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MaY 2011 | bHOMEs.cOM Produced in International Media Production Zone

Hot to Trot

Get your home set for summer with our heatproof tips

High Voltage

We profile the hottest new household appliances on the market

Sleep Tight

You’ll just long for bedtime with boudoirs like this..

area guide

At home in Motor City with the Farraj family


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home solutions

Contents

Features 8 Property of the Month Set up home inside the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

9 Loan Ranger We bring you all the latest mortgage rates from Dubai’s top banks.

10 Price is Right Get to grips with all the latest property prices in the city’s main developments.

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12 Cover Feature We spend an afternoon at the Farraj family’s villa in the Green Community. Plus, find out what it’s like to live in Motor City’s newest development in our area guide.

51 Better Interiors

Listings

News and views to help inspire your décor.

23 Property Management

35 Emirates Living

We reveal the stress-free way for landlords to maximise ownership of their properties.

For a prestigious address, make a beeline for Oasis Clusters on Jumeirah Islands, p38.

24 Short-term rentals

38 Palm Jumeirah

Need a temporary home and fast? Take a look at our furnished flats in Marina and Downtown.

To sample beachfront living at its finest just check out our myriad properties...

26 Dubailand

41 Abu Dhabi

Seeking a villa for rent? Turn to page 29 for a fab, three-bedroom property in Arabian Ranches for AED120,000.

Cast your eyes over two pages of apartments and villas available in the UAE’s capital now. There’s something for everyone...

56 How Do I...

29 Downtown

45 Other Districts

57 Plugged In

Buy a three-bed apartment in Yansoon 6 for less than AED3,000,000.

Still searching for your ideal home and location? Turn to page 45 for the best of the rest.

Our pick of the latest household appliances.

32 Marina

46 Commercial

Seeking a sea view? We’ve found just the property, in JBR’s Bahar 4. Turn to p34.

We’ve got an array of offices for rent across the city. Take a look...

Expand your cooking horizons with Chef Herna’s step-by-step guide on how to make sushi. Plus, tuck-in to our food news.

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52 Get Set for Summer Prepare your property for the city’s searing months with our interior tips.

54 Better Bedrooms Four dreamy looks for gorgeous boudoirs. Which will you choose?

Achieve a healthy home, from top to toe, with our seven steps to cleanliness.

59 Better Food

15,252 JunDec 2010 BPA Consumer Audit


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Home Help

Property of the Month For iconic living, why not set up home inside the Burj Khalifa?

Yearning for the height of luxury?

It doesn’t get much better (or taller) than the Burj Khalifa and we’ve got a beautiful two-bed apartment available inside. Open the door to marble and wood finishes, a built-in entertainment cabinet, recessed lighting and floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that not only make the most of this uniquely shaped tower, but enhance a world-class view of the Dubai Fountains. Cooks will be in their element in the kitchen, which comes fully-equipped with Miele appliances, while those after fabulous bedrooms will be pleased to find two, each with built-in wardrobes and en-suites. Residents are also privy to Exclusive Sky Lobbies (go to levels 43, 76 and 123) with state-of-the-art fitness facilities, pools, Jacuzzi and recreation room. And as if that wasn’t enough, how about a residents’ library, cigar club or Burj Khalifa Gourmet Market? Valet parking is available for guests too, so they can make the most of your prestigious new surrounds as well. Sold? May 2011

The Details

Finance available!

Where is it? Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai How many bedrooms? Two How big is it? 1,888 square feet How much does it cost? AED 5,053,232 How do I find out more? Contact BH consultant Nicole Burt and quote reference number AP293667


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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

AdCB

from 7.25%- 8.75%

15%

25 YEArS

1% (No CAP)

from 2%

04 368 4582

from 5.75-8.5%

15%-25%

30 YEArS

0.75% If PAID UPfroNT, 1% If NoT

2% oWN fUNDS 4% bUY oUT

02 401 8555

from 6.75%

20%-30%

25 YrS for SALArIED 20 YEArS for SELf EmPLoYED

1.25%, CAPPED AT AED 25,000

2% CLoSINg 4% bUY oUT

04 295 3000

from 5.49%

20%

25 YEArS

1% of LoAN vALUE (DISCoUNTS AvAILAbLE for HSbC PrEmIEr AND ADvANCE CUSTomErS)

WAIvED, ExCEPT If IT IS A bUY oUT WHErE CUSTomErS HAvE To PAY 3%

800 HoUSE

from 5.49%

30%

20 YEArS

from 0% - 0.75% of LoAN AmoUNT

DISCoUNT rATE: No PENALTY for UP To 20% rEPAYmENT from oWN fUNDS EACH CALENDAr YEAr, 1.5% PENALTY If ovEr 20%. STANDArD rATE & LIfETImE TrACkEr: No PENALTY.

04-342 2000

5.49% (LImITED offEr)

20%-30%

25 YEArS

0% (LImITED offEr)

1% bEforE 2 YEArS 3% bUY oUT

04 424 4444

7.5%

20%-25%

25 YEArS UAE NATIoNAL 20 YEArS ExPAT

1%, mINImUm AED 5,000

2% bEforE 2 YEArS

600 540000

ABU dHABI FINANCE dUBAI ISLAMIC BANK

HSBC

LLoYdS TSB

MASHREQ BANK EMIRATES NBd

NooR ISLAMIC BANK

RAKBANK STANdARd CHARTEREd

CoNTACT

1% AfTEr 2 YEArS

from 7.25%

20%

25 YEArS

1%, CAPPED AT AED 30,000

2% oWN fUNDS 3% bUY oUT

800 6667

from 6.99%

20%-25%

25 YEArS

1%

1% oWN fUNDS 5% bUY oUT

04 213 0000

from 5.85%

20%

25 YEArS

1% of L/A

0% AfTEr 5TH YEAr

For further information on the best mortgage deals call Better Homes on +971 4 407 4600

02 616 5605 & 050 119 7909

Terms and Conditions apply to all rates


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The price is right

Compare and contrast the latest dirham cost of villas and apartments in the UAE with our at-a-glance guide 1gB = 6.25 aeD 1 UsD = 3.67 aeD 1 eUrO = 5.44 aeD PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - April 2011 Conversion rates correct at time of press

excHange rate service Offering save your money when changing your money. get currency exchanged through Better Homes – call 04 407 4600

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

Villas sales COMMUNITY

DUbAIlAND DIsTrICT

EMIrATEs lIvINg DIsTrICT

PAlM JUMEIrAh DIsTrICT

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

Dubai Investment Park

1,850,000.00

4,841,000.00

2,632,000

443.01

684.24

544.89

Dubailand

1,363,500.00

4,495,001.30

2,607,807.91

441.62

660.71

547.14

Jumeirah Islands

5,002,000.00

9,000,000.00

6,376,674.88

564.39

1384.62

1043.14

Jumeirah village

1,149,000.00

2,020,000.00

1,599,062.50

347.66

612.79

487.16

The Palm Jumeirah

5,000,000.00

16,400,000.00

11,846,666.67

1055.38

2342.86

1539.25

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

rentals

DUbAIlAND DIsTrICT

EMIrATEs lIvINg DIsTrICT

Arabian ranches

80,000

330,000

168,409

29

73

54

Dubai Investment Park

164,000

225,000

198,272

28

54

45

barsha

153,300

170,000

159,140

35

39

36

Emirates living

63,288

270,000

142,425

16

71

48

JUMEIrAh DIsTrICT

Jumeirah

140,000

260,000

210,715

33

58

46

MIrDIf DIsTrICT

Mirdif

65,000

200,000

96,333

33

89

45

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

DOwNTOwN DIsTrICT

Downtown burj Khalifa

735,000.00

7,790,788.00

2,462,500.71

840.00

5200

1930.83

MArINA DIsTrICT

Dubai Marina

379,999.00

9,500,000.00

1,564,779.51

690.38

2425.43

1054.35

EMIrATEs lIvINg DIsTrICT

Discovery gardens

245,000.00

365,000.00

323,500

359.78

505.80

412.80

Emirates living

902,164.64

2,322,998.00

1,403,660.70

874.02

1868.09

1412.47

The Palm Jumeirah

1,700,000.00

8,888,888.00

3137113.11

918.42

1767.36

1448.8

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

32,000

70,000

45,667

36

44

51

bUr DUbAI DIsTrICT

bur Dubai

25,000

130,000

74,594

25

108

56

Apartments sales

PAlM JUMEIrAh DIsTrICT

rentals

DOwNTOwN DIsTrICT

EMIrATEs lIvINg DIsTrICT

DIfC

49,932

395,000

103,831

57

115

82

Downtown Dubai

60,000

260,000

120,124

68

158

97

Discovery gardens

22,500

75,000

42,531

30

96

52

Emirates living

35,000

150,000

92,000

67

110

78

MArINA DIsTrICT

Dubai Marina

28,000

550,000

112,167

26

154

76

PAlM JUMEIrAh DIsTrICT

The Palm Jumeirah

85,000

310,000

168,860

53

120

87

May 2011


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Cover Feature

We love this place...

Motor City

Souraya Farraj tells us why she’s fallen in love with family life in the Green Community

Souraya, tell us what brought you to Dubai and Motor City? I was actually hired direct from university to come to the emirate and work in one of its IT nationals, IBM. That was around 10 years ago now! It was there that I met my husband, Mazen, and much later – in November 2009, one month before I had our son Ferris – we both decided to move from The Greens to The Green Community. We really wanted to provide our kid with a community; somewhere he could go outide and play and wander around safely. As I’m a working mum the amenities here also appealed to me as I don’t have to worry about travelling far to keep him entertained each day. What made you choose The Green Community specifically? There were many different reasons,

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the main one being the villa itself – we really liked how spacious it was, as well as the sense of community around us. Also, if you go to other developments in Dubai they don’t seem to provide the same high standards – be it the pool or the security. For example, Mazen and I recently went to the Multiplex who run the Green Community and as we walked into the room there were arund 25 cameras on a huge wall monitoring the whole development. That’s something that gives you a really good sense of security as they always know who’s coming in and out. How are the leisure facilities here? Fantastic. They have party rooms (one of which we booked for Ferris’s 1st birthday), playgrounds, swimming pools, fields where kids can play and a huge lake on the other side that you can walk or cycle around.


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‘It’s so peaceful and quiet here. I think it really gives you a break away from the hectic life you have in Dubai’

That’s how we spend our mornings as a family, a 30-minute cycle around the lake before coming home and going to work. It’s great fun. While each community has its own facilities you’re not limited to one pool or area, either, you have access to the entire development. It’s also good for everyday shopping; there’s a small Spinney’s within walking distance that’s perfect for basic groceries and a larger one across the road that you’d need a car to reach. I also go to the Mall of the Emirates, which is about a 10-minute drive away, for a big Carrefour shop and there’s La Marché at Arabian Ranches which is good for one-off products you may not find elsewhere.

I love its book store as well as ELC (Early Learning Centre) as I get invited to so many kids’ parties and it’s the perfect place to go and buy gifts. We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the different outlets that have opened up here as when we first moved across, over a year ago, there were no real shops, just Spinneys. I also have friends who come from the Arabian Ranches to Motor City to have lunch, book into a salon or go for a fitness class. Caractere and Transform Body Ladies Centre both do a good job and are reasonably priced. To be honest, there are shops opening almost every day too so there’s no shortage of places to go to.

We hear the shopping at Motor City is great – do you have any top spots? Absolutely, there’s a long line of different stores, eateries and beauty salons here now.

How about during your time off, where can you go as a family close by? The Polo Club at the Arabian Ranches is a great place to go. I take Ferris there as he


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just loves to see the horses and sometimes rides the ponies there. Dubai Autodrome is obviously right next to us too and it’s somewhere we plan to go on Wednesday nights when you can take your bicycles along for a cycling evening. They have big motor races on Fridays if people are interested in watching that as well. We do like to venture further out at weekends but, if we do feel like hanging out closer to home, we often head along the strip of Motor City shops and cafes as they’re all set next to one another in a long line which means that Ferris can wander along and we can stop-off for lunch. There are a few good restaurants in the area as well if we don’t want to go too far. My favourite has to be the Cedar Tree, a Lebanese restaurant as I think it offers some of the best food around here. Another Chinese eatery, Chin Chin, serves up some great dishes too. How about at home; where is your favourite room to spend time? For me my favourite area has to be the study room, I just love it. Even though I sit and work there, it’s cosy, different and I really like the colours. It also brings back good memories as we have lots of souvenirs placed around the room which Mazen and I brought back from our travels: the African masks on the wall are from a May 2011

holiday in Cape Town while the boxes are from Thailand and other tiny bits we’ve collected from here and there decorate our wooden bookshelves. Where did you shop to furnish the rest of your home? We don’t usually go to one place to shop but have decorated our home over time instead – we go everywhere and whenever we spot something we love we just buy it. My personal favourite is Flamant and another is Marina – the more classic pieces you see in our home are from there, such as the wood pieces in our lounge. Whereas, any more modern items we picked up at THE One. Another great shop is Q Home Décor – the four-poster bed in our main bedroom is from there and I think they have some really great stuff. Overall, what do you consider to be the best elements of life in GC? The best thing for me is the home we have built together and I also love the community – it’s so peaceful and quiet. I think it really gives you a break away from the hectic life you have in Dubai and gives you a secluded feel, far from the city’s fast pace. Having that separation allows me to leave work behind and focus on my family life; baby, husband and home.


