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Paws For Thought

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Living Proof

Guaranteed ways to make your living room look cool

area guide

Space Invaders Storage solutions to declutter your home

Inside Desert Palm with the Tohs


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Contents

Features 6 Property of the Month House hunting? Take a look at one Marina property’s postcard-perfect views.

7 Loan Ranger We round up the very latest mortgage rates from the city’s leading banks.

8 Price is Right Check out all the latest property prices in Dubai’s key developments.

48 20 Property Management

33 Emirates Living

The easy way for landlords to maximise ownership of their properties.

Fancy renting a flat in the brand-spanking new Sana Hajjar tower? Snap up a one bedroom apartment for AED50,000 on p34.

22 Short-term rentals Quick-fix home solutions in the city’s most desirable districts.

24 Dubailand Buy a four bedroom mega-pool villa for under AED4 million on p24.

28 Downtown Be the owner of a loft studio on Burj Khalifa Boulevard for AED910,000.

30 Marina Enjoy sweeping views of the Gulf coastline from a trendy and convenient two bedroom apartment in JBR. Just turn to p30.

36 Palm Jumeirah Bag a beautiful five bedroom villa for AED 9.7 million on the iconic cluster of islands.

39 Other Districts Still searching for your ideal home? Take a look at the best of the rest...

40 Abu Dhabi

Our loveable furry friends will be inside more than ever this season. Take care of home and pet by following our top tips.

50 Better Living Rooms Cool and creative looks you can recreate in your own home.

53 How Do I... Make a room look larger? Maximise your space with our handy storage tips.

42 Commercial

55 Better Food

On the hunt for an office? Turn to p46 for all our latest offerings.

Who said salad was only for rabbits? Try Carluccio’s delicious summer-inspired dishes.

Managing Director Victoria Hazell-Thatcher

Designers Adam Sneade, Sarah Boland

Publishing Director John Thatcher

Production Manager Haneef Abdul

July 2011

48 Pet Proof Your Home

54 Plugged In

Group Deputy Editor Jade Bremner

Sales Manager Sukaina Hussein

News and views to help inspire your décor.

The perfect family home awaits, complete with a green garden, on p41.

Produced by: HOT Media Publishing FZ LLC

Group Editor Laura Binder

Never been to Desert Palm? Think big gardens, polo pitches and an irresistible infinity pool. Sophie Toh shows us around her home, plus read our guide to the area.

47 Better Interiors

Listings

Advertisement Director Chris Capstick

10 Cover Feature

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Home Help

Property of the Month Set up home in this Marina apartment for spectacular views of Dubai’s waterways

Always dreamed of a sea view?

This modern two bedroom property not only offers a jaw-dropping sea view (prepare to catch your breath as you walk in to the living room) but a Marina vista too; so you can while away hours watching both beach-goers and boats pass by. This light and airy apartment is set in the heart of Dubai’s most desirable residential area in an intimate complex, only eight storeys high. Another huge advantage to this property is its close proximity to local shops, restaurants, grocery stores and Dubai’s popular cosmopolitan area; The Walk. What’s more, Marina Mall and Ibn Battuta Mall are within easy reach and Sheikh Zayed Road, connecting you with the rest of Dubai, is just a mere five-minutes away. Don’t let this incredible property pass you by, call the Better Homes team now to arrange a viewing.

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The Details

Available now!

Where is it? Dubai Marina How many bedrooms? Two How big is it? 1,149 square feet How much does it cost? AED1,100,000 How do I find out more? Contact BH consultant Nick Nuziale on 600 52 2212 and quote reference number AP296147.


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Finance

Loan Ranger

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

INTEREST RATE

MIN dEpoSIT

MAx LoAN TERM

pRoCESSING FEES

EARLY REpAYMENT

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

5.49% (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

LLoYdS TSB

MASHREQ BANK EMIRATES NBd

NooR ISLAMIC BANK

RAKBANK STANdARd CHARTEREd

CoNTACT

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 = 5.88 aeD 1 UsD = 3.67 aeD 1 eUrO = 5.30 aeD PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - June2011 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 COMMUNITY

DUbAIlAND DIsTrICT

EMIrATEs lIvINg DIsTrICT

PAlM JUMEIrAh DIsTrICT

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

Dubai Investment Park

2,000,000.00

3,380,000

2,434,285

479

628

555

Dubailand

1,850,000.00

5,100,000

2,729,125

514

984

710

Emirates living

1,198,308

3,914,000

2,443,639

712

1743

879

Jumeirah Islands

4,550,000

9,000,000

5,931,667

861

1169

1037

The Palm Jumeirah

3,567,817

9,090,000

6,861,704.25

1305.94

1414.63

1375.49

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

rentals

DUbAIlAND DIsTrICT

EMIrATEs lIvINg DIsTrICT

Arabian ranches

110,000

310,000

203,871

30

95

58

Dubai Investment Park

175,000

220,000

205,000

31

48

39

Emirates living

75,000

600,000

189,412

24

74

53

Jumeirah Islands

285,000

350,000

308,750

32

57

50

JUMEIrAh DIsTrICT

Umm suqeim

190,000

690,000

440,000

45

48

46

MIrDIf DIsTrICT

Mirdif

45,000

125,000

111,176

34

56

46

COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

DOwNTOwN DIsTrICT

Downtown burj Khalifa

900,000

7,235,640

2941643

878.22

3553.85

1929.94

MArINA DIsTrICT

Dubai Marina

660,000

6,805,000

1798958

632.51

1828.99

1055.74

EMIrATEs lIvINg DIsTrICT

Emirates living

697,549

875,500

804350

789.08

1084.88

928.67

Jumeirah lake Towers

330,000

1,292,280

838019

515.15

1229.75

789.55

The Palm Jumeirah

875,500

4,650,000

2323443

98.27

2276.24

1124.17

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

25,000

41,000

31,667

36

52

44

bUr DUbAI DIsTrICT

bur Dubai

44,915

145,000

107,983

28

56

47

Apartments sales

PAlM JUMEIrAh DIsTrICT

rentals

DOwNTOwN DIsTrICT

EMIrATEs lIvINg DIsTrICT

DIfC

70,000

700,000

182,692

66

96

82

Downtown burj Khalifa

50,000

600,000

138,627

70

190

106

Emirates living

65,000

165,000

114,286

61

93

81

Jumeirah lake Towers

30,000

210,000

66,943

46

135

72

MArINA DIsTrICT

Dubai Marina

42,500

675,000

119,124

53

222

84

PAlM JUMEIrAh DIsTrICT

The Palm Jumeirah

70,000

500,000

164,059

50

114

88

July 2011


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We love this place...

Desert Palm Public Relations Director Sophie Toh shows us inside her beautiful home

Who do you share your villa with? It’s just myself, my husband Steve, our dog (a Teacup Pomeranian) and Baby − our house keeper. We have three bedrooms in the villa in total, one of which we decided to turn into a study. Why did you choose to live in this area? We were always coming here to visit friends and while driving back we always thought; why don’t we just live here? We’ve been in Dubai for two years now and we reached a stage where we wanted more space. I think it’s fun to live in busier areas when you first arrive in the city, but we felt as though we didn’t need to do as much sightseeing anymore because we’d already seen it all. What’s so special about Desert Palm? It’s the space. It doesn’t feel like anywhere

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else in Dubai. It’s similar to The Meadows but you have the Desert Palm Hotel with its polo pitches and infinity pool which residents can use. We don’t play polo ourselves (I’ve only ever been on a horse once!) but we watch the games enthusiastically. What I also like about the community is that when you walk in, it’s instantly relaxing; you come here after work and you immediately feel at home. I was travelling twice a week before I moved here and now feel as though I’m living a proper life rather than out of a suitcase. I also love the evenings; it’s so quiet, you might hear a dog or a bird outside but otherwise it’s so peaceful – you can’t even hear a road. What are your neighbours like? Most people that live here are Western expats, mainly American, Australian and


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British, and it’s a very family orientated area – everyone has pets and it has quite a laid back feel. There’s a good sense of community too – we have little parties and barbecues and we always go around to other people’s gardens. The neighbours here help you out, too. If, for example, your maid wanted to leave, people will say ‘oh I can help you with that’, or if you wanted someone to look after your dog there would be plenty of offers, it’s all very community minded. People are kind enough to check on your plants, too, little things like that. With so many families living here, is there a good school nearby? Yes, Repton is located just down the road. It’s a fee paying school and I hear it’s meant to be the best school in Dubai. Our friend’s kids go there and it’s literally only a fiveminute drive away.

What other facilities are there? There is a shop that sells basic groceries and a café called Epicure and a restaurant called Rare, both of which are based in the hotel. Then there’s the Desert Palm golf course which my husband constantly plays on. There is a gym in the hotel, too, but you have to pay for it, and that’s probably the one criticism that I have about this place. Residents do get discounts at the hotel, though, and they do tend to look after you when you’re there. How do you spend your leisure time? I’m currently in the unfortunate position of having to work six days a week and my husband works on Fridays, so Saturday is our one day together. We often hang out in the garden at home and do all of the usual Dubai activities; go out to dinner, go to the mall, the cinema and I sometimes try and

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play golf – my husband plays such a crazy amount so I have to try and keep up! Talk me through your interiors; we love the living room’s nautical theme… Yes, I designed the chairs myself! I have always worked with property developers, interior designers and architects so that became a starting point for my own designs. I really like the nautical look, it’s a very simple and clean style. I’m sure many husbands may want something a bit more masculine, but luckily mine lets me go with my preferred style. I take inspiration from the other places too – we went to Cipriani in Abu Dhabi and copied their blue and white curtains. I use a fab furniture design company in Al Quoz called Everest Furniture – they recreate everything, down to the small details. For example, I designed a chair in our bedroom for my


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‘It’s similar to The Meadows here, but you have the Desert Palm Hotel with its polo pitches and infinity pool which residents can use’

husband. His birthday is on Valentine’s Day so it was a joint gift for both occasions. I had his initials woven on to it and it took around two weeks to make. Tell us about the artworks you have on your walls. The paintings you see were done by an Irish friend of my husband called Terry Bradley, who he met when he lived in Northern Ireland. The one of the woman is called Girl with Love Tattoo. He’s really getting quite big as an artist now and I love this piece. You’ve got some interesting Far Eastern twists in your home too… My husband is actually Chinese Malaysian and we both love this Oriental-style red side table, we bought it in the Marina. I’m even considering painting the wall grey as I think that would work nicely with it. The vases above it are great, too, one of them is, believe it or not, from a pound shop. I quite like the Ralph Lauren look, which definitely has an Oriental influence. Can you name your favourite room in the villa? I really like the lounge for the table we have there and the sofas are so comfy

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for watching TV. My favourite items of all have to be the club chairs – though they’re probably not very practical in white. During social gatherings the garden is the real nerve centre of the house; we have a really cool barbecue out there (we put it together ourselves). It has hickory smoke. As someone who has only rented property in Dubai, what advice would you give to new would-be lessees? Don’t just consider the property. You need to ask extra questions: do the lifts work? Is the gym busy when you want to use it before or after work? Is the pool always busy? Is there a coffee shop nearby? (Unless there is a Starbucks around me I don’t feel very settled!) Does it fit your agenda or your way of life? Living in Dubai you get used to having so many extras but you need to be sure they work for you. Also, as everywhere can appear very similar you need to pick out the good developments, such as those that include parking. Perhaps you can’t park very easily, or may need an extra bay for guests. These are all things that you don’t need to consider in other cities like London, where you literally rent the house itself and that’s it, but here you need to think through every aspect carefully before signing on the dotted line.


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Love Thy Neighbourhood

Desert Palm

All you need to know about life in the city’s cluster of boutique villas possible to combine the two, by watching matches in the distance from the coolness of the infinity pool. The hotel’s squash courts, heath spa, hair salon and gym are all open to residents at an extra fee and other onsite services include dry cleaning and currency exchange. The vast open area offers ample opportunity to go desert exploring for drivers who own a 4x4. Take an afternoon to go over the dunes and watch the uninterrupted sunset set on the horizon.

