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Welcome Autumn is fast approaching, and while that doesn’t mean we’ll start wearing woolly jumpers any time soon (or ever), it does mean that a new wave of gorgeous trends will hit the home shops. If you want to update your décor for the coming season get the lowdown on what’s hot in our Autumn/Winter Trend Report on page 34. That’s not all: Kens Gourge introduces you to some inspiring overseas talent in this month’s Designer Spotlight, the London look is calling on page 38, and personal stylist Kelly Lundberg shows you how to get a high-fashion home on Palm Jumeirah. Fancy moving there yourself? We’ve selected the best villas and apartments to rent and buy, on The Palm and elsewhere around city. This month marks a time for change!

Managing Director Victoria Thatcher Editorial Director John Thatcher Editor Eleanor Joslin Senior Designer Adam Sneade Designer Andy Knappett Production Manager Chalitha Fernando Advertising Manager Shweta Praful

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14. The Design Digest

29. Buy the Look

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

Dress your home to impress with these stylish pieces

19. September Wishlist

34. A/W Trend Report

Get back to school with these fun home office accessories

Take note of these hot trends for autumn/winter 2014

20. One to Watch

38. London Calling

This new furniture company will realize your dreams

Get that Cool Britannia vibe with these emblematic items

23. Designer Spotlight

40. Everybody’s Gone Surfing

Discover talented surface designers via Kens and Co.

Buying gorgeous furniture online is just a click away

24. Through the Keyhole

42. Show-Stopping Dishes

Tour Kelly Lundberg’s fashionable Palm apartment

Cook the best lamb cutlets with Qbara’s secret recipe

House 47. Property of the Month

56. Move to the Marina

Enjoy a private beach at this luxurious villa on The Palm

The best views and lifestyle are on offer in Dubai Marina

48. On the Map

58. Go Downtown

Find your way around Dubai with our colour-coded map

Live next to the icons of Dubai in these apartments

50. Market Watch

62. An Expat Haven

The luxury sector continues to perform, says our expert

JLT is popular with expats looking for convenience

52. Move to Silicon Oasis

71. Ask the Agent

Find out why DSO is like a quiet village community

Toni Loureiro reveals the highlights of living in JBR

53. Property Picks

80. Better Homes’ Lust-Have

These four-bedroom villas are family-friendly options

Cook on the right note with Elica’s latest high-tech hood

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Inset: Fiore Rosso

A breath of fresh air Anyone with a touch of cabin fever can breathe a sigh of relief as we start to leave the hot and sticky summer months behind. It’s time to think about our gardens – and staying in them for longer than the two minutes it takes to run to the car. Bringing the inside out is still a hot topic, with a heavy focus on the kitchen and all its social values. This year gardens are more gastronomically inclined, with pizza ovens and built-in barbecues proving more popular than ever. While the Middle East loves beige and white, monochrome, colour-syncing florals and metallics are also trends to watch out for come wintertime. It might be getting cooler but its also getter brighter.

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

The building blocks of the garden Fiore Rosso has added a bright collection to its showroom of beautiful outdoor furniture on SZR. The Lego-like Modi seat is a unique concept built from a new easy-clean material with customisable seating options. Relaxing on a red chair, blue-and-white chaise or multi-coloured sofa is entirely up to you. Changing styles is child’s play – simply swap the interchangeable sections of the seat and back, adding and building like you would with Lego. fiore-rosso.com

A short course to a long career Budding interior designers can enhance their knowledge of residential and professional design this month, with a choice of workshops courtesy of Full Circle Design. Creative director Sharon Conneely will guide you through colour theory, table settings, creating distinct styles and festive décor, as well as making moodboards and swatches. AED470 per workshop, at Ductac, Mall of the Emirates. fullcircle-design.com

> Rich collectors are not the only ones able to adorn their walls with beautiful artwork, with Fann-À-Porter’s Art For All initiative selling pieces from AED500 up to AED5,000. Hurry, the scheme ends soon. Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates; facebook.com/fannaporter

THE ICING ON THE CAKE Be the next Mary Berry after a visit to the new Wilton Baking and Cake Decorating Store in Gold and Diamond Park on Sheikh Zayed Road. Tavola has opened the store – the first in the Middle East – with a fully-equipped classroom to cater to bakers and cake decorators of all skill levels. wilton.com


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WE’RE IN PARADISE BH’s favourite design icon Philippe Starck has opened Le Paradis Du Fruit at The Beach, JBR, with modern architecture inspired by the Garden of Eden. The famous Parisian has created a feast for the eyes with stainless steel trees and Murano glass fruit-shaped lights, inviting diners inside to enjoy a fusion of French and Arabic cuisine. leparadisdufruit.ae

Wedding favours White almonds are more than just a sweet wedding favour since Sarah Farah launched her aptly named wedding registry company in Media City. White Almonds is the first personalised luxury wedding registry in the GCC region with customised interior design ideas and endless gift ideas including furniture, home accessories and art. white-almonds.com BRAINY BATHROOMS 7KH8$(LVÀQDOO\FDWFKLQJ RQWRWKHEX]]ZRUGFKDQWHG DURXQGWKHUHVWRIWKHZRUOG VXVWDLQDELOLW\:KLOHZH¡UH DFFXVWRPHGWRGLPPHU VZLWFKHVLQWKHOLYLQJURRP +DQVJURKHKDVQRZDSSOLHG WKLVWRLWV(FR6PDUWUDQJH RIVKRZHUKHDGVDQGWDSV UHGXFLQJZDWHUà RZIURP OPLQWROPLQDQG XVLQJXSWROHVVZDWHU hansgrohe-middleeast.com

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> Cityscape Global is back at Dubai World Trade Centre, between September 21 and 23. The lucrative real estate exhibition will showcase the next round of developments to plaster the billboards on SZR, futuristic communities to catch our eye, and yet more golfing estates to putt investors’ hands in their wallets. cityscapeglobal.com

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Realize your dream designs Do you think you could give Nada Debs a run for her money? If you’ve got a sketchbook of furniture designs scribbled away in your head then help is at hand to realize those ideas. A new bespoke furniture service has launched in the city, looking to create unique pieces in order to make clients’ homes truly individual, down to the last door handle. “Part of KnightsWood’s charm is that customers are able to design

their own bespoke furniture,” says managing director Simon Crossland. “By offering this additional service we can both see and appreciate how talented and creative the residents of Dubai can be.” Despite its fledging status the luxury furniture and joinery business is already equipped with a staggering 400+ employees, operating in Al Quoz and Dubai Investment Park. After the design team creates

the concept a crew of highly skilled carpenters bring the furniture and fittings to life, finishing details by hand, before they’re carefully installed in their new home. While Crossland commends the flourishing hospitality market in the UAE for drawing the company here, private properties already form a strong client base, as well as luxury hotels, retail space and offices. www.knights-wood.com


