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THE PROPERTY MONTHLY MagaziNE

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Christmas Cracker

The experts’ guide to cooking up the perfect festive feast at home

Cover Story

Landlordfriendly solutions to transform drab walls

The Forecast

Our trends guru on what styles we’ll be going ga-ga for in 2011

area guide

On Palm Jumeirah with the Moosa family


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Contents

Features 6 Property of the Month We place the spotlight on our best value home on the market this month.

7 Loan Ranger The city’s leading banks bring you all the latest mortgage rates.

8 Price is Right Get to grips with all the latest property prices in the city’s key developments.

11 Cover Feature

57 Listings

We head to the prestigious Palm Jumeirah and spend the day at the Moosa family’s villa. Plus, discover what the rest of the fronds have to offer in our guide for would-be residents.

45 Better Interiors News and views to help inspire your décor.

23 Property Management

32 Emirates Living

46 Trends on the Road Ahead

The hassle-free way for landlords to maximise ownership of their properties.

Bag a fabulous family home in lush Meadows 5, with a brilliant four-bed villa.

We call in a top trend forecaster to reveal what the New Year has in store for our interiors.

24 Short-term rentals

34 Palm Jumeirah

50 Better Kitchens

Find quick-fix home solutions in some of Dubai’s most sought-after districts.

Dreaming of life on a frond? Turn to page 34 for a peek at three amazing villas by the beach.

Want to achieve kitchen cool? We round up the classiest designs in town.

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36 Abu Dhabi

52 Practical Solutions

Don’t miss your chance to buy a three-bed villa in the Arabian Ranches for under AED3 mil..

After an apartment on Al Raha Beach? We’ve got a whole host available to rent on page 36.

If your bored of looking at plain, white walls don’t miss our quick fix solutions.

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38 Other properties

54 Plugged In

Check out our exclusive apartment rentals and set up home in the famous Burj Khalifa.

Still not found what you’re looking for? Don’t worry, we’ve rounded-up the best of the rest...

We highlight the newest household appliances.

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40 Commercial

Christmas is coming! Discover the secrets to cooking the perfect dinner, along with fab finds for foodies to use at home.

Fancy a luxurious apartment, complete with waterfront view? Turn to page 30 now.

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Home Help

Property of the Month Meadows family villa offers unbeatable value

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f you’re in the market for a fabulous family home and like to bag a bargain too, this property is a must-see. Immaculately maintained, it houses four bedrooms (plus maid’s) and boasts a beautiful private pool in its garden – it’s equipped with in-pool lighting and a chiller, which means it can be used by the family all year round. Back inside, the living space downstairs includes a separate family room at the front of the house and a great-sized living area and dining room at the back, both of which open out to the pool. The home’s closed kitchen has also been tastefully upgraded with contemporary cabinetry and complementary tiling.

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The Details

Brilliant price

Where is it? The Meadows How many rooms does it have? 4 + maid’s How big is it? 3,624 sq.ft How much does it cost? AED 2,950,000 (open to offers) How do I find out more? Contact Deborah Staines on +971 600 52 2212 quoting ref. number VI290789


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The price is right

Compare and contrast the latest dirham cost of villas and apartments in the UAE with our at-a-glance guide 1gB = 5.78 aeD 1 UsD = 3.67 aeD 1 eUrO = 4.90 aeD PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - November 2010 Conversion rates correct at time of press

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

Villas sales COMMUNITY

DUbAIlAND DIsTrICT

EMIrATEs lIvINg DIsTrICT

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Max Price

avg Price

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Max Price/ sq.ft

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Arabian ranches

1,545,000.00

7,931,914.63

4,323,682.93

817.89

1211.53

1,011.65

Dubailand

2,020,000.00

3,662,680.00

2,745,335.00

551.06

862.42

642.54

Emirates living

1,060,900.00

4,533,967.30

2,891,312.88

624.79

1577.94

828.91

Jumeirah village

1,339,000.00

2,700,000.00

1,824,004.90

481.95

594.21

538.17

Jumeirah Islands

5,150,000.00

7,828,000.00

6,039,355.00

974.46

1104.08

1,042.55

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DUbAIlAND DIsTrICT

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Arabian ranches

110,000

250,000

158,333

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180,000

220,000

194,000

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Jumeirah Islands

275,000

320,000

298,333

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85,000

230,000

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Jumeirah

175,000

325,000

265,000

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The Palm Jumeirah

155,000

410,000

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Apartments sales

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666,796.12

1,931,931.00

1,263,311.53

820.17

1173.00

1050.1425

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1,186,778.52

4,738,000.00

2,282,968.46

1137.85

2563.85

1,568.67

DUbAIlAND DIsTrICT

Dubailand

666,460.00

2,867,000.00

1,290,501.33

654.18

832.85

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Emirates living

598,000.00

1,400,000.00

995,600.00

954.81

1387.47

1,156.47

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The Palm Jumeirah

1,479,000.00

5,231,988.00

3,345,409.17

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160,000.00

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130,000.00

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225,000

130,385

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550,000

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110,000

370,000

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We love this place…

Palm Jumeirah

Yasmin and Reeyaz Moosa show us inside their Palm villa and reveal why they fell in love with the glamorous, beachside retreat. Yasmin, tell us why you decided to leave life in the UK behind for Dubai. We’ve been living here for nearly 12 years, now. We first came to Dubai on holiday around 14 years ago and just fell in love with the place! Within six months we’d decided we wanted to live here permanently and so we came back and set up our own business: we now have a group of companies and, of course, a huge benefit is that it’s tax free here. We now have a much better lifestyle for our daughters, too; Sophia, Xsara and Safirah. What was it that drew you to the Palm? We came here because we wanted a beach home (in addition to our main home) so

the private stretches of beach you get along the fronds really appealed. So much so we ended up living here full-time. I just love being around the sea and it’s just wonderful having the sand and sea literally a step outside your back door. How about the villa itself, what elements of the property really sold it to you? I must have looked at around 50 villas on the Palm, including a lot of signature villas, which are larger. But, there was just something about this one that made me want it straight away! I loved the flow of it; it really works as a family home. This is a garden villa, which are normally 5,000 square feet in size, but this specific villa

is around 6,000 and also has a third floor. There’s much more of a focus on the living room spaces here too, rather than having enormous hallways, as in the signature types. When it came to location, each frond has a different view but I chose this side as it’s quieter. People come and rake the beach too, so it always looks perfect. What are the everyday facilities like here? I head to Milk&Honey by the Shoreline apartments, which is a little gourmet supermarket that’s just delicious! For bigger grocery shops, I’ll head to Spinneys in The Meadows. That is one thing that’s lacking here at the moment; a large supermarket, but a big Waitrose is


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‘While it’s quieter at the front of the street, at the back, on the beach, people take their children and there’s so much activity come the weekend’ set to open next year on the Golden Mile which will be fantastic. There seems to be no let up in the opening of new eateries on the Palm. Where are your favourite spots? Rayeez and I are big fans of Nobu at the Atlantis on the Palm, so we’re regulars there. We tend to eat out at the hotels rather than restaurants here, such as the Royal Mirage and Jumeirah Beach Hotel. I’ve also heard that West 14th Bar & Grill, a new steak restaurant has recently opened here so we‘re going to try that out this week. With the girls we tend to go to more casual spots on the Shoreline, such as Cabanas, as they’re so child-friendly. It’s definitely a coveted location to live, but is there much of a community feel? We create a community here! I’m December 2010

definitely the instigator on our frond – for Halloween I dropped leaflets through my neighbours doors and everybody got in the spirit and met up and did trick or treating, it was fab, such a nice atmosphere. Although there are both couples and families living here I do think it’s a fantastic place for those people that do have children. While it’s quieter at the front of the street, at the back, on the beach, people take their children and there’s so much activity come the weekend, like kayaking and fishing. By day, children ride their bikes at the front of the villas and people jog along the road and beach. Although you may not know people, everyone is lovely and always say ‘hello’ in passing. How about schools for your daughters, are there many good ones nearby?

All three of my daughters go to Repton, which is actually quite far from here – around a 40minute drive – but 20 other children on the frond go there, too. We chose it as it’s a UK boarding school in Dubai with great British teachers and it’s just fantastic both academically and for sports. But, if parents did want something closer by, there is the Dubai College, Wellington and Kings so people do have quite a lot of choice and there’s very easy access to all of them thanks to the Sheikh Zayed Road. Talk us through your fabulous interiors, where did you shop to furnish your home? Most of our interiors came from various countries abroad; Italy, America, the UK and Paris. A lot of our bathroom fittings came from Dubai, though, mainly from a company called Banyo. They installed


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‘My favourite room in the house has to be the lounge – our family room. We all literally live in here as it’s such a warm and cosy space to spend time’ a stone bath from South Africa for us, which I love. We also used Selva and I went to Harvey Nichols and Ralph Lauren in Mall of the Emirates for some home accessories and bits of furniture and to Ethan Allen for our master bedroom. The curtains throughout were made by a local company called Asnaa and our wooden shutters were made by a company called Couture Interiors. Did you have to do any work on the villa, or were you able to move straight in? We did extensive work here on the finishing and had lots of people (including my husband and myself) working on it non-stop, all hours, for 10 weeks. We changed everything outside, too. For that we used a company called A&BB landscapes who were just fabulous, I can’t fault them at all. The garden did come with a pool and we brought in a company called Exclusive to put in red tiles and add a step. Again, we didn’t have to worry about a thing with them, they literally did everything for us. December 2010

Which is your favourite room in the property and why? My favourite room has to be the lounge – our family room. We all literally live in here and it’s such a warm and cosy space to spend time. For Rayeez, it’s the garden – he’s there all the time. The girls love the third floor; it was originally created for Rayeez but he travels so much that they’ve claimed it! There’s a huge screen inside and a pool table, so it’s a cool place for them to hang out with their friends. Finally, what would you consider to be the highlights of life on the Palm? The main highlight of living here has to be the beach; to wake up in the morning and see the sea or sit outside in the evenings and watch the sea life, which is just beautiful. There’s amazing blue jellyfish and stingrays. Sometimes I’m upstairs in my bedroom and will look down to see them in the water and people swimming across the sea, it’s so safe. It’s just a different kind of lifestyle here and one that our kids love, too.


