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THE PROPERTY LISTINGS MONTHLY

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CONTENTS MAP P 14

HOW THIS MAGAZINE WORKS This magazine is designed to be an easy-to use guide to buying or renting a home or commercial space in Dubai and across the UAE. On page 14 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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HOME TRUTHS

The impressive rise of Dubai Marina plus the latest mortgage rates

16 RECOMMENDED PROPERTIES 18 PALM JUMEIRAH

30 DUBAILAND

The market’s top offers selected for you

See p25 for a cool JBR pad with mezzanine

Rent a five bed villa in Arabian ranches for only AED280,000 per year

34 DOWNTOWN

Great options on offer in DIFC and the beautiful Boulevard Walk

38 SHORT-TERM RENTALS 40 ABU DHABI

Managing Director Victoria Hazell-Thatcher

A three bed flat at Al Basri for AED 3.6 mn - see p 18 for details

19 MARINA EMIRATES LIVING

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

Flip to p41 for a lovely four bed Gardenia Villa in Golf Gardens under AED5mn

43 SHARJAH & NORTHERN EMIRATES Top homes in Ras Al Khaimah 46 COMMERCIAL ZONE Time to find a sparkling new office for your company 53 BETTER INTERIORS Smoothie makers, top bathrooms and the latest products 60 BETTER COMMUNITIES

August 2009

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HOME TRUTHS

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

Dubai Marina: still highly sought-after

BETTER NEWS GRAND IDEA Interested in checking out some excellent-value serviced apartments with a great location in Media City? Flip to p28 for details on the Grand Midwest Hotel Apartments, where they’ve got some seriously exciting deals on offer.

OPEN UP The Open House programme is still flying, with recent showings in TECOM, Dubai Marina and The Springs. Make sure not to miss out on your chance to check out some top notch apartments and villas by checking in regularly at bhomes.com…

MARINA TRIUMPHS

Dubai’s ‘Original Ambition’ has met high expectations

As one of the first megaprojects launched in the Emirate, Dubai Marina has been at the centre of the city’s development. The community has been growing for years now, with new towers coming online almost every month. The expanding population is mostly made of expatriates, ranging from young singles to families and retirees. Demand for the Marina has not let up, and it’s not hard to understand why. Within the vicinity, one can find practically any desired amenity. Hundreds of restaurants have opened, offering cuisines of all varieties. Residents are overwhelmed with options for dry cleaners and hair stylists, and coffee drinkers can enjoy a different latte for every day of the month. Property in the Marina is likewise varied, with affordable studios, custom 2-bedroom pads, and epic penthouse palaces overlooking the self-ascribed Eighth Wonder of the World, Palm Jumeirah. Even office towers have

started opening their doors. With the range of nationalities present, it seems the entire world has been captured in a kilometre. Traffic here earned a bad reputation early on, but has significantly benefited from new bridges and expanded highways, doubled in capacity almost before their original concrete was dry. Connectivity with the rest of Dubai is continually improving, and two Metro stations will easily service a quarter of the Marina’s 200 towers. Even after all this growth, this community has not slowed down. The ‘Tallest Block’ on the north end rises upwards still, with almost a dozen 80+ storey towers heading as high as their financing will take them. With the market downturn, prices in the Marina have dropped considerably, and this fall has kept residents coming. The Marina has come to demonstrate the viability of Dubai’s ambition – a thriving, diverse tapestry of culture and capitalism.

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Talk me through...

VICTORY HEIGHTS

Where is this Victory Heights development everyone’s talking about? It’s located in Dubai Sports City, just out by Emirates Road. And what’s so special about it? It’s a beautiful gated community built around a 72 par golf course designed by Ernie Els (the Els Club - 04 425 1010), and dotted with water features and landscaped gardens. What sort of property do they have? There are both townhouses and villas, designed in European, Andalusian or Mediterranean styles and grouped into seven separate ‘villages’. What’s so good about the houses? Apart from the lovely design, there’s the

views over the golf course or lakes, the Poggenpohl kitchens, the techno-dreamy OPUS audivisual systems (with top quality speakers built in to the ceilings) and the amazing set of on-thedoorstep facilities. What sort of thing? Apart from the golf course, you’ll be able to enjoy jogging trails and winding, landscaped walking trails, a ‘Next Generation’ health club (equipped with tennis, squash and badminton courts), the Butch Harmon golf school and the David Lloyd tennis academy. And then there’s a community centre, playgrounds and parks for kids and local schools and nurseries. Plus, of course all the many and varied sporting events which will be going on at the stadia at

Dubai Sports City once they are fully up and running… So how many people have moved in to Victory Heights so far? At the end of July, the 100th set of keys out of just under a thousand properties was handed over, and another 150 are shortly to follow. The first villages to be occupied are the ‘Carmen’ and ‘Estella’ ones, with ‘Oliva’, ‘Novellia’ and ‘Esmeralda’ next in line .

FINANCE

LOAN RANGER

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

RATE

MIN.DEPOSIT

DURATION

PROCESSING FEE

REDEMPTION FEE

CONTACT

ADCB

8.75% - 9.75%

15%

25 YEARS

1% NO CAPP

FROM 2%

04 398 1886

ABU DHABI FINANCE

8.5% - 9%

15%

30 YEARS

0.75% IF PAID UPFRONT

2% OWN FUNDS 4% BUY OUT

04 398 1886

AL HILAL

9%

15% TO 30% ABU DHABI 30% TO 40% DUBAI

25 YEARS

1%

5% WITHIN 1 YEAR 2% AFTER 1 YEAR

04 398 1886

BARCLAYS

UP TO 9.5%

40% ONLY COMPLETED PROJECTS

25 YEARS

1% CAPPED AT 30,000 AED

1-5%

04 398 1886

DUBAI BANK

9.15%

30%

20 YEARS

1.0% CAPPED AT 15,000 AED

0%

04 398 1886

DUBAI ISLAMIC BANK

7.75% - 8.5%

20% TO 30%

20-25 YEARS

1.25% CAPPED AT 25,000 AED

2% CLOSING 4% BUY OUT

04 398 1886

HSBC

6.95% TO 9.5%

25%

25 YEARS

1% MIN 5,000 AED

3% OF BUY OUT 2,500 AED OWN FDS

04 398 1886

LLOYDS

8.50%

50% VILLAS

20 YEARS

1%

0%

04 398 1886

MASHREQ

7.99% TO 8.25%

25% TO 50%

20 YEARS

1% CAPPED AT 25,000 AED

1% BEFORE 2 YEARS 3% BUY OUT

04 398 1886

EMIRATES NBD

6.68%

20% TO 25%

20 TO 25 YRS

1% MIN 5,000 AED

1-3%

04 398 1886

NOOR ISLAMIC BANK

9% TO 9.5%

15% TO 25%

20 TO 25 YRS

1% CAPPED AT 30,000 AED

2% OWN FUNDS 3% BUY OUT

04 398 1886

RAKBANK

7.49% TO 10.6%

20% TO 30%

25 YEARS

1% MAX 30 000 AED

1-3%

04 398 1886

STANDARD CHARTERED

7.05% TO 8.5%

25%

25 YEARS

1% OF L/A

2%

04 398 1886

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Jumeirah Village

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

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.

BERNARD AOUN Is a Manager of Residential Sales and Leasing. He’s the man to talk to if you want info on any development in town.

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

If you have any property questions for our crack team of real estate gurus, send them through by email to experts@hotmediapublishing.com

ASK THE EXPERTS Q

We have heard recently that Jumeirah Village is really heating up both for enquiries and transactions. What’s the story?

A

BERNARD AOUN It’s true that the Jumeirah Village development is gaining some real momentum at the moment. Around 100 or so independent villas have been handed over in the Jumeirah Village triangle thus far, which means there is a limited quantity of stock. The product is very nice and affordable and the location is great, just behind The Springs. Besides The Springs and Arabian Ranches developments, Jumeirah Village has the only 2 bedroom villas with a square footage of 2700 sq. ft. built-up area, and these are bigger than many of the villas on offer in The Springs. As an added incentive, the villas also come with fully-equipped kitchens and laundry facilities. The price for a 2-bed Jumeirah Village villa is currently AED1,800,000 and the demand for this product is increasing on a weekly basis. Starting from September, their may be more handover of villas.

Q

We see a lot of innovative promotions in Dubai such as one-day price drops (sales & leasing), Open Houses, etc. Can we expect to see the same occurring in Abu Dhabi soon? Are there plans for Open Houses and promotions on residential buildings?

A

LOSHINI LAWRENCE Due to the high demand and low supply at present for quality affordable accommodation, sellers and landlords are reluctant to explore the Open House concept in Abu Dhabi. We believe that this trend will change early next year when more property is delivered and the market becomes increasingly competitive. Promotional concepts like Open Days and Open Houses will become a cost effective form of promotion. Our successful track record in Dubai provides us with the experience and evidence that this is an effective way of marketing and promoting developments. Buyers or tenants have the opportunity of making a decision while on site, in addition to campaigns like multiple payments for tenants and one day discount offers for Buyers, which makes the promotion even more attractive.

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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 = 6.19 AED 1 USD = 3.67 AED 1 EURO = 5.25 AED

VILLAS

PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - July 2009 Conversion rates correct at time of press

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

SALES COMMUNITY

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Barsha

12,240,000

12,240,000

12,240,000

1,391

1,391

1,391

Dubai Marina

2,600,000

2,600,000

2,600,000

1,047

1,047

1,047

Emirates Living

1,400,001

49,028,000

6,436,521

679

2,736

1,234

Jumeirah Islands

5,665,000

16,809,600

7,703,788

765

1,277

1,142

Jumeirah Park

2,472,000

4,815,822

3,435,103

787

1,168

987

Jumeirah Village

895,440

2,575,000

1,777,284

547

957

674

Arabian Ranches

1,470,725

10,300,000

3,923,424

722

1,691

1,099

Dubai Investment Park

2,320,001

7,725,000

3,420,775

552

1,092

690

Dubailand

1,854,000

22,112,009

5,398,687

526

1,882

1,046

Business Bay

6,695,000

7,500,017

7,097,509

888

1,216

1,052

Downtown Burj Dubai

5,184,934

5,250,000

5,217,467

1,617

1,683

1,650

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

6,489,000

18,540,000

11,032,587

1,269

2,649

1,828

WATERFRONT DISTRICT

The Palm Jebel Ali

3,276,430

3,276,430

3,276,430

655

655

655

ABU DHABI

Al Raha Beach

4,474,126

9,253,030

6,459,994

984

2,370

1,482

Al Raha Gardens

3,100,000

3,579,188

3,339,594

1,126

1,151

1,138

Al Reef

1,071,000

2,696,458

1,774,138

560

1,112

716

AJMAN

Ajman Uptown

706,400

978,500

853,467

417

577

503

RAS AL KHAIMAH

Al Hamra Village

973,350

3,605,000

1,778,262

791

1,516

1,018

Mina Al Arab

1,947,414

3,605,000

3,036,022

599

851

748

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

RENTALS

DUBAILAND DISTRICT MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Arabian Ranches

