Page 1

bhomes.com

Complimentary copy

April 2014

Home grown Find talent on your doorstep

Vibrant villa Umm Suqeim is looking bright

Going green Eco-architecture saves money

Fashion!

From the runway to the sofa

Moving out Crate and Barrel head outdoors


6

Welcome Put your sunnies on – this month we’re taking bright to new heights. The clashing colours, fun florals and tropical trends hot for spring/summer 2014 inspired us to be a shade braver at home, so we learnt the colour ‘rules’ with designer India Mahdavi, toured the Khoury’s rainbow world in Umm Suqeim, and took coordination to the next level by matching our wardrobe with our wallpaper in our fashionforward feature. There’s no need to travel far for inspiration, either. We’ve found a talented crowd of designers using local materials and methods. Everything you need is right here on your doorstep – and if you don’t like your doorstep our in-depth Area Review reveals why a move to Dubai Marina is on everyone’s wishlist. Eleanor Joslin

Managing Director Victoria Thatcher Editorial Director John Thatcher Features Editor Eleanor Joslin Senior Designer Adam Sneade Designer Andy Knappett Production Manager Chalitha Fernando Advertising Manager Sukaina Hussein Photography Nasir Rauf, nasirrauf.com To contact any of the above people, email firstname@ hotmediapublishing.com

bhomes.com

facebook.com/betterhomespage

Jan-Jun 2013 | 15,227 | BPA Consumer Audit Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from HOT Media Publishing is strictly prohibited. HOT Media Publishing does not accept liability for omissions or errors in Better Homes magazine. Tel: +971 4 364 2876 Fax: +971 4 369 7494

Cover: Hotel Missoni Kuwait


8

Contents Home 12. The Design Digest

26. Ask the Experts

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

Be a shade braver – follow these top tips on using colour

16. My Style

28. Moving Out

The founder of Irony Home likes living space outside

Get stylish garden furniture from Crate and Barrel

18. Designer Spotlight

30. Fashion in the Home

Save money with sustainable architecture from Pumpkin

These hot looks from the catwalk are coming home

20. April Wishlist

34. Designed in Dubai

Brighten up your home with these fantastic florals

There’s a creative crowd of talent on your doorstep

21. Through The Keyhole

37. Cruise Control

The Khoury’s get creative with colour in Umm Suqeim

Try this complex beef fillet recipe from Bateaux Dubai

House 41. Property of the Month

52. Go Downtown

This four-bedroom villa is perfect for a modern family

Live amongst the icons of Dubai in this central location

42. A Room with a View

60. Ask the Agent

Dubai Marina has amazing views, for a higher price

Nicole Burt says demand is strong in The Greens

44. Market Update

62. Land of Opportunity

Our expert reveals why offices are taking the lead

Choose Dubailand for more affordable living options

46. On the Map

64. Live by the Beach

Find your way around Dubai with our colour-coded map

Jumeirah Beach Residence is a popular haven for expats

48. Arabian Ranches

76. Better Homes’ Lust-Have

Find your Arabian dream with these luxury villas

Gautier has grown with a mature collection of furniture


THE WORLD’S FINEST SERVICED OFFICES Your Address Could Be Here!

30 DAY FREE TRIAL

SERVICED OFFICES

BUSINESS PACKAGES

For the 1-10 man business

(YHU\WKLQJEXWWKH2I¿FH

)XOO\IXUQLVKHGSUHVWLJLRXVRI¿FHVIRUOHVVWKDQ WKHFRVWRIDVHFUHWDU\

3UHVWLJLRXVEXVLQHVVDGGUHVVIRU\RXUOHWWHUKHDG DQGEXVLQHVVFDUGV

%XVLQHVVUHJLVWUDWLRQRI¿FHVDYDLODEOH

/RFDOWHOHSKRQHQXPEHUDQVZHUHGE\\RXU UHFHSWLRQLVWWKHZD\\RXZRXOGOLNH

'HGLFDWHGUHFHSWLRQLVWDQVZHULQJ\RXUFDOOVWKH ZD\\RXZRXOGOLNH 0HHWLQJURRPVELOLQJXDOVHFUHWDULHV *OREDO,7LQIUDVWUXFWXUH /HDVHWHUPVIURPMXVWPRQWK

*No Further Obligation

([SHULHQFHZRUOGOHDGLQJ,7 FRPPXQLFDWLRQV WHFKQRORJ\ 0HHWLQJURRPVELOLQJXDOVHFUHWDULHV 0RQWKO\FRQWUDFWQRULVN

W | SERVCORP.AE Levels 41 & 42 Emirates Towers T | +9714 319 9200

Levels 21 & 28 Habtoor Business Tower T | +9714 453 2700

Level 23 Boulevard Plaza Tower 2 T | +9714 409 6800

PREMIUM LOCATIONS IN MIDDLE EAST | AUSTRALIA | NEW ZEALAND | INDIA | SOUTH EAST ASIA | CHINA | JAPAN | EUROPE | USA | UK


Closer than you think, with a global reach Opening September 2014 Offering exemplary British Education Nursery to Year 8; expanding to Year 13

Call us on +971 (0)4 361 4330 naLQWHUQDWLRQDOVFKRRODH IDFHERRNFRPnainternationalschooldubai 6FKRRORSHQLQJDQGRSHUDWLRQVDUHVXEMHFWWRWKHFRPSOHWLRQRIWKHEXLOGLQJDQGĆQDODSSURYDOIURP.+'$


11

The summer looks bright Summer colours and motifs are bright, fun and clashing this year: think flamingo pink, sunshine yellow, aqua blue, emerald green and metallic gold for an exotic fusion of carnival colour. Pineapples, parrots, koi carp and coral motifs carry a fun jungle theme. Get the look with Indigo Living’s flamboyant spring/summer 2014 collection, which mixes bright colours, eye-catching animals, retro legs and bold chevron prints. indigo-living.com

Home bhomes.com

April 2014


Home

12

The Design Digest What’s new in the world of interiors

Cocoon your home Nothing beats the heady smell of fresh flowers, but they don’t last very long, do they? Fill your home with the fragrant new range of Neom Luxury Organics. With names like Cocooning, Restore and Complete Bliss your home will soon be the most relaxing place on earth. Choose from candles, reed diffusers and room mists in 11 different aromas. bloomingdales.com

Lie back and relax with the new openair Dock collection from Gandia Blasco. It’s ergonomic, to balance the body, and stackable, so you can create sofas and beds for every guest. finasi.ae

Making a Miele in the kitchen The new built-in PureLine collection is the biggest launch in Miele’s history. Fans of gourmet cuisine can rustle up restaurant-worthy feasts at home with these sleek and tech-savvy appliances. miele.ae

French-born Savannah is the youngest non-Muslim artist to launch an Islamic art collection. Since moving to the Emirates in 2013, she’s been heavily influenced by the culture in UAE. The rich teachings of the Qu’ran are evident in Islam: The Ultimate Collection, a series of calligraphic paintings co-produced with fellow artist Veronika Gess. The paintings send a message to the world of understanding, tolerance and peace.


ACCESSIBLE I TA L I A N D E S I G N

Our specialized Design consultants are ready to support you and guide you in the selection, design and purchase of your furniture. Colombini Casa is Italian design at an accessible price, the ideal choice for home furnishing. Quality, versatility and originality are the essential characteristics of our modular system. Unlimited combination possibilities that will answer your every need for space and style. ColombiniCasa chooses innovative materials and colors, a variety of decorative elements that make your living space a unique one. Design and transport guaranteed and professional assembly.

Master bedrooms - kids rooms - modern and classic kitchens - living rooms - ofďŹ ces - contracts and mini-apartments.

FINASI L.L.C Al Ittihad Road P.O.Box 118508 -Dubai, U.A.E. Tel: +971 4 2971777 - Fax: +971 4 2971717 dubai@colombinicasa.com

www.colombinicasa.ae | www.ďŹ nasi.ae


Home

14

The (Mc)Queen of the Carpet We’ve got our designer eye glued to the new collaboration between Alexander McQueen and The Rug Company. Flowers and butterflies are key motifs across his gorgeous rugs, wall hangings and cushions. therugcompany.com

> Here’s surprising news from IKEA: believe it or not, the company hasn’t had a range change for over 20 years. Now fans can equip their kitchen a little differently with the new Metod collection. The modular design features a variety of ‘boxes’ to suit different spaces and styles. ikea.com/ae

> BH favourite Paola Lenti is celebrating 20 years in business by adding new lines to her modular seating range. Try Francesco Rota’s indoor sofa and wooden cabinet, made for precious collections. purity.ae

Sleeves to please Craftsmanship comes through in these luxe sleeves designed to encase portable technology in your home. Wrap up iPads and Macbooks in elegant envelope-style sleeves made from leather and felt. They’re a coffee table ornament in their own right. mujjo.com

Get your groom on... We love the flexibility of Kohler’s new Tailored Vanity Collection, enabling you to customise and create the perfect grooming space in your bathroom. (We also love the quirky pictures in the corner, by iBride. Bonus points if you spotted them, too). kbguae.com


Our no nonsense menu lets you put together your burrito, fajita, salad or taco in 3 easy steps. Choose your meal, add your fillings, spice up your life with some salsa and feel the tingle on your tongue. Various locations across Dubai and Abu Dhabi see www.taqado.com for details


Home

16

My style

Five of the best

Inspiring style ideas from those in the know

Stay on-trend with these petrol-blue accessories

Irony Home

Cast-iron roaster and griddle, AED413, Lakeland

Tiles coffee cup and saucer, AED55, Zara Home

Rima Dardenne The founder of Irony Home loves creating outdoor living rooms Where do you live? I live in a villa in The Lakes. How would you sum up your style? I would say elegant, sophisticated and comfortable. What inspires your décor? My travels, visiting different places and experiencing all the diverse cultures, environments and people. I have travelled everywhere: all over America, Europe and Southeast Asia – I lived there for a while. What’s your favourite space? My outside area. I love creating living areas where I can sit outside. The space isn’t just a patio but feels more like a living room, with sofas and carpets and cushions. This can be done in colder climates, too, with heaters in the outdoor ceilings.

Which designers do you go for? I don’t tend to buy many designer items. In the US even the most beautiful homes aren’t full of designer furniture. Instead they have amazing pieces from names and brands that aren’t so well known. I like to have a mix – perhaps a Roche Bobois item but then the rest unknown, which makes them more interesting. Can you describe your favourite item? I like everything! I do like to have a comfy sofa, that is extremely important. And I love all my artwork. The great thing about artwork is that you can take it with you easily, if you move house or countries, and it creates the ambience of home. What items from Irony Home do you have? My sofa, my armchairs, my coffee tables – pretty much everything is Irony Home. I have a lot of lights and lighting treatments from Irony Home, too, including quite a few chandeliers, which I love. ironyhomelifestyle.com

Hughes sofa, price on request, Munna

Casablanca stool, AED1,495, 2XL

Slim console table, AED8,524.50, Malabar


Home

17

One to watch See who’s catching our eye in Dubai

Join the squad There’s a talented new team in the field Beirut-based Squad scours Lebanon for young, contemporary and exemplary furniture designers and brings their exciting projects to the international market. The company wants to raise awareness of innovative Lebanese product design – and it’s working. Squad recently visited Dubai for the first time, showcasing modernist pieces from five talented designers: Carla Baz, Majd Bazerji, Jo Boo Abood, Joseph Khoury and Danny Mallet. Joseph’s graceful Ethilnár light (pictured) stood out, in particular. The designer, who majored in mathematics and transportation design, drew inspiration from Tolkien’s legendary Elvish culture. This mysticism is engraved within the design: a feather-light caress over the ornate, carved shade changes the beam’s intensity, and creates a romantic ambience. squad-design.com

bhomes.com

April 2014


Home

18

Designer spotlight

The green pumpkin In honour of UAE Green Festival 2014, we look at the financial benefits of sustainable architecture Pumpkin planted its roots in North America in the spring of 2011. While partners Andrew Hughes and Tristan Thorvald Francis take care of business in UAE, there are now five consultants in the US, plus a team of interior designers, providing a global architectural outreach.

