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THE PROPERTY MONTHLY MAGAZINE

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

Staying in? How to create a cinema-worthy entertainment hub

Soul food

Tempting tapas all the way from northern Spain

Oven fresh

Now’s the time to revamp your kitchen

GRAND DESIGNS

How the UAE’s forgotten crafts are taking the interiors world by storm

35

High-flying properties in glittering Dubai Marina

I love this place...

IN MARVELLOUS MIRDIF WITH LEIGH MACDONALD


Contents Listings

Features 35 Palm Jumeirah

8 Property of the month

50 A stitch in time

Are you a landlord? Find out how to manage your investment with expert advice from Better Homes

Snap up a piece of this worldfamous icon with buying and renting options galore – and many properties exclusive to Better Homes

Looking to up-size? This luxurious family home in tranquil Al Awir has plenty of room for all the family

Discover how traditional Emirati handicrafts are being transformed into truly unique interiors pieces

24 Short-term rentals

38 Downtown

11 Loan ranger

53 My style

Need a quick housing solution? Browse our new temporary lodgings

Get a slice of the high life within reach of the world’s tallest building and biggest shopping mall

On the market? Read our round-up of the latest mortgage rates from the leading banks in Dubai

Inspiration for every taste and budget. This month: rugs, vases, and a décor guru shares her tips

12 Price is right

54 Better kitchens

Compare the latest property prices in Dubai’s key developments with this comprehensive guide

Four fabulous kitchen designs to suit every space – all you need to worry about is what’s for dinner...

14 Cover feature

57 Ask the experts

We visit Leigh MacDonald’s chic apartment in Mirdif, one of the city’s best up-and-coming areas

Our knowledgeable panel reveals how to create a top-quality entertainment system in your home

49 Better interiors

58 Spanish bites

Capture the softer side of summer with flowery interiors pieces and fresh blooms for your home

Rustle up a taste of the Med with simple tapas recipes from Spanish chef Marta Yanci

22 Property Management

26 Marina 35 high-quality digs in this stunning residential development – including a lavish family home in KG Tower

29 Emirates Living

41 Other Districts Looking to rent but still haven’t found the perfect pad? These up-andcoming areas may hold the key

42 Abu Dhabi

There’s affordable luxury in this friendly area, with golf courses, parks and lakes on your doorstep

Bound for the capital? Take your pick from serene multi-bedroom villas and lively city-centre boltholes

32 Dubailand Browse beautiful villas – don’t miss our exclusive Arabian Ranches abode with a garden paradise

44 Commercial Office-seekers should take a look at our latest offerings...

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Home Help 8

Property of the Month Discover a family-friendly oasis on the edge of the city

Availa ble now

The Details Where is it? Cedre Villas, Al Awir

How many bedrooms? Five

How big is it? 4,863 square feet

How much does it cost? AED3,500,000

How do I find out more? If you want a spacious family abode in a friendy neighbourhood, this five-bedroom villa is for you. With a leafy garden and two living rooms, there’s plenty of room to spread out in – and the detached style means you’ll have privacy and peace and quiet. Not that you’ll crave it: this palatial pad is in the quiet gated community of Cedre Villas, a luxurious suburban development. On the ground floor you’ll find an open-plan kitchen, vast living room, en suite rooms for guests and a maid, a family room with balcony, and a dining area with access to the verandah. Upstairs, off another living area, another four bedrooms wait – all with elegant fitted closets, bathrooms and balconies overlooking the neighbourhood.

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Contact BH consultant Michael Edwards on 600 52 2212 and quote reference number VI305267


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

Market Update

Independent Finance’s general manager Sam Wani fills us in on the latest movements in mortgages Quarter two of 2012 is turning out to be an exciting time for the Dubai property industry. Tamweel established itself as the market leader, disbursing more than AED100million consistently every month. They were followed closely by UAB, Mashreq, HSBC and RAK Bank. We also witnessed some other lenders establishing their presence in the market – most noteworthy of these were ADIB, EIB, Noor, UNB and ADCB. This quarter also saw more and more fixed rate products enter the market. Most popular amongst these was the 4.99% 5-year fixed product, with 0% processing fee as an added benefit. Some other fixed rate products were 3.99% 2-year fixed, 4.99% 3-year fixed and 4.99% 2-year fixed on an 85% LTV mortgage. Some banks also adopted Eibor as their

benchmark rate. This development is quite significant – not only does it show renewed confidence amongst the lenders, but also a maturing of mortgage product design criteria. With an Eibor-linked product, banks cannot change the rates at will; Eibor will define the prevalent rate. Confidence in the property market seems to be returning. Emaar launched a new off-plan development of 294 units in the Views. The stock was sold out in a day. End-users who had been watching from the side lines will have a strong impetus to take the plunge into homebuying now. Recent reports have also shown price rises in some well-established areas. All of these factors point towards the emergence of a new growth curve in the property market. independentuae.com

Terms and Conditions apply to all rates For further information on the best mortgage 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...

Bank

Interest Rate

Min Deposit

Max Loan Term

Processing Fees

Early Repayment

Contact

Abu dhabi finance

From 5.75-8.5%

15% - 25%

30 Years

1% if paid upfront, 1.25% if not

2% Own funds 4% buy out

800 ADF(233)

ADCB

From 7.25%- 8.75%

15%

25 Years

1% (No cap)

From 2%

800 2030

ADIB

5.75% 5 Year fixed

15% - 20%

25 Years

1% of Loan Value

0%

8002288 600540000

Emirates NBD

7.50%

20% - 25%

20 - 25 Years

1%

2% Before 2 years, 1% after 2 years

HSBC

5.49%

20%

25 Years

1% of Loan Value

Waived, except if it a buy out where customers have to pay 3%

800House

Independent Finance Exclusive

4.99% 5 Year fixed

20%

25 Years

0%

0% @ 30% Pa

04 381 9314

Lloyds TSB

4.99% - 5.99%

30% - 40%

25 Years

1.50%

0% After 2 years

04 342 2000

Mashreq

From 4.99%

20% - 30%

25 Years

0% Limited Offer

1% Before 2 years 3% buy out

04 424 4444

NBAD

From 4.99 % Per annum

20%

30 Years

0% Limited Offer

3% Max

8002211

“2% Own funds, 3% buy out”

800 6667

Noor Islamic Bank

From 6.75%

20%

25 Years

“1%, Capped at AED 30,000”

Rak Bank

5.50%

20% - 25%

25 Years

1%

1% Own funds 5% buy out

04 312 0000

Standard Chartered

From 4.99%

20%

25 Years

1% of L/A

0% After 5th year

02 616 5605

Tamweel

From 5.25%

15% - 25%

Upto 25 Years

1%

3%

800 Tamweel

United Arab Bank

3.99% 1-Year fixed

20% - 25%

25 Years

1%

0%

800474

For further information on the best mortgage deals call Better Homes on +971 600 52 2212

More listings at bhomes.com


12 Home Help

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

The price is right Compare and contrast the latest dirham cost of villas and apartments in the UAE with our at-a-glance guide EXCHANGE RATE SERVICE OFFERING Save your money when changing your money. Get currency exchanged through Better Homes – call 04 407 4600 1GB = 5.67 AED

1 USD = 3.67 AED

1 Euro = 4.56 AED

VILLAS

Sales

Dubailand District

Emirates Living District Palm Jumeirah District

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Arabian Ranches

1,600,000

9,485,000

3,978,054

847

1,426

1,062

Dubai Investment Park

2,900,000

5,100,000

3,700,000

492

738

650

Jumeirah Islands

5,800,000

6,900,000

6,350,000

1,255

1,318

1,286

Jumeirah Park

3,090,000

3,800,000

3,513,333

842

877

865

The Palm Jumeirah

9,700,000

12,625,000

12,625,000

1,779

2,525

2,116

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Arabian Ranches

100,000

370,000

211,886

37

84

61

Dubai Investment Park

190,000

220,000

203,333

45

52

48

Dubailand

140,000

550,000

240,000

31

69

40

Rentals

Dubailand District

Emirates Living District

Barsha

210,000

230,000

220,000

51

60

55

Marina District

Dubai Marina

180,000

290,000

248,333

83

102

91

Mirdif District

Mirdif

80,000

140,000

111,667

29

57

43

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Al Awir District

International City

170,000

548,920

282,230

335

491

384

Marina District

Dubai Marina

575,000

6,900,000

2,058,580

631

2,056

1,169

Business Bay

803,575

2,474,400

1,844,638

779

1,200

957

DIFC

725,000

3,190,612

1,676,502

1,245

1,896

1,404

Jumeirah Lake Towers

335,000

1,900,000

992,767

536

1,061

824

The Greens

750,000

2,300,000

1,412,414

981

1,507

1,106

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Al Awir District

Dubai Silicon Oasis

28,000

60,000

42,667

50

73

58

Bur Dubai District

Bur Dubai

120,000

140,000

130,000

78

86

82

Business Bay

65,000

160,000

115,714

49

78

64

DIFC

26,000

195,000

117,200

47

139

94

Dubai Investment Park

55,000

115,000

87,500

60

72

67

Dubailand

28,000

75,000

44,714

31

67

45

APARTMENTS

Sales

Downtown District

Emirates Living District

Rentals

Downtown District

Dubailand District

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Prices per sq/ft Sales Index Report - April 2012 Conversion rates correct at time of press


Cover Feature 14

I love this place...

Al Warqa, Mirdif Teacher Leigh MacDonald has made this up-and-coming community her home Words by Hazel Plush; images by Nasir Rauf

Chatting in Leigh MacDonald’s one-bedroom apartment, it’s hard not to feel at home. With freshly-cut blooms, heart-shaped pendants and candles galore, this chic abode is brimming with welcoming touches. “I wanted to create a friendly atmosphere,” she says. “I’d say my style is warm and welcoming – I don’t want to live somewhere that feels too precious, too modern. It’s a feminine, relaxed place, and I like to have lots of personal items and photos on display.” For Leigh, Mirdif offers the perfect balance of great location and spacious living. “It’s a very family-orientated area so you get to know people, and there’s a lovely atmosphere. Many different nationalities live around here, and it’s a very friendly neighbourhood. This is

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my third year in this apartment. I’m a teacher at Uptown Primary School, and I moved here because it’s handy for work and has fantastic transport links. Mirdif is a wonderful place for families: many of the children that we teach also live in this area, and there are lots of leafy places for the kids to play in. And because there’s so much space, many people have villas with their own gardens.” The outdoorsy lifestyle is popular in this part of Dubai: There are plenty of landscaped areas, and the 620-hectare Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary – where you’ll find lagoons, mangroves, and over 500 species of plants and animals – is just a short drive away. “I’m from a farming area of South Africa, where the landscape is very green, so I prefer living

somewhere that isn’t too built up,” says Leigh. “The best thing about living here is that it’s out of the city – you feel like you’ve got space. It’s a green area, with trees and flower beds. It feels much more homely than the high-rise parts of the city, and I like that the apartments are in low-rise blocks – it gives you much more of a community atmosphere.” Mirdif is an up-and-coming neighbourhood, with new developments being constructed to keep up with demand – but does this mean that quality is being compromised? “Not at all – this apartment has excellent finishings,” says Leigh. “Most of the blocks have very good leisure facilities too: this one has a brilliant gym and pool, and I often go swimming with my friends after work.”


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‘The best thing about living here is that it’s out of the city – you feel like you’ve got space. It’s a green area, with trees and flower beds’

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Mirdif and Mushrif parks boast running tracks, basketball courts and football pitches, and are popular with all of the area’s residents. Good-quality beaches are just a stone’s throw away too: “Jumeirah Kite Beach and Al Mamzar Beach Park are the closest ones. They’re lovely; they have lots of facilities, and there is often a lot going on for kids.” But what about amenities for singles and couples – is it just family entertainment here? “The shops and restaurants are great for everyone – Mirdif City Centre is just around the corner, and I love it. There’s a good cinema too – we often spend evenings there. The mall isn’t overwhelming, and it has all the shops you need. There’s H&M, Zara, Next, Debenhams and Steve Madden, and a really big Carrefour.” Leigh’s signature interiors items look like one-offs – where does she find them? “Most of the knick knacks have been sent over as presents from my family,” she says with a smile, “but I love hunting through boutiques. There are plenty of small shops in Mirdif, and I went to Al Safa Flea Market recently too. That said, most of my furniture items are from Ikea – it’s in Festival City, a few minutes away.” From studio flats to multi-bedroom villas, there are plenty of accommodation options in Mirdif. Leigh’s apartment is open plan, with a spacious kitchen and living area, perfect for entertaining. “I love cooking – whether I’m making a simple salad or a roast dinner for all of my friends, I’m happiest when I’m in the kitchen. The Fruit and Vegetable Market is just across the road, and the Fish Market and Deira are only 15 minutes away. The souks are wonderful for spices, and when family and friends are visiting it’s great to explore those areas with them.” When it comes to eating out, the easy road links to Garhoud come in handy: “Méridien Village is close by, and you’ll find lots of nice restaurants there. Century Village and Irish Village have lots of great dining options too; there’s a brilliant bistro called St Tropez, which is very intimate, with a wonderful à la carte menu.” And what about the local options for takeaway? “I don’t order in very often, but Oregano in Mirdif is very good.” Being close to the Creek opens up a wealth of dining options too: “In Deira there are lots of hidden gems – Ravi in Satwa does fantastic Pakistani food, and the Indian food in Karama is wonderful. I often go exploring there with my friends – we like to find small, cheap places to eat, and I take visitors on the dhow cruises from there along the Creek. Living here allows you to explore both sides of Dubai: the older traditional areas are close by, but there’s also great access to the new.”

