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Contents Abu Dhabi



27. Abu Dhabi city

36. Al Reef

8. The best buy

21. Bright sparks

Luxurious apartments aplenty in the heart of the capital

Take your pick from these characterful villas with a relaxed community atmosphere

A stylish water-side property in the capital’s laid-back Al Muneera development

The latest essential electronic gadgets that no home should be without

38. Other districts

10. Loan ranger Browse the UAE’s latest mortgage rates from the leading lending banks

24. Marvellous monochrome

30. Al Raha Beach

Step outside the city’s main freehold areas for some promising rental options

This development is full of family-friendly entertainment

40. Commercial

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Looking for a home for your business? We may have the key with these offices to let

We visit leafy Bloom Gardens, Abu Dhabi’s finest familyfriendly community

29. Saadiyat Island Stunning family homes and stylish apartments galore

32. Al Reem Island Modern properties with malls, schools and restaurants nearby

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The best buy Tranquil family life in a spacious water-side villa

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The Details Where is it? Al Muneera

How many bedrooms? Four

How big is it? 4,753 square feet

How much does it cost? AED5,000,000

How do I find out more? Contact BH consultant Imran Ellam on 600 52 2212 and quote reference number TH316343

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Bathed by natural light and boasting views over the water, this newly-built property is perfect for families. Four large bedrooms provide plenty of room for little ones, or can be converted into study or guest rooms. Looking for peace and quiet? You’ll find both here: communal gardens, the pretty canal-side promenade, and a leisure centre (with swimming pools, play area and a gym) are right on your doorstep. Inside the property, a highquality finish makes the perfect base for a stylish home: think wooden flooring, timber doors, discrete air conditioning and branded kitchen appliances. Outside, a decked area provides a top spot for topping up your tan, and a private splash pool is great for parties. You’ll be within a quick commute of the city centre, and there’s covered parking space for three vehicles too. Better yet, there are finance options available too, so there’s no excuse not to get on the property ladder now.

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Profit not Interest rate (Sharia’a) 5.99% reducing for Profit plus Capital and 5.99% fixed for Profit Only

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12 Districts and Developments

Districts and Developments

Where can you live in Abu Dhabi? We’ve got the scoop on the capital’s top districts. Now simply turn to our colour-coded map (pg14) to pinpoint their location.

one of the largest and most impressive tourist developments in the world consisting of residential and commercial projects. The island will house hotels, restaurants, gardens, art galleries, museums, an aquarium, amusement parks for children and a diverse wildlife reserve. Water activities will form a major part of the island lifestyle including waterskiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and sailing. The island will be connected to Abu Dhabi City by two modern bridges with a third bridge eventually connecting directly to the main Dubai highway. Abu Dhabi International Airport is approximately 20 minutes away by road.

Saadiyat Island

Abu Dhabi City District Considered to be one of the richest cities in the world, Abu Dhabi is a cosmopolitan metropolis and a major cultural and commercial centre due to its position as the capital. The city offers a strikingly contrasting landscape, from sandy beaches and skyscrapers to rolling desert dunes. Joined to the mainland by the Maqta and Mussafah bridges, some of the key suburbs in the city include Khalifa, Electra, Hamdan, Mussafah (residential and industrial) and the beautiful waterfront Corniche. The emirate also consists of the eastern oasis of Al Ain, better known as the Green City. Abu Dhabi is also very well connected to the other huge island developments underway, such as, Al Raha Beach, Saadiyat Island and Al Reem Island.

Al Reef District Al Reef Villas is Abu Dhabi’s first

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integrated residential community. Developed by Manazel Real Estate, one of the UAE’s leading developers, Al Reef consists of contemporary apartments, four themed community villas and townhouses and mixed-use projects, bringing together social, retail and commercial facilities for the entire community. The gated communities, with security-controlled access, are linked by wonderfully landscaped green spaces, providing areas for recreation and relaxation and walkways to community facilities. The development will also feature a luxury hotel, state of the art gymnasiums, private pools, barbecue areas and expansive private gardens.

