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| BHOMES.COM SEPTEMBER 2009 | COMPLIMENTARY COPY NOVEMBER 2007 DHS 5

THE PROPERTY LISTINGS MONTHLY

REAL LIFE

NAYLA AL KHAJA AND HER FATHER ON THE JOYS OF LIFE AT JBR SEE P8

HOME LISTINGS

100s OF

BEAUTIFUL VILLAS AND APARTMENTS AT GREAT PRICES CHILD’S PLAY TH

E EASY GUIDE TO DESIGNING A KID’S BEDROOM SEE P56

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S TIME TO GET YOURSELF A SLICK NEW KETTLE

SEE P55


CONTENTS MAP P 12

HOW THIS MAGAZINE WORKS This magazine is designed to be an easy-to use guide to buying or renting a home or commercial space in Dubai and across the UAE. On page 12 you will find our map, which breaks the city into 15 separate districts: after the map you’ll find the listings broken down by district. In each district, properties which are for sale are listed before those for rent, with each then sorted by area, price and availability. Throughout each district are this month’s featured properties, defined by their large pictures. For more listings, visit the Better Homes website at www.bhomes.com. Happy hunting!

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The property news you need to make informed decisions.

14 RECOMMENDED PROPERTIES 16 PALM JUMEIRAH

27 DUBAILAND

Managing Director Victoria Hazell-Thatcher

The market’s best buys picked out.

Check out the spacious apartments at Al Basri on p16.

19 MARINA EMIRATES LIVING

A Marina Heights 3 bed for AED2.8mn on p20.

Flip to p28 to check out a beautifully-designed Green Community apartment.

32 DOWNTOWN

Rent a three bedroom spot at Business Bay for only 170k a year - see p32.

36 INTERNATIONAL CITY Outstanding deals at Silicon Oasis and International City. 37 SHORT-TERM RENTALS 39 ABU DHABI

High quality amenities, zero hassle: read on...

The capital’s heating up with the release of Al Reef: pick your new home now.

42 SHARJAH & NORTHERN EMIRATES Top spots at Al Hamra Village. 45 COMMERCIAL ZONE Need new premises for your business? Look no further... 51 BETTER INTERIORS Cool kettles plus how to make the ultimate kids’ bedroom. 60 BETTER COMMUNITIES

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HOME TRUTHS The latest news, facts and figures direct from the property frontline

Yansoon, Downtown Burj Dubai: home of your new business sart-up?

CAPITAL GAINS The local business scene receives a shot in the arm from the federal government… Bank, encouraging foreign investment. There was some great news last month The freeing-up of start-up capital for any budding entrepreneurs looking represented by this move also means, to start up a business in the UAE, as the minimum capital requirement for setting of course, that when you decide to start your new business, you can concentrate up a company was dropped. Previously on more interesting things than bank you had to have a minimum of guarantees – the location and design AED 150,000 (or AED300,000 of your new office space, for example. in Dubai) in the bank to set up a Flip to the Commercial section on p45 new company in the UAE, but the to start researching the location of your amendment of federal law number 8 new business. You’ll find an outstanding through a decree by The President, His range of office buildings and retail areas, Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al with some particularly intriguing deals Nahyan now makes it much cheaper to on offer in Business Bay, Jumeirah Lake get your business idea off the ground. Towers (particularly Saba Tower and The amendment is a great move in Reef Tower), TECOM (the Grosvenor terms of increasing the competitiveness Business Tower’s a beauty) and in of the country’s economy and Yansoon in Downtown Burj Dubai. stimulating investment in the local And if you want to assess the market market. It should particularly help at a glance and compare some prices, smaller and middle-sized enterprises, turn to ‘Commercial Breakdown’ (p49) keeping bureaucracy for new start-ups where you can get an instant overview to a minimum. It should also boost the of current market prices. Entrepreneurs, country’s rating on the global ‘Ease of now is your time! Doing Business’ report by the World

NEW SURVEY

IN FOR A POUND The Sovereign Group have released an interesting survey this month which points to the emergence of a new wave of investment in offshore property by ‘UK tax refugees’, prompted by increases in top rate tax in the country. Sovereign have collated compelling evidence to show that property markets of offshore tax jurisdictions within easy reach of the UK are being fuelled by an ‘exodus from harsh UK tax rises’ (see sovereigngroup.com for full report). Howard Bilton, Chairman of The Sovereign Group said, ‘For many months now, 20% of all new business at our London office has been from wealthy individuals looking to move offshore to escape… increasingly harsh tax rises.’ Perhaps some of this fleeing property money might make its way to the UAE?

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AL REEF VILLAS ABU DHABI

So what’s so special about Al Reef? It’s an incredibly exciting development in Abu Dhabi, and its first units are about to be handed over. Where is it located? It’s near the airport, not far from Al Raha Beach and on the road to Shahama City. It’s fantastically positioned so residents can get out to Dubai or Al Ain in under an hour. What sort of accommodation is on offer? There’s a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments, of up to 125 metres squared, some with private courtyards and gardens, and most with lovely balconies. The apartment buildings themselves are low rise – six stories maximum – so they’re on a very ‘human’ scale, rather than being huge towering beasts. And what are the facilities like? There are gyms, pools and dedicated play areas for kids, plus social and shopping

facilities. And there’s plenty of parking – no fighting for a space here. The whole community is criss-crossed with walkways, and dotted with playing fields and dedicated areas for barbecuing. Finally, there’s the Town Square, home to a medical centre, school, health club and stores. I’m not really after an apartment – I want a stand-alone place. Then check out the Al Reef townhouses and semidetached villas, with up to five bedrooms, and as much as 400 square metres of space for the ‘Signature Villas’.

The Mediterranean villas have lovely timber shutters and terracotta tiles, the Desert villas are decorated in simple, sandy tones, the Arabic villas have beautiful open rooftops and the Contemporary options have striking glass and metal balustrades. Sounds good – how do I find out more? Flip to the Abu Dhabi section to see what we have on offer, then call us up to get further information.

What do they look like? They’re decked out in one of four different styles – Mediterranean, Desert, Arabic and Contemporary.

FINANCE

LOAN RANGER

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

RATE

MIN.DEPOSIT

DURATION

PROCESSING FEE

REDEMPTION FEE

CONTACT

ADCB

8.75% - 9.75%

15%

25 YEARS

1% NO CAPP

FROM 2%

04 398 1886

ABU DHABI FINANCE

8.5% - 9%

15%

30 YEARS

0.75% IF PAID UPFRONT

2% OWN FUNDS 4% BUY OUT

04 398 1886

BARCLAYS

UP TO 9.5%

40% ONLY COMPLETED PROJECTS

25 YEARS

1% CAPPED AT 30,000 AED

1-5%

04 398 1886

DUBAI BANK

9.15%

30%

20 YEARS

1.0% CAPPED AT 15,000 AED

0%

04 398 1886

DUBAI ISLAMIC BANK

7.75% - 8.5%

20% TO 30%

20-25 YEARS

1.25% CAPPED AT 25,000 AED

2% CLOSING 4% BUY OUT

04 398 1886

HSBC

6.95% TO 9.5%

25%

25 YEARS

1% MIN 5,000 AED

3% OF BUY OUT 2,500 AED OWN FDS

04 398 1886

LLOYDS

8.50%

50% VILLAS

20 YEARS

1%

0%

04 398 1886

MASHREQ

7.99% TO 8.25%

25% TO 50%

20 YEARS

1% CAPPED AT 25,000 AED

1% BEFORE 2 YEARS 3% BUY OUT

04 398 1886

EMIRATES NBD

6.68%

20% TO 25%

20 TO 25 YRS

1% MIN 5,000 AED

1-3%

04 398 1886

NOOR ISLAMIC BANK

9% TO 9.5%

15% TO 25%

20 TO 25 YRS

1% CAPPED AT 30,000 AED

2% OWN FUNDS 3% BUY OUT

04 398 1886

RAKBANK

7.49% TO 10.6%

20% TO 30%

25 YEARS

1% MAX 30 000 AED

1-3%

04 398 1886

STANDARD CHARTERED

7.05% TO 8.5%

25%

25 YEARS

1% OF L/A

2%

04 398 1886

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Found your perfect property? Contact us on +971 600 52 2212 Cityscape Dubai

ASK THE EXPERTS THE PANEL JANNIE BIDDULPH Jannie is a Residential Sales and Leasing Manager with a keen eye for any new trends emerging in the market.

RYAN MAHONEY Is the Managing Director of Better Homes and an expert on all property-related matters. He can answer any question you have on property in general.

CHRIS GREEN Is the Managing Director of Independent Finance and an expert on investments and the real estate market.

LOSHINI LAWRENCE Is Better Homes’ Operations Manager in Abu Dhabi, and is ready to answer any questions you have about property in the capital. If you have any property questions for our crack team of real estate gurus, send them through by email to experts@hotmediapublishing.com

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What are your general predictions about Cityscape Dubai this year? RYAN MAHONEY Cityscape will not be nearly as big as it was last year, for obvious reasons. However, it is still likely to be the world’s largest property exhibition. Cityscape Dubai 2008 was considered by many to be the final round of applause for Dubai’s real estate bonanza before the market crashed. Twelve months on, Cityscape 2009 may well emphasize the recent stabilisation of the property market, where sale prices have generally stopped falling and the long road to recovery can now begin. This year, the event will be a far more subdued affair than in previous years but an important milestone for the market and still the leading industry event.

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Is lending becoming more readily available? And what is your take on the direction of interest rates? CHRIS GREEN There is a trend towards lending more readily and this has been improving slowly over the past two months, however the criteria against which the banks make their final credit decisions remain by and large inflexible. If you read all the adverts in the papers you would think that banks are lending to everyone. What you do not see is that loan to values still remain a key issue as not everyone has 25% deposit even though the banks state that they lend up to 85%. In reality this does not always occur. Often it is not because the banks will not give the 85%, but because the property valuation

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remains lower than the selling price and the banks lend based on 85% of the valuation. What is very heartening to see is that the banks are coming out with some novel products, and offering some very decent interest rates for those who want to switch their mortgages to another lender. As we move toward the end of the third quarter, the signs are promising, but I do not believe that it will be business as usual until 2010, at least. Interest rates are under pressure from all sectors and we should see them moving downwards. Already we are being able to offer clients a “Switch and Save” product offering at an excellent interest rate of 6.5% and even down as low as 6.25% when all conditions prevail. That’s very competitive and more and more lenders need to meet these standards. We also expect to see two important things happening. First, loan-tovalue levels and the actual property valuation will start matching up and as soon as that starts happening a true 75% LTV mortgage will be available to everyday property buyers. Second, with the central bank’s involvement in EIBOR control we can expect to see fairer and more realistic interest rates from the lenders, who all generally have their own way of setting internal rates and thus we expect rates to fall further.

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Which areas are witnessing most transactions? Are there any new buying trends in the ‘new’ Dubai zones? JANNIE BIDDULPH The past 3 months have seen a significant increase in sales transactions compared to the past 6 months, as property prices hit bottom. This was to be expected as the market sentiment had changed somewhat from the gloomy days of Q4 08 and Q1 09. Stabilization is now the buzzword as the market is trying to bounce back, and end-users with cash in hand have made a strong appearance. The Marina Emirates Living District, is by far the most sought after, recording a 65-70% share of all transactions. There are no clear signs of any new trends; however a large number of Open Hoses are still the focus for most brokerages. We have seen some minor success with auctions, and we have witnessed some rent-to-own options. In the Marina, finished stock from Emaar has been high on the list. Although banks are still very tight, there is some light at the end of the tunnel with an increase of about 8-10% in mortgage lending. Most importantly, we have witnessed the return of the cash buyer as we believe most prices have now reached their lowest levels, and those buyers who perhaps missed out at launch of these projects in 2004/5 have now purchased, in spite of the cheaper rental options.

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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 = 5.97 AED 1 USD = 3.67 AED 1 EURO = 5.24 AED

VILLAS

PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - August 2009 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

SALES COMMUNITY

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Al Furjan

2,694,636

10,861,196

7,489,240

1,039

1,941

1,602

Dubai Marina

2,600,000

2,600,000

2,600,000

1,047

1,047

1,047

Emirates Living

1,400,001

7,665,145

3,426,281

728

1,760

1,083

Jumeirah Park

2,745,000

8,085,500

3,868,450

787

1,724

1,078

Jumeirah Village

894,143

2,781,000

1,934,325

547

1,033

732

Sufouh

7,469,560

7,469,560

7,469,560

1,524

1,524

1,524

Arabian Ranches

1,596,500

10,300,000

3,963,140

776

1,691

1,128

Dubailand

1,854,000

8,240,000

4,587,966

658

1,876

1,141

Jumeirah Golf Estates

5,665,000

10,235,625

7,786,510

1,370

1,989

1,739

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Business Bay

6,695,000

7,500,017

7,097,509

888

1,216

1,052

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

6,489,000

10,815,000

8,480,333

1,282

1,850

1,585

ABU DHABI

Al Raha Beach

4,474,126

9,253,030

6,701,056

1,122

2,370

1,629

AJMAN

RAS AL KHAIMAH

UMM AL QUWAIN DISTRICT

Al Raha Gardens

3,100,000

3,100,000

3,100,000

1,126

1,126

1,126

Al Reef

1,155,401

3,502,000

1,816,306

577

1,112

759

Al Reem Island

4,620,230

4,620,230

4,620,230

1,501

1,501

1,501

Ajman Uptown

706,400

945,540

868,245

417

669

568

Emirates City

1,376,061

1,376,061

1,376,061

475

475

475

Al Hamra Village

973,350

3,605,000

1,849,470

568

1,516

909

The Cove

1,100,000

1,100,000

1,100,000

806

806

806

Umm Al Quwain Marina

2,258,495

2,258,495

2,258,495

653

653

653

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

RENTALS

DUBAILAND DISTRICT MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Arabian Ranches

