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BREAKING BOUNDARIES

Lorenzo Castillo does it his way

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Welcome to the April issue

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t was wonderful to meet Spanish interior designer and antiques dealer Lorenzo Castillo (page 32) recently at The Odd Piece, where he discussed his eclectic style and revealed his sense of fun. “If you go to New York, an interior designer will have a new book out each year. Well… My [first] book is going to be really, really well done,” he teased. We also chatted with Franco Cappellini of family-run business Cornelio Cappellini, who flew in from Italy to discuss neoclassical style (page 20). If you’re wondering why Italians are widely considered the best furniture makers, Franco revealed that it is not only their long history of it. “There isn’t one company in charge of production from the beginning until the end in our area so it means that there are a lot of artisans, who become very specialised,” he said. We also tour interior designer Emma Hutton’s colourful, relaxed villa in Jumeirah 3 (page 38) and we head to west London (page 44) to explore a mews house that boasts a nightclub, sauna, toast hub and a hat room.

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Elsewhere, we hop into spring with floral designs (page 18), Easter table setting ideas (page 24), outdoor furniture inspiration (page 27), plus we celebrate softer bathroom designs (page 34). If you’re looking for a fabulous townhouse-style villa or apartment in the heart of the city, check out our properties to rent and buy from page 51.

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CONTENTS apRil 2017

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mOVE TO…

Downtown Dubai to maximise life in the city centre

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Indigo Living’s John McLennan answers your style queries

ShOp Talk

Inspiration, innovation and need-to-know updates

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whiCh SChOOl?

aSk a dESigNER

Introducing The Alpha School, which opens in September

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whiCh NuRSERY?

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Make the most of outdoors

lOuNgiNg aROuNd

Discover Blossom Village Centre’s specialised approach to education

Neoclassical style inspired by the age of classical motifs

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Lorenzo Castillo’s unconventional approach

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Lamar Interiors L.L.C.’s Mohammad Abu-Seer

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Celebrate spring with our Easter table setting ideas

ThE RulE bREakER

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mOdERN COmfORTS

pROpERTiES fOR SalE

Find your new home with our pick of properties to buy pagE 24

Rent a property in buzzy Downtown Dubai

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hOuSE paRTY

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Inside the London home of a fun-loving family

ON ThE map

Figure out your next move with our colour-coded map

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Interior designer Emma Hutton’s relaxed style

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pROpERTiES fOR RENT

Bathrooms that balance form with function

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This colourful graphic collection is worth shouting about. As well as the floor lamp shown here, there are also table and wall versions. Combine it with this Seventies suspension fixture for just-right lighting. Graphic Collection Letter A, Dhs9,846; Duke Suspension Lamp, Dhs17,629, both Delightfull. Image by Covet House


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The latest in homeware, interiors and design trends la dolce viTa

Luxury design gallery Purity (purity.ae) recently launched its new flagship showroom in Dubai Design District. Boasting the first Boffi studio in the MENA region, the showroom also features other top Italian brands, including Paola Lenti, Fantini and De Padova.

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Bits & Pieces (bitsandpieces.ae), the onestop-shop for beautiful designer home accessories has arrived in City Walk, Dubai. With its mix of international names such as Arthur Court, Razzetti, Vanessa Mitrani, and Brittany Jepsen (petal plate pictured), and local designers, including Silsal and Nada Debs, it’s the perfect place for gift buying.

TAKE TWO

Unify your space with a bold rug

SplurgE Deco Spiral rug, from Dhs8,032, Tim GoslinG aT The odd Piece

handS on

Fed up of grubby handprints staining your walls? German paint technology company, Caparol Paints (caparol.ae), has created CleanStar, a formula that prevents stains from penetrating the paint film, which allows easy stain removal without affecting the look.

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SAvE Thick pile Birket rug, Dhs545, ikea


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1. Set of six presentation plates, Dhs3,445, Missoni HoMe Flowers collection at wHite alMonds 2. Aubriet Fuschia wallpaper, Dhs2,150 per 180cm x 300cm panel, designers guild at Maison d’art 3. Klong Ang large vase, Dhs630, cities 4. Daisies and Roses cake stand, Dhs160, catH Kidston 5. Chinoiserie two-door cabinet, Dhs5,690, indigo living 6. Spring To Life bowl in cream, Dhs50, PiP studio at aMara 7. Nature & DÊcouverte cushions, Dhs470 each, Jean Paul gaultier For lelievre 8. Lavender bunch doormat, Dhs135, crate and Barrel 9. Peony in glass Thea pink, Dhs134, sia

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Neoclassical style It’s all about designs inspired by the age of decorative classical motifs and symmetry

Gold Ming lamp, Dhs8,110, abhika at cities Flambé ’72 dining table, price on request, RiccaRdo LucateLLo foR RefLex at WesteRn fuRnituRe

Indian teakwood chair upholstered in silk, price on request, WindeRmeRe

ask the eXPeRt Franco Cappellini, managing director of Cornelio Cappellini, on nailing the look Most people choose the same layout within their homes – the sofa will be in the same position, the table will be put in the same place and

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the ceiling light will be the focal point. However, when you choose a neoclassical style, it’s not about choosing a key piece of furniture, lighting or accessory but how you combine the different elements in a unique way. Neoclassical-style pieces

are not easy to combine with other designs. You need to consider colour, for example. A large blue cabinet, for instance, needs to be combined with other neutral-toned main pieces with a splash of blue in the accessories only.


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Create a show-stopping entrance to your home with this stunning chandelier, made from crystal and brass, and finished in gold plating. Babel chandelier, Dhs78,499, Luxxu. Available from luxxu.net

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Take your cue from those in the know

Get a handle on thiS

Steal my Style Mohammad AbuSeer, managing director of Lamar Interiors LLC

Design DNA

We always try to be as simple and elegant as possible.

