR 1474 sq. ft.

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PALM JUMEIRAH - BEST OF THE REST...

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, scour the list below and simply call us on +971 600 52 2212 once you’ve found your perfect home, quoting the relevant reference number listed. Happy hunting!

FOR SALE FROM AED 1,399,000

FOR RENT FROM AED 85,000

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Anbara (B12)

3 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Shahla (B16)

1 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Habool (B11)

2 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Shahla (B16)

1 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Hallawi (B14)

4 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Khudrawi (B6)

1 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Hamri (B19)

3 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Tiara - Sapphire

1 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Hatimi (B5)

3 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Marina Residence 3

2 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Nabat (B8)

4 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Shahla (B16)

3 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Tamr (B15)

4 BR

2182 sq. ft.

AED 2,225,000 (Ref # AP304329)

Sophisticated waterfront community Daria Lyubimova 1646 sq. ft.

AED 1,399,000 (Ref # AP301567)

One of the Best Deals in the Market 4917 sq. ft.

Ayham Jbara

AED 4,450,000 (Ref # AP174498)

One of the Best Deals in the Market

Sharon Sweet

2260 sq. ft. AED 2,300,000 (Ref # AP302437)

A desirable address

Sharon Sweet

2260 sq. ft. AED 2,525,000 (Ref # AP301083)

One of the Best Deals in the Market

Ayham Jbara

4846 sq. ft. AED 6,500,000 (Ref # AP302482)

Affordable luxury 2180 sq. ft.

Hannah Bakshani AED 2,250,000 (Ref # AP242703)

1164 sq. ft.

AED 85,000

Exceptional deal! 1173 sq. ft.

Sharon Sweet AED 95,000

A desirable address 1184 sq. ft.

AED 100,000

AED 120,000

The jewel in the crown 1593 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP50237) Rami Abi Faraj

A prestigious address 1307 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP257977)

AED 125,000

Exceptional deal!

(Ref # AP175856) Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP264959) Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP304508) Nicholas Winter

The Palm Jumeirah, Al 1 BR 1184 sq. ft. AED 130,000 Das Apartments (B10) A prestigious address

(Ref # AP253757)

The Palm Jumeirah,

(Ref # AP171679)

Beachfront living at an attractive price Mohammad Khalid Khan Al Anbara (B12)

2 BR

1551 sq. ft.

AED 130,000

Captivating environment

Sharon Sweet

Catherine Quadros

The Palm Jumeirah, Al 1 BR 1184 sq. ft. AED 135,000 Das Apartments (B10) A prestigious address

(Ref # AP277050)

5 BR 6697 sq. ft. AED 9,100,000 (Ref # VI302606) The Palm Jumeirah, B Frond (Khalas Villas) Experience the height of luxury Babur Ortikov

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Shahla (B16)

2 BR

(Ref # AP77689)

6 BR 7000 sq. ft. AED 19,800,000 (Ref # VI303961) The Palm Jumeirah, B Frond (Khalas Villas) Experience the height of luxury Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah, Tiara - Amber

1 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, D Frond (Barhi Villas)

4 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Marina Residence 1

2 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, D Frond (Barhi Villas)

5 BR

4917 sq. ft.

AED 4,550,000 (Ref # AP8507)

The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about Sharon Sweet

5000 sq. ft. AED 8,500,000 (Ref # VI303241)

Beachfront living at an attractive price Mohammad Khalid Khan 6500 sq. ft. AED 11,500,000 (Ref # VI302014)

Live with a view to inspire

Svetlana Gorbach

1646 sq. ft.

AED 135,000

Affordable luxury 1307 sq. ft.

Sharon Sweet AED 140,000

The jewel in the crown 1808 sq. ft. AED 145,000

A stunning family home

The Palm Jumeirah, Al 2 BR 1584 sq. ft. Das Apartments (B10) Full ocean view

AED 175,000

The Palm Jumeirah, Fair- 4 BR 3242 sq. ft. AED 7,575,000 (Ref # AP74322) mont Palm Residence Wide range of retail, entertainment and dining Svetlana Gorbach

The Palm Jumeirah, Tiara - Sapphire

2 BR

AED 175,000

The Palm Jumeirah, Golden Mile B1

2 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Tiara - Aquamarine

2 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Golden Mile B10

2 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Tiara - Sapphire

2 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Golden Mile B3

3 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Hamri (B19)

3 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Golden Mile B4

2 BR

April 2012

1874 sq. ft.

AED 1,400,000 (Ref # AP303529)

2031 sq. ft.

Affordable luxury

Micky Soni

AED 1,617,000 (Ref # AP301703) Fabio Lombardi

3500 sq. ft. AED 2,990,000 (Ref # VI299319)

Affordable luxury 1787 sq. ft.

An investors dream!

Elen Manukyan AED 1,550,000 (Ref # AP304017) Tara Jordan

(Ref # AP264322) Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP304152) Better Homes JLT

2 BR 1853 sq. ft. AED 145,000 (Ref # AP278900) The Palm Jumeirah, Fairmont Palm Residence 5 Star hotel living with everything you need Nina Pekina

5 BR 5500 sq. ft. AED 11,499,000 (Ref # VI303380) The Palm Jumeirah, E Frond (Bumaan Villas) A desirable address Sharon Sweet

Breathtaking sea views

Sharon Sweet

1957 sq. ft.

Sharon Sweet

Brand new luxury apartments 1712 sq. ft.

AED 180,000

Full ocean view 1712 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP280311)

(Ref # AP264970) Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP282612) Sharon Sweet

AED 180,000

Brand new luxury apartments 2260 sq. ft. AED 180,000

A prestigious address

The Palm Jumeirah, Al 2 BR 2055 sq. ft. AED 190,000 Das Apartments (B10) A desirable address

(Ref # AP264964) Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP275652) Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP277058) Sharon Sweet


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DOWNTOWN

Home to some of the city’s most iconic, world-class landmarks such as Burj Khalifa, The Address Downtown and The Dubai Mall, this district features exquisite and aweinspiring living spaces from exclusive high-rise apartments at The Residences and South Ridge to the traditional Arabesque homes of The Old Town. With world-class amenities, waterfront walkways and vibrant market squares, Downtown is a great place to live.

