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Welcome

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alentine’s Day is characteristically clichéd, so we’ve made sure that this month’s amourous inspiration is anything but. Forget red (the colour synonymous with danger as much as love) or pink (often associated with sickly-sweetness and weakness); we’re going for gold (page 12). It adds richness and warmth to everything that it is associated with, illuminating other things around it, so it’s the perfect tone for celebrating the holiday of love.

Also in this issue, we chat to Gallery One CEO and founder Gregg Sedgwick (page 11). A fan of Andy Warhol (for his use of graphics, bold colours and everyday subjects), he advises giving artwork space, so you can appreciate it at its best.

Managing Director Victoria Thatcher Editorial Director John Thatcher Editor Lucy Land Art Director Kerri Bennett Designer Jamie Pudsey Production Manager Muthu Kumar

Our featured home tours are both very different – one is a hotel villa in Abu Dhabi (page 18), while the other is a 17th-floor apartment in a suburb of Mumbai – but they share something in common: they are both styled for every family member.

Advertising Group Manager Sukaina Hussein +971 50 515 9691

Finally, if you’re looking for a new home in a central location, but want to enjoy resort-style living, check out our edit of properties to buy and rent on beautiful Al Raha Beach.

To contact any of the above people, email firstname@ hotmediapublishing.com

Better Homes Abu Dhabi is a supplement to Better Homes Dubai. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from HOT Media Publishing is strictly prohibited. HOT Media Publishing does not accept liability for omissions or errors in Better Homes Abu Dhabi Magazine.

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second skin Add comfort to your home with soft and durable linen

a golden touch Choose rich gold for a warm and refined space

in the family An apartment in India designed for three generations

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light and reason Inside a Fairmont villa belonging to a well-travelled family

properties for sale & rent Explore Al Raha Beach

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object of desire A coral reef-inspired lighting sculpture by Serip


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Second Skin

Add comfort to your home with soft and durable linen

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1. Bess chair in Brighton coffee Dhs1,680, Calligaris at Western Furniture 2. Pink linen cushion, Dhs289, BoConCept 3. French Linen scented candle, Dhs128 Max BenjaMin at aMara 4. Ashmore table lamp, Dhs2,070, ethan allen 5. Linen throw, Dhs599, BoConCept 6. Low back silhouette armchair, Dhs7,850, roChe BoBois

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This solid oak bed borrows from Regency design, with its symmetry and elegance, while its decorative bamboo-style turnings accentuate its linear shape. It is shown here with a Moroccan tile-inspired cotton sateen duvet cover and shams, custom artworks and a modern handknotted ikat rug for a luxurious, global look. Allistair bed, Dhs15,750, Ethan Allen, ethanallen.ae


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style files

Take your cue from those in the know

For my Valentine

Steal my Style

Gifts from the heart Gregg Sedgwick, CEO and founder of Gallery One

Design DNA

I believe in keeping it simple. Ironically, simplicity is the hardest look to successfully achieve, but I apply it to every aspect of home, work, clothing and design. My personal philosophy causes an interesting juxtaposition at home – my wife has a preference for an eclectic mixture of styles and a lived-in look, which is at odds with my minimalist approach.

Wallpaper or paint?

colour (which can be any colour) on an adjacent wall.

Top tip for choosing art for your home

Buy what you like and don’t buy to invest. Don’t overanalyse an art piece: if it works for you then that should be enough. And buy a good frame – it can make a huge difference to the overall impact of an artwork.

Arranging art in the home

Give an artwork space. Too often, I see walls that are so full of artwork, photographs and other wall hangings that it’s impossible to see each individual piece of art. Maintain separation and leave plenty of white space around an artwork.

Paint because I associate wallpaper with a sense of covering up imperfections. This may well stem from my early home owning days, when coarse wood-chip paper was de rigueur – we used it to cover up flaking plasterboard and the odd patch of damp wall. However, I love the look of old and worn wallpaper and recently photographed some at the ancient Lacock Abbey (the place where photography first started) in Wiltshire.

Where do you go for design inspiration?

Colour combo to try

What are your household essentials?

I plan a room like I would plan the design for a brochure: big and bold on one face; clean and simple on the opposing page/wall. I’m a fan of white walls, with one contrasting

Glacier bowl in amber, Dhs2,1491.40, Artel at White Almonds

I see art and good design in so many aspects of life. I go to my notepad to start the creative process. I can be physically located anywhere as long as I’m alone.

