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Play Time

With kids’ rooms like these bedtime will be a blast

Money Talks

Walletfriendly ways to revamp your new home

Flower Power

Serve up a taste of spring with our floral-infused recipes

area guide

At the top of JLT with resident Amy Emine Koksu


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home solutions

Contents

Features 8 Property of the Month This issue’s pick is perfect for those after a seafacing apartment with a view.

9 Loan Ranger We bring you all the latest mortgage rates from Dubai’s top banks.

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

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12 Cover Feature Amy Emine Koksu shows us round her JLT apartment and explains why it’s a must-see address in town. Plus, read all about what it’s like to live there with our area guide.

51 Better Interiors

Listings

News and views to help inspire your décor.

23 Property Management

37 Emirates Living

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

After a prestigious address? Take a look at a standout five-bed villa in Emirates Living.

26 Short-term rentals

40 Palm Jumeirah

On the lookout for a temporary home? Check out our pick of propertyies across the city.

Whether it’s an apartment on the Golden Mile or a villa on the fronds you want, we have it all...

28 Dubailand

43 Abu Dhabi

We’ve got spacious two- and three-bed villas for sale in Arabian Ranches, from AED1,550,000.

Scour our array of family villas and contemporary apartments available now in the UAE’s capital.

56 How Do I...

31 Downtown

45 Other Districts

57 Plugged In

Fancy living in the world’s tallest building? Rent a studio in the Khalifa for 80,000.

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, see the best of the rest on page 40.

The latest round-up of household appliances.

34 Marina

46 Commercial

Sneak a peek at a whole host of waterside apartments for rent on page 34.

Searching for a fantastic office? Take a look at our selection, located across Dubai.

Get carried away with the season and create the most fragrant (and floral) of dishes – with help from Zafran’s head chef.

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52 Cash Clever Decor Wallet-friendly ways to make your new home look fabulous.

54 Better Kids’ Bedrooms These four, fun looks are a sure-fire way to get little ones to bed on time.

Now that you’ve moved house you’ll want to keep it safe and sound – we show you how.

59 Better Food

15,252 JunDec 2010 BPA Consumer Audit


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Home Help

Property of the Month For fabulous ocean views, take a look around…

Fancy living by the water?

This three-bedroom apartment has just the vistas you crave. Situated in the ever-popular JBR community, its balcony gazes out across the ocean and The Walk. Such a setting places you just a short stroll from both the beach (morning run, anyone?), stretch of shops, restaurants and five-star hotels. Back inside you’ll find a spacious abode, comprised of a fitted kitchen, maid’s and utility room and three bedrooms – each of which come with an en suite and fitted wardrobes. Not only that but residents are privy to a gym (head to the second floor), spa (find out about their special rates), and outdoor swimming pool as well as a supermarket on the ground floor – so you won’t have to go far when you run out of milk. But don’t just take our word for it, arrange a viewing and admire the ocean view for yourself… April 2011

The Details

Availiable now!

Where is it? Al Fattan Tower, Jumeirah Beach Residence How many bedrooms? Three How big is it? 2,120 square feet How much does it cost? AED 2,800,000 How do I find out more? Contact BH consultant Daria Lyubimova on +971 600 52 2212 and quote reference number AP284873


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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

AdCB

from 7.25%- 8.75%

15%

25 YEArS

1% (No CAP)

from 2%

04 368 4582

from 5.75-8.5%

15%-25%

30 YEArS

0.75% If PAID UPfroNT, 1% If NoT

2% oWN fUNDS 4% bUY oUT

02 401 8555

from 6.75%

20%-30%

25 YrS for SALArIED 20 YEArS for SELf EmPLoYED

1.25%, CAPPED AT AED 25,000

2% CLoSINg 4% bUY oUT

04 295 3000

from 5.49%

20%

25 YEArS

1% of LoAN vALUE (DISCoUNTS AvAILAbLE for HSbC PrEmIEr AND ADvANCE CUSTomErS)

WAIvED, ExCEPT If IT IS A bUY oUT WHErE CUSTomErS HAvE To PAY 3%

800 HoUSE

from 5.49%

30%

20 YEArS

from 0% - 0.75% of LoAN AmoUNT

DISCoUNT rATE: No PENALTY for UP To 20% rEPAYmENT from oWN fUNDS EACH CALENDAr YEAr, 1.5% PENALTY If ovEr 20%. STANDArD rATE & LIfETImE TrACkEr: No PENALTY.

04-342 2000

5.99% (LImITED offEr)

20%-30%

25 YEArS

0% (LImITED offEr)

1% bEforE 2 YEArS 3% bUY oUT

04 424 4444

7.5%

20%-25%

25 YEArS UAE NATIoNAL 20 YEArS ExPAT

1%, mINImUm AED 5,000

2% bEforE 2 YEArS

600 540000

ABU dHABI FINANCE dUBAI ISLAMIC BANK

HSBC

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RAKBANK STANdARd CHARTEREd

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1% AfTEr 2 YEArS

from 7.25%

20%

25 YEArS

1%, CAPPED AT AED 30,000

2% oWN fUNDS 3% bUY oUT

800 6667

from 6.99%

20%-25%

25 YEArS

1%

1% oWN fUNDS 5% bUY oUT

04 213 0000

from 5.85%

20%

25 YEArS

1% of L/A

0% AfTEr 5TH YEAr

For further information on the best mortgage deals call Better Homes on +971 4 407 4600

02 616 5605 & 050 119 7909

Terms and Conditions apply to all rates


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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 = 5.98 AeD 1 UsD = 3.67 AeD 1 eUrO = 5.25 AeD PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - March 2011 Conversion rates correct at time of press

excHAnge rAte service Offering save your money when changing your money. get currency exchanged through Better Homes – call 04 407 4600

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

Villas sAles

DUbAIlAND DIsTrICT

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

Arabian ranches

1,800,000.

6,400,000

3155770.98

2,125,000

3,193,000

2548885.71

Dubai Investment Park

EMIrATEs lIvINg DIsTrICT

Emirates living Jumeirah village

PAlM JUMEIrAh DIsTrICT

978,500 1,143,320.00

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft 633.06 506.44

8,196,150

301023.72

573.77

2,121,000

1715597.03

405.08

Max Price/ sq.ft 1,446.65 660.71 1,332.71 602.01

avg Price/ sq.ft 868.11 547.14 823.95 500.62

The Palm Jumeirah

7,373,000.00

10,100,000.00

8447800

1474.60

2020.00

1689.56

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

rentAls

DUbAIlAND DIsTrICT

Arabian ranches

110,000

370,000

176,000

38

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Dubai Investment Park

190,000

225,000

210,833

38

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EMIrATEs lIvINg DIsTrICT

Jumeirah village

90,000

110,000

98,333

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safa

140,000

260,000

200,000

33

63

45

Umm suqeim

150,000

300,000

237,500

15

63

43

Mirdif

55,000

140,000

97,857

35

66

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COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

MIrDIf DIsTrICT

Apartments sAles

DOwNTOwN DIsTrICT

business bay

1,000,000.00

2,631,050.00

1767649

714.29

MArINA DIsTrICT

Dubai Marina

500,000.00

7,676,000.00

1859297.4

615.85

EMIrATEs lIvINg DIsTrICT

Emirates living

769,999.00

1,632,160.00

1073758.33

892.24

Jumeirah lake Towers

292,891.00

1,262,500.00

718954.44

521.29

818.38

664.49

2,522.80

1702.72

PAlM JUMEIrAh DIsTrICT

960.18 2425 1,169.13

873.70 1106.46 1032.34

The Palm Jumeirah

1,568,000.00

7,319,180.00

3927901

952.61

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

Al AwIr DIsTrICT

International City

18,000

45,000

29,714

35

47

39

bUr DUbAI DIsTrICT

bur Dubai

35,000

100,000

72,609

54

77

65

rentAls

DOwNTOwN DIsTrICT

EMIrATEs lIvINg DIsTrICT

business bay

45,000

145,000

89,439

20

100

53

DIfC

55,000

200,000

91,000

63

115

85

Discovery gardens

24,000

75,000

47,095

37

62

46

Emirates living

65,000

170,000

113,333

67

96

78

MArINA DIsTrICT

Dubai Marina

35,000

550,000

96,522

21

135

71

PAlM JUMEIrAh DIsTrICT

The Palm Jumeirah

120,000

400,000

184,547

53

160

92

April 2011


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We love this place…

Jumeirah Lake Towers

Resident Amy Emine Koksu invites us into her apartment and tells us why JLT is on the up (and up) in Dubai. Amy, tell us what prompted you to reloacte to Dubai? I was previously living in South Florida, 35minutes from Miami, for 14 years and then a good friend of mine moved to Dubai. Later she asked me to come and give it a try too and I said, ‘why not?’ One month after arriving I fell in love with my now husband and we’ve been together ever since!

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layout. Our apartment has a laundry room (with a fitted dishwasher and appliances), a maid’s room which we use for storage – something I was used to while living in JBR – plus two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and two balconies. It’s perfect.

You were living in JBR previously, what made you move to JLT? We were there for one year but the rental price was very high – we asked the landlord to adjust it according to market prices but he wouldn’t. We then looked at apartments here and found a big difference between the two, with JLT having adjusted its prices to meet a market where so many properties are available but low demand. We did look at Dubai Marina too, but the place only had one parking space and we wanted space for our guests to come around without any problem. At JLT you can have two or three cars and space for other guests too so it really worked for us. There’s security here as well, just like JBR and Marina, and the maintenance and security is very good. What’s more, we’re right next to the metro station.

How do you find the local facilities? We have everything we need in and around the tower. There’s a gym, sauna and rooftop pool here which many residents use. The location of Green Lakes Tower also places us right next to the Dubai Marina metro so, if you don’t want to take your car, you can just walk over the station and you’re there. We’re also situated very close to JBR and the beach as well as Ibn Battuta Mall, which is great for shopping. For our grocery shop there’s a Waitrose set inside Dubai Marina Mall as well as an Organic Market at the Emaar building in the Greens. But, if you don’t want to go far, almost every cluster here has a mini market and restaurants or fast food places, most of which are open 24 hours, so you don’t go hungry. The mini market is great, if I need something I call them and they bring it up – I do a lot of home cooking so it’s great for me, though my husband is partial to ordering a Subway!

Why did you choose Green Lake Towers over all of the other towers here? We felt that its apartments had the best

Is there anything missing from JLT? It is still under construction so some clusters are not yet complete and the lake which


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‘Dubai has to be one of the most attractive touristic places in the world... and living here I can see why ’

runs through the centre of the towers is not completely full up yet. Once it is finished, though, I think residents just need a couple of hang-out places, such as a shisha lounge or coffee shop. But, things are in motion. We’re set to have a Carrefour Express in the summer (there’s currently one at the other end of the development, by the JLT metro but not here) so it’s getting better all of the time. I expect in six months to a year there will be even more to see and do, and we’re looking forward to that.

from Marlin Furniture and I have picked up some great stuff from Pan Emirates and Marina Interiors as well as Home Centre. I love shopping in this city as every store offers you something different and from all over the world. Satwa, for instance, is well worth a visit – the large mirror in my lounge is from a little shop there; I chose the frame and mirror and they made it for me. When I leave Dubai I will take things like that with me and they’ll always carry good memories for me.

Back to your colourful apartment – where did you shop to decorate it? I brought some pieces with me from Istanbul, where I’m originally from, and others from my previous home in Florida. I did buy some things here in Dubai as well though. My living room set, for example, is

Now that it’s all complete, which is your favourite room to spend your free time at home? I spend much of my time in the lounge watching the news and playing with my laptop or corresponding with friends – and looking at the view. We’re on the 29th floor

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here so the balconies look over Sheikh Zayed Road and you can also see Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residence, the famous Palm, the Burj Al Arab and – when the weather’s clear – the Burj Khalifa, too. When the Khalifa has fireworks we’re in one of the city’s best spots to watch them, it’s fantastic. Emirates Golf Club is also within view and it’s beautifully green – it always gives me such a great feeling to look over it. Lastly, Amy, tell us what’s the best thing about life in JLT? It has to be the view and the sense of place it gives you in the city. When I look out here I know I am living amid the best of Dubai: you can see the tallest building in the world, a seven-star hotel, the largest man-made island in the world and buildings around the Marina that soar from 250metres upwards. For me being in the centre of it all is a great feeling. Dubai has to be one of the most attractive touristic places in the world right now, so many people are amazed by it, and living here I can see why.


