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FRE E C O PY

DUBAI

THE PROPERTY MONTHLY MAGAZINE

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

Sweet sensations

Craving a cupcake? Try baking these cute creations

Little gems

Kids will love these fun bedroom designs

Pretty green

Sustainable style doesn’t have to be drab

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jam-packed property pages inside

I love this place...

Hi-tech twists in the Iannellis’ Arabian Ranches abode


SIMPLE, SPACIOUS FEATHER LUXURY WITH THE MEZZANINE MODULAR Cool and contemporary, the Mezzanine has a distinctly modern flavour. Large feather-filled cushions create a casual and inviting look.


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Contents Listings

Features

28. Property Management

44. Palm Jumeirah

14. Property of the Month

60. Going Green

If you’ve got a portfolio of property, Better Homes experts are here to help you maximise your investment

Head to this sought-after Dubai icon for luxury digs: this is beachside living at its most sumptuous

You can have spacious Dubai digs within easy reach of great amenities in this top-quality Tecom apartment

Invest in responsible interiors and add an eco-friendly twist to your home with these essential buys

30. Short-term rentals

47. Downtown

17. Loan Ranger

62. My Style

Need to rent for a limited time? Take a look at these quick fixes

City life doesn’t get glitzier than this: browse high-flying apartments with show-stealing views

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

Inspiration for every taste and budget. This month: top table lamps and pretty purchases

50. Other Districts

18. Price is Right

64. Better Kids’ Bedrooms

Still haven’t found somewhere to rent? From studios to villas, you’ll find the best of the rest right here...

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

Your little ones will love these playful designs and accessories – from girlie glam to space odyssey

Enjoy the quiet life in a spacious abode... Families will love these roomy residences – many of which have their own pools and gardens

52. Abu Dhabi

20. Cover interview

67. Ask the Experts

The capital is brimming with quality accommodation options – start your search with these top residences

We venture to Arabian Ranches to meet the Iannelli family in their innovative home

Want to get the most out of your unused maid’s room? Our interiors experts share their tips and ideas

40. Dubailand

54. Commercial

58. Better Interiors

69. Sweet Dreams

Affordable accommodation in landscaped surroundings – from dinky studios to multi-bedroom villas

Looking for an office or warehouse space? Take your pick from these high-quality commercial units

Need a new style for your living room? Create a lofty look with these Big Apple-style interiors pieces

The whole family will love these yummy cupcake recipes from new-bakery-in-town Maison Sucre

32. Marina Dubai’s thriving high-rise residential area offers top-quality apartments with views and amenities to match

36. Emirates Living

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September 2012

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14 Home Help

Market Update Independent Finance’s general manager Sam Wani reveals the latest movements in mortgages Dubai real estate is now emerging as a safe haven against economic challenges as well as political turmoil. Prime London property is going for $3,000 per square foot (and more) with yields as low as 2%, yet Burj Khalifa, the most prized real estate asset in Dubai, is hovering between $750 and $950 per square foot with yields as high as 5%. Nearly $7.7 billion of foreign direct investment was put into Dubai real estate in the first six months of 2012. In value terms, real estate transactions hit AED63billion. Of this, AED29billion was mortgagebased – which equates to AED4.8billion a month. Total transactions were 18,953 averaging at 133 transactions per day. This represents a 21 per cent growth over the same period in 2011. As a demographic breakdown, Indians purchased 2,153 properties at a value of AED3.75billion, followed by Pakistanis who bought 1,814 properties valued AED1.713billion. British investors bought a total of 1,564 properties worth AED2,529billion, while Russian and Iranian investors competed for the fourth and fifth spots – with Iranians buying 1,057 properties worth AED1,515billion while Russians purchased 694 properties at a value of AED1,438billion. Saudi investors came sixth after buying 416 units at a value of AED1,059billion, followed by Americans with 415 properties valued at Dh694 million.

September 2012

Property of the month Head to Tecom for this one-bedroom wonder...

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In this spacious property you’ll have the city’s key sites at your fingertips – perfect if you’re looking for a handily-placed base. The commercial centres of Media City and Internet City are nearby, Mall of the Emirates is a mere 1.2 kilometres away, and the entertainment hubs of Emirates Golf Club, Burj al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah are within easy reach too. That said, once you see this apartment’s facilities, you might want to spend more time at home... Space is plentiful, with a master bedroom, well-appointed bathroom and covered parking area. The closed kitchen is great for when you’re entertaining, and built-in closets provide plenty of space for storage. The property is ready to move into now, and as it’s unfurnished you’ll be able to make your mark – and with vistas that stretch as far as Burj Khalifa, there’s plenty outside to catch your eye too. Need to let off steam? Sporty types will love the rooftop garden and swimming pools, and there’s a state-of-the-art gym and sauna too.

The details Where is it? Madison Residency, Site C, Tecom

How many bedrooms? One How big is it? 771.8 square feet How much does it cost? AED700,000

How do I find out more? Contact BH consultant David Lawes on 600 52 2212 and quote AP303594


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Terms and Conditions apply to all rates For further information on the best mortgage deals call Better Homes on +971 4 407 4600

FINANCE

Loan Ranger

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

Bank

Interest Rate

Min Deposit

Max Loan Term

Processing Fees

Early Repayment

Contact

Independent Finance

4.01%, Eibor Linked

10%

25 Years

1%

1% Own funds 4% buy out

04-3819314

Independent Finance

4.49%, Eibor Linked

15%

25 Years

Free

0%

04-3819314

Independent Finance

4.99% 3-Year fixed

20%

25 Years

1%

0% Own funds 0% buy out

04-3819314

UNB

4.5%, 2-year fixed

10%

25 Years

1%

1-3%

600-566-665

United Arab Bank

3.99% 1-Year fixed

20%

25 Years

1%

0%

800474

Abu Dhabi Finance

From 5.75-8.5%

15% - 25%

30 Years

1% if paid upfront, 1.25% if not

2% Own funds 4% buy out

800 ADF(233)

ADCB

From 5.99% 2 year fixed

15%

25 Years

1% (No cap)

From 2%

800 2030

ADIB

5.75% 5 Year fixed

15% - 20%

25 Years

1% of Loan Value

0%

8002288

HSBC

3.99% 1 year fixed

40%

25 Years

1% of Loan Value

0%

800House

Lloyds TSB

4.99% - 5.99%

30% - 40%

25 Years

1.50%

0% After 2 years

04 342 2000

Mashreq

From 4.99%

20% - 30%

25 Years

0% Limited Offer

1% Before 2 years 3% buy out

04 424 4444

NBAD

From 4.99 % Per annum

20%

30 Years

0% Limited Offer

3% Max

8002211

“2% Own funds, 3% buy out ”

800 6667

Noor Islamic Bank

From 4.99%

15%

25 Years

“1%, Capped at AED 30,000”

Rak Bank

5.50%

25%

25 Years

1%

1% Own funds 5% buy out

04 312 0000

Standard Chartered

4.49% 1 year fixed

25%

25 Years

1% of L/A

0%

02 616 5605

Tamweel

5.25%

20%

25 Years

1%

3%

800 Tamweel

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

More listings at bhomes.com


18 Home Help

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

The price is right Compare and contrast the latest dirham cost of villas and apartments in the UAE with our at-a-glance guide EXCHANGE RATE SERVICE OFFERING Save your money when changing your money. Get currency exchanged through Better Homes – call 04 407 4600 1GB = 5.82 AED

1 USD = 3.67 AED

1 Euro = 4.60 AED

VILLAS

Sales

Dubailand District

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Arabian Ranches

2,200,000

5,999,995

3,699,998

898

1,212

1,044

DubaiInvestmentPark

2,600,000

3,599,995

3,056,284

610

820

694

Emirates Living

1,450,000

6,500,000

3,545,750

474

1,708

1,040

JumeirahPark

2,800,000

4,200,000

3,569,800

895

1,110

962

JumeirahVillageTriangle

930,000

2,220,000

1,710,535

544

824

672

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Arabian Ranches

125,000

350,000

207,586

39

75

61

Dubai Investment Park

200,000

260,000

228,000

42

62

51

Barsha

140,000

350,000

201,667

34

70

48

Emirates Living

75,000

326,000

181,563

33

128

59

Jumeirah Islands

270,000

470,000

350,000

45

84

62

Mirdif

80,000

150,000

108,000

35

59

48

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Dubailand District

380,000

2,300,000

885,756

441

1,360

777

595

Marina District

420,000

5,100,000

1,787,027

737

1,729

1,192

1,224

DIFC

1,100,000

4,708,150

2,729,010

1,375

1,671

1,463

Downtown Dubai

700,000

6,150,000

2,575,108

1,319

2,921

1,845

JumeirahLakeTowers

580,000

1,734,000

1,170,420

700

1,046

881

The Greens

680,000

3,100,000

1,895,388

933

1,676

1,238

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Al Awir District

Dubai Silicon Oasis

28,000

110,000

47,625

34

54

51

Bur Dubai District

Bur Dubai

45,150

83,460

60,227

44

55

48

Downtown Dubai

60,000

380,000

145,581

56

184

114

Trade Centre

57,000

80,000

67,857

65

90

78

Dubai Investment Park

55,000

175,000

123,889

47

69

61

Dubailand

20,000

79,000

36,760

41

22

34

Emirates Living District

Rentals

Dubailand District

Emirates Living District

Mirdif District

APARTMENTS

Sales

Downtown District

Emirates Living District

Rentals

Downtown District

Dubailand District

September 2012

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


20 Cover Feature

I love this place...

Arabian Ranches Life is sweet in this tranquil all-villa community – the Iannelli family invite us in to their high-tech home Words by Hazel Plush; images by Nasir Rauf, nasirrauf.com

September 2012


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‘I can control everything from the lighting to the televisions at the touch of a button... It saves us a huge amount of energy and money’

For Ivano Iannelli and his wife Kasia, life in Arabian Ranches never used to appeal – in fact, the prospect only occurred to them after six years of living in a Dubai apartment. “We were both very negative towards the area,” says Ivano. “We thought it was cut off from the city, but we were having no luck looking elsewhere. Our son Max [pictured here with his school-friend Leo Platas] was growing fast, so when our friend suggested Arabian Ranches we thought that we’d come to see – and we’ve never looked back.” For the couple, it was the finishing touches that sealed the deal – the fittings and doors are the same as those in high-quality Marina tower Le Rêve – as well as the abundance of space. “We love the impact of the double-height ceiling in the living room, and there is plenty of room for all of Max’s toys,” says Ivano. We were living in a luxury apartment before, but in a villa like this it’s much easier to feel settled.” The couple spent years working for the UN all over the world before settling in Dubai, and their home is full of reminders of their globetrotting past. “We have collected many different items on our travels – lots of the pieces are very personal to us,” says Ivano. “We worked for a while in Afghanistan, which is where our dining table was custom-made from an ornate door, and where we found many of our mirrors and cabinets.” Closer to home, the Iannellis have picked up items from Marina and Gallery One – as well as creating a few inventive pieces of their own: “We like to be resourceful with our furniture: in the kitchen we have made a chest of drawers from some unwanted wooden crates that I sourced from a retailer, and we use them as storage. Every box is unique, it is an environmentally-friendly design, and – better yet – we can hide all of Max’s toys in there.” The Iannellis’ ingenuity doesn’t end there, however: their villa is a fully-integrated ‘smart home’ that’s leading the way for modern living. “I can control everything from the lighting to the televisions at the touch of a button,” says Ivano. “Everything is connected to a processing unit that’s hidden in one of the cupboards, and I have software on my iPhone, iPad and laptop that allows me to command it all via the internet.” It hasn’t been easy to set up – “in the local market, not many people can provide know-how,” Ivano admits – but it’s a system that’s allowed the family to save both money and their carbon emissions. “I can adjust the setting for the different zones of the house using different settings – this level of control saves a huge amount of energy and money. Each room has a computerised panel in the wall which