The Love Garden china mug, Dhs59.25, WissAm shAukAt at GAllery one

Spurge on…

Lovely seating and good technology – get those right and everything else will look great, too.

A Quooker tap (for on-tap boiling water); a Sonos system (for music on-demand) and an Eames chair (because it looks good and is comfortable, too).

Carry Me bouquet, from Dhs500, Forever rose

fOllOW NOW…

@emaanhome

“Our posts are inspired by soft minimalism and beauty, plus the ability of simplicity to create serene spaces and authentic experiences,” says Shazia Ahmed, founder of Emaan Home, online home and lifestyle boutique that is focused on Scandinavian-inspired design basics. An interior stylist, Shazia started the store when she moved from Vancouver to Dubai with her young family in 2014 and struggled to find affordable modern furniture and homewares for her home.

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Golden touch

Add richness and warmth to your home with this refined hue

In the frame

Looking for some tough cinematic glamour? The Bond dining table features a pieced, burled wood top with a wonderfully durable satin matte finish on a polished nickel base with a matte brass campaign corner for a moody, masculine look. A removable 20-inch leaf extends the table to comfortably seat up to 10. The Maxime dining chairs, with their gleaming brass frames, sinuous silhouettes and tactile velvet coverings, provide an elegant contrast, while the sculptural Meurice chandelier and brass horn add the final touches. Bond dining table, Dhs11,752 (USD3,200), Maxime dining chair, Dhs5,141 (USD1,400), Meurice rectangular chandelier, Dhs5,858 (USD1,595), Giant brass horn, Dhs4,591 (USD1,250); Jonathan Adler, jonathanadler.com

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Noblesse oblige

Covet House

Inspired by the scales of a carp, a celebrated fish in Japan, the Koi mirror also resembles a family crest, further emphasising its many noble qualities and ideals. The washbasin, in the same range, combines aged brushed brass with a nero marquina marble sink and countertop for a decadent look. Gallianno black pendant lamps frame the room, with their sleek design and gorgeous lighting effect. Koi mirror, Dhs12,906 (EUR2,930) and Koi washbasin, Dhs64,873 (EUR14,730), both Maison Valentina, maisonvalentina.net; Gallianno pendant, Dhs4,096 (EUR930); DelightFULL, delightfull.eu

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LavIsh LIvIng

Want to add a classical European touch to your home? Italian brand Marco Polo is known for its ornate designs that evoke another time. We love the luxurious look of these two-way curtains, with their simple motif, which is supported by the Den Haag rail, curved with rope. Two-way gold curtains, Dhs187.95 per metre, Marco Polo. Available from Sedar Global, sedarglobal.com

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muse on

Channel the decadence of the 1920s with the latest range from Zoffany. The Muse features five collections of cut-velvets, jacquards and wallcoverings, with each design telling a story of a muse and the art she inspires. Shown here is D’Arcy wallpaper, which is complemented by Leighton-upholstered chairs in a rich tiger’s eye hue from the Aldwych collection. The Muse wallpaper collection, from Dhs432 per roll, Aldwych collection, from Dhs756 per metre, Zoffany. Available from Style Library, stylelibrary.com/zoffany

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Fashion designers and celebrity stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott have collaborated on a glam teen spring 2018 collection for Pottery Barn. It includes a bold desk and vanity in a rich gold, with gorgeously curved drawers and legs, plus a fun monochrome chair, which features cat accents and striped seating. Emily & Merritt vanity set, Dhs4,250, Emily & Merritt Cat Ear chair, Dhs1,200; Pottery Barn, potterybarn.me

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light reason Juncal Marcellan has taken a practical approach to styling her bright and breezy villa. The result is an eclectic family home Words: Lucy Land Photographs: Muthu Kumar