85,000

450,000

193,425

30

76

57

Dubai Investment Park

180,000

270,000

217,381

39

52

45

Barsha

153,813

1,000,000

272,601

35

67

54

Dubai Marina

220,000

250,000

235,000

88

95

92

Emirates Living

60,000

1,100,000

192,873

26

91

59

Jumeirah Islands

270,000

300,000

286,667

49

56

54

MIRDIF DISTRICT

Mirdif

75,000

180,000

121,741

27

83

50

DEIRA DISTRICT

Deira

160,000

170,000

164,500

57

61

59

Garhoud

190,000

190,000

190,000

79

79

79

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Downtown Burj Dubai

140,000

264,000

202,000

68

114

91

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

Jumeirah

180,000

450,000

316,897

50

86

68

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

350,000

650,000

460,667

43

86

69

MEYDAN DISTRICT

Al Quoz

100,000

150,000

116,667

83

89

85

ABU DHABI

Al Reef

180,000

320,000

233,333

83

98

89

Mohammed Bin Zayed City

220,000

280,000

250,000

73

82

75

Shargan

175,000

175,000

175,000

44

44

44

SHARJAH

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APARTMENTS SALES COMMUNITY

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Dubai Investment Park

375,000

2,768,640

1,007,322

641

1,327

921

Dubailand

384,979

3,796,471

1,019,397

662

2,943

998

Discovery Gardens

333,720

1,133,000

591,062

590

1,367

821

Dubai Marina

438,000

10,300,000

2,196,659

719

2,678

1,389

Emirates Living

1,030,000

2,472,000

1,841,905

1,171

1,776

1,396

Jumeirah Heights

1,397,000

3,827,480

2,597,423

1,062

1,753

1,486

Jumeirah Lake Towers

412,727

3,399,000

1,188,328

605

2,213

1,079

Jumeirah Village

408,256

3,629,308

1,090,426

669

2,855

1,274

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

1,442,000

6,386,000

3,718,781

838

3,297

1,796

WATERFRONT DISTRICT

Dubai Waterfront

1,987,970

2,266,000

2,126,985

1,743

1,971

1,857

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Dubai Silicon Oasis

290,400

2,237,304

942,045

712

1,389

935

International City

250,000

1,236,000

543,311

447

771

607

Business Bay

700,000

4,568,050

2,029,490

779

3,398

1,443

DIFC

2,243,340

4,995,500

3,306,300

1,760

3,372

2,726

LAGOONS DISTRICT

The Lagoons

2,215,262

2,522,387

2,368,825

1,247

1,474

1,361

MIRDIF DISTRICT

Mirdif

1,390,500

1,390,500

1,390,500

890

890

890

ABU DHABI

Al Raha Beach

836,154

7,274,058

2,617,724

1,006

2,559

1,669

SHARJAH

Al Reef

600,819

1,390,500

1,086,957

798

1,288

1,085

Al Reef Down Town

645,101

2,996,682

1,524,362

769

1,339

967

Al Khan

767,350

1,258,400

1,004,409

469

576

508

Al Mamzar

750,454

750,454

750,454

380

380

380 406

AJMAN

Emirates City

344,880

360,500

352,690

395

417

RAS AL KHAIMAH

Al Hamra Village

310,524

1,287,500

665,565

504

1,254

815

Marjan Island

540,750

2,947,860

1,542,052

1,136

3,159

1,689

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

RENTALS

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT

DEIRA DISTRICT

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

Bur Dubai

44,940

400,000

120,516

41

87

54

Dubai Healthcare City

84,000

110,000

100,400

85

130

102

Al Nahda

40,000

60,000

46,107

23

66

42

Deira

75,600

150,000

94,838

51

109

80

Business Bay

170,000

170,000

170,000

79

79

79

Downtown Burj Dubai

60,000

250,000

113,282

31

170

100

Dubai Investment Park

40,000

180,000

81,944

43

91

71

Dubailand

45,000

180,000

92,250

32

76

52

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

Jumeirah

100,000

350,000

166,429

85

209

170

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Discovery Gardens

25,000

100,000

50,003

28

100

64

Dubai Marina

45,000

550,000

121,018

37

169

88

Emirates Living

50,000

190,000

124,545

47

150

98

Dubai Silicon Oasis

55,000

85,000

82,500

52

69

61

International City

28,000

70,000

47,253

25

98

60

Mirdif

50,000

115,000

93,000

57

116

76

Warqaa

49,500

90,000

63,083

63

130

88

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

90,000

250,000

171,411

51

139

96

ABU DHABI

Mohammed Bin Zayed City

180,000

180,000

180,000

64

64

64

SHARJAH

Al Khan

36,750

95,000

67,269

33

65

51

Al Majara

57,000

76,000

63,333

69

75

71

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT

MIRDIF DISTRICT

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

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WE LOVE THIS PLACE…

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

Nayla Al Khaja is founder of D-Seven (d-seven.com), a successful film production company based in Dubai Media City. She was born and brought up in Dubai and her family have a beautiful home at Jumeirah Beach Residence.

In which area of Dubai were you brought up? I was brought up in Deira, behind Al Ghurair Centre, close to the Fish Roundabout. I love that roundabout – the fish have managed to survive the whole evolution of the city intact. And which areas of Dubai excite you the most from an architectural and development point of view? There are a lot of places with really interesting aesthetic values. I’m completely in love with the view at night from the Creek – I like the contrast you get there between the old and the new. One of my favourite buildings is the old National Bank of Dubai, it’s beautiful. I also like Madinat Jumeirah’s interior – it’s a nice take on traditional style. And I like the layout of the developments around the Montgomerie – they’re not ‘copy and pasted’, and they feel really substantial. When did your family get the place in Jumeirah Beach Residence? They got it three years ago. It’s in the Murjan Tower, and it’s beautiful – our loft apartment is right on the beach and the whole living room has a beach view, it’s like looking at a postcard out of the window. It’s really serene. And how did you set about decorating it? I love what my father did to the loft – it was his idea and it was designed by my brother, and accessorised by me and my step mother. My brother came up with a contemporary concept that works really nicely. What are your favourite elements of Jumeirah Beach Residence? It has a relaxed feel and a lot of atmosphere. During Ramadan there are tons of restaurants you can go to for Iftar– it’s got a lot more shopping and restaurants than a lot of other developments around the city. And what are your favourite stores and restaurants on The Walk? I like the Turkish restaurant, Kosebasi, and I also like one of the Indian places, which I find quite exotic. And there’s a really cool gallery on The Walk, where you can buy lovely vintage artwork and pictures. September 2009


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Where do you go for exercise at JBR? My father has his own gym in another house, and he works out there. He’s really fit, he could run for an hour and not get exhausted! He’s an entrepreneur, just like the rest of my immediate family and he likes to keep himself in shape. Do you find Jumeirah Beach Residence a sociable area? Yeah I think so, it has a lot of really nice people, and there’s a really laidback feel about the communal areas. But we also stay in a lot – we have a massive TV in the loft, and we like to have big movie nights at home. What would you like to see introduced to Jumeirah Beach Residence? At the moment, with the weather being so hot, there’s nothing much to add. But when the weather’s better, it would be really nice if they introduced some workshops – painting workshops, maybe some sports events on the beach, things that people can engage in. It would be really interesting to have things going on on the sidewalk – they could have artists and interesting people out there putting on workshops for the community. I also like the idea of a hotdog stand like the ones you get in Canada.

Is it tough getting in to work at Media City in the mornings? No not at all, the traffic’s absolutely fine, it doesn’t take long. D-Seven is based in the CNN building in Media City – what made you choose that? It’s an amazing building to be in. Firstly because it’s the headquarters of Dubai Media City management so if you’ve got any issues they’re just downstairs. Second, it’s a bit like having a branded building because of the CNN association. Third, I love my office - the interior design is by an Iranian guy, he did a fabulous job, it’s beautiful. And finally Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has its offices in our building, which is perfect.

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“During Ramadan there are tons of restaurants you can go to for Iftar– JBR has a lot more shopping and restaurants than a lot of other developments around the city...”

Have you invested in property elsewhere in Dubai? Not yet, but I’m looking into it, although I don’t know exactly where or when. Maybe in March next year…

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10 HOME TRUTHS

DISTRICTS AND DEVELOPMENTS

To help you target your property search as effectively as possible, we’ve split the city into 15 distinct districts (see p12 for map showing exactly how we’ve divided it up). MEYDAN DISTRICT Meydan district includes Nad Al Sheba, best known for its racecourse and as the venue of the Dubai World Cup. It’s also home to Meydan City, which when completed will be a mixed use area with a long stretch of waterfront with berths and yachts. The Meydan District also encompasses Al Quoz industrial zone. PALM DEIRA DISTRICT This district is focused exclusively on The Palm Deira, the largest of the three Palm Islands, set to be finished by 2015, and equipped with over 40 separate ‘fronds’, all stocked with homes, malls and marinas. PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT 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. Just nearby is The World, 300 island clusters in the shape of the world, and divided into four categories private homes, estate homes, dream resorts, and community islands. WATERFRONT DISTRICT The Waterfront District features Dubai Waterfront and The Palm Jebel Ali. A conglomeration of canals and artificial September 2009

islands, Dubai Waterfront is shaped in an arc and will produce a shelter around the Palm. The Palm itself is set to be ringed by luxury homes on stilts alongside six high-tech marinas. JEBEL ALI DISTRICT The Downtown project is set to be one of the few truly pedestrian-centric areas of town, with its own low-emission public transport system, plus entertainment, residential and business zones. JUMEIRAH DISTRICT This coastal residential area is one of the more expensive and exclusive areas in Dubai and is filled with quiet roads of attractive old villas. This district includes areas such as Al Wasl, Badaa, Manara, Safa, Satwa, and Umm Suqeim. DUBAILAND DISTRICT This district is huge. Its principal claim to fame is that it’s home to Dubailand, 3 billion square feet of theme parks, shopping malls and hotels. It also includes City of Arabia, all 20 million square feet of it, which is set to be the main residential and retail centre at the heart of Dubailand. Then there’s Bawadi, a 100 billion dollar project hosting 31 theme-based hotels. And nearby is Falcon City of Wonders, a falcon-shaped city containing life-size replicas

of the Seven Wonders of the World, housing chic apartments and villas. Also here is Dubai Motor City, home to Dubai Autodrome. Then there are some top residential developments including the equestrian-themed desert community Arabian Ranches, the lush and tranquil Green Community and Jumeirah Golf Estates, built around four themed golf courses. Dubai Sports City, meanwhile, is set to be home to residential properties and cricket and tennis academies.

a ‘city’ for international trade which is expected to have more than 230 commercial and residential towers when completed. Also in the district is Dubai International Financial Centre , the world’s newest financial centre. Finally there is Downtown Burj Dubai, a prestigious neighbourhood built around Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest tower and featuring around 30,000 houses, nine hotels, parkland area, 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall and the Burj Lake.

LAGOONS DISTRICT This district comprises the seven artificiallycreated islands of the Lagoons and Dubai Festival City, a residential, business and entertainment development.

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT At the heart of this district is Dubai Marina, with over 200 towers. Then there’s 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, all prestigious districts with a range of high quality apartments, malls and community centres. Another standout is Discovery Gardens, a 420,000 square metre development with multi-sized apartments. Jumeirah Islands is a self-contained community of 50 islands with homes in one of four architectural themes, all with their own pools. Jumeirah Park, meanwhile, is a

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT The multi-countrythemed International City features 10 architectural styles and is made up of 6 main areas: The Central District, Dubai Design Centre, The Dragon Mart, The Residential District, Lakes District, and the Forbidden City. Also in this district is Dubai Academic City, with its universities and housing. DOWNTOWN DISTRICT Business Bay is the regional business capital,

family-orientated community spreading over 370 hectares. It has more than 2,000 villas combined with expansive parks and green spaces. Finishing off the mix are The Dubai Pearl and the freezones of TECOM and Dubai Media City. MIRDIF DISTRICT A small but rapidly growing residential area comprised of Uptown Mirdif, Warqaa, and Khwaneej. Uptown Mirdiff has been designed on the lines of an ancient spa town and promises contoured landscapes filled with stylish townhouses. WORLD CENTRAL DISTRICT This district solely focuses on the projects that make up Dubai World Central, comprising Dubai World Central International Airport, Dubai Industrial City, and Dubai Residential City. DEIRA DISTRICT Areas in the Deira district include Qusais, Umm Ramool, Nadd Shamma, Nahda, Mamzar, and Twar. BUR DUBAI DISTRICT The Bur Dubai district comprises areas such as Karama, Oud Metha, Umm Hurair and Zabeel. It’s also home to Culture Village, a community which aims to incorporate the UAE’s cultural history in the buildings.


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CLUSTER 21 Affordable luxury 5,144 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Farzin Pouyan (Ref # VI258477)

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September 2009

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INTERNATIONAL CITY

4 BR

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AED 6,195,700

MEDITERRANEAN CLUSTERS Self-contained development 5,285 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Ammar Omran (Ref # VI57586)

JUMEIRAH ISLANDS

ST

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

1 BR

AED 875,500

LAKE TERRACE Premier location 764 sq. ft. 30th floor, Ready Now Farzin Pouyan (Ref # AP76001)

AED 383,476

AL JAWZAA Prized location 538 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready August 2009 Melanie Mouton (Ref # AP64187)

4 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

AED 4,120,000

MIRADOR PHASE 1 Close to all amenities 3,458 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Shervin Pouyan (Ref # VI258222)

2 BR

KAMOON 2 AED 1,978,515 Wide range of retail, entertainment and dining 1,418 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Valerie Rivas (Ref # AP259854)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

AED 999,100

LIBERTY HOUSE Home to some of the finest corporate offices 448 sq. ft. 24th floor, Ready Now Deborah Staines (Ref # AP250963)

DIFC


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R O E T IE R EC O M O M M EN D ED P RO P R I S RE C M M E D E N D D P O P R IE S E CO M M E D E R P ER T ES R C O EC CO M M EN D ED P RO OPE ERT TIE IES RE ECO OM MM EN ND DED D P PR OP PER RT IES S R EC CO MM ME EN DE ED PR RO PE ERT TIE ES R RE CO OM M EN ND ED D P PRO OP PER RTI IES S RE EC N M D R D E E P E I R M R O O RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M M EN D ED P RO OPE ERT TIE IES RE ECO OM MM EN ND DED D P PR OP PER RT IES S R EC CO MM ME EN DE ED PR RO PE ERT TIE ES R M E E R O E T IE R E O M N D D P O P R I S R C R C O E O M M EN D ED P R P R N D P O E RT IE RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M M EN D ED P RO OPE ERT TIE IES RE ECO OM MM EN ND DED D P PR OP PER RT IES S R EC CO MM ME EN DE ED PR RO PE ERT N D D P M E E T E E R N S P R D P O P E T E R R C E O O C I M O N M D R D E E P E I R M R O O RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M M EN D ED P RO OPE ERT TIE IES RE ECO OM MM EN ND DED D P PR OP PER RT IES S R EC CO MM 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M C O E T IE N M R D E P E R R O RE EC OM MM ME ND DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M M EN D ED P RO OPE ERT TIE IES RE E N S R C O E O M M EN D ED P R P R D P O E RT IE RE EC OM M ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M M EN D ED P RO OPE ERT TIE E T E R C M E O M M EN D ED P R P R I O N D P R RE ECO OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M M EN D ED P RO OPE E O M M EN D ED P R N D P O E RT IE R C O RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M M EN D ED P E T E R C E O M M EN D ED I O N D P R O RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M M EN D R C O E O M M EN N D P O E RT IE RE C OM M E ND E D PR OP E RT IES R EC O M M RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M R C E O O E RT IE N D P O RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC R C O N D P O E RT IE RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES R C O E RT N D P O RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE R C O N D P O RE C OM M E ND E D PR RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED R C O N RE EC OM MM ME END R C O RE EC OM MM R C O RE EC R 3 BR

4 BR

2 BR

3 BR

THE GREENS

7 BR

THE MEADOWS

3 BR

THE VIEWS

1 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 1,071,085

THE FAIRWAYS T2 A motivated seller! 740 sq. ft. 7th floor, Ready Now Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP254621)

AED 2,214,500

SPRINGS 15 Ready to move in 2,274 sq. ft. Ready Now Sachin Das (Ref # VI260415)

AED 5,407,500

MEADOWS 4 PHASE 3 One of the Best Deals in the Market 4,924 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Paul Musson (Ref # VI256567)

3 BR

THE MEADOWS

3 BR

THE SPRINGS

1 BR

THE VIEWS

AED 1,287,500

THE FAIRWAYS Magnificent golf course views 839 sq. ft. 12th floor, Ready Now Philip Whittam (Ref # AP29613)

THE VIEWS

AED 2,060,000

SPRINGS 11 A great family option 2,274 sq. ft. Semi Detached, Ready Now Ammar Omran (Ref # VI260044)