Go-to brands

The market in Dubai is large. However, in general we’re a bit conservative when it comes to selecting from a big list of brands. We usually recommend brands or countries of origin for certain items. For example, we always advise our customers to go for Italian brands for ceramics and porcelain, and for mixers we advise going for Hansgrohe, for durability and great design. In many other cases, the brand isn’t the only factor for selection; technical specifications, material used and even production period are the most important factors.

Wallpaper or paint?

In many cases using wallpaper is advisable, especially for kids’ rooms, or in classrooms, where you want to create a sense of joy. In

other locations, such as offices or restaurants, using paint is more suitable for simple, plain colours (usually related to a brand or logo).

These pretty doorknobs will add a personal touch to your drawers

Splurge on

In general, spending more on MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) works is very critical in places such as restaurants. In other cases, spending on finishes is more important, which is the case for houses or hotels. Specifically, we advise people to spend more money on floor finishing as floors are the first element, in my opinion, that reflects the real image of the space. Finishes of walls come second and, finally, the ceiling.

Ceramic drawer pull, Dhs99 for four, Laura asHLey

Colour combo to try

For elegance and richness, go for earthy colours. For a fresh look, I’d recommend blue, green or even yellow in different shades – these hues create such positive energy and joy. Keep bold colours like red, pink, orange and purple to a minimum.

Quatrefoil design petals doorknob, Dhs1,227, Haute Deco

Top décor tip

Use the available resources around you. Also, simplicity in selecting and using different décor elements is important. Lastly, create a contrast, such as stainless steel with wood.

Bauble ceramic and glass knob, Dhs29, antHropoLogie

fOllOW NOW…

@designmuseum

It’s the most followed design museum in the world on Twitter and its Instagram account isn’t doing too badly either. London’s The Design Museum – which found a new home in Kensington towards the end of last year following a pricy transformation of the listed Commonwealth Institute building – takes an innovative approach to its social media. Numerous posts will make up one full image, video posts reveal design processes and there’s a popular #architecturefriday campaign. “Our Instagram page is experimental, playing with colour, photography, symmetry and emerging digital trends in order to position the museum as an active social-media participant,” enthuses social-media coordinator Sophia Ghonim.

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IDEAS | Better Homes Magazine Villeroy & Boch

rule of three

Group three similar vases together with an anchor flower such as a peony to create a bigger impact than using any single component. Magic bunny toothpick holder, Dhs110, aLessi for taVoLa

Four egg cup buckets, Dhs38, LakeLand

Set of two Glamour napkin rings, Dhs9, Home Centre

Yellow small tulip sculpture, Dhs310, meLaras for JasHanmaL

Decorating School

Setting an eaSter table Six-piece Tricot individual bowls, Dhs240, iVV for taVoLa

Celebrate the arrival of spring with fun, mix-and-match ideas

Get your Easter hopping with a colourful bouquet table centerpiece and some cheering pastels or a vibrant green-and-white backdrop. There are myriad ways to create and dress your bouquet, from putting a single bright rose in the centre of a bed of lettuce in glass bowls to spray-painting some terracotta pots or crowning a glass jar of chocolate eggs with a pretty posy. Create a place setting with a paper-strip nest egg (a paper shredder will work best) and a decorated egg placed in its centre, or let the napkin ring

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Ornamental bunny from the Mariefleur spring range, Dhs116, ViLLeroy & BoCH

be the star of the show. Again, there are endless varieties – make your own with paper rolls, fabric and glue or simply loosely tie a single flower stem to a napkin with ribbon. Burlap and pretty lace add rustic charm while, alternatively, wrapping a candy bracelet or using dried orange with a sprig of lavender à la Martha Stewart are just a couple of edible options. An Easter table setting is all about bringing the outdoors in to enjoy with friends and family, so it offers the perfect excuse to get creative.


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Ask A designer Our interiors expert solves your queries and shares his hidden gems in the city

John McLennan, founder at Indigo Living I’ve just finished furnishing my rented apartment with some neutral-coloured pieces. I’m keen to add some accessories and colour accents. What colours and accessories do you recommend for an apartment that overlooks the sea but isn’t particularly bright? If you want to bring the light in and brighten up a darker space, a large wall mirror on the wall opposite the windows (or as close as possible) will help to draw in the light and bring in the view. Combine this with some patterned cushions in various shades of blues and aqua (see our beach class cushion range, right). For a final touch, add some accessories in natural materials such as bone or wicker, combined with a flash of silver to bring the room fully to life. Having recently moved, my fiveyear-old son and seven-year-old daughter are keen to style their own bedrooms so I want to give them plenty of creative freedom but would also like to include some practical solutions so they make the most of their space and can tidy up easily. Do you have some suggestions? It is very important to let kids have some freedom of expression in their own spaces so I am glad you are allowing creative freedom for your kids. The thing that will save the day is storage. It has to be fun, safe, easy and accessible. Shelves with baskets that fit on the shelf spaces can bring order and colour to a room. A good desk or even a cabin bed will also bring storage into a child’s room and allow them a space to be creative, as well as provide places to store books and toys. Indigo Living’s cabin bed has a corkboard and blackboard built in, which allows the kids to display

artwork and pictures that can be changed as often as they want to, and also allows them another space to create and draw. Finally, let the kids pick their own bedding colour and style (with a little guidance, of course). My daughter picked hers a while back and still refuses to change them unless she gets to pick again. It’s a wonderful way to see how their design and colour choices change as they grow. I’ve had the same white and grey living room furniture with pink patterned cushions for a few years now. Can you suggest an easy and affordable way for me to upgrade my living space? If you remove the cushions, it is then easy to work with the white and grey furniture. With a neutral colour base, you have a lot of choice. You could stay with the pink theme, which is ontrend. Muted florals and dusky pinks create sophisticated elegance; or for a more urban feel, try bringing in some midnight blues or soft greys in velvet to create warmth.

mY LITTLE BLACK BOOK FOr hOmE sCEnTs: I find boutiques in Thailand always have a huge range of beautiful scents to choose from.