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Love Thy Neighbourhood

Jumeirah Lake Towers All you need-toknow about daily life in the area Renting and buying Alongside Sheikh Zayed Road (between interchanges 5 and 6) you’ll find the myriad apartments that make up Jumeirah Lake Towers – or ‘JLT’ as it’s better-known by locals. Its modern, highrise living is popular with singletons, couples and small families alike. Clustered in groups, once complete, there will be 78 towers in total and their competitive prices have made the development a coveted destination for lessees and buyers alike. What’s more, underground parking, two metro stations (JLT and Dubai Marina) and fast access on to Sheikh Zayed Road makes access to the rest of the city a breeze.

Shopping and a bite Each JLT cluster has an All Day Mini Mart (plus a scattering of take-away joints) so you won’t have to go far for a feed. Bonnington Tower Hotel (www. bonningtontower.com) provides a more sociable spot for a bite or beverage (choose from the increasingly popular McGettigan’s Irish Bar, The Cavendish or Healy’s) while more options await a short walk or drive away at The Walk. Those living by the Dubai Marina metro can cross over to eat at the area’s many cafes, hang-out at the Yacht Club or shop at Dubai Marina Mall (www. dubaimarinamall.com). At The Walk, meanwhile, there’s an endless stream of restaurants, boutiques and hotels. For April 2011

larger-scale shopping, head to the nearby Mall of the Emirates (its Carrefour is ideal for that big food shop) or the themed courts of Ibn Battuta Mall.

Leisure time If you fancy a film, go to Marina Mall and watch the latest movie at its luxurious cinema (www.reelcinemas.ae). If it’s the beach you crave on your day off, though, it’s just a short drive away. After a day there you may want to pamper yourself with a beauty treatment, in which case try N Style Nail Lounge (04 434 2616) or Pace E Luce Hair and Beauty Salon (04 399 7770) in Dubai Marina Mall. For the more active among you, though, there’s Concept 10 10 fitness studio, an all-new personal fitness scheme sure to put you through your paces in the most effective of ways (www.concept1010.ae).

Alternatively, if that sounds more like work than play, make for the Mall of the Emirates where you can hit the slopes at Ski Dubai (www.skidubai.com) – a fun way to cool off in summertime.

Schooling There’s an array of nurseries close by at JBR, such as Jebel Ali Nursery (www. jebelalinursery.com) and newcomer Fun and Play (www.funandplay.ae) at Sadaf. Older children can try GEMS Wellington International School (www.wellingtoninternationalschool. com), along the Sheikh Zayed Road or GEMS Winchester School (www. thewinchesterschool.com) whose bus route drops your kids back to your door. Alternatively, go to The Meadows, where you’ll find Emirates International School (www.eischools.ae/meadows).


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Property picks

There are apartments aplenty in the ever-expanding JLT. Take a look at our top two on the market this month and snap up one of your own… Two-bed for sale With its location next to Dubai Marina metro, this two-bed apartment in Green Lakes Tower 1 has one of the best locations on the block. The property’s based on the lower floor for added convinience and inside there’s plenty of room: two en suite bedrooms (with fitted wardrobes), a maid’s room, kitchen (plus appliances), living/dining room and a guest bathroom to boot.If you have a car, you’ll be pleased to know that the building has its own parking too. What’s more, the cluster is home to excellent amenities including a rooftop health club (with spa, gym, pool and kids’ pool), Smart Home systems and 24-hour security. Facts and figures: AED1,200,000, 1,680 square feet. Available now. Contact: BH consultant Yasmeen Buzari and quote reference number AP295146.

Sale prices at a glance: Studio: From AED300,000 1 bedroom: From AED432,000 2 bedrooms: From AED567,000 3 bedrooms: From AED1,500,000 4+ bedrooms: From AED2,200,000

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Two-bed for rent Set inside one of JLT’s most sought-after towers, this spacious two-bed is just the spot if you’re after a modern apartment with a view: its balcony looks across the mighty Sheikh Zayed Road and sprawling sea-facing vistas can be drunk-in from every room. At more than 1,000 square feet in size, you won’t be stuck for space and its excellent finish means all you have to do is move your furniture in. The property comes with free use of the building’s car park and for those worried about where to shop, don’t be: The Palladium has a Carrefour Express on the ground floor plus restaurants, coffee shops and lobby-based boutiques in the wider high-rise development. Facts and figures: AED70,000, 1,153 square feet. Available now. Contact: Better Homes’ JBR branch and quote reference AP294760.

Rental prices at a glance: Studio: From AED35,000 1 bedroom: From AED45,000 2 bedrooms: From AED55,000 3 bedrooms: From AED80,000 4+ bedrooms: From AED140,000 For full details on this month’s ‘Property Picks’, contact Better Homes on +971 600 52 2212.

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Abu Dhabi

Dubai Marina

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Greens Emirates TECOM Living

Jumeirah The Gardens Heights

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Discovery Gardens

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Dubai Pearl Media Internet City City

Jumeirah Islands Jumeirah Park

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Jumeirah Golf Estates

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IMPZ Dubai Sports City

Dubai World Central

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Arabian Ranches Dubai Investment Park Dubai Lagoon Green Community Dubailand City of Arabia Dubai Sports City Motor City Falcon City of Wonders IMPZ Jumeirah Golf Estates

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AL AWIR DISTRICT Academic City Awir Dubai Outsource Zone Dubai Silicon Oasis International City

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EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT Al Furjan Barsha Discovery Gardens Dubiotech Emirates Living Emirates Hills The Lakes Meadows The Springs The Gardens The Greens Jumeirah Heights Jumeirah Islands Jumeirah Lake Towers Jumeirah Park Jumeirah Village TECOM (Barsha)

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Sharjah

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Karama Oud Metha

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Wuheida

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DIFC Trade Centre

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Hamriya

Bur Dubai

Badaa

Ras Al Khor

Nadd Shamma

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Al Barari

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Living Legends Warqaa

Al Waha Community

Ghoroob

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Shorooq

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Khwaneej

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MARINA DISTRICT E7 G8 E9

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT Al Wasl Badaa Jumeirah Manara Safa Satwa Umm Suqeim

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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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ProPerty mAnAgement

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FOR RENT Al merAikhi 1

Exclusive to Better Homes

mArinA heightS

TRaDe CenTRe

DuBai MaRina

Aed 60,000

Aed 95,000

1 BR 670 sq. ft. Excellent value Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM200331)

2 BR 1,160 sq. ft. Extensive array of amenities Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM179596)

dg-Building 204 DisCoveRy GaRDens Easy living Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM293199)

mArinA WhArf 1

Aed 38,000

1 BR 871 sq. ft.

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DuBai MaRina

Aed 110,000 3 BR 1,860 sq. ft. Unobstructed views of the marina Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM295290)

Al merAikhi 3 DeiRa

Aed 72,500 2 BR 1,300 sq. ft. A prestigious address Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM290574)

Al SAmreyA Building BaRsha Amazing value Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM244522)

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Aed 80,000

2 BR 1,399 sq. ft.

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ExEcuTivE TowEr B

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SuMMErlAnD BARshA Amazing value Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM215786)

MAnchESTEr TowEr 1 DuBAi mARinA A desirable address Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM215094)

AED 65,000

1 BR 1,253 sq. ft.

Business BAy Central and prestigious location Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM274920)

FOR RENT

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Al MErAikhi 3

lAkE TErrAcE

AED 70,000

2 BR 1,292 sq. ft.

JumeiRAh lAKe ToweRs Premier location Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM264803)

Exclusive to Better Homes

Al GhAzAl TowEr

DeiRA

Al KhAn

AED 110,000

AED 78,500

3 BR 2,000 sq. ft. A prestigious address Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM288441)

3 BR 2,700 sq. ft. Brand new luxury apartments Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM268526)

AED 50,000

1 BR 960 sq. ft.

AED 75,000

2 BR 1,065 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

churchill rESiDEncy Business BAy Brand new Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM65554)

AED 78,000

2 BR 1,307 sq. ft.

Al SAfA PlAzA Al KhAn Amazing value Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM202661)

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AED 45,000

2 BR 1,052 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.

al mSalli (B9) the Palm JumeiRah Picturesque setting Kristina Titova (Ref # APM215099)

executive tower l Business Bay A place to call home Kristina Titova (Ref # APM288743)

South ridge 4 Downtown DuBai Modern living at its best Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM223478)

April 2011

aed 16,020

1 BR 1,184 sq. ft.

marina crown DuBai maRina The best of city living Kristina Titova (Ref # APM213208)

aed 15,000

2 BR 1,488 sq. ft.

majara 1 DuBai maRina Ready to move in Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM206012)

aed 12,000

1 BR 800 sq. ft.

aed 18,000

3 BR 2,088 sq. ft.

aed 24,000

2 BR 1,465 sq. ft.

indigo tower JumeiRah lake toweRs Fully furnished apartment Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM215692)

aed 8,040

1 BR 866 sq. ft.


Green Community West

Short-term rentals

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Live your dream in a place you can call home

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 from AED 2,100,000

Townhouses from AED 180,000

Bungalows from AED 2,300,000

Bungalows from AED 190,000

Family villas from AED 3,000,000

Family villas from AED 200,000

*All prices are net prices

*All rentals are per annum

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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 Exclusive to Better Homes

GC Phase 2 West DuBai investment PaRk A place to call home Susan Brand (Ref # AP54723)

aeD 582,000

1 BR 924 sq. ft.

laGo Vista imPZ Property at budget prices Nicole Burt (Ref # AP291047)

aeD 303,000

stuDio 508 sq. ft.

teRRaCeD aPaRtments DuBailanD Amazing value Hannah Bakshani (Ref # AP282061)

aeD 1,800,000

3 BR 3,401 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

alma aRaBian Ranches Amazing value Gemma Vicary (Ref # VI296165)

Gazelle / al Reem 3 aRaBian Ranches A great family option Rabih Hankir (Ref # VI22651)

April 2011

aeD 1,800,000

3 BR 2,436 sq. ft.

aeD 1,875,888

3 BR 2,627 sq. ft.

ViCtoRy heiGhts - estella DuBailanD A place to call home Lynn Rowley (Ref # VI294721)

the Villa DuBailanD Varied architectural styles Wael Gomaa (Ref # VI11212)

aeD 1,700,000

PalmeRa 2

aeD 1,840,000

Gazelle / al Reem 3

4 BR 2,687 sq. ft.

5 BR 3,600 sq. ft.

aRaBian Ranches Amazing value Better Homes Barsha (Ref # VI294211)

aRaBian Ranches Prized location Sachin Das (Ref # VI57431)

aeD 1,610,888

2 BR 1,889 sq. ft.

aeD 1,550,000

3 BR 2,252 sq. ft.


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DubailanD ResiDenCe DuBailanD Spacious living Dimple Shah (Ref # AP296449)

FOR RENt

aeD 45,000

1 BR 1,032 sq. ft.

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sheRloCk house 2 DuBailanD Modern infrastructure and facilities Katarina Geenen (Ref # AP265852)

Gazelle / al Reem 2 aRaBian Ranches Prized location Ready April 2011 Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI295961)

ReGent house 2 DuBailanD Modern infrastructure and facilities Sandra Sherlock (Ref # AP296501)

aeD 80,000

2 BR 1,475 sq. ft.

aeD 125,000

Gazelle / al Reem 1 aRaBian Ranches Meticulously planned development Dimple Shah (Ref # VI228685)

3 BR 2,540 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

GaRDen east aPaRtments - bloCk b aeD 140,000 DuBai investment PaRk A desirable address Nicole Burt (Ref # AP157888)

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3 BR 2,551 sq. ft.

Golf VieW ResiDenCe DuBailanD Home sweet home Rasha Moslyh (Ref # AP286024)

aeD 53,000

2 BR 1,241 sq. ft.

aeD 175,000 3 BR 3,153 sq. ft.

aeD 41,000

1 BR 983 sq. ft.

the Villa DuBailanD Spacious with great finishes Darius Ganda (Ref # VI295909)

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aeD 385,000

6 BR 8,000 sq. ft.

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Dubailand

best of the Rest...

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, scour the list below and simply call us on +971 600 52 2212 once you’ve found your perfect home, quoting the relevant reference number listed. Happy hunting!

FOR SALE IMPZ, Lago Vista

FOR RENt IMPZ, The Crescent

Studio 506 sq. ft.

Dubai Investment Park, Studio 476 sq. ft. AED 300,000 (Ref # AP92416) Lake Apartments Exceptionally rewarding investment Susan Brand

Dubailand, Hamza Tower

1 BR

Dubailand, Hamza Tower

1 BR

Dubailand, Golf View Residence

1 BR

IMPZ, The Crescent

Studio 506 sq. ft.

Dubailand, Golf View Residence

1 BR

Dubai Investment Park, Garden West

1 BR

IMPZ, The Crescent

1 BR

Dubailand, Uptown MotorCity

1 BR

Dubailand, Widcombe House 2

1 BR

Dubailand, Norton Court 2

1 BR

Dubailand, Norton Court 1

1 BR

Dubailand, Shami Tower

3 BR

Dubailand, Sector 2 - 22D5

2 BR

Dubailand, The Diamond

2 BR

Dubailand, Claverton House 1

3 BR

Arabian Ranches, Palmera 2

2 BR

Dubai Investment Park, Garden East

3 BR

Dubailand, The Villa

4 BR

Studio 508 sq. ft.