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Love Thy Neighbourhood

Motor City

All you need-to-know about life in the city’s brand new community

Renting and buying Located along the Emirates Road, Motor City’s latest development offers propertyhunters lots of apartments at Uptown Motor City and villas, bungalows, townhouses and lakeside flats at The Green Community. Whatever type of property you seek, all display fantastic finishes and are set within landscaped gardens, providing a safe and idyllic community. Expats can buy as well as rent here too, making it possible to build a long-term home. What’s more, with its location a 10minute drive to the Mall of the Emirates, 15minutes to The Dubai Mall and 25minutes to DXB airport, access to the rest of the city is simple and swift. Each building comes complete with parking facilities too, so you won’t have the headache of where to leave your car.

Shopping and a bite New residents certainly won’t be short of spots to shop here. Go to the community’s centre and bag groceries at its large Spinneys. Or, take your time along the May 2011

long strip of stores and eateries at Motor City (neighbouring Arabian Ranches residents are known to flock here too) for an abundance of options. We say get a caffeine fix at Cafe Nero, Starbucks or Caribou Coffee or stop by Le Succes Bakery for lunch (a residents’ favourite for fresh bread and pastries). For bigger bites, try Indian restaurant Boujan or Lebanese Al Arrab. For a tasty takeaway, meanwhile, London Fish and Chips is a must. You’ll be able to take care of practical tasks too, thanks to pharmacies, an Al Ansari Exchange and Pets Corner.

Leisure time If you live in Motor City, it’s impossible to ignore the Dubai Autodrome (www. motorcity.ae), home to adrenalinepumping motor sports. Racing fanatics can head to the tracks to watch some of the world’s speediest drivers or, if you fancy a go yourself, sign up to its Racing School or burn rubber at Kartdrome. If horse-riding is more your cup of tea, make for the Arabian Ranches’ Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club (www.poloclubdubai.

com). Just a short drive away, the whole family can take-in a polo match (be sure to pack a picnic) or enjoy riding lessons. If fitness is your thing, return to the Motor City shops and try Exhale for yoga classes and more or enjoy some well-earned pampering at one of its beauty salons – we like Caractere (044 5729 85) or Gladys Beauty Salon (04 335 5651).

Schooling Nurseries are in plentiful supply here. Choose from Kidville (opening soon near Spinneys), Jebel Ali Village Nursery at the Polo Club (www.jebelalinursery. com), Emirates British Nursery (www. emiratesbritishnursery.com), Building Blocks (www.building-blocks.ae) or Seashells Nursery (04 341 3404). For older kids, Motor City’s closest three schools are Jumeriah English Speaking School (www.jessdubai. com), Repton (www.reptondubai.com), which you’ll find on Emirates Road and Bradenton Preparatory Academy (www. bradentonprepdubai.com), a US school in the hub of the area.


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Property picks

It’s not just family-style villas you can buy and rent in Motor City, but myriad modern apartments too. Here’s our top two on the market this month… One-bed for rent

Two-bed for sale

If you want to move into Dubailand’s latest development, this is the address to head to. Located in Uptown Motor City, you’ll find the apartment tower standing tall on landscaped greens. The property itself is home to an open-plan (and fully equipped) kitchen, complete with breakfast bar, as well as a spacious living room with its own balcony – what better spot to relax on while taking in a garden view? Facts & figures: AED50,000 per annum, 1,059 square feet. Available now. Contact: BH Consultant Sana Hajjar and quote reference AP254911.

Want to move to a neighbourhood with a family feel? Look no further than Norton Court 3, home to this spacious twobedroom apartment. Inside there’s plenty of room for all the family – 1,471 square feet, to be precise – including two large bedrooms, two bathrooms, a generous kitchen (with sliding shutter doors) and a living room. The apartment is also home to a good sized balcony and great views. Facts & figures: AED 849,999, 1,471 square feet. Available now. Contact: BH Consultant Muhammad Bilal and quote reference AP254320.

Rental prices at a glance:

Sale prices at a glance:

One-bed from AED45,000 Two-bed from AED58,000 Three-bed from AED85,000

One-bed from AED650,000 Two-bed from AED900,000 Three-bed from AED1.2million

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Dubai Pearl Media Internet City City

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Dubai Investment Park

Jumeirah Golf Estates

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Residential Sales and Leasing offices: 1. Jumeirah Beach Residence 2. Dubai Marina

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5. City Tower 6. Green Community For more information call +971 600 52 2212

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

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ProPerty management

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

FOR RENT Exclusive to Better Homes

al arta 2 The GReens Ready to move in Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM297473)

Exclusive to Better Homes

Exclusive to Better Homes

aed 45,000

dg-Building 1

aed 77,000

Summerland

sTUDio 424 sq. ft.

DiscoveRy GaRDens One of the Best Deals in the Market Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM261596)

aed 55,000

Building B4

aed 50,000

Fajar Building

1 BR 1,076 sq. ft.

aed 45,000

2 BR 1,300 sq. ft.

inTeRnaTional ciTy Affordable luxury Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM260655)

Exclusive to Better Homes

al Samreya Building BaRsha Excellent value Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM244531)

2 BR 1,431 sq. ft.

BaRsha Amazing value Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM215788)

1 BR 980 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

murjan 2 DUBai MaRina Self-contained development Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM171956)

aed 60,000

2 BR 1,300 sq. ft.

DeiRa A place to call home Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM210151)

Exclusive to Better Homes

aed 60,000

sTUDio 700 sq. ft.

gazelle / al reem 2 aRaBian Ranches A stunning family home Better Homes PMGT (Ref # VIM297660)

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

aed 150,000

3 BR 3,128 sq. ft.

al Fulaij 8 VillaS MiRDif Meticulously planned development Better Homes PMGT (Ref # VIM250131)

aed 105,000

3 BR 2,383 sq. ft.

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Short-term rental

Short-term rentalS

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

atteSSa DuBai MaRina Superior location Kristina Titova (Ref # APM215728)

marina DiamonD 2 DuBai MaRina Close to all amenities Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM213134)

ShamS 4 DuBai MaRina Prized location Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM83850)

May 2011

aeD 12,000

1 BR 1,026 sq. ft.

the loftS - WeSt Downtown DuBai Brand new luxury apartments Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM297083)

aeD 16,500

1 BR 933 sq. ft.

Panoramic DuBai MaRina Fully furnished with style and class Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM297698)

aeD 15,000

2 BR 1,086 sq. ft.

aeD 8,010

1 BR 647 sq. ft.

aeD 13,500

1 BR 1,169 sq. ft.

majara 1 DuBai MaRina Enjoy life with style Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM215740)

aeD 12,000

1 BR 929 sq. ft.


Green Community West

Short-term rentals

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Live your dream in a place you can call home

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

For Sale

For Rent

Townhouses from AED 2,100,000

Townhouses from AED 180,000

Bungalows from AED 2,300,000

Bungalows from AED 190,000

Family villas from AED 3,000,000

Family villas from AED 200,000

*All prices are net prices

*All rentals are per annum

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

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Senior Consultant

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RERA No. 1423

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

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Dubailand

DubAilAnD

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

FOR SALE Exclusive to Better Homes

Green Community motor City DuBailanD Affordable luxury Hannah Bakshani (Ref # VI292451)

PAlmerA 2 aRaBian Ranches Amazing value Better Homes (Ref # VI294211)

AeD 3,400,000

4 BR 4,247 sq. ft.

AeD 1,610,888

2 BR 1,889 sq. ft.

lAke APArtmentS DuBai investment PaRk Competitive price, call now Nicole Burt (Ref # AP22678)

SAheel VillAS aRaBian Ranches Ideal family living Sachin Das (Ref # VI297035)

AeD 649,995

1 BR 909 sq. ft.

AeD 3,600,000

5 BR 4,849 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

the VillA DuBailanD A stunning family home Yasmeen Buzari (Ref # VI11294)

May 2011

AeD 2,283,314

4 BR 3,600 sq. ft.

the VillA DuBailanD Varied architectural styles Wael Gomaa (Ref # VI11212)

norton Court 1 DuBailanD Aesthetic appeal Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP254911)

terrA noVA aRaBian Ranches One of the Best Deals in the Market Zahra Slassi (Ref # VI57762)

AeD 692,780

1 BR 1,059 sq. ft.

AeD 3,800,000

5 BR 4,389 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

AeD 1,850,000

5 BR 3,600 sq. ft.

ViCtory heiGhtS - eStellA DuBailanD A place to call home Lynn Rowley (Ref # VI294721)

AeD 1,700,000

4 BR 2,687 sq. ft.


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Exclusive to Better Homes

GAzelle / Al reem 1 aRaBian Ranches Prized location Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI296847)

FOR RENt

AeD 120,000

3 BR 2,292 sq. ft.

AeD 55,000

Golf VieW reSiDenCe DuBailanD Stunning views over the golf course Rasha Moslyh (Ref # AP291334)

2 BR 1,235 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

leAf 5 DuBailanD Quintessential luxury living Dimple Shah (Ref # VI294394)

AeD 600,000

7 BR 13,449 sq. ft.

PAlmerA 4 aRaBian Ranches Meticulously planned development Catherine Quadros (Ref # VI26955)

AeD 100,000

2 BR 1,889 sq. ft.

mArloWe houSe 2 DuBailanD Modern infrastructure and facilities Robert Kerr (Ref # AP293227)

AeD 80,000

2 BR 1,453 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

SkyCourtS toWer A DuBailanD Strategic location Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP77271)

Al WAhA APArtmentS DuBailanD Inspection will impress Better Homes PMGt (Ref # APM293166)

AeD 67,500 2 BR 1,272 sq. ft.

AeD 62,000

2 BR 1,829 sq. ft.

lAke APArtmentS DuBai investment PaRk Bright and inviting residence Nicole Burt (Ref # AP22678)

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

AeD 55,000

1 BR 909 sq. ft.

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Dubailand

DubAilAnD - beSt of the reSt...

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

FOR SALE FRoM AED 582,000

FOR RENt FRoM AED 35,000

Green Community, GC Phase 2 West

1 BR

Dubai Sports City, Golf View Residence

1 BR

Dubailand, Remraam, Sector 2

1 BR

IMPZ, The Crescent

2 BR

Motor City, Regent House 2

1 BR

Motor City, Norton Court 3

1 BR

Motor City, Uptown MotorCity

1 BR

924 sq. ft.

AED 582,000 (Ref # AP54723)

A place to call home 835 sq. ft.

Susan Brand AED 592,850

Premier location 983 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP81819) Wael Gomaa

AED 600,000 (Ref # AP296501)

Captivating environment

Wael Gomaa

970 sq. ft.

AED 35,000

Home sweet home

(Ref # AP286025) Rasha Moslyh

1,266 sq. ft. AED 48,000

Modern infrastructure and facilities 1,065 sq. ft. AED 50,000

Inspiring setting

(Ref # APM75273) Better Homes PMGT (Ref # AP252158) Mouna Chami

Green Community East, 1 BR 979 sq. ft. AED 55,000 Garden West - Block G Friendly neighborhood

(Ref # AP3531)

Green Community East, 1 BR 979 sq. ft. AED 700,000 (Ref # AP3586) Garden West Block H Competitive price, call now Nicole Burt

Motor City, Sherlock House 2

(Ref # AP265852)

IMPZ, The Crescent

2 BR

Green Community West, 2 BR 1,576 sq. ft. AED 105,000 North West - Block 6 A place to call home

(Ref # AP297644)

Motor City, Norton Court 3

2 BR

Motor City, FoxHill 8

(Ref # AP297656)

Dubai Sports City, Shami Tower

3 BR

1,023 sq. ft. AED 650,000 (Ref # AP295068)

Excellent value

Mouna Chami

1,292 sq. ft. AED 700,000 (Ref # AP71767)

Amazing value 1,471 sq. ft.

