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be brave Bold and beautiful designs to decorate your home

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f proof were ever needed that the worlds of interiors and fashion are colliding then nip over to celebrity stylist Kelly Lundberg’s pad in Anantara Residences, Palm Jumeirah (page 32). She’s given her fully furnished hotel apartment a personal touch with Vera Wang china, cushions and artworks by fashion illustrators S. Brooker and Megan Hess, and transformed her store cupboard into a shoe closet crammed with the likes of Charlotte Olympia, Sophia Webster and Sam Edelman. As Kelly says, there’s nothing like a pop of colour to lift a space and we’ve got plenty of inspiration, from the dreamiest shades of blue (page 23) to bold pink and gold designs (page 15), and playful, printed cushions (page 64). In Al Barsha, we explore a family holiday home (page 34), which cleverly combines a streamlined design with Arabesque touches. We also head over to Wiltshire, England, to see how interior designer Claire Rendall has customised old and new furnishings to create an easy yet elegant look (page 40). If you’re looking for a new apartment, villa or townhouse to rent or buy, be sure to check out our guide to Jumeirah Village Circle (page 51), an increasingly popular neighbourhood.

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Design expert Isabel Pintado answers your style queries

ShOp Talk

Choose Nord Anglia International School

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Inspiration, innovation and need-to-know updates


Discover Kids Kare Nursery’s holistic approach


Dive into dreamy hues


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Modern country style for a chic rural look

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Inspired styles for your lounge

ThE aRT Of liviNg

Find your new home with our pick of properties to buy





Celebrity stylist Kelly Lundberg on hotel living

Sedar’s Nahel Selo shares his design must-haves



Inside an Arabesque holiday home in Al Barsha



Make dinner special with our Eid al-Fitr table setting ideas

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Boasting smooth lines, textured fabric with a satin finish and carved legs representing the blossoming of a flower, this elegant armchair ticks all our boxes. Blossom armchair, Dhs10,353 (EUR2,570), by Memoir.

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The latest in homeware, interiors and design trends look now luxury

If you want to know what the interiors of some of the world’s most expensive and most refined properties look like, then check out luxury design atelier Issarch ( – its studio in Downtown Dubai is set up to look like their clients’ homes.


InTo The fuTure

Classically stylish table lamps

Trend forecaster Scarlet Opus was recently in Dubai to reveal the hot trends of 2018. The company predicts that the biggest trend will be sustainability, which sees materials including discarded fish skin, peanut shells and rice husks more widely used in design. We sniffed the salmon skin leather in the Beau Sapphire Arctic cushion by Chase Erwin (pictured right) and can assure you there wasn’t the slightest fishy whiff.

SmarT SavIngS

Did you know that out of all household items, bathroom and kitchen taps receive the most daily use? So it makes sense to choose those fittings wisely. The innovative technology used in Ideal Standard’s (idealstandardgulf. com) new Ceraflex range is incredibly durable, and can cut your water and energy usage in half. What’s more, its streamlined design makes it suitable for any modern bathroom or kitchen.

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SplurgE Blue and clear glass table lamp, Dhs8,200, The Odd Piece

SAvE Maven ceramic table lamp, Dhs49, hOme BOx

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Bold and beautiful designs to welcome your guests





1. Ornate Ormolu vase, Dhs259, Pan EmiratEs 2. Lily brass coffee table in the style of Arthur Court, Dhs22,000, thE Odd PiEcE 3. DINE armchair in pink, Dhs2,995, thE OnE 4. Fuschia and orange ottomans, Dhs11,332 (USD3,085), POlart for citiEs 5. Nigella copper velvet bolster cushion, Dhs189, laura ashlEy 6. Elliptical wall decoration, Dhs2,470, al huzaifa furniturE | 15

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Modern country style

Blend contemporary and country elements for a chic rural look

Trudy wing chair, Dhs1,695, tHE onE

Caravane velvet cushion, Dhs340-Dhs430, Comptoir 102

Table, Dhs1,501, Country Corner at aati EssEntials

Ask the eXPert Hélène Van Deville, area manager at Country Corner, on where to start. “This warm and elegant look should appeal to the emotions, so use items you really love. You can build on these by adding seasonal pieces and accessories that

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you have picked up on your travels. With regards to materials, wood offers endless possibilities for customisation, from off white to a dark mahogany finish, and I would recommend choosing smooth shapes and rounded angles. Tactile fabrics,

Candle, Dhs99, Zara HomE

including natural wool rugs, velvet cushions and leather footstools provide a cosy vibe; designer wallpaper elevates the space; and candles provide the finishing touch. Don’t be afraid to mix styles such as 19th century furniture with contemporary items.”


If you want to add a touch of modern glamour to your home, look no further than Jonathan Adler. We are smitten with his take on statement lighting, eclectic furnishings, and refined materials in a fresh colour palette. Jacques pendant, Dhs3,655 (USD995); Parker table lamp, Dhs2,553 (USD695); Lampert sofa in Brussels charcoal, Dhs13,573 (USD3,695); Rider coffee table, Dhs5,859 (USD1,595), all Jonathan Adler. Available from

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Take your cue from those in the know

InSpIred by nature

Steal my Style Nahel Selo, creative director of window treatments and wall coverings specialist Sedar

Design DNA

It is always important to have a clear message with your art and design – it helps to hone your creativity and overall design direction.

Go-to brands

If I were to choose my top three, they would be West Elm, Natuzzi and IDdesign. They all have a unique personality, but when combined together in the right way, they come together in great harmony.

Top wall covering tip

Be brave in your choice of wall covering. Design is about tackling boundaries in space and style so let that be seen in your selection. The advantage that wallpaper has over paint is that it shows more character and conveys your design message a lot clearer.