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Love Thy Neighbourhood

Palm Jumeirah

An all-you-need-to-know guide for daily life in Dubai’s most famous region breakfast for early-risers. Another top pick is at Clubhouse Azraq (between Shoreline building 5 and 6); a family-friendly, South American-themed eatery called Beach House Cabana (04 361 8856). The absence of a large-scale supermarket will be remedied in the New Year, too, with a Waitrose on the Golden Mile (set to open in April, 2011), as well as extra outlets, including Starbucks and Boots.

Leisure time

Renting and buying From the moment you drive on to the Palm Jumeirah you know you’re on coveted ground. Its trunk and sprawling fronds offer an abundance of in-demand apartments and villas and there’s no sign of prices dropping yet. Demand here has kept rental rates steady, with its most prestigious developments, like the Tiara and Oceana projects, seeing a rise in figures. However, would-be lessees can rent more reasonably-priced apartments on the Golden Mile and the left-side Shoreline. Expats can buy here, too, and it’s difficult not to fall for the sizeable charms of its glamorous villas. Stroll down any of its famous fronds and you’ll pass independent villas that exude a Middle East meets Beverly Hills style. Choose between Canal Cove Townhouses, Signature Villas and Garden Homes, all of which possess two or three floors. The crème de la crème has to be the view; step out your back door and you’ll be on a private beach.

Shopping and a bite There’s an abundance of convenient shops and casual eateries on the Palm’s ‘trunk’, dotted between its Shoreline apartments. Residents can spend on delicious fare at Milk & Honey (www. milkandhoney.ae), a gourmet grocery shop tucked beneath Shoreline building 10 that sells upscale goods – and does home deliveries. Over at Al Shalal Beach Club (between buildings 7 and 8) you’ll find Mezze Mia (04 432 8582), a deli that doubles up as a café serving sandwiches, salads, teas and coffee. Clubhouse Al Nafura (between Shoreline buildings 1 and 2) is another hub of handy spots, including a Champion Cleaners, Baskin & Robbins ice-cream parlour and all-day Mini Mart. Plus, if you’re ready for a bite you can stop by the Asian Veda Pavilion restaurant (04 361 8845). Alternatively, head to Shoreline building 3 and 4 and eat at the popular Aussiethemed beach haunt Bidi Bondi (04 427 0515) which serves awesome burgers and

The Palm’s stretches of beach pose an obvious place for residents to while away their free time. But, there’s a whole host of world-class hotels on your doorstep, too. Atlantis, The Palm (www. atlantisthepalm.com) cuts a striking dash on the isle and visitors can spend the day at its mammoth pool, dine at one of its numerable restaurants or have some serious family fun at its Aquaventure water park. Don’t miss its impressive aquarium, The Lost Chambers, either. One&Only, The Palm (www.thepalm. oneandonlyresorts.com) is now open and can be found on the Palm’s furthest tip where it reveals a fabulous pool and the best cabanas in town, as well as three restaurants. For pampering, men can head to Chocolate (04 437 6001) a gents’ grooming salon by Shoreline 9 and 10, while women have Ted Morgan Hair (www.tedmorganhair.com), a ladies-only salon at Club House 1, Al Nafura.

Schooling Pre-schoolers can spend the day with trained staff at the Children’s Oasis Play Centre (www.childrensoasisnursery. com) in Al Shalal Beach Club. For kids of three to 11-years-old, Kings’ Dubai (www.kingsdubai.com) is the closest pick, while high school students can try Dubai College (www.dubaicollege.org) or GEMS Wellington International (www. wellingtoninternationalschool.com).


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Property picks

The prestigious Palm Jumeriah remains an ever-popular location on which to set up a fabulous home. Here’s our pick of the bunch this month... For sale If you dream of sea views, you simply must check out the Palm’s latest luxury building: Marina Residences. Its three-bedroom apartments (plus maid’s room) boast azure views, along with communal landscaped gardens and a pool. Inside, they’re full of elegant finishes yet their practical layout makes them one for families, too. You’ll find over 2,400 square feet of space, as well as a sprawling terrace that overlooks the famous Atlantis, The Palm. What’s more, their open-plan kitchen comes fully equipped with Bosh appliances; the master bedroom has built-in wardrobes and the en-suite bathroom is ultra contemporary – which means it’s never been easier to move straight in. Facts and figures: AED2,884,000, 2,438 square feet. Available now. Contact: BH consultant Sharon Sweet and quote reference AP292647.

Apartment sale prices at a glance: One bedroom: From AED1,000,000 Two bedrooms: From AED1,500,000 Three bedrooms: From AED2,000,000

For rent If you’re pining after a villa on the Eighth Wonder of the World, this six-bedroom property – plus maid’s and driver’s rooms – on Frond M could be just the residence you crave. It boasts a fantastic sea view and possesses all of the luxurious trimmings a home-owner could want – at an affordable rate. Move in and you’ll have accesss to a private stretch of beach as well as a swimming pool. Its enviable square footage makes it an amazing prospect for a family home. But, there is plenty for all ages to appreciate – we can’t think of a better way to relax at home than sat on a private patio with the sea breeze in our hair. This is one property that should be seen to be fully appreciated. Facts and figures: AED630,000 per annum, 7,000 square feet. Available now. Contact: Sharon Sweet and quote reference VI177721.

Villa rental prices at a glance: Three bedrooms: From AED290,000 Four bedrooms: From AED350,000 Five bedrooms: From AED400,000 Signature villas: From AED600,000 For full details of our property picks contact Better Homes’ Palm specialist, Sharon Sweet on +971 50 153 5316

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Shorooq

Nad Al Sheba

Layan

International City

Dubai Silicon Oasis

MIRDIF DISTRICT

Khwaneej

12

AL AWIR DISTRICT Awir Academic City

JEBEL ALI DISTRICT Downtown Jebel Ali Jebel Ali Technology Park

MARINA DISTRICT E7 G8 E9

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT Al Wasl Badaa Jumeirah Manara Safa Satwa Umm Suqeim

R7 T7 R6 P7 Q7 T6 P6

CREEK DISTRICT Dubai Festival City The Lagoons Ras Al Khor

U9 T9 T10

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

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

MIRDIF DISTRICT Khwaneej Mirdif Mizar Warqaa

The Palm Deira

Y12 W11 X11 V11

W3

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT The Palm Jumeirah The World

M5 Q3

WATERFRONT DISTRICT Dubai Waterfront The Palm Jebel Ali

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

13 Š 2010 Better Homes

D2 F4

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

F10 F10 F10

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2 BR Apartments for Rent 22 Property Management

Starting from AED 55,800*

*Prices dependant on amount of cheques

Al Waha Apartments | Dubailand Charming Mediterranean-styled apartments in Dubailand The quaint living and dining areas provide a warm atmosphere. The balcony and terrace offer moonlit dining and great outdoor entertaining and provide a remarkable view of the city’s skyline. Well-manicured lawns flow onto the community’s private gardens.

Apartment Features From 1,829 sq. ft. | Balcony | Kitchen with store room | Terrace | Garage | Managed by Better Homes

Community Features Exclusive gated community | Pool | Clubhouse | Landscaped walkways | Cobbled driveways | Landscaped gardens | 24-hour security

Payment Terms Multiple cheques accepted | Rents from AED 55,800

Find out more Enter the reference number APM293127 on the Advanced Search page on bhomes. com to view images and floor plans.

Get in touch for guided property tours and weekend viewings.

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properTy ManaGeMenT

From maintenance, lease, and tenant management to marketing, financial advice, legal guidance, and a whole host of extra value services; Better Homes’ Property Management looks after everything for you. And it’s a fact that tenants prefer managed units: 96.8% of freehold units managed by Better Homes are occupied. Call us now to find out why.

FOR RENT Exclusive to Better Homes

Exclusive to Better Homes

Turia

aeD 90,000

2 BR 1,224 sq. ft.

EmiRatEs Living Great family home Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM292426)

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al Meraikhi 3

DuBai GaTe 1 JUmEiRah LakE tOwERs Modern living at its best Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM289039)

aeD 60,000

2 BR 819 sq. ft.

al Meraikhi CoMplex (riqqa) DEiRa Excellent value Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM215541)

aeD 80,000

2 BR 1,660 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

DEiRa

aeD 90,000 2 BR 1,370 sq. ft. A prestigious address Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP290662)

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al Ghazal Tower aL khan

aeD 78,500 3 BR 2,700 sq. ft. Brand new luxury apartments Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM268534)

DG-BuilDinG 1 DiscOvERy gaRDEns Fully furnished with style and class Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM261768)

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

aeD 35,000

stUDiO 462 sq. ft.

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Short-term rental

Short-term rentalS

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

Exclusive to Better Homes

Exclusive to Better Homes

tIme Place DuBai MaRina Contemporary style/layout Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM286991)

aeD 10,020

1 BR 787 sq. ft.

DuBai MaRina Unobstructed views of the marina Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM291152)

Zaafaran 1 Downtown DuBai At never-before prices Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM54887)

December 2010

Downtown DuBai One of the Best Deals in the Market Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM215481)

aeD 12,000

1 BR 952 sq. ft.

amwaj 4 DuBai MaRina Everything on your doorstep Kristina Titova (Ref # APM291680)

aeD 15,000

2 BR 1,223 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

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IrIS Blue

South rIDge 3

aeD 15,000

2 BR 1,547 sq. ft.

aeD 18,000

2 BR 1,303 sq. ft.

SPrIngS 4 (SPrIngS PhaSe 5) EMiRatEs Living A great family option Kristina Titova (Ref # VIM290984)

aeD 18,000

3 BR 3,152 sq. ft.


Green Community West

Short-term rentals

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Live your dream in a place you can call home Picturesque 3 BR townhouses, 4 BR Bungalows (4,200 sq. ft.) and 5 BR Family Villas (5,900 sq. ft.) available amidst cobbled roads and beautifully landscaped gardens.