FOr wALLpApEr: The Internet is always my go-to source for inspiration and from there it always leads me to new designs and new manufacturers. From there, it is easy to find a seller close to me.

YOur TOp dEsIgn TIp? When using colour, keep it light and simple on the big pieces and then splash out on things that can be changed easily.

YOur BEsT-KEpT sECrET? Let’s just say I have a unique style of running a business. One day I want to write a book on this…

whAT’s YOur drEAm BuY? I want to design a house with space for all of the art and furniture that I have collected over the years. That, and a vintage Aston Martin sports car.

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Lounging around Make the most of outdoor living before the temperature soars

Swing Solo

Looking for the right spot to relax with a book? This rattan and fabric swing offers the perfect excuse to get some ‘me’ time. It’s also great for limited outdoor space. Casa single-seater swing, Dhs975, Pan Emirates. Available from panemirates.com

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Stack it up

The outdoor furniture choice for the likes of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Champneys Health Resorts, Maze Rattan uses durable hand-woven rattan from German company REHAU, quick-dry foam technology and weatherproof aluminium frames. This stackable lounger (available in brown and beige, too) also comes with a three-year warranty. The accompanying table has a frosted toughened safety-glass top. Single stackable sunlounger, Dhs1,899; table, Dhs750, both Maze Rattan. Available from mazerattanfurniture.ae

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in the Shade

It’s not surprising that Swedish design multidisciplinary Claesson Koivisto Rune has been described as the “epitome of the aesthetics of the new millennium” by Paola Antonelli, design curator at MoMA. We love the playfulness of this bright, simple seating, complemented with a side table by Milanese designer Francesco Rota, hand-woven rope-cord pouffes by Paola Lenti, and a beautiful shading sail (with stainless-steel structure) by Bestetti Associati. Orlando seating, from Dhs10,100, Claesson Koivisto Rune; Heron side table, from Dhs5,720, Francesco Rota; Shell pouffe, Dhs9,200, CRS Paola Lenti; Ala sunshade, from Dhs46,000, Bestetti Associati, all at Purity. Available from purity.ae

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The rule breaker

Spanish interior designer Lorenzo Castillo’s approach might be unconventional but he knows how to mix old and new Interview: Lucy Land From the King of Spain to the King of Jordan, Lorenzo Castillo’s client list reads like a who’s who. This year alone, he’s working on numerous hotels, including Shangri-La Hotels (in Hong Kong and Singapore); Cartier boutiques; and his first book as well as the homes of his private clients. We meet one of Spain’s best-dressed men (so says GQ España) at The Odd Piece, during the launch of his design collaboration with The Rug Company… Tell us about your new designs for The Rug Company… I wanted the rugs to be very useable so you can use the same rug in a very classic space with antiques and chandeliers or in a contemporary one with very white walls and neutral, white furniture. Where do you get your inspiration for the designs? Architecture. I like Renaissance, Baroque, 16th and 17th-century Spanish architecture because I think buildings from these periods look very modern. For example, the geometric pattern in my designs comes from the marble floors in 17th century interiors. I live in the centre of Madrid and I like to walk around where the façades are full of details – amazing. They inspire my wallpaper and my fabric designs. And what inspires your choice of colour? The location is very important. But I don’t like the rule that you have to use blue and white in a summerhouse. I’m currently working on a big project in the Dominican Republic, but it won’t have the typical coral stone and blue-and-white stripes of most homes there. The light is very strong in the Dominican Republic so I want to use strong, warm colours. Similarly, why use green in a country house when you’re already surrounded by greenery? Why not orange, which is warm, cosy and beautiful? What interiors advice would you give to those of us living in new buildings in the UAE? If you have a big villa with a garden, then you don’t have a problem – you can do whatever you like and include lots of richness. However, for those living in newly built apartments, especially with low ceilings, I would suggest using neutral colours and styles to create a calm space. Add a few select antique pieces, and some large-scale modern art – that’s a fresh and beautiful mix.

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What are your style rules? I would like to give you a magic recipe but there really aren’t any hard-and-fast rules. My advice would be to follow your instinct. You can mix as many fabrics and patterns as you wish but I would recommend you stick to one palette of colours. If you’re using green and white, for example, just use green and white – don’t mix that palette with red or with other colours. And in terms of furniture, styles, you can mix whatever you want but always follow the idea of harmony or balance – that’s very important. What’s your favourite design era? I like Spanish decorative arts from the 17th century to the 20th-century. I like the very masculine style – furniture with simple lines – of the 17th-century; but I also like the 18th-century, especially French and Swedish design, which is more feminine and works well for the countryside. I also really love midcentury design because it’s perfect for refreshing and updating every interior. I really enjoy mixing modern and classic. What tips would you give to someone who usually sticks to one style? I think it’s boring to stick to one style. When you’re using just one style, you are very strict and focused on one thing only, which is limiting. While studying for my degree in history of art I fell in love with different things, from Egyptian and Roman works to 20th century art, including Picasso. These reflect the riches of life. Why focus on one thing when you can be open to the entire world? How important are rugs to an interior? Interiors are like a box formed by the ceiling, walls and the rugs. The rugs, especially if you have a plain floor such as a white marble floor, are as important as the ceiling or the walls because they unify the space. What is the most important thing to get right in a home? Comfort. Which is even more important than aesthetics. But I always tell my clients that you can have both. Why have comfort without aesthetics? Shop for Lorenzo Castillo’s collection of rug designs at therugcompany.com


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Smooth operator

BAGNODESIGN’s Metreaux collection features basins and baths made from a robust compound of natural minerals, offering a contemporary alternative to ceramic with its super smooth feel. The furniture range is available in a range of designs and sizes with smart shelving options for a clutterfree en-suite. We particularly love the elegant backlit mirror, which comes in a range of sizes.