Eco earnings In UAE, wind, sunlight and reflections are all natural yet hugely problematic factors. If they’re not used to the building’s advantage they drive up the heat inside and fuel the need for air conditioning – which incurs unnecessary costs for the homeowner. However, they can be harnessed to build homes that sustain themselves and immediately offer profitable rewards. “People are concerned with costs more than sustainability, but the ROI is high,” says Tristan, project manager at Pumpkin, a member of RIBA. “Your initial costs are low and are paid back within three to five years,

after which you can reap the benefits over a lifetime.”

Seizing the sun How can homes harness these natural resources? “The 25° sun angle here, beaming straight down, perishes shadows,” explains architectural designer Andrew. “Huge savings can be made at a low cost simply by working shade into the design or constructing at an angle to the sun. “A lot of clients want a massive window facing the sun, but over five years the cost is five to ten times the amount you would otherwise spend, if the window was to face away from direct sunlight.”

Greener gardens “In built-up areas temperatures rise significantly from concrete pavements,” he continues. “This is known as the ‘heat island effect’. Because we can map the sun here, we can plant certain species of palm or shrubbery which will insulate the house from sun rays,

because plants breathe moisture into the surrounding air. The right vegetation can have low heat reflective properties, around 12% to 15%. And you’ve got a nice garden, too,” he laughs.

Powerful pools For the untrained, a swimming pool provides a relaxing dip, a fun splash with the kids and a scenic focal point in the garden. But for sustainable architects it’s also a powerful tool. While concrete reflects 70% of the sun’s rays onto a house, and increases the temperature by 7°C, water only reflects between 5% and 10%. As with plants, landscaping the pool near to the house can reduce the amount of heat reflected onto the walls, lower the indoor temperature and reduce air conditioning costs. “Air conditioning is a huge issue here, and it needn’t be,” says Tristan, ruefully. “By educating people on the benefits, we hope one day to be designing houses in UAE that are fully sustainable and can power themselves. The science already exists and it’s being used in other parts of the world. Dubai is such a modern city but in some ways it is so far behind.” wearepumpkin.com


*LY[PĂ„LK/VTL Maintenance 7YVMLZZPVUHS 4HPKZ:LY]PJLZ A/C REPAIRS, INSTALLATION AND REFURBISHMENT

ŕ Ž ŕ Ž ŕ Ž ŕ Ž ŕ Ž ŕ Ž

24/7 HomeSafe helpdesk Emergency call-out response team Unscheduled servicing Energy saving advice AC system balancing Duct cleaning

ANNUAL MAINTENANCE PACKAGE MARHABA ESSENTIAL

CLEANING AND MAID SERVICES

THE MARHABA ESSENTIAL PACKAGE

ŕ Ž ŕ Ž ŕ Ž ŕ Ž ŕ Ž ŕ Ž ŕ Ž

ŕ Ž ŕ Ž ŕ Ž ŕ Ž ŕ Ž ŕ Ž ŕ Ž

2x A/C services per year 1x Electrical inspection 1x Plumbing inspection 1x Internal and external pest control application Unlimited emergency callouts Unlimited standard callouts 24/7 helpdesk access

ŕ Ž

Daily, weekly and monthly schedules Deep clean programmes 6ULVɈL]LU[ZHM[LYWHY[` cleaning) Full & part time maids Short term let housekeeping Bespoke housekeeping packages

:[HY[PUNMYVT Apartment: AED 1,650* pa Villa: AED 3,350* pa

We understand property‌ We understand people Peace of mind is just a phone call away

Tel: 04 3605533

info@homesafe.ae | www.homesafe.ae

A British owned and managed company


Home

20

April wishlist Brighten up your home with fantastic florals

1.

2.

3. 4.

1. Arne Faerber Equilibrium, Audio System, price on request, J&A Gallery 2. Jungle plate, AED75, Zara Home 3. Regent Park cushion, AED2,025, OTT; 4. Alexander McQueen Poppy Day wall hanging, AED26,939, The Rug Company


21

Colour CONFIDENT The Khoury’s go a shade brighter in their Umm Suqeim home Words by Eleanor Joslin; photos by Nasir Rauf

bhomes.com

April 2014


Home

22

Pink, yellow, red, green and blue... a patchwork rainbow greets you when you enter the Khoury’s five-bedroom villa. I didn’t expect anything less from Nadine Khoury, co-founder of the beautifully bright boutique O’de Rose, in Jumeirah. The neon pink banisters pointing towards the door were a slight surprise, but also a logical decision, as the mum-of-two later explained. Looking into the living room, past the patterned Persian rug, pink and blue stools, floral armchair and mismatched cushions, I saw green windows framing an equally colourful picture of the garden outside. “The one thing I didn’t like when we moved in were the green aluminium window surrounds, which are a little too eye-catching – unfortunately,” she laments. “So I painted the staircase banisters bright pink to detract from the green and now you think the downstairs looks colourful, rather than noticing the ugly green window frames.” Very true. This astute colour theory helps to explain how she manages to create such a bright home without the headache.

I am eclectic and I like colour, it instantly lifts the mood of the room when you walk in Notice the neutral canvas of the living room: white walls, light marble flooring, latte-milk sofas and a dark wooden television console. This enables the colours, kept to the smaller items – the armchair, side tables and cushions – to jump out without competing for attention. “Of course my bedroom is also colourful – it is pink,” she laughs. “Pink is my favourite colour and luckily my husband is fine with that. “But I believe a bedroom should have nothing else but a large, luxurious bed with a comfortable mattress and a big statement headboard. Did you know you spend 30% of your life sleeping? So a bedroom should be designed just for sleep. “This is my style,” she explains. “I am eclectic and I like colour. It suits my mood and the way I dress. Colour instantly lifts the mood of the room when you walk in. “My home style is very much influenced by O’de Rose and what we stock – and I influence O’de Rose, too. I like to mix and match the traditional with the modern, the new with the old.” Three cousins founded the boutique: Dania, who came from Beirut; Mimi, who left London; and Nadine, who moved from New York with her husband Rabih in 2006.


23

“The malls here are full of brands that are SGYYVXUJ[IKJYU]K]GTZKJZUULLKXNGTJSGJK GTJROSOZKJKJOZOUTVOKIKYGZ5iJK8UYKkYNKYG_Y ([ZZNKRGJOKYJUTiZP[YZULLKX[TOW[K L[XTOYNOTMYGTJNGTJIXGLZKJGIIKYYUXOKY!ZNK_ provide an entirely different kind of shopping K^VKXOKTIK “First, we wanted to offer people a new K^VKXOKTIKOT\UR\OTMZNKLO\KYKTYKYkYNKGJJY “When you walk in you smell the roses, you hear ZNKS[YOI]KULLKX_U[GJXOTQGTJ_U[IGTYKK GTJZU[INGRRZNKL[XTOYNOTMYk Her home is also like this. It’s vibrant, VRG_L[ROTW[OYOZO\KGTJZGIZORK'HU\KZNKL[TQ_ JOTOTMZGHRKJKIUXGZKJ]OZNHXOMNZ5iJK8UYK Z[SHRKXYNGTMYGYVOJKX]KHHKJ3GXIKR=GTJKXY INGTJKROKX -[KYZYMGZNKXXU[TJLUXJOTTKXUTSOYSGZINKJ INGOXYOTROSKMXKKTVOTQGTJZXOHGRVXOTZ /TZNKIUXTKXYOZYGLR[UXKYIKTZVOTQYOJKZGHRK and a hippy sofa, sporting teal and plum and bold floral patterns. “The sofa is Name Design Studio,” she says. “I have a lot from them and I intend to get more for O’de Rose as they are my favourite designer. j/GRYURU\KZNKYZUURYLXUS8GLOI.UOP`U[HGTJ ZNK1K_\GT,KNXOIKXGSOIVUSKMXGTGZKYOTZNK RO\OTMXUUS:NK_GXKNGTJVGOTZKJINGXSOTMGTJ a symbol of fertility. j'HJKR8GNSGT1GZGTGTOiYGXZ]UXQYZGTJYU[Z LUXSKZUU.K[YKYSGZKXOGRYLXUSXKL[MKKIGSVY OT6GRKYZOTKGTJXKI_IRKYZNKSOTZUNOYGXZ]UXQY /TZNKNGRR]G_NOYGXZOY]XGVVKJOTHGXHKJ]OXKl INORJXKTLGIKZNOYK\KX_JG_OT6GRKYZOTKk bhomes.com

April 2014


Home 24


25

'XZOYK\OJKTZR_GTUZNKXVGYYOUTLUX4GJOTK +GIN]GRROYNUSKZURGXMKGTJUIIGYOUTGRR_JGXQ violent paintings that arrest the eye. “I bought several paintings at the same time, GRRLXUSZNKGXZOYZ9GHNGT'JGSG]KRRQTU]T 9_XOGTVRGYZOIGXZOYZkYNKYG_Yj:NK_GRRNGTM downstairs in the open-plan living and dining room.” 9GHNGTiYVGOTZOTMYOTYVOXKJNKXZUHKIXKGZO\K with a part of the villa she didn’t like, when they moved in eight years ago. “In these types of villas you have an underYZGOXYYZUXGMKYVGIK]NOINOYRKLZUVKTGTJIGT be unsightly,” she explains. “The agent said NUSKU]TKXYGRRJUYUSKZNOTMIXKGZO\KZUIU\KX[V ZNKYVGIK9USKNG\KGW[GXO[SYUXHGXYH[Z/YZORR ]GTZKJZU[YKOZHKIG[YKZNKXKOYTiZS[INYZUXGMK YVGIKNKXK j9U/JKIOJKJZUIXKGZKGYKIXKZJUUX]G_/ XKGRR_ROQKJ9GHNGTiYVGOTZOTMYYU/INUYKGRGXMK portrait-orientated painting, from a friend’s gallery in Beirut, and I found a large frame in 9GZ]G9UZNKVGOTZOTMIGTY]OTMUVKTH[Z_U[iJ TK\KXQTU]ZNKXK]GYYVGIKHKNOTJk 'TUZNKXK_KIGZINOTM]UXQULGXZOYGHRGIQGTJ white photo of twins smiling goofily in the living room. “I tell the boys it is them, but it’s not,” she laughs. “They’re only five so they still believe me. :NKGXZOYZOY>[?UTMRGTM/ROQKOZHKIG[YKULZNK Z]OTYGRZNU[MNZNK_GXKOJKTZOIGRGTJU[XHU_Y are not. j:NKVRGIK]GYW[OZKHOMHKLUXKZNK_IGSK GRUTMkYNKXKIGRRYj/ZZUUQ[YG]NORKZULOTJ ZNK\ORRGGYOZ]GYGZU[MNSGXQKZHGIQZNKT=K ]KXKOTZNKHUUSGTJOZ]GYNGXJZULOTJGVRGIK HKIG[YKVXOIKY]KXKOTIXKGYOTMXGVOJR_GTJZNKXK ]KXKTiZSGT_\GIGTZVXUVKXZOKY “I loved this house immediately. I love all ZNKROMNZZNGZIUSKYOTGTJZNKUVKTVRGTYVGIK downstairs. Having lots of natural light was a deal breaker when we were looking for a house. j:NKRO\OTMXUUSOYS_LG\U[XOZKYVGIKGTJ]K spend most of our time here. I like to look outside and see the greenery through the large open windows. “I love the area, too. Umm Suqeim is quiet and ZNKNU[YKOYIRUYKZU]UXQ]NOINOYYUOSVUXZGTZ/ IGTIUSKHGIQNUSKGZGT_ZOSKGTJINKIQUTZNK Z]OTY/ZOYGSG`OTMZUHKGHRKZUIUSKGTJMUYU easily like that.” /ROQKZUZNOTQZNGZKGINZOSK_U[IUSKHGIQZU visit the Khoury’s there is something new to see, ZU[INGTJK^VRUXK:NKHKG[Z_UL4GJOTKiY\OHXGTZ OTZKXOUXJKYOMTOYZNGZOZYVGXQYI[XOUYOZ_ _U[GYQ where things are from, who designed what, and ]NGZSKSUXOKYZNK_GRRNURJ'NUSKYNU[RJHK ROQKZNGZ GZXKGY[XKINKYZZUJKR\KOTZUK\KX_JG_ to explore and fill with valuable memories. bhomes.com