FOR SALE

8 BOULEVARD WALK DOWNTOWN DUBAI A motivated seller! Better Homes Head Office (Ref # AP287178)

REEHAN 1 DOWNTOWN DUBAI Attractive investment opportunity Deborah Staines (Ref # AP173988)

AED 610,000

STUDIO 555 sq. ft.

AED 1,550,000

2 BR 1258 sq. ft.

KAMOON 2 DOWNTOWN DUBAI Price negotiable Deborah Staines (Ref # AP284502)

EXECUTIVE TOWER M BUSINESS BAY Amazing value Roy Yacoub (Ref # AP48079)

AED 2,950,000

THE RESIDENCES T1

AED 2,900,000

BURJ KHALIFA - ARMANI RESIDENCES AED 6,315,000

3 BR 1967 sq. ft.

3 BR 3272 sq. ft.

AED 1,299,999

1 BR 906 sq. ft.

DOWNTOWN DUBAI A prestigious address Megan Nadine Smith (Ref # AP177224)

1 BR 1263 sq. ft.

DOWNTOWN DUBAI A motivated seller! Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP297321)

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BURJ KHALIFA DOWNTOWN DUBAI World class development Rabih Hankir (Ref # AP279511)

AED 4,800,000

2 BR 1546 sq. ft.

THE ADDRESS DUBAI MALL DOWNTOWN DUBAI Landmark address Roy Yacoub (Ref # AP266540)

Property prices change frequently. Please visit bhomes.com for the most up-to-date pricing.

AED 1,730,888

1 BR 698 sq. ft.

THE RESIDENCES VILLAS DOWNTOWN DUBAI A prestigious address Nick Nuziale (Ref # VI299762)

AED 8,000,000

3 BR 2813 sq. ft.

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Downtown Exclusive to Better Homes

FENDI APARTMENTS - SKY GARDENS DIFC Experience heights of luxury Rasha Moslyh (Ref # AP302942)

FOR RENT

Exclusive to Better Homes

AED 139,000

REEHAN 2

AED 120,000

ATTAREEN RESIDENCE

1 BR 1171 sq. ft.

DOWNTOWN DUBAI A desirable address Florence Roche (Ref # AP172750)

AED 90,000

1 BR 700 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

TAJER RESIDENCES DOWNTOWN DUBAI Excellent finish Simona Mariana Barbulescu (Ref # AP304171)

LIMESTONE HOUSE DIFC Varied architectural styles Pravin Patrick DMello (Ref # AP299062)

AED 200,000

2 BR 1419 sq. ft.

SOUTH RIDGE 1 DOWNTOWN DUBAI Exceptional deal! Mohammad Mukram (Ref # AP295088)

2 BR 1396 sq. ft.

DOWNTOWN DUBAI Dynamic environment Arsalan Qazal (Ref # AP304188)

AED 200,000

3 BR 1738 sq. ft.

AED 210,000

3 BR 2300 sq. ft.

THE LOFTS - EAST DOWNTOWN DUBAI

AED 120,000 2 BR 1282 sq. ft. Central and prestigious location Partha (Ref # AP277625)

THE RESIDENCES W3 DOWNTOWN DUBAI Be where it all happens Deborah Staines (Ref # AP165638)

April 2012

AED 85,000

1 BR 915 sq. ft.


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DOWNTOWN - BEST OF THE REST...

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, scour the list below and simply call us on +971 600 52 2212 once you’ve found your perfect home, quoting the relevant reference number listed. Happy hunting!

FOR SALE FROM AED 400,000

FOR RENT FROM AED 42,000

Business Bay, Executive Tower H

3 BR

Downtown Dubai, 8 Boulevard Walk

1 BR

Business Bay, Churchill Residency

1 BR

Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa

3 BR

Downtown Dubai, Yansoon 8

3 BR

DIFC, Dusit Thani Hotel Apartments

2 BR

Downtown Dubai, Burj Al Nujoom

2 BR

Business Bay, Executive Tower K

2 BR

Downtown Dubai, Zaafaran 1

3 BR

DIFC, Fendi Apartments - Sky Gardens

Studio 556 sq. ft.

Downtown Dubai, South Ridge 1

2 BR

Trade Centre, Habtoor House

2 BR

Downtown Dubai, Zanzebeel 3

2 BR

DIFC, Limestone House

3 BR

Business Bay, Executive Tower M

2 BR

Business Bay, Scala Tower

Studio 491 sq. ft.

Downtown Dubai, Yansoon 3

2 BR

Business Bay, Executive Tower B

4 BR

Downtown Dubai, Attareen Residence

4 BR

DIFC, Sky Gardens (DIFC)

4 BR

DIFC, The Index (One Central Park)

4 BR

2088 sq. ft. AED 2,150,000 (Ref # AP299030)

A great family option 1031 sq. ft.

Aneliya Miladinova AED 715,000

Excellent value 1766 sq. ft.

Ayham Jbara AED 3,038,110 (Ref # AP285145)

A prestigious address 1561 sq. ft.

David Lawes

AED 2,800,000 (Ref # AP172822)

An investors dream! 1398 sq. ft.

Conny Mathei

AED 1,500,000 (Ref # AP302055)

Brand new luxury apartments 1887 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP303515)

Faiza Millwala AED 1,655,000 (Ref # AP252658)

Privileged location

Florin Rusu

1300 sq. ft. AED 2,000,000 (Ref # AP303109)

Affordable luxury 1506 sq. ft.

Ghada Ghannam AED 1,520,000 (Ref # AP302217)

A motivated seller!

Liudmila Shapedko AED 400,000 (Ref # AP298929)

A motivated seller! 1213 sq. ft.