Rami Abi Faraj AED 849,999

one of the Best Deals in the Market

(Ref # AP254320) Muhammad Bilal

2 BR

1,475 sq. ft. AED 80,000

Modern infrastructure and facilities

3 BR

2,756 sq. ft. AED 110,000

Easy living

Nicole Burt

Katarina Geenen

Nicole Burt

Mouna Chami

Green Community East, 2 BR 1,862 sq. ft. AED 110,000 Garden East - Block A Excellent finish

(Ref # AP3493)

Green Community East, 2 BR 1,757 sq. ft. AED 1,275,000 (Ref # AP3434) Garden East Block F Idyllic surroundings Nicole Burt

Arabian Ranches, Palmera 1

2 BR

(Ref # VI295664)

Motor City, Dickens Circus 2

3 BR

Arabian Ranches, Alma Townhomes

3 BR

Arabian Ranches, Alma

3 BR

Green Community, GC Phase 2 West

4 BR

Arabian Ranches, Gazelle / Al Reem 2

3 BR

Arabian Ranches, Saheel Villas

3 BR

Motor City, T erraced Apartments

3 BR

Green Community, GC Phase 1B

3 BR

Dubailand, The Villa

5 BR

Green Community, Courtyard Marriott

2 BR

Green Community, GC Phase 2 West

4 BR

Arabian Ranches, Saheel Villas

3 BR

Dubailand, The Villa

4 BR

Arabian Ranches, Saheel Villas

3 BR

Green Community, GC Phase 1A

3 BR

May 2011

1,557 sq. ft. AED 930,097

In a class by itself

2,132 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP233098) Liam Davorn

AED 1,650,000 (Ref # AP297032)

Spacious living

Wael Gomaa

2,436 sq. ft. AED 1,800,000 (Ref # VI296165)

Amazing value

Gemma Vicary

2,795 sq. ft. AED 1,800,000 (Ref # VI296908)

A great family option

Florin Rusu

3,401 sq. ft. AED 1,800,000 (Ref # AP282061)

Amazing value

Hannah Bakshani

3,608 sq. ft. AED 1,830,000 (Ref # VI295202)

A stunning family home

Wael Gomaa

4,200 sq. ft. AED 2,350,000 (Ref # VI232450)

Idyllic surroundings

Rene Neil Dsouza

3,774 sq. ft. AED 2,404,000 (Ref # VI290415)

A motivated seller!

Liudmila Shapedko

3,166 sq. ft. AED 2,575,000 (Ref # VI296752)

A desirable address

Gemma Vicary

4,183 sq. ft. AED 2,700,000 (Ref # VI158533)

Spacious with great finishes

Nicole Burt

1,889 sq. ft. AED 110,000

Competitive price, call now 2,627 sq. ft. AED 145,000

one of the Best Deals in the Market

Nicole Burt

Gemma Vicary (Ref # VI297677) Gemma Vicary

4,200 sq. ft. AED 200,000 (Ref # VI225875)

Privileged location

Dimple Shah

3,650 sq. ft. AED 210,000

Amazing value

Mouna Chami

4,176 sq. ft. AED 225,000

A place to call home 1,130 sq. ft.

(Ref # VI46355)

(Ref # VI68974) Susan Brand

AED 240,000 (Ref # AP290534)

5 Star hotel living with everything you need Phillip A Weston 3,300 sq. ft. AED 240,000 (Ref # VI169478)

Meticulously planned development

Sharon Sweet

5 BR 6,646 sq. ft. AED 240,000 (Ref # VI294035) Dubai Sports City, Victory Heights - Novelia Excellent finish Darius Ganda

Green Community, GC Phase 2 West

5 BR

Dubailand, The Villa

6 BR

5,900 sq. ft. AED 240,000 (Ref # VI219250)

Relax by the pool this summer

Nicole Burt

8,000 sq. ft. AED 385,000 (Ref # VI295909)

Spacious with great finishes

Darius Ganda


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downTown

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

FOR SALE

execuTive ToweR M Business Bay A motivated seller! Liudmila Shapedko (Ref # AP290203)

Aed 1,800,000

3 BR 2,088 sq. ft.

execuTive ToweR M Business Bay Competitive price, call now Sylvia OConnor (Ref # AP276339)

Aed 1,279,800

2 BR 1,378 sq. ft.

ReehAn 7 Downtown DuBai A prestigious address Deborah Staines (Ref # AP174915)

Aed 1,615,000

2 BR 1,258 sq. ft.

The AddRess downTown dubAi Aed 5,050,000 Downtown DuBai Experience heights of luxury Mohammad Khalid Khan (Ref # AP288113)

The Residences T1 Downtown DuBai Scenic water view Rabih Hankir (Ref # AP294282)

2 BR 1,732 sq. ft.

Aed 3,200,000

3 BR 1,832 sq. ft.

YAnsoon 6 Downtown DuBai One of the Best Deals in the Market Wassim Abdallah (Ref # AP293826)

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

Aed 2,800,000

3 BR 1,876 sq. ft.

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Downtown

souTh Ridge 5 Downtown DuBai Bright and inviting residence Deborah Staines (Ref # AP178420)

FOR RENt

Aed 165,000

3 BR 1,892 sq. ft.

buRj KhAlifA Downtown DuBai Prized location Deborah Staines (Ref # AP19412)

Aed 125,000

1 BR 1,098 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

buRj KhAlifA Downtown DuBai World class development Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP291879)

8 boulevARd wAlK Downtown DuBai Breathtaking vistas Wafa Ghannam (Ref # AP234124)

Aspin RoYAl Residence tRaDe CentRe Central and prestigious location Mouna Hammoud (Ref # AP294060)

May 2011

Aed 80,000

stuDio 548 sq. ft.

KAMoon 1 Downtown DuBai Central and prestigious location Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP79246)

Aed 130,000

2 BR 1,234 sq. ft.

windsoR MAnoR Business Bay Inspection will impress Sandra Sherlock (Ref # AP294719)

Aed 85,000

2 BR 2,282 sq. ft.

Aed 70,000

1 BR 887 sq. ft.

Aed 90,000

3 BR 2,201 sq. ft.

ZAnZebeel 2 Downtown DuBai Spacious living Megan Nadine Smith (Ref # AP297162)

Aed 105,000

2 BR 1,350 sq. ft.


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downTown - besT of The ResT...

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

FOR SALE FROM AED 736,575 Business Bay, Churchill Residency

1 BR

DIFC, Liberty House

Studio 448 sq. ft.

Business Bay, Mayfair Residency

1 BR

Downtown Dubai, Burj Views B

1 BR

Downtown Dubai, The Lofts

1 BR

Downtown Dubai, The Lofts - Central

1 BR

Business Bay, Executive Tower J

2 BR

Business Bay, Executive Tower B

1 BR

Downtown Dubai, 8 Boulevard Walk

2 BR

Downtown Dubai, South Ridge 6

2 BR

Business Bay, Executive Tower M

2 BR

Downtown Dubai, The Lofts - Central

2 BR

983 sq. ft.

AED 736,575

Ambitious initiative

FOR RENt FROM AED 50,000 (Ref # AP285422) Roy Yacoub

AED 750,400

(Ref # AP250963)

Home to some of the finest corporate offices Deborah Staines 650 sq. ft.

AED 859,520

A motivated seller! 918 sq. ft.

Liudmila Shapedko AED 860,000 (Ref # AP297557)

Attractive investment opportunity 876 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP296726)

AED 884,760

Exceptional deal!

Megan Nadine Smith (Ref # AP57070) Sandrine Loureiro

1,054 sq. ft. AED 990,708

Central and prestigious location

(Ref # AP286319) Mohammad Khalid Khan

1,400 sq. ft. AED 1,000,000 (Ref # AP290765)

Excellent value

Roy Yacoub

1,253 sq. ft. AED 1,065,050 (Ref # AP72896)

Ambitious initiative

Thomas Bunker

1,290 sq. ft. AED 1,420,000 (Ref # AP235233)

Open to offers

Liudmila Shapedko

1,396 sq. ft. AED 1,465,000 (Ref # AP281300)

Affordable luxury

Florin Rusu

1,647 sq. ft. AED 1,539,945 (Ref # AP70911)

Enviable skyline views

Grace Zhao Eckhardt

1,379 sq. ft. AED 1,717,000 (Ref # AP223318)

Attractive investment opportunity

2 BR 1,418 sq. ft. Downtown Dubai, The Old Town, Kamoon 2 A motivated seller!

Daria Lyubimova

Business Bay, Hamilton Residency

1 BR

Trade Centre, Al Meraikhi 1

1 BR

Business Bay, Executive Tower L

1 BR

Downtown Dubai, 8 Boulevard Walk

1 BR

Business Bay, Windsor Manor

1 BR

Business Bay, Churchill Residency

2 BR

932 sq. ft.

AED 50,000

Open to offers 670 sq. ft.

Mona Bakr AED 60,000

Excellent value 1,275 sq. ft. AED 60,000

(Ref # AP295354) Benita Pienaar

AED 65,000

A prestigious address 1,147 sq. ft.

(Ref # APM200663) Better Homes PMGT

Ambitious initiative 770 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP297304)

(Ref # AP240156) Soumia Elakly

AED 70,000

Brand new luxury apartments 1,307 sq. ft. AED 80,000

Property at budget prices

(Ref # AP297124) Urvashi Sidhapara (Ref # AP296760) Grace Zhao Eckhardt

1 BR 839 sq. ft. AED 80,000 (Ref # AP92230) Downtown Dubai, The Old Town, Miska 2 Wide range of retail, entertainment and dining Sylvia OConnor

Downtown Dubai, South Ridge 2

1 BR

DIFC, The Index (One Central Park)

1 BR

Downtown Dubai, The Residences E2

1 BR

875 sq. ft.

AED 80,000

Exceptional deal! 950 sq. ft.

Heike Pfordte AED 85,000

Premier location 900 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP295563) Ghada Ghannam

AED 85,000

Superior location

Downtown Dubai, The 1 BR 891 sq. ft. Old Town, Zanzebeel 1 Prized location

(Ref # AP177729)

(Ref # AP37641) Diane Petty

AED 85,000

(Ref # AP225139) Deborah Staines

Downtown Dubai, The 1 BR 885 sq. ft. AED 85,000 (Ref # AP94462) Old Town, Zanzebeel 2 Wide range of retail, entertainment and dining Diane Petty Business Bay, Executive Tower K

2 BR

DIFC, Liberty House

1 BR

Competitive price, call now

Better Homes Head Office

3 BR 1,887 sq. ft. AED 2,800,000 (Ref # AP172822) Downtown Dubai, The Old Town, Zaafaran 1 An investors dream! Better Homes Barsha

Downtown Dubai, The Lofts

1 BR

(Ref # AP295938)

4 BR 3,078 sq. ft. AED 2,900,000 (Ref # AP296595) Trade Centre, World Trade Centre Residence Affordable luxury Thomas Bunker

Downtown Dubai, The Residences T3

1 BR

Downtown Dubai, South Ridge 5

Trade Centre, Emirates Grand

1 BR

Business Bay, Executive Tower H

3 BR

AED 1,949,999 (Ref # AP295758)

2,088 sq. ft. AED 1,985,000 (Ref # AP295615)

Attractive investment opportunity

3 BR

Megan Nadine Smith

Better Homes

1,892 sq. ft. AED 2,995,000 (Ref # AP178420)

Excellent finish

Deborah Staines

Downtown Dubai, The 3 BR 1,966 sq. ft. AED 3,050,000 (Ref # AP277512) Old Town, Zanzebeel 4 A motivated seller! Liudmila Shapedko Property prices change frequently. Please visit bhomes.com for the most up-to-date pricing.

1,389 sq. ft. AED 89,000

Competitive price, call now 828 sq. ft.

933 sq. ft.

Sylvia OConnor

AED 90,000

AED 90,000

Privileged location 980 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP288387)

(Ref # AP76157)

Better Homes Head Office AED 95,000

A prestigious address

(Ref # AP175344) Better Homes

1,020 sq. ft. AED 99,000

(Ref # AP296525)

5 Star hotel living with everything you need Tarek Gouda

Downtown Dubai, The 4 BR 3,204 sq. ft. AED 750,000 (Ref # AP294571) Address Downtown 5 Star hotel living with everything you need Soumia Elakly More listings at bhomes.com


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Marina

MArinA

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

FOR SALE Exclusive to Better Homes

Al MAss DuBai MaRina Excellent value Ayham Jbara (Ref # AP295383)

AeD 2,700,000

4 BR 2,812 sq. ft.

BAhAr 4 DuBai MaRina Excellent value Better Homes Dubai Marina (Ref # AP296879)

AeD 990,712

1 BR 1,267 sq. ft.

MArinA heights DuBai MaRina Spacious living Sachin Das (Ref # APM229387)

AeD 1,500,000

3 BR 1,721 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

MArinA resiDence DuBai MaRina Amazing value Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP274886)

Mesk DuBai MaRina Excellent finish Tamara Stubbs (Ref # AP152054)

May 2011

AeD 950,000

2 BR 1,103 sq. ft.

AeD 1,400,000

1 BR 1,300 sq. ft.

MArinA DiAMonD 2 DuBai MaRina Get maximum returns on investment Muhammad Bilal (Ref # AP253295)

AeD 379,999

STuDiO 438 sq. ft.


