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Welcome Welcome to the new-look Better Homes magazine. To help serve your needs beyond a simple transaction, we’ve created a magazine that encourages you to really make the most of the homes you rent or buy from us, merging expert knowledge with inspiring ideas. As always, we’re also able to showcase the best homes available for lease and sale, and provide detailed analysis of how the property market is performing. In this issue we take an in-depth look at the rising popularity (and prices) in Jumeirah Lake Towers and tour an artistic urban villa in Jumeirah 1. You get to meet the designers behind the most creative concepts, get the gossip on the latest product launches and receive expert advice on al fresco garden design. And because it’s the season to spread festive cheer, we’re helping you create mouth-watering mince pies as made at The Ivy, and showing you the hottest home trends that will kick-off the New Year in style.

Managing Director Victoria Thatcher Editorial Director John Thatcher Features Editor Eleanor Joslin Contributing Editor Hazel Plush Senior Designer Adam Sneade Designer Andy Knappett Production Manager Chalitha Fernando Advertising Manager Sukaina Hussein Photography Nasir Rauf, nasirrauf.com

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Contents Home 12. The Design Digest

29. Ask the Experts

See what’s new in the world of home interiors this month

Essential advice for planning the perfect NYE party at home

16. My Style

32. Maximise Your Space

Adrian Shaw from BoConcept reveals his home décor ideas

Five top tips on making the most of your open-plan rooms

18. Designer Spotlight

34. Winter Warmers

How Giles Miller plans to change the surface of design

Make your home super stylish with these four seasonal trends

20. December Wishlist

38. Take the Inside Out

Spread some festive cheer with these inspiring gifts ideas

How to blend your exterior design with your interiors

22. Through the Keyhole

41. The Holly and The Ivy

Take a tour of the Sawko’s urban villa in Jumeirah 1

Make these mouth-watering mince pies from The Ivy

House 45. Property of the Month

52. Move to the Marina

A large family would love this five-bed villa in Meadows 5

Dubai Marina has stunning waterside apartments on offer

46. The Case for Buying

54. Go Downtown

Our mortgage expert reveals why buying is the best option

Move Downtown for a great location and a vibrant scene

47. Studio City?

56. Palm Jumeirah

A small price for a small pad may be a thing of the past

Get lost in luxury with these island homes for sale and rent

48. JLT is Proving Popular

64. Dubailand

Why JLT’s popularity is on the up – along with its prices

This fast-growing area has affordable living for families

50. Arabian Ranches

76. Better Homes’ Lust-Have

Find your Arabian dream with these homes for sale and rent

We’ve fallen in love with this sensory shower – find out why


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Tailored To Perfection Feeling uncoordinated? Invite the professionals in

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At Better Homes Magazine, we love it when a look comes together. But it’s not always easy if you aren’t blessed with a natural eye for colour or coordination. Lucky for us, the experts at Indigo Living have now moved in-store to consult on trends, materials, expressions and ideas, and how to tie them all together in your home. “We found people coming into the store with great ideas but getting lost on how to put it together,” explains Indigo Living founder John McLennan. We love how they’ve teamed contemporary pendant lighting, seasponge ornaments and bold geometric prints with duck-egg-blue wainscoting and traditional soft furnishings. It’s the perfect look for life by the sea. indigo-living.com


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The design digest What’s new in the world of interiors

Burgundy Designs launches After Faiza Haider let us into her Al Barari home in October, we’ve been looking forward to the launch of her artisan furniture company Burgundy Designs. Along with her signature home furnishings collection created with co-founder Tasmeer Kamal, you can now find a range of luxury designers from across the Middle East at the showroom on Al Wasl road, in Umm Suqeim. “In addition to the furniture we have in our showroom we also provide a design consultancy service for both the public and industry,” says Faiza. “We are happy that customers are finally able to see both the products and services we have available.” Head to the store for luxurious silks, hand-woven carpets, ornate furniture, elegant silverware and striking chandeliers.

Dyson is blowing hot and cold with its latest innovation, AM05, a high-velocity bladeless fan heater for all seasons. “It’s annoying when temperatures fluctuate,” says founder James Dyson. “So we created a machine that heats and cools effectively.” AED1,949, dyson.ae

New Zara Home collection Winter is cool in every sense of the word, with an edgy new collection from Zara Home now available in store. Think metallic tints, snakeskin prints, circus beats and adventurous journeys through time. We love Rock Couture, the most strident style in the winter collection, characterised by metallics and snakeskin for a wild and dramatic look. Zara Home travels back in time to embrace the excesses of the Renaissance Diva, and across countries to the exotic Far East. Kids can lose themselves in a rich fantasyland of flowers, fairies, acrobatics and adventure. Throughout the collection, textures and patterns layer across cushions, throws and linens to create a cosy home for winter. zarahome.com


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Libratone is on a mission to liberate sound. The Copenhagen company has a three-pronged approach: wireless technology, hi-fi quality and Scandinavian design in one portable device, the Libratone Zipp. From AED1,799 at select Virgin stores.

The new Kohler collection is bathed in luxury If ever a bathroom could be defined as cool, sophisticated and masculine, it’s Kohler’s new Terrace collection. Expect strong lines, creative technology and uncompromising functionality across vanity tops and WC

and bidet materials. UAE customers can also personalize their cabinets from a range of shades. “Terrace is all about innovative designs and maximum functionality,” says Jerome Michel, managing director

for Kohler Brand. “This new collection is intended for all our UAE customers expecting superb quality and technological innovation from their bathrooms, without compromising on comfort, safety and care.” kohler.com

LITTLE LAPTOP Working from home has never looked so appealing. Being super-light and ultraportable, the new ASUS 10-inch ultrabook is easy to carry around the house. AED1,699

A new initiative aims to bring the Dubai Marina community together with the facilities and businesses in the area. MPlus+ has announced the launch of Love Where You Live, a programme that will help engage residents by highlighting local events and services in the area. Keep updated with a free mobile app - go to mplus.ae for more.


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My style

Five of the best

Inspiring style ideas from those in the know

Be ore-inspired by these golden gems

Lee Broom crystal bulb light, AED629, D.tales

Mei photo frame, AED399, THE One

Elizabeth XVI bench, AED3,521, 2XL

Adrian Shaw The general manager of Denmark’s most stylish export, home lifestyle store IDdesign, reveals all about his villa in Umm Suqeim Tell us about your décor: I lived in the Far East for a number of years and acquired a number of antiques which capture many cultures. They work well alongside IDdesign’s more contemporary style.

Which room do you love? The dining area because that’s one place the whole family sits together and shares moments.

where family and friends come together and focus on each other without the distraction of TV and games.

What’s your prized possession? A handmade chest of drawers by the designer Kare. Your eyes are immediately drawn to it. It looks like sections from lots of pieces of furniture all put together like a jigsaw. People love it or hate it but they will always look at it!

What’s on your wishlist? A bigger dining table and outdoor furniture, used together to host dinners.