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Mirdif: the essentials

Your need-to-know guide to what’s in and around the area

Renting & buying

Shopping & eating

Leisure time

There are plenty of different types of property throughout the area, but it’s worth noting that you can only buy in Uptown Mirdif. The Private Villas outside of Uptown are only available to Emirati buyers, so seek advice from a Better Homes consultant. The options for renting are numerous, and you’ll find everything from small apartments for young professionals to large villas with room for all the family. Even if you’re not in the centre of Mirdif, you’ll enjoy easy road access to the amenities it offers, but if you’re looking for something in the heart of the neighbourhood you’ll still find good-value space.

This is a multi-cultural community so there’s a restaurant to sate every craving. You’ll find all of the favourites in Mirdif City Centre, such as Carluccio’s, Chili’s and Yo! Sushi. Close proximity to Festival City opens up a range of waterfront cafés and restaurants, and Garhoud’s Méridien Village is very popluar with locals. You’ll be spoiled for choice when grocery shopping too: there’s a Spinneys supermarket, Carrefour, Fruit and Vegetable Market, as well as a selection of specialist shops in City Centre. The Creek and Karama regions have a wealth of Indian options if you fancy an authentic curry.

The City Centre complex is brimming with high street and high-end stores, as well as entertainment options for all the family. Try your hand at skydiving in iFly, an indoor wind tunnel, pitch your footie skills against the pros’ at Soccer Circus, or catch the latest Hollywood, Bollywood and Arab blockbusters at the ten-screen VOX cinema. For a breath of fresh air, pack a picnic and explore the nearby Ras Al Khor protected wildlife area, or head to Mushrif Park for pretty landscaped gardens. Dubai Creek is just a 15-minute drive away, as are the gold and spice souks of Deira.

Schooling With such a high number of families living in the area, you can be sure that the education opportunities are plentiful. Popular options include Uptown Primary School and Uptown School (uptownschool. ae), which will be assimilated into a nearby campus for all ages in 2013; Mirdif Private School (mirdifprivateschool. ae); Star International School (starschoolmirdif.com); and Gems Royal Dubai School (royaldubaischool.com). Handy links to Emirates Road mean that even if your little ones are enrolled elsewhere, the school run should be a breeze.

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Property Picks Whether you’re after a multi-bedroom family home or a studio pad in the heart of the action, the Mirdif area offers great-quality properties Sale prices at a glance: 1 bedroom: AED700-900,000

2 bedrooms: AED950,0001.2million

3 bedrooms: AED2.3-2.4million

Villa for sale Located within the quiet community of Uptown Mirdif, this spacious townhouse is the perfect home for a growing family. The property comes with full kitchen and bathroom fixtures – and is ready to move in to now. Three large bedrooms and three bathrooms await, as well as a guest

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washroom. There’s plenty to keep the whole family occupied: kids will love the villa’s generously-sized garden and the nearby swimming pool and play area, and Mirdif City Centre is just around the corner. Schools, restaurants and entertainment are all handily close – and you’ll enjoy easy access to the rest of the city via the nearby Emirates

Road. With space for two vehicles and a prime location within the centre of a friendly neighbourhood, this charming villa offers an excellent quality of life at a great value. Facts and figures: AED2,400,000, 2,500 sq ft Contact: BH consultant Roy Yacoub and Home Help 9 quote reference number VI303894


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Apartment for rent If you’re searching for a prime location pied à terre with excellent shopping and leisure facilities to hand, look no further than this stylish studio apartment. Step inside and you’ll find a fully-equipped kitchen and a furnished living area with a queen-size bed,

built-in wardrobes and 42-inch flat-screen television. Large windows face out onto the landscaped courtyard, providing you with plenty of natural light. In the centre of Uptown Mirdif, you’ll have all the amenities on your doorstep – Spinney’s is a short walk away, with Fitness First and City Centre Mall close by too.

There’s covered parking for one vehicle, and you’ll be within easy reach of Emirates Road. Facts and figures: AED42,000 (per annum), 456 sq ft Contact: BH consultant Sana Hajjar and quote reference number AP166652

Rental prices at a glance: 1 bedroom: AED50-70,000 (per annum)

2 bedrooms: AED80-100,000 (per annum)

3 bedrooms: AED130-140,000 (per annum)

Want to know more? For details of these and other properties in the Mirdif area, contact Better Homes consultant Sana Hajjar on 050 657 6621

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2 Dubai Waterfront

Arabian Gulf

The Palm Jebel Ali

3

4

The Palm Jumeirah

5

WATERFRONT DISTRICT Jumeirah Beach Residence

6

7

7

Jumeirah Gardens Heights

Jebel Ali Village

Downtown Jebel Ali

8

MA

Ibn Battuta The Mall

Jebel Ali Freezone

Discovery Gardens

Jumeirah Islands

Jumeirah Park

Al Furjan

JEBEL ALI DISTRICT

Dubai Marina

Dubai Pearl Media Internet City City 6 Jumeirah 9 Lake Towers Greens TECOM Emirates Hills Meadows

Abu Dhabi

8

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Technology Park Green Community

9

Jumeirah Village Triangle

4

Jumeirah Golf Estates

Dubai Investment Park

International Media Production Zone (IMPZ)

Dubai World Central

10

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The Lakes

The Springs

Jumeirah Village Circle

Dubai Sports City Motor City

WORLD CENTRAL DISTRICT

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

Maktoum Int. Airport

12 Dubailand

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Dubai Metro Red line Green line Metro Stations

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BETTER HOMES OFFICES

4. Green Community Office

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

5. Arabian Ranches Kiosk

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

6. Dubai Marina Office

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

1. Head Office, Jumeirah Beach Road 2. City Tower Office, Sheikh Zayed Road 3. Barsha Office

7. Jumeirah Beach Residence Office 8. The Meadows Kiosk 9. Jumeirah Lake Towers Office For more information call 600 52 2212

DEIRA DISTRICT

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT U7 U8 U5 U7 U7 U7 T7

R8 T7 S8 S8 S8 S8 S8 S8 T7

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

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

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

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT N11 I9 I9 I9 M12 M12 M12 M12 M12 L9 K9

AL AWIR DISTRICT Academic City Awir Dubai Outsource Zone Dubai Silicon Oasis International City

T13 U13 T13 S12 U12

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

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


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The Palm Deira

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Dubai Maritime City Burj Al Arab

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1 Jumeirah

Umm Suqeim

ARINA DISTRICT

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

Sufouh

Al Wasl

Safa

Manara

3 Mall of the Emirates

Al Quoz

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT Dubai Mall Business Bay

Barsha

Bur Dubai

Satwa Emirates Towers

Downtown Burj Khalifa

Hamriya

Bur Juman Centre

Badaa

2

Deira

Umm Hurair

DIFC Trade Centre

Karama Oud Metha

Zabeel

Garhoud Culture Village Umm Ramool

Bu Kadra

MEYDAN DISTRICT

CREEK DISTRICT Ras Al Khor

Twar

8

Qusais

Dubai Int. Airport

9

Muhaisnah

10

Mirdif City Centre

Al Barari

5

DEIRA DISTRICT

Airport Free Zone

Nadd Shamma

Nadd Al Hamar Arabian Ranches

7

Dubai Festival City

The Lagoons

Dubiotech

Mamzar

Al Nahda

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT

Meydan City

Sharjah

Hor Al Anz

Deira City Centre

Burj Khalifa

Al Khail Gate

Wuheida

Mirdif

Living Legends Warqaa

Al Waha Community

Ghoroob

11

Mizar

Shorooq

Nad Al Sheba

Dragon Mart

Layan

International City

Dubai Silicon Oasis

MIRDIF DISTRICT

Khwaneej

12

AL AWIR DISTRICT Awir Academic City

JEBEL ALI DISTRICT Downtown Jebel Ali Jebel Ali Technology Park

MARINA DISTRICT E7 G8 E9

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT Al Wasl Badaa Jumeirah Manara Safa Satwa Umm Suqeim

R7 T7 R6 P7 Q7 T6 P6

CREEK DISTRICT Dubai Festival City The Lagoons Ras Al Khor

U9 T9 T10

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

The Palm Deira

Y12 W11 X11 V11

W3

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT The Palm Jumeirah The World

M5 Q3

WATERFRONT DISTRICT Dubai Waterfront The Palm Jebel Ali

Q11 Q7 S9 S9 S11

MIRDIF DISTRICT Khwaneej Mirdif Mizar Warqaa

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PALM DEIRA DISTRICT L6 L6 M6 L6 M7 M7 M7 N7

MEYDAN DISTRICT Al Barari Al Quoz Bu Kadra Meydan City Nad Al Sheba

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D2 F4

WORLD CENTRAL DISTRICT Dubai World Central Dubai Industrial City Dubai Residential City

F10 F10 F10

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AED 82,000 2 BR 2197 sq. ft.

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IC1-PER-N2 International City Easy living Umar Shaiq (Ref # APM301909)

AED 24,500 1 BR 743 sq. ft.

Newbridge Hill Two Dubailand Friendly neighborhood Masuma Noorani (Ref # APM301710)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Newbridge Hill Two Dubailand Friendly neighborhood Masuma Noorani (Ref # APM295997)

June 2012

AED 91,000 2 BR 2429 sq. ft.

Hamilton Residency Business Bay Open to offers Niral Jhaveri (Ref # APM297304)

AED 56,000 1 BR 932 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 55,000 1 BR 1478 sq. ft.

The Diamond Dubailand Fully furnished apartment Sahali Saleem (Ref # APM290620)

AED 65,000 2 BR 1105 sq. ft.

Sahab 1 Dubai Marina The best of city living Maria Christine Maglaque (Ref # APM212617)

AED 130,000 2 BR 1392 sq. ft.


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Marina Crown Dubai Marina Excellent value Maria Christine Maglaque (Ref # APM172838)

AED 60,000 1 BR 730 sq. ft.

Springs 11 (Springs Phase 1C)

AED 145,000

Emirates Living

3 BR 2769 sq. ft.

A place to call home Niral Jhaveri (Ref # VIM305936)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Springs 6 (Springs Phase 4A) Emirates Living Amazing value Alifiya Asgarali (Ref # VIM206083)

AED 180,000 3 BR 3714 sq. ft.

Palace Tower Dubai Silicon Oasis Amazing value Niral Jhaveri (Ref # APM282565)

AED 28,000 Studio 586 sq. ft.

Boulevard Plaza Tower 1

Sky Gardens (DIFC)

AED 450,000

Downtown Dubai Dynamic development Murad Ali Dib (Ref # OFM305840)

AED 81,076

DIFC 4500 sq. ft.

Superior location Murad Ali Dib (Ref # REM281270)

811 sq. ft.

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

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Marina Pinnacle Dubai Marina Central and prestigious location Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM306171)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 14,250 2 BR 1215 sq. ft.

Marina Residence Dubai Marina Distinct styling Sabah Gazi (Ref # APM304418)

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AED 16,020 2 BR 1181 sq. ft.

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Burj Views B - Central Tower Downtown Dubai Central and prestigious location Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM303104)

AED 17,550 2 BR 1227 sq. ft.

Oceana - Adriatic The Palm Jumeirah Sophisticated waterfront community Sabah Gazi (Ref # APM300698)

Attareen Residence Downtown Dubai Live with a view to inspire Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM304416)

AED 16,020 1 BR 956 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 16,020 1 BR 1338 sq. ft.

Al Msalli (B9) The Palm Jumeirah Affordable luxury Kristina Titova (Ref # APM257042)

AED 18,000 2 BR 1640 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Marina Diamond 2 Dubai Marina Excellent value Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM256609)

June 2012

AED 9,000

DEC Tower 1

AED 16,020

1 BR 572 sq. ft.

Dubai Marina

2 BR 1739 sq. ft.

Brand new luxury apartments Sabah Gazi (Ref # APM229013)

Marina Diamond 2 Dubai Marina Close to all amenities Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM213134)

AED 9,000 1 BR 647 sq. ft.