Visit our Open House every Saturday at the Green Community West

Green Community is an exclusive gated community with recreation facilities that include: pools, gymnasiums and tennis/basketball courts. Shopping, restaurants, schools and The Courtyard Marriot Hotel are all within walking distance.

For Sale

For Rent

Townhouses for as little as AED 2,266,000

Townhouses from AED 175,000

Bungalows from AED 2,370,000

Bungalows from AED 185,000

Family villas from AED 3,090,000

Family villas from AED 210,000

1BR Apartments from AED 618,000

1BR Apartments from AED 55,000

*All prices are net prices

*All rentals are per annum

Do you wish to rent or lease, buy or sell? Give me a call!

Susan Brand

Senior Consultant

-

RERA No. 1423

Mobile: +971 50 457 7309 - Email: susan.brand@bhomes.com - Web profile: bhomes.com/agents/SusanBrand

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Dubailand

dubailand

A destination of extraordinary vision, Dubailand is the largest and most innovative residential, entertainment and tourist attraction in the region. Project highlights include Dubai Autodrome, The Els Club, the Butch Harmon School of Golf and a superb cricket stadium. Key residential districts include Dubai Motor City, Sports City, Remraam and villa neighbourhoods such as Arabian Ranches, Leyan, The Villa and Al Barari.

FOR SALE

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

aed 2,884,000

4 BR 5,109 sq. ft.

saVannah aRaBian Ranches A prestigious address Patrice Torbet (Ref # VI291699)

aed 3,193,000

3 BR 3,216 sq. ft.

green communiTy moTor ciTy DuBailanD Excellent value Hannah Bakshani (Ref # VI292447)

aed 3,090,000

3 BR 4,269 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

Palmera 2 aRaBian Ranches A great family option Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI289113)

VicTory heighTs - esmeralda DuBailanD Magnificent golf course views Lynn Rowley (Ref # VI231104)

December 2010

aed 2,678,000

3 BR 2,936 sq. ft.

aed 3,500,000

5 BR 4,334 sq. ft.

saheel Villas aRaBian Ranches Meticulously planned development Rita Mouawad (Ref # VI37672)

aed 2,987,000

3 BR 3,324 sq. ft.


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gc Phase 2 WesT DuBai investment PaRk A place to call home Susan Brand (Ref # AP43326)

FOR RENT

aed 55,000

1 BR 957 sq. ft.

aed 53,000

golF VieW residence

2 BR 1,235 sq. ft.

DuBailanD Magnificent golf course views Mouna Chami (Ref # AP285778)

Exclusive to Better Homes

gc Phase 1b DuBai investment PaRk Fully furnished with style and class Nicole Burt (Ref # VI158376)

aed 220,000

3 BR 4,176 sq. ft.

imPZ Dynamic tenant mix Catherine Quadros (Ref # AP292824)

aRaBian Ranches Superior location Darius Ganda (Ref # VI292348)

aed 250,000

5 BR 4,300 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

Exclusive to Better Homes

The crescenT

saheel Villas

aed 30,000

stuDiO 506 sq. ft.

Foxhill 5 DuBailanD Dynamic development Robert Kerr (Ref # AP290050)

norTh WesT aParTmenTs - block 5 aed 55,000

1 BR 949 sq. ft.

DuBai investment PaRk Friendly neighborhood Sylvia OConnor (Ref # AP286819)

Exclusive to Better Homes

aed 55,000

1 BR 1,421 sq. ft.

VicTory heighTs - noVelia DuBailanD Experience heights of luxury Mouna Chami (Ref # VI292379)

aed 280,000

6 BR 6,707 sq. ft.

ask The agenT hannah bakshani, senior sales & leasing consulTanT, gc oFFice Demand remains high in these communities as properties are spacious, wellfinished, the community is secure and the price very competitive. At Uptown Motor City, an average studio is priced at just AED440-480,000, 1 BR at AED650-750,000 and 3 BR at around AED 1.4 million. Green Community Motor City has semi-detached townhouses (4,446 sq. ft.) available for AED2.6-3 million, independent, single-level villas at around AED3.7 million and double-storey family villas can be bought for about AED 4.9 million. Property prices change frequently. Please visit bhomes.com for the most up-to-date pricing.

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Downtown

Downtown

Home to some of the city’s most iconic, world-class landmarks such as Burj Khalifa, The Address and The Dubai Mall, this district features exquisite and awe-inspiring living spaces from exclusive high-rise apartments at The Residences and South Ridge to the traditional Arabesque homes of The Old Town. With world-class amenities, waterfront walkways and vibrant market squares, Downtown is a great place to live, work and visit.

FOR SALE Exclusive to Better Homes

reehAn 5 DOwnTOwn DUbaI Competitive price, call now Deborah Staines (Ref # AP173002)

AeD 1,133,000

1 bR 920 sq. ft.

the lofts DOwnTOwn DUbaI Executive elegance Shabnam Bousheri (Ref # AP292297)

AeD 875,500

1 bR 705 sq. ft.

south riDge 5 DOwnTOwn DUbaI Central and prestigious location Shashi Mashruwala (Ref # AP228739)

AeD 1,186,779

1 bR 1,043 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

the lofts - centrAl DOwnTOwn DUbaI A desirable address Florin Rusu (Ref # AP292613)

AeD 1,390,500

1 bR 933 sq. ft.

worlD trADe centre resiDence AeD 4,120,000 TRaDe CenTRe A prestigious address Jeffrey Gullbrand (Ref # AP232202)

December 2010

2 bR 2,110 sq. ft.

YAnsoon 8 DOwnTOwn DUbaI A prestigious address Conny Mathei (Ref # AP285145)

Burj Views DOwnTOwn DUbaI A motivated seller! Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP280991)

AeD 3,036,553

3 bR 1,766 sq. ft.

AeD 927,000

STUDIO 597 sq. ft.

YAnsoon 1 DOwnTOwn DUbaI Modern living at its best Rabih Hankir (Ref # AP70642)

executiVe towers bUSIneSS bay Space-effective designs Deborah Staines (Ref # VI292493)

AeD 2,575,000

2 bR 1,248 sq. ft.

AeD 3,918,893

4 bR 4,005 sq. ft.


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the resiDences w1 DOwnTOwn DUbaI Amazing capital growth Soumia Elakly (Ref # AP220426)

FOR REnT

DOwnTOwn DUbaI World class development Diane Petty (Ref # AP292538)

1 bR 883 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

Exclusive to Better Homes

Burj KhAlifA

AeD 85,000

AeD 120,000

1 bR 826 sq. ft.

executiVe tower K bUSIneSS bay Competitive price, call now Sylvia OConnor (Ref # AP288387)

churchill resiDencY bUSIneSS bay One of the Best Deals in the Market Sylvia OConnor (Ref # AP292581)

AeD 55,000

1 bR 813 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

AeD 89,000

2 bR 1,389 sq. ft.

Burj Views A

AeD 250,000

DOwnTOwn DUbaI Panoramic view of Dubai’s impressive skyline Robert Kerr (Ref # AP258599)

4 bR 3,173 sq. ft.

Fun with family and friends Barbecue season is here. It’s time to gather around the grill, share good food and memorable moments. In short – lifestyle is what it’s all about. Dealers: Dubai Garden Centre, ACE Hardware

Master-Touch, 57 cm, black

Dealers: Dubai Garden Centre, ACE Hardware

Fo r M o r e o n w e b e r : w w w. w e b e r g r i l l . n e T 11157 BetterHome_Ann179x120 Lay 4. .indd 1

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Marina

Marina

At the heart of this district is Dubai Marina, the world’s largest man-made marina, which is home to hundreds of state-of-the-art towers. Among them is the ever-popular Jumeirah Beach Residence, where you’ll find a great mix of lifestyle amenities. The district also has The Dubai Pearl and the freezones of TECOM and Dubai Media City.

FOR SALE

KG ToWer DuBai MaRina Excellent value Conny Mathei (Ref # AP41703)

aeD 1,545,000

2 BR 1,893 sq. ft.

riMal 1 DuBai MaRina Live by the beach Victor Witold Motak (Ref # AP292295)

aeD 3,600,000

3 BR 3,090 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

SheMara DuBai MaRina Fabulous large balcony areas Rabih Hankir (Ref # AP264539)

aeD 1,359,600

2 BR 2,900 sq. ft.

DuBai MaRina A motivated seller! Tulay Ozcan (Ref # AP290976)

December 2010

DuBai MaRina Superior location Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # AP292307)

aeD 1,184,500

1 BR 1,183 sq. ft.

The WaTerfronT DuBai MaRina One of the Best Deals in the Market Lynn Rowley (Ref # AP9690)

DuBai MaRina Attractive investment opportunity Rita Mouawad (Ref # AP177067)

aeD 1,648,000

2 BR 1,351 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

aeD 1,828,888

2 BR 1,331 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

Exclusive to Better Homes

Murjan

Delphine

SahaB 2

fairooz DuBai MaRina Exceptionally rewarding investment Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # AP847)

aeD 2,388,888

3 BR 1,410 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

aeD 2,100,000

3 BR 2,396 sq. ft.

Bahar 6 DuBai MaRina Guaranteed rental income Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # AP290969)

aeD 978,888

1 BR 761 sq. ft.


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al MaSS DuBai MaRina Strategic location Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP292164)

FOR REnT Exclusive to Better Homes

Bahar 2 DuBai MaRina Self-contained development Karim Hachani (Ref # AP290111)

aeD 280,000

3 BR 2,295 sq. ft.

SiDra ToWer - fraSer SuiTeS

aeD 129,500

Bahar 1

1 BR 2,100 sq. ft.

TECOM 5 Star hotel living with everything you need Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP285643)

aeD 450,000

5 BR 7,686 sq. ft.

DuBai MaRina Brand new luxury apartments Simona Mariana Barbulescu (Ref # AP291691)

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Exclusive to Better Homes

aeD 150,000

eMiraTeS CroWn

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aeD 170,000

Bahar 6

aeD 75,000

SaDaf 6

2 BR 1,248 sq. ft.

DuBai MaRina Self-contained development Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP171322)

aeD 70,000

1 BR 761 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

aMWaj 3 DuBai MaRina Self-contained development Robert Kerr (Ref # AP174893)

3 BR 1,845 sq. ft.

DuBai MaRina Live your Arabian dream Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP177237)

1 BR 1,053 sq. ft.

DuBai MaRina In a class by itself Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP292183)

aeD 145,000

2 BR 1,424 sq. ft.

aSK The aGenT ali TaBrizi, Senior reSiDenTial SaleS ConSulTanT, Marina offiCe The Dubai Marina sales market has witnessed a price drop in Q4 of this year, however, the drop has not been as severe as it was in quarters 1 and 2. We’ve experienced a continued demand for properties by reputable developers such as Emaar, and those that have retained their value in spite of the challenging property market. In terms of area popularity, JBR is fast becoming a destination-location thanks to the reasonably priced property and amenities on The Walk. Other sought-after residential venues include the original 6 towers and the Promenade. Property prices change frequently. Please visit bhomes.com for the most up-to-date pricing.