What should every home have? A dining table, because it is

What would you like to see more of in design? I would love to see classic, heavy, substantial styles renewed with a modern twist. I’m thinking crystal, copper and heavy oak. iddesignuae.com

Venezia dressing table, price on request, Jetclass

Mepra ice bucket, AED2,312, Wysada.com


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One to watch

See who’s catching our eye in Dubai

A bright idea No one’s ever cooed over an energy-saving light bulb – until now that is. ACE has brought Plumen 101 to UAE, a highly efficient designer light bulb created by Hulger & Samuel Wilkinson to complement contemporary interiors while using 80% less energy than the traditional light bulb. We’ll be keeping our eyes up from now on. aceuae.com

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Designer Spotlight Giles Miller Studios is changing the surface of design The dazzling Level Shoe District in Dubai Mall literally stops shoppers in their tracks – and it’s not just the stilettos that are spiking their interest. Last year, surface designer Giles Miller Studios and interior designer Shed joined forces to produce the beautiful ceramic formations that adorn the walls of the Women’s VIP lounge in the shoe mall. The patterns are delicate, luxurious and feminine, with gold diamonds dressing the pillars and octagonal oyster-pink tiles spawning flowers on the walls. Since then, London-based Giles Miller has planted his feet firmly in Dubai, collaborating with Kens & Company to offer innovative, bespoke surfaces to clients. “The response has been amazing,” says director Kens Gourgue, based in Business Bay. “Giles is a great addition to an already strong list of artisanal suppliers that we work very closely with. Interest in the product shows the Middle East’s adaptability and eagerness for new

interior features of this kind. “Giles’ collection is exclusive to Kens & Company in UAE and his offering will continue to grow with us as he explores fresh ways to raise the bar on new levels of artistry.” The surface designer has received many ambitious requests from clients living here who are looking for something new and original, which is what he – and Dubai – does best. “The innovation and unique character of our work suits the kinds of clients we are finding in the UAE very well – those who have a willingness to trust in creativity and push the boundaries of art and design,” says Giles. “Our next step here is to find our first client who wishes to commission our very first moving surface. We have been working on a concept whereby the angles in our surfaces can change and show a varying transition of imagery, and we feel that this is a project perfectly suited to Dubai.” kensandcompany.com


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December wishlist ‘Tis the season to spread cheer around the home with these gift ideas

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Jumeirah changed my life After moving across continents, countries and several suburbs, Jumeirah 1 was finally a saving grace for Emma Sawko. Words by Eleanor Joslin; images by Nasir Rauf


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The Sawko family had yet to find the easy, accessible, community vibe they’d been looking for since leaving the bustle of New York four years ago. They missed the effortless nature of NYC – picking up a skinny latte next door, grabbing a fresh salad from the deli opposite, or bumping into neighbours on the street. They tried The Palm Jumeirah. Then Umm Sequim. To make life easier, they settled on being close to Comptoir102, the chic concept store mum-of-three Emma launched with Alexandra de Montaudoin last year. Little did they know at the time, but the run-down villa in Jumeirah 1 would soon become the perfect gallery for her business and her passions, and a lifeline for easy living. December 2013

“Jumeirah has changed my life,” says Emma, after popping back home from her shop two streets away. “I love it here; I love that I can walk to so many places now and I don’t have to use my car all the time just to get some lunch or a drink.” Shops such as Organic Foods & Café is nearby, as well as restaurants, schools and Jumeirah Beach, where the kids (Vladimir, 7, Joseph, 9, and Thaïs, 11) cycle along the coastline. “At the time, I just thought I was lucky finding somewhere near to Comptoir102,” she adds. “Alex said I was crazy because the house needed so much work, but I knew I could turn it into something nice.” Nice is an understatement. Industrial décor, designer furniture and an eye-catching gallery of Middle Eastern artwork has turned the villa into an inviting family home that mixes minimal design with eccentric curios. Her own eye for design and art is plain to see and it’s no wonder she’s turned her hand to it professionally. Although both she and Alex are from France, they met in Dubai and found that they had many shared interests. “We just clicked with what we wanted to do,” she says. “Although the art and design scene is getting better here, we knew we could provide something different.” Not only does Comptoir102 have design-led furniture, home accessories, art, fashion and jewellery curated by the duo, there’s also a holistic café for healthy eating. And these are all important elements within Emma’s home life. “Comptoir102 is pretty much everything I like and showing how it all works together in a single place, just like my home. My friends laugh when they visit here and see my shop as it’s very much the same style. It’s relaxed but not too trendy; it’s timeless, classic and stylish.” Emma is a great example of not being held back by what the shops have to offer or even


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by a rental contract. Even though her and her husband Herve, an investment banker, lease the four-bedroom villa, she knew there were changes she wanted to make for it to feel like home. “When we moved in there were awful floor tiles, everything was shiny-white, and there were no patio doors leading out to the garden,” she says. “Just because you lease doesn’t mean you can’t change things. And if I can’t find something I like I’ll get my own ideas custom-made.” Gone are the ugly tiled floors and walls, now covered in painted cement for an urban, industrial look. When she couldn’t find a table large enough for the living room, she had one made and painted in subtle shades of grey; she reupholstered sofas from Comptoir102 in teal to bring a sense of the sea inside; and painted the staircase and window frames matte black to give them an architectural look. The living room window was knocked out and extended to form patio doors. These open onto a comfy seating area that she moulded from cement and layered with throws and cushions. “I’m still growing the plants but this is a cool place where we can sit outside and look at the view of Burj Khalifa in the distance,” she adds. “We’ve only been here since July so none of this took much time but it is a labour of love. My furniture travels with


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Ask the experts Practical solutions for domestic dilemmas

For an NYE party, make sure you keep fun at the forefront Katie Harvey, co-founder of DubaiPartyQueen.com “New Year’s Eve is always a big celebration, but it can come with lots of pressure and expectation. If you take on the task of organizing this year’s bash, remember to keep fun at the forefront and don’t become overwhelmed. Otherwise, what’s the point? “Firstly, decide if you want to host the party at home, or choose one of the many venues holding celebrations across the city. For those who ring in the New Year at home, pick a theme to tie the evening

“I love the feel-good factor of New Year’s Eve and this year I want to throw a party that the whole family will enjoy. I’m in my early twenties and I’ve never been the host before. Where do I start?” – Jessa Mae Mercado together. It can be as simple as a colour or an era, but it will help hugely when it comes to deciding décor, dress code and general ambience. There is no such thing as over-dressed, so go for black tie or fancy dress if you want to. For those who fall short of the correct attire, have a fun prop box on hand with simple accessories like feather boas, hats or bow ties that will instantly dress-up an outfit. “Living in the desert allows for al fresco entertaining if you have an outdoor living space. Use large lanterns and candles to create a magical setting where guests will enjoy spending the final hours of 2013. Enlist the help of catering as it will relieve a lot of stress, and if they’re too busy then explore your favourite restaurants and cafés as they may have canapé options for the season. Or you can ask guests to dine beforehand and provide tasty snacks instead. For those who cannot bear the thought of not feeding guests, why not opt for a potluck approach or a barbecue? “For music, it is always best to prepare a playlist beforehand so you don’t spend the evening dashing to the music system. You could ask your guests what their December 2013

favourite tune is in the invitation, and then add it to the list. “For children, a dedicated kids’ room with a little buffet, arts and crafts, board games and multimedia entertainment is ideal. Entertainers are a great option, but can be hard to book at this time of year. “Finally, the all-important countdown. Fireworks are synonymous with New Year’s Eve. You might be in the right

location to witness one of the amazing displays lighting up the skyline, but if you’re not then you can create your own. Sparklers are an effective and easy way to bring occasion to the countdown and they’re quite safe for kids, just make sure they’re supervised. “Then there’s the morning after. Hire a cleaner so you start the year fresh and not up to your elbows in dirty dishes.”