Modern coMforts

Forget strict geometric shapes and hard lines: today’s softer bathroom designs balance form with function Words: Lucy Land

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Go with the flow

“What matters about design is how someone feels when they interact with it. It’s what I like to call ‘emotional ergonomics’,” says award-winning designer Dick Powell. Dea, his luxury range for Ideal Standard, marks a new direction for bathroom design with its soft, flowing forms and rich spectrum of colours. From soft-edged mirror

cabinets with integrated LED lighting, round-cornered mirrors with Bluetooth connectivity to coordinating storage cabinets, every piece of furniture in the Dea range offers generous, well planned space to conceal clutter and make the most of the available space. There’s also plenty of choice – storage units come in a range of colours and textures, from bright white to matt dark wood. bhomes.com | 35


Nordic purism

“When I was drawing my design for Duravit, the image in my mind’s eye from the very start was a bowl filled with water on a simple table,” says Danish designer Cecilie Manz. Her subsequent Luv range includes a colour palette of matt lacquers and glazes in soft shades. The washbasin stand combines a console table with an above-counter basin, which reimagines the image of the table and water bowl. Mirrors include LED and activated ambient lighting, while the bathtubs are based on the shape of the wash bowls.

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Finishing touches

Baccarat Petale de Cristal rim-mounted three-hole basin mixer with pop-up waste, Dhs30,388, ThG

Circular bone china MICA washbasin, price on request, kohLer

Mjรถsa pedal bin in turquoise, Dhs39, ikea

Wuxi chair, Dhs1,900, FLamanT

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party This west London mews house has something for the whole family – a particularly sociable family Words: Lucy Land

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nown for creating contemporary homes ranging from open-plan, light-filled city warehouse conversions to fine country retreats, Claire and Ian Hogarth of Hogarth Architects spent 15 years searching for their personal dream site, which they eventually found in a West Kensington mews, London. “Because it took so long to find the location for our family home, every member of the family was allowed to state their ‘desert island’ request for the new property,” Ian reveals. The choices were pretty unique and resulted in a colourful house, featuring a nightclub, sauna, hat room and toast hub. “The dance floor was Claire’s request, which luckily paired with our son Gil’s choice of a DJ booth.” The 2,800 sq. ft. family house was built on an empty piece of wasteland so they had a blank canvas to begin with. How did the colour injection come about? “We started with white internally albeit with colour-change lighting,” Ian explains. “We have layered the colours bit by bit since we moved in.” Perhaps influenced by Mexican architect Luis Barrag n, pink is a favourite of Hogarth Architects, and was used extensively throughout the property, while the lilac and purple applied to the rear exterior house and garden walls were intended to lift and brighten the Victorian brickwalled garden. What advise would Ian give others on choosing colour? “Be brave – life is too short for magnolia,” he smiles.

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As the house was entirely new, major structural engineering works were carried out to form the space. “The basement was particularly challenging,” Ian concedes. Once the house structure was planned, the couple wrote a brief for each room before including it in the overall plan. “We wanted a series of different vibes throughout the house,” Ian says simply. The resulting rooms include a celebratory-style family living room located in the basement – a colourful seating ‘pit’ is arranged in front of a movie screen while a light box by the artist Simon Tyszko bears the message, “I just can’t take it any more” – and an all-white bedroom offers a soothing contrast. The dance floor, also located in the basement is, arguably, the most talked-about space. “The idea for the dance floor came about because I love dancing, but I’m too old,” Claire says. “Claire likes to start her evening at 8pm and be in bed by 1am,” Ian teases. “However, our parties got so popular that Claire now runs her own over40s disco night in a west London club.” The couple looked at a selection of dance floors, but their final choice was driven by price and the couple imported one from China. There hasn’t been any scrimping on style, though: the full-scale dance floor is embedded with thousands of tiny pulsing lights while the professional-standard DJ booth and a sound system were purchased from a nightclub in Birmingham. “I previously hired sound equipment to groups for a while as a job, so I got my old partner in to set up the sound system,” Ian says.

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Every family member was allowed to state their ‘desert island’ request for the property The sense of play extends to the hat library, built by Ian to house his wife’s collection. “Claire isn’t the tallest person so she loves wearing hats to stand out. I built the library so she can choose from her collection at a glance,” Ian says, affectionately. Claire owns more than 50 hats and she has, on average, two made each year by her favourite milliner, Jess Collett. With all the party vibes, it would be easy to mistake the ‘toast hub’ for a location to raise a celebratory glass, but it’s actually a practical garage for appliances. “We can close its doors to hide mixers, toasters and other appliances,” Ian explains. “Some people take this further and have an entire walk-in room for these smellier functions.” So what advice does Ian have for anyone else taking on a whole property? “Every job is different, but I always advise clients to write down how they live and how they would like to live as a starting point,” he says. “We also encourage thinking about the future in regards to changing family circumstances.” Very practical indeed. bhomes.com | 43