Liudmila Shapedko AED 1,599,999 (Ref # AP297888)

Central and prestigious location

Megan Nadine Smith

4756 sq. ft. AED 5,850,000 (Ref # AP304300)

A stunning family home

Mohammad Khalid Khan

3826 sq. ft. AED 15,999,999 (Ref # VI297747)

In a class by itself

Nick Nuziale

5404 sq. ft. AED 7,200,000 (Ref # AP300307)

Panoramic views 7901 sq. ft.

Nick Nuziale AED 19,000,000(Ref # AP303697)

Experience heights of luxury

Nick Nuziale

Business Bay, Mayfair Tower

1 BR

DIFC, Park Tower A

1 BR

DIFC, Park Tower B

1 BR

DIFC, Sky Gardens (DIFC)

2 BR

DIFC, Sky Gardens (DIFC)

3 BR

(Ref # AP302946) Rasha Moslyh (Ref # AP301170) Robert Kerr

2002 sq. ft. AED 210,000

(Ref # AP303941) Zahi Majid

597 sq. ft.

AED 42,000

1074 sq. ft.

1054 sq. ft.

1193 sq. ft.

4714 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP232869) Mohammad Mukram

AED 80,000

(Ref # AP304114) Tarek Gouda

AED 75,000

(Ref # AP304448) Osama Kiwan

AED 91,200

(Ref # APM277695) Murad Ali Dib

AED 375,000

(Ref # APM291115) Murad Ali Dib

Downtown Dubai, The Studio 599 sq. ft. AED 89,000 (Ref # AP266384) Address Dubai Mall 5 Star hotel living with everything you need Pooja Barooah

Studio 466 sq. ft.

Business Bay, Windsor Manor

1 BR

Property prices change frequently. Please visit bhomes.com for the most up-to-date pricing.

1400 sq. ft. AED 90,000

A desirable address

Downtown Dubai, Burj Al Nujoom

Roy Yacoub

AED 73,000

A desirable address

1 BR

(Ref # AP65578)

(Ref # AP304335) Robert Kerr

Exquisitely designed

Downtown Dubai, The Residences W1

AED 539,708

AED 90,000

A prestigious address

2 BR

A motivated seller!

1283 sq. ft.

Amazing value

Business Bay, Executive Tower K

Robert Kerr

(Ref # AP303454)

3 BR 5240 sq. ft. AED 250,000 (Ref # AP304287) Business Bay, Manazel Al Safa Tower Affordable luxury Besim Imeri

3 BR

AED 1,450,000 (Ref # AP304335)

AED 100,000

Brand new luxury apartments

DIFC, The Index (One Central Park)

1283 sq. ft.

1238 sq. ft.

Sharon Sweet

A lush oasis

2 BR

Ambitious initiative

2663 sq. ft. AED 350,000 (Ref # AP301960)

Experience heights of luxury

Downtown Dubai, Yansoon 2

Rene Neil Dsouza

Sharafuddin Mohammed

Ambitious initiative

1 BR

AED 1,605,251 (Ref # AP70639)

(Ref # AP266268)

One of the Best Deals in the Market Shazia Shafi Esmail

DIFC, The Index (One Central Park)

1213 sq. ft.

AED 85,000

World class development

4 BR 3617 sq. ft. AED 5,858,000 (Ref # AP301621) Trade Centre, World Trade Centre Residence Experience the height of luxury Rabih Hankir A desirable address

880 sq. ft.

A prestigious address

797 sq. ft.

AED 79,000

Premier location 3014 sq. ft.

Partha Reddy AED 240,000 (Ref # AP303667)

Premier location 926 sq. ft.

Mohammad Mukram AED 90,000

A prestigious address 1147 sq. ft.

Excellent value

(Ref # AP77112)

(Ref # AP304958) BH Dubai Marina

AED 60,000

(Ref # AP225369) Rasha Moslyh

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ABU DHABI

The first batch of the capital’s long list of world-class developments are being handed over to end-users as Abu Dhabi enters a new, exciting phase. Our dedicated Better Homes office in the capital houses a team of in-the-know staff who can talk you through our unrivalled selection of homes to choose from.

FOR SALE Exclusive to Better Homes

AL MUNEERA AL RAHA BEACH A place to call home Imran Ellam (Ref # AP304396)

AL NASEEM A

AED 1,495,000

AL ZEINA - RESIDENTIAL TOWERS AED 2,400,000

AL ZEINA - RESIDENTIAL TOWERS AED 1,249,999

AED 2,649,000

ARABIC COMMUNITY

AL MUNEERA

2 BR 1557 sq. ft.

AL RAHA BEACH The kind of home you’ve only dreamt about Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP300923)

2 BR 3077 sq. ft.

SUN TOWER

AL RAHA BEACH Stunning sea views Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP303541)

AL REEF Ideal family living Imran Ellam (Ref # VI301807)

AED 1,450,000

3 BR 2424 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

2 BR 1386 sq. ft.

AL RAHA BEACH Excellent value Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP303252)

AED 3,850,000

AL RAHA BEACH Designed and finished to the highest standards Imran Ellam (Ref # VI230285)

4 BR 5154 sq. ft.

SKY TOWER

AL REEM ISLAND

AL REEM ISLAND

AED 1,638,472

AED 1,404,900

2 BR 1545 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP303678)

2 BR 1338 sq. ft. Excellent value Imran Ellam (Ref # AP238522)

MEDITERRANEAN COMMUNITY AL REEF Ideal family living Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI70544)

April 2012

3 BR 2174 sq. ft.

AED 2,004,820

4 BR 2858 sq. ft.


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SHEIKH SULTAN BUILDING RAWDHAT Price negotiable Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP305031)

FOR RENT

AED 95,000

2 BR 900 sq. ft.

OCEAN TERRACE RESIDENCE AL REEM ISLAND Modern living at its best Alfiya Musina (Ref # AP304673)

AED 85,000

1 BR 904 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

OCEAN TERRACE RESIDENCE

AED 140,000

2 BR 1346 sq. ft.

AL REEM ISLAND Ready to move in Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP298495)

Exclusive to Better Homes

Exclusive to Better Homes

AL MATAR A desirable address Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP289298)

AED 140,000

2 BR 1109 sq. ft.

ARABIC COMMUNITY AL REEF A great family option Imran Ellam (Ref # VI275879)

AED 85,000

2 BR 1832 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

MEDITERRANEAN COMMUNITY AL REEF Excellent value Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI91834)

AL SEEF COMPOUND

AED 140,000

4 BR 2858 sq. ft.

SHEIKH SULTAN BUILDING DANAT ABU DHABI

AED 110,000 2 BR 872 sq. ft. Ready to move in Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP300158)

ARABIC COMMUNITY AL REEF Ideal family living Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI294279)

Property prices change frequently. Please visit bhomes.com for the most up-to-date pricing.

