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MAY 2010 | COMPLIMENTARY COPY | BHOMES.COM

THE PROPERTY LISTINGS MONTHLY

Produced in International Media Production Zone

FAMILY FAVOURITE

THE VAN ROOYENS ON LIFE IN EVERGROWING MIRDIF

WELCOME HOME

TAKE YOUR PICK FROM AN UNRIVALLED SELECTION OF APARTMENTS AND VILLAS

SEE P15

KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL THE INSIDE TRA CK ON ACHIEVING THE PERFECT COOKING SPACE SEE P74

DISH THE DIRT WHICH DIS

HWASHER OFFERS REAL VALUE FOR MONEY? SEE P73


CONTENTS A

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The World

HOW THIS MAGAZINE WORKS

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Dubai Waterfront

Arabian Gulf

The Palm Jebel Ali

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palm jumeirah district

The Palm Jumeirah

palm deira district

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Abu Dhabi

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Jumeirah Lake Towers

Discovery Gardens

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Technology Park Green Community

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Downtown Dubai

Umm Ramool

Meydan City

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deira district

Airport Free Zone

Twar

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Qusais

Dubai Int. Airport

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Dubai Festival City

The Lagoons

creek district

Dubiotech

Nadd Shamma

Ras Al Khor

Motor City

Mamzar

Al Nahda

Bu Kadra

meydan district Dubai Sports City

Sharjah

Hor Al Anz

Karama Oud Metha

Culture Village

IMPZ

Dubai World Central

Wuheida

Umm Hurair

Zabeel

bur dubai district Burj Khalifa

Jumeirah Village

Jumeirah Golf Estates

Dubai Investment Park

Deira

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DIFC Trade Centre

Business Bay

Garhoud

Muhaisnah

10

Nadd Al Hamar

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dubailand district

Maktoum Int. Airport

world central district

Arabian Ranches

Al Barari

Mirdif

Living Legends

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Mizar

Warqaa

mirdif district

Nad Al Sheba

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International City

Dubai Silicon Oasis

Dubailand

Khwaneej

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al awir district 13

Dubai Metro Red line Green line Metro Stations

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Academic City

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5. Sheikh Zayed Road

downtown district

6. Head Office

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

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

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al awir district Academic City Awir Dubai Outsource Zone Dubai Silicon Oasis International City

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jebel ali district

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

Downtown Jebel Ali Jebel Ali Technology Park

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jumeirah district Al Wasl Badaa Jumeirah Manara Safa Satwa Umm Suqeim

R7 T7 R6 P7 Q7 T6 P6

creek district Dubai Festival City The Lagoons Ras Al Khor

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marina district

palm deira district

Dubai Marina L6 Jumeirah Beach Residence L6 Dubai Pearl M6 Dubai Promenade L6 TECOM M7 Internet City M7 Media City M7 Sufouh N7

The Palm Deira

meydan district Al Barari Al Quoz Bu Kadra Meydan City Nad Al Sheba

Q11 Q7 S9 S9 S11

mirdif district Khwaneej Mirdif Mizar Warqaa

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palm jumeirah district The Palm Jumeirah The World

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waterfront district Dubai Waterfront The Palm Jebel Ali

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world central district Dubai World Central Dubai Industrial City Dubai Residential City

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The best new abodes on the market.

Choose from some of the city’s most splendid villas.

Rent a wonderful two bed apartment for just AED120k.

How about owing your own three bed villa in the Ranches for just AED2m?

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Flip to p53 for a great rental deal on a lovely one bed in The Lofts.

54 SHORT-TERM RENTALS

Taking all the hassle out of finding a place to live.

Make a beeline for Al Reef, the hottest handover of the moment.

Move to a brand-spanking new three bed luxury apartment for only AED88k.

62 COMMERCIAL ZONE Is it time to upgrade your office or retail space? 67 BETTER INTERIORS How to make your kitchen amazing plus six top dishwashers. 51 81 BETTER COMMUNITIES May 2010

Al Wasl

Al Quoz

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Satwa Emirates Towers

Publishing Director John Thatcher Advertisement Director Chris Capstick Sales Managers Anuradha Basu Sukaina Hu Contributing Editor Ele Cooper Art Editor Jenni Dennis Designers Haneef Abdul, Matthew McBriar

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56 ABU DHABI

jumeirah district

Sufouh

Jumeirah Islands Jumeirah Park

Live the high life in a 5-star serviced apartment at The Address Dubai Marina.

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Jumeirah

Umm Suqeim

emirates living district

The pick of the places in this family favourite.

29 EMIRATES LIVING

marina district

Al Furjan

Jebel Ali

The new highend homes up for grabs in the capital

22 RECOMMENDED PROPERTIES 24 MIRDIF

Dubai Pearl Media Internet City City

Greens Emirates TECOM Living

Jumeirah The Gardens Heights

jebel ali district Downtown Jebel Ali

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Dubai Marina

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Burj Al Arab

Jumeirah Beach Residence

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waterfront district 6

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The Palm Deira

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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 20 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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Advertising enquiries chris@hotmediapublishing.com 04 369 0917 / 050 456 9938 Editorial enquiries editorial@hotmediapublishing.com +971 (0)4 364 2876 Cover and interview images by Victoria Calaguian / Snap Media Printed by United Printing Press. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from HOT Media Publishing is strictly prohibited. All prices mentioned are correct at time of press but may change. HOT Media Publishing does not accept liability for omissions or errors in Better Homes magazine.


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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH DOWNTOWN

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What is the demand like in the Downtown area? Despite the slowdown, properties in Downtown have seen a boost in demand from home buyers looking to experience luxury living amidst the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. Delivering the latest concepts in state-of-the-art living, the apartments in Downtown offer large living spaces, smart home technology, uncompromising services and amenities, spectacular views and a great community feel.

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

What are the benefits of living in Downtown? First and foremost, it’s about living in one of Dubai’s most affluent suburbs, adjacent to the tallest building, largest shopping centre and biggest fountain on earth. The exciting experience of inner-city apartment living combined with five-star facilities and services is a huge draw and attracts people to buy and live here.

ABU DHABI ENTERS A NEW PHASE High-quality buildings on the rise in the capital. As increased supply in Abu Dhabi helps drive down the prices in the emirate, the quality of the city’s developments is on the up, spearheaded by Aldar’s eagerly anticipated Al Bandar, at Al Raha Beach. Scheduled for handover in June, Al Bandar represents a new wave of upmarket residential homes coming on line in the capital, redefining a residential seal of quality and presenting an attractive option to tenants and new buyers in Abu Dhabi. This long-awaited handover of new projects will be warmly welcomed in a city where the general quality of accommodation has fallen behind that on offer in neighbouring Dubai, which has seen the lifestyle-focused and sought after communities such as Downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina emerge May 2010

over the course of the past few years. As anyone who viewed the show apartment at Aldar’s Al Bandar project will testify, the development has set new standards in the capital. But it also sends out an important message to all Abu Dhabi-based developers, who must now ensure that units entering the market strive to meet the same high standards. It’s a scenario that will continue to fuel Abu Dhabi’s growing appeal as more and more people make the move to the capital, pushing the emirate closer to realising its 2030 goal. Better Homes offers properties for sale and rent in Abu Dhabi. Give us a call today to discuss your options for buying, selling or residing in the capital.

What are the most popular developments in the area? Most of The Residences offer full Burj Khalifa views and are highly sought after. South Ridge, Burj Views and The Lofts are also popular. The Address Downtown and Armani Hotel offer luxury fully-furnished and serviced apartments and great returns for property owners who rent them out on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis. The apartments that offer Burj Khalifa and fountain views are the most expensive. Why should someone looking to buy in Downtown come to Better Homes? Consultants like me, who specialise in Downtown, have tremendous expertise and a wealth of information about the area to offer owners and investors. We’re also realistic about pricing, capital appreciation and have properties that make for some of the best buys in the market today. Adam Farani, Sales Consultant


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Downtown Dubai

ASK THE EXPERTS THE PANEL 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.

LOSHINI LAWRENCE Is Better Homes’ Operations Manager in Abu Dhabi, and is ready to answer any questions you have about property in the capital.

LIZ O’CONNOR Is the Director of Residential Sales & Leasing - if you’re looking for a home to rent she’s the expert for you.

BERNARD AOUN Is a Manager of Residential Sales & Leasing. He’s the man to talk to if you want info on any development in town. If you have any property questions to ask our crack team of real estate gurus, please send them to experts@hotmediapublishing.com

May 2010

Q

Dubai has always been difficult to pin down which areas are the most sought after. We know that all consider the Marina and Downtown as the hotspots for lifestyle and pricepoint (Palm Jumeirah always had more of a premium), but where is the ‘hottest’ place to buy now in terms of location, lifestyle and pricepoint benefits? BERNARD AOUN I’d have to say Dubai Marina is the current hot spot for location, lifestyle and price. It’s bustling on the weekends, is easily accessible and has less construction than in many of the freehold areas of Dubai.

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We noticed Aldar’s model apartment demonstrated at Cityscape Abu Dhabi, with the promise that a phase of Al Raha Beach will handover in June. Are we finally going to see Abu Dhabi developments handover in mass, ready for residents? LOSHINI LAWARENCE The Al Bandar Development comprises the 3 precincts Al Naseem, Al Barza and Al Manara; one of these, Al Naseem, will be handed over this summer, starting from June. Al Bandar has a total of 511 units of various mixes to suit individuals or families. Communities are self-contained with areas for retail, cafes, gyms

and swimming pools. Within the development, Al Naseem has a 3-tower, gated community, while Al Barza and Al Manara offer marina and retail units. I feel these new communities offer all the necessary requirements for a solid investment. Aldar has set a precedent for quality builds and lifestyle opportunities, with apartments offering fantastic interiors and impressive views of the ocean, Yas Island and the new Al Raha Marina. Potential buyers and existing owners anxiously await the development’s completion.

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Is the internal ‘shift’ of UAE residents still going on? Are residents still moving into Dubai from Sharjah and the Northern Emirates to enjoy the lower rental rates in the city - or are they staying put now the cost of living is so low? LIZ O’CONNOR Most of these type of moves, with Sharjah residents moving to Dubai, happened in 2009. However, as tenant’s contracts come up for renewal they will look around to see if they can get better value for money or a better lifestyle then they currently experience. We may even see a few tenants looking to move from Dubai to areas in Sharjah where very low rental rates are now offered in relatively new residential buildings.


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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 = 5.43 AED 1 USD = 3.67 AED 1 EURO = 4.66 AED

VILLAS

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Statistics based on Better Homes sales and rental figures for the last six months.

SALES COMMUNITY

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Arabian Ranches

1,957,000.00

5,406,000.00

3,619,623.07

770.47

1,185.79

940.00

Dubai Investment Park

2,506,000.00

4,017,000.00

3,159,577.50

549.92

686.67

619.00

Emirates Living

1,380,200.00

7,519,000.00

2,826,660.00

782.93

1,382.04

982.71

Jumeirah Park

2,781,000.00

5,047,000.00

3,914,000.00

907.93

1,647.73

1277.83

Jumeirah Village

1,779,634.00

2,400,000.00

2,094,490.60

436.28

690.85

603.25

The Palm Jumeirah

8,755,000.00

11,330,000.00

9,682,000.00

1,751.00

2,266.00

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COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

RENTALS

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Arabian Ranches

100,000

375,000

148,216

44.84

68.79

85.00

Dubai Investment Park

175,000

230,000

153,130

33.90

47.62

41.08

Emirates Living

95,000

475,000

216,111

44.41

80.77

60.00

Jumeirah Islands

300,000

350,000

316,667

56.60

63.64

59.00

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

Umm Suqeim

100,000

250,000

176,875

46.25

98.36

76.00

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

330,000

440,000

397,500

62.55

86.84

73.00

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

APARTMENTS SALES COMMUNITY

AL AWIR DISTRICT

Dubai Silicon Oasis

515,000.00

1,112,400.00

781,781.12

738.96

950.18

820.65

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Downtown Burj Dubai

911,550.00

5,047,000.00

2,386,285.50

1,112.21

2,524.41

1,679.25

Dubailand

673,042.17

2,781,000.00

1,601,721.77

543.54

1,201.20

807.04

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Jumeirah Lake Towers

381,200.00

1,648,000.00

823,857.69

653.02

1,049.53

860.71

MARINA DISTRICT

Dubai Marina

412,000.00

6,231,500.00

1,912,573.60

694.77

1,804.14

1,190.77

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

1,339,000.00

5,823,414.00

3,072,990.70

833.18

2,105.52

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COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

AL AWIR DISTRICT

International City

22,000

60,000

38,870

38.63

91.30

61.00

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Business Bay

50,000

146,160

97,464

41.07

89.35

60,000.00

Downtown Burj Dubai

65,000

275,000

114,489

80.55

130.86

104.00

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

Dubai Investment Park

40,000

120,000

68,750

34.72

105.88

69.00

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Barsha

60,000

120,000

89,400

53.20

100.00

73.00

MARINA DISTRICT

Dubai Marina

40,000

315,000

117,500

38.08

194.11

95.00

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

115,000

500,000

190,517

50.00

135.14

85.00

RENTALS

May 2010


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WE LOVE THIS PLACE…

MIRDIF, DUBAI Recreations coordinator Zelda Van Rooyen tells Emma Weinbren why Mirdif provides the perfect environment for bringing up her 16-year-old daughter Layla and sons Benjamin, 12, and Reuben, 10. What brought you to Dubai? We came to Dubai in 2002 because my husband and I wanted to broaden our horizons and branch out a bit. We’ve always enjoyed travelling, so it was great to see what else was out there. It was a financial decision as well because we could earn more money than we could back in our home country, South Africa.