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emiraTeS liVing

This district features the gated community of Emirates Hills, with its lush landscaping and world-class Montgomerie golf course. You’ll also find The Meadows, The Lakes, The Greens and The Springs. Other notable residential areas include Discovery Gardens and Jumeirah Islands, where all homes boast a private pool.

FOR SALE Exclusive to Better Homes

SpringS 1 (SpringS phaSe 8) EmiRatEs Living A desirable address Jan Tabrizi (Ref # VI291968)

aeD 1,318,400

2 BR 1,794 sq. ft.

meaDowS 5 EmiRatEs Living Glimmering lakeside view Faiza Millwala (Ref # VI159667)

aeD 3,759,500

4 BR 3,578 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

V3 JumEiRah LakE towERs Premier location Rita Mouawad (Ref # AP282765)

aeD 593,000

1 BR 846 sq. ft.

al Thayyal 1

December 2010

EmiRatEs Living Stunning views over the golf course Lynn Rowley (Ref # AP291317)

aeD 947,600

2 BR 1,165 sq. ft.

JV phaSe 1 JumEiRah viLLagE A motivated seller! Thomas Bunker (Ref # VI248734)

DiscovERy gaRDEns Competitive price, call now Muhammad Bilal (Ref # AP289698)

aeD 494,400

1 BR 872 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

aeD 1,750,000

2 BR 1,478 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

Exclusive to Better Homes

thE gREEns Exceptional deal! Mohammed Muneeb (Ref # AP13219)

The linkS weST T1

Dg-BuilDing 204

Dg-BuilDing 67 DiscovERy gaRDEns Exceptional deal! Mohammed Muneeb (Ref # AP291436)

aeD 401,700

1 BR 829 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

aeD 1,829,328

2 BR 2,690 sq. ft.

JV phaSe 1 JumEiRah viLLagE Guaranteed returns Wael Gomaa (Ref # VI69962)

aeD 1,545,000

2 BR 2,691 sq. ft.


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SummerlanD BaRsha Amazing value Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM215857)

FOR REnT

aeD 55,000 1 BR 980 sq. ft.

emiraTeS hillS phaSe 1 EmiRatEs Living The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about, Sunil Pravin Jhaveri (Ref # VI289000)

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aeD 555,000

5 BR 8,000 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

golf Tower 2 EmiRatEs Living High quality interiors Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP292910)

aeD 70,000

1 BR 922 sq. ft.

golDcreST execuTiVe JumEiRah LakE towERs Executive elegance Catherine Quadros (Ref # AP292768)

aeD 40,000

stuDio 374 sq. ft.

Dg-BuilDing 194 DiscovERy gaRDEns Excellent value Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM292663)

aeD 40,000

1 BR 948 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

warSan BuilDing tEcom Excellent value Jeffrey Gullbrand (Ref # AP289993)

aeD 70,000

2 BR 947 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

naJD hoTel aparTmenTS BaRsha 5 Star hotel living with everything you need Sunil Pravin Jhaveri (Ref # AP286487)

aeD 60,000

1 BR 660 sq. ft.

Dg-BuilDing 230 DiscovERy gaRDEns Property at budget prices Better Homes DFC (Ref # AP254444)

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

aeD 29,000

stuDio 484 sq. ft.

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Palm Jumeirah

palM JuMeirah

The Palm Jumeirah, currently the world’s largest man-made island, is surrounded by a vast breakwater barrier, and kitted out with an artificial reef. It’s home to a mix of towers and beautiful villas which offer a small stretch of beach. The numerous hotels on the island also make for first class entertainment facilities.

FOR SALE Exclusive to Better Homes

Garden villas The Palm JumeiRah Live by the beach Jasmine Patel (Ref # VI292648)

aed 10,815,000

5 BR 5,344 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

Marina residence 6 The Palm JumeiRah Superior location Rita Mouawad (Ref # VI284103)

al shahla (B16) The Palm JumeiRah Experience the height of luxury Wassim Abdallah (Ref # AP89653)

December 2010

a Frond (Fardh villas) The Palm JumeiRah A motivated seller! Liudmila Shapedko (Ref # VI292281)

aed 9,270,000

l Frond (Fara villas)

aed 1,550,000

al anBara (B12)

aed 1,960,000

al Msalli (B9)

5 BR 5,344 sq. ft.

The Palm JumeiRah Enjoy life with style Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # VI287122)

aed 9,498,888

4 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

aed 3,773,817

2 BR 2,732 sq. ft.

aed 3,914,000

4 BR 4,917 sq. ft.

al TaMr (B15) The Palm JumeiRah One of the Best Deals in the Market Lynn Rowley (Ref # AP291622)

Jash Falqa (B4) The Palm JumeiRah Stunning view of the sea Rita Mouawad (Ref # AP56401)

2 BR 1,994 sq. ft.

1 BR 1,145 sq. ft.

The Palm JumeiRah One of the Best Deals in the Market Jasmine Patel (Ref # AP282831)

The Palm JumeiRah Full ocean view Lynn Rowley (Ref # AP173018)

aed 2,302,050

3 BR 2,184 sq. ft.

aed 1,750,000

1 BR 1,144 sq. ft.


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p Frond (sullaJ villas) The Palm JumeiRah Premier location Thomas Bunker (Ref # VI54457)

FOR RENT

aed 650,000

oceana - cariBBean

aed 100,000

al das aparTMenTs (B10)

5 BR 7,000 sq. ft.

The Palm JumeiRah Fully furnished with style and class Nina Pekina (Ref # AP291129)

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aed 220,000

2 BR 1,743 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

Jash Falqa (B4) The Palm JumeiRah Beachfront living at an attractive price Lynn Rowley (Ref # AP50085)

Tiara - aMBer The Palm JumeiRah A prestigious address Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP267580)

aed 180,000

3 BR 2,182 sq. ft.

FairMonT palM residence The Palm JumeiRah Live with a view to inspire Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP287505)

1 BR 1,380 sq. ft.

The Palm JumeiRah A prestigious address Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP253757)

aed 140,000

1 BR 1,184 sq. ft.

aed 100,000

1 BR 1,003 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

M Frond (seFri villas) The Palm JumeiRah Full ocean view Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI230630)

aed 450,000

5 BR 5,344 sq. ft.

Golden Mile B3 The Palm JumeiRah State-of-the-art facilities Rasha Moslyh (Ref # AP292435)

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

aed 300,000

5 BR 10,221 sq. ft.

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Abu Dhabi

abu Dhabi

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

FOR SALE Exclusive to Better Homes

al barZa Al RAhA BeAch A prestigious address Imran Ellam (Ref # AP292859)

Exclusive to Better Homes

aeD 1,795,000

2 BR 1,319 sq. ft.

al naseem C

aeD 3,400,000

al naseem C

al Zeina - resiDential towers aeD 4,490,455

al naseem b

Contemporary Community

Desert Community

Al RAhA BeAch In a class by itself Imran Ellam (Ref # AP292129)

3 BR 2,560 sq. ft.

Al RAhA BeAch Stunning view of the sea Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP291136)

aeD 4,900,000

4 BR 3,671 sq. ft.

sky tower Al Reem IslAnd

aeD 1,486,518 2 BR 1,338 sq. ft. Amazing value Ready December 2010 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP47978)

Al RAhA BeAch Stunning sea views Ready March 2011 Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP289580)

4 BR 3,923 sq. ft.

Al RAhA BeAch Ready to move in Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP226116)

aeD 1,735,000

2 BR 1,431 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

Desert Community Al Reef Competitive price, call now Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI284431)

December 2010

aeD 1,010,000

2 BR 1,832 sq. ft.

Al Reef Price reduced Ready June 2011 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI237415)

aeD 950,000

2 BR 1,832 sq. ft.

Al Reef Inspiring ambience Natalya Sapronova (Ref # VI103651)

aeD 1,700,000

4 BR 2,858 sq. ft.


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Exclusive to Better Homes

private villa KhAlIfA B Ideal family living Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI293105)

FOR RENT

aeD 220,000

4 BR 4,089 sq. ft.

Al Reef A great family option Imran Ellam (Ref # VI238500)

aeD 155,000

4 BR 2,859 sq. ft.

al seef CompounD Al mAtAR Ready to move in Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP289242)

aeD 130,000

3 BR 2,424 sq. ft.

Al Reef Pay in 12 Cheques Kerry Jayne Broad (Ref # VI292963)

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Desert Community

Desert Community

aeD 190,000

3 BR 1,450 sq. ft.

Desert Community Al Reef Affordable luxury Jorim Omollo Amadi (Ref # VI275040)

aeD 120,000

2 BR 1,832 sq. ft.

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al seef CompounD Al mAtAR Ready to move in Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP289241)

aeD 150,000

2 BR 1,200 sq. ft.

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al seef CompounD Al mAtAR Ready to move in Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP289192)

aeD 110,000

1 BR 950 sq. ft.

private villas mohAmmed BIn ZAyed cIty Spacious living Marie Francoise (Ref # VI292588)