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Exclusive to Better Homes

riMAl 4 DuBai MaRina Breathtaking sea views Tamara Stubbs (Ref # AP295936)

FOR REnT

the Jewels tower k

2 BR 1,396 sq. ft.

eMirAtes crown DuBai MaRina Experience the height of luxury Stephanie Paaske (Ref # AP297507)

AeD 200,000

3 BR 3,938 sq. ft.

BlAkelY

le reve

DuBai MaRina

DuBai MaRina

AeD 130,000

AeD 750,000

2 BR 1,227 sq. ft. Fully furnished apartment Halyna Kuznetsova (Ref # AP297190)

4 BR 6,100 sq. ft. Uncompromising luxury Zahra Slassi (Ref # AP292912)

AeD 75,000

1 BR 1,067 sq. ft.

DuBai MaRina Excellent finish Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP281758)

Exclusive to Better Homes

AeD 120,000

YAcht BAY DuBai MaRina

AeD 110,000 2 BR 1,572 sq. ft. Prized location Rizwan Zabeehullah Shaikh (Ref # AP171811)

sAhAB 2 DuBai MaRina

AeD 115,000 2 BR 1,351 sq. ft. Affordable luxury Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP11340)

MArinA resiDence DuBai MaRina Fully furnished apartment Sunil Pravin Jhaveri (Ref # AP178940)

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

AeD 100,000

2 BR 1,380 sq. ft.

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Marina

MArinA - Best of the rest...

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

FOR SALE FROM AED 407,000

FOR REnT FROM AED 40,000

Dubai Marina, DEC Tower 2

Studio 638 sq. ft.

Dubai Marina, Zumurud

Studio 370 sq. ft.

Dubai Marina, DEC Tower 1

Studio 638 sq. ft.

Dubai Marina, Dreams

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Park

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Crown

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Dreams

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Diamond 5

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Residence

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Sulafa Tower

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Residence

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Manchester Tower 1

2 BR

Jumeirah Beach Residence, Amwaj 4

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Park

2 BR

Dubai Marina Towers, Murjan

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Sulafa Tower

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Yacht Bay

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Crown

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Heights

2 BR

Jumeirah Beach Residence, Murjan 1

3 BR

Al Majara, Majara 1

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Crown

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Riviera

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Horizon Tower

4 BR

Jumeirah Beach Residence, Bahar 4

4 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Heights

5 BR

Dubai Marina, La Riviera

5 BR

May 2011

AED 407,000 (Ref # AP279077)

Competitive price, call now AED 418,000

Amazing value 820 sq. ft.

AED 500,000 (Ref # AP295352)

AED 625,073

At never-before prices 1,103 sq. ft.

Sachin Das

AED 520,000 (Ref # AP294431)

Exceptionally rewarding investment 723 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP258652) Muhammad Bilal

Attractive investment opportunity 635 sq. ft.

Nina Pekina

Yasmeen Buzari (Ref # AP165241) Nick Nuziale

AED 980,000 (Ref # AP256159)

Superior location

Nina Pekina

1,222 sq. ft. AED 1,081,500 (Ref # APM255918)

Exceptional deal! 1,185 sq. ft.

Sandrine Loureiro AED 1,100,000 (Ref # AP96978)

A motivated seller! 1,152 sq. ft.

Svetlana Gorbach AED 1,250,000 (Ref # AP297643)

Close to all amenities 1,217 sq. ft.

Sachin Das AED 1,300,000 (Ref # AP167925)

Amazing value

Shabnam Bousheri

1,922 sq. ft. AED 1,475,000 (Ref # AP276583)

Exceptional deal!

Lynn Rowley

1,643 sq. ft. AED 1,616,000 (Ref # AP4513)

Premium amenities 2,174 sq. ft.

Fabio Lombardi AED 1,640,000 (Ref # AP35470)

Ideal family living

Yasmeen Buzari

1,890 sq. ft. AED 1,684,000 (Ref # AP36290)

Modern living at its best

Lynn Rowley

2,451 sq. ft. AED 1,700,000 (Ref # AP164584)

Amazing value

Daria Lyubimova

2,540 sq. ft. AED 1,960,862 (Ref # AP296891)

Exceptional deal!

Better Homes

5,571 sq. ft. AED 6,900,000 (Ref # AP246540)

Experience heights of luxury

Fabio Lombardi

6,732 sq. ft. AED 7,500,000 (Ref # AP294459)

Executive elegance

Ilham Aabid

AED 40,000

The best of city living 635 sq. ft.

Trisha Mae De la Cruz AED 50,000

Excellent value 836 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP294431) Yasmeen Buzari

AED 53,000

Amazing value 708 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP295802)

(Ref # AP281811) Tamara Stubbs

AED 55,000

Unrivalled convenience 1,203 sq. ft. AED 58,000

Brand new

(Ref # AP276995) Julieta Kitova (Ref # AP296928) Jawad Motiwala

1,065 sq. ft. AED 65,000

A desirable address

(Ref # APM215094) Better Homes PMGT

1,225 sq. ft. AED 66,000

Amazing value

(Ref # AP167720) Rami Abi Faraj

1,736 sq. ft. AED 85,000

Fabulous ocean views 1,300 sq. ft. AED 90,000

Exclusive property

(Ref # AP295293) Nina Pekina (Ref # AP170058) Dimple Shah

1 BR 980 sq. ft. AED 95,000 Dubai Marina, Lotus Serviced Apartment Everything on your doorstep

(Ref # AP274539)

Jumeirah Beach Residence, Bahar 1

2 BR

(Ref # AP265956)

Jumeirah Beach Residence, Sadaf 6

3 BR

Jumeirah Beach Residence, Shams 1

3 BR

Jumeirah Beach Residence, Sadaf 5

3 BR

Jumeirah Beach Residence, Amwaj 1

3 BR

Dubai Marina Towers, Mesk

4 BR

Dubai Marina, The Zen

4 BR

Dubai Marina, La Riviera

4 BR

1,350 sq. ft. AED 100,000

Self-contained development 1,859 sq. ft. AED 103,000

Price reduced 1,831 sq. ft.

Tamara Stubbs

Nastaran Heydari (Ref # AP250709) Rami Abi Faraj

AED 105,000

Captivating environment 1,986 sq. ft. AED 128,000

One of the Best Deals in the Market 1,675 sq. ft. AED 132,500

Self-contained development

(Ref # AP282455) Tamara Stubbs (Ref # AP296982) Nick Nuziale (Ref # AP177385) Robert Kerr

2,901 sq. ft. AED 230,000 (Ref # AP297596)

Unrivalled master plan community

Rami Abi Faraj

7,091 sq. ft. AED 230,000 (Ref # AP280583)

The kind of home you’ve only dreamt about Jawad Motiwala 2,992 sq. ft. AED 250,000 (Ref # AP296455)

Affordable luxury

Sylvia OConnor


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eMiraTes Living

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

FOR SALE Exclusive to Better Homes

Meadows 1 EmiRatEs Living Modern living at its best Grace Zhao Eckhardt (Ref # VI153864)

The Fairways - wesT T1 EmiRatEs Living The perfect setting Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP294148)

aed 3,500,000

4 BR 4,045 sq. ft.

springs 2 (springs phase 7) EmiRatEs Living Aesthetic appeal Mohammed Muneeb (Ref # VI295921)

aed 2,100,000

3 BR 3,602 sq. ft.

green Lakes Tower 3 JumEiRah LakE towERs Spacious with great finishes Nathan Bennett (Ref # AP295131)

aed 1,400,001

2 BR 1,680 sq. ft.

aed 2,100,000

3 BR 1,769 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

haTTan 1 EmiRatEs Living A place to call home Rita Mouawad (Ref # VI295447)

aed 10,200,000

6 BR 7,000 sq. ft.

aL ghozLan 3 thE gREEns Property at budget prices Jan Tabrizi (Ref # AP245550)

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aed 510,000

1 BR 741 sq. ft.

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springs 11 (springs phase 1C) EmiRatEs Living Excellent value Binu Abraham (Ref # VI297450)

FOR RENT

dg-BuiLding 67 discovERy gaRdEns Easy living Hitendar Lala (Ref # AP280336)

JuMeirah Bay Tower (X1) JumEiRah LakE towERs A stunning family home Sabah Gazi (Ref # AP294568)

aed 30,000

studio 474 sq. ft.

May 2011

EmiRatEs Living Captivating environment Jan Tabrizi (Ref # VI229363)

2 BR 1,857 sq. ft.

aed 270,000

5 BR 3,805 sq. ft.

springs 10 (springs phase 2C) EmiRatEs Living Captivating environment Catherine Quadros (Ref # VI254925)

aL ghozLan 2 thE gREEns Friendly neighborhood Oksana Vasylyeva (Ref # AP295145)

aed 140,000

3 BR 2,800 sq. ft.

aed 75,000

2 BR 1,061 sq. ft.

aed 90,000

2 BR 2,021 sq. ft.

Meadows 7 (Meadows phase 4B) aed 280,000 EmiRatEs Living A great family option Veerta Laul (Ref # VI297407)

Meadows 6 (Meadows phase 4C)

aed 75,000

5 BR 3,687 sq. ft.

oasis CLusTers JumEiRah isLands A place to call home Nick Nuziale (Ref # VI267736)

aed 299,993

4 BR 5,230 sq. ft.


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eMiraTes Living - BesT oF The resT...

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

FOR SALE FrOM AED 350,000

FOR RENT FrOM AED 35,000

Jumeirah Village, Diamond Views 2

1 Br

Jumeirah Lake Towers, Studio 534 sq. ft. Jumeirah Bay Tower (X1) The lap of luxury

AED 35,000

Discovery Gardens, Mediterranean

1 Br

Discovery Gardens, Mogul

1 Br

AED 37,000

The Greens, Al Arta 2

Studio 424 sq. ft.

Tecom, Madison residency

1 Br

Jumeirah Lake Towers, 2 Br 950 sq. ft. AED 675,000 (ref # AP277921) The Icon Tower 1 Dynamic development Tulay Ozcan

Barsha, Al Murad Building

1 Br

Jumeirah Village, Diamond Views 1

2 Br

Barsha, Summerland

1 Br

Jumeirah Village, Mirabella

3 Br

Barsha, Desert Charm

2 Br

Jumeirah Village, Diamond Views 2

3 Br

The Greens, Al Jaz 4

3 Br

The Views, Travo

3 Br

737 sq. ft.

AED 350,000 (ref # AP296984)

At never-before prices

Nick Nuziale

1,002 sq. ft. AED 399,000 (ref # AP296563)

Open to offers

Jumeirah Lake Towers, 1 Br 666 sq. ft. Wind Tower 2 Perfect vistas

Muhammad Bilal AED 432,039

(ref # AP23295) Liam Davorn

Jumeirah Lake Towers, 2 Br 1,054 sq. ft. AED 567,713 Dubai Gate 2 Glimmering lakeside view

1,010 sq. ft. AED 699,699

Amazing value

(ref # AP28325) roy Yacoub

(ref # AP274384) Wassim Abdallah

3,305 sq. ft. AED 1,100,000 (ref # VI290584)

High-profile environment

Wael Gomaa

2,937 sq. ft. AED 1,250,000 (ref # VI296940)

Affordable luxury

robert Allsopp

1,623 sq. ft. AED 1,350,000 (ref # AP260717)

A great family option

Tarek Gouda

Excellent value

Better Homes PMGT AED 45,000

ready to move in 774 sq. ft.

AED 45,000

AED 50,000

AED 50,000

1,200 sq. ft. AED 55,000

One of the Best Deals in the Market

Jumeirah Lake Towers, 2 Br 921 sq. ft. Dubai Gate 1 Easy living

AED 55,000

Discovery Gardens, Contemporary

AED 62,000

1,410 sq. ft.

(ref # AP294342) Oksana Vasylyeva

Central and prestigious location

2 Br

(ref # AP260137) Nastaran Heydari

Brand new 980 sq. ft.

(ref # APM297473) Better Homes PMGT

Strategic location 900 sq. ft.

(ref # APM292663)

(ref # APM215865) Better Homes PMGT (ref # AP159984) Violeta Abboud (ref # APM57036) Better Homes PMGT (ref # AP266931)

One of the Best Deals in the Market

Mouna Hammoud

The Springs, Springs 10 2 Br 2,722 sq. ft. AED 65,000 ( Springs Phase 2C) A stunning family home

(ref # VIM297377)

The Springs, Springs 15 3 Br 2,755 sq. ft. AED 1,701,865 (ref # VI2594) (Springs Phase 1A) A desirable address Thomas Bunker

Barsha, Al Samreya Building

2 Br

(ref # APM244540)

3 Br 2,272 sq. ft. AED 1,750,000 (ref # VI12406) The Springs, Springs 10 ( Springs Phase 2C) Affordable luxury Ali Tabrizi

The Springs, Springs 2 (Springs Phase 7)

2 Br

The Springs, Springs 3 (Springs Phase 6)

Jumeirah Village, Westar 3 Br 2,820 sq. ft. AED 90,000 La residencia Del Sol Spacious with great finishes

(ref # VIM43731)

The Meadows, Meadows 8 5 Br 3,998 sq. ft. AED 3,500,000 (ref # VI295331) (Meadows Phase 4c) Spectacular panoramas Fadi El Fares

Jumeirah Village, Block 8A

(ref # VI296731)

The Lakes, Deema 4

4 Br

2 Br 1,213 sq. ft. AED 101,000 Barsha, Hani Hotel Apartment Fully furnished with style and class

(ref # AP291482)

Emirates Hills, Montgomerie Maisonettes

3 Br

The Springs, Springs 14 (Springs Phase 1B)

3 Br

(ref # VI297443)

Emirates Hills, Montgomerie Maisonettes

3 Br

The Lakes, The Lakes - Zulal 1

3 Br

The Meadows, Meadows 3

5 Br

1,510 sq. ft.