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hese villas were originally rented out for parties,” says Juncal Marcellan, referring to her villa at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. She guides us around her large kitchen, “There were few plug sockets, there was a chandelier here, a pillar there, and the dark wood cupboards are shallow – rather like a serviced hotel apartment.” Rumour has it that dancing poles were even installed in the villas. “I think a pole was once here,” she says, pointing to a piece of chain, dangling from the ceiling of an upstairs mezzanine room (which has since been transformed into a kids’ play and study area). Fortunately, the maintenance team has been excellent, adding lights and sockets to make the house more practical. Living with her husband, four children, two dogs, a nanny and a driver, Juncal needed to make further changes. The area originally designed for a gym has become a place for the children to get ready in the mornings. “I couldn’t waste time running up and down the stairs, so I use this space to store the kids’ sports clothes and other necessities.” She opens the door to the intended sauna, revealing a pile of clothes. Indeed, Juncal’s pragmatic approach is evident from the moment you enter her home. There are two entrances: a smart one for guests; and one with plenty of storage space for the family’s daily routine. Play zones for her youngest daughter, fouryear-old Valentina, have been created close to adult areas, while an office space has been designed in an alcove in the informal lounge, so she can work next to the children. “We debated whether or not to have a TV so close to the formal dining area, but I needed a place for my husband and me to relax,” she says. It was the right move. The evening is her favourite time of the day. Once the children have gone to bed, she enjoys sitting on the sofa with bhomes.com | 19


I tend to upcycle and move pieces around so I can cherish the memory of them her husband, often watching TV. “I usually only spend an hour in this space because I fall asleep,” she smiles. While the amount of light that Juncal’s villa receives has allowed her to be adventurous in her colour scheme, she has also needed to furnish her home with plenty of curtains to absorb the heat of the harsh summers. The long corridors also presented a challenge. “I couldn’t just leave them empty – otherwise they’d look like hotel corridors.” To resolve the issue, she furnished them with interesting consoles, including one that was previously found in the street before being restored, as well as decorating the walls with beautiful artworks. Originally from Spain, Juncal has been an expat for 14 years – four in Hong Kong and 10 in Abu Dhabi – and her home reflects her family’s journey and heritage (her husband, Rodney Cannon, is Australian). There are artworks, furniture and curiosities picked up from her time in Hong Kong,

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a painting by an Australian-Chinese artist, a locally bought cabinet that has been restored and another originally from Tibet that was gifted by her parents. Other objects were picked up during holidays, such as two Buddha statues from a trip to Thailand, or from trips back home to Spain, such as the flamingo print cushions. “Each piece tells a story, so I tend to upcycle and move pieces around so I can cherish the memory of them,” she reveals. Her blue sofas, for example, were originally bought in Hong Kong 14 years ago and have since been reupholstered. Juncal’s penchant for Chinese artistry, in particular, has clearly impacted her guests. “I was working out with a good friend one day while my parents were visiting,” she says. “When my friend returned from the bathroom, she exclaimed, ‘Juncal, I just met your father in the hallway – he’s not Chinese!” She actually thought I was half-Chinese because of the artworks in my home.”


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HOME COMfOrts My top décor tip is… Don’t be afraid to play with light and colour. Another tip is… Create a functional space and ensure you create a space for adults only, particularly if you have children. My style rule is… Do not buy everything from the same place. Home is… A place to relax and feel comfortable. bhomes.com | 21


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KeepiNG Family Designed for three generations, this gorgeous apartment in India offers something for everyone Words: Lucy Land

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t was of utmost importance that we designed the apartment keeping the visual milieu in mind, and to ensure that our design did not in any way become an obstacle to enjoying the natural vistas that the location afforded,� says Faisal Vohra, partner and principle designer at interior design studio F + S Designs. He is referring to a stunning 2,700 sq. ft. apartment located on the 17th floor of a high-rise building, situated on a small hillock in Powai, a smart residential suburb of Mumbai, India. The four-bedroom property is surrounded by lush greenery, while its layout includes balconies for all rooms and either side of the living room, providing breathtaking, unobstructed views of the lake and vegetation on one side of the apartment and the Arabian Sea on the other. The home belongs to six family members: a young couple, who are second generation industrialists, with two sons aged eight and 11, plus their parents on the father’s side. Designing a home that catered to the aesthetic approaches of three different generations provided a challenge. In particular, the lobby and common living areas needed to be designed in a luxurious, understated manner so that the senior members of the family were comfortable entertaining guests of their age bracket, yet the areas also needed to offer minimalism and modernity that would suit the tastes of a young couple and would be relevant for a few decades to come. In response, a primary colour palette that anchored all the colours was chosen, while the common corridor running between all the rooms was kept a neutral white without embellishments in order for the visual reference of each room to come through. In the living room, the colour palette was understated, with beautiful deep greyish blue and white wall treatments to give the area an open and uncluttered feel, and help it flow seamlessly with the exterior. The other rooms were given a more individual approach to suit each family member. Another important consideration was the heavy draft of wind that continuously strikes the large floor-to-ceiling French windows on either side of the apartment. Therefore, the interiors needed to be robust and practical to ensure minimal maintenance. Consequently, the team chose natural bhomes.com | 23


