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ThE PROPERTY MONThLY MAgAziNE

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cosy abodes in Abu dhabi

Flavours of the month

Traditional recipes for an Iftar feast

I love this place...

Why Al raha Gardens was the perfect pick for the Bradstreets


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Contents Abu Dhabi

Listings

Features

29. Abu Dhabi city

36. Al Reef

10. The best buy

23. Breaking the fast

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

Put on a lavish spread with these authentic Iftar recipes from an Emirati chef

38. Other districts

12. Loan ranger

26. Arabian Nights

32. Al Raha Beach

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

Browse the UAE’s latest mortgage rates from the leading lending banks

New exotic accessories to give your abode a modern Middle East flavour

This development is full of family-friendly entertainment

40. Commercial

18. Cover feature

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

Meet the Bradstreet family in their homely Al Raha Gardens property

31. Saadiyat Island Stunning family homes and stylish apartments galore

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

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10 Home Help

The best buy Great-value beachside living in this high-quality home

ble Av a i l a n ow

Located on a high floor of the Al Muneera development, this brand new apartment is perfect for small families or couples in search of space. Inside, you’ll find an airy living room with balcony, a large openplan kitchen (fully fitted with branded appliances) and two bedrooms – both with en-suite bathrooms. Every last detail is top-notch in quality: think wooden floors, built-in closets, and sleek bathroom fittings. The master bedroom boasts its own private balcony, complete with sea views. Al Muneera features multiple swimming pools, gyms, and a beachfront with dining outlets (take your pick from the likes of Costa Coffee, Lillies and La Brioche). The apartment is available now, and comes with its own covered parking spot. Act fast: property on Abu Dhabi’s sea front is in high demand...

The Details Where is it? Al Muneera

How many bedrooms? Two

How big is it? 1,557 sq.ft

How much does it cost? AED1,900,000

How do I find out more? Contact BH consultant Imran Ellam and quote reference number AP319377

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12 Home Help

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Finance

Loan Ranger

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

Bank

interest Rate

Min Deposit

Max Loan Term

Processing Fees

early Repayment

contact

independent Finance

3.99-4.99%, 5 year fixed

15%

25 Years

1% (Free Smart TV & Phone)

0% after fixed period

04-3819314

independent Finance

3.75% 1-year fixed

20%

20 Years

1%

0-1% Own funds and buy out

04-3819314

enBD

3.99%, 1-year Fixed

20%

20 Years

1%

1% Own funds 1% buy out

04-3819314

United arab Bank

3.99% 2-Year fixed

20%

25 Years

1%

2% Own funds 3% buy out

800474

abu Dhabi Finance

4.29% Fixed for 2 years

15%

30 Years

1%

Starting from 1%

800 ADF(233)

aDcB

From 4.99% 5 year fixed

20%

25 Years

1% (No cap)

2-5%

800 2030

aDiB

5% 5 Year fixed

15% - 20%

25 Years

1%

0% Own funds 3% buy out

8002288

HSBc

3.99% 1-year fixed

40%

25 Years

1%

0% Own funds 3% buy out

800House

cBi

4.45% 2-year fixed

20%

20 Years

1%

1% after fixed period

800House

Mashreq

From 4.49%

20% - 30%

25 Years

0.5% Limited Offer

1% Before 2 years 3% buy out

04 424 4444

nBaD

From 4.99 % Per annum

20%

30 Years

0% Limited Offer

3% Max

8002211

2% Own funds, 3% buy out

800 6667

noor islamic Bank

5.25%

15%

25 Years

1%, Capped at AED 30,000

Rak Bank

5.50%

25%

25 Years

1%

1% Own funds 5% buy out

04 312 0000

Standard chartered

4.49% 1 year fixed

25%

25 Years

1%

0% Own funds 5% buy out

02 616 5605

DiB(Tamweel)