105,000

450,000

213,806

30

83

59

Dubailand

140,000

300,000

190,000

14

70

43

Barsha

170,000

1,000,000

281,538

35

67

54

Dubai Marina

250,000

400,000

300,000

60

142

99

Emirates Living

89,000

1,100,000

199,106

26

91

62

Jumeirah Islands

270,000

310,000

286,667

24

49

34

Jumeirah Village

160,000

160,000

160,000

59

59

59

MIRDIF DISTRICT

Mirdif

85,000

165,000

129,792

38

83

60

DEIRA DISTRICT

Deira

160,000

170,000

163,500

57

61

58

Garhoud

290,000

300,000

295,000

120

126

123

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Downtown Burj Dubai

110,000

264,000

171,333

68

114

98

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

Jumeirah

180,000

450,000

357,231

61

86

74

Umm Suqeim

169,050

400,000

263,146

24

91

53

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

320,000

600,000

475,000

61

86

73

MEYDAN DISTRICT

Al Quoz

100,000

120,000

113,333

83

100

94

ABU DHABI

Al Reef

199,000

200,000

199,500

82

83

82

SHARJAH

Airport Rd

100,000

100,000

100,000

14

14

14

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APARTMENTS SALES COMMUNITY

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Dubai Investment Park

375,000

1,648,000

924,719

743

1,157

896

Dubailand

384,979

3,796,471

1,093,814

585

1,432

915

IMPZ

242,000

1,630,686

673,672

478

1,288

889

Dubai Marina

432,625

10,300,000

2,323,821

673

2,811

1,359

Emirates Living

875,500

2,523,500

1,620,409

776

1,776

1,264

Jumeirah Heights

1,397,000

3,827,480

2,914,938

1,244

1,753

1,547

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

1,200,000

26,000,000

4,738,209

706

3,297

1,725

WATERFRONT DISTRICT

Dubai Waterfront

1,596,500

1,596,500

1,596,500

1,109

1,109

1,109

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT

Dubai Silicon Oasis

290,400

1,236,000

809,243

712

1,133

901

International City

250,000

1,236,000

540,417

510

802

650

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Business Bay

700,000

4,583,500

2,108,804

779

1,982

1,296

DIFC

1,127,504

4,995,500

2,839,812

1,401

3,372

2,351

Downtown Burj Dubai

978,500

11,330,000

2,809,857

1,189

6,658

2,518

LAGOONS DISTRICT

The Lagoons

2,215,262

2,522,387

2,368,825

1,247

1,474

1,361

MIRDIF DISTRICT

Mirdif

1,390,500

1,390,500

1,390,500

890

890

890

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT

Culture Village

2,430,800

12,922,380

10,423,051

2,600

6,702

5,631

ABU DHABI

Al Raha Beach

921,564

7,274,058

2,636,286

676

2,559

1,662

Al Reef

600,819

2,025,563

1,360,992

727

1,288

1,054

Al Reef Down Town

538,055

1,546,613

1,141,178

676

1,090

858

Al Khan

465,000

1,258,400

871,644

477

576

517

Majaz

1,860,000

1,860,000

1,860,000

585

585

585

Emirates City

360,500

408,910

384,705

342

395

368

Marmooka City

242,106

589,930

419,268

485

595

532

White Bay

1,747,203

1,747,203

1,747,203

1,772

1,772

1,772

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT

Bur Dubai

48,000

400,000

143,909

53

151

82

DEIRA DISTRICT

Al Nahda

40,000

70,000

47,475

25

59

37

Deira

80,000

160,000

95,351

51

109

85

DIFC

70,000

165,000

106,619

86

190

123

Downtown Burj Dubai

68,000

270,000

119,672

59

170

106

Dubai Investment Park

40,000

190,000

85,909

41

91

66

SHARJAH

AJMAN

UMM AL QUWAIN

RENTALS

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

Dubailand

45,000

165,000

89,321

17

76

48

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

Jumeirah

200,000

350,000

250,000

85

89

87

LAGOONS DISTRICT

Dubai Festival City

70,000

70,000

70,000

93

93

93

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Barsha

50,000

130,000

77,909

58

112

72

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT

MIRDIF DISTRICT

Discovery Gardens

25,000

100,000

60,579

32

109

72

Dubai Marina

40,000

550,000

127,890

37

160

88

Dubai Silicon Oasis

38,000

90,000

68,833

45

78

58

International City

30,000

65,000

47,677

25

89

58

Mirdif

70,000

110,000

90,000

64

73

67

Warqaa

49,500

49,750

49,688

63

72

65

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

90,000

250,000

174,410

51

139

100

ABU DHABI

Al Maqtaa

135,000

250,000

207,857

133

157

138

RAS AL KHAIMAH

Al Hamra Village

75,000

75,000

75,000

52

52

52

SHARJAH

Al Khan

36,750

95,000

62,722

26

60

47

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MARINA PROMENADE

Seosamh and Jolene Nash tell us why they’re such fans of life in the Marina…

What brought you to Dubai? We were looking for a change of scene from London, and then Seo was offered a great job as a 3D design director for GS Fitch. We moved over about two years ago. Why did you decide to move to Dubai Marina? We first moved into a small one bed flat in Al Majara, as it was really convenient for Seo’s work in Media City. From Al Majara we could see some of the new developments coming up in the area and took an interest in Marina Promenade . August 2009

And what do you think of Marina Promenade? We really like it. It’s so nice to live near the JBR Walk, it’s handy to have all those shops and amenities within walking distance. And then you’ve got the lovely views of the Marina on the other side. And most of our friends live in Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Marina or Jumeirah Lake Towers. Which tower are you in? Paloma, which is the tallest of the six towers. We were one of the first people to move in, in May last year.

What sort of facilities does Paloma have? Within the development there are three squash courts, two badminton courts, two swimming pools, gyms, kids play areas and some communal gardens. Where do you like to go out at night in the area? The Dubai Marina Yacht Club is a good place for a drink with a deck overlooking the marina, they’ve got a happy hour each evening and while on Thursday nights it’s jam-packed, on other nights it’s nice and quiet. It’s probably the only place you could have a drink within walking distance –


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everything else is in a hotel where it’s a bit more touristy. And what about restaurants? There’s so much choice – if you feel like having Japanese you can go to Haru’s, Da-Shi-Dai is good for dim sum , and is very popular with the Chinese. Napoletana has great stone baked pizza. And Bombay by the Bay on the podium level of Rimal has a lovely outdoor balcony area, which overlooks the sea. What’s the shopping like in your neighbourhood? We like Zara Home and a couple of the other interiors places. There’s also Boutique One for fashion. For the weekly shop we sometimes go to Waitrose in Marina Mall, or Spinneys in the Springs. Marina Mall is definitely handy for bits and pieces – it’s nice because it’s not big and imposing, so you can just pop in, get your stuff and get out, whereas with somewhere like Dubai Mall you’ll end up leaving after five hours, after buying more than you intended and having forgotten where you parked your car...

“It’s handy to have all those shops and amenities within walking distance...” Do you make use of the promenade that runs round the Marina? Seo’s into a bit of fitness, so he jogs a lot round that area. We’re still waiting for the retail units to open along the bottom of the development though – at the moment there’s only Costa and ARZ Lebanon, the others haven’t opened yet. It’s supposed to eventually be similar to the original Marina towers with lots of shops and restaurants. Do you find the area sociable? We do – we’ve met a lot of like-minded people from a similar background. There also seems to be a lot of young families about, you often see young mothers’ groups in JBR. It’s quite rare to get that sense of community in Dubai – generally you get lots of friends from work but not from your neighbourhood at home.

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Is it a nightmare getting out of the Marina in the mornings? No, it’s not too bad, there are a number of exit points to lead you onto Sheikh Zayed Road. And if you work in old Dubai, you’re going against the flow of traffic – so you’ll get to the office much faster than the people driving in the opposite direction. What’s missing from the Marina? It would be nice to have a big green space near here somewhere, like Safa Park or something, but the Marina’s very built up and there’s a tower being constructed in every last remaining space. Do you get to the beach much? Except for the summer, we love going to the beach all the time, and it’s so near: Seo likes to come back from work and get a quick swim in the sea. It gets very busy there on Fridays and I wish people would pick up their rubbish, but we love our beach all the same. I don’t know what will happen when JBR finally opens the so-called ‘exclusive’ beach clubs which have been advertised – hopefully we’ll still have some space left on the sand.

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DISTRICTS AND DEVELOPMENTS Dubai is expanding at such a rate that it can be hard to keep on top of all the new developments. When driving around, you’ll often come upon some whole new neighbourhood you’ve never heard of before but which is proudly stocked with fleets of high rises and a booming new community. To help you target your property search as effectively as possible, we’ve split the city into 15 distinct districts (see p14 for map showing exactly how we’ve divided it up). the Palm. The Palm itself is set to be ringed by luxury homes on stilts alongside six high tech marinas. JEBEL ALI DISTRICT With the rising demand in Dubai’s real estate market, Jebel Ali has moved on from being a crucial port town to one of the most sought-after areas to live in the city. And 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, and a spread of entertainment, residential and business zones.