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“I’ve recently moved to Dubai and I’m keen to make my new home as eco-friendly as possible. What changes can I make and what ideas can I implement?” – Simon Foster

Learn from nature and limit waste Gundeep Singh, CEO and founder of The Change Initiative

“Eco-friendly also means being practical and cost effective, and the first part of the story begins by establishing the house rules for the family. Little things matter, like shutting off the light when you leave the room; closing the tap whilst brushing your teeth; taking showers rather than baths; shutting main doors to avoid loss of cooling; segregating and recycling waste; and generally using nature’s resources prudently. “Thereon comes the low hanging fruits that not only save the environment but also save you money; where the things that can have maximum impact for minimum spend should be considered, like putting simple plastic strips under the front door and sealing the sides of the windows to reduce leakage of cooling; installing a water filter instead of using bottled water; and using low-impact

ecologically-friendly cleaning products. “Outside, paint the roof white to reduce heat gain; plant low-water-consuming plants in your garden; try composting your organic waste; grow your own herbs and vegetables in the garden – you can even turn windows into sustainable hanging gardens. Plant large trees in the southwest region of the house to provide shade and reduce heat into the house, and leave the northeast open for daylight. “Your car is a great polluter, so rationalizing the use of cars and transportation is another idea, and it is wise to go for a small, new car if possible with good fuel efficiency. “A big element of being a part of nature is not wasting and we tend to waste a lot of food at home. A common reason to throw food is expiry. Instead, eat fresh and live healthy.”


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How to maximise open-plan rooms Many homebuyers opt for open-plan rooms to create a sense of space and freedom. By eliminating the structural barriers between functional areas, like the kitchen, dining room and living room, the space opens up to create an accessible, sociable and flexible area.


Creating focal points will attract the eyes to different areas

Establish zones Conversely, a good way to maximize an open-plan room is to reinterpret these areas by creating zones for different activities. Where you put your sofa will likely be the defining element of the room, followed by the dining table and occasional seating. Create a focal point “If you want an open feel, creating focal points will attract the eyes to different areas instantly,” says interior designer Ellie Wauters. “An interesting and unique room divider by de Gournay, with organza silk and glass panels, allows light to flow and will act as a divider and focal point between dining and living areas. It’s a simple but effective design process.” Colour coordinate Colour is a key tool in manipulating how you feel about a room. “Use white and glass in smaller open-plan rooms,” advises Ulysses Manalo, store manager at BoConcept. “Because they bounce light around the room it will seem bigger. Coordinate the colours of large items of furniture for a harmonious look – use greys or beiges on the upholstery.”

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Room with a view Full-length windows and patio doors will flood your home with light and draw the eye outside, broadening the horizons of the room. Waterside apartments in Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah will have large windows and balconies factored in. For those inland and on the ground, bi-folding patio doors will release the full potential of an open-plan space and create what is known as the third living space. “Bi-folding doors sweep away the boundaries between the inside and outside,” explains Guy Dawson, Middle Eastern general manager at Origin. “Visually this is stunning, and practically it makes the most of the space.” Be storage savvy While clutter is inevitable it’s also the enemy of open-plan rooms. Ottomans and trunks are a subtle yet practical option. Hardworking storage combinations, sideboards and cabinets offer ample storage space alongside walls and sofas and can also act as a room divider. “Choose furniture that can do more than one thing,” says Ulysses. “Functional furniture will create a tidy, relaxing environment with very little distractions.”

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Wrap up in four winter warmers With the holiday season upon us, the malls are brimming with colourful decorations, party pieces and stylish tableware while our favourite festive FURRQHUVĂ&#x20AC;OOWKHDLVOHVZLWKDPHUU\ soundtrack. There are several key trends emerging to take you into the New Year and keep you cosy throughout the cooler climes. Here we look at the most distinctive, from traditional festive dĂŠcor to cosy winter warmers.

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Scandi Chic Now a contemporary staple for the festive season, Scandi Chic is back with a smĂśrgĂĽsbord of QDWXUDOĂ&#x20AC;EUHV1RUGLFFRORXU and plenty of hygge â&#x20AC;&#x201C; what the Danes call simple, secure and cosy. Inspired by nature, Scandinavians have a fresh and understated approach to holiday dĂŠcor thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to resist and easy to achieve. $VLPSOHVSULJRISLQHRUĂ&#x20AC;U VXUURXQGHGE\Ă LFNHULQJ candlelight has surprising impact on a windowsill or in a hallway. Just three traditional colours of red, green and snow white will spread festive cheer across your home, especially around the dinner table. This year Scandi Chic is all about linear motifs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; think delicate stripes and Rob-Ryanstyle stars and hearts inlaid on tableware and linen. Embrace nature the Nordic way with bowls of nuts, paper stars, wreaths and straw mobiles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a traditional Finnish decoration; furs will add a cosy edge. Smells of freshly baked rye bread and almond cakes complete the scene, and if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not a keen cook then a simple mug of hot chocolate before bedtime will offer a warm hug and plenty of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;hyggeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (cozniess) this winter.


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Carnival Colour The summer saw a riot of hot neon and clashing colours, including candy pink, zesty citrons and pearlescent peacock, adding SHUVRQDOLW\DQGĂ DLUWRKRPHGpFRU This fun and vibrant colour palette shows no sign of softening as we head towards 2014. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While it is conventional, the holiday season doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to follow a red and green theme,â&#x20AC;? explains

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Saadi Khawaja, regional visual merchandising manager at ACE. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Feel free to experiment with unconventional colours; let your decorations dazzle and delight family and guests with gorgeous alternatives in purples and greens that will still wish everyone a very happy holiday.â&#x20AC;? This vibrant look is great for kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; parties on New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve and, for once, we can welcome plastic into our homes without

wincing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; remember, this look is all about fun rather than elegance. Colourful melamine is a foolproof way to host a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garden tea party without the worry of cracked FURFNHU\DQGQLFNHGOLWWOHĂ&#x20AC;QJHUWLSV and toes. Brighten the day with tea sets and picnicware in pinks, purples, greens and blues and a PLVKPDVKRIEROGĂ RUDOPRWLIV paisley and baroque detailing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a feast for the eyes and a fun way to welcome 2014.


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Rural Romance Romance is in the air, with cooler climes pulling in darker nights and the promise of a brand new year on the horizon. It’s a great time to turn off the hum of the AC and layer your living room with cosy throws, soft cushions and thick rugs underfoot. This winter, look to the country for inspiration – think rustic, earthy hues, natural materials and eclectic mementoes. Rural Romance needn’t be overly

feminine and THE One’s Country Living collection exudes a strong masculine edge with rich tones of brown and burgundy, leather and bronze, ancestral sporting photos, curios and a threadbare rug standing the test of time. “The romantic Country Living look is comfy, warm and inviting, making it ideal for the winter,” comments Tina Thylen, THE One’s decoration manager. “The finishes are mostly natural – vintage leather furniture, turned wood pieces and

wicker baskets, and the textiles are cotton, linens, weaves and embroidery – all very homey with an idyllic countryside feeling.” This welcoming, tactile look takes inspiration from the summer’s popular Victorian Traveller trend. Here we saw living rooms transform into a rich treasure chest of worn leathers, Aztec prints, wooden masks, faded maps, leather-bound books and insect motifs crowding every shelf and tabletop with memories of past adventures.