AED 252,427

Distinctive design

890 sq. ft.

Liam Davorn

AED 395,000

Amazing value

(Ref # AP295411) Hannah Bakshani

AED 400,000 (Ref # AP241468)

Now’s the time to make the move 971 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP245203)

AED 599,900

A motivated seller!

Sylvia OConnor (Ref # AP3568) Nicole Burt

1,023 sq. ft. AED 650,000 (Ref # AP295068)

Excellent value 830 sq. ft.

Mouna Chami AED 666,460 (Ref # AP254914)

Aesthetic appeal

Sana Hajjar

1,557 sq. ft. AED 930,097

In a class by itself 1,154 sq. ft.

Liam Davorn AED 957,705

Premier location 1,104 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP81891) Wael Gomaa

AED 1,200,582 (Ref # AP291604)

A motivated seller! 2,011 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP233098)

Liudmila Shapedko AED 1,300,000 (Ref # AP294690)

Matchless location

Nina Pekina

1,889 sq. ft. AED 1,400,000 (Ref # VI170984)

Amazing value

Sachin Das

2,362 sq. ft. AED 1,800,000 (Ref # AP3341)

Property at budget prices

Ali Tabrizi

3,600 sq. ft. AED 2,283,314 (Ref # VI11294)

A stunning family home

Yasmeen Buzari

AED 23,000

(Ref # APM251987)

Modern infrastructure and facilities

Better Homes PMGT

AED 41,000

1,206 sq. ft. AED 45,000

927 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP295411) Darius Ganda (Ref # AP296447) Dimple Shah (Ref # AP286047) Rasha Moslyh

AED 45,000

1,059 sq. ft. AED 60,000

Aesthetic appeal

(Ref # AP268862) Darius Ganda (Ref # AP296741) Mouna Chami (Ref # AP254911) Sana Hajjar

2 BR 1,629 sq. ft. AED 100,000 (Ref # AP293388) Dubai Investment Park, Lake Apartments A place to call home Nicole Burt

Arabian Ranches, Palmera 3

2 BR

Arabian Ranches, Palmera 1

2 BR

Arabian Ranches, Palmera 2

2 BR

Arabian Ranches, Gazelle / Al Reem 1

3 BR

Arabian Ranches, Gazelle / Al Reem 2

3 BR

1,889 sq. ft. AED 110,000

Amazing value 1,889 sq. ft. AED 110,000

Competitive price, call now 1,889 sq. ft. AED 115,000

Easy installments 2,292 sq. ft. AED 120,000

Prized location 2,541 sq. ft. AED 125,000

Home sweet home

(Ref # VI174569) Better Homes Barsha (Ref # VI295664) Gemma Vicary (Ref # VI296770) Chandni Petre (Ref # VI296847) Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI296632) Riazuddin Ahmed

4 BR 4,200 sq. ft. AED 200,000 (Ref # VI225875) Dubai Investment Park, GC Phase 2 West Privileged location Dimple Shah

Dubailand, Victory Heights - Novelia

5 BR

6 BR 6,646 sq. ft. AED 6,900,000 (Ref # VI292282) Dubailand, Victory Heights - Carmen Attractive investment opportunity Jeffrey Gullbrand

Arabian Ranches, Savannah

3 BR

Arabian Ranches, Terra Nova

Dubailand, Leaf 5

7 BR

April 2011

970 sq. ft.

Friendly neighborhood

6 BR 7,075 sq. ft. AED 4,700,000 (Ref # VI266925) Dubai Investment Park, GC Phase 2 West Exceptional deal! Liudmila Shapedko

Darius Ganda

AED 35,000

Modern infrastructure and facilities

3 BR

6,991 sq. ft. AED 9,500,000 (Ref # VI285973)

983 sq. ft.

Home sweet home

Dubai Investment Park, GC Phase 1A

In a class by itself

AED 32,000

Property at budget prices

5 BR 3,464 sq. ft. AED 3,000,000 (Ref # VI278937) Dubailand, Victory Heights - Oliva A prestigious address Wael Gomaa

7 BR

890 sq. ft.

Now’s the time to make the move

4,176 sq. ft. AED 225,000

A place to call home

(Ref # VI283834) Susan Brand

6,646 sq. ft. AED 240,000 (Ref # VI294035)

Excellent finish

Darius Ganda

3,124 sq. ft. AED 280,000 (Ref # VI254377)

Experience heights of luxury

Darius Ganda

13,449 sq. ft. AED 600,000 (Ref # VI294394)

Quintessential luxury living

Dimple Shah


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downTown

Home to some of the city’s most iconic, world-class landmarks such as Burj Khalifa, The Address Downtown and The Dubai Mall, this district features exquisite and aweinspiring 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.

FOR SALE Exclusive to Better Homes

BuRj khALifA Downtown DuBai Live with a view to inspire Nicole Burt (Ref # AP293667)

ReehAn 5 Downtown DuBai Competitive price, call now Deborah Staines (Ref # AP173002)

The LofTs - cenTRAL Downtown DuBai Central and prestigious location Mohammad Khalid Khan (Ref # AP286317)

Aed 5,053,232

BuRj Views A

Aed 1,100,000

souTh Ridge 5

2 BR 1,888 sq. ft.

1 BR 920 sq. ft.

Aed 879,288

1 BR 717 sq. ft.

Downtown DuBai Excellent value Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # AP227068)

Downtown DuBai Excellent finish Deborah Staines (Ref # AP178420)

The Residences e2 Downtown DuBai A motivated seller! Nina Pekina (Ref # AP52473)

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

Aed 920,000

1 BR 873 sq. ft.

BuRj Views B

Aed 3,050,000

The LofTs

Aed 1,250,000

MiskA 3

3 BR 1,892 sq. ft.

1 BR 906 sq. ft.

Aed 850,188

1 BR 915 sq. ft.

Downtown DuBai A desirable address Shashi Mashruwala (Ref # AP295057)

Aed 940,000

1 BR 876 sq. ft.

Downtown DuBai Privileged location Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # AP57070)

Downtown DuBai Exceptionally rewarding investment Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP236324)

Aed 1,619,888

2 BR 1,310 sq. ft.

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Downtown Exclusive to Better Homes

windsoR MAnoR BuSineSS Bay Inspection will impress Sandra Sherlock (Ref # AP294719)

FOR RENT

Aed 85,000

BuRj Views c

Aed 115,000

MiskA 4

2 BR 2,282 sq. ft.

Aed 95,000

2 BR 1,241 sq. ft.

Downtown DuBai Affordable luxury Ghada Ghannam (Ref # AP293331)

Exclusive to Better Homes

BuRj khALifA Downtown DuBai World class development Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP291879)

Aed 80,000

StuDio 548 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

TAjeR Residences Downtown DuBai Amazing value Ghada Ghannam (Ref # AP173536)

The index (one cenTRAL PARk) DiFC Premier location Ghada Ghannam (Ref # AP295990)

April 2011

The LofTs - wesT Downtown DuBai Privileged location Sylvia OConnor (Ref # AP226997)

2 BR 1,356 sq. ft.

Aed 125,000

Downtown DuBai Wide range of retail, entertainment and dining Wafa Ghannam (Ref # AP179904)

2 BR 1,330 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

Aed 150,000

2 BR 1,321 sq. ft.

Aed 70,000

1 BR 800 sq. ft.

MiskA 3 Downtown DuBai Excellent finish Diane Petty (Ref # AP294667)

Aed 75,000

1 BR 843 sq. ft.


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BesT of The ResT...

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, scour the list below and simply call us on +971 600 52 2212 once you’ve found your perfect home, quoting the relevant reference number listed. Happy hunting!

FOR SALE

FOR RENT

Business Bay, Churchill Residency

1 BR

Business Bay, Scala Tower

1 BR

Downtown Dubai, The Lofts

1 BR

Business Bay, Mayfair Tower

1 BR

DIFC, Liberty House

Studio 448 sq. ft.

Business Bay, Windsor Manor

1 BR

Home to some of the finest corporate Deborah Staines

Downtown Dubai, Burj Views B

1 BR

Business Bay,

1 BR

Business Bay, Executive Tower K

1 BR

Downtown Dubai, 8 Boulevard Walk

1 BR

Downtown Dubai, 29 Boulevard

Studio 445 sq. ft.

Business Bay, Executive Tower M

2 BR

Downtown Dubai, Zaafaran 3

2 BR

813 sq. ft.

AED 589,990

Competitive price, call now 705 sq. ft.

Yasmeen Buzari AED 750,400

AED 847,888

Attractive investment opportunity 936 sq. ft.

Lynn Rowley

1,378 sq. ft. AED 1,279,800 (Ref # AP276339)

Studio 539 sq. ft. Downtown Dubai, The Address Dubai Mall Landmark address

Downtown Dubai, Standpoint

3 BR

Business Bay, Executive Tower H

4 BR

Downtown Dubai, Zaafaran 1

3 BR

Downtown Dubai, Reehan 2

3 BR

Sylvia OConnor

1,293 sq. ft. AED 1,325,000 (Ref # AP296846)

A motivated seller!

2 BR

Roy Yacoub

AED 1,150,000 (Ref # AP236419)

Competitive price, call now

Downtown Dubai, Reehan 8

Better Homes Barsha Churchill Residency

Wassim Abdallah

A prestigious address

2 BR

(Ref # AP294206)

AED 900,888 (Ref # AP93797)

A prestigious address

Downtown Dubai, Reehan 7

(Ref # AP250963)

AED 850,000 (Ref # AP11050)

Modern living at its best 865 sq. ft.

Muhammad Bilal

AED 700,000 (Ref # AP292297)

Executive elegance

915 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP284768)

Thomas Bunker AED 1,436,888 (Ref # AP266550) Roy Yacoub

1,258 sq. ft. AED 1,598,830 (Ref # AP174915)

A prestigious address

Deborah Staines

1,282 sq. ft. AED 1,697,500 (Ref # AP168686)

Guaranteed return on investment

Liudmila Shapedko

1,489 sq. ft. AED 2,335,133 (Ref # AP234443)

Elegant finishing

Roy Yacoub

2,744 sq. ft. AED 2,605,000 (Ref # AP295632)

Exclusive property

Business Bay, Executive Tower L

1 BR

Downtown Dubai, Burj Views

1 BR

Business Bay, Churchill Residency

2 BR

AED 57,000

(Ref # AP293103) Yasmeen Buzari (Ref # AP296420) Nina Pekina (Ref # AP295351) Benita Pienaar

AED 70,000

1,307 sq. ft. AED 80,000

Elegant interiors

(Ref # AP294753) Diane Petty (Ref # AP292622) Tarek Gouda

3 BR 2,201 sq. ft. AED 85,000 Trade Centre, Aspin Royal Residence Central and prestigious location

(Ref # AP294052)

Downtown Dubai, The Residences T1

1 BR

(Ref # AP175539)

Business Bay, Executive Tower K

2 BR

Trade Centre, Emirates Grand

Studio 520 sq. ft.

Downtown Dubai, Attareen Residence

1 BR

Downtown Dubai,

1 BR

Downtown Dubai,

906 sq. ft.

AED 85,000

A prestigious address 1,389 sq. ft. AED 89,000

AED 89,999

AED 95,000

880 sq. ft.

AED 100,000

3 BR

AED 100,000

(Ref # AP173969) Mona Bakr

1,940 sq. ft. AED 150,000

Excellent value

(Ref # AP282872) Robert Kerr

1,927 sq. ft. AED 170,000

Stunning view of the sea

(Ref # AP295393) Wendy Hulbert

2,250 sq. ft. AED 190,000

Amazing value

(Ref # AP171450) Heike Pfordte

The best of city living

DIFC, Limestone House

(Ref # AP69911) Heike Pfordte

Affordable luxury

1 BR

(Ref # AP292092) Tarek Gouda

A desirable address 1,108 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP288387) Sylvia OConnor

Enjoy life with style 961 sq. ft.

Mouna Hammoud

Sylvia OConnor

Competitive price, call now

Downtown Dubai, Yansoon 8

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AED 55,000

1,308 sq. ft. AED 60,000

726 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP296667) Sandra Sherlock

Central and prestigious location

3 BR

Conny Mathei

AED 55,000

Ambitious initiative

Trade Centre, Park Place

1,766 sq. ft. AED 2,948,110 (Ref # AP285145)

813 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP296670) Mona Bakr

Engineering marvel

4 BR 3,078 sq. ft. AED 2,900,000 (Ref # AP296595) Trade Centre, World Trade Centre Residence Affordable luxury Thomas Bunker

A prestigious address

AED 55,000

Brand new luxury apartments

3 BR

3 BR

1,134 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP293517) Better Homes Head Office

Ready to move in

Trade Centre, Capricorn Towers

Florin Rusu

610 sq. ft.