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Motor City- stands out from any other destination development; it has a diversity of experiences and in the variety of elements that are unified by a common theme – the auto. Highest quality and design criteria have been adhered to throughout this development, whatever the interaction is within the Motor City development it will always be the utmost in experience.

Foxhill 6 Apartments Designed with open-plan kitchens apartments have ample storage cupboard space, granite worktops and breakfast bars as well as coming complete with an electric cooker, washer/dryer and fridge freezer. Every apartment has a balcony or two. The Living Rooms are spacious permitting you to create a comfortable living area and are also large enough to incorporate a dining area for a six-seater dining table and chairs. There are good quality windows with double glazing, spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, built in wardrobes, and also a guest toilet. Superb recreational facilities can be found within this development, swimming pools, and gymnasiums. As well as children’s play areas and beautiful landscaped gardens there are pedestrian walkways throughout the development as well.

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

For Sale EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Marina Diamond 4 Dubai Marina Guaranteed rental income Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # AP306417)

Royal Oceanic Dubai Marina Guaranteed rental income Nicholas Winter (Ref # AP304502)

Marina Pinnacle Dubai Marina Affordable luxury Better Homes Head Office (Ref # AP301872)

June 2012

AED 575,000 1 BR 674 sq. ft.

AED 780,000 1 BR 764 sq. ft.

AED 1,300,000 3 BR 2187 sq. ft.

KG Tower Dubai Marina A stunning family home Tulay Ozcan (Ref # AP305040)

Marina Diamond 1 Dubai Marina Amazing value Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP306533)

La Riviera Dubai Marina Modern living at its best Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP36290)

AED 2,800,000 3 BR 2528 sq. ft.

AED 795,000 2 BR 1117 sq. ft.

AED 1,684,000 3 BR 1890 sq. ft.

Marina Heights Dubai Marina Experience heights of luxury Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP246540)

Marina View Tower 1 Dubai Marina Amazing value Rahul Anand (Ref # AP304535)

Mesk Dubai Marina A desirable address Conny Mathei (Ref # AP299685)

AED 9,000,000 5 BR 5456 sq. ft.

AED 980,000 2 BR 964 sq. ft.

AED 12,000,000 5 BR 6431 sq. ft.


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EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Delphine Dubai Marina Premier location Syed Wajih Uddin Ahmed (Ref # AP306276)

For Rent

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 160,000 2 BR 1490 sq. ft.

Sadaf 2 Dubai Marina Landmark address Rita Mouawad (Ref # AP305907)

AED 250,000 4 BR 3575 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Sadaf 8

AED 180,000

Dubai Marina

4 BR 3000 sq. ft.

Uncompromising luxury Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP173858)

Dreams 1 Dubai Marina Easy installments Tamara Stubbs (Ref # AP10250)

AED 55,000 1 BR 687 sq. ft.

Marina Pinnacle Dubai Marina Spacious living Partha Reddy (Ref # AP301872)

AED 92,000 3 BR 2187 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Murjan 1 Dubai Marina Self-contained development Robert Kerr (Ref # AP303795)

Sulafa Tower Dubai Marina Encompassing city views Nastaran Heydari (Ref # AP306086)

AED 165,000 4 BR 2841 sq. ft.

AED 300,000 5 BR 5972 sq. ft.

The Jewels Tower J Dubai Marina Understated luxury Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP179540)

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AED 140,000 2 BR 2141 sq. ft.

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

For Sale

For Rent

From AED 500,000

From AED 45,000

Dubai Marina,

Studio 429 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # AP303123) Ali Tabrizi

Dubai Marina,

Studio 367 sq. ft. Easy living

(Ref # APM70719) Maria Christine Maglaque

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 769 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # AP71688) Babur Ortikov

Dubai Marina,

Studio 400 sq. ft. Dynamic development

(Ref # AP300691) Nina Pekina

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 853 sq. ft. At never-before prices

(Ref # AP306061) Walid Bitar

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 684 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP263417) Sharon Sweet

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 754 sq. ft. A place to call home

(Ref # AP51825) Robert Kerr

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 730 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # APM172838) Maria Christine Maglaque

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 694 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP303042) Ilham Aabid

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 769 sq. ft. Prized location

(Ref # AP306550) Kelly Saraceni

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 855 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP303944) Micky Soni

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 844 sq. ft. Excellent finish

(Ref # AP286397) Fabio Lombardi

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1031 sq. ft. Strategic location

(Ref # AP298893) Rami Abi Faraj

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1396 sq. ft. Live by the beach

(Ref # AP261220) Elen Manukyan

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1517 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP253533) Nick Nuziale

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1280 sq. ft. Landmark property

(Ref # AP305681) Halyna Kuznetsova

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1152 sq. ft. Close to all amenities

(Ref # AP297643) Sachin Das

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1226 sq. ft. Close to all amenities

(Ref # AP40484) Jenni Hoffren

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1283 sq. ft. Central and prestigious location

(Ref # AP306384) Tulay Ozcan

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1384 sq. ft. Live by the beach

(Ref # AP306260) Mehroz Abdul Majeed

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1739 sq. ft. Spectacular views

(Ref # AP300072) Rami Abi Faraj

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1903 sq. ft. Self-contained development

(Ref # AP75634) Partha Reddy

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1185 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP286277) Florin Rusu

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1813 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP303737) Elen Manukyan

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 2187 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP301872) Better Homes Head Office

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1900 sq. ft. A great family option

(Ref # AP173771) Rizwan Zabeehullah Shaikh

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1199 sq. ft. At never-before prices

(Ref # AP306563) Fabio Lombardi

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1950 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP295083) Nastaran Heydari

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1318 sq. ft. Ultra luxury units

(Ref # AP303695) Tarek Gouda

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1921 sq. ft. A great family option

(Ref # AP302494) Babur Ortikov

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1919 sq. ft. One of the Best Deals in the Market

(Ref # AP302955) Ayham Jbara

Dubai Marina,

4 BR 3057 sq. ft. Spacious living

(Ref # AP67729) Urvashi Sidhapara

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1838 sq. ft. Live by the beach

(Ref # AP246368) David Lawes

Dubai Marina,

4 BR 3105 sq. ft. Brand new luxury apartments

(Ref # AP306547) Better Homes JBR

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 2451 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # AP303687) Nick Nuziale

Dubai Marina,

5 BR 5972 sq. ft. Excellent finish

(Ref # AP301288) Nastaran Heydari

Marina Diamond 3 AED 500,000 Manchester Tower 1 AED 575,000 Marina Diamond 6 AED 599,995 Marina Diamond 6 AED 606,000 Marina Diamond 1 AED 650,000 Dreams 1 AED 695,000 Marina Diamond 1 AED 975,000 Marina View Tower 1 AED 1,075,000 The Zen AED 1,150,000 Marina Crown AED 1,200,000 Yacht Bay AED 1,290,000 Marina Pinnacle AED 1,300,000 Sulafa Tower AED 1,300,000 Marina View Tower 1 AED 1,300,000 Sadaf 2 AED 1,300,000 La Riviera AED 1,500,000 Horizon Tower AED 1,900,000 Marina Pinnacle AED 1,900,000

June 2012

Zumurud AED 45,000 The Point AED 48,000 Dreams 2 AED 57,000

Marina Crown AED 60,000 Marina Diamond 5 AED 60,000 MAG 218 AED 65,000

Murjan 5 AED 100,000 The Waves Tower A AED 100,000 Time Place AED 100,000 Sadaf 2 AED 105,000 Sadaf 8 AED 138,000 Rimal 6 AED 139,000

Murjan 6 AED 140,000 Sulafa Tower AED 140,000 Murjan 1 AED 145,000 Marina Mansion AED 220,000 Murjan 4 AED 238,262

Sulafa Tower AED 350,000


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Emirates Living This district features the gated community of Emirates Hills, with its lush landscaping and worldclass Montgomerie golf course. You’ll also find The Meadows, The Lakes, The Greens and The Springs. Other notable residential areas include Discovery Gardens and Jumeirah Islands, where all homes boast a private pool.

For Sale EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Al Dhafra 2

AED 1,339,000

The Greens

2 BR 1265 sq. ft.

Exceptional deal! Muneeb Khan Mohammed (Ref # AP299792)

DG-Building 190

AED 425,000

Discovery Gardens

1 BR 948 sq. ft.

Guaranteed return on investment Jawad Motiwala (Ref # AP219119)

Jumeirah Park

AED 3,000,000

Jumeirah Park

3 BR 3527 sq. ft.

Attractive investment opportunity Rita Mouawad (Ref # VI305636)

Springs 4 (Springs Phase 5)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 1,350,000

Emirates Living

2 BR 1645 sq. ft.

Amazing value Ali Tabrizi (Ref # VI295174)

Jumeirah Park

AED 3,799,900

Jumeirah Park Exceptionally rewarding investment Elen Manukyan (Ref # VI56289)

Springs 10 ( Springs Phase 2C) Emirates Living Get maximum returns on investment Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI305632)

4 BR 4335 sq. ft.

AED 1,360,000 2 BR 1691 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Al Jaz 4 The Greens A great family option Muneeb Khan Mohammed (Ref # AP260717)

AED 1,420,000 3 BR 1623 sq. ft.

La Riviera Estates

AED 1,700,000

Al Waleed Paradise

AED 1,900,000

4 BR 3600 sq. ft.

Jumeirah Lake Towers

4 BR 2157 sq. ft.

Jumeirah Village Circle Designed and finished to the highest standards Nick Nuziale (Ref # VI300056)

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Affordable luxury Anjana Mahna (Ref # AP260633)

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Ghadeer 1 Emirates Living A desirable address Walid Bitar (Ref # VI306070)

For Rent

Sobha Daffodil

AJHAH Villas Barsha Privileged location Adam Paul Stockley (Ref # VI301227)

AED 195,000 4 BR 3900 sq. ft.

1 BR 1000 sq. ft.

Excellent finish Pradeep Thyagarajan (Ref # APM303588)

Springs 15 (Springs Phase 1A) Affordable luxury Rizwan Zabeehullah Shaikh (Ref # VI160425)

3 BR 4662 sq. ft.

AED 37,000

Jumeirah Village Circle

Emirates Living

AED 205,000

AED 90,000 2 BR 1888 sq. ft.

Meadows 8 (Meadows Phase 4c) Emirates Living A great family option Rajkumar Vaswani (Ref # VI304360)

AED 275,000 4 BR 5923 sq. ft.

Ask the agent

Walid Bitar, Residential Consultant

Emirates Living is a community located just a few minutes from Dubai Marina and Mall of the Emirates. It consists of freehold villas, townhouses and apartments, with some having spectacular views of the park, golf course and lakes. Over the last six months the market price has increased more than 20% in this district. In the Springs, 2-bedroom villas now start at AED85,000 (to rent) and around AED1,350.000 (to buy) – depending on their type, location and condition. In the Meadows and Lakes, prices are much higher than the Springs; a 3-bedroom villa in the Meadows would cost around AED175,000 to rent and AED3,000,000 to buy. June 2012