AED 155,000

5 BR 3749 sq. ft.

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OTHER DISTRICTS

Are you a tenant on the hunt for a great offer but haven’t found anything that suits you yet? This section is designed to bring you the best of the rest in Dubai, a selection of unbeatable properties, available for rent, which are positioned outside the main freehold districts of Dubai, but are in areas that are becoming increasingly popular with a wide variety of tenants.

For Sale

GATE APARTMENTS MIRDIF Close to all amenities Mouhanad Abou Fadel (Ref # AP45421)

For Sale

AED 1,014,050

2 BR 1463 sq. ft.

AA VILLAS AL RIFAAH Live by the beach Abid Aziz (Ref # VI295296)

Exclusive to Better Homes

Exclusive to Better Homes

For Sale

For Rent

MISTRAL VILLAS UMM AL QUWAIN MARINA Spacious with great finishes Sana Hajjar (Ref # VI298126)

AED 1,850,000

3 BR 3765 sq. ft.

For Rent

For Sale

AED 2,300,000

4 BR 4500 sq. ft.

AL HAMRA VILLAGE A stunning family home Abid Aziz (Ref # VI298365)

AED 4,300,000

5 BR 6080 sq. ft.

For Rent

CLOVER CREEK HOTEL APARTMENTS AED 120,000 DEIRA A desirable address Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP303843)

BEACH VILLAS

2 BR 1200 sq. ft.

AAA VILLA MUHAISNAH Ideal family living Mouhanad Abou Fadel (Ref # VI304835)

AED 250,000

4 BR 5200 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

For Rent

For Rent

AMA VILLAS MIRDIF Home sweet home Arsalan Qazal (Ref # VI304203)

April 2012

AED 138,000

5 BR 3600 sq. ft.

FMAMK VILLA NADD AL HAMAR Premier location Videsh Jain (Ref # VI297915)

AED 340,000

10 BR 12000 sq. ft.

DR RH MIRDIF Distinctive design Sana Hajjar (Ref # VI243407)

AED 110,000

3 BR 2250 sq. ft.


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Commercial

COMMERCIAL

Offering leasing and sales brokering services for commercial properties, Better Homes can help you find the best place or financial return for your business. Our international network, considerable market experience and sophisticated data system ensures that the requirements of both occupants and landlords are fully met.

FOR SALE

LE SOLARIUM DUBAI SILICON OASIS Aesthetic appeal Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF301986)

AED 537,765 1076 sq. ft.

FORTUNE EXECUTIVE TOWER JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS An investors dream! Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF26632)

AED 470,900 1108 sq. ft.

LAKE VIEW TOWER JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS An investors dream! Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # REM284745)

AED 674,000 674 sq. ft.

DUBAI GATE 1 JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AED 526,500

586 sq. ft. Competitive price, call now Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # RE304784)

PARK TOWER COMMERCIAL DIFC

AED 28,251,360 15354 sq. ft. One of the Best Deals in the Market Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF79219)

LIBERTY HOUSE DIFC Affordable luxury Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF297057)

April 2012

AED 1,400,560 976 sq. ft.


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MATAR PLAZA AL NAHDA Amazing value Tessa Honorica Lowe (Ref # RE305073)

FOR RENT

AED 68,617 686 sq. ft.

EXECUTIVE HEIGHTS TECOM Ready to move in Kathryn Farooqui (Ref # OF304454)

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AED 2,286,919 19058 sq. ft.

EMIRATES NATIONAL INVESTMENT TOWER AED 77,384 DEIRA A desirable address Abdul Rahman (Ref # OF278600)

TIFFANY TOWERS JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS Engineering marvel Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF298295)

1138 sq. ft.

AED 82,140 1369 sq. ft.

EMAAR SQUARE 4 DOWNTOWN DUBAI Competitive price, call now Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF304969)

AED 617,920 3862 sq. ft.

ASK THE AGENT AKSHATA SHETTY, COMMERCIAL LEASING CONSULTANT Deira is a thriving destination for global, small and medium enterprises due to its great location and connectivity. Rentals are competitivly priced and have stabilised, as the supply of new offices isn’t expected to increase anytime soon. The occupancy rate is 82%, which is great given the market’s performance since 2010. A ready office can be secured for anything between AED60-100 per sqft, while increasing demand can be seen for offices in the size range of 500-2,000 sqft. Property prices change frequently. Please visit bhomes.com for the most up-to-date pricing.