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aeD 280,000

8 BR 4,459 sq. ft.

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oTher DiSTriCTS

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

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lATifA Tower

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Majaz

Deira

AeD 50,000

AeD 110,000

2 Br 1,238 sq. ft. Central and prestigious location Better Homes (Ref # AP290330)

3 Br 2,000 sq. ft. A prestigious address Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP288441)

AeD 44,413

1 Br 1,160 sq. ft.

MirDif A great family option Better Homes (Ref # AP291206)

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Al GhAzAl Tower al Khan

AeD 78,500 3 Br 2,700 sq. ft. Brand new luxury apartments Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM268537)

Shorooq 32 MirDif Property at budget prices Better Homes (Ref # AP285298)

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AeD 43,500

1 Br 1,060 sq. ft.

Shorooq 40 MirDif Property at budget prices Better Homes (Ref # AP285268)

AeD 43,500

1 Br 1,060 sq. ft.

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Al GhAzAl Tower al Khan

AeD 78,500 3 Br 2,700 sq. ft. Brand new luxury apartments Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM268534)

iC1-Gre-k3 international City Traffic-free environment Ready May 2011, Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP175146)

December 2010

AeD 26,000

1 Br 732 sq. ft.

DAr 6 VillAS MirDif A place to call home Sana Hajjar (Ref # VI266339)

AeD 110,000

3 Br 2,200 sq. ft.


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Offering leasing and sales brokering services for commercial properties, Better Homes can help you find the best place or financial return for your business. Our international network, considerable market experience and sophisticated data system ensures that the requirements of both occupants and landlords are fully met.

FOR SALE TiffAny Towers Jumeirah Lake Towers

AeD 539,874

953 sq. ft. Price negotiable Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF288749)

wArehouse JeBeL aLi Ready to move in Andrew Elliot (Ref # WH289179)

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vision Tower

AeD 10,815,000 107,383 sq. ft.

sABA Tower 1 Jumeirah Lake Towers Affordable luxury Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF168919)

AeD 824,000 1,202 sq. ft.

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Business Bay

AeD 12,822,213 9,959 sq. ft. Amazing value Thomas Bunker (Ref # OF71041)

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Grosvenor Business Tower Tecom In a class by itself Maggie Neil (Ref # OF79256)

December 2010

AeD 1,508,451 1,204 sq. ft.

execuTive Tower D Business Bay A desirable address Shirin Bank (Ref # OF27038)

AeD 1,710,933 1,319 sq.ft


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sTAlco BlDG (shiPPinG Tower) Bur DuBai Excellent value Tessa Honorica Lowe (Ref # OF292821)

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siDrA Tower - frAser suiTes Tecom A desirable address Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF292032)

AeD 162,000 1,800 sq. ft.

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AeD 234,366 10,988 sq. ft.

siDrA Tower - frAser suiTes Tecom A desirable address Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF292021)

Al Goze lABour cAmP aL Quoz At never-before prices Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF292514)

AeD 123,540 2,059 sq. ft.

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AeD 81,500 858 sq. ft.

AeD 72,494

BArshA Business PoinT Barsha Excellent finish Vikas Arora (Ref # OF281148)

805 sq. ft.

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liBerTy house DiFc

AeD 239,750 959 sq. ft. A desirable address Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF291173)

new cenTury ciTy Tower Deira Dynamic environment Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF264436)

AeD 202,700 2,027 sq. ft.

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The curve aL Quoz Dynamic environment Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF261182)

new cenTury ciTy Tower Deira Dynamic environment Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF264432)

AeD 85,200 852 sq. ft.

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AeD 64,031

Awr rosTAmAni heAD office BuilDinG AeD 100,000

711 sq. ft.

1,000 sq. ft.

Deira Amazing value Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF238260)

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

of/358-608/Alquoz3 aL Quoz Prized location Susheel Sarma (Ref # OF178866)

AeD 29,350 587 sq. ft.

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Commercial Breakdown 1gB = 5.78 aED 1 USD = 3.67 aED 1 EURO = 4.90 aED PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - November 2010 Conversion rates correct at time of press

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

Rentals Office COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

Al AwIr DIsTrICT

Dubai silicon Oasis

40,680

142,175

91,428

45

55

50

DeIrA DIsTrICT

Deira

57,330

1,574,300

815,815

70

100

85

DOwNTOwN DIsTrICT

DIFC

239,750

2,112,900

1,176,325

250

300

275

Downtown Burj Dubai

579,300

813,780

696,540

150

180

165

Barsha

56,350

1,681,020

868,685

70

90

80

Jumeirah lake Towers

28,000

1,264,800

646,400

50

100

75

Tecom

82,200

5,075,000

2,578,600

120

175

148

Al Quoz / sZr

28,985

1,034,400

531,693

55

75

65

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

Al AwIr DIsTrICT

International City

18,865

60,840

39,853

35

45

40

BUr DUBAI DIsTrICT

DHCC

163,500

255,130

209,315

125

155

140

DeIrA DIsTrICT

Deira

106,020

845,125

475,573

90

125

108

eMIrATes lIvINg DIsTrICT

MeYDAN DIsTrICT

retail

eMIrATes lIvINg DIsTrICT

Barsha

63,000

331,920

197,460

90

120

105

Jumeirah lake Towers

38,700

465,000

251,850

90

120

105

Al Quoz

60,240

1,332,600

696,420

80

100

90

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

DUBAIlAND DIsTrICT

Dubai Investment Park

55,080

1,625,000

840,040

20

25

23

MeYDAN DIsTrICT

Al Quoz

88,000

696,570

392,285

25

30

28

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

MeYDAN DIsTrICT

WareHOUse

Sales Office

DOwNTOwN DIsTrICT

DIFC

2,093,400

30,708,000

16,400,700

1,800

2,200

2,000

Downtown Burj Dubai

3,370,800

20,572,000

11,971,400

1,200

2,500

1,850

DUBAIlAND DIsTrICT

Dubailand

606,650

689,375

648,013

550

700

625

INTerNATIONAl CITY DIsTrICT

Dubai silicon Oasis

1,179,500

2,215,950

1,697,725

500

600

550

MArINA eMIrATes lIvINg DIsTrICT

Jumeirah lake Towers

285,000

10,068,100

5,176,550

500

900

700

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

retail

eMIrATes lIvINg DIsTrICT

Jumeirah lake Towers

764,400

7,835,200

4,299,800

1,200

1,600

1,400

Dubai Marina

2,690,000

3,840,000

3,265,000

2000

2500

2,250

COMMUNITY

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Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

Jebel Ali

4,420,000

42,305,000

23,362,500

170

250

210

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Better Interiors News, views and ideas to help style your home

bH lustHave

Steal their style… Marie-Noelle Swiderski The interior designer – and MD of Blanchard (www.blanchard.ae) – shares her home style secrets... Describe your decor in three words Welcoming, eclectic, colourful. Name your three favourite spots to shop for home goods Caspaiou for its wonderfully unique accessories; The Antiques Museum in Al Quoz for off-beat objects and exotic artefacts; Cyril Furniture for luscious curtains, gorgeous cushions and fabulous, tailor-made upholstery. No home should be without... a library, large window, and a comfy chaise longue with a furry throw! The room I love most is... my kitchen. It’s bright and very large, so people can sit in it while I cook, or socialise together at my mad parties – all the best ones take place in kitchens!

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f your living room is in a constant state of disarray thanks to stray tea-cups and books, we’ve found a lust-have solution; this multifunctional (and superstylish) coffee table. With a slick glass surface, glossy finish and pull-out drawers, it’s the perfect place to display your fanciest reads. Shop for it at BoConcept in the Mall of the Emirates.

December is all about...festive fun

‘Tis the season to be jolly, so add some Christmas cheer to your home.

Your interiors are inspired by... My travels. I get seduced by art, unusual objects, colours of spices or even polished glass pebbles on a beach.

read all about it

Happy Chic Colors By Jonathan Adler If you’re ready for a revamp in the New Year, pick up this gleeful book of colour schemes. The page-turner of a read reveals one colour-drenched room after another, providing plenty of themes for 2011 – from True Blue to Champagne Sparkle. www.amazon.com

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Tea-cosy, I Wanna Go Home, AED59

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Glitter baubles, Home Centre, AED29 each

Hot off tHe press November’s end saw a new arrival at the famously chic furniture store, Natuzzi: an exhibition of emotive works by Emirati artist Lateefa bint Maktoum. Fusing photography and digital collage, hang one of her thought-provoking portraits on your wall and it’s sure to stop guests in their tracks. www.natuzzi.com

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Festive Tree THE One AED1,195


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Zara Home

Trends on the road ahead With 2010 drawing to an end, we asked trendsetting expert Joanna Feeling what the world of interiors has in store for 2011; so you can bring your home in to the New Year with a (very stylish) bang.

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ost of us fall into two camps when it comes to the debatable matter of true style; those who follow fashion fads and those who ignore the herd in favour of setting the trends themselves. But, we also live in blissful ignorance of the elements that shape our choices and, indeed, determine what sets our style in the first place. Cue those inthe-know, like seasoned ‘trend forecasting expert’, Joanna Feeling. But what exactly qualifies her for such a title? “It’s a specialised technique that you learn and develop over time, rather than something you study for,” she explains. For fashion graduate Feeling, it meant an early career as a designer, before hopping aboard the trend merry-go-round full-time. “I spent 13 years forecasting trends for an array of companies, from interior brand Pottery December 2010

Barn in the US, to electronic brands, like LG,” she says.