September 2012


22 Cover Feature

‘There is a concept that Arabian Ranches is cut off from everything. Yes, living here adds ten minutes to every journey, but we don’t feel it’

September 2012

controls the settings via a touch screen – it’s simple to use and takes care of everything.” As CEO at the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, Ivano is always looking for ways to cut his carbon footprint – but the smart system has safety benefits too. “We don’t have security concerns here, but I do have children concerns,” Ivano says. “When my son is upstairs, for example, I don’t want him opening the window of his bedroom while not accompanied. So, if he does open it, a discreet warning goes off downstairs. We have the same set-up with the pool cover: it can only be opened using the system, so I don’t have to worry about him opening it without us realising or falling in while he’s playing outside. It’s all about safety for the family, peace of mind.” The couple bought the property 18 months ago, and life in the community is proving very

enjoyable: “We love the area,” says Ivano. “The only problem is that it’s so comfortable – you’re away from the city, and it’s peaceful, but when you’re back in the thick of things it can be hard to adjust! There are many good schools, plenty of restaurants and handy shops nearby so you never feel compelled to go far. There is a concept that Arabian Ranches is cut off from everything, but it’s not so. Yes, living here adds ten minutes to every journey, but we don’t feel it, and of course the road links are very handy.” At home, the Iannellis make the most of their large garden and the nearby parks: “We love to be outside now the cooler months are coming – my wife always wanted a lush, green garden around the house. It’s an extravagance, but we have beautiful birds visiting the gardens in the morning. This is the most at home we’ve felt in a long time.”


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Arabian Ranches: the essentials Your need-to-know guide to what’s in and around the area Leisure time

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Renting & buying There are plenty of options for both buying and renting here, and there’s lots of choice for families of all sizes. Villas range from two- to five-bedroom layouts, and styles vary throughout the development. You can take your pick from no fewer than 12 communities, each with their own personality. This is a family-friendly area, with lots of space for the

little ones to run wild in. Arabian Ranches is one of the leafiest parts of the city, and security is present around the clock. Shared areas are carefully landscaped and many villas have their own gardens – and if you want watery views, look out for the lake-side Alma district. Construction work is now complete and the area is nicely established, so you’ll be moving in to a community rather than a building site.

This is a busy neighbourhood, so there are lots of ways to keep the whole family entertained. Mums will love sampling the menu of treatments at Angsana Spa (04 361 8251), or working up a sweat in the excercise classes at the women-only Exhale gym (04 447 4220). Dad will want to head straight to Arabian Ranches Golf Club (04 366 3000), with its 18hole par-72 grass course. Some villas even overlook the club, but its designer greens and lively clubhouse are within easy reach of all parts of the development. For kids, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club (04 361 8111) is perfect – the dressage and show jumping courses are great for would-be jockeys, and desert hacking trips are available too. Meanwhile, nearby Step Up Academy (04 453 4360) offers dance classes and arty workshops galore.

Shopping & eating For handy home retailers, make a beeline for The Village Community Centre – here you’ll find facilities for laundry, groceries, gifts and health. A little further afield, Le Marché hypermarket is great for picking up dinner, and Carrefour (Mall of the Emirates) and Spinney’s (MotorCity) are nearby too. Don’t fancy cooking? There are

countless options within quick delivery range, including local takeaway favourite London Fish & Chips (04 434 0540), hearty à la carte eatery Ranches Restaurant and Bar (04 360 7935), and gourmet sandwich shop MBCO (04 430 9774). You won’t find many clothes shops or interiors retailers in the area, but easy transport links put you in close reach of Mall of the Emirates and Sheikh Zayed Road.

Schooling For the smallest of learners, Little Ponies (part of Jebel Ali Village Nursery, jebelalinursery. com) offers pre-school daycare at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club. For older children, there are a couple of options close by, including Jumeirah English Speaking School (jess.sch.ae) for Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form levels. Students are taught from the UK National Curriculum, and the school is very well-regarded. GEMS World Academy (gemsworldacademydubai.com), which enjoys a similarly high-quality reputation, is a few minutes away too. Admissions range from preschool to higher education, and lessons follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Facilities include a theatre, sports courts, symphony centre and planetarium.

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Property Picks

Arabian Ranches has family-friendly abodes in abundance – this delightful duo is just for starters...

Villa for rent This three-bedroom Al Reem property is perfect for families that love the great outdoors. The garden and swimming pool are suitably huge, and the nearby bridal pathways will take you to Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club for stables and a riding school. The neighbourhood parks and swimming pools are within easy walking distance, as is Arabian Ranches Golf Club (with its resident

September 2012

spa and restaurants) – so there’s something to keep everyone happy. At home you’ll find three spacious bedrooms, three bathrooms, a topquality kitchen and two parking spaces – all ready to move in to now.

Rental prices at a glance:

2-bed: AED95-130,000 (p/a) 3-bed: AED120-230,000 (p/a) 4-bed: AED210-300,000 (p/a)

Facts and figures: AED180,000 (p/a), 2,998 sq ft Contact: BH consultant Ozlem Ucar and quote reference number VI308607

5-bed: AED350,000 (p/a) 6-bed: AED300-500,000+ (p/a)


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Villa for sale Located in the leafy Palmera community, this two-bedroom property is a top-notch investment for a growing family. Surrounded by a beautifully-landscaped garden, the villa has stylish state-of-the-art touches throughout, including an elegant ceramic-tiled kitchen with granite surfaces, generously-sized laundry space and two covered carports. The two bedrooms (one boasts a balcony) are light and airy, and a third upstairs room

would be perfect for a study, games room or guest accommodation. There are plenty of options for leisure time nearby: you’ll be within walking distance of the park and community swimming pool, and Dubai Equestrian & Polo Club is just next door.

Sale prices at a glance:

Facts and figures: AED2,400,000, 2,219 sq ft Contact: BH consultant Adrian Popica and quote reference number VI173409

5 bedrooms: AED5-5.5million

2 bedrooms: AED1.7-2.2million 3 bedrooms: AED2-3.3million 4 bedrooms: AED4.3-5million 6 bedrooms: AED6million+ 7 bedrooms: AED8million+

Want to know more? For details of these and other Arabian Ranches residences, contact Better Homes consultant Alina Cercel on 056 680 0838

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

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Jebel Ali Freezone

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Discovery Gardens

Jumeirah Park

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Technology Park

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BETTER HOMES OFFICES

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BUR DUBAI DISTRICT U7 U8 U5 U7 U7 U7 T7

4. Green Community Office

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

5. Arabian Ranches Kiosk

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

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

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

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

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

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

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Zabeel

Garhoud

Umm Ramool

Bu Kadra Meydan City

CREEK DISTRICT Ras Al Khor

Airport Free Zone

8

Qusais

Dubai Int. Airport

9

Muhaisnah

10

Mirdif City Centre

Al Barari

5

DEIRA DISTRICT Twar

Nadd Shamma

Nadd Al Hamar Arabian Ranches

7

Dubai Festival City

The Lagoons

Dubiotech

Mamzar

Al Nahda

Culture Village

MEYDAN DISTRICT

Sharjah

Hor Al Anz

Deira City Centre

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT

Burj Khalifa

Al Khail Gate

Wuheida

Mirdif

Living Legends Warqaa

Al Waha Community

Ghoroob

11

Mizar

Shorooq

Nad Al Sheba

Dragon Mart

Layan

International City

Dubai Silicon Oasis

MIRDIF DISTRICT

Khwaneej

12

AL AWIR DISTRICT Awir Academic City

JEBEL ALI DISTRICT Downtown Jebel Ali Jebel Ali Technology Park

MARINA DISTRICT E7 G8 E9

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT Al Wasl Badaa Jumeirah Manara Safa Satwa Umm Suqeim

R7 T7 R6 P7 Q7 T6 P6

CREEK DISTRICT Dubai Festival City The Lagoons Ras Al Khor

U9 T9 T10

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

PALM DEIRA DISTRICT L6 L6 M6 L6 M7 M7 M7 N7 Q11 Q7 S9 S9 S11

MIRDIF DISTRICT Khwaneej Mirdif Mizar Warqaa

The Palm Deira

Y12 W11 X11 V11

W3

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT The Palm Jumeirah The World

M5 Q3

WATERFRONT DISTRICT Dubai Waterfront The Palm Jebel Ali

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

13 Š 2012 Better Homes

D2 F4

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

F10 F10 F10

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28 Property Management

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

Al Khudrawi (B6)

AED 180,000

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2146 sq. ft.

A host of facilities Mareum Mahmood (Ref # APM308534)

Bay Central Tower

AED 125,000

Dubai Marina Direct marina views Presley Remedious (Ref # APM308294)

2 BR 1312 sq. ft.

Sector 1 - 1D5 (Al Thammam 1) Dubailand Amazing value Leah Talastas (Ref # APM308261)

AED 30,000 1 BR 798 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Park Tower B

AED 135,000

DIFC A stunning family home Niral Jhaveri (Ref # APM307173)

3 BR 2003 sq. ft.

FoxHill 6 Dubailand Amazing value Masuma Noorani (Ref # APM305111)

AED 52,000 1 BR 1566 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

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

September 2012

Lago Vista

AED 22,000

IMPZ Sizeable value appreciation Mohammed Ali (Ref # APM302102)

Studio 511 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 91,000 2 BR 2429 sq. ft.

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

AED 44,000 Studio 533 sq. ft.

Palace Tower Dubai Silicon Oasis Affordable luxury Niral Jhaveri (Ref # APM282039)

AED 60,000 2 BR 1128 sq. ft.


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Marina Crown

AED 60,000

Dubai Marina

1 BR 730 sq. ft.

Excellent value Maria Christine Maglaque (Ref # APM172838)

Springs 11 (Springs Phase 1C)

AED 145,000

Emirates Living

3 BR 2769 sq. ft.

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

Springs 6 (Springs Phase 4A) Emirates Living

AED 180,000 3 BR 3714 sq. ft.

Amazing value Alifiya Asgarali (Ref # VIM206083)

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

AED 28,000 Studio 586 sq. ft.

Special Ramadan promotion – 1 month free! Boulevard Plaza Tower 1

AED 450,000

Downtown Dubai

Dynamic development Murad Ali Dib (Ref # OFM305840)

4500 sq. ft.

Sky Gardens (DIFC)

AED 81,076

DIFC Superior location Murad Ali Dib (Ref # REM281270)

811 sq. ft.

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30 Short-term rentals

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

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

8 Boulevard Walk Downtown Dubai A prestigious address Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM307950)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 11,010 1 BR 893 sq. ft.