THE SPRINGS

AED 1,905,500

AL VIEWS 1 Enjoy life with style 1,623 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Ammar Omran (Ref # AP257264)

THE GREENS

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AED 3,914,000

AL NABAT (B15) Property at budget prices 2,120 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Ali Tabrizi (Ref # AP73476)

AED 1,442,000

ARNO Amazing value 1,102 sq. ft. G floor, Ready Now Rabih Hankir (Ref # AP256302)

AED 3,919,150

MEADOWS 9 PHASE 2 Amazing value 3,626 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Rabih Hankir (Ref # VI260058)

AED 1,802,500

AL SIDIR 1 Friendly neighborhood 1,620 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Amine Issa (Ref # AP246365)

1 BR

AED 1,500,455

SHEMARA A motivated seller! 895 sq. ft. 30th floor, Ready Now Belinda Muller (Ref # AP75058)

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MARINA PROMENADE

AED 444,857

WIND TOWER 1 Superior location 391 sq. ft. 9th floor, Ready December 2009 Stephanie Paaske (Ref # AP247390)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

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PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT THE PALM JUMEIRAH

FOR SALE

AL BASRI (B1) A prestigious address 2,184 sq. ft. 12th floor, Ready Now Victor Witold Motak (Ref # AP254958)

3 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

4 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

6 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

2 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 3,605,000

AL BASRI (B1) Available finance options 2,184 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Hannah Bakshani (Ref # AP254220)

3 BR

AED 2,781,000

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THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL HABOOL (B20) AED 5,782,000 Experience the height of luxury 5,563 sq. ft. Penthouse, 9th floor, Ready Now Fadi El Fares (Ref # AP218562)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

E FROND (BUMAAN VILLAS) Matchless location 6,699 sq. ft. House, Ready Now Philip Whittam (Ref # VI237032)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

MARINA RESIDENCE 4 Azure sky views 2,529 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready October 2009 Jasmine Patel (Ref # AP249510)

September 2009

4 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

3 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 10,815,000

AED 4,950,001

F FROND (YABRI VILLAS) Affordable luxury 7,000 sq. ft. Ready Now Fadi El Fares (Ref # VI258467)

AED 18,540,000

MARINA RESIDENCE 5 AED 3,090,000 Ultra luxury units 1,808 sq. ft. 11th floor, Ready October 2009 Jasmine Patel (Ref # AP249429)

D FROND (BARHI VILLAS) Live your Arabian dream 6,200 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # VI245603)

L FROND (FARA VILLAS) Competitive price, call now 5,000 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # VI252543)

PALM JUMAIRAH A motivated seller! 7,000 sq. ft. Ready December 2010 Ali Tabrizi (Ref # VI258086)

5 BR

AED 12,360,000

5 BR

AED 9,270,000

6 BR

AED 18,540,000


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PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT THE PALM JUMEIRAH

FOR RENT

A FROND (FARDH VILLAS) A prestigious address 6,500 sq. ft. Detached, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI249087)

4 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

2 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

2 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

1 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 400,000

ABU KEIBAL (B8) Amazing value 2,055 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready October 2009 Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP233065)

2 BR

AED 150,000

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THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL ANBARA (B18) Captivating environment 1,582 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Nicholas Winter (Ref # AP171679)

AED 180,000

AL ANBARA (B18) A desirable address 1,582 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP253251)

2 BR

AED 175,000

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THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL BASRI (B1) Enchanting seascape views 1,582 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM214364)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL HALLAWI (B14) Enjoy life with style 2,260 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready Now Wendy Hulbert (Ref # AP65483)

2 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

3 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 28,020

AED 180,000

AL BASRI (B1) Understated luxury 1,496 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready Now Jodie Akeley (Ref # AP169394)

AL HALLAWI (B14) Experience the height of luxury 744 sq. ft. G floor, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP252950)

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AED 135,000

AED 100,000

AL HABOOL (B20) A desirable address 1,646 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Wendy Hulbert (Ref # AP261484)

AL HAMRI (B4) A prestigious address 2,055 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP175409)

2 BR

AED 150,000

2 BR

AED 210,000

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FOR RENT PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL HATIMI (B9) Affordable luxury 1,484 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP217297)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL SAROOD (B16) High-profile environment 2,152 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Wendy Hulbert (Ref # AP169890)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL TAMR (B12) A prestigious address 2,184 sq. ft. Lofts, 5th floor, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP172488)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

K FROND (KHISAB VILLAS) A prestigious address 7,000 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI256265)

September 2009

2 BR

AED 150,000

3 BR

AED 165,000

3 BR

AED 180,000

6 BR

AED 600,000

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL KHUSHKAR (B2) A prestigious address 2,260 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP172806)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL SAROOD (B16) A desirable address 1,582 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP253262)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

DAS APARTMENTS (B19) A prestigious address 2,260 sq. ft. 6th floor, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP253768)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

KHUDRAWI One of the Best Deals in the Market 1,184 sq. ft. 9th floor, Ready Now Katarina Geenen (Ref # AP172443)

3 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

2 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

3 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

1 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 175,000

AED 175,000

AED 215,000

AED 130,000

AL MSALLI (B17) Affordable luxury 1,646 sq. ft. 8th floor, Ready Now Marwan Tariq (Ref # APM257042)

AL TAMR (B12) Privileged location 1,184 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP179541)

DAS APARTMENTS (B19) A prestigious address 1,184 sq. ft. 9th floor, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP257297)

O FROND (SAFAWI VILLAS) Premier location 7,000 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # VI177900)

2 BR

AED 18,000

1 BR

AED 135,000

1 BR

AED 210,000

7 BR

AED 500,000


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DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

AL MASS Best value 2,402 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP255504)

AED 3,296,000

DUBAI MARINA BONAIRE

1 BR AED 1,431,700 A prestigious address 796 sq. ft. 22nd floor, Ready September 2009 Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP246636)

DUBAI MARINA

BAYSIDE RESIDENCE Affordable luxury 1,690 sq. ft. 19th floor, Ready Now Michelle Shepheard (Ref # AP66316)

DUBAI MARINA

D.E.C TOWER Amazing value 638 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready Now Martina Fella (Ref # AP258652)

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 1,905,500

ST

AED 787,950

D.E.C TOWER Competitive price, call now 638 sq. ft. P2 floor, Ready Now Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP256381)

DUBAI MARINA

D.E.C TOWER 2 A motivated seller! 1,736 sq. ft. 22nd floor, Ready Now Patrice Hodge (Ref # AP256671)

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2 BR

AED 1,236,000

DUBAI MARINA

DORRA BAY Smart home living 1,234 sq. ft. 6th floor, Ready Now Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP57886)

ST

AED 535,600

2 BR

AED 1,442,000

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5 BR

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA HEIGHTS AED 9,785,000 Panoramic view of Dubai’s impressive skyline 5,456 sq. ft. 52nd floor, Ready Now Marion Abuthina (Ref # AP66559)

MARINA HEIGHTS Designed and finished to the highest standards 1,721 sq. ft. 44th floor, Ready Now Nicole Burt (Ref # AP258607)

DUBAI MARINA

1 BR

DUBAI MARINA

1 BR

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA PINNACLE Experience heights of luxury 747 sq. ft. 12th floor, Ready June 2010 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP259273)

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA VIEW TOWERS 2 Direct marina views 643 sq. ft. 6th floor, Ready Now Jon Yarrow (Ref # AP249202)

September 2009

AED 978,500

AED 999,512

MARINA RESIDENCE Competitive price, call now 1,103 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready Now Nathan Bennett (Ref # AP178939)

MARINASCAPE OCEANIC Understated luxury 1,878 sq. ft. 29th floor, Ready Now Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP239544)

3 BR

AED 2,800,000

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 1,390,502

AED 2,575,000

MARINA RESIDENCE Superior location 1,103 sq. ft. 8th floor, Ready Now Nina Pekina (Ref # AP256159)

MARINASCAPE OCEANIC Spectacular panoramas 1,862 sq. ft. 18th floor, Ready Now Victor Witold Motak (Ref # AP259646)

2 BR

AED 1,236,000

2 BR

AED 2,523,500


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DUBAI MARINA

1 BR

THE ADDRESS A motivated seller! 847 sq. ft. 28th floor, Ready Now Gibran Bukhari (Ref # AP253020)

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

THE JEWELS TOWER K Direct marina views 2,295 sq. ft. 6th floor, Ready Now Jon Yarrow (Ref # AP247897)

AED 2,475,161

AED 3,211,951

DUBAI MARINA

THE POINT Spectacular panoramas 1,206 sq. ft. 18th floor, Ready Now Stephanie Paaske (Ref # AP247645)

DUBAI MARINA

THE ZEN Property at budget prices 1,608 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready Now Nicole Burt (Ref # AP256545)

AED 2,060,000

DUBAI MARINA

DUBAI MARINA

THE POINT

THE POINT

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

THE JEWELS TOWER J A desirable address 2,267 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # AP255420)

2 BR

AED 2,317,500

AED 1,999,999

Central and prestigious location 1,761 sq. ft. 25th floor, Ready Now Liam Davorn (Ref # AP247271)

Spectacular panoramas 1,109 sq. ft. 25th floor, Ready Now Liam Davorn (Ref # AP248718)

2 BR

AED 1,442,000

2 BR

AED 1,339,000

DUBAI MARINA

THE ZEN Property at budget prices 2,192 sq. ft. 6th floor, Ready Now Nicole Burt (Ref # AP256813)

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3 BR

AED 1,602,647

DUBAI MARINA

YASS A prestigious address 1,576 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Amalia Paraschiv (Ref # AP260269)

2 BR

AED 2,266,000

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22 FOR SALE MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Looking to sell in Emirates Hills? As one of the most exclusive and prestigious communities in Dubai, Emirates Hills has always deserved special consideration.

Melanie Mouton +971 50 882 4180 Specialist in Emirates Hills (RERA 1337) September 2009

As an expert consultant, Melanie has been successfully selling property in Emirates Hills since the community was launched. Better Homes has the UAE’s largest network of buyers and the most extensive marketing of any agency, helping you sell your villa faster at a comfortable price. Melanie would be happy to assist you with accurate property valuation and provide you with professional listing packages. Benefit from over two decades of UAE property experience and the most professional team in the region.

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EMIRATES HILLS

HATTAN 3 A motivated seller! 5,443 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # VI248821)

EMIRATES HILLS

PHASE 1 Excellent finish 8,400 sq. ft. Detached, Ready Now Liudmila Shapedko (Ref # VI257240)

EMIRATES HILLS

PHASE 1 Experience heights of luxury 13,150 sq. ft. Ready Now Liudmila Shapedko (Ref # VI258708)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

LAKE VIEW TOWER Competitive price, call now 1,562 sq. ft. 33rd floor, Ready Now Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP253487)

5 BR

AED 7,210,000

6 BR

AED 20,600,000

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

7 BR

EMIRATES HILLS

2 BR

THE MEADOWS

AED 56,444,000

AED 2,171,987

3 BR

AED 3,296,000

SHAMS 2 Beachfront living at an attractive price 1,990 sq. ft. 18th floor, Ready Now Nathan Bennett (Ref # AP257346)

PHASE 3 The lap of luxury 34,091 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Melanie Mouton (Ref # VI226657)

PHASE 1 Great family home 4,045 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Nicole Burt (Ref # VI47418)

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

8 BR

AED 95,000,093

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

SADAF 4 Super deluxe finishings 2,600 sq. ft. Lofts, 37th floor, Ready Now Stephanie Paaske (Ref # AP259382)

2 BR

AED 3,749,200

4 BR

AED 4,090,000

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24 FOR RENT MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT DISCOVERY GARDENS

FOR RENT

BUILDING 103 Property at budget prices 649 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM256230)

ST

DISCOVERY GARDENS

ST

DISCOVERY GARDENS

AED 5,490

BUILDING 52 Best value 474 sq. ft. G floor, Ready Now Marwan Tariq (Ref # APM254392)

ST

AED 6,990

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DISCOVERY GARDENS

BUILDING 52 Best value 478 sq. ft. G floor, Ready Now Marwan Tariq (Ref # APM254394)

AED 6,990

BUILDING 90 Best value 478 sq. ft. G floor, Ready Now Marwan Tariq (Ref # APM254396)

ST

AED 6,990

DUBAI MARINA AL FATTAN MARINE TOWER

3 BR AED 220,000 Experience heights of luxury 2,222 sq. ft. 47th floor, Ready Now Stefania Dipaolo (Ref # AP253459)

DUBAI MARINA

AL FATTAN MARINE TOWER Fabulous ocean views 2,222 sq. ft. 48th floor, Ready Now Stefania Dipaolo (Ref # AP257282)

DUBAI MARINA

AL MESK TOWER Spacious with great finishes 1,575 sq. ft. 21st floor, Ready Now Deepali Dhanrajani (Ref # AP260601)

September 2009

3 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 220,000

2 BR

AED 160,000

AL MASS Strategic location 2,229 sq. ft. 11th floor, Ready Now Neva Watchorme (Ref # AP159210)

DUBAI MARINA

AL SEEF TOWER A prestigious address 1,975 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Catherine Quadros (Ref # AP162069)

2 BR

AED 130,000

DUBAI MARINA

BEAUPORT Spectacular views 1,340 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Neva Watchorme (Ref # AP177056)

3 BR

AED 180,000

2 BR

AED 150,000


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DUBAI MARINA

DELPHINE Best value 1,530 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready Now Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM255543)

DUBAI MARINA

DREAMS Amazing value 1,479 sq. ft. 21st floor, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP226746)

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 20,010

AED 115,000

DREAMS Amazing value 1,507 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP219956)

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

5 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 115,000

DREAMS AED 310,000 Affordable luxury 5,000 sq. ft. Penthouse, 29th floor, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP254964)

2 BR

DREAMS Amazing value 1,471 sq. ft. 18th floor, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP226714)

AED 115,000

5 BR

DREAMS AED 310,000 Affordable luxury 5,000 sq. ft. Penthouse, 29th floor, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP254963)

DUBAI MARINA HORIZON TOWER

4 BR AED 200,000 Dynamic development 2,272 sq. ft. 41st floor, Ready Now Darren Mcdonald (Ref # AP167850)

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

DREAMS Amazing value 1,248 sq. ft. 16th floor, Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP226671)

AED 105,000

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

GULF NATIONAL Amazing value 1,500 sq. ft. 7th floor, Ready Now Nicholas Winter (Ref # AP260364)

AED 100,000

DUBAI MARINA

DUBAI MARINA

HORIZON TOWER

HORIZON TOWER

4 BR

4 BR

AED 200,000

AED 200,000

Dynamic development 2,272 sq. ft. 38th floor, Ready Now Darren Mcdonald (Ref # AP167849)

Dynamic development 2,230 sq. ft. 37th floor, Ready Now Darren Mcdonald (Ref # AP167844)

DUBAI MARINA

HORIZON TOWER Invigorating atmosphere 2,451 sq. ft. 23rd floor, Ready Now Darren Mcdonald (Ref # AP174848)

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4 BR

AED 220,000

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26 FOR RENT MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

EMIRATES LIVING

LINKS EAST Stunning fully furnished apartment 1,334 sq. ft. 23rd floor, Ready Now Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM255169)

EMIRATES LIVING

THE LINKS GOLF APARTMENTS Magnificent golf course views 826 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Simran Sra (Ref # APM260386)