Splurge on

I recently got introduced to the world of parquet when I was moving house. You’ll be surprised by how much of a difference beautiful parquet adds to your space.

Contrary to most misconceptions, parquet will make a space feel warm, but it does not actually make it warmer.

Bring the outdoors in with these gorgeous table decorations

Colour combo to try

Dark orange and brown is always my go-to combination. They make me feel like I’m in autumn, which also happens to be my favourite season of the year.

Prized possession?

Burgundy tulip candleholder, Dhs550, AbhikA at Cities

I have my own little black book, which contains all my ideas and designs.

Décor inspiration

Offline, I read I-D magazine, which I previously subscribed to for more than two years. Online, I really like New Englandinspired interiors brand Lexingtoncompany. com. I am also a fan of Pinterest, where I can find industrial styles, and inspiration for open-plan layouts and exposed spaces.

Bella Mini pearl white rose, Dhs1,000, Forever rose

For rugs

For my new apartment, I bought all my authentic carpets from Sharjah’s Blue Souk.

Lighting choice

Nouran Lighting on Sheikh Zayed Road is the place to go – it’s a city staple. The staff really know how to choose light fixtures based on your style and budget.

Small bunch of cotton flowers, Dhs125, Nook



London-based Argentinian ceramic artist Kinska is entirely self taught. Her Instagram feed is filled with her playful works, which are rooted in animism and characterised by deceptively simple colours, shapes and motifs (eyes, faces and cats). “I use clay as my medium as it allows me to inject vitality into my characters,” she says.

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1. Asala Blues polyresin table lamp, Dhs399 2. Focal point wall décor, Dhs249 3. Acer cushion cover, Dhs129 4. Indianna 2-seater in gold, Dhs2,250 5. Ananke coffee table, Dhs1,250 | 19

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Set the mooD Make use of large candles as a table centrepiece or place small candles at each of your settings

Farsan Qahwa set with holder, Dhs219, HoMe centre Arabesque dinner plate, Dhs1,200 (EUR295), Rosenthal for Versace

Elodie hexagonal tealight holder, Dhs37.80, Laura asHLey

Decorating School

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Setting a table for eiD al-fitr Make your festivities feel special with some simple ideas

The month of Ramadan followed by Eid al-Fitr is a special time in the Islamic calendar. The daily fasting, which breaks at sunset with the evening prayer followed by an Iftar dinner plays an important role while Eid al-Fitr is greeted with much pomp and sumptous meals so if you’re joining in the celebrations, the table setting needs to wow. Stick to a harmonious colour and theme, and dress up your table with a beautiful linen tablecloth and matching napkins or use khayamiya, an appliqué fabric traditionally used to decorate tents.

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Paris-Memphis candle holder collection, from Dhs760 each, by Thomas Daniel for Maison DaDa

Add a fanoos (a Ramadan lantern, which symbolises the end of the fast), candles for ambience, and your best porcelain dinner set and glassware. Bear in mind that if your tablecloth, napkins and table decorations are bold and colourful, you may want to keep your dinner set and glassware simple, while white servingware matches every theme. Finally, ensure your table isn’t overcrowded by bringing the dishes to the table as they are ready to be served and you’ll have a table worthy of celebrating Eid al-Fitr with your dearest.

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Ask A designer Our interiors expert answers your queries and shares her hidden gems in the city

Isabel Pintado, managing director of the Dubai design studio for Wilson Associates Having recently moved from an apartment into a villa, I miss the cosiness of my previous home. The spacious villa has openplan areas, white floor tiling throughout and some of the rooms have French windows leading onto terraces. What tips can you give for flooring, lighting and dressing the windows? I would recommend starting by pulling together some images of a design direction that you like, and to keep referring back to these images when selecting the different elements for your new home. I find the following usually works well for bringing cosiness into large open spaces: oversized pots with large plants; use of mirrors to make the items on display appear to fill the space; light shelving or screens [Nada Debs, pictured right] to vary the ambience; selecting a colour palette that matches the chosen design direction and sticking to it throughout all the elements; overscaled artwork combined with precious personal portraits; freestanding lamps; and large rugs to bring the scale of the area down. Make sure you select a pattern that sums up the design direction you have chosen and pick one of the base colours for your curtain fabric.

personal priorities. Rich rug patterns with complementary sofas will form the basis of the hotel look together with myriad accessories. Place artwork in unexpected places such as the kitchen or a powder room.


I need some help dressing my large entrance foyer with a big round table, a rug and a chandelier. How should I choose a theme to work with? I would recommend a light colour scheme with touches of metalwork. The top of the table could be either timber or marble, depending on your personal style, and the legs in any type of metal such as bronze, copper or stainless steel. I always find that the larger the table (within the limitations of the space) the better, because a big statement like that will allow the space to succeed. The rug and the chandelier or pendant lamp will follow the direction set by the table. I would suggest a graphically strong rug and selecting the pendant lamp to match the design direction of the rest of the house. Oversized lampshades with a metallic internal lining are always a superb design statement.

I always find beautiful pieces at Caspaiou ( and the galleries at Alserkal Avenue when the budget permits. When the budget is more limited, Marina Home ( is always a good source.


FOr wALLpApEr: For residential and public areas, I love the collection from Elitis ( and Cole & Son ( For corridors and busy spaces, there are superb suppliers such as Squisto ( in town that represent multiple brands such as Muraspec, Vescom and BSH.

YOur BEsT-KEpT sECrET? To approach design in the same way as attending a party: it should be fun and you should let yourself go a little.