‘After living in a tiny villa in Sharjah, our home in Mirdif looked like the biggest house we’d ever seen!’ What do you and your husband do? We used to run a private school in South Africa but here my husband Ben is an EAL tutor at Greenfield Community school, where my two boys go. I’m a recreations coordinator at Zayed University so I mostly work in the gym calculating nutritional goals for students, coordinating team sports and giving private instruction. I’m also very busy at the moment giving SAMONAS music therapy classes to children and studying for a kinesiology qualification! How have you found living in Dubai? Living in Dubai has been great because it’s given us a lot of opportunities. With three young children, we would never have had the finances to further our studies in South Africa. In Dubai we’ve earned enough money for me and my husband to both do Masters degrees. We’ve seen amazing developments and it’s been so much better for our children here in terms of safety and education than in South Africa. What attracted you to Mirdif? My employer was looking for a place for

us to stay and Mirdif was within our price range. When we first saw the villa it seemed huge – after living in a tiny villa it looked like biggest house we had ever seen! We’ve now been living there for five years, which is the longest Ben and I have ever stayed in one place for the whole of our married life. What is it like living there? We live in a compound with six villas and a swimming pool, which is quiet but friendly. The building is fully occupied and we’ve got to know a few people in the area. What would you say is the best thing about Mirdif? I’d say one of the main advantages of being in Mirdif is that we live in villas, which means we’ve connected with our neighbours. We often see each other out walking our dogs. We also don’t have a lot of traffic, so the

roads are quiet enough for our kids to cycle around. Are there any downsides to Mirdif? The only downside is the noise from planes in some areas of Mirdif. Luckily in our area we hardly notice the noise at all. I would also love to see a big park in Mirdif with space for kids to play and sports clubs. What are the local facilities like? There wasn’t much going on when we moved to Mirdif – we had to go to the city centre to do our shopping – but Mirdif has developed a lot recently with the new malls. We sometimes go to Jumeirah but we don’t really need anything else – we’ve got everything here. What do you think of Mirdif City Centre? I like Mirdif City Centre because it’s got a

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Carrefour and it’s nice to have one close to us. There are more shops than the Uptown area so we go there when we want more choice. To me it’s very much like Mall of the Emirates but with more parking space! Do you ever go to the Arabian Centre? Yes, we often go to there. We like it for the movies, food court and fashion shops, but mostly I go there to buy sports equipment or to visit DAISO, where I can find anything and everything very cheaply. My boys like to buy accessories for their Playstation at the games shop and also I can get gluten-free bread from Worldmart. Is there anywhere to exercise nearby? We’ve got a cycle lane in Mirdif so you can go cycling without too much trouble. The Mushrif park, where the kids can run, cycle and skateboard, is also only a 10-minute drive away. What’s the rent like in the area? The rent is generally very reasonable. It started to get a little bit out of control two years ago but I think people got sick of paying too much and landlords got scared about the economic downturn. Now, our rent May 2010

‘The rent around here is generally very reasonable – we get great value for money’

Mirdif moments Three things you’ll love about Mirdif…

1. Mirdif City Centre www.mirdiffcitycentre.info/ A fantastic new mall with more shops

has stayed the same as last year and I think what we get for our money is better than anywhere else in Dubai.

opening every week, this is set to become a shopping and leisure hub for the community and Dubai as a whole. With a huge food court, cinema complex

How have you decorated your villa? Do you have any particular themes? I painted the whole villa myself to make it look the way I wanted it. I did everything – all the doors, walls and ceilings – it actually ended up taking me about two-and-a-half months but it was worth it. Everything was beige before but now I’ve completely changed it. Our living room is green with an African theme and I went completely wild with Benjamin’s room. The walls are all different colours – red, lime green, light blue and black – it has a really teenage look to it. My other son, Reuben, is really into the army at the moment so I painted his room in camouflage colours. I’ll soon be doing my daughter’s room when she’s decided what colours she wants.

and Magic Planet, the kids are bound to love it too.

2. GEMS Royal Dubai School www.gemseducation.com An excellent English-curriculum school offering education to FS1 to Y6 students, GEMS Royal Dubai prides itself on focusing on children’s emotional health as well as their academic success.

3. Çilek Amongst other things, this brilliantly imaginative kids’ furniture store sells cartoon-adorned wardrobes, drapecovered princess beds and cool car beds.


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Easy access from arterial highways, Emirate Road and Al Khail Road

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DISTRICTS AND DEVELOPMENTS

To help you target your property search as effectively as possible, we’ve split the city into 15 distinct districts (see p20 for map showing exactly how we’ve divided it up). 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. MEYDAN DISTRICT The Meydan district includes the renowned Nad Al Sheba, best known for its racecourse and as the venue of the Dubai World Cup. The Meydan District is 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 May 2010

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 Water-

front and The Palm Jebel Ali. A conglomeration of canals and artificial 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.

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

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

AL AWIR 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.


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DOWNTOWN DISTRICT Business Bay is the regional business capital, 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 Dubai, a prestigious neighbourhood built around Burj Khalifa, 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.

MARINA DISTRICT At the heart of this district is Dubai Marina, with over 200 towers. Finishing off the mix are The Dubai Pearl and the freezones of TECOM and Dubai Media City. EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT This district features the gated community of Emirates Hills, with its lush landscaping and world-class Montgomerie golf course. You’ll also find The Meadows, The Lakes, The Greens, and The Springs, all prestigious districts with a range of high quality apartments, malls and community centres. Another real standout in this district 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 available in one of four different architectural themes, all with their own pools. Jumeirah Park, meanwhile, is a familyorientated community which spreads out over 370 hectares. It has more than 2,000 villas and expansive parks. 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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EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M ME EN D ED P RO OPE ERT TIE IES RE ECO OM MM EN ND DED D P PR OP PER RT IES M E E R O E T S R C R C O E O N M EN D ED P R P R D P O E RT IE RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC OM M M EN D ED P RO OPE ERT TIE IES RE ECO OM MM EN ND DED D P PR OP PER M E E R O S R C R C O N D P O E RT IE EC O M M EN D ED P R P R 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 R EC O M M EN D ED P RO PE RT IE S RE CO M M EN D ED P R OP ER T IES R EC O MM E N DE D N D D P M E E T E E S P R R C E O C I M O N M R D E P E R O RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PER RT IES S R REC CO M M EN D ED P RO OPE ERT TIE IES RE ECO OM MM EN ND M E E RT IE S R C R C O E O M M EN D ED P R P R N D P RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PROROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M M EN D ED P RO OPE ERT TIE IES RE ECO OM MM R EC O M M EN D D P RO PE RT IE S RE CO M M EN D ED P R OP ER T IES R EC O N D D P E S P R R C E O 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 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2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 1,751,000

1 BR

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AMWAJ 4 Competitive price, call now 1,466 sq. ft. Ready Now Sue Welsh (Ref # AP278912)

DUBAI MARINA

AED 3,090,000

RIMAL 5 Panoramic views 2,455 sq. ft. Ready Now Jalal Abuthina (Ref # AP38512)

DUBAI MARINA

AED 3,296,000

DELPHINE Fully furnished with style and class 1,979 sq. ft. Ready Now Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # AP73742)

AED 1,484,700

DUBAI MARINA

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DUBAI MARINA

MURJAN TOWER Unrivalled master plan community 1,500 sq. ft. Ready Now Marion Abuthina (Ref # AP226732)

AED 782,800

ROYAL OCEANIC State-of-the-art facilities 814 sq. ft. Ready Now Adam Shoucair (Ref # AP282787)

3 BR

AED 2,883,885

QUAY EAST Amazing value 2,040 sq. ft. Ready Now Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP67698)

2 BR

AED 1,287,500

D.E.C TOWER 2 Spectacular views 1,739 sq. ft. Ready Now Elen Manukyan (Ref # AP245939)

STUDIO

AED 490,001

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

4 BR

AED 4,400,000

NEW AL WASL VILLAS Price negotiable 4,000 sq. ft. Ready Now Aziz UrRehman (Ref # VI277607)

2 BR

AL WASL

AED 1,627,400

JV PHASE 1 Guaranteed returns 2,691 sq. ft. Ready Now Wael Gomaa (Ref # VI69962)

5 BR

AED 2,369,000

DIAMOND VIEWS 1 Amazing value 5,430 sq. ft. Ready Now Rosina Holtzhausen (Ref # VI265987)

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE


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MIRDIF DISTRICT

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2 BR

MIRDIF

SHOROOQ 21 One of the Best Deals in the Market 1,255 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP283340)

MIRDIF

SHOROOQ 21 One of the Best Deals in the Market 1,255 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP283337)

MIRDIF

SHOROOQ 21 One of the Best Deals in the Market 960 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP283327)

May 2010

2 BR

MIRDIF

1 BR

MIRDIF

AED 59,500

AED 46,750

SHOROOQ 21 One of the Best Deals in the Market 1,151 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP283336)

SHOROOQ 21 One of the Best Deals in the Market 1,031 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP283324)

AED 59,500

1 BR

MIRDIF

1 BR

MIRDIF

AED 46,750

AED 46,750

SHOROOQ 21 One of the Best Deals in the Market 1,060 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP283333)

SHOROOQ 21 Contemporary interiors 1,021 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP283318)

1 BR

AED 46,750

1 BR

AED 46,750


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MIRDIF

SHOROOQ 21 Property at budget prices 1,024 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP283317)

MIRDIF

SHOROOQ 10 Friendly neighborhood 1, 151 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP281655)

MIRDIF

SHOROOQ 21 Spacious living 922 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP283309)

MIRDIF

SHOROOQ 11 Friendly neighborhood 1,021 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP281666)

1 BR

MIRDIF

2 BR

MIRDIF

1 BR

MIRDIF

AED 46,750

1 BR

MIRDIF

1 BR

MIRDIF

AED 46,750

AED 46,750

No catch here! Buyers, all our prices are inclusive of agency fees

SHOROOQ 11 Friendly neighborhood 1,255 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP281690)

SHOROOQ 11 Friendly neighborhood 1,024 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP281665)

AED 59,500

AED 46,750

SHOROOQ 21 Property at budget prices 1, 024 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP283312)

SHOROOQ 11 Friendly neighborhood 1,031 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP281677)

SHOROOQ 10 Friendly neighborhood 1,255 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # AP281659)

1 BR

AED 46,750

1 BR

AED 46,750

1 BR

AED 46,750

2 BR

AED 59,500

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26 MIRDIF DISTRICT

WHY MOVE TO MIRDIF? A quiet and quaint community, Mirdif was one of Dubai’s best kept secrets. Today, it is of the most popular and sought after residential communities in the city. A family focused and self-sustained environment, Mirdif offers a wide range of highly affordable properties for rent. Generously sized, well-equipped and fabulously priced, the apartments and villas are great for families looking to stay close to conveniences such as schools, nurseries, hospitals, shopping malls and parks. The two main sub-communities in Mirdif – Uptown Mirdif and Shorooq (developed by the Dubai Properties Group) – offer a wide choice of low-rise villas, townhouses and apartments, with one bedroom apartments available for rent from AED 46,000. While most of the villas have been rented out, apartments are available and enjoying great demand. Flexible payment plans on offer are a huge draw and attracting more people to May 2010

‘Generously sized, well-equipped and fabulously priced, the apartments and villas are great for families’ rent in the area. Other amenities include open style walkways dotted with cafes, restaurants, shops, medical centres, cinemas and food courts. The Uptown Mirdif Mall and the newly opened City Centre are two of the other attractions of the community. Offering an exciting in-mall entertainment spread and a selection of niche stores, the malls are great for relaxed evenings or just a cup of coffee. Close to the International Airport - don’t worry, the planes really aren’t a nuisance - and with easy access to Emirates Road and Business Bay, Mirdif offers residents a unique slice of suburbia.


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EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT EMIRATES LIVING

FOR SALE

MEADOWS 8 PHASE 4C A prestigious address 5,400 sq. ft. Ready Now Amine Issa (Ref # VI230638)

4 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

3 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

1 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

AED 5,150,000

MEADOWS 9 PHASE 2 Amazing value 4,045 sq. ft. Ready Now Nick Nuziale (Ref # VI280406)

4 BR

AED 3,994,094

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EMIRATES LIVING

MONTGOMERIE MAISONETTES A desirable address 3,011 sq. ft. Ready Now Melanie Mouton (Ref # VI255375)

EMIRATES LIVING

PHASE 1 Unrivalled master plan community 15,000 sq. ft. Ready Now Fadi El Fares (Ref # VI77522)

EMIRATES LIVING

DEEMA Amazing value 4,019 sq. ft. Ready Now Yasmeen Buzari (Ref # VI257281)

6 BR

DISCOVERY GARDENS

4 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

AED 41,200,000

AED 3,605,000

DG-BUILDING 46 At never-before prices 969 sq. ft. Ready Now Nick Nuziale (Ref # AP278192)

GOLF TOWER 1 Exceptional deal! 1,418 sq. ft. Ready Now Nilgun Akay (Ref # AP6155)

No catch here! Buyers, all our prices are inclusive of agency fees.

AED 6,282,885

AED 624,000

PHASE 1 Unrivalled master plan community 12,513 sq. ft. Ready Now Philip Whittam (Ref # VI54471)

ARNO Best value 883 sq. ft. Ready Now Sachin Das (Ref # AP169526)

4 BR

AED 36,050,000

1 BR

AED 927,000

2 BR

AED 1,390,500

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30 FOR SALE EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

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JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

THE GREENS

AL GHOZLAN 4 A great family option 1,214 sq. ft. Ready Now Haytham Habashi (Ref # AP283431)

EMIRATES LIVING

MEADOWS 7 (MEADOWS PHASE 4B) Glimmering lakeside view 5,808 sq. ft. Ready Now Tulay Ozcan (Ref # VI283598)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

V3 Best value 846 sq. ft. Ready Now Nick Nuziale (Ref # AP54580)

May 2010

721,000

2 BR

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

STUDIO

1 BR

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

3 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

1,631,405

5 BR

THE GREENS

1 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

4,746,487

620,007

AL GHOZLAN 1 Competitive price, call now 800 sq. ft. Ready Now Conny Mathei (Ref # AP283343)

GOLF VILLAS One of a kind design 3,311 sq. ft. Ready Now Deborah Staines (Ref # VI92249)

1 BR

MAG 214 A motivated seller! 757 sq. ft. Ready Now David Lawes (Ref # AP283092)

999,100

4,429,000

DUBAI GATE 1 Amazing value 450 sq. ft. Ready Now Eva Yang (Ref # AP283297)

JUMEIRAH BAY TOWER (X1) Tasteful design 958 sq. ft. Ready Now Nilgun Akay (Ref # AP283468)

PHASE 12 - SPRINGS Lush landscaping 2,455 sq. ft. Ready Now Paul Musson (Ref # VI255948)

412,000

1 BR

713,085

3 BR

2,198,097


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EMIRATES LIVING

TRAVO Ideal family living 1,411 sq. ft. Ready Now Florin Rusu (Ref # AP172241)

EMIRATES LIVING

SPRINGS 4 Prized location 2,763 sq. ft. Ready Now Conny Mathei (Ref # VI280750)

EMIRATES LIVING

SPRINGS 8 Self-contained development 2,245 sq. ft. Ready Now Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # VI279422)

EMIRATES LIVING

THE LINKS Affordable luxury 1,329 sq. ft. Ready Now Paul Musson (Ref # AP266616)

2 BR

AED 1,493,637

3 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

3 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

2 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

AED 2,214,500

AED 2,523,500

AED 1,526,460

No catch here! Buyers, all our prices are inclusive of agency fees.