Schooling

Renting and buying Attracting young affluent residents, many with young families, there is only one option in Desert Palm: renting. Enter the gated, green community and you’ll find a collection of low-rise, sandy-coloured villas each with sizeable gardens and private parking. The compound is set on the Al Awir Road heading towards Hatta, just past Dragon Mart and International City. Just 20 minutes from central Dubai, but set away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, it makes for a secure, quiet and relaxing area in which to unwind after a busy day at work.

Shopping and a bite The neighbouring Desert Palm hotel (desertpalm.peraquum.com, pictured) includes the steakhouse Rare (04 323 8888) which serves a meat-heavy menu including Wagyu and Kobe beef and succulent game cuts. In addition, there’s the Epicure café (04 602 9333) which includes a deli, bakery, patisserie and July 2011

serves a great afternoon tea on the lounge terrace during the winter months. Alternatively, sit inside the café’s cool interior all year round at chunky, organic wooden tables while enjoying a wrap or coffee. At the hotel you’ll also find a lounge (with a full-sized pool table) where you can take your pick from over 500 beverages. Though shopping is scarce in the area, Desert Palm’s secluded location is all part of its attraction. You’ll find the nearest collection of shops at Dragon Mart, International City (04 368 7070) where a 1.2km stretch reveals some 3,000 markets, shopping areas, showrooms and enterprises dealing in all kinds of products made in China (which, let’s face it, is pretty much everything). Inside you can get lost for hours and find incredible bargains too.

Leisure time At the Desert Palm Hotel is an infinity pool that’s open to residents as well as a 150 acre polo estate (04 323 8888) with stables and a riding school. It’s actually

You’ll find Repton – one of Dubai’s highest achieving schools – just five-minutes away from Desert Palm (www.reptondubai. org). It offers British tuition for children aged between three and 18 years old and parents can decide between day schooling and boarding. Repton’s grounds are extensive with 1.3 million square feet, including a sports fields and top level arts facilities. Alternatively, central Dubai is a a manageable 25 minute drive away and offers myriad schooling options including Royal Dubai School (www.royaldubaischool.com), Universal American School (www.uasdubai.ae), Buds Public School (www.budsdxb. ae), Greenwood International School (www.greenwood.sch.ae) and The City International School (www.tcs-uae.com).


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Property picks

Make like the Tohs and don’t just buy a home, buy a ‘lifestyle home’ with luxury facilities on your doorstep. Take a peek at two standout properties, perfect for golf or shopping addicts... Apartment for sale Part of The Address Downtown hotel complex, this fancy two bedroom property, complete with a Miele kitchen and Bagno powder room, is perfect for the social butterflies and shoppers among you. It not only has one of the best views in the city – overlooking the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa but is located right next door to the world’s largest mall – The Dubai Mall. Here, you can shop til you drop for everything from luxury goods and designer ware to groceries. The Address complex is also home to a variety of dining and entertainment options (stop off at the five-star hotel for a delicious dinner) and, when you do return home, you can rest safe in the knowledge that you have 24 hour security. Facts and figures: AED 5,050,888, 1,732 square feet. Contact: BH consultant Mohammad Khalid Khan and quote reference AP288113.

Sale prices at a glance: Studios: From AED1.1 million One-bed: From AED2.5 million Two-bed: From AED5 million

Rental prices at a glance: Studios: From AED100,000 One-bed: From AED145,000 Two-bed: From AED270,000

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Villa for sale Set in the Dubailand District, this six-bedroom property overlooks the pristine greens of the Arabian Ranches golf course and evokes a Spanish feel from every corner thanks to its European architecture. A golf lover’s dream home, you can simply step out of your front door and be footsteps away from a round on the course. Those with children will be pleased to discover a great community feel in the area, along with plenty of space for little ones to play. Snap up this particular property and you’ll have the show villa, complete with giant pool, palm trees and immaculate interiors. Facts and figures: AED8,500,000, 5,172 square feet. Contact: BH consultant Fadi El Fares and quote reference VI218962.

Sale prices at a glance: Two-bed: From AED1.25 million Three-bed: From AED1.63 million Four-bed: From AED3.7 million Five-bed (GC views): From AED4.2million

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2 Dubai Waterfront

Arabian Gulf

The Palm Jebel Ali

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The Palm Jumeirah

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WATERFRONT DISTRICT Jumeirah Beach Residence

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1

Abu Dhabi

Dubai Marina

2

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Jumeirah Lake Towers

Greens Emirates TECOM Living

Jumeirah The Gardens Heights

JEBEL ALI DISTRICT

Discovery Gardens

Downtown Jebel Ali

Dubai Pearl Media Internet City City

Jumeirah Islands Jumeirah Park

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Al Furjan

Jebel Ali

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Technology Park Green Community

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Dubai Investment Park

Jumeirah Golf Estates

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IMPZ Dubai Sports City

Dubai World Central

10

Jumeirah Village

Motor City

WORLD CENTRAL DISTRICT

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

Maktoum Int. Airport

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12 Dubailand

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Dubai Metro Red line Green line Metro Stations

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BETTER HOMES BOUTIQUES

DEIRA DISTRICT

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT U7 U8 U5 U7 U7 U7 T7

3. Barsha

Bur Dubai Culture Village Dubai Maritime City Karama Oud Metha Umm Hurair Zabeel

4. Head Office

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Residential Sales and Leasing offices: 1. Jumeirah Beach Residence 2. Dubai Marina

(including Commercial Sales and Leasing)

5. City Tower 6. Green Community For more information call +971 600 52 2212

Business Bay DIFC Downtown Burj Khalifa Burj Khalifa Blvd Burj Views The Old Town The Old Town Island The Residences Trade Centre 1&2

R8 T7 S8 S8 S8 S8 S8 S8 T7

Airport Free Zone Al Nahda Deira Garhoud Hamriya Hor Al Anz Mamzar Muhaisnah Nadd Al Hamar Nadd Shamma Qusais Twar Umm Ramool Wuheida

DUBAILAND DISTRICT W8 X8 V7 V8 X6 X7 X7 Y10 V10 V10 X8 X8 V9 X7

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

T13 U13 T13 S12 U12

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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DIFC Trade Centre

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Hamriya

Bur Dubai

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MARINA DISTRICT E7 G8 E9

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT Al Wasl Badaa Jumeirah Manara Safa Satwa Umm Suqeim

R7 T7 R6 P7 Q7 T6 P6

CREEK DISTRICT Dubai Festival City The Lagoons Ras Al Khor

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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

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M5 Q3

WATERFRONT DISTRICT Dubai Waterfront The Palm Jebel Ali

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

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D2 F4

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

F10 F10 F10

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ProPErty ManagEMEnt

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

FOR RENT Exclusive to Better Homes

Murjan 2 JUmeIRah BeaCh ReSIdenCe Self-contained development Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM171956)

Exclusive to Better Homes

aED 55,000

StUdIo 700 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

Italy InteRnatIonal CIty Excellent value Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM275256)

Italy InteRnatIonal CIty Easy living Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM276062)

Exclusive to Better Homes

aED 25,000

1 BR 500 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

aED 25,000

1 BR 500 sq. ft.

Italy InteRnatIonal CIty Excellent value Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM275251)

Italy InteRnatIonal CIty Easy living Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM276059)

aED 25,000

1 BR 500 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

aED 25,000

Italy

aED 45,000

BEacH towEr 2

1 BR 500 sq. ft.

InteRnatIonal CIty Excellent value Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM275250)

aED 25,000

1 BR 500 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

HIlly towEr al nahda Easy installments Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM254000)

July 2011

aED 44,000

2 BR 1,200 sq. ft.

al arta 2 the GReenS Ready to move in Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM297473)

StUdIo 424 sq. ft.

al Khan A great family option Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM298975)

aED 46,000

2 BR 1,248 sq. ft.


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1 BR apartments for rent in Italy Cluster from just AED 25,000

FOR RENT Exclusive to Better Homes

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A master-planned community, International City offers a network of living, working, shopping and leisure centres, where everything you need is just around the corner. Located minutes away from Emirates Road, these apartments feature en-suite bedrooms, open plan kitchens and are fully managed by Better Homes. There’s also plenty to keep you busy; idle over coffee at a street side cafÊ, enjoy the movie nights or step out to explore the unique shopping experience at Dragon Mart. Here are the reference numbers of our top 1 BR apartments for rent. They represent value for money and an enjoyable lifestyle. Enter the numbers on bhomes.com to view details or give us a call. APM275249, APM275250, APM275251, APM275256, APM276059, APM276062 and APM282791 golDcrEst VIEws JUmeIRah laKe toweRS Inspiring setting Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM215258)

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aED 40,000

StUdIo 475 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.

emirateS living DiStrict thE gREEns Modern living at its best Kristina Titova (Ref # APM209117)

emirateS living DiStrict EmiRatEs Living Magnificent golf course views Kristina Titova (Ref # APM285908)

aeD 10,020

2 BR 1,093 sq. ft.

marina DiStrict DuBai maRina Live by the beach Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM294213)

aeD 13,020

2 BR 1,321 sq. ft.

marina DiStrict DuBai maRina Fully furnished with style and class Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM297698)

aeD 13,500

2 BR 1,086 sq. ft.

aeD 15,000

2 BR 1,458 sq. ft.

marina DiStrict DuBai maRina

aeD 12,900 2 BR 1,810 sq. ft. Panoramic views of the marina Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM252032)

marina DiStrict DuBai maRina Designed and finished to the highest standards Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM55373)

July 2011

aeD 7,500

stuDiO 418 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

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

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Senior Consultant

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RERA No. 1423

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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

mArlowe House 2 motoR City A place to call home Hannah Bakshani (Ref # AP277358)

AeD 950,000

2 BR 1,453 sq. ft.

4 BR 5,383 sq. ft.

mirADor PHAse 1

AeD 4,800,000

July 2011

AeD 1,350,000

2 BR 1,823 sq. ft.

Green Community GReen Community A motivated seller! Liudmila Shapedko (Ref # VI261918)

AeD 3,100,000

5 BR 5,900 sq. ft.

AeD 3,380,000

GReen Community A place to call home Susan Brand (Ref # VI3214)

ARABiAn RAnChes A desirable address Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI298501)

DuBAilAnD A motivated seller! Katarina Geenen (Ref # VI297036)

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Exclusive to Better Homes

GC PHAse 1A

Al wAHA VillAs

5 BR 4,947 sq. ft.

Green Community GReen Community A place to call home Susan Brand (Ref # VI287977)

AeD 2,200,000

3 BR 4,176 sq. ft.


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sHerloCk House 2 motoR City Modern infrastructure and facilities Katarina Geenen (Ref # AP265852)

FOR RENt

AeD 80,000

2 BR 1,475 sq. ft.

AeD 150,000

tHe VillA DuBAilAnD Exceptionally rewarding investment Sylvia OConnor (Ref # VI298572)

5 BR 3,600 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

AlVorADA 4 ARABiAn RAnChes Affordable luxury Darius Ganda (Ref # VI257086)

lA ColeCCion 2 ARABiAn RAnChes Central and prestigious location Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI175987)

tHe VillA DuBAilAnD Spacious with great finishes Darius Ganda (Ref # VI295909)

AeD 220,000

3 BR 3,566 sq. ft.

FAmily VillA GReen Community West A resort style community Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI298198)

AeD 225,000

5 BR 5,900 sq. ft.

mirADor PHAse 1 ARABiAn RAnChes Meticulously planned development Dimple Shah (Ref # VI298371)

AeD 260,000

5 BR 4,947 sq. ft.

AeD 280,000 5 BR 4,559 sq. ft.