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I’m keen to bring a bit of luxury hotel glamour into my penthouse apartment. Aside from a few pieces of artwork, I’m starting with a blank canvas so could you advise on where I should start? With regards to colour schemes, there are two safe directions you could take: black and white or cream or taupe tone-on-tone. Your furniture layout should reflect who you are and how you will use the space. If entertaining is your thing, allocate a substantial amount of space to a sitting area and dining room. If not, focus on your | 21


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ShadeS of blue Dive into the dreamiest of hues with our edit of brilliant blue looks

A gAllery home

From Vermeer’s mesmerising Girl with a Pearl Earring to Signac’s soothing The Evening Calm, you can now bring a masterpiece into your own home with Murals Wallpaper’s collection. We love the rich colours and details of Monet’s Water Lilies Series that depict the flower garden at his home in Giverny, pictured here. Wisteria by Monet Wall Mural, Dhs129 (USD35) per square metre, Murals Wallpaper. Available from | 23

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Combining the best of traditional craftsmanship with modern technology, this highly figurative interpretation of an original ink and salt-printed silk fabric utilises innovative digital printing techniques, and is available in four colourways (shown here in azurite). Obsidian wall-covering Panel A and Panel B, from Definition by Anthology, from Dhs1,200 per panel. Available from Style Library, | 25

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modern clAssic

This elegant Georgian sofa from David Seyfried, who has been manufacturing furniture for more than 30 years, can be upholstered in a fabric of your choice and is pictured here in luxurious Serafina linen. Georgian buttoned back 2.5 seater, Dhs14,665 (GBP3,090), David Seyfried, with Serafina linen, Dhs370 (GBP78) per metre, Marvic Textiles. Available from David Seyfried,

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With its dreamy inky scrolls in an Arabesque pattern, this statement wallpaper is available in two bold colourways, both of which are watercolour-toned with shaded colour contrasting with a white background. It is also digitally printed onto a soft non-woven material for ease of hanging. Arabesque Cobalt wallpaper, Dhs1,575 per panel, Designers Guild. Available from Maison d’Art, | 27

The arT of living Give your most lived-in room an upgrade with these inspired styles Words: Lucy Land

Floor notes

If you love the warmth and style of wood flooring but have been put off the idea of using it due to the climate of the UAE, then think again. Floor World (, the biggest flooring company in the Middle East, offers engineered wood flooring, which is manufactured using different layers of wood laid on top of each other at different right angles so that it doesn’t

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expand or contract as much as typical solid wood flooring. This enables it to withstand the extreme temperature of the region’s summer heat and cold air conditioning. Pictured here is Pinnacle, a new collection from Swiss Hardwoods, which boasts an extra wide and extra long engineered wooden floor plus a protective oil finish, which allows you to feel the wood texture of the floor.

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Luxe living

Furniture and home accessories gallery Obegi Home ( prides itself on its holistic offering of products as well as styles, which range from classic to contemporary so you’re bound to find plenty of inspiration at its 1,500 sq m showroom on Jumeirah Beach Road. With furniture brands that include Italian stalwarts Giorgetti and

Ceccotti to classic brands Christopher Guy and Flexform, there’s something for everyone. We’re coveting this luxurious living room from US-based brand Baker. Avenue armchairs by Baker, Ciceron coffee table by Jacques Garcia for Baker, St James sofa by Jacques Garcia for Baker, Jaeger mirror by Christopher Guy and chandelier by Barovier & Toso. | 29

Sleek and sophisticated

German home specialist Innerspace (innerspaceme. com) can give your home a style makeover just like this Arabian Ranches-based villa, which combines natural tones with sumptuous fabrics. The neutral colour palette uses shades of grey with a play on texture, while fresh yellow and green accents throughout the house tie into the garden’s lush greenery. A classic Rolf Benz Scala sofa is the anchor piece for the living room, which is complemented by sleek Rolf Benz 392 armchairs in grey-brown velvet. The simple, smart wall-mounted unit in white lacquer from Now! By Hulsta provides practical storage while also concealing the TV unit. A handmade Toulemonde Bochart Memoire rug in bamboo silk adds a luxurious vibe and the Rolf Benz 971 coffee table in graphite brown stone adds an individual touch – designed by Gino Carollo, every tabletop is unique. Accessories from Italian brands Kose Milano and Bitossi Ceramiche complete the look.

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Lift your Lounge

Annastasia coffee table, Dhs870, HoMe centre

La Paz Handloom cotton cushion cover, Dhs125, Marina HoMe

Luiza chair, Dhs1,153, sandaLyeci

Stone table lamp in gold, Dhs229, Pan eMirates | 31

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Home suite Home Celebrity stylist Kelly Lundberg reveals what it’s really like to live in a hotel residence Interview: Lucy Land