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Haute Holidays Dubai is the city of gold – from the traditional glistening gold souk in Deira to Dubai Mall’s latest draw, a 25kg gold model Lamborghini worth a cool AED1.2million. Gold is sophisticated, timeless and classy, ideal for WKHGD\VRIÀQHGLQLQJDQG entertaining that come hand in hand with this time of year. “Gold is the perfect colour palette for the festive season, as it adds a hint of magical decadence to your décor,” explains Hollie Kiernan, from Wysada.com. “Get the ORRNLQ\RXUKRPHE\ÀOOLQJ vintage-inspired gold teacups ZLWKVZHHWWUHDWVRUÁLFNHULQJ tea lights, and place on your dining table as part of your centrepiece. “Mix and match everyday white ceramic tableware with gold accessories for a sophisticated twist when entertaining, and serve afterdinner coffee in tall pots paired with Fornasetti teacups, which will add a sense of occasion to the every day.” Next year we’ll see shiny gold marrying matte black – an unlikely couple at the dinner table but, as they say, opposites do attract:ZKLOHJROGUHÁHFWV the light, black absorbs it. Together, these colours work in tandem on the table. “Matte black and gold is a match made in heaven,” agrees Holly. “For a dramatic table setting, pair treasured golden tableware with black linen napkins and placemats for a striking juxtaposition that guests will love.”

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Take the inside out Let nature, light and colour open your home to the outdoors The softer, sunny days and balmy nights of winter are inviting more people outdoors to relax, socialize and dine. While we’ve been hiding from the summer’s heat and creating cool and comfortable spaces inside, now is the perfect time of year to switch your focus outside.

Your garden, terrace and poolside patio should be an extension of your house – another living room; a second dining room; an extra play area. So, how do you seamlessly blend the beauty of your interior design with your outside ‘room’? Paola Lenti, founder of luxury

design house Paola Lenti srl, says that both areas should be fundamentally linked by colour and nature. “The exterior and interior are intrinsically blended by colour palettes which are more vibrant for the exteriors, softer and enveloping for the interiors,” she explains. “Colours are pure and

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Comfort is GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\NH\DQG just like indoors, lighting plays a large role in creating this feel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Environments show the hostâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personality and taste,â&#x20AC;? comments Dorian Pauwels, executive director of ikonhouse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is an emotional interaction that happens between the visitor and the materials from which the environment is made, and how it is lit up. We THE One feel instinctively whether or not a place is inviting.â&#x20AC;? While colours and materials impact WRDGHJUHHOLJKWLQJLVWKHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKLQJ touch that helps to distinguish between a party environment and a relaxing lounge, between being sociable or retiring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Light is probably the most important element,â&#x20AC;? notes Dorian. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even colour rendering will depend on lighting. Second, the intimacy created by the surrounding YHJHWDWLRQRUSDUWLWLRQVDQGĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\ comfortable seating made of soft and durable materials.â&#x20AC;?

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Ă XFWXDWHDPRQJWKRXVDQGVRI luminous tones, avoiding the boldness of black and white.â&#x20AC;? Her new In the Key of Colour collection of outdoor furnishings is elegant, sober and reliable, with a spectrum of fuchsia, lime, ochre and indigo blended with natural stone and taupe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The new products stylize nature and bring into the interior the colours of the sky, the sea, the meadows and the Ă RZHUVWRDOORZXVWRVDYRXU the different seasons inside and outside our home,â&#x20AC;? adds the Italian designer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The forms and materials of the seating, and complements for the interiors, are connected with the outside world through colour and naturally merge without contrasts and contradictions.â&#x20AC;?

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To link the inside with the outside, pick a core colour from the interior room that you will be able to see through your patio doors and wend this through seating and table accessories outside. Crockery, cups and cushions are great for adding an accent of colour. %ULQJEOXHVJUHHQVDQGĂ RUDO notes inside, merging natural environs with the manmade. With no real real worry of rain in UAE, soft furnishings typically used indoors can be brought outside. Bold, geometric rugs will add colour and create a focal point while making the ground soft underfoot. Large scatter cushions and throws will fashion steps or shady corners into seating snugs and produce a relaxed ambience when you have guests over.

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NEW HOME FOR LUXE KITCHENS Boulevard Plaza Tower 1 in Downtown Dubai has become the new showroom for Purity, the luxury distributor of highend kitchen, bathroom and flooring brands. “Customers realize the value and importance of design in their everyday life,” says Nizam A. Baki, managing partner of Purity. “We not only offer the best in class products and brands, but also a unique service across the region.” Purity is the exclusive distributor of Italian kitchen designers Boffi (left). You’ll also find kitchen concepts from Domenico Mori and Paola C in the new showroom, plus leading names in the world of kitchen taps, tiling, surface and flooring - everything you need for a classy kitchen. purity.ae

The launch of a tasty range of gluten-free goodie bags from DinnerTime will be welcome news for celiacs, who will now be able to rustle up meals in minutes. The gluten-free food basket can be delivered to your door every Monday with easy-tofollow 30-minute recipes and ingredients for four delicious dinners that the whole family can enjoy. dinnertime.me

> LG Electronics’ new smart steam dishwasher promises time-saving convenience and effective ecocleaning. AED4,299, lg.com/ae

Markets making UAE tasty Hungry for fresh, locally-grown food? A number of farmers’ markets have popped up in the city but The Farmers’ Market on the Terrace, in Jumeirah Emirates Towers, and Ripe Foodie Friday Market in Safa Park stand out from the crowd. You can buy organic fruit and vegetables picked within the past 24 hours from farms in UAE – you can’t get much fresher than that. Head to The Farmers’ Market on the Terrace between 9am and 1pm (bakerandspiceme.com), and Ripe Foodie Friday Market from 9am to 2pm (ripeme.com) every Friday.


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The holly and the ivy In December, The Ivy is serving traditional festive fare with a seriously juicy twist It’s that time of year again, when friends and family reunite over a table laden with festive cheer, swapping gifts and indulging in the finest of foods. It’s no different in the Tobitt household, where the head chef of The Ivy cooks up a mouth-watering menu for lucky guests. “With all the pressures of modern life, a great meal offers a chance for quality time together,” he says. “Surrounded by friends and family, I’d serve pan-seared foie gras with griottine cherries to start, followed by goose with potatoes roasted in duck fat. Then I’d round it all off with a cheeseboard that’s oozing all over the plate.” As you can see, Ben rustles up more than your standard roast dinner. The chef is keen to encourage cooks to be more adventurous in the kitchen, and not to let the fear of dry turkey meat and over-boiled sprouts deter you from creating a succulent feast to celebrate the season. “I’m always tweaking our classics and creating brand new recipes,” he says. Even the good old turkey dinner is given a succulent twist over the holidays, as Ben reveals: “For The Ivy take on the traditional roast turkey, we like to do things a little bit differently. We remove the legs, take out the bones, stuff them and then poach them, before roasting to order. “With the turkey breast, we cook it three quarters of the way on the bone, before removing the meat and vacuumpacking with a little butter. Both of these techniques ensure beautifully juicy, succulent and tender results.” theivy.ae