5.25%

16%

25 Years

1%

0% Own funds 5% buy out

800 Tamweel

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14 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 (pg16) 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

Yas Island

Bisrat Fahad Island Saadiyat Island Jazirat Island

AL RAHA BEACH DISTRICT

Rehman Island

SAADIYAT ISLAND DISTRICT

Fahid Island

Samaliyah Island

Balrmmd Island Umm Al Nar Island Umm Yifenah Island Suwa Island Al Mina

SUWWAH ISLAND DISTRICT

Reem Island

AL REEM ISLAND DISTRICT Umm Al Nar

Lulu Island

LULU ISLAND DISTRICT

Bain Al Jessrain

Al Marzakiyah Madinat Zayed

Zayed Sports City

Al Matar

Officers City

ABU DHABI CITY DISTRICT

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Hydra Villas

Al Reef Villas

YAS ISLAND DISTRICT

AL REEF DISTRICT

Al Falah

Abu Dhabi International Airport Al Shamikha Masdar City Motor World

Qurayyah Island

Al Shawamekh

Bain Al Jessrain Al Maqtaa Officers City Umm Al Nar Al Muzoon Al Garm Resort Al Rehhan Al Matar Al Moroor Al Mushrif Qasr Al Shatie Al Ittihad Al Bateen Al Khalidyah Madinat Zayed Al Marzakiyah Al Mina Zayed Sports City

AL RAHA BEACH DISTRICT Al Raha Beach

MADINAT KHALIFA A DISTRICT

AL REEM ISLAND DISTRICT Al Reem Island

Khalifa City

MADINAT KHALIFA B DISTRICT

Madinat Khalifa A Capital City

CAPITAL CITY DISTRICT

Madinat Khalifa B

Al Mafraq

Mohammed Bin Zayed City

MADINAT KHALIFA A DISTRICT Madinat Khalifa A Masdar City

MADINAT KHALIFA B DISTRICT Madinat Khalifa B Motor World

AL REEF DISTRICT Al Reef Villas Abu Dhabi International Airport Hydra Villas

MOHAMMED BIN ZAYED CITY DISTRICT Mohammed Bin Zayed City

MOHAMMED BIN ZAYED CITY DISTRICT MUSSAFAH INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT

CAPITAL CITY DISTRICT Qum Yafur

Capital City

SAADIYAT ISLAND DISTRICT Saadiyat Island

SUWWAH ISLAND DISTRICT Mussafah

Suwwah Island

YAS ISLAND DISTRICT Yas Island

LULU ISLAND DISTRICT Lulu Island

MUSSAFAH INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT


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I love this place...

Al Raha Gardens Why life in this leafy neighbourhood suits the Bradstreet family down to the ground...

When Ben and Tiffany Bradstreet found out they were due to have not one but two new additions to their family, they knew it was time to move to a bigger property. “We were in a little apartment on the Corniche,” says Tiffany with a smile, “but there isn’t much breathing room in an apartment with twins and a dog!” The couple – and their daughters Isabella and Charlotte – upped sticks to Al Raha Gardens, a leafy enclave in the capital, and they’ve never looked back. “We can’t get enough of the fresh air,” says Tiffany. “After living in the city centre for so long, it’s a real treat.” July 2013

As well as a spacious multi-bedroom home, the family have a garden and private swimming pool at their disposal. “It’s so nice to have a garden – it has been difficult to get things to grow, but I’ve tried to nurture some herbs for cooking. When we moved in we took everything out and started from scratch, because we wanted to put our mark on the space. It’s sparse, but we’re working on it...” The area is family-friendly, too – much to Tiffany’s delight. “We’ve met quite a few of our neighbours – fingers crossed we’ll start growing more of a network with the nearby families as the girls grow. We do a few


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‘It’s nice to be able to nest a bit – we were never able to do that in the apartment’