f Coco Chanel could spend her life Hotel life conveniences bring with it living in a hotel, then why can’t the temptation to put everything on I?,” Kelly Lundberg tilts her head back a hotel bill, however. “For the first few slightly and laughs. She’s only half joking, months, I was determined not to use though. The celebrity stylist, presenter the hotel bill option but when I had and author was recently at a crossroads family visiting I started doing it – it’s in her life, and needed to move home. massively dangerous.” Are there any “I thought about what I wanted,” she other downsides to living in a hotel? explains, simply. “Overlooking the sea Kelly thinks carefully before responding, was top of my list. Who wouldn’t want to “The only annoyance about living here is have coastal views? And then I considered the sunset traffic at Atlantis [The Palm, which location would be on my dream Dubai] on Fridays.” list,” she continues. “I thought about how Having lived on Palm Jumeirah for amazing the Anantara Residences at eight of her 14 years in Dubai, Kelly loves Palm Jumeirah look and that I’d really the beachfront community as well as the love to live there.” Her next step was to feeling of living in a city without being make the move happen. in the thick of it. “With the sea view and Kelly moved into her one-bedroom beach on my doorstep, I feel like I have hotel apartment in January 2017. “The the best of both worlds.” hotel management asked how I was Kelly’s move presented one challenge, settling in,” she recounts. “I let them though. It meant downsizing her space. know that I’m never leaving, which She bought two new wardrobes from amused them enormously. I’m living Ikea, which she added to her bedroom, by the motto that you only live once.” and had a wardrobe edit. She also Contrary to embracing the anonymity converted a cupboard close to her kitchen that hotel living offers, Kelly got to know into a shoe closet. However, there’s still the staff. “I really feel like I’m part of a rail of clothes in her bedroom that is Kelly’s decor tips their family.” searching for a more permanent home. Kelly’s move has brought plenty Although the luxurious apartment is Build up the little things of surprises, not least of all that allfully furnished, Kelly was keen to add her Place books on the coffee table important beachfront setting. “I think personal touch with photos of family and or create personal displays using the residences offer the best view of friends, as well as her – mostly fashionsmall mannequins Dubai,” she smiles. Looking out towards related – home accessories, including Personalise things you have the Burj Al Arab, Kelly has also witnessed cushions featuring illustrations of shoes brought over from your fantastic fireworks displays from her by a Dubai-based artist and artworks native country balcony and regularly enjoys sightings by international fashion artist Megan For example, I turned a tartan of dolphins swimming. Unsurprisingly, Hess. Most of her art was acquired while pinafore that my granny used to wear her favourite spot is the balcony. It’s her on her travels. One pop artwork, which into cushions go-to place for work, dining as well as she bought at the Beverly Hills Art Fair Add cushions and some colour hosting parties. in Los Angeles, features the quote, “I It’s an easy way to lift a space She also relishes the perks of living in sold my sole to Louboutin” alongside an a hotel residence, which include regular illustration of a pair of blue Christian housekeeping, a discount on the hotel food and beverages, Louboutin shoes: Kelly owns the exact same pair. access to the facilities and of course, the comforts of On top of family and fashion, music features prominently in a hotel bed. Kelly’s life. “There’s a fabulous built-in sound system. The first “I sleep so well,” she reveals. With access to hotel life, it’s thing I do when I wake up is put on my YouTube playlist,” she hard to tempt her to socialise elsewhere. “I find myself inviting says, before adding, “Living here offers such a good lifestyle. people over to mine to avoid meeting up somewhere else,” she I don’t think a lot of people know that there are residences admits. “And I really enjoy entertaining.” She’s good at it, too. either side of the hotel. Often, people I meet in the lift say to me, She gives her homemade mini cupcakes to housekeeping staff ‘Enjoy the rest of your holiday,’ and I have to reply to them, ‘No, as they leave her apartment. I live here!’”

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A modern mIX Entrepreneur Najla AlBakoush’s vision of a streamlined space with Arabesque touches is brought to life by interior design practice Design Haus Medy Words: Lucy Land | 35

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feel like I’m home every time I walk into our holiday villa, no matter how long we have been away,” says entrepreneur Najla AlBakoush, referring to her property in Al Barsha, which she shares with her husband Walid and their three grown-up children when they are visiting the city. The couple chose Al Barsha for its privacy, its culture-filled neighbourhood and central location, and they called upon interior design practice Design Haus Medy to help make their house a home. The brief was to create a cosy, comfortable space with a modern Arabesque touch while the architecture and interior were designed to maximise the light in the 7,500 sq ft, four-bedroom bungalow. The couple wanted an open space and to incorporate high-quality furniture as well as timeless, tactile fabrics like soft velvet, warm wood flooring, and a light earthy and pastel colour scheme. “As a starting point, we presented two concepts – modern Arabesque and contemporary transitional – to our client,” says Medy Nahravani, Design Haus Medy’s founder and CEO, who previously worked with Najla on her main family home in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She opted to blend the two, choosing her favourite parts of both concepts. “It was new for us to combine two different design styles so seamlessly together,” Medy enthuses. The process was aided by Najla, who had a strong idea of what she liked from the start. “Najla wanted to have a bright, fresh and relaxing environment,” says Medy. “As the living area is dominated by large floor-to-ceiling windows we kept the palette bright and fresh while adding touches of pastel.” Design Haus Medy’s ethos is to ensure a close relationship with its clients. Najla’s passion for the project meant that many important decisions on the villa’s design direction were taken together with the design team. “It means that Najla will always find her personal touch on much of her home’s interiors,” explains Medy. However, challenges were presented with Design Haus Medy being based in Dubai while Najla lived in Saudi Arabia. “To liaise with more than 45 suppliers and contractors and to bring out the best in them in the shortest possible time frame to achieve such high-end finishes requires very good communication and project management skills,” Medy admits. “We stepped up to the challenge, though, and we won.” The open-plan design starts with the monochrome kitchen, which connects to the open dining area, formal sitting room

