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I love this place...

At home in Jumeirah with the Le Boulenger family


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Contents Listings


26. Property management

40. Palm Jumeirah

12. Property of the month

56. Without a trace...

Landlords seeking to make the most of their investment should look to Better Homes experts for advice

Whether you’re after a vast villa or luxury apartment, snap up your own slice of Palm perfection today

This colourful JLT apartment is an affordable choice for a new home or smart property investment

Personalise your rental property without losing your deposit – all it takes is a few expert tricks

28. Short-term rentals

43. Downtown

15. Loan ranger

58. My style

Need a fix for a few weeks? Give one of these temporary digs a go

Find five-star digs in this most glamorous of areas – with Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall on your doorstep

Looking to buy? Read the latest mortgage rates from the leading banks in the UAE right here...

The Rug Company’s creative director on how the brand’s royal commissions inspire her every day

46. Other districts

16. Price is right

60. Better... outdoors

Still looking? Find out what the rental options outside the city’s main freehold areas have to offer

This round-up of property prices is essential reading for every marketsavvy investor and homeowner

Summer’s over (hurrah!), so mark the occasion with a garden makeover – whatever the size of the space

Looking for a family-friendly home? These all-villa communities have space and style in abundance, and rent and purchase options aplenty

48. Abu Dhabi

18. Cover interview

63. Ask the experts

If you’re searching for property in the capital, steal a glimpse of the best of Abu Dhabi

Life is sweet in Jumeirah – just ask Fabrice Le Boulenger and his globe-trotting young family

Keep the kids safe while they’re playing outside by heeding our knowledgeable panel’s advice

36. Dubailand

50. Commercial

54. Better interiors

65. Healthy appetite

Life is beautiful in this landscaped district – browse spacious villas with pools and gardens galore

Browse high-quality commercial units all over the city to find the perfect home for your business

Perk up your living room with some twinkling treasures – we love these gold and silver statement pieces

These tasty dishes won’t sabotage your diet – great if you’re planning a post-summer shape-up

30. Marina Top-quality property in some of the city’s most impressive residential towers – you’ll love life in the Marina

33. Emirates Living

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Property of the month A one-bedroom bright spark in Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Availa ble now

Perched in the lofty heights of JLT, this vibrant abode is a chic retreat from city life. If you love entertaining, this is the place for you: with a generous dining area and room for a large couch, there’s space for everyone – and a separate kitchen means you can keep mess to a minimum. Better yet, with a Metro station on your doorstep, you’re

handily placed for visitors and the morning commute – and JLT enjoys easy links to Sheikh Zayed Road (there’s parking space for one vehicle included). A generously-sized double bedroom boasts high-level views of the lakes – and, better yet, the apartment is fully furnished with all white goods. It’s available now, but it won’t be around for long...

The Details Where is it? Lake Almas East, JLT

How many bedrooms? One

How big is it? 729 square feet

How much does it cost? AED750,000

How do I find out more? Contact BH consultant Michael Edwards on 600 52 2212 and quote reference number AP308617

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

The price is right Compare and contrast the latest dirham cost of villas and apartments in the UAE with our at-a-glance guide ExChAngE RATE sERViCE OFFERing Save your money when changing your money. Get currency exchanged through Better Homes – call 04 407 4600 1gB = 5.91 AED

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

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I love this place...

Jumeirah This peaceful all-villa neighbourhood has given the Le Boulenger family – and their business – a fresh start Words by Hazel Plush; images by Nasir Rauf,

In many parts of the city, it can be hard to find a property that’s truly unique – but for Fabrice Le Boulenger and his family, the villas of Jumeirah offered the charm they craved. “We love the character of this area,” says Fabrice, “and the fact that you can find properties that are different from their neighbours. It’s great to have variety, and we were lucky to find a spacious villa at a very good price.” Indeed, space is a prime concern for Fabrice and his wife Eleonore:

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with daughters Ines and Pauline, and sons Oscar and Peter, a generous living area and garden are essential. This part of the city attracts tenants from all over the world, much to the delight of the whole family: “There’s a great community here,” says Fabrice. “We have friends from all over the world close by. We got to know our neighbours quickly: we are friends with the families on all sides and we socialise with all of them, which can be very hard to do in

other parts of the city. There are French, Swiss and South African families on this street, and we enjoy the interaction.” The Le Boulenger clan are well-travelled, so the international community is a real bonus: “We want our children to grow up in a global place – my last job took us all over the world, and we love that you can find all different nationalities here. I left France about 13 years ago, and we married in Argentina. Since then, we’ve lived in Japan, Thailand and Qatar.”

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‘Lots of the furniture has been with us since the very beginning of our travels. We know what we like, and our house is a true reflection of us as a family’

The family moved to Dubai two years ago, and their globetrotting past is evident throughout their Jumeirah villa. From a wooden chest that once stood in Fabrice’s Parisian apartment to a vast wooden fresco that the couple purchased in Thailand, their furniture is a chic mix of international styles. Each piece is very personal, too, says Fabrice: “Lots of the pieces have been with us since the very beginning of our travels. We know what we like, and our house is a true reflection of us as a family.” Furniture isn’t just a style statement for the family, however – it’s part of their livelihood. After travelling all over the world for his work, Fabrice decided to set up his own company here in Dubai – a franchise of global brand Cash Converters. “We loved the idea of investing in the country, making a home here,” he says. “We saw a useful way for expats to sell on unwanted furniture quickly before they fly out of the country, and to purchase items easily when they arrive. We buy and sell all home appliances, furniture, white goods, outdoor items and electronics – it’s like Dubizzle, but everything is in one place, so you can browse the items.” The new business marked a fresh start for the family, admits Fabrice: “When we started

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the company we moved to this house; it was a hard transition from having a sponsor to fending for ourselves, but we are enjoying the simpler style of life.” The down-sizing worked perfectly with the new business plan, too: “When we first set up Cash Converters, we put a lot of furniture up for sale to give the company a kick-start. Now, my wife will walk through the warehouse picking things that she wants to buy for our home – it can be hard to resist sometimes!” The couple were living in the Jumeirah area before, and decided to stay for the easy road links to shops and schools, and the family-friendly atmosphere. “We felt comfortable to stay here because we enjoy

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‘We love the character of this area, and the fact that the villas are different from their neighbours... It’s great to have variety’ the quality of life,” says Fabrice. “At this stage of our lives, the area is perfect.” As well as beautiful interiors, the villa boasts a lush, spacious garden – and Fabrice and Eleonore have plans to add to it over the winter months: “When we moved in, we did a lot of work on the outside space, but we want to plant more trees and shrubs. The children

often play outside, and we love to use the garden for entertaining. We like cooking and sharing dinners with friends – and the villa is perfectly suited for that.” The law restricts expats from buying any property in Jumeirah, but that wasn’t a problem for the Le Boulenger family: “The purchasing restrictions mean that we can only rent the villa, but the area has so many advantages that we don’t mind. The close proximity to the beach and Al Safa Park is fantastic for us – the kids love going to the beach, and we have a small boat that we enjoy as a family. We feel that the kids are growing up in a good place – we’ve lived all over the world, but we feel very settled here.”

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

Renting & buying

Leisure time

Shopping & eating


Due to restrictions on property ownership in the area, it’s only possible to rent villas in Jumeirah. This is a family-orientated district, brimming with villas of all shapes and sizes. This is one of the older parts of the city, and properties do vary – you’ll find a range of different finishes, and while most villas are in top-notch condition, some may look like they need a little pep-up. Rental prices are fair, however, and you can snap up a good deal if you look carefully. Don’t expect to find much choice if you’re looking for a twobedroom house – larger families will love the options for three-, four- and five-bedroom abodes (or more, if you have a very large clan). Many properties boast their own gardens and pools, and you won’t be put in the shade by highrise developments.

There’s plenty to keep the shopaholics entertained on Jumeirah Beach Road, as well as a large number of beauty salons, hairdressers and spas. Leafy Al Safa Park is just a quick drive away, and kids will love letting off steam in the fields and play areas. Team sports clubs often meet up in the park over winter, so it’s worth keeping an eye on local messageboards if you’re looking for a new fitness hobby. There are plenty of local gyms, too (some of which are women-only), so there are lots of exercise classes to pick from. For something a little more leisurely, hit the beach: Jumeirah Beach Park and Open Beach are close by. Visitors will love the Jumeirah Grand Mosque too – organise a guided tour of it through the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.

Jumeirah Beach Road is a hub for shopping and eating – you’ll find everything you need day-to-day right here, as well as a variety of independent shops, boutiques and coffee shops which you won’t find elsewhere in the city. The main shopping mall, Mercato, has a vast range of brands and eateries, and features a multiplex cinema. There are post offices, banks and medical clinics nearby too. For up-market dining, the myriad hotels in the area provide restaurants galore. Head to the eateries and outlets at Madinat Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel to sample the cream of the crop. For more relaxed dining, the barbecue pits at Al Safa Park are great for largescale get-togethers in a grassy setting – although pitch up early to ensure you get a spot...

The schooling options in and around the Jumeirah district are plentiful for children of all ages. For kindergarten-age little ones, look to Jumeirah International Nursery School (, Ladybird Nursery (ladybirdnursery. ae) and Emerald City Nursery ( The primary-level choices include Gems Wellington Primary School (, Safa School Dubai (, and Jumeirah English Speaking School ( For older children, look to the likes of GEMS Jumeirah College ( and Raffles International School ( for secondary-level education. The universities and specialist institutes of Knowledge Village are a short drive away, so older learners will find plenty of choices for further studies.