The contemporary setting is my favourite space in the home

veneers, solid wood and metals that bring in a palette of different textures and complementary colours. The entrance door opens into a wonderfully inviting foyer that sets the mood for the home. On the left is a custom-designed prayer room door made from rose-gold polished aluminium strips hand-woven on top of a Prussian blue veneer. The wall on the right has intermittent strips of metal and polished teak wood, while the beautiful console table is also custom-designed for this space and is made of angular metal strips with an Armani marble top. The dark teak wood molding on the wall blends beautifully with the contemporary striped design of the opposing wall. There is also dark teak wood molding (on the plush grey back wall) in the living room, while wood panelled open doorways create a sense of continuity. A handmade solid wooden bench from Bali adds a warm ethnic touch among the contemporary Italian furniture. The main living room wall is designed using a beautiful array of recessed lighting in an undulated grid motif. A sleek contemporary shelf design with integrated floating lights has been installed in a tiered design to provide a roomy feel and unobstructed views of the rare artefacts that belong to the family. “The rule of thumb for lighting is less is more,” reveals Faisal. “We used direct lights for areas where illumination was required and indirect lighting from ceiling coves and the wall to switch over to a calmer ambience. The result is a theatrical setting and soft luxe levels for a relaxed evening.” What’s more, the temperature for the lights is controlled at 3,500 kelvin which mimics daylight, and, consequently, provides a calmer setting. The dining area, which looks into the open kitchen with its informal breakfast table for two, features a striking dining table that includes a tabletop cut from a single piece of wood trunk and treated with a glossy finish. The family room also has a sense of openness, with large white, back-lit open shelves and a TV unit against a light grey veneered wall, while the contrasting polished black centre

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table and side table with sleek metal legs add character to the space. The room transforms for overnight guests, with the beautiful Italian tan-leather upholstered sofa converting into a comfortable queen-sized bed and the wardrobe serves as a spare storage unit for the family. The large complementing artwork on the back wall and other fabric furnishings tie the space together. A charming bedroom space with unique hand-etched sandstone tiles, meticulously placed to transform the wall into a contemporary artwork, serves as a backdrop to the bed in the grandparents’ room. The furniture, including the wardrobe, is by German company Nolte and has been designed with concealed linear lighting. “The contemporary setting is my favourite space in the home,” says Faisal’s business partner and principle architect Shamila

Meeran. The textural sandstone wall, side drawers and the wardrobe, the floor-to-ceiling mirror on the wardrobe, matte-finished wood on the sidetable top and storage shelves, polished white Duco paint on the study table drawers, leather upholstery and fabric furnishings add layers to the space. The sleek black suspended light on top of either side table help to frame the room. “I love its elegant colour palette and furniture,” says Faisal, referring to the parents’ room, which overlooks Powai Lake at a distance. It has a plush, kingsized leather upholstered bed, with a minimalist, white pin-striped cement backdrop offering an antithesis to the refined Italian bed. The wood shelves, TV unit and wooden floor add a sense of warmth to the space. The wardrobe blends into the space seamlessly with its taupe polished lacquer finish; and the

strip of bronze-tinted mirror running along its entire length adds the illusion of extra space. A large, leather-framed mirror and leather-upholstered pouffe at the dressing table area adds further depth. A beige leather upholstered lounger with footstool and a custommade ceiling suspended reading light completes the look. The elegant furniture for this, and the children’s, bedroom is by Italian brand SPAR. The team has succeeded in creating a beautiful home that is adored by each individual family member. What’s more, its location, and its gorgeous views are celebrated. As Faisal says, “We absolutely love the views from the balcony and have cherished the time sitting there over a cup of tea with the family after the project was complete, while gazing towards the lake and the horizon while the sun sets”. bhomes.com | 25