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE BAHAR 4 Amazing value 2,000 sq. ft. 19th floor, Ready Now Robert Kerr (Ref # AP250827)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

GREEN LAKES TOWER 1 Brand new luxury apartments 1,570 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM255015)

September 2009

2 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

1 BR

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

2 BR

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

2 BR

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AED 19,980

AED 9,510

AED 185,000

AED 12,000

MEADOWS 5 Affordable luxury 4,932 sq. ft. Ready Now Brett Meadway (Ref # VI258023)

BAHAR 2 Amazing value 1,377 sq. ft. 21st floor, Ready Now Robert Kerr (Ref # AP258169)

BAHAR 4 Self-contained development 1,400 sq. ft. 17th floor, Ready Now Robert Kerr (Ref # AP250817)

GREEN LAKES TOWER 2 Fully furnished apartment 1,330 sq. ft. 13th floor, Ready Now Catherine Quadros (Ref # AP237354)

6 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

2 BR

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

2 BR

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

2 BR

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AED 450,000

AED 127,000

AED 165,000

AED 135,000

THE LINKS CANAL APARTMENTS Prestigious urban development 426 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Hannah Moody (Ref # AP262331)

BAHAR 2 Self-contained development 1,280 sq. ft. Ready Now Robert Kerr (Ref # AP258161)

BAHAR 4 Self-contained development 1,280 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Robert Kerr (Ref # AP250808)

SABA TOWER Amazing value 470 sq. ft. 11th floor, Ready Now Monique Robinson (Ref # AP253374)

ST

AED 50,000

1 BR

AED 90,000

1 BR

AED 120,000

ST

AED 50,000


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DUBAILAND DISTRICT

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ARABIAN RANCHES

6 BR

HATTAN Quintessential luxury living 7,230 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Jalal Abuthina (Ref # VI241761)

ARABIAN RANCHES

ALVORADA 2 Best value 3,765 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Shervin Pouyan (Ref # VI258205)

ARABIAN RANCHES

GAZELLE / AL REEM 3 Ideal family living 2,789 sq. ft. Semi Detached, Ready Now Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI55013)

3 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

3 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

AED 3,914,000

AED 2,678,000

GAZELLE / AL REEM 1 A place to call home 2,992 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready Now Philip Whittam (Ref # VI259677)

LA COLECCION 2 Exceptional deal! 4,559 sq. ft. Ready Now Sachin Das (Ref # VI260715)

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AED 12,313,535

3 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

5 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

AED 2,626,500

AED 4,326,000

GAZELLE / AL REEM 1 Attractive investment opportunity 3,000 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready Now Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI37720)

TERRA NOVA One of the Best Deals in the Market 4,389 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Zahra Slassi (Ref # VI57762)

3 BR

AED 2,987,000

5 BR

AED 4,758,600

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GREEN COMMUNITY

WEST GARDEN - BLOCK H Sunny, spacious apartment 979 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Nicole Burt (Ref # AP3586)

GREEN COMMUNITY

WEST GARDEN - BLOCK J Competitive price, call now 1,852 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Belinda Muller (Ref # AP255677)

IMPZ

THE CRESCENT At never-before prices 506 sq. ft. 16th floor, Ready Now Sachin Das (Ref # AP257474)

1 BR

AED 999,000

2 BR

AED 1,648,000

ST

AED 566,500

GREEN COMMUNITY

3 BR

EAST GARDEN - BLOCK G Friendly neighborhood 2,400 sq. ft. G floor, Ready Now Nicole Burt (Ref # AP2563)

IMPZ

THE CRESCENT A motivated seller! 511 sq. ft. 10th floor, Ready Now Patrice Hodge (Ref # AP256098)

AED 2,300,000

ST

AED 316,890

JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES

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3 BR

GREEN COMMUNITY MOTOR CITY AED 2,678,000 Amazing value 4,467 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready December 2009 Nicole Burt (Ref # AP243386)

September 2009

MOTOR CITY

UPTOWN MOTORCITY Inspection will impress 1,953 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Deborah Staines (Ref # AP237633)

2 BR

AED 1,794,260

5 BR

SANCTUARY FALLS AED 8,554,294 The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about 5,154 sq. ft. Ready March 2010 Victoria R (Ref # VI249292)


Green Community

Live your dream in a place you can call home Green Community

Do you wish to rent or lease, buy or sell? Picturesque 3 BedroomTownhouses, 4 Bedroom Bungalows (4,200 sq. ft.) and 5 Bedroom Family Villas (5900 sq. ft.) available amidst beautifully landscaped gardens. Exclusive gated community. Recreation facilities include: pools, gymnasiums and tennis/basketball courts.

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Shopping, restaurants, schools and The Courtyard Marriot Hotel within walking distance.

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Phase 1 ready to move in, Phases 2 to 4 – Completion July 2009 to December 2009.

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For Sale: Townhouses from AED 2,600,000, Bungalows from AED 2,900,000, Family Villas from AED 3,600,000, and Apartments from AED 725,000 (Net Prices)

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For Rent: Townhouses from AED 190,000, Bungalows from AED 200,000 and Family villas from AED 240,000. Apartments from AED 70,000 (All rental prices per annum).

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Make the Call Susan Brand (RERA No 1423) +971 50 457 7309

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RERA No 97

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30 FOR RENT DUBAILAND DISTRICT

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

ARABIAN RANCHES

FOR RENT

AL HATTAN L1 Stunning views over the golf course 15,000 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Darius Ganda (Ref # VI252925)

6 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

5 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

3 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

2 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

AED 450,000

AL MAHRA Meticulously planned development 4,847 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Sandra Sherlock (Ref # VI169365)

5 BR

AED 260,000

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ARABIAN RANCHES

AL MAHRA Ideal family living 8,000 sq. ft. Detached, Ready Now Darius Ganda (Ref # VI254212)

ARABIAN RANCHES

ALMA Picturesque setting 2,437 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready Now Darius Ganda (Ref # VI262478)

ARABIAN RANCHES

GAZELLE / AL REEM 3 Affordable luxury 3,155 sq. ft. Ready Now Joseph Charro (Ref # VI262486)

September 2009

3 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

3 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

AED 145,000

AED 180,000

GAZELLE / AL REEM 1 Meticulously planned development 2,700 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready Now Darius Ganda (Ref # VI164550)

GAZELLE / AL REEM 3 Easy living 7,044 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready Now Katarina Geenen (Ref # VI260518)

AED 280,000

AED 150,000

AED 110,000

ALMA Amazing value 3,965 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready Now Joseph Charro (Ref # VI262463)

GAZELLE / AL REEM 2 Spacious living 2,438 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready Now Hakima Slassi (Ref # VI163932)

LA COLECCION 2 Experience heights of luxury 11,054 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Driss Slassi (Ref # VI260855)

3 BR

AED 190,000

3 BR

AED 150,000

4 BR

AED 235,000


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GREEN COMMUNITY WEST GARDEN BLOCK E

1 BR AED 75,000 A desirable address 929 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready Now Hakima Slassi (Ref # AP3443)

GREEN COMMUNITY

TERRACE APARTMENTS BLOCK B A prestigious address 4,200 sq. ft. Ready Now Aj Leith (Ref # AP171039)

IMPZ

THE CRESCENT Modern infrastructure and facilities 445 sq. ft. 7th floor, Ready Now Robert Kerr (Ref # AP256659)

MOTOR CITY

REGENT HOUSE 1 Easy living 722 sq. ft. G floor, Ready Now Elzbieta Stawiarska (Ref # AP257233)

VICTORY HEIGHTS

CARMEN VILLAGE Signature development 5,182 sq. ft. Ready Now Darius Ganda (Ref # VI260041)

3 BR

GREEN COMMUNITY

AED 180,000

WEST GARDEN - BLOCK F An exquisite landscaped setting 495 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready Now Aj Leith (Ref # AP3468)

ST

IMPZ

ST

MOTOR CITY

AED 45,000

AED 55,000

5 BR

AED 300,000

THE CRESCENT Amazing value 506 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready Now Darius Ganda (Ref # AP251241)

REGENT HOUSE 1 Exceptional deal! 936 sq. ft. G floor, Ready Now Aj Leith (Ref # AP254787)

VICTORY HEIGHTS

ESTELLA VILLAGE Affordable luxury 4,300 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Darius Ganda (Ref # VI259496)

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ST

MOTOR CITY

1 BR

MOTOR CITY

5 BR

VICTORY HEIGHTS

AED 45,000

AED 58,000

AED 300,000

NORTON COURT 1 Dynamic environment 943 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Darius Ganda (Ref # AP251457)

ST

AED 45,000

1 BR

AED 85,000

1 BR

SHERLOCK HOUSE 1 In a class by itself 956 sq. ft. G floor, Ready Now Aj Leith (Ref # AP256303)

AED 72,000

ESTELLA VILLAGE Amazing value 3,200 sq. ft. Detached, Ready Now Darius Ganda (Ref # VI252082)

4 BR

AED 190,000

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32 FOR SALE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

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DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

FOR SALE 475+ PROPERTIES IN DOWNTOWN ONLINE NOW VISIT BHOMES.COM

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DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

1 BR

KAMOON 3 Premium amenities 804 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Amine Issa (Ref # AP259994)

BUSINESS BAY

EXECUTIVE TOWER B Ambitious initiative 1,423 sq. ft. 43rd floor, Ready Now Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP81914)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

BURJ VIEWS A Executive elegance 783 sq. ft. 16th floor, Ready Now Jon Yarrow (Ref # AP231847)

September 2009

2 BR

BUSINESS BAY

1 BR

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

AED 2,266,000

AED 1,751,000

AED 1,545,000

1 BR

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

2 BR

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

THE PAD AED 1,884,900 Dynamic environment 683 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready December 2009 Eva Yang (Ref # AP246577)

BURJ VIEWS B Premier location 1,384 sq. ft. 22nd floor, Ready Now Sachin Das (Ref # AP19052)

AED 2,266,000

BURJ VIEWS A Executive elegance 873 sq. ft. 14th floor, Ready Now Jon Yarrow (Ref # AP227068)

BURJ VIEWS B Premier location 1,010 sq. ft. 17th floor, Ready Now Sachin Das (Ref # AP248474)

1 BR

AED 1,337,568

1 BR

AED 1,359,600


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DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

TAJER RESIDENCES Price reduced 1,430 sq. ft. 7th floor, Ready Now Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP75227)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

THE ADDRESS 5 Star hotel living with everything you need 519 sq. ft. 40th floor, Ready Now Deborah Staines (Ref # AP237950)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

THE RESIDENCES II T1 The best of city living 1,365 sq. ft. 20th floor, Ready Now Deborah Staines (Ref # AP12371)

2 BR

AED 3,811,000

ST

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

2 BR

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

AED 1,394,505

AED 2,398,862

3 BR

YANSOON 1 Prestigious urban development 2,096 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Fauzan Ahmad (Ref # AP176944)

AED 5,572,300

2 BR

THE RESIDENCES II T3 Exquisitely designed 1,572 sq. ft. 32nd floor, Ready Now Zahra Slassi (Ref # AP175430)

AED 3,568,950

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

THE RESIDENCES VILLAS At never-before prices 3,080 sq. ft. Ready Now Andrey Masharipov (Ref # VI259042)

3 BR

AED 5,184,934

TRADE CENTRE WORLD TRADE CENTRE RESIDENCE

2 BR AED 2,575,000 Exceptional deal! 2,110 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Rosina Holtzhausen (Ref # AP254362)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

YANSOON 7 A prestigious address 1,385 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Patrice Hodge (Ref # AP170245)

2 BR

AED 2,946,900

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TRADE CENTRE

WORLD TRADE CENTRE RESIDENCE A motivated seller! 4,155 sq. ft. Duplex, 17th floor, Ready Now Jeffrey Gullbrand (Ref # AP261501)

4 BR

AED 9,430,000

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DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

BUSINESS BAY

FOR RENT

EXECUTIVE TOWERS Best value 2,142 sq. ft. 29th floor, Ready Now Wafa Ghannam (Ref # AP258011)

3 BR

DIFC

ST

DIFC

ST

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

AED 170,000

ANGSANA HOTEL & SUITES A prestigious address 400 sq. ft. 14th floor, Ready Now Mariana Claudia Schmidt (Ref # AP249281)

ST

AED 115,000

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DIFC

ANGSANA HOTEL & SUITES A prestigious address 400 sq. ft. 15th floor, Ready Now Mariana Claudia Schmidt (Ref # AP249275)

DIFC

ST

LIBERTY HOUSE Central and prestigious location 540 sq. ft. 17th floor, Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP256423)

AED 80,000

DIFC

SKY GARDENS Brand new luxury apartments 551 sq. ft. 26th floor, Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP253783)

AED 115,000

AED 70,000

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

BURJ VIEWS C

BURJ VIEWS C

2 BR

LIBERTY HOUSE Competitive price, call now 540 sq. ft. 24th floor, Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP256604)

BURJ VIEWS A desirable address 844 sq. ft. G floor, Ready Now Robert Kerr (Ref # AP258144)

1 BR

AED 80,000

2 BR

AED 120,000

AED 125,000

Affordable luxury 1,269 sq. ft. 17th floor, Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP261268)

The lap of luxury 1,348 sq. ft. 9th floor, Ready Now Diane Petty (Ref # AP262263)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

BURJ VIEWS C Experience heights of luxury 726 sq. ft. 25th floor, Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP57761)

September 2009

ST

AED 74,000

1 BR

AED 90,000


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DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

ZAAFARAN 1 At never-before prices 1,303 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Maria Rhodora Layug (Ref # APM54887)

2 BR

AED 14,010

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

1 BR

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

1 BR

1 BR

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

2 BR

AED 90,000

ZAAFARAN 1 Amazing value 807 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Ghada Ghannam (Ref # AP258041)

AED 90,000 SOUTH RIDGE 6 Apartment 857 sq. ft. Ready Now Diane Petty, Private and secure (Ref # AP259504)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI ZAAFARAN 2

1 BR AED 100,000 Flexible payment options 786 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready Now Sandra Shadman (Ref # AP254577)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

ZAAFARAN 3 Amazing value 724 sq. ft. Lofts, 2nd floor, Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP174154)

AED 95,000

TAJER RESIDENCES AED 160,000 At never-before prices 1,290 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Ghada Ghannam A desirable address (Ref # AP179647)

TRADE CENTRE

TRADE CENTRE

AL MERAIKHI TOWER

PARK PLACE

1 BR

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

3 BR

AED 70,000

AED 215,000

A prestigious address 670 sq. ft. 11th floor, Ready Now Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM200333)

Spectacular views of the bay 2,368 sq. ft. 37th floor, Ready Now Better Homes DFC (Ref # AP257234)

1 BR

THE RESIDENCES II T3 AED 100,000 Apartment 850 sq. ft. Ready Now Sandra Sherlock World class development (Ref # AP174449)

TRADE CENTRE WORLD TRADE CENTRE RESIDENCE

3 BR AED 280,000 Experience the height of luxury 2,939 sq. ft. Duplex, 27th floor, Ready Now Robert Kerr (Ref # AP260389)

TRADE CENTRE

WORLD TRADE CENTRE RESIDENCE In a class by itself 2,109 sq. ft. Duplex, 1st floor, Ready Now Soumia Elakly (Ref # AP229164)

2 BR

AED 275,000

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TRADE CENTRE

WORLD TRADE CENTRE RESIDENCE Experience the height of luxury 2,110 sq. ft. Duplex, 21st floor, Ready Now Warwick Rowe (Ref # AP260615)

2 BR

AED 220,000

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INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT

FOR SALE 115+ PROPERTIES IN INTERNATIONAL CITY ONLINE NOW VISIT BHOMES.COM

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DUBAI SILICON OASIS

2 BR

PALACE TOWER Amazing value 1,145 sq. ft. 7th floor, Ready Now Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP254071)

DUBAI SILICON OASIS

PALACE TOWER Amazing value 904 sq. ft. 6th floor, Ready Now Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP254069)

INTERNATIONAL CITY

ITALY Competitive price, call now 753 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready Now Sooraj Nair (Ref # AP257355)

September 2009

1 BR

AED 725,687

1 BR

AED 455,150

INTERNATIONAL CITY

AL JAWZAA Prized location 1,119 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready August 2009 Melanie Mouton (Ref # AP64188)

INTERNATIONAL CITY

ROYAL RESIDENCES A motivated seller! 835 sq. ft. 6th floor, Ready Now Victor Witold Motak (Ref # AP254959)

AED 866,282

2 BR

INTERNATIONAL CITY

1 BR

INTERNATIONAL CITY

AED 849,750

AED 669,500

GLOBAL GREEN VIEW 2 Dynamic environment 1,831 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready June 2010 Paula Faramarzi (Ref # AP92223)

SUPREME RESIDENCY A motivated seller! 1,170 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Randall Reibling (Ref # AP97141)

3 BR

AED 1,236,000

2 BR

AED 901,894


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SHORTTERM RENTALS

Our Short-term Rentals division specializes in ready-made living solutions in the most attractive residential districts of Dubai, offering the luxury of a home on a short or mediumterm basis. Whether you’re an executive with extended business in Dubai or simply a new resident looking for a place while you find your feet, with a short-term rental you can live the high life without paying a high price.