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playdates around the area, so it’s nice to have that support network.” There’s a retail area roughly 200 metres away from the family’s front door, so stocking up on groceries and grabbing a bite to eat is nice and easy. “There’s a supermarket, a couple of restaurants, a Jones the Grocer, a few takeaway places and a Circle café,” says Tiffany ticking the list off on her fingers. “And the twins always attract attention wherever they go – you wouldn’t want to be a wallflower with them!” The future looks promising for the girls’ schooling too: here, there is easy road access to a number of schools – not least Gems American Academy, which is just across the road. But for now, being at home is the Bradstreets’ main priority: Ben travels a lot, so when he’s at home the family like to spend plenty of time together. When it comes to their interior design, Tiffany admits it’s a work in progress: “We haven’t had much time to spend putting our stamp on the villa. When my parents were over, we were able to put up some art and paint some walls while they looked after girls. It’s nice to be able to nest a bit – we were never able to do that in the apartment.” “We’ve bought furniture from The ONE and Crate and Barrel – which I love. And Pottery Barn Kids is great too. Ben and I clash in tastes a little, so we have to wait until we find something we like.” For now, however, the family are content in growing their nest in the capital – and Tiffany is in her element: “We feel really settled. I immediately felt at home here – I feel very blessed that we’re able to be in such a wonderful place.” July 2013


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Breaking the fast Prepare a lavish Iftar feast with these recipes from Imperium at Dubai’s Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Throughout the Holy Month, the Imperium team is led by closely by Chef Musabeh Al Kaabi, an Emirati chef with years of experience in preparing both traditional and modern Arabic delicacies. The secret to a healthy and nourishing spread is balance: from light yet calorie-rich foods to break the fast, to richer dishes that are perfect for sharing. “It is an honor to be part of such a cultural event in the Middle East,” says Chef Al Kaabi. “I savour every moment of the experience. With such a multinational mix of colleagues at the restaurant, it is a great learning experience for everyone. Many of our guests are experiencing Ramadan for the first time, so it is very important for us to portray the true spirit of the occasion, and provide the best in Arabian hospitality.” jumeirah.com

LamB makanek

Date Crème BruLee

Serves 2

Serves 4

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30ml sunflower oil 4ml fresh lemon juice 70g fresh lemons 40g fresh parsley, finely chopped • 200g fresh lamb, minced

1. Roll the minced lamb into sausage shapes, and fry on a medium heat. Transfer them to a heat-proof bowl. 2. Heat a pan and add the lemon juice. Reduce it to half the quantity, and pour over the lamb. 3. Garnish with fresh lemon and parsley.

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100g granulated white sugar 250ml whipping cream (1% fat) 125ml chilled pasteurized egg yolk 250ml full cream fresh milk 50g Bateel date paste 80g dark brown soft cane sugar 1 vanilla bean

1. Boil the cream with the vanilla bean and date paste.

2. Whisk the egg with sugar. 3. Once the milk is boiled, pour it over the egg and sugar mix, and strain. Put the liquid into an overproof dish, and bake in a bain marie at 150°C for 30-35 minutes. 4. Refrigerate for 3 hours and cover the top with the brown sugar 5. Caramelise with a blowtorch, and decorate with fresh dates

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‘It is an honor to be part of such a cultural event in the Middle East. I savour every moment of the experience’ – Chef Al Kaabi mouhmara Serves 8 • • • • • • • • • • • • •

5,180g red capsicum 30g fresh red chili 20g walnut halves 60g fresh lemons 12g pine seeds 20ml pomegranate syrup 3g cumin powder 2g salt 2g granulated white sugar 100ml extra virgin olive oil 300g tomatoes 300g red onion 30g peeled garlic

1. Roast the capsicum and chili over coals or a gas burner, turning frequently until blackened and blistered all over. 2. Place in a covered bowl to steam for 10 minutes (to loosens the skin), then rub off the skins, membranes, and seeds.