Studio 494 sq. ft.

Better Homes Barsha Reehan 6

1,873 sq. ft. AED 2,850,000 (Ref # AP172489)

An exquisite landscaped setting

AED 55,000

Open to offers

DIFC, Liberty House

Better Homes Head Office Reehan 4

1,887 sq. ft. AED 2,800,000 (Ref # AP172822)

An investors dream!

891 sq. ft.

Spacious with great finishes

(Ref # AP294708) Wafa Ghannam

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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 Exclusive to Better Homes

anbar DuBai MaRina A motivated seller! Nick Nuziale (Ref # AP3657)

Marina rESiDEnCE DuBai MaRina Attractive investment opportunity Daria Lyubimova (Ref # AP292646)

Marina Crown DuBai MaRina Ideal family living Yasmeen Buzari (Ref # AP35470)

April 2011

aED 2,050,000

2 BR 1,501 sq. ft.

aED 670,000

1 BR 667 sq. ft.

aED 1,640,000

3 BR 2,174 sq. ft.

bonairE DuBai MaRina Spectacular views Philip Whittam (Ref # AP289922)

TiME PlaCE DuBai MaRina Competitive price, call now Ali Tabrizi (Ref # AP234806)

aMwaj 4 JuMeiRah Beach ResiDence Beachfront living at an attractive price Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP295402)

aED 1,543,888

2 BR 1,480 sq. ft.

Marina Park DuBai MaRina Prized location Nina Pekina (Ref # AP256783)

aED 910,000

aMwaj 4

aED 1,720,000

ShaMS 2

2 BR 1,261 sq. ft.

3 BR 1,838 sq. ft.

JuMeiRah Beach ResiDence Guaranteed rental income Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # APM255918)

JuMeiRah Beach ResiDence Self-contained development Tulay Ozcan (Ref # AP54277)

aED 500,000

1 BR 825 sq. ft.

aED 1,100,000

2 BR 1,222 sq. ft.

aED 1,903,250

3 BR 1,948 sq. ft.


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al faTTan TowEr DuBai MaRina A desirable address Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP276755)

FOR RENT Exclusive to Better Homes

aMwaj 4 JuMeiRah Beach ResiDence Beachfront living at an attractive price Yasmeen Buzari (Ref # AP172446)

Exclusive to Better Homes

aED 150,000

2 BR 1,731 sq. ft.

al MaSS

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aED 140,000

2 BR 1,180 sq. ft.

DuBai MaRina Strategic location Osama Kiwan (Ref # AP159798)

DElPhinE

Marina hEighTS

DuBai MaRina

DuBai MaRina

aED 125,000

aED 150,000

2 BR 1,331 sq. ft. A desirable address Sunil Pravin Jhaveri (Ref # AP75900)

3 BR 1,582 sq. ft. Spacious living Rizwan Zabeehullah Shaikh (Ref # AP171429)

aED 80,000

1 BR 1,170 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

Sulafa TowEr

Marina wharf 1

PaloMa

DuBai MaRina

DuBai MaRina

DuBai MaRina

aED 60,000

aED 160,000

aED 85,000

1 BR 788 sq. ft. Be where it all happens Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP295323)

2 BR 1,920 sq. ft. Premier location Ayham Jbara (Ref # AP296216)

2 BR 1,736 sq. ft. Affordable luxury Nastaran Heydari (Ref # AP295081)

aSk ThE agEnT rabih hankir, rESiDEnTial SalES ConSulTanT Emirates Living remains in high demand thanks to its broad array of living options, which include both villas and townhouses and single-level apartments or duplexes. Average rents start at AED45,000 for a studio; AED85,000 for a 2-bedroom townhouse; AED75,000 for a 3-bedroom apartment; and AED 180,000 for a 4-bedroom villa. Properties in this district offer access to a gym and swimming pool and feature 24-hour security, underground parking, easy access to Metro stations and an array of shops. Property prices change frequently. Please visit bhomes.com for the most up-to-date pricing.

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Marina

bEST of ThE rEST...

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FOR SALE

FOR RENT

Dubai Marina, Marina Park

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Dreams

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Diamond 5

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Diamond 2

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Diamond 3

Studio 714 sq. ft.

Dubai Marina, Silverene - Tower B

Studio 607 sq. ft.

Dubai Marina, Bahar 4

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Murjan

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Panoramic

2 BR

Dubai Marina, DEC Tower 2

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Heights

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Sadaf 4

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Crown

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Riviera

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Sadaf 1

4 BR

Dubai Marina, Murjan 3

4 BR

Dubai Marina, Al Mass

4 BR

Dubai Marina, La Riviera

5 BR

April 2011

820 sq. ft.

AED 500,000 (Ref # AP295352)

Attractive investment opportunity 635 sq. ft.

AED 520,000 (Ref # AP294431)

Exceptionally rewarding investment 708 sq. ft.

Nina Pekina AED 555,000

Self-contained development

Nina Pekina

Victor Witold Motak AED 600,000 (Ref # AP295371)

Attractive investment opportunity 1,268 sq. ft. AED 957,008

Excellent value

Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP296880) BH Dubai Marina

AED 1,100,000 (Ref # AP96978)

A motivated seller! 1,149 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP64748)

AED 565,000 (Ref # AP255916)

Price reduced

1,185 sq. ft.

Yasmeen Buzari

AED 550,000 (Ref # AP35473)

Easy living 647 sq. ft.

Sachin Das

Svetlana Gorbach AED 1,100,000 (Ref # AP296147)

At never-before prices

Nick Nuziale

1,739 sq. ft. AED 1,170,000 (Ref # AP275320)

Scenic water view 1,721 sq. ft.

Daria Lyubimova AED 1,500,000 (Ref # APM229387)

Spacious living

Sachin Das

1,940 sq. ft. AED 1,525,000 (Ref # AP70866)

A motivated seller!

Better Homes Barsha

2,180 sq. ft. AED 1,645,000 (Ref # AP284290)

Central and prestigious location

Elen Manukyan

1,890 sq. ft. AED 1,684,000 (Ref # AP36290)

Modern living at its best

Lynn Rowley

2,756 sq. ft. AED 2,280,000 (Ref # AP23119)

One of the Best Deals in the Market

Lynn Rowley

3,136 sq. ft. AED 2,850,000 (Ref # AP281756)

Brand new luxury apartments

Sandrine Loureiro

2,812 sq. ft. AED 3,000,000 (Ref # AP295383)

Excellent value

Ayham Jbara

6,732 sq. ft. AED 7,500,000 (Ref # AP294459)

Executive elegance

Ilham Aabid

Dubai Marina, Zumurud

Studio 370 sq. ft.

Dubai Marina, Marina Park

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Dreams 2

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Diamond 5

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Sulafa Tower

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Diamond 5

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Bonaire

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Murjan

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Ocean Heights

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Shams 1

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Ariyana Tower

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Horizon Tower

4 BR

Dubai Marina, Sadaf 5

3 BR

Dubai Marina, La Riviera

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Amwaj 3

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Riviera

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Al Mass

3 BR

AED 40,000

Everything you ever wanted 820 sq. ft.

AED 45,000

Contemporary style/layout 616 sq. ft.

AED 50,000

Amazing value 708 sq. ft.

AED 55,000

AED 60,000

Affordable luxury 715 sq. ft.

AED 65,000

AED 80,000

(Ref # AP263414)

(Ref # AP276995) Julieta Kitova (Ref # AP294189)

(Ref # AP179740)

(Ref # AP296279) Daria Lyubimova

AED 85,000

Idyllic surroundings

(Ref # AP277694) Catherine Quadros

1,698 sq. ft. AED 105,000

Affordable luxury 1,831 sq. ft.

Nina Pekina

Rami Abi Faraj

Enjoy life with style 1,185 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP295352)

Nastaran Heydari

A prestigious address 909 sq. ft.

Trisha Mae De la Cruz

Sharon Sweet

Unrivalled convenience 1,197 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP64821)

(Ref # AP46048) Better Homes JBR

AED 105,000

Be where it all happens 1,800 sq. ft. AED 110,000

Enjoy life with style 2,230 sq. ft. AED 115,000

Dynamic development 1,800 sq. ft. AED 120,000

A place to call home 1,824 sq. ft. AED 130,000

(Ref # AP282456) Tamara Stubbs (Ref # AP296616) Angelo Kazan (Ref # AP48034) Stephanie Paaske (Ref # AP172966) Nicholas Winter (Ref # AP294447)

Located in a primary shopping district Tamara Stubbs 1,654 sq. ft. AED 134,000

Self-contained development 1,596 sq. ft. AED 135,000

Ready to move in

(Ref # AP179648) Robert Kerr (Ref # AP64673) Robert Allsopp

2,295 sq. ft. AED 280,000 (Ref # AP292164)

Strategic location

Rami Abi Faraj


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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

Meadows 1 EmiRatEs Living Exceptionally rewarding investment Better Homes Barsha (Ref # VI254464)

aed 3,150,000

4 BR 4,045 sq. ft.

al Ghozlan 3 thE gREEns Property at budget prices Jan Tabrizi (Ref # AP245550)

aed 515,000

1 BR 741 sq. ft.

GloBal lake view JumEiRah LakE towERs One of the Best Deals in the Market Muhammad Bilal (Ref # AP294139)

aed 799,999

2 BR 1,367 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

Golf Tower 2 EmiRatEs Living One of the Best Deals in the Market Muhammad Bilal (Ref # AP172722)

sprinGs 14 (sprinGs phase 1B) EmiRatEs Living A motivated seller! Liudmila Shapedko (Ref # VI288515)

aed 769,999

1 BR 863 sq. ft.

aed 1,160,000

2 BR 1,664 sq. ft.

Meadows 5 EmiRatEs Living Amazing value Partha Reddy (Ref # VI293901)

sprinGs 3 (sprinGs phase 6) EmiRatEs Living The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about, Conny Mathei (Ref # VI230719)

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aed 3,350,000

4 BR 3,578 sq. ft.

aed 1,335,930

2 BR 1,857 sq. ft.

haTTan 2 EmiRatEs Living A prestigious address Rabih Hankir (Ref # VI294791)

la riviera esTaTes JumEiRah viLLagE Exceptional deal! Nick Nuziale (Ref # VI296578)

aed 10,000,000

5 BR 6,967 sq. ft.

aed 1,600,000

4 BR 3,600 sq. ft.

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al Ghaf 1 thE gREEns A host of facilities Lynn Rowley (Ref # AP243036)

FOR RENT

aed 190,000

4 BR 2,500 sq. ft.

diaMond views 1 JumEiRah viLLagE Just move in Masuma Noorani (Ref # VI265987)

aed 130,000

5 BR 5,430 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

MfJ villa BaRsha Premier location Nastaran Heydari (Ref # VI296552)

aed 400,000

5 BR 8,500 sq. ft.

Green lakes Tower 2 JumEiRah LakE towERs A prestigious address Partha Reddy (Ref # AP248953)

aed 90,000

2 BR 1,670 sq. ft.

MiraBella JumEiRah viLLagE Setting new benchmarks for excellence Sunil Pravin Jhaveri (Ref # VI293981)

aed 75,000

3 BR 3,305 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

zuMurud (Moe) BaRsha Amazing value Trisha Mae De la Cruz (Ref # AP293884)

The fairways - wesT T1 EmiRatEs Living The perfect setting Zahra Slassi (Ref # AP70183)

April 2011

aed 71,000

2 BR 1,400 sq. ft.

aed 170,000

3 BR 1,769 sq. ft.

arno EmiRatEs Living Prestigious urban development Sabah Gazi (Ref # AP277092)

aed 65,000

1 BR 966 sq. ft.


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BesT of The resT...

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FOR SALE Discovery Gardens, DG-Building 59

FOR RENT

Studio 485 sq. ft.

AED 275,000

Property at budget prices

Jumeirah Lake Towers, Studio 400 sq. ft. Goldcrest Views 2 Exceptional deal!

1 BR

883 sq. ft.