Al Raha Beach Built alongside 5.2 million square metres of natural beach front, Al Raha Beach will provide a unique lifestyle through its worldclass residential, commercial

and entertainment facilities. When complete it will be home to 120,000 residents. The development offers dynamic waterfront living amidst retail outlets, galleries, restaurants and cafés and private beaches. A central business district also forms part of the development, where iconic office towers are set around an impressive circular marina - home to the new World Trade Center. Located on the beach side of the main highway leading into Abu Dhabi from Dubai, the development consists of eight precincts, each with their own distinct personalities and appeal. Al Raha Beach is also one of the first designated areas where non-UAE nationals can invest in leasehold property in Abu Dhabi.

Al Reem Island Located approximately 600 meters away from Abu Dhabi’s coast, Al Reem Island will be

Just 500 metres off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island will be a destination experience of rich depth and diversity. Just seven minutes from Abu Dhabi City, 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and one hour from Dubai, the development is connected to the mainland via two major highway bridges.. Offering a relaxed waterfront home for residents and a vibrant hub for businesses, Saadiyat Island holds a reputation for being the only place in the world to house architecture designed by five individual Pritzker prize winners.

Mohammed Bin Zayed City District This is a planned urban community that will, upon completion, support a population of 50,000. The master plan provides for 350 mid-rise towers and numerous educational, cultural, commercial and institutional facilities.

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Capital City District Situated between the Abu Dhabi International Airport and Mohammed bin Zayed City, this district will house mixeduse projects and government institutions and offer a culturally rich urban environment, grand boulevards, shaded streets and a world-class public transit system.

Sowwah Island District Located between the Tourist Club area and Reem Island,

this district will see the island become Abu Dhabi’s central business and financial district and will feature living and working spaces, hotels, community facilities, parks and an extensive transport network.

Yas Island District When fully complete, Yas Island is expected to be one of the world’s foremost tourist attractions, featuring hotels, residences, shopping malls, golf

courses, equestrian facilities and a world class motor racing track, it’s also home to Ferrari World where you’ll find the planet’s fastest rollercoaster.

Lulu Island District This district will be a self sustaining community of character precincts and connected neighbourhoods set within a low density, yet highly functioning island setting and will cater to different lifestyles, with a choice of apartments, townhouses and villas.

Mussafah Industrial District One of primary industrial areas of Abu Dhabi, this district is home to several manufacturing plants including steel mills and other heavy industries. Plans to construct a channel that will improve access to this industrial zone are underway.

schools in the area make this a popular community for families. Adjacent to Al Raha Beach, the development will include residential and commercial units and many international hotels and has been compared to Dubai’s illustrious Sheikh Zayed Road.

Madinat Khalifa B District This district’s proximity to the airport and the Dubai highway makes it an attractive location for commuting workers. Residential apartments specially designed for middle income residents are underway. Prices vary between the more expensive rents in Khalifa City A and the cheaper rates in Mohammed Bin Zayed City. The new Khalifa City is situated between Khalifa A and Khalifa B.

Madinat Khalifa A District Away from the hustle and bustle, Khalifa City has its own sense of camaraderie. An abundance of

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Balghelma Island

Bisrat Fahad Island

Saadiyat Island Jazirat Island

Rehman Island



Fahid Island

Samaliyah Island

Balrmmd Island Umm Al Nar Island Umm Yifenah Island

Suwa Island Al Mina


Reem Island


Lulu Island


Bain Al Jessrain

Al Marzakiyah Madinat Zayed

Zayed Sports City

Al Matar

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Suwwah Island district Suwwah Island Madinat Khalifa B

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Bloom Gardens

A bright, welcoming community awaits in this Abu Dhabi development – perfect for families looking for a peaceful, high-quality home