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Mincemeat: 75g currants 75g sultanas 50g grated green apple 50g vegetable suet (i.e. fat) 10g blanched whole almonds 35g light brown sugar 10g dark brown sugar 0.1g ground cinnamon 0.1g ground nutmeg 0.1g allspice 1/2 lemon, zest and juice 1/2 orange, zest and juice 12.5g candied lemon peel 12.5g candied orange peel 40g orange juice Roast turkey Serves 12

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Property of the month Live by the lakeside in this familyfriendly Arabian retreat No wonder Meadows 5 is such a sought-after locale for families: not only do the beautiful Arabian-style villas have private pools and landscaped gardens, but they’re close to schools, parks and shops while avoiding the unruly noise pollution from the JLT bypass. This five-bedroom, Hattan-style villa is enviably situated. Nestled within a secure, quiet cul-desac on the water’s edge, it boasts breathtaking lakeside views from the balconies and the large patio garden and swimming pool. Its traditional Arabic architecture is the perfect picture of luxurious Middle Eastern living. There are warm earth tones, marble flooring and cool balconies that look out over the open veranda and pool towards the tranquil lake. For large families this villa is perfect. It’s generous floorplan covers 8,500 square feet and includes five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, three reception rooms, a study and a fitted kitchen plus an additional 300-squarefoot entertainment area. There are a number of built-in features, including entertainment facilities, a barbecue and wardrobes in the spacious bedrooms. Outside, the villa caters to every aspect of comfortable living. There are four generous parking spaces – plus a room for the driver. The sunny terrace and landscaped gardens surround the house on all four sides providing privacy and plenty of room for children to play. Further afield, there are lovely green parks and play areas dotted around the neighbourhood. Residents living in The Meadows love how quick the school run is, with Emirates International School, Dubai British School, Dubai International Academy and Raffles Nursery School a short drive away – a big draw for those with children. Shopping malls, restaurants, cafés and mosques are also close by, making a move to Meadows 5 an easy decision.

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The case for buying Independent Financeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general manager Sam Wani reveals the benefits of buying as rental fees soar

A recent report by Jones Lang Lassalle confirms the improving economic environment in UAE. After achieving above average economic growth of 3.7% in 2011 and 4.4% in 2012, the growth figure is expected to cross 4.1% in 2013. This is despite a downward revision of global growth estimates by the IMF. The Business Confidence Index, maintained by the Department of Economic Development, reports a 14.6-point increase to 120.7 from the previous year. The survey backs its figures with 83% of respondent businesses expecting increased sales volumes, hiring and investments. One of the biggest winners was the hotel industry with occupancy rates exceeding 79% at Average Daily Rates of $235. This year has also seen increased

supply of residential units. More than 9,000 units were delivered in the first three quarters of 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 50% more compared to the same period last year. The total residential stock in the city is now touching 364,000 units and is expected to reach 394,000 by the end of 2015. Furthermore, residential sale prices grew by 18% in the first three quarters of 2013, although prices are still 15% below the peak of 2008. While the price rises in property is now slowing down and is expected to stay subdued, the real growth story is within the rental sector. Rents climbed 15% across the board in the first three quarters of 2013. Of this, rents for villas increased by 14% and those for apartments rose by 15%. Let us put these figures into perspective: a two-bedroom apartment

in Marina Diamond, in Dubai Marina, costs AED1.5 million and can be rented for AED10,000 per month. If an end user were to buy it with a 75% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgage, he would have to make a down-payment of AED300,000 and pay AED120,000 towards acquisition fees. The mortgage repayment and service charges on the property would add up to AED7,500. He saves AED30,000 in the first year and he can expect an increase in these savings over time, on top of seeing an increase in the price of the property. With the economy expected to continue its growth, rents will only go up. The double-digit price rise in property will cool down, however, resulting in more end-users finding it easier to get onto the property ladder. independentuae.com

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JLT’s popularity is soaring Jan Tabrizi, residential sales and leasing manager for Better Homes in Jumeirah Lake Towers, reveals why the area is on the up

“JLT’s popularity has certainly increased and there is a lot of demand here. Not only is JLT more affordable than neighbouring Dubai Marina, but there is more space and less traffic congestion. The roads are getting better and construction is due to be completed by the New Year, making it so easy to drive here. It will be fantastic. “Jumeirah Lake Towers is also very dynamic. We have the lakes and, quite recently, lake Zafeer was turned into a big, beautiful park that has transformed the area and given Clusters O, P, Q, and R lovely views of this open and green space. There’s a real sense of community here for families, couples and single people alike: residents walk and jog around the lakes; there are play areas and basketball courts in the new park; the Metro is easy to get to; and each cluster (of three buildings) has restaurants, shops, supermarkets, beauty parlours and drycleaners. This is quite different to many other areas in Dubai. “With demand higher, prices have increased significantly over the past year. Al Seef Tower in Cluster U is very popular. It’s at the higher end of the market with fantastic balcony views, large living rooms, spacious bedrooms and kitchens equipped with white goods, plus a gym, sauna and swimming pool. “Let’s look at a typical two-bedroom apartment (with a maid’s room) in Al Seef Tower. It’s jumped from AED110,000 to AED150,000 in the last year. A threebedroom apartment has increased from

AED3.25million to AED3.6million. Prices for residential sales here have risen dramatically, by 32%. Compared to AED1,050 per square foot last year, prices can now top AED1,550, depending on the size and the views. Prices for Green Lake Towers in Cluster V are very similar. “The largest jump in sale prices can be seen at Al Shera Tower, soaring 35% to AED1,400 per square foot over the last year. Saba Towers 2 & 3 follow close behind with a 33% increase. At 29%, Al Shera Tower and Lake View Tower have seen the largest rental rises for a two-bed apartment, with a lease now standing at AED120,000.

“It is hard to know how the market will react in 2014 but Dubai winning Expo 2020 will certainly have a huge influence. It’s safe to say prices will rise by 15% to 20% in 2014, but the excitement from the Expo win will surely increase these figures further. “Those that are investing are end-users and the ROI certainly fares better here than in Dubai Marina. JLT is a much safer investment because pricing is the equivalent to the return and the gap is less – you are looking at a 6% average. The gap could even be as little as 5% after maintenance is deducted. You wouldn’t get this ROI in many other places.”


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Enjoy scenic lakeside views from these properties in JLT For sale Located on the front row of JLT, Saba Tower 2 offers unrivalled access and views of a newly formed park and its neighbouring lakes. It is also well known for its fitness clubs, generous floorplans and quality finishes, all of which you can enjoy from this one-bedroom apartment. It features a fully equipped kitchen, a large bedroom with a dressing room and an en-suite marble bathroom, a guest washroom, wonderful balcony views, plus parking.

How big? 1,200 sq.ft How many bedrooms? One How much? AED1,400,000 How do I find out more?