Lynn Rowley (Ref # AP287883) Ali Tabrizi

AED 402,560 (Ref # AP238441)

Exceptionally rewarding investment

Jumeirah Lake Towers, 1 BR 666 sq. ft. Wind Tower 2 Perfect vistas

Sachin Das

AED 300,000 (Ref # AP292602)

Jumeirah Lake Towers, Studio 540 sq. ft. AED 372,587 Dubai Gate 1 Competitive price, call now Discovery Gardens, DG-Building 79

(Ref # AP293390)

AED 432,039

Tulay Ozcan (Ref # AP23295) Liam Davorn

Jumeirah Lake Towers, 2 BR 1,054 sq. ft. AED 567,713 Dubai Gate 2 Glimmering lakeside view

(Ref # AP28325)

Jumeirah Village, Diamond Views 1

2 BR

(Ref # AP274384)

The Greens, Al Ghaf 3

3 BR

Emirates Living, Travo

3 BR

1,010 sq. ft. AED 699,699

Amazing value

Wassim Abdallah

2,038 sq. ft. AED 1,420,000 (Ref # AP296209)

Ready to move in 1,510 sq. ft.

Sachin Das AED 1,500,000 (Ref # AP287902)

Inspection will impress

Jumeirah Lake Towers, 3 BR 1,881 sq. ft. Saba Tower 2 Ideal family living Jumeirah Village, La Riviera Estates

4 BR

The Greens, Al Jaz 4

4 BR

Jumeirah Village, Seasons Community

4 BR

Roy Yacoub

Faiza Millwala

AED 1,500,000 (Ref # AP240202) Wassim Abdallah

3,602 sq. ft. AED 1,600,000 (Ref # VI296577)

Exceptionally rewarding investment

Nick Nuziale

2,398 sq. ft. AED 1,750,000 (Ref # AP296754)

Great family home

Lynn Rowley

Discovery Gardens, DG-Building 67

Studio 474 sq. ft.

Discovery Gardens, DG-Building 204

1 BR

Discovery Gardens, DG-Building 194

1 BR

Jumeirah Village, Rose 1

1 BR

Jumeirah Village, Gardenia 2

1 BR

Barsha, Desert Charm

2 BR

Tecom, Leader Building

2 BR

Discovery Gardens, DG-Building 169

2 BR

AED 30,000

Easy living 871 sq. ft.

Hitendar Lala AED 38,000

Easy living 969 sq. ft.

AED 38,000

(Ref # AP296642) Julieta Kitova

AED 40,000

Easy living 950 sq. ft.

(Ref # APM293199) Better Homes PMGT

A great family option 912 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP280336)

(Ref # APM295812) Better Homes PMGT

AED 43,000

Easy living

(Ref # APM294363) Better Homes PMGT

1,200 sq. ft. AED 55,000

One of the Best Deals in the Market

(Ref # AP159984) Violeta Abboud

1,300 sq. ft. AED 65,000

(Ref # AP264727)

One of the Best Deals in the Market

Masuma Noorani

1,410 sq. ft.

AED 65,000

(Ref # AP267154)

One of the Best Deals in the Market

Mouna Hammoud

2 BR 1,440 sq. ft. AED 85,000 Tecom, API Tecom Residences Inspection will impress

(Ref # AP294872)

3 BR 2,820 sq. ft. AED 90,000 Jumeirah Village, Westar La Residencia Del Sol Spacious with great finishes

(Ref # VIM43731)

Emirates Living, Links East

2 BR

(Ref # AP252260)

The Greens, Al Nakheel 3

3 BR

1,329 sq. ft. AED 110,000

Experience heights of luxury

Heike Pfordte

Better Homes PMGT

Sana Hajjar

2,078 sq. ft. AED 125,000

Stimulating environment

(Ref # AP296717) Better Homes Barsha

Jumeirah Lake Towers, 3 BR 2,870 sq. ft. AED 140,000 Al Seef 3 Azure sky views

(Ref # AP77452)

5 BR 3,998 sq. ft. AED 3,708,000 (Ref # VI295698) Emirates Living, Meadows 6 (Phase 4c) Close to all amenities Jan Tabrizi

Barsha, Executive Serviced Apartments

2 BR

(Ref # AP288577)

6 BR 4,931 sq. ft. AED 5,049,000 (Ref # VI295292) Emirates Living, Meadows 8 (Phase 4c) Live with a view to inspire Fadi El Fares

Emirates Living, Ghadeer

3 BR

Emirates Living, Meadows 2 (Phase 1)

7 BR

Barsha, API 46 Barsha Villas

4 BR

Emirates Living, Phase 3

8 BR

Emirates Living, Emirates Hills Phase 1

6 BR

3,474 sq. ft. AED 2,000,024 (Ref # VI71712)

A motivated seller!

Conny Mathei

4,924 sq. ft. AED 6,300,000 (Ref # VI291357)

Matchless location

Liudmila Shapedko

15,600 sq. ft. AED 22,250,000 (Ref # VIM282390)

Looking for lifestyle?

Sandrine Loureiro

16,550 sq. ft. AED 23,000,000 (Ref # VI291984)

Unrivalled master plan community

Taher Nadeem Tufenkeji

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1,500 sq. ft. AED 150,000

Brand new luxury apartments 2,436 sq. ft. AED 170,000

Friendly neighborhood

Nitin Dania (Ref # VI275780) Catherine Quadros

3,000 sq. ft. AED 210,000

A great family option

Sheetal Agrawal

(Ref # VI222156) Heike Pfordte

Jumeirah Lake Towers, 5 BR 6,484 sq. ft. AED 350,000 (Ref # AP295421) Goldcrest Views Affordable luxury Better Homes JBR Emirates Living, Meadows 5

5 BR

6,151 sq. ft.

Affordable luxury

AED 450,000 (Ref # VI295902) Thomas Bunker More listings at bhomes.com


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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

Al AnbArA (b12) The Palm JumeiRah One of the Best Deals in the Market Jasmine Patel (Ref # AP282831)

C Frond (HilAli VillAs) The Palm JumeiRah Stunning view of the sea Fadi El Fares (Ref # VI293945)

K Frond (KHisAb VillAs) The Palm JumeiRah A desirable address Elen Manukyan (Ref # VI253457)

April 2011

AEd 2,235,000

3 BR 2,184 sq. ft.

AEd 22,000,000

5 BR 7,000 sq. ft.

AEd 8,200,000

4 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

Al dAbAs (b2) The Palm JumeiRah Beachfront living at an attractive price Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # AP284890)

GArdEn VillAs The Palm JumeiRah Live by the beach Elen Manukyan (Ref # VI294456)

MArinA rEsidEnCE 4 The Palm JumeiRah Brand new luxury apartments Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP292647)

AEd 2,525,000

Al TAMr (b15)

AEd 9,500,000

GoldEn MilE b8

AEd 2,800,000

TiArA - AquAMArinE

3 BR 2,184 sq. ft.

5 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

3 BR 2,438 sq. ft.

The Palm JumeiRah A prestigious address Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP252705)

The Palm JumeiRah Landmark address Robert Allsopp (Ref # AP281381)

The Palm JumeiRah An iconic masterpiece Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP239156)

AEd 4,200,000

4 BR 4,917 sq. ft.

AEd 1,320,000

1 BR 1,324 sq. ft.

AEd 1,800,000

1 BR 1,309 sq. ft.


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Al bAsri (b1) The Palm JumeiRah Beachfront living at an attractive price Jeffrey Gullbrand (Ref # AP291052)

FOR REnt

AEd 115,000

Al HAllAwi (b14)

AEd 120,000

Al MsAlli (b9)

AEd 220,000

GoldEn MilE b2

1 BR 1,145 sq. ft.

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AEd 150,000

3 BR 2,260 sq. ft.

The Palm JumeiRah Amazing value Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP13241)

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Al KHusHKAr (b20) The Palm JumeiRah Beachfront living at an attractive price Deborah Staines (Ref # AP70292)

AEd 160,000

Al MsAlli (b9)

AEd 385,000

MArinA rEsidEnCE 1

3 BR 2,260 sq. ft.

The Palm JumeiRah Full ocean view Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP173018)

1 BR 1,144 sq. ft.

AEd 130,000

1 BR 1,184 sq. ft.

The Palm JumeiRah Modern living at its best Robert Kerr (Ref # AP67494)

Exclusive to Better Homes

l Frond (FArA VillAs) The Palm JumeiRah Exclusive residence Elen Manukyan (Ref # VI292107)

5 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

The Palm JumeiRah Brand new luxury apartments Sylvia OConnor (Ref # AP275930)

3 BR 2,519 sq. ft.

AEd 280,000

3 BR 4,181 sq. ft.

The Palm JumeiRah A desirable address Angelo Kazan (Ref # AP292642)

AsK THE AGEnT ToM bunKEr, inVEsTMEnT sAlEs ConsulTAnT, HEAd oFFiCE Palm Jumeirah continues to be one of Dubai’s favorite property developments. As with other communities, The Palm lost a great deal of its value during the crisis, but since then it has recovered at least half of what it lost. Prices appear to be on the rise but there are still great deals to be found. Tenants looking to buy an apartment can expect to pay, on average, AED1.5-1.7 million for an entry-level one-bed, while three-bed villas start at AED4.5M, I expect those prices to go up over the course of the year. Property prices change frequently. Please visit bhomes.com for the most up-to-date pricing.

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Palm Jumeirah

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FOR SALE The Palm Jumeirah, Golden Mile B8

1 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Anbara (B12)

2 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Hallawi (B14)

2 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Golden Mile B4

2 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Haseer (B7)

1 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Marina Apartments

2 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Basri (B1)

2 BR

FOR REnt 1,313 sq. ft.

AED 1,150,000 (Ref # AP291588)

Exceptional deal!

Fadi El Fares

2,055 sq. ft. AED 1,600,000 (Ref # AP173090)

Designed and finished to the highest standards Yasmeen Buzari 1,997 sq. ft. AED 1,600,000 (Ref # AP292112)

At never-before prices

Yasmeen Buzari

1,787 sq. ft. AED 1,650,000 (Ref # AP274735)

Brand new luxury apartments 1,173 sq. ft.

Jasmine Patel

AED 1,700,000 (Ref # AP6752)

Beachfront living at an attractive price Yasmeen Buzari 1,851 sq. ft.

AED 1,811,700 (Ref # AP10541)

Landmark property

Grace Zhao Eckhardt

1,646 sq. ft. AED 1,990,000 (Ref # AP169394)

1 BR 1,184 sq. ft. AED 123,000 The Palm Jumeirah, Al Das Apartments (B10) A prestigious address

(Ref # AP253755)

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Haseer (B7)

1 BR

(Ref # AP294995)

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Hatimi (B5)

2 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Marina Residence 4

3 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Tiara - Sapphire

2 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Tiara - Amber

2 BR

The Palm Jumeirah,

2 BR

Beachfront living at an attractive price Better Homes Barsha Al Nabat (B8)

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Khudrawi (B6)

3 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Marina Residence 1

3 BR

The Palm Jumeirah,

2 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Marina Residence 3

3 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Khudrawi (B6)

3 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Jash Falqa (B4)

3 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Abu Keibal (B17)

4 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Habool (B11)

4 BR

2,519 sq. ft. AED 2,591,064 (Ref # AP278164)

Mohammad Khalid Khan Al Basri (B1)

2,462 sq. ft. AED 2,700,000 (Ref # AP292544)

Scenic water view

Fadi El Fares

2,180 sq. ft. AED 3,000,000 (Ref # AP292291)

Beachfront living at an attractive price Yasmeen Buzari 2,182 sq. ft. AED 3,200,000 (Ref # AP50085)

Live your Arabian dream

Lynn Rowley

AED 150,000

1,712 sq. ft.

AED 155,000

1,712 sq. ft.

AED 175,000

1,582 sq. ft. AED 180,000

Experience the height of luxury

3 BR

Exceptional deal!

2,110 sq. ft.

1,712 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP217297) Sharon Sweet

Brand new luxury apartments

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Dabas (B2)

Fabio Lombardi

1,646 sq. ft. AED 150,000

Brand new luxury apartments

2 BR

AED 2,500,000 (Ref # AP277497)

Sharon Sweet

Live with a view to inspire

The Palm Jumeirah, Tiara - Aquamarine

2,181 sq. ft.

AED 140,000

Affordable luxury

2 BR 1,853 sq. ft. AED 2,200,000 (Ref # AP286278) The Palm Jumeirah, Fairmont Palm Residence Inspection will impress Lynn Rowley Affordable luxury

1,140 sq. ft.