Families seeking a leafy and friendly neighbourhood within easy reach of the capital’s main areas should look no further than Bloom Gardens, an awardwinning project with community at its heart. Situated on the Eastern Corniche Mangrove Road, in Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque District, the development is set to become one of the most prestigious residential areas in the city thanks to its combination of sustainable design, extensive landscaping and, once its second phase of development is complete, a raft of family-friendly amenities. Tree-lined walkways and grassy areas will greet visitors on arrival – an auspicious introduction to the spacious dwellings that comprise the development. Families can choose from three-, four- and five-bedroom Mediterranean-inspired designs, each with high-ceilinged rooms. The facades of the villas feature arched doorways and natural stone porches – and you’ll find both detached and semi-detached designs. Inside the properties, it’s clear why developer Bloom has received numerous industry awards for its works - with Bloom Gardens the recipient of two. Large windows bathe interiors in sunlight, highlighting the natural materials that ensure a high-quality, hard-wearing finish. Spacious living areas give way to fullyApril 2013

fitted kitchens and luxury bedrooms – and each villa type features its own design specifications, so your home will be completely unique. The villas have each been awarded an Estidama sustainability certificate for their insulation and greenminded design. Properties are available on a variety of plot sizes, and each one features its own private garden and parking spaces for two or more cars, and is connected with the internal road structure by a series of landscaped avenues. Within a short distance of every villa you’ll find plentiful shared gardens with benches, fountains and well-maintained flower beds. Childrens’ activity areas are dotted throughout the development. Furthermore, there are plans to add a mosque, retail area (with grocery stores, a coffee shop, laundry services and a day care facility), and a dedicated health clinic and pharmacy. For those who enjoy fitness and relaxation, a leisure centre and outdoor swimming pools will complete the on-site facilities. Part of the Bloom Gardens project, Brighton College is located within the community. Providing world-class education for children aged 3 to 18, the campus excels in sport, academia, and visual and performing arts.

‘Each villa has its own design specifications, so your home will be completely unique’

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Ask the agent

Natalya Sapronova, Senior Sales Consultant

Bloom Gardens is a unique residential development in a great location, offering freehold ownership for UAE nationals and leasing opportunities to other nationalities. Over the last couple of months we have witnessed an increase in the number of clients interested to lease at Bloom Gardens, owing in part to it having an international school within its community. You’ll find a number of different style properties in this all-villa development, with rental prices ranging from AED190,000 to AED400,000, and purchase prices ranging from AED3 million to AED8.6 million. April 2013

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Bloom Gardens lives up to its name with generous landscaping that has created welcoming, lush environs. A variety of trees and flowers bring this vibrant community to life, and wide pedestrianised areas ensure that traffic noise is negligible. There’s a sense of open space here: each property features a sizeable plot. Although Bloom Gardens is secluded, it is still connected with the city’s key sites: the development is situated on the main Abu Dhabi Island close to the newlyconstructed Al Salam Street. This road follows the east coast, skirting the major traffic bottlenecks in the centre of the island, while providing access to the whole island and linking to the mainland via Sheikh Zayed Bridge and then joining other major highways to the airport, Dubai and the rest of the emirates. The first phase of Bloom Gardens comprises of 120 villas. Bloom, a National Holding company, is an Abu Dhabi-based master developer. It has been operational since 1999, and has an established portfolio of completed projects. Bloom is committed to building welcoming communities in education, hospitality, leisure and retail through collaborations with best-in-class partners – and Bloom Gardens is no exception. April 2013

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Bright sparks Love a good gadget? Future-proof your home with these new domestic appliances – all available in the UAE

LG 12kg Steam 6 Motion DD washing machine Washing days will be much simpler with the LG 12kg capacity front load washer, the largest capacity washing drum ever introduced in the domestic standard-sized model. The F1495BDS7 model comes with improved energy and water efficiency that more than offsets the demands of its heavier loads – perfect for sustainably-minded households. Packed with topgrade features, the washing machine’s 6 Motion Direct Drive technology tailors its washing

‘A simple way to optimise washing results and save cash and energy’ depending on particular fabric types, while the LG True Stream technology provides an enhanced deep-clean performance and family care. Better yet, the machine can detect the size of the load, and adapt the amount of water used: a simple way to optimise results and save cash and energy. The model is under warranty for ten years, so you’ll enjoy peace of mind, too.

Hitachi Refrigerator Ultra Big2 Series From Eros, This vast 720-litre French-style refrigerator really lives up to its name: there’s enough room inside to suit a very hungry family, with spacious compartments and easy-reach shelves. Dual fan cooling technology and fail-safe insulation ensure that the fridge is as energy efficient as possible. An ice and water dispenser makes grabbing a drink easy, and you’ll find a surprisingly roomy freezer compartment at the top. Available in both gold and black colour schemes.