DUBAI MARINA

MEYDAN DISTRICT Envisioned as the world’s most iconic horseracing development, Meydan district includes Nad Al Sheba, best known for its racecourse and as the venue of the Dubai World Cup. It’s also home to Meydan City, which when completed will be a mixed use area with a long stretch of waterfront with berths and yachts. The Meydan District also encompasses Al Quoz, with its huge industrial zone. PALM DEIRA DISTRICT This district is focused exclusively on The Palm August 2009

Deira, the largest of the three Palm Islands, set to be finished by 2015, and equipped with over 40 separate ‘fronds’, all stocked with homes, malls and marinas. PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT The Palm Jumeirah, currently the world’s largest man-made island, is surrounded by a vast breakwater barrier, and is kitted out with an artificial reef, set to become a major attraction for divers, plus public transport in the shape of a monorail. 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. All 300 islands will be accessible only by sea or air. WATERFRONT DISTRICT The Waterfront District features two key waterfront developments – Dubai Waterfront 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

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT This coastal residential area is one of the more expensive and exclusive areas in Dubai and is filled with quiet roads of attractive old villas. This district includes areas such as Al Wasl, Badaa, Manara, Safa, Satwa, and Umm Suqeim. DUBAILAND DISTRICT This district is huge. Its principal claim to fame is that it’s home to Dubailand, 3 billion square feet of theme parks, shopping malls and hotels. It also includes City of Arabia, all 20 million square feet of it, which is set to

be the main residential and retail centre at the heart of Dubailand. Then there’s Bawadi, a 100 billion dollar project hosting 31 themebased hotels, including ‘Asia-Asia’, set to be the largest in the world. And nearby is Falcon City of Wonders, a falconshaped city containing life-size replicas of the Seven Wonders of the World, each housing chic apartments and villas. Also located in the Dubailand District is Dubai Motor City, home to Dubai Autodrome. Then there are some top residential developments including the equestrianthemed desert community Arabian Ranches, the lush and tranquil Green Community and Jumeirah Golf Estates, built around four themed golf courses designed by the likes of Greg Norman. Dubai Sports City, meanwhile, is set to be home to residential properties alongside cricket and tennis academies, an Olympic-sized pool and a 60,000 seat stadium. LAGOONS DISTRICT This district comprises the seven artificiallycreated islands of the Lagoons plus Dubai Festival City (DFC), a large residential, business and


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entertainment development. DFC promises extraordinary waterfront living: on completion, this resort will house 550 shops and 90 restaurants. A Festival Waterfront Centre and Festival Power Centre form the crux of this community, with the star attraction being the ‘Canal Walk’ that provides waterside dining along two levels of terraced walkway. INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT The multi-countrythemed International City features the architectural styles of Italy, Spain, Morocco, Persia, Greece, China, Indonesia, England, Thailand and Russia 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 within this district is Dubai Academic City,

with its universities, global educational institutions and housing. 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. The most prestigious of these is the Burj Al Alam, set to be 484 metres tall and designed in the shape of a flower. Also in the district is Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the world’s newest international financial centre. Finally there is Downtown Burj Dubai, a seriously prestigious neighbourhood built around Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest tower and featuring around 30,000 houses, nine hotels, parkland area, 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall and the Burj Lake.

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT At the heart of this district is Dubai Marina, with over 200 towers, including such beauties as 23 Marina and Infinity Tower. Then there’s gated community of Emirates Hills, the Beverly Hills of Dubai, with its lush landscaping and worldclass Montgomerie golf course. You’ll also find The Meadows, The Lakes, The Greens, and The Springs, all prestigious, central districts with a range of high quality apartments, malls and community centres. Another standout is Discovery Gardens, a 420,000 square metre development with multi-sized apartments amid exotic desert blooms. Jumeirah Islands is a self-contained community of 50 islands with homes in one of four architectural themes, all with their own pools. Jumeirah Park, meanwhile, is a family-orientated com-

munity spreading over 370 hectares. It has more than 2,000 villas combined with expansive parks and green spaces. Finishing off the mix are The Dubai Pearl and the freezones of TECOM and Dubai Media City. MIRDIF DISTRICT A small but rapidly growing residential area comprised of Uptown Mirdif, Warqaa, and Khwaneej. Uptown Mirdiff has been designed on the lines of an ancient spa town and promises contoured landscapes filled with stylish townhouses. Amenities will include a primary school catering to students up to Grade 5, public parks, cinemas, cafes, medical centres, and supermarkets. 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. The Dubai Airport Free Zone, located close to the present Dubai International Airport, also falls under this district. 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 blend the traditional with the modern, incorporating the UAE’s cultural history in the residential, commercial and retail buildings. Culture Village will be home to stone walkways, art galleries, teaching institutes, Arabian souks, and buildings and streets adorned with murals, sculptures, and pottery.

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MEDITERRANEAN CLUSTERS Relax by the pool this summer 5,242 sq. ft. Detached, Ready Now Robert Allsopp (Ref # VI260430)

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MAJARA 1 Live with a view to inspire 867 sq. ft. 21st floor, Ready Now Colm Bennett (Ref # AP72500)

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

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R O E T IE R EC O M O M M EN D ED P RO P R I S RE C M M E D E N D D P O P R IE S E CO M M E D E R P ER T ES R C O EC CO M M EN D ED P RO OPE ERT TIE IES RE ECO OM MM EN ND DED D P PR OP PER RT IES S R EC CO MM ME EN DE ED PR RO PE ERT TIE ES R RE CO OM M EN ND ED D P PRO OP PER RTI IES S RE EC N M D R D E E P E I R M R O O RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M M EN D ED P RO OPE ERT TIE IES RE ECO OM MM EN ND DED D P PR OP PER RT IES S R EC CO MM ME EN DE ED PR RO PE ERT TIE ES R M E E R O E T IE R E O M N D D P O P R I S R C R C O E O M M EN D ED P R P R N D P O E RT IE RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M M EN D ED P RO OPE ERT TIE IES RE ECO OM MM EN ND DED D P PR OP PER RT IES S R EC CO MM ME EN DE ED PR RO PE ERT N D D P M E E T E E R N S P R D P O P E T E R R C E O O C I M O N M D R D E E P E I R M R O O RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M M EN D ED P RO OPE ERT TIE IES RE ECO OM MM EN ND DED D P PR OP PER RT IES S R EC CO MM ME EN DE ED PR RO M E E R O E T IE R E O M N D D P R C O E O M M EN D ED P R P R S R C N D P O E RT IE RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M M EN D ED P RO OPE ERT TIE IES RE ECO OM MM EN ND DED D P PR OP PER RT IES S R EC CO MM ME EN DE ED N D D P M E E T E E R N D S P E T IE R E O M R C E O R C I M O N M R D E P E R R O O RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M M EN D ED P RO PE ERT TIE IES RE ECO OM MM EN ND DED D P PR OP PER RT IES S R EC CO MM ME EN M E E R O E T IE R E O M S R C R C O E O M M EN D ED P O P R N D P O E RT IE RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M M EN D ED PR RO OPE ERT TIE IES RE ECO OM MM EN ND DED D P PR OP PER RT IES S R EC CO MM M E E R O E T IE R E O S R C R C O E O M M EN D D P R P R N D P O E RT IE RE EC OM MM ME END DE ED PR ROP PE RT IES S R REC CO M M EN DE ED P RO OPE ERT TIE IES RE ECO OM MM EN ND DED D P PR OP PER RT IES S R EC M E E R S R C P R E T IE R R C E O M M N D D P N D P O E T IE E R R O O RE 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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MEADOWS 5 Vibrant urban landscape 3,687 sq. ft. , Ready Now Ferah Koshki (Ref # VI249037)

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HATTAN 2 A prestigious address 6,124 sq. ft. Semi Detached, Ready Now Rita Mouawad (Ref # VI257939)

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

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PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT THE PALM JUMEIRAH

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

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THE PALM JUMEIRAH

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THE PALM JUMEIRAH

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THE PALM JUMEIRAH

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AL HALLAWI (B14) Prized location 1,184 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Valerie Rivas (Ref # AP75096)

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AED 2,060,762

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THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL SHAHLA (B10) A desirable address 1,173 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready Now Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP50237)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

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

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

5 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

5 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 12,360,000

FAIRMONT PALM RESIDENCE AED 49,440,000 Ultra luxury units 16,310 sq. ft. Penthouse, 11th floor, Ready December 2010 Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP77490)

August 2009

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

AED 1,442,000

AED 18,540,000

KEMPINSKI PALM JUMEIRAH RESIDENCE AED 3,605,000 Amazing value 1,803 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready December 2009 Eva Yang (Ref # AP239316)

C FROND (HILALI VILLAS) Prized location 7,000 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # VI75651)

6 BR

AED 29,870,000

1 BR

FAIRMONT PALM RESIDENCE AED 3,300,000 Superior location 1,357 sq. ft. 7th floor, Ready December 2010 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP247042)

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

3 BR

AED 4,950,001


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DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

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

AED 3,296,000

DUBAI MARINA BONAIRE

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

DISCOVERY GARDENS

BUILDING 73 Price negotiable 862 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready Now Stephanie Paaske (Ref # AP247467)

DUBAI MARINA

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

1 BR

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 628,300

AED 2,060,000

AL FATTAN MARINE TOWER The best of city living 2,120 sq. ft. 32nd floor, Ready Now Tulay Ozcan (Ref # AP258914)

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

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3 BR

AED 3,615,300

ST

AED 787,950

DUBAI MARINA

D.E.C TOWER 2 Spectacular views 1,739 sq. ft. 6th floor, Ready Now Sahar Naz Hadipour (Ref # AP248018)

2 BR

AED 1,493,500

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20 FOR SALE MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

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DUBAI MARINA

IRIS BLUE Experience heights of luxury 1,338 sq. ft. 17th floor, Ready Now Nathan Bennett (Ref # AP231581)

DUBAI MARINA

MAJARA 2 Direct marina views 1,700 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Michelle Shepheard (Ref # AP247511)

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

AED 1,899,526

2 BR

AED 3,914,000

4 BR

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA CROWN AED 7,107,000 A motivated seller 4,834 sq. ft. Penthouse, 48th floor, Ready Now Amalia Paraschiv (Ref # AP75554)

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA PROMENADE SHEMARA Premium amenities 1,420 sq. ft. 24th floor, Ready Now Stephanie Paaske (Ref # AP260015)

August 2009

DUBAI MARINA

AED 2,163,000

3 BR

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

MARINA DIAMOND 6 Be where it all happens 708 sq. ft. 9th floor, Ready Now Jon Yarrow (Ref # AP249203)

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

AED 2,800,000

1 BR

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 999,100

AED 1,442,000

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

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

1 BR

AED 978,500

1 BR

AED 999,512


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DUBAI MARINA

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

EMIRATES LIVING

GOLF TOWERS CANAL VILLAS The kind of home you’ve only dreamt about 1,959 sq. ft. , Ready Now Elen Manukyan (Ref # VI259064)

3 BR

DUBAI MARINA

5 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

AED 2,987,000

PALOMA Premier location 2,748 sq. ft. 38th floor, Ready Now Jeffrey Gullbrand (Ref # AP254080)

2 BR

AED 2,575,000

3 BR

AED 7,725,000

DUBAI MARINA PRINCESS TOWER

2 BR AED 2,390,000 Experience heights of luxury 1,314 sq. ft. 17th floor, Ready December 2011 Eva Yang (Ref # AP246576)

EMIRATES LIVING

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

EMIRATES LIVING

MEADOWS 1 Matchless location 4,099 sq. ft. , Ready Now Randall Reibling (Ref # VI251283)

4 BR

AED 5,047,000

EMIRATES LIVING

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

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AED 7,210,000

MAEEN Amazing value 2,628 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready Now Amalia Paraschiv (Ref # VI246320)

3 BR

AED 2,781,000

7 BR

AED 5,407,500

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22 FOR SALE MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