South Ridge 6 Downtown Dubai A place to call home Sabah Gazi (Ref # APM307708)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Sadaf 7 Spacious with great finishes Sabah Gazi (Ref # APM300543)

1 BR 1248 sq. ft.

DG-Building 189 Discovery Gardens Exceptional deal! Simran Sra (Ref # APM293005)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

DG-Building 103 Discovery Gardens Property at budget prices Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM256230)

September 2012

AED 14,010 1 BR 1060 sq. ft.

Mosela

AED 11,010

The Greens Central and prestigious location Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM301550)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 13,020

Dubai Marina

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

1 BR 742 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 6,510 Studio 496 sq. ft.

Reehan 2 Downtown Dubai Central and prestigious location Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM266189)

AED 16,020 2 BR 1242 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 6,510 Studio 485 sq. ft.

Delphine Dubai Marina Experience heights of luxury Sabah Gazi (Ref # APM255543)

AED 21,000 2 BR 1530 sq. ft.

Sahab 1 Dubai Marina Direct marina views Simran Sra (Ref # APM215267)

AED 13,020 1 BR 860 sq. ft.


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32 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

Bay West Tower Dubai Marina Affordable luxury Robert Allsopp (Ref # AP306158)

Silverene - Tower A Dubai Marina Brand new luxury apartments Simona Mariana Barbulescu (Ref # AP304759)

AED 830,000 1 BR 699 sq. ft.

AED 1,700,000 2 BR 1214 sq. ft.

Marina Crown

AED 1,200,000

Dubai Marina

2 BR 1456 sq. ft.

Amazing value Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP174157)

Quay East

AED 2,115,000

Dubai Marina

2 BR 1507 sq. ft.

Excellent finish Nina Pekina (Ref # AP290706)

Sadaf 6 Dubai Marina Amazing value Wassim Abdallah (Ref # AP306561)

Marina Heights Dubai Marina Impressive sports and leisure facilities Nicholas Winter (Ref # AP305729)

AED 1,325,000 2 BR 1303 sq. ft.

AED 1,900,000 3 BR 2138 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Murjan 5 Dubai Marina Close to all amenities David Lawes (Ref # AP308199)

September 2012

AED 3,200,000 4 BR 2918 sq. ft.

Yacht Bay Dubai Marina Get maximum returns on investment Nina Pekina (Ref # AP19120)

AED 500,000 Studio 474 sq. ft.

Murjan 3 Dubai Marina Exclusive residence Hannah Bakshani (Ref # AP250870)

AED 9,000,000 4 BR 5319 sq. ft.


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23 Marina Dubai Marina Experience the height of luxury Shazia Shafi Esmail (Ref # AP308101)

For Rent

AED 220,000 3 BR 3094 sq. ft.

23 Marina

Dubai Marina Amazing value Anjana Mahna (Ref # AP295114)

3 BR 3085 sq. ft.

Brand new luxury apartments Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP308004)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Ocean Heights

AED 210,000

Dubai Marina

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 160,000 2 BR 1396 sq. ft.

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

AED 140,000 2 BR 1335 sq. ft.

Sadaf 6 Dubai Marina Cool blue coastline views Syed Wajih Uddin Ahmed (Ref # AP247774)

AED 140,000 1 BR 1786 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Sadaf 4 Dubai Marina Fully furnished apartment Kelly Saraceni (Ref # AP308148)

Bahar 4 Dubai Marina Close to all amenities Simona Mariana Barbulescu (Ref # AP308212)

AED 140,000 3 BR 1797 sq. ft.

AED 120,000 2 BR 1450 sq. ft.

Murjan 1 Dubai Marina A stunning family home Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP306695)

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AED 125,000 2 BR 1317 sq. ft.

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

For Sale

For Rent

From AED 420,000

From AED 40,000

Dubai Marina,

Studio 379 sq. ft. An investors dream!

(Ref # AP308391) Sachin Das

Dubai Marina,

Studio 402 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP281608) Better Homes JBR

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 714 sq. ft. An investment for capital growth

(Ref # AP285553) Robert Kerr

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 684 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP263417) Sharon Sweet

Dubai Marina,

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

(Ref # AP51825) Robert Kerr

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 768 sq. ft. A prestigious address

(Ref # APM215205) Mareum Mahmood

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 764 sq. ft. Guaranteed rental income

(Ref # AP304502) Nicholas Winter

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 777 sq. ft. A prestigious address

(Ref # AP173668) Rami Abi Faraj

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 704 sq. ft. Smart home living

(Ref # AP251600) Wael Gomaa

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 720 sq. ft. A great family option

(Ref # AP303527) Urvashi Sidhapara

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 963 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # AP166718) Megan Smith

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 787 sq. ft. A place to call home

(Ref # AP71742) Marta Karolina Trzebiatowska

Dubai Marina,

1 BR 881 sq. ft. Dynamic development

(Ref # AP27070) Rahul Anand

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 907 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # APM166717) Mareum Mahmood

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1103 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP274886) Rami Abi Faraj

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1564 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP260364) Rizwan Zabeehullah Shaikh

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1151 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP306749) Philip Whittam

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 968 sq. ft. Close to all amenities

(Ref # APM212600) Mareum Mahmood

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1517 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP253533) Nick Nuziale

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1739 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP274782) Yasmin Piroozan

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1518 sq. ft. Central and prestigious location

(Ref # AP306384) Tulay Ozcan

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1267 sq. ft. Self-contained development

(Ref # AP296874) Nina Pekina

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1721 sq. ft. Spacious living

(Ref # APM229387) Sachin Das

Dubai Marina,

2 BR 1411 sq. ft. Prized location

(Ref # AP308471) Thomas Bunker

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1890 sq. ft. Modern living at its best

(Ref # AP36290) Svetlana Gorbach

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 2365 sq. ft. Close to all amenities

(Ref # AP307367) Robert Kerr

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1838 sq. ft. Live by the beach

(Ref # AP246368) David Lawes

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1515 sq. ft. Exceptional deal!

(Ref # AP307538) Walid Bitar

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1674 sq. ft. Prized location

(Ref # AP223928) Robert Allsopp

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1882 sq. ft. Live by the beach

(Ref # APM248558) Presley Remedious

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1958 sq. ft. Self-contained development

(Ref # AP54277) Tulay Ozcan

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1850 sq. ft. Self-contained development

(Ref # AP301077) Robert Kerr

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1890 sq. ft. Close to all amenities

(Ref # AP36277) Muhammad Faheem Sadiq

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1813 sq. ft. Fabulous ocean views

(Ref # AP171134) Better Homes JBR

Dubai Marina,

4 BR 1613 sq. ft. Unobstructed views of the marina

(Ref # AP305684) Catherine Luethi

Dubai Marina,

3 BR 1797 sq. ft. Fully furnished apartment

(Ref # AP289164) Fabio Lombardi

Marina Diamond 1 AED 420,000 Marina Diamond 6 AED 600,000 Marina Diamond 4 AED 606,000 Royal Oceanic AED 785,000 Time Place AED 800,000 Marina Diamond 2 AED 825,000 Princess Tower AED 830,000 Marina Residence AED 980,000 Marina Pearl AED 1,000,000 The Zen AED 1,075,000 The Belvedere AED 1,200,000 Marina Heights AED 1,700,000 La Riviera AED 1,815,000 Amwaj 4 AED 1,900,000 The Point AED 1,900,000 Shams 2 AED 1,900,000 La Riviera AED 1,900,000 Marina Residence AED 2,130,000

September 2012

Marina View Tower 1 AED 40,000 Dreams 2 AED 57,000

Marina Diamond 5 AED 60,000 Marina Diamond 4 AED 60,000 Sulafa Tower AED 66,000 Time Place AED 70,000

Marina Diamond 2 AED 75,000 Gulf National AED 80,000 Marina Diamond 2 AED 80,000 DEC Tower 2 AED 90,000 Bahar 4 AED 98,000

Marina Crown AED 105,000 Marina Pinnacle AED 135,000 Bay West Tower AED 140,000 Murjan 6 AED 140,000 Sadaf 5 AED 150,000 Rimal 6 AED 155,000 Sadaf 4 AED 170,000


36 Emirates Living

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

Madison Residency

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 700,000

Tecom

1 BR 772 sq. ft.

Close to all amenities David Lawes (Ref # AP303594)

Global Lake View

The Greens An investors dream! Conny Mathei (Ref # AP75903)

2 BR 1332 sq. ft.

Amazing value Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP306539)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Mosela

AED 1,050,000

Jumeirah Lake Towers

Springs 12 (Springs Phase 2A)

AED 1,500,000

Emirates Living

2 BR 1867 sq. ft.

A great family option Jawad Motiwala (Ref # VI306059)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 2,000,000 2 BR 1337 sq. ft.

Block 2C Jumeirah Village Triangle Guaranteed returns Wael Gomaa (Ref # VI69962)

AED 2,000,000 2 BR 2691 sq. ft.

Springs 9 (Springs Phase 2B)

AED 2,150,000

Emirates Living

3 BR 2455 sq. ft.

Open to offers Bilal Khan (Ref # VI303145)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Meadows 9( Meadows Phase 2) Emirates Living Great family home Nilgun Akay (Ref # VIM260878)

September 2012

AED 4,999,000 5 BR 10526 sq. ft.

Emirates Hills Phase 1 Emirates Living Unrivalled master plan community Ali Tabrizi (Ref # VI24338)

AED 36,000,000 6 BR 13572 sq. ft.

Florence Jumeirah Village Circle Exceptional deal! Muneeb Khan Mohammed (Ref # AP307166)

AED 280,000 Studio 619 sq. ft.


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EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Indigo Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers The jewel in the crown Anjana Mahna (Ref # AP307363)

For Rent

AED 145,000 3 BR 1700 sq. ft.

Al Thayyal 3 The Greens A desirable address Better Homes Barsha (Ref # AP172109)

AED 75,000 1 BR 741 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Meadows 9( Meadows Phase 2) Emirates Living

4 BR 3683 sq. ft.

Prized location Partha Reddy (Ref # VI281431)

Springs 11 (Springs Phase 1C) Emirates Living Self-contained development Rizwan Zabeehullah Shaikh (Ref # VI160186)

AED 235,000

AED 140,000 3 BR 2456 sq. ft.

Meadows 6 (Meadows Phase 4c) Emirates Living A stunning family home Sharfuddin Mohammed (Ref # VI308486)

AED 300,000 5 BR 4085 sq. ft.

Ask the agent

Partha Reddy, Residential Consultant, Jumeirah lakes Towers (JLT)

An upward swing in pricing in JLT is evident now, with the rents of studios crossing AED40,000 and one-bedroom apartments reaching AED55-60,000. These figures are AED5-10,000 above what we saw six months ago. There is a steady influx of investors looking for units in JLT as it is one of the city’s best locations to look for return on investment. An average of 8% ROI is achievable in JLT, unlike Marina or any other location in Dubai.