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Property picks

Jumeirah boasts beautiful rent-only villas in a variety of styles – perfect for families looking for a characterful home

Villa for rent With no fewer than nine bedrooms, a vast garden and fabulous pool, this luxury abode is a truly stylish address. There’s plenty of room for the whole family, with 12,000 square feet of lavish living space spread out over three floors. There’s a private elevator to whisk you between levels, with spacious maids’ quarters and a driver’s room too. Those with large families to feed will appreciate the generous main

Market update Independent Finance’s general manager Sam Wani reveals the latest movements in mortgages

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kitchen and two smaller cooking areas, and you’re within easy reach of Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Burj Al Arab should you wish to venture further afield for dinner. Only serious clients (with ID) should apply.

Rental prices at a glance: 3-bed: AED150-220,000 (p/a) 4-bed: AED210-400,000 (p/a)

Facts and figures: AED1,200,000 (p/a), 12,000 sq ft Contact: BH consultant Ghada Gannam and quote reference number VI309056

The UAE-based home finance provider Tamweel reports that the sale prices of properties within its portfolio increased by 10-15% in the first half of this year in Dubai, with biggest rise seen in mature and completed developments. The highest increases were in Downtown Dubai, Arabian Ranches, Victory Heights, Emirates Hills, The Meadows, The Lakes, JBR, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Village, Dubai Silicon Oasis, The Views, Business Bay and DIFC – in addition to increases of 10-15% in Abu Dhabi’s Al Reef Villas, Golf Gardens, and Raha Gardens.

The market witnessed an increase of 26% in home finance applications in the first half of 2012 as compared to the same period last year. At this rate, the home finance market will surpass AED8billion in 2012. Property transactions reached AED2.2billion in August. A total of 35,297 real estate transactions of AED143billion were reported in H1 2012, compared to AED123billion in the same period in 2011. Emaar’s recent success in new launches has proven that the confidence is back in the local real estate markets. The long-awaited public sale of a

5-bed: AED260-600,000 (p/a)

new residential project in the heart of Downtown Dubai opened with hundreds of people waiting overnight for the chance to buy. Demand for Emaar’s The Address The BLVD was so great that property agencies paid labourers to stand in line for two days before the launch. More than 800 people were outside Emaar Square 3 from 6am. The downside, however, is that all this momentum could create another bubble if not managed well. The fact that most of the buyers are resident end-users will help to provide long-term stability to the market.

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Villa for rent This spacious five-bedroom villa is great for families on the move – you’ll be within walking distance of Al Safa Park and Al Wasl Road, and just a 10-minute drive from Mall of the Emirates and Jumeirah Beach Park. When you’re not out and about, the villa is excellent for entertaining at home – an elegant living room and dining room provide space for plenty of guests, and a huge pool and garden area are great for al fresco

parties during the winter months. All of the five bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms and generous built-in wardrobes, and large-sized windows provide plenty of natural light – as well as wonderful views of Burj Khalifa. The supplied fittings and furnishings are of top quality – perfect for families that want great style throughout the home with minimal fuss. There are separate quarters for maids and a driver, and the kitchen is fully equipped so you don’t need to worry about buying any

white goods. There are covered and open parking spaces galore, and Sheikh Zayed Road is a quick ten-minute drive away. There’s a real community feel in the neighbourhood, so you’ll feel right at home as soon as you make the move. Facts and figures: AED400,000 (p/a), 6,000 sq ft Contact: BH consultant Ghada Gannam and quote reference number VI252128

Want to know more? For details of these and other Jumeirah residences, contact Better Homes consultant Ghada Ghannam on 050 945 6587

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Ontario Tower Business Bay Contemporary style/layout Niral Jhaveri (Ref # APM299133)

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Al Basri (B1) The Palm Jumeirah Stunning view of the sea Mareum Mahmood (Ref # APM298453)

AED 150,000 2 BR 1,551 sq. ft.

Hamilton Residency Business Bay Open to offers Niral Jhaveri (Ref # APM297817)

AED 44,000 Studio 533 sq. ft.

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Burj Khalifa Downtown Dubai A prestigious address Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM288014)

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AED 220,000 2 BR 1,639 sq. ft.

Sky Gardens (DIFC) DIFC A desirable address Murad Ali Dib (Ref # APM283682)

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28 Short-term rentals

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North West Apartments Dubai Investment Park Privileged location Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM307901)


AED 12,000 1 BR 1,054 sq. ft.


Burj Views B - Central Tower Downtown Dubai Central and prestigious location Simran Sra (Ref # APM303104)

The lofts - West

AED 17,010

2 BR 1,227 sq. ft.

Downtown Dubai

1 BR 933 sq. ft.


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

October 2012

Dubai Marina Central and prestigious location Simran Sra (Ref # APM306171)

AED 15,000 2 BR 1,215 sq. ft.


AED 18,000

Brand new luxury apartments Sabah Gazi (Ref # APM297083)

Marina Pinnacle

Marina Diamond 2 Dubai Marina Fully furnished with style and class Sabah Gazi (Ref # APM269016)

AED 14,010 2 BR 963 sq. ft.


AED 10,020 1 BR 572 sq. ft.

8 Boulevard Walk Downtown Dubai Affordable luxury Simran Sra (Ref # APM249477)

AED 9,000 Studio 543 sq. ft.

The Residences T3 Downtown Dubai Modern living at its best Sabah Gazi (Ref # APM215743)

AED 15,000 1 BR 980 sq. ft.

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


Marina Residence

AED 750,000

Dubai Marina

1 BR 667 sq. ft.

Distinct styling Nina Pekina (Ref # AP292213)

Bay Central Tower Dubai Marina Attractive investment opportunity Robert Allsopp (Ref # AP306159)

AED 845,000 1 BR 697 sq. ft.

Shams 4 Dubai Marina Amazing value David Lawes (Ref # AP288747)

AED 1,450,000 2 BR 1,263 sq. ft.


Sahab 2 Dubai Marina Price reduced Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP75739)

Marina Pearl Dubai Marina Exceptional deal! Bilal Khan (Ref # AP308839)

October 2012

AED 1,680,150 2 BR 1,461 sq. ft.

AED 550,000 Studio 481 sq. ft.

23 Marina Dubai Marina Experience the height of luxury Rita Mouawad (Ref # AP297448)

Le Reve Dubai Marina Premier location Sanam Ushurova (Ref # AP303054)

AED 2,500,000 3 BR 2,189 sq. ft.

AED 37,000,000 6 BR 15,855 sq. ft.

Sahab 2 Dubai Marina Fully furnished apartment Ali Tabrizi (Ref # AP23339)

Fulva Sufouh A stunning family home Ayham Jbara (Ref # VI301887)

AED 2,950,000 3 BR 2,205 sq. ft.

AED 6,500,000 4 BR 4,900 sq. ft.

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Elite Residence Dubai Marina Flexible payment options Kelly Saraceni (Ref # AP307087)

AED 100,000 1 BR 1,008 sq. ft.


AED 140,000

Dubai Marina Fitted with the latest in modern conveniences Simona Mariana Barbulescu (Ref # AP286833)

For Rent

2 BR 1,335 sq. ft.


23 Marina

AED 200,000

Dubai Marina

3 BR 3,085 sq. ft.

Brand new luxury apartments Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP308004)

Emirates Crown

Rimal 5 Dubai Marina A prestigious address Julieta Kitova (Ref # AP254153)

AED 225,000 4 BR 2,714 sq. ft.

Marina Pearl Dubai Marina Close to all amenities Liaqat Ali (Ref # AP308839)

AED 45,000 Studio 481 sq. ft.

AED 500,000

Dubai Marina

5 BR 7,685 sq. ft.

Breathtaking sea views Hannah Bakshani (Ref # AP309055)

Mesk Dubai Marina A desirable address Urvashi Sidhapara (Ref # AP179455)

AED 130,000 1 BR 1,190 sq. ft.

Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence Dubai Marina Brand new luxury apartments Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP308023)

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

AED 275,500 4 BR 2,820 sq. ft.

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For Sale

For Rent

From AED 500,000

From AED 45,000

Dubai Marina,

Studio 402 sq. ft. High yielding returns

(Ref # AP220425) Anda Marin

Dubai Marina,

Studio 621 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP280447) Martina Plumley

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 613 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP254666) Bilal Khan

Dubai Marina,

Studio 367 sq. ft. Easy living

(Ref # APM70720) Mareum Mahmood

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 764 sq. ft. Guaranteed rental income

(Ref # AP304502) Nicholas Winter

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 773 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP251105) Yasmin Piroozan

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 704 sq. ft. Smart home living

(Ref # AP251600) Wael Gomaa

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 590 sq. ft. Competitive price, call now

(Ref # AP70143) Halyna Kuznetsova

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 754 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP38246) Fabio Lombardi

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 683 sq. ft. Close to all amenities

(Ref # AP171423) Victoria Bazoeanu

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 963 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # AP166718) Asal Abedi

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 681 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP168976) Robert Kerr

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 864 sq. ft. Self-contained development

(Ref # AP67341) Anahit Gevorgyan

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 677 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP308859) Yasmin Piroozan

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 684 sq. ft. Looking for lifestyle?