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

Specialist in Emirates Hills Melanie Mouton +971 50 882 4180 August 2009

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

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EMIRATES LIVING

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

EMIRATES LIVING

MONTGOMERIE MAISONETTES In a class by itself 3,158 sq. ft. Semi Detached, Ready Now Michelle Shepheard (Ref # VI67487)

EMIRATES LIVING

PHASE 5 - SPRINGS A desirable address 2,904 sq. ft. Semi Detached, Ready Now Jan Tabrizi (Ref # VI3670)

EMIRATES LIVING

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

4 BR

AED 3,919,150

3 BR

AED 7,256,234

EMIRATES LIVING

3 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

1 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

AED 3,399,000

AED 1,236,000

4 BR

AED 4,171,500

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

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

THE LAKES - DEEMA 4 Meticulously planned development 3,703 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Ammar Omran (Ref # VI154724)

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3 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

4 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

AED 2,199,050

AED 3,697,585

SPRINGS 12 Lush landscaping 2,455 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready Now Danielle OReilly (Ref # VI255948)

TURIA Best value 1,250 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready Now Sooraj Nair (Ref # AP77133)

3 BR

AED 2,472,000

2 BR

AED 1,472,900

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Emirates Hills Estate For Sale Emirates Hills

Representing the jewel of the Emirates Living District near Dubai Marina and Media City, Emirates Hills is the most exclusive community in the Dubai property market. The project consists of ultra-luxury villas that are finished according to owners’ specifications and unique tastes. Each property is different from every other. This specific estate features a gourmet kitchen, two master suites, two beautifully designed formal lounges, two casual lounges, two terraces, a fully landscaped garden for 200 guests, a gorgeous swimming pool, and numerous other grandiose amenities. This villa must be seen to be fully-appreciated. The care and attention given to the interior of the residence is simply unparalleled. Gorgeous ten foot ceilings grace the main and upper levels while luxurious finishes including marble, granite, hardwoods, paneling, Venetian Plaster, pot lights, recessed lights, and crown moldings create a sumptuous and contemporary setting. œSeven-bedroom

custom estate

œ13,000

square feet interior

œ21,000

square feet lot size

œFull,

immediate lake view (Ref # 258708)

Call Liudmila Shapedko (RERA No 6597) +971 50 903 4702 now for details

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JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

AMWAJ 4 Live by the beach 1,838 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Stephanie Paaske (Ref # AP246368)

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE MURJAN 1 Enchanting seascape views 1,264 sq. ft. 33rd floor, Ready Now Nathan Bennett (Ref # AP1559)

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

SADAF 8 Be where it all happens 2,827 sq. ft. 29th floor, Ready Now Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # AP250974)

2 BR

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

3 BR

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

AED 3,749,200

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

2 BR

AED 1,799,410

4 BR

AED 3,600,000

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE RIMAL 2 Fabulous ocean views 1,904 sq. ft. 21st floor, Ready Now Philip Whittam (Ref # AP254571)

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

SHAMS 4 Unparalleled comfort and convenience 1,862 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Nina Pekina (Ref # AP257395)

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AED 3,605,000

3 BR

AED 1,802,500

BAHAR 6 Executive elegance 1,850 sq. ft. Lofts, 28th floor, Ready Now Gillian Asker (Ref # AP240314)

SADAF 6 Spacious with great finishes 3,876 sq. ft. Duplex, PL floor, Ready Now Nathan Bennett (Ref # AP260066)

JUMEIRAH ISLANDS

3 BR

AED 2,060,000

2 BR

AED 2,781,000

3 BR

AED 4,532,000

4 BR

OASIS CLUSTERS AED 8,240,000 Designed and finished to the highest standards 5,242 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Nina Pekina (Ref # VI251102)

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JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

2 BR

AL SHERA TOWERS Amazing value 1,751 sq. ft. 34th floor, Ready Now Alessio Veroli (Ref # AP174933)

AED 2,217,500

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

3 BR

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

AED 3,296,000

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS LAKE TERRACE

ST AED 740,000 Picturesque surroundings 495 sq. ft. Studio, 19th floor, Ready Now Liam Davorn (Ref # AP252803)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

1 BR

ARMADA TOWERS AED 1,416,250 Designed and finished to the highest standards 1,280 sq. ft. 13th floor, Ready Now Nina Pekina (Ref # AP247274)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

GOLDCREST VIEWS Amazing value 827 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Karen Lefand (Ref # AP252129)

1 BR

AED 966,119

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS LAKE VIEW TOWER

1 BR AED 950,000 Inimitable setting 1,365 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready Now Liam Davorn (Ref # AP249229)

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

1 BR

CAPPADOCIA AED 983,135 Amazing value 1,464 sq. ft. Duplex, 3rd floor, Ready September 2010 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP246560)

August 2009

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

1 BR

EMIRATES GARDENS 2 AED 1,150,000 Inimitable setting 930 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready September 2009 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP246216)


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JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

2 BR

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

2 BR

JUMEIRAH PARK PHASE 1 AED 1,989,960 Affordable luxury 2,691 sq. ft. Detached, Ready December 2009 Karen Lefand (Ref # VI248155)

THE GREENS

2 BR

AED 1,411,616

AL GHOZLAN 4 Ideal family living 1,165 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Stephen Ye (Ref # AP252108)

AED 2,884,000 NORTH TRIANGLE Amazing value 2,690 sq. ft. Independent, Ready December 2010 Sahar Naz Hadipour (Ref # VI245982)

TECOM MADISON RESIDENCY

2 BR AED 2,027,040 Amazing value 1,370 sq. ft. 16th floor, Ready Now Amalia Paraschiv (Ref # AP245795)

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

TUSCAN RESIDENCES 2 Stylish design 986 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready July 2010 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP249724)

1 BR

TECOM

AED 1,325,000

TWO TOWERS Amazing value 1,745 sq. ft. 13th floor, Ready Now Sahar Naz Hadipour (Ref # AP246982)

2 BR

AED 2,678,000

THE GREENS AL GHOZLAN 1

1 BR AED 1,100,040 Stimulating environment 761 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Jan Tabrizi (Ref # AP246487)

THE GREENS

AL ALKA 3 Exceptional deal 748 sq. ft. G floor, Ready Now Marina Taute (Ref # AP255719)

1 BR

AED 1,236,000

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THE GREENS

AL VIEWS 2 Amazing value 2,038 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Belinda Muller (Ref # AP252662)

3 BR

AED 2,163,000

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28 FOR RENT MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT BARSHA

FOR RENT

EMERALD BARSHA Affordable luxury 1,646 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM204547)

3 BR

BARSHA

2 BR

DISCOVERY GARDENS

AED 130,000

SUMMERLAND Amazing value 980 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM215861)

1 BR

AED 110,000

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DISCOVERY GARDENS

BUILDING 123 Contemporary style/layout 1,463 sq. ft. G floor, Better Homes DFC (Ref # AP234584)

AED 90,000

BUILDING 124 Contemporary interiors 1,399 sq. ft. 1st floor, Better Homes DFC (Ref # AP251082)

2 BR

AED 85,000

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EMIRATES LIVING

GR LINKS EAST T2 Central and prestigious location 1,228 sq. ft. 7th floor, Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM224091)

2 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

1 BR

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

AED 20,010

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE RIMAL 2 Enjoy life with style 1,146 sq. ft. 7th floor, Tracey Norman (Ref # AP255123)

AED 95,000

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

RIMAL 5 Fabulous ocean views 1,924 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Better Homes JBR (Ref # AP256527)

6 BR

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

3 BR

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

AED 450,000

AED 170,000

MURJAN 2 Self-contained development 1,130 sq. ft. 25th floor, Ready September 2009 Joseph Charro (Ref # AP171334)

RIMAL 5 Self-contained development 1,874 sq. ft. 29th floor, Hannah Moody (Ref # AP172252)

1 BR

AED 85,000

3 BR

AED 220,000

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS INDIGO TOWER

4 BR AED 350,000 Perfect vistas 3,745 sq. ft. 32nd floor, Jodie Akeley (Ref # AP48399)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

LAKE TERRACE Premier location 538 sq. ft. Studio, 2nd floor, Ready Now Sahali Saleem (Ref # AP179586)

THE GREENS

AL DHAFRA 4 Aesthetic appeal 777 sq. ft. 1st floor, Abdullah Farani (Ref # AP247366)

1 BR

AED 70,000

THE GREENS

AL GHAF 1 Stimulating environment 1,200 sq. ft. 1st floor, Hakima Slassi (Ref # AP162021)

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ST

AED 45,000

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

SABA TOWER Best value 1,494 sq. ft. 5th floor, Khushbu Bhatia (Ref # APM255500)

2 BR

AED 15,000

2 BR

AED 90,000

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30 FOR SALE DUBAILAND DISTRICT

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

ARABIAN RANCHES

FOR SALE

ALVORADA 4 Meticulously planned development 3,566 sq. ft. Detached, Ready Now Marion Abuthina (Ref # VI77754)

3 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

4 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

2 BR

DUBAILAND

1 BR

DUBAILAND

AED 4,657,590

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

3 BR

AED 2,626,500

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ARABIAN RANCHES

MIRADOR PHASE 2 Meticulously planned development 3,458 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Rajeev Bhalla (Ref # VI13329)

DUBAILAND

ANDALUSIA A great family option 6,457 sq. ft. , Ready August 2009 Michelle Shepheard (Ref # VI252038)

DUBAILAND

5 BR

DUBAILAND

ST

DUBAILAND

AED 3,698,860

MEDITERRANEAN TOWER AED 550,000 Inspiring setting 470 sq. ft. Studio, 2nd floor, Ready February 2010 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP257289)

August 2009

DUNES RESIDENCE Prestigious urban development 1,557 sq. ft. 8th floor, Ready January 2011 Tulay Ozcan (Ref # AP247490)

PLATINUM TOWER ONE Tax-free property environment 514 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready December 2009 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP248724)

AED 5,010,835

AED 1,279,144

AED 765,944

SAHEEL VILLAS Magnificent golf course views 4,909 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Rene Neil Dsouza (Ref # VI259392)

5 BR

AED 4,998,590

ST

ELITE SPORTS RESIDENCE AED 566,500 Be where it all happens 545 sq. ft. Studio, 17th floor, Ready October 2010 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP253636)

THE DIAMOND Attractive investment opportunity 796 sq. ft. 9th floor, Ready Now Liam Davorn (Ref # AP249231)

1 BR

AED 1,100,000


Green Community

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

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

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

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

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

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

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32 FOR SALE DUBAILAND DISTRICT

GREEN COMMUNITY

GC PHASE 1A An exquisite landscaped setting 4,178 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready Now Ruth Cowley (Ref # VI249875)