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Designer Spotlight

Words by Eleanor Joslin

When did surfaces get so interesting? While my childhood was spent picking cheap anaglypta out from underneath my fingernails, I’m now surrounded by walls embellished with beauty, surfaces that ripple with innovation and floors that glitter with gold, quite literally. I’m standing in the office of Kens and Company, in Business Bay, which is packed with swatches, tiles and samples from designers dotted around the world. Kens Gourgue, the company director, describes himself as the middleman between the client and the artists and designers he’s affiliated with. Because of his relationship with them, he can connect a client in the Middle East to glass artists in America, metalworkers in Canada and carpet makers in Europe, holding many solutions in a hand that stretches around the world. “At the moment I’m working on a project where the client is in Kazakhstan, the interior designer and myself are here, and the solution is in Canada. In this instance, the project requires a Japanese feel so I served as an introduction to Gorman Studios, a Canadian company that specialises in glass surfaces. I’ve asked them to create some samples with chinoiserie and references to Turkey because the client is Turkish. “It’s much easier for everyone to have me in the middle making sure we’re all on the same page. I stay true to what the client wants by suggesting the materials, style and colours and working with the designer and the supplier to create samples with different colourways or patterns.” Kens and Company receives requests for all sorts of finishes and for all sorts of projects – which is not surprising for the Middle East, a market renowned for extrovert architecture, flamboyance and an abundant use of marble and gold. What has been a memorable project? “A client in Abu Dhabi asked for travertine tiles filled with gold glitter, to use on the walls and the floors,” he recalls, with a smile. I look dubiously at him – this does not sound sleek and sophisticated. “Gold glitter actually goes very well with bhomes.com

-Mihaela Damian’s pearl-panel headboard, inset: Mihaela Damian, courtesy of Kens and Company

Kens and Company provides a portal to surface designers around the world

the warm colours of travertine, it can look very subtle and it’s durable,” he assures me, while reaching for the samples. I’m surprised – the colours really do complement each other and it’s tastefully done, with tiny specks of glitter covering small squares of travertine. Another surprise was Mihaela Damian’s signature pearl panels. Kens pulls out a slab of lightweight concrete adorned with large pearl balls, measuring about an inch wide. Ever the sceptic, I tell him I can’t visualise how this could be used. In many ways, as it turns out, including stunning art, hidden doors and floating headboards. Kens points to photographs from the

Romanian artist that display her pearl panels in situation: a shower of white pearls glow as they cascade down a bathroom partition; a painting of an African woman comes to life on a floating bedroom headboard, where her intricate headdress and necklaces are bejewelled with bronze balls; meanwhile, a library door is secretly hidden behind a galloping horse. “We work with a lot of artists but nowadays they are willing to customise where they can to suit the client’s requests,” he concludes. “Not only is this more creative for them but the client can achieve what they want, no matter how challenging it may seem.” kensandcompany.com September 2014


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BUY THE LOOK Like Kelly’s style? Dress your home with these statement pieces

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Jewellery boxes, POA, Katherine Pooley

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Hoda Estifaee long beaded necklace, AED190, virguleshop.com September 2014


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Mikdad Babhrawala The director of Western Furniture has a home filled with memories abroad

Where are you from? I’m Indian and have been in Dubai for almost three decades. It has been wonderful to watch the transformation of Dubai and the amalgamation of Eastern and Western cultures here.

Where do you live? I live in an airy four-bedroom apartment overlooking the beautiful Deira Creek. I live with my wife Maleka; our daughters are married and our sons are following their careers around the world.

Sum up your style: My home is a mix of classic and modern styles. We reflect various cultures in our space.

What inspires this? My travels and all the new experiences along the way. I enthusiastically enjoy exploring the world and learning about the different cultures I come across.

Diane von Fürstenberg Python Glory rug, AED6,070/m², The Rug Company

Which is your favourite room? The living room because my wife and I entertain a lot. Our friends love lounging on the Natuzzi sectional sofa over a game of cards or karaoke.

What is your favourite item? We have created a ‘Wall of Souvenirs’. Through all my travels, either on business or vacation, we have amassed a large amount of art, sculpture and other items. We have artfully arranged these on one wall of our living area.

Who is your favourite designer? Pasquale Natuzzi is one person I admire for his constant innovation at Natuzzi as well as on a personal level. With their unique style Italian designers hold a special place in my heart.

Animal print vases, from left: AED155, AED209, AED155, Zara Home

Van Thiel elephant ornaments, AED975 each, Bloomingdale’s Home

What Western Furniture items do you own? Being a one-stop shop, Western Furniture has entered every room except the kitchen and bathroom. I have been associated with Western Furniture for the last 24 years and I have grown with the company; 80% of my style is influenced by Western Furniture and the remaining 20% from my travels with my wife.

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“My mother is Italian and I’d love to know how to make pasta from scratch.” Aldo Orsini Try these recipes, says Francesco Guarracino, executive chef at Bice Mare There are several variations of making pasta, for instance:

1. Classic fresh pasta, with the ingredients of 1kg ‘00’ flour and 10 whole eggs. This is the perfect recipe for filling pasta like ravioli, tortellini, cappelletti, cappellacci and lasagna sheets, as the pasta needs to be elastic.

2. My favourite recipe, with 1kg ‘00’ flour and 40 egg yolks. This is very rich in flavour and has a good texture that is great for long pasta like tagliatelle, pappardelle, fettuccine and tagliolini. 3. Fresh pasta with different flavours: Start with the classic recipe and then

add 100 grams of flavouring – try tomato paste, spinach puree, pumpkin squash puree or squid ink. Then reduce the initial 1kg by 100 grams. To make these pasta types follow this method: first, place the flour on a table. Make a well in the centre and break the eggs into it. Beat the eggs with a fork until smooth, and then incorporate the flour a little at a time until everything is combined. If you’re adding a flavour mix it in with the flour and eggs. Work it for 15 minutes – pulling and squashing it again and again – until you have a smooth lump of dough. Cover the dough and allow it to rest for about 30 minutes. Dust your work surface with some ‘00’ flour. Take a lump of pasta dough the size of a lemon and press it out flat

with your finger. Set the pasta machine to its widest setting and roll the lump of pasta dough through it. Lightly dust the pasta with flour if it sticks. Click the machine down a setting and roll the pasta dough through it again. Fold the pasta in half, click the pasta machine back up to the widest setting and roll the dough through once more. Work it through all the settings on the machine, from the widest down to the narrowest. Once you’ve rolled your pasta you need to shape it straight away for filling pasta – don’t leave it more than a minute or two before shaping it. You can lay the pasta over a damp tea towel to stop it from drying. For long pasta it’s better to let the pasta dry for one or two hours before cutting it into strips as it will cook better this way.


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“I’ve heard Italian sofas offer great quality. What are their strengths?” Ehab Fakhoury Italian tanners are the best, says Gayatri Dongre, brand manager at Natuzzi Italians are known for their style and design in food, fashion, cars, art and furniture. They always strive for perfection. A ‘will fly’ attitude doesn’t exist with them so quality is a must and not an option to be achieved. Regarding sofas, Italy is geographically well suited to source materials like leather from within Europe or Argentina. The quality of hides depends on the source. Fewer scars are found on a European source so the treatment done is to the minimum. This ensures

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that the leather is softer to touch and richer in appearance. Treated leather has excellent durability so it is quite commonly used. In addition, Italian tanners are known to be the best. Fabrics created in Italy adhere to many mandatory standards, such as colourfastness to light, Martindale Abrasion (a method that tests the abrasion resistance and pilling properties of textiles) and cigarette tests – these are a few quality assurance tests to look for. The product’s fabric composition is very important as wool will not work well here in the Gulf. Furniture is similar to capital investment. When buying something that is a relatively high investment, one must ensure that the brand itself is trustworthy. A brand that offers warrantees is one that says,

“we are here for you”, and conveys confidence in the product. You may want to look at the after-sales support as well as certain manufacturing processes followed by the brand. ISO 9001 for processes and ISO 14001 for environmental protection are important certifications to consider. Other certifications may range from recycling water and other materials, reduced CO² emissions and non-use of child labour. A reputable company will adhere to most standards. Furniture has now become dynamic in its usage. Built-in music, screens, massage, reclining, temperature control and smart technology can feature in today’s innovative sofas. Lastly, different people have different needs. Look for a sofa that satisfies your preferences for style, comfort, material, ethics, warrantees or technology.