3. Remove any excess water form the capsicum with kitchen towel. 4. Roast the tomato, garlic and onion in a pre-heated oven at 180°C. 5. In a food processor, grind the walnuts, crackers, lemon juice, molasses, cumin, salt and sugar until smooth. 6. Add all of the cooked vegetables, and process until creamy. 7. With the machine still on, add the oil in a thin stream. Add extra chili to taste. If the paste is too thick, add 1-2 tablespoons of water.) 8. Refrigerate overnight to allow the flavours to mellow. When ready to serve, sprinkle with pine nuts and cumin and drizzle with oil. For best results, make the recipe at least one day in advance.

muhaLLaBia Serves 4 • • • • •

500g long life full-cream milk 80g white granulated sugar 35g corn flour 15ml rose water Pistachio nuts, to serve

1. Bring the milk and sugar to boiling point in a saucepan.

2. Mix the corn flour with a bit of water and add to the milk; cook until the corn flour is dissolved. Remove from heat. 3. Add the rose water and whisk well. 4. Pour into a heat-proof glass bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. 5. Before serving, decorate with pistachio nuts.

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Arabian nights

Beautify your bedroom with these modern Middle Eastern highlights...

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Main image Grandview furniture collection, various prices, Home Centre 1 Crescent with Arabic Calligraphy, from AED180, O’de Rose 2 Cushions, from AED150, Crate and Barrel 3 Hurricane lamp, AED39, Home Centre 4 Nada Debs sideboard, price on request, Aati 5 Lanterns, from AED150, Crate and Barrel 6 Mint teapot, AED295, kaleidoscopebymimi. com 7 Nada Debs chair, price on request, Aati 8 Nada Debs coasters, price on request, Aati

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Abu Dhabi City District 29

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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.

For Rent

Sea View Tower

AED 96,000

Al Reem Island

2 BR 763 sq. ft.

Amazing value Wissam Al Hamoud (Ref # AP318246)

MM Villa Al Zaab A stunning family home Cheffie Melhem (Ref # VI318800)

AED 280,000 4 BR 4,500 sq. ft.

Al Bateen Park Al Bateen Privileged location Marie DeGuiche (Ref # VI318594)

AED 450,000 6 BR 6,424 sq. ft.

ExcluSiVE To BETTER HoMES

Mina Villas Al Mina A stunning family home Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI319025)

Sea View Tower Al Reem Island Amazing value Wissam Al Hamoud (Ref # AP316204)

AED 310,000 5 BR 7,500 sq. ft.

AED 80,000 1 BR 763 sq. ft.

MM Villa Al Zaab A stunning family home Cheffie Melhem (Ref # VI318781)

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

AED 280,000 4 BR 4,500 sq. ft.

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Saadiyat Island 31

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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.

For SAlE

Saadiyat Beach

For SAlE

AED 8,502,500

Saadiyat Island

5 BR 5,953 sq. ft.

A prestigious address Cheffie Melhem (Ref # VI318906)

Saadiyat Beach

5 BR 8,073 sq. ft.

Super deluxe finishings Natalya Sapronova (Ref # VI314769)

Excellent finish Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # VI318396)

Saadiyat Beach

Saadiyat Island In a class by itself Nada Jaouhar (Ref # VI318108)

Saadiyat Beach

5 BR 4,899 sq. ft.

AED 5,539,875

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

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

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

4 BR 4,101 sq. ft.

Experience heights of luxury Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # TH316158)

3 BR 3,950 sq. ft.

Saadiyat Beach

AED 400,000

Saadiyat Island

5 BR 5,953 sq. ft.

A prestigious address Cheffie Melhem (Ref # VI318906)

For rENT

AED 450,000

AED 6,000,000

Saadiyat Island

For rENT

Saadiyat Island

For rENT

Saadiyat Beach

4 BR 4,908 sq. ft.

For SAlE

AED 12,500,000

Saadiyat Island

AED 8,502,500

Saadiyat Island

For SAlE

Saadiyat Beach

For SAlE

For rENT

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

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

AED 300,000 3 BR 4,532 sq. ft.