GREEN COMMUNITY

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

IMPZ

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

MOTOR CITY

3 BR

GREEN COMMUNITY

2 BR

AED 3,500,000

AED 1,648,000

ST

AED 316,890

3 BR

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

August 2009

1 BR

GREEN COMMUNITY

IMPZ

2 BR

IMPZ

JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES

5 BR

JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES

4 BR

MOTOR CITY

3 BR

MOTOR CITY

5 BR

LAKE APARTMENTS Lush landscaping 909 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Marina Taute (Ref # AP22678)

AED 1,030,000

LAGO VISTA AED 1,500,000 Scenic water view 1,400 sq. ft. 7th floor, Ready November 2009 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP246582)

FLAME TREE RIDGE AED 7,623,305 Magnificent golf course views 6,156 sq. ft. Independent, Ready December 2009 Thomas Bunker (Ref # VI249784)

GREEN COMMUNITY MOTOR CITY AED 4,326,000 A motivated seller 4,447 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready December 2009 Hannah Bakshani (Ref # VI252370)

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

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

1 BR

AED 1,133,000

ST

AED 566,500

VALENCIA GROVE AED 8,751,268 Amazing value 3,959 sq. ft. Independent, Ready December 2009 Thomas Bunker (Ref # VI248905)

GREEN COMMUNITY MOTOR CITY AED 4,326,000 One of the Best Deals in the Market 5,775 sq. ft. House, Ready December 2009 Liudmila Shapedko (Ref # VI250122)


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DUBAILAND DISTRICT

ARABIAN RANCHES

FOR RENT

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

6 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

4 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

5 BR

GREEN COMMUNITY

AED 450,000

5 BR

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

AED 280,000

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ARABIAN RANCHES

ALVORADA 1 Meticulously planned development 4,600 sq. ft. Independent, Darius Ganda (Ref # VI23996)

ARABIAN RANCHES

SAVANNAH A desirable address 5,490 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Catherine Quadros (Ref # VI170848)

5 BR

AED 260,000

GREEN COMMUNITY

GC PHASE 2 WEST Best value 5,900 sq. ft. Detached, Aj Leith (Ref # VI257493)

AED 300,000

AED 270,000

5 BR

MIRADOR PHASE 1 Affordable luxury 4,947 sq. ft. Independent, Joseph Charro (Ref # VI170382)

AED 280,000

ST

LAKE APARTMENTS Live with a view to inspire 476 sq. ft. 1st floor, Aj Leith (Ref # AP168868)

AED 60,000

IMPZ THE CRESCENT

ST AED 30,000 Live closer to work 506 sq. ft. Studio, 2nd floor, Catherine Quadros (Ref # AP254401)

GREEN COMMUNITY

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

ST

AED 45,000

GREEN COMMUNITY

WEST GARDEN APARTMENTS BLOCK F A great family option 500 sq. ft. Studio, 1st floor, Ready Now Darius Ganda (Ref # AP219763)

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ST

AED 45,000

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34 FOR SALE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

BUSINESS BAY

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

THE PAD

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

BUSINESS BAY

FOR SALE

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

2 BR

AED 2,266,000

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DIFC THE INDEX (ONE CENTRAL PARK)

2 BR

LIKE THE PROPERTY BUT NOT THE PRICE?

AED 4,044,192

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Amazing value 1,636 sq. ft. 65th floor, Ready December 2009 Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP248843)

DIFC

2 BR

PARK TOWER A AED 4,388,064 An iconic masterpiece 1,775 sq. ft. 18th floor, Ready December 2009 Fariba Babaei (Ref # AP71211)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

8 BOULEVARD WALK A prestigious address 543 sq. ft. Studio, 20th floor, Ready Now Ali Tabrizi (Ref # AP247883)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

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

August 2009

ST

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

2 BR

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

AED 1,236,000

AED 2,440,062

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

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

1 BR

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

2 BR

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

AED 1,751,000

AED 3,568,950

ST

THE ADDRESS DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI AED 1,294,595 Highest engineering standards 519 sq. ft. 40th floor, Ready Now Deborah Staines (Ref # AP237950)

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

3 BR

AED 5,184,934


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DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

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DIFC

ST

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

AED 74,000

DIFC SKY GARDENS

1 BR AED 100,000 Dynamic environment 806 sq. ft. 14th floor, Ready Now Sandra Shadman (Ref # AP10750)

DIFC

ST

LIBERTY HOUSE Distinctive design 476 sq. ft. Studio, 18th floor, Sandra Shadman (Ref # AP248129)

AED 70,000

DIFC

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

ST

AED 80,000

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI ATTAREEN RESIDENCE

1 BR AED 150,000 Amazing value 1,063 sq. ft. 1st floor, Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP246149)

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

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1 BR

AED 80,000

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI BURJ VIEWS B A desirable address 1,384 sq. ft. 12th floor, Diane Petty (Ref # AP259431)

2 BR

AED 120,000

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36 FOR RENT DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

THE RESIDENCES E2 Distinctive design 1,346 sq. ft. 17th floor, Sylvia OConnor (Ref # AP246979)

2 BR

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

1 BR

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

AED 160,000

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI YANSOON 4 Aesthetic appeal 660 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP256939)

AED 85,000

THE RESIDENCES E2 Engineering marvel 1,365 sq. ft. 19th floor, Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP10991)

2 BR

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

1 BR

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

AED 130,000

YANSOON 8 Dynamic environment 811 sq. ft. 1st floor, Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP255864)

AED 115,000

2 BR

YANSOON 1 AED 140,000 Prestigious urban development 1,200 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready September 2009 Ghada Ghannam (Ref # AP172329)

1 BR

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

AED 90,000

TRADE CENTRE

TRADE CENTRE

TRADE CENTRE

AL MERAIKHI TOWER

PARK PLACE

PARK PLACE

1 BR

3 BR

1 BR

AED 70,000

AED 215,000

AED 105,000

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

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

Spectacular views of the bay 969 sq. ft. 36th floor, Ready Now Better Homes DFC (Ref # AP257228)

TRADE CENTRE WORLD TRADE CENTRE RESIDENCE

2 BR AED 185,000 Experience the height of luxury 124,865 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Catherine Quadros (Ref # AP241890)

TRADE CENTRE

WORLD TRADE CENTRE RESIDENCE Modern living at its best 1,604 sq. ft. 13th floor, Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP239350)

August 2009

2 BR

AED 270,000

TRADE CENTRE

WORLD TRADE CENTRE RESIDENCE In a class by itself 2,884 sq. ft. Duplex, 7th floor, Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP238115)

3 BR

AED 280,000


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38 SHORT-TERM RENTALS

SHORTTERM RENTALS

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DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

1 BR

ZANZABEEL 1 A desirable address 876 sq. ft. 3rd floor Ready Now (Ref # APM55760 )

DISCOVERY GARDENS

BUILDING 103 Affordable Style 485 sq. ft. 5th floor Ready Now (Ref # APM256230)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

REEHAN 8 The best of city living 851 sq. ft. 1st floor Ready Now (Ref # APM215127)

August 2009

ST

AED 5,490 p/m

1 BR

AED 12,000 p/m

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

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

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA DIAMOND 3 The best of city living 850 sq. ft. 8th floor Ready Now (Ref # APM214455)

AED 10,020 p/m

1 BR

AED 10,020 p/m

ST

AED 6,510 p/m

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

ZANZABEEL 4 Enjoy life with style 1,117 sq. ft. 7th Floor Ready Now (Ref # APM237782)

DUBAI MARINA

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

1 BR

AED 12,000 p/m

1 BR

AED 9,000 p/m


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DUBAI MARINA

MARINA DIAMOND 1 The best of city living 834 sq. ft. 13th floor Ready Now (Ref # APM210070)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

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

THE OLD TOWN

THE RESIDENCES T3 Enjoy life with style 850 sq. ft. 19th floor Ready Now (Ref # APM215742)

THE SPRINGS

THE SPRINGS 10 A desirable address 1,690 sq. ft. N/A Ready Now (Ref # VIM209601)

1 BR

AED 9,000 p/m

1 BR

AED 9,000 p/m

DUBAI MARINA

MAJARA 1 Enjoy life with style 929 sq. ft. 10th floor Ready Now (Ref # APM215740)

THE MEADOWS

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

1 BR

AED 12,000 p/m

1 BR

AED 21,990 p/m

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA HEIGHTS The best of city living 1,159 sq. ft. 16th floor Ready Now (Ref # APM211253)

THE OLD TOWN

ZANZABEEL 4 The best of city living 1,117 sq. ft. 4th floor Ready Now (Ref # APM215778)

1 BR

AED 12,000 p/m

1 BR

AED 11,010 p/m

1 BR

AED 12,510 p/m

1 BR

AED 14,010 p/m

THE OLD TOWN

ZANZABEEL 4 The Ultimate Urban Lifestyle 1,117 sq. ft. 5th floor Ready Now (Ref # APM215780)

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1 BR

AED 11,010 p/m

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40 ABU DHABI

THE CAPITAL’S BIG PROJECTS

ABU DHABI

AL REEF

This villa development will be completely ready in 2009. It’s only ten minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi, is right near Al Raha beach and has four different styles of villa (check out the beautiful Arabic-style homes), plus ultramodern apartments.

AL REEM ISLAND

Upon completion, Al Reem will have 280,000 residents,in 40,000 to 50,000 household units; there will also be at least 5,000 commercial and retail units. Property ownership is leasehold and delivery dates are 2009 to 2012.

AL RAHA BEACH

The $14.7billion Al Raha Beach development is located on the beach side of the main highway leading into Abu Dhabi. It is made up of eleven precincts, each with their own distinct personalities and appeal and will be home to over 120,000 residents.

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.

We currently have a top collection of properties on offer in Abu Dhabi – drop by our office at Villa # 416, Delma Street, Zone 76 (+971 2 667 8722) to find out more.