Wadih Al Hakim

948 sq. ft.

(ref # AP297586)

AED 1,500,000 (ref # AP287902)

Inspection will impress

4 Br

Faiza Millwala

2,693 sq. ft. AED 2,043,008 (ref # VI70574)

An investors dream!

Grace Zhao Eckhardt

4,019 sq. ft. AED 3,600,000 (ref # VI154710)

A motivated seller! 2,611 sq. ft.

Great family home 2,611 sq. ft.

Great family home

Katarina Geenen AED 3,700,000 (ref # VI292706) rabih Hankir AED 3,700,000 (ref # VI292706) rabih Hankir

4,207 sq. ft. AED 4,200,000 (ref # VI296910)

Great family home

Mohammad Khalid Khan

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1,399 sq. ft. AED 77,000

Amazing value

Better Homes PMGT

1,856 sq. ft. AED 90,000

A lush oasis

2 Br

Better Homes PMGT

(ref # VI297090) robert Kerr

2,691 sq. ft. AED 100,000

A prestigious address

Better Homes PMGT

Better Homes ShZ rd

2,515 sq. ft. AED 120,000

A prestigious address

Sunil Pravin Jhaveri

Tarek Gouda

2,521 sq. ft. AED 175,000

A prestigious address

(ref # VI297481) Yasmeen Buzari

Jumeirah Lake Towers, 5 Br 6,484 sq. ft. AED 310,000 Goldcrest Views Affordable luxury

(ref # AP295421) Better Homes

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Palm Jumeirah

PAlM juMeirAH

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

FOR SALE Exclusive to Better Homes

Abu KeibAl (b17) The Palm JumeiRah Fully furnished apartment Nina Pekina (Ref # AP296487)

Aed 1,552,000

2 BR 1,646 sq. ft.

FAirMont PAlM residence The Palm JumeiRah Inspection will impress Lynn Rowley (Ref # AP286278)

Aed 2,200,000

2 BR 1,853 sq. ft.

FAirMont PAlM residence The Palm JumeiRah Beachfront living at an attractive price Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP26176)

Aed 6,000,000

3 BR 3,553 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

MArinA residence 5 The Palm JumeiRah Understated luxury Grace Zhao Eckhardt (Ref # AP10541)

GArden villAs The Palm JumeiRah Live by the beach Elen Manukyan (Ref # VI294456)

May 2011

Aed 1,811,700

2 BR 1,981 sq. ft.

Aed 9,500,000

5 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

Al HAbool (b11) The Palm JumeiRah A motivated seller! Philip Whittam (Ref # AP3602)

P Frond (sullAj villAs) The Palm JumeiRah Premier location Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI20026)

Aed 950,000

1 BR 1,184 sq. ft.

Aed 10,000,000

5 BR 6,000 sq. ft.

A Frond (FArdH villAs) The Palm JumeiRah A motivated seller! Ali Tabrizi (Ref # VI295318)

MArinA residence 1 The Palm JumeiRah Exceptional deal! Mohammad Khalid Khan (Ref # AP278164)

Aed 10,000,000

5 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

Aed 2,591,064

3 BR 2,519 sq. ft.


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Al AnbArA (b12) The Palm JumeiRah A desirable address Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP247261)

FOR RENT

Aed 85,000

1 BR 1,184 sq. ft.

Al HAllAwi (b14)

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Aed 175,000

3 BR 2,184 sq. ft.

The Palm JumeiRah The best of city living Catherine Quadros (Ref # AP175553)

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Al KHudrAwi (b6) The Palm JumeiRah Beachfront living at an attractive price Yasmeen Buzari (Ref # AP292291)

Aed 185,000

3 BR 2,180 sq. ft.

Al MsAlli (b9) The Palm JumeiRah Modern living at its best Robert Kerr (Ref # AP67494)

Aed 130,000

1 BR 1,184 sq. ft.

d Frond (bArHi villAs) The Palm JumeiRah Breathtaking sea views Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI296157)

Aed 420,000

4 BR 6,500 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

FAirMont PAlM residence The Palm JumeiRah Brand new luxury apartments Lynn Rowley (Ref # AP286278)

MArinA residence 6 The Palm JumeiRah A prestigious address Catherine Quadros (Ref # AP297104)

Aed 125,000

2 BR 1,853 sq. ft.

Aed 180,000

3 BR 2,849 sq. ft.

Al KHusHKAr (b20) The Palm JumeiRah Beachfront living at an attractive price Deborah Staines (Ref # AP70292)

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Aed 150,000

3 BR 2,260 sq. ft.

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PAlM juMeirAH - best oF tHe rest...

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

FOR SALE From AED 1,600,000

FOR RENT From AED 123,000

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Anbara (B12)

2 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Al 1 Br 1,184 sq. ft. AED 123,000 Das Apartments (B10) A prestigious address

(ref # AP253755)

The Palm Jumeirah, Tiara - Aquamarine

1 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Al 1 Br 1,184 sq. ft. AED 130,000 Das Apartments (B10) A prestigious address

(ref # AP277046)

The Palm Jumeirah, Golden mile B4

2 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Haseer (B7)

1 Br

(ref # AP294995)

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Haseer (B7)

1 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Nabat (B8)

1 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, oceana - Aegean

1 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Khushkar (B20)

2 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Sarood (B13)

3 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Dabas (B2)

3 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, marina residence 3

3 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Jash Falqa (B4)

3 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Abu Keibal (B17)

4 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Tiara - Aquamarine

3 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Tamr (B15)

4 Br

2,055 sq. ft. AED 1,600,000 (ref # AP173090)

Designed and finished to the highest standards Yasmeen Buzari 1,309 sq. ft. AED 1,616,000 (ref # AP239156)

An iconic masterpiece

Svetlana Gorbach

1,787 sq. ft. AED 1,650,000 (ref # AP274735)

Brand new luxury apartments 1,173 sq. ft.

Jasmine Patel

AED 1,700,000 (ref # AP6752)

Beachfront living at an attractive price Yasmeen Buzari

1,140 sq. ft.

AED 130,000

A desirable address 1,137 sq. ft.

Sharon Sweet

Sharon Sweet

Sharon Sweet AED 130,000

A prestigious address

(ref # AP294997) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah, Al 1 Br 1,184 sq. ft. AED 133,000 Das Apartments (B10) A prestigious address

(ref # AP253758)

The Palm Jumeirah, Tiara - Sapphire

1 Br

(ref # AP264951)

The Palm Jumeirah, marina residence 2

2 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Hatimi (B5)

2 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, oceana - Adriatic

1 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, oceana - Pacific

2 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Nabat (B8)

2 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, oceana - Caribbean

2 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Basri (B1)

2 Br

4 Br 5,000 sq. ft. AED 8,200,000 (ref # VI253457) The Palm Jumeirah, K Frond (Khisab Villas) A desirable address Elen manukyan

The Palm Jumeirah, Tiara - Aquamarine

2 Br

4 Br 6,699 sq. ft. AED 10,500,000 (ref # VI237032) The Palm Jumeirah, E Frond (Bumaan Villas) matchless location Philip Whittam

The Palm Jumeirah, marina residence 4

3 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, A Frond (Fardh Villas)

The Palm Jumeirah, Fair- 3 Br 4,697 sq. ft. AED 310,000 mont Palm residence A prestigious address

1,292 sq. ft. AED 1,800,000 (ref # AP297602)

5 Star hotel living with everything you need Elen manukyan 2,055 sq. ft. AED 1,900,000 (ref # AP286254)

Executive elegance

Nina Pekina

2,184 sq. ft. AED 2,000,000 (ref # AP177784)

A desirable address 2,181 sq. ft.

Affordable luxury

Sharon Sweet AED 2,500,000 (ref # AP277497) Fabio Lombardi

2,462 sq. ft. AED 2,700,000 (ref # AP292544)

Scenic water view

Fadi El Fares

2,152 sq. ft. AED 3,500,000 (ref # AP3731)

Full ocean view

Better Homes

5,563 sq. ft. AED 3,700,000 (ref # AP69865)

Affordable luxury

Tara Jordan

2,288 sq. ft. AED 3,791,000 (ref # AP297084)

Designed and finished to the highest standards Sana Hajjar 4,917 sq. ft. AED 4,200,000 (ref # AP252705)

A prestigious address

6 Br

Sharon Sweet

7,000 sq. ft. AED 12,000,000 (ref # VI295046)

Amazing value

Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah, Taj 3 Br 7,730 sq. ft. AED 13,500,000 (ref # AP268299) Grandeur residences Beachfront living at an attractive price Liudmila Shapedko 5 Br 7,000 sq. ft. AED 16,000,000 (ref # VI253094) The Palm Jumeirah, B Frond (Khalas Villas) A motivated seller! Thomas Bunker May 2011

The Palm Jumeirah, oceana - Adriatic

1,307 sq. ft. AED 135,000

Brand new luxury apartments 1,845 sq. ft. AED 140,000

The perfect setting 1,646 sq. ft. AED 150,000

AED 150,005

AED 175,001

Fabulous ocean views 1,582 sq. ft. AED 180,000

Experience the height of luxury 1,712 sq. ft.

AED 189,998

Fabulous ocean views 2,055 sq. ft. AED 190,000

Full ocean view 1,712 sq. ft.

(ref # AP217297)

(ref # AP297492) Sharon Sweet (ref # AP297496) Sharon Sweet (ref # AP296120) Sharon Sweet (ref # AP297497) Sharon Sweet (ref # AP252989) Sharon Sweet

AED 190,000

Full ocean view

(ref # AP282612) Sharon Sweet

4,233 sq. ft. AED 300,000 (ref # AP296215)

A desirable address

3 Br

(ref # AP297052)

Sharon Sweet

Fabulous ocean views 1,712 sq. ft.

Sharon Sweet

Sharon Sweet

Affordable luxury 1,712 sq. ft.

Sharon Sweet

Sharon Sweet (ref # APm295294) Better Homes PmGT

2,440 sq. ft. AED 400,000 (ref # AP295897)

A great family option

Zahra Slassi


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Abu DhAbi

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

FOR SALE

rAK towEr Al Reem IslAnd Ideal family living Nada Jaouhar (Ref # AP297792)

AED 1,300,000

1 BR 968 sq. ft.

rAK towEr Al Reem IslAnd Ideal family living Nada Jaouhar (Ref # AP297790)

AED 2,300,000

2 BR 1,614 sq. ft.

Al mAhA towEr Al Reem IslAnd Exceptional deal! Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP296817)

AED 575,000

sTUdIO 549 sq. ft.

sun towEr Al Reem IslAnd

AED 2,128,800 3 BR 1,774 sq. ft. Spacious with great finishes Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP295153)

Al nAsEEm A Al RAhA BeAch A prestigious address Imran Ellam (Ref # AP229929)

AED 3,058,640

2 BR 2,413 sq. ft.

ArAbic community Al Reef Ideal family living Natalya Sapronova (Ref # VI269288)

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AED 997,500

2 BR 1,832 sq. ft.

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Abu Dhabi Exclusive to Better Homes

PrivAtE villA comPounD

FOR RENT Exclusive to Better Homes

mOhAmmed BIn ZAyed cITy Ideal family living Leizl Infante (Ref # VI297639)

Exclusive to Better Homes

AED 190,000

4 BR 4,100 sq. ft.

PrivAtE villA KhAlIfA A Amazing value Leizl Infante (Ref # VI297129)

AED 250,000

6 BR 3,229 sq. ft.

sKy towEr

sun towEr

Al Reem IslAnd

Al Reem IslAnd

Al Reem IslAnd

AED 125,000

AED 180,000

AED 115,000

1 BR 970 sq. ft. Ready to move in Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP297064)

2 BR 1,719 sq. ft. Brand new luxury apartments Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP287847)

1 BR 970 sq. ft. Looking for lifestyle? Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP230954)

sun towEr

sKy towEr Al Reem IslAnd

AED 140,000 1 BR 934 sq. ft. Azure sky views Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP71826)

PQFO

IPVTF PrivAtE villA KhAlIfA A Modern living at its best Kerry Jayne Broad (Ref # VI297697)

May 2011

AED 180,000

4 BR 3,500 sq. ft.


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oTHer DisTricTs

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

Exclusive to Better Homes

For Rent

For Rent

Al JAwHArA HoTel ApArTmenTs AeD 122,000

Aspin royAl resiDence

For Sale

For Sale

DeiRA Ready to move in Janet Plasus (Ref # AP295776)

Town House Al HAmRA VillAge A stunning family home Abid Aziz (Ref # VI297079)

3 BR 1,500 sq. ft.

tRADe CentRe Central and prestigious location Mouna Hammoud (Ref # AP295328)

For Rent

AeD 90,000

3 BR 2,201 sq. ft.

ic1-enG-y15 inteRnAtionAl City Spacious living Mouhanad Abou Fadel (Ref # AP174653)

AeD 28,000

1 BR 900 sq. ft.

AeD 1,150,000

3 BR 2,174 sq. ft.

For Sale

execuTive Tower J Business BAy Excellent value Roy Yacoub (Ref # AP290765)

AeD 1,000,000

2 BR 1,400 sq. ft.

Green communiTy moTor ciTy DuBAilAnD Contemporary style/layout Roy Yacoub (Ref # VI266460)

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

AeD 4,400,000

5 BR 5,900 sq. ft.

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CommerCiAl

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

FOR SALE Exclusive to Better Homes

Al wAsl villAs aL wasL Prized location Hashim Ahmed (Ref # CV297689)

AeD 4,500,000 3,750 sq. ft.