Contact BH consultant Caleb Hall and quote reference number AP67345

The going rates

For rent

Lease JLT

2012

2013

Quarterly change

Annual change

Studio

40,000

47,000

4.44%

14.89%

One-bed

55,000

75,500

0.67%

27.15%

Two-bed

85,000

117,000

1.74%

27.35%

Three-bed

130,000

155,000

0.00%

16.13%

JLT

2012

2013

Quarterly change

Annual change

Studio

AED450,000

660,000

4.76%

31.81%

One-bed

AED800,000

950,250

5.58%

15.81%

Two-bed

AED1,200,000

1,600,000

0.63%

25%

Three-bed

AED1,900,000

2,500,000

1.01%

24%

Four-bed

AED3,500,000

4,400,000

0.17%

20.45%

Five-bed

AED5,000,000

6,500,000

0.00%

23.08%

Sale

December 2013

Available fully furnished with comfortable sofas, wooden dining and bedroom furniture and kitchen appliances, this one-bedroom apartment is an easy move to a thriving area of JLT. Located on the 16th floor of Saba Tower 2, the apartment enjoys lovely views of Jumeirah Islands, an en suite bathroom and a spacious, open-plan living area. The building offers residents high-quality facilities, including a gym, sauna, swimming pool and table tennis table. How big? 839 sq.ft How many bedrooms? One How much? AED90,000 How do I find out more?

Contact BH consultant Nilgun Akay and quote reference number AP322720


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Arabian Ranches for sale

Alvorada 4 Arabian Ranches A great family home Pat McCleland (Ref # VI320180)

AED 5,700,000 3 BR 3,566 sq. ft.

Palmera 4 Arabian Ranches Close to all amenities Ozlem Ucar (Ref # VI317438)

AED 3,100,000 2 BR 2,219 sq. ft.

Saheel Villas Arabian Ranches Live your Arabian dream Ozlem Ucar (Ref # VI316721)

AED 4,350,000 3 BR 3,166 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Gazelle / Al Reem 1 Arabian Ranches Ideal family living Sachin Das (Ref # VI321048)

AED 3,000,000 3 BR 2,292 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Gazelle / Al Reem 1 Arabian Ranches Ready to move in Sachin Das (Ref # VI321085)

AED 2,550,000 2 BR 1,759 sq. ft.

Gazelle / Al Reem 2 Arabian Ranches Meticulously planned development Nehad Mohamed (Ref # VI321297)

AED 2,999,995 3 BR 2,540 sq. ft.


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Arabian Ranches for rent

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

December 2013


52

Dubai Marina for sale

Attessa Dubai Marina Spectacular marina views Michael Cullen (Ref # AP179140)

AED 3,400,000 2 BR 1,558 sq. ft.

Delphine Dubai Marina Central and prestigious location Rita Mouawad (Ref # VI319009)

AED 2,250,000 1 BR 1,070 sq. ft.

Trident Grand Residence Dubai Marina A motivated seller Anna Tybura (Ref # AP303463)

AED 2,900,000 2 BR 1,937 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Shemara Dubai Marina Unrivalled community location Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP92585)

AED 1,950,000 1 BR 911 sq. ft.

ARY Marina View Dubai Marina Direct marina views Rita Mouawad (Ref # VI43467)

AED 5,000,000 5 BR 3,620 sq. ft.


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Dubai Marina for rent

Al Fattan Tower Dubai Marina Quintessential luxury living Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP286353)

AED 220,000 3 BR 2,153 sq. ft.

Majara 1 Dubai Marina Fully furnished for an easy move Michael Cullen (Ref # AP2806)

AED 140,000 1 BR 951 sq. ft.

Orra Marina Dubai Marina Luxurious penthouse Anna Tybura (Ref # AP322989)

AED 400,000 4 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Elite Residence Dubai Marina Experience heights of luxury Yasser Zabalawi (Ref # AP320527)

AED 280,000 4 BR 3,692 sq. ft.

The Point Dubai Marina Unobstructed views of the marina David Lawes (Ref # AP319238)

AED 299,000 4 BR 3,952 sq. ft.

Ask the agent Dani Farhat, residential consultant Dubai Marina has always been one of most unique areas in UAE. Of course, the economic crisis did affect the rentals and sales prospects in this area but ever since the 2011 recovery demand for both has soared once more. At the moment, prices are stabilising at an all-time high since the 2008 crisis. A one-bedroom flat can be rented for between AED70,000 and AED120,000, and one can purchase a sea-view apartment starting at no less than AED1,400,000. The new attraction in Dubai Marina,

December 2013

Blue Water Island, is currently under construction and will feature the biggest ferris wheel in the world with the aim of attracting even more tourists to the area. As a result, prices are certain to rise even further. There is still an enormous amount of potential and many investment opportunities in Dubai Marina. Each week, more and more restaurants, cafĂŠs, and waterfront shisha bistros are opening due to the high demand from residents, and from tourists visiting from all over the world.


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Downtown for sale

Executive Tower E Business Bay Attractive investment opportunity Anna Bulakhova (Ref # AP321677)

AED 3,870,000 3 BR 2,759 sq. ft.

Miska 1 Downtown Dubai A stunning family home Asal Abedi (Ref # AP300347)

AED 3,200,000 2 BR 1,427 sq. ft.

The Residences E2 (Tower 5) Downtown Dubai An attractive opportunity Mohammed Fares (Ref # AP37641)

AED 1,900,000 1 BR 907 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Attareen Residence Downtown Dubai In a class of its own Nick Nuziale (Ref # VI297747)

AED 24,000,000 4 BR 3,826 sq. ft.


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Downtown for rent EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

The Address Dubai Mall Downtown Dubai 5* hotel living with everything you need Naveed Khan (Ref # AP320938)

AED 700,000 3 BR 4,147 sq. ft.

Zaafaran 4 Downtown Dubai Ready to move in Asal Abedi (Ref # AP306427)

AED 100,000 1 BR 857 sq. ft.

South Ridge 3 Downtown Dubai

AED 175,000 2 BR 1,510 sq. ft.

The Residences W3 (Tower 1) Downtown Dubai

Affordable luxury Ghada Ghannam (Ref # AP301523)

AED 180,000 2 BR 1,560 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Burj Khalifa Downtown Dubai A prestigious address Walid Bitar (Ref # AP239274)

AED 270,000 2 BR 1,778 sq. ft.

South Ridge 6 Downtown Dubai High-class living for a great price Rasha Moslyh (Ref # AP320013)

Exquisitely designed Anahit Gevorgyan (Ref # AP321229)

AED 120,000 1 BR 1,046 sq. ft.

Ask the agent Anna Bulakhova, residential consultant Burj Khalifa Boulevard is one of the most wellestablished locations in Downtown Dubai and it continues to attract a strong demand. With all the existing and upcoming lavish residential buildings, the exciting opera project, easy access to The Dubai Mall, exclusive dining and entertainment offerings, and its central location within the city, this area can rightfully be called the heart of Dubai. The residential supply here is known for its high quality. This has increased, with two more towers within 29 Boulevard being handed over a few months

December 2013

earlier and, like the rest of Dubai, the district has witnessed a slight growth rate since the summer. Average prices per square foot now stand between AED2,000 and AED2,200, while annual rental prices vary between AED90,000 and AED120,000 for one bedroom, and AED140,000 to AED200,000 for two bedrooms, depending on the building, unit layout and, most importantly, the view. Overall, Burj Khalifa Boulevard has become a booming area and remains in the spotlight for investors, promising to hold its high rating for a number of years ahead.