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Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer With this ingenious gadget, hand washing will never be the same again. This household tap may look simple from the outside, but it harnesses Airblade technology to provide the ultimate in hygienic convenience. When the infrared sensors detect hands, they release water from the tap stem. And when drying is requested, two high velocity sheets of filtered air are generated, drying hands in 12 seconds flat.

Libratone Zipp speaker Providing wireless audio to go, Libratone Zipp is a portable sound system designed to give you high-end sound, freedom of choice and freedom of movement wherever you are. Patented ‘FullRoom’ technology works like an

acoustic instrument, dispersing sound in different directions and reflecting it off the walls for a 360° experience. You can stream audio wirelessly and effortlessly from iOS devices and your Mac/PC, and the speaker can be used wherever and whenever: great for the garden, or an impromptu pool party.

Hitachi Air Purifier Severin Breakfast Range From Juma Al Majid, EMax, Plug-Ins Perfecting the timing of eggs, coffee and toast can be tricky, but it needn’t be with the Severin Breakfast Range, which is designed to make mornings a breeze. Comprising of a stainless steel coffee maker, kettle, toaster and egg boiler, the series not only looks great but works reliably too. Kids will love the handy egg boiler, which cooks soft, medium or hard boiled eggs to perfection. Now there’s no excuse not to fill up on the most important meal of the day.

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From Eros, If you worry about the quality of air in your home, it’s time to invest in the Hitachi EP-A7000 Air Purifier. Cutting down on airborne allergens, germs and dust, this discreet piece of kit can be installed in any room. Six functions focus on key problem areas, including: deodorisation, pollen count, humidity and skin moisture. The four-hour timer and allergen-free HEPA filter make it perfect for little ones’ bedrooms – and there’s even an eco-friendly mode which delivers optimum results with minimum environmental impact.







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Marvellous monochrome

Forget colour: let texture do the talking with these black and white beauties...


1. Main image Allen sofa by Minotti, AED69,450, Aati 1 Candle, AED395, ValleyDez 2 Mexia vase, AED145, Zara Home 3 Anya doorknob, AED55 (set of 2), Zara Home 4 Manolo globe, AED275, Zara Home 5 Cushions, from AED39, Home Centre 6 Umbra rug by Paul Smith, AED5,149 per sq.m, The Rug Company 7 Elton table lamp, AED3,697 Andrew Martin 8 Boxer Club chair, AED2,350 Marina Home

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Abu Dhabi City District Abu Dhabi City district lies at the heart of the capital’s earliest communities and offers a strikingly contrasting landscape, from sandy beaches and skyscrapers to rolling desert dunes. Joined to the mainland by the Maqta and Mussafah bridges, some of the key suburbs in the district include Khalifa, Electra, Hamdan, Mussafah (residential and industrial) and the beautiful waterfront Corniche.




Golf Gardens

AED 5,480,000

Narjis Villas

5 BR 5,091 sq. ft.

Excellent value Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI315053)

SSJ Apartments

AED 200,000

Al Muroor

4 BR 3,000 sq. ft.

A great family option Oladiji Dada (Ref # AP316665)


Rawdhat Building

AED 65,000


1 BR 701 sq. ft.

Ready to move in Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP312819)




Al Seef Compound

AED 85,000

Al Matar

1 BR 829 sq. ft.

Privileged location Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP289351)

Seashore Villas

AED 150,000

Abu Dhabi Gate City

2 BR 2,627 sq. ft.

Easy living Marie DeGuiche (Ref # VI309096)


Abu Dhabi Building

AED 95,000

Khalifa Street

3 BR 1,160 sq. ft.

Excellent value Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # APM314004)




Seashore Villas Abu Dhabi Gate City Dynamic development Marie DeGuiche (Ref # TH316286)

AED 160,000 3 BR 1,856 sq. ft.

Al Mughery Villa Al Mushrif Ready to move in Jamal Azzam (Ref # VI317373)

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

AED 380,000

Orchid Villa

AED 395,000

7 BR 9,200 sq. ft.

Golf Gardens

6 BR 6,400 sq. ft.

Price reduced Thomas Peter Willams (Ref # VI317093)

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Saadiyat Island Just 500 metres off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island is fast becoming Abu Dhabi’s hub of cultural, social and lifestyle offerings. With the upcoming Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Louvre Abu Dhabi museums, along with world-class leisure and hospitality destinations, Saadiyat Island represents Abu Dhabi’s definitive destination of lifestyle living.