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32 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 Naseem B

AED 6,500,000

Al Raha Beach

3 BR 3,174 sq. ft.

Prestigious urban development Cheffie Melhem (Ref # AP319144)

Al Zeina Al Raha Beach Stunning sea views Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP317424)

AED 1,900,940 2 BR 1,407 sq. ft.

Al Zeina

AED 2,500,000

Al Raha Beach

AED 2,000,000

Al Naseem C

AED 5,000,000

Studio 620 sq. ft.

Al Raha Beach

3 BR 2,441 sq. ft.

Al Raha Beach Guaranteed rental income Marie DeGuiche (Ref # AP319608)

ExCluSivE to BEttER HoMES

Al Muneera Al Raha Beach Beachfront living at an attractive price Alfiya Musina (Ref # AP303063)

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AED 2,500,000 3 BR 1,939 sq. ft.

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

AED 3,450,000

Al Raha Beach

Competitive price, call now Jorim Omollo Amadi (Ref # AP318605)

Al Barza

Al Muneera

2 BR 2,479 sq. ft.

4 BR 4,753 sq. ft.

Enchanting sea views Imran Ellam (Ref # TH316343)

Ready to move in Imran Ellam (Ref # AP304267)

ExCluSivE to BEttER HoMES

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

Al Muneera Al Raha Beach Scenic water view Natalya Sapronova (Ref # TH302349)

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


Al Raha Beach District 33

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Al Naseem B

AED 170,000

Al Raha Beach

2 BR 1,384 sq. ft.

A host of facilities Wissam Al Hamoud (Ref # AP319337)

For Rent

Al Naseem B

AED 350,000

Al Raha Beach

3 BR 3,174 sq. ft.

Al Raha Beach

Al Naseem B

AED 155,000

Al Naseem A

AED 280,000

Al Raha Beach

2 BR 1,162 sq. ft.

Al Raha Beach

3 BR 2,529 sq. ft.

The kind of home you’ve only dreamt about Cheffie Melhem (Ref # AP319144)

A prestigious address Imran Ellam (Ref # AP292952)

Al Muneera Enchanting sea views Thomas Peter Willams (Ref # AP318190)

Live by the beach Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP96496)

AED 100,000 1 BR 859 sq. ft.

Al Muneera Al Raha Beach Amazing value Alfiya Musina (Ref # AP319244)

Al Muneera Al Raha Beach Brand new Imran Ellam (Ref # AP305766)

Al Muneera Al Raha Beach A desirable address Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # TH319613)

AED 185,000 4 BR 2,171 sq. ft.

AED 95,000 1 BR 890 sq. ft.

AED 330,000t 4 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

Ask the agent

Alfiya Musina, Senior Residential Consultant

Al Raha Beach is made up of three precincts: Al Bandar, Al Muneera and Al Zeina. All three communities offer sea facing apartments and townhouses. This idyllic location boasts lots of facilities, such as private beaches, gyms, swimming pools, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and convenience stores. It is also home to the new Better Homes offices, in the Al Zeina precinct. We have huge interest from tenants and buyers in properties of all shapes and sizes. In 2012, 40% of our total sales and leasing transactions were concluded on Al Raha Beach property. However, we have limited supply, and most property is occupied by tenants – this really is one of the city’s most sought-after locations. Property prices change frequently. Please visit bhomes.com for the most up-to-date pricing

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34 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 ExcluSIvE To BETTER HoMES

Marina Heights II

Marina Blue

Sky Tower

Al Reem Island

Al Reem Island

Al Reem Island

Attractive investment opportunity Cheffie Melhem (Ref # AP319206)

Amazing value Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP263229)

Stunning view of the sea Imran Ellam (Ref # AP239659)