1 BR

THE LINKS Price negotiable 870 sq. ft. Ready Now Lynn Rowley (Ref # AP67505)

THE FAIRWAYS - WEST TOWER Stunning views over the golf course 807 sq. ft. Ready Now Shashi Mashruwala (Ref # AP279657)

AED 1,545,000

1 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

2 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

AED 1,030,000

THE LINKS WEST T1 (GOLF SIDE RESIDENCE) AED 1,998,200 Affordable luxury 1,642 sq. ft. Ready Now Eva Yang (Ref # AP237851)

1 BR

THE LINKS Glimmering lakeside views 914 sq. ft. Ready Now Jackie Hill (Ref # AP67404)

AED 1,236,000

TOWER WEST Amazing value 881 sq. ft. Ready Now David Lawes (Ref # AP265925)

1 BR

AED 1,066,050

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JUMEIRAH ISLANDS

4 BR

AED 325,000

CLUSTER 11 A lush oasis 5,230 sq. ft. Ready Now Robert Kerr (Ref # VI281939)

BARSHA

AMSA VILLAS Great family home 12,000 sq. ft. Ready Now Nitin Dania (Ref # VI281053)

EMIRATES LIVING

GOLF TOWER 1 Stunning views over the golf course 1,415 sq. ft. Ready Now Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP3884)

May 2010

5 BR

BARSHA

2 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

AED 220,000

AED 125,000

CA HOTEL APARTMENTS Understated luxury 1,000 sq. ft. Ready Now Nitin Dania (Ref # AP280947)

LINKS EAST Stunning views over the golf course 1,478 sq. ft. Ready Now Hakima Slassi (Ref # AP243175)

1 BR

DISCOVERY GARDENS

2 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

AED 95,000

AED 125,000

DG-BUILDING 41 Ideal family living 829 sq. ft. Ready Now Deepali Dhanrajani (Ref # AP280764)

PHASE 15 - SPRINGS Dynamic tenant mix 1,690 sq. ft. Ready Now Sunil Pravin Jhaveri (Ref # VI281512)

1 BR

AED 58,000

2 BR

AED 90,000


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JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

GREEN LAKES TOWER 1 Distinct styling 1,570 sq. ft. Ready Now Dimple Shah (Ref # AP282403)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

MAG 214 Idyllic surroundings 764 sq. ft. Ready Now Catherine Quadros (Ref # AP281414)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

SABA TOWER State-of-the-art facilities 1,491 sq. ft. Ready Now Jaclyn Rodrigues (Ref # AP281071)

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

LE GRAND CHATEAU Affordable luxury 1,882 sq. ft. Ready Now Katarina Geenen (Ref # AP281399)

2 BR

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

1 BR

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

2 BR

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

2 BR

TECOM

AED 120,000

AED 57,000

AED 100,000

AED 80,000

No catch here! Buyers, all our prices are inclusive of agency fees.

LAKEPOINT Competitive price, call now 979 sq. ft. Ready Now Sylvia OConnor (Ref # AP71353)

MAG 214 Home sweet home 757 sq. ft. Ready Now Hakima Slassi (Ref # AP179528)

SABA TOWER 2 State-of-the-art facilities 1,379 sq. ft. Ready Now Robert Kerr (Ref # AP281840)

MADISON RESIDENCY Strategic location 774 sq. ft. Ready Now Martina Plumley (Ref # AP282369)

1 BR

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

1 BR

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

2 BR

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AED 65,000

AED 60,000

AED 120,000

MADINA TOWER Excellent finish 2,090 sq. ft. Ready Now Yasmin Piroozan (Ref # AP174911)

PALLADIUM Prized location 993 sq. ft. Ready May 2010 Doaa Afifi (Ref # AP38320)

V3 Premier location 851 sq. ft. Ready Now Martina Plumley (Ref # AP281517)

2 BR

AED 120,000

1 BR

AED 60,000

1 BR

AED 55,000

1 BR

AED 58,000

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MARINA DISTRICT

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DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

BAHAR 6 Executive elegance 1,850 sq. ft. Ready Now Philip Whittam (Ref # AP240314)

DUBAI MARINA

AURORA Affordable Luxury 956 sq. ft. Ready Now Florin Rusu (Ref # AP215731)

DUBAI MARINA

AURORA A prestigious address 1,400 sq. ft. Ready Now Rita Mouawad (Ref # AP253428)

May 2010

1 BR

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 1,287,500

AED 1,980,000

AL FATTAN MARINE TOWER The best of city living 2,308 sq. ft. Ready Now Tulay Ozcan (Ref # AP258914)

AED 2,472,000

3 BR

DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 3,615,300

BEAUPORT AED 8,995,000 The kind of home you’ve only dreamt about 4,452 sq. ft. Ready Now Elen Manukyan (Ref # VI66600)

AMWAJ 4 Competitive price, call now 1,466 sq. ft. Ready Now Sue Welsh (Ref # AP278912)

BLAKELY Best value 842 sq. ft. Ready Now David Lawes (Ref # AP249504)

2 BR

AED 1,484,700

1 BR

AED 1,184,500


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DUBAI MARINA ORRA MARINA

2 BR AED 1,783,225 Quintessential luxury living 1,332 sq. ft. Ready April 2010 David Lawes (Ref # AP275366)

DUBAI MARINA

TIME PLACE Direct marina views 1,944 sq. ft. Ready Now Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP246542)

DUBAI MARINA

PALOMA Premier location 1,597 sq. ft. Ready Now Rabih Hankir (Ref # AP264542)

DUBAI MARINA

ROYAL OCEANIC A motivated seller! 814 sq. ft. Ready Now Sachin Das (Ref # AP280454)

DUBAI MARINA

SHEMARA The best of city living 2,900 sq. ft. Ready Now Rabih Hankir (Ref # AP264539)

3 BR

AED 2,266,000

2 BR

AED 2,060,000

DUBAI MARINA

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

DUBAI MARINA

RIMAL 6 Self-contained development 1,422 sq. ft. Ready Now Nina Pekina (Ref # AP50246)

1 BR

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 824,000

AED 1,751,915

No catch here! Buyers, all our prices are inclusive of agency fees.

SAHAB 1 Unobstructed views of the marina 1,392 sq. ft. Ready Now Lynn Rowley (Ref # AP279433)

THE POINT Direct marina views 355 sq. ft. Ready Now Claire Nall Cain (Ref # AP261804)

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

STUDIO

DUBAI MARINA

AED 2,358,700

AED 1,761,300

AED 1,776,750

AED 560,000

ORRA MARINA Quintessential luxury living 1,332 sq. ft. Ready April 2010 David Lawes (Ref # AP275366)

RIVIERA Modern living at its best 3,098 sq. ft. Ready Now Lynn Rowley (Ref # AP36304)

SANIBEL Competitive price, call now 709 sq. ft. Ready Now Daria Lyubimova (Ref # AP282639)

THE WATERFRONT An entertainers delight 4,598 sq. ft. Ready Now Nilgun Akay (Ref # VI265686)

2 BR

AED 1,783,225

4 BR

AED 3,502,000

1 BR

AED 927,000

3 BR

AED 2,781,000

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MARINA DISTRICT

DUBAI MARINA

FOR RENT

AL SEEF TOWER A desirable address 3,358 sq. ft. Ready Now Katarina Geenen (Ref # AP9289)

3 BR

DUBAI MARINA

1 BR

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 230,000

AURORA Premier location 893 sq. ft. Ready Now Tamara Stubbs (Ref # AP57517)

1 BR

AED 100,000

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DUBAI MARINA

BAHAR 1 Fully furnished apartment 1,300 sq. ft. Ready Now Sandra Shadman (Ref # AP176738)

DUBAI MARINA

1 BR

DORRA BAY Panoramic views of the marina 850 sq. ft. Ready Now Hitendar Lala (Ref # AP246311)

AED 75,000

DUBAI MARINA

EMERALD RESIDENCE Sizeable value appreciation 1,304 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM214369)

AED 95,000

AED 95,000

BLAKELY A desirable address 842 sq. ft. Ready Now Fabio Lombardi (Ref # AP282400)

1 BR

AED 90,000

1 BR

FAIRFIELD AED 100,000 Direct marina views 739 sq. ft. Ready Now Rizwan Zabeehullah Shaikh (Ref # AP282635)

DUBAI MARINA MARINA DIAMOND 5 AED 85,000

2 BR Easy living 1,084 sq. ft. Ready Now Angelo Kazan (Ref # AP175767)

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA DIAMOND 5 Easy living 1,084 sq. ft. Ready Now Angelo Kazan (Ref # AP175767)

May 2010

2 BR

AED 85,000

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA HEIGHTS AED 160,000 Amazing value 1,720 sq. ft. Ready Now Rizwan Zabeehullah Shaikh (Ref # AP282532)

MARINA PEARL One of the Best Deals in the Market 800 sq. ft. Ready Now Katarina Geenen (Ref # AP169641)

1 BR

AED 65,000


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DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

QUAY WEST Breathtaking vistas 2,322 sq. ft. Ready Now Sandra Shadman (Ref # AP282621)

AED 200,000

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

OASIS BEACH TOWER APARTMENTS Premier location 2,100 sq. ft. Ready Now Tamara Stubbs (Ref # AP280941)

AED 190,000

DUBAI MARINA

RIMAL 1 A place to call home 1,303 sq. ft. Ready Now Anketse Seyoum (Ref # AP281318)

DUBAI MARINA

SAHAB 2 Privileged location 768 sq. ft. Ready Now Dimple Shah (Ref # AP160884)

2 BR

KNOWLEDGE VILLAGE

1 BR

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 140,000

AED 75,000

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4 BR

CORDOBA RESIDENCE VILLAS Amazing value 4,133 sq. ft. Better Homes Barsha (Ref # VI282730)

AED 220,000

1 BR

SANIBEL A desirable address 976 sq. ft. Ready Now Stephanie Paaske (Ref # AP281985)

AED 100,000

DUBAI MARINA SHAMS 1

1 BR AED 90,000 Self-contained development 1,059 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Barsha (Ref # AP282444)

DUBAI MARINA

SHAMS 1 Self-contained development 1,059 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Barsha (Ref # AP282444)

1 BR

AED 90,000

DUBAI MARINA

SHAMS 4 Beachfront living at an attractive price 1,304 sq. ft. Ready Now Hakima Slassi (Ref # AP281357)

AED 130,000

THE ADDRESS DUBAI MARINA 5 Star hotel living with everything you need 848 sq. ft. Ready Now Angelo Kazan (Ref # AP281094)

DUBAI MARINA

DUBAI MARINA

THE JEWELS TOWER 1

THE ZEN

1 BR

DUBAI MARINA

THE JEWELS TOWER 1 A host of facilities 1,072 sq. ft. Ready Now Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP179539)

1 BR

AED 135,000

3 BR

AED 90,000

AED 120,000

A host of facilities 1,072 sq. ft. Ready Now Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP179539)

Pay in 12 Cheques 1,627 sq. ft. Ready April 2010 Halyna Kuznetsova (Ref # AP281289)

1 BR

AED 90,000

No catch here! Buyers, all our prices are inclusive of agency fees.

DUBAI MARINA

THE WAVES TOWER A The best of city living 1,280 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM257897)

2 BR

AED 110,000

DUBAI MARINA

THE ZEN Pay in 12 Cheques 1,627 sq. ft. Ready April 2010 Halyna Kuznetsova (Ref # AP281289)

3 BR

AED 120,000

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42 FOR RENT JUMEIRAH DISTRICT PROPERTIES

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JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

FOR RENT MORE RECOMMENDED PROPERTIES ONLINE NOW VISIT BHOMES.COM Here you will find the month’s Recommended Properties on offer at Better Homes. These listings are selected according to relative price indices of similar property and represent top value for money.