AL REEF

3 BR

AL REEF

2 BR

AL REEF

2 BR

AL REEF

5 BR

AL REEF

4 BR

AL REEF

5 BR

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

ARABIC COMMUNITY AED 2,420,500 Great family home 3,749 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready September 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # VI259193)

August 2009

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

ARABIC COMMUNITY AED 2,060,000 A great family option 2,858 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready September 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # VI259122)

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

DESERT COMMUNITY AED 2,309,775 A great family option 3,749 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready December 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # VI252701)


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AL REEF

5 BR

AL REEF

AL REEF

5 BR

AL REEF

AL RAHA GARDENS

3 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

AED 2,385,416 CONTEMPORARY COMMUNITY Prized location 3,749 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready December 2010 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI247503)

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

YASMIN AED 3,100,000 The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about 2,754 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready December 2010 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI94541)

2 BR

GOLF GARDENS

3 BR

AL REEF

2 BR

AL REEM ISLAND

ARABIC COMMUNITY AED 1,209,877 High rental yields 1,831 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready September 2009 Linda Savidge (Ref # VI245897)

AED 1,493,500

DESERT COMMUNITY Modern living at its best 2,424 sq. ft. , Ready December 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # VI230579)

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

AED 1,545,515

4 BR

GARDENIA VILLA AED 4,841,000 The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about 3,983 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI238558)

2 BR

AED 1,236,000

ARABIC COMMUNITY A great family option 1,832 sq. ft. , Ready September 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # VI219096)

2 BR

MARINA BLUE AED 1,649,179 Amazing value 1,346 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready December 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP254885)

AL REEM ISLAND

AL REEM ISLAND

THE GATE

OCEAN TERRACE RESIDENCE

AL MAHA TOWER

SKY TOWER

1 BR

2 BR

41

3 BR

AED 1,149,808

AED 1,339,000

AED 3,942,195

A prestigious address 861 sq. ft. 22nd floor, Ready December 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP241641)

An entertainers delight 1,147 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready December 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP241153)

Great family home 1,971 sq. ft. 69th floor, Ready November 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP239659)

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42 ABU DHABI AL REEM ISLAND

THE GATE

TALA TOWER

SKY TOWER

3 BR

2 BR

AED 2,964,913

AED 1,939,301

A prestigious address 2,056 sq. ft. 39th floor, Ready November 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP238511)

The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about 1,338 sq. ft. 51st floor, Ready November 2009 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP237209)

AL RAHA BEACH

3 BR

AL ZEINA - RESIDENTIAL TOWERS AED 4,153,784 The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about 2,165 sq. ft. 12th floor, Ready October 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP236532)

AL RAHA BEACH

AL ZEINA - RESIDENTIAL TOWERS A prestigious address 656 sq. ft. 8th floor, Ready October 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP234938)

AL REEF

BUILDING 5 Amazing value 753 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready June 2010 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP218150)

1 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

2 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

2 BR

1 BR

AL REEM ISLAND

2 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

3 BR

AED 1,263,192

AED 600,819

OCEAN TERRACE RESIDENCE AED 1,732,369 In a class by itself 1,346 sq. ft. 28th floor, Ready December 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP97197)

THE GATE

AL REEM ISLAND

SKY TOWER

AL MAHA TOWER

1 BR

August 2009

AED 2,060,082 AL NASEEM RESIDENCE - A A prestigious address 1,400 sq. ft. 11th floor, Ready December 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP233604)

1 BR

AED 1,651,831

AED 1,212,502

Attractive investment opportunity 934 sq. ft. 65th floor, Ready November 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP92508)

The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about 924 sq. ft. 19th floor, Ready December 2009 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP81861)

AED 1,999,999 AL NASEEM RESIDENCE - B Fabulous ocean views 1,336 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready December 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP226340)

AL MUNEERA AED 2,025,032 Scenic water view 1,712 sq. ft. 6th floor, Ready December 2010 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP96259)


SHARJAH AND THE NORTHERN EMIRATES 43

SHARJAH IN STYLE

SHARJAH AND THE NORTHERN EMIRATES

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

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SHARJAH FOR RENT

AL KHAN

MAJAZ

BEACH TOWER

QUEEN TOWER

1 BR

AL MAJARA

AL MAJARAH RESIDENCE 2 In A Class By Itself 828 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Sharjah (Ref # AP242927)

3 BR

AED 60,000

AED 90,000

Modern Living At Its Best 1,200 sq. ft. Ready Now Nasim Yousefpour (Ref # AP246781)

Property At Budget Prices 1,557 sq. ft. Ready Now Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # AP249374)

1 BR

AED 57,000

KING FAISAL

AL KHAN

EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL

CITY PLAZA 8

1 BR

2 BR

AED 60,000

AED 79,000

The Lap of Luxury 900 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Sharjah (Ref # AP249871)

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

TAAWUN

YAMAHA TOWER A Place To Call Home 1,700 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Sharjah (Ref # AP255525)

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2 BR

AED 47,250

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44 SHARJAH AND THE NORTHERN EMIRATES

MAJAZ

BURJ AL BUHAIRAH The Best of City Living 1,100 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Sharjah (Ref # AP255531)

AL MAJARA

2 BR

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

AED 76,000

AL KHAN

AL NAHDA

NOOR AL SHARJAH

FARAH PLAZA

1 BR

AL MAMZAR

THURAYA TOWER A Desirable Address 1,700 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Sharjah (Ref # AP255550)

AED 50,400

Easy Living 1,100 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Sharjah (Ref # AP256113)

A Great Family Option 1,100 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Sharjah (Ref # AP256119)

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

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

August 2009

2 BR

AED 47,250

1 BR

AED 36,750

BUTEENA 1 & 2

AL KHAN

1 BR

AED 33,600

1 BR

AED 45,000

AL KHAN

AL ANWAAR TOWER Spacious Living 2,367 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Sharjah (Ref # AP37971)

3 BR

AED 120,000

ST

AED 19,000


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RAS AL KHAIMAH

MINA AL ARAB

GRANADA Amazing value 3,251 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Hilly Salman (Ref # VI83212)

AL HAMRA VILLAGE

NORTH TOWN HOUSE Excellent Value 2,161 sq. ft. Ready Now Hilly Salman (Ref # VI236761)

AL HAMRA VILLAGE

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

AL HAMRA VILLAGE

SOUTH TOWN HOUSES Direct Marina Views 3,268 sq. ft. Ready Now Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # VI248757)

3 BR

MINA AL ARAB

3 BR

THE COVE

1 BR

AL HAMRA VILLAGE

AED 1,442,000

2 BR

AL HAMRA VILLAGE

3 BR

THE COVE

AED 860,050

AED 1,855,000

TOWNHOUSE One of the best deals in the market 2,120 sq. ft. Ready Now Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # VI247640)

THE COVE ( RE SALE ) Captivating Environment 1,365 sq. ft. Ready Now Natalya Shapovalova (Ref #VI226473)

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AED 1,184,500

AED 1,019,511

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

ISLAND VILLA Best value 3,086 sq. ft. Ready Now Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # VI8762)

SEMI DETACHED DUPLEX Magnificient Golf Course Views 4,282 sq. ft. Ready Now Natalya Shapovalova (Ref #VI244501)

3 BR

AED 1,947,414

4 BR

AED 3,605,000

2 BR

AED 1,751,000

4 BR

AED 3,708,000

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46 COMMERCIAL

RENT AT BUSINESS ATRIUM

COMMERCIAL

Better Homes is offering an excellent office for rent at Umm Hurair Road located near Maktoum Bridge. Business Atrium boasts convenient facilities, conference room, raised flooring, and included pantry. Crucial to any office building, this location has both basement parking plus ample additional parking outside. Priced at only AED 140 per sq. ft., this brand new office is an ideal rental opportunity.

Office Retail Industrial Investment

Please give us a call and mention Reference Number (OF 243282). 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.

FOR SALE

BUSINESS BAY

BAYSWATER Ambitious initiative 834 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF79036)

BUSINESS BAY

EXECUTIVE TOWER D An investors dream 1,934 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF53968)

August 2009

BUSINESS BAY

BUSINESS BAY

BAYSWATER

BAYSWATER

AED 1,094,479

AED 1,187,274

Attractive investment opportunity 809 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF44803)

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

AED 1,074,045

AED 4,382,444

BUSINESS BAY

EXECUTIVE TOWER D Ambitious initiative 1,658 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF28383)

AED 2,592,510

BUSINESS BAY

EXECUTIVE TOWER D A desirable address 1,521 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF63984)

AED 1,879,750


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BUSINESS BAY

ONE BUSINESS BAY

THE CITADEL CORPORATE TOWER

AED 10,768,032

AED 1,377,731

An investors dream 5,808 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF77640)

A prestigious address 1,105 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF79106)

BUSINESS BAY

BUSINESS BAY

DIFC

THE CITADEL CORPORATE TOWER

VISION TOWER

EMIRATES FINANCIAL TOWER

AED 1,216,461

AED 20,515,540

AED 19,270,860

In a class by itself 890 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF239442)

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

Modern infrastructure and facilities 5,398 sq. ft. Office, Ready December 2009 Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF236653)

DIFC

DIFC

DIFC

EMIRATES FINANCIAL TOWER

LIBERTY HOUSE

PARK TOWER COMMERCIAL

AED 5,486,758

AED 3,179,157

AED 4,170,634

Exceptionally rewarding investment 2,089 sq. ft. Office, Ready December 2009 Shirin Bank (Ref # OF248087)

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

Captivating environment 1,157 sq. ft. Office, Ready August 2009 David Lawes (Ref # OF231649)

BUSINESS BAY

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

AED 2,389,600

DIFC PARK TOWER COMMERCIAL AED 6,791,820 Amazing value 3,140 sq. ft. Office, Ready August 2009 Shirin Bank (Ref # OF82934)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

AL SAAHA WEST An investment for capital growth 3,267 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF177030)

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AED 8,902,175

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

BOULEVARD PLAZA TOWER 1 Superior location 4,188 sq. ft. Office, Ready August 2009 Shirin Bank (Ref # OF245924)

AED 12,439,195

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48 COMMERCIAL

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA PLAZA AED 9,944,535 Easy payment plan 4,309 sq. ft. Office, Ready September 2009 Shirin Bank (Ref # OF236038)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AG TOWER (SILVER) Guaranteed rental income 1,195 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF254195)

LA SOLARIUM Captivating environment 1,076 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF230777)

AED 1,052,406

JEBEL ALI

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

AED 16,480,000

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AU TOWER (GOLD)

FORTUNE TOWER

AED 2,374,974

AED 2,057,706

Cornerstone of economic activity 1,098 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF237476)

State-of-the-art facilities 1,030 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF238669)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

LIWA HEIGHTS

MADINA TOWER ONE LAKE PLAZA

REEF TOWER

AED 1,341,472

AED 9,949,437

AED 1,168,828

A host of facilities 1,184 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF69912)

Ready to move in 5,412 sq. ft. Retail, Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # RE54106)

State-of-the-art facilities 1,373 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Afrooz Erjacki (Ref # OF241729)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AED 984,680

REEF TOWER

August 2009

DUBAI SILICON OASIS

SABA TOWER 1

AED 5,230,598

AED 11,747,390

AED 11,264,029

An investors dream 2,745 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF65658)

An investors dream 10,713 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF255951)

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


Times are volatile, prices change daily. Contact us on +971 600 52 2212 49

FOR RENT

AL QUOZ

AL QUOZ INDUSTRIAL Prized location 3,600 sq. ft. Warehouse, Ready Now Susheel Sarma (Ref # WH174994)