(Ref # AP77867) Anda Marin

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 787 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP308122) Marta Karolina Trzebiatowska

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1,151 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP306749) Philip Whittam

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 703 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP178127) Gulshan Ara

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1,517 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP253533) Nick Nuziale

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 907 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # APM166717) Mareum Mahmood

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1,316 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP174278) Victoria Bazoeanu

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 771 sq. ft. Close to all amenities

(Ref # AP308556) Sunil Pravin Jhaveri

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1,250 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP302679) Bilal Khan

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 778 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP263578) Sharon Sweet

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1,152 sq. ft. Close to all amenities

(Ref # AP297643) Sachin Das

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 968 sq. ft. Close to all amenities

(Ref # APM212600) Mareum Mahmood

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 2,187 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP301871) Better Homes Head Office

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1,060 sq. ft. Property at budget prices

(Ref # AP220705) Halyna Kuznetsova

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1,815 sq. ft. Ready to move in

(Ref # AP308348) Sachin Das

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1,739 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP274782) Yasmin Piroozan

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1,890 sq. ft. Modern living at its best

(Ref # AP36290) Svetlana Gorbach

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1,291 sq. ft. A great family option

(Ref # AP308755) Fabio Lombardi

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1,595 sq. ft. Unobstructed views of the marina

(Ref # AP266776) David Lawes

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1,263 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP288747) David Lawes

Dubai Marina,

4 BR 1,613 sq. ft. Unobstructed views of the marina

(Ref # AP305684) Catherine Luethi

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1,323 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP171715) Osama Kiwan

Marina view Tower 1 AED 500,000 Marina Residence AED 700,000 Royal oceanic AED 785,000 Time Place AED 800,000 Marina Crown AED 800,000 Marina Diamond 2 AED 825,000 MAG 218 AED 870,000 Marina Heights AED 900,000 Marina Pearl AED 1,000,000 The Zen AED 1,075,000 Manchester Tower 1 AED 1,130,000 Marina Pinnacle AED 1,200,000 Yacht Bay AED 1,200,000 Marina Pinnacle AED 1,415,000 Marina Residence AED 1,800,000 La Riviera AED 1,815,000 The Point AED 1,850,000 Marina Residence AED 2,130,000

October 2012

Royal oceanic AED 45,000 Zumurud AED 45,000

Dreams 1 AED 55,000

Manchester Tower 1 AED 55,000 Marina Diamond 3 AED 60,000 Marina Diamond 2 AED 65,000 Bay West Tower AED 70,000 Bay Central Tower AED 70,000 Time Place AED 70,000

Marina Diamond 2 AED 70,000 Bay Central Tower AED 75,000 Dreams 2 AED 75,000

Marina Diamond 2 AED 80,000 Manchester Tower 1 AED 85,000 DEC Tower 2 AED 90,000 Sadaf 7 AED 100,000 Shams 4 AED 100,000 Amwaj 4 AED 100,000

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

For Sale ExCLuSivE To BETTEr HoMES

The Fairways - West T1

AED 1,800,000

The Greens

2 BR 1,458 sq. ft.

Close to all amenities Pravin Patrick DMello (Ref # AP308694)

Bonnington Tower

AED 980,000

Jumeirah Lake Towers

1 BR 802 sq. ft.

Affordable luxury Tulay Ozcan (Ref # AP6273)

Lake Terrace Jumeirah Lake Towers Premier location Robert Allsopp (Ref # AP308643)

Cluster(11-20) Jumeirah Islands A stunning family home Better Homes Head Office (Ref # VI308690)

AED 1,375,000 3 BR 1,478 sq. ft.

AED 6,500,000 4 BR 5,285 sq. ft.


Shamal Terraces Jumeirah Village Circle Excellent value Nina Pekina (Ref # VI295883)

Dubai Arch Tower

AED 1,290,624

Jumeirah Lake Towers

2 BR 1,613 sq. ft.

Get maximum returns on investment Shahzad Anwar (Ref # AP278995)

Block 9C

AED 2,300,000

Jumeirah Village Triangle

2 BR 2,691 sq. ft.

Amazing value Mujtaba Virani (Ref # VI307203)


AED 2,400,000 3 BR 4,250 sq. ft.

Meadows 9( Meadows Phase 2) Emirates Living Ready to move in Ali Tabrizi (Ref # VI227459)

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

AED 3,950,000 3 BR 3,345 sq. ft.

Meadows 9( Meadows Phase 2) Emirates Living A great family option Micky Soni (Ref # VI161565)

AED 3,700,000 3 BR 3,447 sq. ft.

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o2 residences Jumeirah Lake Towers Affordable luxury Liaqat Ali (Ref # AP308857)

For rent

AED 70,000 1 BR 885 sq. ft.

Bonnington Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers Excellent value Better Homes Head Office (Ref # AP304515)

AED 200,000 2 BR 1,549 sq. ft.


Meadows 9( Meadows Phase 2) Emirates Living A great family option Rahab Nicar (Ref # VI308996)

Emirates Hills Phase 1 Emirates Living Quintessential luxury living Better Homes Head Office (Ref # VI259615)

Springs 4 (Springs Phase 5) Emirates Living Beautiful waterfront setting Mohammad Khalid Khan (Ref # VI307976)

October 2012

AED 310,000 5 BR 5,922 sq. ft.

The Lakes - Zulal 1 Emirates Living A desirable address Better Homes JBR (Ref # VI308989)

AED 200,000 3 BR 3,388 sq. ft.

Jumeirah Park Jumeirah Park A great family option Julieta Kitova (Ref # VI307704)

AED 240,000 4 BR 4,335 sq. ft.

AED 2,100,000 6 BR 21,000 sq. ft.

AED 220,000 3 BR 3,845 sq. ft.

Hattan 3 Emirates Living A stunning family home Gautham Murthy (Ref # VI308869)

AED 450,000 5 BR 5,443 sq. ft.

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For Sale

For rent

From AED 173,137

From AED 30,000

Jumeirah Village Circle

Studio 410 sq. ft. An investors dream!

(Ref # AP308779) Pravin Patrick DMello

Discovery Gardens

Studio 495 sq. ft. Exceptional deal!

(Ref # AP296466) Julieta Kitova

Discovery Gardens

1 BR 948 sq. ft. Guaranteed return on investment

(Ref # AP219119) Jawad Motiwala

Discovery Gardens

Studio 474 sq. ft. An exquisite landscaped setting

(Ref # APM230774) Mohammed Ali

Jumeirah Village Circle

1 BR 1,074 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP307084) Sana Hajjar

Discovery Gardens

1 BR 979 sq. ft. One of the Best Deals in the Market

(Ref # APM261550) Hussain Abbas Merchant

Discovery Gardens

1 BR 969 sq. ft. One of the Best Deals in the Market

(Ref # AP249097) Bilal Khan

Jumeirah Lake Towers

1 BR 946 sq. ft. Easy living

(Ref # APM6939) Mohammed Ali

Jumeirah Village Circle

1 BR 1,044 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP309048) Yolanda Singh

Jumeirah Lake Towers

2 BR 937 sq. ft. Now’s the time to make the move

(Ref # AP258492) Better Homes CRM

Jumeirah Village Circle

1 BR 771 sq. ft. An investment for capital growth

(Ref # AP306892) Mohammad Khalid Khan

Jumeirah Lake Towers

1 BR 850 sq. ft. State-of-the-art facilities

(Ref # AP308931) Rahab Nicar

Discovery Gardens

1 BR 1,150 sq. ft. Captivating environment

(Ref # AP305303) Better Homes JLT

Jumeirah Lake Towers

1 BR 850 sq. ft. Modern living at its best

(Ref # APM224224) Presley Remedious

Jumeirah Lake Towers

1 BR 737 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP307230) Shahzad Anwar

The Greens

1 BR 741 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP172109) Better Homes Barsha

Jumeirah Village Circle

2 BR 1,158 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP308880) Partha Reddy

The Greens

1 BR 816 sq. ft. A place to call home

(Ref # AP74162) Wafa Ghannam

Jumeirah Lake Towers

2 BR 992 sq. ft. Price negotiable

(Ref # AP286424) Roy Yacoub

Jumeirah Lake Towers

1 BR 977 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP308185) Julieta Kitova

Al Furjan

2 BR 1,478 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP308704) Partha Reddy


2 BR 1,400 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP308031) Rajkumar Vaswani

Jumeirah Lake Towers

2 BR 1,189 sq. ft. An investment for capital growth

(Ref # APM266717) Sunil Pravin Jhaveri

Emirates Living

2 BR

1,690 sq. ft.

(Ref # VI307883) Rene Neil Dsouza

Jumeirah Lake Towers

2 BR 1,100 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP308217) Anjana Mahna

Emirates Living

2 BR

1,709 sq. ft.

(Ref # VI300513) Martina Plumley

Jumeirah Village Triangle

1 BR 1,638 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # VI308772) Partha Reddy

Emirates Living

2 BR

1,850 sq. ft.

(Ref # VI163688) Sharfuddin Mohammed

Jumeirah Village Circle

3 BR 3,300 sq. ft. Exceptional deal!

(Ref # VI308930) Better Homes Barsha

Emirates Living

2 BR 2,602 sq. ft. Exclusive residence

(Ref # VI75633) Julieta Kitova

Emirates Living

2 BR

(Ref # VI305592) Rene Neil Dsouza

Jumeirah Village Triangle

2 BR 2,992 sq. ft. Brand new

(Ref # VI308983) Yolanda Singh

Emirates Living

2 BR 1,645 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # VI295174) Ali Tabrizi

Emirates Living

2 BR

(Ref # VI65692) Better Homes Barsha

Emirates Living

2 BR

(Ref # VI306059) Jawad Motiwala

Jumeirah Lake Towers

3 BR 1,814 sq. ft. A desirable address

Kensington Manor AED 173,137 DG-Building 190 AED 430,000 Manhattan AED 478,897

DG-Building 70 AED 485,000 rose 1 AED 500,000

Diamond views 1 AED 510,000 DG-Building 60 AED 520,000

The icon Tower 2 AED 560,000

Diamond views 2 AED 620,000 The icon Tower 1 AED 850,000 Block F AED 890,000 The icon Tower 2 AED 900,000 Saba Tower 3 AED 960,000

Block 3B AED 1,020,000

Mirabella 7 AED 1,350,000

1,798 sq. ft.

Springs 7 (Springs Phase 3B) An investment for capital growth AED 1,450,000 Springs 4 (Springs Phase 5) AED 1,450,000

1,867 sq. ft.