5 BR

JUMEIRAH

AL MASKAN VILLAS Superior location 4,800 sq. ft. Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # VI258795)

JUMEIRAH

AAM JUMEIRA VILLA A desirable address 4,100 sq. ft. Ready Now Sylvia OConnor (Ref # VI267571)

JUMEIRAH

AL BARAJEEL VILLAS In a class by itself 4,807 sq. ft. Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # VI250683)

May 2010

4 BR

JUMEIRAH

4 BR

JUMEIRAH

AED 240,000

AED 280,000

AAM VILLAS Affordable luxury 17,480 sq. ft. Ready Now Ghada Ghannam (Ref # VI276689)

AL GURG SAFA PARK VILLAS A host of facilities 4,500 sq. ft. Ready Now Travis Eltringham (Ref # VI281422)

AED 300,000

5 BR

JUMEIRAH

5 BR

JUMEIRAH

AED 350,000

AED 250,000

AL BARAJEEL VILLAS In a class by itself 4,807 sq. ft. Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # VI250686)

BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES Captivating environment 774 sq. ft. Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP260466)

4 BR

AED 280,000

STUDIO

AED 124,000


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JUMEIRAH

BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES Captivating environment 482 sq. ft. Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP260452)

JUMEIRAH

BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES Live by the beach 5,240 sq. ft. Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # VI258313)

JUMEIRAH

JUMEIRAH 2 A place to call home 3,000 sq. ft. Ready Now Diane Petty (Ref # VI280760)

JUMEIRAH

SUNSET Superior location 1,365 sq. ft. Ready Now Diane Petty (Ref # AP267291)

STUDIO

JUMEIRAH

5 BR

JUMEIRAH

3 BR

JUMEIRAH

1 BR

JUMEIRAH

AED 84,000

AED 360,000

AED 200,000

AED 200,000

No catch here! Buyers, all our prices are inclusive of agency fees

BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES Captivating environment 644 sq. ft. Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP260450)

BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES Live by the beach 5,240 sq. ft. Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # VI258312)

JUMEIRAH 3 VILLAS Best value 4,200 sq. ft. Ready Now Wafa Ghannam (Ref # VI265487)

SUNSET Beachfront living at an attractive price 2,895 sq. ft. Ready Now Diane Petty (Ref # AP267289)

STUDIO

JUMEIRAH

5 BR

JUMEIRAH

4 BR

JUMEIRAH

3 BR

JUMEIRAH

AED 100,000

AED 360,000

AED 195,000

AED 400,000

BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES Beachfront living at an attractive price 830 sq. ft. Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP260442)

BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES Live by the beach 5,240 sq. ft. Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # VI258308)

NKK VILLA Competitive price, call now 3,500 sq. ft. Ready Now Sylvia OConnor (Ref # VI280885)

VILLA PANTILES Ideal family living 2,398 sq. ft. Ready Now Sylvia OConnor (Ref # VI260037)

STUDIO

AED 128,000

5 BR

AED 399,200

4 BR

AED 190,000

4 BR

AED 220,000

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44 FOR SALE PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

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PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT FOR SALE 145+ PROPERTIES IN PALM JUMEIRAH ONLINE NOW VISIT BHOMES.COM

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

4 BR

AED 5,782,000

AL HABOOL (B20) Experience the height of luxury 5,563 sq. ft. Ready Now Fadi El Fares (Ref # AP218562)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL BASRI (B1) Amazing value 2,184 sq. ft. Ready Now Hannah Bakshani (Ref # AP254220)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL KHUSHKAR (B2) A desirable address 2,055 sq. ft. Ready Now Joakim Carlsson (Ref # AP178962)

May 2010

3 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

2 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 2,884,000

AED 2,200,000

AL DABAS (B3) A desirable address 2,260 sq. ft. Ready Now Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # AP277497)

AL SHAHLA (B10) A desirable address 5,563 sq. ft. Ready Now Naime Vazquez (Ref # AP281082)

3 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

4 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 2,884,000

AED 4,635,000

AL HABOOL (B20) Experience the height of luxury 2,184 sq. ft. Ready Now Tulay Ozcan (Ref # AP278899)

AL SHAHLA (B10) Experience the height of luxury 1,646 sq. ft. Ready Now Nina Pekina (Ref # AP267220)

3 BR

AED 3,441,766

2 BR

AED 2,255,700


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PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT FOR RENT 145+ PROPERTIES IN PALM JUMEIRAH ONLINE NOW VISIT BHOMES.COM

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

1 BR

OCEANA - PACIFIC Experience heights of luxury 1,330 sq. ft. Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP281622)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL DABAS (B2) Full ocean view 1,184 sq. ft. Ready Now Sandra Shadman (Ref # AP74559)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL HAMRI (B19) A prestigious address 1,582 sq. ft. Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP174497)

1 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

2 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 130,000

AED 130,000

No catch here! Buyers, all our prices are inclusive of agency fees.

AL DAS APARTMENTS (B10) A prestigious address 1,184 sq. ft. Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP257295)

AL KHUDRAWI (B6) Full ocean view 1,184 sq. ft. Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP174146)

AED 140,000

1 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

1 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 160,000

AED 150,000

AL HABOOL (B11) Experience the height of luxury 1,184 sq. ft. Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP66874)

GOLDEN MILE B3 Brand new luxury apartments 1,880 sq. ft. Ready Now Sharon Sweet (Ref # AP282012)

1 BR

AED 115,000

2 BR

AED 120,000

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46 FOR SALE DUBAILAND DISTRICT

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DUBAILAND DISTRICT

FOR SALE 500+ PROPERTIES IN DUBAILAND ONLINE NOW VISIT BHOMES.COM

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

6 BR

GC PHASE 1A Complete with interior decor accessories 6,943 sq. ft. Ready Now Nicole Burt (Ref # VI2933)

ARABIAN RANCHES

AL MAHRA Superior location 4,298 sq. ft. Ready Now Rosina Holtzhausen (Ref # VI267994)

ARABIAN RANCHES

GAZELLE / AL REEM 2 Amazing value 2,628 sq. ft. Ready Now Conny Mathei (Ref # VI165201)

May 2010

5 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

3 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

AED 4,377,500

AED 2,163,000

ALMA Affordable luxury 2,436 sq. ft. Ready Now Fadi El Fares (Ref # VI262021)

HATTAN Affordable luxury 6,967 sq. ft. Ready Now Nick Nuziale (Ref # VI268194)

AED 7,931,000

3 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

5 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

AED 2,575,000

AED 8,353,300

GAZELLE / AL REEM 1 Meticulously planned development 2,456 sq. ft. Ready Now Jan Tabrizi (Ref # VI280450)

MIRADOR PHASE 1 Executive elegance 3,458 sq. ft. Ready Now Lynn Rowley (Ref # VI237983)

3 BR

AED 2,060,000

4 BR

AED 4,377,500


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DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

GREEN COMMUNITY Guaranteed rental income 4,200 sq. ft. Ready Now Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # VI281925)

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

WEST GARDEN APARTMENTS BLOCK J Competitive price, call now 1,852 sq. ft. Ready Now Nilgun Akay (Ref # AP255677)

DUBAILAND

LEAF 30 A place to call home 12,676 sq. ft. Ready Now Melanie Mouton (Ref # VI278626)

3 BR

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

2 BR

DUBAILAND

6 BR

DUBAILAND

AED 2,657,400

AED 1,215,400

AED 15,447,940

3 BR

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

4 BR

DUBAILAND

1 BR

DUBAILAND

TERRACE APARTMENTS - BLOCK A AED 2,405,050 Wide range of retail, entertainment and dining 4,736 sq. ft. Ready Now Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # AP3548)

GREEN COMMUNITY MOTOR CITY A place to call home 4,247 sq. ft. Ready Now Anda Marin (Ref # VI279159)

NORTON COURT 3 Amazing value 943 sq. ft. Ready Now Mohammad Khalid Khan (Ref # AP251950)

AED 3,708,000

AED 628,300

TOWNHOUSES B Meticulously planned development 4,200 sq. ft. Ready Now Huma Ali (Ref # VI163067)

GREEN COMMUNITY MOTOR CITY Vibrant urban landscape 3,326 sq. ft. Ready Now Amine Issa (Ref # AP276500)

REGENT HOUSE 1 Ready to move in 677 sq. ft. Ready Now Hannah Bakshani (Ref # AP277366)

3 BR

AED 2,506,000

3 BR

AED 3,038,500

STUDIO

AED 580,920

open

house

DUBAILAND

THE VILLA Live your Arabian dream 8,038 sq. ft. Ready Now Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # VI278984)

5 BR

AED 4,223,000

DUBAILAND

THE VILLA Amazing value 8,650 sq. ft. Ready Now Liudmila Shapedko (Ref # VI279292)

No catch here! Buyers, all our prices are inclusive of agency fees.

6 BR

AED 6,077,000

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48 FOR RENT DUBAILAND DISTRICT

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

ARABIAN RANCHES

FOR RENT

ALMA A great family option 3,153 sq. ft. Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # VI274926)

3 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

5 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

3 BR

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

1 BR

DUBAILAND

AED 190,000

GAZELLE / AL REEM 1 Competitive price, call now 2,724 sq. ft. Ready Now Dimple Shah (Ref # VI169825)

3 BR

AED 165,000

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DUBAILAND

VICTORY HEIGHTS - ESMERALDA A place to call home 4,334 sq. ft. Ready Now Darius Ganda (Ref # VI250414)

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

EWAN RESIDENCE 1 Friendly neighborhood 1,032 sq. ft. Ready Now Darius Ganda (Ref # AP274693)

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

GC PHASE 2 WEST Excellent finish 4,200 sq. ft. Ready Now Mouna Chami (Ref # VI8936)

May 2010

2 BR

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

4 BR

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

AED 65,000

AED 200,000

GC PHASE 1A A place to call home 4,176 sq. ft. Ready May 2010 Susan Brand (Ref # VI261716)

NORTH WEST - BLOCK 4 Affordable luxury 975 sq. ft. Ready Now Sylvia OConnor (Ref # AP276021)

AED 220,000

AED 200,000

AED 60,000

MIRADOR PHASE 1 Meticulously planned development 4,401 sq. ft. Ready Now Katarina Geenen (Ref # VI265784)

GC PHASE 2 WEST A place to call home 924 sq. ft. Ready April 2010 Susan Brand (Ref # AP43680)

CLAVERTON HOUSE 2 Strategic location 1,656 sq. ft. Huma Ali (Ref # AP281400)

5 BR

AED 250,000

1 BR

AED 60,000

2 BR

AED 70,000


Green Community West

Live your dream in a place you can call home Visit our Open House every Saturday at the Green Community West

Do you wish to rent or lease, buy or sell? Picturesque 3 BR townhouses, 4 BR Bungalows (4,200 sq. ft.) and 5 BR Family Villas (5,900 sq. ft.) available amidst cobbled roads and beautifully landscaped gardens. t

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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For Sale: Townhouses from AED 2,450,000, Bungalows from AED 2,420,000 and Family villas from AED 3,100,000. 1 BR Apartments from AED 650,000 (Net prices) For Rent: Townhouses from AED 175,000, Bungalows from AED 170,000 and Family villas from AED 200,000. Apartments from AED 55,000 (All rental prices per Annum)

Make the Call!

Susan Brand (RERA No. 1423) +971 50 457 7309

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DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

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

DOWNTOWN DUBAI

2 BR

SOUTH RIDGE 2 Best value 1,561 sq. ft. Ready Now Jasmine Patel (Ref # AP94775)

DOWNTOWN DUBAI

THE LOFTS Privileged location 1,217 sq. ft. Ready Now Florin Rusu (Ref # AP77063)

BUSINESS BAY

EXECUTIVE TOWER J Available finance options 1,454 sq. ft. Ready Now Grace Zhao Eckhardt (Ref # AP279094)

1 BR

AED 2,060,000

2 BR

AED 1,539,850

No catch here! Buyers, all our prices are inclusive of agency fees.

BUSINESS BAY

EXECUTIVE TOWER B At never-before prices 896 sq. ft. Ready Now Victor Witold Motak (Ref # AP281024)

DOWNTOWN DUBAI

8 BOULEVARD WALK Affordable luxury 1,065 sq. ft. Ready Now Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP280999)

AED 2,769,555

STUDIO

AED 927,000

1 BR

AED 1,184,500

BUSINESS BAY

EXECUTIVE TOWER F Property at budget prices 2,450 sq. ft. Ready Now Haytham Habashi (Ref # AP277097)

DOWNTOWN DUBAI

BURJ VIEWS A Premier location 1,100 sq. ft. Ready Now Adam Shoucair (Ref # AP279084)

2 BR

AED 1,892,625

2 BR

AED 1,545,000

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DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

FOR RENT MORE PROPERTIES IN DOWNTOWN ONLINE NOW VISIT BHOMES.COM

BUSINESS BAY

1 BR

EXECUTIVE TOWER M Fabulous large balcony areas 1,195 sq. ft. Ready Now Oxana Blinova (Ref # AP281987)

AED 70,000

TRADE CENTRE

TRADE CENTRE

AL MERAIKHI TOWER

AL MERAIKHI TOWER

1 BR

BUSINESS BAY

EXECUTIVE TOWER E Panoramic views 1,766 sq. ft. Ready Now Diane Petty (Ref # AP263709)

BUSINESS BAY

EXECUTIVE TOWER F Brand new luxury apartments 1,809 sq. ft. Ready Now Soumia Elakly (Ref # AP282070)

May 2010

2 BR

AED 70,000

AED 95,000

Best value 670 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM200651)

Best value 1,228 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM200574)

3 BR

AED 105,000

3 BR

AED 110,000

BUSINESS BAY

EXECUTIVE TOWER H Easy living 2,088 sq. ft. Ready Now Wendy Hulbert (Ref # AP282640)

3 BR

AED 105,000

BUSINESS BAY

EXECUTIVE TOWER K Brand new luxury apartments 2,110 sq. ft. Ready Now Sandra Sherlock (Ref # AP231669)

3 BR

AED 115,000


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DOWNTOWN DUBAI

2 BR

THE LOFTS - CENTRAL Inspection will impress 1,588 sq. ft. Ready Now Diane Petty (Ref # AP281118)

AED 160,000

DOWNTOWN DUBAI

THE LOFTS - EAST Contemporary style/layout 869 sq. ft. Ready Now Oxana Blinova (Ref # AP281252)

1 BR

DOWNTOWN DUBAI

1 BR

DOWNTOWN DUBAI

2 BR

DOWNTOWN DUBAI

AED 75,000

THE LOFTS - WEST Privileged location 705 sq. ft. Ready Now Sylvia OConnor (Ref # AP281946)

1 BR

AED 80,000

DOWNTOWN DUBAI THE LOFTS

1 BR AED 60,000 Affordable luxury 705 sq. ft. Ready Now Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP280871)

DOWNTOWN DUBAI

THE RESIDENCES II T2 Amazing value 898 sq. ft. Ready April 2010 Wafa Ghannam (Ref # AP244726)

DOWNTOWN DUBAI

THE RESIDENCES W3 Enviable skyline views 850 sq. ft. Ready Now Wendy Hulbert (Ref # AP1788)

1 BR

AED 85,000

AED 89,000

DOWNTOWN DUBAI

YANSOON 3 Exclusive property 1,353 sq. ft. Ready Now Sandra Sherlock (Ref # AP96827)

AED 150,000

THE RESIDENCES VILLAS Affordable luxury 1,599 sq. ft. Ready Now Warwick Rowe (Ref # VI28272)

2 BR

AED 190,000

2 BR

YANSOON 4 AED 140,000 Wide range of retail, entertainment and dining 1,402 sq. ft. Ready Now Stephanie Paaske (Ref # AP8330)

DOWNTOWN DUBAI SOUTH RIDGE 4

2 BR AED 160,000 Affordable luxury 1,465 sq. ft. Ready Now Ghada Ghannam (Ref # AP178825)

DOWNTOWN DUBAI

1 BR

AED 100,000 ZANZEBEEL 3 Wide range of retail, entertainment and dining 1,030 sq. ft. Ready Now Wendy Hulbert (Ref # AP229577)

No catch here! Buyers, all our prices are inclusive of agency fees.