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Medy Nahravani

There’s a fantastic energy that you feel inside the house

and informal office set-up. The open living area is separated from the private living quarters by a long corridor, which connects all the bedrooms: two identical boys’ bedrooms and one girl’s bedroom. “We kept the bedrooms very simple, combining neutral grey and navy blue for the boys’ bedrooms and beiges and earth colours and champagne gold for the girl’s bedroom, highlighted by chandeliers, wallpaper and rugs,” says Medy. The master bedroom looks out onto the swimming pool. “The pool edge and bedroom window are almost touching each other,” Medy says, highlighting the sense of flow from indoors to outdoors. A sophisticated colour scheme combines grey as a base with pastel green, mother of pearl and silver accents. The bedroom furniture was completely covered in soft fabrics while a free-standing bathtub offers a view over the garden. The seamless transition from inside to outside is also emphasised in the main living room where the floor-to-ceiling windows can be opened using a foldable system. Once the windows are completely folded away, the home office is opened up on two sides, giving it a pontoon feel. The romantically styled gazebo, which overlooks the pool, is attached to the main building. Featuring Arabic woodwork and lanterns, the gazebo also includes

a sophisticated hidden air conditioning system so the family can make the most of the space during the summer. The dining room is inspired by a variety of Middle Eastern elements, including custom-made dining table and chairs, hand-tufted silk and wool carpets made in India, featuring Islamic-style patterns. Lighting also played an important role in creating a warm atmosphere while highlighting the all-important decorative items. This is especially evident in the lighting above the dining table, which casts fantastic shadows on the ceiling. Many of the handmade light fittings were imported from North Africa. Artworks play an important role in adding a personal touch. “We included a mixture of artworks, such as calligraphy artwork commissioned by an artist based in Tehran, with pieces from my sister and some black and white photographs from London where we spend a lot of time,” Najla says. Together with the design team, Najla has successfully created a simple yet elegant space that creatively connects the architecture with the outdoors, literally and culturally. “There’s a fantastic energy that you feel inside the house,” Medy says. No wonder Najla feels so at home in it. | 39

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Interior designer Claire Rendall’s Wiltshire home is fit for the silver screen Words: Lucy Land Photographs: Winfried Heinze | 41

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hen interior designer Claire Rendall first viewed her house, located just outside Bath in the English county of Wiltshire, she was reminded of the Hamptons-style beach house featured in Something’s Gotta Give, arguably the most beloved movie home of all time. “The [Wiltshire] house had a special resonance with me,” she says. “And guess what DVD was top of the pile in the TV room!” She was drawn to the home’s setting on a hillside, offering fabulous countryside views; and its large, airy rooms; stone mullion windows; and flagstone floors. “The house had a lovely quality feel about it. The garden had some pretty feature trees but otherwise the house offered a blank canvas.” The house in Something’s Gotta Give has a gorgeous collected look, as though its interiors have evolved over the years – Claire has pulled off the same style in her own home. However, she had some work to do. The original palette featured heavy, dull pinks, blues and greens on the walls; patterned curtains; champagne and avocado bathroom suites; and the window frames were an oppressive dark grey metal. “The first thing I did was kill the colours,” she explains. She used Paint Library’s range of Slate on the walls to lift the rooms, while the window frames were changed to Farrow & Ball’s Clunch. “It was amazing how the views suddenly came into the room rather than being shut out with the grey.” To compliment the fresh tones, soft pewter silk was chosen for the curtains, which reflected light back into the rooms. The new palette also served as a simple, refined backdrop for Claire’s collection of paintings and objects that she has collected over the years. Initially, the kitchen featured stripped pine doors, a flagstone floor, white tiled worktops and a large range in the fireplace, which would have originally been coal fired. The range was replaced with an Aga and framed with 19th century Rajasthan pillars, which were chipped so Claire painted them with chalk paint. The pine kitchen was taken out to make way for a new, soft grey kitchen with Carrara marble worktops, which she customised. “I’m not keen on thin worktops so we mitered the edges and created a thick, handsome edge,” she reveals. White-backed glass was installed as the splashback. “It’s easy to keep clean and reflects the light back into the room.” Meanwhile, the dark grey flagstones, which were heavily stained and difficult to maintain, were removed so that they could be used elsewhere on the property, and replaced

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with warm, easy-to-clean walnut. Claire also updated a vintage French farmhouse table with a white-backed toughened panel resting on it while the adjacent room was fitted to be a fully functioning laundry and pantry for extra storage. In the dining room, the walls were painted a soft duck egg blue. The oak floor, however, presented a challenge; it had been stained orange, which is tricky to change without obscuring the wood grain. Claire resolved the issue with floor paint, creating a pattern of white and taupe squares, which toned down the orange and lifted the room, giving it a sense of drama. “I think dining rooms should be about theatre and entertaining for your guests,” she reflects. Inspired by her time in Sydney where she saw buildings with original tin ceilings, she used wallpaper that resembled old pressed tin panels and inserted foxed mercury mirror glass into the alcoves. “I wanted to reflect light but considered that normal mirrors would be a bit harsh, so the speckling on these [foxed mercury mirrors] really helps tone it down.” Murano glass wall lights were installed, the radiators were boxed in, and the chandelier was placed low over the dining table to create a soft mood. The fireplace tiles offered the finishing

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touch – Claire painted them with her my own version of Delft designs. The living room presented the repeat problem of stained orange oak flooring. “This time I painted the boards white and laid a large Moroccan rug.” The same pewter curtains were hung and were complemented with grey velvet sofas while a range of lights – some for reading; others for mood – were added and a steel fire curtain was installed on the fireplace for added safety. Claire created a dramatic space in the main bedroom. “I had a hunch that we could take the ceiling out and expose the eaves because of the shape of the roofline.” She was correct, and the extra height creates a sense of flow from the double-height hallway. The bedroom was painted white and a dressing room with built-in cupboards fitted, creating a fresh, calm and tidy space. There were originally three doors in the room: one entrance; one leading into the dressing room; and one next to it opening into the bathroom. Claire blocked the one opening into the bathroom and added a door between the en-suite and the dressing room. “It flows really well and gives the bedroom a more spacious feel,” she says. Claire was determined to give her bathroom some personality. “The bathroom is such an important room –

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it’s where you prepare to sleep or start the day so I believe it’s a great spot to have your favourite or inspirational pieces around you.” She created a stunning space with highly patterned Carrara marble panels on the walls of the shower and beneath the dado height for the rest of the room, a large walk-in shower, large freestanding bath and she ensured plenty of space to display artwork and sculptures. Claire’s home interior isn’t yet complete, but far from daunted, she relishes the continuing project. “It’s great to have a work in progress,” she says. With her interior design assignments taking her around the world, Claire’s unusual finds include a striking oil painting by Australian artist Makinti Napanangka (pictured left), a vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan rug and a wire table lamp bought at a degree art show in Bath. Her mix of antique and contemporary pieces along with her own handiwork has resulted in that easy yet elegant look that made the home in Something’s Gotta Gives so envied.