Springs 12 (Springs Phase 2A) A great family option AED 1,500,000

DG-Building 39 AED 30,000 DG-Building 77 AED 32,000 DG-Building 1 AED 52,000

Lake Shore Towers AED 55,000 The icon Tower 1 AED 60,000 Saba Tower 2 AED 70,000 Saba Tower 2 AED 70,000 Al Thayyal 3 AED 75,000 Al Thayyal 2 AED 75,000

Jumeirah Bay Tower (x1) AED 80,000 Zumurud (MoE) AED 82,000

Springs 8 (Springs Phase 3A) A great family option AED 100,000

Springs 9 (Springs Phase 2B) A stunning family home AED 100,000 Springs 15 (Springs Phase 1A) Enjoy life with style AED 100,000 Springs 2 (Springs Phase 7) AED 115,000 Block 9E AED 120,000

1,794 sq. ft.

Springs 15 (Springs Phase 1A) Captivating environment AED 120,000 Armada Tower 1 AED 135,000

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

(Ref # AP307563) Julieta Kitova

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

For Sale ExcLuSivE To BETTEr HoMES

Terrace Apartments

AED 2,200,000

Dubai Investment Park

3 BR 4,219 sq. ft.

Glimmering lakeside view Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # AP158115)

Lake Apartments Dubai Investment Park Views of lush landscapes Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # AP56582)

AED 1,350,000 2 BR 2,880 sq. ft.

Mirador Phase 1

AED 5,599,995

Arabian Ranches

6 BR 5,172 sq. ft.

A place to call home Jacqueline Hunter Holt (Ref # VI307068)


Hattan Arabian Ranches Quintessential luxury living Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI302040)

Alvorada 2 Arabian Ranches Inspection will impress Adrian Popica (Ref # VI308753)

October 2012

AED 10,300,000 7 BR 8,000 sq. ft.

AED 4,799,999 4 BR 4,020 sq. ft.

Alvorada 1 Arabian Ranches Experience heights of luxury Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI26954)

Mirador Phase 1 Arabian Ranches Meticulously planned development Dimple R (Ref # VI308652)

AED 5,147,000

Terrace Apartments

AED 2,475,000

4 BR 4,200 sq. ft.

Dubai Investment Park

3 BR 4,618 sq. ft.

AED 5,500,000 5 BR 4,800 sq. ft.

Tasteful design Hannah Bakshani (Ref # AP158119)

Mirador Phase 2 Arabian Ranches Meticulously planned development Robert Allsopp (Ref # VI218962)

AED 7,950,000 6 BR 5,172 sq. ft.

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Gazelle / Al reem 3 Arabian Ranches Friendly neighborhood Ozlem Ucar (Ref # VI308607)

For rent

Al Mahra Arabian Ranches A stunning family home Alina Cercel (Ref # VI308012)

Sector 1 - 1D5 (Al Thammam 1) Dubailand Amazing value Leah Talastas (Ref # APM308249)

La Avenida Arabian Ranches A prestigious address Pooja Barooah (Ref # VI76622)

AED 315,000 5 BR 4,238 sq. ft.

Mirador Phase 1 Arabian Ranches A place to call home Jacqueline Hunter Holt (Ref # VI307068)

AED 180,000 3 BR 2,998 sq. ft.

AED 320,000 6 BR 5,172 sq. ft.

Saheel villas

AED 310,000

Arabian Ranches

5 BR 5,250 sq. ft.

Magnificent golf course views Jacqueline Hunter Holt (Ref # VI308118)

Mirador Phase 1

AED 285,000

Arabian Ranches Meticulously planned development Mark Lee (Ref # VI298501)

5 BR 4,947 sq. ft.

AED 29,000 1 BR 701 sq. ft.

AED 390,000 6 BR 5,172 sq. ft.

Green community Motor city Dubailand Ideal family living Hannah Bakshani (Ref # VI230934)

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

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

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For Sale

For rent

From AED 225,000

From AED 29,000


Studio 513 sq. ft. An investors dream!

(Ref # AP68999) Shashi Mashruwala


1 BR

701 sq. ft.

(Ref # APM308248) Leah Talastas


1 BR 861 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # AP303997) Adrian Popica


2 BR

1,036 sq. ft.

(Ref # APM308271) Leah Talastas


1 BR 750 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP303886) Pooja Barooah

Dubai Investment Park

Studio 444 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP168312) Mark Lee

Dubai Investment Park

1 BR 933 sq. ft. An investors dream!

(Ref # AP308036) Nicole Burt

Dubai Investment Park

Studio 506 sq. ft. Easy living

(Ref # AP3466) Binu Abraham


1 BR 835 sq. ft. Premier location

(Ref # AP81819) Wael Gomaa


Studio 722 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP308728) Pooja Barooah


2 BR 1,200 sq. ft. Exceptional deal!

(Ref # AP306647) Roy Yacoub


1 BR 1,200 sq. ft. Friendly neighborhood

(Ref # APM296026) Masuma Noorani


2 BR 1,355 sq. ft. Modern infrastructure and facilities

(Ref # AP79024) Anahit Gevorgyan

Dubai Investment Park

1 BR 933 sq. ft. Easy living

(Ref # AP301924) Nicole Burt


3 BR 1,575 sq. ft. Premier location

(Ref # AP81890) Wael Gomaa


2 BR 1,287 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP307710) Mohammed Meharaj

Dubai Investment Park

2 BR

(Ref # AP3368) Nicole Burt


3 BR 1,750 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP307226) Liaqat Ali

Dubai Investment Park

2 BR 1,629 sq. ft. Captivating environment

(Ref # AP57336) Juliana Grebenchshikova


2 BR

(Ref # AP307627) BH Green Community Office

Arabian Ranches

2 BR 1,691 sq. ft. Live your Arabian dream

(Ref # VI171840) Rene Neil Dsouza


2 BR 2,668 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # APM305157) Masuma Noorani

Arabian Ranches

2 BR 1,889 sq. ft. A stunning family home

(Ref # VI306806) Ozlem Ucar

Dubai Investment Park

2 BR 1,576 sq. ft. Easy living

(Ref # AP308536) Nicole Burt

Dubai Investment Park

3 BR

2,362 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP3410) Victoria Rushton

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 3,462 sq. ft. A stunning family home

(Ref # VI309067) Pooja Barooah

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 2,456 sq. ft. Meticulously planned development

(Ref # VI161032) Robert Kerr

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 3,507 sq. ft. Easy living

(Ref # VI309007) Dimple R

Arabian Ranches

2 BR 2,219 sq. ft. Be where it all happens

(Ref # VI307382) Ozlem Ucar

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 3,603 sq. ft. Ideal family living

(Ref # VI308532) Mark Lee

Dubai Investment Park

3 BR 3,283 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP157957) Victoria Rushton

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 3,153 sq. ft. A great family option

(Ref # VI163465) Dimple R

Arabian Ranches

2 BR 2,219 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # VI301955) Alina Cercel

Dubai Investment Park

3 BR 4,219 sq. ft. Exceptional deal!

(Ref # AP171837) Victoria Rushton


5 BR 3,600 sq. ft. Varied architectural styles

(Ref # VI11212) Wael Gomaa

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 2,175 sq. ft. A great family option

(Ref # VI308883) Veerta Laul

The crescent AED 225,000 Skycourts Tower B AED 380,000 The Diamond AED 420,000 South West Apartments AED 555,000 Sector 2 - 11B4 AED 592,850 Hamza Tower AED 690,000 The crescent AED 870,550 Sector 2 - 8D6 AED 1,258,155

1,757 sq. ft.

Garden West Apartments Inspection will impress AED 1,350,000 Lake Apartments AED 1,362,439

Gazelle / Al reem 2 AED 1,630,000 Palmera 3 AED 2,050,000

Garden East Apartments A motivated seller! AED 2,100,000 Gazelle / Al reem 1 AED 2,200,000 Palmera 1 AED 2,299,995

Terrace Apartments AED 2,400,000 Palmera 4 AED 2,450,000 The villa AED 2,590,000

October 2012

Sector 1 - 1D5 (Al Thammam 1) Amazing value AED 29,000 Sector 1 - 1D5 (Al Thammam 1) Amazing value AED 39,000 Lake Apartments AED 40,000

Garden West Apartments AED 45,000 regent House 1 AED 47,000 Newbridge Hill Two AED 49,000 South West Apartments AED 50,000 Skycourts Tower D AED 55,000 Sector 2 - 12B6 AED 75,000 Newbridge Hill one AED 79,000 FoxHill 6 AED 82,000 South West Apartments AED 105,000 Gazelle / Al reem 2 AED 140,000 Gazelle / Al reem 1 AED 140,000 Gazelle / Al reem 1 AED 140,000 Gazelle / Al reem 2 AED 160,000 Terrace Apartments AED 170,000 Gazelle / Al reem 3 AED 175,000

1,641 sq. ft.

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

For Sale ExCluSiVE tO BEttER HOMES

Oceana - Atlantic The Palm Jumeirah Breathtaking sea views Michael Cullen (Ref # AP305386)

AED 2,100,000 1 BR 1,375 sq. ft.

Oceana - Caribbean


AED 3,400,000

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1,743 sq. ft.

Uncompromising luxury Nina Pekina (Ref # AP291129)


Golden Mile B1 The Palm Jumeirah Self-contained development Marta Karolina Trzebiatowska (Ref # AP275312)

AED 3,300,000 3 BR 3,497 sq. ft.

Fairmont Palm Residence

4 BR 3,242 sq. ft.

Wide range of retail, entertainment and dining Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP74322)


Oceana - Adriatic The Palm Jumeirah Breathtaking sea views Michael Cullen (Ref # AP305379)

October 2012

AED 3,250,000 2 BR 2,444 sq. ft.

Fairmont Palm Residence The Palm Jumeirah 5 Star hotel living with everything you need Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP286101)

AED 5,900,000

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 2,718 sq. ft.