TRADE CENTRE

HABTOOR RESIDENCE Great family home 1,200 sq. ft. Ready Now Sylvia OConnor (Ref # AP255285)

3 BR

AED 150,000

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54 SHORT-TERM RENTALS

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.

DUBAI MARINA

STUDIO

MARINA DIAMOND 2 Be closer to work 458 sq. ft. Kristina Titova (APM215068)

DOWNTOWN BURJ KHALIFA SOUTH RIDGE 1 Be where it all happens 857 sq. ft. Maria Layug (APM238332)

DISCOVERY GARDENS

BUILDING 90 Best value 474 sq. ft. Kristina Titova (APM254396)

May 2010

1 BR

AED 13,000

STUDIO

AED 7,000

DOWNTOWN BURJ KHALIFA

REEHAN 8 Afforable luxury 851 sq. ft. Maria Layug (APM215077)

DOWNTOWN BURJ KHALIFA

SOUTH RIDGE 2 Smart home living 860 sq. ft. Kristina Titova (APM215695)

AED 7,000

1 BR

AED 13,000

1 BR

AED 10,000

DOWNTOWN BURJ KHALIFA

SOUTH RIDGE 4 Central and prestigious location 1,465 sq. ft. Maria Layug (APM223833)

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA DIAMOND 2 Close to all amenities 647 sq. ft. Khushbhu Bhatia (APM213134)

2 BR

AED 17,000

1 BR

AED 9,000


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DUBAI MARINA

MARINA DIAMOND 5 Modern living at it’s best 714 sq. ft. Maria Layug (APM215255)

DUBAI MARINA

SAHAB 2 Affordable luxury 1,300 sq. ft. Khushbu Bhatia (APM214914)

MEADOWS

PHASE 2 Spacious luxury living 4,000 sq. ft. Khushbu Bhatia (VIM211546)

THE GREENS

AL ARTA 3 Best of city living 458 sq. ft. Kristina Titova (APM215244)

1 BR

AED 10,000

2 BR

AED 16,000

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA DIAMOND 2 Fully furnished with style and class 963 sq. ft. Maria Layug (APM269016)

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

SADAF 5 Live by the beach 1,797 sq. ft. Maria Layug (APM266024)

2 BR

AED 13,000

3 BR

AED 25,000

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

MARINA DIAMOND 4 Competitively priced 1,030 sq. ft. Maria Layug (APM247719)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AED 15,000

GOLDCREST VIEWS Fully furnished with style and class 476 sq. ft. Maria Layug (APM215583)

STUDIO

AED 6,500

5 BR

AED 39,000

STUDIO

AED 7,000

No catch here! All our prices are inclusive of agency fees.

THE GREENS

THE LINKS CANAL Ready to move in 368 sq. ft. Maria Layug (APM223406)

STUDIO

AED 7,000

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56 ABU DHABI

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.

FOR SALE

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 prestigious address 1,939 sq. ft. Ready March 2011 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP217686)

AL REEF

ARABIC COMMUNITY A motivated seller! 1,832 sq. ft. Ready Now Jorim Omollo Amadi (Ref # VI281411)

May 2010

3 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

2 BR

AL REEF

AED 2,672,733

AED 1,191,800

AL MUNEERA Breathtaking vistas 1,939 sq. ft. Ready March 2011 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP95458)

ARABIC COMMUNITY Ideal family living 2,424 sq. ft. Ready Now Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI281392)

3 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

3 BR

AL REEF

AED 2,345,770

AED 1,525,140

AL NASEEM RESIDENCE - B Unparalleled amenities 1,345 sq. ft. Ready June 2010 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP283133)

ARABIC COMMUNITY Ideal family living 3,749 sq. ft. Ready Now Natalya Sapronova (Ref # VI280178)

2 BR

AED 1,868,500

5 BR

AED 2,190,000


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AL REEF

4 BR

ARABIC COMMUNITY High rental yields 2,858 sq. ft. Ready Now Linda Savidge (Ref # VI245860)

AED 1,968,000

AL REEF

DESERT COMMUNITY Amazing value 2,424 sq. ft. Ready September 2010 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI280355)

3 BR

AL REEF

2 BR

AL REEM ISLAND

1 BR

AL REEM ISLAND

AED 1,449,900

MEDITERRANEAN COMMUNITY Ideal family living 2,858 sq. ft. Ready January 2011 Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI70544)

4 BR

AED 1,900,000

AL REEM ISLAND MARINA BLUE

2 BR AED 1,713,284 Looking for lifestyle? 1,410 sq. ft. Ready June 2010 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP282003)

AL REEM ISLAND

OCEAN TERRACE RESIDENCE Competitive price, call now 1,453 sq. ft. Ready June 2010 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP281034)

AED 1,878,662

1 BR

OCEAN TERRACE RESIDENCE Modern living at its best 893 sq. ft. Ready June 2010 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP277838)

AED 1,173,080

AL REEM ISLAND SKY TOWER

2 BR AED 2,213,642 Unparalleled amenities 1,719 sq. ft. Ready May 2010 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP282865)

AL REEM ISLAND

SKY TOWER A prestigious address 1,107 sq. ft. Ready May 2010 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP56634)

AL REEM ISLAND

TALA TOWER In a class by itself 2,024 sq. ft. Ready June 2010 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP277412)

3 BR

AED 2,861,936

No catch here! All our prices are inclusive of agency fees.

AL REEM ISLAND

TALA TOWER Scenic water view 2,024 sq. ft. Ready June 2010 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP94516)

AED 1,542,937

SUN TOWER Amazing capital growth 1,774 sq. ft. Ready September 2010 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP233487)

3 BR

AED 2,536,433

3 BR

AED 2,760,005

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58 ABU DHABI

ABU DHABI

AL REEF

FOR RENT

ARABIC COMMUNITY Ideal family living 2,858 sq. ft. Ready Now Nada Jaouhar (Ref # VI282782)

4 BR

AL REEF

3 BR

AL REEF

5 BR

AL REEF

5 BR

KHALIFA A

AED 175,000

ARABIC COMMUNITY Ideal family living 3,749 sq. ft. Ready Now Jorim Omollo Amadi (Ref # VI282755)

5 BR

AED 200,000

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AL REEF

ARABIC COMMUNITY Ideal family living 2,424 sq. ft. Ready Now Riaz Akhtar (Ref # VI282383)

AL REEF

ARABIC COMMUNITY Great family home 2,424 sq. ft. Ready Now Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI278516)

GOLF GARDENS

GARDENIA VILLA The kind of home you’ve only dreamt about 3,983 sq. ft. Ready Now Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI277447)

May 2010

3 BR

AL REEF

4 BR

KHALIFA A

AED 150,000

AED 320,000

ARABIC COMMUNITY One of the Best Deals in the Market 3,749 sq. ft. Ready Now Jorim Omollo Amadi (Ref # VI275676)

AL SHAHAD COMPOUND A great family option 2,049 sq. ft. Ready Now Shukhrat Babakhanov (Ref # VI278955)

AED 150,000

AED 210,000

AED 300,000

ARABIC COMMUNITY Ideal family living 2,424 sq. ft. Ready Now Maria Eduarda Silveira (Ref # VI281392)

ARABIC COMMUNITY Ideal family living 3,749 sq. ft. Ready Now Imran Ellam (Ref # VI263590)

3 BR

AED 149,500

5 BR

AED 215,000

4 BR

AED 255,000 RAHA LIVINGS The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about 4,500 sq. ft. Ready Now Shukhrat Babakhanov (Ref # VI282476)


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60 SHARJAH AND THE NORTHERN EMIRATES

SHARJAH AND THE NORTHERN EMIRATES

There are some extraordinary developments and impressive deals on offer outside of Dubai and Abu Dhabi — turn your attention to Sharjah to get involved.

Sharjah - resilient property market

SHARJAH GOING STRONG Throughout 2009, the recession affected the real estate market in all areas of the UAE, but some argue the slowest areas of recovery can be found in freehold areas of the Northern Emirates, including a selection of off-plan projects in Ajman and Ras al Khamiah. However, the leasing market in Sharjah is still strong, and residential areas with Sharjah are proving to be very popular for long term tenants.

SHARJAH FOR RENT

AL KHAN

AL GHAZAL TOWER Brand new luxury apartments 1,900 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # APM268470)

AL KHAN

AL GHAZAL TOWER Brand new luxury apartments 2,700 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # APM268548)

May 2010

2 BR

AL KHAN

3 BR

AL KHAN

AED 68,250

AED 88,750

AL GHAZAL TOWER Brand new luxury apartments 2,700 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # APM268536)

AL GHAZAL TOWER Brand new luxury apartments 2,700 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # APM268508)

3 BR

AL KHAN

3 BR

AL KHAN

AED 88,750

AED 89,250

AL GHAZAL TOWER Brand new luxury apartments 2,700 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # APM268322)

AL GHAZAL TOWER Brand new luxury apartments 2,700 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # APM268579)

3 BR

AED 96,750

3 BR

AED 96,750


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PROPERTY FOCUS

AL GHAZAL: A JEWEL OF A BUILDING IN SHARJAH With an excellent location on the Al Khan Lake Corniche, Al Ghazal Tower provides some of the finest living in Sharjah. The high-rise is one of Sharjah’s architectural landmarks, set adjacent to the emirate’s most exclusive recreational development, Al Qasba. The heights of Al Ghazal offer unmatched panoramas across the Al Khan Lagoon and Arabian Gulf. Thankfully, with a location directly on Al Khan Lagoon these views do not come at the cost of convenience. Moving from the exterior to the interior, Al Ghazal Tower is powered by an understated elegance. The main entrance floors are decorated with luxurious marble and its walls are lined with Burmese teak. The marble and wood motif continues throughout the corridors and common areas of Al Ghazal,

No catch here! All our prices are inclusive of agency fees.

guiding residents pleasingly to the four high speed Mitsubishi lifts. Inside the flats one enjoys an air of sophistication, space and comfort. High-quality ceramic granite flooring is standard throughout all living spaces, while the main doors are built of solid wood. Villeroy and Boch, Grohe, and MDF brands provide elegant functionality and a central gas system restates the tower’s integrated design. A free health club awaits residents with state of the art equipment, a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, while the tower’s heat and sound-proof walls insulate it from the outside world. As arguably the finest tower in Sharjah, Al Ghazal is a treasure to its residents. To arrange a viewing, please give us a call on 600 52 2212.

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62 COMMERCIAL

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 mid-Q3 showed 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 Price reduced 809 sq. ft. Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF79035)

AED 750,360

BUSINESS BAY

EXECUTIVE TOWER D Central and prestigious location 1,532 sq. ft. Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF267761)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

ALMAS TOWER Cornerstone of economic activity 807 sq. ft. Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF278892)

AED 1,106,941

DOWNTOWN DUBAI

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

BURJ KHALIFA

GOLDCREST EXECUTIVE

AED 61,164,375

AED 1,210,660

Executive elegance 11,120 sq. ft. Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF102964)

A desirable address 1,423 sq. ft. Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF268762)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

INDIGO ICON Glimmering lakeside views 1,093 sq. ft. Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF261889)

May 2010

AED 2,112,494

AED 900,632


Times are volatile, prices change daily. Contact us on +971 600 52 2212 63

FOR RENT

DEIRA

EMIRATES NATIONAL INVESTMENT TOWER AED 308,880 One of the Best Deals in the Market 3,432 sq. ft. Ready April 2010 Abdul Rahman (Ref # OF278627)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS INDIGO ICON Amazing value 1,701 sq. ft. Ready Now Paul Rason (Ref # OF264254)

AED 144,585

DEIRA

NEW CENTURY CITY TOWER NEW AED 283,840 Dynamic environment 1,774 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF264433)

TECOM

DEIRA

CENTURY CITY TOWER AED 169,570 Dynamic environment 1,094 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF264422)

TECOM

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

CONCORD TOWER

GOLDCREST EXECUTIVE

AED 150,670

AED 120,955

Exceptional deal! 1,586 sq. ft. Ready Now Ahmed Fdil (Ref # OF279616)

Competitive price, call now 1,423 sq. ft. Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF268762)

AED 150,670

Exceptional deal! 1,586 sq. ft. Ready Now Ahmed Fdil (Ref #

No catch here! All our prices are inclusive of agency fees.

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AED 120,955 CONCORD TOWER OF279616) Competitive price, call now 1,423 sq. ft. Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF268762)

DEIRA

EMIRATES NATIONAL INVESTMENT TOWER AED 80,550 Available finance options 895 sq. ft. Ready April 2010 Abdul Rahman (Ref # OF278596)

BARSHA

BARSHA BUSINESS POINT Excellent finish 805 sq. ft. Ready March 2010 Vikas Arora (Ref # OF281144)

AED 108,741

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AED 160,174 DUBAI ARCH TOWER Dynamic environment 1,335 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF262249)

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FOR RENT

BARSHA

BARSHA BUSINESS POINT Excellent finish 643 sq. ft. Ready March 2010 Vikas Arora (Ref # OF281143)

TECOM

AED 310,600

BUSINESS CENTRAL TOWERS Dynamic environment 1,553 sq. ft. Ready Now Anuradha Janjua (Ref # OF245840)

AL QUOZ

CBD BUILDING A desirable address 3,041 sq. ft. Ready Now Tessa Honorica Lowe (Ref # OF246245)

TECOM

BUSINESS CENTRAL TOWERS

May 2010

AED 456,123

AL QUOZ

AED 461,600 INDIGO CENTRAL 5 Exceptional deal! 2,885 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF280918)

TECOM

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

BUSINESS CENTRAL TOWERS

TIFFANY TOWERS

AED 359,080

AED 116,620

Dynamic environment 1,528 sq. ft. Ready Now Anuradha Janjua (Ref # OF251775)

Competitive price, call now 1,372 sq. ft. Ready Now Vikas Arora (Ref # OF57191)

AED 359,080

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS TIFFANY TOWERS

AED 116,620

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS ONE LAKE PLAZA Amazing value 1,570 sq. ft. Ready Now Paul Rason (Ref # OF254653)

AED 86,832

AED 109,900

AL QUOZ

AED 136,677 THE CURVE Dynamic environment 1,051 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF261213)

AL QUOZ

THE CURVE AED 145,181 Dynamic environment 1,117 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Commercial Advisory (Ref # OF261007)


JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

Commercial investments for those thinking of Q4 in Q1. Call + 971 600 52 2212 65

COMMERCIAL BREAKDOWN 1GB = 5.43 AED 1 USD = 3.67 AED 1 EURO = 4.66 AED

RENTALS

PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - April 2010 Conversion rates correct at time of press

EXCHANGE RATE SERVICE OFFERING Save your money when changing your money. Get currency exchanged through Better Homes – call 04 407 4600

Statistics based on Better Homes sales and rental figures for the last six months.