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Al RAhA BeAch G areth Lewis, Proper ty Consultant at Better Homes, on living the beach lifestyle Ideally situated, Al Raha Beach is just across the water from Yas Island with its theme parks and mega-mall; a 10-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport; and close to the main road access to both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It’s also home to the iconic Aldar headquarters building, the first circular building of its kind in the Middle East. Built along 5.2 million metres of natural beachfront, this community offers a laidback, resort-like lifestyle, with every convenience available. It’s the perfect choice for those who want a relaxed setting, with fine facilities, yet still want to be centrally located. There are three different communities: Al Bandar, Al Muneera and Al Zeina. Al Bandar boasts a marina and is the most exclusive precinct. It also offers the most in terms of nightlife and, as

such, may most appeal to singles and couples. (Mediterranean restaurant and bar Pacifico TIKI, which juts out into the Yas Island Waters, is a popular spot with locals.) Al Muneera and Al Zeina have more to offer families. They’re both quite similar, with each offering a private beach, restaurants and a supermarket. (Tawa Bakery is a great spot for a lazy breakfast with a view in Al Muneera, while Café Firenze is the place for a coffee in Al Zeina.) The main difference between the two areas is the apartment sizes – if you’re looking for more space, choose Al Zeina. With bus routes and taxis available everywhere on the island, it is easily accessible and caters well to families. Yellow Submarine Nursery is located within Al Raha Beach, while there are plenty of nurseries and schools in Khalifa City A, which is a 15-minute drive from Al Raha Beach. These include Reggio Emilia-inspired Learning Spaces Nursery; GEMS American Academy, which offers an American/International Baccalaureate programme; Raha International School, an International Baccalaureate World School; and Al Yasmina School, with its British curriculum. As well as offering a self-sufficient community, the neighbourhood boasts a beautiful environment. “I love the sea view from my balcony, especially during sunset,” says Jozefa Melo, who lives with her husband in a one-bedroom apartment in Al Bandar. The couple has a boat moored in the marina and regularly enjoy an evening cruise. “I love the lifestyle that I get to enjoy. You can often find my husband and me in our favourite local restaurant NoLu’s, which offers Californian-style food with an Afghan twist.”

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Shorten the School run

Three homes within 15 minutes’ drive of Diyafah International School

which School?

Bartholomew Canon, principal of Diyafah International School, on creating an inclusive, secure and happy community What sets your school apart from the others?

The sister school to the well respected and very successful Al Diyafah High School in Dubai, Diyafah International School, Abu Dhabi, was established five years ago. The ethos of both schools is to ensure each child is equipped with the knowledge and skills to ‘let their light shine’. We achieve this by providing a secure and happy learning community. Consequently, our children make rapid progress within the English National Curriculum framework, as acknowledged independently. Our students, who come from more than 60 countries, acquire excellent English and Arabic language skills. Students in Early Years (Foundation Stages 1 and 2) follow the English Curriculum Early Years Framework, covering the seven areas of learning, including literacy, maths, and understanding the world. In Key Stages 1 and 2, our students follow a broad and balanced curriculum.

Tell us about your team…

A culture that is based on family values of respect, trust and support enables all members to flourish. We have highly qualified teachers from the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, United States, South Africa and India. Fully acquainted with the English National Curriculum requirements, from Early

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Al Forsan Village Khalifa City Maria Joao Beires Ref No. VI353273

AED 370,000 per year 4 BR + Maid’s Room 7,315 sq. ft.

Years through to Key Stage 4, our staff undergo continuous professional development, both in-house and through external training, and we have excellent retention rates.

Is there anything else parents should know about?

Our very active parent council, which meets weekly, takes the lead in supporting the school in practical ways. We also hold regular workshops with parents on a whole range of issues. In keeping with our holistic approach, we have a well-resourced special education needs department. Running in tandem with the requirements of the English national curriculum, the school fully supports the UAE curriculum – we are proud to celebrate and promote UAE culture, history, values and traditions within the context of an international community of learners.

Qubaisi Villa Khalifa City Better Homes Abu Dhabi Ref No. VI355822

AED 175,000 per year 4 BR + Maid’s Room 4,000 sq. ft.

What do your key facilities include?

Fully-equipped with the latest technology and resources, our classrooms are colourful and spacious. Our excellent facilities also include specialist indoor multi-purpose halls; a canteen; a clinic; sports amenities; a music suite; a drama studio; ICT, computing and coding suites; science labs; play areas; a learning resource centre; dedicated staff training rooms; and male and female prayer rooms. What’s more, we have plans to develop these facilities further.