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Palm Jumeirah for sale EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Jash Hamad (B18) Palm Jumeirah Luxury hotel living with essential amenities Michael Cullen (Ref # AP309706)

AED 1,750,000 1 BR 1,173 sq. ft.

Kempinski Palm Jumeirah Residence Palm Jumeirah Superb 5* hotel living Kristina Titova (Ref # AP27298)

AED 5,500,000 2 BR 1,795 sq. ft.

A spacious family home Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI284789)

L Frond (Fara Villas) Palm Jumeirah Experience the height of luxury Rafiq Ladha (Ref # VI264795)

Stands out from the crowd Ali Tabrizi (Ref # AP72773)

AED 3,350,000 3 BR 2,184 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

D Frond (Barhi Villas) Palm Jumeirah

Abu Keibal (B17) Palm Jumeirah

AED 13,500,000 4 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

C Frond (Hilali Villas) Palm Jumeirah

AED 30,000,000 6 BR 7,000 sq. ft.

Oceana - Southern Palm Jumeirah

Breathtaking sea views Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI275345)

Large and bright open rooms Catherine Luethi (Ref # AP317033)

AED 14,300,000 4 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

Fairmont Palm Residence (South) Palm Jumeirah

AED 3,385,000 2 BR 1,889 sq. ft.

Taj Grandeur Residences - Maurya Palm Jumeirah

A holiday at home Robert Allsopp (Ref # AP316784)

Amazing coastal views Kristina Titova (Ref # AP320114)

AED 19,995,000 4 BR 9,775 sq. ft.

AED 4,100,000 2 BR 2,148 sq. ft.


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Palm Jumeirah for rent

M Frond (Sefri Villas) Palm Jumeirah The jewel in the crown Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI308708)

Marina Residence 3 Palm Jumeirah Quintessential luxury living Anna Tybura (Ref # AP323031)

AED 725,000 4 BR 5,500 sq. ft.

Canal Cove Palm Jumeirah

AED 215,000 3 BR 2,500 sq. ft.

Al Haseer (B7) Palm Jumeirah

Amazing value Rasha Moslyh (Ref # VI321726)

A fantastic location Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP319316)

AED 340,000 3 BR 4,200 sq. ft.

D Frond (Barhi Villas) Palm Jumeirah

AED 240,000 3 BR 2,182 sq. ft.

Fairmont Palm Residence (North) Palm Jumeirah

Perfect for a family Inna Burgela Illingworth (Ref # VI174374)

Wide range of retail and dining Juliana Grebenchshikova (Ref # AP321194)

AED 550,000 4 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

AED 175,000 2 BR 1,830 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Al Haseer (B7) Palm Jumeirah A desirable address Khurram Jameel Lodhi (Ref # AP6752)

December 2013

AED 145,000 1 BR 1,140 sq. ft.

Marina Residence 1 Palm Jumeirah An enviable location Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP316808)

AED 170,000 2 BR 1,802 sq. ft.


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DIFC EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

FOR SALE FOR SALE

The Index (One Central Park) DIFC A premier location Jeffrey Gullbrand (Ref # AP292472)

AED 35,000,000 4 BR 7,901 sq. ft.

FOR RENT

AED 1,850,173 1 BR 891 sq. ft.

The Index (One Central Park) DIFC A sought-after location Pravin Patrick DMello (Ref # AP320161)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Experience heights of luxury Rasha Moslyh (Ref # AP321779)

AED 88,200 1 BR 853 sq. ft.

Ready to move in Rinku Ramesh Sawlani (Ref # AP322890)

AED 85,000 1 BR 784 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

FOR RENT

Fendi Apartments - Sky Gardens DIFC

Park Tower A DIFC

FOR RENT

Fendi Apartments - Sky Gardens DIFC Live in a dream place Rasha Moslyh (Ref # AP315640)

AED 137,300 2 BR 1,750 sq. ft.


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Jumeirah Lake Towers for sale EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Dubai Gate 1 Jumeirah Lake Towers Traffic-free environment Partha Reddy (Ref # APM301449)

AED 720,000 1 BR 583 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

The Icon Tower 2 Jumeirah Lake Towers Competitively priced Nina Pekina (Ref # AP242576)

AED 1,500,000 2 BR 1,326 sq. ft.

Al Waleed Paradise Jumeirah Lake Towers A motivated seller Abi Odimayo (Ref # AP263762)

AED 1,350,000 2 BR 1,103 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Goldcrest Views 2 Jumeirah Lake Towers Excellent value and views Rafiq Ladha (Ref # AP294570)

Saba Tower 3 Jumeirah Lake Towers A place to call home Brian Neill (Ref # AP243362)

December 2013

AED1,360,000 2 BR 925 sq. ft.

Lake Shore Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 3,145,000 4 BR 2,410 sq. ft.

Dubai Arch Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers

Luxurious penthouse Robert Allsopp (Ref # AP319380)

A great place to live Khurram Jameel Lodhi (Ref # AP319155)

AED3,350,000 4 BR 4,112 sq. ft.

Saba Tower 2 Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 2,100,000 3 BR 2,069 sq. ft.

Al Waleed Paradise Jumeirah Lake Towers

Attractive investment opportunity Bilal Khan (Ref # AP178606)

Excellent value Lazar Jakovljevic (Ref # AP265008)

AED 1,525,000 2 BR 1,159 sq. ft.

AED 2,200,000 3 BR 1,792 sq. ft.


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Jumeirah Lake Towers For Rent EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Dubai Arch Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers A great family option Julieta Kitova (Ref # AP278176)

Dubai Gate 1 Jumeirah Lake Towers Fully furnished apartment Ainura Kakeyeva (Ref # AP322695)

Armada Tower 1 Jumeirah Lake Towers Everything you need close by Lazar Jakovljevic (Ref # AP322817)

AED 230,000 4 BR 3,817 sq. ft.

AED 70,000 1 BR 478 sq. ft.

O2 Residences Jumeirah Lake Towers A stunning family home Shazia Shafi Esmail (Ref # AP269205)

Goldcrest Views 1 Jumeirah Lake Towers Enjoy life with style Karan Bhatia (Ref # AP322615)

AED 180,000 3 BR 2,268 sq. ft.

AED 115,000 2 BR 1,226 sq. ft.

AED 110,000 2 BR 1,123 sq. ft.

Indigo Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers Self-contained development Caleb Hall (Ref # AP322662)

AED 120,000 2 BR 1,176 sq. ft.


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Jumeirah Village Circle FOR SALE

AED 1,125,000 2 BR 1,163 sq. ft.

Diamond Views 2 Jumeirah Village Circle Ready to move in Yasmin Piroozan (Ref # AP321465)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

FOR SALE

Le Grand Chateau Jumeirah Village Circle Affordable luxury Micky Soni (Ref # AP322656)

December 2013

AED 1,450,000 2 BR 1,370 sq. ft.

FOR RENT

FOR SALE

Seasons Community - Summer Jumeirah Village Circle An amazing place to live Micky Soni (Ref # AP319219)

AED 1,250,000 2 BR 1,414 sq. ft.

Diamond Views 4 Jumeirah Village Circle Excellent value Simona Mariana Barbulescu (Ref # VI323010)

AED 140,000 3 BR 2,830 sq. ft.


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The Greens FOR RENT

AED 255,000 4 BR 2,475 sq. ft.