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here’s a villa in Jumeirah 3 that is affectionately known as Hotel Hutton by its regular guests – friends and family of interior designer Emma Hutton. On arrival, visitors are greeted by permanent resident Chase, a boisterous French bulldog, who shares his home with Emma, her property lawyer husband Scott and their two children, Cooper and Harrison. The spacious hallway is scented with Dr Vranjes reed diffusers and fresh lilies, which adorn the large marble Saarinen table along with framed family photos, candles and a vase of white tulips, while the walls are decorated with artworks chosen on family trips and there’s a fun bar located under the spiral marble staircase. Books, left by guests and family, line the windowsills surrounding the staircase. The home’s wonderful blend of sophistication and liveability can be attributed to Emma’s lifelong passion for interiors. “I was always moving things around and fixing things even as a child,” she enthuses. “I remember placing dried flowers on folded towels when I was younger.” Originally from Ireland, Emma developed a career in interior design, working with the likes of Helen Turkington in Dublin and the UK on private and commercial projects prior to moving to Dubai nine years ago. She’s seen a lot of change since her arrival. “I've found that more people are staying in Dubai for longer so are buying villas instead of renting. I think that has led to more people making further effort to make their villas look homely.”

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The other big change that Emma is pleased to note is the growth of bespoke companies creating home accessories such as artworks and rugs. “There’s a lady who works for herself and gets all her wonderful handmade rugs from India (her company is called From Jaipur With Love). If you want something different or you want something custom-made, you really have to get out of the malls and find it but Dubai is definitely growing in that area, which is brilliant,” she says. “Interior design has changed massively since I arrived and I think there’s a lot more to come.” For her clients’ and her own home, Emma will start with a piece of artwork or a cushion she loves and build on that when choosing the colour scheme. Sitting in one of her favourite rooms, her home office, she nods towards the sofa. “It was plain grey before I got it re-covered. The painting above it inspired the pink piping.” The most arresting artwork in the office is a large black-and-white painting of a girl’s face with a pink graphic butterfly over her mouth and lower face. “Some people thought I was a bit crazy choosing it; that it looked a bit like something from The Silence Of The Lambs, but I love the striking colour.” Emma’s goto colours are pink and mustard – the large artwork in the hall features a lady wearing a mustardyellow dress – though she doesn’t have any rules for colour combinations. “Even when it comes to fashion, I like to mix navy with black, and grey with cream, which some people still say are no-nos.”


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Interior design has changed massively since I arrived in Dubai and I think there is a lot more to come She doesn’t stick to particular styles, trends or periods either. “If I’m drawn to something, that’s it – I’ll make it work in my house,” she says. “I don’t need to be really trendy or up to date; it’s just whatever works.” Her style has evolved since her move to Dubai, however. “When I was in Ireland, our house was very neutral and now I have a lot more colour. I wonder if living in the sunshine allows you to be more creative,” she ponders. Emma spends most of her time in the home office. Her children will join her at the desk to do their homework. “This is where I’ll do personal stuff such as holiday bookings and the kids’ school work as well as my own work.” Evenings are spent relaxing in the living room and, weather permitting, weekends are spent in the garden. Before moving into their villa, Emma brought her husband to see the property. “The outside was completely barren except for two big trees, the hall was painted bright blue, the staircase was a vivid red and another room was yellow. Scott thought we couldn’t possibly live here. ‘I trust your judgment but it had better work as we’re not moving

anywhere again,’ he teased. I had the interior painted grey so we could start with a blank canvas.” The kitchen previously featured random tiles. “Scott said, ‘Look at this hideous thing the last people left’ – he was referring to a Manuel Canovas blind that I had fitted,” she laughs. She spraypainted some old wooden chairs bright blue and yellow and added blackboard paint below the cupboards, hung sunhats on another wall and had a family photo blown up into a canvas to create a tongue-in-cheek shabby-chic vibe. “When Scott saw the finished look he said, ‘I get it now.’” Scott appreciates his wife’s easy style. “He loves the fact that I go a bit mad on the house and everything’s a bit more colourful than most people’s taste,” Emma reveals. “Our home is relaxed, which is what he wants.” With its whimsical artworks and clever colour combinations, which have resulted in a cosy yet refined style, the Huttons’ home is certainly inviting. Emma Hutton is available for interior design consultancy, show homes and turn-key projects on 050 235 9682, emma@hollandsandhutton.com

Home comforts my aesthetic is… Comfortable and eclectic. style rules Stop before it gets too much because you can overdo anything. Peel it back until it feels right. One extra cushion can be too many, for example. i couldn’t live without… My artwork and my two brown club chairs, which I bought for a steal – Dhs500 for the pair – from the villa’s previous owners. top tip An inexpensive way to fill a large wall space is to frame a piece of gorgeous fabric. I’ve used Manuel Canovas and Timorous Beasties in my home. Home is… My happy place and my family. bhomes.com | 49


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Downtown Dubai Nick Nuziale, Senior Residential Consultant at Better Homes, on living in the heart of Dubai