April 2014


Home

26

Ask the

Kathryn Brown, internal communications and design manager, ACE When picking colours for children’s bedrooms, it is often easy to go for the standard pink or blue. But if you’re looking for a fashionable scheme with longevity then radiant orchid is a perfect choice. Hailed as the colour of the year, purple is known to inspire creativity and this one is bold, fun and has the wow factor. Rather than painting all your walls the same colour, go for more grownup styling. Paint an accent wall in a beautiful colour for a fun twist in your room. For example, alongside crisp white add a secondary colour like cayenne also a key colour for 2014. This extra pop of colour can also be added through soft furnishings like rugs and curtains, or painted onto the doorframe. For the master bedroom I would

colour experts

“I’m painting our bedrooms – mine, my daughter’s and the guest room, and I want help choosing colours that are fashionable but will last” - Kara May recommend calming hues. Your bedroom should be a place for relaxation and rejuvenation and blue is perfect for this. Placid blue is another of this year’s on-trend colours. It complements both dark and light furniture and suits both men and women alike. To complete your bedroom scheme, add greys to create a contemporary style or add warmer creams and nudes for a softer and more feminine look. For your guest room neutrals are key in creating a warm and inviting ambience. Neutral schemes don’t have to be boring or bland. As a matter of fact, classic neutrals give an elegant and sophisticated look that’s versatile and timeless. Sand and warm oatmeal colours

can be used on all your bedroom walls to create a balanced backdrop. They also harmonize well with most colour palettes and accessories – your guests won’t want to leave! If you want to make sure your colour blends well with your décor, purchase a sample and try it out on the wall first. Make sure you look at it during different times of the day to see if you like the product under different light. Finally, when painting your home always check the VOC level of the paint you plan to use. VOCs are chemicals found in paint and cleaning products that evaporate into the air as the paint dries. It is always advisable to purchase paints with minimum-level or zerolevel VOC. This creates a fresher and healthier environment for your family.


27

India Mahdavi, architect and designer There are no set rules as such, but your home is a balance of space and it is important not to unbalance it. A concentration of colour, or too many colours will lead to imbalance in the home. Try to opt for shades that are closely related rather than clashing – clashing colours can lead to vulgarity and imbalance. However, you should use more than one colour; I recommend using a minimum of three in a scheme. Colour in the home is like fashion – not the trends but how you dress. Look at the colours you use. I’m wearing red shoes, a black shirt and socks, and beige trousers. These three work really well together. In the home my three colours would be turquoise, a similar ocean-green and off-white. Perhaps some yellow in the cushions, too. These colours work well

“When you use colour in the home, are there any rules to follow?â€? – Willian Medina together: the off-white acts as a neutral base, and the others coordinate rather than clash. To keep your dĂŠcor balanced, a good tip is to imagine your home will be in a magazine photo shoot. Tidy your house and store everything in their right places – if something doesn’t fit you’ll soon find it. Ask yourself what a photographer would change if he were there. Then take the photo and you’ll soon see what else doesn’t work. I use colour to highlight or hide something and a strong colour is best for this. If you don’t have a very nice view from the window, use colour around that space to detract the eye from looking outside. If you have an unattractive space, perhaps for storage, or it’s an awkward shape, a strong colour will work well because people will read and notice

that more than the space itself. Strong colours include blues and greens. I use these and sometimes pink – you shouldn’t be scared to use pink, even men should use it confidently in their homes. Unlike most wallpapers, when you paint a block colour on a wall you can see the surface underneath. So if you have a rough, uneven wall be careful what kind of wall covering you put up, and what colours you use. Some people are scared of using colour at home because they think they will get bored of it, but a wall is so easy to repaint and update, and accessories are easy to change. Replace the pieces you don’t like anymore, or change the layout by moving items and colours into another room. I repaint my walls every three months to update the look – not because I get bored of the colours but to keep it fresh, exciting and interesting.

Value, Trust & Convenience

3* 2,((.*.!"%+*(&  !.*(%, ( (*('1 ",+-"+!""++'(0(,(%$+/ ' 3 *++'+ -+++*-$+."%%(*!(*,,*&*',%+(' ,*&%+"'  3*+',"'(.* %(,"('+"',! "'%-"' %%"*)(*,+&#(*+!())"' &%%+ *,*1('+!(,%+(/',(/'

CALL: 8004770 800701 Dubai & Northern Emirates Abu Dhabi & Al Ain

ww w. t hr i ft yua e. co m bhomes.com

April 2014


Special Feature

28

Moving

OUT A house isn’t home until you focus your attention outside Often labelled the last room of a house, the garden is just as important as the kitchen, living room and even the bedrooms. With sunny weather beating down, it’s the most relaxing spot – but not without the right furniture and accessories. Be it a cosy balcony, lawned garden or poolside patio, every outdoor area is integral to your home no matter how big or small it is. The way you decorate when you first move in can completely transform the look and feel of the place, and how and when you use it. A dedicated barbecue area in the garden will instantly entice family and friends together for al fresco feasts. Deep-seated armchairs and colourful side tables will create a comfy snug on a compact balcony. If you’ve just moved and don’t know where to go for garden ideas, Crate and Barrel has everything New Movers need to furnish their homes, inside and out. The company has a brand new summer collection for 2014 with colourful, weather-resistant outdoor furniture, in addition to the indoor spring range. Furthermore, those with new tenancy agreements will receive the perfect housewarming gift: 10% off across the store.


29

Beauty and the balcony Look beyond the bare balustrade and visualise a cosy seating snug where friends gather round for a gossip over tea and cake. Crate and Barrel’s Dune collection is an urban, modern seating range that blurs the boundaries between inside and outside living spaces – ideal for bedroom and living room balconies. Bar stools, armchairs, sectional seats, ottomans and nesting tables offer versatile arrangements according to your space. The weather-resistant upholstery protects against UV sun damage, fading and staining – essential requirements from outdoor furniture. Prices start at AED1,199. The world in your garden This year, interior trends have taken inspiration from all corners of the world. Home accessories for spring/summer 2014 are infused with colours, patterns and materials from the Amazon, Bali, Turkey, Hollywood and the Mediterranean. Get the global look with the Rocha dining and living collection, and opt for Turkish-tile blue seat cushions (from AED380). What appears to be beautiful ipe wood from the forests of Brazil is actually a realistic interpretation using weatherproof polystyrene with wood grain detailing and a charcoal finish. From the spring collection, Crate and Barrel’s array of cushions compliment the Rocha range wonderfully. They’re designed for indoor use, but can be brought outside to add colour to a garden party. Mix and match the bright, stripy Coletta, Amira, Naldo and Cortez Pillows (from AED239) for a tactile clash of indigenous tribal pattern. Holiday at home Capture the cool cabana look with Newport (pictured) – a sleek wicker lounge set with comfortable loveseats, armchairs, chaise longues and recliners. Resin wicker is a popular material for poolside patio furniture at beachside hotels and resorts. Soak up that relaxing vacation vibe by coming home to the low-slung seats of Newport and thick cushions in white sand or bottle green – perfect for family villas. The collection starts at AED1,949 for the Ottoman with padded cushion. Team with Geo Tiles Outdoor Pillows (AED159) in bright primary colours, a soft Adagio Ivory Throw (AED329), and a pitcher of cool lemonade for relaxing days in the sun. New movers can receive 10% off their entire shopping trip, on full-price items, at any Crate and Barrel store in Dubai. Simply present a new tenancy contract valid for six months or less, plus a valid Emirates ID, to claim.

bhomes.com

April 2014


Jetclass

Home

30

FASHION IN THE HOME We can already hear the perfectly manicured nails tapping impatiently on the front row seats, as we near Fashion Forward this month. UAE’s answer to Fashion Weeks across the world, the four-day event, starting April 10, offers an exclusive preview of the latest trends and talent that will emerge in the region. Interior trends are hugely influenced by the fashion industry: what you saw strutting down the runway last year will soon drape itself over our sofas – which should be velvet, by the way, taking cue from A/W’s tailored velvet jackets (Dolce & Gabbana) and plush bow ties (Topshop and Lanvin). We take a look at the catwalk crazes that are making their way into the home this year.


31

Hotel Missoni, Kuwait

Missoni makes it mark

One of the most successful forays into furniture has to be from the Missoni empire. In 1981 Missoni Home launched with a luxurious fabrics range and the powerhouse soon made chevrons fashionable in the home. This rainbow zigzag print is now iconic across all home departments, from swimwear to sofas. “Probably the most prominent example of fashion serving influence on interiors is when Missoni introduced the ‘Missoni for Target’ homeware collection in 2011,” comments Dina Ibellini, head of marketing and visual merchandising bhomes.com

at Galeries Lafayette. “It is not surprising, then, that the mass commercial success of this range then filtered through and was replicated by other mainstream manufacturers who began using the chevron or ‘zig-zag’ print in their collections.” Over 30 years later chevrons are still popular. Causing some controversy, some argue that it’s a much overused look, while others herald it as the ‘new stripe’. Indigo Living’s spring/summer 2014 collection features an eye-catching District rug with chevrons in fresh citrus colours – go for lime green and white for a retro vibe. April 2014


Home

32

Mad about monochrome A year ago black and white was a colourful trend for fashionistas. Monochromatic squares, spots and stripes graced designs by Caroline Herrera, Celine, Giles and Marc Jacobs for a classic yet playful ying-and-yang pairing. While its retained popularity in the fashion world, monochrome is now making a strong statement in the home. Bigger is better with block colours. So don’t play it safe with accessories; go for larger items such as white sofas with black stitching, black-and-white geometric rugs, high-gloss shelves, and black-and-white photography.

“To put together this trendy ‘mad about mono’ living room look, dress up a feature wall in striking black-and-white magazine-cover wallpaper – a fashion-forward backdrop for a clean-lined sofa in crisp white cotton-linen, a black metal bookcase and a fun zebra-print footstool,” advises Tina Thylen, THE One’s decoration manager. To carry this confident look, team with chrome and bright accessories. Coral is popular this year, as well as pastel pink and grass green. Avoid yellow, though, unless you like the brash bumblebee look.


33

Fashionable

FUR bhomes.com

Animal print and fur is a timeless trend that never seems to fully dissipate, but they both enjoyed a big comeback on the catwalk last year. As ever, fur sparked the age-old ‘real or fake’ debate. Whichever side you took, there was no ignoring the presence of fur on the runway for autumn 2013. Of the designers that showed A/W collections during fashion month, a staggering 70% used fur in at least one look. J. Mendel, Marni, and Giambattista Valli used the material in over 30 supersoft styles. Alberto Vignatelli, CEO and chairman of Luxury Living Group (representing Fendi Casa, Bentley Home, Heritage Collection, Kenzo Maison and Vladimir Kagan New York Collection), heralds fur as an art form, both on and off the runway. He highlighted several furs as de rigeour for home interiors this year. “As in fashion, furnishings are enriched by precious accessories in mink and marmot fur, made of vibrant natural dyes and shades,” he explains. “Also chinchilla yarns combined with precious cashmeres, and red fox and blue-frost applied on plaids and cushions.” If fake is for you, there’s plenty of choice. Thick bear-style brown cushions and throws are in – move them from the bed to the sofa as the weather heats up. April 2014


Home

34

Latifa Saeed

Designed in Dubai There’s a creative crowd of talent right on your doorstep We’re sandwiched between two highlights of the city’s design calendar: Design Days last month and Index next month. But you don’t have to wait for a show to find talented designers right here in Dubai. There’s a host of handmade, handcrafted and locally manufactured furniture and textiles that will make you think again about buying mass-produced items with high shipping costs (and a high carbon footprint).