September 2012


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For Sale

For Rent

From AED 310,000

From AED 30,000

Discovery Gardens

Studio 528 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # AP240333) Catherine Luethi

Jumeirah Village Circle

Studio 442 sq. ft. Excellent finish

(Ref # AP233156) Better Homes Barsha

Jumeirah Village Circle

1 BR 971 sq. ft. Competitive price, call now

(Ref # AP307752) Robert Allsopp

Discovery Gardens

1 BR 828 sq. ft. Self-contained development

(Ref # AP308066) Mohammad Khalid Khan

Discovery Gardens

1 BR 948 sq. ft. Guaranteed return on investment

(Ref # AP219119) Jawad Motiwala

Discovery Gardens

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

(Ref # APM261550) Hussain Abbas Merchant

Jumeirah Village Circle

1 BR 1074 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP307084) Sana Hajjar

Jumeirah Lake Towers

1 BR 860 sq. ft. Brand new luxury apartments

(Ref # AP299344) Better Homes CRM

Jumeirah Lake Towers

1 BR 726 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP264783) Partha Reddy

The Greens

1 BR 741 sq. ft. Stimulating environment

(Ref # AP10793) Mohammad Khalid Khan

Jumeirah Lake Towers

2 BR 1189 sq. ft. An investment for capital growth

(Ref # APM266717) Sunil Pravin Jhaveri

The Greens

1 BR 817 sq. ft. Prestigious urban development

(Ref # AP9044) BH Green Community Office

Jumeirah Lake Towers

2 BR 1415 sq. ft. An investment for capital growth

(Ref # AP306689) Ayham Jbara

The Greens

1 BR 888 sq. ft. Dynamic environment

(Ref # AP300901) Better Homes Barsha

Jumeirah Lake Towers

1 BR 1085 sq. ft. Exceptional deal!

(Ref # AP302538) Mohammad Khalid Khan

Barsha

2 BR 1517 sq. ft. Landmark address

(Ref # APM244627) Edwig Fernandes

Jumeirah Lake Towers

2 BR 1137 sq. ft. Guaranteed returns

(Ref # AP238101) Nicholas Winter

Barsha

2 BR 1400 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP308031) Rajkumar Vaswani

Jumeirah Lake Towers

Indigo Tower AED 1,250,000

2 BR 1195 sq. ft. Self-contained development

(Ref # AP303196) Emad Adel Nassef

Jumeirah Lake Towers

2 BR 1590 sq. ft. Flexible payment options

(Ref # AP236082) Better Homes JBR

Emirates Living

2 BR

1798 sq. ft.

(Ref # VI305592) Rene Neil Dsouza

The Greens

2 BR 1134 sq. ft. A place to call home

(Ref # AP291792) Bilal Khan

Emirates Living

2 BR

1645 sq. ft.

(Ref # VI295174) Ali Tabrizi

Emirates Living

2 BR

1890 sq. ft.

(Ref # VI308526) Sharfuddin Mohammed

Jumeirah Lake Towers

3 BR 2077 sq. ft. A place to call home

(Ref # AP306596) Emad Adel Nassef

Emirates Living

2 BR

3284 sq. ft.

(Ref # VI308489) Better Homes Barsha

Jumeirah Village Circle

3 BR 3305 sq. ft. A great family option

(Ref # VI306507) Better Homes Head Office

Emirates Living

2 BR

1690 sq. ft.

(Ref # VI307883) Rene Neil Dsouza

Jumeirah Village Circle

3 BR 3305 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # VI301160) Emad Adel Nassef

Jumeirah Village Triangle

2 BR 2691 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # VI308049) Yolanda Singh

Jumeirah Village Circle

4 BR 3776 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # VI307457) Sunil Pravin Jhaveri

Jumeirah Village Circle

4 BR 4537 sq. ft. Great family home

(Ref # VI307575) Mehroz Abdul Majeed

Jumeirah Village Circle

3 BR 2938 sq. ft. High yielding returns

(Ref # VI282499) Hannah Bakshani

Jumeirah Lake Towers

3 BR 1814 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP307563) Julieta Kitova

Jumeirah Village Circle

4 BR 4149 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # VI307474) Sunil Pravin Jhaveri

Jumeirah Heights

3 BR 2184 sq. ft. Brand new luxury apartments

(Ref # AP306768) Muneeb Khan Mohammed

DG-Building 59 AED 310,000 Maple 2 AED 415,000

DG-Building 190 AED 430,000 Manhattan AED 478,897

The Icon Tower 2 AED 530,000 The Icon Tower 2 AED 900,000 The Icon Tower 2 AED 950,000

Green Lakes Tower 3 AED 995,000 Saba Tower 3 AED 1,010,000

Springs 7 (Springs Phase 3B) An investment for capital growth AED 1,450,000 Springs 4 (Springs Phase 5) Amazing value AED 1,450,000 Goldcrest Views 1 AED 1,550,000 Mirabella 4 AED 1,600,000 Mirabella 7 AED 1,600,000 Indigo Ville 4 AED 1,650,000

Diamond Views 2 AED 1,700,000 Indigo Ville 4 AED 1,850,000

Le Grand Chateau AED 30,000 DG-Building 20 AED 48,000 DG-Building 1 AED 52,000

Global Lake View AED 55,000 Al Arta 3 AED 65,000 Arno AED 70,000 Mosela AED 72,000

Al Samreya Building AED 80,000 Zumurud (MOE) AED 82,000 MAG 214 AED 90,000 Al Dhafra 4 AED 95,000

Springs 3 (Springs Phase 6) The lap of luxury AED 100,000

Springs 3 (Springs Phase 6) Now’s the time to make the move AED 110,000 Springs 8 (Springs Phase 3A) A great family option AED 110,000 Block 9G AED 120,000

Westar Reflections AED 130,000 Armada Tower 1 AED 150,000

Cluster - Tower A AED 150,000

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40 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

Lake Apartments Dubai Investment Park Captivating environment Juliana Grebenchshikova (Ref # AP57336)

Gazelle / Al Reem 1 Arabian Ranches Great family home Alina Cercel (Ref # VI307586)

The Villa Dubailand Captivating environment Wael Gomaa (Ref # VI291678)

September 2012

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 1,362,439 2 BR 1629 sq. ft.

AED 2,750,000 3 BR 3060 sq. ft.

AED 3,100,000 4 BR 5109 sq. ft.

Garden East Apartments Dubai Investment Park An exquisite landscaped setting Nicole Burt (Ref # AP3487)

Alvorada 2 Arabian Ranches A stunning family home Alina Cercel (Ref # VI306066)

The Villa Dubailand A stunning family home Hannah Bakshani (Ref # VI302743)

AED 1,499,900 2 BR 1862 sq. ft.

AED 5,600,000 5 BR 4844 sq. ft.

AED 4,599,995 5 BR 8400 sq. ft.

Palmera 2 Arabian Ranches Exceptional deal! Adrian Popica (Ref # VI307377)

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

Terra Nova Arabian Ranches An exquisite landscaped setting Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI304594)

AED 2,349,995 2 BR 2219 sq. ft.

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

AED 5,499,000 6 BR 5126 sq. ft.


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Saheel Villas Arabian Ranches Magnificent golf course views Jacqueline Hunter Holt (Ref # VI308118)

For Rent

AED 325,000 5 BR 5250 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Bungalow

AED 260,000

Dubai Investment Park

4 BR 4200 sq. ft.

Relax by the pool this summer Victoria Rushton (Ref # VI307798)

La Avenida

La Avenida Arabian Ranches A great family option Jawad Motiwala (Ref # VI307018)

AED 350,000 5 BR 4559 sq. ft.

Gazelle / Al Reem 2

AED 160,000

Arabian Ranches Meticulously planned development Juliana Grebenchshikova (Ref # VI164387)

3 BR 2560 sq. ft.

AED 390,000

Arabian Ranches

6 BR 5172 sq. ft.

A prestigious address Pooja Barooah (Ref # VI76622)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Saheel Villas Arabian Ranches Ideal family living Adrian Popica (Ref # VI307985)

AED 210,000 3 BR 3216 sq. ft.

Savannah Arabian Ranches Meticulously planned development Binu Abraham (Ref # VI176745)

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AED 350,000 5 BR 5490 sq. ft.

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

For Sale

For Rent

From AED 225,000

From AED 20,000

IMPZ

Studio 513 sq. ft. An investors dream!

(Ref # AP68999) Shashi Mashruwala

Dubailand

Studio

490 sq. ft.

(Ref # APM308232) Leah Talastas

Dubailand

1 BR 683 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP300959) Nina Pekina

Dubailand

1 BR

701 sq. ft.

(Ref # APM308249) Leah Talastas

Dubailand

1 BR 861 sq. ft. Attractive investment opportunity

(Ref # AP303997) Adrian Popica

Dubailand

1 BR 1306 sq. ft. Competitive price, call now

(Ref # APM296042) Masuma Noorani

Dubai Investment Park

1 BR 933 sq. ft. Close to all amenities

(Ref # AP304526) Rene Neil Dsouza

Dubailand

1 BR 1425 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # APM305127) Masuma Noorani

Dubailand

1 BR 835 sq. ft. Premier location

(Ref # AP81819) Wael Gomaa

Dubai Investment Park

1 BR 933 sq. ft. Easy living

(Ref # AP301924) Nicole Burt

Dubailand

1 BR 958 sq. ft. Dynamic development

(Ref # AP249966) Sana Hajjar

Dubailand

1 BR

(Ref # AP307621) BH Green Community Office

Dubailand

2 BR 1200 sq. ft. Exceptional deal!

(Ref # AP306647) Roy Yacoub

Dubailand

1 BR 944 sq. ft. Contemporary interiors

(Ref # AP253726) Sana Hajjar

Dubailand

2 BR 1367 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP285799) Partha Reddy

Dubailand

1 BR

(Ref # AP307595) BH Green Community Office

Dubai Investment Park

2 BR

(Ref # AP157921) Rene Neil Dsouza

Dubai Investment Park

2 BR 1576 sq. ft. Easy living

(Ref # AP308536) Nicole Burt

Dubailand

3 BR 1575 sq. ft. Premier location

(Ref # AP81890) Wael Gomaa

Dubai Investment Park

2 BR

1973 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP2028) Victoria Rushton

Dubai Investment Park

3 BR 2626 sq. ft. Brand new

(Ref # AP301736) Nicole Burt

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 2456 sq. ft. A great family option

(Ref # VI308307) Ozlem Ucar

Arabian Ranches

2 BR 1889 sq. ft. A stunning family home

(Ref # VI306806) Ozlem Ucar

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 3603 sq. ft. Ideal family living

(Ref # VI308532) Mark Lee

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 2456 sq. ft. Meticulously planned development

(Ref # VI161032) Robert Kerr

Dubai Investment Park

3 BR

(Ref # AP1884) Nicole Burt

Arabian Ranches

2 BR 2219 sq. ft. Enjoy life with style

(Ref # VI308507) Ozlem Ucar

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 3153 sq. ft. A great family option

(Ref # VI163465) Dimple R

Arabian Ranches

2 BR 2219 sq. ft. Be where it all happens

(Ref # VI307382) Ozlem Ucar

Dubai Investment Park

3 BR 3283 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP157957) Victoria Rushton

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 2436 sq. ft. Meticulously planned development

(Ref # VI230178) Roy Yacoub

Dubai Investment Park

3 BR 4149 sq. ft. A place to call home

(Ref # VI158315) Mark Lee

Dubailand

5 BR 3600 sq. ft. Elegant fixtures

(Ref # VI288653) Wael Gomaa

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 3324 sq. ft. A place to call home

(Ref # VI308286) Jacqueline Hunter Holt

Dubailand

5 BR 3584 sq. ft. Varied architectural styles

(Ref # VI11233) Wael Gomaa

Arabian Ranches

3 BR 3216 sq. ft. A lush oasis

(Ref # VI308198) Pooja Barooah

The Crescent AED 225,000 Ice Hockey Tower AED 325,000 Skycourts Tower B AED 380,000 North West Apartments AED 550,000 Sector 2 - 11B4 AED 592,850 Norton Court 1 AED 600,000 Hamza Tower AED 690,000 Golf View Residence AED 785,000

1757 sq. ft.