HomE ComfortS my aesthetic is… Eclectic for my own home but I get to work with different styles for clients. I can’t live without… A really good bed. After a good night’s sleep, you can tackle almost anything. my style no-nos include… Looking up to see light bulbs in wall lights; having to put your arm through the water to adjust a shower; freestanding washbasins in bathrooms, which lack space to put anything down. Good design is about making something look terrific and being easy to use. my top décor tip is… When choosing a wall colour, always paint a large sample on a white board and move it around the room. Live with it and see how it changes in varying light. my other tip is… When planning lighting, always pay attention to what the light will reflect off – it makes a huge difference. Home is… Your sanctuary. It should be where you chill and unwind; where you are comfortable with family and friends. | 45

AreA A family-oriented community in a central location, Jumeirah Village Circle is becoming an increasingly popular address, offering fantastic value for money while it develops. Browse our selection of apartments, villas and townhouses for rent and sale in this modern neighbourhood.

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JuMeirah village CirCle Mouhanad Fadel, Sales and Leasing Manager, on living in a new community

Jumeirah Village Circle has been designed to provide a sense of community. Located in the heart of new Dubai, it offers all the modern facilities of a city but in a tranquil, village-like setting. With its parks, children’s play areas, jogging track, sports fields, and mosques included throughout the abundant green expanses of the development, it caters for the whole family, including pets. JVC is known for its low-rise buildings and is situated opposite Dubai International Stadium, close to Mall of the Emirates and the metro station, and 15 minutes’ drive from the Dubai World Central airport. The area is easily accessible, with a bus shuttle service to Mall of the Emirates and its metro station, while new bus routes will commence in the near future. There are a variety of properties in the area, including apartments, villas and townhouses. Sizes start from 450 sq. ft. to 550 sq. ft. for a studio to spacious three- and four-bedroom villas, ranging from 3,000 sq. ft. to 4,500 sq. ft. The apartments feature a study or maid’s room, basement parking,

a gymnasium and swimming pool, garden and kids’ play area, plus some buildings also have a Jacuzzi. Villas and townhouses include garage parking for two cars, maid’s and a study room, while some villas offer a swimming pool, too. While the new JSS International School is under construction in JVC, there are also a number of renowned schools close by, including GEMS World Academy, which is an International Baccalaureate school located in Al Barsha south; American School of Dubai, and Dubai National School, both situated in Al Barsha 1; Dubai British School, located in The Springs; Dubai International Academy, located in Emirates Hills; and Regent International School, situated in The Greens. There is plenty of further development under way, too. The Circle Mall is currently under construction, with the aim of opening at the end of the year. As well as the two entrances from Al Khail Road, two other entrances have recently opened on Hessa Street and there are plans to open further entrances from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road in the future.

To rent One-bedroom apartment Two-bedroom apartment Three-bedroom apartment

Approximate price Dhs60,000 to Dhs70,000 Dhs75,000 to Dhs110,000 Dhs100,000 to Dhs120,000

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Dhs90,000 Dhs120,000 to Dhs150,000 Dhs120,000 to Dhs180,000 Dhs140,000 to Dhs200,000

To buy One-bedroom apartment Two-bedroom apartment Three-bedroom apartment

Approximate price Dhs600,000 to Dhs1 million Dhs850,000 to Dhs1.5 million Dhs1.2 million to Dhs1.6 million

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Dhs90,000 to rent and Dhs1.4 million Dhs1.7 million to Dhs2.7 million Dhs1.8 million to Dhs2.7 million Dhs1.8 million to Dhs3.2 million

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Shorten the School run

Three homes within 15 minutes’ drive of Nord Anglia School, located in Al Barsha South

TT Villa Al Barsha Julieta Kitova Ref No. VI328144 RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 11,600,000

6 BR 8,400 sq. ft.

Which School?

Choose Nord Anglia International School Dubai, says principal Matthew Farthing What sets your school apart from others in the city?

HAV Villa Al Barsha Rasha Moslyh Ref No. VI350947 RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 280,000 per year 6 BR 9,800 sq. ft.

The distinguishing feature of NAS Dubai is a sense of pride in belonging and a genuine interest in being at school that all students share. We are quite traditional and we take the matter of good manners very seriously. As an international school, we recognise that courtesy is a universal value. We are respectful and polite and I think this is something that we must always care to be. Linked to this, we share a ‘no mobile phones in school time’ policy and are sensitive to the way that social media engagement may be foreclosing the options for deeper human interaction. As part of the Nord Anglia group, we benefit from very unique links with 44 premium international schools worldwide and our students enjoy the opportunities for exchange, travel and communication through our Global Campus initiative. Our nurturing of international mindedness is an essential preparation for our students’ professional futures.

Tell us about your team… A Villa Al Barsha

AED 450,000 per year

Simona Mariana Barbulescu Ref No. VI351300 RERA Permit No. 11597

6 BR 11,000 sq. ft.

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When recruiting for positions at NAS Dubai we look for positive energy, dedication to excellence and a passion for the work. Our teachers understand and enjoy their responsibility of working with young people. They nurture

confidence, innovation, creativity and resilience through personalised learning, ensuring our students continuously grow and learn. As a result, our students enjoy coming to school. While we are comfortable embracing the needs of the school and educational systems to measure progress with standardised assessments, we also know that each of us has a unique profile.