AED 1,160,000

AED 1,441,544

AED 3,000,000

1 BR 904 sq. ft.

2 BR 1,163 sq. ft.

3 BR 1,971 sq. ft.

Sky Tower

Tala Tower

Al Reem Island

Al Reem Island

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

Amazing value Imran Ellam (Ref # AP306445)

AED 8,130,000

AED 1,100,000

4 BR 6,025 sq. ft.

1 BR 936 sq. ft.

Tala Tower

AED 1,170,000

Al Reem Island

1 BR 936 sq. ft.

Sophisticated waterfront community Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP319335)

ExcluSIvE To BETTER HoMES

Marina Blue Al Reem Island Assured rental income Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP319317)

July 2013

AED 1,480,500 2 BR 1,410 sq. ft.

Tala Tower Al Reem Island Excellent value Marie DeGuiche (Ref # AP319191)

AED 1,300,000 1 BR 936 sq. ft.

Marina Heights II Al Reem Island One of the Best Deals in the Market Cheffie Melhem (Ref # AP319127)

AED 700,000 Studio 517 sq. ft.


Al Reem Island District 35

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Marina Heights I

AED 117,000

Al Reem Island

2 BR 1,335 sq.ft

Ideal family living Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP303645)

For Rent

Marina Bay

AED 120,000

Al Reem Island

1 BR 914 sq. ft.

Understated luxury Thomas Peter Willams (Ref # AP319271)

RAK Tower Al Reem Island Brand new luxury apartments Nada Jaouhar (Ref # AP296277)

AED 115,000 1 BR 915 sq. ft.

Marina Bay Al Reem Island Understated luxury Thomas Peter Willams (Ref # AP319275)

Tala Tower

AED 95,000

AED 90,000

Al Reem Island

1 BR 783 sq. ft.

1 BR 926 sq. ft.

Brand new luxury apartments Imran Ellam (Ref # AP319295)

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

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

Tala Tower Al Reem Island Modern living at its best Thomas Peter Willams (Ref # AP319331)

AED 85,000 1 BR 926 sq. ft.

Tala Tower Al Reem Island Brand new luxury apartments Imran Ellam (Ref # AP286936)

AED 85,000 1 BR 936 sq. ft.

Ask the agent

Thomas Williams, Senior Residential Consultant

Whether you’re looking for Olympic-sized swimming pools, shopping outlets or sweeping views of Abu Dhabi’s prime locations, Al Reem Island has it all. As one the city’s newest and most exciting developments, it is conveniently located next to the financial district of Sowwah Island, providing just a small commute across the bridge to the city. The island offers new apartments with plenty of facilities such as restaurants and high-end retail outlets – and there is a Waitrose situated in the Boutique Mall. And with the opening of Gate Tower this year and the new development around Marina Bay to accompany Marina Square and the Sun and Sky tower, Al Reem Island still has lots more to offer. Property prices change frequently. Please visit bhomes.com for the most up-to-date pricing

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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

Contemporary Community Al Reef

Ideal family living Cheffie Melhem (Ref # TH306584)

Mediterranean Community Al Reef

Home sweet home Imran Ellam (Ref # TH298499)

AED 2,500,000 5 BR 3,749 sq. ft.

AED 2,500,000 5 BR 3,749 sq. ft.

Arabic Community

AED 1,600,000

Al Reef

3 BR 2,424 sq. ft.

A great family option Natalya Sapronova (Ref # TH302542)

Desert Community

AED 2,275,000

Al Reef

5 BR 3,749 sq. ft.

Ideal family living Jorim Omollo Amadi (Ref # TH292850)

Mediterranean Community Al Reef

Bright and inviting residence Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # TH301675)

Arabic Community Al Reef

A place to call home Natalya Sapronova (Ref # TH257957)

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

AED 1,300,000 2 BR 1,832 sq. ft.

ExCluSivE to BEttER HoMES

Arabic Community Al Reef

Attractive investment opportunity Imran Ellam (Ref # TH274791)

July 2013

AED 1,300,000 2 BR 1,832 sq. ft.