SOUTH RIDGE

2 BR

SOUTH RIDGE 4 The best of city living. 1,465 sq. ft. 18th floor, Ready Now (Ref # APM223833)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

THE RESIDENCES W3 Smart home living. 980 sq. ft. 35th floor, Ready Now (Ref # APM215287)

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA HEIGHTS Quinessential Luxury Living 1,159 sq. ft. 7th floor, Ready Now (Ref # APM211836)

1 BR

AED 9,000 p/m

2 BR

AED 14,010 p/m

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

YANSOON 7 Enjoy life with style! 1,376 sq. ft. 1st Floor, Ready Now (Ref # APM212870)

DUBAI MARINA

SAHAB 1 A desirable address. 860 sq. ft. 21st floor, Ready Now (Ref # APM215267)

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AED 14,010 p/m

2 BR

AED 13,000 p/m

1 BR

AED 11,000 p/m

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA DIAMOND 3 The best of city living. 847 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now (Ref # APM214794)

DUBAI MARINA

SAHAB 2 Enjoy life with style! 1,382 sq. ft. 10th floor, Ready Now (Ref # APM214914)

1 BR

AED 9,000 p/m

2 BR

AED 12,000 p/m

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38 SHORT-TERM RENTALS

DUBAI MARINA

TIME PLACE Affordable Luxury. 700 sq. ft. 19th floor, Ready Now (Ref # APM215601)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

SABA TOWER Best Value! 1,400 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now (Ref # APM255500)

THE MEADOWS

PHASE 2 Spacious Living 4,000 sq. ft. , Ready Now (Ref # VIM211546)

THE SPRINGS

PHASE 10 A desirable address. 1,690 sq. ft. , Ready Now (Ref # VIM209601)

September 2009

1 BR

AED 9,000 p/m

2 BR

12990 p/m

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AL SHERA TOWER Affordable Luxury. 1,007 sq. ft. 20th floor, Ready Now (Ref # APM215653)

THE GREENS

AL ARTA 4 Smart home living. 1,200 sq. ft. 6th floor, Ready Now (Ref # APM213018)

1 BR

AED 9,000 p/m

2 BR

12000 p/m

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

INDIGO TOWER The best of city living. 866 sq. ft. 12th floor, Ready Now (Ref # APM215692)

THE GREENS

AL SAMAR 4 Affordable Style 741 sq. ft. G floor, Ready Now (Ref # APM211329)

1 BR

AED 9,000 p/m

1 BR

AED 7,020 p/m

5 BR

42000 p/m

2 BR

AED 14,010 p/m

THE MEADOWS

PHASE 9A A desirable address. 3,578 sq. ft. , Ready Now (Ref # VIM215097)

3 BR

AED 21,990 p/m


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AL REEF AWAITS

ABU DHABI

The eagerly anticipated Al Reef Villas development in Abu Dhabi is finally being handed over! Developed by Manazel Real Estate, Al Reef Villas consists of 1,700 villas and apartments spread across a lush greenery and fantastic amenities. Billed as “the first planned UAE community exclusively for the middle-income tier,” this project has been well-received by initial buyers. These villas have four distinct architectural styles, including Mediterranean, Desert, Contemporary, and Arabic. The location is enviable – only 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi Island and close to the international airport. Amenities here encompass retail, commercial, and community needs. Enjoy the upcoming town square with relaxing cafés and dining establishments, and an entire community amidst beautiful tree-lined streets and verdant landscaping. A range of homes are available here, so we recommend you come down and visit Abu Dhabi’s latest offering.

Are your thoughts turning towards the capital? Better Homes has expert agents in Abu Dhabi and is well placed to guide you through the very best properties the city has on offer.

AL RAHA BEACH

AL MUNEERA A motivated seller! 1,537 sq. ft. Ready December 2010 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP256285)

AL RAHA BEACH

AL NASEEM RESIDENCE - A A prestigious address 1,400 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP233604)

2 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

2 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

AED 1,545,515

AED 2,060,082

AL MUNEERA Scenic water view 1,712 sq. ft. Ready December 2010 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP96259)

AL NASEEM RESIDENCE - B Fabulous ocean views 1,336 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP226340)

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

3 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

2 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

AED 2,025,032

AED 1,999,999

AL MUNEERA Enjoy life with style 1,739 sq. ft. Ready December 2010 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP93757)

AL NASEEM RESIDENCE - C A prestigious address 995 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Kerry Jayne Broad (Ref # AP240529)

3 BR

AED 2,178,450

1 BR

AED 1,639,760

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AL RAHA BEACH

1 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

2 BR

AL REEF

AL REEF

AL ZEINA - RESIDENTIAL TOWERS A prestigious address 656 sq. ft. Ready October 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP234938)

AL REEF

ARABIC COMMUNITY A great family option 1,832 sq. ft. Ready September 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # VI262648)

2 BR

AL REEF

AL REEF

2 BR

AL REEF

5 BR

AL REEF

2 BR

AL REEF

3 BR

AL REEF

2 BR

AL REEF

AED 1,263,192

AED 1,339,000

ARABIC COMMUNITY AED 2,523,500 Great family home 3,749 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready September 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # VI259193)

CONTEMPORARY COMMUNITY AED 1,442,000 A motivated seller! 2,422 sq. ft. Semi Detached, Ready December 2010 Bobby Uppal (Ref # VI259587)

September 2009

AL ZEINA - RESIDENTIAL TOWERS Modern living at its best 1,603 sq. ft. Ready October 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP221503)

AED 2,346,340

AED 1,236,000 ARABIC COMMUNITY A motivated seller! 1,832 sq. ft. Semi Detached, Ready September 2009 Bobby Uppal (Ref # VI259570)

ARABIC COMMUNITY AED 1,400,000 Live your Arabian dream 1,832 sq. ft. Detached, Ready September 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI238948)

CONTEMPORARY COMMUNITY AED 1,040,197 A motivated seller! 1,832 sq. ft. Semi Detached, Ready December 2010 Bobby Uppal (Ref # VI259556)

ARABIC COMMUNITY A great family option 1,832 sq. ft. Ready September 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # VI262651)

2 BR

AED 1,191,800

2 BR

AED 1,261,750 ARABIC COMMUNITY A motivated seller! 1,832 sq. ft. Semi Detached, Ready September 2009 Bobby Uppal (Ref # VI259559)

BUILDING 5 Amazing value 753 sq. ft. Ready June 2010 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP218150)

1 BR

AED 600,819

3 BR

CONTEMPORARY COMMUNITY AED 1,357,983 Competitive price, call now 2,424 sq. ft. Terraced, Ready December 2010 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # VI250800)


Times are volatile, prices change daily. Contact us on +971 600 52 2212

AL REEF

5 BR

DESERT COMMUNITY AED 2,380,966 Live your Arabian dream 3,748 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready December 2009 Linda Savidge (Ref # VI231608)

AL REEF

3 BR

DESERT COMMUNITY AED 1,648,000 Live your Arabian dream 2,424 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready December 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI229121)

AL REEF

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4 BR

MEDITERRANEAN COMMUNITY AED 1,854,000 Smart home living 2,854 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready December 2010 Linda Savidge (Ref # VI83808)

AL REEM ISLAND AL MAHA TOWER

2 BR AED 1,442,000 An entertainers delight 1,147 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP241153)

AL REEF DOWN TOWN

1 BR

AED 645,101

BUILDING 30 Modern living at its best 796 sq. ft. Ready December 2010 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP231618)

AL REEM ISLAND

2 BR

AED 1,500,557

AL MAHA TOWER Amazing value 1,147 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP247884)

AL REEM ISLAND

AL REEM ISLAND

AL MAHA TOWER

EMPIRE TOWER

1 BR

1 BR

AED 1,212,502

AED 954,692

The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about 924 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP81861)

A motivated seller! 807 sq. ft. Ready May 2011 Kerry Jayne Broad (Ref # AP262598)

AL REEM ISLAND

MARINA BLUE Amazing value 1,346 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP254887)

2 BR

AED 1,652,644

AL REEM ISLAND OCEAN TERRACE RESIDENCE

2 BR AED 2,063,502 Beachfront living at an attractive price 1,431 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP250653)

AL REEM ISLAND

MARINA HEIGHTS 1 A desirable address 1,335 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP95134)

2 BR

AED 1,663,332

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SHARJAH IN STYLE

SHARJAH AND THE NORTHERN EMIRATES

Al Ghazal Tower Luxury has a new address. Al Ghazal Tower is located on the Al Khan Lake Corniche, adjacent to Qanat Al Qasba â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sharjahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most exclusive recreational development. ~ BcPcT^UcWTPacUPRX[XcXTbWTP[cWR[dQbfX\\X]V_^^[ and Jacuzzi) ~ 5aTT_PaZX]V ~ C^_`dP[XchTgcTaX^a ]XbWX]V ~ B_TRcPRd[PaeXTfbSXaTRc[hUPRX]V0[:WP];PV^^]  0[<P\iPacWT6d[U ~ 2T]caP[PRX]R[dSTSX]aT]c 043&$U^aP!QTSa^^\P_Pac\T]c 043(U^aP"QTSa^^\P_Pac\T]c

There are some extraordinary developments and impressive deals on offer outside of Dubai and Abu Dhabi â&#x20AC;&#x201D; turn your attention to Sharjah and the Northern Emirates of Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah to get involved.

SHARJAH FOR RENT

AL NAHDA 1

AL KHAN

AL KHAN

FARAH PLAZA

AL HUDA 1

AL SONDOS TOWER

1 BR

3 BR AED 80,000

AED 85,000

A great family option 1,100 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Sharjah office (Ref # AP256119)

In a class by itself 1,818 sq. ft. Ready Now Zhanna Chich (Ref # AP262603)

In a class by itself 1,900 sq. ft. Ready September 2009 Zhanna Chich (Ref # AP262271)

AL KHAN

AL KHAN

BEACH TOWER

CITY PLAZA 8

1 BR

AL KHAN

BEACH TOWER A host of facilities 850 sq. ft. Ready Now Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # AP258594)

September 2009

3 BR

AED 50,400

1 BR

AED 45,000

2 BR

AED 65,000

AED 79,000

Modern living at its best 1,200 sq. ft. Ready Now Zhanna Chich (Ref # AP246781)

Ideal family living 1,364 sq. ft. Ready Now Hilly Salman (Ref # AP252450)


SHARJAH AND THE NORTHERN EMIRATES 43 AL KHAN NOOR AL SHARJAH

1 BR AED 36,750 Easy living 1,100 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Sharjah office (Ref # AP256113)

AL MAJARA

1 BR

AED 57,000

AL MAJARAH RESIDENCE 2 In a class by itself 828 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Sharjah office (Ref # AP242927)

AL MAMZAR

THURAYA TOWER Exceptional deal! 1,400 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Sharjah office (Ref # AP261183)

2 BR

AED 47,250

BUTEENA 1 & 2

ST

BUTINA RESIDENCE Prized location 215 sq. ft. Ready Now Zhanna Chich (Ref # AP256944)

AED 19,000

MAJAZ

MAJAZ

QUEEN TOWER

QUEEN TOWER

2 BR

AL MAJARA

AL MAJARAH RESIDENCE 2 Elegant interiors 1,011 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Sharjah office (Ref # AP241311)

2 BR

AED 76,000

KING FAISAL

1 BR

TAAWUN

3 BR

EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL AED 60,000 The lap of luxury 900 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Sharjah office (Ref # AP249871)

3 BR

AED 55,000

AED 90,000

A great family option 1,228 sq. ft. Ready August 2009 Zhanna Chich (Ref # AP262609)

Property at budget prices 1,557 sq. ft. Ready Now Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # AP249374)

YAMAHA TOWER AED 55,000 Beautiful and unique living spaces 1,700 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Sharjah office (Ref # AP261149)

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44 SHARJAH AND THE NORTHERN EMIRATES

RAS AL KHAIMAH

AL HAMRA VILLAGE

GOLF VILLAS (1) The lap of luxury 1,500 sq. ft. Chalet, Ready Now Grace Zhao Eckhardt (Ref # VI77755)

MINA AL ARAB

4 BR

GRANADA Affordable luxury 4,476 sq. ft. Independent, Ready September 2009 Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # VI47382)

AED 3,605,000

AL HAMRA VILLAGE

NORTH TOWN HOUSES Amazing value 2,161 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready Now Hilly Salman (Ref # VI236761)

2 BR

AED 1,295,000

3 BR

AED 1,442,000

AL HAMRA VILLAGE ROYAL BREEZE BUILDING

ST AED 427,450 In a class by itself 451 sq. ft. Ready December 2010 Zhanna Chich (Ref # AP261722)

AL HAMRA VILLAGE

ROYAL BREEZE BUILDING In a class by itself 451 sq. ft. Triplex, Ready December 2010 Zhanna Chich (Ref # AP261720)

AL HAMRA VILLAGE

TOWNHOUSE TYPEC A prestigious address 1,231 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready Now Grace Zhao Eckhardt (Ref # VI234909)

September 2009

2 BR

AED 973,350

MINA AL ARAB

ST

AED 437,750

3 BR

GRANADA AED 1,947,414 Inspiring ambience 3,251 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready September 2009 Hilly Salman (Ref # VI83212)

AL HAMRA VILLAGE

ROYAL BREEZE BUILDING (RE SALE) Competitive price, call now 1,392 sq. ft. Ready December 2010 Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # AP242950)

THE COVE

THE COVE Best value 2,894 sq. ft. Semi Detached, Ready Now Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # VI8762)

2 BR

AED 860,050

2 BR

AED 1,751,000


Times are volatile, prices change daily. Contact us on +971 600 52 2212 45

A LOOK AT LEASING

COMMERCIAL Office Retail Industrial Investment

While commercial leasing rates have fallen everywhere in Dubai, some locations have been significantly harder hit than others. From peak levels, several communities have fallen in rental prices by 55-65%. Among these victims, International City has fallen over 50% (current prices are around AED 40 psf), Deira and Garhoud have fallen 55% (priced now at AED 80-90 psf) and Dubai Silicon Oasis has fallen 65% (now around AED 60 psf). Those areas which have been most resilient to the declines are Trade Centre, Jumeirah, and Mirdif, having fallen by only 15-20% from their peaks in 2008. Trade Centre is currently priced at AED 180210 psf, Jumeirah between AED 160-200 psf, and Mirdif between AED 180-210 psf.