AeD 385,000

6 BR 8,000 sq. ft.

mirADor PHAse 1 ARABiAn RAnChes Meticulously planned development Ready August 2011, Zahra Slassi (Ref # VI165882)

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AeD 240,000

4 BR 4,311 sq. ft.

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Dubailand

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 FRoM AED 582,000

FOR RENt FRoM AED 21,000

Green Community, GC Phase 2 West

1 BR

Dubai Sports City, Hamza Tower

Studio 459 sq. ft.

Remraam, Sector 2 - 11B4

1 BR

IMPZ, The Crescent

Studio 506 sq. ft.

Dubai Sports City, Golf View Residence

1 BR

IMPZ, The Crescent

1 BR

924 sq. ft.

AED 582,000 (Ref # AP54723)

A place to call home 835 sq. ft.

Susan Brand AED 592,850

Now’s the time to make the move

1 BR 909 sq. ft. Green Community East, Lake Apartments Premier location

Motor City, Uptown MotorCity

1 BR

IMPZ, The Crescent

2 BR

Motor City, Norton Court 3

2 BR

Dubai Sports City, Shami Tower

3 BR

Motor City, Marlowe House 2

2 BR

Remraam, Sector 2 - 22D5

2 BR

Remraam, Sector 2 - 8D6

3 BR

Motor City, FoxHill 8

3 BR

AED 649,995

(Ref # AP81819) Wael Gomaa (Ref # AP22678) Nicole Burt

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

Captivating environment

Hannah Bakshani

1,292 sq. ft. AED 700,000 (Ref # AP71767)

Be where it all happens 1,471 sq. ft.

AED 849,999

Excellent value

Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP254320) Muhammad Bilal

1,557 sq. ft. AED 930,097

Premier location

(Ref # AP233098) Mujtaba Virani

1,453 sq. ft. AED 950,000 (Ref # AP277351)

Exceptional deal!

Hannah Bakshani

AED 21,000

Competitive price, call now AED 23,000

Modern infrastructure and facilities 970 sq. ft.

AED 35,000

Home sweet home

(Ref # AP297991) Grace Zhao Eckhardt (Ref # APM251987) Better Homes PMGT (Ref # AP286025) Rasha Moslyh

1,266 sq. ft. AED 38,000

Modern infrastructure and facilities

(Ref # AP79431) Dimple Shah

AED 43,000 Dubai Residences Complex, 1 BR 861 sq. ft. Skycourts Tower E A desirable address

(Ref # AP298655)

Dubai Sports City, Hamza Tower

1 BR

(Ref # AP50640)

IMPZ, The Crescent

2 BR

Dubai Sports City, Golf View Residence

2 BR

980 sq. ft.

AED 45,000

Property at budget prices 1,292 sq. ft. AED 45,000

Modern infrastructure and facilities 1,241 sq. ft.

AED 51,000

Home sweet home

Better Homes JLT

Tarek Gouda (Ref # AP297980) Dimple Shah (Ref # AP286018) Rasha Moslyh

Dubai Residences Complex, 2 BR 1,054 sq. ft. AED 53,000 Skycourts Tower E A desirable address

(Ref # AP298648)

Motor City, Norton Court 1

3 BR

(Ref # AP298061)

Arabian Ranches, Gazelle / Al Reem 1

3 BR

Green Community East, 3 BR 4,200 sq. ft. AED 1,795,000 (Ref # AP298430) Terrace Apartments A place to call home Rene Neil Dsouza

Arabian Ranches, Gazelle / Al Reem 2

3 BR

Garden East Apartments, 3 BR 2,362 sq. ft. AED 1,800,000 (Ref # AP3341) Garden East Apartments Varied architectural styles Ali Tabrizi

Dubai Sports City, Golf View Residence

4 BR

Arabian Ranches, Gazelle / Al Reem 2

3 BR

Green Community, Green Community

3 BR

The Villa, The Villa

5 BR

The Villa, The Villa

4 BR

1,154 sq. ft.

AED 957,705

Idyllic surroundings

(Ref # AP81891) Wael Gomaa

1,575 sq. ft. AED 1,258,155 (Ref # AP81890)

Scenic water view

Wael Gomaa

2,931 sq. ft. AED 1,772,000 (Ref # AP298656)

Spacious living

Hannah Bakshani

2,795 sq. ft. AED 1,800,000 (Ref # VI296908)

Dynamic environment

Florin Rusu

3,600 sq. ft. AED 1,850,000 (Ref # VI11212)

A stunning family home

Wael Gomaa

2,022 sq. ft. AED 95,000

Dynamic environment 2,456 sq. ft. AED 140,000

Relax by the pool this summer 2,769 sq. ft. AED 155,000

Ideal family living

Better Homes JLT

Hannah Bakshani (Ref # VI298244) Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI299021) Gemma Vicary

5,201 sq. ft. AED 160,000

Home sweet home

(Ref # AP286043) Rasha Moslyh

4,136 sq. ft. AED 165,000

Self-contained development 4,760 sq. ft. AED 165,000

Great family home

(Ref # VI175103) Darius Ganda (Ref # VI298118) Darius Ganda

4 BR 2,558 sq. ft. AED 1,975,000 (Ref # VI299061) Dubai Sports City, Victory Heights - oliva A place to call home Better Homes JBR

Falcon City of Wonders, 4 BR 11,111 sq. ft. Falcon City Phase 1 Affordable luxury

AED 180,000

The Villa, The Villa

4 BR

Falcon City of Wonders, 5 BR 11,111 sq. ft. Falcon City Phase 1 Affordable luxury

AED 200,000 (Ref # VIM298914)

Green Community, GC Phase 2 West

6 BR

July 2011

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

A prestigious address

Yasmeen Buzari

7,075 sq. ft. AED 4,850,000 (Ref # VI266925)

Captivating environment

Liudmila Shapedko

Al Barari, Leaf 6

6 BR

(Ref # VIM298918) Better Homes PMGT

Better Homes PMGT

13,858 sq. ft. AED 475,000 (Ref # VI26002)

Uncompromising luxury

Rita Mouawad


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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

The LofTs - eAsT BuRj Khalifa BoulevaRD A motivated seller! Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP297154)

souTh Ridge 2 Downtown DuBai Privileged location Deborah Staines (Ref # AP95402)

YAnsoon 3 the olD town Central and prestigious location Megan Nadine Smith (Ref # AP297888)

Aed 910,000

StuDio 1,063 sq. ft.

ZAnZeBeeL 1 the olD town Central and prestigious location Megan Nadine Smith (Ref # AP73973)

Aed 1,065,000

The Residences e2

Aed 1,599,999

MiskA 3

1 BR 1,170 sq. ft.

2 BR 1,213 sq. ft.

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

the olD town Exceptionally rewarding investment Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP236324)

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Aed 1,049,999

8 BouLevARd wALk

Aed 1,150,000

souTh Ridge 6

Aed 1,619,888

BuRj views A - wesT ToweR

1 BR 881 sq. ft.

1 BR 906 sq. ft.

2 BR 1,310 sq. ft.

Aed 1,060,500

1 BR 1,063 sq. ft.

BuRj Khalifa BoulevaRD Everything on your doorstep Megan Nadine Smith (Ref # AP280393)

Aed 1,465,000

2 BR 1,491 sq. ft.

Downtown DuBai Amazing value Florin Rusu (Ref # AP296471)

Downtown DuBai Competitive price, call now Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP257699)

Aed 1,651,652

2 BR 1,348 sq. ft.

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Downtown Exclusive to Better Homes

MAYfAiR ToweR BuSineSS Bay Affordable luxury Hitendar Lala (Ref # AP75976)

FOR RENT

Aed 41,000

1 BR 663 sq. ft.

execuTive ToweR B BuSineSS Bay Ready to move in Better Homes Head Office (Ref # AP298124)

Aed 85,000

1 BR 950 sq. ft.

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BuRj views A - wesT ToweR Downtown DuBai Sunny, spacious apartment Better Homes JLT (Ref # AP298024)

Aed 100,000

2 BR 1,241 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

Aspin RoYAL Residence tRaDe CentRe Central and prestigious location Mouna Hammoud (Ref # AP294064)

Aed 100,000

3 BR 2,201 sq. ft.

eMiRATes gRAnd tRaDe CentRe 5 Star hotel living with everything you need Tarek Gouda (Ref # AP297783)

Aed 140,000

2 BR 1,020 sq. ft.

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woRLd TRAde cenTRe Residence Aed 185,000 tRaDe CentRe A desirable address Mouhanad Abou Fadel (Ref # AP243093)

2 BR 2,110 sq. ft.

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BuRj khALifA - ARMAni Residences Aed 700,000 Downtown DuBai Quintessential luxury living Deborah Staines (Ref # AP290491)

July 2011

2 BR 2,019 sq. ft.

RAMAdA hoTeL ApARTMenTs Downtown DuBai 5 Star hotel living with everything you need Better Homes Barsha (Ref # AP299050)

Aed 600,000

4 BR 3,150 sq. ft.


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downTown - 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 FROM AED 455,000

FOR RENT FROM AED 38,000

Business Bay, Scala Tower

Studio 491 sq. ft.

Business Bay, Hamilton Residency

1 BR

Business Bay, Churchill Residency

1 BR

Business Bay, Hamilton Residency

Studio 563 sq. ft.

Burj Views, Burj Views B

1 BR

Business Bay, Mayfair Residency

1 BR

Business Bay, Mayfair Residency

1 BR

Business Bay, Mayfair Tower

1 BR

Burj Khalifa Boulevard, 1 BR 1,063 sq. ft. AED 900,000 (Ref # AP297704) 8 Boulevard Walk Prized location Ali Tabrizi

Business Bay, Windsor Manor

1 BR

Business Bay, Executive Tower M

2 BR

Business Bay, Executive Tower E

3 BR

Business Bay, Churchill Residency

2 BR

Business Bay, Executive Tower K

3 BR

Burj Khalifa Boulevard, 2 BR 1,290 sq. ft. AED 1,420,000 (Ref # AP235233) 8 Boulevard Walk Open to offers Liudmila Shapedko

Trade Centre, Park Place

2 BR

South Ridge, South Ridge 6

2 BR

South Ridge, South Ridge 6

2 BR

The Old Town, Reehan 7

2 BR

Burj Khalifa Boulevard, The Lofts - West

2 BR

The Old Town, Yansoon 1

2 BR

Business Bay, Windsor Manor

2 BR

Business Bay, Executive Tower H

3 BR

Business Bay, Windsor Manor

3 BR

Business Bay, Executive Tower H

4 BR

The Old Town, Zanzebeel 3

2 BR

Business Bay, Windsor Manor

3 BR

Trade Centre, Park Place

3 BR

Stunning view of the sea

Diane Petty

The Old Town, Zaafaran 1

3 BR

DIFC, Limestone House

3 BR

(Ref # AP295572)

DIFC, Limestone House

3 BR

The Old Town, Yansoon 8

3 BR

AED 455,000 (Ref # AP298929)

A motivated seller! 983 sq. ft.

Liudmila Shapedko AED 736,575

Ambitious initiative 906 sq. ft.

Roy Yacoub AED 850,000 (Ref # AP297555)

Amazing value 650 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP285422)

Megan Nadine Smith AED 859,520

A motivated seller!

(Ref # AP296726) Liudmila Shapedko

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

Competitive price, call now

Sylvia OConnor

1,307 sq. ft. AED 1,327,396 (Ref # AP296760)

Ready to move in

Sana Hajjar

1,396 sq. ft. AED 1,465,000 (Ref # AP281300)

Affordable luxury

Florin Rusu

1,258 sq. ft. AED 1,615,000 (Ref # AP174915)

A prestigious address 1,180 sq. ft.