OFFICE COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

AL AWIR DISTRICT

Dubai Silicon Oasis

45,200

141,600

93,400

50

60

55

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT

Umm Hurair

82,000

110,400

96,200

80

100

90

DEIRA DISTRICT

Garhoud

64,880

690,000

377,440

80

100

90

Qusais

55,580

345,240

200,410

70

90

80

DIFC

336,300

392,350

364,325

300

350

325

Downtown Burj Dubai

562,650

813,780

688,215

150

180

165

Jumeirah Lake Towers

31,350

1,404,300

717,825

55

100

78

TECOM

54,480

5,075,000

2,564,740

80

175

128

Business Bay

56,630

197,640

127,135

70

90

80

Al Quoz

38,155

383,400

210,778

65

75

70

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

MEYDAN DISTRICT

RETAIL

AL AWIR DISTRICT

International City

16,870

46,035

31,453

35

45

40

DEIRA DISTRICT

Garhoud

211,920

1,027,500

619,710

120

150

135

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT

DHCC

163,500

255,130

209,315

125

155

140

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Jumeirah Lake Towers

43,000

133,680

88,340

100

120

110

Dubai Marina

225,400

353,280

289,340

200

230

215

Al Quoz

60,240

2,647,500

1,353,870

80

100

90

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

Dubai Investment Park

43,760

1,264,710

654,235

20

30

25

MEYDAN DISTRICT

Al Quoz

57,500

255,000

156,250

25

30

28

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

MEYDAN DISTRICT

WAREHOUSE

SALES OFFICE

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Downtown Burj Dubai

5,618,000

25,020,000

15,319,000

2,000

2,500

2,250

Dubailand

340,000

1,122,600

731,300

500

700

600

Dubai Silicon Oasis

452,000

1,016,600

734,300

500

800

650

Dubai Marina

6,031,200

45,344,100

25,687,650

1,400

2,000

1,700

TECOM

963,200

5,254,700

3,108,950

800

1,400

1,100

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

RETAIL

EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Business Bay

1,372,800

4,196,000

2,784,400

1,600

2,000

1,800

Dubai Marina

2,690,000

3,840,000

3,265,000

2000

2500

2,250

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Dubai Investment Park

1,629,000

8,719,500

5,174,250

200

300

250

WAREHOUSE

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

No catch here! Buyers, all our prices are inclusive of agency fees.

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

MY FAVOURITE ROOM

ZELDA VAN ROOYEN My husband and I love Thailand and often go there on holiday, so we thought it would be nice to give our bedroom a Thai theme. I was originally going to paint the room a dark red, but thought it might be too radical for my husband’s taste, so opted for this chocolate brown colour instead. Some of the decorations and the wall hangings come from Thailand, but the head sculpture is actually from HyperPanda! We also managed to find the scatter cushions in Dubai in LuLu Hypermarket and XL. I bought the salt lamps online from America, but later found out you can get them in Dubai for half the price, or even cheaper in Thailand!

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LARA PENDANT BOCONCEPT AED2, 249

ARC LAMP INDIGO AED655

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CLOCK LUZ DE LUNA AED650

LAMP HOME CENTRE AED49

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BENTO PICNIC BOX INDIGO AED599

CLOCK LUZ DE LUNA AED500

BELLA CHAIR IDDESIGN AED5498

STOOL INDIGO AED495

DINING ROOM TABLE BOCONCEPT AED3,249

CAVONA CHAIRS BOCONCEPT AED549

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SIX OF THE BEST

DISHWASHING THE DIRT Fed up with tackling endless piles of washing up? Look no further. Effortless cleaning is now in reach with our guide to the best dishwashers on offer… MOST GY ENER NT IE EFFIC

1 Miele G1143SC

Miele dishwashers have been named best in their class for energy efficiency by the Energy Saving Trust, and this model is no exception. With a triple-A energy rating and cutting-edge technology, the G1143SC has proved a bestseller. The handy range of programs, including a speedy 33-minute turbo cycle, allows you to wash your dishes according to your particular needs. Plus the machine’s ECO sensor, a beam that detects the levels of dirt in the water and adapts the wash program accordingly, means your dishes will always come out sparklingly clean.

2 SMEG DF612WD

Manufactured by premium Italian brand SMEG, this stainless steel dishwasher is designed in a sleek European style. The DF612WD boasts nine different wash programs and four different temperature settings, giving you plenty of choice on how to clean your dishes. This combination of style and functionality has made it a favourite with users, who have rated it particularly positively on low noise and high cleaning performance. The model also has a delay function of up to nine hours to switch on at a time that suits you.

3 ESF66010X Electrolux

This Electrolux dishwasher is packed full of clever functions to make washing as simple and effective as possible. The Fuzzy Logic feature ensures washing performance remains at maximum level, while keeping water, electricity and detergent consumption to a minimum. Larger dishes are also no problem for this model, with an adjustable upper bucket and foldable plate racks to make loading an easy task. And consuming only 12 litres of water per wash, the model won’t be a drain on your utility bills.

BEST F OR SMAL L SPACE S

4 Siemens SN26T890EU

A blessing for large families, this spacious Siemens model can wash up to 14 place settings at a time. There’s a choice of six programs, five cleaning temperatures and four special functions to suit all dirt levels. Plus features such as the Aqua Sensor and Load Sensor ensure your dishes are always cleaned to perfection.

5 Candy CD 132/1 L-S

With an intensive 75ºC wash cycle, quick wash, delicates and eco program, this Candy model will meet all your dishwasher needs. The CD 132/1 L-S has a triple-A energy rating, seven different programs and capacity for 12 place settings, making it an ultra-efficient way to wash. Plus the elegant finish is sure to make it a stylish addition to your home.

6 Zanussi ZSF2450S

If you’re short on kitchen space, the ZSF2450S could be the answer to your problems. This top-of-the-range model can wash six place settings on a choice of five different programs, all while sitting neatly on your work surface. Being both quiet and spacesaving, it has become one of the most popular compact dishwashers on the market.

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74 BETTER INTERIORS

BETTER... KITCHENS

Cooking is so much more fun when you’re doing it in a beautiful room – so read our tips, get inspired and get back in the kitchen.

Lovely lilac

INSPIRATION THE SMART APPROACH TO KITCHEN DESIGN BY SUSAN MANEY LOVETT This trend-tastic tome is the ultimate guide to how to create a gorgeous space. Not only is it easy to read but the author is frank about the pros and cons of each element she discusses. Top notch.

TIPS FROM THE TOP Q I have an open-plan apartment so when I cook, the smell wafts into my living room. What’s the best way to deal with this problem? A It’s the typical nature of air that it circulates

and flows anywhere it finds an open space. In a kitchen, the cooking odours emanating from grease and spices linger in the air and re-circulate throughout, flowing into the adjoining spaces. There are two remedies to this problem. Firstly, you should have an effective kitchen chimney installed. Secondly, you should buy a good-quality air purifier that has at least a three-way air filtration process The effectiveness of machines constructed using the three-way filter mechanism is simply magical, as they clean the air free from any contaminants. So while the chimney would arrest the grease and odour-laden air right at the source, the air purifier would target any spilledover, impure air. Rajul Kaushik, Oxynet Solutions LLC

Neutral but stylish

IKEA

With hobs and extractor fans, the only limit is your imagination...

ACHIEVE THIS LOOK Okay, so most men would take one glance at this kitchen and run a mile – but we reckon a lavender colour scheme is the way forward: cheerful, warm and personal. If you like the purpley hues but don’t want to go the whole hog, why not invest in some lilac crockery instead? It’ll create the same warmth but without the intensity (and it’ll cost you less too). Like the non-neutral colour scheme but want something a little less... girly? Another key 2010 trend is the earth tones palette.

Looking to buy some affordable kitchenware? @Home has a great selection of glasses, crockery and accessories ACHIEVE THIS LOOK This grown-up kitchen oozes class but is also surprisingly practical: the neutral colours make it versatile, meaning the room will calmly complement more trend-specific accessories, which can be replaced as and when the next design fad appears on the horizon. Consumers are increasingly opting for good-quality, long-lasting kitchens, and that’s exactly what you get when you invest in solid wooden fittings. Couple with funky touches like these jellyfish-like glass light shades and a pair of bar stools and you’ve got the perfect combination of fashion and longevity.

Under One Roof


Chic and sleek

ACHIEVE THIS LOOK This wonderfully chic, Eastern look demonstrates a perfect fusion between style and practicality. Mark Wilkinson’s hi-tech Shan Gara range utilises both natural vellum and Chaperno wood from South America and cutting-edge technology: the motorised system means that you simply need to tap one of the handleless drawers and it opens automatically. (A light push is sufficient to close it.) Behind the sliding cupboard doors are pull-out shelves, allowing you to make the maximum use of the space you’ve got.

Before... Mark Wilkinson

...After

I want to give my kitchen a lift without redesigning it from scratch – do you have any suggestions?

If there’s a more beautiful oven anywhere on this planet, we’d like to see it. This La Cornue model – the Chateau 120 – boasts the same features as its larger brethrin but in a more compact size. With a vaulted oven space accommodating both gas and electric, it also has a large, solid cast iron hotplate which allows you to heat several saucepans at once – and if you don’t like any of the 25 colours available, the brand’s artists will knock up a new one for you. Available at Carpe Diem, SieMatic and Mark Wilkinson.

A kitchen makeover could be as subtle as a simple de-clutter, for example making sure the worktops are clear of nonkitchen items, or as radical as replacing the cabinets and appliances. If the cabinets are in good condition then simply re-painting the doors will change the look. There are even purposemade primer paints for vinyl-coated doors. Once primed, vinyl doors can be painted any colour. This will provide an opportunity to show off your artistic skills with special paint effects – and if your first attempt is not to your satisfaction, just sand it down and try again. Alternatively, why not replace the worktops? This is quite an expensive option but can completely change the look (it also provides an opportunity to change the sinks and taps). There’s a good selection of granites available in the UAE but also consider manmade composite materials such as Silestone. They are almost as tough as granite and offer a variety of colours. Chris Hodge, showroom manager & senior designer, Mark Wilkinson Furniture

Torlysme’s leather flooring provides a real wow factor and comes on cork backing, making it easy to remove and pack up if you relocate.

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ASK THE EXPERTS

Send us your questions to experts@hotmediapublishing.com and we’ll find an interiors guru to answer them...

Q

How do I create a minimalist feel throughtout my apartment without it feeling stark and cold? Minimalism doesn’t mean undecorating your space. It simply implies to a light-on-the-eye look. For instance, you may opt to create a ‘feature’ wall by painting it or decorating it with a large floor length painting - perhaps both. Floor rugs have to be added to complete this look. These may be a monotone, and a thick pile rug rather than an ornamental design. Lights are always key to creating a beautiful ambiance. Up-lighters that throw light to the ceiling May 2010

may be used along with focus lighting in some areas of the room. While accessorising your space, remember to not clutter tables and walls. Other rooms in the apartment may follow the same principle. Remember, blank space can sometimes elevate the look. Gayatri Dongre Brand Manager, Natuzzi

Q

Why should I buy an air purifier for my home?

We spend more than 90% of our time indoors, either at home or at work, and indoor air pollution can be up to 100 times greater than that outdoors – according to the

US Government Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Furthermore, the latest UAE research states that almost one third of adults and 40% of the children in the UAE suffer from Allergic Rhinitis (generic medical term for a collection of symptoms, mostly in the nose and eyes, which occur when you breathe in something you are allergic to, such as dust, dander, or pollen). As residents of the Gulf, we also suffer a disproportionately higher rate of asthma and breathing allergies according to the World Health Organisation due to our hot, humid & dusty climate, rapid industrialisation and increase in planted greenery. It is therefore no surprise that one in 5 children in the UAE have asthma. Nowadays, we are careful to eat the right foods and drink plenty of clean, filtered or mineral water, yet we rarely think about the air we breathe when it is so fundamental to our lives. Buying an air purifier for your home should be viewed as essential. Airfree Air Purifiers have a superb reputation for helping to alleviate allergy symptoms, as well as those of dust mites and pet dander. Better still, Airfree is unique in that our units do not use any filters, have no replaceable parts, and require no maintenance whatsoever. Michael Cunningham, Commercial Director, (Airfree) Amancorp Ltd www.airfree.ae


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STORES GUIDE ARABIAN CENTER, MIRDIF Daiso

04 284 5754

Homes R Us

04 284 5736

BUR DUBAI / KARAMA Al Hufaiza Furniture

04 336 6646

Carpetland

04 337 7677

Decoworld

04 336 6811

Marlin Furniture

04 334 6664

OFIS

04 335 2499

BURJUMAN

Artikel

04 232 8339

Kas Australia

Regional Trading

04 295 1723

Bayti

04 368 5145

National Iranian Carpets 04 349 9644

Sia (Jawad Home)

04 295 6180

Dwell

04 232 5435

The White Co

04 295 6180

IKEA

04 203 7505

MIRDIF CITY CENTER

Marina

04 232 8919

Better Life

04 284 5728

Rugland

04 232 5790

Crate & Barrel

04 284 3151

DUBAI MALL

04 344 1179

@home

04 434 0877

Stokes

04 232 9251

Home Centre

04 284 3332

Armani/Casa

04 437 3131

Table Art

04 232 6670

Lakeland

04 284 3460

Baldi

04 339 9890

The Red Carpet

04 232 5755

Pottery Barn

04 606 2610

Collezione

04 434 0255

04 284 3303

Crystal Gallery

04 339 8774

IBN BATTUTA MALL

Q Home Décor

Crystalline

04 339 8897

Kani Home

04 368 5408

OASIS CENTER

Dubai Home Collection 04 339 8855

Lifestyle

04 368 5699

Art Tower Frames Est.

04 339 3024

Bhs

04 352 5150

Ethan Allen

04 339 8631

One World

04 366 5742

MFI Kitchens

04 339 3503

Descamps

04 355 5563

Index Living Mall

04 339 8631

Pan Emirates

04 368 5372

The Handicraft Gallery 04 339 3515

Grand Stores

04 352 3641

Iwannagohome!