Garden West Apartments Picturesque surroundings AED 1,200,000 Sector 2 - 8D6 AED 1,258,155 Ritaj - Block G AED 1,350,000 Palmera 3 AED 2,050,000

Gazelle / Al Reem 1 AED 2,200,000 Palmera 3 AED 2,299,995 Palmera 1 AED 2,299,995

Alma AED 2,300,888 The Villa AED 2,480,011

The Villa AED 2,590,000

September 2012

Sector 1 - 1D5 (Al Thammam 1) Amazing value AED 20,000 Sector 1 - 1D5 (Al Thammam 1) Amazing value AED 29,000 Newbridge Hill Two AED 49,000 FoxHill 6 AED 50,000 South West Apartments AED 50,000 Newbridge Hill One AED 51,000 Sherlock House 1 AED 55,000 Newbridge Hill One AED 56,500 South West Apartments AED 105,000

1328 sq. ft.

1619 sq. ft.

Garden West Apartments Ready to move in AED 125,000 Gazelle / Al Reem 2 AED 135,000 Gazelle / Al Reem 1 AED 140,000

2433 sq. ft.

Garden East Apartments Inspection will impress AED 150,000 Gazelle / Al Reem 2 AED 160,000 Terrace Apartments AED 175,000 Townhouse AED 195,000

Saheel Villas AED 200,000 Savannah AED 200,000


44 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

Al Hamri (B19)

AED 1,400,000

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1144 sq. ft.

World class development Mohammad Khalid Khan (Ref # AP306723)

Al Nabat (B8)

AED 1,800,000

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1137 sq. ft.

Breathtaking sea views Daria Lyubimova (Ref # AP306438)

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

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

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Al Basri (B1) The Palm Jumeirah Beachfront living at an attractive price Ali Tabrizi (Ref # AP169394)

AED 1,750,000 2 BR 1646 sq. ft.

Marina Residence 4

AED 2,050,000

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1851 sq. ft.

Excellent value Florin Rusu (Ref # AP305931)

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

AED 3,250,000 2 BR 2444 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Oceana - Adriatic The Palm Jumeirah Breathtaking sea views Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP304075)

September 2012

AED 6,300,000 3 BR 2248 sq. ft.

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

AED 4,000,000 2 BR 1810 sq. ft.

Marina Residence 6 The Palm Jumeirah Spacious with great finishes Michael Cullen (Ref # AP306901)

AED 3,200,000 3 BR 2440 sq. ft.


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Al Hatimi (B5) The Palm Jumeirah A desirable address Marta Karolina Trzebiatowska (Ref # AP307123)

For Rent

AED 170,000

Al Hallawi (B14)

AED 135,000

3 BR 2213 sq. ft.

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1550 sq. ft.

One of the Best Deals in the Market Nick Nuziale (Ref # AP305941)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

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

Oceana - Aegean The Palm Jumeirah Dynamic environment Partha Reddy (Ref # AP307501)

Al Khudrawi (B6) The Palm Jumeirah Live by the beach Rajkumar Vaswani (Ref # AP277210)

AED 185,000 2 BR 1937 sq. ft.

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

AED 140,000 2 BR 1551 sq. ft.

C Frond (Hilali Villas) The Palm Jumeirah Breathtaking sea views Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI57365)

AED 440,000 5 BR 5000 sq. ft.

AED 150,000 1 BR 1338 sq. ft.

AED 130,000 2 BR 1585 sq. ft.

Kempinski Palm Jumeirah Residence The Palm Jumeirah 5 Star hotel living with everything you need Elen Manukyan (Ref # AP27476)

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AED 249,000 2 BR 2002 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

For Rent

From AED 1,170,000

From AED 120,000

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1313 sq. ft. Exceptional deal!

(Ref # AP308059) Tara Neslihan Jordan

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1976 sq. ft. A prestigious address

(Ref # APM307767) Murad Ali Dib

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1787 sq. ft. An investors dream!

(Ref # AP304017) Tara Neslihan Jordan

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1184 sq. ft. A prestigious address

(Ref # AP257300) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1145 sq. ft. Stunning view of the sea

(Ref # AP303870) Nina Pekina

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 2055 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP308341) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 2055 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP178962) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 2044 sq. ft. World class development

(Ref # AP307787) Better Homes JLT

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1589 sq. ft. Exclusive property

(Ref # AP19545) Robert Kerr

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1237 sq. ft. Privileged location

(Ref # AP229802) Elen Manukyan

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1338 sq. ft. Captivating environment

(Ref # AP307501) Partha Reddy

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR

(Ref # AP278900) Nina Pekina

The Palm Jumeirah

1 BR 1173 sq. ft. A prestigious address

(Ref # AP231006) Ali Tabrizi

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2184 sq. ft. Experience the height of luxury

(Ref # AP173198) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1851 sq. ft. Understated luxury

(Ref # AP295582) Faheem Farhan

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2157 sq. ft. Enjoy life with style

(Ref # AP169890) Better Homes CRM

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2260 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP302437) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2182 sq. ft. Experience the height of luxury

(Ref # AP307420) Rahul Anand

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2462 sq. ft. Scenic water view

(Ref # AP292544) Rahul Anand

The Palm Jumeirah

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

(Ref # AP65102) Babur Ortikov

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2440 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP303187) Anda Marin

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2223 sq. ft. A place to call home

(Ref # AP307088) Marta Karolina Trzebiatowska

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2248 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP281851) Florin Rusu

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2260 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP288377) Mohammad Khalid Khan

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2400 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP308076) Hannah Bakshani

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2182 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP299339) Fabio Lombardi

The Palm Jumeirah

4 BR 4917 sq. ft. One of the Best Deals in the Market

(Ref # AP174498) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 2055 sq. ft. A prestigious address

(Ref # AP178957) Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah

4 BR 5229 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # VI307853) Aneliya Miladinova

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2212 sq. ft. Central and prestigious location

(Ref # AP307997) Mohammad Khalid Khan

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 4188 sq. ft. Exclusive residence

(Ref # AP306643) Sanam Ushurova

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 2213 sq. ft. Superior location

(Ref # AP307545) Better Homes JBR

The Palm Jumeirah

3 BR 4188 sq. ft. Experience heights of luxury

(Ref # AP249228) Nina Pekina

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR

(Ref # AP295824) Halyna Kuznetsova

The Palm Jumeirah

4 BR 4846 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP302482) Hannah Bakshani

The Palm Jumeirah

2 BR 1997 sq. ft. Full ocean view

Golden Mile B2 AED 1,170,000

Golden Mile B4 AED 1,670,000

Jash Falqa (B4) AED 1,750,000

Al Khushkar (B20) AED 1,900,000 Al Anbara (B12) AED 1,900,000 Oceana - Aegean AED 2,000,000 Al Sultana (B3) AED 2,000,000

Marina Residence 2 AED 2,000,000 Al Hamri (B19) AED 2,100,000

Marina Residence 3 AED 2,950,000 Oceana - Aegean AED 3,300,000 Oceana - Baltic AED 3,400,000 Tiara - Diamond AED 4,300,000 Al Hallawi (B14) AED 4,300,000 Golden Mile B4 AED 4,550,000

Marina Residence 6 AED 5,000,000 Marina Residence 3 AED 5,000,000 Al Nabat (B8) AED 6,500,000

September 2012

Marina Residence 6 AED 125,000 Al Das Apartments (B10) AED 130,000 Jash Hamad (B18) AED 130,000 Abu Keibal (B17) AED 130,000 Oceana - Southern AED 150,000

1853 sq. ft.

Fairmont Palm Residence 5 Star hotel living with everything you need AED 150,000 Al Habool (B11) AED 150,000

Al Sarood (B13) AED 165,000

Al Hallawi (B14) AED 170,000 Al Dabas (B2) AED 175,000

Abu Keibal (B17) AED 175,000 Al Dabas (B2) AED 175,000

Al Khudrawi (B6) AED 180,000 Al Basri (B1) AED 190,000

Al Haseer (B7) AED 190,000 Al Hatimi (B5) AED 190,000

2002 sq. ft.

Kempinski Palm Residence Self-contained development AED 200,000 Al Khudrawi (B6) AED 200,000

(Ref # APM178082) Mareum Mahmood


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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.

For Sale EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

The Index (One Central Park)

AED 1,200,000

DIFC

1 BR 797 sq. ft.

Premier location Pravin Patrick DMello (Ref # AP296920)

Zaafaran 4 Downtown Dubai Excellent value Asal Abedi (Ref # AP306427)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 1,400,000

Reehan 3

1 BR 857 sq. ft.

Downtown Dubai

AED 3,097,682

Windsor Manor

Distinctive design Riazuddin Ahmed (Ref # APM215149)

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

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

South Ridge 3 Downtown Dubai Excellent value Aiham Al Sheikh Saleh (Ref # AP224349)

Executive Towers Business Bay Amazing capital growth Aiham Al Sheikh Saleh (Ref # VI306603)

AED 2,600,000 2 BR 1560 sq. ft.

AED 6,500,000 4 BR 9827 sq. ft.

Liberty House DIFC A desirable address Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP291689)

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

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2 BR 1683 sq. ft.

Business Bay Excellent value Binu Abraham (Ref # AP305802)

AED 2,700,000 3 BR 2282 sq. ft.

AED 699,000

The Lofts - East

AED 1,100,000

Studio 456 sq. ft.

Downtown Dubai

Studio 1063 sq. ft.

A motivated seller! Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP297154)

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EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Park Tower B DIFC Exquisitely designed Binu Abraham (Ref # AP308216)

For Rent

AED 75,000 1 BR 897 sq. ft.

Park Tower B

AED 130,000

DIFC

2 BR 1893 sq. ft.

Exquisitely designed Riazuddin Ahmed (Ref # AP308082)

Burj Khalifa

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Downtown Dubai A desirable address Mohammad Mukram (Ref # AP306625)

AED 220,000 2 BR 1546 sq. ft.

Fendi Apartments - Sky Gardens

AED 97,000

DIFC

1 BR 850 sq. ft.

Experience heights of luxury Rasha Moslyh (Ref # AP307842)

Limestone House DIFC A desirable address Aiham Al Sheikh Saleh (Ref # AP307446)

AED 145,000 2 BR 1690 sq. ft.

Burj Views A - West Tower Downtown Dubai Fully furnished apartment Nina Pekina (Ref # AP70739)

AED 150,000 2 BR 1487 sq. ft.

Executive Tower C Business Bay Exclusive residence Deborah Staines (Ref # VI303968)

September 2012

AED 230,000 4 BR 5727 sq. ft.