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Commercial

Commercial Breakdown 1GB = 5.81 AED 1 USD = 3.67 AED 1 EURO = 4.80 AED PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - March2012 Conversion rates correct at time of press

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

Rentals OFFICE COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

AL AWIR DISTRICT

Dubai Silicon Oasis

48,420

130,735

89,578

45

55

50

DEIRA DISTRICT

Deira

42,420

2,225,000

1,133,710

70

100

85

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

DIFC

191,250

2,673,000

1,432,125

225

250

238

Downtown Burj Dubai

490,050

1,047,420

768,735

150

180

165

Jumeirah Lake Towers

31,500

904,800

468,150

50

100

75

Tecom

105,360

3,615,325

1,860,343

120

175

148

Business Bay

42,140

1,224,900

633,520

70

90

80

Al Quoz / SZR

32,285

397,050

214,668

55

75

65

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

AL AWIR DISTRICT

International City

25,410

46,035

35,723

35

45

40

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT

DHCC

163,500

202,740

183,120

125

155

140

DEIRA DISTRICT

Deira

1,471,500

2,043,750

1,757,625

90

125

108

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

MEYDAN DISTRICT

RETAIL

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Barsha

66,060

331,920

198,990

90

120

105

Jumeirah Lake Towers

42,840

445,080

243,960

90

120

105

TECOM

393,680

860,760

627,220

140

180

160

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

Dubai Investment Park

113,320

1,625,000

869,160

20

25

23

MEYDAN DISTRICT

Al Quoz

70,000

696,570

383,285

25

30

28

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

WAREHOUSE

Sales OFFICE

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

DIFC

1,756,800

30,708,000

16,232,400

1,800

2,200

2,000

Downtown Burj Dubai

3,920,400

8,363,850

6,142,125

1,200

2,500

1,850

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

Dubailand

525,800

689,375

607,588

550

700

625

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT

Dubai Silicon Oasis

538,000

736,450

637,225

500

600

550

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Jumeirah Lake Towers

283,000

8,382,500

4,332,750

500

900

700

Dubai Marina

1,650,000

6,494,600

4,072,300

1,200

1,600

1,400

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Jumeirah Lake Towers

703,200

1,089,600

896,400

1,200

1,600

1,400

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Jebel Ali

6,970,000

60,000,000

33,485,000

170

250

210

RETAIL

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

WAREHOUSE

JEBEL ALI DISTRICT

April 2012


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Better Interiors

News, views and ideas to help style your home Want your walls to make a statement? Check out the latest eye-popping designs from ECO Wallpaper: think metallics, beading, and vibrant flock. The Exclusive collection is all about show-stopping textures and dazzling colours, with designer style and a top-notch finish. ECO’s products are true to their name, too: their low-impact manufacturing processes are environmentally friendly, and all materials are sustainable and responsibly sourced. Extraordinary décor with a conscience, available from thekollektion.com READ ALL ABOUT IT

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Time and Place New York-based designer Steven Gambrel is renowned for his signature fusion of old and new, and this elegant tome showcases the best of his creations. If you’re looking for Americanstyle inspiration, the ten featured homes are great food for thought – browse Big Apple loft spaces, brownstone Manhattan pads and beachside retreats in the Hamptons – and the photography by Eric Piasecki is fantastic. amazon.com

Steal their style… Mimi Shakhashir Furniture designer Mimi is endlessly inspired by culture and colour – in her work, and at home My home décor style is very eclectic: I hate to be restricted and love to mix styles and unique pieces together. It’s evidence and expression of my travels, my passions, my creativity and the essence of my personality – a collage of all the things I love, uninhibited by convention. My designs (available at Galeries Lafayette, Dubai Mall and Objects and Elements, Al Quoz) reflect this too. No home should be without lots of colour: whether it’s in artwork, curiosity finds from travels, or exotic textiles. My favourite place to buy interior pieces is Andrew Martin: I love the fusion of exotic intrigue and comfort. I adore the informal dining area in my house – it’s where all the energy is, and where I gather my family and friends together to enjoy my home-cooked meals. It’s the most versatile room in my home, too, and can be dressed up or down to suit the occasion.

OMA lantern THE One, AED59.00

Red vase Lifestyle, AED64

Orsini centrepiece bowl Crate & Barrel, AED329

I believe your home style is articulated over time – it should be a reflection of your personality. Follow your own inspirations and ideas of beauty, and don’t let trends and opinions affect your style. Do whatever makes you happy – it should be a welcoming and cosy sanctuary after the daily grind! I fell in love with Design Days, a design festival that took place in Dubai last month – I am really interested in sculptural furniture and I saw a table there that just took my breath away – I would put it in the living room, the nucleus of the house. From there, you could see it from anywhere: it would be the centre of attention.


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On the Move You’ve arranged the agents and sorted the solicitors – but how to bag a buyer? Make your house stand out from the crowd with a little insider know-how Create a blank canvas by removing knick-knacks and clutter. Visitors will want to imagine themselves in your house, and seeing your life laid before them may distract them from their vision. Be brutal: a few framed photographs will be enough to create a welcoming atmosphere, but anything else should be packed away in boxes. Think of it as a head-start on the moving process – and great preparation for the impending cleaning spree. Make your home sparkle – there’s nothing like grime to put a potential buyer off. Each surface needs to be spotless, every floor gleaming, all stains removed. Pay attention to small details, too – dirty light switches and finger-marked doors are a no-no. Before you start receiving viewers, it’s worth investing in a ‘deep clean’ specialist that’s used to prepping property for sale, such as HTS Facility Management (hts-uae.ae). Invite a good friend for a practice viewing – having a fresh (and honest) pair of eyes will help you scrutinise the space. Clear out the kitchen – you’re aiming to create an orderly, hygienic area. Remove all pictures and menus, replace any dingy or mis-matched tea towels, and make sure bins are empty and clean. Viewers will want to snoop through your cupboards to check storage space, so don’t hide surface

clutter in there – arrange tins and tubs neatly, and give the fridge a thorough clean inside and out. Brighten up the bathroom by fixing damp patches, freshening grouting, and replacing any tired fixtures (shower curtains and loo seats are prime suspects). Bathrooms can lack natural light so keep colours neutral and fresh. Put your daily toiletries in a box and hide it during viewings: people don’t want to see toothbrushes and half-used bottles of shampoo. A small plant can make the room look fresh, and there’s nothing like a full set of matching fluffy towels to make a bathroom feel welcoming. Re-think the focus in the living room – you may spend evenings huddled round the television, but a coffee table with a beautiful display of flowers and a couple of stylish books is a much more attractive centre point. Remove any non-essential furniture and marvel at the extra space it creates – viewers will love this. If you’ve already packed up your sofa and dining