A prestigious address Catherine Luethi (Ref # AP27317)


AED 8,080,000

The Palm Jumeirah

Kempinski Palm Jumeirah Residence

M Frond (Sefri Villas)

AED 9,500,000

The Palm Jumeirah

4 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

Breathtaking sea views Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI306104)


AED 4,000,000 2 BR 1,810 sq. ft.

M Frond (Sefri Villas) The Palm Jumeirah Experience heights of luxury Rahul Anand (Ref # VI172791)

AED 12,200,000 5 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

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Marina Residence 3 The Palm Jumeirah One of the Best Deals in the Market Elen Manukyan (Ref # AP306965)

For Rent

AED 140,000 2 BR 1,746 sq. ft.

Kempinski Palm Jumeirah Residence

AED 200,000

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 2,002 sq. ft.

Self-contained development Halyna Kuznetsova (Ref # AP295824)


Oceana - Pacific The Palm Jumeirah Breathtaking sea views Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP281622)

Al tamr (B15) The Palm Jumeirah Home sweet home Marta Karolina Trzebiatowska (Ref # AP8887)

tiara - Sapphire The Palm Jumeirah Brand new luxury apartments Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP264936)

AED 145,000 1 BR 1,330 sq. ft.

Marina Residence 6 The Palm Jumeirah One of the Best Deals in the Market Nina Pekina (Ref # AP279337)

AED 200,000 3 BR 2,528 sq. ft.

Al Haseer (B7) The Palm Jumeirah Fabulous ocean views Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP245950)

AED 185,000 2 BR 1,937 sq. ft.

AED 140,000 2 BR 1,551 sq. ft.

AED 125,000 1 BR 1,307 sq. ft.

Al Msalli (B9) The Palm Jumeirah Exceptional deal! Rahul Anand (Ref # AP308717)

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AED 130,000 2 BR 1,603 sq. ft.

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For Sale

For Rent

From AED 1,400,000

From AED 120,000

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1,144 sq. ft. World class development

(Ref # AP306723) Mohammad Khalid Khan

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1,800 sq. ft. Landmark address

(Ref # AP308864) Halyna Kuznetsova

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1,313 sq. ft. Exceptional deal!

(Ref # AP308059) Tara Neslihan Jordan

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1,646 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP174681) Yasmin Piroozan

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1,137 sq. ft. Breathtaking sea views

(Ref # AP306438) Daria Lyubimova

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1,994 sq. ft. Beachfront living at an attractive price

(Ref # AP172055) Halyna Kuznetsova

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1,787 sq. ft. Space-effective designs

(Ref # AP282055) Tara Neslihan Jordan

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1,307 sq. ft. The jewel in the crown

(Ref # AP264322) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 2,055 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP178962) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 2,044 sq. ft. World class development

(Ref # AP307787) Better Homes JLT

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1,589 sq. ft. Exclusive property

(Ref # AP19545) Robert Kerr

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 2,078 sq. ft. The best of city living

(Ref # AP308821) Mohammad Mukram

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1,808 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP305830) Better Homes JLT

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1,338 sq. ft. Privileged location

(Ref # AP229802) Elen Manukyan

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1,173 sq. ft. A prestigious address

(Ref # AP231006) Ali Tabrizi

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1,551 sq. ft. Stunning view of the sea

(Ref # APM298453) Mareum Mahmood

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1,296 sq. ft. Beachfront living at an attractive price

(Ref # AP308203) Emad Adel Nassef

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1,593 sq. ft. Spectacular panoramas

(Ref # AP277636) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1,338 sq. ft. A prestigious address

(Ref # AP229802) Elen Manukyan

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1,870 sq. ft. A prestigious address

(Ref # AP294759) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2,213 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP309027) Florin Rusu

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2,157 sq. ft. Enjoy life with style

(Ref # AP169890) Better Homes CRM

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2,462 sq. ft. Scenic water view

(Ref # AP292544) Rahul Anand

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2,182 sq. ft. Beachfront living at an attractive price

(Ref # AP308836) Rahul Anand

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2,440 sq. ft. Spacious with great finishes

(Ref # AP306901) Michael Cullen

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2,260 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP288377) Mohammad Khalid Khan

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2,440 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP303187) Anda Marin

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2,146 sq. ft. A host of facilities

(Ref # APM308534) Mareum Mahmood

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2,248 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP281851) Florin Rusu

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2,182 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP299339) Fabio Lombardi

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2,400 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP308076) Hannah Bakshani

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2,211 sq. ft. Price negotiable

(Ref # AP174331) Yasmin Piroozan

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 4,188 sq. ft. Experience heights of luxury

(Ref # AP249228) Nina Pekina

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2,212 sq. ft. Dynamic development

(Ref # AP308679) Robert Kerr

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 4,188 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP235593) Nina Pekina

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2,212 sq. ft. Central and prestigious location

(Ref # AP307997) Mohammad Khalid Khan

Al Hamri (B19) AED 1,400,000

Golden Mile B2 AED 1,570,000 Al Nabat (B8) AED 1,800,000

Golden Mile B2 AED 1,870,000

Al Khushkar (B20) AED 1,900,000 Al Anbara (B12) AED 1,900,000 Marina Residence 6 AED 1,950,000 Al Sultana (B3) AED 2,000,000

tiara - Emerald AED 2,150,000

Oceana - Southern AED 2,330,000 Al Hallawi (B14) AED 2,450,000 Marina Residence 3 AED 2,950,000 Marina Residence 6 AED 3,200,000 Oceana - Aegean AED 3,300,000 Oceana - Baltic AED 3,400,000 tiara - Diamond AED 4,300,000 Marina Residence 3 AED 5,000,000 Marina Residence 3 AED 5,000,000

October 2012

Golden Mile B8 AED 120,000 Al tamr (B15) AED 120,000

Al Shahla (B16) AED 130,000 tiara - Amber AED 135,000

Abu Keibal (B17) AED 135,000 Marina Residence 5 AED 140,000 Oceana - Southern AED 150,000 Al Basri (B1) AED 150,000

Marina Residence 5 AED 150,000 Marina Residence 3 AED 155,000 Al Sarood (B13) AED 165,000 Al Shahla (B16) AED 175,000 Al Dabas (B2) AED 175,000

Al Khudrawi (B6) AED 180,000 Al Khudrawi (B6) AED 180,000 Al Khushkar (B20) AED 180,000 Jash Falqa (B4) AED 185,000 Al Haseer (B7) AED 190,000

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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 awe-inspiring living spaces from exclusive high-rise apartments at The Residences and South Ridge to the traditional Arabesque homes of The Old Town. With world-class amenities, waterfront walkways and vibrant market squares, Downtown is a great place to live.


Attareen Residence Downtown Dubai Attractive investment opportunity Asal Abedi (Ref # AP307722)

The Index (One Central Park) DIFC Attractive investment opportunity Pravin Patrick DMello (Ref # AP295799)

Yansoon 6 Downtown Dubai A stunning family home Kash Qureshi (Ref # AP172163)


AED 3,700,000 2 BR 1,937 sq. ft.

AED 2,500,000 2 BR 1,496 sq. ft.

AED 2,050,000 2 BR 1,328 sq. ft.

The Index (One Central Park) DIFC Premier location Aiham Al Sheikh Saleh (Ref # AP307107)

Liberty House DIFC Exceptional deal! Binu Abraham (Ref # AP262917)

Sky Gardens (DIFC) DIFC Panoramic views Nick Nuziale (Ref # AP300307)

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AED 2,300,000 2 BR 1,647 sq. ft.

AED 699,000 Studio 456 sq. ft.

AED 7,200,000 4 BR 5,404 sq. ft.

Windsor Manor

AED 2,450,000

Business Bay

3 BR 2,282 sq. ft.

Excellent value Binu Abraham (Ref # AP305802)

Executive Tower B

AED 1,000,000

Business Bay

1 BR 989 sq. ft.

Ambitious initiative Riazuddin Ahmed (Ref # AP307771)

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

AED 29,117,888 2 BR 2,237 sq. ft.

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The Residences W3 Downtown Dubai A prestigious address Mohammad Mukram (Ref # AP308873)

For Rent

AED 250,000 3 BR 2,100 sq. ft.

Park Tower B

AED 110,000


2 BR 1,249 sq. ft.

Exquisitely designed Binu Abraham (Ref # AP308215)


Executive Towers Business Bay Excellent value Better Homes Head Office (Ref # AP258011)

AED 150,000 3 BR 2,142 sq. ft.

Sky Gardens (DIFC) DIFC A desirable address Murad Ali Dib (Ref # APM283682)

AED 79,000 1 BR 1,013 sq. ft.

Fendi Apartments - Sky Gardens DIFC Experience heights of luxury Rasha Moslyh (Ref # AP307830)

AED 124,000 2 BR 1,300 sq. ft.


The Address Dubai Mall Downtown Dubai Exceptional deal! Wafa Ghannam (Ref # AP302489)

The Residences T3 Downtown Dubai World class development Riazuddin Ahmed (Ref # AP177269)

October 2012

AED 93,000 Studio 544 sq. ft.

AED 160,000 2 BR 1,450 sq. ft.

South Ridge 1 Downtown Dubai Fully upgraded property Mohammad Mukram (Ref # AP308752)

AED 215,000 3 BR 2,100 sq. ft.