Reehan 5 Downtown Dubai Fully furnished with style and class Naveed Khan (Ref # AP65586)

AED 80,000 1 BR 878 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 1031 sq. ft. Ambitious initiative

(Ref # AP285426) Roy Yacoub

DIFC

Studio 443 sq. ft. Central and prestigious location

(Ref # APM306531) Niral Jhaveri

Business Bay

1 BR 882 sq. ft. Excellent finish

(Ref # APM307147) Mohammad Khalid Khan

DIFC

Studio 443 sq. ft. Central and prestigious location

(Ref # APM306530) Niral Jhaveri

Downtown Dubai

1 BR

(Ref # AP307578) Better Homes Head Office

Business Bay

1 BR 803 sq. ft. Contemporary style/layout

(Ref # APM299133) Niral Jhaveri

Business Bay

1 BR 989 sq. ft. Ambitious initiative

(Ref # AP307771) Riazuddin Ahmed

Trade Centre

1 BR 670 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # APM200630) Payal Monteiro

Business Bay

2 BR 1584 sq. ft. Inspection will impress

(Ref # AP76692) Bilal Khan

DIFC

Studio 456 sq. ft. Central and prestigious location

(Ref # AP262917) Binu Abraham

Business Bay

2 BR 1283 sq. ft. Ambitious initiative

(Ref # AP304335) Robert Kerr

Downtown Dubai

Studio 595 sq. ft. Amazing value

(Ref # AP76098) Deborah Staines

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1213 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP70639) Rene Neil Dsouza

Downtown Dubai

1 BR 674 sq. ft. Excellent value

(Ref # AP306925) Asal Abedi

Business Bay

2 BR 1735 sq. ft. Spacious living

(Ref # AP285998) Nina Pekina

Downtown Dubai

1 BR

783 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP308315) Wafa Ghannam

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1290 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP237661) Jawad Motiwala

Downtown Dubai

1 BR

910 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP307578) Better Homes Head Office

Business Bay

3 BR 1848 sq. ft. Ready to move in

(Ref # AP67379) Thomas Bunker

Trade Centre

2 BR 1400 sq. ft. A lush oasis

(Ref # AP305324) Robert Kerr

Downtown Dubai

2 BR

(Ref # AP284824) Rami Abi Faraj

Trade Centre

3 BR 2201 sq. ft. Central and prestigious location

(Ref # AP304949) Binu Abraham

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1300 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP303109) Muneeb Khan Mohammed

Trade Centre

2 BR 1173 sq. ft. A prestigious address

(Ref # AP295076) Wafa Ghannam

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1412 sq. ft. Central and prestigious location

(Ref # AP307159) Shashi Mashruwala

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1224 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP298300) Partha Reddy

Business Bay

3 BR 2062 sq. ft. Affordable luxury

(Ref # AP297646) Riazuddin Ahmed

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1290 sq. ft. A great family option

(Ref # AP237661) Jawad Motiwala

Downtown Dubai

3 BR 1766 sq. ft. A prestigious address

(Ref # AP285145) Conny Mathei

Downtown Dubai

2 BR 1363 sq. ft. A desirable address

(Ref # AP228841) Asal Abedi

DIFC

3 BR 2214 sq. ft. Excellent finish

(Ref # AP308524) Asal Abedi

DIFC

2 BR

(Ref # AP307830) Rasha Moslyh

Downtown Dubai

3 BR 1770 sq. ft. A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP308417) Rabih Hankir

DIFC

3 BR 2003 sq. ft. A stunning family home

Mayfair Tower AED 750,000 Churchill Residency AED 803,575 Scala Tower AED 850,000

910 sq. ft.

Burj Views C - East Tower Excellent value AED 1,000,000 Executive Tower B AED 1,010,000 Mayfair Tower AED 1,297,992 Executive Tower K AED 1,450,000 Yansoon 2 AED 1,605,251

Executive Tower F AED 1,650,000 8 Boulevard Walk AED 1,700,000 Executive Tower E AED 1,830,900

1249 sq. ft.

Burj Views C - East Tower One of a kind design AED 1,899,999 Zanzebeel 3 AED 1,900,000

Reehan 2 AED 2,000,000 Executive Tower L AED 2,474,400 Yansoon 8 AED 3,038,110

Limestone House AED 3,210,300 Yansoon 8 AED 3,250,000

Hamilton Residency AED 44,000 Park Tower A AED 48,000 Park Tower B AED 48,000 Ontario Tower AED 60,000 Al Meraikhi 1 AED 60,000 Liberty House AED 60,000 Burj Views AED 62,500

Claren Tower 1 AED 70,000

Burj Views A - West Tower Amazing value AED 75,000 Burj Views C - East Tower Amazing value AED 80,000 Habtoor Residence AED 90,000 Aspin Royal Residence AED 110,000 Park Place AED 110,000 The Lofts - West AED 120,000 8 Boulevard Walk AED 120,000 South Ridge 5 AED 120,000

1300 sq. ft.

Fendi Apartments - Sky Gardens Experience heights of luxury AED 124,000 Park Tower B AED 135,000

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(Ref # APM307173) Niral Jhaveri

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50 Other Districts

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.

FOR RENT

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

FOR RENT

Arabtec Residential Building

AED 40,000

Dubai Silicon Oasis

1 BR 750 sq. ft.

Affordable luxury Mohammed Meharaj (Ref # AP308368)

Ghoroob

AED 85,000

Mirdif A great family option Better Homes Dubai North (Ref # AP308347)

FOR RENT

3 BR 1847 sq. ft.

FOR RENT

Beit Al Mutawa Building (BAMB) Al Nahda Friendly neighborhood Better Homes Dubai North (Ref # AP308145)

FOR RENT

Beit Al Mutawa Building (BAMB)

AED 55,000

Al Nahda

2 BR 1274 sq. ft.

Friendly neighborhood Better Homes Dubai North (Ref # AP308138)

Precinct 2 - The Lagoon Mina Al Arab Brand new luxury apartments Abid Aziz (Ref # AP307804)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 45,000 1 BR 736 sq. ft.

FOR SALE

AED 15,000 Studio 334 sq. ft.

Garden Apartments

AED 1,200,000

Mirdif

2 BR 1595 sq. ft.

Guaranteed returns Binu Abraham (Ref # AP308431)

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

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

September 2012

AED 400,000 1 BR 828 sq. ft.

Terrace Apartments Mirdif Ideal family living Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP45092)

AED 1,200,000 2 BR 1580 sq. ft.

Cedre Villas Dubai Silicon Oasis Affordable luxury Moin Jehanzeb (Ref # VI302114)

AED 2,958,000 4 BR 3972 sq. ft.


Before

Before

After

After

Services Offered:

• 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: info@ascotcontracting.com, web: www.ascotcontracting.com


52 Abu Dhabi

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

For Sale

Saadiyat Beach

AED 5,950,000

Saadiyat Island

4 BR 4411 sq. ft.

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

Al Naseem C

AED 1,450,000

Al Raha Beach

2 BR 1328 sq. ft.

Excellent value Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP306164)

Al Muneera

AED 4,891,000

Al Raha Beach

4 BR 4734 sq. ft.

A place to call home Imran Ellam (Ref # VI305821)

Marina Heights I

Sun Tower

Tala Tower

Al Reem Island

Al Reem Island

Al Reem Island

Competitive price, call now Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP308450)

Exclusive amenities Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP307943)

Amazing value Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP306639)

AED 1,353,996

AED 1,065,000

AED 798,000

2 BR 1335 sq. ft.

1 BR 833 sq. ft.

1 BR 936 sq. ft.

Al Maha Tower

Mangrove Place

Al Reem Island

Al Reem Island

Competitive price, call now Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP241153)

The jewel in the crown Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP227842)

AED 1,020,830

AED 650,000

2 BR 1147 sq. ft.

1 BR 701 sq. ft.

Al Naseem B

AED 1,740,232

Al Raha Beach

2 BR 1345 sq. ft.

Sophisticated waterfront community Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP283133)

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EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

St. Regis Building 7 Saadiyat Island Affordable luxury Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP307890)

For Rent

AED 82,500 Studio 693 sq. ft.

Al Seef Compound Al Matar Ideal family living Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP289278)

AED 160,000 3 BR 1701 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Al Seef Compound

AED 90,000

Al Matar

1 BR 829 sq. ft.

Privileged location Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP289222)

RMB Compound Khalifa A Ready to move in Jorim Omollo Amadi (Ref # VI308688)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

JK VIllas

AED 165,000

Al Muneera

AED 325,000

5 BR 4000 sq. ft.

Al Raha Beach

4 BR 4734 sq. ft.

A desirable address Imran Ellam (Ref # VI305821)

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AED 185,000

Khalifa A

4 BR 5587 sq. ft.

Ready to move in Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI299956)

Marina Heights I Al Reem Island Captivating environment Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP306993)

AED 155,000 3 BR 1744 sq. ft.

Al Seef Compound Al Matar Ready to move in Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP289319)

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

AED 130,000 2 BR 1109 sq. ft.

More listings at bhomes.com


54 Commercial

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

The Index (One Central Park)

AED 16,340,000

Le Solarium

AED 736,406

Dubai Silicon Oasis

DIFC 10200 sq. ft.

Exceptional deal! Ahmed Fdil (Ref # OF305269)

Aesthetic appeal Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF301987)

Sobha Sapphire

AED 11,228,250

Business Bay 1339 sq. ft.

Attractive investment opportunity Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF300780)

13610 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Smart Heights

AED 14,811,420

Tecom An investment for capital growth Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF76080)

14522 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

Grosvenor Business Tower

AED 1,180,395

Tecom Excellent value Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF66372)

September 2012

Detroit House

AED 853,012

Dubailand 1543 sq. ft.

Dynamic environment Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF238579)

956 sq. ft.


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EXCLUSIVE TO BETTER HOMES

AP 33

AED 1,051,740

Dubai Healthcare City Amazing value Charlotte Lobo (Ref # OF307877)

For Rent

Al Khaimah Building

AED 1,020,000

Deira

The Metropolis

12000 sq. ft.

Emirates Financial Tower

Ambitious initiative Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF302218)

AED 38,096

Dubai Investment Park 11686 sq. ft.

AED 35,050

Business Bay

Prized location Akshata Shetty (Ref # OF303084)

Al Reem Tower Competitive price, call now Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF305361)

Goldcrest Executive

847 sq. ft.

AED 35,480

Jumeirah Lake Towers 701 sq. ft.

Ambitious initiative Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF300381)

887 sq. ft.

AED 586,296

DIFC Modern infrastructure and facilities Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF300335)

3449 sq. ft.

Silver Tower Business Bay Competitive price, call now Pawan Tolani (Ref # OF307953)

AED 61,973 1050 sq. ft.

Boulevard Plaza 2

AED 512,000

Downtown Dubai Dynamic development Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF77692)

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

4096 sq. ft.