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EXPERT ADVICE Better Homes estate agent Deborah Staines shares her top tips for selling property in Dubai

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table, it’s worth hiring new ones for show: Indigo Living (indigo-living.com) provides coordinating short- and long-term rentals that can really increase a room’s appeal. Give bedrooms a boost by clearing out personal items and adding some sleek finishing touches. Make the most of the beds, especially in the master bedroom – think luxe linens and throws. To depersonalise the space, replace photos, face creams and hairdryers with scented candles and a modest bouquet. Keep clothes hidden, but don’t over-stuff built-in wardrobes – potential buyers will want to check inside the storage. It’s worth re-decorating children’s bedrooms in neutral colours and putting their least-used toys in storage, too – but to ease the upheaval make it clear to them this is just temporary. And finally, if you use a maid’s room as a dumping ground, clear it out – show off its potential as an office or playroom, and let the viewers imagine how they’d use the space. Create a great first impression by revamping any outside areas – if you have a villa, a dishevelled garden or scruffy front door can put buyers off immediately. Smart tables and chairs can add al fresco appeal, so if you’re planning to buy new furniture for your new house, buy it now and place it on display – and then reap the rewards. Maintenance companies such as Ecogreen Landscaping LLC (ecogreendubai.com) can also give your garden an overhaul or help to make the most of limited space.

‘Viewers will want to snoop through kitchen cupboards, so don’t hide clutter in them’ Make viewings easy by ensuring that signage to the property is visible and accurate, and always leave a parking space for visitors – this will make the process go smoothly, and help to get viewings off to a positive start.

Working with many different cultures here, I have witnessed a high number of clients that have a fear or dislike of animals, so be sensitive to this. Pets (and their bowls and beds) should be out of sight – especially dogs. Buyers often want a property to have a ‘brand new’ feel, so try to create this impression when preparing your home for viewings. With many sellers moving overseas, properties may not be furnished during viewings. It’s worth hiring furniture if there is none – carefully-selected pieces will illustrate how the rooms can be used and make smaller properties feel more spacious. If you’re a landlord with property on the market, let your tenants know your plans to sell. It’s important to keep them in the loop to build their co-operation – you will need them to help keep areas clean and tidy. Establish some ground rules regarding viewings (for example, what time they will take place), and offer incentives such as a gardener or window cleaner in return for their help. Occupied properties are best viewed when nobody is at home so potential buyers can open cupboards and comment freely. Vacant properties should be viewed during daylight hours as DEWA has often been disonnected.

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Royal Kids

Better… Kids’ bedrooms

Whatever your little one’s style, create them a sleeping space to be proud of... Footie fanatics If your little one’s sports-mad, they’ll want everything in their team colours or with sporty motifs, like this furniture from Royal Kids (royalfurniture.ae), above. Deck out beds with themed covers (check their favourite team’s merchandise store) or mix and match colours from a department store bedding range. Keep walls neutral, or go all-out and paint them with team colours – although make sure this isn’t just a passing phase first!

Indigo Living

Memorabilia needn’t be messy – mount jerseys and posters in large clip photo frames, and show off trophies, boots

Gorgeous girlies

your little princess loves pink, indulge

and balls on shelves. Magnetic panels

For girls of all ages, it’s all about soft

her with a combination of pastel and

are great for keeping tickets safe, and

touches and layering: cute cushions,

brighter hues. Drape sheer voile curtains

are much more child-friendly than pin

rugs and throws create a cosy, feminine

over the bed for an even more girlie feel,

boards. And if your kiddy wants to get

space. Classic, neutral furniture – like

and hang fairy lights and lanterns for

creative, give bookcases a new lease of

the Charlotte range from Indigo Living

gentle bedtime lighting. Budding interior

life together by lining the shelves with

(indigo-living.com), above – will last

designers will love making bedroom

pages from match day programmes (use

long into her teenage years, and can

bunting: cut out triangles of fabric and

wallpaper paste to stick them), or getting

be brightened up with bed linens. Mix

glue them to a long piece of ribbon, then

creative with coloured emulsion paints.

patterns, textures and shapes – and if

string along the ceiling.

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Bunk bed buddies

style is a balance between individuality

If you’ve got a clan of kiddies, dorm-style

and harmony: let them choose their own

bedrooms are practical and fun – and they

linens, and hang handy bed-side shelves to

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minimise clutter. Fairy lights above each

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trips at night. Shared bedrooms can be a

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Practical solutions for domestic dilemmas

Scrub up!

Denise McGinty, founder of expert cleaning company Housekeeping Co (housekeepingco. com), shares her secret tips for taking care of stubborn stains… Remove candle wax from wood by scraping off as much wax as possible by hand with a blunt knife edge. Then, cover it with greaseproof paper and use an iron on its lowest setting to smooth over the surface; the wax will adhere to paper. Finally, polish the area with goodquality furniture oil. Get rid of chewing gum by placing the affected item in the freezer for an hour. The gum will harden, so you can scrape it off with ease. Clean ingrained dust and sand from fabric with a powerful vacuum cleaner that uses water filtration. It’s amazing what comes out of mattresses, carpets and sofas! Remember to change the filter and bags regularly, and always empty the water after each use. Refresh leather sofas with a damp cloth – you’ll see any grime, dust and cigarette smoke residue come off on the material. Let the leather dry naturally, then massage in specialist oil on a microfibre cloth. This should be done twice a year. Revive woven garden furniture by vaccuming it, then washing with a water jet on a powerful setting. Bird droppings and bits of food can be a nightmare to remove – use a soft kitchen brush and warm soapy water to get into the crevices.

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REVAMP A TIRED SOFA with a professional cleaning treatment – it’ll look like new in no time. Daily wear can really take its toll, especially when kids are climbing all over the cushions (we bet you rue the day you bought that cream-coloured suite...) Al Khayat Cleaning Company (04 393 3328) offer shampooing services for soft furnishings, and if you’ve got carpets they’ll revive them too. Pop cushion covers in the washing machine (check the care labels first, though – especially for more intricate designs), or treat the sofa to a lively look with a brand new set.