Is there anything else parents should know about?

Our students, staff and parents work closely together and appreciate the special sense of belonging that is felt throughout our school community. I hope that over time, we can prove, in smaller or greater measures, how our students became better people for being at NAS Dubai.

What do your key facilities include?

 State-of-the-art 545-seat auditorium  25-metre pool and learner pool  Dedicated music rooms and music technology suites  Lego and Mind Storm room  Three libraries  Design technology lab and workshop  Food technology lab  Six specialised science labs  Large indoor sports hall and outdoor sports pitch  Tennis and basketball courts

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Shorten the School run

Three homes within 15 minutes’ drive of Kids Kare Nursery

Which nurSery?

Global Lake View Jumeirah Lake Towers Fathi Khalaf Ref No. AP349492 RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 1,000,000

1 BR 781 sq. ft.

Principal of Kids Kare Nursery Lynn Farrell on its holistic approach to learning What sets your nursery apart from others in the city?

Kids Kare Nursery is a British Curriculum, Early Years Foundation Stage nursery. The curriculum focuses on seven key areas of a child’s development. It is a holistic approach to learning, treating each child as unique and supporting play-based learning, with classes based on UK ratios as well as standards. The nursery has been successfully operating in the heart of JLT for more than five years and is well established within the community. Regularly inspected and accredited by KHDA, the Dubai Health Authority and the Local Municipality, it ticks all the boxes. A strong partnership with parents and caregivers is reflected in weekly newsletters, regular parents meetings and scheduled events and outings with families. The nursery is also open yearround and is only closed on local public holidays to support JLT’s local working community, which sets us apart.

Tell us about your team…

All teachers are Early Years qualified practitioners or certified teachers with additional training, from teaching English as a second language to paediatric first aid training. All teaching assistants also take part in regular monthly, certified training in all areas

of Early Years provision to enhance the quality of care provided. Staff development is essential in providing motivated professionals who in turn provide excellent provision to the children who attend the nursery.

Is there anything else parents should know about?

We are proud to be the first nursery selected in Dubai to work alongside Dubai Health Authority in rolling out Healthy Plate Mates nutritional awareness programme to combat unhealthy eating and lifestyle from a young age. In addition to this, a voluntary healthy eating programme is in place whereby meals are provided to students for a small additional cost. The proceeds go to DHA’s Humanitarian Department, which will be used to help combat childhood malnourishment in countries of need.

Global Lake View Jumeirah Lake Towers Fathi Khalaf Ref No. AP349532 RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 1,600,000

3 BR 1,456 sq. ft.

What do your key facilities include?

 Eight large, modern classrooms, split into activity zones and equipped with sustainable wooden furniture and toys  A further five main purpose-built areas and two designated sleeping areas  Activity and messy playroom  Science and languages room  Multi gym  Music and movement room  Covered underground parking

Global Lake View Jumeirah Lake Towers Milos Kostic Ref No. AP351109 RERA Permit No. 11597

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AED 730,000

Ref No. AP350376 Gupesh Sharma RERA Permit No. 11597

1 BR 884 sq. ft.

Dubai Sports City

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Jumeirah Village Circle Ref No. AP346236 Julieta Kitova RERA Permit No. 11597

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AED 1,050,000 2 BR 1,322 sq. ft.

Elite Sports Residence 8 Dubai Sports City

Ref No. AP348416 Micky Satikuvar RERA Permit No. 11597

The Bridge Tower Dubai Sports City

Ref No. AP337176 Fabio Lombardi RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 1, 275,000 2 BR 1,600 sq. ft.

AED 675,000 Studio 561 sq. ft.

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Palace Estates Jumeirah Village Circle Ref No. TH343786 Micky Satikuvar RERA Permit No. 11597

Nakheel Villas Jumeirah Village Circle Ref No. VI337289 Despoina Laou RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 2,500,000 4 BR 3,637 sq. ft.

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NakHEEl VillaS

2-Bedroom Villa, Jumeirah Village Circle

P RiVi LEGED LO C ATi O N Jumeirah Village Circle is a family-friendly development designed to provide a sense of community. Comprising of more than 2,000 spacious villas and townhouses and an exceptional array of amenities and services, it offers residents everything needed to live life to the fullest. The community features sports fields, schools, and mosques clustered throughout the abundant green parks of the development. Designed to offer a sense of symmetry through a radial layout, with streets that end at a central community centre, the development offers a broad range of homes that offer privacy, while still providing convenient access to the many public areas.

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AED 2,550,000

T h E D E TA i L S Approx size: 2,690 sq. ft. Reference No: VI329884 RERA Permit No. 11597

Listed by Gupesh Sharma

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Elite Sports Residence 2 Dubai Sports City

Ref No. AP330590 Sachin Das RERA Permit No. 11597


Dubai Sports City Ref No. AP246760 Bobby Bakshani RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 780,000 1 BR 819 sq. ft.

AED 1, 395,000 2 BR 1,529 sq. ft.

SNNa Private Villa Jumeirah Village Circle Ref No. VI350785 Shahzad Anwar RERA Permit No. 11597

Valencia Park Jumeirah Village Circle Ref No. TH334145 Gulshan Ara RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 2, 700,000 4 BR 3,425 sq. ft.