Downtown Dubai offers everything an individual or family could want. It boasts the world’s tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa; the world’s largest mall, The Dubai Mall; and the world’s largest dancing water fountain, The Dubai Fountain. This 500-acre parcel of land was designed and developed by arguably the best developer in the Middle East, Emaar, and has undoubtedly set a new standard for luxury communities. The neighbourhood is home to some of the best restaurants worldwide, and also includes Souk Al Bahar, an arabesque shopping and dining destination, while The Opera District, a new addition to the community, consists of the majestic Dubai Opera, a 2,000-seat multi-format events venue, along with luxury hotels and residences. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, beautifully lined with cafés and retail outlets, also hosts colourful events that bring the community together. With wonderful walkways, the Burj Plaza, Burj Park area, which hosts many children’s events, and the Dubai Slide, a favourite for kids, Downtown Dubai offers an ideal location for families as well as couples and singletons. There are a wide variety of apartments and townhouse-style villas available throughout the community. Downtown hosts many residential towers, including The Residences Towers, Boulevard Central Towers, 29 Boulevard Towers and 8 Boulevard Walk, as well as low-rise residential buildings, including the unique and beautiful Old Town Island and the Old Town, where individuals and families can select from studios up to five-bedroom apartments. In addition to residential apartments, there’s a host of fully-furnished, fully-serviced apartments from The Address brand of hotels. Furthermore, townhouse-style villas and apartments are available in Old Town and Old Town Island. At the

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very high end is Burj Khalifa. It hosts the Armani Hotel Dubai as well as residential apartments. Most properties come with highend finishes throughout and builtin appliances. All the buildings have shared swimming pools and gymnasiums, while some buildings have additional facilities such as a games room and children’s playing area. Other features include private Jacuzzis, private pools and large terraces. Generally, the larger-sized units (from two-plus bedrooms) have better views and hence command higher prices for both rent and sale. Properties with Burj Khalifa and fountain views command the highest price. Prices are dependent on building, layout, unit size, view and finish but you can expect to pay Dhs90,000 to Dhs130,000 to rent and Dhs1.3 million to Dhs2.5 million to buy a one-bedroom property; Dhs140,000 to Dhs180,000 to rent and Dhs2.4 million to Dhs3.8 million to buy a two-bedroom; Dhs80,000 to Dhs260,000 to rent and Dhs3.5 million to Dhs15 million to buy a three-bedroom; and Dhs300,000 to Dhs900,000 to rent and Dhs7 million to Dhs50 million to buy a four-plusbedroom property. Sizes range from 450 sq. ft. to 560 sq. ft. for a studio; 600 sq. ft. to 1,150 sq. ft. for a one-bedroom property; 1,200 sq. ft. to 1,600 sq. ft. for a two-bedroom; 1,600 sq. ft. to 3,800 sq. ft. for a three-bedroom; and 2,000 sq. ft. to 4,500 sq. ft. for a four-bedroom property. It’s easy to get around Downtown. Taxis can be found almost anywhere and many are available in dedicated areas attached to The Dubai Mall, while the metro is accessible from The Dubai Mall travelator, which takes you directly to the station via an airconditioned walkway. There are also plenty of facilities in Downtown. The closest school is GEMS Wellington Primary School, which is located behind the Shangri-La Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road and offers the International Baccalaureate. There are also several nurseries in Downtown, including Blossom Downtown Nursery Dubai in Yansoon 7 in the Old Town, and Babilou Downtown Nursery in 8 Boulevard Walk. Downtown is getting even better all the time. The Dubai Mall extension is now in full swing and more parking has been added across from the mall. The San Francisco-style Dubai Trolley will be extended around Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard and The Opera District will likely be the best in the world when it is fully completed.


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Shorten the School run

Three homes within 15 minutes’ drive of The Alpha School

Al Badia Residences Dubai Festival City

AED 3,100,000

Binu Abraham Ref No. AP340041 RERA Permit No. 11597

3 BR 2,166 sq. ft.

Abdulla Tower 1 Al Nahda

AED 70,000 per year

which School?

Founding principal Rachel Cashin introduces The Alpha School, which opens in September What sets your school apart?

Our mission, vision and values are embedded within our identity, family and innovation. Our Alpha identity is shaped by our multicultural environment and our appreciation of UAE culture and heritage. Consequently, our students celebrate a strong sense of identity in faith, language and heritage. International-mindedness and respect are key while the importance of mother tongue alongside Arabic language development is highly valued. Parents are partners at Alpha, where communication is strong and deep involvement with your child’s learning is enabled. Alpha teachers facilitate relevant learning in blended contexts where collaboration, critical-thinking, creativity and communication skills are as important as the acquisition of knowledge. Our students have access to the most current technologies including one-to-one devices, to make learning personalised and meaningful.

What’s your teaching ethos?

We use the British National Curriculum, incorporating inquirybased methodologies through a skills-

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focused approach. One-to-one iPads are integrated into lessons and we ensure students own and drive their learning.

What do parents need to know about admissions?

Admissions are open now – we are accepting FS1-Year 6 for a September 2017 start (alphaschool.ae). Visit the school any time to learn first-hand what makes us a school with a difference.

Amit Vora Ref No. AP348199 RERA Permit No. 11597

2 BR 921 sq. ft.

Is there anything else parents should know about The Alpha School? Parents will experience a truly new level of involvement in their child’s learning through the use of customised digital communication, workflow and personalised portfolio tools.

Selected facilities

 Multipurpose hall  Covered playgrounds  Fully equipped iMac lab with multitouch interactive TVs for students to share work from iPads in real time  Art room  Science laboratory  Music rooms  Resource centre (including a library)

Abdulla Tower 1 Al Nahda Amit Vora Ref No. AP348201 RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 59,000 per year 1 BR 697 sq. ft.


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Shorten the School run

Three homes within 15 minutes’ drive of Dovecote Jumeirah

Athaar Villa Jumeirah Sana Hajjar Ref No. VI174541 RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 13,000,000

5 BR 10,850 sq. ft.

which nurSery? Julitta Uliver Romaniuk, Blossom Village Centre director, on their wonderful team

What sets your nursery apart from the other nurseries in Dubai?