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GIVE WALLS A LICK OF PAINT to freshen up existing décor, or to create a whole new look on the cheap. Pick up paints and primers from ACE (aceuae. com), where you’ll also find brushes and rollers. Prefer to delegate your DIY? Hire help from Hitches and Glitches (hitchesandglitches.ae, 04 341 2888) – they’re a dab hand with a paint brush, and can help with other maintenance around the house too.

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MAKE-OVER YOUR KITCHEN by giving fittings a thorough clean (get behind the fridge!), clearing out family clutter, and plugging in a scented

air freshener. Need a more radical approach? Interior experts Under One Roof (underoneroof.ae, 04 323 2722) will design you a brand-spanking new one – their bespoke kitchens are made in the UK, and are installed in your home by qualified craftsmen.

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BANISH DINGY DRAPES and invest in some fresh window dressings: new blinds and curtains can really lift a bedroom or kitchen. Ensure they can be pulled fully back to make the most of the natural light, but are sufficiently lined for privacy and late morning lie-ins. Avenue Interiors (avenueinterior.com, 04 341 2505) supplies window covers of all descriptions – and while you’re in the mood for home improvements, check out their flooring, fabrics and wallpaper ranges too.

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DIG OUT A BARGAIN from Dubai’s little-known flea market (dubaifleamarket.com) for a low-cost pick-me-up. Browse second-hand curios in Al Safa Park and Mirdif on regular Friday and Saturday dates – who knows, you might find a real treasure… And if you’ve got goodies to flog, polish up your sales technique (you can book a table from AED250) – it’s a great way to unload clutter for cash.


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Your husband is likely to be the sponsor of your children and whilst he remains so, he can place travel bans over them (not you) to stop them from leaving the UAE. You need to commence UK divorce proceedings as soon as possible and include an application for relocation under Section 8 of the Children Act . More often than not, the UK Courts will agree that the children should relocate with their mothers, who are their primary carers, but the best interest of the children need to be addressed. Question: I need a Will for my assets in Thailand and the UAE. Can I do this under one Will? Answer:

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Plugged In

The must-have gadgets on the market this month… STAR BUY

Lumix DMC-FT3 camera Lumix’s Tough FT Series does exactly what it says on the tin: it’s waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof, and comes in eyecatching orange so you’ll never lose it at the bottom of your bag or in a cluttered drawer. Snap away to your heart’s content with its 12.1 megapixels, 6x Intelligent Zoom, 28mm wide-angle lens and full HD movie recorder. AED1,499, from electronics stores city-wide.

Sony MDR-Z1000 headphones Turbocharge your MP3 player with these nifty new headphones from Sony. Equipped with ‘Noise Isolation Earpads’, sound leakage is kept to a minimum, and music won’t be drowned out by noisy surroundings or relatives. Perfect for a commute on the Metro, or for zoning out at home in the garden. AED1,999, from electronics stores city-wide. April 2012

Severin professional hair-styling range Keep your barnet beautiful with this range of hair straighteners, dryers, trimmers and curlers. The collection includes a number of different styles and sizes, so you can recreate that salon look at home – we’ve got our eye on the curlers from a bargainous AED80, and the straighteners from AED100. Available at Juma Al Majid outlets.

LG Steam Dishwasher LG has revolutionised the humble dishwasher: TrueSteam™ technology has eliminated the need for prewashing, and a SmartRack™ system can accommodate even the most awkward of utensils. You’ll love the eco-friendly motor that cuts water and energy usage: it’s not only kind to the environment, but will keep dishes sparkling too. AED4,299, from LG showrooms.

Kenwood Mini Boombox Delivering powerful audio with a meaty base, these tiny portable speakers let you listen to your favourite music on the go thanks to their USB-chargeable 10-hour battery life. The in-built mobile speakerphone connects easily with smartphones, tablets and Bluetooth-enabled devices, so you can use it for chatting too. AED399, from electronics stores city-wide.


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Better Food Eating in never tasted so good

TASTE OF THE TOWN: JAPANESE

Whether you’re tempted by tempura or have a katsu craving, get it delivered to your door from these takeaway favourites...

April Shopping List Carry… dinner to the table in style with the quirky Edmond tray from THE One. We love this pooch – he’ll brighten up mealtimes, and will never make a mess… Yours for AED799 (theone.com)

Nibble… on these sweet treats from the Easter bunny, available this month at Hey Sugar. Choose either 6 or 12 brightlyiced cupcakes, nestled in baskets with sweet treats and chocolate surprises. AED180/300, all Hey Sugar outlets (04 344 8204). Wake up… to top-notch coffee with KitchenAid’s new espresso machine. With its two separate boilers (for brewing and frothing), cupwarmers and a nondrip design, there’s no excuse for a bad cuppa. AED3,160 (plus free grinder) at Galeries Lafayette, Dubai Mall (04 339 9933).

Country charm

Hankering for high tea? Sup and sip from Juliska’s Country Estate crockery collection for a slice of English style. The range, now available at Bloomingdale’s Home features rural idylls and quintessential scenes – manor houses, village fêtes and park picnics make for pretty motifs. The dinnerware was created in conjunction with Deborah Sears, renowned designer and painter of England’s Isis Ceramics, who draws inspiration from Britain’s long-standing crockery expertise. We love the tea plates paired with Juliska’s Collette plum glassware – what better place to perch your macaroons? Prices from AED95, exclusively at Bloomingdale’s Home, Dubai Mall (04 350 5333). CATER IN:

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They say: You can expect authentic Chinese cuisine brought right to your doorstep. The service is best suited for birthdays, party buffets and canapé receptions, and includes basic cutlery. We can also provide staff on request. Top bites: Choose from a plethora of light Chinese tidbits, including dim sum, seafood, noodles and rice dishes. Specialities include wasabi prawns and braised bird’s nest with crab meat. Minimum spend: AED120 per person Minimum guests: 10 (maximum 30)