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WESTaR lES MaiSoNETTES 4-Bedroom Villa, Jumeirah Village Circle

A P L AC E TO C A LL h O m E This stunning four-bedroom townhouse in Les Maisonettes, Jumeirah Village Circle, has a large, upgraded open-plan kitchen, living room and maid’s room on the ground floor; family room with a spacious bedroom on the first floor; good-sized master bedroom and another bedroom on the second floor; as well as a spacious bedroom, storage room and utilities area in the basement. All the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The total builtup area includes two covered car parks, which the owners have transformed into a playground area for their kids. The property is owner-occupied, easy to view and vacant on transfer.

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AED 2, 250,000

T h E D E TA i L S Approx size: 3,800 sq. ft. Reference No: VI67569 RERA Permit No. 11597

Listed by Sorin Rizan

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Golf Tower Dubai Sports City

Ref No. AP295561 Rima Manjunath Shenoy RERA Permit No. 11597

Nakheel Townhouses Jumeirah Village Circle Ref No. TH334483 Urvashi Sidhapara RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 100,000 2 BR 1,343 sq. ft.

AED 95,000 1 BR 1,934 sq. ft.


Dubai Sports City Ref No. TH350549 Luke Jarrey RERA Permit No. 11597


Jumeirah Village Circle Ref No. TH334200 Syed Wajih Uddin Ahmed RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 165,000 4 BR 2,521 sq. ft.

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Grand Paradise 2 Jumeirah Village Circle Ref No. TH351009 Sorin Razan RERA Permit No. 11597

HaHM 10 Villa Compound Jumeirah Village Circle Ref No. VI351020 Despoina Laou RERA Permit No. 11597

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AED 170,000 5 BR 4,060 sq. ft

AED 150,000 4 BR 3,700 sq. ft.

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SoBHa DaFFoDil

2-Bedroom Apartment, Jumeirah Village Circle

A m A z i N G VA Lu E This spacious, two-bedroom apartment with a balcony is located in Sobha Daffodil, Jumeirah Village Circle. Facilities and amenities include a modern health club with gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool, children’s wading pool and Jacuzzi, communal barbecue and outdoor pool, a spacious marble-tiled lobby and reception area, card-controlled property access and door entry system, 24-hour mobile security and maintenance service, fire fighting system and emergency generators, and covered parking for tenants and visitors. What’s more, Jumeirah Village Circle is expanding rapidly into a substantial community.

AED 80,000

T h E D E TA i L S Approx size: 1,324 sq. ft. Reference No: AP332447 RERA Permit No. 11597

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indigo Ville 3 Jumeirah Village Circle Ref No. TH327501 Urvashi Sidhapara RERA Permit No. 11597

Gallery Villas Dubai Sports City

Ref No. VI348182 Mehmet Ciftci RERA Permit No. 11597

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AED 140,000 4 BR 4,132 sq. ft.

AED 165,000 3 BR 2,198 sq. ft.

Mirabella 3

Jumeirah Village Circle Ref No. TH298431 Adam Paul Stockley RERA Permit No. 11597

Elite Sports Residence 6 Dubai Sports City

Ref No. AP345067 Marat Akashov RERA Permit No. 11597

AED 130,000 3 BR 1,510 sq. ft.

AED 45,000 Studio 435 sq. ft.

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2-Bedroom Apartment, Jumeirah Village Circle

Dy N A m i C D E V E LO P m E NT This very spacious, community-facing development in Fortunato is not adjacent to any construction or empty plots of land. This project offers a truly unique living environment, which includes walking distance to parks and shops. Within the development, this apartment has an open-plan kitchen, large windows with a terrace and a community view. It also offers a guaranteed good investment as the price is increasing dramatically. It’s worth noting that pets and their owners appreciate JVC’s ample walking spaces, particularly as these are not always easy to find in Dubai, plus the community’s quiet environment and low-rise properties create a more open atmosphere for residents.

AED 1 15,000

T h E D E TA i L S Approx size: 2,677 sq. ft. Reference No: AP350773 RERA Permit No. 11597

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Ramadan hospitality. ƒÂ?ƒ†ƒÂ?‹•ƒ–‹Â?‡‘ˆ–”ƒÂ?“—‹Ž‹–›ƒÂ?†”‡ƪ‡…–‹‘Â?ÇĄ a time to slow down and connect with friends and family. Celebrate this auspicious occasion in the World’s Tallest ‘–‡Ž‘ƥ‡”‹Â?‰ƒ™‡ƒŽ–Š‘ˆ‘’–‹‘Â?•ˆ‘” ˆ–ƒ”ƒÂ?†‘Š‘—”Ǥ AL FANOUS LOUNGE AT DUBAI BALLROOM Iftar, AED 199 per person, from sunset to 8.30pm Sohour, Ă€ la carte menu, from 9pm to 3am ǧ     Íž From sunset until 8.30pm, AED 215 per person     From sunset until 8pm, AED 325 per person    Available upon request for exclusive hire and group inquiries of more than 50 people. From AED 160 per person For bookings, please contact Restaurant Reservations on +971 4 414 3000 or email For bookings over 50 guests or exclusive hire, please contact the Events Booking Centre on +971 4 414 2000 or email

Children’s Entry Policy: For Iftar, children below 6 years dine complimentary (maximum of 2 kids with 2 full paying adults). Additional children below 6 years and children between 7 and 12 years will be charged a 50% discount. For Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar, only children 7 years and above. For Sohour, entry policy is 21 years and above. JW MarriottŽMarquis Dubai | Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, PO Box 121000, Dubai, UAE | T+971 4 414 3000, F +971 4 414 6032 | JW Marriott Marquis Dubai | @jwdubaimarquis | jwmarriottmarquisdubai | #RamadanAtMarquis

Better Homes Magazine - June'17  
Better Homes Magazine - June'17