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What’s en vogue Lina Helmer is head of design at En Vogue, a new luxury furniture store that opened in Jumeirah last month. Here, she reveals her top ten hits for the home this autumn/winter:

1. Metallics 2. Grey 3. Black and white 4. Cobalt and Grecian blue 5. Mid-century modern furniture 6. Art photography 7. Art deco 8. 1980s’ pastel colours 9. Olive green 10. Brass While brass has been a popular trend for a while in terms of metal finishes, yellow-gold and silver will be coming through as the metallic tones of choice on fabrics and wallpapers. There’s

been a lot of beige and taupe in Dubai for a number of years but grey and charcoal will become the new neutral colours. They’re warm and add depth to a room, while beige has become a little boring. Black and white has been a popular micro trend for a while and we saw a lot of monochrome at Milan’s Salone del Mobile in April as well as art photography. These will focus on poolside pictures, which are perfect for homes in the UAE. Meanwhile, furniture will be inspired by the mid-century modern and art deco movements. We’ll see Mediterranean blue pair with crisp white, a look that’s quite Grecian and very fresh. Cobalt blue will be big next year, also teamed with white, as well as pastel colours from the 1980s and olive green. There will be a real mix of styles and periods, and the 1940s’ and 1950s’ looks that we’ve seen on the catwalks will influence home trends, too.

TREND REPORT: A/W 2014 Even though it’s still hot outside autumn is fast approaching, bringing with it a new season of stylish trends for the fashionable home. Subtlety is out the window – think bold African prints, luxury metallics and statement colours.


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The call of the wild Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile offers an annual indicator of what will become fashionable for homeware, furniture, textiles, prints and patterns, materials, finishes and colours. Lina recalls black and white from her visit to the show in April, while BH Magazine touted overstatement and Africa in its post-show trend report. At the exhibition Moooi showcased a number of new collaborations from its Unexpected Welcome tour, which reflected five continents around the world. The L’Afrique carpet, designed by Studio Job for Moooi, is a colourful

swirl of African iconography, with tribal masks and deadly snakes swallowed up by dense jungle foliage. The husband-and-wife team behind Studio Job describe the carpet as a place to hide away, into the tropical jungle of your subconscious, with its intricate ramifications of feelings, fears and longing – a place where anything can happen. Since April the call of the wild has roared louder and louder. Over the summer we saw exotic

jungle themes sporting bright palm leaves and pop-art parrots. This has matured into animal prints, leather hides and safari colours. This sense of adventure is captured in the new autumn/winter collections launched by the likes of shopping-mall favourites Crate and Barrel and Zara Home. Tribal patterns and earthy colours dance across textiles, on cushions, rugs, throws and napkins. Crate and Barrel keeps wood untreated for a natural look that’s raw and tactile. Jungle explorers will be attracted to the baskets woven from plant fibres and rope at Zara Home, and the vases sporting giraffe patterns and leopard prints.

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Damask is back In a recent interview with BH Magazine, Ethan Allen’s design team manager George Foster hinted at damask drapes making a comeback this autumn. Since then we haven’t been able to get away from the Byzantine weaves of flowers and fauna delicately woven into damask silks and satins. Wallpaper specialist Elanbach has released a new collection called Pardalote Damask 2014 as part of its eclectic Bohemia range. We can expect damask’s comeback to mix traditional and contemporary aesthetics with aplomb – in line with the new style of eclecticism that merges periods and styles to create a look that’s modern-antique. While damask patterns are traditionally found on wall coverings, this year they’ll also pop up on unexpected surfaces. Villeroy & Boch’s contemporary Memento bathroom collection has undergone a recent makeover, with the Memento Premium range sporting platinum damask-inspired patterns on its sinks – incorporating the trend for metallics, too. Taking this one step further is the flamboyant shoe-shaped bathtub from Sicis. In line with the overstatement micro-trend witnessed in Milan, the Audrey tub takes bathing to new heights. Its glass mosaic tiles have been arranged to form the outline of a large fern leaf, a signature damask motif.


The big micro-trends On the other side of the drawing board lie the micro trends – used in small quantities they’ll have a big impact in the home. Katherine Stealey Tranter, founder and interior designer at KST Interiors in Business Bay, picks her favourite micro trends to watch out for: Tartan This is the most surprising trend to come here from Europe. Colourways are either bright and clashing or neutral. The traditional wool weave isn’t ideal for the UAE but it can be incorporated through cushions, throws and a feature fabric used on small armchairs and poufs. Warwick Fabrics from Australia has a good range of non-scratchy tartans.

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Indigo The hot colour from the summer, blue, is still trending in all its shades, but going into the cooler months the inky tones of Indigo will start to take a leading role. Neons Bright colours are still of the moment but instead of using multiple colours to clash you should use just one or two and pair with dark grey, which will complement the acidity of the neon tones. Think of this when choosing your bright tartans! Chevron A huge pattern in all the new fabric collections (see Osborne and Little, Designers Guild). No longer just two-tone it’s become much more

playful by using several colours and integrating stripes. A great and easy way to introduce both colour and pattern to your home. Ethnic prints This is still hanging in there as a design trend for A/W but with more fusion and hints of ethnicity rather than all-out tribal. Go for dark timbers, natural woods and kilim rugs. Natural neutrals Relaxed cottage meets the Hamptons – a look that’s more refined than shabby chic. Think painted plantation shutters, worn leathers and neutral colours with interest built up through layers of texture rather than colour.

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London Calling The famous London Design Festival kicks off this month but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just English expats who can rock that Cool Britannia vibe here in the UAE. Get the look with these emblematic accessories.

A gallery of rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rollâ&#x20AC;Ś From September 13 LDF turns the capital into a gateway of international creativity. Over two weeks designers will dot the FLW\ZLWKH[KLELWLRQVVWUHHWVZLOOĂ&#x20AC;OOZLWK pop-up studios and parks will bloom with sculptural installations. These creative gates are actually open all year round for tourists keen to soak up some historical art and culture. Not only are the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many public galleries and museums free, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also full of national history or contemporary art and innovations. Andrew Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gallery wallpaper, left, transports the National Portrait Gallery to the UAE with depictions of classic artworks, from The Normans to The Tudors. Established in 1978, Andrew Martin is a national treasure and its designs are steeped in British culture. Take the Pinboard wallpaper, above, also from the Museum Collection, which features iconic posters of John Lennon and concert stubs for The Who. While The Beatlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; famous â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;money canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy me loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lyric might be true, 345 dirhams can buy you a roll of this vintage wallpaper, which we love.


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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the year of the bus! While weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all public transport snobs here, over in The Big Smoke the red bus is as much a part of Englandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national identity as the Queen and the postage stamp. This year marks the centenary of the B-Type bus carrying troops to the frontline of World War One, and 60 years since the iconic 5RXWHPDVWHUZDVĂ&#x20AC;UVWXQYHLOHG+RPHV58VSD\V its respects to this stalwart of transport with a graphic London range.

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For those who love to shop, being able to do so in the comfort of your pyjamas is sheer indulgence. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a luxury that we should all be able to afford. While the rest of the world has been sat DWKRPHVXUĂ&#x20AC;QJWKHZHEIRUIXUQLWXUH for a number of years, here in the UAE shoppers are still trudging the malls. Dubai has become a hub for business, tourism, luxury shopping and creative architecture in a matter of years, but online retail has not experienced the same kind of boom as in other consumer-driven countries. However, this is changing. With more and more expats arriving that are used to buying with one click, e-boutiques are popping up to rival their physical counterparts.