More listings at bhomes.com


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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 = 5.82 AED

1 USD = 3.67 AED

1 Euro = 4.60 AED

RENTALS

Office

Al Awir District Deira District

Downtown District

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Dubai Silicon Oasis

40,680

130,515

85,598

45

55

50

Deira

42,420

2,225,000

1,133,710

70

100

85

Garhoud

83,005

308,700

195,853

65

90

78

Downtown Burj Dubai

565,950

2,013,660

1,289,805

150

180

165

Trade Centre

49,020

1,957,600

1,003,310

95

160

128

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Retail

Al Awir District

International City

26,250

38,250

32,250

35

45

40

Meydan District

Al Quoz

232,000

290,000

261,000

80

100

90

Downtown District

Dubai Investment Park

742,000

1,280,880

1,011,440

70

90

80

Emirates Living District

Jumeirah Lake Towers

62,010

103,920

82,965

90

120

105

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Dubailand District

Dubai Investment Park

113,320

266,250

189,785

20

25

23

Meydan District

Al Quoz

331,950

578,580

455,265

25

30

28

Jebel Ali District

Jebel Ali

40,940

3,000,000

1,520,470

20

25

23

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Jumeirah Lake Towers

443,000

8,382,500

4,412,750

500

900

700

Warehouse

SALES

Office

Marina Emirates Living District

Dubai Marina

1,650,000

6,494,600

4,072,300

1,200

1,600

1,400

Downtown District

DIFC

1,756,800

20,400,000

11,078,400

1,800

2,200

2,000

Dubailand District

Dubailand

421,300

597,500

509,400

550

700

625

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Jumeirah Lake Towers

753,600

4,139,200

2,446,400

1,200

1,600

1,400

Business Bay

2,756,000

3,392,000

3,074,000

1,300

1,600

1,450

Dubai Marina

5,102,000

6,377,500

5,739,750

2000

2500

2,250

Community

Min price

Max price

Avg price

Min price / sq.Ft

Max price / sq.Ft

Avg price / sq.Ft

Dubailand District

Dubai Investment Park

1,397,400

2,711,250

2,054,325

170

250

210

Jebel Ali District

Jebel Ali

2,550,000

38,243,000

20,396,500

170

250

210

Retail

Marina Emirates Living District

Warehouse

September 2012

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


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Lofty Ambitions Create a New York-style studio with quirky curios and a sink-in leather couch...

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Main image Furniture and accessories, various prices, Mudo 1 Table telescope, AED289, Indigo Living 2 Aurora box, AED145, Zara Home 3 Cushion, AED99, United Furniture 4 Brown leather sofa, AED10,750, Indigo Living 5 Spectrum rug (2.29x1.52m), AED26,470, The Rug Company 6 Lamp shade, AED169, Home Centre 7 Hanjel side table, AED2,000, Bloomingdale’s Home

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Going Green Invest in the future by embracing eco-friendly design – a few simple tweaks can make a world of difference Interior trends come and go, but there’s one look that’s becoming more important every day: sustainability. It might not sound like the most alluring of concepts, but eco-friendly home design is here to stay – and it can be much more stylish than you think. In a city where change and development are paramount, it can be easy to lose sight of the impact your home has on the environment – just ask Gundeep Singh, the founder of Dubai’s eco-friendly emporium The Change Initiative (thechange initiative.com): “While some people have a steady interest in purchasing eco-friendly and sustainable products, there are many that are not aware or interested in sustainability issues. We see it as an opportunity to inform individuals about the benefits of sustainability – and then leave the choice to them.” It’s an approach that works, too,

September 2012

with many ‘converted’ customers championing the cause. Making your home eco-friendly can entail a few lifestyle tweaks or a full re-design – it all depends on your budget, and choices that will fit in with your family. The Change Initiative is a good place to start – Gundeep describes the shop as an “information hub” for sustainability-minded shoppers – and the range of products features everything from kitchen composters (perfect for keen gardeners who want a useful way to dispose of food waste) to plumbing, such as Low Flow taps (a simple way to minimise water consumption). It’s all about introducing simple changes that work for you and the environment. For stylish furniture pieces with a conscience, look to THE One (pictured above, theone.com), where ‘Creative Emotional Originator’ Thomas Lundgren has established a unique eco-friendly


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aesthetic. “It’s all about taking care of people and the planet,” says Thomas, “and the better we do, the more good we can do.” Here, you can be assured that items are responsibly-produced and that materials aren’t costing the earth: wooden products are sourced only from managed forests, not illegal logging, and manufacturers must sign a legal document stating the pieces’ origins. There’s plenty of ingenuity, too – everything that looks like fur is 100 per cent textile, and the life-like mounted antlers are in fact cunning fakes. THE One’s commitment to sustainability doesn’t end there, though, as Thomas explains: “We call our company guidelines Socially Responsible Investment, as each of our Do Good initiatives is an investment in our people, communities or the planet”. Every item is produced under good conditions, and child labour is completely outlawed by the brand – and, better yet, turnover from sales funds THE Onederworld, a village community programme that supports communities in Kenya and India. Even the carrier bags are guilt-free: buy a FEED Love shopper and you’ll supply 25 school meals for a child in an HIV-stricken country. Eco-friendly interiors needn’t stop at furniture and accessories, though – the innovative range at

FEED Love shopping bag AED199, THE One

RAK Ceramics brings sustainability into the bathroom too. The Wood Art collection (pictured right, rakceramics.com), the latest range from the tiling specialist, features no wood whatsoever – instead, the grain effect is created by a sophisticated digital printing process. Designed to give a realwood finish without drawing on natural resources, the line is not only wholly sustainable but also resistant to chemicals, frost, fire, moisture, dirt and termites – qualities that timber can never have. “The collection meets the requirement of international quality standards,” says Abdallah Massaad, CEO of RAK Ceramics. “We have managed to aid in sustainability on two fronts: minimising the use of real wood and providing a product that will stand the test of time.” Indeed, eco-friendly interiors needn’t be drab or unimaginative – which is great news for designminded decorators. In a world that is putting endless strain on its natural resources, sustainability is priceless – and splashing out on a few changes can make a long-lasting positive impact. As Thomas of THE One points out, we’re all in this together: “We believe that the role of business is to make the world a better place for everyone: responsible investment is not just a values issue. It’s a priorities issue.”

‘There are endless strains on natural resources, but a few changes can make a long-lasting positive impact’

Bokashi composting bins AED280/720, The Change Initiative

Eco-friendly laundry products AED35-50, milK & HONEY

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My Style

5 of the best... Lamps

Brighten up interiors with these glowing examples

Essential interiors inspiration – whatever your taste No home should be without character. Whatever style you love, make sure you make your home your own by adding those personal items that have a story to them. If you are not a designer yourself, use the help of one – there are so many talented home stylists and interior designers in Dubai, but once they have done the core you need to add your character into the space.

LARS NARFELDT Owner of contemporary interiors emporium D.tales, Lars loves eclectic, colourful designs from all over the world My favourite room in my house is the living room – it’s a cosy yet spacious room, and has so much going on in it, from the statement wallpaper to design classics like the original Egg Chair from 1958 by Arne Jacobsen. This is where you can find me early in the mornings, sitting on the sofa reading magazines with a cup of coffee, after work doing homework with my son, and late at night playing backgammon with my wife.

I like collecting 1950s and ’60s vintage furniture. The quality is phenomenal and you are sure to get a comfortable, great looking piece of furniture with a history. I also use a lot of wallpaper from ECO, Boråstapeter and MrPerswall for feature walls.

Right now, I’m very much into our new log bowls at D.tales. Each bowl is handmade using only locally-reclaimed trees of all varieties – the trees are hand selected, gathered, turned and finished by Loyal Loot Collective and local crafts people. I have always felt that homes in this region use spotlights too frequently and do not have enough mood lights. In Sweden, where I come from, we normally have 4 to 8 lamps in each room, ranging from a main ceiling light to a range of wall, floor and table lights. I think this is one of the reasons why we carry a large range of lights in our shop. It’s a very Scandinavian thing.

‘Use the help of a designer – there are so many talented stylists in Dubai – and then add your own character’ We have a lot of art and sculpture. My wife and I are avid collectors; I of contemporary art and my wife of African tribal art. The mix is quite spectacular and it adds personality and intrigue to any home. I call our style Contemporary Scandinavian Multiculturism.

Huxley, AED3,063 Andrew Martin

Fillsta, AED65 Ikea

Lasimplex, AED1,050 Ligne Roset

Log bowls, from AED299, D.tales

Flowery frisson: products for any pocket

Floor lamp, AED3,950 United Furniture

budget Vanda flower, AED89 Home Centre

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mid-price

splurge

Candle holder, AED200 Bloomingdale’s Home

Flower arrangement, AED800 Al Khayalee

Table lamp, AED260 Zara Home


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Better... Kids’ Bedrooms Keep little ones entertained with these four fab bedroom designs

Çilek

Horses for courses If your little animals are mad about all-things equestrian, they’ll jump at this riding-themed room with furniture and accessories by Çilek at Safat Home (safathome.com). To create a room suitable for both boys and girls, keep

bright colours to a minimum and let the knick-knacks do the talking: if your would-be jockey is already into riding they’ll love to display their rosettes, livery and boots on shelves and dressers. Hang photos of their favourite stable friends in a selection of

wooden frames, and keep mementoes safe in trinket boxes. To make walls truly unique, invest in themed wallpaper (try thekollektion. com, or Andrew Martin for stand-out styles), or paint horse shoe shapes using a homemade cardboard stencil.

‘Kids will love covering the ceiling in glow-in-thedark stars or fairy lights...’ Space age

Home Centre

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Have a budding astronaut on your hands? Look to the skies for inspiration – or head to Home Centre (homecentrestores.com) for this inventive furniture set. Encourage curiosity with a telescope (just make sure it’s pointed at the sky, not your neighbours’ window) and search out planet-themed bedding and posters. You’ll find science-related goodies galore in toy shops (head to Toys R Us), and funky wall-mounted shelving at Ikea... and kids will love covering the ceiling in glow-inthe-dark stars or fairy lights.


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Pink palace It’s no secret that little girls love pink, but older kiddies will no doubt hanker for contemporary rather than frilly designs. Keep things modern with this collection from Indigo Living (indigo-living. com) – featuring everything from bubblegum to fuchsia hues, it’s girlie to the max, and the simple classic furniture will last her long

into her teens. We love the ingenious blackboard wall, too (great for scrawling handy reminders, or for nurturing your little girl’s creative streak) – you can pick up a pot of special paint from most hardware stores. Keep other walls bright with jazzy paper, and invest in soft linens, throws and deep-pile rugs for all-out feminine comfort.

‘Brighten up walls with jazzy paper, and invest in soft linens, throws and deeppile rugs for all-out feminine comfort’

Q Home Décor

Small wonder When space is limited, you need high-quality furniture that can hide plenty of toys – just like this cute collection from Q Home Décor (qhomedecor.com). With plenty of room underneath the bed, invest in sturdy boxes to slide inside (great for clearing up quickly after messy playtimes, or

concealing unused comforters). Stick to white and cream designs to make the room feel larger, but brighten things up with some funky accessories and mounted picture frames – they’ll save on table-top space too. Walls should be neutral too, but a splash of pastel paint here and there will create warmth and personality.