Affordable luxury

Deborah Staines AED 1,700,000 (Ref # AP55793) Liudmila Shapedko

2,088 sq. ft. AED 2,150,000 (Ref # AP299030)

A great family option

Aneliya Miladinova

2,744 sq. ft. AED 2,200,000 (Ref # AP298888)

Exclusive property

Roy Yacoub

2,282 sq. ft. AED 2,430,000 (Ref # AP298331)

Ambitious initiative

Liudmila Shapedko

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

An investors dream!

Faiza Millwala

2,164 sq. ft. AED 2,995,000 (Ref # AP294487)

Exceptional deal!

Deborah Staines

1,766 sq. ft. AED 3,038,110 (Ref # AP285145)

A prestigious address

Conny Mathei

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533 sq. ft.

AED 38,000

Open to offers

Mona Bakr AED 38,000

Open to offers 612 sq. ft.

AED 38,000

(Ref # AP298486) Sandra Sherlock

AED 43,000

Picturesque creek views 1,142 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP297306) Mona Bakr

Open to offers 663 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP297817)

Daria Lyubimova

AED 60,000

Spacious living

(Ref # AP295864) Diane Petty

1,787 sq. ft. AED 105,000

Panoramic views

(Ref # AP262593) Diane Petty

1,890 sq. ft. AED 110,000

Central and prestigious location 1,206 sq. ft. AED 110,000

A desirable address

(Ref # AP298471) Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP296888) Diane Petty

1,396 sq. ft. AED 110,000

High-rise towers

(Ref # AP178993) Sylvia OConnor

1,224 sq. ft. AED 110,000

Azure sky views

(Ref # AP230614) Robert Kerr

2,282 sq. ft. AED 110,000

Prized location

(Ref # AP294718) Sandra Sherlock

2,282 sq. ft. AED 110,000

Sunny, spacious apartment

(Ref # AP295706) Rasha Moslyh

1,338 sq. ft. AED 110,000

Excellent value

(Ref # AP298271) Zahi Majid

1,927 sq. ft. AED 170,000

2,250 sq. ft. AED 180,000

Spacious with great finishes

(Ref # AP298007)

(Ref # AP295393)

Deborah Staines

Trade Centre 2, World 4 BR 3,175 sq. ft. AED 235,000 (Ref # AP96773) Trade Centre Residence Experience the height of luxury Soumia Elakly Trade Centre 2, World 4 BR 3,229 sq. ft. AED 255,000 (Ref # AP70344) Trade Centre Residence Affordable luxury Jeffrey Gullbrand

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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

azurE DuBAi MARinA Excellent value Nilgun Akay (Ref # AP298093)

attEssa MARinA PRoMenADe Ready to move in Sachin Das (Ref # AP297352)

BonairE PARk islAnD A prestigious address Robert Allsopp (Ref # AP93834)

July 2011

aED 655,000

1 BR 821 sq. ft.

Marina Wharf 1 DuBAi MARinA Exceptional deal! Shabnam Bousheri (Ref # AP295901)

aED 1,250,000

Majara 2

aED 1,450,000

aMWaj 4

1 BR 980 sq. ft.

2 BR 1,248 sq. ft.

Al MAjARA Fully furnished apartment Ali Tabrizi (Ref # AP298143)

juMeiRAh BeAch ResiDence Experience heights of luxury Ali Tabrizi (Ref # AP267173)

aED 1,050,000

Bahar 1

aED 1,350,000

thE zEn

aED 1,640,000

BonairE

2 BR 1,727 sq. ft.

2 BR 1,246 sq. ft.

2 BR 1,970 sq. ft.

juMeiRAh BeAch ResiDence Beachfront living at an attractive price Nina Pekina (Ref # APM289184)

DuBAi MARinA Exceptional deal! Robert Allsopp (Ref # AP298359)

PARk islAnD Spectacular views Nina Pekina (Ref # AP298040)

aED 1,220,000

2 BR 1,294 sq. ft.

aED 1,420,000

3 BR 1,734 sq. ft.

aED 1,775,000

2 BR 1,347 sq. ft.


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zuMuruD DuBAi MARinA Everything you ever wanted Trisha Mae De la Cruz (Ref # AP297908)

FOR RENT

MARinA PRoMenADe Unrivalled master plan community Dimple Shah (Ref # AP224718)

sTuDio 370 sq. ft.

aMWaj 4 juMeiRAh BeAch ResiDence Spacious living Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP298481)

aED 75,000

1 BR 1,057 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

Exclusive to Better Homes

shEMara

aED 45,000

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aED 140,000

2 BR 1,335 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

MarinascapE Marina hoMEs MARinAscAPe Direct marina views Ready August 2011, Fabio Lombardi (Ref # VI229153)

aED 385,000

4 BR 8,977 sq. ft.

riMal 4 juMeiRAh BeAch ResiDence Self-contained development Sylvia OConnor (Ref # AP235693)

aED 315,000

2 BR 1,930 sq. ft.

ask thE agEnt nilgun akay, rEsiDEntial salEs consultant Dubai Marina still stands as one of the city’s most desirable residential communities. The sales figures this month have been positive, with the influx of out of town buyers looking to invest in a safe and sound environment and families in search of their dream homes. Prices have stabilised in the high quality buildings while the lower quality properties are still adjusting to the current market conditions. Buyers, look out for affordable bargains as several new buildings come into the market this summer. Property prices change frequently. Please visit bhomes.com for the most up-to-date pricing.

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Marina

Marina - BEst of thE rEst...

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FOR SALE FROM AED 398,234 Dubai Marina, Zumurud

Studio 398 sq. ft.

Dubai Marina, Dreams

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Residence

1 BR

Dubai Marina, The Torch

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Diamond 6

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Residence

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Crown

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Panoramic

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Wharf 1

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Heights

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Horizon Tower

4 BR

Al Majara, Majara 1

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Riviera

3 BR

Jumeirah Beach Residence, Murjan 6

3 BR

Dubai Marina Towers, Al Mass

4 BR

Jumeirah Beach Residence, Rimal 5

4 BR

Dubai Marina, Emirates Crown

5 BR

July 2011

AED 398,234

An investors dream! 687 sq. ft.

AED 588,000 (Ref # APM252490) Tamara Stubbs AED 625,073

At never-before prices 889 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP287165) Nick Nuziale

Open to offers 723 sq. ft.

FOR RENT FROM AED 40,000

AED 740,240

Ready to move in

(Ref # AP165241) Nick Nuziale (Ref # AP298110) Robert Allsopp

1084 sq. ft. AED 795,000 (Ref # AP176958)

A prestigious address 1,103 sq. ft.

Tarek Gouda

AED 950,000 (Ref # AP274886)

Amazing value

Rami Abi Faraj

1,000 sq. ft. AED 1,050,000 (Ref # AP297866)

A motivated seller! 1,149 sq. ft.

Thomas Bunker AED 1,100,000 (Ref # AP296147)

At never-before prices

Nick Nuziale

1,430 sq. ft. AED 1,200,000 (Ref # AP298362)

Affordable luxury 1,721 sq. ft.

Sachin Das AED 1,500,000 (Ref # APM229387)

Spacious living

Sachin Das

2,451 sq. ft. AED 1,550,000 (Ref # AP298544)

Amazing value

David Lawes

1,643 sq. ft. AED 1,616,000 (Ref # AP4513)

Premium amenities

Fabio Lombardi

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

Modern living at its best

Lynn Rowley

1,882 sq. ft. AED 1,700,000 (Ref # AP298936)

A motivated seller!

Thomas Bunker

2,812 sq. ft. AED 2,700,000 (Ref # AP295383)

Excellent value

Ayham Jbara

2,719 sq. ft. AED 3,030,000 (Ref # AP266775)

Fabulous ocean views

Svetlana Gorbach

7,687 sq. ft. AED 8,200,000(Ref # AP70378)

Experience the height of luxury

Fadi El Fares

Dubai Marina, DEC Tower 1

Studio 638 sq. ft.

Dubai Marina, Zumurud

Studio 374 sq. ft.

Dubai Marina, Marina Diamond 6

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Dreams 2

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Diamond 2

1 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Park

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Dreams 2

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Royal Oceanic

2 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina View Tower 1

2 BR

Jumeirah Beach Residence, Shams 1

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Sulafa Tower

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Marina Residence

4 BR

Jumeirah Beach Residence, Murjan 5

3 BR

Jumeirah Beach Residence, Amwaj 1

3 BR

Dubai Marina, Horizon Tower

4 BR

Jumeirah Beach Residence, Sadaf 1

4 BR

Media City, Arjaan

6 BR

Dubai Marina, Emirates Crown

5 BR

AED 40,000

Amazing value

Tamara Stubbs AED 42,000

Contemporary style/layout 714 sq. ft.

AED 50,000

Ready to move in 673 sq. ft.

AED 55,000

AED 55,000

1,225 sq. ft. AED 66,000

AED 70,000

(Ref # AP168976)

(Ref # AP167720)

(Ref # AP263579) Sharon Sweet

AED 70,000

Competitive price, call now AED 80,000

Be where it all happens 1,831 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP263572)

Rami Abi Faraj

Amazing value

953 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP53866)

Robert Kerr

Amazing value

792 sq. ft.

Trisha Mae De la Cruz

Sharon Sweet

Excellent value

778 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP297904)

Better Homes Barsha

Pay in 12 Cheques 681 sq. ft.

(Ref # AP286003)

AED 105,000

Flexible payment options 1,950 sq. ft. AED 118,000

Affordable luxury 2,109 sq. ft. AED 120,000

Amazing value 1,882 sq. ft. AED 120,000

Competitive price, call now 1,675 sq. ft. AED 121,000

Self-contained development 2,408 sq. ft. AED 140,000

Dynamic development 2,756 sq. ft. AED 170,000

A great family option

(Ref # AP299080) Sylvia OConnor (Ref # AP264538) Tamara Stubbs (Ref # AP282461) Tamara Stubbs (Ref # AP294159) Nastaran Heydari (Ref # AP231737) Martina Plumley (Ref # AP89664) Tamara Stubbs (Ref # AP177385) Robert Kerr (Ref # AP169649) Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP298915) Shabnam Bousheri

9,149 sq. ft. AED 500,000 (Ref # AP260499)

5 Star hotel living with everything you need Tamara Stubbs 7,686 sq. ft. AED 550,000 (Ref # AP291691)

Brand new luxury apartments

Simona Mariana Barbulescu


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eMIrates LIvInG

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

FOR SALE Exclusive to Better Homes

Le Grand Chateau JumeiRah Village Fabulous large balcony areas Rabih Hankir (Ref # AP228121)

aed 585,000

1 BR 1,251 sq. ft.

Jv Phase 1 JumeiRah Village Guaranteed returns Wael Gomaa (Ref # VI69962)

aed 1,385,000

2 BR 2,691 sq. ft.

saba tower 2

aed 1,400,000

3 BR 1,881 sq. ft.

JumeiRah lake ToweRs Ideal family living Wassim Abdallah (Ref # AP240202)

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the ICon tower 1 JumeiRah lake ToweRs One of the Best Deals in the Market Wassim Abdallah (Ref # AP297219)

Maeen 1 The lakes A prestigious address Better Homes Barsha (Ref # VI298132)

aed 2,950,000

Meadows 9 (Meadows Phase 2) aed 3,100,000

Meadows 1

aed 4,343,000

CLuster 25

eMIrates hILLs Phase 1

5 BR 5,058 sq. ft.

5 BR 3,802 sq. ft.

The meadows Get maximum returns on investment Faiza Millwala (Ref # VI287458)

JumeiRah islands Amazing value Alex Alexandrou (Ref # VI298791)

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4 BR 4,018 sq. ft.

aed 4,550,000

4 BR 5,285 sq. ft.

aed 4,000,000

4 BR 3,578 sq. ft.

The meadows Matchless location Taher Nadeem Tufenkeji (Ref # VI154051)

emiRaTes liVing Unrivalled master plan community Hannah Bakshani (Ref # VI55643)

aed 19,000,000

7 BR 13,834 sq. ft.

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JuMeIrah bay tower (X1) JumeiRah lake ToweRs Brand new Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP298209)

FOR RENT Exclusive to Better Homes

sPrInGs 6 (sPrInGs Phase 4a) emiRaTes liVing Excellent value Rizwan Zabeehullah Shaikh (Ref # VI287923)

aed 50,000

1 BR 810 sq. ft.

dG-buILdInG 169 discoVeRy gaRdens One of the Best Deals in the Market Mouna Hammoud (Ref # AP266931)

aed 55,000

2 BR 1,410 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

aed 80,000

2 BR 1,788 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

saba tower 3 JumeiRah lake ToweRs Amazing value Masuma Noorani (Ref # AP255907)

aed 130,000

4 BR 2,385 sq. ft.

GoLf tower 2 The Views High quality interiors Nastaran Heydari (Ref # AP172722)

aed 70,000

1 BR 863 sq. ft.

ask the aGent wassIM abduLLah, resIdentIaL saLes ConsuLtant The demand for villas in the Emirates Living district continues to remain high as rents fell by only four per cent in the first and second quarter of 2011, compared with the last quarter of 2010. Villa sale prices have also increased due to lack of supply in The Springs, Meadows and Lakes over the third and fourth quarters of 2010. Current prices range from AED 1.2 to 2.2 million at The Springs; AED2.5 to 4.5 million at The Lakes; AED2.5 to 8.5 million at The Meadows; AED6 to 11.5 million at Hattan; and AED13 to 45 million at Emirates Hills. July 2011


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FOR SALE FrOM AED 350,000

FOR RENT FrOM AED 25,000

Jumeirah Village, Diamond Views 2

1 Br

Discovery Gardens, Mediterranean

Studio 485 sq. ft.