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For Sale

For Rent

From AED 750,000

From AED 44,000

Business Bay

1 BR 623 sq. ft. Ready to move in

(Ref # AP307331) Fabio Lombardi

Business Bay

Studio 533 sq. ft. Open to offers

(Ref # APM297817) Niral Jhaveri

Business Bay

1 BR 882 sq. ft. Excellent finish

(Ref # APM307147) Mohammad Khalid Khan


Studio 438 sq. ft. Brand new luxury apartments

(Ref # AP306815) Muneeb Khan Mohammed

Business Bay

1 BR 1,031 sq. ft. Ambitious initiative

(Ref # AP285426) Roy Yacoub


Studio 443 sq. ft. Central and prestigious location

(Ref # APM306531) Niral Jhaveri

Downtown Dubai

1 BR 902 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP277373) Naveed Khan

Business Bay

1 BR 803 sq. ft. Contemporary style/layout

(Ref # APM299133) Niral Jhaveri

Downtown Dubai

1 BR 1,064 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP307460) Naveed Khan


Studio 456 sq. ft. Central and prestigious location

(Ref # AP262917) Binu Abraham

Downtown Dubai

Studio 1,063 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP297154) Thomas Bunker

Downtown Dubai

Studio 595 sq. ft. Modern living at its best

(Ref # AP258931) Better Homes Head Office


1 BR 1,066 sq. ft. Exceptional deal!

(Ref # AP45085) Megan Smith



(Ref # AP307835) Rasha Moslyh

Downtown Dubai

1 BR 709 sq. ft. Privileged location

(Ref # AP282828) Kash Qureshi


1 BR 1,021 sq. ft. Exclusive amenities

(Ref # APM306183) Niral Jhaveri

Downtown Dubai

1 BR 855 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP263936) Ghada Ghannam

Downtown Dubai

1 BR 869 sq. ft. Contemporary style/layout

(Ref # AP281252) Better Homes Head Office

Business Bay

2 BR 1,584 sq. ft. Inspection will impress

(Ref # AP76692) Bilal Khan

Downtown Dubai

1 BR

(Ref # AP308962) Wafa Ghannam

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1,213 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP70639) Rene Neil Dsouza


1 BR 1,024 sq. ft. A prestigious address

(Ref # AP302018) Rasha Moslyh

Downtown Dubai

1 BR 946 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP174580) Aiham Al Sheikh Saleh


1 BR

(Ref # AP296920) Better Homes Barsha

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1,300 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP303109) Muneeb Khan Mohammed

Downtown Dubai

1 BR 875 sq. ft. Exceptionally rewarding investment

(Ref # AP177870) Wafa Ghannam

Downtown Dubai

2 BR

(Ref # AP284824) Rami Abi Faraj

Downtown Dubai

1 BR 927 sq. ft. Dynamic environment

(Ref # AP233708) Better Homes Head Office

Business Bay

3 BR 1,848 sq. ft. Ready to move in

(Ref # AP67379) Thomas Bunker


1 BR 1,047 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP308427) Wafa Ghannam


2 BR 1,320 sq. ft. In a class by itself

(Ref # AP234525) Svetlana Gorbach

Trade Centre

2 BR 1,400 sq. ft. A lush oasis

(Ref # AP305324) Robert Kerr

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1,205 sq. ft. Superior location

(Ref # AP303574) Mohamed Musa

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1,224 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP298300) Partha Reddy

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1,412 sq. ft. Central and prestigious location

(Ref # AP307159) Shashi Mashruwala

Trade Centre

2 BR 1,173 sq. ft. A prestigious address

(Ref # AP295076) Wafa Ghannam

Mayfair Tower AED 750,000 Scala Tower AED 850,000 Churchill Residency AED 903,575 Burj views AED 1,050,000

8 Boulevard Walk AED 1,099,000 The Lofts - East AED 1,100,000 Park Tower A AED 1,195,000 The Lofts - East AED 1,200,000 Burj views AED 1,200,000

Mayfair Tower AED 1,297,992 Yansoon 2 AED 1,605,251

Attareen Residence AED 1,760,000 Zanzebeel 3 AED 1,850,000

1,347 sq. ft.

Burj views C - East Tower One of a kind design AED 1,899,999 Executive Tower E AED 1,900,000 Park Tower B AED 1,938,750 Boulevard Central 2 AED 2,080,000 Reehan 2 AED 2,100,000

Hamilton Residency AED 44,000 Park Tower B AED 47,000 Park Tower A AED 48,000 Ontario Tower AED 60,000 Liberty House AED 60,000 Burj views AED 68,000

600 sq. ft.

Fendi Apartments - Sky Gardens Experience heights of luxury AED 73,000 Park Tower A AED 75,000 The Lofts - East AED 80,000

966 sq. ft.

Burj views C - East Tower Affordable luxury AED 85,000 Sky Gardens (DIFC) AED 85,000

797 sq. ft.

The Index (One Central Park) Premier location AED 85,000 South Ridge 2 AED 85,000 South Ridge 4 AED 87,000 Park Tower B AED 90,000 Habtoor Residence AED 90,000 The Lofts - West AED 110,000 Park Place AED 110,000

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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.




Terrace Apartments

AED 110,000


2 BR 1,823 sq. ft.

A stunning family home Arsalan Qazal (Ref # AP56797)



La Rosa 2

AED 115,000


3 BR 2,500 sq. ft.

Excellent value Sana Hajjar (Ref # VI155438)


FSD 3 Villas

AED 120,000


3 BR 2,200 sq. ft.

A great family option Liaqat Ali (Ref # VI309115)




A&M AB 5 Villas Mirdif A great family option Sana Hajjar (Ref # VI155545)

AED 100,000 3 BR 2,200 sq. ft.

Garden Apartments Mirdif Guaranteed returns Binu Abraham (Ref # AP308431)

AED 1,300,000 2 BR 1,595 sq. ft.

Al Hamra Village Al Hamra Village A stunning family home Abid Aziz (Ref # VI308938)

AED 980,000 3 BR 2,379 sq. ft.

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Binu Abraham, Senior Residential Consultant

Mirdif is a true cosmopolitan environment, with its residents a mix of locals and foreign expatriates. It is at close proximity to Dubai International Airport and major shopping centres such as Mirdif City Center, Deira City Center and Dubai Festival City, and it also enjoys easy access to the northern emirates of Sharjah and Ajman. Mirdif is comprised of independent villas, compounds of villas and low-rise buildings. Gated communities such as Uptown Mirdif, Ghoroob and Shorooq are also very popular, particulary amongst the expat community. While demand for properties here has always held strong, prices vary greatly. Rents for villas range from 70k to 250k and upwards, while apartments in Uptown Mirdif start at 40k and increase to around 120k for 2-bed apartments. October 2012

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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

Al Muneera

AED 855,000

Al Raha Beach

1 BR 897 sq. ft.

Beachfront living at an attractive price Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP307753)

Marina Heights I

AED 1,846,079

Al Reem Island

3 BR 1,744 sq. ft.

The best of city living Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP303267)

Sun Tower

Al Naseem A

Al Reem Island

Al Raha Beach

Spacious with great finishes Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP224044)

A prestigious address Imran Ellam (Ref # AP229929)

AED 1,975,000

AED 3,000,000

3 BR 1,774 sq. ft.

2 BR 2,413 sq. ft.

Saadiyat Beach

AED 4,994,550

Saadiyat Island

4 BR 4,411 sq. ft.

A stunning family home Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI308552)


Al Muneera

AED 2,850,000

Al Raha Beach

4 BR 2,364 sq. ft.

Scenic water view Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP302949)


Al Naseem C Al Raha Beach A desirable address Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP300521)

October 2012

AED 1,521,154 2 BR 1,335 sq. ft.

Al Zeina - Townhouses Al Raha Beach Live by the beach Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI307221)

AED 3,850,000 3 BR 3,949 sq. ft.

Al Muneera Al Raha Beach Scenic water view Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI302349)

AED 5,280,000 4 BR 5,983 sq. ft.

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AS villas Mohammed Bin Zayed City A stunning family home Marie DeGuiche (Ref # VI309137)

For rent

AED 175,000 7 BR 4,200 sq. ft.

Seashore villas

AED 185,000

Abu Dhabi Gate City

3 BR 3,112 sq. ft.

A desirable address Marie DeGuiche (Ref # VI309098)


Private villa

AED 225,000

Khalifa A

5 BR 7,000 sq. ft.

A place to call home Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI308698)

Amaya Towers Al Reem Island Live with a view to inspire Cheffie Melhem (Ref # AP308848)

Sun Tower

AED 150,000 3 BR 2,160 sq. ft.

Al Seef Compound Al Matar Privileged location Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP289222)

AED 90,000 1 BR 829 sq. ft.


Al Reem Island An iconic masterpiece Alfiya Musina (Ref # AP288340)

AED 90,000 1 BR 807 sq. ft.

Sky Tower Al Reem Island Competitive price, call now Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # OF297742)

AED 265,772 2,658 sq. ft.

Al Seef Compound Al Matar Ideal family living Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP289281)

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AED 160,000 3 BR 1,701 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

Churchill Executive

AED 700,000

Detroit House

AED 468,208


Business Bay 872 sq. ft.

A motivated seller! Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF306756)

Amazing value Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF306693)

Sobha Sapphire

AED 11,858,550

Business Bay 900 sq. ft.

Property at budget prices Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF303906)

14,374 sq. ft.

Almas Tower


Jumeirah Lake Towers Excellent value BH Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF304585)

AED 5,463,045 3,348 sq. ft.

Le Solarium

AED 591,542

Emirates Financial Tower

AED 9,068,640


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

1,076 sq. ft.

Price negotiable Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF300908)

5,398 sq. ft.

Fortune Executive Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers At never-before prices BH Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF22698)

AED 575,640 1,107 sq. ft.

Executive Heights

AED 1,650,000

Tecom Ambitious initiative Rawand Mohammed Alsaid (Ref # OF296538)

October 2012

Warehouse (MO0546)

AED 4,841,000

Jebel Ali 2,195 sq. ft.

Excellent value Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # WH306160)

16,839 sq. ft.