Over 20 years of local market wisdom and industry prowess. The most expansive portfolio of commercial property for sale or lease in the UAE. More dedicated commercial consultants than any firm in the region. Office, Retail, Industrial, and Investment Real Estate. Solved.

Trends in July and August are showing rates stabilizing, with very small declines in the range of 1-2% per month in many commercial leasing areas in Dubai.

FOR SALE

BUSINESS BAY

BAYSWATER At never-before prices 809 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF79035)

AED 1,042,167

BUSINESS BAY

BAYSWATER Attractive investment opportunity 834 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF44804)

AED 1,187,274

BUSINESS BAY

EXECUTIVE TOWER D Ready to move in 1,934 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF63987)

AED 2,389,600

BUSINESS BAY

BUSINESS BAY

BUSINESS BAY

IRIS BAY

IRIS CRYSTAL

ONE BUSINESS BAY

AED 1,983,132

AED 9,434,620

AED 6,029,826

A motivated seller! 1,689 sq. ft. Office, Ready December 2009 Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF260433)

Ambitious initiative 2,770 sq. ft. Office, Ready November 2011 Souzy Tabbouche (Ref # OF223583)

Ambitious initiative 2,661 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Thomas Bunker (Ref # OF256345)

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

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46 COMMERCIAL BUSINESS BAY

BUSINESS BAY

BUSINESS BAY

THE CITADEL CORPORATE TOWER

THE CITADEL CORPORATE TOWER

VISION TOWER

AED 1,216,461

AED 1,395,217

AED 20,515,540

Ambitious initiative 890 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF239478)

Amazing value 890 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Thomas Bunker (Ref # OF72521)

Amazing value 9,959 sq. ft. Office, Ready December 2009 Thomas Bunker (Ref # OF71041)

DIFC

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

LIBERTY HOUSE

BURJ DUBAI TOWER

AED 3,611,180

AED 57,062,000

A prestigious address 1,713 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF239859)

A prestigious address 11,120 sq. ft. Office, Ready December 2009 David Lawes (Ref # OF102964)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

AL SAAHA A motivated seller! 4,919 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Afrooz Erjacki (Ref # OF250296)

AED 18,293,715

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS AG TOWER (SILVER)

AED 1,326,846 Affordable luxury 1,453 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF255428)

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

WAREHOUSE 597-948 A motivated seller! 23,657 sq. ft. Warehouse, Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # WH262456)

AED 7,310,013

JEBEL ALI

WAREHOUSE Superior location 66,267 sq. ft. Warehouse, Ready Now Souzy Tabbouche (Ref # WH253610)

AED 16,480,000

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS ALMAS TOWER

AED 999,492 Cornerstone of economic activity 807 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF237465)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

ARMADA TOWERS High-rise towers 10,396 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Souzy Tabbouche (Ref # OF237896)

September 2009

AED 20,344,972

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

GOLDCREST EXECUTIVE Competitive price, call now 799 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF261091)

AED 669,500


Times are volatile, prices change daily. Contact us on +971 600 52 2212 47 JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

HDS TOWER

INDIGO ICON

INDIGO ICON

AED 7,618,086

AED 1,547,060

AED 10,942,720

Exceptional deal! 10,567 sq. ft. Commercial Floor, Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # CF260361)

Enviable skyline views 1,502 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF243115)

Glimmering lakeside views 10,624 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now David Lawes (Ref # OF261800)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS LIWA HEIGHTS

AED 11,134,300 Spectacular panoramas 10,810 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF247899)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH BAY TOWER (X3) A motivated seller! 9,741 sq. ft. Office, Ready October 2009 David Lawes (Ref # OF235398)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AED 8,026,666

MAZAYA BUSINESS AVENUE Self-contained development 1,528 sq. ft. Office, Ready October 2009 Afrooz Erjacki (Ref # OF243248)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

ONE LAKE PLAZA

REEF TOWER

AED 6,884,520

AED 3,012,450

A motivated seller! 8,355 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF259029)

Amazing value 2,869 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Afrooz Erjacki (Ref # OF258946)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

REEF TOWER Amazing value 2,555 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Afrooz Erjacki (Ref # OF258945)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

TECOM

SABA TOWER 1

CAYAN BUSINESS CENTRE

AED 11,264,029

AED 3,001,163

A desirable address 7,291 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF91853)

A motivated seller! 3,330 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now David Lawes (Ref # OF178219)

TECOM

GROSVENOR BUSINESS TOWER In a class by itself 1,204 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF79256)

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

AED 1,432,496

AED 2,682,488

AED 1,676,057

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48 COMMERCIAL

FOR RENT

DUBAI HEALTHCARE CITY RE/AP25/DHCC Prized location 1,500 sq. ft. Retail, Ready Now Vikas Arora (Ref # RE177279)

DEIRA

AED 199,980

BUSINESS POINT Prized location 1,111 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Abdul Rahman (Ref # OFM221199)

DEIRA

AL QAYADA BUILDING Prized location 1,539 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Better Commercial (Ref # OF262383)

AED 337,500

AED 138,510

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS INDIGO ICON

AED 106,100 Amazing value 1,061 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Paul Rason (Ref # OF261989)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

YANSOON 8 In a class by itself 1,873 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Iqbal Mukadam (Ref # OF173312)

SUFOUH

AED 421,425

AL SUFOUH MIXED USE Prized location 5,621 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Heba Moustafa (Ref # OF170556)

AED 1,124,182

TECOM SHATHA TOWER

AED 291,200 Competitive price, call now 1,456 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Anuradha Janjua (Ref # OF262402)

TECOM

BUSINESS CENTRAL TOWERS A prestigious address 1,528 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Anuradha Janjua (Ref # OF168433)

September 2009

AED 359,151

AL QUOZ

CBD BUILDING A desirable address 2,760 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Tessa Honorica Lowe (Ref # OF246242)

AED 414,042


Commercial investments for those thinking of Q4 in Q1. Call + 971 600 52 2212 49

COMMERCIAL BREAKDOWN 1GB = 5.97 AED 1 USD = 3.67 AED 1 EURO = 5.24 AED

RENTALS

PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - August 2009 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 figures for the last six months

OFFICE COMMUNITY

ABU DHABI

DEIRA DISTRICT

BUR BUBAI DISTRICT

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Al Markaziyah

196,851

404,551

248,258

288

288

288

Tourist Club Area

532,750

1,113,350

742,233

232

232

232

Deira

25,000

1,145,400

242,493

100

150

115

Garhoud

75,319

2,375,000

1,223,260

120

250

224

Bur Dubai

224,272

317,625

293,943

43

64

58

Dubai Healthcare City

240,570

1,320,000

896,571

165

205

173

Business Bay

211,680

309,440

272,154

150

160

159

Downtown Burj Dubai

421,425

1,243,275

921,567

200

275

233

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

Dubai Investment Park

65,750

65,750

65,750

50

50

50

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT

Dubai Silicon Oasis

108,480

187,680

134,718

90

125

117

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

Al Wasl

120,400

176,400

138,400

140

140

140

Jumeirah

200,000

200,000

200,000

118

118

118

Barsha

103,600

907,000

197,030

140

200

196

Dubai Marina

435,750

435,750

435,750

250

250

250

TECOM

128,370

6,987,040

489,225

100

400

223

MEYDAN DISTRICT

Al Quoz

44,025

1,054,891

184,373

75

201

135

WORLD CENTRAL DISTRICT

Dubai World Central

641,625

1,183,120

912,373

123

125

124

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Massafah

260,238

260,238

260,238

233

233

233

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

RETAIL

ABU DHABI BUR BUBAI DISTRICT

DEIRA DISTRICT

Bur Dubai

143,018

143,018

143,018

86

86

86

Dubai Healthcare City

264,240

337,500

300,870

120

225

173

Deira

2,415,600

2,415,600

2,415,600

200

200

200

Garhoud

229,584

229,584

229,584

130

130

130

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT

International City

16,360

32,445

27,107

40

45

44

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

Jumeirah

126,788

752,680

394,102

158

310

279

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Barsha

135,000

387,000

267,237

180

250

210

Dubai Marina

142,500

525,000

372,550

250

400

275

TECOM

499,356

860,670

605,228

180

180

180

MEYDAN DISTRICT

Al Quoz

143,070

5,769,000

953,677

140

200

155

SHARJAH DISTRICT

Al Qassimia

60,750

60,750

60,750

56

56

56

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Marina Village

650,000

750,000

700,000

132

135

134

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

COMMERCIAL VILLA

ABU DHABI

WAREHOUSE

ABU DHABI

Massafah

169,540

169,540

169,540

93

93

93

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

Dubai Investment Park

96,460

2,439,268

446,805

32

65

40

JEBEL ALI DISTRICT

Jebel Ali

368,720

1,611,418

939,934

32

40

38

MEYDAN DISTRICT

Al Quoz

89,415

171,270

135,671

40

45

44

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BETTER INTERIORS The latest tastes, trends and product launches in the world of home interiors

3

MY FAVOURITE ROOM

NAYLA AL KHAJA

My brother designed this room – my father put his trust in him and it turned out really well. He wanted something nice and modern, not too classic, and it worked. 1 We really liked this sofa – it’s stylish and it went well with the overall design of the room. 2 This zebra rug was a gift given to my father a long time ago. 3 We like this curved glass side table, which was specially imported from Italy. Most of the rest of the room accessories we got from Marina Interiors.

1

2

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CLOUD MIRROR WESTERN FURNITURE Price on request

52 BETTER INTERIORS

LAMP, PAN EMIRATES Price on request POSTER BED INDIGO AED 5990

METROPOLIS ARMCHAIR, WESTERN FURNITURE Price on request

CANDLE STAND PRESOTTO AED 1330

WHAT’S IN STORE Our favourite new products in the interiors stores this month...

VASES WESTERN FURNITURE Price on request

VIENNA SOFA ID DESIGN AED 11998

VASE ID DESIGN AED 449

PLASMA UNIT INDIGO AED 3,190

NICKEL CANISTER INDIGO AED 995


Discover the world of

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Found your perfect property? Contact us on +971 600 52 2212 55 De’Longhi Icona We’re big fans of the Icona. Created in best ’50s Italian style, it’s a 1,7 litre beauty with cord-storing base, triple safety protection and a sleek red finish. It’s the Vespa of the kettle world.

De’Longhi Argento

Sunbeam SGK-300

De’Longhi manage to sneak another model into the top six purely by dint of their design swishness. This sleek sliver beauty has a ‘non-marking finish’ to stop fingermarks from spoiling its sides, and a special ‘rapid boil’ function which gets you your cuppa faster.

Why aren’t there more see-through kettles? With the same aesthetic as a cafetiere, this cordless beauty from Sunbeam will make a perky addition to your minimalist kitchen. The only downside is you’ll end up cleaning it twice as often as a regular kettle, as you’ll be able to see water marks so clearly.

BESTLOOKING

SIX OF THE BEST

BOILING POINT Is your tea-making equipment looking seriously inferior? It’s time to enter the kettle market…

BEST FO R THE PL ANET

Philips HD4671/20 Perhaps the least snappily-named kettle of all time, the HD4671/20 makes up for its mouthful of a moniker by being one of the most energy efficient kettles on the market. Its indicator is marked out in cups, making it much easier to boil the precise amount of water you need, thereby saving waste: a nice touch.

Morphy Richards Accents Kettle This powder pink number is a somewhat girlie kettle: pretty enough, but its major USP is that you can buy it with a matching toaster, so your breakfast counter will be all of a piece. The ultimate in appliance coordination.

Le Creuset Kone A seriously stylish boiler from the company best known for their thick-bottomed casserole dishes, the Kone is a real talking point. It’s also equipped with a whistle, which sounds when your water has boiled. Great fun.

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56 BETTER INTERIORS

BETTER...KIDS’ BEDROOMS There’s no excuse for giving your kids a boring room: fire their imaginations with some stellar sleeping quarters…

1.

INSPIRATION

Nursery

BEDROOMS FOR COOL KIDS

Elaine Perry advocates a DIY approach to kitting out your kid’s room: she talks you through the techniques you need, from basic carpentry to painting and sewing, to create such joys as the campsite-themed room, complete with a ‘night sky’ ceiling dotted with stars. Imaginative and extremely useful.

THE SMART APPROACH TO KIDS’ ROOMS, 3RD EDITION A great springboard courtesy of Megan Connelly, the ‘Smart Approach’ is particularly sharp on essentials like storage and maximising useful space.

Age 5-10

IDdesign TO THEME OR NOT TO THEME? Theming is a good idea so long as it can grow with the child and can evolve. Current trends or characters should be avoided, as a child’s favourite is likely to change on a week to week basis and therefore could date extremely quickly. Instead, ‘timeless’ themes should be used - for example fantasy, creating a princess’s palace, a knight’s castle or an enchanted garden for them to escape into their fantasy world. The most key rule is that the child’s bedroom should be designed from a child’s perspective and should suit each individual child’s personality and interests. It should be a stimulating atmosphere where the child’s creativity can evolve. Claire Gilmour, Kidz Inc

ACHIEVE THIS LOOK

When kids get to the age when they’re ready to interact with their room, you want it to be filled with stimulation. But in their first eighteen months, you want their nurseries to be clear, uncluttered and highly organised – you spend so much time doing practical things like nappy-changing that a utilitarian approach is probably wisest. That doesn’t mean the nursery can’t be beautiful though – keep things simple like the above set-up from Just Kidding with a couple of large storage units and a stocky, old-school crib. Keep key colours neutral, but throw in accents with some brighter-coloured mobiles and bedding.

You’ll find branches of Babyshop across the UAE, including at Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and the Oasis Centre. It’s an ideal starting point for stocking up your child’s nursery - they stock a fantastic range of products for tiny tots, with soft toys, mobiles, games, wall coverings and more. They’ve also got a nice line in baby essentials and goodvalue clothes.

IDdesign


ACHIEVE THIS LOOK It’s that perennial issue with teenagers – how can you encourage them to study when it’s the last thing they want to do? One step is to set them up with a cool mini-office in their bedroom. We very much approve of this set-up from IKEA, which combines tons of storage space with a cosy work area. Walls are painted in bold, bright colours to set off the white of the wood: and the whole unit is deceptively slim, meaning it won’t take up a huge amount of space. Perfect.

BED HEADS

Teenagers

Why not use one of these three cool beds from Kidz Inc as a starting point for the design of your kid’s room?