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Saadiyat Beach

AED 11,399,000

Saadiyat Island

5 BR 8,073 sq. ft.

Super deluxe finishings Natalya Sapronova (Ref # VI314769)

Saadiyat Beach

4 BR 4,411 sq. ft.

A stunning family home Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # TH308552)

Saadiyat Beach

Saadiyat Island Excellent finish Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI316027)

4 BR 4,411 sq. ft.

A stunning family home Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # TH301827)

3 BR 4,933 sq. ft.

Saadiyat Beach Saadiyat Island Excellent finish Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # TH316895)

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

4 BR 4,919 sq. ft.

High yielding returns Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # TH315622)

Saadiyat Beach

AED 4,800,000

Saadiyat Island Designed and finished to the highest standards Natalya Sapronova (Ref # TH297196)

For rEnt

AED 300,000

AED 5,272,976

Saadiyat Island

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AED 5,950,000

Saadiyat Island

For rEnt

Saadiyat Beach

Saadiyat Beach

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AED 4,994,550

Saadiyat Island

4 BR 4,101 sq. ft.

A desirable address Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # TH316155)

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Saadiyat Beach

AED 4,517,717

Saadiyat Island

3 BR 3,950 sq. ft.

For rEnt

AED 275,000 3 BR 3,950 sq. ft.

Saadiyat Beach Saadiyat Island Excellent finish Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # TH316893)

AED 290,000 4 BR 4,036 sq. ft.

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30 Al Raha Beach District

Al Raha Beach District Located off the main island and within easy access to major attractions and road networks. Al Raha Beach is Abu Dhabi’s newest waterfront development, comprising of 11 precincts or sub-communities. The development also offers yacht marinas, infinity swimming pools, tennis courts, cafes and entertainment areas and is ideally suited to young families, couples and those simply seeking relaxed waterfront living.

For Sale

Al Zeina

AED 4,500,000

Al Zeina - Townhouses

3 BR 4,035 sq. ft.

A desirable address Imran Ellam (Ref # TH282500)

Al Zeina Al Zeina - Residential Towers Stunning sea views Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP317424)

AED 1,850,940 2 BR 1,407 sq. ft.

Al Zeina Al Zeina - Residential Towers A desirable address Marie DeGuiche (Ref # AP316852)

AED 3,700,000 4 BR 2,903 sq. ft.

Al Bandar Al Naseem B An investors dream! Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP302062)

AED 1,500,000 1 BR 989 sq. ft.

Khor Al Raha Al Muneera Scenic water view Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP302949)

Khor Al Raha Al Muneera Attractive investment opportunity Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI304102)

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AED 4,533,600 4 BR 5,154 sq. ft.

Khor Al Raha Al Muneera Scenic water view Natalya Sapronova (Ref # VI302349)

AED 2,850,000 4 BR 2,364 sq. ft.

AED 5,099,000 4 BR 5,983 sq. ft.

Al Bandar Al Naseem A Sophisticated waterfront community Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP298067)

Khor Al Raha Al Muneera Beachfront living at an attractive price Imran Ellam (Ref # VI297192)

AED 4,800,000 3 BR 2,820 sq. ft.

AED 5,050,000 4 BR 5,155 sq. ft.

Al Raha Beach District 31

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Al Zeina - Townhouses Al Raha Beach Beachfront living at an attractive price Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # TH258380)

AED 250,000 4 BR 5,950 sq. ft.

Al Zeina - Residential Towers Al Raha Beach Stunning sea views Thomas Peter Willams (Ref # AP317687)

For Rent

Al Muneera

AED 110,000

Al Raha Beach

1 BR ft.1,059 sq. ft.

Enchanting sea views Nada Jaouhar (Ref # AP317007)

Al Zeina - Residential Towers Al Raha Beach A resort style community Alfiya Musina (Ref # AP300979)

Al Naseem B Al Raha Beach A prestigious address Jorim Omollo Amadi (Ref # AP305685)

Al Barza Al Raha Beach Breathtaking sea views Oladiji Dada (Ref # AP316958)

AED 155,000 2 BR 1,830 sq.