Conveniently located in the heart of Jumeirah, Dubai, Blossom Village Centre is the perfect spot for an easy and quick drop-off on your way to work – we have our own parking lot, double gate security system and welcoming teachers. We’ve held on to our specialised teachers since Blossom Education’s second branch opened in 2010, and continue to hand-pick an awesome multi-lingual team. Our environment and curriculum are based on the understanding that each child is an individual with unique needs, learning styles and interests. We aspire to provide many ways of learning that encompass and adapt to different abilities through our Skygarden curriculum, which is based on the framework of the British Foundation Curriculum and elements of emergent approaches such as Montessori, Steiner and Reggio Emelia approaches.

Tell us about your team…

Some of our head teachers have been with us since the start. We’ve held on to them dearly, trained them annually, rewarded them with a variety of benefits they can choose from and really nurtured them to

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remain happy Blossom ambassadors.

Anything else parents need to know?

We’ve made long-lasting connections with over 500 families in Dubai since our opening. Blossom Village is called a village because it serves as a home away from home. We’ve curated each special area to enhance natural lighting, which promotes learning and development; added new resources for each classroom; and increased safety and security. If you’d like to book a tour to see our newly renovated nursery, please call 055NURSERY or email me at julitta.romaniuk@blossomchildren.com.

AMS Villa Umm Suqeim

AED 250,000 per year

Sana Hajjar Ref No. VI330062 RERA Permit No. 11597

4 BR 10,000 sq. ft.

SAA Villa Al Wasl

AED 230,000 per year

Selected facilities

 Located off the Umm Al Shief exit on Sheikh Zayed Road (coming from Dubai)  Large outdoor shaded playground with garden and swimming as well as sand play areas  Spacious indoor gyms both for older children as well as babies and toddlers  French and Arabic teachers who make learning new languages a breeze  Our own cook, who prepares healthy hot meals and snacks  Classrooms painted in vibrant colors to inspire imagination and curiosity

Urvashi Sidhapara Ref No. VI328387 RERA Permit No. 11597

4 BR 4,000 sq. ft.


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Boulevard Central Tower 1 Downtown Dubai

Ref No. AP348495 Fadi El Fares RERA Permit No. 11597

Aquamarine Palm Jumeirah

Ref No. AP337108 Rita Mouawad RERA Permit No. 11597

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AED 2,690,950 2 BR 1,300 sq. ft.

AED 12,500,000 4 BR 5,096 sq. ft.

Balqis Residences Palm Jumeirah

Ref No. AP333996 Gergana Mineva RERA Permit No. 11597

Al Alka 1 Greens

Ref No. AP337116 Tauseef Khan RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 2,999,999 2 BR 1,988 sq. ft.

AED 1, 325,000 1 BR 791 sq. ft.


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Kempinski Palm Residence Palm Jumeirah

Ref No. AP27322 Talgat Kalymbetov RERA Permit No. 11597

Marina Residences 6 Palm Jumeirah

Ref No. AP306643 Mohammad Khalid Khan RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 10,000,000 4 BR 5,828 sq. ft.

AED 6, 200,000 3 BR 4,054 sq. ft.

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FouR PeARls

6 Bedrooms Villa, Palm Jumeirah

AN iCONiC MASTERPiECE Ever dreamt of owning a luxurious home right on the beach? Boasting picturesque views of the Arabian sea and the Atlantis, this magnificent home is spread over 13,000 sq. ft. It features six private bedrooms on the upper floor, all en-suite, while the master bedroom includes a Jacuzzi. On the ground floor, the kitchen extends to the breakfast area and private dining room, making this home an entertainer’s dream. The lounge opens out onto the entertainment area with a private swimming pool and the landscaped gardens offer a tropical feel in keeping with this unique location. This home also comes with ample parking and lock-up garage.

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T h E D E TA i L S Approx size: 13,926 sq. ft. Reference No: VI349310 RERA Permit No. 11597

Listed by Mohamed Adib Amin


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AED 4, 350,000

Family Villa Area Green Community

Ref No. VI346957 Katarzyna Zietara RERA Permit No. 11597

Fox Hill 1 Motor City

Ref No. AP349247 Bobby Bakshani RERA Permit No. 11597

5 BR 5,900 sq. ft.

AED 1, 750,000

la Coleccion 1

AED 6, 700,000

2 BR 2,200 sq. ft.

Ref No. VI345308 Rima Manjunath Shenoy RERA Permit No. 11597

6 BR 5,498 sq. ft.

Arabian Ranches

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BuRj KHAliFA

4-Bedroom Apartment, Downtown Dubai

Th E j E w E L i N Th E C ROw N

This stunning four-bedroom luxury apartment is located in the worldfamous Burj Khalifa. The apartment has stunning views of Downtown, the skyline, sea, The World islands, and Burj Al Arab. It also features exquisite marble en-suite bathrooms, wood flooring throughout, a fully fitted kitchen equipped with a Sub-Zero fridge and wine cooler, Miele oven, cooking hob, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Burj Khalifa offers its residents state-of-the-art gymnasiums, a swimming pool and the advantage of being surrounded by fine dining restaurants, The Dubai Fountain and the world’s largest shopping mall.

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AED 19,000,000

T h E D E TA i L S Approx size: 4,279 sq. ft. Reference No: AP300238 RERA Permit No. 11597

Listed by Nick Nuziale


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Burj Khalifa

AED 145,000

Ref No. AP6696 Tauseef Khan RERA Permit No. 11597

1 BR 1,096 sq. ft.

Downtown Dubai

Aurora

Dubai Marina Ref No. AP300816 Behzad Torabi RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 190,000 2 BR 1,405 sq. ft.

sanibel

Dubai Marina Ref No. AP237509 Yasmine Aziz RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 155,000 2 BR 1,463 sq. ft.