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

For Sale

For Rent

From AED 500,000

From AED 45,000

Dubai Marina

1 BR 429 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # AP303123) Ali Tabrizi

Dubai Marina

Studio 367 sq. ft. Easy living

(Ref # APM70719) Maria Christine Maglaque

Dubai Marina

1 BR 769 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # AP71688) Babur Ortikov

Dubai Marina

Studio 400 sq. ft. Dynamic development

(Ref # AP300691) Nina Pekina

Dubai Marina

1 BR 853 sq. ft. At never-before prices

(Ref # AP306061) Walid Bitar

Dubai Marina

1 BR 684 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP263417) Sharon Sweet

Dubai Marina

1 BR 754 sq. ft. A place to call home

(Ref # AP51825) Robert Kerr

Dubai Marina

1 BR 730 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # APM172838) Maria Christine Maglaque

Dubai Marina

1 BR 694 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP303042) Ilham Aabid

Dubai Marina

1 BR 769 sq. ft. Prized location

(Ref # AP306550) Kelly Saraceni

Dubai Marina

2 BR 855 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP303944) Micky Soni

Dubai Marina

1 BR 844 sq. ft. Excellent finish

(Ref # AP286397) Fabio Lombardi

Dubai Marina

2 BR 1031 sq. ft. Strategic location

(Ref # AP298893) Rami Abi Faraj

Dubai Marina

2 BR 1396 sq. ft. Live by the beach

(Ref # AP261220) Elen Manukyan

Dubai Marina

2 BR 1517 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP253533) Nick Nuziale

Dubai Marina

2 BR 1280 sq. ft. Landmark property

(Ref # AP305681) Halyna Kuznetsova

Dubai Marina

2 BR 1152 sq. ft. Close to all amenities

(Ref # AP297643) Sachin Das

Dubai Marina

2 BR 1226 sq. ft. Close to all amenities

(Ref # AP40484) Jenni Hoffren

Dubai Marina

3 BR 1283 sq. ft. Central and prestigious location

(Ref # AP306384) Tulay Ozcan

Dubai Marina

3 BR 1384 sq. ft. Live by the beach

(Ref # AP306260) Mehroz Abdul Majeed

Dubai Marina

3 BR 1739 sq. ft. Spectacular views

(Ref # AP300072) Rami Abi Faraj

Dubai Marina

2 BR 1903 sq. ft. Self-contained development

(Ref # AP75634) Partha Reddy

Dubai Marina

3 BR 1185 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP286277) Florin Rusu

Dubai Marina

2 BR 1813 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP303737) Elen Manukyan

Dubai Marina

3 BR 2187 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP301872) Better Homes Head Office

Dubai Marina

2 BR 1900 sq. ft. A great family option

(Ref # AP173771) Rizwan Zabeehullah Shaikh

Dubai Marina

3 BR 1199 sq. ft. At never-before prices

(Ref # AP306563) Fabio Lombardi

Dubai Marina

2 BR 1950 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP295083) Nastaran Heydari

Dubai Marina

3 BR 1318 sq. ft. Ultra luxury units

(Ref # AP303695) Tarek Gouda

Dubai Marina

4 BR 1921 sq. ft. A great family option

(Ref # AP302494) Babur Ortikov

Dubai Marina

3 BR 1919 sq. ft. One of the Best Deals in the Market

(Ref # AP302955) Ayham Jbara

Dubai Marina

3 BR 3057 sq. ft. Spacious living

(Ref # AP67729) Urvashi Sidhapara

Dubai Marina

3 BR 1838 sq. ft. Live by the beach

(Ref # AP246368) David Lawes

Dubai Marina

3 BR 3105 sq. ft. Brand new luxury apartments

(Ref # AP306547) Better Homes JBR

Dubai Marina

3 BR 2451 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # AP303687) Nick Nuziale

Dubai Marina

3 BR 5972 sq. ft. Excellent finish

(Ref # AP301288) Nastaran Heydari

Marina Diamond 3 AED 500,000 Marina Diamond 6 AED 575,000 DEC Tower 1 AED 599,995 Marina Diamond 4 AED 606,000 Dreams 1 AED 650,000 Marina Pinnacle AED 695,000 Marina Diamond 4 AED 975,000 The Zen AED 1,075,000 Yacht Bay AED 1,150,000 The Belvedere AED 1,200,000 DEC Tower 2 AED 1,290,000 La Riviera AED 1,300,000 Marina Pinnacle AED 1,300,000 Princess Tower AED 1,300,000 Princess Tower AED 1,300,000 Sulafa Tower AED 1,500,000 Amwaj 4 AED 1,900,000 KG Tower AED 1,900,000

Zumurud AED 45,000 The Point AED 48,000 Dreams 2 AED 57,000

Marina Crown AED 60,000 Marina Diamond 5 AED 60,000 MAG 218 AED 65,000

Murjan 5 AED 100,000 The Waves Tower A AED 100,000 Time Place AED 100,000 Sadaf 2 AED 105,000 Sadaf 8 AED 138,000 Rimal 6 AED 139,000 Murjan 6 AED 140,000 Sulafa Tower AED 140,000 Murjan 1 AED 145,000 Marina Mansion AED 220,000 Murjan 4 AED 238,262 Sulafa Tower AED 350,000

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

For Sale

Mirador Phase 1 Arabian Ranches Excellent value Anne Marie Kellond (Ref # VI303561)

Gazelle / Al Reem 2 Arabian Ranches Amazing value Nick Nuziale (Ref # VI69002)

Savannah Arabian Ranches A great family option Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI305878)

June 2012

AED 4,199,995 5 BR 4401 sq. ft.

AED 1,590,000 2 BR 1781 sq. ft.

AED 3,250,000 3 BR 3316 sq. ft.

The Villa Dubailand Varied architectural styles Roy Yacoub (Ref # VI301728)

Palmera 3 Arabian Ranches A great family option Rabih Hankir (Ref # VI43324)

Victory Heights - Esmeralda Dubailand Signature development Mohammad Khalid Khan (Ref # VI304964)

AED 2,700,000 5 BR 4762 sq. ft.

AED 1,650,000 2 BR 1889 sq. ft.

AED 2,475,000 4 BR 2600 sq. ft.

Gazelle / Al Reem 1 Arabian Ranches Easy living Jacqueline Hunter Holt (Ref # VI302736)

Saheel Villas Arabian Ranches Amazing value Florin Rusu (Ref # VI305910)

Green Community Motor City Dubailand Unrivalled master plan community Wageda Wilkinson (Ref # VI304466)

AED 1,475,000 2 BR 1759 sq. ft.

AED 3,100,000 3 BR 3166 sq. ft.

AED 3,999,900 4 BR 4200 sq. ft.


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Palmera 2 Arabian Ranches Ready to move in Anne Marie Kellond (Ref # VI305279)

For Rent

AED 120,000 2 BR 1889 sq. ft.

North West Apartments Dubai Investment Park Easy living Nicole Burt (Ref # AP264135)

AED 55,000 1 BR 924 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Alma Arabian Ranches A great family option Ozlem Ucar (Ref # VI305488)

GC Phase 2 West Dubai Investment Park Excellent value Victoria Rushton (Ref # VI73383)

AED 170,000 3 BR 2564 sq. ft.

AED 190,000 4 BR 4200 sq. ft.

La Coleccion 1 Arabian Ranches Meticulously planned development Mark Lee (Ref # VI298174)

AED 295,000 4 BR 4000 sq. ft.

Ask the agent

Adrian Popica, Residential Consultant

Among all the communities in Dubailand, Arabian Ranches stands out as the preferred choice for small to medium-sized families. Year on data shows an increase in the volume of sales and number of units sold. The increase in terms of pricing has been around 10%, while the increase in volume of sales has been close to 20%. Rental demand is quite strong, with prices starting at AED110,000 for a 2-bedroom townhouse and up to AED500,000 for a 6-bedroom independent villa. Each sub-community offers great facilities, such as a swimming pool, a tennis court, a basketball court, a kids’ playground and a barbeque area. Selling prices, meanwhile, start at around AED1,450.000 for a 2-bedroom townhouse. Property prices change frequently. Please visit bhomes.com for the most up-to-date pricing

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

For Sale

For Rent

From AED 325,000

From AED 34,000

Dubailand

1 BR 683 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP304140) Nina Pekina

Dubailand

1 BR 1138 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP306623) Mark Lee

Dubailand

1 BR 861 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # AP303997) Adrian Popica

Dubailand

2 BR 1125 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP305282) Moin Jehanzeb

Dubailand

1 BR 750 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP303886) Anne Marie Kellond

Dubailand

1 BR 1253 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # APM296037) Masuma Noorani

Dubai Investment Park

1 BR

971 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP3382) Robert Allsopp

Dubai Investment Park

1 BR 924 sq. ft. Bright and inviting residence

(Ref # AP304020) Rene Neil Dsouza

Dubai Investment Park

1 BR 909 sq. ft. Competitive price, call now

(Ref # AP22678) Nicole Burt

Dubailand

1 BR 944 sq. ft. Contemporary interiors

(Ref # AP253726) Sana Hajjar

Dubailand

1 BR 835 sq. ft. Premier location

(Ref # AP81819) Wael Gomaa

Dubai Investment Park

1 BR 933 sq. ft. An exquisite landscaped setting

(Ref # AP264749) Nicole Burt

Dubai Investment Park

1 BR 933 sq. ft. Close to all amenities

(Ref # AP304526) Rene Neil Dsouza

Dubailand

2 BR 1105 sq. ft. Fully furnished apartment

(Ref # APM290620) Sahali Saleem

Dubailand

2 BR 2218 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # AP300714) Shashi Mashruwala

Dubailand

2 BR 1431 sq. ft. In a class by itself

(Ref # AP283090) Better Homes LLC

Dubailand

2 BR 1154 sq. ft. Premier location

(Ref # AP81891) Wael Gomaa

Dubai Investment Park

2 BR 1576 sq. ft. A place to call home

(Ref # APM305813) Sahali Saleem

Dubailand

2 BR 1701 sq. ft. Space-effective designs

(Ref # AP260494) Jawad Motiwala

Dubai Investment Park

2 BR 1659 sq. ft. Traffic-free environment

(Ref # AP57649) Nicole Burt

Dubai Investment Park

2 BR

(Ref # AP157921) Rene Neil Dsouza

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 2456 sq. ft. Fully upgraded property

(Ref # VI172490) Rene Neil Dsouza

Dubai Investment Park

3 BR 2626 sq. ft. Brand new

(Ref # AP301736) Nicole Burt

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 3768 sq. ft. A great family option

(Ref # VI50492) Mehroz Abdul Majeed

Arabian Ranches

2 BR 2219 sq. ft. A great family option

(Ref # VI173409) Adrian Popica

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 2179 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # VI170650) Sunil Pravin Jhaveri

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 2456 sq. ft. Meticulously planned development

(Ref # VI161032) Robert Kerr

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 2456 sq. ft. A place to call home

(Ref # VI306115) Jacqueline Hunter Holt

Dubailand

5 BR 3623 sq. ft. Exceptionally rewarding investment

(Ref # VI57289) Wael Gomaa

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 2725 sq. ft. Easy living

(Ref # VI306101) Anne Marie Kellond

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 2724 sq. ft. Great family home

(Ref # VI304115) Rene Neil Dsouza

Dubailand

5 BR 5700 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # VI306174) Liaqat Ali

Dubailand

3 BR 2658 sq. ft. Inspiring setting

(Ref # VI263830) Adrian Popica

Dubai Investment Park

5 BR 4200 sq. ft. Ideal family living

(Ref # VI305604) Partha Reddy

Arabian Ranches

2 BR 2219 sq. ft. Lush landscaping

(Ref # VI306367) Pravin Patrick DMello

Dubailand

5 BR 6400 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # VI306188) Liaqat Ali

Ice Hockey Tower AED 325,000 Skycourts Tower B AED 380,000 The Diamond AED 420,000

Garden West Apartments At never-before prices AED 575,000 Lake Apartments AED 585,000 Sector 2 - 11B4 AED 592,850 North West Apartments AED 599,000 FoxHill 4 AED 950,000 Sector 2 - 22D5 AED 957,705 Dickens Circus 3 AED 980,000

1757 sq. ft.

Garden West Apartments Picturesque surroundings AED 1,200,000 Ritaj - Block G AED 1,350,000 Palmera 3 AED 2,100,000

Gazelle / Al Reem 1 AED 2,250,000 The Villa AED 2,290,000 Gazelle / Al Reem 3 AED 2,295,888 Victory Heights - Oliva AED 2,350,000 Palmera 3 AED 2,375,000

June 2012

La Fontana di Trevi AED 34,000 Skycourts Tower B AED 40,000 Newbridge Hill Two AED 49,000 South West Apartments AED 50,000 Sherlock House 1 AED 55,000 North West Apartments AED 58,000 The Diamond AED 65,000 Widcombe House 1 AED 75,000 North West Apartments AED 90,000 Lake Apartments AED 110,000

Gazelle / Al Reem 1 AED 135,000 Gazelle / Al Reem 2 AED 135,000 Gazelle / Al Reem 3 AED 135,000 Gazelle / Al Reem 1 AED 140,000 Gazelle / Al Reem 3 AED 140,000 Dubailand Residence AED 185,000 Family Villa AED 200,000 The Villa AED 200,000


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Palm Jumeirah The Palm Jumeirah, currently the world’s largest man-made island, is surrounded by a vast breakwater barrier, and kitted out with an artificial reef. It’s home to a mix of towers and beautiful villas which offer a small stretch of beach. The numerous hotels on the island also make for first class entertainment facilities.

For Sale EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Al Anbara (B12)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 2,100,000

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2182 sq. ft.

Sophisticated waterfront community Daria Lyubimova (Ref # AP304329)

Al Basri (B1)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 1,800,000

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1646 sq. ft.

Beachfront living at an attractive price Bilal Khan (Ref # AP169394)

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Al Nabat (B8)

AED 1,800,000

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1137 sq. ft.

Breathtaking sea views Daria Lyubimova (Ref # AP306438)

D Frond (Barhi Villas) The Palm Jumeirah Beachfront living at an attractive price Mohammad Khalid Khan (Ref # VI303241)

Al Hallawi (B14)

AED 4,300,000

The Palm Jumeirah

4 BR 4917 sq. ft.

One of the Best Deals in the Market Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP174498)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 8,500,000 4 BR 5000 sq. ft.