Discovery Gardens, Mediterranean

1 Br

Discovery Gardens, Mogul

Studio 495 sq. ft.

Discovery Gardens, Mogul

1 Br

Jumeirah Village, Sobha Daffodil

1 Br

Discovery Gardens, Mogul

1 Br

Discovery Gardens, Contemporary

2 Br

Discovery Gardens, Contemporary

2 Br

2 Br 1,647 sq. ft. AED 1,198,308 (ref # VI298949) The Springs, Springs 10 ( Springs Phase 2C) A motivated seller! Nilgun Akay

Tecom, Madison residency

2 Br

The Greens, Al Jaz 4

3 Br

The Springs, Springs 12 2 Br 1,634 sq. ft. AED 75,000 (Springs Phase 2A) Modern living at its best

(ref # VI298163)

Jumeirah Village, Mirabella

3 Br

3 Br 1,982 sq. ft. AED 110,000 Tecom, API Tecom residences Inspection will impress

(ref # AP294981)

The Springs, Springs 12 2 Br 1,793 sq. ft. AED 1,200,000 (ref # VI290798) (Springs Phase 2A) Exceptional deal! Fadi El Fares

The Springs, Springs 3 (Springs Phase 6)

3 Br

(ref # VI298049)

The Springs, Springs 3 (Springs Phase 6)

The Springs, Springs 6 (Springs Phase 4A)

3 Br

The Springs, Springs 15 2 Br 1,772 sq. ft. AED 1,415,000 (ref # VI297835) (Springs Phase 1A) Home sweet home Better Homes Barsha

The Lakes, The Lakes - Zulal 1

3 Br

Jumeirah Village, La riviera Estates

4 Br

Barsha, API 43 Villas

4 Br

The Springs, Springs 8 (Springs Phase 3A)

3 Br

737 sq. ft.

862 sq. ft.

AED 390,000

Guaranteed return on investment

Jumeirah Lake Towers, 1 Br 666 sq. ft. Perfect vistas Wind Tower 2 Discovery Gardens, Mediterranean

AED 350,000

At never-before prices

1 Br

AED 432,039

1,002 sq. ft. AED 435,000

Open to offers

(ref # AP296984) Nick Nuziale (ref # APM253151) Nina Pekina (ref # AP23295) Mujtaba Virani (ref # AP296563) Muhammad Bilal

Jumeirah Lake Towers, 2 Br 1,054 sq. ft. AED 559,713 Dubai Gate 2 Glimmering lakeside view

(ref # AP28325)

The Greens, Al Thayyal 4

2 Br

(ref # AP166362)

Jumeirah Village, JV Phase 1

2 Br

1,059 sq. ft. AED 750,000

High rental yields

Mohammad Khalid Khan

2,992 sq. ft. AED 1,100,000 (ref # VI295730)

Dynamic development

Wael Gomaa

1,623 sq. ft. AED 1,200,000 (ref # AP260717)

A great family option

Wadih Al Hakim

3,305 sq. ft. AED 1,200,000 (ref # VI290584)

High-profile environment

2 Br

roy Yacoub

Wael Gomaa

1,647 sq. ft. AED 1,335,930 (ref # VI230719)

The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about Conny Mathei

3,600 sq. ft. AED 1,600,000 (ref # VI298267)

Exceptional deal!

Nick Nuziale

2,633 sq. ft. AED 1,600,000 (ref # VI295755)

Captivating environment

Wael Gomaa

AED 25,000

Property at budget prices

Better Homes Barsha

AED 27,000

One of the Best Deals in the Market 969 sq. ft.

AED 37,000

Exceptional deal! 902 sq. ft.

(ref # AP268359) Mouna Hammoud (ref # APM293032) Better Homes PMGT

AED 40,000

ready to move in 980 sq. ft.

(ref # AP250482)

(ref # AP298763) Masuma Noorani

AED 45,000

Exceptional deal!

(ref # AP294321) rasha Moslyh

1,474 sq. ft. AED 54,000

Amazing value

(ref # AP234603) Better Homes Barsha

1,357 sq. ft. AED 55,000

Excellent value

(ref # AP291770) Mouna Hammoud

1,336 sq. ft. AED 72,000

Fabulous ocean views

(ref # AP297740) Adam Paul Stockley

2,287 sq. ft. AED 135,000

Ideal family living

Adam Paul Stockley

Heike Pfordte

Simona Mariana Barbulescu

2,744 sq. ft. AED 140,000

A motivated seller!

(ref # VI298443) rizwan Zabeehullah Shaikh

2,303 sq. ft. AED 140,000

A desirable address

(ref # VI298185) Adam Paul Stockley

3,000 sq. ft. AED 165,000

Beautiful and unique living spaces

Barsha, Al Barsha Villa 5 Br 4,991 sq. ft. AED 210,000 Compound ready to move in

(ref # VI277679) Heike Pfordte (ref # VI298909) Besim Imeri

The Springs, Springs 15 3 Br 2,246 sq. ft. AED 1,640,000 (ref # VI296167) (Springs Phase 1A) Captivating environment Wael Gomaa

Barsha, AT Compound

Jumeirah Village, Shamal Terraces

3 Br

The Meadows, Meadows 5 Br 5,813 sq. ft. AED 220,000 (ref # VI297820) 2 (Meadows Phase 1) Ideal family living Adam Paul Stockley

Jumeirah Village, Seasons Community

4 Br

4,250 sq. ft. AED 1,750,000 (ref # VI295883)

Excellent value

Nina Pekina

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

A motivated seller!

Conny Mathei

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4 Br

10,2892 sq. ft. AED 220,000 (ref # VI298830)

Everything you ever wanted

Amani raji Abu Mariam

The Meadows, Meadows 4 Br 3,100 sq. ft. AED 230,000 (ref # VI298740) 9( Meadows Phase 2) Fully furnished with style and class Oksana Vasylyeva 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

Al KhushKAr (B20) The Palm JumeiRah World class development Nina Pekina (Ref # AP253176)

FAirmont PAlm residence The Palm JumeiRah Inspection will impress Lynn Rowley (Ref # AP286278)

Aed 1,550,000

oceAnA - AegeAn

Aed 2,200,000

Al dABAs (B2)

2 BR 1,582 sq. ft.

2 BR 1,853 sq. ft.

Aed 1,800,000

mArinA residence 5

Aed 2,550,000

mArinA residence 1

The Palm JumeiRah 5 Star hotel living with everything you need Elen Manukyan (Ref # AP297602)

The Palm JumeiRah Affordable luxury Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP277497)

1 BR 1,292 sq. ft.

3 BR 2,181 sq. ft.

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

July 2011

Aed 3,463,900

2 BR 2,732 sq. ft.

FAirmont PAlm residence The Palm JumeiRah Brand new luxury apartments Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP26176)

The Palm JumeiRah Exceptional deal! Mohammad Khalid Khan (Ref # AP278164)

Aed 1,811,700

2 BR 1,981 sq. ft.

Aed 2,591,064

3 BR 2,519 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

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mArinA residence 6

The Palm JumeiRah Understated luxury Grace Zhao Eckhardt (Ref # AP10541)

Aed 6,000,000

3 BR 3,553 sq. ft.

P Frond (sullAj VillAs) The Palm JumeiRah Premier location Rita Mouawad (Ref # VI20026)

Aed 9,700,000

5 BR 6,000 sq. ft.


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Al msAlli (B9) The Palm JumeiRah Modern living at its best Robert Kerr (Ref # AP67494)

FOR RENT

tiArA - sAPPhire The Palm JumeiRah Brand new luxury apartments Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP264977)

Aed 180,000

2 BR 1,712 sq. ft.

Al sultAnA (B3) The Palm JumeiRah Prized location Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP172234)

Aed 130,000

Al hAllAwi (B14)

Aed 210,000

F Frond (YABri VillAs)

1 BR 1,184 sq. ft.

3 BR 2,184 sq. ft.

The Palm JumeiRah The best of city living Catherine Quadros (Ref # AP175553)

The Palm JumeiRah World class development Halyna Kuznetsova (Ref # VI298584)

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Aed 160,000

3 BR 2,184 sq. ft.

Aed 470,000

4 BR 6,702 sq. ft.

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P Frond (sullAj VillAs) The Palm JumeiRah Breathtaking sea views Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI20026)

mArinA residence 5 The Palm JumeiRah Understated luxury Robert Kerr (Ref # AP297194)

Aed 470,000

5 BR 6,000 sq. ft.

Aed 600,000

4 BR 6,756 sq. ft.

Al dABAs (B2) The Palm JumeiRah Full ocean view Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP74559)

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Aed 130,000

1 BR 1,184 sq. ft.

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Palm Jumeirah

PAlm jumeirAh - Best oF the rest...

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FOR SALE From AED 875,500 The Palm Jumeirah, Al Shahla (B16)

1 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Golden mile B4

1 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Abu Keibal (B17)

2 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Anbara (B12)

2 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Haseer (B7)

1 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Golden mile B4

2 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Khushkar (B20)

2 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Sarood (B13)

3 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, marina residence 4

3 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, marina residence 1

3 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Jash Falqa (B4)

3 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Abu Keibal (B17)

4 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Canal Cove

4 Br

720 sq. ft.

AED 875,500

Amazing value 1,313 sq. ft.

FOR RENT From AED 105,000

(ref # AP298902) Eva Yang

AED 1,200,000 (ref # AP297737)

State-of-the-art facilities

BH Dubai marina

1,646 sq. ft. AED 1,552,000 (ref # AP296487)

Fully furnished apartment

Nina Pekina

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

Designed and finished to the highest standards Yasmeen Buzari 1,173 sq. ft.

AED 1,700,000 (ref # AP6752)

Beachfront living at an attractive price Yasmeen Buzari 1,787 sq. ft. AED 1,700,000 (ref # AP282973)

Amazing value

Sharon Sweet

2,055 sq. ft. AED 1,900,000 (ref # AP178962)

A desirable address

Sharon Sweet

2,184 sq. ft. AED 2,000,000 (ref # AP177784)

A desirable address

Sharon Sweet

2,438 sq. ft. AED 2,800,000 (ref # AP292647)

Brand new luxury apartments 2,110 sq. ft.