Qubaisi Villa Khalifa City Better Homes Abu Dhabi Ref No. VI355821

AED 175,000 per year 4 BR + Maid’s Room 4,000 sq. ft.


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I f y o u l i k e w h a t y o u s e e a nd wa nt t o v ie w m o re , v i s i t b h o m e s . c o m o r ca l l 0 4 4 0 9 0 9 9 8

Yas Island

AED 3,100,000

Ref No. AP355415 Wissam Al Hamoud

3 BR 2,216 sq. ft.

Ref No. AP353003 Maria Joao Beires

3 BR 2,943 sq. ft.

Building E

AED 6,800,000

Al Nada 2

AED 1,600,000

Al Raha Beach

Al Raha Beach

Ref No. AP351605 Maria Joao Beires

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4 BR 4,568 sq. ft.

Al Naseem Residences A Al Raha Beach

Al Raha Beach

Ref No. AP350931 Nuno Barbosa

AED 3,650,000

2 BR 1,556 sq. ft.


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Al Naseem Residences B Al Raha Beach

AED 6,500,000

Ref No. AP283964 Maria Joao Beires

4 BR + Maid’s Room 3,235 sq. ft.

Building F

AED 2,499,000

Al Raha Beach

Ref No. AP354381 Wissam Al Hamoud

2 BR 1,577 sq. ft.

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Building C Al Raha Beach

Ref No. AP348874 Maria Joao Beires

Building D Al Raha Beach

Ref No. AP334800 Maria Joao Beires

AED 3,600,000 4 BR + Maid’s Room 3,124 sq. ft.

AED 2,400,000 2 BR + Maid’s Room 2,366 sq. ft.

Building A Al Raha Beach

Ref No. AP337169 Bruno Grandini

Building C Al Raha Beach

Ref No. AP321100 Nuno Barbosa

AED 1, 300,000 1 BR 1,033 sq. ft.

AED 2,099,000 2 BR 1,562 sq. ft.

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Al Sana 1 Al Raha Beach

Ref No. AP303198 Wissam Al Hamoud

AED 1 10,000 1 BR 896 sq. ft.

Al Rahba

AED 180,000

Ref No. AP315927 Nuno Barbosa

3 BR 2,238 sq. ft.

Al Raha Beach

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Al Naseem Residences A Al Raha Beach

Ref No. AP307127 Maria Joao Beires

Building B Al Raha Beach

Ref No. AP318028 Wissam Al Hamoud

AED 120,000 1 BR 980 sq. ft.

AED 130,000 1 BR 1,237 sq. ft.


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Al NASEEm RESIDENCES C

0-Bedroom Apartment + Maid’s Room, Al Raha Baeach

LuxuRy LiviNg Looking for a high-end luxury apartment in the prestigious Al Raha Beach development of Abu Dhabi? Competitively priced and ready to move into, this sea-facing, threebedroom apartment is located on the north-west side of the Al Naseem C building. It offers open sea views, with the added benefit of extra privacy as it is not overlooked by any other building. It also features one of the larger balconies, with sunset views and an aspect towards Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. Al Bandar Residences has over 140 occupied apartments and boasts a vibrant community. All apartments feature natural stone floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, solids wood doors, fitted wardrobes, balconies and fullyfitted kitchens, with Bosch appliances.

AED 240,000

T h E D E TA i L S Approx size: 3,304 sq. ft. Reference No: AP347298

Listed by Bruno Grandini

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Building A Al Raha Beach

Ref No. AP351940 Maria Joao Beires

Al Nada 1 Al Raha Beach

Ref No. AP355687 Thomas Peter Williams

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AED 120,000 1 BR 936 sq. ft.

AED 210,000 4 BR 2,171 sq. ft.


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Al Nada 1

AED 90,000

Ref No. AP348848 Arsom Nasseri

1 BR 1,059 sq. ft.

Al Hadeel

AED 87,000

Al Raha Beach

Al Raha Beach

Ref No. AP355753 Better Homes Abu Dhabi

Studio 575 sq. ft.

Ansam Yas Island

Ref No. AP355634 Nuno Barbosa

Ansam Yas Island

Ref No. AP355754 Maria Joao Beires

AED 145,000 2 BR 1,299 sq. ft.

AED 190,000 3 BR + Maid’s Room 2,744 sq. ft.

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