The lighT CommerCiAl Tower DubaiLanD At never-before prices Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF296947)

AeD 267,278 713 sq. ft.

boulevArD PlAzA Tower 1 DownTown Dubai A motivated seller! Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF235677)

AeD 10,350,000 4,500 sq. ft.

AlmAs Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers

AeD 4,327,950 3,304 sq. ft. Cornerstone of economic activity Shirin Bank (Ref # OF278258)

Exclusive to Better Homes

sAbA Tower 1 Jumeirah Lake Towers Price reduced Maggie Neil (Ref # OF91853)

May 2011

AeD 4,500,000 7,291 sq. ft.

burj KhAlifA DownTown Dubai Executive elegance Shirin Bank (Ref # OF102964)

AeD 48,477,243 11,120 sq. ft.


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Al Quoz builDing (358-589) aL Quoz At never-before prices Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF295628)

FOR RENT Al ThurAyA 1

AeD 30,095 502 sq. ft.

ACADemiC meDiCAl CenTre Dubai heaLThcare ciTy Modern infrastructure and facilities Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF293876)

AeD 1,882,080 10,456 sq. ft.

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Tecom

AeD 146,880 816 sq. ft. Exceptional deal! Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF295185)

siDrA Tower - frAser suiTes Tecom A desirable address Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF292029)

AeD 234,366 10,988 sq. ft.

siDrA Tower - frAser suiTes Tecom A desirable address Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF292015)

AeD 68,283 719 sq. ft.

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TiffAny Towers Jumeirah Lake Towers Amazing value Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF277507)

AeD 54,450 1,210 sq. ft.

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new CenTury CiTy Tower Deira Dynamic environment Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OFM264422)

AeD 120,340 1,094 sq. ft.

Al fATTAn CommerCiAl Tower Dubai marina A prestigious address Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF297209)

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

AeD 601,899 4,630 sq. ft.

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Commercial Breakdown 1gB = 6.25 aED 1 USD = 3.67 aED 1 EURO = 5.44 aED PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - April 2011 Conversion rates correct at time of press

ExChangE RatE SERviCE OffERing Save your money when changing your money. get currency exchanged through Better homes – call 04 407 4600

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

Rentals Office COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

Al AwIr DIsTrICT

Dubai silicon Oasis

40,680

129,800

85,240

45

55

50

DeIrA DIsTrICT

garhoud

39,585

679,500

359,543

65

90

78

DOwNTOwN DIsTrICT

DIFC

219,600

1,699,250

959,425

225

250

238

Downtown Burj Dubai

310,050

1,188,000

749,025

150

180

165

Barsha

56,350

532,800

294,575

70

90

80

Jumeirah lake Towers

38,400

904,800

471,600

50

100

75

Tecom

13,440

17,325,000

8,669,220

120

175

148

Al Quoz / sZr

27,610

1,034,400

531,005

55

75

65

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

Al AwIr DIsTrICT

International City

22,155

41,130

31,643

35

45

40

BUr DUBAI DIsTrICT

DHCC

163,500

255,130

209,315

125

155

140

DeIrA DIsTrICT

Deira

106,020

247,750

176,885

90

125

108

eMIrATes lIvINg DIsTrICT

MeYDAN DIsTrICT

retail

eMIrATes lIvINg DIsTrICT

Barsha

63,000

456,000

259,500

90

120

105

Jumeirah lake Towers

38,700

445,080

241,890

90

120

105

Al Quoz

45,760

2,647,500

1,346,630

80

100

90

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

DUBAIlAND DIsTrICT

Dubai Investment Park

53,440

1,625,000

839,220

20

25

23

MeYDAN DIsTrICT

Al Quoz

300,600

696,570

498,585

25

30

28

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

MeYDAN DIsTrICT

WareHOUse

Sales Office

DOwNTOwN DIsTrICT

DIFC

1,756,800

30,708,000

16,232,400

1,800

2,200

2,000

Downtown Burj Dubai

3,370,800

20,572,000

11,971,400

1,200

2,500

1,850

DUBAIlAND DIsTrICT

Dubailand

225,500

689,375

457,438

550

700

625

INTerNATIONAl CITY DIsTrICT

Dubai silicon Oasis

2,014,500

2,215,950

2,115,225

500

600

550

MArINA eMIrATes lIvINg DIsTrICT

TeCOM

963,200

19,155,000

10,059,100

800

1,200

1,000

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

retail

eMIrATes lIvINg DIsTrICT

Jumeirah lake Towers

764,400

7,835,200

4,299,800

1,200

1,600

1,400

Business Bay

2,756,000

3,392,000

3,074,000

1,300

1,600

1,450

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

Jebel Ali

4,420,000

42,305,000

23,362,500

170

250

210

WareHOUse

JeBel AlI DIsTrICT

May 2011


Better Interiors

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BH LuSTHavE

Style their Style… Tina Thylen

THE One’s decoration manager shares a glimpse of her preferred home-style Sum up your property’s décor in one sentence Scandinavian style: clean lines, minimalist features, light and bright with shades of white. Where are your top spots in which to shop for interior goods? THE One (of course!) but Boconcept is also a favourite of mine for Scandinavian style. Your favourite room at home is… the kitchen, dining room and living room – in both my homes in Sweden and Dubai these rooms form one, large open-plan space. This is the area I love as my best past-time is entertaining family and friends which always involves cooking and eating together.

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Your most-loved buy is… my lamps! They’re not only aesthetically pleasing and functional but provide an instant ambience too.

News, views and ideas to help style your home These welcome mats (above) certainly put a smile on our faces here at Better Homes magazine. The new bright and bold designs by BoConcept can be laid inside or out thanks to quality wool threads and make a cheery addition to doorsteps. British expats wanting to feel at home should pick up the Union Jack design, while the jet-setters among you will love the multi-destination print. REad aLL aBOuT IT

Kelly Hoppen ideas: Creating a home for the way you live. For through-theroof style, this is the lady to call: a world-renowned designer with a celebrity client list as long as Sheikh Zayed Road. Her new hardback (definitely one for the coffee table) reveals glossy pages adorned in gorgeous photos (you’ll want to mimic every room), plus stacks of advice for those undertaking design or décor tasks, whatever the room size or budget. www.amazon.com

The interior look you most admire is… Modern Japanese: simple and beautiful. No home should be without… Scented candles and fresh flowers – they make your home smell great! While roses work well as an accent colour in rooms, I also love orchids for an arty feel.

MaY iS all abouT… Spring/summer style Set a new Crate&Barrel chair by the window and sit-back with a cool beverage as climes soar…

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Carly chair, Envy Green frame, AED3,499

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Carly chair, Dove frame, AED3,499

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Carly, Anjou yellow frame, AED3,499


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Get Set for Summer

How to get your home hot to trot for the most sizzling season in the city…

Designers Guild Sun block While black out curtains certainly shield your eyes from sleepstealing rays, you may want to think about a cooler alternative – like shutters. Opt for quality wood designs which are said to block the sun better than any other product (saving money on your bills in the process). Not only that, but they’re easyto-use, make a fresh alternative to thick curtains and, when the cooler months return, you can open them up and let the fresh air seep in. ‘ The shutters throughout our home really add a Mediteterranean feel and they’re great for keeping rooms cool and dark for my children’ – Tara Parkinson, Arabian Ranches Cold feet If you want to tread barefoot on cool floors, tiles and marble will provide the effect you’re after. If you have the budget, push the boat out with marble finishes for a high-end look that’s as

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practical as it is stunning – its tiles never heat up. So you can be sure of a cool retreat after a day out. Solar power If you have floor-to-ceiling windows throughout your villa or apartment you may find yourself in a virtual greenhouse come July. To avoid over-heating, consider solar shades: a solar material which you can have placed over sun-facing windows in to reduce glare but maintain your view. What’s more, damaging UV rays won’t be able to penetrate your interiors, causing colours to fade. Our tip? Avenue Home www. avenueinterior.com Air Pro Effective air conditioning is absolutely essential to make it through the city’s hottest months. If you can’t remember the last time you had yours cleaned, book a professional company to do the job properly and rid any potential problems. Mould, fungus and bacteria can all take hold of unclean systems and prompt leaks and long-term problems, so

nip it in the bud with a thorough spring/ summer clean. Paint it white For rooms with an instantly cooling effect, try an all-white colour scheme. One step inside will bring with it an immediate fresh feel and, while it’s the top hue for deflecting heat, its plain base lends itself to any colour accents throughout the year. For a bright summer look, we say add a citrus accent of lime green, or, try hot pink for a Miami-worthy edge. Everyday will feel like a holiday. ‘The simplicity and all-white base of my villa works well with the Dubai climate. It feels very relaxing and fresh everywhere I tread.’ – Julia Dempster, Jumeirah 3. Blind side Cash in on the Dubai trend for solarette and solar glide. The sheer-like fabrics form roll-up blinds (ideal for doors that open onto your pool or garden) and


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Ice Bites come in myriad colours – so they look great too. And if the heat really sends you into a lethargic state, invest in motorised rather than manual designs. Pass us the remote… (Available at Avenue Home www. avenueinterior.com) Floral fancy Why not give a plain wall a lift with a seasonal print? We love Boråstapeter’s new Lace collection. Its fresh, floral prints, delicate filigree lace and paisley patterns in light tones will set a scene that’s fit for a summer romance. Go nude – and we don’t mean shed your clothes. The hippest new colour trend on the interior market is barely-there hues – think pale beige, caramel, light pinks and creams that form an ice cream-worthy colour palette. Perfect for those of you who don’t favour all-white schemes. Seek shelter The sun-worshippers among you won’t be able to resist repeated pool dips. But if you are sitting outside, be sure to seek shelter beneath a canopy or sun umbrella – try ACE hardware for a budget-friendly range. If you’re investing in garden furniture, cushions will be prone to fading, so ask your store about the best

Outdated wooden cabinets? Borapester Add a lick of gloss varnish

fabrics to ensure they still look as good as new when summer’s over. ‘We have a large garden with cushion fabric by Sunbrella at Al Aqili Furnishings. We wanted something vibrant but long-lasting and it’s fade resistant, water repellant and stain proof! We paid a bit extra so that we could just leave it all outside.’ – Jenie Blanksby, The Meadows

Little ones at home? Stock up your fridge with these fab icy buys from Crate&Barrel

Mini sorbet cups & spoons

Back to nature If you’re on a budget, simply add a splash of summer-style by bringing the outside in: brightly coloured citrus fruits will look good enough to eat in a wicker bowl displayed on a table while bold flowers are a can’t fail way to add instant wow-factor. We love orchids, bright pink peonies or exotic Birds of Paradise.

To-go cups & straws

Water world Create a water feature at home; they’re proven to induce relaxation (ideal if the heat sends you into a restless angst) and will quench your interior thirst in the process. Try a glass bowl, lined with light-coloured pebbles and top with large, floating orchid heads.

Ice Pop Moulds

Vendôme

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Better... Bedrooms

Modern, lavish or classically cool – what kind of boudoir do you dream of? We round up four looks for the perfect nighttime retreat…

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City SliCkerS

For a cutting edge look that’s right at home in modern, city apartments, renounce flounce in exchange for clean lines and complimentary tones, seen here. This look is all about achieving slick, polished perfection. However, simple no longer means boring: combine up to three colours (seen here with rich red, black and grey) against a neutral base (try white – the predominant hue in most Dubai homes) and you can create beautifully stylish contrasts that will look anything but bland. Get the look: Snap up this ultra-cool white bed, furniture and slick linens at Q Home Décor. Visit the website www. unique-style.com

Q Home Décor

Mirrored furniture looks slick and modern and works with almost any colour scheme.