Left and right: Maria Iqbal


35

The Emirati designer Artist-turned-designer Latifa Saeed recently launched her first furniture collection, Braided, through Tashkeel, using local craftsmen and manufacturers. Her unique, eye-catching and tactile seating collection features stuffed linen tubes meticulously upholstered – or ‘braided’ – onto a wooden frame. “I was inspired by childhood memories of my parents braiding my hair,” says the designer, who trained as a fine artist and graphic designer. Each piece took three months to finalise, with help from local craftsmen and companies who were willing to experiment to perfect its seamless aesthetic. “Braided is made with local materials and processes but to international standards,” she adds. “This really benefits the customer as they know exactly where it has come from, how it’s made and there are no shipping costs.” Braided, from AED30,000, tashkeel.org

The custom-made designer A Maria Iqbal design is more than memorable. Her signature pop-art style is vibrant, eye-catching and artistic, and her custom-made furniture is produced in her Al Quoz studio. Born in Afghanistan and raised in UAE, Maria uses the tradesman, materials and amenities close to hand. “Everything I need is here in Dubai because there are lots of skilled craftsman, that is not an issue” she bhomes.com

says. “I have my own team, my own painters and carpenters in my studio, so everything is local and loved. “I am a pop artist and that can translate onto anything. I have chosen to express myself onto furniture as it comes most naturally to me. When I started I painted new or second-hand chairs and tables, but now I make my own furniture. They are all one-off pieces, custom-made to order so each piece is unique.” mariaiqbal.com April 2014


36

Home

The handmade-at-home

The family business

From studio space to living rooms, passionate artisans design and make wherever they can. Nisha Sood weaves and stitches gorgeous bowls, baskets and bags from her home near Al Ittihad Road, using locally-bought cotton rope, her own machines and 14 years of craft experience. “I make everything myself from scratch, using three machines I have at home,” says Nisha. “I sell at ARTE (Artisans of the Emirates), Wafi Mall and various local craft shows. “People are always surprised that they can get something handmade in Dubai, and when they see it they always buy. People appreciate local, handmade products. Selling isn’t a problem – it’s keeping up with demand.” An eight-inch Niisha Handmade bowl takes her over an hour to make, while larger bowls can take up to five hours. Her signature colours are cream and red, in block colours or with stripes, or with colourful yarn delicately swirling round the lip or base of a bowl. Perfect for picnics, fruits bowls and presents. facebook.com/niishahandmade

Design seems to be in the blood of Nakkash Gallery, a family-run business that set up in the city 34 years ago. Omar, son of founder Wajih Nakkash and the company’s business development manager, has his own quirky collections. The Victory Chair series stands out, with a humorous and patriotic theme. These beautifully upholstered wingback maple-wood armchairs pay homage to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s famous three-fingered salute. Arms in various guises protrude from his chairs. One shows the sleeve of a black suit saluting from a luxurious Royal Ascot Victory Chair, aptly upholstered in Godolphin-blue velvet. “I am an interior designer by trade and I love to have fun with design,” explains Omar. “The chairs are playful, but I also wanted to give something back to Sheikh Mohammed for everything he has done for us.” Victory Chair, AED45,000, nakkashgallery. com

Niisha Handmade


37

Cruise control Try creating the complex recipes from this new anniversary menu By Eleanor Joslin

bhomes.com

Recreating the delicious, artistic and unique recipes onboard Bateaux Dubai will be a culinary challenge for even the most patient of home cooks. The five-star nautical restaurant is celebrating its tenth anniversary cruising Dubai Creek with a new menu of creative dishes. Chef de cuisine Raydan Bou Mahdi, who was cooking for friends and family by the age of 14, has poured his extensive experience and passion into the menu. The end result? His masterpeices require many ingredients and multiple methods to form the final work of art. “The new menu celebrates new beginnings,” explains the Lebanese chef. “We’ve incorporated newer ingredients, understanding the need for diners to experiment with flavours, yet maintaining a traditional base to the food.” Diners set sail along the historic Dubai Creek, with panoramic views,

live ambient music and freshly prepared gourmet cuisine. As on board the boat, the new menu is perfect for a special occasion – a birthday, holiday or anniversary. The next time you have something to celebrate (or simply want to impress your guests), try cooking Raydan’s Black Angus Beef Fillet. Five separate recipes and methods form this succulent main course. Every ingredient, from the thyme jus to the marinated fillet, has been extensively researched, seasoned and well prepared to provide a luxurious version of the traditional steak dinner. Garden vegetables take the form of multi-ingredient puree, fondant and tuilles, while the fillet bathes in truffles and gravy pools in the ravioli parcel. I tasted this succulent dish for myself on board Bateaux Dubai and, if you follow Raydan’s recipe, I can assure you this dish is well worth the effort. bateauxdubai.com April 2014


Home

38

Black Angus Beef Fillet With braised baby root vegetables, goats’ cheese ravioli, broccoli puree, celeriac fondant and thyme jus Serves four Broccoli puree

400g broccoli 50g onion 15g thyme 20g butter 15g celery 10g leeks 75g cream 5g garlic 3g rock salt 20g hot gel cream 3g nutmeg powder Sautee the vegetables in butter, thyme and garlic with the broccoli, rock salt and nutmeg powder. Then cook for 15 minutes and blend with the creams. Goat cheese tortellini

Four tortellini, 6cm wide 30g wild mushroom 60g white mushroom 40g goats’ cheese 20g onion 4g thyme 15g butter 35g cream 10g parmesan 2g smoked paprika 4g salt 5g celery 7g leeks 2g fresh coriander Sautee the mushrooms and vegetables, seasoning with thyme, coriander, paprika and salt, then mix the cream and parmesan cheese. Combine with the goats’ cheese and allow to cool. Cook the tortellini in one litre of boiling water, with 10ml olive oil and 5g salt, for eight minutes. Stuff the goats’ cheese and vegetable mixture inside the tortellini. Serve on top of the beef. Celeriac and beetroot fondant

Braised rainbow carrot

100g celeriac (circles) 100g beetroot (squares) 500ml olive oil 10g rosemary 20g rock salt 3g black pepper

80g baby carrot rainbow 20ml butter 60ml chicken stock 1g cinnamon stick 1g cardamom, whole 1g bay leaves 2g garlic 3g lemon zest 10ml lemon juice.

Marinate the celeriac and beetroot in the remaining ingredients, then grill for one hour. Make the fondant by cooking the grilled celeriac and beetroot in olive oil at 160C for 20 minutes.

Combine and cook in a vacuum pack at 85C for 20 minutes.


39

Angus fillet

Thyme jus

200g Angus beef fillet (x4) 10g mustard 4g truffles 10g black pepper 10ml apple vinegar 10g thyme 6ml soya sauce

100ml veal jus 15g thyme 3g brown sugar 7g smoked Viking salt 10ml raspberry vinegar.

Marinate the beef in the remaining ingredients for 12 hours. Grill for one minute on each side, and finish in the oven, depending on your preference of rare to well-done beef. bhomes.com

In a saucepan on a low heat, reduce the jus with all the ingredients. Smudge the puree onto a warm plate. Group the vegetables around the beef, top with the tortellini and drizzle the jus. April 2014


Home

40

Culinary concepts

Try these for the most succulent five-star steak 1. Wilder dinnerware and Prairie five-piece flatware set, prices vary, Crate & Barrel 2. Sophie Conran Portmeirion gravy boat, AED182, Tavola 3. Fat trappers grill pan, AED45, Lakeland 4. Daisy Hill table napkins, AED 150, Bloomingdale’s Home

1. 2.

4. 3.


41

Where is it? Jumeirah Park How much? AED6,464,000 Bedrooms? Four How big? 4,335 square feet How do I find out more? Contact Better Homes consultant Wael Gomaa on 600 52 2212 and quote reference number VI64860

Property of the month Jumeirah Park offers ideal family living Spacious rooms, a luxurious garden and a modern design make this fourbedroom villa perfect for families. The kitchen and garden stand out as particular highlights of this Regional four-bedroom villa. Homebuyers often find the need to refit the kitchen when they make a purchase, due to poor quality and an awkward layout. Here, you’ll find a large open-plan kitchen with farmhouse-style wooden units and a sleek granite worktop, which extends to contemporary

splashbacks and a useful breakfast bar. It’s equipped with modern appliances, including an oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washer-dryer. The spacious, open-plan living and dining room boasts a scenic vantage point from the beautiful open-air loggia, situated at the back of the room. Upstairs, the master en suite bedroom and second family room enjoy individual terraces, with wonderful

House bhomes.com

views of the lawn, patio and pool. There are two more bedrooms on this level and a fourth downstairs, all with en suite bathrooms. Additional benefits include a maid’s quarters, a further two bathrooms, a double garage and a safe, familyorientated community. Nurseries and schools are close to hand in Jumeirah Park, as well as children’s play areas and shops.

April 2014


House

42

Area review A room with a view Views of Dubai Marina command a high price, says Anna Tybura People looking to rent and buy will ask to view property in Dubai Marina. Then they ask for an Emaar building, because they are looking for quality apartments, great facilities and good maintenance. A lot of the buildings in Dubai Marina are built by Emaar. They tend to develop smaller sub-communities with four to six buildings in a cluster, with good gyms, swimming pools and squash courts. Prominent Emaar buildings include Dubai Marina Towers, Park Island and Marina Promenade. Other high profile developers include Cayan Group and Select Group. Everyone knows Cayan Tower, which launched in 2013, and is known as the iconic ‘twisty tower’. It’s become an iconic landmark building here; everyone is talking about it. It has an amazing design and full marina views, which draws people. It’s also brand new, something that is high priority to many people. This is because of maintenance. In old buildings the air conditioning units are not in good condition, especially if a small developer was responsible. New buildings in the Marina are more comfortable because facilities are only two or three years old. The two residential Silverene Towers are also new, and part-developed by Cayan. These buildings are in a favourable location, on the quieter side of the Marina. Facilities are good, well maintained and clean. However, good marina views are the most important thing, in both old and new buildings, and they have a big influence on prices. In an Emaar tower a one-bedroom apartment rents for between AED100,000 and AED120,000. This can reach AED130,000 if there are full marina views, like at Orra Marina. A two-bedroom apartment can be as much as AED270,000.

In Cayan Tower, a one-bedroom apartment is AED120,000, minimum, up to AED140,000 with a really good marina view. A two-bed is between AED145,000 and AED180,000. A two-bedroom apartment in The Marina Torch tower, developed by Select Group, is AED140,000, which is a good price for the building. A year ago you could get a onebedroom apartment for AED85,000 but now rents average AED110,000. Prices have increased by around 20%, but it really does depend on the building and

reach around AED4million. The area itself is a great place to live. We have Dubai Marina Mall, Skydive Dubai, lots of supermarkets and smaller grocery shops near every building. There are shops for everyone, a lot of restaurants and the Marina Walk – a highlight for walkers and cyclists. There are also children’s play areas under shady bridges and a few nurseries have opened from demand. The Marina comes to life at night. A lot of the buildings are lit up and

the view. For Emaar it’s more like 30%, because of the full marina views. Sale prices have gone up around 25% over the last year. In 2013 you could buy a two-bedroom apartment in Marina Promenade for AED1.8million but it is now AED2.5million – that’s a 40% increase, which is huge. There are some villas in the Marina, mostly in Emaar’s Dubai Marina Towers, Park Island and Cayan’s Dorra Bay, where residences have views of both the marina and the sea. For a villa with three or four bedrooms the rent averages AED310,000, while to buy the price can

become attractions themselves. It gives off the impression you are on holiday when you look out at the water and passing boats. I have been living in Marina Heights for three years and I am still amazed. I think Dubai Marina is great because it is a small community where you have everything you need close to hand. The area is expanding, too. The main thing is the upcoming tramline, which will be convenient for tourists and residents. Contact Anna, residential consultant at Better Homes’ Dubai Marina office, on 04 428 1398.