E Frond (Bumaan Villas) The Palm Jumeirah A desirable address Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI303380)

AED 10,600,000 5 BR 5500 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Golden Mile B10 The Palm Jumeirah Affordable luxury Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP301703)

AED 1,617,000 2 BR 2031 sq. ft.

Golden Mile B3 The Palm Jumeirah Affordable luxury Elen Manukyan (Ref # VI299319)

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AED 2,990,000 3 BR 3500 sq. ft.

Jash Falqa (B4) The Palm Jumeirah Stunning view of the sea Nina Pekina (Ref # AP303870)

AED 1,750,000 1 BR 1145 sq. ft.

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Al Shahla (B16)

AED 180,000

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2187 sq. ft.

Fully furnished with style and class Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP306163)

For Rent

Al Khushkar (B20) The Palm Jumeirah Easy living David Lawes (Ref # AP306060)

AED 160,000 3 BR 2159 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Fairmont Palm Residence The Palm Jumeirah 5 Star hotel living with everything you need Robert Kerr (Ref # AP41595)

AED 250,000 2 BR 1820 sq. ft.

L Frond (Fara Villas) The Palm Jumeirah Breathtaking sea views Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI177897)

AED 450,000 4 BR 5000 sq. ft.

Al Das Apartments (B10) The Palm Jumeirah A prestigious address Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP257300)

AED 130,000 1 BR 1184 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Al Sarood (B13)

AED 130,000

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1646 sq. ft.

A host of facilities Better Homes JLT (Ref # AP173219)

Al Tamr (B15) The Palm Jumeirah Privileged location Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP8507)

June 2012

AED 290,000 4 BR 4844 sq. ft.

Al Hamri (B19) The Palm Jumeirah A stunning family home Nicholas Winter (Ref # AP64200)

AED 320,000 4 BR 4917 sq. ft.


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For Sale

For Rent

From AED 1,550,000

From AED 135,000

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1787 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # AP303123) Ali Tabrizi

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1184 sq. ft. A prestigious address

(Ref # AP277046) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1787 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP302744) Nina Pekina

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1307 sq. ft. Brand new luxury apartments

(Ref # AP264960) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 2055 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # AP71688) Babur Ortikov

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1307 sq. ft. Brand new luxury apartments

(Ref # AP264945) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1851 sq. ft. An investment for capital growth

(Ref # AP285553) Robert Kerr

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1307 sq. ft. Brand new luxury apartments

(Ref # AP264307) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1764 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP19330) Babur Ortikov

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1646 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP77689) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1851 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP303042) Ilham Aabid

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1309 sq. ft. The jewel in the crown

(Ref # AP305526) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2260 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP27024) Florin Rusu

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1585 sq. ft. Live by the beach

(Ref # AP277210) Nastaran Heydari

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2180 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP304535) Rahul Anand

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1787 sq. ft. Enchanting seascape views

(Ref # AP284387) Nicole Burt

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1582 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP253533) Nick Nuziale

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1646 sq. ft. Beachfront living at an attractive price

(Ref # AP258998) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR

(Ref # AP174157) Fabio Lombardi

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1646 sq. ft. A prestigious address

(Ref # AP253749) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1700 sq. ft. Close to all amenities

(Ref # AP297643) Sachin Das

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1818 sq. ft. A lush oasis

(Ref # AP279427) Nikhil Narendran

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2439 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP301872) BH Head Office

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2213 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP174468) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1551 sq. ft. One of the Best Deals in the Market

(Ref # AP302955) Ayham Jbara

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1957 sq. ft. Brand new luxury apartments

(Ref # AP264970) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2280 sq. ft. A resort style community

(Ref # AP303984) BH Dubai Marina

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2184 sq. ft. Fully furnished apartment

(Ref # AP306040) Deborah Staines

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 4300 sq. ft. Beachfront living at an attractive price

(Ref # AP299895) Victoria Bazoeanu

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1937 sq. ft. Fabulous ocean views

(Ref # AP245950) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

4 BR 4844 sq. ft. Modern living at its best

(Ref # AP36290) Svetlana Gorbach

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 5107 sq. ft. In a class by itself

(Ref # AP303720) Muneeb Khan Mohammed

The Palm Jumeirah

4 BR 4846 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP165110) Florin Rusu

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 3685 sq. ft. Enjoy life with style

(Ref # AP303239) Faheem Farhan

The Palm Jumeirah

4 BR 5304 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # AP301874) BH Head Office

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 4053 sq. ft. Brand new luxury apartments

(Ref # AP306025) Sharon Sweet

Golden Mile B4 AED 1,550,000 Golden Mile B9 AED 1,600,000

Al Khushkar (B20) AED 1,900,000 Marina Residence 4 AED 1,950,000 Marina Residence 6 AED 1,950,000 Marina Residence 2 AED 2,000,000 Al Hamri (B19) AED 2,100,000

Al Shahla (B16) AED 2,250,000 Al Hatimi (B5) AED 2,600,000

2024 sq. ft.

Fairmont Palm Residence Amazing value AED 2,750,000 Oceana - Aegean AED 2,850,000 Oceana - Aegean AED 2,974,684 Al Dabas (B2) AED 3,030,000

Oceana - Aegean AED 3,100,000 Golden Mile B9 AED 3,500,000 Al Tamr (B15) AED 4,300,000 Al Nabat (B8) AED 6,500,000

Oceana - Caribbean AED 7,000,000

Al Das Apartments (B10) AED 135,000 Tiara - Sapphire AED 135,000 Tiara - Sapphire AED 135,000 Tiara - Amber AED 135,000

Al Shahla (B16) AED 135,000

Tiara - Tanzanite AED 140,000 Al Khudrawi (B6) AED 140,000 Golden Mile B4 AED 145,000

Al Das Apartments (B10) AED 149,000 Al Das Apartments (B10) AED 149,000 Marina Residence 3 AED 150,000 Al Hallawi (B14) AED 165,000 Tiara - Sapphire AED 170,000 Al Khushkar (B20) AED 180,000 Al Haseer (B7) AED 195,000

Marina Residence 1 AED 270,000 Marina Residence 1 AED 275,000 Marina Residence 6 AED 280,000

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38 Downtown

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

For Sale EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Reehan 3 Downtown Dubai Distinctive design Riazuddin Ahmed (Ref # APM215149)

The Residences W1 Downtown Dubai Central and prestigious location Megan Smith (Ref # AP173408)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 1,875,000 2 BR 1338 sq. ft.

AED 1,499,000 1 BR 1024 sq. ft.

Zaafaran 4

AED 1,200,000

Downtown Dubai

1 BR 857 sq. ft.

Excellent value Asal Abedi (Ref # AP306427)

Burj Khalifa

AED 8,610,000

Downtown Dubai

3 BR 2333 sq. ft.

Exclusive residence Tarek Gouda (Ref # AP46282)

Kamoon 2 Downtown Dubai Open to offers Deborah Staines (Ref # AP284502)

Churchill Residency Business Bay Ambitious initiative Roy Yacoub (Ref # AP285426)

AED 2,950,000 3 BR 1967 sq. ft.

AED 803,575 1 BR 1031 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

World Trade Centre Residence Trade Centre 5 Star hotel living with everything you need Liudmila Shapedko (Ref # AP178845)

June 2012

AED 2,030,000 2 BR 1249 sq. ft.

The Residences W3 Downtown Dubai A desirable address Tamara Stubbs (Ref # AP167286)

AED 2,650,000 2 BR 1367 sq. ft.

Burj Khalifa - Armani Residences Downtown Dubai Fully furnished with style and class Rita Mouawad (Ref # AP278035)

AED 29,117,888 2 BR 2237 sq. ft.


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EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

The Lofts - East Downtown Dubai Bright and inviting residence Deborah Staines (Ref # AP306362)

For Rent

Limestone House DIFC Varied architectural styles Binu Abraham (Ref # AP299750)

Hamilton Residency Business Bay A place to call home Niral Jhaveri (Ref # APM304695)

Aspin Royal Residence Trade Centre Central and prestigious location Binu Abraham (Ref # AP304949)

AED 195,000 3 BR 2002 sq. ft.

The Index (One Central Park) DIFC Cutting edge design Deborah Staines (Ref # AP92701)

AED 110,000 2 BR 1226 sq. ft.

AED 90,000 1 BR 980 sq. ft.

Fendi Apartments - Sky Gardens DIFC Experience heights of luxury Rasha Moslyh (Ref # AP305773)

Reehan 5 Downtown Dubai Dynamic environment Florence Roche (Ref # AP65586)

AED 170,000 2 BR 1750 sq. ft.

AED 85,000 1 BR 878 sq. ft.

AED 54,000 1 BR 938 sq. ft.

AED 110,000 3 BR 2201 sq. ft.

The Address Downtown Dubai Downtown Dubai 5 Star hotel living with everything you need Asal Abedi (Ref # AP8295)

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AED 145,000 1 BR 971 sq. ft.

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40 Downtown

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

For Sale

For Rent

From AED 400,000

From AED 40,000

Business Bay

Studio 491 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP298929) Liudmila Shapedko

Business Bay

Studio 533 sq. ft. A place to call home

(Ref # APM304742) Niral Jhaveri

Downtown Dubai

Studio 466 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP65578) Roy Yacoub

Business Bay

1 BR 932 sq. ft. Open to offers

(Ref # APM297304) Niral Jhaveri

DIFC

Studio 456 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP262917) Binu Abraham

DIFC

Studio 432 sq. ft. Inspiring ambience

(Ref # AP305885) Tamara Stubbs

Downtown Dubai

1 BR 705 sq. ft. Privileged location

(Ref # AP303789) Tarek Gouda

Business Bay

1 BR 1147 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP225369) Rasha Moslyh

Downtown Dubai

1 BR 906 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP306597) Asal Abedi

Downtown Dubai

1 BR 753 sq. ft. One of the Best Deals in the Market

(Ref # AP306000) Better Homes Head Office

DIFC

1 BR

(Ref # AP306554) Aiham Al Sheikh Saleh

Business Bay

1 BR 900 sq. ft. Ready to move in

(Ref # AP239885) Florence Roche

Business Bay

1 BR 1356 sq. ft. Spacious living

(Ref # AP303694) Tarek Gouda

DIFC

2 BR 1436 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP306523) Riazuddin Ahmed

Business Bay

2 BR 1306 sq. ft. An investment for capital growth

(Ref # AP306583) Nathan Bennett

Trade Centre

3 BR 2201 sq. ft. Central and prestigious location

(Ref # AP304947) Binu Abraham

DIFC

1 BR 1066 sq. ft. Exceptional deal!

(Ref # AP45085) Megan Smith

DIFC

2 BR 1389 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP305927) Riazuddin Ahmed

Business Bay

2 BR 1283 sq. ft. Ambitious initiative

(Ref # AP304335) Robert Kerr

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1290 sq. ft. A great family option

(Ref # AP237661) Jawad Motiwala

Business Bay

2 BR 1506 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP302217) Liudmila Shapedko

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1282 sq. ft. Wide range of retail, entertainment and dining

(Ref # AP168686) Better Homes Head Office

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1300 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP306051) Asal Abedi

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1224 sq. ft. A prestigious address

(Ref # AP305630) Florence Roche

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1213 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP70639) Rene Neil Dsouza

Business Bay

3 BR 2250 sq. ft. Spacious living

(Ref # AP305027) Mohammad Mukram

Downtown Dubai

2 BR

1348 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP257699) Thomas Bunker

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1234 sq. ft. Central and prestigious location

(Ref # AP79246) Mohammad Mukram

Business Bay

2 BR 1601 sq. ft. A prestigious address

(Ref # AP298172) Tarek Gouda

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1342 sq. ft. Everything on your doorstep

(Ref # AP75196) Pooja Barooah

Business Bay

3 BR 2035 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # AP305056) Tarek Gouda

Trade Centre

Studio 810 sq. ft. Ultra luxury units

(Ref # AP305448) Tarek Gouda

Business Bay

3 BR 2088 sq. ft. A great family option

(Ref # AP299030) Aneliya Miladinova

Business Bay

3 BR 2062 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP297646) Riazuddin Ahmed

Business Bay

3 BR 2062 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP297646) Riazuddin Ahmed

DIFC

3 BR 2250 sq. ft. Brand new luxury apartments

(Ref # AP303939) Asal Abedi

Scala Tower AED 400,000 Burj Al Nujoom AED 539,708 Liberty House AED 725,000 The Lofts AED 846,000

Burj Views AED 1,000,000

797 sq. ft.