(YHU\ERG\¡VJRQHVXUĂ&#x20AC;QJÂŤ Tavola is one such company that took advantage last year with the launch of tavolashop.com. The cookware specialist has an existing store presence in the malls where home cooks can buy everything they need for the kitchen. How has its online arm fared, one year later? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have experienced healthy growth month after month,â&#x20AC;? reports Wakami Saab, deputy managing director at Tavola. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The main objective of tavolashop.com is to enrich our existing and new customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experiences. Although homeware products are not as fast moving as electronics, for example, we believe there is a customer base out there who appreciates having the option of purchasing homeware products online and having them delivered right to their homes.â&#x20AC;? No doubt having an existing fan base from the malls has helped, as online shoppers will be familiar with the name and the quality of its products. Trust in the brand is an issue that start-up company virgule-shop.com has had to face and overcome since launching in

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November. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ecommerce is growing in the region but there are still a lot of people who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trust something they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t physically touch and take home,â&#x20AC;? reveals Mona Balsini, co-founder and director of virgule-shop.com. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a huge shopping culture in Dubai and we get a lot of calls from people asking WRFRPHWRWKHVKRZURRPĂ&#x20AC;UVW/RQJ term, we will reverse the trend in other countries and launch a boutique in the next two years.â&#x20AC;? For now, callers can pop into the

RIĂ&#x20AC;FHFXPVKRZURRPLQ-/7ZKHUH Mona and business partner Fati Rannou operate. Here, they can see the RQOLQHSURGXFWVĂ&#x20AC;UVWKDQG2QWKHZDOOV hang unique art carefully curated by Mona, the shelves hold beautiful bowls, coasters and platters handcrafted by skilled artisans around the world, and clothing racks display quirky t-shirts from emerging designers. Going from the virtual world to the real world is a strategy that opposes retail trends in cities where online


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shopping is killing the high street, such as those in Europe and North America. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the new kind of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;window shoppingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with Microsoft Windows leading the way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The tech support that is available elsewhere in the world is not here just yet,â&#x20AC;? continues Mona. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The payment gateways are trickier here and Paypal charges are very high, which can be restrictive for a business trying to build SURĂ&#x20AC;WPDUJLQVZKLOHNHHSLQJSULFHV low. And while we ship worldwide courier companies donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t facilitate ecommerce companies as well as they do elsewhere. It has been challenging in these aspects.â&#x20AC;? Mona and Fati employ their own drivers and take cash on delivery in Dubai to encourage people to shop. With this option, shoppers who are initially wary of giving out credit card details online can have a similar experience to shopping in a physical store, where they see the product and then pay. And while this defeats the easy, comfortable objective that online shopping is synonymous with elsewhere, it placates people new to online shopping in the UAE. The countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest ecommerce VXFFHVVVWRU\LVVRXTFRP/DXQFKLQJ

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just shy of a decade ago, in 2009 the company switched focus to become an online marketplace â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a virtual souk that brings sellers into contact with buyers, regardless of geography. You can buy everything for your home, wardrobe and beauty regime, from your favourite perfume to the latest iPad. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never looked back and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had some incredible growth in the

SDVWIHZ\HDUVÂľVD\V&(2DQGIRXQGHU Ronaldo Mouchawar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some companies talk about growth rates in single- or double-digit terms on a yearly basis but we do that almost month in and month out.â&#x20AC;? Souq.com has grown tenfold in the past two years alone and is arguably the biggest ecommerce site in the Middle East, with 10 million people visiting the website very month, buying goods every Ă&#x20AC;YHPLQXWHV$OO this points to an evident demand for online shopping and a gap thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DVNLQJWREHĂ&#x20AC;OOHG Nevertheless, Mr Mouchawar admits that the market is still underdeveloped. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paypal and Visa both estimate the value of the sector in the region at around $15billion, compared to the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest market, Europe, which amounted to $483billion in 2013,â&#x20AC;? he explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the growth prospects and the potential are incredible: the market is forecast to grow 60% per year in the next four years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The future of ecommerce in the UAE is incredibly bright. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the middle of a mobile revolution that is fundamentally shifting consumer shopping habits. As more people connect to the internet using their phones, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeing 40% of our purchases now coming from mobile platforms. People are also becoming increasingly comfortable with the idea of online shopping, and if we have our way, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to buy everything you could ever get in the mall online.â&#x20AC;? September 2014


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Spicy lamb cutlets with herb labneh Serves: 10

30 (three each) lamb cutlets For the marinade: 60g ground cumin 60g smoked paprika 40g oregano 12g rosemary 40g garlic powder 12g shichimi pepper 80g Syrian chilli paste 12g ground coriander seed 12g ground ginger 12g ground cinnamon 80g soft brown sugar 20g Malden sea salt 4g turmeric powder 360ml extra virgin olive oil 120ml freshly squeezed lemon juice For the pickled vegetables: 30 baby carrots 20 baby onions 10 Lebanese cucumbers 20 black olives

1x30cm konbu 150g castor sugar 20g salt 20g black peppercorns 20g coriander seeds 200g salt 500ml rice vinegar For the herb labneh: 300g labneh 1/2 cup mint 1/2 cup coriander Soak the carrot batons and baby onions in a litre of water mixed with 200g salt. Remove the vegetables after 30 minutes and refresh under cold running water for about 15 minutes. Bring another litre of water, with table salt, vinegar, sugar, konbu, coriander seeds and pepper corns, to a simmer until the sugar has

dissolved. Then allow to cool. Marinate the Lebanese cucumbers and olives plus the salted baby onions and carrots in this pickling liquid for at least 72 hours. Finely chop the fresh herbs. Add these and the rest of the ingredients into a robot chef and blend to a paste. Trim and clean the lamb cutlets and marinade in this paste for 18 hours. Mix the labneh with freshly chopped mint and coriander. Wipe off all the marinade from the lamb cutlets. Grill depending on your preference for rare- or medium-done meat. To serve, arrange three cutlets on a warm plate with the mixed pickles and mint labneh.


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Property of the month Some say Palm Jumeirah is the eighth wonder of the world. Call paradise home with this fabulous four-bedroom Mediterranean-style Garden Home boasting spectacular coastal views. With a raised terrace leading down to the beach, this sandy garden is your very own slice of heaven. The serene coastal view from its spot on Frond O draws the eye towards Media City on the mainland, which transforms from a hazy watercolour in the day into a vibrant metropolis at night. Soak up

this enviable scene from the balcony terrace that wraps around the master bedroom. Inside, the spacious villa comes with excellent finishes including marble and granite worktops, highquality cabinetry and walk-in closets. There are five bathrooms, an openplan living and dining room, a majlis, a closed kitchen and maidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quarters, plus beautifully landscaped gardens and a swimming pool. Membership to the exclusive Marina clubhouse is also available to residents.

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Market Watch Dubai’s luxury property market continues to perform, reports Al Barari’s Dereck Hoogenkamp

Dubai has officially received the status of best performing luxury real estate in the Middle East, according to recent research by Knight Frank. We are now seeing buyers seeking more than just an upmarket home. They are becoming more discerning and taking into consideration factors such as integrity

of the product, customisation and enhanced quality of life. Luxury developments such as those at Al Barari are reflective of this positive upturn in the market: sales show that exclusive properties are still in demand and Al Barari witnessed instant success with the sell-out launch of two new developments. Feedback has shown that exclusive design and high-quality finishes are the main attractions for ultra-highnet-worth individuals. What makes Dubai’s luxury property market even more attractive to investors is that it continues to remain affordable in comparison to key global cities, as reported recently by Knight Frank’s Wealth Report 2014. Few modern cities in the world can offer high-quality property priced so reasonably. Property prices remain low compared to international standards and other similar trading hubs in the world. Additionally, the value for money in Dubai still remains far

greater than London or New York. As a result, the market is now reasserting itself on both a regional and global stage. We are seeing more international and regional investors entering the market, particularly the luxury property sector, due to the UAE’s ‘safe haven’ status and the capital appreciation of the market. Research shows that Indian, British and Pakistani expats are leading the way in market investment in Dubai, according to recent statistics put out by the Land Development Agency. Similarly, Al Barari has witnessed an influx of British and Indian expats, followed by Emiratis and GCC nationalities. This is indicative of a building momentum in the luxury property market and we will continue to see demand grow, especially as more high-quality property developments come to the market. Dereck Hoogenkamp is sales and marketing director for luxury property developer Al Barari.