Property picks

43

Live the lifestyle everyone wants in Dubai Marina For sale Unusually spacious for Dubai Marina, this threebedroom apartment won’t stay on the market for long. It offers the exact lifestyle a buyer would want in this sought-after area, boasting full Marina views, a fully equipped kitchen and a substantial floor plan covering 2,205 square feet. Here, you’ll find a large open-plan living and dining room, three generous bedrooms, four bathrooms and a maid’s quarter. There are two allotted parking spaces, too. Furthermore, the building itself has many luxurious sports and leisure facilities. Sahab 2 has a lovely swimming pool, a lifeguard-supervised children’s pool, twostorey gym, squash court, mini-theater, and coffee shop, plus a business centre. Where is it? Sahab 2 How much? AED3,950,000 Bedrooms? Three How big? 2,205 square feet How do I find out more? Contact Better Homes consultant Ali Tabrizi on 600 52 2212 and quote reference number AP321278

For rent All eyes will be on you once you move to the iconic Cayan Tower. Known as the ‘twisty tower’ by residents and tourists alike, this landmark building defines Dubai Marina: it offers a highly sought-after location, creative architecture, amazing views and luxurious features. Like its façade, the interior design is uncompromising with deluxe details across the three bedrooms, three bathrooms, good-size living room, modern kitchen and study. The waterside views are incredible – looking out over the Marina and the world-famous Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab. It’s the perfect property for boat owners, affluent families and high-flying professionals. Where is it? Cayan Tower How much? AED220,000 Bedrooms? Three How big? 1,707 square feet How do I find out more? Contact Better Homes consultant Julieta Kitova on 600 52 2212 and quote reference number AP322816 bhomes.com

April 2014


House

44

Market Update Offices will steal the show says Sam Wani, general manager at Independent Finance Let’s take a look back at 2013: UAE’s population crossed 9.3million, GDP growth was recorded at 4%, and inflation stayed subdued at 1.2%. In Dubai, the population crossed 2.2million while the city’s GDP grew by an impressive 4.7%. The Department of Economic

Development’s business confidence index was up by 17%. Now let’s look at stock: Dubai’s residential unit stock stands at 365,000. Last year saw only 9,700 units supplied to the market compared to some 13,000 supplied in 2012, showing a 26% drop in supply. According to announced schedules, 28,000 units are to be delivered in 2014. However, the actual figure could be less than 14,000. Even though that would be an improvement over 2013, it would still fall short of the actual demand. Total expected supply by 2017 is 45,000 units, taking the completed stock to 410,000. What about prices? The year 2013 saw residential property prices rise by 22%, with apartments increasing by 25% and villas by 15%. Apartments are now 6% below the 2008 peak, while villas are 9% below. Rental values have gone up 17% year-on-year. However, the rental values are still 14% below the 2008 peak. This year we’ll see the price rise in residential stand below 10%. This is primarily due to the doubling of transfer fees and mortgage loan-to-

values restricted to 75%. The star performer in 2014 is expected to be the office sector. Total office stock in Dubai touched 7.3million square metres in 2013. The supply that year was 390,000 square metres, 34% less than in 2012. This year supply is expected to be similar. Another 1.4million square metres is expected to enter the market by 2017, almost half of which will be in Business Bay. As a consequence, buildings close to metro stations and with parking availability have seen prices rise higher. With Dubai winning Expo 2020, many businesses are positioning for growth and capacity building. Acquiring office stock is becoming more popular. Jumeirah Lake Towers saw the highest increase in office rentals, at 75%. Tecom and Sheikh Zayed Road follow JLT at quite a distance, with increases standing at 35% and 27%, respectively. Research has shown that commercial property growth (which tends to mirror the residential curve) lags behind residential by 18 to 24 months. However, price performance in the commercial sector is expected to stride ahead in 2014 and 2015.

Terms and Conditions apply to all rates *Rates are correct at time of press but subject to change. For further information on the best deals call Better Homes on +971 4 407 4600

Finance

LOAN RANGER

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

Max Loan

Deposit

Term

4.74%, 4-year rate

25%

Independent Finance

4.49%, Eibor-linked

ENBD United Arab Bank

Bank

Interest Rate

Independent Finance

Abu Dhabi Finance ADCB

Processing Fees

Early Repayment

Contact

20 years

1%

0% after fixed period

04-3819314

25%

25 years

0%

0% on sale of property

04-3819314

4.74%, 3-year fixed

25%

20 years

1%

1% own funds, 1% buy out

04-3819314

4.99%, 3-year fixed

25%

25 years

1%

0% after five years

800474

25%

25 years

1%

2% own funds, 4% buy out

800 ADF(233)

25%

25 years

1% (no cap)

2-5%

800 2030

From 5.49%, 5-year fixed From 4.99%, 5-year fixed

ADIB

5%, 5-year fixed

25%

25 years

1%

0% own funds, 3% buy out

8002288

HSBC

3.99%, 1-year fixed

40%

25 years

1%

0% own funds, 3% buy out

800House

CBI

4.45%, 2-year fixed

25%

20 years

1% after fixed period

800House

25%

25 years

1%

1% before 2 years, 3% buy out

04 424 4444

0%, limited offer

3% max

8002211

2% own funds, 3% buy out

800 6667

1% own funds, 5% buy out

04 312 0000

1% Own funds, 5% buy out

02 616 5605

2% own funds for first 3 years

800 Tamweel

Mashreq

From 4.99%, 3-year fixed

NBAD

From 4.99%/annum

25%

30 years

Noor Bank

4.75%, 1-year fixed

25%

25 years

Rak Bank

4.25%

25%

25 years

Standard Chartered

4.49%, 1-year fixed

25%

25 years

DIB (Tamweel)

4.25%, Eibor-linked

25%

25 years

1%, capped at AED20,000

1%, capped at AED100,000 1%, capped at AED15,000 1% 1%, capped at AED25,000


Dubai Waterfront

Arabia an n Gulf lf

The Palm Jebel Ali

The Palm Jumeirah

Jumeirah Beach Residence Dubai Marina

Dubai Pearl Media Internet City City Jumeirah Lake Towers Greens TECOM Emirates Hills Meadows

Abu Dhabi Ibn Battuta The Mall

Gardens

Jebel Ali Freezone Jebel Ali Village

Downtown Jebel Ali

Jumeirah Heights Discovery Gardens

Jumeirah Park

Al Furjan

Technology Park Green Community Dubai Investment Park

Jumeirah Islands

Jumeirah Golf Estates

The Lakes

The Springs

Jumeirah Village Triangle Jumeirah Village International Circle Media Production Zone (IMPZ) Dubai Sports City

Dubai World Central

Motor City

Maktoum Int. Airport

Dubai Metro Red line Green line Metro Stations

N Dubailand

The price is right See how property prices fare across the city with our at-a-glance guide

Villas

Villas

SALE

RENTAL

Community

Bedrooms

Monthly

Quarterly

change

change

Average pricing

Community

2

AED 2,400,000

0%

5.96%

3

AED 4,000,000

0%

3.90%

4

AED 5,000,000

0%

4.81%

5

AED 6,750,000

0%

4.90%

3

AED 4,700,000

0%

1.08%

4

AED 6,540,000

0%

0%

5

AED 7,500,000

0%

0%

1

AED 1,600,000

0%

0%

2

AED 3,200,000

0%

0%

3

AED 8,250,000

0%

2.21%

4

AED 14,000,000

0%

3.24%

5

AED 16,000,000

0%

2.72%

Bedrooms

Monthly

Quarterly

change

change

Average pricing

2

AED 155,010

0.01%

9.55%

3

AED 200,015

0.01%

6.67%

3

AED 215,500

0%

0%

4

AED 225,515

0.01%

0.01%

3

AED 210,016

0.01%

1.31%

4

AED 280,000

0%

6.35%

1

AED 90,000

0%

9.76%

2

AED 160,022

0.01%

9.60%

3

AED 128,000

0%

9.87%

4

AED 160,000

0%

8.84%

3

AED 350,020

0.01%

0.01%

4

AED 510,000

0%

4.72%

Arabian Ranches Arabian Ranches Dubai Investment Park

Jumeirah Park Jumeirah Park

Jumeirah Village Triangle

Jumeirah Village Triangle

Mirdif The Palm Jumeirah

The Palm Jumeirah

Exchange rate service offering Save when changing your money. Get currency exchanged through Better Homes – call 04 407 4600 GB = AED6.09 1 USD = AED3.67 1 Euro = AED5.05


The World

The Palm Deira

Dubai Maritime City Burj Al Arab

Jumeirah

Umm Suqeim Safa

Sufouh

Al Wasl

DIFC Mall of the Emirates

Trade Centre

Dubaii Mal

Al Quoz Business Bay

Zabeel

Downtown Burj Khalifa

Hamriya

Bur Juman Centre

Badaa

Manara

Barsha

Bur Dubai

Satwa

Deira

Umm Hurair Karama Oud Metha

Wuheida

Sharjah Mamzar

Hor Al Anz

Deira City Centre

Al Nahda

Emirates Towers

Garhoud Al Khail Gate

Burj Khalifa

Airport Free Zone

Culture Village Umm Ramool

Bu Kadra Meydan City Dubiotech

Qusais

Dubai Int. Airport

Dubai Festival City

The Lagoons

Nadd Shamma

Ras Al Khor Nadd Al Hamar

Arabian Ranches

Twar

Muhaisnah

Mirdif City Centre

Mirdif

Al Barari Living Legends

Mizar

Ghoroob Warqaa

Al Waha Community

Shorooq

Nad Al Sheba

Dragon Mar

Khwaneej

International City

Layan Dubai Silicon Oasis

Academic City

Awir

Apartments

Apartments

SALE

RENTAL

Community

Downtown Dubai

Dubai Investment Park

Dubai Marina

Jumeirah Lake Towers

Jumeirah Village Circle

Bedrooms

Monthly

Quarterly

change

change

Average pricing

Community

1

AED 2,000,000

0%

9.53%

2

AED 3,500,000

0%

3.70%

3

AED 7,700,000

0%

1

AED 600,000

2

bhomes.com

Bedrooms

Monthly

Quarterly

change

change

Average pricing

1

AED 110,025

0.02%

9.75%

2

AED 178,020

0.01%

0.43%

0%

3

AED 221,500

0%

0%

0%

7.05%

1

AED 68,550

0%

0.02%

AED 1,025,000

0%

0%

2

AED 103,050

0%

0.02%

Studio

AED 435,040

0.01%

6.11%

3

AED 135,015

0.01%

2.28%

1

AED 1,600,000

0%

9.97%

2

AED 2,560,200

0.01%

8.94%

3

AED 3,500,000

0%

1

AED 1,070,000

0%

2

AED 1,750,000

0%

9.36%

3

AED 2,700,000

0%

8.00%

4

AED 4,400,050

0%

0%

1

AED 765,060

0.01%

9.29%

2

AED 1,500,000

0%

7.10%

1

AED 1,250,000

0%

2.02%

2

AED 2,350,000

0%

6.78%

1

AED 2,500,000

0%

4.17%

2

AED 3,600,000

0%

6.98%

3

AED 4,500,000

0%

4.65%

Downtown Dubai

Dubai Investment Park

1

AED 95,000

0%

9.20%

2

AED 145,017

0.01%

9.78%

9.35%

3

AED 200,500

0%

0%

7.00%

1

AED 80,000

0%

5.61%

2

AED 120,012

0.01%

2.47%

3

AED 155,075

0.01%

0.02%

Studio

AED 50,000

0%

6.38%

1

AED 52,209

0.02%

0.35%

2

AED 84,350

0%

0.06%

1

AED 84,000

0%

9.02%

2

AED 150,000

0%

7.14%

1

AED 140,011

0.01%

1.42%

2

AED 185,000

0%

5.71%

3

AED 242,000

0%

3.80%

The Greens

The Palm Jumeirah

Š 2012 Better Homes

Dubai Marina

Jumeirah Lake Towers

Jumeirah Village Circle

The Greens

The Palm Jumeirah

April 2014


48

Arabian Ranches for sale

Palmera 2 Arabian Ranches Excellent value Nael Tannira (Ref No. VI324734)

AED 3,450,000 2 BR 2,219 sq. ft.

Alvorada 1 Arabian Ranches

AED 6,500,000 4 BR 4,200 sq. ft.

In a class by itself Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref No. VI322604)

Gazelle / Al Reem 1 Arabian Ranches

AED 3,700,000 3 BR 3,127 sq. ft.