AED 120,000

Al Muneera

AED 225,000

1 BR 970 sq. ft.

Al Raha Beach

4 BR 2,600 sq. ft.

Everything you ever wanted Cheffie Melhem (Ref # AP302356)

AED 130,000 2 BR 1,386 sq. ft.

AED 220,000 2 BR 2,529 sq. ft.

Al Barza Al Raha Beach Relaxed ambience Imran Ellam (Ref # AP286863)

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AED 80,000 Studio 587 sq. ft.

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32 Al Reem Island District

Al Reem Island District Located within close proximity to Main Island Abu Dhabi and the upcoming financial district, Al Reem Island offers mixed-use developments comprising of modern design residential apartments with ocean views, commercial offices, malls, restaurants, hotels, schools, universities and entertainment areas – including Marina Square and Sun and Sky Towers, located in the Shams area of the island.

For Sale

April 2013

Marina Square

Al Reem Island

Al Reem Island

Marina Heights II

Sun Tower

Sky Tower

Amazing value Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP317504)

Affordable luxury Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP316241)

5 Star hotel living with everything you need Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP315442)

AED 1,048,800

AED 1,344,278

AED 8,430,750

1 BR 872 sq. ft.

1 BR 958 sq. ft.

4 BR 6,025 sq. ft.

Marina Square

Marina Square

Marina Square

Tala Tower

Marina Heights II

Ocean Terrace Residence

Amazing value Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP306638)

Amazing value Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP298931)

Direct marina views Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP293030)

AED 950,000

AED 1,095,000

AED 969,653

1 BR 936 sq. ft.

2 BR 1,119 sq. ft.

1 BR 914 sq. ft.

Marina Square

Marina Square

Marina Square

Marina Heights II

Marina Heights II

Marina Blue

Everything on your doorstep Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP286344)

Extensive array of amenities Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP286338)

Amazing value Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP263229)

AED 950,000

AED 1,300,000

AED 1,441,544

1 BR 872 sq. ft.

2 BR 1,173 sq. ft.

2 BR 1,163 sq. ft.

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Marina Heights II Al Reem Island Easy living Cheffie Melhem (Ref # AP317329)

AED 65,000 Studio 517 sq. ft.

Ocean Terrace Residence

AED 95,000

Al Reem Island

1 BR 893 sq. ft.

A desirable address Alfiya Musina (Ref # AP296565)

For Rent

Sky Tower Al Reem Island A stunning family home Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP304207)

AED 175,000 2 BR 1,338 sq. ft.

Marina Bay

AED 115,000

Marina Blue

AED 75,000

Al Reem Island

2 BR 1,065 sq. ft.

Al Reem Island

1 BR 807 sq. ft.

Brand new luxury apartments Alfiya Musina (Ref # AP316942)

A desirable address Alfiya Musina (Ref # AP315783)

Marina Blue Al Reem Island A place to call home Alfiya Musina (Ref # AP316184)

AED 110,000 2 BR 1,139 sq. ft.

Marina Bay Al Reem Island Affordable luxury Thomas Peter Willams (Ref # AP316842)

AED 80,000 1 BR 830 sq. ft.

Marina Bay

AED 125,000

Al Reem Island

3 BR 1,645 sq. ft.

A prestigious address Alfiya Musina (Ref # AP315375)

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36 Al Reef District

Al Reef District Divided into four distinctly styled villa communities, namely, Desert, Arabic, Contemporary and Mediterranean, each of these communities has an individual community centre and pool and is designed with a unique theme to provide a distinctive architectural character. At their heart is The Town Square, a vibrant mix of speciality retail outlets, hypermarket, and other fantastic facilities.

For Sale

Building 08 Al Reef Downtown Ideal family living Jorim Omollo Amadi (Ref # AP306524)

AED 880,000 2 BR 1,517 sq. ft.

Arabic Community Al Reef Ideal family living Imran Ellam (Ref # VI304940)

AED 1,250,000 2 BR 1,832 sq. ft.

Mediterranean Community Al Reef Home sweet home Imran Ellam (Ref # VI298499)

AED 2,136,240 5 BR 3,749 sq. ft.