A desirable address

Sharon Sweet

AED 180,000

Enchanting sea views 2,180 sq. ft. AED 185,000

Beachfront living at an attractive price 2,055 sq. ft. AED 190,000

Full ocean view

(Ref # AP295701) BH Head Office (Ref # AP264961) Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP264299) Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP296120) Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP279148) Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP292291) Yasmeen Buzari (Ref # AP252989) Sharon Sweet

3 BR 5,029 sq. ft. AED 270,000 (Ref # AP295992) The Palm Jumeirah, Fairmont Palm Residence Wide range of retail, entertainment and dining Halyna Kuznetsova

The Palm Jumeirah, Oceana - Baltic

3 BR

2,248 sq. ft. AED 270,000 (Ref # AP296431)

Breathtaking sea views

Sharon Sweet

5 BR 5,461 sq. ft. AED 380,000 (Ref # VI176630) The Palm Jumeirah, O Frond (Safawi Villas) Premier location Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah, Oceana - Adriatic

3 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, F Frond (Yabri Villas)

5 BR

5 BR 5,700 sq. ft. AED 9,500,000 (Ref # VI287931) The Palm Jumeirah, E Frond (Bumaan Villas) Complete with interior decor accessories Nina Pekina

The Palm Jumeirah, D Frond (Barhi Villas)

4 BR

The Palm Jumeirah, A Frond (Fardh Villas)

5 BR 7,000 sq. ft. AED 550,000 (Ref # VI296460) The Palm Jumeirah, K Frond (Khisab Villas) Breathtaking sea views Sharon Sweet

5,563 sq. ft. AED 3,700,000 (Ref # AP69865)

Affordable luxury

5,563 sq. ft. AED 4,600,000(Ref # AP218562)

Experience the height of luxury

6 BR

Tara Jordan

Fadi El Fares

7,000 sq. ft. AED 12,000,000(Ref # VI295046)

Amazing value

Sharon Sweet

6 BR 13,000 sq. ft. AED 13,000,000 (Ref # VI296515) The Palm Jumeirah, B Frond (Khalas Villas) A prestigious address Sharon Sweet April 2011

The Palm Jumeirah, M Frond (Sefri Villas)

2,440 sq. ft. AED 390,000 (Ref # AP295897)

A great family option

5,344 sq. ft. AED 430,000 (Ref # VI174281)

World class development

Sharon Sweet

6,500 sq. ft. AED 450,000 (Ref # VI296157)

Breathtaking sea views

6 BR

Zahra Slassi

Sharon Sweet

7,000 sq. ft. AED 600,000 (Ref # VI255084)

Breathtaking sea views

Sharon Sweet


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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 resort style community Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP295535)

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Exclusive to Better Homes

AED 1,122,000

1 BR 850 sq. ft.

Al mAhA towEr

Al Reem IslAnd Exceptional deal! Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP93857)

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

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AED 3,395,000

3 BR 2,560 sq. ft.

tAlA towEr Al Reem IslAnd One of the Best Deals in the Market Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP286941)

AED 889,200

1 BR 936 sq. ft.

mArinA bluE

sky towEr

Al Reem IslAnd

Al Reem IslAnd

Al Reem IslAnd

AED 794,600

AED 980,000

AED 1,073,168

studio 549 sq. ft. A desirable address Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # AP285809)

1 BR 807 sq. ft. In a class by itself Imran Ellam (Ref # AP283220)

1 BR 934 sq. ft. A prestigious address Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP278514)

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ocEAn tErrAcE rEsiDEncE

Al nAsEEm c

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AED 905,000

1 BR 840 sq. ft.

ArAbic community Al Reef A place to call home Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI284385)

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

AED 1,900,000

4 BR 2,858 sq. ft.

contEmporAry community Al Reef Convenient payment options Ready November 2011 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # VI67301)

AED 1,525,000

4 BR 2,858 sq. ft.

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Abu Dhabi Exclusive to Better Homes

rAk towEr Al Reem IslAnd Brand new luxury apartments Alina Panaitescu (Ref # AP296273)

FOR RENT

Al mAtAR Ready to move in Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP289323)

DEsErt community Al Reef Ideal family living Imran Ellam (Ref # VI295569)

privAtE villA compounD mohAmmed BIn ZAyed cIty Ideal family living Nada Jaouhar (Ref # VI293348)

April 2011

Al sEEf compounD

AED 140,000

privAtE villA

2 BR 1,614 sq. ft.

Al mAtAR Privileged location Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP289363)

AED 100,000

1 BR 829 sq. ft.

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Al sEEf compounD

AED 170,000

AED 170,000

3 BR 1,701 sq. ft.

Al sEEf compounD Al mAtAR Ready to move in Better Homes Abu Dhabi (Ref # AP289235)

2 BR 1,109 sq. ft.

Al mushRIf Amazing value Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI296272)

AED 400,000

10 BR 4,304 sq. ft.

AED 170,000

5 BR 3,749 sq. ft.

AED 220,000

4 BR 4,000 sq. ft.

privAtE villA Al mushRIf Price reduced Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI296454)

AED 250,000

6 BR 2,690 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.

For Rent

For Rent

Al JAwhArA hoTEl ApArTmEnTs AED 122,000

silicon Arch

For Rent

For Rent

deiRa A stunning family home Janet Plasus (Ref # AP295906)

TErrAcE ApArTmEnTs MiRdif A great family option Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP41345)

3 BR 1,650 sq. ft.

AED 90,000

2 BR 1,554 sq. ft.

For Sale

sAbA TowEr 2 JuMeiRah lake ToweRS Amazing value Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP94480)

duBai SiliCon oaSiS Easy living Urvashi Sidhapara (Ref # AP295061)

FA - 22 VillAs MiRdif Ideal family living Mouhanad Abou Fadel (Ref # VI293560)

For Rent

AED 35,000

1 BR 763 sq. ft.

2 BR 1,162 sq. ft.

TErrAcE ApArTmEnTs MiRdif A place to call home Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP41345)

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

TRade CenTRe Central and prestigious location Mouna Hammoud (Ref # AP294057)

AED 95,000

3 BR 2,201 sq. ft.

For Sale

AED 90,000

3 BR 1,800 sq. ft.

For Sale

AED 1,000,000

Aspin royAl rEsiDEncE

ThE inDEx (onE cEnTrAl pArk) difC Premier location Roy Yacoub (Ref # AP292302)

AED 950,000

1 BR 800 sq. ft.

For Sale

AED 1,270,000

2 BR 1,554 sq. ft.

GrEEn communiTy moTor ciTy AED 4,400,000 duBailand Contemporary style/layout Roy Yacoub (Ref # VI266460)

5 BR 5,900 sq. ft.

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Commercial

commerciAl

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 Exclusive to Better Homes

one business bAy Business Bay A motivated seller! Violet Nasouti (Ref # CF281964)

AeD 9,017,021 10,559 sq. ft.

AlmAs Tower

sAbA Tower 1 Jumeirah Lake Towers Ready to move in Shirin Bank (Ref # OF294639)

AeD 675,000 1,118 sq. ft.

ForTune execuTive Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers An investment for capital growth Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF293239)

AeD 1,100,000 2,178 sq. ft.

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Jumeirah Lake Towers

AeD 4,215,817

3,304 sq. ft. Cornerstone of economic activity Shirin Bank (Ref # OF278258)

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sAbA Tower 1 Jumeirah Lake Towers Price reduced Maggie Neil (Ref # OF91853)

April 2011

AeD 4,500,000 7,291 sq. ft.

emirATes FinAnciAl Tower DiFC Central and prestigious location Roksana Soroka (Ref # OF294126)

AeD 4,178,000 2,089 sq. ft.


Thinking of making a commercial investment? Call + 971 600 52 2212 Exclusive to Better Homes

AcADemic meDicAl cenTre DuBai heaLThCare CiTy Modern infrastructure and facilities Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF294135)

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Exclusive to Better Homes

AeD 1,882,080 10,456 sq. ft.

siDrA Tower - FrAser suiTes TeCom A desirable address Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF292013)

AeD 234,366 1,744 sq. ft.

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The Prism Business Bay

AeD 92,605 1,158 sq. ft. Superior location Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF293433)

bArshA business PoinT Barsha Excellent finish Vikas Arora (Ref # OFM281140)

Deira Dynamic environment Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OFM264422)

emirATes nATionAl invesTmenT Tower AeD 71,600

2,490 sq. ft.

895 sq. ft.

Deira A desirable address Abdul Rahman (Ref # OF278582)

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Exclusive to Better Homes

new cenTury ciTy Tower

AeD 224,083

AeD 120,340 1,094 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

The curve aL Quoz Dynamic environment Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF261211)

AeD 63,963 711 sq. ft.

AlmAs Tower Jumeirah Lake Towers Competitive price, call now Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF293384)

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

AeD 100,875 807 sq. ft.

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Commercial Breakdown 1gB = 5.98 AED 1 USD = 3.67 AED 1 EURO = 5.25 AED PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - March 2011 Conversion rates correct at time of press

ExChAngE RAtE SERviCE OffERing Save your money when changing your money. get currency exchanged through Better homes – call 04 407 4600

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

129,800

85,240

45

55

50

DeIrA DIsTrICT

Deira

42,420

1,575,300

808,860

70

100

85

DOwNTOwN DIsTrICT

Dubailand

59,220

1,042,275

550,748

60

75

68

Dubai Investment Park

148,200

600,000

374,100

40

50

45

Jumeirah lake Towers

38,400

904,800

471,600

50

100

75

Tecom

13,440

17,325,000

8,669,220

120

175

148

Business Bay

42,840

466,650

254,745

70

90

80

Al Quoz / sZr

27,610

1,034,400

531,005

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

22,155

41,130

31,643

35

45

40

BUr DUBAI DIsTrICT

DHCC

163,500

255,130

209,315

125

155

140

DeIrA DIsTrICT

Garhoud

379,560

1,081,500

730,530

120

150

135

eMIrATes lIvING DIsTrICT

MeYDAN DIsTrICT

retail

eMIrATes lIvING DIsTrICT

Jumeirah lake Towers

38,700

960,600

499,650

90

120

105

TeCOM

94,640

860,760

477,700

140

180

160

Al Quoz

45,760

2,647,500

1,346,630

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

2,017,800

30,708,000

16,362,900

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

525,800

689,375

607,588

550

700

625

INTerNATIONAl CITY DIsTrICT

Dubai silicon Oasis

2,014,500

2,215,950

2,115,225

500

600

550

MArINA eMIrATes lIvING DIsTrICT

Dubai Marina

5,169,600

37,342,200

21,255,900

1,200

1,600

1,400

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

retail

eMIrATes lIvING DIsTrICT

Business Bay

2,756,000

3,392,000

3,074,000

1,300

1,600

1,450

Dubai Marina

7,608,000

9,510,000

8,559,000

2000

2500

2,250

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

Jebel Ali

2,364,700

42,305,000

22,334,850

170

250

210

WareHOUse

JeBel AlI DIsTrICT

April 2011


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Steal their Style… Kamal Helou BH LuStHave

Carpe Diem’s interior designer reveals what defines his home-style

Sum up your home’s décor in one sentence It’s a Zen-contemporary style haven using branded noble material. Name your top spots in which to shop for interior goods. I love to shop in France, Belgium and Holland along with the Middle East – and, of course, Carpe Diem in Dubai! Your favourite room indoors is… Without doubt my open kitchen which overlooks the family room. I think the kitchen has become the heart of the home; a social area where all of the main communication and interaction takes place between the people in it. I really enjoy spending my time cooking there and interacting with guests at the same time, watching TV or even reading a book. This is the room where everyone ends up gathering and forms the centre of all the action.

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Your most-loved buy is… the lighting in my home, from the table lamps to the chandeliers; they add cosiness and warmth to the house, something I see as a very important element.

News, views and ideas to help style your home With a tub like this (above), we’re reverting to our childhood days of bath-time excitement. It’s the latest love child of ceramic giant Kohler; a Japanese-style, cubeshaped bath that’s as deep as it is square. We’re jumping the queue for the Bubble Massage design for a hot tub-style soak. What a way to end a busy day… Want one too? Visit www.kohler.com

No home should be without… an amazing kitchen and comfortable family room as this is the hub of the home where you can gather with loved-ones and friends. For more design ideas from Kamal head to Carpe Diem on Jumeirah Beach Rd. Visit the website www.carpediem.ae

ReaD aLL aBout It

Details, lili Diallo If you’ve just moved into a new abode, ‘start small’ – so says the interior designer author of this read who whisks you through dozens of colourful ways to bring your pad alive just by adding a key piece or colour – fab for those on a budget. Vibrant photos make it one that’s a joy to flick through and we love Lili’s tips on how to rearrange a room for maximum charm and minimum clutter. www.amazon.com

April is All About… Spring makeovers Give your walls an overhaul with Designer Guild’s bold new collection of wallpaper prints.

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Mariedal Cobalt, code p556/02

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Linnaeus noir, code p557/06

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Bergius Cobalt, code p554/05


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Cash Clever Décor Just moved house and spent-out already? Panic not; we’ve got an array of tips on how to achieve fab rooms for less...