Arabic Community Al Reef

Assured rental income Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # TH284333)

AED 1,300,000 2 BR 1,832 sq. ft.

Building 08 Al Reef

Excellent finish Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP315790)

AED 728,080 1 BR 958 sq. ft.


Al Reef District 37

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Building 18 Al Reef Brand new Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP319363)

For Rent

AED 100,000 3 BR 1,746 sq. ft.

Arabic Community

Al Reef Relaxed ambience Cheffie Melhem (Ref # AP319247)

Desert Community Al Reef Relaxed ambience Wissam Al Hamoud (Ref # THM318790)

Building 12 Al Reef Excellent value Wissam Al Hamoud (Ref # APM318422)

3 BR 2,424 sq. ft.

Ideal family living Jorim Omollo Amadi (Ref # TH265545)

ExCluSivE to BEttER HoMES

Building 15

AED 115,000

Al Reef

ExCluSivE to BEttER HoMES

AED 105,000 3 BR 1,500 sq. ft.

Mediterranean Community Al Reef Ideal family living Thomas Peter Willams (Ref # TH299118)

AED 175,000 5 BR 2,845 sq. ft.

Building 15 Al Reef Excellent value Cheffie Melhem (Ref # AP319249)

AED 105,000 3 BR 1,500 sq. ft.

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

AED 70,000 2 BR 1,292 sq. ft.

Mediterranean Community Al Reef Relaxed ambience Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # TH279138)

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

AED 135,000 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

MOS Villa Khalifa A Ready to move in Jorim Omollo Amadi (Ref # VI318476)

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

AED 180,000 4 BR 4,000 sq. ft.

HA Villas Mohammed Bin Zayed City Ideal family living Cheffie Melhem (Ref # VI318309)

AED 230,000 5 BR 6,500 sq. ft.

AED 295,000

Orchid Villa

AED 370,000

5 BR 7,317 sq. ft.

Golf Gardens

6 BR 6,400 sq. ft.

Price reduced Thomas Peter Willams (Ref # VI317093)

Khalifa A

AED 300,000

Khalifa A

6 BR 6,200 sq. ft.

A stunning family home Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI318970)

Al Kaabi Villas

AED 300,000

Khalifa A

5 BR 3,749 sq. ft.

Ready to move in Jamal Azzam (Ref # VI316143)

ExCluSiVE tO BEttER HOMES

Al Suwaidi Compound Between the Two Bridges Looking for lifestyle? Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI295317)

July 2013

AED 250,000 6 BR 4,304 sq. ft.

Gardenia Villa Golf Gardens The kind of home you’ve only dreamt about Imran Ellam (Ref # VI277447)

AED 300,000 4 BR 3,983 sq. ft.

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

AED 180,000 3 BR 3,112 sq. ft.


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 SAlE

Sky Tower

ExcluSivE To BETTEr HomES For SAlE

Al Reem Island

For rENT

Sky Tower

For SAlE

marina Bay

Al Reem Island

Al Reem Island

Competitive price Imran Ellam (Ref # OF297063)

Attractive investment opportunity Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # OF291337)

Stunning view of the sea Alfiya Musina (Ref # RE319705)

AED 3,314,700

AED 2,986,100

AED 2,780,000

2,286 sq. ft.

2,297 sq. ft.

1,112 sq. ft.

Sky Tower Al Reem Island Price reduced Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # OF299268)

AED 606,000 6,516 sq. ft.

ExcluSivE To BETTEr HomES For rENT

Sky Tower Al Reem Island Home to some of the finest corporate offices Cheffie Melhem (Ref # OF283500)

AED 320,000 1,600 sq. ft.

Nahyan camp Building Al Nahyan

Premier location Cheffie Melhem (Ref # OF317026)

July 2013

AED 250,000 1,615 sq. ft.


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