Indigo Living

Tiny touches For the cherry on top, you’ll find accessories and linens galore at Pottery Barn Kids (potterybarnkids.com)

Canvas storage, from AED115

Patrick bedding, from AED145

Assorted nursery sheets, from AED155

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

Alderson and Associates in Ras Al Khaimah and Dubai offer a personal Legal Service. For a fixed consultation fee you will receive sound Legal Advice in the following areas: • Divorce and Children Matters • Corporate/Commercial • Child Abduction and Relocation cases • Contracts • International Family Law • Marine Law • Arbitration • Intellectual property • Property and Dispute Resolution • Mergers and Acquisitions • Wills & Inheritance • Advocacy in the UAE Courts for all matter Alderson & Associates are in association with Dubai Advocates for all work required in the Dubai Courts. We are also in discussion with UK Solicitors to form an Association between the UK and the UAE which will further assist our clients in either Jurisdiction for divorce, financial and children matters when proceedings have commenced within the UK Court system. Carol Alderson Managing Partner Experienced in all aspects of Laws for UK and UAE

To contact us please telephone 07-2046752 or 04-3452733 or email us on either info@aldersonandassociates.com or carol@aldersonandassociates.com. Alderson & Associates now have an active presence in DIAC for Property and Construction disputes where Arbitration is required to remedy disputes. For further information please contact keith@aldersonandassociates.com or carol@aldersonandassociates.com Question:

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

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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Ask the Experts Practical solutions for domestic dilemmas

Space savers

Short on room? Make the most of a tight squeeze with these compact gems

Stacking chairs, Crate and barrel, AED349 each

Sofa bed, Home Centre, AED995

“We’ve just moved in to a three-bedroom villa, but it has a maid’s room that we don’t need. Should we re-design the space to make it more useful, or will that decrease the property’s value?” The Joneses, Jumeirah USE THE ROOM Sophie Hardwick, homeowner, Abu Dhabi

RE-MODEL Nick Pope, Commercial Director, Under One Roof

ADD VALUE Deborah Staines, Senior Consultant, Better Homes

We have a mid-size two-bedroom apartment, but when our baby daughter was born we decided to convert the maid’s room into a changing area. It’s only a small space and there is no plumbing, but it works perfectly – we’ve set up a changing top and shelves, and re-decorated everything. She loves the room – we think she feels safe in the enclosed space – and it helps to keep her nursery clutter-free. When she grows out of it I think that we’ll use the space as an office; if the room is just a dumping ground, it definitely makes sense to convert it into something useful.

To do any structural work, you must have permission from your developer. Your contractor should be able to help sort this. You will also need to have your structural plans assessed. If you don’t get the proper approvals then you may not be able to sell your house later. It is essential to use approved tradesmen to do the work as it invariably involves relocating electrics, plumbing, and breaking and fixing walls and ceilings. Ask for recommendations. In general, this is a fairly simple and straight-forward alteration – typically, the work could be finished within one week.

If you want to increase the property’s value, be careful about making changes: a maid’s room definitely adds value. Importance is attached to the size, sanitary fixtures, the access to the home, and the air conditioning. Built-in overhead cupboards and a bed unit with drawers can make the best use of a small space. Some properties allow for a small outdoor area to be created as a private garden for the maid to make her own – is this something you could provide in the future? Any feature that gives good quality of life will certainly attract buyers to the property.

Study desk, Ligne Roset, AED18,800

Shelving units, Crate and Barrel, various prices

Collapsible storage box, Indigo Living, AED149

September 2012


You can't trust dogs to watch your food.

Give them a head start‌ Little Woods Nursery is a warm, happy and nourishing place for your precious little ones to spend their most crucial years. Our specially designed nursery is conveniently situated in the Al Safa 2 area and provides a safe, comfortable and exciting environment where the self-esteem and character of each child is nurtured so they can reach their full potential.

Contact us: Head Mistress +971 56 622 1877 headmistress@littlewoodsnursery.com Mrs. Charmaine Kaissy, Director +971 50 718 7869 charmaine.kaissy@littlewoodsnursery.com Street 4C, Villa 82 Safa 2, P.O. Box 215243,

We are one of the very few nurseries in the Dubai, U.A.E. UAE with full access CCTV web cameras and T: +9714 394 6155, F: +9714 394 6955 fully licensed, registered and approved by www.littlewoodsnursery.com the ministry. We can confidently assure you that your association with Little Woods Nursery will be indeed a very happy one for you and your beloved little ones. Limited spaces available


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Sweet dreams

Need a teatime pick-me-up? Nibble on a delectable home-made cupcake, with a little help from Maison Sucre…

CITRON-MERINGUE CUPCAKES • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

2 cups self-raising flour 1 1/2 cups butter milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup butter 3 cups sugar 4 eggs Rind of 4 lemons (for cake) 3 tbsp lemon juice 8 large egg yolks 1/2 cup finely-grated lemon rind (for icing) 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (roughly 3 lemons) 1 cup sugar 1/8 tsp salt 1 1/4 sticks butter 2 tbsp sugar 1 cup water 1 tbsp light corn syrup 6 large egg whites, beaten

1.

We all love a good cake, but few of us can boast a tooth as sweet as Nadine Maalouf’s: as founder and MD of Maison Sucre, Abu Dhabi’s favourite cake shop (and freshly-opened in The Dubai Mall), she’s the queen of confectionary. “Growing up, I would wake up every day to my mom’s delicious cooking,” says Nadine. “She loved to bake, and having a sweet tooth even at an early age, I enjoyed every cake, pie and pastry that came out of her kitchen. Inspired by her, I developed a love of food, and I have since become passionate about baking and anything sweet and pretty.” But it’s the comfort of baking that Nadine loves too: “People enjoy having cakes because they represent all the sweet moments in life. They take us back to fond memories shared with family and friends. They bring people together over celebrations, or even ordinary days for dessert, coffee or tea. They represent the love, care, and respect we share with our loved ones. The best lesson I’ve learned since starting my bakery? When you follow your passion, the results are very sweet indeed!” 04 325 3367, The Dubai Mall. maisonsucreuae.com

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Mix together the flour, salt and baking soda. 2. Beat the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs and beat until smooth. 3. Add the lemon rind and vanilla extract, then beat gently. 4. Add the flour mixture while also adding the buttermilk and lemon juice; mix until smooth. 5. Divide the mixture evenly into a paper-lined cupcake pan, and bake for 25 minutes. 6. To make the lemon curd, combine the yolk, grated lemon, sugar, and mix thoroughly. 7. Place on a medium heat and stir until the mixture is thick. 8. Remove the saucepan from the stove and add the butter and salt and mix thoroughly. Empty the mixture into a Tupperware box and refrigerate for 4 hours. 9. Combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup into a small pan while stirring. Remove the pan from the stove after it boils. 10. Add the beaten egg whites to the mixture and stir until thick, then combine the lemon filling with the cream icing. Mix well, and apply to the cupcakes.

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BANANALISCIOUS NUTTY CUPCAKES • • • • • •

1 banana, sliced 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup peanut butter 1 tbsp butter 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp baking soda

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1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup mashed bananas 1 egg, beaten 1 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup icing sugar 1/4 cup cream 1/2 cup chopped peanuts

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Pre-heat oven to 180°C. In a mixing bowl, combine the

flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the sugar and peanut butter. 2. Add the egg and banana, and continue to beat, adding the flour, baking soda and salt. 3. Divide evenly into a paperlined cupcake pan. Bake for 25 minutes. 4. While the cupcakes are

‘Cakes take us back to fond memories shared with family and friends. They bring people together over celebrations’ – Nadine Maalouf, founder, Maison Sucre

baking, melt the butter and add the banana slices into the pan. Cook until light brown. 5. Place the peanut butter in a small bowl and mix in the sugar with a spoon, adding the cream and peanuts gradually. 6. When the cakes are cool, apply the icing. Serve with strawberries and raspberries.

WARM STICKY DATE CUPCAKES WITH CARAMEL SAUCE • • • • • • • • • •

1/2 cup chopped dates 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup butter 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp baking soda 3/4 cup self-raising flour 1/4 cup wheat flour 1/4 cup pecans, chopped 1 egg, beaten 1/4 cup whipped cream

1.

Pre-heat oven to 180°C. Place dates, and half of the brown sugar and butter in a saucepan and stir until the butter is melted. Remove from the heat and leave to cool. 2. Add baking soda and vanilla extract and mix gently, then place the saucepan aside. In a mixing bowl, stir in both types of flour while adding the pecans – then add the beaten egg and dates to the mixture. 3. Add the saucepan mixture to the mixing bowl, stirring well. Divide evenly into a paper-lined cupcake pan, then bake for 25 minutes. 4. While the cupcakes are baking, stir the remaining brown sugar, cream and butter into a pan to create a thick sauce. When the cupcakes are cooked, cover with the caramel.

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

Tourism

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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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Furniture

Garden Design

Garden Maintenance

Division of Acacia LLC

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Cleaning Services

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Maintenance

Maintenance

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

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

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Maintenance

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Garden Maintenance

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Pet Care

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Shop of the month WESTERN FURNITURE With pieces for every room in the house, this furniture retailer is perfect for minimalfuss interiors shopping. Designs are classic, with an international feel: not surprising, as you’ll find lines from all over the world here – names include Natuzzi, Lexington and Unico Italia, to name but a few. Go now: For high-quality furniture and designer accessories in new autumn styles. Best for: Mature, design-conscious pieces with a contemporary edge. Locations: Karama (04 337 7152) Sheikh Zayed Road (04 330 6466) Abu Dhabi Mall (02 644 4048) westernfurniture.ae

Stores Guide Arabian Center, Mirdif Daiso Homes R Us

04 284 5754 04 284 5736

BurJuman Bhs Descamps Grand Stores Hermes Liwa Home Sharief Tanagra THE One Zara Home

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352 5150 355 5563 352 3641 351 1190 351 5353 355 3377 355 0183 351 4424 359 9988

04 04 04 04 04 04 04

295 334 295 295 295 295 295

04 04 04 04 04

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Deira City Centre Al Jaber Gallery Al Maya Household Aminian Carpets Pride of Kashmir Regional Trading Sia (Jawad Home) The White Co

4004 9424 5379 0655 1723 6180 6180

Ibn Battuta Mall @home Kani Home Lifestyle One World Table Art

04 399 7863 04 399 7170

The Dubai Mall @home Armani/Casa Baldi Collezione Crystal Gallery Crystalline Dubai Home Collection

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Bur Dubai / Karama Al Hufaiza Furniture Carpetland Decoworld Marlin Furniture OFIS 2XL

04 04 04 04 04 04

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Al Ittihad Rd

Dubai Marina Mall @home Q Home Decor

Ethan Allen Index Living Mall Kreiss Lalique Merinos Q Home Decor Mitchi Mumbai Se STEPEVI Design Yves Delorme

04 04 04 04 04 04 04

434 0877 437 3131 339 9890 434 0255 339 8774 339 8897 339 8855

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04 2680656

Souk Al Bahar Al Sultani Furniture Tarrab Tehran Persian Zsolnay

04 04 04 04

420 420 420 420

3676 0244 0575 3682

Market Mall, Green Community ACE

04 330 9295

Karama Siematic

04 885 3208

Lamcy Plaza Household Department Lifestyle Rugland

04 334 9424 04 366 9845 04 335 6610

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Mirdif City Center Better Life Crate & Barrel Freedom Home Centre

04 284 3460 04 606 2610 04 284 3303

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04 04 04 04

339 339 339 339

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04 04 04 04 04

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JBR 04 344 0646 04 342 2145

Mercato Mall Al Abbar Art Gallery Bombay & Zone Kas Australia National Iranian Carpets

Lakeland Pottery Barn Q Home Décor

5728 3151 5518 3332

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