A trend is born So how can mere mortals like ourselves get in on the act and be one step ahead to achieving cutting edge style? “We look at how consumers are currently behaving and use this to predict how they will spend in the future,” reveals Joanna. “Key examples of this are films – we look at what titles are due for release up to two years in advance – as well as what books will be published and even which art exhibitions are set to appear in key galleries worldwide.” With such elements saturating the media, it’s no wonder we all want a piece of the latest exciting release; be it Julia Robert’s journey of self-discovery in Eat Love Pray (cue

trend tip: ‘If you can’t afford to change your décor each season, keep rooms simple with a white backdrop and add colour with lampshades, artwork, textiles and tableware. This way it’s ever-so easy to change the look of a room when you get bored, without having to spend big’ – Joanna Feeling


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Use new flick Eat, Love, Pray as inspiration for natural, wood accessories fit for a Bali beach retreat

Jawad natural, wood accessories fit for a Balinese beach retreat) or cute tea-sets fit for a Mad Hatter’s tea party thanks to the revival of Alice in Wonderland on the silver screen. Such upcoming debuts all play a part in creating the next big trend, continues Joanna: “This information filters through to influence colours and design trends. We also have a panel of experts, from influential journalists to fabric and

wallpaper designers, who we work with to establish new directions and formulate our trends for the New Year.”

WHat’s HOt FOR 2011? With December dates speeding through our diaries, the question on every decorating-enthusiast’s lips is what interior treats does the New Year hold? “For Spring/Summer, 2011 there’s a

distinctly nostalgic traveller theme which we call Voyager,” reveals Joanna. “It’s all about celebrating the ‘golden age of travel’ and you’ll see references to literature and film from the 1930s.” And if quintessential English style tickles your fancy, you’re in luck: “Libertine is a theme inspired by outdoor life, festivals and country fetes or British beach holidays, full of candycoloured pastels,” she says. Think oldschool deckchair stripes, vintage bunting and sugary sweet hues. If that’s not your cup of English tea, The Collector is sure to appeal to more understated tastes: “This is a classic trend that uses natural materials and Deft Blue ceramics,” says Joanna. And, the good news is, there’s even something for homeowners on a budget: “Epicurean,” she reveals. “It’s a look that’s all about understated, crafted luxury – perfect for consumers still recovering from a recession.” You heard it here first…

ONE FOR HOME

Timeless classics Some things never go out of style. So, if you want to create a timeless look to stand the test of time, take a look at these fab four options…

Euro Chic Our trendsetter in-the-know, Joanna Feeling tells us that the Scandinavian look remains a big hit. In interior terms it translates to neutral hues and a combination of materials; namely light-coloured woods, crisp cottons and furniture in modern, no-fuss lines. Pencil in a trip to IKEA for inspiration.

Old Hollywood The ‘40s and ‘50s spawned an age of timeless glamour and with it unforgettable stars: ponder Audrey Hepburn’s impish charms, the debonair Rat Pack, super-swathe Cary Grant and the ultimate screen siren, Marilyn

Monroe. Whoever your style crush is, adorn your walls with prints of your chosen pin-up, against a monochrome colour scheme. Classic yet very cool.

Pure White The most insignificant of hues is one that can pack a punch when used well; and never, ever dates. A white base looks effortlessly fresh in virtually every room in the house and can be combined to great effect with any colour. One basic that’s well worth sticking to.

Coastal Beach Joanna Feeling tells us this remains the look of choice in the USA. Best

THE One

personified by Pottery Barn, it’s all about a clean and fresh look, inspired by sand, sea and surf. Mix blue hues with crisp whites and bring in wicker and wood materials as well as a few choice details – shells and nautical stripes will both evoke that ‘by the beach’ feel. Perfect if your abode comes with a sea view.


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Better… Kitchens

Cooking, eating, entertaining – nowadays kitchens are so much more than just a place to prepare meals. We round up the classiest designs in town; use them as you will…

Back to Black A gloss-black finish creates the sharpest of kitchen looks and this design’s square shapes help cut a masculine dash any bachelor would be proud of. Add variety with bold white details for a chic, monochrome look; a feminine touch with bold blooms; or a zestier edge with a display of colourful citrus fruits. Whatever you do with its ebony hues, be sure to take a forward-thinking approach to the room’s ‘flow’. Opt for a centrally placed island to prepare culinary fare and ensure cooking stations, sinks and fridges are all within easy reach.

Get the look: Shop for the glossiest of German kitchens at Hacker, Al Barsha 1. Visit www.hacker.ae

Hacker

‘Nowadays, designs are all about fusing eating and living spaces – a must for those who love nothing more than playing host’ Standout Style Achieve super slick design style with an all-white, high-gloss kitchen with stainless steel details. Don’t be afraid to mix materials either; the use of dark wood against stark white here helps bring a depth and warmth to the room for a home-friendly finish. We love the quirky archway – a product of a new architectural design concept from +Artesio. In an open-plan setting such a feature creates a clear division, not to mention something your guests can’t possibly ignore.

Get the look: +Artesio is available from January 2011 at Kitchens&Beyond.. Visit www.knb.ae

Go for ‘push-to-open’ drawers for easy-touse and ultra-modern storage solutions

August 2010 +Artesio


We love Kohler’s Karbon Articulating Kitchen Faucet, a pivoting tap that stays put in any direction. Functionality made funky. Visit www.me.kohler.com

Fitted FiniSheS Small kitchens needn’t be boring. Choose curved work surfaces, which provide the perfect contemporary alternative – and an altogether softer look – to traditional right-angles. Extend it the entire width of the room, with under-counter storage all the way, and you’ll eradicate the need for extra bulky units – ideal if you prefer to keep your pots and pans out of sight. Keeping all of your kitchen units on one side of the room will also provide a feeling of space, proving that less is most certainly more.

Get the look: Metris kitchens are available at Under One Roof. Visit www.underoneroof.ae

IDEA:Invest in granite or wood work surfaces – their robust qualities ensure they won’t age quickly. ‘Fitted Curve’, Metris

compact cool If you have an open-plan space, a funky and multi-purpose island makes a striking space-filler. We just love this funky yellow design from Italian king of kitchen cool, Pedini. Its curved inner centre serves as the ideal spot to prepare meals, from which you can move with ease between its sink and hob, all the white chatting to your guests on its outer table – entertaining made easy. This design is all about fusing eating and living spaces – a must for those who love nothing more than playing host.

Get the look: Buy ‘Dune’ by Pedini at Rono Interiors, Sheikh Zayed Road. Visit www.pedini.ae

BH Loves: We can’t think of a more pleasurable way to cook up our fave festive dishes this month than in Crate&Barrel’s new, seasonal red pots and pans. Perfect for a big cook up. www. crateandbarrel.com

‘Dune’, Pedini


52 Better Interiors Practical solutions for your household dilemmas

How do I… overhaul my blank walls? Seven steps to wonder walls

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Fine Finishes Want to maintain a modern look but bored of white walls? Spruce them up with a decorative finish or coating – which can be applied both inside and out. Try a pearlescent coat for a shimmering effect, gold or silver leaf for all-out glamour, a gloss finish for slicker settings or even granite for a natural edge. Try CapDec, www.capdec.ae

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Photo gallery Create your very own gallery by adorning one wall with rows of family photos taken through the ages. Print them in black and white for a chic, timeless feel and display them inside black frames for a clean look or mismatched vintage-style designs for a charming, homely feel.

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Mirror, Mirror… You can make a real design feature by having one mirrored wall, from floor-to-ceiling. It can serve as a practical piece inside walkin wardrobes or make a show-stopping addition to grand hallways. A sure fire way to evoke an illusion of space, too.

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a lick oF Paint Colour is the easiest way to enliven plain walls – use hues to convey your preferred mood in a room. Nurturing greens and blues evoke a tranquil feel; neutrals convey peace; pinks and reds romance; while warm yellows provide the sunniest of settings.

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Feature wall Seek out the most decadent of prints and deck one signature wall in it for an elaborate feature that looks fabulous in bedrooms, dining rooms and lounges alike. We love damask swirls injected with metallic hues. Standout style guaranteed. Try Designers Guild, www.maisondart.ae December 2010

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a work oF art Obvious it may be, but a great painting will create atmosphere, pull a room’s look together and serve as a focal point, too. Use Arabicstyle wall hangings for a Middle Eastern flavour, a neo-classical oil painting in a dramatic gold frame for true grandeur

or European landscapes in bright hues – fantastically fresh on white walls.

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Fun Features Jazz up kids’ bedroom walls by decking one in a blackboard finish, where they can doodle away to their hearts’ content.

The writing’s on the wall If you rent your home and are loathe (or not allowed) to make big changes, try the latest trend to hit the UAE; personalised wall coverings. Sue Flower of Kollektion & Co (www.thekollektion.com) offers her tips…

Be individual Wall coverings are a

Less mess Choose coverings for

chance to add a novel touch to your wall, so select a favourite print, image or pattern and bring individuality to any room in your house.

decorating in a hurry; no paint spillage, odour and minimal rearranging of your room make them a quick and simple solution to blank walls. Allow seven to 10 working days for the finished article.

Cost matters Consider the size of your wall and budget before you order. They cost AED209 per square metre; with the minimum size being two square metres so do your sums first.

Cover up When your tenancy agreement’s up, they can be painted or wallpapered over with ease – so your landlord needn’t fret at the new display.


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Bosch Profi Kubixx

If you want to speed up your prep time in the kitchen, the brains at Bosh have come up with the ultimate food processor. The device has a ‘cube cutter’ that chops or slices all manner of ingredients, from eggs to potatoes, plus an array of ‘snap-in’ devices to take care of other tedious tasks, from kneading dough to mixing soups. Cooking’s never been easier… AED699

LG Multi-door refrigerator LG’s new five-door fridges not only look cool (watch out for its floral versions) but offer flexible storage: each compartment can work as a freezer or fridge thanks to its malleable temperature settings. LED lighting, an icemaker plus a deodoriser to extend the life of perishable food, make it a winning package. AED5,449. December 2010

Gaggia’s Gelatiera Recreate an oh-sosweet taste of Italy at home with coffee giant Gaggia’s ice-cream making machine. In less than half-an-hour you can whisk up all of your favourite flavours using its ultra-cool freezing device. Bellissimo! Snap one up for your kitchen at either the Dubai Garden Centre or Jacky’s Electronics. AED1,999.