Sharon Sweet

AED 3,060,000 (ref # AP291804)

Stunning view of the sea

Fadi El Fares

The Palm Jumeirah, Al 1 Br 1,184 sq. ft. AED 105,000 Das Apartments (B10) A prestigious address

(ref # AP253757)

The Palm Jumeirah, Golden mile B3

2 Br

(ref # AP298710)

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Haseer (B7)

1 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Tiara - Amber

1 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Habool (B11)

3 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, marina residence 1

2 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, marina residence 6

2 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Khudrawi (B6)

3 Br

4 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, A Frond (Fardh Villas)

6 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, P Frond (Sullaj Villas)

5 Br

The Palm Jumeirah, P Frond (Sullaj Villas)

5 Br

13,000 sq. ft. AED 15,655,000 (ref # VI239230) Sharon Sweet

5 Br 7,000 sq. ft. AED 16,000,000 (ref # VI253094) The Palm Jumeirah, B Frond (Khalas Villas) A motivated seller! Thomas Bunker

The Palm Jumeirah, D Frond (Barhi Villas) July 2011

5 Br

7,000 sq. ft. AED 16,850,000 (ref # VI298691)

A desirable address

Aneliya miladinova

(ref # AP173198) Sharon Sweet (ref # AP298922) Sharon Sweet (ref # AP297894) BH DIFC Kiosk (ref # AP292291)

(ref # AP298492)

The Palm Jumeirah, Tiara - ruby

A prestigious address

Sharon Sweet

2 Br 2,013 sq. ft. AED 175,000 The Palm Jumeirah, Fairmont Palm residence Experience heights of luxury

4 Br

5,061 sq. ft. AED 8,888,888 (ref # AP297189)

(ref # AP264318)

(ref # AP253661)

The Palm Jumeirah, m Frond (Sefri Villas)

Designed and finished to the highest standards mouna Hammoud

2,180 sq. ft. AED 170,000

Sharon Sweet

The Palm Jumeirah, Al 2 Br 1,582 sq. ft. AED 175,000 Das Apartments (B10) A desirable address

4 Br 3,242 sq. ft. AED 7,100,000 (ref # AP74322) The Palm Jumeirah, Fairmont Palm residence Wide range of retail, entertainment and dining Svetlana Gorbach

Sharon Sweet

2,102 sq. ft. AED 150,000

(ref # AP294995)

Beachfront living at an attractive price Yasmeen Buzari

4 Br

A desirable address

1,802 sq. ft. AED 140,000

modern living at its best

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Haseer (B7)

4,100 sq. ft. AED 5,555,000 (ref # VI177155)

2,184 sq. ft. AED 140,000

Brand new luxury apartments

3 Br

Tara Jordan

1,307 sq. ft. AED 130,000

Experience the height of luxury

The Palm Jumeirah, Tiara - Sapphire

5,563 sq. ft. AED 4,400,000 (ref # AP69865)

Affordable luxury

AED 130,000

Brand new luxury apartments

3 Br

Better Homes Barsha

1,140 sq. ft.

Sharon Sweet

A desirable address

The Palm Jumeirah, Al Nabat (B8)

2,158 sq. ft. AED 3,100,000 (ref # AP55854)

Stunning view of the sea

1,787 sq. ft. AED 110,000

Amazing value

Sharon Sweet

Sharon Sweet

Halyna Kuznetsova

2,260 sq. ft. AED 220,000 (ref # AP175136)

A desirable address

Sharon Sweet

2,453 sq. ft. AED 220,000 (ref # AP264967)

Brand new luxury apartments

Sharon Sweet

4,900 sq. ft. AED 400,000 (ref # AP264123)

A prestigious address

Sharon Sweet

6,500 sq. ft. AED 420,000 (ref # VI285390)

Full ocean view

Sharon Sweet

7,000 sq. ft. AED 600,000 (ref # VI295046)

A desirable address

Sharon Sweet

7,000 sq. ft. AED 750,000 (ref # VI8840)

Experience heights of luxury

Sharon Sweet


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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. Exclusive to Better Homes

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For Rent

Al Noor Tower (MAjAz) Majaz Iconic landmark views Hitendar Lala (Ref # AP298364)

For Rent

AeD 70,000

3 BR 2,626 sq. ft.

For Rent

MisTrAl VillAs uMM al QuwaIn MaRIna A stunning family home Abid Aziz (Ref # VI297985)

AeD 90,000

3 BR 3,566 sq. ft.

iC1-FrA-P17

AeD 175,000

STuDIO 474 sq. ft.

InTeRnaTIOnal CITy Easy living Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP294392)

For Sale

For Rent

PQFO

IPVTF

MGA VillA BaRSha High-profile environment Binu Abraham (Ref # VI297558)

THe iNDex (oNe CeNTrAl PArk)

AeD 360,000

7 BR 5,000 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

DIFC Premier location Roy Yacoub (Ref # AP292302)

For Sale

AeD 950,000

1 BR 800 sq. ft.

For Sale

For Sale

Al Noor Tower (MAjAz) Majaz Iconic landmark views Better Homes DFC (Ref # AP298364)

AeD 1,200,000

3 BR 2,626 sq. ft.

TiArA - eMerAlD

AeD 3,814,957

3 BR The PalM juMeIRah Designed and finished to the highest standards 2,288 sq. ft. Mouna Hammoud (Ref # AP297186)

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

liMesToNe House DIFC Affordable luxury Roy Yacoub (Ref # AP298078)

AeD 4,240,000

3 BR 2,800 sq. ft.

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Abu Dhabi

Abu DhAbi

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

FOR SALE Exclusive to Better Homes

Al mAhA towEr Al Reem IslAnd Exceptional deal! Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP287297)

ocEAn tErrAcE rEsiDEncE Al Reem IslAnd Spectacular Marina views Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP293096)

AED 580,000

sTUdIO 549 sq. ft.

AED 1,598,486

2 BR 1,453 sq. ft.

sky towEr

ArAbic community Al Reef Ideal family living Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI277702)

mEDitErrAnEAn community Al Reef A great family option Ready September 2011 Imran Ellam (Ref # VI298469)

AED 1,000,000

contEmporAry community

AED 1,695,000

ArAbic community

AED 4,245,000

Al ZEinA - rEsiDEntiAl towErs AED 4,445,995

2 BR 1,832 sq. ft.

4 BR 2,424 sq. ft.

AED 1,318,733

Al Reef A place to call home Ready December 2011, Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI285805)

Al Reef Ideal family living Natalya Sapronova (Ref # VI298210)

3 BR 2,424 sq. ft.

AED 2,135,000

5 BR 3,749 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

Al Reem IslAnd

AED 1,032,885 1 BR 934 sq. ft. A prestigious address Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP278514)

Al ZEinA - townhousEs Al RAhA BeAch A desirable address Imran Ellam (Ref # VI282500)

July 2011

3 BR 4,035 sq. ft.

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

4 BR 3,923 sq. ft.


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Al sAif towEr KhAlIdIyA Ready to move in Neena Sharma (Ref # AP298955)

FOR RENT

privAtE villA compounD mOhAmmed BIn ZAyed cITy Ideal family living Leizl Infante (Ref # VI297639)

Exclusive to Better Homes

AED 200,000

3 BR 1,668 sq. ft.

privAtE villA KhAlIfA A An entertainers delight Kerry Jayne Broad (Ref # VI298529)

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AED 250,000

5 BR 4,000 sq. ft.

sky towEr

sun towEr

Al Reem IslAnd

Al Reem IslAnd

AED 165,000

AED 95,000

2 BR 1,719 sq. ft. Captivating environment Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP299120)

1 BR 970 sq. ft. Ready to move in Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP297064)

AED 180,000

4 BR 4,100 sq. ft.

sky towEr

Exclusive to Better Homes

Al Reem IslAnd

AED 165,000 2 BR 1,719 sq. ft. Bright and inviting residence Imran Ellam (Ref # AP294071)

Exclusive to Better Homes

sky towEr Al Reem IslAnd

AED 145,000 2 BR 1,338 sq. ft. Breathtaking sea views Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP79151)

Al bArZA Al RAhA BeAch Relaxed ambience Imran Ellam (Ref # AP286863)

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

AED 90,000

sTUdIO 587 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

tHe metroPolis Business Bay Ambitious initiative Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF298460)

ArmADA towers Jumeirah Lake Towers One of the Best Deals in the Market Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF55330)

Fortune executive tower Jumeirah Lake Towers At never-before prices Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF22698)

July 2011

AeD 614,650 647 sq. ft.

executive HeigHts Tecom Ambitious initiative Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF298030)

AeD 1,418,250 1,891 sq. ft.

Prime Business centre Jumeirah ViLLage Exceptional deal! Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF297932)

AeD 421,200 1,053 sq. ft.

AeD 996,800 1,246 sq. ft.

AeD 786,413 1,107 sq. ft.

tiFFAny towers Jumeirah Lake Towers Price negotiable Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF277599)

AeD 800,000 1,445 sq. ft.


Thinking of making a commercial investment? Call + 971 600 52 2212

suntecH tower DuBai siLicon oasis An investors dream! Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF298657)

FOR REnT

AeD 59,000 1,248 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

sunrise BuilDing safa Premier location Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF298519)

AeD 95,500 995 sq. ft.

siDrA tower - FrAser suites meDia ciTy A desirable address Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF292025)

it PlAzA DuBai siLicon oasis Exceptional deal! Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF288918)

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AeD 78,200 1,564 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

AeD 109,976 1,294 sq. ft.

new century city tower

Deira Dynamic environment Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OFM264437)

AeD 143,010 1,589 sq. ft.

Exclusive to Better Homes

new century city tower Deira Dynamic environment Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OFM264424)

Al FAttAn commerciAl tower DuBai marina A prestigious address Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF297209)

AeD 159,660 1,774 sq. ft.

AeD 601,899 4,630 sq. ft.

swiss tower Jumeirah Lake Towers Amazing value Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF294703)

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

AeD 130,032 2,064 sq. ft.

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Commercial Breakdown 1gB = 5.88 aED 1 USD = 3.67 aED 1 EURO = 5.30 aED PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - June 2011 Conversion rates correct at time of press

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

Rentals Office COMMUNITY

Min Price

Max Price

avg Price

Min Price/ sq.ft

Max Price/ sq.ft

avg Price/ sq.ft

Al AwIr DIsTrICT

Dubai silicon Oasis

32,310

147,455

89,883

45

55

50

DeIrA DIsTrICT

Garhoud

52,780

679,500

366,140

65

90

78

DOwNTOwN DIsTrICT

Dubailand

46,500

1,042,275

544,388

60

75

68

Dubai Investment Park

33,520

600,000

316,760

40

50

45

Jumeirah lake Towers

38,400

1,096,600

567,500

50

100

75

Tecom

13,440

7,000,000

3,506,720

120

175

148

Business Bay

42,140

1,010,880

526,510

70

90

80

Al Quoz / sZr

32,285

1,034,400

533,343

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

19,950

41,130

30,540

35

45

40

BUr DUBAI DIsTrICT

DHCC

163,500

202,740

183,120

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

Barsha

63,000

456,000

259,500

90

120

105

Jumeirah lake Towers

38,700

519,600

279,150

90

120

105

Al Quoz

50,880

797,100

423,990

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

53,440

2,365,100

1,209,270

20

25

23

MeYDAN DIsTrICT

Al Quoz

300,600

696,570

498,585

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

1,756,800

30,708,000

16,232,400

1,800

2,200

2,000

Downtown Burj Dubai

3,920,400

20,572,000

12,246,200

1,200

2,500

1,850

DUBAIlAND DIsTrICT

Dubailand

225,500

689,375

457,438

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

3,254,000

4,067,500

3,660,750

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

4,420,000

42,305,000

23,362,500

170

250

210

WareHOUse

JeBel AlI DIsTrICT

July 2011


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Style their style… Rima Dardenne

Irony Home’s stylish owner reveals what treasures reside in her property…

BH LuStHave

How would you sum up your home style? Homely; each room is made up of a collection of our family memories and, together, it is also an extension of everything I love about our store. I would describe it as contemporaryclassic in style, chic, eclectic and comfortable. Name three of your top shopping spots for interior goods I enjoy collecting items from around the globe, particularly LA and New York for trendsetting ideas and all over Asia for eclectic yet affordable quality. Your favorite room at home is… My bedroom, it’s quiet and comfortable and the most personal space in the property. It’s the place I retreat to for solitude, rest and relaxation. My most-loved item is… My sofa collection: They are so well made, stylish and comfortable that when I sit on any one of them I melt and don’t ever want to get up! They will be in our family for many years.