Q

How should I choose a wall colour for my child’s bedroom? The first thing is that it’s important that while choosing colours you should involve your child in the decision-making process. Red, blue, and yellow are the three ideal primary colours because these are the first three colours that children recognize and are drawn to. For babies’ rooms, shades of baby blue, baby pink, pale lemon, and light neutrals can be used as experts recommend calm tones for babies. If using bright pinks, reds, and purples, be sure to pair them with a calming tone so that they don’t overwhelm the room. Bright pink and purple are very popular with young girls and it’s easy to find accents that pair the two colours. To keep them from overwhelming the room, choose a pale pink, lilac, or periwinkle tint for the walls, and accent the look further with lots of white and light green. If you are going for a vintage look, it’s easy to find elements in old rose, lavender, ivory, celadon, and sage green. For boys, greens and blues with hints of grey and neutrals can be used. Amna Mirza, Assistant Manager for Dulux Decorator Centre

Storage Box Home Centre AED 49

1. Nautical

2. Princess

3. Camping

ACCESSORIES Rexy nightstand Home Centre AED 295

Rollando Trunk Bench Kidz Inc AED 1,305

Gingerbread Cottage Holland & Burton AED 1700 Brian nightstand Home Centre AED 393 Individual Hook Pia Kidz Inc AED 99

Looking for some saintly paint for your kids’ walls? Check out the Mythic line, exclusively available at Ace Hardware in Dubai Festival City - it’s 100 per cent non toxic, with no ‘offgassing’ or VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Which means it’s super safe and good for the earth as well as looking extremely smart.

Paulina Sitting Sack Beanbag Kidz Inc AED 593

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58 BETTER INTERIORS

STORES GUIDE BURJUMAN

Aminian Carpets

04 295 5379

Galerie Hamadan

04 339 9161

Bo Concept

04 341 4144

Ace Hardware

04 355 0698

Carré Blanc

04 295 3992

Irony Home

04 334 4550

Bois & Chiffons

04 341 0519

Oriental Carpets

04 351 0919

Pride of Kashmir

04 295 0655

Kreiss

04 339 8978

Bombay & Zone

04 341 1220

Bhs

04 352 5150

Regional Trading

04 295 1723

La Maison Coloniale

04 339 8259

Carré Blanc

04 341 0820

Descamps

04 355 5563

Sia (Jawad Home)

04 295 6180

Lalique

04 339 8451

Crystal Casa

04 341 1402

Grand Stores

04 352 3641

The White Co

04 295 6180

Merinos

050 8874 893

Hermes

04 351 1190

Villeroy & Boch

04 295 0408

Mesgarzadeh

04 339 9930

Four Seasons Ramesh

04 334 9090

Jadhafs

04 352 2550

Zara Home

04 295 3377

Mitchi

04 339 9084

Home Centre

04 341 4441

Mumbai Se

04 434 0626

IDdesign

04 341 3434

OSIM

04 339 8290

Jashanmal

04 347 1715

Kas Australia

04 359 0503 / 1

Flamant Home Interiors 04 341 3533

Liwa Home

04 351 5353

DUBAI MALL

Reshi Arts and Crafts

04 355 0159

@home

04 434 0877

Panachelle

04 434 3244

La Maison Coloniale

04 341 3533

Sharief

04 355 3377

Al Khazana

04 434 0355

Persian Carpet House

04 434 3152

Maison Decor

04 409 9000

Tanagra

04 355 0183

Al Sultani Furniture

04 339 9252

Sharief Home

04 339 8742

Marina

04 800 4360

Tavala

04 351 8310

Annaka

04 434 0288

Sia

04 339 8599

Marina Gulf

04 341 0314

THE One

04 351 4424

Armani/Casa

04 437 3131

Step Evi Design

04 434 0199

Miri

04 341 1000

Villeroy & Boch

04 351 7775

Baldi

04 339 9890

Tarrab

04 434 0433

Pride of Kashmir

04 341 4477

Zara Home

04 359 9988

Collezione

04 434 0255

The White Company

04 339 8750

Red Carpet

04 340 9924

Crystal Gallery

04 339 8774

Yves Delorme

04 339 8787

Regional Trading

04 341 0507

DEIRA CITY CENTRE

Crystalline

04 339 8897

Zara Home

04 339 9105

Sia

04 341 3733

Al Jaber Gallery

04 295 4004

Dubai Home Collection 04 339 8855

Zwilling

04 434 0725

Table Art

04 341 3663

Al Maya Household

04 334 9424

Dwell

Tepe Home

04 341 0001

The Living Zone

04 341 1220

04 339 9759

FESTIVAL CENTRE Ace Hardware

04 206 6660

THE One

04 341 3777

TOP OF THE SHOPS UNDER ONE ROOF

Artikel

04 232 8339

Zara Home

04 341 4184

Bayti

04 368 5145

Dwell

04 232 5435

Ace one-stop-shop suppliers of kitchens and bathrooms, ‘Under One Roof’ saw the grand opening of their Al Quoz showroom (04 323 2722) this month. Take a trip around and you can check out a raft of top brands, all attractively laid out with accessories so it’s easy to visualise how the set-ups would look in your own home. We’re particular fans of the horseshoe-shaped work surfaces with built-in sinks, the upholstered chrome bar stools for breakfast counters and the mosaic-backed power showers. A great starting point for kitting out your new home or upgrading your current place – made better by the intelligent, well-informed service.

MERCATO MALL

Howard

04 232 5397

@home

04 344 3783

Al Abbar Art Gallery

04 344 9595

September 2009

Storage House IKEA

04 203 7505

Bombay & Zone

04 344 5994

Kas

04 232 6422

Kas Australia

04 344 1179

Marina

04 232 8919

Mamas & Papas

04 344 0981

Rugland

04 232 5790

National Iranian Carpets 04 349 9644

Shatex Home Collection 04 232 5725

Textura

04 344 2899

Stokes

04 232 9251

Table Art

04 232 6670

OASIS CENTER

The Red Carpet

04 232 5755

Afghan Carpet Palace

04 339 5786

The White Company

04 232 5506

Art Tower Frames Est.

04 339 3024

Home Centre

04 339 5217

IBN BATTUTA MALL

MFI Kitchens

04 339 3503

@home

04 423 3840

The Handicraft Gallery 04 339 3515

Bayti

04 368 5145

Q Home Decor

Crystalline

04 368 5508

Grand Stores Home

04 368 5353

SOUK MADINAT JUMEIRAH

Kani Home

04 368 5408

Carré Blanc

04 295 3992

Lifestyle

04 368 5699

Furniture

04 368 6050

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I have moved into a villa and I now have a dining room: how do I chose a rug for this area? Take a little time to think about size and colour; it will save you a lot of time and aggravation in the showroom. Draw a rough sketch of your room with the dimensions noted and furniture placed. Know the size of the table; you don’t want your chairs falling off the edge of the rug when you back up from the table. Many reputable showrooms will allow you to take the carpet home for a couple of days to see if it matches with your current décor.

What are the basic essentials that every child’s bedroom should have? It is important to choose good quality, safe furniture that will grow with your child. A good quality bed and mattress are essential as they will be spending much of their time in it. The furniture should always be child-sized thereby creating an exciting, cosy and secure environment. There is no point in having a mammoth four poster bed swamping a two year old when they could have their very own fairy-tale sleeping chamber where they can sleep under a pink sky of flowers, or take a sail around the world looking for treasure before settling down for a night’s sleep at sea! Furniture should be multifunctional, providing not only a bed but also a place for storing their growing collection of toys and games. Placing them into storage boxes makes it easier for the children to keep their rooms free of clutter and frees up valuable floor space. Inspiring and creative desks and chairs that grow with the child provide an exciting and stimulating place to learn! Claire Gilmour, Interior Architect, Kidz Inc Dubai

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What type of sofa should I purchase to maximize a large living space? To maximise a large living space and give versatility to a room, a modular design concept is a great choice. Mobilia’s Trent offers a rare modular design for even the largest living space. It offers endless choices in configurations to suit any room as they generally require more length and width. Handcrafted and designed, Mobilia’s Trent allows maximum flexibility of choice, with any upholstery fabric or leather cover, sizes, configurations or feet selections. Domenic Zaffino, Managing Director of Mobilia Australiana Designs Trent Sofa Mobilia Australiana Designs Price on request

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BETTER COMMUNITIES The 100 key contacts you need to settle in to your new home

BABYSITTING AND NANNIES DUBAI NANNIES

dubainannies.com Dubai Nannies provides live-in nannies, governessses and maternity nurses across Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

MAJESTIC NANNIES majesticnannies.com, 02 665 5056 Majestic Nannies matches families with full-time and part-time nannies and charge from AED440 to 7,000 per week for their services.

MDE NANNIES mde-nannies.com MDE Nannies has a roster of nannies and au pairs from the Phillippines, India, Nepal, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

NANNIES DUBAI nanniesdubai.com Nannies Dubai guarantees a nanny for 12 months, and will provide a replacement for free if you’re not happy with the one assigned.

TRIXABELL trixabell.com All Trixabell nannies have first aid and food hygiene training. The fees for babysitters range from AED35 to AED70 per hour, plus travelling expenses.

BANKING AND FINANCE COMMERCIAL BANK OF DUBAI

cbd.ae, 800-CBD CBD offers savings schemes, a personal loan service and foreign exchange contracts to help you avoid currency risk in foreign transactions.

HSBC hsbc.ae, 800HSBC (4722) HSBC offers Islamic, premier and international banking, wealth management, corporate and personal accounts and credit cards. September 2009

MASHREQ BANK

THRIFTY

mashreqbank.com, 04 424 4444 Mashreq offer deposits, borrowing and a broad range of credit cards with online facilities. They can also advise on investments.

thriftyaue.com, 800 4694 / 04 347 9001 Thrifty’s prices range from AED2,100 per month for a Mitsubishi Lancer to AED15,000 per month for a BMW 7 series.

NATIONAL BANK OF DUBAI nbd.ae, 04 222 2111 NBD offers non-interest-bearing current accounts for both business and personal users, silver, gold and platinum credit cards, specialised private banking and internet banking.

STANDARD CHARTERED standardchartered.ae, 04 313 8888 Standard Chartered offer personal loans and mortgages, a specialised Islamic Banking service, private banking and a big range of home and life insurance policies.

CAR RENTAL AVIS

avisaue.ae, 04 295 7121 Avis has 21 rental locations across the UAE. Rates for their cars range from AED2,250 per month for a Toyota Yaris to AED20,000 per month for an Audi A8.

HERTZ hertzuae.com, 800 437 89 / 04 206 0206 Prices start at AED2,373 per month for a Toyota Yaris and go to AED17,707 per month for an Audi A8.

SixT sixt.com, 04 347 9777 If you’re looking to hire a Mercedes Benz, you need to get in touch with SixT, who specialise in their full range of luxury cars. Rates go from AED4,500 per month for a B-Class to AED 14,500 for the S-Class

CAR SHOWROOMS AL FUTTAIM MOTORS

alfuttaimmotors.com, 04 206 6666 / 04 206 6600 Al Futtaim are the UAE’s exclusive distributors of Toyota and Lexus cars. They also sell used cars from other brands.

AL TAYER MOTORS altayer-motors.com, 04 303 7070 Al Tayer Motors are the distributors of Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Land Rover, Jaguar, Ferrari and Maserati vehicles and have showrooms across Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah.

ARABIAN AUTOMOBILES arabianautomobiles.com, 04 339 0999 Arabian Automobiles are the sole distributors for Nissan in the UAE. They also sell secondhand Nissan vehicles.

LIBERTY AUTOMOBILES libertyautos.com, 04 282 8092 Liberty Automobiles are the largest General Motors dealership in the UAE for Opel, Cadillac, Chevrolet and Hummer cars. They are also the exclusive distributors for Kawasaki motorcycles.

DENTISTS

AMERICAN DENTAL CLINIC american-dental-clinic.com, 04 344 0668 / 02 681 2921 The American Dental Clinic has branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Their services include


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BRITISH DENTAL CLINIC britishdentalclinic.com, 04 342 1318 This clinic on Al Wasl Road in Dubai provides treatments like air flow cleaning to remove stains, fillings, teeth whitening, veneers, gum treatment and implants.

DRS NICOLAS & ASP nicolasandasp.com, 04 394 7777 Drs Nicolas and Asp have eight branches acrosss Dubai. They offer pediatric surgery, cosmetic surgery and implants.

DUBAI SKY CLINIC dubaiskyclinic.com, 04 355 8808 Dubai Sky Clinic is based at the BurJuman Business Tower, and offers aesthetic dentistry like ceramic inlays and crowns.

THE DENTAL CENTER the-dental-center.com, 04 375 2175 Located in Dubai Healthcare City, the Dental Center’s services include full dental makeovers, implants and cosmetic dentistry.

ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING FARNEK

farnek.com, 04 382 4400 Farnek service all types of air conditioners and also offer other mechanical, electrical and plumbing services such as installation of pools.

HITCHES AND GLITCHES hitchesandglitches.com, 04 341 2888 Hitches and Glitches provide air conditioning and pool maintenance to residents across Dubai and have a 45 minute response time for emergencies.

THE NANNY PLAN Rita Bains used to work for the Royal Family in Abu Dhabi and decided to set up the Majestic Nannies agency (majesticnannies.com) in 2003. We asked her how to set about getting a top nanny for your kids… What are the advantages of using a nanny agency like Majestic over going direct? We save time for parents who don’t have time to search for a nanny themselves. And we have the necessary experience to screen all nannies and childcare professionals thoroughly before putting them in touch with parents – I run the agency with another British lady, Kerry McAteer, and we have over 25 years of experience in childcare. Where do your nannies come from? What qualifications do they need? We have applicants from all corners of the globe. The most important aspect is that they have had childcare experience and hold some form of qualifications related to childcare. Our British nannies oftern hold an NNEB (Nursery Nurse Examination Board),

Montessori Diploma/Degree, Early Childhood Degree or Nursing/Social services qualification. Most nannies also have First Aid training, and we request this particularly for placement with infants. How much experience do the nannies normally have? Generally our nannies must have a minimum of two years’ experience, and we have some ladies who have over 25 years of experience. How much do they cost? Our nannies’ monthly salaries vary from AED2,000 to AED 28,000 per month.

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HOWDRA CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE howdra.moonfruit.com, 04 227 2736 Howdra offers handyman and maintenance services covering electrical and plumbing problems.

JIM WILL FIX IT jimwillfixit.ae, 800 349 / 04 344 7091 Jim Will Fix It offers repair, maintenance and service work for electrics, plumbing and air conditioning units plus minor carpentry tasks.

OMEGA PLUS FACILITIES MANAGEMENT 04 283 3740 Omega Plus fix and repair all things mechanical, electrical and plumbing-related.

FLORISTS EXOTICA

exoticaemirates. com, 02 644 4416 / 04 347 3261 With branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Exotica offers bouquets as well as floral arrangements for weddings and seasonal decorations.

ORGANIC FOODS AND CAFE organicfoodsandcafe.com, 04 434 0577 A small store at Emaar Business Park where a florist knocks up good value, immaculate bouquets to order. No deliveries though.

SHAKESPEARE FLOWERS thevillagedubai.com, 04 349 1070 Located at The Village Mall, Shakespeare design bouquets as well as floral arrangements for weddings and other events.

UPSCALE AND POSH

Will they give my child any education? It depends on what a family’s criteria are for their nanny. Our European nannies are very educated, enabling them to offer many different activities to stimulate children and further their social, emotional and educational development.

upscaleandposh.com While they don’t have an actual store, Upscale and Posh has a large selection of delivery flowers to choose from online. They also offer online consultation with a florist.