Samsung Eco Bubble If you’re after a supereffective washing machine, how about giving the world’s most energy efficient model a whirl? Samsung’s latest design claims the title thanks to a bubblegenerating feature that penetrates and washes clothes at a rapid rate. Plus, you can take your pick from a range of colours and sizes. AED2,999.

Philips’ Toaster If breakfast time is a busy one in your household, you can get four slices of toast on the go – frozen or fresh – with this sharp, silver new design from Philips. Its stainless steel finish will fit in seamlessly with the most contemporary of kicthens, while its removable crumb tray means less mess when meal time’s done. AED310.


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Better Food

Better Food eating in never tasted so good

TaSTe of THe Town: SuSHi Each issue we round up our top three takeaway joints, so you know who to dial on your night off...

1

Talk Turkey

Here at Better Homes we’re all about making home-life a breeze. So, take the hassle out of Christmas Day by ordering a festive feast to go. Here’s where to buy the best birds in town... The Palace-The Old Town’s chefs prepare turkeys weighing in at 6.5kg, for parties of eight. Roast potatoes with garlic and rosemary, honey-glazed carrots, Brussels sprouts and chipolatas are all part of the package – plus apple stuffing. Place your order 24 hours in advance, from December 1, and part with AED700 for the pleasure. Call 04 428 7808. The Address Montgomerie Dubai offers an array of festive treats but their turkeys take the biscuit: order a fully-prepared bird, complete with trimmings for AED800. Call 04 390 5600.

CATEr In:

Add another catering contact to your little black book so you can play host while the experts do the rest.

THE One 04 395 5889

rebecca.light@ theoneplanet.com They say: While our style is fun and funky, our approach is professional – minus the stuffiness and formality. Our friendly and easygoing crew will provide a personalised planning service so you can feel confident you’ll get the right flavour for your event, whatever its size or budget. Best for: Intimate parties of up to 50 guests at home; think birthdays, anniversaries and housewarmings or even boat parties. What’s more, their flexible approach means they’re open to special requests and unusual themes. Top bites: The canapé menu, which offers a scrummy selection of fun, fussfree finger food. Expect mini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef, Thai risotto balls, chickpea and pepper empanadillas and sweet-glazed tuna tataki. Guests: Six plus. Minimum spend: N/A. Orders under AED1,000 to be collected.

December shopping list

Treat... the carnivore of the family to a set

of knives from Palm Jumeirah’s new est steak restaurant, West 14th Grill and Bar, who are now selling box sets of personally engraved utensils. The perfect gift! Cook... up a Christams pud with a twist – we hear Heston Blumenthal’s Hidden Orange Christmas Pudding has an entire candied orange inside. Head to Wa itrose and store one for the 25th. Eat... all manner of goodies from Layfayette Gourmet – a yummy new addition to the fabulous French department store Galeries Lafayette in The Dub ai Mall. Grocery shopping never felt so chic ...

One fOr The kiTchen There’s surely not a more glamorous spot on which to place your plates than on these ruffle Foil Chargers from Crate&Barrel. With red, gold, purple and teal hues all up for grabs, we say mix and match or keep it simple with one rich colour scheme. It makes serving dinner all the more delectable. AED55 for a set of four. www.crateandbarrel.com

BenTo-Ya For no-frills, authentic Japanese offerings, this is the spot to call. Its owner (and head chef) is a former chef from the Hyatt Regency Hotel and his expert hands create the best Bentos in town. What’s more, prices here won’t break the bank. Location: Al Kawakeb Building, Sheikh Zayed Road. Contact: 04 343 0222 www.bentoya.info

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Sumo SuSHi & BenTo ‘Fast and fresh’ is the aim of the game at this sushi-togo joint. Its sashimi and sushi combinations ensure the best of both worlds – plus it has assortments especially for those with a favourite fish, such as the ‘Tuna-lovers Bento’. The imageled online menu makes ordering super-easy as well. Location: Dubai Media City. Contact: 04 391 4141 www.sumosushi.net

3

Yo! SuSHi This well-known chain is a safe bet for consistently good sushi. It might not be the most authentic name on the block, but it’s a hassle-free route to tasty bites in decent time. We love its tasty California rolls; an old-fave, but you’ll find soups, noodles and yakitori on the menu too. Location: Across Dubai, see website for nearest outlet. Contact: 800 967 8744 www.yosushi.com/restaurants Stick on your fridge for takeaway numbers in a hurry

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THE TRImmIngS

Season’s Eatings Want to serve up the perfect Christmas meal? Two top chefs reveal their tricks to cooking up fine festive fare… THE BIRD Jean Luc Morcellet, executive chef of The Palace-Old Town takes care of traditional, savoury fare... Christmas turkey SERVES 4 2.5 kg turkey 300gm turkey mince 250gm butter Salt and pepper to taste 100gms of carrots, leeks, celery 400gm garlic

is cooked by looking between the leg and breast of the bird – if you see any traces of blood inside, it’s still not ready! 7 Place all of the vegetables in the pan, around the turkey and add 2 litres of water to achieve maximum moisture.

• • • • • •

• • • •

1 Use half of your stuffing and mix it with the turkey mince. 2 Fill the inside of the turkey with the stuffing mixture. 3 Glaze the outside of the turkey with lots of butter, and rub in the salt and pepper. 4 Place the bird in a very hot oven, at 220 degree heat until it’s brown in colour. 5 To finish cooking it, turn down the heat to cook it slowly at 120 degrees. 6 You can check to see whether the turkey

1 For the garnish, roast the apples in the oven, with the honey poured on top. 2 Roast the potatoes by blanching them first in water and then cooking in a very hot oven until they’re brown in colour. 3 For the gravy, use the liquid created by the turkey’s juices and water. Combine it with the apples and pass it all through a strainer to remove any fat and add the corn flour slowly to create a thicker consistency.

December 2010

turkey garnish and gravy SERVES 4 8 apples 60gm honey 500gm potatoes 20gm corn flour

apple and foie gras stuffing SERVES 4 120gm foie gras 500gm white bread 100gm apples 50gm onions 3gm garlic 50gm celery 200gm milk 3gm sage

• • • • • • • •

1 Soak the white bread in the milk, sauté the onion, garlic and celery and add into the mix. 2 Chop the foie gras and apples into cubes and pan fry together, then add to the mix. 3 Cook the mix at 120 degree heat for 45minutes. 4 When cooked, allow to cool and slice. 5 Pan fry the slices of terrine and serve. terrine of festive veg SERVES 4 400gm of carrots, parsnips and Brussel’s sprouts 500gm double cream 250gm egg yolks 250gm whole eggs 120gm chestnuts Nut meg, salt and pepper to taste

• • • • •

1 Grate or thinly slice all of the vegetables and immerse in salt water for two hours. This will make them firmer and more suitable for a terrine. 2 Mix with the eggs, chestnuts and nut meg 3 Place in a loaf-shaped mould and then cook it at 120 degree heat for up to 45 minutes. 4 Allow to cool, slice thickly and pan fry lightly before serving.


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Chestnut Parfait SERVES 4 Six egg whites 12 egg yokes 200gm white custard sugar 500gm whipping cream 200gm chestnut puree

• • • • •

1 Whip the egg whites into a soft texture. 2 Mix the sugar and egg yokes with a hand mixer until they reach a creamy texture. 3 Whip the cream until soft. 4 Melt the chestnut puree and add to the egg and sugar mixture, afterwards add the egg whites slowly, and finally, the cream. 5 Mould the mixture into a terrine mould (in a shape of your choice) and cover with plastic film to make its removal easier. 6 Leave to set for 24 hours. JuiCy Cranberry sauCe 500gm cranberries 300gm caster sugar 1 red chilli, deseeded Juice and zest of 1 orange 3 star anise 150ml water

• • • • • •

1 Finely chop the chilli and then place all of the ingredients in to a saucepan and bring to the boil 2 Take out the star anise and pour the mix into a jam jar or sealed, glass pot. 3 Leave to cool and store in the fridge. December 2010

‘The longer you steam the Christmas puddings the darker the mixture will get’ THE pudding Scott Price, head chef of Verre by Gordon Ramsay goes rich and fruity with his favourite Christmas dessert. fruity Christmas PuDDinG SERVES 8 280g suet 280g golden caster sugar 280g currants 280g raisins 70g chopped almonds 150g plain flour 150g fresh breadcrumbs 150g mixed peel (good quality), chopped 60ml lemon juice 1tsp nutmeg ½ tsp salt 1tbsp good quality marmalade 3 eggs ½ cooking apple, grated

• • • • • • • • • • • • • •

1 Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well, making sure that there are no pockets of flour or breadcrumbs. 2 Divide the mixture up between eight individual buttered moulds (about 250ml in size) or two 1 litre moulds. 3 Cut out a circle of greaseproof paper and a circle of foil to cover the top of each. Lay one on top of the other and make a pleat in the centre. Next, lay it over the pudding basins and tie firmly onto the top of each with a piece of string. 4 Put the pudding into a pan, on a trivet or upturned saucer, add boiling water so that it comes a quarter of the way up the basin, then cover and steam for four hours, or longer if you prefer. 5 Top up with water if you need to. The longer you steam the puddings the darker the mixture will get. 6 Steam again for an hour before serving to your guests with thick cream, or custard.