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News, views and ideas to help style your home We love this brass hanging lamp from hip furniture store THE One. Evoking an authentic Arabic style with its intricate, tasteful pattern you can allow light to delicately seep through and create a subdued mood in any room in the house. Snap one up for Dhs779 from THE One in Jumeirah or Mall of the Emirates. theoneplanet.com

I currently have my eye on… A hot pink Kitchen Aid mixer. No home should be without… Music: It creates ambience for any occasion and can change the mood at any time of day and night.

ReaD aLL aBout It

Interiors Now Vol. 2 – Edited by Ian Phillips Out this month, Ian Phillips’ latest tome is a visual journey through the world’s most amazing, exquisite and interesting contemporary houses and rooms. Flick through dozens of provocative ideas from Berlin to Finland, futuristic designs and pure wacky creations, including a house covered in seashells. Keep an eye out for Phillips’ profile of a ‘Bubble House’ in France, too. Buy it in English, French or German languages online at amazon.com

JuLY Is aLL about…

Summer scents

Make your home smell divine with these cute scented potions from Adore. Flavours come in ginger and grapefruit, rose cocktail, vanilla berry, Bartlett pear and ‘enlighten’. Available to buy for a very reasonable Dhs24 each from the Lifestyle store, Mall of the Emirates.

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Pet Proof Your House Thinking of buying a furry friend for the family? The sweltering heat means your new pet will be inside more than ever. Jade Bremner looks at how to keep animal and home in tip top condition this summer... Keep him hydrated This season animals will be thirstier than any other time of year and the water you leave out will evaporate fast. To avoid leaving your pet with an empty water bowl, invest in a nifty gadget like an automatic water fountain or pet ‘waterer’ which filters tap water and tops up bowls automatically – just remember to refill the main tank when it’s running low.

cat, hamster, bird or dog. Make sure you get rid of all potential hazards and block escape routes, a pet caught outside in summer can be fatal.

Don’t leave your pet on the balcony It may sound like the perfect place to keep your pet while you’re out to stop them running around the house but with temperatures reaching 47 degrees, putting your dog, cat or rabbit outside is akin to locking them in a sauna. To avoid a mess, why not turn your maid’s room into a pet bedroom? Depending on the animal, you can add comfy cushions, a cage, basket or scratching post as well as toys to keep them confined yet entertained in the comfort of cool air-con. Get on bended knee See what it’s like at ground level. You may spot all sorts of exposed wires, coins and perhaps the odd Lego piece or takeaway wrapper. You may even see a potential escape route for your

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Rid dangerous plants If you’re bringing home a new pet for the first time you need to be sure that no potentially harmful substances are within their reach. Animals can sniff out things even your toddler can’t dig out – and curious puppies are particularly vulnerable to this. Be aware of harmful house plants that are not poisonous to humans but are to your pet. These include dieffenbachia (or dumb cane), philodendron and caladium – to name a few. Hire a pet sitter With less time to go outside in the summer season, be sure to set aside time to walk your dog during cool mornings or evenings or employ a pet sitter to come and spend time with your pet while you’re out. Try the Dubai Pet Sitting company who offer a variety of services (dubaipetsitting.com). If a pet sitter is unavailable, try putting the TV or

radio on. Avoid loud head-banging music or action films with explosives which will distress your pet and instead try a chat show: listening to voices can calm your pet and make them think there are people in the house.


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Pet Rescue! Before you buy a much yearned-for pooch, why not consider adoption? There are many shelters with abandoned pets looking for a home. Here’s a handful of the best in town…

Dubai Animal Rescue centre One amazing woman has turned her villa into an animal rescue centre in Al Barsha. It currently contains over 200 animals, all of which have be rescued after being abandoned or mistreated and many of them are available for adoption and seeking a happy home. Contact the centre at darcuae.com Feline Friends If you are specifically looking to adopt a cat or kitten then contact this long-running cat organisation which relies on volunteers to foster or adopt a feline friend. To get involved, visit the website felinefriendsdubai.com K9 Friends Affiliated with the RSPCA, this doggy organisation is headed by five dog-obsessed individuals who re-home and take in stray or mistreated pooches. They are desperate to find owners for dozens of dogs – sneak a peek at their current K9s on their Facebook page, or visit k9friends.com

Combat smells You adore your lovable ball of fur but, let’s face it, extended time in the house in a hot climate can equal a smelly four-legged friend. The longer you are around your pet the less you’ll notice it, so, stock up on scented candles or buy a specialist air freshener such as Glade Fabric & Air Odor Eliminator in Pet Odor Eliminator Scent (find it in supermarkets and pet stores around Dubai).

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things tugging at their fur. Dog owners, meanwhile, can try putting some lemon juice and water in to a plant spray bottle and spray it onto your shoes (or anything else at floor-level). Your dogs will be put off by the citrus hue, but your family will find it quite pleasant.

Put a lid on it Pests breed in the heat so to avoid pet food going off (and to prevent creepy critters roaming around your cupboards) store any dry food in air tight containers and wet food in sealed containers in the fridge. (Try your local Al Maya supermarket or Carrefour in Mall of the Emirates). Another lid to bear in mind is the toilet − keep it down! Your fluffy friends will use the loo as a source of water and potentially pick up diseases while they’re at it.

Clear away chocolate An innocent bag of Maltesers, for example, is actually poisonous for dogs; signs of chocolate poisoning include rapid heartbeat, muscle tremors, vomiting, and seizures. Without treatment, the dog can lapse into a coma and die. Some pooches are also allergic to macadamia nuts which can prove fatal. Take the same approach to medicines, from garden potions like snail bait, ant and rodent poisons, insecticides, and herbicides to medicines such as aspirin and cold and flu remedies. Use child safety locks on cupboards and doors to prevent them tucking in to packets.

Prevent chewing and scratching Hot and bothered pets may get agitated over the next couple of months: while cats could scratch your furniture to pieces, dogs may chew any items you leave on the floor. Avoid this by rubbing cat nip on a scratching post for your feline friend, making it more attracted to the post than your table leg. Alternatively, put double sided tape on your furniture – cats hate

Banish bacteria If you’ve got kids who may be crawling on the floor with your pets, or pets who are prone to jumping on work surfaces, you’ll need a specialist cleaning product to rid unwanted germs. Try Windex Multi-Surface Antibacterial to kill the kinds of microscopic germs that can be tracked on paws. If hair is a problem try a special hair-attracting mop like the Pledge Fabric Sweeper.


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better... living rooms We round-up the city’s modern and minimalist designs so you can achieve a cool, calming interior at home…

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Functional urban cool

BoConcept

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art studio chic

One for the creatives among you, Freedom’s furniture takes on a minimalist style and conveys the Swedish ‘less is more’ principle. Recreate the look by adorning your room in white-coloured walls and injecting it with block colours in the form of sofas, scatter cushions and funky accessories. The blank canvas serves as the perfect spot in which to let your creative juices flow. And, with no obvious distractions, you and your friends can spend hours brainstorming your next arty idea, or relax while flicking through copious amounts of style magazines. With an interior like this, who cares if you sound pretentious? Get the look… Find a Dubai store near you by visiting freedom.com.au July 2011

Freedom

This room works well for young professionals who are kids at heart. Masculine, stylish and functional its layout allows plenty of room in which to relax along with maximum storage, complete with handy cubby-holes for your books, games, DVD players, Play Station and flat screen TV – everything you need to keep you and your friends entertained. But the coolest item in the room by far has to be BoConcept’s Melo sofa created by Scandinavian Anders Nørgaard who designed the urban beauty to not only look the part but allow you to kick back and relax in a multitude of ways. So, sit up, lean back, rest your feet or convert it into a bed for a sneaky power nap. What’s more, it’s available in a bunch of colours if you want to opt for something more fun than practical grey. Get the look… Get kitted out at BoConcept. Visit boconcept.ae


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Creative Cushions

Q Home Décor

Bring your lounge to life with splashes of colour

THe One Buy two purple and two patterned cushions and scatter them over a neutral sofa to add bags of personality to your room. VANORA Cushion Cover AED89 ZAIRE Cushion Cover AED169

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Modern classic

With a contemporary yet mature feel, Q Home’s minimalist style incorporates traditional elements such as elegantly claw-footed chair legs and a twisted take on a classic chandelier. Light colours work as a clean backdrop to a dark sofa, both of which can be brought to life with splashes of colour in the form of bright cushions, or a colourful chair. Add a thick, homely rug for warmth or pick a classic sofa shape (seen above) which will stand the test of time. Get the look… Shop at Q Home Décor in The Dubai Mall. Visit the website unique-style.com

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seriously Fun

It’s hard when you want to impress your friends, feel at home and have a practical space all rolled into one. But, somehow Western Furniture’s offering to the market manages to achieve all of the above. Colour is key here. Dark and light tones work in parallel to one another while the mustard accents (below) cleverly help to avoid a stark vibe. But if mustard’s not your bag, why not add another hue to suit your taste, be it red, orange or pink? Get the look… Visit Western Furniture, near Al Maktoum Bridge. Visit westernfurniture.ae

BOCOnCepT If vibrant colours are your thing pick up one of these uniquely shaped (and extremely comfy) cushions for your floor or armchair courtesy of BoConcept. Price: AED150

HOme CenTre If you’ve already got a purple or red sofa, and you’re looking for something a little more subtle, try this rectangular pillow shaped stripy creation. Price: From AED49

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NEW DIRECTIONS Modern new classics for the way you live now.

Pampered by a gentle giant. Announcing the arrival of Aris. Grand is the word, from this minimal white sofa’s impressive scale, exaggerated wide track arms and two oversized feather down pillows that rise above the back’s graceful arc – creating an unexpected new line. Don’t be afraid to take the plunge.

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Storage doesn’t have to be ghastly Buyer Paula Fay Evans of Q Home Decor (qhomedecor. com) gives her advice and explains which useful items the brand has in store... What are the easiest ways to create space at home? Take a step back from the room and assess it. Decide what essential items you must fit inside to make it functional. Next, make a list of your desired items then (only if there’s room) place them in alongside the essentials.

Practical solutions for your household dilemmas

How Do I… Make the most of a small room? five ways to maximize your living space…

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Ditch the clutter in your living room Those hideous ornaments your grandma gave you (and you’ve secretly always loathed) have got to go. Bin anything you dislike and remove unnecessary items from the floor, be it potted plants, shoes or piles of DVDs. Place them on shelves or in cupboards instead and let your lounge breathe...

paint, pick light tones which will give the illusion of greater space. Painting one wall in a different colour is also bang on-trend and can create depth or variety. If you do chose wallpaper, be sure patterns do not appear overpowering, which can make a small space feel stuffy. Instead, cover one key wall and you’ll create a visual gem in the process.

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Downsize furniture to fit a space There’s no use in hanging on to that five-seater sofa, which looked great in your previous home, if it makes your new one look the size of a doll’s house. Trade it in for one that is the right size for your new lounge. This goes for other rooms as well; a folding table is a great pick for small dining rooms while tiny kitchens will benefit from fitted cookers, giving you extra worktop space.