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Move to… Dubai Silicon Oasis DSO is like a quiet village, says Better Homes’ Wafaa Ghannam Ten years after Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority was set up 90% of the area is occupied and it’s become like a little village community. Just three years ago it was still half empty so demand has really grown in recent years. The community, which covers 7.2 square kilometres by the junction of Al Ain Road and Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, has everything residents need. There are shopping areas, supermarkets, parking, nurseries, schools and the prestigious Zayed University. While there is no mall yet Mirdif City Centre mall and Dubai Outlet Mall are a short drive away. Dog owners find it easy to walk their pets around the parks in the complex, while children can enjoy the play areas there. Because of this built-in infrastructure families are very happy there. DSO is also a free zone with many high-tech companies so professionals tend to live and work in the area. You can also find a lot of Arabic students from Zayed

University renting studios and onebed apartments. It’s very convenient for people living and working there because it’s five minutes to the airport, Mirdif and the university. And while the Metro has not reached DSO the roads are finished, there’s a bus station and you can find taxis really easily – it’s not like you are stranded in the desert. However, its close proximity to unspoilt desertland is one of the reasons I like it so much. When you’re there the community feels very open as there are no tall towers crowding the view, which can stretch for miles depending on where you are. Many residences look out over land that has not yet been built on which is quite a novelty for Dubai. There are two villa communities, Cedre Villas and Semmer Villas, with three, four and five bedrooms, either private or shared swimming pools, and a good BUA. Both communities are in high demand and for the most

part you’ll only find four-beds on the market, with rents starting from AED210,000. They’re popular because they’re in very convenient locations, close to shops and the bus station. There are apartments in Silicon Residence and Silicon Plaza, ranging from studio size to four bedrooms. The buildings are low-rise with no more than ten floors on average – perhaps just one or two with more. The finishes and facilities are excellent, with swimming pools, gyms, shops and plenty of parking space nearby. Prices are good if you compare them with Downtown, which is only 15 to 20 minutes away. You can still find a studio apartment for AED50,000, which is equal to International City but with better quality finishes and a nicer atmosphere. A one-bed apartment will lease from AED65,000, a twobed from AED70,000, a three-bed from AED80,000 and a four-bed from AED150,000.


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Look to Cedre Villas for family-friendly homes For sale For families wanting to move to Silicon Oasis this fully-furnished semidetached twin villa is located in a prime position near the communal pool and shops. The villa boasts four bedrooms plus a maidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room, four bathrooms, a living room, dining room, study and a kitchen with a breakfast room to the side. Upgrades include remotecontrolled car parking and security cameras. The terrace above the garage has a verdant view of the surrounding green treetops, providing a true oasis in the desert.

Need to know Where? Cedre Villas, DSO What? Four-bedroom villa Size? 3,830 square feet Cost? AED5million Like what you see? Call Better Homes consultant Mohammed Meharaj on 600 52 2212 with reference code VI328773

For rent Cedre Villas provide high quality, safe and comfortable homes with amenities and facilities close to hand. Residents will enjoy access to swimming pools and gyms, the community centre, retail and educational facilities, plus lush landscaping with courtyards and parks. Fabulous finishes, a generous BUA and a garden poised for landscaping are real assets of this four-bed villa, new to the market. Let unfurnished, the villa also provides four bathrooms, a kitchen and breakfast room, a large living room, a first-floor terrace and two car parking spaces. Where? Cedre Villas, DSO What? Four-bedroom villa Size? 3,807 square feet Cost? AED240,000 Like what you see? Call Better Homes consultant Fawad Farid on 600 52 2212 with reference code VI329509

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Arabian Ranches for sale

Palmera 1 Arabian Ranches Contemporary interiors Samir Kazzaz (Ref # VI329410)

AED 2,850,000 2 BR 1,889 sq. ft.

Terra Nova Arabian Ranches

AED 9,000,000 7 BR 6,991 sq. ft.

In a class by itself Adrian Popica (Ref # VI285973)

Alma 2 Arabian Ranches

AED 3,838,000 3 BR 2,526 sq. ft.

Open to offers Jawad Motiwala (Ref # VI329126)

Al Reem 2 Arabian Ranches

AED 3,399,000 3 BR 2,470 sq. ft.

Meticulously planned development Moin Jehanzeb (Ref # TH329355)

Al Reem 3 Arabian Ranches A motivated seller Natasha de Ridder (Ref # VI319873)

AED 3,650,000 3 BR 2,436 sq. ft.

Al Reem 1 Arabian Ranches Live your Arabian dream Abi Odimayo (Ref # VI328902)

AED 3,100,000 3 BR 2,292 sq. ft.


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Arabian Ranches for rent

Al Mahra Arabian Ranches

AED 270,000 4 BR 4,287 sq. ft.

A place to call home Natasha de Ridder (Ref # VI305105)

Al Mahra Arabian Ranches Affordable luxury Juliana Grebenchshikova (Ref # VI304985)

Saheel Villas Arabian Ranches

Al Reem 1 Arabian Ranches Excellent value Sotiria Koumpanioudaki (Ref # VI323764)

AED 320,000 5 BR 4,900 sq. ft.

Savannah Arabian Ranches

AED 160,000 2 BR 1,759 sq. ft.

Hattan Arabian Ranches

AED 350,000 5 BR 5,443 sq. ft.

A host of facilities Abi Odimayo (Ref # VI328103)

AED 350,000 5 BR 6,185 sq. ft.

Spacious with great finishes Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI172078)

AED 320,000 5 BR 9,893 sq. ft.

A great family option Nassima Gough Menari (Ref # VI328977)

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Dubai Marina for sale

The Point Dubai Marina Unobstructed views of the marina David Lawes (Ref # AP319805)

AED 1,650,000 1 BR 790 sq. ft.

Dorra Bay Dubai Marina

AED 2,500,000 2 BR 1,443 sq. ft.

Direct marina views Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP296458)

Shemara Dubai Marina

AED 3,399,000 2 BR 1,410 sq. ft.

Premium amenities Elen Manukyan (Ref # AP260015)

Le Reve Dubai Marina

AED 30,000,000 4 BR 6,100 sq. ft.

Fully furnished with style and class Sapna Sharma (Ref # AP292912)

Opal Marina Tower Dubai Marina Experience heights of luxury Hannah Bakshani (Ref # AP304525)

AED 13,500,000 4 BR 8,207 sq. ft.

Cayan Tower Dubai Marina A lush oasis Noha Girgis (Ref # AP328366)

AED 16,000,000 4 BR 5,487 sq. ft.


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Dubai Marina for rent

Elite Residence Dubai Marina

AED 120,000 1 BR 802 sq. ft.

Breathtaking sea views Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP308759)

Marinascape Marina Homes Dubai Marina

Murjan Dubai Marina A prestigious address Martina Plumley (Ref # AP151565)

AED 280,000 3 BR 2,170 sq. ft.