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SUMO SUSHI This family-run restaurant has been serving up Japanese staples and specials for 12 years. For adventurous tastebuds, their unagi bento (freshwater eel) is a hit every time. Location: Media City, Jumeirah Town Centre, Healthcare City Contact: 800-SUMO (Jumeirah), 04 391 4141 (Media City), 04 438 0661 (Healthcare City)

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BENTO-YA With a seemingly endless menu that can surprise even the most seasoned of sushi-guzzlers, this joint has earned its firstclass reputation. For a special occasion, treat your party to an eclectic bento box. Location: Sheikh Zayed Road Contact: 04 343 0222

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HARU Specialising in Robatayaki (barbecue-style grills), this is the go-to place for super-fresh fish, perfectlyseasoned duck and deliciously crispy tempura. Location: Green Community, Jumeirah Beach Residence Contact: 04 885 3897 (Green Community), 04 437 0134 (JBR)

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Sugar & spice Wow your dinner guests with an Indian banquet made simple – Manish Law, executive chef of Sheraton Dubai Creek’s Ashiana restaurant, gives us some tasty tips

MURGH MALAI TIKKA Chicken tikka starter marinated in a subtle creamy marinade Serves 4 800g boneless chicken leg, diced 75ml fresh cream 120g cream cheese 5g ginger paste 10g garlic paste 40g clarified butter Juice of 3 limes 5g white pepper 3g aromatic spice powder ¼ sprig fenugreek Pinch of salt

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1. You’ll need to make two marinades for this dish; for the first, combine the lime juice, ginger, garlic, salt, chicken and clarified butter. Cover, and set aside in the fridge for one hour. 2. While the flavours infuse, make the second marinade by mixing the cream cheese, cream, spice powder, fenugreek and white pepper in a bowl. 3. Remove the chicken from the first marinade and thread onto a metal skewer. Drizzle with the second marinade and place under a grill or tandoor at 300°C. Cook for 15 minutes, rotating regularly. 4. Serve immediately with a spicy tomato relish and naan bread, or warm khaboos (flat bread).

‘Drizzle the marinade over the chicken and place under a hot grill or tandoor...’

Murgh Malai Tikka


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Better Food PALAK ANJEER KEBAB Spinach and fig patties Serves 4 1kg spinach 100g figs 200g channa dal (yellow lentils) 200g clarified butter 10g chopped fresh green chilis 50g milk powder 10g chopped ginger 5g chopped coriander 5g garam masala 3g mace powder Pinch of salt

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1. In a large pan, boil the channa dal with the garam masala until tender, then drain. 2. Blanch the spinach in boiling water, drain, leave to cool, then purée into a fine paste. Sauté in a frying pan until dry. 3. In a separate pan, sauté the channa dal until dry. Combine with the clarified butter, milk powder, mace, coriander, ginger, chilis and figs, and add the puréed spinach. Form into palmsized patties and fry on a hot plate. Serve with fresh coriander.

Palak Anjeer Kebab

Mini Rasmalai

MINI RASMALAI Indian curd cheese dumplings cooked in sugar syrup Serves 4 1 litre of chenna (curd cheese) 1 cup sugar 2 cups water 2 tsp maida (finely-milled flour) 2 tsp pistachio flakes

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milk • 500ml 2g saffron • 50g sugar • 1. Mix together the curd cheese and flour, and shape into small round balls (roughly 1cm in diameter). 2. Add the sugar to the water in a large

saucepan and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Gently place the curd balls in the syrup and cook slowly for 15 minutes. 3. Combine the milk, saffron and sugar in a pan and simmer until the volume has reduced by half, then leave to cool. 4. Drain the curd balls and add them to the saffron mixture; chill thoroughly, and garnish with pistachio flakes.


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Marina

04 232 8919

Marina Gulf

04 341 0314

Falaknaz Habitat

04 340 4989

Daiso

04 284 5754

Rugland

04 232 5790

Miri

04 341 1000

Kidz Inc

04 340 5059

Homes R Us

04 284 5736

Stokes

04 232 9251

Red Carpet

04 340 9924

Luz de Luna

04 341 66 85

Table Art

04 232 6670

Table Art

04 341 3663

Presotto Middle East 04 340 6443

The Red Carpet

04 232 5755

The Living Zone

04 341 1220

Stone Gallery

04 347 2525

The Warehouse

04 347 0220

Under One Roof

04 323 2722

BURJUMAN Bhs

04 352 5150

Descamps

04 355 5563

BUR DUBAI / KARAMA

Grand Stores

04 352 3641

Al Hufaiza Furniture

04 336 6646

MARKET MALL, GREEN COMMUNITY

Hermes

04 351 1190

Carpetland

04 337 7677

ACE

Liwa Home

04 351 5353

Decoworld

04 336 6811

Sharief

04 355 3377

Marlin Furniture

04 334 6664

MERCATO MALL

Tanagra

04 355 0183

OFIS

04 335 2499

Al Abbar Art Gallery

THE One

04 351 4424

2XL

04 222 6166

Zara Home

04 359 9988

DEIRA CITY CENTRE

IBN BATTUTA MALL @home

04 423 3840

04 885 3208

SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD ACE

04 338 1416

Bagno

04 330 7775

04 344 9595

Casa Mia

04 339 0760

Bombay & Zone

04 344 5994

Casa Tua

04 339 7800

Kas Australia

04 344 1179

Indigo Living

04 346 6934

National Iranian Carpets 04 349 9644

Rattan House

04 338 2977

Al Jaber Gallery

04 295 4004

Kani Home

04 368 5408

MIRDIF CITY CENTER

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04 334 9424

Lifestyle

04 368 5699

Better Life

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04 420 3676

Aminian Carpets

04 295 5379

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04 366 5742

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Table Art

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04 420 0575

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04 284 3332

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04 606 2610

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