BARSHA

AED 315,000

AL SAMREYA BUILDING Landmark address 1,050 sq. ft. Retail, Ready Now Better Commercial (Ref # REM246001)

BARSHA

SUMMERLAND Amazing value 2,012 sq. ft. Retail, Ready Now Better Commercial (Ref # REM215903)

AED 162,000

AED 704,200

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS ALMAS TOWER

AED 153,330 Amazing value 807 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Vikas Arora (Ref # OF247590)

DEIRA

BUSINESS POINT Easy Instalments 1,111 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Abdul Rahman (Ref # OFM221168)

QUSAIS

AL QUSAIS Prized location 888 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Better Commercial (Ref # OF175859)

AED 199,980

AED 133,155

GARHOUD

GARHOUD BUILDING Amazing value 1,766 sq. ft. Retail, Ready Now Paul Rason (Ref # RE252570)

UMM HURRAIR

BUSINESS ATRIUM Amazing value 1,025 sq. ft. Office, Ready Now Sukant Jodha (Ref # OF243553)

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

AED 229,584

AED 143,500

AL QUOZ

THE CURVE Dynamic environment 1,051 sq. ft. Office, Ready October 2009 Better Commercial (Ref # OF261021)

AED 115,650

More listings at bettercommercial.com


50 COMMERCIAL

COMMERCIAL BREAKDOWN 1GB = 6.19 AED 1 USD = 3.67 AED 1 EURO = 5.25 AED PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - July 2009 Conversion rates correct at time of press

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

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

SALES OFFICE

ABU DHABI

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Al Reem Island

2,299,233

60,818,719

14,833,082

1,700

3,702

2,851

Building Material City

5,153,356

22,322,632

11,732,075

1,081

1,820

1,574

The Gate

2,977,524

4,608,747

3,793,136

1,570

1,854

1,712

Business Bay

806,861

49,722,865

9,276,615

1,102

3,003

1,846

Downtown Burj Dubai

12,439,195

17,304,000

14,871,597

2,970

3,605

3,288

Dubai Marina

10,649,409

15,049,215

12,849,312

2,426

3,428

2,927

Jumeirah Lake Towers

493,060

13,000,000

2,742,349

742

1,545

1,070

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT

International City

577,830

856,301

707,404

733

937

860

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Jumeirah Lake Towers

1,745,850

1,745,850

1,745,850

2,575

2,575

2,575

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Business Bay

6,617,338

7,427,165

7,022,252

3,749

3,749

3,749

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

ABU DHABI

Al Markaziyah

196,851

404,551

248,258

288

288

288

BUR BUBAI DISTRICT

Bur Dubai

207,500

207,500

207,500

125

125

125

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Business Bay

202,363

412,200

280,170

150

250

186

Downtown Burj Dubai

664,915

1,243,275

954,095

275

355

315

Dubai Silicon Oasis

108,480

187,680

137,914

90

120

118

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

RETAIL

COMMERCIAL VILLA

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

RENTALS OFFICE

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Al Wasl

146,200

1,207,000

265,723

170

170

170

Jumeirah

111,600

525,000

278,867

118

203

157

Barsha

137,250

907,000

205,616

135

200

196

Dubai Marina

435,750

435,750

435,750

250

250

250

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

BUR BUBAI DISTRICT

Umm Hurair

2,132,116

2,132,116

2,132,116

140

140

140

DEIRA DISTRICT

Deira

7,500,000

7,500,000

7,500,000

250

250

250

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Barsha

135,000

704,200

371,950

250

350

283

Dubai Marina

434,800

565,125

512,481

250

400

319

RETAIL

August 2009


SOFT OPENING HOTEL APARTMENT RATES

Available NOW Apartment Type

1 Month

3 Months

6 Months

1 Year

One Bedroom Apartment

15,900

43,000

80,000

130,000

Two Bedroom Apartments

17,900

50,000

90,000

140,000

Three Bedroom Apartments

19,900

56,000

100,000

160,000

Above rates are inclusive 10% Service Charge & 10% Municipality Fee, including water and electricity, housekeeping services, TV and WIFI, one parking space per unit and no commission.

OPEN DAY ALL DAY EVERYDAY GYM, STEAM ROOM, SAUNA, SWIMMING POOL and NOW OPEN

Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers Plot J3-J4, Jumeirah Lakes Towers Tel: 9714-3619044 www.bonningtontower.com LOCATION MAP


BETTER INTERIORS The latest tastes, trends and product launches in the world of home interiors 3

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MY FAVOURITE ROOM

JOLENE NASH

We picked up this four poster from Marina Home Interiors in a sale last year, we got 40 per cent off, so it was a really good deal. It wouldn’t even have fitted in to our old bedroom in Holloway. 2 I took this photo myself in Thailand, it’s a picture of the reclining Buddha at the Wat Pho temple. 3 We got our blinds made specially by Couture Blinds in Al Quoz - they were very good, they sent a lady in with lots of samples to choose from and then they designed and installed them quickly. 1

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We got this cool little bedside lamp from The ONE. 5 We picked up this chest of drawers from Ikea - it was only about AED 700, really good value. 6 This rug is from The ONE, it’s really comfy to step out onto in the morning. Everyone who sees it wants to know where it’s from so they can get one... 7 I picked this elephant bed spread up from a market in Thailand. 4

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VASE, ID DESIGN AED 1298 SOUND CHAIR, WESTERN FURNITURE Price on request

CHAPLIN PENDANT LAMP, THE One AED 1,495

CON TABLE LAMP, THE One AED 395

ROSATA CUSHION, HOME CENTRE AED 35

VASE, ID DESIGN AED 1298

SPEAK EASY CHAIR, MOBILIA AUSTRALIANA DESIGNS Price on request

WHAT’S IN STORE Our favourite new products in the interiors stores this month... SOFA, HOME CENTRE Price on request

CANDLE HOLDER, PAN EMIRATES AED 35

ABBAN CURTAINS, HOME CENTRE AED 299

August 2009

MIA BED, ID DESIGN AED 9798

KNIGHT DINING CHAIR, ID DESIGN AED 498


Found your perfect property? Contact us on +971 600 52 2212 55 SIX OF THE BEST

YOUR LATEST SQUEEZE

Time for some juicy gossip: we put smoothie makers and juice machines to the test…

BEST PERFORMER

Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Super speedy (you can juice at 13,000 RPM or 6,500 RPM), the Fountain also has a big feeder tube which means you don’t have to mess around minutely cubing your watermelon or dicing your mango before liquidating it. It’s dishwasher friendly, a manageable size, and has a fairly attractive steel exterior. A good choice.

Omega 8006 juicer

Magic Bullet

This is a serious juicer, with capabilities verging on industrial – you can get up to 2 HP of performance out of the motor. It’ll juice anything, including wheat-grass, as well as grinding coffee beans. The major USP is that it’ll go really slow if you like – the auger can go down to 80RPM, which apparently allows more of the goodness to be released from your fruit and veg.

The Magic Bullet is not just for smoothies – it’s apparently also good for making omelettes, and quesadillas. The idea is that it can tackle any job in ’10 seconds or less’ – and there’s a whole ‘ten second recipe book’ that comes with it to back up the claim. And what of smoothie-making? It’s excellent – bang in your strawberries, bananas, ice et al, touch the top and you’ll be set in seconds.

BEST LOOKIN G

Hamilton Beach 51101B

Sensio 13330 Bella Cucina

Alessi Juicy Salif Citrus

A cheap and cheerful number which is set up to create a single person’s-worth of smoothie, in a container you can drink out of or slot into your car’s drink holder. It’s not super powerful, but it’s plenty good enough to mash up tough fruits and ice – and it’s only got three bits, so it’s easy to clean and very straightforward to use.

This is a mullti-purpose blender, which as well as juicing can blend, whip and chop. It’s suprisingly small considering its high specs, and whips up a frothy, punchy smoothie in next to no time.

This Philippe Starck number looks as if it’s on a mission to subdue the planet, grinding panicked Earthlings under its merciless alien heel. But is it any good at squeezing citrus? Not really, no. In fact, it’s not a significant improvement on slicing up an orange with a breadknife then and battering it with a ladlle. But aside from the extra-terrestrial overtones it does look chic – a nice addition to your kitchen. More listings at bhomes.com


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BETTER...BATHROOMS There’s no excuse for neglecting this key room in the house: start your revamp research here...

1.

INSPIRATION

old school cool

BATHROOMS: CREATIVE PLANNING FOR BEAUTIFUL BATHROOMS

Vinny Lee brings together a welter of inspiring ideas to get you in the mood for overhauling your bathroom. Filled with tips and gorgeous photos, it’s also excellent at showing you how to plan your new bathroom step by step – and highlighting the key decisions you need to make along the way.

1001 IDEAS FOR BATHROOMS: THE ULTIMATE SOURCEBOOK A cracker of a book by Jerri Farris, which is particularly useful when you’re trying to pick out things like toilets, showers, baths and tiling. Farris is also very sound on answering key questions like how to choose the perfect tub and what you can realistically expect to DIY.

ACHIEVE THIS LOOK

IP

2. TOP T

A lot of bathrooms are designed with the plain whites and minimalism look. This can be nice and sleek, but there’s nothing worse than a bathroom that just feels totally cold. Add life to your space with the addition of colourful rugs ands accessories. Go for rich tones like red or deep blue, and make sure to co-ordinate so warm doesn’t turn into messy...

Few bathroom items have the power to transform the look of the room quite like the ultra elegant new wave of old school-style roll-top baths. These stand-alone beauties make all the difference, lending bags of character to the room – as well as making you want to jump in for a soak at all hours of the day. If you’re going to spend on one big piece, make it one of these.

Get yourself some candles to dot about the place, to bring some low-lit mood to the room... ACCESSORIES

Candles Pan Emirates AED 19 Mirror Presotto AED2660

Wall light Presotto AED 4500 GRUNDTAL hanger IKEA AED 35

Mirrored Bathroom Cabinet Roman Under One Roof Tap Notion by VADO

Towels Pan Emirates Floating candles Pan Emirates AED 19


smart but modern

4. MUST-HAVE

We love this little beauty from Kohler. The ‘DTV with waterconserving functionality’ is a showermanagement system which gives you full control over water flow, sounds, lighting and temperature, with the aim both of enhancing your bathroom experience and saving water. Very smart.

ACHIEVE THIS LOOK Among certain bathroom purists the idea of using wallpaper in the room is anathema. Forget them - if you pick wisely, wallpaper can add a bold and beautiful edge to your room, as well as giving a bit of a ‘double take’ factor for your guests. Don’t worry about it peeling off either - as long as the room is well ventilated you won’t have any problems.