23 Marina Dubai Marina

AED 500,000 4 BR 5,758 sq. ft.

Experience the height of luxury Rinku Ramesh Sawlani (Ref # AP325170)

AED 450,000 4 BR 8,756 sq. ft.

A prestigious address Mehroz Abdul Majeed (Ref # VI303628)

Ocean Heights Dubai Marina Breathtaking sea views Rihab Noureddine (Ref # AP328518)

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AED 200,000 2 BR 1,571 sq. ft.

Dorra Bay Dubai Marina

AED 210,000 3 BR 1,842 sq. ft.

Cool blue coastline views Stephan Hirzel (Ref # AP222546)

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Downtown for sale

Yansoon 8 Downtown Dubai An investorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream Naveed Khan (Ref # AP326498)

AED 4,600,000 3 BR 1,755 sq. ft.

Churchill Residency Business Bay

AED 1,725,000 1 BR 983 sq. ft.

Ready to move in Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP325374)

The Lofts - West Downtown Dubai

AED 1,717,000 1 BR 914 sq. ft.

Dynamic environment Sandra Shadman (Ref # AP230617)

Tajer Residences Downtown Dubai

AED 2,500,000 1 BR 1,069 sq. ft.

Exclusive residence Riazuddin Ahmed (Ref # AP174328)

The Residences E1(Tower 4) Downtown Dubai Price reduced Naveed Khan (Ref # VI302746)

AED 6,100,000 2 BR 2,481 sq. ft.

South Ridge 2 Downtown Dubai Excellent value Asal Abedi (Ref # AP71403)

AED 3,550,000 2 BR 1,640 sq. ft.


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Downtown for rent

Zaafaran 3 Downtown Dubai

AED 160,000 2 BR 1,385 sq. ft.

Ready to move in Sherif Nabil (Ref # AP321501)

Fairview Residency Business Bay

AED 65,000 Studio 660 sq. ft.

Ambitious initiative Mohamed Abouzeid (Ref # AP329422)

48 Burjgate Downtown Dubai Brand new luxury apartments Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP321310)

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Park Central Business Bay

AED 90,000 1 BR 911 sq. ft.

Competitive price Kate Fourt (Ref # AP328547)

AED 170,000 2 BR 1,630 sq. ft.

Burj Views B - Central Tower Downtown Dubai Premier location Yichin Tsen (Ref # AP260730)

Burj Khalifa Downtown Dubai

AED 325,000 2 BR 1,968 sq. ft.

World class development Anuradha Sanjay Chaudhri (Ref # AP328390)

AED 174,000 2 BR 1,468 sq. ft.

Executive Tower J Business Bay

AED 125,000 1 BR 1,155 sq. ft.

Amazing value Ainara Azhieva (Ref # AP230843)

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Palm Jumeirah for sale

Golden Mile B8 Palm Jumeirah Affordable luxury Kristina Titova (Ref # AP328587)

AED 2,875,000 2 BR 1,874 sq. ft.

A Frond (Fardh Villas) Palm Jumeirah

AED 12,300,000 4 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

Excellent value Rita Mouawad (Ref # VI69897)

Fairmont Palm Residence - South Palm Jumeirah

AED 24,500,000 4 BR 9,775 sq. ft.

A desirable address Robert Allsopp (Ref # AP316784)

Marina Residence 3 Palm Jumeirah

AED 15,500,000 4 BR 6,820 sq. ft.

Luxurious penthouse Nina Pekina (Ref # AP325300)

Marina Residence 4 Palm Jumeirah Full ocean view Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP313044)

AED 6,700,000 3 BR 4,947 sq. ft.

M Frond (Sefri Villas) Palm Jumeirah A prestigious address Lazar Jakovljevic (Ref # VI329243)

AED 15,000,000 4 BR 5,000 sq. ft.


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Palm Jumeirah for rent

Oceana - Aegean Palm Jumeirah

AED 275,000 3 BR 2,248 sq. ft.

Dynamic development Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP285393)

Golden Mile B6 Palm Jumeirah Brand new luxury apartments Anna Tybura (Ref # AP328560)

Marina Residence 4 Palm Jumeirah

M Frond (Sefri Villas) Palm Jumeirah A prestigious address Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI300049)

AED 285,000 3 BR 3,499 sq. ft.

Al Das Apartments (B10) Palm Jumeirah

AED 1,000,000 6 BR 7,000 sq. ft.

M Frond (Sefri Villas) Palm Jumeirah

AED 600,000 4 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

A desirable address Lazar Jakovljevic (Ref # VI329243)

AED 160,000 1 BR 1,184 sq. ft.

A prestigious address Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP253753)

AED 175,000 2 BR 1,733 sq. ft.

State-of-the-art facilities Robert Kerr (Ref # AP329315)

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Jumeirah Lake Towers for sale

Al Shera Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers A motivated seller Gulshan Ara (Ref # AP326457)

AED 2,600,000 2 BR 1,784 sq. ft.

Concorde Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 1,530,000 1 BR 1,432 sq. ft.

An investorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream Mustapha Boulakhir (Ref # AP324693)

Al Seef 2 Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 3,950,000 3 BR 2,778 sq. ft.

A great family option Jawad Motiwala (Ref # AP307974)

Dubai Arch Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 2,050,000 2 BR 1,613 sq. ft.

Get maximum returns on investment Sunil Pravin Jhaveri (Ref # AP278995)

Al Waleed Paradise Jumeirah Lake Towers Competitive price Nassima Gough Menari (Ref # AP301573)

AED 2,350,000 3 BR 1,810 sq. ft.

Madina Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers A stunning family home Muhammad Faheem Sadiq (Ref # AP74390)

AED 2,600,000 2 BR 2,047 sq. ft.


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Jumeirah Lake Towers for rent

The Icon Tower 2 Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 80,000 1 BR 690 sq. ft.

Fully furnished with style and class Gupesh Sharma (Ref # AP329467)

Madina Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers

Green Lakes Tower 2 Jumeirah Lake Towers A great family option Suraiya Nawab (Ref # AP253171)

AED 165,000 2 BR 1,570 sq. ft.

Lake Terrace Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 90,000 1 BR 756 sq. ft.

Idyllic surroundings Muhammad Faheem Sadiq (Ref # AP239050)

AED 170,000 2 BR 2,063 sq. ft.

Fully furnished with style and class Aleksandra Majcherek (Ref # AP171842)

Saba Tower 2 Jumeirah Lake Towers Close to all amenities Ali Tabrizi (Ref # AP66438)

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AED 90,000 1 BR 928 sq. ft.

Green Lakes Tower 2 Jumeirah Lake Towers

AED 115,000 1 BR 1,012 sq. ft.

Distinct styling Muhammad Faheem Sadiq (Ref # AP293023)

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DIFC FOR SALE

Limestone House DIFC

AED 4,080,000 2 BR 2,133 sq. ft.

Everything on your doorstep Asal Abedi (Ref # AP328275)

FOR SALE

Limestone House DIFC A desirable address Kate Fourt (Ref # AP327598)

FOR SALE

The Index (One Central Park) DIFC

AED 2,600,000 1 BR 1,030 sq. ft.

Panoramic views Naveed Khan (Ref # AP324385)

Park Tower B DIFC

Affordable luxury Urvashi Sidhapara (Ref # AP329286)

AED 3,800,000 3 BR 2,003 sq. ft.

FOR RENT

Burj Daman DIFC

Affordable luxury Ghada Ghannam (Ref # AP328925)

AED 130,000 1 BR 892 sq. ft.