Amazing value Juliana Grebenchshikova (Ref No. VI174978)

Gazelle / Al Reem 2 Arabian Ranches

AED 3,500,000 3 BR 2,900 sq. ft.

Fully upgraded property Urvashi Sidhapara (Ref No. VI13461)

Savannah Arabian Ranches Affordable luxury Juliana Grebenchshikova (Ref No. VI325030)

AED 7,550,000 5 BR 5,490 sq. ft.

La Coleccion 1 Arabian Ranches Experience heights of luxury Adrian Popica (Ref No. VI322953)

AED 10,000,000 7 BR 6,911 sq. ft.


49

Arabian Ranches for rent

Alma Arabian Ranches

AED 190,000 3 BR 2,456 sq. ft.

Meticulously planned development Jacqueline Hunter Holt (Ref No. VI308923)

Mirador Phase 1 Arabian Ranches Meticulously planned development Conny Mathei (Ref No. VI165882)

Alvorada 1 Arabian Ranches

Gazelle / Al Reem 3 Arabian Ranches One of the Best Deals on the Market Pat Mc Cleland (Ref No. VI171407)

AED 285,000 4 BR 4,311 sq. ft.

Hattan Arabian Ranches

AED 175,000 3 BR 3,128 sq. ft.

Mirador Phase 1 Arabian Ranches

AED 285,000 4 BR 4,311 sq. ft.

Meticulously planned development Juliana Grebenchshikova (Ref No. VI166337)

AED 490,000 5 BR 6,967 sq. ft.

Meticulously planned development Adrian Popica (Ref No. VI324746)

AED 360,000 4 BR 4,200 sq. ft.

A stunning family home Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref No. VI322604)

bhomes.com

April 2014


50

Dubai Marina for sale

Sulafa Tower Dubai Marina

AED 1,250,000 1 BR 910 sq. ft.

Excellent value Khurram Jameel Lodhi (Ref No. AP325370)

Bonaire Dubai Marina Spectacular views Fabio Lombardi (Ref No. AP324770)

The Address Dubai Marina Dubai Marina Wide range of retail, entertainment and dining Marion Digeon (Ref No. AP284846)

Marina Heights Dubai Marina Premier location Nina Pekina (Ref No. AP65049)

AED 2,940,000 2 BR 1,347 sq. ft.

AED 2,700,000 3 BR 1,582 sq. ft.

Le Reve Dubai Marina A prestigious address Urvashi Sidhapara (Ref No. AP11777)

Marina Wharf 1 Dubai Marina

AED 1,200,000 1 BR 658 sq. ft.

Easy living David Lawes (Ref No. AP292429)

AED 1,800,000 Studio 487 sq. ft.

Ocean Heights Dubai Marina

AED 25,000,000 5 BR 11,022 sq. ft.

Experience heights of luxury Rita Mouawad (Ref No. AP322013)

AED 25,500,000 4 BR 6,100 sq. ft.


51

Dubai Marina for rent

Bonaire Dubai Marina

AED 170,000 2 BR 1,347 sq. ft.

Fully furnished with style and class Fabio Lombardi (Ref No. AP324770)

Emirates Crown Dubai Marina

Elite Residence Dubai Marina Beachfront living at an attractive price Nick Nuziale (Ref No. AP321613)

AED 155,000 2 BR 1,335 sq. ft.

Princess Tower Dubai Marina

AED 205,000 3 BR 2,018 sq. ft.

Brand new luxury apartments Mohammad Osman Qamar (Ref No. AP319714)

AED 320,000 3 BR 3,881 sq. ft.

Experience the height of luxury Kapil Dhakan (Ref No. AP315016)

Azure Dubai Marina Smart home living Dorota Chudzik (Ref No. AP301837)

bhomes.com

AED 95,000 1 BR 820 sq. ft.

Aurora Dubai Marina

AED 190,000 2 BR 1,435 sq. ft.

A desirable address Fabio Lombardi (Ref No. AP325825)

April 2014


52

Downtown for sale

Boulevard Central 1 Downtown Dubai Affordable luxury Ghada Ghannam (Ref No. AP325798)

AED 3,100,000 2 BR 1,063 sq. ft.

Tajer Residences Downtown Dubai

AED 2,650,000 1 BR 1,076 sq. ft.

5 Star hotel living with everything you need Abdul Sattar Murad (Ref No. AP324921)

The Lofts - East Downtown Dubai

AED 1,750,000 1 BR 958 sq. ft.

A desirable address Anna Bulakhova (Ref No. AP319602)

Boulevard Central 2 Downtown Dubai

AED 1,450,000 Studio 454 sq. ft.

Superior location Sana Hajjar (Ref No. AP265931)

The Address Downtown Dubai Downtown Dubai Affordable luxury Mustapha Boulakhir (Ref No. AP252654)

AED 10,000,000 2 BR 1,567 sq. ft.

Executive Towers Villas Business Bay An entertainers delight Asal Abedi (Ref No. VI318533)

AED 8,000,000 4 BR 9,287 sq. ft.


53

Downtown for rent

Burj Al Nujoom Downtown Dubai

AED 130,000 2 BR 1,390 sq. ft.

An investor’s dream Carole Ann Kasper (Ref No. AP325591)

8 Boulevard Walk Downtown Dubai Affordable luxury Raymund Salameda (Ref No. AP317207)

The Lofts - West Downtown Dubai

The Address Downtown Dubai Downtown Dubai

AED 250,000 1 BR 877 sq. ft.

The best of city living Asal Abedi (Ref No. AP323868)

AED 170,000 2 BR 1,530 sq. ft.

Burj Views Podium Downtown Dubai Excellent value Mouhanad Abou Fadel (Ref No. AP258344)

Burj Khalifa - Armani Residences Downtown Dubai

AED 260,000 1 BR 1,011 sq. ft.

Fitted with the latest in modern conveniences Mustapha Boulakhir (Ref No. AP321822)

AED 130,000 1 BR 906 sq. ft.

The Address Dubai Mall Downtown Dubai

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

5 Star hotel living with everything you need Naveed Khan (Ref No. AP320938)

AED 120,000 1 BR 914 sq. ft.

Spacious living Jurate Alsaid (Ref No. AP325144)

bhomes.com

April 2014


54

Palm Jumeirah for sale

Al Haseer (B7) Palm Jumeirah Live by the beach Lola Ortikova (Ref No. AP325952)

AED 3,200,000 2 BR 1,587 sq. ft.

Marina Residence 3 Palm Jumeirah

AED 15,700,000 4 BR 6,820 sq. ft.

Luxurious penthouse Nina Pekina (Ref No. AP325300)

Kempinski Palm Jumeirah Residence Palm Jumeirah

AED 2,855,000 Studio 707 sq. ft.

5 Star hotel living with everything you need Babur Ortikov (Ref No. AP325249)

Fairmont Palm Residence - North Palm Jumeirah

AED 2,350,000 1 BR 1,357 sq. ft.

5 Star hotel living with everything you need Michael Cullen (Ref No. AP74600)

Marina Residence 1 Palm Jumeirah Experience heights of luxury Sharon Sweet (Ref No. AP289858)

AED 32,500,000 4 BR 9,927 sq. ft.

B Frond (Khalas Villas) Palm Jumeirah A stunning family home Ali Tabrizi (Ref No. VI319004)

AED 17,000,000 4 BR 5,000 sq. ft.


55

Palm Jumeirah for rent

Marina Residence 4 Palm Jumeirah

AED 180,000 2 BR 1,808 sq. ft.

State-of-the-art facilities Kapil Dhakan (Ref No. AP325989)

Canal Cove Palm Jumeirah

Full ocean view Sharon Sweet (Ref No. VI176630)

bhomes.com

AED 250,000 2 BR 1,820 sq. ft.

Fabulous ocean views Sharon Sweet (Ref No. AP316279)

AED 400,000 4 BR 5,005 sq. ft.

A stunning family home Rizwan Zabeehullah Shaikh (Ref No. VI307015)

O Frond (Safawi Villas) Palm Jumeirah

Fairmont Palm Residence - North Palm Jumeirah

Fairmont Palm Residence - South Palm Jumeirah

AED 245,000 2 BR 1,732 sq. ft.

A prestigious address Jessica Winchester (Ref No. AP319448)

A Frond (Fardh Villas) Palm Jumeirah

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

Full ocean view Sharon Sweet (Ref No. VI224543)

AED 490,000 5 BR 5,461 sq. ft.

Taj Grandeur Residences - Mughal Palm Jumeirah Amazing value Fabio Lombardi (Ref No. AP319096)

AED 250,000 2 BR 1,875 sq. ft.

D Frond (Barhi Villas) Palm Jumeirah

AED 450,000 4 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

A desirable address Inna Burgela Illingworth (Ref No. VI174374)

April 2014


56

Jumeirah Lake Towers for sale

Jumeirah Bay Tower (X1) Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 1,250,000 1 BR 980 sq. ft.

Super deluxe finishings Jawad Motiwala (Ref No. APM296641)

Al Shera Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers Exceptional deal Binu Abraham (Ref No. APM215242)

Goldcrest Views 1 Jumeirah Lake Towers Great family home Sharfuddin Mohammed (Ref No. AP323466)

AED 2,274,000 2 BR 1,780 sq. ft.

Saba Tower 2 Jumeirah Lake Towers Amazing value Rasha Moslyh (Ref No. AP94480)

Dubai Arch Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 1,300,000 1 BR 1,098 sq. ft.

Just move in Jawad Motiwala (Ref No. AP325204)

AED 1,650,000 2 BR 1,162 sq. ft.

Lake Shore Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 1,650,000 2 BR 1,280 sq. ft.

High-rise towers Jawad Motiwala (Ref No. AP6858)

AED 7,000,000 5 BR 4,940 sq. ft.


57

Jumeirah Lake Towers for rent

Goldcrest Views 2 Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 80,000 Studio 408 sq. ft.

The best of city living Veerta Laul (Ref No. AP325796)

Saba Tower 3 Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 95,000 1 BR 847 sq. ft.

Direct marina views Mohammad Osman Qamar (Ref No. AP242410)

Jumeirah Bay Tower (X1) Jumeirah Lake Towers Close to all amenities Pravin Patrick DMello (Ref No. AP325157)

bhomes.com

Saba Tower 2 Jumeirah Lake Towers Excellent value Lazar Jakovljevic (Ref No. AP325558)

AED 100,000 1 BR 1,005 sq. ft.

Al Shera Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 145,000 2 BR 1,482 sq. ft.

Madina Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 120,000 1 BR 1,028 sq. ft.

Fully furnished apartment Jawad Motiwala (Ref No. AP325106)

AED 175,000 3 BR 1,784 sq. ft.

A desirable address Natalia Kostareva (Ref No. AP325910)

April 2014


58

DIFC FOR SALE

Park Tower B DIFC

AED 1,850,000 1 BR 1,066 sq. ft.

Smart home living Nina Pekina (Ref No. AP325938)

FOR SALE

Park Tower A DIFC Experience heights of luxury Catherine Luethi (Ref No. AP325499)

FOR SALE

Limestone House DIFC

AED 3,350,000 2 BR 1,624 sq. ft.

A desirable address Asif Shah (Ref No. AP323023)

Limestone House DIFC

Amazing value Dimple Shah (Ref No. AP295588)

AED 5,100,000 3 BR 2,417 sq. ft.

FOR SALE

The Index (One Central Park) DIFC

A desirable address Murad Ali Dib (Ref No. APM291116)

AED 4,800,000 2 BR 2,357 sq. ft.

Exceptional deal Wassim Abdallah (Ref No. AP296318)

FOR RENT

Sky Gardens (DIFC) DIFC

AED 2,150,000 1 BR 900 sq. ft.

Central and prestigious location Svetlana Bochantseva (Ref No. AP324998)

Excellent finish Mohammad Mukram (Ref No. AP320031)

AED 125,000 1 BR 872 sq. ft.

The Index (One Central Park) DIFC

FOR SALE

FOR RENT

The Index (One Central Park) DIFC

AED 2,680,000 2 BR 1,582 sq. ft.

FOR SALE

AED 340,000 3 BR 5,104 sq. ft.