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choose colours anD patterns wisely If you want wallpaper, vertical stripes on walls will give the illusion of a higher ceiling. For

go maD for mirrors A common magic trick is to use a giant mirror on a wall to reflect light and create an illusion of space. Try it by hanging a reasonablysized mirror on to a wall to make the room feel wider. Alternatively, hang it over a fire place for an attractive and eye-catching feature.

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ponDer positioning Put large pieces of furniture against the walls to minimise wasted space and opt for a glass table to evoke a sense of space and keep light flowing through the room. Choose pieces with open arms and legs and allow yet more light to sneak through the gaps.

How can we ensure boring storage containers don’t ruin the style of our rooms? Functional storage is a great way to maximise space and it doesn’t have to look dull. It is still a part of the overall look of a room so match it to other colours, shapes or materials in some way. I want to use colour, which should I choose? Try to limit bold hues to accent walls only if the room doesn’t receive much natural light and, if it’s ultra small, stick to neutrals or pastel tones. What attractive items can we buy from Q Home to help create more space at home? We have everything from bookcases and stools (with hidden storage space) to storage boxes, which are available in many styles and colours. We also sell a variety of trunks. These are particularly good and can double up as side tables in living areas. What storage item would you take home? Trunk coffee tables really look the part; I’d go for the Betsy or Anchali collection, in stores now.


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

Beko Refridgerator GNE6500X. AED5,699 A whole host of new environmentallyfriendly products have descended on the city from Turkish white goods giant Beko – and we’ve got our sights set on its mammoth fridge/freezer. Functional, family-friendly (just check out its spacious, wide shelves) and energyefficient, it’s a can’t-fail buy for those seeking a quality means of food storage.

Samsung Mirror Microwave Oven Who knew a microwave could look so stylish? Samsung’s latest range of mirrored appliances has given mini ovens something of a facelift. Its compact size suits even the cosiest of kitchens, while functions include an easy-to-wipe interior, auto defrost and a smart sensor which measures a food item’s weight and heats it accordingly, ensuring delicate dishes. From AED449. July 2011

Siemans iDos This whizz of a washing machine is available in Dubai for the first time and families are sure to love its unique function: automatically measuring and dispensing detergents for any laundry load, the machine delivers just the right amount of liquid detergent to each wash, down to the millimeter. Which means it’s simple enough for any family member to master... AED3,990.

Panasonic HM-TA20 If you’re on the lookout for the latest ‘of the moment’ camcorder to capture family moments at home, this funky little number has to be it. Shock, dust and waterproof, it will survive even the most hectic of households. Not only that, but you can even record your little ones first paddles in the swimming pool; it can withstand 3metres in depth for up to 60 minutes a pop. AED730.

Philips Home Theatre HTS 5550 Tipped as one of ‘the most advanced home theatre systems on the market right now’ by those-in-the-know, Philips’ uber-stylish offering to the theatremad market also makes a slick addition to living rooms. Expect excellent sound quality, crystal clear picture and 1200W Output power, with a 5.1 surround sound channel to boot. Available at EMAX. AED1,499.


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New Bites Lime Tree Cafe (04 349 8498)has just opened its fourth branch in Media City – the perfect place to pick up mouthwateringly good cakes, like its trademark carrot cake. Don’t drive past the new French patisserie and café Crumbs (04 346 8899)on sheikh Zayed Road – it’s well worth a stop-off for fresh baguettes, just-baked croissants and myriad pretty pastries.

Sukh Sagar Taster: The Sukh Sagar name dates back to 1962 and you can get your fill of its tasty vegetarian fare by ordering from its JBR branch. Expect all manner of dishes, from southern Indian to Rajasthani and even a few fusion bites thrown in. The dosas never disappoint. Location: JBR Contact: 04 437 0188 sukhsagar.com

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kamat Taster: This chain is a sure-fire bet for a fine veggie-fuelled feed: The tofu tikka masala is tender and filling, the rice fresh and plump, and the millet roti one of the eatery’s most popular. The options are plentiful too – 98 options to be precise. Our tip? The chana masala – a creamy combo of chick peas and tamarind sauce. Location: Bur Dubai, Internet City. Contact: (BD) 04 359 5441, (IC) 04 391 2570 kamat.ae

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BomBay Chowpatty Taster: For a cheap and cheerful takeaway, this is the one to call. Puris (Indian flat bread) is a specialty here, so be sure to order some with your main dish. Pav bhaji is a tasty choice for those who prefer mild curries, while ‘frankies ‘ (mashed vegetable cutlets wrapped in roti with spiced chutney and onion) is ultra spicy. Location: Karama Contact: 04 396 4937

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‘This refreshing salad of carrot, apple, pumpkin seeds, raisins and lemon is ready in mere minutes’

Fruity carrot salad

Summer Salads

Rustle up picnic-perfect spreads with deliciously refreshing Italian fare from Carluccio’s (so what if we have to eat it indoors?) Fruity Carrot salad Fruttato carota insalata Serves 4 carrots • 500g 1 Granny apple • Juice of oneSmith lemon • 40g pumpkin seeds • 2g chopped garlic • 100g raisins • 6 chopped chives • 50ml extra virgin olive oil • 1. Grate the carrots and apple and add the two together. 2. Mix in the lemon juice, pumpkin seeds, garlic, raisins, chives and olive oil. 3. Mix together thoroughly and season with salt to taste.

dried oregano • 1gPinch • Pinch ofof salt pepper • 1. Chop the tomatoes and roasted peppers into 1cm cubes and place in to a bowl. 2. Add the finely chopped spring onion, garlic, oregano and basil to the mix. 3. Pour in the extra virgin olive oil and give everything a good mix. 4. Add the salt and pepper to taste and enjoy at its best – served at room temperature.

Vine tomato salad Insalata di pomodoro Serves 4 vine tomatoes • 500g 120g roasted yellow peppers • 65ml extra virgin olive oil • 12g fresh basil, roughly • 12g garlic, finely choppedchopped • 4 spring onions, finely chopped • July 2011

Vine tomato salad

Vegetable Cous Cous salad Insalata di cous cous Serves 4 cous cous • 400g 200g vine tomatoes • 1 medium cucumber • 200g red onion • 2 celery stalks • 6 chives • Handful of mint leaves • Small bunch of flat leaf parsley • Juice of one lemon • 100ml extra virgin olive oil • 300ml boiling water • Pinch of salt • Pinch of pepper • 1. Place the cous cous into a very large bowl and pour boiling water over the top. Next add the extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice, stir, and allow the mixture to swell. 2. Meanwhile dice the tomatoes, (removing and discarding the seeds as you do), red onion, cucumber and celery into 1cm size pieces. 3. Add the vegetables to the cous cous and stir in well. 4. Finely chop the parsley, chives and mint leaves and add to the cous cous mix, seasoning to taste. 5. Allow the cous cous to sit for two hours before serving (it should be soft to the bite when ready). 6. Adjust the flavour with more lemon juice if required.


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‘Prawns, squid rings and mussels drenched in a lemon oil and chili dressing is just delicious munched with mixed leaves.’

seafood salad

seaFood salad Insalata di mare Serves 4

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240g squid tubes, cleaned and prepared 240g cleaned, uncooked prawns 650g cleaned, uncooked black mussels 50ml of non-alcoholic white wine 200ml extra virgin olive oil 2 lemons Juice of 2 more lemons 2 red chills, seedless and sliced 1 garlic clove, sliced 200g frisee lettuce 120g radicchio lettuce Parsley, chopped to garnish One bundle of parsley stalks, bay leaves and thyme Salt to taste 1. Cut the squid into rings, just under one centimeter in width. 2. Fill a large pan with water, cut the two lemons in half and add to the pan. 3. Add the ‘bouquet garni’ – a tied bundle of parsley stalks, bay leaves and thyme – and bring to the boil. Poach the squid rings until cooked (this will take just one minute). Remove the squid rings and next poach the prawns for two minutes. Remove the prawns and set aside with the squid rings. 4. Place the mussels in a large pan with salt, pepper and the non-alcoholic white wine. Cover and cook until the mussels open. Allow the mussels to cool and

remove them from their shell, (half the mussels should be completely removed from their shell and the other half should be left with one side of the shell). 5. Put all the cooked seafood in a mixing bowl and add the extra virgin olive oil, juice from two lemons, sliced chills, sliced garlic and seasoning. 6. Add the frisee and radicchio lettuce and gently mix everything together. 7. Divide the salad between four plates and place a couple of prawns and mussels still in their shells sitting on top. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

4. For the dressing, add the juice of one lemon to the orange juice you have left in the mixing bowl. 5. Whisk in the in the extra virgin olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste. 6. Finely slice the fennel bulbs, cut the black olives in half (lengthways) and remove the seeds from the chilies before finely dicing them. 7. Place the above vegetables in another mixing bowl and add the orange segments. Lastly, add the dressing and mix well.

orange and Fennel salad Insalata di finocchi e arance Serves 4

• 22 oranges fennel bulbs • Juice of one lemon • 150g black olives • 15g red chilies • 100ml extra virgin olive oil • Pinch of salt • Pinch of pepper • 1. Remove a slice from the top and bottom of each orange so that you can see its flesh and next cut away the skin, slice by slice, working your way around the fruit. 2. Remove any visible white pith. 3. Cut out the segments one by one over a mixing bowl (to catch the juice) and ensure that no white bits are left on any of the segments.

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Better Life

04 424 3479

Art Tower Frames Est. 04 339 3024

Aminian Carpets

04 295 5379

Cottage Chic

04 437 0268

MFI Kitchens

Pride of Kashmir

04 295 0655

Indigo Living

04 428 1350

The Handicraft Gallery 04 339 3515

Bombay

04 324 5255

Regional Trading

04 295 1723

Zara Home

04 438 0650

Q Home Decor

Faucher

04 324 6769

Sia (Jawad Home)

04 295 6180

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

Karama Siematic

dubai marina mall

04 330 9295

@Home

04 399 7863

lamcy Plaza

Q Home Decor

04 399 7170

Household Department 04 334 9424

the dubai mall

Lifestyle

04 366 9845

Rugland

04 335 6610

@home

04 434 0877

Armani/Casa

04 437 3131

Baldi

04 339 9890

mall of the emirateS

Collezione

04 434 0255

Better Life

04 341 0716

Crystal Gallery

04 339 8774

Bo Concept

04 341 4144

Crystalline

04 339 8897

Bois & Chiffons

04 341 0519

Dubai Home Collection 04 339 8855

Casa Crystal

04 341 1402

Ethan Allen

04 339 8631

Flamant Home Interiors 04 341 3533

Index Living Mall

04 339 8631

Four Seasons Ramesh 04 334 9090

Iwannagohome!

04 339 8631

Home Centre

04 341 4441

Kreiss

04 339 8978

Home Design

04 323 3370

Lalique

04 339 8451

IDdesign

04 341 3434

Merinos

050 887 4893

Jashanmal

04 347 1715

04 339 3503 04 339 3515

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Q Home Decor

04 325 3115

Maison Decor

04 409 9000

Mitchi

04 339 9084

Marina

04 800 4360

Mumbai Se

04 434 0626

Marina Gulf

04 341 0314

Yves Delorme

04 339 8787

Miri

04 341 1000

July 2011

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White goods

Carrefour You simply can’t beat the value of this giant supermarket which sells everything from toasters to blenders, kettles and water coolers. Head to Mall of the Emirates for one of the largest Carrefour’s in the region. 04 409 4899. Dragon Mart The giant warren of shops and

Carpetland

04 344 0646

Irony Home

04 342 2145

Wafi

boutiques has quite literally everything you could possibly need in the way of white goods, and you’re sure to bag a bargain washing machine or cooker too. See dragonmart.ae for locations. Better Life If you’ve got a little extra cash to splash out on designer kitchen wear take a look inside this store, which sells cool Smeg fridges in bright colours and patterns (including a Union Jack flag). Find them in Mall of the Emirates. 04 330 9295.


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