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ubora Tower 1

AED 123,756

Business Bay Fitted with the latest in modern conveniences Ahmed Fdil (Ref # OF306375)

For rent

Al Ghanem Business Center

AED 132,030

Al Khan Lagoons A desirable address Akshata Shetty (Ref # OF302392)

Park Place

Emirates Financial Tower Modern infrastructure and facilities Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF300341)

AED 75,563

Al Nahda 1,375 sq. ft.

AED 525,241

DIFC 2,934 sq. ft.

Saheel Tower 2 Excellent value Rawand Mohammed Alsaid (Ref # OF306296)

DHCC - A/P24

1,163 sq. ft.

AED 719,800

Dubai Healthcare City 3,090 sq. ft.

Excellent value Alifiya Asgarali (Ref # OFM215120)

7,198 sq. ft.

AED 1,182,500

Trade Centre A desirable address Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # RE308770)

Executive Heights

4,300 sq. ft.

AED 130,033

Tecom Ambitious initiative Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF65667)

rigga Business Centre

AED 238,442

Deira 1,625 sq. ft.

Easy installments Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF287413)

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2,981 sq. ft.

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

Commercial Breakdown ExChangE RatE SERviCE OffERing Save your money when changing your money. Get currency exchanged through Better Homes – call 04 407 4600 1gB = 5.91 aED

1 USD = 3.67 aED

1 Euro = 4.75 aED


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• Construction and extension of villas and apartments • Remodeling • Interiors • Landscaping and irrigation • Swimming pool and water features • Decorative and joinery works • Wall paper, curtains and furniture’s • Kitchens • Installation of all types of floor • Annual maintenance of villas, landscaping and swimming pools

“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, Mob: +971 50 838 3084, +971 55 838 3084, Fax: +971 4 341 7705 P.O Box 214562, Warehouse D-07, Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE e-mail:, web:

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All that glitters

Add some dazzle to your décor with these gold and silver highlights...



1 Main image Domino furniture and accessories, various prices, Home Centre 1 Createur d’Art, AED5,200, Bloomingdale’s Home 2 Metal and crystal candleholder, AED69, Homes R Us 3 Vase, AED10,850, Indigo Living 4 Candle holders, AED17/20 each, Max Home Décor 5 Pont la Ligne candle, AED70, Bloomingdale’s Home 6 Ceramic swan centrepiece, AED49, Homes R Us 7 Cushions, AED49 each, Home Centre

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Without a trace...

It can be hard to personalise a rental property without incurring the wrath of your landlord, but these ingenious tweaks will have you feeling right at home... Ask your landlord

Make a statement

“Landlords will generally accommodate changes as long as their tenants can restore the property back to its original condition,” says Better Homes community specialist Martina Plumley. “Our contracts state that any alterations or improvements require prior consent from the landlords, but when it comes to changes like putting up shelves and cabinets which will add to the value of the property, landlords are usually happy to keep those improvements.” Contact your landlord to find out what’s allowed, and if there’s room for negotiation be sure to set some parameters. Get the agreement written down to avoid any confusion – and to stop any arguments when the lease is up…

Most landlords are happy for tenants to paint the walls, provided they’re returned to their original state at the end of the contract. If you don’t fancy the cost (or hassle) of a full redecoration, however, confine your efforts to a single wall – if you work with the room’s colour scheme and style, you’ll get the maximum impact for minimal effort. Pick colours carefully, though – stick to lighter shades in smaller rooms to avoid a boxy effect, but be bolder in large rooms: a deep purple or fiery scarlet will inject character in to a barren room immediately. Be sure to stock up on the equal amount of neutral paint too, though – you’ll need it for touching up when you move out.

Create a perfect panel If your landlord won’t allow you to paint, try your hand at panelling instead. Attach parallel pieces of long, thin wood to the walls, one above the other, and use glue or a staple gun to attach material between the two. Not only is it a cheap and impermanent way to brighten the room, but you can change the design as often as you like. Alternatively, cover a large plywood shape with paint or wallpaper (try Andrew Martin,, for stand-out styles) and hang it as you would a picture, or rest a selection of different colours against the wall for an edgy, contemporary feel.

Get clever with curtains Many rentals have old curtains, but you’ll want drapes that aren’t just a mis-matched afterthought. Before you move in, find out if the curtain mountings are rails or poles, and buy sets accordingly. Don’t get caught out by the window size, either – bring a measuring tape along and make a note of the space you’ll need to cover up. If you’re a light sleeper, it’s worth negotiating fittings for a blind, too – not only will it block out external light, but vibrant patterns or colours can liven up a neutral colour scheme.

Brighten up the bedroom The bedroom is one of the most personal spaces in the house, so it’s important to create a look that you love. Above the bed, create a feature wall using decals – large plaster-friendly stickers that you can peel off October 2012

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‘Arrange potted plants, or use hanging baskets if floor space is limited’ easily when you fancy a change. You’ll find plenty of options at Ikea (, Sticker Souq (, and ACE (aceuae. com). If your headboard lacks lustre, hang material on the wall above the bed and drape it softly around the sides for a simple colour injection.

Lighten up living areas Overhead lighting can often feel impersonal, so create some ambience with a selection of lamps. Choose from floor and table-top designs, and dot them around the room for an intimate effect. Use extension leads to link them to one socket so you can turn them on and off with the flick of a switch, and splash out on a variety of colourful shades. If you’re stuck with a dingy sofa, use plenty of throws

and cushions to create a comforting space, and invest in a deep-pile rug to cover cold tiles – simply roll it up when it’s time to move.

Venture outside Gardens in rental properties can be depressingly drab, but with a little careful planting you can create a temporary utopia all of your own. Ingrid van der Merwe of landscaping company Ground Rules ( has tips galore: “Plant your shrubs in big black plastic pots, then bury them in the flowerbeds. Black pots will ‘disappear’ into the soil, and you can move the plants around if you fancy a change or the shrubs aren’t growing well in a particular spot. Better yet, you can take your garden with you when you move. If you’re in the

property long-term, cover up the edges of the pots and the remainder of the flowerbed with ground-covering plants – vinca, for example – for a simple, quick and costeffective solution.”

Beautify your balcony If you’re in an apartment, it’s still possible to put your stamp on the outside space, says Ingrid: “Arrange glazed and terracotta plants to accentuate an entrance or party area, or use hanging baskets if the floor space is limited. Wooden decking can really personalise larger spaces: buy interlocking blocks from a hardware store, and use them on top of existing brick paving. This will create a softer-looking space, great if you want to create a comfortable area for entertaining.”

Short-term style injections...

Lighten up dark corners

Brighten a boring bedroom

Style-up the storage

Decanter, candle holders and vases AED7-19, Home Centre

Belly dancers and Tahiya cushions AED690 each, O’de Rose

Wooden television cabinet AED2,350, United Furniture

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5 of the best... wall clocks Punctuality never looked so good...

My style Essential interiors inspiration – whatever your taste city of Valetta, the vitality of India, the warmth of Tuscany, the souks of the Middle East, the earthiness of Africa... I get ideas from art and architecture, films and books. I particularly love the work of the great Renaissance artists – Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci – as well as modern artists like Lucien Freud and Paul Noble.

Tie clock AED1,195, THE One

SuzannE Sharp

Karlsson clock, AED200, Bloomingdale’s Home

Iron wall clock AED89, Homes R Us

The Creative Director and CoFounder of The Rug Company, Suzanne draws her ideas from art, architecture and travel

We were recently asked to make a rug for Queen Elizabeth. We were so inspired by it that we ordered a bespoke rug for our bedroom as a present to ourselves. We have had the opportunity to make some fabulous creations – for example, we are working on a wall hanging which the British Prime Minister commissioned for President Obama. Like all good things, it will be well worth the wait.

‘We have been commissioned to make a wall hanging for President Obama...’

My home is modern and comfortable; how people feel in our house is important to us. We also like to be able to move things around when we have new ideas – it’s an ever-evolving expression of our interests and lives.

It’s the details in life that really matter: the quality of fabric, the colour of a vase, a beautifully-set table, lovely flowers, a scented candle… It’s all about creating an atmosphere. We have a lovely sunny kitchen: I’m at my happiest when we’re sitting talking and eating at the table with family and friends.

I’m inspired by many iconic designers: Christian Liaigre, David Hicks, Gio Ponti, Andrea Palladio, Ilse Crawford… and I could list about a thousand more people! We travel a lot, and inspiration comes from the different cultural aesthetics: the chaos of Palermo, the Baroque

I often bring my work home with me: the latest addition to our house is the Hummingbird Ivory rug designed by Alexander McQueen. It’s part of the only rug collection that McQueen designed before he died. The collaborative process with him was amazing.

Diane Von Furstenberg Climbing Leopard rug, AED10,912 per m 2

Down to a tea: products for any pocket Wire flower clock AED199, 2XL

Halen clock AED99, Home Centre

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Tea set with stand, AED159, Homes R Us

Botanical tea set, AED399, Lakeland

Martin Goron tea set, AED80525, Bloomingdale’s Home

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Better... outdoors

Cooler climes have finally arrived – celebrate with a glam garden makeover

Pool-club perfection

Luxurious loungers

Nothing says outdoor decadence quite like an oversized white cabana, complete with billowing linen curtains and sink-in cushions. Splash out on white furnishings galore for a truly glamorous look – although if you’ve little ones in tow, be sure to keep sticky ice cream fingers at bay. For full dramatic impact, you can’t go wrong with a couple of vast fire bowls from Gulf Leisure (above, – light them up as the sun goes down for a five-star ambience. They’re made to order, too, so will fit every size and style of garden. A crystal clear pool is also a must-have accessory, as are a few towering palms and beautiful bougainvillea – look to Oasis Dreams ( for landscaping assistance. Tie the look together with sleek white walls, and banish any unsightly clutter. This is an A-list garden, so be sure to splash out on a pair of designer shades too...