The Index (One Central Park) Premier location AED 1,036,100 Executive Tower B AED 1,150,000 Churchill Executive AED 1,161,500 Park Tower A AED 1,195,000 Executive Tower K AED 1,450,000 Executive Tower M AED 1,520,000 Zanzebeel 3 AED 1,600,000 Yansoon 2 AED 1,605,251

Burj Views A - West Tower Competitive price, call now AED 1,651,652 Executive Tower B AED 1,700,000 Executive Tower F AED 2,035,000 Executive Tower H AED 2,150,000 Executive Tower L AED 2,474,400

June 2012

Hamilton Residency AED 40,000 Hamilton Residency AED 56,000 Park Tower B AED 60,000 Windsor Manor AED 60,000 Reehan 7 AED 75,000

Executive Tower B AED 77,000 Park Tower B AED 105,000 Aspin Royal Residence AED 110,000 Park Tower A AED 110,000 8 Boulevard Walk AED 120,000 Reehan 8 AED 120,000

The Lofts - West AED 120,000 Executive Tower K AED 128,000 Kamoon 1 AED 130,000

Zanzebeel 1 AED 130,000

The Monarch Dubai AED 150,000 Executive Tower L AED 160,000 Limestone House AED 210,000


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FOR RENT

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

FOR RENT

FOR RENT

AAA Villa

AED 230,000

Muhaisnah

4 BR 5200 sq. ft.

Ideal family living Mouhanad Abou Fadel (Ref # VI304835)

Ghoroob A39

AED 58,500

Mirdif

2 BR 1280 sq. ft.

A great family option Better Homes Dubai North (Ref # AP302691)

FOR RENT

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Skycourts Tower E

AED 44,000

Dubailand

2 BR 1291 sq. ft.

Strategic location Moin Jehanzeb (Ref # AP306612)

FOR SALE

FOR RENT

Fairfield Dubai Marina Privileged location Binu Abraham (Ref # AP275200)

AED 1,750,000 2 BR 1244 sq. ft.

The Cove

AED 66,000

The Cove 5 Star hotel living with everything you need Abid Aziz (Ref # VI9817)

1 BR 1365 sq. ft.

OSM 4 Villas

AED 115,000

Mirdif

4 BR 2250 sq. ft.

Elegant fixtures Sana Hajjar (Ref # VI297970)

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES FOR SALE

Garden Apartments Mirdif A desirable address Mouhanad Abou Fadel (Ref # AP23983)

AED 1,172,000 2 BR 1470 sq. ft.

Precinct 2 - The Lagoon Mina Al Arab Brand new luxury apartments Abid Aziz (Ref # AP304141)

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AED 850,000 2 BR 2001 sq. ft.

The Royal Breeze

AED 400,000

Al Hamra Village Beachfront living at an attractive price Abid Aziz (Ref # AP302603)

1 BR 828 sq. ft.

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42 Abu Dhabi

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

For Sale

Al Muneera Al Raha Beach Sophisticated waterfront community Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP304296)

Tala Tower Al Reem Island One of the Best Deals in the Market Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP286941)

Al Muneera Al Raha Beach Ideal family living Imran Ellam (Ref # VI305821)

June 2012

AED 925,672 1 BR 897 sq. ft.

Al Naseem C

AED 3,150,000

Al Raha Beach

3 BR 2441 sq. ft.

Ready to move in Imran Ellam (Ref # AP304267)

Al Muneera

AED 2,399,000

Al Raha Beach

4 BR 2507 sq. ft.

Live by the beach Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP303520)

Sky Tower

Al Naseem A

Al Reem Island

Al Raha Beach

Cutting edge design Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP304207)

Looking for lifestyle? Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP303957)

AED 1,900,000

AED 1,649,000

2 BR 1338 sq. ft.

2 BR 1399 sq. ft.

AED 889,200 1 BR 936 sq. ft.

AED 4,500,000 4 BR 4734 sq. ft.

Saadiyat Beach Saadiyat Island A stunning family home Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI301827)

AED 5,950,000 4 BR 4411 sq. ft.

Desert Community Al Reef Exceptional deal! Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI292876)

AED 1,000,000 2 BR 1832 sq. ft.


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EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Marina Heights I

AED 160,000

Al Reem Island

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Al Seef Compound

3 BR 1701 sq. ft.

Ideal family living Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP289281)

Al Seef Compound Al Matar Ready to move in Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP289199)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

JK VIllas Khalifa A Ready to move in Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI299978)

Contemporary Community Al Reef 12 Cheque Contract Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # VI244025)

AED 130,000

RDK 25

AED 225,000

2 BR 1109 sq. ft.

Khalifa A

6 BR 13256 sq. ft.

Price negotiable Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP304684)

2 BR 944 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 160,000

Al Matar

AED 95,000

Rawdhat

A desirable address Alfiya Musina (Ref # AP305777)

For Rent

Sheikh Sultan Building

3 BR 2271 sq. ft.

Experience heights of luxury Alfiya Musina (Ref # VI305573)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

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Al Seef Compound Al Matar Privileged location Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP289375)

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AED 90,000 1 BR 829 sq. ft.

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For Sale

Detroit House OSR

AED 468,208

Dubailand Amazing value Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF306693)

Jumeirah Business Centre 5

AED 823,575

Jumeirah Lake Towers 900 sq. ft.

Grosvenor Business Tower

AED 875,250

Tecom 1185 sq. ft.

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1167 sq. ft.

Bayswater Business Bay Competitive price, call now Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF304903)

AED 604,583 806 sq. ft.

Emirates Financial Tower

Emirates Financial Tower

AED 3,760,200

DIFC Modern infrastructure and facilities Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF302073)

Le Solarium

2089 sq. ft.

AED 591,542

Dubai Silicon Oasis Aesthetic appeal Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF301986)

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AED 5,956,200

DIFC Modern infrastructure and facilities Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF302052)

Liberty House

AED 1,708,000

DIFC 1076 sq. ft.

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Lake View Tower

3309 sq. ft.

AED 476,000

Jumeirah Lake Towers 976 sq. ft.

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476 sq. ft.


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Warehouse (JW56)

AED 56,472

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Jafza Warehouse

AED 530,253

Jebel Ali Strategic location Rukhsana Shaikh (Ref # WH305602)

HDS Tower

Al Reem Tower Competitive price, call now Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF305276)

AED 617,021

Jebel Ali 2353 sq. ft.

AED 30,031

Dubai Investment Park 18938 sq. ft.

Jafza Warehouse Strategic location Rukhsana Shaikh (Ref # WH305605)

22036 sq. ft.

Detroit House

AED 38,717

Dubailand 667 sq. ft.

Excellent value Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF296871)

900 sq. ft.

AED 452,400

Jumeirah Lake Towers Excellent value Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF295579)

Fortune Executive Tower

9048 sq. ft.

AED 66,420

Jumeirah Lake Towers Competitive price, call now Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF22698)

Emirates Financial Tower

AED 289,335

DIFC 1107 sq. ft.

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1929 sq. ft.

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Alderson and Associates Legal Consultants and Dispute Resolution Advisors WITH OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE, WE’RE HERE TO GUIDE..

Alderson and Associates in Ras Al Khaimah and Dubai offer a personal Legal Service. For a fixed consultation fee you will receive sound Legal Advice in the following areas: • Divorce and Children Matters • Corporate/Commercial • Child Abduction and Relocation cases • Contracts • International Family Law • Marine Law • Arbitration • Intellectual property • Property and Dispute Resolution • Mergers and Acquisitions • Wills & Inheritance • Advocacy in the UAE Courts for all matter Alderson and Associates have formed an Association with Mubasheri Advocates in Dubai. We offer a Free Legal clinic on each Wednesday morning and you can arrange an appointment for one free hour of legal advice on any matter. Telephone us on 04-3589998 or email us at: info@aldersonandassociates.com or info@mubasherilawyers.ae Carol Alderson Managing Partner Experienced in all aspects of Laws for UK and UAE

Question: I was divorced from my wife in the UK Courts 5 years ago and have a current Order to pay maintenance to her and my three children. I’ve recently lost my job and whilst I’ve been allowed to remain on sponsorship with the company until I find other employment, I’m rapidly running out of money and cannot afford to maintain the maintenance Order. What can I do? Answer:

Omaya Shanti Legal Consultant Family and Children Practitioner in UK and UAE Courts

Dawn Chisholm Experienced family lawyer In UK and UAE, Wills and Property

With any Order that is made for you to make a regular payment, whether it would be as a result of repayment of a debt or payment of maintenance under a Court Order, the debt remains payable and enforceable as long as it exists in the Courts. Therefore, you have one of two choices. In the first instance, it might be wise to write to your ex-wife and explain your situation and ask her if she will formally agree in writing to suspend or reduce the payments that you are making until your circumstances improve. If she is not willing to do so, then it is important that you apply to the Court as quickly as possible for a variation of the original Order because the sooner that variation is made, a new Order will be put in place for a reduced payment. If, in the meantime, you find alternative employment and are able to resume payments, you can always choose to withdraw your application, however, you may wish to proceed especially if your new employment is at a reduced salary which would, thus, still make it difficult for you to maintain payments under the original Order. In these sort of situations it is always better to try and deal with matters with the consent of the other party in the first instance and if she requires proof of your lack of employment, then I am sure a letter from your ex-employers might persuade her to agree to a temporary suspension or reduction. As the leading lawyer in Dubai dealing with International Family matters, you can always contact me for assistance as I deal with these issues on a daily basis.


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RENTALS

Office

Al Awir District Deira District

Downtown District

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Dubai Silicon Oasis

40,680

130,515

85,598

45

55

50

Deira

49,140

2,225,000

1,137,070

70

100

85

Garhoud

43,420

308,700

176,060

65

90

78

Downtown Burj Dubai

565,950

1,047,420

806,685

150

180

165

Trade Centre

87,875

1,957,600

1,022,738

95

160

128

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Retail

Al Awir District

International City

26,250

38,250

32,250

35

45

40

Deira District

Deira

1,471,500

2,043,750

1,757,625

90

125

108

Downtown District

Dubai Investment Park

742,000

1,280,880

1,011,440

70

90

80

Emirates Living District

Jumeirah Lake Towers

77,940

445,080

261,510

90

120

105

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Dubailand District

Dubai Investment Park

113,320

1,550,000

831,660

20

25

23

Meydan District

Al Quoz

72,500

696,570

384,535

25

30

28

Jebel Ali District

Jebel Ali

46,380

6,000,000

3,023,190

20

25

23

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Jumeirah Lake Towers

280,000

8,382,500

4,331,250

500

900

700

Warehouse

SALES

Office

Marina Emirates Living District

Dubai Marina

1,650,000

6,494,600

4,072,300

1,200

1,600

1,400

Downtown District

DIFC

1,756,800

20,400,000

11,078,400

1,800

2,200

2,000

Dubailand District

Dubailand

525,800

5,133,125

2,829,463

550

700

625

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Jumeirah Lake Towers

753,600

1,112,000

932,800

1,200

1,600

1,400

Business Bay

1,950,000

17,600,000

9,775,000

1,300

1,600

1,450

Dubai Marina

5,102,000

6,377,500

5,739,750

2000

2500

2,250

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Dubailand District

Dubai Investment Park

113,320

1,550,000

831,660

20

25

23

Meydan District

Al Quoz

72,500

696,570

384,535

25

30

28

Retail

Marina Emirates Living District

Warehouse

Prices per sq/ft Sales Index Report - April 2012 Conversion rates correct at time of press

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Bloomin’ marvellous

As the mercury soars, create your own petal-strewn haven with rose motifs, pretty trims and scents straight from an English country garden...

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Main image: Borastapeter Oxford wallpaper, AED1,795, thekollektion.com 1 Florpatch Boxes, AED75-95, Zara Home 2 Flowers, prices vary, Natural Decorations @ Harvey Nichols 3 Peony cushion, AED400, Bloomingdale’s Home 4 Butterfly, AED430, United Furniture 5 Secret Garden cushion, AED825, Bloomingdale’s Home 6 Hanging Hearts book, AED29, amazon. com 7 Royal Albert plate, AED125, Bloomingdale’s Home 8 Yankee Candle Garden Hideaway, AED89, Lifestyle

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A stitch in time

Searching for a one-off interiors piece with a story of its own? The answer may be closer than you think... There’s a quiet revolution going on in the world of interior design. For years, traditional Emirati crafts – once key in the creation of family homes – have lain dormant, forgotten in the furore of luxury malls and vast economic growth. Rural artisans have kept their skills but, without the courage and opportunity to take on global brands, their work has been forgotten. Until now. Slowly but surely, hand-produced items, crafted by artisans from all over the Emirates, are finding their way onto the market. Look closely, and you’ll see that the shelves of small boutiques, cultural hubs and arty cafes are bright with traditional weaving and embroidery – and it’s being snapped up faster than ever. Look even closer and you’ll see that most of the products were made by the ladies of Sougha, an organisation created by the government-subsidised Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development. It hasn’t been an

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easy journey, but Leila Ben-Gacem, Senior Manager of the Entrepreneurship Development Department and driving force behind the initiative, is glowing with Sougha’s success. “People always think that there are no artisans in the UAE, but they’re wrong; 40 years ago the community had to produce everything with their own hands. Every rural woman traditionally has a craft – whether that is palm-weaving, embroidery, or making hand-spun wool – and we started Sougha to give them business awareness. We wanted to tell them that their products could be of better quality, in better colours, and such changes would make people want to buy them. At first, they didn’t believe us – they thought that they were too far removed from the new reality to sell anything.” Leila and her team embarked on a huge re-education project: “I went door to door through the remote Western Region of Abu

Dhabi, trying to explain to the women that we would help them help themselves. Not everybody accepted that, but eventually we recruited a small group of ladies. We designed them projects that we thought would sell, such as vanity cases, cushion covers and bags, and spent the whole of 2009 training them and honing their skills.