FOR RENT

Park Tower B DIFC Exquisitely designed Anahit Gevorgyan (Ref No. AP234525)

AED 135,000 2 BR 1,320 sq. ft.


59

Jumeirah Village Circle FOR SALE

Seasons Community - Summer Jumeirah Village Circle

AED 760,000 1 BR 703 sq. ft.

Amazing value Naveed Khan (Ref No. AP312914)

FOR SALE

Mediterranean Townhouse Jumeirah Village Triangle Amazing capital growth Muneeb Khan Mohammed (Ref No. VI324419)

AED 2,999,000 2 BR 2,992 sq. ft.

Now’s the time to make the move Binu Abraham (Ref No. TH325176)

Seasons Community - Autumn Jumeirah Village Circle 12 Cheque Contract Nilgun Akay (Ref No. AP325152)

FOR RENT

Seasons Community - Autumn Jumeirah Village Circle Excellent value Conny Mathei (Ref No. VI321185)

bhomes.com

AED 150,000 4 BR 3,474 sq. ft.

Seasons Community - Autumn Jumeirah Village Circle

AED 65,000 1 BR 587 sq. ft.

Just move in Narges Motaleb (Ref No. AP325561)

FOR RENT

FOR SALE

Mediterranean Townhouse Jumeirah Village Triangle

AED 1,650,000 1 BR 1,936 sq. ft.

FOR SALE

AED 65,000 1 BR 647 sq. ft.

FOR RENT

Seasons Community - Summer Jumeirah Village Circle

AED 60,000 1 BR 646 sq. ft.

Relaxed ambience Janette Ceniza (Ref No. AP325753)

FOR RENT

Seasons Community - Autumn Jumeirah Village Circle

AED 60,000 1 BR 647 sq. ft.

A place to call home Shahzad Anwar (Ref No. AP325911)

April 2014


60

The Greens FOR SALE

Golf Tower 1 The Greens

AED 2,700,000 2 BR 1,418 sq. ft.

Exceptional deal Robert Allsopp (Ref No. AP6155)

FOR SALE

Al Arta 4 The Greens Stimulating environment Martina Plumley (Ref No. AP1127)

FOR RENT

Al Samar 2 The Greens Stimulating environment Martina Plumley (Ref No. AP162222)

AED 1,600,000 1 BR 1,087 sq. ft.

AED 100,000 1 BR 754 sq. ft.

FOR SALE

Al Ghaf 2 The Greens

AED 3,550,000 4 BR 2,398 sq. ft.

Excellent value Khurram Jameel Lodhi (Ref No. AP324318)

FOR RENT

Al Alka 3 The Greens Easy living Syed Wajih Uddin Ahmed (Ref No. AP258836)

AED 90,000 1 BR 758 sq. ft.

FOR RENT

Al Sidir 3 The Greens

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

Fully furnished with style and class Rinku Ramesh Sawlani (Ref No. AP322735)

Ask the agent Nicole Burt, senior residential consultant, Green Community office Demand is strong for properties in the Green Community, in Dubai Investment Park 1. This is a leasehold community with villas, bungalows and townhouses ranging in size from 4,176 square feet to 5,900 square feet, plus low-rise apartments with floor plans of between 930 square feet and 3,500 square feet. Although prices continue to rise both in the rental and sales markets, the properties in this popular community still represent excellent value for money, compared to similar properties in other communities.

Dubai Investment Park continues to grow, with four good schools and a number of well-known supermarkets in the area. In addition, a new hospital located right next to the community will shortly open, and a number of new hotels have been scheduled for construction in the area. Its close proximity to Jebel Ali Port and Dubai World Central, as well as the upcoming Expo 2020 site, makes it an excellent place for businesses to base themselves – which residential properties will benefit from.


61

The Springs FOR SALE

Signature Villas Emirates Living

AED 30,000,000 7 BR 11,000 sq. ft.

5 Star hotel living with everything you need Arvinder Singh (Ref No. VI325685)

FOR SALE

Springs 11 (Springs Phase 1C) Emirates Living A great family option Marion Digeon (Ref No. VI324129)

FOR SALE

Springs 15 (Springs Phase 1A) Emirates Living

AED 3,350,000 3 BR 2,455 sq. ft.

A great family option Mehroz Abdul Majeed (Ref No. VI233140)

Springs 14 (Springs Phase 1B) Emirates Living

Everything on your doorstep Rasha Moslyh (Ref No. VI321206)

bhomes.com

AED 3,750,000 3 BR 2,750 sq. ft.

FOR RENT

Springs 12 (Springs Phase 2A) Emirates Living

Looking for lifestyle Sharfuddin Mohammed (Ref No. VI164440)

AED 200,000 3 BR 2,745 sq. ft.

Ideal family living Jasleen Sandhu (Ref No. VI324986)

FOR RENT

Springs 2 (Springs Phase 7) Emirates Living

AED 4,158,589 3 BR 3,800 sq. ft.

Premier location Roy Yacoub (Ref No. VI322022)

A stunning family home Rengin Gopinathan Pillai (Ref No. VI317415)

AED 210,000 3 BR 3,700 sq. ft.

Springs 6 (Springs Phase 4A) Emirates Living

FOR SALE

FOR RENT

Springs 15 (Springs Phase 1A) Emirates Living

AED 2,400,000 2 BR 1,750 sq. ft.

FOR SALE

AED 205,000 3 BR 3,000 sq. ft.

FOR RENT

Springs 5 (Springs Phase 4B) Emirates Living

AED 210,000 3 BR 2,800 sq. ft.

Self-contained development Julieta Kitova (Ref No. VI176671)

April 2014


62

Dubailand for sale

Skycourts Tower C Dubailand

AED 1,125,000 2 BR 1,092 sq. ft.

Easy living Angela Kalaitsidou (Ref No. AP226329)

Family Villa Green Community - DIP A stunning family home Rinku Ramesh Sawlani (Ref No. VI324999)

Townhouse Green Community - DIP One of the Best Deals on the Market Victoria Rushton (Ref No. VI3131)

Garden West Apartments Green Community - DIP A motivated seller Victoria Rushton (Ref No. AP3470)

AED 5,500,000 5 BR 5,900 sq. ft.

Bungalow Green Community - DIP

AED 800,000 Studio 495 sq. ft.

Garden East Apartments Green Community - DIP

AED 2,425,000 2 BR 1,862 sq. ft.

Assured rental income Nicole Burt (Ref No. AP3422)

AED 4,300,000 4 BR 4,200 sq. ft.

A great family option Hannah Bakshani (Ref No. VI321145)

AED 3,700,000 3 BR 4,176 sq. ft.


63

Dubailand for rent

Ritaj - Block F Dubai Investment Park

AED 100,000 2 BR 1,416 sq. ft.

Excellent finish Ruth Dugard (Ref No. AP324767)

Victory Heights - Oliva Dubailand

Terrace Apartments Green Community - DIP Spacious living Juliana Grebenchshikova (Ref No. AP158103)

AED 240,000 3 BR 4,736 sq. ft.

Private Villa Dubailand

AED 235,000 3 BR 5,813 sq. ft.

Great family home Angela Kalaitsidou (Ref No. VI325231)

AED 195,000 3 BR 2,558 sq. ft.

A great family option Abi Odimayo (Ref No. VI299061)

Townhouse Green Community - DIP Great family home Nicole Burt (Ref No. VI158164)

bhomes.com

AED 230,000 3 BR 4,176 sq. ft.

Family Villa Green Community - DIP

AED 260,000 5 BR 5,900 sq. ft.

A stunning family home Hannah Bakshani (Ref No. VI268876)

April 2014


64

Jumeirah Beach Residence for sale

Al Bateen Residences Dubai Marina Panoramic views Julieta Kitova (Ref No. AP325965)

Shams 4 Dubai Marina The jewel in the crown Nick Nuziale (Ref No. AP267859)

Sadaf 8 Dubai Marina Beachfront living at an attractive price Michael Cullen (Ref No. AP6784)

AED 4,710,000 3 BR 2,308 sq. ft.

Rimal 6 Dubai Marina

AED 4,299,000 3 BR 1,900 sq. ft.

Breathtaking sea views Victor Danu (Ref No. AP325261)

Rimal 6 Dubai Marina

AED 3,890,000 3 BR 1,900 sq. ft.

A resort style community Victor Danu (Ref No. AP325260)

AED 2,100,000 1 BR 1,080 sq. ft.

Sadaf 6 Dubai Marina

AED 2,350,000 1 BR 1,337 sq. ft.

Self-contained development Anahit Gevorgyan (Ref No. AP5975)

AED 3,975,000 4 BR 2,400 sq. ft.


65

Jumeirah Beach Residence for rent

Rimal 4 Dubai Marina

AED 200,000 3 BR 1,929 sq. ft.

Exclusive residence Kristina Titova (Ref No. AP301061)

Bahar 1 Dubai Marina

AED 135,000 2 BR 1,277 sq. ft.

Beachfront living at an attractive price Kristina Titova (Ref No. AP324916)

Sadaf 8 Dubai Marina Direct marina views Aleksandra Majcherek (Ref No. AP269236)

bhomes.com

Amwaj 4 Dubai Marina Easy living Yasser Zabalawi (Ref No. AP324576)

AED 225,000 4 BR 2,827 sq. ft.

Sadaf 6 Dubai Marina

AED 105,000 1 BR 1,170 sq. ft.

Rimal 1 Dubai Marina

AED 140,000 2 BR 1,352 sq. ft.

Self-contained development Jasleen Sandhu (Ref No. AP325477)

AED 175,000 3 BR 1,871 sq. ft.

Central and prestigious location Kapil Dhakan (Ref No. AP171697)

April 2014


66

Jumeirah Park FOR SALE

Jumeirah Park Jumeirah Park

AED 4,900,000 3 BR 3,527 sq. ft.

Dynamic development Anahit Gevorgyan (Ref # VI242614)

FOR SALE

Jumeirah Park Jumeirah Park Attractive investment opportunity Yasser Zabalawi (Ref No. VI320488)

FOR RENT

Jumeirah Park Jumeirah Park Great family home Neveen Abdulahad (Ref No. VI325851)

AED 4,700,000 3 BR 3,527 sq. ft.

AED 320,000 4 BR 4,335 sq. ft.

FOR SALE

Jumeirah Park Jumeirah Park Attractive investment opportunity Gulshan Ara (Ref No. VI307691)

FOR RENT

Jumeirah Park Jumeirah Park

AED 6,900,000 4 BR 4,335 sq. ft.

AED 190,000 3 BR 3,063 sq. ft.

Brand new Narges Motaleb (Ref # VI319581)

FOR RENT

Jumeirah Park Jumeirah Park

AED 190,000 3 BR 3,063 sq. ft.

Home sweet home Darko Dumancic (Ref No. VI325757)

Ask the agent Jawad Motiwala, residential consultant, JLT office Jumeirah Park is one of the areas located in New Dubai and is an enviable and attractive district to live in, due to the security and comfort it provides families residing there. Jumeirah Park is a 350-hectare wide community. This encloses 2,000 chic and stylish family houses, surrounded by parks and a vast number of facilities for the residents to take advantage of. Arguably one of Nakheel’s best projects, the area has been built with the finest-quality materials and it is well planned in terms of unit layout.

Clients who view the homes are not only impressed by the location of Jumeirah Park, but also by the remarkable details, flooring, and spacious layouts. Another plus point of this location is that residents are able to travel easily to Discovery Gardens, Jumeirah Village Triangle, Emirates Living, and also the Sheikh Zayed Road – an important factor. Over the coming months, many families will settle in Jumeirah Park as the prices are reasonable and finance can be obtained.


67

Short-term rentals

Jumeirah Bay Tower (X1) Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 18,000 1 BR 880 sq. ft.

Panoramic view of Dubai’s impressive skyline Rhonda Wright (Ref No. APM325899)

Miska 4 Downtown Dubai

Brand new luxury apartments Cherryl Cartagena (Ref No. APM297083)

bhomes.com

AED 34,950 3 BR 1,884 sq. ft.