If you love to spend your winter days lazing at the pool, do it in style on this sleek sofa from Mudo (left, With its low legs and curvy contours it’s a modern twist on a vintage look – and is just a small part of Mudo’s large outdoor range. Keep things cool with white accessories, and add a few lanterns for low-key lighting come nightfall. Create some shade with a canopy-sized parasol (in white, of course), and for an easy low-maintenance look keep plants potted and palms trimmed. Lastly, a couple of bright cushions will add a dash of vibrant colour – perfect for lively pool parties, or celebrating on a balmy evening with a glass of something cool.

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balcony beauties Don’t have a large lawn to stretch out on? If space is limited, keep things compact with these little lovelies...

Woven coffee table set Danube, AED1,250

Decadent dining Whether you’re feeding the whole family at the end of the day or hosting an elegant dinner to remember, you can’t go wrong with a stylish supper set. We love this table and chair range from ACE (above, – with raised arms and high backs, the chairs will be comfortable long in to the starry night, and the vast tabletop has room for plates and serving platters galore. Place in a shady courtyard for an intimate dining experience, or invest in an over-arching parasol – perfect for sheltering under during leisurely weekend lunches. Of course, you’ll need a serving set to match: check out the ranges at Crate and

‘For a Mediterranean look, set out vibrant pot plants and flowers galore...’ Barrel ( and Home Centre ( for starters – you’ll find everything from playful plastics to elegant ceramics. For a Mediterranean atmosphere, set out vibrant pot plants and trailing flowers galore, and search for characterful urns to make a style statement. This look is all about intimate dining with family and friends, so use lanterns and string lights for a peaceful after-dark ambience.

Wooden coffee table set Homes R Us, AED495

Chic café style When the cooler months arrive, the garden or patio is the best place to entertain – but you need a table set that’s up to scratch. This woven range from Fiore Rosso (left, is great for a quick coffee catch up or leisurely after-dinner socialising – those deep, cosy cushions will keep you comfortable for hours. Potted plants in myriad hues add an abundance of colour – and can be swapped around to change the look in seconds. If you’re up for a landscaping project, a raised decking area is perfect for adding a sophisticated edge – try landscaping gurus Ground Rules ( for inspiration.

Wooden dining set Homes R Us, AED995

Woven coffee table set Danube, AED499

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Safe as houses

Protect your little ones from garden-based dangers with these products from ACE

Ask the experts Practical solutions for domestic dilemmas

Keep plants out of reach in baskets (from AED29 each)

Keep play areas shaded with a gazebo (AED229)

Wind up the garden hose to prevent tripping (AED199)

Stop little hands from lighting the barbecue (AED199)

Stow away stackable chairs at playtime (AED89 each)

We have a large garden that we’re looking forward to making the most of over winter, but with two young children running amok we want to make the space as safe as possible. Do you have any tips? The Edwards family, Palm Jumeirah pool protection Rebecca Norris, MD, Pools R Us

window wAtch Roshani Sankhe, customer services manager, MPLUS+

keep it locked Lucy Bridges, Al Barsha resident

“Never let a child have access to a pool without an adult’s supervision – there is no substitute for this. Keep toys far away from the pool area to stop kids from being tempted to play near it. Ensure that the pump enclosure is locked at all times – the electromechanics and chemicals are very dangerous. If you want to be extra vigilant, install a pool alarm system which works in exactly the same way as a burglar alarm: the siren goes off when someone is about to approach the pool, so if it’s difficult to watch the kids at all times, you’ll know when they’re at risk.”

“Cooler temperatures can create more dangers inside the home, as well as out. Teach your children that it is never OK to open the window or go out on the balcony unsupervised – if possible, enlist the help of your older child to alert you in case the younger one shows any interest in opening windows and balcony doors. The addition of a safety lock goes a long way to ensuring that kids do not gain easy access to balconies or open windows – you’ll find them in most hardware stores. Fit them securely onto each external door or window, out of reach of your little ones.”

“Designate a self-contained fun area in your garden to avoid play spilling out into dangerous areas. Ensure there are no sharp edges, hose lines or poisonous plants nearby – check the area every day to keep conditions as safe as possible. When playtime’s over, store toys in a weather-proof chest: this will prevent injuries, and protect discarded toys from disintegrating in the sun. Keep the garden gate locked, and remind your maintenance staff to shut it behind them too. If you treat your garden just like you would a playroom in your house, there shouldn’t be a problem.”

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My Wife and I have separated after a very short marriage but my wife is now making serious demands upon me to financially support her, despite the fact she is able to work. In an effort to blackmail this way, she had made several complaint to the Police that I physically abused her, yet it is she who has abused me by throwing stones at me and causing damage to my cars and windows at my villa. I am concerned that I shall be arrested at some stage because of these untruths. Answer:

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

Cleary, the best action that you can take at present is to ensure that you are no longer living in the same property so that these incidents do not reoccur. In addition, it would be a good idea to have male witness with you whenever you meet with her in the future. They will be able to give corroborative evidence to the Police as to the truth of this matter. It seems that she may also want to use these Police reports against you in the Courts, as I understand that divorce proceedings have now started in the UK. Behavior must be gross and obvious but it is possible to use it in relation to financial issues in certain circumstances.

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Healthy appetite Need to re-think your diet for the new season? Add these wholesome recipes from Balance Café to your dinner-time repertoire... WAKAME SALAD WITH ORANGE DRESSING Serves 2 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

150g Fresh shrimp 110g Avocado wedges 100g Ripe papaya, diced 110g Cherry tomatoes, halved 50g Coriander sprigs 50g Sesame seeds, toasted 50g Fresh basil leaves 150g Iceberg lettuce, shredded 100g Goma wakame (Japanese seaweed) 20ml Rice vinegar 10g Honey 5ml Sesame oil 10ml Fish sauce 10ml Orange juice 10g Chillies, finely chopped 10g Fresh ginger, finely chopped 10g Garlic, finely chopped

1. Sauté the shrimp in a non-stick pan until cooked (for roughly 5 minutes) then set aside. 2. In a large bowl, mix together the rice vinegar, honey, fish sauce, orange juice and sesame oil with the chopped garlic, chillies and ginger. 3. Combine the lettuce, papaya, avocado, tomatoes, wakame and herbs in a large bowl, and toss with the dressing until the ingredients are combined. 4. Arrange the salad on a plate or bowl, and top with the shrimp and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

‘Healthy meals at home are key to a balanced lifestyle... Locally-sourced organic ingredients are ideal’ For chef Yogesh Kumar Rambhujun, eating healthily is a vital part of life. Trained in creating food to fight everything from high cholesterol to cancer, Balance Café’s head chef knows the benefits of tucking into fresh cuisine. “Healthy meals at home are key to a balanced and disease-free lifestyle,” says Yogesh. “They ensure that the whole family receives all of the necessary nutrients in a wholesome format. Also, home-cooked healthy meals tend to be low in fat and cholesterol content.” Of course, every family meal should start with the best possible ingredients for great taste and a big health kick: “It is ideal if dishes are made up of locallysourced organic produce. Locally-sourced ingredients tend to be fresh and have a smaller carbon footprint, and organic produce is all-natural, free from harmful pesticides and insecticides.” And Yogesh’s tips for healthy eating on the run? “If you find it difficult to access healthy food joints such as Balance Café, it helps to keep your fridge stocked with essentials like green leafy vegetables and plenty of fruit. Also, be sure to have three well-balanced meals per day – based on how you manage the calories, you can squeeze in the occasional healthy snack, like crudités or an oatmeal bar.” 04 384 7010,

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CHICKEN AND SPINACH TART Serves 4 • • • • • • • • •

500g Fresh spinach, chopped 350g Chicken breast, minced 200g Onion, chopped 100g Garlic, finely chopped 100g Parsley, finely chopped 200ml Full cream (or low fat alternative) 6 eggs 150g Flour 40g Butter

Bind together the flour and butter into a stiff dough using a splash of cold water, and roll into a 1cm-thick circle. Place into a flat tart tin (10-inch diameter).

minced chicken and cook for a further 5 minutes. Add the spinach and parsley, and sauté until wilted. Leave to cool, and strain away any excess liquid.

Prick the base of the tart with a fork, then cover with baking paper and add baking beans. Bake at 200°C for 20 minutes, then set aside to cool.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the cream and eggs, then add them to the chicken mixture. Pour into the tart shell and spread evenly, and bake for 25 minutes at 180°C. Remove from the oven when cooked (the filling should be dry and spongy) and serve immediately, or leave to cool.

In a large non-stick pan, cook the onion and garlic until slightly brown, then add the

MANGO TERRINE Serves 2 • • • • • •

2 Mangoes 50g Fresh basil, finely chopped 120ml Water 2 tsp Agar gelatin powder 150g Frozen raspberries 20g Palm sugar

1. Peel the mango and cut into small cubes, then blend it into a fine puree. If the fruit is dry, add a little water. October 2012

2. In a large pan, heat the water and mango purée, and whisk in the agar powder. Bring to the boil, then add the basil. 3. Line a medium square-shaped container with plastic film, leaving roughly 2cm poking out on both sides, then transfer the mixture into the container. Leave to set in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes until firm. When ready, remove the plastic and cut into rectangular shapes. 4.

Blend the raspberries and sugar together, and drizzle over the terrine to serve.

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A fresh start

Kick-start the season with some oh-so-stylish healthy choices...



4 2 Main images Juliette serveware, from AED108, Pottery Barn; Salad serving set, Crate and Barrel 1 Apple Master, AED99, Lakeland 2 Banana guard, AED39, Lakeland 3 Slim Pasta, AED17, milK & HONEY 4 Barakat chopped vegetables, various prices, supermarkets city-wide 5 Tchibo saucepan, AED79, Dubai Outlet Mall 6 Nut chopper, AED59, 2XL 7 Potluck baker’s set, AED139 (set of 3), Crate and Barrel

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