‘People think there are no artisans in the UAE, but they’re wrong’ It was a difficult task – many of our artisans are illiterate, and they have such large families that they can only dedicate a few hours at a time – but it was very rewarding.” When success eventually came, it was on a scale that not even Leila could have predicted. At the 2010 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair,


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selling the hand-made products of just 15 Emirati ladies on a small stall, Sougha took AED53,000 over four days. “It was incredible. Of course, every woman in the Western Region heard about it – afterwards, we were inundated with requests from people who wanted to join us!” Now Leila has a group of around 100 women who make regular incomes of AED3-5,000 from their crafts, and the projects have become increasingly ambitious. “We have been very successful with the textile weaving, basket weaving, talli embroidery and leathermaking. We now have groups in Fujairah, Ajman and Sharjah. Our products are more complex, more innovative – and we are continuing to develop local skills. We create coasters, table runners and soft furnishings, and have found a synergy between traditional crafts and modern demands such as iPad cases and laptop bags. We also collaborate with designers, producing materials and textiles for them.” One such designer is Mira Ghanem, a Dubai-based furniture designer of Finnish and Lebanese descent, who has been producing furniture in the UAE for the past ten years. Her designs feature colourful woven fabric from Sougha, combined with camel leather from Abu Dhabi’s Al Khaznah Tannery. “Local craftsmen see great potential in developing furniture pieces, and the options and colour palettes have so many different possibilities that I can hardly keep up with all of the concepts.” One of Mira’s concepts, a modern twist on the traditional majlis, took her to

Dubai’s Design Days, a leading interiors exhibition. “It made perfect sense to combine traditional camel leather with a contemporary design. The story behind the use of camel leather with the modern majlis sofa can be traced back through the story of desert life – it speaks directly to the heritage of the UAE. The designs have had a wonderfully positive response in both the local and international market; people are either attracted to the idea to own a memory from their time in the Arab world, or they are genuinely keen on the design. We’ve had requests coming in from all over the world.” For Leila, the re-invention of traditional pieces and crafts is ever-tempting: “I would love to start producing furniture – there are so many men, especially in the northern emirates, who are skilled in wood and leather work. They make drums, boats, instruments – all from palm tree wood, leaves and fibres, as well as leather from their animals. I’ve no doubt that their techniques could be customised to make good furniture.” In the meantime, Leila and her group of dedicated trainers continue to work with Emirati women, and the core values of Sougha are stronger than ever: “We make sure that the women make no social sacrifices; the training is always provided by females, and we never ask them to go far from their homes. Their culture is part of their legacy; in order to protect Emirati crafts, we have to respect the ladies that do them – without them, Sougha would be nothing.”

Sadou canvas art, from AED700 “This piece is from a limited collection of artwork inspired by the beautiful Sadou woven fabrics that are made using the traditional Emirati ground loom. This particular design, Sadou 12, is printed on high-quality canvas material and mounted on a sturdy timber frame.” Designer: Rebecca McIlwraith r.mcilwraith@ gmail.com

Cushions, prices on request “I have selected colourful woven fabrics by Sougha and combined them with camel leather. Every piece is unique, and is priced according to the style, design and artisan.” Designer: Mira Ghanem info@empireid.net

The Palm coffee tables, from AED4,650 “The palm has both influenced the design and provided the material for this table, and the surface is a colourful Sarood palm leaf weave created by Emirati women.” Designer: Khalid Shafar khalidshafar.co.nz

Where to buy Sougha products: More Cafe outlets throughout Dubai (04 3398934); O’de Rose boutique, Dubai (o-derose.com); Central Market Souk, Abu Dhabi (centralmarket.ae). sougha@khalifafund.gov.ae

June 2012


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My Style

5 of the best... Rugs

Essential interiors inspiration – whatever your taste

Need to cover up tired tiles? Put your own stamp on the floor with these top buys...

because the backdrop is beautiful. Everyone enjoys the space. Never forget your personality – it should be represented everywhere in your home. Little details can make such a difference. I love to explore colour in unusual ways – for example, on the floors. We have worked on the floors as a canvas to enhance the ambiance of our home.

SABINA SINHA MD of arty interiors boutique Modula Conceptio, Sabina loves to blend classic touches with contemporary styling My home décor style is ‘modern eclectic’ – I take inspiration from artists and artisans from all over the world. Many of the designers I admire are relatively unknown in the commercial world. They have not been recognised – not because of a lack of talent, but because they prefer not to commercialise their work. I think that this is the true spirit of the masters. An insider’s tip for stand-out furnishings is Baxter, in Italy. Their products are the perfect balance of contemporary and classic, and are of very high quality. I love to relax in my living room. It looks out over the sea; we use it as a family room

Gumball Yummi, AED954 boxedonline.com

My home wouldn’t be complete without my custom-designed coffee table in resin by Mino Long; it’s in the colours of the sea, with a water effect on the surface. I am pleased to stock Mino’s work – he’s a unique artist who manages to bring surfaces to life using resin. His flooring, wall panels and furniture are fantastic.

‘Little details make such a difference. I love to explore colour in unusual ways...’ I’m always on the look-out for new furniture – my next purchase will be a chandelier for my living room. The style I want is contemporary with a hint of classic detailing, but I haven’t found the right one yet. I’ll keep searching, though, because the perfect one will complete the setting of my living room.

Maxwell, AED735 Crate and Barrel

Ottawa Fingerprint, AED3,395 BoConcept

Tickled pink: products for any pocket

Paul Smith Swirl, AED20,060 The Rug Company

budget Glass vase, AED65 Pan Emirates

mid-price

splurge

Magenta vase, AED112 Zara Home

Fringe vase, AED250 Bloomingdale’s Home

Zigghi, AED625 Zara Home

June 2012


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Better... Kitchens

Breathe new life into the heart of your home with these cutting-edge designs

Kitchens and Beyond

Open-plan hub

Futuristic lab

When space is limited, you need a kitchen that can adapt to your living area. Think discreet appliances, islands with comfortable seating, and enough storage to keep the worktops clutter-free. For a real multi-tasker, look no further than +SEGMENT (pictured above), designed by Kitchens and Beyond (knb.ae). With seamless electric hobs and wall-mounted extractor fans (essential when your oven is a few metres from your sofa), fuss is kept to a minimum, and sleek standalone worktops will help to break up the floor space. Choose neutral-coloured finishings for a look that won’t date, and stick to a paint palette that fits in with your living area. Free-standing spotlights will free up worktops, and can be switched off to darken the kitchen and create an intimate mood while you’re dining.

If you love experimenting in the kitchen, why not shake things up with a contemporary design? This Metris Contour Curve workspace (pictured below) from Under One Roof (underoneroof.ae) uses curved features to

‘Island worktops can help to break up the space in open-plan areas’ June 2012

create a wide peninsular that can incorporate appliances and a dining area – perfect for sociable cooks. There’s more than enough internal storage to hide away all of your herbs and spices, and the smooth-surfaced contours are truly timeless.

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Minimalist studio Is it a kitchen or a workshop? If the idea of a traditional cooking space leaves you cold, a functional design like this no-nonsense layout from Euro Cucina (eurocucina.ae) is spot-on. Chrome finishings and light woods lend a fuss-free style, with neutral tiles, a smooth electric stove and blank wallmounted cupboards keeping the colour

Euro Cucina

palette reined in. These sturdy units will conceal a host of appliances and messy dry stores, so you won’t have to worry about your worktops getting cluttered. When it comes to accessories, liven things up with bright crockery and pans, or go all-out with sleek metallics and chunky white china. Either way, this is a look that’s as hard-working as it is stylish – just like you.

‘These study units will conceal a host of appliances and messy dry stores, so you won’t have to worry about your worktops getting cluttered up’ Don't forget the kitchen sink... Revamp your work space without re-modelling with a classic sink from Kohler

Wheatland

Lawnfield

Solico

Bespoke creation Decorated with a cast relief of dancing maidens taken from an antique carving, this artisan creation is more Italian masterpiece than everyday kitchen. From Solico’s NEFF collection, these frescoed cupboards and cabinets feature a soft patina finish, the result of subtle layers of paint and glaze that are lovingly applied by hand to re-create the charm of a piece of antique furniture. For maximum impact, invest in ornate light fixtures, elegant seating and plenty of freshly-cut blooms; this look is all about high drama and attention to detail, so make sure your crockery’s up to scratch too!

Bellegrove Prices on request: kohler.com

June 2012


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3 OF THE BEST... home entertainment systems

Ask the experts

Practical solutions for domestic dilemmas

Create a top-notch cinema experience in your living room with these high-tech buys

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision, BeoLab and BeoSound ranges. Prices vary, for details and stockists see bang-olufsen.com

Samsung HT-E6750W 3D Blu-ray 7.1 Home Entertainment System, AED3,999, major retailers city-wide. samsung.com/ae

Panasonic Full HD 3D Blu-ray disc Home Theatre System, AED1,999, major retailers citywide. eplus.panasonic.ae

LG 3D Smart TV Full Channel Wireless Home Theatre System, AED3,999, Sharaf DG & Carrefour. lg.com/ae

“We’ve just redecorated our living room, and want a stylish entertainment system to boot. My husband wants high-tech gadgets but I’m more concerned about hiding unsightly wires – what can you recommend?” – Charlotte, Arabian Ranches HOW TO BUY THE BIG SCREEN Vinod Nair, General Manager, Samsung Gulf Electronics

TO GO WIRELESS OR NOT? Leila Hussein, Expat, Jumeirah Beach Residence

INSTALLING THE SYSTEM Gitte Borup Nielsen, Bang & Olufsen

“When choosing your home entertainment system, aesthetics, functionality and features are important – but you should think about how you’re going to use the products too. Some televisions are WiFi enabled, and our Smart TV ES 8000 and ES 7500 offer full HD 2D and 3D capabilities. Lots of add-ons are included: Smart Interaction allows you to control your TV by speaking to it in 26 different languages, Smart Content has a range of fun features and the Apps store has over 300 Smart TV applications – guaranteed to keep everyone entertained.”

“Wires are a necessary part of home entertainment systems! Invest in a roomy television stand and it’ll all be hidden away. The key is to make sure that all the components are of the best quality – if you want to replace everything you have, you can often get a good deal if you buy it all from the same brand. There are some brilliant wireless speakers on the market but don’t scrimp on a good set. Highquality connections can make all the difference, so if you don’t have a big enough budget opt for high definition visual and fibre optic audio cables instead.”

“We offer a range of entertainment technologies, but the key for us – and our customers – is integrating them into the living area. If you’re concerned about wires, the Beoliving concept is for you. The range is built seamlessly into your home, and features screens that emerge silently from the wall when summoned, a full spectrum of audio and video equipment, and a personalised remote to control it all. Automatic lighting, heating and security systems can be incorporated too – allowing you to complement your viewing experience perfectly.”

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Spanish bites Bring a taste of the Mediterranean to your table with these tasty tapas recipes

For chef Marta Yanci (pictured right), tapas aren’t just party nibbles – they’re ingrained in her culture. Her traditional recipes have been the toast of the town ever since she founded bespoke catering company Marta’s Kitchen, and now she’s passing on her gastronomic secrets in ever-popular culinary workshops. But what makes the Spanish morsels so special? “Tapas enable you to try a lot of different flavours and textures in just one meal, and there’s something for everyone’s taste. The word tapa means ‘lid’ or ‘cover’; tapas were originally pieces of bread that waiters would put on top of clients’ drinks to stop bugs or flies from getting in. There are subtle regional differences between

the dishes too: In the north of Spain – San Sebastian, for example, where I am from – tapas are called pintxos, and sometimes they are true pieces of art. A pintxo is conceived as a miniature dish, rather than just an appetizer. In the south, in Andalucía, tapas tend to be more traditional and less elaborate. The produce they have is amazing and they like to keep it simple.” But are locallyavailable ingredients up to scratch? “Of course they are! For instance, local tomatoes are perfect for gazpacho. I have always loved experimenting in the kitchen but it wasn’t until I came to Dubai that I was given the chance to follow my dream.” martaskitchen.com

STUFFED MUSHROOM TAPAS

GAZPACHO SHOTS

“Deliciously juicy – just like the mushroom tapas served in La Rioja, in northern Spain”

“A healthy appetiser, perfect for summer”

Serves 6 • 6 large mushrooms • 3 slices of beef ham • 1 small onion • 1 garlic clove • 2 tbsp of soy sauce • 1 tbsp of red vinegar • Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC. Wash the mushrooms and separate the sticks from the caps. Finely chop the onion and sauté with olive oil.