5 Star hotel living with everything you need Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref No. APM323799)

AED 18,000 1 BR 1,188 sq. ft.

Wide range of retail, entertainment and dining Selma Dsouza (Ref No. APM323265)

The Lofts - West Downtown Dubai

Shams 1 Dubai Marina

Sahab 2 Dubai Marina

Iris Blue Dubai Marina Unobstructed views of the marina Cherryl Cartagena (Ref No. APM291152)

AED 21,000 2 BR 1,263 sq. ft.

Affordable luxury Jalpa Gajria (Ref No. APM323350)

AED 32,010 3 BR 2,205 sq. ft.

Sophisticated waterfront community Selma Dsouza (Ref No. APM320285)

AED 22,800 1 BR 933 sq. ft.

Marina Park Dubai Marina

Saba Tower 2 Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 19,800 2 BR 1,162 sq. ft.

Exceptional deal Cherryl Cartagena (Ref No. APM317444)

AED 24,900 2 BR 1,547 sq. ft.

Dubai Gate 1 Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 10,500 Studio 539 sq. ft.

Easy living Cherryl Cartagena (Ref No. APM285940)

April 2014


68 Community & Service Directory

Community & Service Directory Key contacts for a better home and lifestyle

Architectural Material

Interiors

Car Maintenance

For 24-HR Recovery, Breakdown and transportation services, all garage services, i,e Mechanical, Electrical, Denting, Painting, Fabrication etc in a location near you.

Contact: Glenn Power

Tel: 04 3470400, Fax: 04 3470401 Email: info@aaadubai.com Website: www.aaadubai.com Garden Maintenance

/ŶĚŽŽƌĂŶĚKƵƚĚŽŽƌ^ƉŽƌƚƐ^ƵƌĨĂĐĞƐ͕ ĂĐŬLJĂƌĚ>ĂŶĚƐĐĂƉŝŶŐĂŶĚ Dh,DKZ͘͘͘͘͘


Community & Service Directory 69

Business Services

Maintenance

%XVLQHVV6HWXS 0DQDJHPHQWVHUYLFHVZLWK economic department & free zones all over UAE ®

&DOO

JURZWKUHGHÀQHG

Dubai I Mumbai I London

Flyingcolour.com is a premium comprehensive services brand providing one-stop bespoke services for business setup, existing businesses buying and selling brokerage and real estate brokerage in Dubai-UAE. The brand is operated by group of experienced professionals in respective fields.

LLC License Dubai Main Land 3URIHVVLRQDO/LFHQVH$(' 1RUPDO7UDGLQJ$(' *HQHUDO7UDGLQJ//&$(' ,QFOXGHV  7UDGH /LFHQVH )HHV ‡ &KDPEHU RI  &RPPHUFH ‡ 0XQLFLSDOLW\ IHHV ‡ 3XEOLF 1RWDU\ ‡3URWHFWLRQ$JUHHPHQW ([FOXVLYHRI)RUHLJQ7UDGH1DPH‡RIRIÀFHUHQWIRU'XEDL0XQLFLSDOLW\‡2ZQHU$FFRPPRGDWLRQ IHHV‡3URIHVVLRQDO)HHV‡$QQXDO5HPXQHUDWLRQ)HHVIRU8$(1DWLRQDO$JHQW3DUWQHU

'8%$,)UHH=RQH Normal / Professional License - AED 21,450/*HQHUDO7UDGLQJ²$(' ‡9LVD·V‡6PDUW'HVN )UHH=RQH&RPSDQ\ 2ZQHUVKLSE\([SDWULDWH‡1RUPDO7UDGLQJ$('30‡*HQHUDO7UDGLQJ$('30‡3URIHVVLRQDO $('30‡7UDGH/LFHQVH)HHV‡(OLJLEOHIRUYLVD·V‡:LWKVPDUWRIÀFH‡:LWKLQGD\VZLOOJHWWKHOLFHQVH

Offshore Company

7UDGHPDUN %UDQG5HJLVWUDWLRQ

12&QRWUHTXLUHG‡%DQNDFFRXQWIDFLOLW\ ‡&DQDOVRRZQ3URSHUWLHVLQ'XEDL‡-$)=$ 5$.,$2IIVKRUH

3URWHFW%UDQG3DWHQW ‡&RS\ULJKWLQ8$(*&&(XURSHDQ&RXQWULHVHWF

%X\9HULILHG%XVLQHVVHVIRUVDOH Exhibitions & Events Management Ladies Massage & Relaxation Arts Training Center 8QLVH[%HDXW\6DORQLQ6RXN Company, AL Quoz - AED 2,500,000/- Center, Marina - AED 850,000/- -%5$(' $O%DKDU$(' We Specialize Approvals For

‡'XEDL+HDOWK$XWKRULW\‡.QRZOHGJH +XPDQ'HYHORSPHQW$XWKRULW\‡'XEDL&XVWRPV‡57$IRU7UDQVSRUW /LFHQVHV‡7RXULVP/LFHQVH‡5(5$²5HDO(VWDWH‡0DULWLPH&LW\‡5HVWDXUDQWV‡%HDXW\3DUORXUV‡&RQVWUXFWLRQ &RPSDQ\‡7UDGHPDUN5HJLVWUDWLRQ‡3URSHUW\9LVD3URFHVVLQJ‡5HDO(VWDWH'HYHORSHU/LFHQVH‡3URMHFW  (VFURZ5HJLVWUDWLRQ‡%XVLQHVV&HQWHU VHUYLFHGRIILFHV

Reliable UAE National Partner & Service Agent (with side agreement drafted by Lawyer) &RUSRUDWH3526HUYLFHV3DFNDJHV‡&UHGLW&DUGVDFFHSWHG 26th Floor, Concord Tower, Dubai Media City, Dubai, UAE. info@flyingcolour.com I www.flyingcolour.com

Gardens

General Maintenance

AL KHAYAT CLEANING CO. AL KHAYAT BUILDING MAINTENANCE (LLC) Since 1984 AL KHAYAT SECURITY SERVICES Once & Yearly contract cleaning, Pest Control & Pvt. 6HFXULW\IRU2IÀFHV%DQNV6FKRROV:DUHKRXVHV 9LOODV%XLOGLQJ +RWHOV Cleaning

: Daily cleaning & general cleaning, Marble grinding & crystallize polishing, Floor cleaning & polishing, Carpet & Sofa shampooing, High window cleaning etc. ta ke Pest Control : Treatment against-Cockroach, e also under eral W g Gen Bed bug, Fly, Termite, Rat etc. Buildaiinntenance M Security Guards : Service of well trained security persons to safeguard properties. Maintenance work : Masonry, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Painting etc.

Tel: 04-3933329 / 8, Mob: 050-6254738 Fax: 3933340, P.O. Box 51605, Dubai - U.A.E Email: akce@emirates.net.ae Web: www.alkhayatgroup.com


Community & Service Directory 71

Swimming Pools

General Maintenance

To advertise in the UAE’s highestcirculating homes magazine call Sukaina Hussein 050 515 9691

landscaping


72 Community & Service Directory

General Maintenance

Removals

FREE Survey & Expert advice

Mob: 0502122336 - 0555913991 Tel: 06-5239352 Fax: 06-523935

info@speedlineshipping.com| www.speedlineshipping.com

Local & International relocation services Land transport to all GCC countries L S ort term & long term Sh storage facility on request C earing & Forwardingg Cl Removals

General Maintenance

Removals

Removals


YACHT CHARTERS & FISHING Community & Service Directory 73

Turn Wonderful Moments into Priceless Memories Charter with Family and Friends AED 500/- Per Hour Onwards

LUXURY PRIVATE CHARTER DEEP SEA FISHING SUNSET CRUISE Pick up & Drop-off facility from Hotels in Dubai

ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company CHARTERS

www.cruiseindubai.com

24 Hrs. Reservation Tel: 04 2953485 / 04 2953486


74 Community & Service Directory

Pet Care

TREAT YOUR BELOVED DOG OR CAT TO THE NEW LUXURY IN PET BOARDING AND DAYCARE

04 323 6993 www.petpalace.ae Pet Care

Our opening times are Sunday to Thursday 8am to 10am and 3pm to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 12pm Pet Care

Arabian Ranches Town Centre - Shop B12, Dubai Tel.: 04-3618184 / Fax: 04-3618185

PETZ PLAZA

Al Barajeel Oasis Complex - Shop 7004 - Mirdif, Dubai With Grooming facilities Tel.: 04-2847733 / Fax: 04-2847333 Emirates Hills Town Centre - Shop TCG-8, Dubai Tel.: 04-3617767 / Fax: 04-3607605

“you sit, we fetch!â€? 'XEDL¡V0HJD2QOLQH3HW6WRUH 3HW)RRG$FFHVVRULHV /R\DOW\3DZ3RLQWV%XON%X\'LVFRXQWV )UHH'HOLYHU\LQ'XEDL ZZZGXEDLSHWVWRUHFRP_VKRS#GXEDLSHWVWRUHFRP

&DOO

Pet Care

Gardens Plaza , Al Raha Garden Village Shop G-014, Abu Dhabi - With Grooming facilities Tel.: 02-5574580 info@mepetcare.com facebook.com/Pet's Delight

www.pets-delight.com twitter.com/Pets_Delight

Furniture

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

Trading

P.O.BOX: 391248, 318 road, 258, DUBAI Al Qouz, Ind. area No.4, Near Interchange No 4, Umm Seqeim Road, Dubai - U.A.E

04 3470 656 |

04 3470 656

LULU

hypermarket

050 8058 246 | 050 8011 856 | 050 8011 857


EEnnj jooyy t thhee TThh rr ii ll ll aa nn dd F u n o f Community & Service Directory 75

DESERT SAFARI DESERT SAFARI Proud to be SAFARI LEADERS

Safari Safari Trip Trip Includes Includes Dune Bashing Tea && Coffee Coffee--Soft SoftDrinks Drinks&& Dune Bashing- Sand - SandBoarding Boarding&&Camel CamelRiding Riding- -BBQ BBQDinner Dinner -- Arabic Arabic Tea Refreshments Tattoos and andaalot lot Refreshments- Photographs - PhotographsininLocal LocalDress Dress--Henna Henna Painting - Tattoos more moreentertainment entertainmentthroughout throughout the the evening PersonAED PerPer Person AED200/200/-

Timing:Pick Pickup: up:3:00 3:00-- 3:30pm 3:30pm Drop-off: 9:00 Timing: 9:00 -- 9:30pm 9:30pm Pick-up&&Drop-off Drop-offfacility facility from from anywhere in Pick-up in Dubai Dubai&&Sharjah Sharjah

24 Hrs. Reservation Reservation 24 TO .C TO UU RR I SI S MMLL. L. L. C

ISO 9001:2008 CertifiedCompany Company ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Tel: 04-2686826 04-2686826 / 04-2628832 Tel: 04-2628832 Web: www.opdubai.com www.opdubai.com Web:


House

76

BH lust-have

French fancies Gautier has a mature collection of adult furniture The French furniture company may be celebrating its oneyear anniversary in Dubai but the collection has certainly matured since its original inception. Taking advantage of the baby boom in the 1960s, Gautier was founded to provide stylish bedroom furniture for newborns and children. The range has since evolved to cater to the fast-paced world that tech-savvy kids now live in, plus

mum and dad who trail behind. Gautier has a distinct range of contemporary adult furniture for the bedroom, living room, dining room and home office. We love Gautier’s artistic, floating shelving (pictured), which adds interest to wall space and creates stylish storage solutions for everyday objects. Who knows, kids may look up from their iPads long enough to notice the books. gautier.fr


Live in Burj Al Salam on Dubai’s most famous street A conveniently located building on Sheikh Zayed Road, Burj Al Salam, which is managed by Better Homes, offers 510 apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms. AC and gas are included in the rent, and the properties feature fully fitted kitchens with Siemens appliances. Building facilities include a swimming pool, sauna and gymnasium. For leasing opportunities call +971 600 56 9992 or email customercare@bhomes.com

Experience Better.

bhomes.com | +971 600 56 9992


Better Homes Dubai Apr'14  

Property and interiors magazine

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you