Al Sidir 3 The Greens Fully furnished with style and class Rinku Ramesh Sawlani (Ref # AP322735)

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

Al Sidir 1 The Greens Ideal family living Madhulika Sanghvi (Ref # AP321624)

AED 2,850,000 3 BR 2,038 sq. ft.

Al Nakheel 4 The Greens Prestigious urban development Conny Mathei (Ref # AP320410)

AED 2,400,000 3 BR 1,652 sq. ft.

FOR SALE

The Views 1 The Greens A great family option Victoria Bazoeanu (Ref # AP319983)

AED 2,700,000 3 BR 1,652 sq. ft.


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The Springs FOR SALE

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

Springs 1 (Springs Phase 8) Emirates Living A stunning family home Julieta Kitova (Ref # VI164085)

AED 3,300,000 3 BR 2,456 sq. ft.

Springs 6 (Springs Phase 4A) Emirates Living Premier location Roy Yacoub (Ref # VI322022)

AED 3,780,000 4 BR 4,000 sq. ft.

Springs 8 (Springs Phase 3A) Emirates Living Nowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the time to make the move Sharfuddin Mohammed (Ref # VI321601)

FOR RENT

Springs 7 (Springs Phase 3B) Emirates Living A place to call home Brian Neill (Ref # VI161727)

AED 170,000 3 BR 2,258 sq. ft.

AED 3,500,000 3 BR 2,250 sq. ft.

FOR SALE

AED 2,950,000 3 BR 2,745 sq. ft.

Springs 15 (Springs Phase 1A) Emirates Living Ideal family living Wael Gomaa (Ref # VI319374)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

FOR RENT

FOR RENT

FOR RENT

Springs 11 (Springs Phase 1C) Emirates Living Modern living at its best Sharfuddin Mohammed (Ref # VI322637)

December 2013

AED 170,000 3 BR 2,450 sq. ft.

Springs 7 (Springs Phase 3B) Emirates Living Perfect for a family Veerta Laul (Ref # VI322725)

AED 175,000 3 BR 2,455 sq. ft.

Springs 7 (Springs Phase 3B) Emirates Living A great garden for kids Muneeb Khan Mohammed (Ref # VI322906)

AED 175,000 3 BR 2,745 sq. ft.


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Dubailand for sale

AED 950,000 1 BR 1,052 sq. ft.

Norton Court 3 Dubailand Attractive investment opportunity Jacqueline Hunter Holt (Ref # AP321682)

Lake Apartments Dubai Investment Park An enviable lifestyle Jacqueline Hunter Holt (Ref # AP321695)

AED 1,975,000 2 BR 1,659 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Townhouse Dubai Investment Park Spacious living Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI3148)

AED 3,750,000 3 BR 4,237 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Townhouse Dubai Investment Park Wonderful investment prospects Victoria Rushton (Ref # VI2899)

AED 3,689,000 3 BR 4,176 sq. ft.

Terraced Apartments Dubailand A stunning family home Adrian Popica (Ref # AP315059)

AED 3,189,990 3 BR 4,361 sq. ft.


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Dubailand for rent

Al Ramth 41 Dubailand Excellent value Pat Mc Cleland (Ref # AP323026)

AED 105,000 3 BR 1,494 sq. ft.

Easy, comfortable living Nicole Burt (Ref # VI321047)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

The Villa - Ponderosa Dubailand A stunning family home Sana Hajjar (Ref # VI319546)

Ritaj - Block E Dubai Investment Park Amazing value Majid Mansour (Ref # AP322838)

December 2013

AED 325,000 5 BR 5,700 sq. ft.

AED 230,000 4 BR 4,200 sq. ft.

Bungalow Dubai Investment Park

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 230,000 4 BR 4,200 sq. ft.

Bungalow Dubai Investment Park The look of luxury Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI22124)

AED 85,000 2 BR 1,538 sq. ft.

Victory Heights - Morella Dubailand Magnificent golf course views Asheesh Gandhi (Ref # VI320955)

AED 350,000 5 BR 5,182 sq. ft.


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Jumeirah Beach Resident for sale EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Murjan 6 Dubai Marina Self-contained development Robert Kerr (Ref # AP309176)

Sadaf 5 Dubai Marina An amazing location Hannah Bakshani (Ref # AP321880)

AED 4,600,000 1 BR 2,120 sq. ft.

Murjan 3 Dubai Marina Excellent finish Rafiq Ladha (Ref # AP320402)

AED 2,600,000 2 BR 1,466 sq. ft.

Amwaj 4 Dubai Marina Live by the beach David Lawes (Ref # AP246368)

AED 2,450,000 3 BR 1,838 sq. ft.

AED 2,500,000 3 BR 1,971 sq. ft.


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Jumeirah Beach Resident for rent

Bahar 6 Dubai Marina A great place to live Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP172221)

Sadaf 4 Dubai Marina Close to all amenities Veerta Laul (Ref # AP321372)

Sadaf 1 Dubai Marina Spectacular marina views Fatima Turabali (Ref # AP284804)

December 2013

AED 90,000 1 BR 726 sq. ft.

AED 185,000 3 BR 1,797 sq. ft.

Sadaf 6 Dubai Marina Amazing value Kristina Titova (Ref # AP293237)

Amwaj 4 Dubai Marina A stunning family home Tulay Ozcan (Ref # AP320707)

AED 125,000 2 BR 1,462 sq. ft.

AED 185,000 3 BR 1,958 sq. ft.

AED 240,000 4 BR 2,756 sq. ft.

Rimal 5 Dubai Marina A prestigious address Syed Wajih Uddin Ahmed (Ref # AP172694)

AED 190,000 3 BR 1,872 sq. ft.


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Short-term rentals EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Executive Tower J Business Bay A stunning family home Jalpa Gajria (Ref # APM319224)

AED 14,010 1 BR 1,076 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Murjan 1 Dubai Marina Beachfront living at an attractive price Selma Dsouza (Ref # APM307743)

Bahar 4 Dubai Marina A desirable address Selma Dsouza (Ref # APM296895)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Stand Point A Downtown Dubai A premier location Selma Dsouza (Ref # APM318277)

AED 23,010 2 BR 1,286 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 22,020 2 BR 1,317 sq. ft.

Bahar 4 Dubai Marina

AED 22,020 2 BR 1,268 sq. ft.

Tajer Residences Downtown Dubai

Fully furnished with style and class Selma Dsouza (Ref # APM300099)

Live your Arabian dream Jalpa Gajria (Ref # APM217000)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Elite Residence Dubai Marina Elegant interior design Sabah Gazi (Ref # APM316045)

AED 15,000 1 BR 960 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 22,020 2 BR 1,268 sq. ft.

Trident Grand Residence Dubai Marina

AED 24,000 2 BR 1,453 sq. ft.

Reehan 2 Downtown Dubai

Enchanting seascape views Jalpa Gajria (Ref # APM299931)

Idyllic surroundings Sabah Gazi (Ref # APM215245)

AED 23,010 2 BR 1,619 sq. ft.

AED 16,020 1 BR 944 sq. ft.


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Tourism

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YACHT CHARTERS & FISHING

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Garden Maintenance

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Funiture

ART AND CRAFT TRADING L.L.C. DEALING WITH ANTIQUE FURNITURE, MANUFACTURE OF WOODEN HANDICRAFTS & DECORATIVE ITEMS

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Tourism

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