04 339 8631

Table Art

04 366 9710

Q Home Decor

Hermes

04 351 1190

Kreiss

04 339 8978

Liwa Home

04 351 5353

Lalique

04 339 8451

Sharief

04 355 3377

Merinos

050 887 4893

Tanagra

04 355 0183

Mesgarzadeh

04 339 9930

THE One

04 351 4424

Mitchi

04 339 9084

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

Zara Home

04 359 9988

Mumbai Se

04 434 0626

Better Life

04 424 3479

Yves Delorme

04 339 8787

Cottage Chic

04 437 0268

Zwilling

04 434 0725

Zara Home

04 438 0650

DEIRA CITY CENTRE Al Jaber Gallery

04 295 4004

Al Maya Household

04 334 9424

FESTIVAL CENTRE

Aminian Carpets

04 295 5379

ACE

Pride of Kashmir

04 295 0655

AL ITTIHAD ROAD Better Life

04 2680656

KARAMA 800 ASK ACE

Siematic

04 330 9295

(800 275 223)

LAMCY PLAZA Household Department 04 334 9424

TOP OF THE SHOPS EROS

Lifestyle

04 366 9845

Rugland

04 335 6610

Eros is a fast-becoming something of a one-stop-shop for anyone seeking the must-have home electrical items. Its UAE-wide showrooms stock a superb range of big brand household goods including the likes of Candy – known for its high-quality dishwashers and washing machines – and Hitachi, which adds its name to everything from refrigerators to vacuum cleaners. But if we were you we’d blow your budget on one of Samsung’s awesome home theatre systems. www. erosgroup.ae

MALL OF THE EMIRATES Better Life

04 341 0716

Bo Concept

04 341 4144

Bois & Chiffons

04 341 0519

Crystal Casa

04 341 1402

Flamant Home Interiors 04 341 3533

04 339 3515

AL QUOZ Amber Garden Furniture 04 323 2405 Exotica

04 340 2966

Falaknaz Habitat

04 340 4989

Indigo Living

04 341 6388

Kidz Inc

04 340 5059

Luz de Luna

04 341 66 85

Presotto Middle East

04 340 6443

Stone Gallery

04 347 2525

The Warehouse

04 347 0220

Under One Roof

04 323 2722

SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD ACE

04 338 1416

Bagno

04 330 7775

Casa Mia

04 339 0760

Casa Tua

04 339 7800

Rattan House

04 338 2977

SOUK MADINAT JUMEIRAH Carré Blanc

04 295 3992

Toshkhana

04 366 8888

Four Seasons Ramesh

04 334 9090

Home Centre

04 341 4441

Home Design

04 323 3370

SOUK AL BAHAR

IDdesign

04 341 3434

Al Sultani Furniture

04 420 3676

Jashanmal

04 347 1715

Tarrab

04 420 0244

Maison Decor

04 409 9000

Tehran Persian

04 420 0575

Marina

04 800 4360

Zsolnay

04 420 3682

Marina Gulf

04 341 0314

Miri

04 341 1000

THE VILLAGE MALL

Red Carpet

04 340 9924

Carpetland

04 344 0646

Table Art

04 341 3663

Irony Home

04 342 2145

The Living Zone

04 341 1220

WAFI SHOPPING MALL MARKET MALL, GREEN COMMUNITY

Bombay

04 324 5255

Faucher

04 324 6769

ACE

Frette/White Corner

04 324 2474

La Boudoir

04 324 4555

La Murrina Murano

04 324 4555

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MERCATO MALL

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Al Abbar Art Gallery

04 344 9595

Memoires

04 324 3001

Bombay & Zone

04 344 5994

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DESERT SAFARI PROGRAMME INCLUDES:

Two hours cruising on Dubai Creek - Continental & Arabic Buffet dinner - Soft drinks, tea and coffee - English, Hindi and Arabic Music - Fully air-conditioned lower deck - Open air upper deck

Programme Includes:

Dhs. 150/- Per Person Cruise Timing: 8:30pm - 10:30pm Pick-up and drop - back facility included ( Deira & Bur Dubai Only)

Dune Bashing Sand Boarding & Camel Riding BBQ Dinner - Arabic Tea & Coffee Soft Drinks & Refreshments Photograph in Local Dresses Henna Painting & Tattoos Dhs. 200/- Per Person Enchanting Belly Dancing Show Timing: P i c k u p : 3 : 0 0 - 3 : 3 0 p m Sheesha (Hubbly-Bubbly) Drop off: 9:00 - 9:30pm & a lots more entertainment throughout the evening Pick-up & drop-back facility included

Most suitable for couples, families and friends. Also suitable for especially tailor-made events like birthday parties, corporate meetings and social get together.

HATTA MOUNTAIN SAFARI

An experience out of this world. en-route you will see and enjoy.

SPECIALIZED IN ORGANIZING SOCIAL & CORPORATE GET TOGETHERS, BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES.

24 Hrs. Reservation E-mail: optdubai@emirates.net.ae Web: www.opdubai.com

ISO 9001:2008 Certified

PROGRAME INCLUDES:

Red Dunes Safari & Sand Boarding - Sight Seeing to various scenic locations Visit to Carpet Market & Heritage village Hatta Mountain Safari - Chance to Dip or Dive in fresh water pools - Lunch at 5 Star Hatta Fort Hotel

Dhs. 300/- Per Person Timing: 8:00am to 2:30pm Transfers from all the hotels & residences in Dubai & Sharjah

A “Truly Fascinating” Experience

Proud to be Fishing & Cruising Pioneers

Musandam Sea Trip

Experience the ultimate Thrill & Fun of

DEEP SEA FISHING & CRUISING

DIBBA - KHASAB Wholesome fun filled family day out, ideal for Sea & Nature lovers

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Dramatic coastline, stunning mountain scenery, attractive beaches, exotic marine life, colorful corals, all this and more for you to experience and take back memories to last a lifetime. Welcome to ‘Amazing Musandam’.

AED 2800/-

Daily Fishing trip 4 hours Exclusive up to 8 Pax Daily Fishing trip 4 hours

AED 600/-

Package includes:

Per Person. Min. 2 Pax. Onboard Facilities: Fishing Boats and luxury Yachts are fully equipped and insured. Refreshments - Soft drinks - Chips - Nuts & Fishing equipment available on board. Pick-up & Drop-back facility included

Scenic Drive, Dhow Cruise, Diving, Snorkeling, Swimming, Fishing, Round triptransfers, Refreshments & Arabic Buffet Lunch

Call for tailor made packages to suit your requirements. Budget & individual packages are also available.

Oman Visa not required for Dibba Tour Oman Visa on arrival provided for Khasab Tour, Per Person (For Dibba)

24 Hrs. Reservation

Asia Pacific T R AV E L S & T O U R I S M

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ISO Certified ISO 9001:2008 9001:2008 Certified

AED 380/-

Pick-up 0600 hours (approx.), Drop-off 1900 hours

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CARPETS

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HERTZ hertzuae.com, 800 437 89 /

SHEBA IRANIAN CARPETS & ANTIQUES

Finest quality Persian and hand knotted carpets. Est 1980

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 Shops 61, 62 and 65-67 PO Box 26200, SHARJAH United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 6 572 4849 Mob: +971 50 678 6168 Fax: +971 6 572 7480 www.shebairaniancarpets.com Info@shebairaniancarpets.com

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.

THRIFTY thriftyaue.com, 800 4694 / 04 347 9001

Please call us

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

if you would like to try out our carpets in your home!

CAR RENTAL AVIS

Prices range from AED2,100 per month for a Mitsubishi Lancer to AED15,000 per month for a BMW 7 series.

CAR SHOWROOMS AL FUTTAIM MOTORS

avisaue.ae, 04 295 7121

alfuttaimmotors.com, 04 206 6666

Avis has 21 rental locations across the UAE. Rates

Al Futtaim are the UAE’s exclusive distributors of

for their cars range from AED2,250-20,000/month.

Toyota and Lexus cars.

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

Cocoon and Kid’s Island Nursery

MDE NANNIES

Everything you need to know about Jumeirah’s learning-filled and fun-packed nurseries

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

TRIXABELL trixabell.com All Trixabell nannies have first aid and food hygiene training. Babysitters range from AED35 to AED70/hour.

BANKING AND FINANCE COMMERCIAL BANK OF DUBAI cbd.ae, 800-CBD CBD offers savings schemes, a personal loan service and foreign exchange contracts.

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

MASHREQ BANK

What age range do you teach at Cocoon and Kid’s Island? Kid’s Island accommodates our younger section of children, starting at 15 months old, and Cocoon is for children on the High Nursery and Foundation Stage 1 programmes, up to four years old. What curriculum do you teach? We follow the British Curriculum (Early Years Foundation Stage) but we also have many activities to compliment this, to ensure the children are continuously progressing and stimulated in the learning environment. For example, we have many themed and dressing up days throughout the term. This means that the nursery may be transformed into a pirate ship one day and become an enchanted forest the next.

How often do children attend? We’re flexible with attendance and children can choose to attend three, four or five mornings a week.

mashreqbank.com, 04 424 4444 Mashreq offer deposits, borrowing and a broad range of credit cards with online facilities.

NATIONAL BANK OF DUBAI nbd.ae, 04 222 2111 Current accounts, silver, gold and platinum credit cards, specialised private banking and internet banking.

STANDARD CHARTERED standardchartered.ae, 04 313 8888

What activities can children participate in? The Junior Chef and Simple Science activities are really popular and engage the children in a range of experiments and recipes. This develops their fine motor skills, knowledge and understanding of the world and mathematical skills. Another thing that the children greatly enjoy are their lessons with our singing teacher, who comes in twice a week, and their Creative Movement sessions in our colourful gym rooms.

When are you open? We’re open 8am-12.30pm, with optional early and late classes available until 2.15pm. We also offer a fun range holiday programmes during the Easter and summer breaks. Kid’s Island Nursery 071 4 394 2578 info@ kidsislandnursery.com Cocoon Nursery 071 4 394 9394 info@ cocoonnursery.com

Loans and mortgages, a specialised Islamic Banking service, private banking and home and life insurance.

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Park where a florist knocks up good value, immaculate

EMIRATES HOSPITAL

04 303 7070

bouquets to order.

emirateshospital.ae, 04 349 6666

Distributors of Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Jaguar

A specialist surgical hospital which also houses a dental

SHAKESPEARE FLOWERS

and Ferrari.

clinic and other general clinics.

04 349 1070

ARABIAN AUTOMOBILES 04 339 0999 The sole distributors for Nissan in the UAE. They also

Located at The Village Mall, Shakespeare design

HEALTH BAY POLYCLINIC

attractive bouquets and floral arrangement

healthbayclinic.com, 04 348 7140 A private medical clinic in Umm Suquiem, offering

sell second-hand Nissan vehicles.

UPSCALE AND POSH

a huge range of services from a group of dedicated

upscaleandposh.com

doctors. Services include family medicine, paediatrics,

LIBERTY AUTOMOBILES

Upscale and Posh has a large selection of delivery

obstetrics and gynaecology, infertility, internal medicine,

flowers to choose from online. They also offer online

gastroenterology, hepatology, travel clinics, well

florist consultation.

woman and well man medicals, baby clinic, lactation

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 Services include cosmetic dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry and periodontics.

BRITISH DENTAL CLINIC britishdentalclinic.com, 04 342 1318 Provides treatments like air flow cleaning to remove stains, fillings, teeth whitening, veneers and implants.

GYMS

consultancy and more.

AVIATION CLUB

SHARIF EYE CENTER

aviationclub.ae, 04 286 5303

sharifeyecenter.com, 04 423 3664

The Aviation has a great pool, squash and tennis courts.

One of the top centres in the Middle East region

They offer a range of workout classes too.

helping people improve their vision and decrease their dependency on glasses or contact lenses, Sharif Eye

THE BIG APPLE

Center is located at Dubai HealthCare City, Ibn Sina

jumeirah.com,

Building, Block D-101.

04 319 8660 Diet supplements and fitness foods in addition to a

THE CITY HOSPITAL

great range of fitness machines, weights and classes.

ehl.ae/thecityhospital, 04 435 9999 The City hospital was the first hospital in Dubai

FITNESS FIRST

Healthcare City and boasts state-of-the-art equipment.

fitnessfirst.ae, 04 351 0044

WELCARE HOSPITAL

Fitness First is the largest chain of gyms in the UAE

ehl.ae/WH, 04 282 7788

with branches in Mirdiff, Media City, and BurJuman,

Welcare was the first private hospital in Dubai to

among others.

receive the Quality Appreciation Award.

DRS NICOLAS & ASP

HAYYA

INSURANCE

nicolasandasp.com,

hayya.com, 04 362 7775

AXA

04 394 7777

A chain of gyms located within various Emaar

axa-gulf.com, 800 48 45 / 800 29 24

Eight branches across Dubai offering pediatric surgery,

properties, including Meadows Village, Burj Dubai and

AXA offers local, regional and global healthcare plans.

cosmetic surgery and implants.

the Lakes.

They also cover motor, yacht, golf and travel insurance.

DUBAI SKY CLINIC

HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CLINICS

BUPA (Through Lifecare)

Based at the BurJuman Business Tower, offering

AL ZAHRA MEDICAL CENTRE

Bupa offers three different insurance packages running

aesthetic dentistry like inlays and crowns.

alzahra.com, 04 331 5000

from the Lifeline Essential plan up to the Lifeline Gold.

dubaiskyclinic.com, 04 355 8808

lifecareinternational.com, 04 331 8688

Al Zahra provides departments like pulmonology and

THE DENTAL CENTER the-dental-center.com, 04 375 2175 Located in Dubai Healthcare City, the excellent, ultra modern Dental Center’s services include dental makeovers.

opthalmology in addition to paediatrics and dentistry.

DAMAN NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY

AMERICAN HOSPITAL

damanhealth.ae, 800 432 626

ahdubai.com, 04 336 7777

Daman is the UAE’s first national health insurance

The first hospital in the Middle East to get a Joint

company. They offer national, regional, international

Commission International Accreditation (JCIA).

and global health insurance plans plus visitor plans to a limit of AED150,000.