Better Interiors

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Stores Guide arabian center, mirdif

Artikel

04 232 8339

04 347 2525

04 284 5754

Bayti

04 368 5145

marKet mall, Green community

Stone Gallery

Daiso

The Warehouse

04 347 0220

Homes R Us

04 284 5736

Dwell

04 232 5435

ACE

Under One Roof

04 323 2722

IKEA

04 203 7505

bur dubai / Karama

Marina

04 232 8919

mercato mall

Al Hufaiza Furniture

04 336 6646

Rugland

04 232 5790

Al Abbar Art Gallery

04 344 9595

ACE

04 338 1416

Carpetland

04 337 7677

Stokes

04 232 9251

Bombay & Zone

04 344 5994

Bagno

04 330 7775

Decoworld

04 336 6811

Table Art

04 232 6670

Kas Australia

04 344 1179

Casa Mia

04 339 0760

Marlin Furniture

04 334 6664

The Red Carpet

04 232 5755

National Iranian Carpets 04 349 9644

Casa Tua

04 339 7800

OFIS

04 335 2499

Rattan House

04 338 2977

burJuman

04 885 3208

SheiKh zayed road

ibn battuta mall

mirdif city center

Kani Home

04 368 5408

Better Life

04 284 5728

SouK madinat Jumeirah

Bhs

04 352 5150

Lifestyle

04 368 5699

Crate & Barrel

04 284 3151

Carré Blanc

04 295 3992

Descamps

04 355 5563

One World

04 366 5742

Freedom

04 284 5518

Toshkhana

04 366 8888

Grand Stores

04 352 3641

Pan Emirates

04 368 5372

Home Centre

04 284 3332

Hermes

04 351 1190

Table Art

04 366 9710

Lakeland

04 284 3460

SouK al bahar

Liwa Home

04 351 5353

Pottery Barn

04 606 2610

Al Sultani Furniture

04 420 3676

Sharief

04 355 3377

al ittihad road

Q Home Décor

04 284 3303

Tarrab

04 420 0244

Tanagra

04 355 0183

Better Life

Tehran Persian

04 420 0575

THE One

04 351 4424

Zsolnay

04 420 3682

Zara Home

04 359 9988

deira city centre

04 2680656

Jumeirah beach reSidence

oaSiS center Art Tower Frames Est. 04 339 3024 MFI Kitchens

04 339 3503

the villaGe mall

Better Life

04 424 3479

The Handicraft Gallery 04 339 3515

Carpetland

04 344 0646

Q Home Decor

Irony Home

04 342 2145

Al Jaber Gallery

04 295 4004

Cottage Chic

04 437 0268

Al Maya Household

04 334 9424

Zara Home

04 438 0650

Aminian Carpets

04 295 5379

Pride of Kashmir

04 295 0655

Karama

Regional Trading

04 295 1723

Siematic

Sia (Jawad Home)

04 295 6180

The White Co

04 295 6180

04 339 3515

al Quoz

Wafi

Amber Garden Furniture 04 323 2405

Bombay

04 324 5255

Exotica

04 340 2966

Faucher

04 324 6769

Falaknaz Habitat

04 340 4989

Frette/White Corner

04 324 2474

lamcy Plaza

Indigo Living

04 341 6388

La Boudoir

04 324 4555

Household Department 04 334 9424

Kidz Inc

04 340 5059

La Murrina Murano

04 324 4555

the dubai mall

Lifestyle

04 366 9845

Luz de Luna

04 341 66 85

Memoires

04 324 3001

@home

04 434 0877

Rugland

04 335 6610

Presotto Middle East 04 340 6443

VG New Trend

04 324 5430

Armani/Casa

04 437 3131

Baldi

04 339 9890

Collezione

04 434 0255

mall of the emirateS

Crystal Gallery

04 339 8774

Better Life

04 341 0716

Crystalline

04 339 8897

Bo Concept

04 341 4144

Dubai Home Collection 04 339 8855

Bois & Chiffons

04 341 0519

Ethan Allen

04 339 8631

Crystal Casa

04 341 1402

Index Living Mall

04 339 8631

Flamant Home Interiors 04 341 3533

Iwannagohome!

04 339 8631

Four Seasons Ramesh 04 334 9090

Kreiss

04 339 8978

Home Centre

04 341 4441

Lalique

04 339 8451

Home Design

04 323 3370

Merinos

050 887 4893

IDdesign

04 341 3434

04 330 9295

Mesgarzadeh

04 339 9930

Jashanmal

04 347 1715

Mitchi

04 339 9084

Maison Decor

04 409 9000

Mumbai Se

04 434 0626

Marina

04 800 4360

Yves Delorme

04 339 8787

Marina Gulf

04 341 0314

Zwilling

04 434 0725

Miri

04 341 1000

Red Carpet

04 340 9924

feStival centre

Table Art

04 341 3663

ACE

The Living Zone

04 341 1220

800 ASK ACE

Moving In A go-to guide for those essential household buys

For curtains… Avenue Home is the name to call if you want to deck windows in swathes of custom-made curtains. Head there to see an abundance of fabrics and more styles than you can shake a stick at. www.avenueinteriors.ae IKEA offer shoppers a quick, simple and economical

solution, ideal for those in a hurry. Not only can you pick your fabric, and have black-out linings fitted, but staff will come and hang them for you, too. Visit www. ikeadubai.com Asmaa Curtains are based in Karama and specialise in creating tailormade curtains, from the elaborate to the simple. Just check out those in this month’s cover feature home. For your very own, call 04 396 2622


Community and service directory Key contacts for a better home and lifestyle CAR MAINTENANCE

CLEANING SERVICES

FURNITURE

04 - 3263990 AQUA Cleaning Services

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

Maid Services

Painting Service Window Cleaning

Contact : Mr. Phil Robinson Tel: 04 3470400, Fax: 04 3470401 Email: info@aaadubai.com Website: www.aaadubai.com

Move in Cleaning Office Cleaning Store Cleaning

CARPETS

Sheba IranIan CarpetS & antIqueS

Finest quality Persian and hand knotted carpets. Est 1980

Shops 61, 62 and 65-67 PO Box 26200, SHARJAH United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 6 572 4849 Mob: +971 50 678 6168 Fax: +971 6 572 7480 www.shebairaniancarpets.com Info@shebairaniancarpets.com

Please call us

if you would like to try out our carpets in your home!

CLEANING SERVICES

Farnek Avireal is a total facilities management provider with 30 years’ experience in the UAE Market. With over 1,300 staff members they maintain more than 1,000 properties.

www.farnek.com

04 382 4400

FURNITURE

Exotic Grove Indoor / Outdoor Furniture

Tel/Fax: 04 347 9664 Mob: 050 640 6479 Email: exoticgrove@yahoo.com Web: www.exoticgrovefurniture.com Location map on website.

HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CLINICS

A private medical clinic in Umm Suqeim offering a huge range of services from a group of dedicated doctors.

+971 2 3487140 www.healthbayclinic.com


HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CLINICS

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENS

MAINTENANCE

Size: 6cmX6cm

HITCHES & GLITCHES OFFERS

One of the top centres in the Middle East region helping people improve their vision and decrease their dependency on glasses/contacts.

04 4233 664

TerraVerde is a professional landscape contracting company specialised in creating outdoor living spaces.

04 344 3228 www.terraverde.ae

www.sharifeyecenter.com KIDS’ ENTERTAINMENT

Once & Yearly contract cleaning, Pest Control & Pvt. Security for Offices, Banks, Schools, Warehouses, Villas, Building & Hotels. Cleaning

CALL 04 3369773 Email: info@dubaidolphinarium.ae Website: www.dubaidolphinarium.ae

: Daily cleaning & general cleaning, Marble grinding & crystallize polishing, Floor cleaning & polishing, Carpet & Sofa shampooing, High window cleaning etc. ke Pest Control : Treatment against-Cockroach, also underta al We Gen er Bed bug, Fly, Termite, Rat etc. Buildinntg en an ce ai M Security Guards : Service of well trained security persons to safeguard properties. Maintenance work : Masonry, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Painting etc.

Tel: 04-3933329 / 8, Mob: 050-6254738 Fax: 3933340, CREEK PARK, GATE 1, DUBAI

For More Information: 800 - H AND G or 800 42634 www.hitchesandglitches.ae

HITCHES & GLITCHES

MAINTENANCE Al KHAYAT CLEANING CO. AL KHAYAT MAINTENANCE EST. Since 1984

Live Dolphin & Seal Shows (Mon-Sat) Swim with the Dolphins (Mon-Thu)

A/C Maintenance & Duct Cleaning Electrical & Plumbing Painting & Carpentry Pool & Garden Maintenance Villa Renovations & Extensions Landscaping Water Tank Cleaning Commercial Facilities Management Exhibition Stands (Fabrication & Storage)

P.O. Box 51605, Dubai - U.A.E Email: akce@emirates.net.ae Web: www.alkhayatgroup.com

WWW.HOMETECH.AE

04-3383266

YOUR HOME MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST • • • • • • • • •

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enquiries@hometech.ae


NURSERIES

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ant ly w it! I on ok at o to l

PAINTERS AND PLUMBERS

‘Learning the art of sharing’

Willow Children’s Nursery Delivering high quality care and early years education that is

“ Second To Mum!”

For more information call Jan on 050 4725890 or email to willownurserydubai@gmail.com

Address: Warehouse2, Al Quoz, Dubai - U.A.E, Tel: 04 333 1860, Fax: 333 1864, Email: yannco@eim.ae, Web: www.yanncouae.com

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PET CARE

POOL SERVICES

PET CARE

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Design & Build swimming Pool • Fountains • Water Features • Pool Maintenance • Steam Room • Saunas • Landscaping • Synthetic turf (GRASS) • Pool Cleaning Service • Pool Repair and Deck Repair • Restoration Projects • Re-plastering / Resurfacing • Pool Tile, Coping, Deck work

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Grooming Exporting pets Importing pets Travel Boxes

Professional Home Pet Care Services Pet sitting/dog training/dog walking/online shop www.homelypetz.com info@homelypetz.com 050 871 7072

Contact: Ranjit

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For Swimming Pool, Spa, Jacuzzi, Steam and Sauna: • • • •

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POOL SERVICES

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www.safewayintlshipping.com • • • • • •

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Home or Office Local or International Warehousing facilities including SELF-STORAGE 800-DULOG (800-38564) or 050-1158527 or Inquire Online At: www.duloggroup.com/booking.php An Associate of AW Rostamani Group

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

REMOVALS

International accreditation (IAM). World wide Relocation service. Shifting of villas, offices and flats. Storage and distribution. Log on to get free online quote. Moving consultatncy and advice. P.O.Box; 61977, Sharjah, U.A.E Tel: +9716-5650851, Fax: +9716-5650857 Mobile: +97150-9626659 / 050-6723547 E-mail: safeintl@emirates.net.ae


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