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Ballerina’S BOuDOir

The hottest hues have gone nude this year, with ballerina-worthy tones hitting the catwalk in a parade of soft peaches, caramels, creams and ballet pump-pink. If you liked the vintage trend of yester-year, you’ll love this. Make your room a shrine to luxurious relaxation with a bed plumped high with cushions covered in quality fabrics (silk is a must!). But don’t forget your walls – damask and opulent prints in soft tones will complete the look and set the tone for indulgence. After all, you’ll need to rest your toes after all that pirouetting… Get the look: Buy ‘Starry Night’ (pictured) at THE One. Visit www.theoneplanet.com

For grown-up princesses we love THE One’s tHe One May 2011

Venezia bedside table (right).


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Bloomin’ Bedding Bring colour into your bedroom with Bloomingdale Home’s new spring/summer collection

3 Add standout details to plain rooms like this Boconcept shade.

Bois & Chiffon

the White Company

rainBOW GarDen These light zesty limes and summer pinks form a match made in heaven and will brighten any bedroom.

WHiter tHan WHite

All-white can make a real style statement (though perhaps not one for children’s mucky mitts!) and if sleep’s important to you, its plain, soothing scheme will also provide a distraction-free base. Add a sense of luxury with quality linens and pile fat scatter cushions or varying sizes on your bed for a ‘dive-straight-in’ look. When it comes to accents, the world is your oyster: try gold for glamour or black accents for Old-Hollywood style. Going to bed will be a dream… Get the look: Shop for it at The White Company at The Dubai Mall or Mall of the Emirates. Visit www.thewhitecompany.com

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urBan junGle Animal prints continue to rage this season and we love these softer black/ brown tones.

GlOBal GatHerer

Set a soothing ambience with natural tones and a low-level bed that was just made to fall in to. Wooden furniture is key for the au naturel look – take your pick of the colour spectrum from light, honey-hued pine to glossy, conker browns for a warm and enriching feel. Whichever you choose, try to avoid mixing the two and keep complimentary tones together instead for a more polished finish. Not sure how to accessorise? We say scour the shops for tribal-esque items which are bang-on trend and work perfectly – very Safari lodge. Get the look: Shop for Bois & Chiffon furniture at the Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road. Call 04 341 0519.

mirO flOWer One both him and her will like, we’re fans of its monochrome base and bold colour accents.

junGle GarDen This dapple print in burgundy, purples and aqua will look good in summer and winter alike.

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56 Better Interiors Practical solutions for your household dilemmas

How Do I…Get a healthier home?

Seven steps to cleanliness

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Fix your Fridge – it’s a breeding ground for hidden dangers! Rid the risk of food-borne illness or poisoning by storing food correctly: cooked or readyto-eat meals should be shelved above raw meat (to avoid drips) and temperatures should be below 4° C. Saving leftovers? Cool, cover and refrigerate them within two hours of your meal to prevent bacterial growth.

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ban bacteria From your kitchen by paying careful attention to the sink (disinfect it daily) and cutting boards. Multiple cutting boards (one for raw vegetables, another for meat and a third for ready-to-eat foods) are the best way to prevent germs from multiplying. Wash and air-dry utensils as soon as they’ve been used, too, to prevent build-up.

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got a leak? Be it in the bathroom or elsewhere in the house, nip it in the bud as soon as it arises by placing a bucket underneath (emptying it regularly) to avoid water damage to the floor or cabinet. Keeping your home dry will prevent mould and, in turn, help keep asthma and allergies at bay.

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concerned about asthma or allergies? Consider replacing heavy curtains with blinds or more lightweight designs and swap thick carpets with floorboards or tiles – the latter of each collects less dust, which means less irritation.

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dust mites can lurk in bedrooms but their microscopic

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form means you won’t be able to see them. Their waste can cue allergic reactions in particularly sensitive people (including children) so blitz them with frequent dusting, vacuuming and laundry. Try to keep humidity low, too – while mites need over 55% humidity to grow, people can be comfortable at 30%.

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green Fingers? Seek out mor eco-friendly ways to control garden weeds than using pesticides, or simply minimise your use of chemicals. Both formulas can prove toxic so wear protective clothing when spraying (yes, even in the heat, i.e. long sleeves and gloves) and distribute on targeted patches rather than the entire ground, avoiding windy conditions: they’ll stay in isolated areas as a result and reduce damage to your home’s inhabitants.

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don’t ignore the most obvious maintenance measures – 85% of household dirt is thought to come from outdoors. So, take off your shoes, wash pets’ paws and keep floors where little ones and animals play clean or vacuumed.

Up in the Air ‘Clean air is the most ignored aspect of a healthy home’, says Michael Cunningham of Airfree air purifiers (www.airfree. ae). Here’s his top two tips on achieving fresh air... An air purifier is essential for improved air quality. Poor quality can cause illness, bad health and sleep deprivation as well as irritate asthma and breathing allergies. Start with one in your bedroom or kids’ bedrooms, although you can also have one in every room of the house. Have your air con system professional cleaned once a year. But beaware that if one element is not cleaned properly, the entire system can be recontaminate quicky. I heartily recommend SaniService (www.saniservice.ae).


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Pl gged In

Be on the cutting edge with our monthly round-up of the latest household appliances. Star buy

Sonos Wireless Multi-room Music System

The latest brainchild of Sonos is like music to our ears; literally. Positon its ‘Zone Players’ in multiple rooms in the house and, with a Sonos Controller in hand, you can play your favoured tracks and create the mood of your choice at the touch of a super-light button. Effortless and wire free. What more could you want? New to Eros, you can snap one up at outlets across the city. Packages from AED3,740.

Gaggia Unica Meaning ‘number one’ in Italian, we can’t think of a more apt title for the hot new ‘Unica’ design. Fully automatic, it makes brewing a cuppa easier than ever: its control panel is slick and easy-touse, its head adjustable and the ground coffee containers removeable – equalling one fuss-free process. Just what we need before our morning caffeine fix... Buy one at Dubai Garden Centre. AED3,290.

Whirlpool Oven EMAX has gone all ‘new age’ on us, with this electrical oven, designed specifically for eco-conscious cooks. Its green identity comes from an inbuilt energy regulation which reduces energy consumption. But, we also love its multifunction ability for easy-cooking and internal light – ideal for spotting when that cake is risen to perfection. Shop for it at EMAX outlets across the city. AED2,299.

Samsung’s ‘Purple Pair’ Big family? Huge wardrobe? Then Samsung’s latest line of machines may float just your boat – it is the world’s biggest washer and dryer afterall (and a US best-seller to boot). The design has one aim: clean, fast and environmentallyfriendly washing. But its standout feature has to be its capacity for 17kg of washing, meaning far fewer loads a week (phew). AED:TBC.

Midea Water Dispenser If you’re fed up of ordering bottled water en masse it’s definitely time to invest in a dispenser. This tall, slender number not only issues cold drinking water (its cooling compresser keeps it extra-chilled come summertime) but hot too – so you don’t even need to boil the kettle. And if you’re worried about little ones’ fingers, don’t be; its hot faucet has a safety lock intact to avoid accidents. AED449. More listings at bhomes.com


STYLISH OUTDOOR LIVING

If it’s outdoors, it’s bound to be indoors at ACE. We have everything you need for your garden to a day out in the desert. A comprehensive range of quality outdoor products, with lots of new styles at amazing prices, so when you think outdoors, think ACE.

RED HOT PRICES ON A WIDE RANGE AVAILABLE IN-STORE!

Dubai: Dubai Festival City, Tel: 800 ASK ACE (800 275 223), Sheikh Zayed Road, Tel: (04) 341 1906, Fax: (04) 341 7610 Abu Dhabi: Mina Road, Tel: (02) 673 1665, Fax (02) 673 0415 Al Ain: Sultan Bin Zayed Road, Bawadi Mall (03) 784 0561 e-mail: ace@alfuttaim.ae or www.al-futtaim.ae


Better Food

taSte of the town: ChineSe Each issue we round up our top three takeaway joints, so you know who to call on your night off…

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Eating in never tasted so good

Keeping up with the JoneS’

Looking for a delicious new spot in which to bag your weekly groceries? We’ve found just the place: Jones the Grocer. The Australian food emporium shelves natural products from some of the world’s finest artisan suppliers and their first Dubai store opens midJune. Expect an international walk-in cheese room, European delicatessen, seasonal teas and coffees, fresh baked bread, pastries and more. Look out for the Jones’ hampers and homeware goodies too. We’re chomping at the bit for a look… Find Jones the Grocer on Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Manara. Call 04 346 6886. Cater In:

Add another catering contact to your little black book so you can play host while the experts do the rest.

CY Green CommunitY 04 885 2222 www.CYdubaiGreen CommunitY.Com

They say: Courtyard by Marriott Green Community hotel can cater for all manner of social occasions, from parties and launches to birthdays at home, even designer menus which recreates a theme from your favourite country or Marriott restaurant. Best for: Why not request an international buffet and serve up a little something for everyone? Cuisine: International, European, Asian and more. Guests: 20plus. Minimum spend: 150dhs per person.

May shopping list

Cook… with Great White

Knives. The blades are said to be a favourite of Rhodes Mezzanine’s head chef and only need to be sharpened once a year. Ideal for avid meat-eaters. Order online at www.greatwhiteknives.com

Drink… Elete; a new, all-natural

concentrate. Athletes love it for its rehydrating qualities but we think it’s a great buy for searing summers in the city – just add to juice or water. www.eletewater.ae

Eat… grilled bites hot off

Weber’s new electric barbecue which rids the need to cook on gas or fire –perfect for balcony-based barbies or even taking aboard a boat! Order Q® 140 or Q®240 models. www.webergrill.ae

One fOr the Kitchen Serve up beverages and bites with a bang in Zara Home’s new leopard print collection of cool cups, cocktail glasses and posh plates too. We’re simply dotty about the glam prints – what could be better when hosting dinner parties at home? Bag a set for yourself by visiting Zara Home stores. www.zarahome.com

China Sea Taster: While its authentic interior and stop-and-stare dragon boat-like façade might make you want to eat in rather than out, it’s well worth ordering a takeaway if you’re in the area. Dishes come hot, fresh and in big portions and there’s a heady list of choices that won’t fail to delight lovers of this cuisine. Our tip? The Dim Sum – fat with fillings and mildly addictive. Location: Deira (near the Clock Tower). Contact: 04 295 9816

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Zen reStaurant Taster: For ease of ordering, this is the takeaway joint to call (your delivery man may even bring a flower with your food). Zen also cooks up delicious Thai dishes, making it ideal for families with different tastes. For the best Chinese bites on the menu, though, plump for the seafood and vegetarian options – a cut above the rest. Location: Zabeel Road. Contact: 800 936 www.zendubai.com

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Chin Chin Taster: If you like the sound of Chin Chin’s slogan – ‘nothing fancy, just good food’ – you’ll love its menu; a fuss-free selection of classic Chinese dishes. Those with eyes bigger than their bellies will also coo at its mega-sized portions. If you like meat, our tip is the beef pepper-crush – seriously tasty. Location: Motor City and Sharjah. Contact: 04 398 3588

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So Sushi

Impress your guests with these Japanese bites from the Fairmont Dubai. Spectrum One’s Chef Herna takes us through the carefully crafted steps – get ready to roll…

Herna Maki sushi roll

Herna Maki susHi roll Serves 2 sushi rice • 120g 0.5g nori sheet • 24g/2 pieces • 20g avocado tempura prawn • 10g kani (crabstick) • 5g Tobikko (Caviar) • Spicy mayonnaise to taste • 1. Place the nori sheet on top of your bamboo mat. 2. Spread the sushi rice on top of the nori and then turn upside down. 3. Dip the tempura prawn into tempura butter and deep fry until crisp. 4. Place the fried tempura prawn on top of the nori rice. 5. Slice the avocado and crabstick. Add a thin layer of spicy mayonnaise on top and then roll all of them together in one long, tube-like roll. 6. Thinly slice avocado and place it on top of the roll. 7. Cut the roll into six even pieces, so you May 2011

angel Hair Maki

have individual sushi rolls. 8. Garnish by placing a drop of spicy mayo, followed by a pinch of orange tobiko on top of each roll. angel Hair Maki Serves 2 sushi rice • 120g 0.5g nori • 20g kani sheet (crabstick) • 5g sliced spring • 5g smoked salmononion • 25g soft shell crab • Spicy mayonnaise to taste • 1. Place the nori sheet on top of the bamboo mat and spread the sushi rice on top of the nori before turning it upside down together. 2. Dip the soft shell crab into tempura butter and then deep fry. 3. Place the fried soft shell crab, smoked salmon, sliced spring onion, and spicy mayo on top of the nori rice. 4. Roll them together in one long tube and

place the roll to one side. 5. Put two pieces of kani (crabstick) on the bamboo mat, shred the kani into small pieces and then put the sushi roll on top. 6. Wrap the roll gently, using the bamboo mat, so that the crabstick sticks to the top of the roll (as pictured above). 7. Cut the roll into six even pieces. 8. To garnish, drop a spot of spicy mayo on each roll and top with a pinch of sliced spring onion. spicy salMon BoMB Serves 2 spring onion • 5g5g sliced Tobiko • 1 tbsp sambal olek • 1 tbsp spicy mayonnaise • 50ml tempura butter • 100g chopped fresh salmon • 2g sesame seeds • 1 tbsp Teriyaki sauce • Watercress to garnish • 1. Mix all of the aforementioned