How many options will I be given? And how much time do I get to interview them? Majestic Nannies usually send a minimum of 3 CVs but we continue to send more until a match is made. Interviews can take from one hour up to a whole afternoon. And parents get the opportunity to have a second interview to ensure they have made the right choice.

aviationclub.ae, 04 286 5303 The Aviation has a great pool, squash courts, and tennis courts. They put on a big range of workout classes including spinning and salsa.

GYMS

AVIATION CLUB

THE BIG APPLE jumeirah.com, 04 319 8660 Located in the Emirates Towers Boulevard, The Big Apple gym offers diet supplements and fitness foods in addition to a great range of fitness machines, weights and aerobics classes.

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THE PICK OF THE IFTARS

Looking for a top spot to break your fast? Check out these excellent options…

WELCARE HOSPITAL

Mövenpick Hotel and Apartments Bur Dubai, 04 336 6000 The Mövenpick have decked out their voluminous ballroom in best iftar tent style, and offer a very solid spread of food, including a tender ouzi, a dedicated Moroccan corner and a grand raft of desserts: entertainment is courtesy of an oud player. A nice family option, priced at AED125.

ehl.ae/WH, 04 282 7788 Welcare was the first private hospital in Dubai to receive the Quality Appreciation Award and is working towards achieving a a Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA). It has a 24 hour accident and emergency unit.

Burj Al Arab, Dubai, 04 301 7600 The ultimate in Iftar decadence – pick from buffets at Baby Al Yam, Al Iwan and Junsui for AED 290 a head. Our favourite is the Junsui option, where Asian food is the order of the day.

Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek Dubai, 04 205 7333 The Radisson also has three options for Iftar – you can get an AED99 buffet at Boulvar, get out on the Creek for a buffet on the Al Mansour Dhow, or go Persian at Shabestan, for AED125 per head.

Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi, 02 690 9000 Emirates Palace’s iftar is priced at AED210 per head - very reasonable considering the grand surroundings. The buffet offers a master class in Arabic food: go hungry, and take your fill.

FITNESS FIRST

BELHOUL EUROPEAN HOSPITAL

fitnessfirst.ae, 04 351 0044 Fitness First is the largest chain of gyms in the UAE with branches in Mirdiff, Dubai Media City, and BurJuman, among others. As a member, you get free access to their Group X classes, which range from yoga to spinning.

belhouleuropean.com, 04 345 4000 Belhoul’s facilities include 19 specialist clinics in addition to surgical facilities.

HAYYA hayya.com, 04 362 7775 Hayya is a chain of gyms located within various Emaar properties, including Meadows Village, Burj Dubai and the Lakes. Facilities include pools, squash courts and spas, as well as fitness centres offering classes.

HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CLINICS

AL ZAHRA MEDICAL CENTRE alzahra.com, 04 331 5000 Al Zahra provides departments like pulmonology and opthalmology in addition to paediatrics, dentistry, cosmetic surgery and others.

AMERICAN HOSPITAL ahdubai.com, 04 336 7777 The first hospital in the Middle East to get a Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA), and its four centers of excellence – the Total Joint Replacement Centre, the Heart Centre, the Cancer Centre and the Diabetes Centre – have gained acclaim in the country. September 2009

DUBAI HERBAL TREATMENT CENTRE dubaihtc.com, 04 335 1200 DHTC is a specialist centre that focuses on both conventional and alternative/herbal remedies. Specialties include dermatology, ayurveda, chiropody and homeopathy.

EMIRATES HOSPITAL emirateshospital.ae, 04 349 6666 Emirates Hospital is a specialist surgical hospital, but also houses a dental clinic and other general clinics.

NMC HOSPITAL nmc.ae, 800 662 / 02 633 2255 NMC in Abu Dhabi has departments including dermatology, orthopaedics, paediatrics and gynaecology. They provide home visits when requested.

THE CITY HOSPITAL ehl.ae/thecityhospital, 04 435 9999 The City hospital was the first hospital in Dubai Healthcare City. It boasts state-of-the-art equipment and medical technologies and a VIP

INSURANCE

AMERICAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (ALIC0) uae.alico.com, 800 254 26 / 06 556 2566 Alico offers insurance products that cover health, travel, life and accidents. They also offer savings schemes and retirement options.

AXA axa-gulf.com, 800 48 45 / 800 29 24 AXA offers local, regional and global healthcare plans. They also cover motor, yacht, golf and travel insurance.

BUPA (Through Lifecare) bupa-intl.com / lifecareinternational.com, 04 331 8688 Bupa offers three different insurance packages running from the Lifeline Essential plan, which covers surgical and diagnostic costs, up to the Lifeline Gold, which includes prescription drugs and dental treatment.

DAMAN NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY damanhealth.ae, 800 432 626 Daman is the UAE’s first national health insurance company. They offer national, regional, international and global health insurance plans plus visitor plans to a limit of AED150,000.

EXPACARE (Through MedNet) mednet-uae.com, 800 48 82 Expacare’s packages include Standardcare with limited benefits that don’t cover prescriptions, and Executivecare and Specialcare which cover dental care, complementary therapies and treatment of cancer and chronic conditions. They service local claims through MedNet.

RSA rsagroup.ae, 800 772 / 04 302 9995 RSA insurance offers policies covering health, home, pets, motors, personal accidents and travel insurance, among others.

KENNELS AND CATTERIES

ANIMAL CARE CENTRE animalcarecentre.biz, 06 543 6280 Located in Sharjah, Animal Care Centre is the


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Kids Cottage Nursery

CAMP BOW WOW AND CAMP MEOW

to 4 years and covers mathematics, natural science, French and Arabic.

CHILDREN’S GARDEN DUBAI

campbowwow.ae, 04 288 1701 Camps Bow Wow and Meow are located in a villa in Mirdiff and do not cage their animals.

childrensgarden.ae, 04 885 3584 Children’s Garden is located in the Green Community and offers early childhood education for children aged from 2 to 5.

CHURCHWOOD’S

CHILDREN’S OASIS NURSERY

churchwoods.dubaiparent.com, 04 341 5201 Located in Barsha, with all chalets separated by partitions and fitted with smoke alarms.

childrensoasisnursery.com, 04 348 8981 Located in Umm Suquiem, as well as Emirates Lakes and Dubai Marina, Children’s Oasis is for children aged 3 months to 4 years.

DUBAI KENNELS AND CATTERY

EMIRATES BRITISH NURSERY

dkc.ae, 04 285 1646 DKC offer boarding, daycare and collection and delivery for cats, dogs and other pets.

ebninfo.ae, 04 348 9996 Located in Mirdiff and Umm Suquiem, EBI follow the UK curriculum for children between the ages of 11 months and 4 years.

POSH PAWS

DUBAI MAIDS

poshpawsdubai.com, 050 273 0973 Located a short drive from Dubai’s Dragon Mart, Posh Paws is like a holiday camp for your pets.

dubai-maids.com, 050 919 2029 Dubai Maids offers cleaning, babysitting and party services. They also arrange full time maids.

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENS

HOWDRA CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

CLEAR VIEW

clearview.ae, 04 295 1303 If you’re after artificial grass to save on water and work, Clear View are your people.

DUBAI GARDEN CENTRE dubaigardencentre.com, 04 340 0006 Gardening and landscaping services plus a good range of plants, flowers and outdoor furniture.

GARDEN CONCEPTS landscapes.co.ae, 04 398 5431 Garden Concepts offer landscaping services, landscaping and maintenance services.

GROW GARDENS growgardens.ae, 050 159 9723 Grow offers gardening services from preliminary concepts through to finished gardens.

PLANTORAMA plantoramallc.com, 04 349 0387 Services include full design and consultancy as well as construction, masonry and irrigation.

ST TROPEZ DESIGN stdubai.com, 04 336 2003 Contractors who adapt feng shui designs to promote balance and harmony in your garden.

MAIDS AND CLEANING BUSY BEES

busybees.com, 04 351 7807 Services include house cleaning, baby sitting, event planning and car cleaning.

howdra.moonfruit.com, 04 227 2736 Handyman services plus cleaning services by maids who have completed first aid training.

MAIDS.AE

HUMMINGBIRD NURSERY hummingbird.ae, 04 370 0449 At Hummingbird, located in the DIFC, children aged between 6 months and 4 years are taught the British curriculum.

KIDS COTTAGE NURSERY kids-cottage.com, 04 394 2145 Kids Cottage cares for children aged from 1 to 4 and follows the British curriculum.

maids.ae, 04 339 4151 Maids are available for cleaning, baby sitting and laundry services.

RISING STARS NURSERY

SPEED CLEANING speedcleaningcompany.com, 06 543 6333 Speed Cleaning guarantee to send a cleaning crew within 24 hours at most.

tiny-home.com, 04 349 3201 Tiny Home aims to help children develop selfhelp skills, language skills and more: classes include French, Computers and Mokeynastics.

NURSERIES

PET GROOMING

slc.ae, 06 506 7733 This centre in Sharjah promotes learning through play for children aged from 2 to 4.

britvet.com, 02 66 50085 British Veterinary Clinic are the only professional pet groomers in Abu Dhabi, and are located on Khaleej Al Arabi street.

BASATEEN

BLOSSOM CHILDRENS NURSERY

risingstarsnursery.com, 04 348 8805 Located in Umm Suquiem 2, Rising Stars’ curriculum is designed for children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years.

TINY HOME MONTESSORI NURSERY

BRITISH VETERINARY CLINIC

theblossomnursery.com, 04 348 6275 Located in Umm Suquiem 3, Blossom is a nursery for kids aged from 6 months to 4.5 years. It follows the British Curriculum.

PET CORNER

BUTTERFLY MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL

petshopdubai.com, 04 341 8085 Pets Habitat offers grooming packages for dogs and cats. Grooming is priced according to weight, and includes a de-matting package.

admont.ae, 02 665 8611 Butterfly preschool is for children aged 6 months

petcornerdubia.com, 04 454 1305 Pet Corner include brushing in their prices, which are based on the breed and size of the dog or cat.

PETS HABITAT

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history, sciences, music and languages.

EURO MOVERS INTERNATIONAL

WATER

euromovers-ae.com, 04 340 3920 Euro Movers offer door to door services in moving and packing for both domestic and international locations. They also offer storage and insurance.

PACK N MOVE

MASAFI

masafi.com, 800 54 55 Masafi offers home delivery of its five gallon bottles of mineral water on a contractual basis.

packnmovedubai.com, 800 766 / 04 33 31860 Pack n Move provide full packing and moving services for international or local destinations, as well as cargo loading and unloading. The company also provides storage facilities at their warehouses.

NESTLE

royalpets.ae, 04 288 6684 Located in Mirdiff, Royal Pets offers grooming services for dogs and cats including hair dyeing and de-matting massages.

RELOGULF

oasiscome2life.com, 04 802 4888 Oasis offers free home delivery to its customers for five gallon bottles, and has a coupon system to prepay for your bottle.

POOL MANAGEMENT

SCHOOLS

Jumeirah College

ROYAL PETS

DUBAI POOL CLEANING

poolcleaningdubai.com, 04 333 6484 Dubai Pool Cleaning offer a weekly clean service which includes checking and maintaining chemical and pH levels of the water.

HYDROLITE POOLS AND LANDSCAPES hydrolite.net, 06 535 1118 Hydrolite offers water treatment and cleaning twice a week plus regular reading of pH levels.

MAK POOLS makpools.com, 04 323 2958 Mak Pools offers cleaning and maintenance services for private pools and spas. They can also fix leaks and restore damaged tiles.

POOL FENCE DUBAI poolfence.eu.com, 055 651 5725 Removable safety fences by Pool Fence are a good idea if you have young children.

THOSE POOL GUYS thosepoolguys.com, 04 339 0418 Those Pool Guys clean and scrub swimming pools. They also refill and disinfect them.

REMOVALS ALLIED PICKFORDS

ae.alliedpickfords.com, 04 408 9555 Allied Pickfords offers handyman and cleaning September 2009

relogulf.com, 04 501 5748 Relogulf offers moving and packaging services for both domestic and international moves.

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JUMEIRAH COLLEGE gemsjc.com, 04 395 5524 Jumeirah College follows the National Curriulum for England up to Year 13. They offer courses in business, sciences, design and tech, media studies and music, among others.

JUMEIRAH ENGLISH SPEAKING SCHOOL (Arabian Ranches) jess.sch.ae, 04 361 9019 JESS schools at Arabian Ranches are split into three - primary, secondary and sixth form - and offer the British curriculum and IB for sixth form. They have a large, landscaped campus with fully-equipped playground areas, two temperature-controlled swimming pools and extensive facilities for sports, science, art/design and performing arts.

JUMEIRAH ENGLISH SPEAKING SCHOOL (Jumeirah) jess.sch.ae, 04 394 5515 A much-loved school teaching the British curriculum to kids from Foundation 1 to Year 6. Jess has excellent facilities and offers a large range of extra-curricular activities.

KINGS DUBAI kingsdubai.com, 04 348 3939 Located in Umm Suquiem, Kings Dubai provides courses until Year 6. Subjects include

nestlewaters.ae, 800 44 04 Nestle delivers five gallon water bottles of their Pure Life range to homes across the UAE. You can prepay for their bottles and get coupons to avoid having to pay cash on delivery.

OASIS

WHITE GOODS AND ELECTRONICS JUMBO ELECTRONICS

jumbocorp.com, 800 49 79 / 04 336 7999 Jumbo Electronics has 13 stores across Dubai including Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall and Ibn Batuta. They sell all kinds of electronics and appliances from calculators to dishwashers. Jumbo also offers a one year warranty on all products, home delivery and installation, and credit payment options.

PLUG-INS ELECTRONIX pluginselectronix.com, 04 206 6777 Plug-ins has three stores in Dubai, with the largest one in Dubai Festival City. They sell a variety of electronics as well as appliances and white goods.

SHARAF DG sharafdg.com, 800 344 357 / 04 368 5115 Sharaf DG has six stores across Dubai. They are famous for their lowest price guarantee and have a 7 day refund and exchange policy.

WILLS

EXPAT WILLS www.expatriatewills.com, 04 407 0876 Expat Wills is dedicated to helping expatriates living in the UAE to sort out inheritance issues. They have a team of consultants who can visit you, talk you through the process of drawing up a will and help you to work out the best way to protect your assets, including property. Joint/ Mirror Will -AED 4400; Single Will -AED 2750. Please ask if promotional or corporate prices apply.


Kiss your assets goodbye?

– Company incorporation and management

Or take steps to protect them. Are you unsure of local inheritance laws? Whatever your nationality, purchasing assets in the UAE through an offshore company can offer significant benefits, such as:

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 A company can own any asset – be it property, shares, even a yacht.

– Succession planning

 Property sales can be transacted simply through a transfer of shares in a company.

– Offshore banking

 Domestic law code and inheritance provisions can be avoided.  A company provides a good legal framework for joint investments.  A company provides added privacy and confidentiality, and can have a local corporate bank account to accept rental returns. With 10 years of experience in Dubai, and 25 offices in various offshore jurisdictions, Sovereign has expert knowledge in all areas of legal asset protection. So don’t let your assets loose, set off on the right track with Sovereign. Contact John D. Hanafin, Managing Director Tel: +971 4 397 6552 Email: dubai@SovereignGroup.com

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– Personal and corporate tax planning

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