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oceana Caribbean Palm Jumeirah

Ref No. AP282393 Natalia Matveev RERA Permit No. 11597

Viceroy Hotel & Resort Palm Jumeirah

Ref No. AP349284 Adam Paul Stockley RERA Permit No. 11597

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AED 235,000 2 BR 1,709 sq. ft.

AED 390,000 3 BR 2,920 sq. ft.


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3-Bedroom Apartment, Downtown Dubai

A P R E S Ti g i O u S A D D R E S S This is a lovely three-bedroom apartment in the sought-after The Residences community. The kitchen is fully fitted with appliances while the living area offers views and has a balcony with sliding doors. The master bedroom boasts an en-suite bathroom, plus a dressing area with fitted wardrobes. There are two further bedrooms, which share a bathroom and both bedrooms also have fitted wardrobes. The apartment has a lovely view of the swimming pool, and there is also a separate maid’s room. In the immediate The Residences community, there is a swimming pool and gymnasium.

AED 245,000

T h E D E TA i L S Approx size: 1,838 sq. ft. Reference No: AP348254 RERA Permit No. 11597

Listed by Gupesh sharma

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AED 210,000

Mughal

Palm Jumeirah Ref No. AP319096 Kristina Titova RERA Permit No. 11597

luxury Villa Area Green Community

Ref No. VI317618 Mehmet Ciftci RERA Permit No. 11597

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2 BR 1,875 sq. ft.

AED 275,000 6 BR 7,075 sq. ft.

Al Haseer Palm Jumeirah

Ref No. AP349124 Nitin Dania RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 190,000 2 BR 1,550 sq. ft.


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BouleVARd CeNTRAl ToweR 1 3-Bedroom Apartment, Downtown Dubai

A g R E AT FA M i Ly O P Ti O N This very spacious and smartly designed three-bedroom apartment is located in Boulevard Central 1. It has a very spacious terrace, from which you can enjoy an amazing view of the Burj Khalifa and the lake. Located in the centre of the action, there is a plethora of restaurants along Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, and a dazzling array of five-star hotels and spas. The Dubai Mall is a shopper’s heaven, with every imaginable brand under one roof, as well as a host of other attractions including a giant aquarium and an Olympic-sized ice rink. The neighbouring Souk Al Bahar is packed with restaurants and traditional artisanal stores, providing a contrast to the ultra modern style of the mall.

AED 195,000

T h E D E TA i L S Approx size: 1,673 sq. ft. Reference No: AP348321 RERA Permit No. 11597

Listed by wael Naeem

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AED 12,800,000

-0.78%

-1.54%

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AED 14,600,000

0.69%

-2.67%

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Sports City

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Quarterly

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AED 153,000

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-1.29%

AED 180,000

-2.70%

-5.26%

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AED 205,000

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-2.38%

4

AED 210,000

-0.94%

-2.78%

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AED 210,000

-0.94%

-3.67%

4

AED 243,000

-0.82%

-3.95%

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AED 270,000

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AED 135,000

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AED 150,000

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AED 320,000

-0.62%

2.24%

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AED 435,000

-1.14%

-1.14%

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AED 460,000

-0.43%

-2.13%

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Bedrooms

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Quarterly

change

change

1

AED 1,650,000

0.00%

-1.73%

2

AED 3,000,000

0.00%

0.00%

3

AED 4,756,000

-1.94%

-4.88%

1

AED 640,000

0.79%

0.00%

2

AED 1,120,000

1.82%

4.67%

Studio

AED 410,000

-1.56%

-4.65%

1

AED 1,365,000

1.11%

1.11%

2

AED 2,500,000

1.01%

2.04%

3

AED 3,346,000

1.39%

-1.59%

1

AED 1,100,000

0.00%

0.00%

2

AED 1,625,000

1.56%

8.33%

3

AED 2,175,000

-1.14%

-2.90%

4

AED 4,050,000

1.25%

-1.22%

1

AED 795,000

1.15%

3.25%

2

AED 1,274,000

1.59%

5.29%

1

AED 1,100,000

0.00%

0.00%

2

AED 1,750,000

-0.57%

-2.78%

3

AED 2,325,000

-1.06%

-3.13%

1

AED 2,500,000

0.00%

1.21%

2

AED 2,600,000

1.96%

1.96%

3

AED 3,250,000

-4.41%

-7.14%

4

AED 12,500,000

0.00%

0.00%

Community

Downtown Dubai

Dubai Investment Park

Dubai Marina

Jumeirah lake towers

Jumeirah Village Circle the Greens

the Palm Jumeirah

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Monthly

Quarterly

change

change

AED 111,000

0.91%

0.91%

2

AED 158,000

0.64%

1.94%

3

AED 247,000

0.82%

-1.20%

1

AED 65,000

0.00%

-0.76%

2

AED 95,000

0.00%

-1.55%

3

AED 132,000

1.54%

2.33%

1

AED 100,000

2.04%

0.00%

2

AED 142,000

1.43%

0.00%

3

AED 190,000

0.00%

-1.04%

1

AED 84,000

2.44%

-1.18%

2

AED 120,000

0.00%

-1.64%

3

AED 158,000

-1.25%

-0.63%

Studio

AED 61,000

1.67%

-4.69%

1

AED 65,000

0.00%

-1.52%

Bedrooms

average pricing

1

2

AED 95,000

0.00%

-3.06%

1

AED 85,000

1.19%

0.00%

2

AED 135,000

0.00%

0.00%

1

AED 150,000

0.00%

-0.66%

2

AED 165,000

1.85%

0.00%

3

AED 219,000

1.86%

4.29%

4

AED 305,000

1.67%

5.17%

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