2. Finely chop the garlic and mushroom sticks, as well as the beef ham. When the onion goes transparent, add the garlic and mushroom sticks to the pan, together with the soy sauce, wine, and salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes on a moderate heat. Remove from the heat, then add the ham. 3. Lie the mushroom caps bottom-up and fill each one with the mixture. Bake on a greaseproof tray for 15-20 minutes, until tender. Serve immediately.

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Serves 6 (generously) • 2kg ripe tomatoes • 1 cucumber • 1 green bell pepper • 1 garlic clove • 50ml red vinegar • 30ml extra virgin olive oil • Salt, to taste

1. Remove the skin from the cucumber with a peeler. Place the tomatoes into a heat-proof bowl, cover with boiling water and set aside for 30-60 seconds. The skins will quickly split; remove the tomatoes from the water using a fork, and when they’ve cooled simply strip away the skin. 2. Dice all of the vegetables, and blend everything except the oil in a food processor on a high setting. When the mixture is smooth, add the oil and blend on a low setting. 3. Pass the liquid through a sieve to remove any seeds or chunks, then refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve chilled in small glasses with finely-chopped bread, fresh tomato or raw onion as a garnish.


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CEVICHE

GAMBAS AL AJILLO

“A very popular dish that originated in South America – serve this simple Peruvian recipe in bowls or tartlets”

“Traditionally made in clay bowls, this recipe works fantastically with fresh Gulf seafood”

Serves 2 • 1 tilapia fillet • Juice of 1 lemon • Fresh coriander • 1 small red onion • Salt, to taste

1. Dice the fish and place it in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle with a generous pinch of salt and let it rest in the fridge for 10 minutes.

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Now add the lemon juice, and let the fish rest for half an hour. The acidity from the lemon will marinate and ‘cook’ the fish.

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Finely chop the onion and coriander, and add to the mixture. Stir well and serve immediately.

Serves 4 • 200g small shrimps • 5-6 small red chilies • 2 garlic cloves • 3 tbsp olive oil • Salt, to taste

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Peel and chop the garlic in to thick slices, and sauté on a moderate heat in a pan with olive oil.

2. When the garlic is golden, add the shrimps, salt and chilies, stirring constantly to prevent the garlic from burning. 3. When the shrimps are cooked (after roughly 3 minutes), serve straight away in small tapas bowls with plenty of fresh bread to dip in the sauce. June 2012


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Que aproveche!

Want to try your hand at making tapas? Serve them up in style with these hot new kitchen must-haves

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62 Community & Service Directory

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

Car Maintenance

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

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

cleaning 25326464

General Cleaning

Car Upholstery Cleaning

Sofas & Carpets Cleaning

Floor Care

Mattress Cleaning

Upholstery Cleaning

Contact : Mr. Andrew Lamb Tel: 04 3470400, Fax: 04 3470401 Email: info@aaadubai.com Website: www.aaadubai.com

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Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

Reliable Filipino Staff

PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICES

Call 800 Reform 800 733676

* Apartment / Villa Cleaning * Office Cleaning * Tailor Made Cleaning Packages * Express Cleaning * Deep Cleaning Packages * Uniformed English Speaking Maids

Tel: 04 395 1778 Email: info@reform.ae www.reform.ae Furniture

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Tel: 04-3933329 / 8, Mob: 050-6254738 Our Services: Fax: 3933340, P.O. Box 51605, Dubai - U.A.E

Email: akce@emirates.net.ae www.alkhayatgroup.com Kitchen and Bathroom Refurbishment  Web: Our Services: Air-conditioning, Electrical and Plumbing  Kitchen and Bathroom Refurbishment  Our Services: Carpentry & Painting  Garden Maintenance Air-conditioning, Electrical and Plumbing  Kitchen and Bathroom Refurbishment  Masonry, Carpentry & Painting  Carpentry & Painting  Air-conditioning, Electrical and Plumbing  Our Services: General Cleaning & Housekeeping  Masonry, Carpentry & Painting  Carpentry & Painting  Kitchen and Bathroom Refurbishment  Water Tank Cleaning  General Cleaning & Housekeeping  Air-conditioning, Electrical and Plumbing Masonry, Carpentry & Painting   Duct Cleaning  Water Tank Cleaning Carpentry & Painting General Cleaning & Housekeeping  Pool Maintenance  Masonry, Carpentry & Painting Duct Cleaning  Tank Cleaning Our Water Services: General Cleaning & Housekeeping  Pool Maintenance  Duct Cleaning  

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Pool Maintenance  Kitchen and Bathroom Refurbishment Farnek Avireal Duct Cleaning  Air-conditioning Pool Maintenance   Swiss Company Contact Us Farnek Avireal Electrical and Plumbing  OverMechanical, • 30 years in the UAE Over 30 years in the UAE  Swiss Company  Farnek AvirealCarpentry & Painting • employees Masonry,  1,500 More than 100 vehicles and 1500 employees  Avireal Over Farnek 30 years in the UAE  locations Swiss Company • 7 office General Cleaning & Housekeeping Offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai & RAK  Swiss Company • 1 contact number More than 100 vehicles and 1500 employees  Over years in the UAE  Water30 Tank Cleaning 30 years in the UAE  inOver Offices Abu Dhabi, Dubai & RAK  More than 100 vehicles and 1500 employees 800 Duct Cleaning  More than 100 vehicles 1500 employees(327635)  FARNEK (327635) Calland 800 FARNEK Offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai & RAK P.O. Pool Maintenance Offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai & RAK  Box  : 5423, Dubai, U.A.E., Email: info@farnek.com, Web: www.farnek.com

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The Cool Group

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The climate changes with seasons, especially here in the United Arab Emirates. Some climatic conditions are conducive for outdoor activities, while others are inhospitable. However, we have a solution for you’re outdoors and indoors needs. Our Dubai-based Cool Group has technologies to neutralize these vagaries in weather and lower the outdoor temperature by 10° – 15° C. At Mist&Cool™ we are devoted to providing our customers with the most innovative and highest quality misting products available and at the most competitive prices. The concept of “evaporative cooling” has been used for many years. The “desert cooler” is a good example. Mist&Cool™ has redefined the old principle and made systems a hundred times more efficient, using modern technology. While most commonly used for cooling misting can also be used for air filtration, dust abatement, disinfection, odor removal, fire and smoke control, special effects and much more. Our current installations of Mist&Cool™ include commercial, residential, industrial and agricultural applications. We also supply explosion proof cooling systems / equipment to the oil & gas industry. At Mist&Cool™ we promise to listen to our customer’s needs and provide them with exciting cutting edge products and the tools to sell them.

THE COOL GROUP L.L.C / Mist & Cool USA Tel: +971 4 386 8682 / +971 4 325 9739 Fax: +971 4 386 8699 DUNE Center, Al Dhiyafa Road , SATWA Dubai - U.A.E

The Cool Shop

Dubai - Abu Dhabi - Kuwait - Muscat - Doha - Colombo - Beirut - Cyprus


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Garden Maintenance

Division of Acacia LLC

One stop shop for all your indoor and outdoor gardening needs... Mar.Et e p a A ndsc ai, U.

b a The oLx: 126749, 2D8u7 3151

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Laundry

• A place where your clothes receive special care & cleansing. • A place that offers the very highest in efficiency & value for money in laundry services.

04 323 2722

www.richieslaundry.com

Info@underoneroof.ae www.underoneroof.ae

CALL US NOW!! 04 341 4484

Maintenance

Team supports all areas of asset management including Air-Conditioning, Electrical, Plumbing, Lifts, Safety Systems, Architectural elements and more • • • • • • • • •

Electromechanical works Air conditioning installation & maintenance Plumbing & sanitary contracting Painting contracting Carpentry & flooring contracting Building cleaning services Annual maintenance contracting New & Old work Swimming Pool maintenance Outsource specialised services

Contact:

04 339 3405

206, Al Goze Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, PO BOX 46070, Dubai, UAE.


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Green Vista Landscaping & Swimming Pool Co.

Exclusive Contractors for • Swimming Pool • Wood Works • Paving Works/Tiling Works • Soft Landscaping • Water Features • Rockeries • Garden Lighting Works • Garden Maintenance

Call: 050 550 5811

Email: fauzaan@greenvistauae.com Web: greenvistauae.com


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Garden Maintenance

ARTIFICIAL GRASS, FOOTBALL PITCH MAINTENANCE SERVICE

RESIDENTIAL SAUNA

BACKYARD GOLF PUTTING AREA

FOOTBALL COURT

BIN TAMMAN MODERN ENTERPRISES L.L.C. P.O. BOX 125453, DUBAI, UAE Email: ales@sportfloorme.com, Tel: 04 3596243, Fax: 04 3596242 Maintenance Size: 6cmX6cm

HITCHES & GLITCHES OFFERS A/C Maintenance & Duct Cleaning Electrical & Plumbing Painting & Carpentry Pool & Garden Maintenance Villa Renovations & Extensions Landscaping Water Tank Cleaning Commercial Facilities Management Exhibition Stands (Fabrication & Storage)

HITCHES & GLITCHES

For More Information: 800 - H AND G or 800 42634 www.hitchesandglitches.ae

Maintenance

Maintenance

“One Call Fix All” • Air-conditioning servicing and Installation. • Electrical. • Plumbing. • Carpentry. • Masonry. • Pool Maintenance. • Water Tank Cleaning.

• Renovation and Interior Design Services. • Painting (Interior & Exterior). • Commercial Property Management. • Handy Man Services.

800- FIXER(34937) for more information log on to: www.masterfixerllc.com OR Email us at: info@masterfixerllc.com


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Services offered: • • • • • • •

Home Cleaning Office Cleaning Baby Sitting Pet Care Ironing Party Assistant Window Cleaning


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Maintenance

Maintenance

Pool Services

Home Protectors

Maintenance & MEP Services www.kts.ae

Protect your home from just Aed 999 p.a Ask about our exclusive Pick ‘n’ Mix plan

KTS SERVICES Facility Management, Building & Home Maintenance Electrical, Mechanical & Plumbing Work AC system installation & Maintenance Work Painting & Decorating Work, Carpentry, Flooring, Partition & Ceiling Work Pest Control Services & General Cleaning

Complete Pool & Spa Equipments

P.O.Box: 49706, Dubai-UAE Tel: +971 4 2346099 Fax: +971 4 2346089 Mob: +971 55 8585437 E-mail: info@kts.ae

Pet Care

To advertise in the UAE’s highestcirculating homes magazine call Faaju 056 674 5757

PETZ PLAZA

“you sit, we fetch!”

Dubai’s Mega Online Pet Store. Pet Food + Accessories. Loyalty Paw Points, Bulk Buy Discounts, Free Delivery in Dubai. www.dubaipetstore.com | shop@dubaipetstore.com

Call: 050 8717 072

Pool Services

Pool Services

www.amberpool.com info@amberpool.com

Ph : +971 4 3419 440 Fax : +971 4 3419 441

Umm Al Suqeim Road, Al Quoz Industrial Area-3 Dubai, UAE


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Pool Services

Pet Care

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

Pet Care

Tourism

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Pet Care

04 323 6993 www.petpalace.ae Removals

Tourism

TREAT YOUR BELOVED DOG OR CAT TO THE NEW LUXURY IN PET BOARDING AND DAYCARE Our opening times are Sunday to Thursday 8am to 10am and 3pm to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 12pm


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Pet Care

Pest Control

Removals

Removals

Removals

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SERVICES OFFERED: • Local and International Relocation Services • House / Office Moving • Cargo Packaging & Crating Services • General Warehousing

Contact

Jessica / Mariane Tel: 04 282 8830 / 5200, Mob: 050 388 4383 Email: info@najmatcargo.com, web: www.najmatcargo.com Removals

Safeway Int’l Moving & Shipping LLC

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International accreditation (IAM). World wide Relocation service. Shifting of villas, offices and flats. Storage and distribution. Log on to get free online quote. Moving consultatncy and advice.

Sharjah: P.O.Box 61977 Tel: 06 565 0851, Fax: 06 565 0857 Mobile: 050-9626659 / 050-6723547 E-mail: safeintl@emirates.net.ae Abu Dhabi: Tel: 02 559 6023 Fax: 02 559 6078

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