Take beds from drab to fab with a bundle of scatter cushions

for living rooms... Create a can’t-take-your-eyes-off wall for an instant focal point that will detract guests’ attention from an otherwise unfinished space. Try patterned wallpaper prints or go cheaper still with a block coloured paint that you can enhance later with a few choice accessories. Work with what you’ve got. Most properties come with white walls so work a blank palate to your advantage with colour accents like cushions, throws and frames. (Blitz affordable stores like IKEA, Homes R Us and Home Centre). Try hot pinks and limes for a Miami-worthy look or black and white for a chic finish. make a statement with lighting – a faux-jewel chandelier suspended from a high ceiling is quick glamour-fix while a pendant lamp makes a simple statement. fake it with faux-wooden flooring. Vinyl floorboards are a cheaper solution to real wood but it’s suitable for bathrooms April 2011

A trio of mirrors will brighten small spacees and kitchens too (ideal for open-plan properties) whereas real wood blocks can split. We won’t tell if you don’t… if you have wall alcoves turn them into a feature by painting or wallpapering the inside area (why not use leftover materials from a signature wall?) It will look eye-catching and be a colourful display platform for books, photos or ornaments.

for bedrooms... make a feature of jewellery and keepsakes; be it old black and white photos, ticket stubs or a broken strand of pearls. Display them inside identical frames and place three in a row (gorgeous above dressing tables) for a vintage look. make a boudoir-worthy bed by teaming expensive-looking trimmings with budget fabrics. Top a plain duvet cover with a sea of scatter cushions in fake velvet and satin. Save dirhams with cheap cushion padding bought from budget stores and buy covers separately (or buy fabrics from

a souk and hand-sew your own!). don’t forget the ceiling; use it as a platform from which to suspend lavish draping. Buy a beautiful fabric (try Deira’s silk markets), attach lengths to the ceiling in sweeping arcs and secure with pins. Stunning when swept over a double bed. get creative with half-melted candles and odd dishes. Melt the candles in a saucepan, pour it into the dish (be it a butter dish, cotton-bud bowl or crystal piece), add wicks and allow to cool. Or, pop super-slim candles into empty perfume bottles for fab beside accessories. make a padded headboard for boring beds. Measure the height and width of the area of wall you aim to cover (go the entire width of the bed then as high as you like) and split it into squares. (For example, 15 squares at 12mm in size). Buy MDF from a DIY store (try ACE), cover with foam pads and stretch over your chosen material. Mount the squares onto a large sheet of MDF and secure to the wall with screws.


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for bAThrooms... Add mirrors to blank bathrooms: not only do they bounce light around for a light feel but they make small rooms appear larger. Place a trio above your sink for a Hollywood dressing room feel or one large mirror above your tub. Arrange the latter horizontally then mount a simple shelf beneath it on which to place toiletries. Paint the shelf to match your scheme or turn spare tiles into a mosaic. buy basic glass bottles and fill them with lotions and potions (think body creams and shower gels) and place floating candles alongside the bath for a spa-worthy look. For an added sense of expense, try scented candles, like vanilla. Use the beach as inspiration and create a coastal theme. Collect shells (the bigger the better) and arrange on bath ledges or shelves or, take a tip from interior designer Julia Dempster and fill empty glass vases with sand and top with a piece of fake coral – eye-catching in bare corners. Coordinate the basics. If you don’t have the budget for new fixtures spend on a matching shower curtain, bath mat, toothbrush holder and soap dispenser (Home Centre have ultra-affordable sets) and you’ll make a plain space bearable. Spruce up matching towels while you’re at it by cutting a strip from a coloured sheet or fabric and sewing it along the bottom for a customised, hotel-look.

fancy soaps and smellies are a regular Christmas or birthday gift, so, if you have a stash you don’t want to throw out, create a basket chockful of the scentful treats for an inviting feature guests can enjoy too.

for The kiTChen... Can’t afford new cabinets or white goods? Then get painting. Head to a DIY store for tile or appliance paint and give outdated goods a facelift. Wooden cabinets are super-easy to spruce up too; just apply a coat of gloss varnish. buy colour-coordinated jars and display food goods, spices and utensils inside. Using one or two complementary colours will give it instant appeal and bring order to an otherwise haphazard display. make a feature of your kids’ drawings – it won’t cost a thing and will give the room a sense of home. Display in a gallery style or stick on a blackboard and add homely extras like grocery lists or messages. if you have an island buy some budgetfriendly stools with coloured plastic seats and let it double up as a breakfast bar. Their presence will provide a focal point people will gravitate to. make a feature of your pots and pans with a wrought iron curtain rail or towel rack. Fix it six to eight inches beneath your cabinets and hang cooking utensils, pots or matching hand towels. Practical and cheap.

Bargain hunters On a budget? Check out our pick of wallet-friendly shopping spots Dubai Outlet Mall Bag discounts from 30% to 90% including top names like THE One and Zara Home. www.dubaioutletmall.com Dragon Mart Selling Chinesemade products, you can take home lamps, furniture or building materials. www.dragonmart.ae Antique Museum Set in Al Quoz industrial estate, its passages are brimming with imported goods. Ask for the ‘secret’ antiques corner. 04 347 9935. Dubai Flea market Residents sell and buy used items at this frequent fixture in Al Safa Park, Uptown Mirdif and Motor City. Visit the site for your nearest. www.dubai-fleamarket.com Karama Shopping Complex This bustling area’s souk is home to dozens of shops with great handicrafts. Haggle for the best price. 04 336 6887 Naif Souq Set on Al Sabkha Road in Deira, it’s a great find for fabrics, Arabic lamps, candleholders and more. Pinky Furniture Head to its Al Barsha store for wooden furniture without the department store price tag. www.pinkyfurniture.com

outdated wooden cabinets? Add a lick of gloss varnish

Falaknaz The Warehouse Deck out your house and garden from this mighty warehouse. www.falaknazthewarehouse.com

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Better... Kids’ Bedrooms Struggle to get your little ones to sleep? Revamp their rooms with these fun looks and bedtime will be simply dreamy...

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Treasure Island

Whether his obsession is with hardy sailors or rebellious pirates, it doesn’t get much better than this look from Pottery Barn Kids. A boat-shaped bed provides plenty of reason to clamber in (don’t forget to add the pirate’s flag to the mast), and it’s easy to add sea-faring accessories, even on a budget: try lifeguard rings, shells from the beach and coloured plastic buckets or a treasure-like trunk for storing toys. Paint walls in a block colour (blues work best) and you can update the furniture as he grows up without having to start from scratch. Get the look: Find Pottery Barn Kids on the ground floor, Mirdif City Centre. Visit www.potterybarnkids.com

sleep like a baby… 40% of UAE kids are said to suffer from breathing allergies – so scoop up a Baby Air purifier for top air quality. www.airfree.ae

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Pottery Barn Kids

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The Owl & The PussycaT

Little girls don’t have to have read the tale of The Owl & The Pussycat setting sail on a beautiful green pea boat to fall in love with this set. The poetry-inspired accessories not only look fabulous (we love the polka dot details and fresh pink/white colour scheme) but are practical too – look out for its bed-side lamps and bookends. If your daughter’s taste is prone to change, placing colourful accessories against a plain backdrop is the best way to adapt to flitting trends. Choose light pink walls for a more soothing ambience and, if you do want more, wall stickers are a fab temporary way to add detail. Charmed? We are. Get the look: Shop for ‘Willow’ accessories at Freedom’s new store in Mirdif City Centre. Visit the website www.freedom.com


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Dream BeDs

anImal alPhaBeT

If your offspring are animal-mad, what could be better than having a virtual zoo in their room? Perching above every letter of the alphabet, it not only brings a magical look to bedrooms, but can prove educational too – and a fun way to learn their A, B, Cs. The wallpaper is from Mr Perswall’s latest ‘Hide and Seek’ range for kids and is perfect for parents that want to invigorate plain, white walls. We say, adorn one key wall and add bursts of colour elsewhere with bedcovers and accessories (mix and match pieces will look all-thecooler); ideal for lessees or expats who don’t want to spend too much time decorating a temporary home. We’re wild about it! Get the look: Buy ‘ABC You’ (pictured) at Kollektion & Co, Sheikh Zayed Road. Visit www.thekollektion.com

What child could dread bedtime with designs like these from Kids Inc dubai?

mr Perswall

Adorning one key wall in a playful wallpaper is a budgetfriendly option for lessees or expats on the move

PIraTe’s cOG One for little live wires: not only is this cool cabin a spot in which to sleep but the mattress can be taken out and the structure used as a playhouse. Ideal for when their friends are round.

TOm’s caBIn This wooden design is ideal for a boys’ first bed (and pirate wannabes). We love the oversized pockets on the headboard for stashing his books and gadgets.

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GullIver’s Travels

Curious minds with a thirst for adventure will have their senses heightened with Designers Guild’s ‘Around the World’ range – we love its child-like drawings of destinations around the world. (Get Brit kids to spot the trademark red London bus on their duvet). With its playful use of colour it’s one that can work for boys and girls alike and will outlive those nursery years. Add accessories, like mismatched cushions and throws, for a cosy (thus nap-inducing) edge. Get the look: Buy Designers Guild at Maison d’Art, Umm Suqeim 2. Visit www.maisondart.ae

FlOwer lOunGer Sleeping here is sure to feel like a fairytale. Not only is the bed super-cute, but the fabulous flowers are removable, making it a practical piece too.

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Safe as houses Home insurance is just the ticket to stay safe and sound, but which policy? Alexis de Beauregard of AXA Insurance Gulf (www.axagulf.com) shares his advice

For owners…

Practical solutions for your household dilemmas

How do I...Protect my home and possessions? Six steps to safety

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Call the alarm Most apartment buildings have security covered (including a 24-hour guard) but you may want to fit independent properties with an alarm system that can detect motion or glass breakages, particularly at the front and back, where most breakages occur. Want to tighten security further? Discreet CCTV cameras with screens inside your home will allow you to keep a sharp eye on who’s on the premises and where.

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eleCtriC waves Check that all live wiring is concealed and plug sockets are properly fitted – especially if you have little ones and pets on the move – and insist that an electrician takes care of it if not.

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Nip it iN the bud Always ensure that your building or home has a fire extinguisher, clear exits and a blanket to put out flames should they occur. April 2011

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Keep it Covered Shutters, curtains or blinds fitted to windows at ground-level will prevent prying eyes glimpsing your belongings while you’re out or on holiday – and may deflect potential burglars.

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Keep Cool In this climate effective air conditioning is essential. If units are dirty or congested, though, blockages and mould can form, prompting bad distribution and air quality or leaks which can damage your home. To avoid it, have units cleaned every six months to a year.

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CooKiNg oN gas While gas ovens can be as safe as electric, gas leaks are a risk and a burned-out pilot light in stoves can release toxic chemicals. Pop a tested carbon monoxide detector inside to monitor this and, if kids are around, fix locks on those knobs or buttons that could ignite flames and burn fingers.

I recommend three policies: ‘building only’, an all-risk policy which indemnifies the replacement/ rebuilding of your home should it be destroyed as well as cover the loss of rent or alternative accommodation. ‘Liability to the public’ which insures you against injuring someone in your home (which can result in huge, personal financial loss if you’re not protected) and, finally, ‘accidental loss’ or damage of material remains an ever-popular pick to protect your most valued possessions.

For tenants… I suggest ‘home content’ cover which ensures the replacement of your possessions if they’re stolen, accidentally damaged or destroyed, and ‘personal belongings’ cover (for laptops, jewellery etc), which can be taken on top of this to protect precious items while you’re away. Look at ‘liability cover’ too; it protects relatives living under the same roof against injuring someone in the home. Finally, ‘accidental loss’ or damage to material property is ideal in case your landlord decides to sue you for damage made to their property.

The cost… For both owners and lessees home insurance premiums are directly related to the value of the property or the content being insured. My tip? AXA’s new easy slab-based product; it starts at just 200AED.


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Be on the cutting edge with our monthly round-up of the latest household appliances.

Star buy

Linksys E4200 Router

It seems wireless routers have just got stylish: this cool, compact device is just the ticket for home entertainment, connecting laptops, smart phones, internet-enabled TVs, Blu-ray players and game consoles to boot. It’s as quick as it is small, too, with network speeds that reach up to 450MBps. What’s more, walls are no barrier to its reach – which means you won’t have the frustration of limited internet access. AED799.

Black & Decker Microwave You might know them better for their DIY tools, but it seems Black & Decker are whizzes in the kitchen too. Their new microwave comes complete with a grill function (so no excuse to repeatedly zap readymade meals) and can defrost all manner of goods as well. In fact, its 30litre capacity means there’s plenty of room, whatever you choose to pop inside. AED399.

Aftron’s A-Tab If you’re used to emailing from home, you may want to get your mitts on the latest (and everso compact) A-Tab computer. In fact, it’s not just emails you can do while sat infront of the telly or making dinner, but playing games, reading e-books and browsing the web. At less than an inch thick and just half a kilogram in weight, it’s ideal for those who are constantly on the move, even at home. AED999.