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‘For great sushi, buy a bamboo mat – the best base on which to roll your creations’ – Chef Herna

chef Herna (far right)

spicy salmon Bomb

ingredients together in a bowl. 2. Use a teaspoon to shape the ingredients into a ball. 3. Dip the ball into tempura butter and fry. 4. Serve with spicy teriyaki sauce and garnish with watercress. golden eye Maki Serves 2 golden eye Maki

crazy crackers

sushi rice • 120g 20g barbecue • 0.5g nori sheeteel • 10g Philadelphia cheese • 5g Avocado • 5g Ikura/ salmon Roe • 10g tempura fritters • 1. Place the nori sheet on top of the bamboo mat, spread the sushi rice on top of the nori, and then turn upside down. 2. Deep fry tempura butter until it appears golden in colour. 3. On top of the nori rice, first place the Philadelphia cream cheese, then the barbecue eel, and finally the sliced

avocado. Roll them together. 4. Top the roll with tempura fritters before cutting into six even pieces. 5. To garnish, drop a blob of spicy mayo on top and place one piece of ikura (salmon roe) on each roll. crazy crackers Serves 2 nori Sheet • 0.5g 5g sliced • 5g tobikospring onion • 1 tbsp sambal olek • 1 tbsp spicy mayonnaise • 10ml tempura butter • 10g chopped fresh salmon • 2g sesame seeds • 1. Dip the nori sheet into tempura butter and deep fry until it reaches a golden brown colour. 2. Mix all of the the other aforementioned ingredients together until it meets your desired taste. 3. Cut the nori crackers into six pieces 4. Place the mixed ingredients on top of the nori crackers and sprinkle the sesame seeds on top. Or, if you prefer, substitute the topping with shredded crabstick and spicy tuna.


Before

Before

After

After

Services Offered: • Construction of villas and extensions • Remodeling of villas • Annual maintenance of villas, landscaping and swimming pools • Office Interior • Landscaping and Irrigation • Swimming pool and Water features • Decorative Painting and Joinery Works • Installation of all types of floors

“Our mission is simple: To delight our customers through innovative, reliable and satisfying solutions, excellence in product and service delivery. To be the best in the market in terms of understanding and anticipating the needs of our customers.” • Our installation services are of high quality and workmanship. • Our team of experts provides creative and modern designs to optimize the Value of your Home. • We provide full project management throughout and have the breadth of experience, resources and technical skills to find innovative solutions to complex problems. • Our personal approach ensures continuity and achieves results that are custom designed to specific objectives. • We have obtained all necessary licenses and are fully regulated.

Tel: +971 4 341 7702 / 03, Fax: +971 4 341 7705 P.O Box 214562, Warehouse D-07, Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE e-mail: info@ascotcontracting.com, web: www.ascotcontracting.com


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Our Services: Kitchen and Bathroom Refu  Our Services: Air-conditioning, Electrical a  Kitchen and Bathroom Refurbishment CLEANING SERVICES  Our Services: Carpentry & Painting  Air-conditioning, Electrical and Plumbing  Kitchen and Bathroom Refurbishment  Masonry, Carpentry & Painti  Carpentry & Painting  Air-conditioning, Electrical and Plumbing  Our Services: General Cleaning & Housek  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  Water Tank Cleaning

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cleaning services

Home Cleaning info@farnek.com Office Cleaning Move-In Cleaning Floor Polishing Sofa & Carpet Shampooing Windows Washing Low rates for monthly packages www.alphaserves.com FURNITURE

Exotic Grove Indoor / Outdoor Furniture

Tel/Fax: 04 347 9664 Mob: 050 640 6479 Email: exoticgrove@yahoo.com Web: www.exoticgrovefurniture.com Location map on website.


INTERIORS

MAINTENANCE

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“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

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

Salem Technical Services LLC “The Professionals”

Services: • Cleaning & Painting • Electrician & A/C Maintenance • Technician & Plumber • Garden & pool Maintenance Contacts: Tel: 04 447 2738, Fax: 04 447 2739 Mob: 055 267 7300 Email: salem.technical@gmail.com

AL KHAYAT CLEANING CO. AL KHAYAT BUILDING MAINTENANCE (LLC) Since 1984 AL KHAYAT SECURITY SERVICES Once & Yearly contract cleaning, Pest Control & Pvt. Security for Offices, Banks, Schools, Warehouses, Villas, Building & Hotels. Cleaning

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

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

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U CALL WE FIX

OUR SERVICES        

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Call us: 04-3419153

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UCWF is a leading facilities management company with a comprehensive range of services and a keen focus on customer satisfaction. We offer competitive proposals for the maintenance of your assets. Comprising a team of experience managers, expert technicians and professional support staff, we are easily the leaders in providing complete solutions for facilities management, building maint nance and asset management system.

OUR SERVICES: Air Conditioning • Electrical • Plumbing • Fire Alarm • Fire Fighting • CCTV • PA System • Intercom • System • Access Control System • Landscape • Carpentry • BMS • Civil Works • Swimming Pool • Elevators / Escalators • Security Services • Cleaning Services • Waste Management System • Pest Control Tel: +971 4 359 4431, Fax: +971 4 359 4437, Email: info@ucwf.net, Web: www.ucwf.net


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PET CARE

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‘Learning the art of sharing’

Willow Children’s Nursery Delivering high quality care and early years education that is

“ Second To Mum!”

For more information call Jan on 050 4725890 or email to willownurserydubai@gmail.com

Professional Home Pet Care Services Pet sitting/dog training/dog walking/online shop www.homelypetz.com info@homelypetz.com 050 871 7072


NURSERIES

Jebel Ali Village Nursery/ Daycare new Daycare center opening soon at Dubai Healthcare City Executive Building (Building No. 16) Call: 055 9117227

Note: Age accepted 1 month onwards (Only at Dubai HealthCare City & Umm Suqeim Branches) The Nursery established in Dubai since 1976 follows the British curriculum Purpose built facilities Warm welcoming environment Qualified and experienced British/ European staff. Ages accepted 18 months to 4 years

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Grooming Exporting pets Importing pets Travel Boxes

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Call 050 7251801 for a free site assessment and quotation PET CARE

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Stores Guide arabian center, mirdif

feStival centre

Red Carpet

04 340 9924

Kidz Inc

04 340 5059

Daiso

04 284 5754

ACE

800 ASK ACE

Table Art

04 341 3663

Luz de Luna

04 341 66 85

Homes R Us

04 284 5736

Artikel

04 232 8339

The Living Zone

04 341 1220

Presotto Middle East 04 340 6443 Stone Gallery

04 347 2525

The Warehouse

04 347 0220

Under One Roof

04 323 2722

Bayti

04 368 5145

bur dubai / Karama

Dwell

04 232 5435

Al Hufaiza Furniture

04 336 6646

IKEA

04 203 7505

marKet mall, Green community

Carpetland

04 337 7677

Marina

04 232 8919

ACE

Decoworld

04 336 6811

Rugland

04 232 5790

Marlin Furniture

04 334 6664

Stokes

04 232 9251

mercato mall

ACE

04 338 1416

OFIS

04 335 2499

Table Art

04 232 6670

Al Abbar Art Gallery

04 344 9595

Bagno

04 330 7775

The Red Carpet

04 232 5755

Bombay & Zone

04 344 5994

Casa Mia

04 339 0760

Kas Australia

04 344 1179

Casa Tua

04 339 7800

Indigo Living

04 346 6934

Rattan House

04 338 2977

burJuman

04 885 3208

SheiKh zayed road

Bhs

04 352 5150

ibn battuta mall

Descamps

04 355 5563

Kani Home

04 368 5408

Grand Stores

04 352 3641

Lifestyle

04 368 5699

mirdif city center

Hermes

04 351 1190

One World

04 366 5742

Better Life

04 284 5728

SouK al bahar

Liwa Home

04 351 5353

Pan Emirates

04 368 5372

Crate & Barrel

04 284 3151

Al Sultani Furniture

04 420 3676

Sharief

04 355 3377

Table Art

04 366 9710

Freedom

04 284 5518

Tarrab

04 420 0244

Tanagra

04 355 0183

Home Centre

04 284 3332

Tehran Persian

04 420 0575

THE One

04 351 4424

al ittihad road

Lakeland

04 284 3460

Zsolnay

04 420 3682

Zara Home

04 359 9988

Better Life

Pottery Barn

04 606 2610

Q Home Décor

04 284 3303

deira city centre

04 2680656

National Iranian Carpets 04 349 9644

the villaGe mall

Al Jaber Gallery

04 295 4004

Jumeirah beach reSidence

Al Maya Household

04 334 9424

Better Life

04 424 3479

Art Tower Frames Est. 04 339 3024

Aminian Carpets

04 295 5379

Cottage Chic

04 437 0268

MFI Kitchens

Pride of Kashmir

04 295 0655

Indigo Living

04 428 1350

The Handicraft Gallery 04 339 3515

Bombay

04 324 5255

Regional Trading

04 295 1723

Zara Home

04 438 0650

Q Home Decor

Faucher

04 324 6769

Sia (Jawad Home)

04 295 6180

Frette/White Corner

04 324 2474

The White Co

04 295 6180

al Quoz

La Boudoir

04 324 4555

Amber Garden Furniture 04 323 2405

La Murrina Murano

04 324 4555

Exotica

04 340 2966

Memoires

04 324 3001

Falaknaz Habitat

04 340 4989

VG New Trend

04 324 5430

Karama Siematic

dubai marina mall

04 330 9295

@Home

04 399 7863

lamcy Plaza

Q Home Decor

04 399 7170

Household Department 04 334 9424

the dubai mall

Lifestyle

04 366 9845

Rugland

04 335 6610

@home

04 434 0877

Armani/Casa

04 437 3131

Baldi

04 339 9890

mall of the emirateS

Collezione

04 434 0255

Better Life

04 341 0716

Crystal Gallery

04 339 8774

Bo Concept

04 341 4144

Crystalline

04 339 8897

Bois & Chiffons

04 341 0519

Dubai Home Collection 04 339 8855

Crystal Casa

04 341 1402

Ethan Allen

04 339 8631

Flamant Home Interiors 04 341 3533

Index Living Mall

04 339 8631

Four Seasons Ramesh 04 334 9090

Iwannagohome!

04 339 8631

Home Centre

04 341 4441

Kreiss

04 339 8978

Home Design

04 323 3370

Lalique

04 339 8451

IDdesign

04 341 3434

Merinos

050 887 4893

Jashanmal

04 347 1715

04 339 3503 04 339 3515

Moving In A go-to guide for those essential household buys

Q Home Decor

04 325 3115

Maison Decor

04 409 9000

Mitchi

04 339 9084

Marina

04 800 4360

Mumbai Se

04 434 0626

Marina Gulf

04 341 0314

Yves Delorme

04 339 8787

Miri

04 341 1000

May 2011

oaSiS center

For bathroom bits Home Centre is a great go-to spot for those who want to jazz up their bathrooms in a hurry (or on a budget). Look for their matching shower curtain, bath mat, toothbrush-holder and soap dispenser sets for a touch of colour. www.homecentre.net Bloomingdale Home is the high-end department store to

Carpetland

04 344 0646

Irony Home

04 342 2145

Wafi

trawl for the fluffiest of bath towels and robes. We love the Lauren by Ralph Lauren ‘Greenwich’ designs which come in myriad hues. Shop for them at The Dubai Mall. www1.bloomingdales.com Zara Home is like a treasure trove of goodies, from ceramic soap dishes and eye-catching handwash dispensers to the cutest of wicker baskets (a fab form of storage for bathroom bottles) and beautiful mirrors to boot. www.zarahome.com


BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

At Under One Roof we believe in adding value to your home, but it’s not just about what we do; it’s how we do it. Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms? Come to our showroom to find out how we do it.

Kitchen Design & Installation Bathroom Design & Installation

Plumbing, Carpentry & Tiling Painting & Decoration ( Internal & External )

Villa & Apartment Turnkey Solutions

Commercial Shell & Core Fit Outs

Showroom 21, Street 8, Al Quoz 3, Dubai, UAE, P.O. Box 75931 T: +971 4 323 2722 M: +971 50 454 4859 Info@underoneroof.ae | www.underoneroof.ae


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