Brand new luxury apartments Gergana Mineva (Ref # AP329425)

FOR RENT

The Index (One Central Park) DIFC

AED 8,000,000 3 BR 3,330 sq. ft.

A desirable address Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP324997)

A stunning family home Sunil Pravin Jhaveri (Ref # APM307173)

AED 120,000 2 BR 819 sq. ft.

Limestone House DIFC

FOR SALE

FOR RENT

Park Tower A DIFC

AED 2,550,000 1 BR 1,300 sq. ft.

FOR SALE

AED 120,000 1 BR 880 sq. ft.

FOR RENT

The Index (One Central Park) DIFC A stunning family home Anna Bulakhova (Ref # AP326845)

AED 400,000 3 BR 3,222 sq. ft.


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Jumeirah Village Circle FOR SALE

Sobha Daffodil Jumeirah Village Circle

AED 1,250,000 2 BR 1,324 sq. ft.

Exceptionally rewarding investment Sherif Nabil (Ref # AP326312)

FOR SALE

JVC - Villas Jumeirah Village Circle Ready to move in Thomas Bunker (Ref # VI329297)

FOR RENT

Green Park Jumeirah Village Triangle Ready to move in Anvi Shah (Ref # AP329244)

AED 3,330,000 2 BR 2,690 sq. ft.

AED 71,000 1 BR 871 sq. ft.

FOR SALE

Indigo Ville 2 Jumeirah Village Circle Excellent value Rinku Ramesh Sawlani (Ref # TH326243)

FOR RENT

Green Park Jumeirah Village Circle

AED 2,600,000 4 BR 4,111 sq. ft.

AED 55,000 Studio 517 sq. ft.

Ready to move in Alisa Damianou (Ref # AP326795)

FOR RENT

Indigo Ville 3 Jumeirah Village Circle

AED 28,278 4 BR 4,132 sq. ft.

A great family option Rinku Ramesh Sawlani (Ref # TH329521)

Ask the agent Rengin Pillai, residential consultant, Barsha office Al Barsha is close to Tecom, Al Quoz, Dubai Internet City and easily connected by Sheikh Zayed Road, making it a convenient place to access and live. With the expansion of Dubai towards Jebel Ali, Barsha will be more centrally located in the near future. The area has a good number of major schools, many restaurants and the Mall of the Emirates shopping complex, making it popular and attracting constant demand from tenants. It is most certainly a place for lavish, massive villas that can bhomes.com

be rented at very affordable prices, when compared to similar sized properties in a different location. Rent for an average three-bedroom villa starts from AED 230,000 per annum while an average one-bed apartment starts from AED 80,000. Barsha provides good rental options for families, while also providing couples and professionals with numerous hotel apartment options. Meanwhile, there is still tremendous scope for more development in surrounding empty plots. September 2014


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The Greens FOR SALE

Tanaro Waterside Residences The Greens

AED 3,946,000 3 BR 1,973 sq. ft.

A prestigious address Raghuvansh Sharma (Ref # AP329369)

FOR SALE

Al Sidir 2 The Greens Ideal family living Shahzad Anwar (Ref # AP323434)

FOR SALE

Golf Tower 1 The Greens A stunning family home Tahir Mahmood (Ref # AP9728)

AED 2,496,800 3 BR 1,652 sq. ft.

AED 4,500,000 3 BR 1,974 sq. ft.

FOR SALE

Golf Tower 2 The Greens A prestigious address Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP3979)

FOR RENT

Al Sidir 1 The Greens A great family option Urvashi Sidhapara (Ref # AP150697)

AED 2,050,000 1 BR 962 sq. ft.

AED 175,000 3 BR 1,652 sq. ft.

FOR RENT

Al Sidir 1 The Greens

AED 170,000 3 BR 1,653 sq. ft.

Prestigious urban development Raghuvansh Sharma (Ref # AP150664)

FOR RENT

Al Dhafra 4 The Greens Privileged location Robert Kerr (Ref # AP28239)

AED 100,000 1 BR 1,056 sq. ft.


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The Springs FOR SALE

Springs 3 (Springs Phase 6) Emirates Living

AED 4,900,000 4 BR 3,200 sq. ft.

A stunning family home Rasha Moslyh (Ref # VI328432)

FOR SALE

Springs 3 (Springs Phase 6) Emirates Living

AED 4,200,000 3 BR 2,599 sq. ft.

A prestigious address Sharfuddin Mohammed (Ref # VI301661)

FOR SALE

Springs 4 (Springs Phase 5) Emirates Living A place to call home Ganna Grosova (Ref # VI206088)

FOR RENT

Springs 10 ( Springs Phase 2C) Emirates Living Affordable luxury Gupesh Sharma (Ref # VI316982)

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AED 3,805,110 3 BR 2,700 sq. ft.

AED 210,000 3 BR 2,650 sq. ft.

FOR SALE

Springs 14 (Springs Phase 1B) Emirates Living A lush oasis Darko Dumancic (Ref # VI320840)

FOR RENT

Springs 6 (Springs Phase 4A) Emirates Living Panoramic views Soheila Aramnia (Ref # VI328497)

AED 3,800,000 3 BR 2,700 sq. ft.

AED 190,000 3 BR 2,450 sq. ft.

FOR RENT

Springs 1 (Springs Phase 8) Emirates Living

AED 170,000 2 BR 1,900 sq. ft.

Affordable luxury Omer Farooq (Ref # VI329166)

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Dubailand for sale

Granada The Villa

AED 6,300,000 5 BR 6,673 sq. ft.

Contemporary style/layout Thomas Bunker (Ref # VI328585)

Morella Dubai Sports City

AED 12,000,000 6 BR 4,553 sq. ft.

Uncompromising luxury Abi Odimayo (Ref # VI43335)

Orange Lake Jumeirah Golf Estates

AED 11,492,602 5 BR 8,290 sq. ft.

Understated luxury Rinku Ramesh Sawlani (Ref # VI325072)

Terrace Apartments Green Community - DIP

AED 3,550,000 4 BR 4,736 sq. ft.

A desirable address Raghad Tikrity (Ref # AP3391)

Bromellia Al Barari The kind of home youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve only ever dreamed about Sorin Rizan (Ref # VI324115)

AED 16,665,000 6 BR 12,676 sq. ft.

Garden East Apartments Green Community - DIP Spacious with great finishes Nicole Burt (Ref # AP3347)

AED 2,850,000 3 BR 2,553 sq. ft.


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Dubailand for rent

Flame Tree Ridge Jumeirah Golf Estates

AED 450,000 5 BR 5,633 sq. ft.

Ideal family living Gulshan Ara (Ref # VI328890)

Townhouse Motor City

Novelia Dubai Sports City Magnificent golf course views Kapil Dhakan (Ref # VI323798)

AED 385,000 6 BR 16,082 sq. ft.

Family Villa Green Community - DIP

AED 345,000 6 BR 5,900 sq. ft.

Affordable luxury Victoria Rushton (Ref # VI326962)

AED 260,000 3 BR 4,273 sq. ft.

Prized location Abi Odimayo (Ref # VI326930)

North West Apartments Green Community - DIP Picturesque surroundings Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # AP276719)

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AED 85,000 1 BR 935 sq. ft.

Mazaya The Villa

AED 325,000 5 BR 5,700 sq. ft.

A stunning family home Sana Hajjar (Ref # VI319546)

September 2014


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Jumeirah Beach Residence for sale

Rimal 3 Dubai Marina Open to offers Nicholas Winter (Ref # AP308005)

AED 2,500,000 2 BR 1,444 sq. ft.

Bahar 6 Dubai Marina

AED 1,790,000 1 BR 761 sq. ft.