FLORISTS EXOTICA

BELHOUL EUROPEAN HOSPITAL belhouleuropean.com, 04 345 4000

EXPACARE (Through MedNet)

exoticaemirates.com,

Belhoul’s facilities include 19 specialist clinics in addition

mednet-uae.com, 800 48 82

02 644 4416 / 04 347 3260

to surgical facilities.

Expacare’s packages include Standardcare, and

With branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Exotica offers bouquets as well as floral arrangements.

May 2010

Executivecare and Specialcare which cover dental care,

EBSAAR

complementary therapies and chronic conditions.

ebsaar.ae, 04 344 0122 A clinic offering over 16 different technologies

RSA

ORGANIC FOODS & CAFE

aimed at improving your vision, including LASIK,

rsagroup.ae, 800 772 / 04 302 9995

organicfoodsandcafe.com, 04

glaucoma laser treatment, treatment for diabetes

RSA insurance offers policies covering health, home,

434 0577

complications and retinal diseases and cataract and

pets, motors, personal accidents and travel insurance,

A small store at Emaar Business

premium lenses.

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DUBAI KENNELS AND CATTERY

ACE Garden Centre, located at Dubai Festival City,

dkc.ae, 04 285 1646

fertilizers, seeds, indoor and outdoor plants, watering

Boarding, daycare and collection and delivery.

accessories, gardening tools and machinery. It’s a

has an impressive array fencing , pots, potting soil,

real one stop shop for all your home and outdoor needs.

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

KIDS’ ENTERTAINMENT

TERRAVERDE www.terraverde.ae 04 344 3228 Creative landscaping, sustainable water features, innovative irrigation methods, indoor plants, garden maintenance, and lighting solutions are all offered.

FENCES TILING

MAIDS

Mobile : +97150 871 8484, Telephone: +9714 271 3845 Fax : +9714 367 5758, Email: shivraj@homesolutions.ae

04 - 3263990 AQUA Cleaning Services

KENNELS AND CATTERIES ANIMAL CARE CENTRE animalcarecentre.biz, 06 543 6280 Animal Care Centre is the oldest kennel and cattery in the UAE. They have their own veterinary clinic.

Live Dolphin & Seal Shows (Mon-Sat) Swim with the Dolphins (Mon-Thu)

CALL 04 3369773 CHURCHWOOD’S churchwoods.dubaiparent.com, 04 341 5201

Email: info@dubaidolphinarium.ae Website: www.dubaidolphinarium.ae

Painting Service Window Cleaning

CREEK PARK, GATE 1, DUBAI

Located in Barsha, with all chalets separated by

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENS

partitions and fitted with smoke alarms.

ACE GARDEN CENTER 800 ASK ACE (800 275 223)

Maid Services

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Ready Maids

-Artificial grass. -Swimming pool cover. -Energy management.

Professional maids services that you can trust every time.

Farnek Avireal provides a one-stop solution and a

We have provided part-time maid services on an hourly basis in Dubai since 1999. Our services are as follows:

24/7 service.

• General Housekeeping • Indoor Window Cleaning • Ironing • Office Cleaning • Babysitting • Party Helping • And any household chores

High Quality Cleaning on Hourly Basis

We have trained, honest and trusted maids from Philippines, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Eritrea

* Cleaning Services for your Villas, Shops, Apartments & Offices * Baby Care * Ironing * Party Services

Tel: 04-3966779, Mob: 050-5025699 / 050-6559371 Email: operations@readymaidsdubai.com Web: www.readymaidsdubai.com

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

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

Call Marlyn on 050 9209696 / 04 2282244

MAINTENANCE + OFFICE CLEANING FARNEK farnek.com, 04 382 4400

ast Maintenance offers:     

Handyman services Electrical Plumbing Painting Cleaning of Villas, Apartment, Offices and shops on hourly basis

For booking Call: 050 920 9696

Farnek Avireal is a Total Facilities Management Provider with 30 years’ experience in the UAE Market.

HITCHES AND GLITCHES

With over 1,300 staff members they maintain more

hitchesandglitches.com, 04 341 2888

than 1,000 properties. Their services include:

Air conditioning and pool maintenance and a 45

-Maintenance services including AC, MEP and

minute response time for emergencies.

Civil Fabric.

MAIDS.AE

-Building cleaning and water tank cleaning.

maids.ae,

-Pest control and landscaping.

HOWDRA CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

04 339 4151

-Interior and refurbishment.

howdra.moonfruit.com, 04 227 2736

Maids available for cleaning, baby sitting and laundry.

-Security services.

Howdra offers handyman and maintenance services.

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OfďŹ ce Cleaning and Housekeeping

PERMAGLAZE PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS

including storysacks, library, junior chef, music and

04 323 2722

show and tell.

movement, outside play, sand and water, singing and

We undertake all kinds of general cleaning and housekeeping works for: • Apartments • Villas • Flats • OfďŹ ces • Schools • Banks etc‌

General Maintenance undertaken by Under

NURSERIES

nursery in Mirdif, both have fantastic facilities, bright

We also provide staff for all kinds of parties and baby sitting etc. on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or yearly contract basis with a exible schedule and reasonable rates.

BLOSSOM CHILDRENS NURSERY

colourful classrooms with quality resources, activity

theblossomnursery.com,

rooms, soft play rooms as well as swimming pools and

04 348 6275

sensory gardens, water play, sand play and a discovery

Umm Suquiem nursery which takes kids aged 6 months

room. All facilities are designed to meet the learning

to 4 years.

needs of young children and provide a place for children

House maids provided at AED 30 per hour

Try us now: experience the professional, well trained staff, neatness and fastest services in town. For further information Call

– 050 8824602

One Roof maintenance company specializing in tiling

EMIRATES BRITISH NURSERY

of floors and walls, plastering, painting and decorating

emiratesbritishnursery.com

– internal and external. Rewiring and plumbing

Emirates British Nursery is a premier provider of

undertaken too.

preschool education and childcare. They have two branches, one in Umm Sequim and a purpose built

to flourish. Their quality provision meets all of the

Al KHAYAT CLEANING CO. AL KHAYAT MAINTENANCE EST. Since 1984

COCOON NURSERY

needs of you and your family in relation to children’s

cocoonnursery.com, 04 394 9394

early years. For more information contact Mirdif on

Lovely nursery in Jumeirah 3 / Umm Suqeim run

04 288 9222 and Umm Sequim on 04 348 9996.

Once & Yearly contract cleaning, Pest Control & Pvt. Security for Offices, Banks, Schools, Warehouses, Villas, Building & Hotels.

by a dedicated team in an immaculate building and

Cleaning

: Daily cleaning & general cleaning, Marble grinding & crystallize polishing, Floor cleaning & polishing, Carpet & Sofa shampooing, High window cleaning etc. ke Pest Control : Treatment against-Cockroach, also underta l en era We Bed bug, Fly, Termite, Rat etc. BuildiningteGnance Ma Security Guards : Service of well trained security persons to safeguard properties. Maintenance work : Masonry, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Painting etc.

Foundation Stage One, with activities including art and

Tel: 04-3933329 / 8, Mob: 050-6254738 Fax: 3933340,

Jumeirah 3 / Umm Suqeim offering British curriculum

P.O. Box 51605, Dubai - U.A.E Email: akce@emirates.net.ae Web: www.alkhayatgroup.com

catering for kids aged 3 to 4 years. Cocoon offers British crafts, singing, introduction to educational BrainGym, theme days and Pet Zone.

KID’S ISLAND NURSERY kidsislandnursery.com, 04 394 2578 Kid’s Island is an excellent nursery based in to kids aged from 14 months to 3 years, with activities

Emirates British Nursery

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KENSINGTON NURSERY

PET CARE

ROYAL PETS

thekensingtonnursey.com, 04 3944473

royalpets.ae, 04 288 6684

Caring from babies from 4 months + to pre-school

Located in Mirdiff, Royal Pets offers grooming services

children up to 5 years, this is a fantastically well-

for dogs and cats including hair dyeing and de-matting.

equipped nursery.

PHYSIOTHERAPY

KIDS COTTAGE NURSERY

PHYSIOCARE

kids-cottage.com, 04 394 2145

physiocare.ae 04 429 8560 / 050 920 0838

Kids Cottage cares for children aged from 1 to 4 and

Physiocare is a physical therapy and sport rehabilitation

follows the British curriculum.

centre at Dubai HealthCare City. The clinic is attractive, well-designed and professional and has a

RISING STARS NURSERY

friendly, pleasant atmosphere. Physiocare specialises in

risingstarsnursery.com, 04 348 8805 Designed for kids from 6 months to 4 years.

PAINTERS AND PLUMBERS

post and pre-pregnancy female healthcare, temporoProfessional Home Pet Care Services Pet sitting/dog training/dog walking/online shop www.homelypetz.com info@homelypetz.com 050 871 7072

BRITISH VETERINARY CLINIC britvet.com, 02 66 50085 The only professional pet groomers in Abu Dhabi.

PET CORNER petcornerdubia.com, 04 885 3637 Pet Corner include brushing in their prices, which are based on the breed and size of the dog or cat.

mandibular joint disorders, pain management for office workers, neurological rehabilitation, including after stroke and heart attack, and paediatric conditions and sports injuries.

POOL CREATION AND MANAGEMENT DUBAI POOL CLEANING poolcleaningdubai.com, 04 333 6484 Dubai Pool Cleaning offer a weekly cleaning and maintenance service which includes checking and maintaining pH levels.

HYDROLITE POOLS AND LANDSCAPES

Address: Warehouse2, Al Quoz, Dubai - U.A.E, Tel: 04 333 1860, Fax: 333 1864, Email: yannco@eim.ae, Web: www.yanncouae.com

May 2010

PETS HABITAT

hydrolite.net, 06 535 1118

petshopdubai.com, 04 341 8085

Hydrolite offers water treatment and cleaning twice a

Pets Habitat offers grooming packages for dogs and

week plus regular reading of pH levels to keep your pool

cats. Grooming is priced according to weight.

in top shape.


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MAK POOLS

RELAXATION

makpools.com, 04 323 2958 Maintenance services for private pools and spas.

POOLS R US poolsrusdubai.com, 04 340 7887 A swimming pool installation and maintenance Dubai - U.A.E Tel: +971 4 333 4287, Mob: +971 50 259 5385 Fax: +971 5 333 1864

company with equipment links with Europe and the US. Their friendly team, who have a cumulative experience

info@pnmove.com www.pnmove.com

of building thousands of swimming pools worldwide, will happily talk you through the entire swimming pool

Call: 050 259 5385

building and ownership process, and they ensure that they’re always up-to-date with the latest design and landscaping innovations sweeping the industry.

ALLIED PICKFORDS

Pools R Us also offers a filtration and pump system

ae.alliedpickfords.com, 04 408 9555

which keeps water fresh and clean while using minimal power – and 16 colour mode, low wattage LED lights will make sure your pool is the jazziest on the compound.

Allied Pickfords offers handyman and cleaning services

REMOVALS

in addition to packaging and relocation services.

ACORN MOVERS acornmovers.com,

EURO MOVERS INTERNATIONAL

04 323 6920

euromovers-ae.com,

THOSE POOL GUYS

Acorn Movers were established in the UK in 1992. They

04 340 3920

thosepoolguys.com,

currently work with 300 agents all over the world,

Euro Movers offer door to door services in moving and

04 339 0418

offering door-to-door world wide relocations for both

packing for both domestic and international locations.

Those Pool Guys clean and scrub swimming pools. They

corporate and residential moves. They offer packing,

also refill and disinfect them. They can fix any bit of

unpacking and storage, and can also arrange both maid

RELOGULF

your pool equipment that’s not working and they have

and handyman services. They offer one month’s free

relogulf.com, 04 501 5748

flexible times, coming to visit on the day and time that

storage to clients who are moving back to the UK or

Relogulf offers moving and packaging services for both

suit you best.

into Dubai from anywhere in the world.

domestic and international moves.

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OASIS

Plug-ins has three stores in Dubai, with the largest one

The following schools were rated ‘Oustanding’ by the

oasiscome2life.com,

in Dubai Festival City.

Knowledge and Human Development Authority.

04 802 4888 Oasis offers free home delivery to its customers for five

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 .

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

SHARAF DG

gallon bottles.

sharafdg.com, 800 344 357 /

WHITE GOODS + ELECTRONICS

Sharaf DG has six stores across Dubai selling a huge

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

04 368 5115 range of electronic and white goods items. They have a lowest price guarantee an 7 day refund policy.

WILLS EXPAT WILLS www.expatriatewills.com,

Ibn Batuta.

04 304 5085

PLUG-INS ELECTRONIX

in the UAE to sort out inheritance issues. They have a

pluginselectronix.com,

team of consultants who can visit you, talk you through

04 206 6777

the process of drawing up a will.

Expat Wills is dedicated to helping expatriates living

areas, two temperature-controlled swimming pools and extensive facilities for sports, science, art/design and performing arts.

Jumeira Baccalaureate School

JUMEIRAH ENGLISH SPEAKING SCHOOL (Jumeirah) jess.sch.ae, 04 394 5515

Your questions answered on Dubai’s upcoming international school

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.

STORAGE

When will you be opening? The kindergarten and primary school will be opening in September 2010 for KG up to Grade 4, while the middle school and high school will open the following year in September 2011.

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

NESTLE nestlewaters.ae, 800 44 04 Nestle delivers five gallon water bottles of their Pure Life range to homes across the UAE.

May 2010

What facilities will you have? We will be based in the current American School of Dubai (ASD) campus, in the heart of Jumeira, so we enjoy eight acres of grounds and superb facilities for pupils, including a 25m swimming pool, two rooftop tennis courts and a large sports field. What curriculum will you be teaching? We will be following the International Primary Curriculum for younger pupils, moving on to the IB’s Middle Years programme, IGCSE and IB Diploma Programme for older students.

How many children are in the classes? The maximum class size in KG1 and KG2 is 22 children and Grades 1 to 12 will have no more than 25 pupils per class. How can parents find out more about the school? Our Admissions and Information Centre (located on Jumeira Road, Jumeira 2, behind The Children’s Garden) is open from Sundays to Thursdays from 8.30am to 5pm. We are hosting coffee mornings every Monday and Wednesday at 8.30am to give prospective parents the chance to speak to our academic staff and find out more about what the school offers. www.jbschool.ae 04 344 6931


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