ExCluSivE to BEttER HoMES

Contemporary Community Al Reef A place to call home Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # VI243949)

Al Reef Downtown Building

AED 1,200,000 2 BR 1,832 sq. ft.

AED 35,000,000

Al Reef Downtown Competitive price, call now Marie DeGuiche (Ref # RB316680)

April 2013

Desert Community Al Reef

52,717 sq. ft.

A great family option Imran Ellam (Ref # VI294081)

AED 2,400,000 5 BR 3,749 sq. ft.

Al Reef District 37

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Building 45 Al Reef A prestigious address Thomas Peter Willams (Ref # AP317516)

For Rent

Building 29 Al Reef A desirable address Alfiya Musina (Ref # AP316951)

Arabic Community Al Reef A place to call home Cheffie Melhem (Ref # TH73686)

Arabic Community Al Reef A place to call home Imran Ellam (Ref # VI288203)

AED 75,000 2 BR 1,237 sq. ft.

Contemporary Community Al Reef Amazing value Wissam Al Hamoud (Ref # THM317493)

AED 75,000 2 BR 1,292 sq. ft.

AED 95,000 2 BR 1,832 sq. ft.

Building 15

AED 100,000

Al Reef

3 BR 2,120 sq. ft.

Amazing value Cheffie Melhem (Ref # AP317322)

Contemporary Community Al Reef Brand new Oladiji Dada (Ref # TH316219)

AED 95,000 2 BR 1,832 sq. ft.

AED 95,000 2 BR 1,832 sq. ft.

AED 120,000 3 BR 2,424 sq. ft.

Desert Community Al Reef Excellent value Imran Ellam (Ref # TH236674)

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AED 115,000 3 BR 2,424 sq. ft.

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38 Other Districts

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

For Rent Plot 50 Khalifa A A great family option Cheffie Melhem (Ref # VI316881)

AED 210,000 5 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

ESW Villa Khalifa A A stunning family home Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI317445)

Al Ain Compound Between the Two Bridges Privileged location Thomas Peter Willams (Ref # VI317319)

AED 350,000 6 BR 3,328 sq. ft.

AED 350,000 5 BR 7,317 sq. ft.

Al Kaabi Villas Khalifa A Ready to move in Jamal Azzam (Ref # VI316143)

Private Villa Khalifa A Ideal family living Cheffie Melhem (Ref # VI317384)

AED 180,000 5 BR 3,749 sq. ft.

AED 240,000

JK Villa

AED 200,000

6 BR 4,500 sq. ft.

Khalifa A

4 BR 5,587 sq. ft.

Ready to move in Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI299966)

Better Homes has come closer to you with a new office now open in Al Zeina, Ground Floor, Block D, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi. Jawhara Compound Mohammed Bin Zayed City A stunning family home Wissam Al Hamoud (Ref # VI309015)

April 2013

AED 240,000 5 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

Private Villa Khalifa A A stunning family home Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI294545)

AED 245,000 5 BR 4,000 sq. ft.

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40 Commercial

Commercial We have exclusive and non-exclusive commercial properties available in all areas of Abu Dhabi. These properties are offered as ‘shell and core’, or with the floor and ceiling complete. Most of the commercial properties currently available are located in sought after areas of the city and we have a specialised team available to guide you through the options. Call them on 600522212 to find out more.

For Rent

Nahyan Camp Building

Sky Tower

Sky Tower

Sky Tower

Al Reem Island

Al Reem Island

Al Reem Island

Price negotiable Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # OF299301)

Price negotiable Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # OF299270)

Price reduced Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # OF299268)

AED 489,247

AED 635,376

AED 606,000

4,892 sq. ft.

6,354 sq. ft.

6,516 sq. ft.

AED 250,000

Al Nahyan Premier location Cheffie Melhem (Ref # OF317026)

Abu Dhabi Building

1,615 sq. ft.

AED 120,000

Excellent value Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # OFM314009)

April 2013

Nahyan Camp Building

AED 130,000

Al Nahyan

Khalifa Street 1,680 sq. ft.

Excellent value Cheffie Melhem (Ref # OF317028)

1,400 sq. ft.

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