Amazing value Toni Loureiro (Ref # AP290969)

Murjan 5 Dubai Marina

AED 11,600,000 4 BR 6,634 sq. ft.

Full ocean view Anda Marin (Ref # AP227992)

Sadaf 4 Dubai Marina

AED 4,200,000 2 BR 2,600 sq. ft.

Super deluxe finishings Nina Pekina (Ref # AP259382)

Rimal 6 Dubai Marina Panoramic views Ganna Grosova (Ref # AP309437)

AED 3,008,000 1 BR 1,973 sq. ft.

Sadaf 8 Dubai Marina Live by the beach Jessica Winchester (Ref # AP28851)

AED 4,130,000 4 BR 2,713 sq. ft.


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Jumeirah Beach Residence for rent

Sadaf 8 Dubai Marina

AED 450,000 2 BR 1,704 sq. ft.

Captivating environment Toni Loureiro (Ref # AP325454)

Murjan 5 Dubai Marina Fully furnished with style and class Vanina Angie (Ref # AP172453)

Murjan 5 Dubai Marina

AED 220,000 4 BR 6,130 sq. ft.

Designed and finished to the highest standards Kristina Titova (Ref # AP292380)

AED 210,000 3 BR 1,882 sq. ft.

Rimal 1 Dubai Marina

Al Bateen Residences Dubai Marina

AED 250,000 3 BR 1,919 sq. ft.

A desirable address Sharfuddin Mohammed (Ref # AP326652)

AED 200,000 3 BR 1,882 sq. ft.

Spacious living Syed Wajih Uddin Ahmed (Ref # AP263702)

Ask the agent Toni Loureiro, residential consultant, JBR office JBR is one of the most sought-after communities in Dubai with beachfront living and many retail options. The area has undergone major re-planning and refurbishment with the new Beach Mall and The Walk now offering amazing hotels, restaurants, retail shops, beach facilities and parking. In addition, the whole community offers more pedestrian areas with parks, running and cycling tracks, shower facilities and family areas. All of this has undoubtedly added to JBRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever increasing popularity. bhomes.com

Property prices have remained consistent despite ongoing construction, with regards to both rentals and sales. One-bedroom apartments are leasing for between AED 100,000 to AED 110,000 per annum. Prices are expected to remain stable at this level until the end of the year when the tramline will be complete. Rental and sale prices are expected to increase once the tram and surrounding roads are finished, as it will be an added attraction and convenient facility for the area and the residents living there. September 2014


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Jumeirah Park FOR SALE

Jumeirah Park Jumeirah Park

AED 4,550,000 3 BR 3,527 sq. ft.

An investment for capital growth Tahir Mahmood (Ref # VI324139)

FOR SALE

Jumeirah Park Jumeirah Park Exceptional deal Elen Manukyan (Ref # VI321192)

FOR SALE

Jumeirah Park Jumeirah Park Amazing capital growth Gupesh Sharma (Ref # VI326438)

AED 3,950,000 3 BR 3,063 sq. ft.

AED 7,550,000 5 BR 4,689 sq. ft.

FOR SALE

Jumeirah Park Jumeirah Park Dynamic development Wael Gomaa (Ref # VI64860)

FOR RENT

Jumeirah Park Jumeirah Park Exceptionally rewarding investment Anjana Mahna (Ref # VI327528)

AED 6,390,000 4 BR 4,335 sq. ft.

AED 275,000 4 BR 4,335 sq. ft.

FOR RENT

Jumeirah Park Jumeirah Park

AED 295,000 4 BR 4,335 sq. ft.

Dynamic development Hannah Bakshani (Ref # VI318055)

FOR RENT

Jumeirah Park Jumeirah Park A great family option Neveen Abdulahad (Ref # VI325793)

AED 290,000 4 BR 4,335 sq. ft.


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Short-term rentals

Rimal 3 Dubai Marina

AED 12,000 Studio 757 sq. ft.

Nowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the time to make the move Selma Dsouza (Ref # APM325090)

Lake Terrace Jumeirah Lake Towers

Amazing value Cherryl Cartagena (Ref # APM214794)

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AED 12,000 Studio 481 sq. ft.

Designed and finished to the highest standards Cherryl Cartagena (Ref # APM318560)

AED 11,250 Studio 517 sq. ft.

Central and prestigious location Selma Dsouza (Ref # APM312976)

Marina Diamond 3 Dubai Marina

Armada Tower 1 Jumeirah Lake Towers

DG-Building 103 Discovery Gardens

Marina Diamond 3 Dubai Marina The best of city living Selma Dsouza (Ref # APM214455)

AED 9,510 Studio 423 sq. ft.

Bright and inviting residence Cherryl Cartagena (Ref # APM317085)

AED 8,010 Studio 493 sq. ft.

Setting new benchmarks for excellence Selma Dsouza (Ref # APM303948)

AED 11,010 1 BR 847 sq. ft.

Lake View Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers

Al Seef Tower Dubai Marina

AED 20,010 2 BR 1,920 sq. ft.

Spacious living Selma Dsouza (Ref # APM292901)

AED 11,520 Studio 446 sq. ft.

Marina Diamond 2 Dubai Marina

AED 9,990 Studio 438 sq. ft.

Ready to move in Cherryl Cartagena (Ref # APM299910)

September 2014


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

Architectural Material

Car Maintenance

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

Contact: Glenn Power

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

Interiors


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General Maintenance

Removals

Maintenance

General Maintenance

General Maintenance

AL KHAYAT CLEANING CO. AL KHAYAT BUILDING MAINTENANCE (LLC) Since 1984 AL KHAYAT SECURITY SERVICES Once & Yearly contract cleaning, Pest Control & Pvt. 6HFXULW\IRU2IĂ&#x20AC;FHV%DQNV6FKRROV:DUHKRXVHV 9LOODV%XLOGLQJ +RWHOV Cleaning

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

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

General Maintenance


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Tourism

YACHT CHARTERS & FISHING

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

LUXURY CHARTER PARTY CRUISE

ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company

www.cruiseindubai.com

Landscaping

DEEP SEA FISHING

24 Hrs. Reservation

Tel: 04 2953486 / 04 2953485


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Pet Care

04 323 6993 www.petpalace.ae To advertise in the UAEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highestcirculating homes magazine call Shweta Praful 055 310 0958

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

Pet Care

Arabian Ranches Town Centre - Shop B12, Dubai Tel.: 04-3618184 / Fax: 04-3618185 Al Barajeel Oasis Complex - Shop 7004 - Mirdif, Dubai With Grooming facilities Tel.: 04-2847733 / Fax: 04-2847333 Emirates Hills Town Centre - Shop TCG-8, Dubai Tel.: 04-3617767 / Fax: 04-3607605 Gardens Plaza , Al Raha Garden Village Shop G-014, Abu Dhabi - With Grooming facilities Tel.: 02-5574580 info@mepetcare.com facebook.com/Pet's Delight

Swimming Pools

For a free site assessment and quotation please call

+971 50 725 1801 and put you mind at rest!

website: www.aquanet.ae email: info@aquanet.ae

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


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Tourism

Furniture

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Trading

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

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050 8058 246 | 050 8011 856 | 050 8011 857


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BH lust-have

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‘decks’ below. This visually impressive extractor doesn’t need a cumbersome chimney and has the versatile option of a top or rear duct. Why do we want the Halycon hood now? Because the upcoming Eid Al-Adha holiday will bring food-filled festivities to the table.

And if you’re cooking in an open-plan apartment Halycon will blend in with contemporary décor while preventing kitchen smells from sinking into soft furnishings and clothes, keeping host and guests happy. Available at MVP Appliances, Al Quoz.


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