Sieman’s 5 Gas Cooker Cooking on gas has never looked better thanks to Sieman’s latest creation, a fab white model – 90cm by 60cm in size – formed from stainless steel. We love its standalone design (they’ve made a real comeback in kitchens), but its five cooking hobs are the best feature for families and avid cooks alike – enabling you to get multiple pots and pans on the boil at once. Available at Emax outlets. AED3,390.

Sony’s Home Theatre With a price tag under AED1,000, it’s difficult to resist the latest home entertainment system from Sony (quote reference DAVDZ310K). Top points go to its upscale DVD features (no need to go to the cinema, then) and fantastic surround sound capabilities. In short, it’s a bit of a steal. To snag one of the the sleek, spacesaving designs for your lounge, head to EMAX. AED869. More listings at bhomes.com


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taste oF the town: american Burgers

Each issue we round up our top three takeaway joints, so you know who to call on your night off…

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April shopping list

Treat… yourself to a piece of pie. Kitsch Cupcakes have launched a trio of cute treats; mini apple, blueberry and nutella-bananafilled pies. Warm it up and eat with ice cream! www.kitschconcept.com

Eat... chocolate. Easter weekend on April 22 provides a guiltfree excuse to tuck into eggshaped treats. We say, blitz the supermarkets and set up an egg hunt for little ones, too.

Drink… coffee without having to boil the kettle. Really! Buy InSinkErator’s new Steaming Hot Water Tap and you can make hot drinks, prep pasta, warm a baby’s bottle or clean plates at a turn of the tap. Simple! www.insinkerator.es

If, like us, you’re tuning in to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s big day on April 29, why not do so with a thoroughly British spread? With the ceremony airing at 2pm Dubai time it’s the perfect hour to invite friends over for a quintessentially English afternoon tea. We’ve got our sights on this regal china set from Little Luxuries (available in regal red or blue) for tea fit for a Queen. www.

littleluxuries.ae Cater In:

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

ChoColat ChiC 050 553 3518 catering@chocolatchic.ae They say: We cater for all manner of functions, especially birthday parties and baby showers, and can adapt our food to meet your requirements – our character fondant cakes are a big hit with all ages! Best for: With their tasty cakes, macaroons and sandwiches it’s perfect for a garden tea party. Cuisine: Miniature baked goods (from quiche to mini burgers or canapés) plus bite-sized desserts like tarts, cupcakes and pain au chocolat. Guests: 25 plus. Minimum spend: 25 portions at 3dhs to 10dhs.

One fOr the kitchen With temperatures set to soar from here-on-in, there’s never a better time to stock up on gorgeous glassware from which to serve extra-chilled drinks. Whether you’re pouring icy beverages for a social occasion or merely a post-work tipple for one, we’ve got our eye on THE One’s ice blue-coloured Lilian range (left), priced AED49 each.

Fuddruckers Taster: Arguably the Dubai daddy of burger joints, this is one for those with a taste for posh junk food. The beef comes in the form of ground steaks – made that day and cooked as you like – with an ample topping of your choice (choose from onions, gherkins, triple cheese or sautéed mushrooms, to name a few). Location: JBR The Walk, Garhoud, DFC, Deira. Contact: www.fuddruckers.com

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Burger Fuel Taster: You know you’re in for an all-American bite when the chain has a Cadillac parked outside – and the menu doesn’t disappoint. There’s something for every one in the house thanks to a choice of gourment beef, chicken, vegetable or mini burgers for little ones. Our tip for side dishes is the chunky Spud Fries which come with a fresh aioli dip. Location: JBR The Walk. Contact: 04 445 8220 www.uaeburgerfuel.com

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gourmet Burger kitchen Taster: If size is important to you, Gourmet delivers its burgers in one form: large. In fact, you may have to disassemble it to get a proper bite. For burger-munching regulars you can also go off piste with a quirkier order, like the seriously tasty goat’s cheese and egg plant. Location: DIFC, Dubai Marina Mall, DFC and Mirdif. Contact: www.foodonclick.com/ Gourmet_Burger

Stick on your fridge for takeaway numbers in a hurry


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‘Rogan Josh is a delectable Kashmiri dish that’s cooked with fragrant spices. It means ‘fiery’ but is only so in appearance due to the colour of its onions, red chilies and flowers’

Lamb Rogan Josh

Indian Summer

Lay your garden table, invite your friends round and feed them a taste of spring/summer with these floral-themed recipes from Zafran’s head chef, Ankur Chakraborty. for A light bite

Crisp fried CrAbs with ChAmomile dressing And lAvender mAyonnAise Serves 2 soft shell crabs • 880g 20g sea salt • 20g lavender flower • 20ml lemon juice • 20g coriander, fresh • 30g rice flour • 40g corn flour • 4g turmeric powder • Sunflower oil, to deep fry • 400g green apple • 10g red chili flakes • 10g green chili • April 2011

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20g ginger garlic paste 160g sugar palm 20g black salt 120g baby spinach 20g mustard oil 40g semolina 20g Chamomile tea extract 60g mayonnaise

1. To make the apple chili chutney, cut the green apples into dices and set aside. 2. Heat the oil in a pan and crackle the cumin into it. Sauté the apples until soft and then add the red chili flakes. 3. Season with palm sugar and black salt and cook together until it reaches a jamlike consistency. 4. Marinate the soft shell crab in the corn flour, rice flour, sea salt, mustard oil, lemon

juice, ginger garlic paste and turmeric. 5. Keep the crab marinating for a minimum of 30minutes and then coat in semolina and deep fry until crisp. 6. To make the lavender and lemon grass mayonnaise, steep the lavender in the oil and finely chop the lemon grass. Combine it with the lavender oil to form the mayonnaise. 7. Arrange the fried crab on top of the mayonnaise with apple chutney. 8. To make the chamomile dressing, combine the olive oil, lemon juice and chamomile extract. 9. To complete the dish, drizzle generously on top of the salad. for A heArtier feed

lAmb rogAn Josh with CelosiA flower And sAffron Serves 2 Lamb shanks (Australian) • 4200ml mustard oil • 20g Kashmiri chili powder • 20g coriander red powder • Salt to taste • 40g dried Celosia flowers • 0.2g saffron • 400g yoghurt • 40g ginger garlic paste • 200g onions, sliced • 20g cardamom • 10g cloves • 10g cinnamon • 6g mace •


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1. Heat the mustard oil in a pan, sear the lamb shanks in it and then remove. 2. In the same oil, crackle the whole spices, add the sliced onions and cook until golden brown in colour. 3. Add the ginger garlic paste and then place the seared lamb shanks. 4. Soak the celosia flowers in water and whisk, along with the saffron, in yoghurt. 5. Season with red chili powder, coriander powder and salt. 6. Cook together until the lamb is soft. 7. Serve with saffron rice. for vegetAriAns

indiAn spiCed, stir fried bAnAnA flower Serves 2 prepared banana flower • 21 cup grated coconut • 2 cupfresh of thick • 4 garlic clovestamarind sauce or paste • Oil for frying • 3 inches of ginger, peeled and grated • Juice of one lime • 1 inch turmeric, peeled and grated (or • 1/2 tsp dried turmeric) garam masala • 24 tsp finely • Salt chopped green chilies • 2 cup yogurt • Cilantro, finely chopped • 1. Pound or blend together the garam masala, garlic, ginger, turmeric and chopped chilies. 2. Heat the oil slowly in a heavy pan and, when it begins to smoke, add the blend and fry. Stir often until the oils begin to separate and the smell becomes pungent and aromatic. 3. Add the chopped onion and banana flower and stir to coat. 4. Add the tamarind sauce and half a cup of water and simmer for five minutes with the pan uncovered. 5. Add the coconut, salt and lime juice and simmer for a further 12 to 15 minutes, with

Rose Panacotta

the pan covered. 6. Serve the mix in banana sepals, topped with a good spoonful of yogurt, garnished with chopped cilantro and decorated with the small yellow flowers. doUble desserts!

gUlAb ki kheer Serves 2 fresh rose petals • 100g 4 litres full fat milk • 500g sugar • 1. Select any scented roses (the desi roses work best), pluck all of the petals and discard the stigma before setting aside. 2. Boil the milk along with the whole rose petals until it reduces in half. To ensure that it doesn’t burn, heat it on a low flame in a heavy-bottomed pan. 3. Add one cup of sugar and boil until it reaches a thick consistency. 4. Cool the mixture and then refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. 5. Garnish with rose petals.

rose pAnACottA Serves 2 full fat milk • 1,000ml 1,000ml double cream • 400g Greek yoghurt • 250g caster sugar • 30g dry rose petals • 10 drops rose water • 30g gelatin leaves • 1. Boil the cream and milk together. 2. Infuse the dry rose petals and leave to cool for three to four hours. 3. Blend and strain the mix and then boil the mixture again. 4. Bloom the gelatin and add rose water. 5. Whisk the yoghurt and sugar together (being sure to remove any lumps as you do) and then fold it into the aforementioned mixture. 6. Set the mix in a mould and place it in the fridge to set. 7. Garnish with fresh rose petals, dried rose dust and rose syrup. 8. Try serving with the famous, doughnutlike gulab jamuns!


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Miri

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Indigo Living

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04 334 6664

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04 335 2499

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04 232 5790

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04 344 9595

ACE

04 338 1416

Stokes

04 232 9251

Bombay & Zone

04 344 5994

Bagno

04 330 7775

Table Art

04 232 6670

Kas Australia

04 344 1179

Casa Mia

04 339 0760

The Red Carpet

04 232 5755

National Iranian Carpets 04 349 9644

Casa Tua

04 339 7800

Rattan House

04 338 2977

Daiso

04 284 5754

Homes R Us

04 284 5736

burJuman

04 885 3208

04 347 2525

SheiKh zayed road

Bhs

04 352 5150

Descamps

04 355 5563

Grand Stores

04 352 3641

ibn battuta mall

mirdif city center

Hermes

04 351 1190

Kani Home

04 368 5408

Better Life

04 284 5728

SouK al bahar

Liwa Home

04 351 5353

Lifestyle

04 368 5699

Crate & Barrel

04 284 3151

Al Sultani Furniture

04 420 3676

Sharief

04 355 3377

One World

04 366 5742

Freedom

04 284 5518

Tarrab

04 420 0244

Tanagra

04 355 0183

Pan Emirates

04 368 5372

Home Centre

04 284 3332

Tehran Persian

04 420 0575

THE One

04 351 4424

Table Art

04 366 9710

Lakeland

04 284 3460

Zsolnay

04 420 3682

Zara Home

04 359 9988

Pottery Barn

04 606 2610

Q Home Décor

04 284 3303

deira city centre

al ittihad road Better Life

04 2680656

oaSiS center

the villaGe mall Carpetland

04 344 0646

Irony Home

04 342 2145

Al Jaber Gallery

04 295 4004

Al Maya Household

04 334 9424

Aminian Carpets

04 295 5379

Jumeirah beach reSidence

Pride of Kashmir

04 295 0655

Better Life

04 424 3479

The Handicraft Gallery 04 339 3515

Bombay

04 324 5255

Regional Trading

04 295 1723

Cottage Chic

04 437 0268

Q Home Decor

Faucher

04 324 6769

Sia (Jawad Home)

04 295 6180

Zara Home

04 438 0650

Frette/White Corner

04 324 2474

The White Co

04 295 6180

al Quoz

La Boudoir

04 324 4555

Amber Garden Furniture 04 323 2405

La Murrina Murano

04 324 4555

Exotica

04 340 2966

Memoires

04 324 3001

Falaknaz Habitat

04 340 4989

VG New Trend

04 324 5430

dubai marina mall @Home

04 399 7863

Q Home Decor

04 399 7170

Karama Siematic

04 330 9295

Art Tower Frames Est. 04 339 3024 MFI Kitchens

04 339 3503 04 339 3515

Wafi

lamcy Plaza Household Department 04 334 9424

the dubai mall

Lifestyle

04 366 9845

@home

04 434 0877

Rugland

04 335 6610

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

For tables & chairs

Q Home Decor

04 325 3115

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

April 2011

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

Q Home Décor is ideal for those of you who place ‘style’ at the top of their shopping list. Head to one of its Dubai stores and choose from top pews and dashing tables in classic, modern or eclectic ranges. www.qhomedecor.com Homes R Us is the shop to trawl if you’re after a dining

room set without the hefty price tag. Its sizeable stores are full of affordable buys, from light oak, dark wood and modern bench-style designs. www.lalsgroup.com/ homesrus.htm Natuzzi is a diner’s dream with its high-end Italian designs that range from the simple and modern to the sheer extravagant. Head here if you’re ready to splash out pre-dinner party season. Find it on Sheikh Zayed Road. www.natuzzi.com


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