Q

I’m utterly bored of standard tiling and I’m looking for some unusual new numbers for my bathroom - do you have any suggestions?

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You should make sure to check out these fantastic Perle by Mosaico tiles, which use mosaic squares to create a lovely texture and look. It’s the swift way to lend your bathroom a touch of Ancient Greek chic...

LOSE YOUR HEAD Bored of the same old shower fittings? Check out these three innovative options

Flipside™ Handshower KOHLER

MAKING THE MOST OF A SMALL ROOM Small bathroom? No worries. You just need to make sure to get the storage right - there’s nothing more likely to make the place look cramped than clutter being spread about the place. You don’t need to spend a fortune to sort the storage either check out these smart cabinets from Ikea, which come with a more-than-affordable price tag.

Yoko showerhead by Bossini BAGNO

WaterTile® Square Rain overhead showering panel KOHLER

6. SUPPLIERS UNDER ONE ROOF

KOHLER

@HOME

We love the concept of this place – which is that the last thing you want is to have to visit a million different stores to set up your bathroom or kitchen. At their showroom in Al Quoz (04 323 2722) by Times Square they sell the lot: we’re particularly fond of their Roman Showers: pick one out and plan the rest of the room around it.

Kohler sell the sort of hyper-stylish bathroom fixtures and fittings that you fall in love with instantly. One of their slogans is ‘it’s not a shower, it’s an experience’, and they live up to it with superb high-tech shower accessories. We love the bathroom cabinets and beautiful, carved metal basins too.

The @home store at Dubai Mall is a brilliant place to head to pick yourself up some key, bathroom-enhancing items once you’ve sorted out the bigger ticket essentials – swing by this store to lay in some luxurious soft towels, a stylish shower curtain, and a brightly coloured, fluffy bathmat to adorn your floor. More listings at bhomes.com


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STORES GUIDE BURJUMAN

Aminian Carpets

04 295 5379

Galerie Hamadan

04 339 9161

Bo Concept

04 341 4144

Ace Hardware

04 355 0698

Carré Blanc

04 295 3992

Irony Home

04 334 4550

Bois & Chiffons

04 341 0519

Oriental Carpets

04 351 0919

Pride of Kashmir

04 295 0655

Kreiss

04 339 8978

Bombay & Zone

04 341 1220

Bhs

04 352 5150

Regional Trading

04 295 1723

La Maison Coloniale

04 339 8259

Carré Blanc

04 341 0820

Descamps

04 355 5563

Sia (Jawad Home)

04 295 6180

Lalique

04 339 8451

Crystal Casa

04 341 1402

Grand Stores

04 352 3641

The White Co

04 295 6180

Merinos

050 8874 893

Hermes

04 351 1190

Villeroy & Boch

04 295 0408

Mesgarzadeh

04 339 9930

Four Seasons Ramesh

04 334 9090

Jadhafs

04 352 2550

Zara Home

04 295 3377

Mitchi

04 339 9084

Home Centre

04 341 4441

Mumbai Se

04 434 0626

IDdesign

04 341 3434

OSIM

04 339 8290

Jashanmal

04 347 1715

Kas Australia

04 359 0503 / 1

Flamant Home Interiors 04 341 3533

Liwa Home

04 351 5353

DUBAI MALL

Reshi Arts and Crafts

04 355 0159

@home

04 434 0877

Panachelle

04 434 3244

La Maison Coloniale

04 341 3533

Sharief

04 355 3377

Al Khazana

04 434 0355

Persian Carpet House

04 434 3152

Maison Decor

04 409 9000

Tanagra

04 355 0183

Al Sultani Furniture

04 339 9252

Sharief Home

04 339 8742

Marina

04 800 4360

Tavala

04 351 8310

Annaka

04 434 0288

Sia

04 339 8599

Marina Gulf

04 341 0314

THE One

04 351 4424

Armani/Casa

04 437 3131

Step Evi Design

04 434 0199

Miri

04 341 1000

Villeroy & Boch

04 351 7775

Baldi

04 339 9890

Tarrab

04 434 0433

Pride of Kashmir

04 341 4477

Zara Home

04 359 9988

Collezione

04 434 0255

The White Company

04 339 8750

Red Carpet

04 340 9924

Crystal Gallery

04 339 8774

Yves Delorme

04 339 8787

Regional Trading

04 341 0507

DEIRA CITY CENTRE

Crystalline

04 339 8897

Zara Home

04 339 9105

Sia

04 341 3733

Al Jaber Gallery

04 295 4004

Dubai Home Collection 04 339 8855

Zwilling

04 434 0725

Table Art

04 341 3663

Al Maya Household

04 334 9424

Dwell

Tepe Home

04 341 0001

The Living Zone

04 341 1220

04 339 9759

FESTIVAL CENTRE Ace Hardware

04 206 6660

THE One

04 341 3777

TOP OF THE SHOPS ID DESIGN

Artikel

04 232 8339

Zara Home

04 341 4184

Bayti

04 368 5145

Dwell

04 232 5435

MERCATO MALL

On level one of Mall of the Emirates lies IDdesign, a haven of Scandinavian class, and home to some of the swishest furniture in the city. Whether you’re setting up a living room, dining room, bedroom or home office, they’ve got elegant, cool products on offer, in four different styles – Urban, Upnordic, Global and Deluxe. We’re particularly keen on their range of sleek wooden beds, their cool paintings and wall hangings, their brilliant, funkily-covered Gyro armchairs, their zebraesque Kolbe vases, their jet black-and chrome Galaxy dining tables and their sink-in Umbria sofas with adjustable head rests. And when it comes to setting up your workplace, you can’t go wrong with one of their high-design cream ‘Cento’ armchairs in soft Atlantic leather. Top marks.

Howard

04 232 5397

@home

04 344 3783

Al Abbar Art Gallery

04 344 9595

August 2009

Storage House IKEA

04 203 7505

Bombay & Zone

04 344 5994

Kas

04 232 6422

Kas Australia

04 344 1179

Marina

04 232 8919

Mamas & Papas

04 344 0981

Rugland

04 232 5790

National Iranian Carpets 04 349 9644

Shatex Home Collection 04 232 5725

Textura

04 344 2899

Stokes

04 232 9251

Table Art

04 232 6670

OASIS CENTER

The Red Carpet

04 232 5755

Afghan Carpet Palace

04 339 5786

The White Company

04 232 5506

Art Tower Frames Est.

04 339 3024

Home Centre

04 339 5217

IBN BATTUTA MALL

MFI Kitchens

04 339 3503

@home

04 423 3840

The Handicraft Gallery 04 339 3515

Bayti

04 368 5145

Q Home Decor

Crystalline

04 368 5508

Grand Stores Home

04 368 5353

SOUK MADINAT JUMEIRAH

Kani Home

04 368 5408

Carré Blanc

04 295 3992

Lifestyle

04 368 5699

Furniture

04 368 6050

One World

04 366 5742

Marina

04 368 6050

Oriental Carpets

04 368 5550

Miri

04 366 8888

Pan Emirates

04 368 5372

Tanagra

04 295 0293

Table Art

04 366 9710

The White Co

04 295 6180

Toshkhana

04 366 8888

LAMCY PLAZA

Villeroy & Boch

04 295 0408

Household Department 04 334 9424

Zara Home

04 295 3377

04 339 3515

Lifestyle

04 366 9845

Pan Emirates

04 368 5372

SOUK AL BAHAR

Rugland

04 335 6610

Al Jaber Gallery

04 367 4823

Al Shareif Gallery

04 438 0374

MALL OF THE EMIRATES

Al Sultani Furniture

04 420 3676

Artikel

04 341 0661

Kashmiri

04 423 0915

B&B Italia/Minotti

04 340 5797

Marina

04 420 0191


Found your perfect property? Contact us on +971 600 52 2212 59

Modern Antiques

04 341 1510

National Iranian Carpets 04 420 0264 Pride of Kashmir

04 420 3606

Regional Trading

04 361 8573

Tarrab

04 420 0244

Tehran Persian

04 420 0575

Toshkhana

04 420 0252

Zsolnay

04 420 3682

THE VILLAGE MALL Carpetland

04 344 0646

Irony Home

04 342 2145

WAFI SHOPPING MALL Bombay

04 324 5255

Crystal Temptations

04 324 2556

Emad Carpet Trading

04 324 4555

Faucher

04 324 6769

Frette/White Corner

04 324 2474

La Boudoir

04 324 4555

La Murrina Murano

04 324 4555

Marks & Spencer

04 324 5145

Memoires

04 324 3001

Petals

04 324 6266

Tanagra

04 324 2340

The Bath-Wallner

04 324 4555

THE One

04 324 1224

VG New Trend

04 324 5430

Villeroy & Boch

04 324 4555

BARSHA Mobilia Australiana

04 323 6988

OFIS

04 335 2499

BUR DUBAI / KARAMA Al Hufaiza Furniture

04 336 6646

Carpetland

04 337 7677

Decoworld

04 336 6811

Marlin Furniture

04 334 6664

Western Furniture/

04 338 0777

Natuzzi

AL QUOZ Amber Garden Furniture 04 323 2405 Exotica

04 340 2966

Falaknaz Habitat

04 340 4989

Luz de Luna

04 341 66 85

Marina

04 340 1112

Presotto Middle East

04 340 6443

Pride of Kashmir

04-3405343

Stone Gallery

04 347 2525

The Warehouse

04 347 0220

SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD Bagno Design

04 330 7775

Casa Tua

04 339 7800

Selva Middle East

04 341 1933

INTERIORS ADVICE

ASK THE EXPERTS ABI BAGHERI Is Managing Director of the The Orientalist Woven Art (228 Jumeirah Beach Road) and a newly opened Gallery (829 Al Wasl Rd).

Q

DOMENIC ZAFFINO Is the Managing Director of Mobilia Australiana Designs.

How do I set about picking the perfect rug for my room?

AJAI KUMAR DAYAL General Manager for Retail and Marketing at Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group.

CHOOSE YOUR RUG

ABI BAGHERI Firstly, decide what colours you would like. If you change the colour of the room often - the curtains or couch etc. - you may want to stick to neutral colors like beige, blue, grey or white. Consider the traffic in the room or area you are purchasing an area rug for too - if it’s a high-traffic area, such as a foyer, a rug made of pure wool would be the most suitable and functional choice as it is durable and easier to clean. If you are purchasing rugs for several rooms, go for similar shades or complementary colors. This will give your home a more balanced and open look, as opposed to a broken look going from room to room.

Q

I want to give my living room a makeover - any ideas for cool new themes? DOMENIC ZAFFINO Simply start by reviewing the layout of your furniture. A unique piece of furniture such as one of our Cigar armchairs could bring a contemporary feel to the room. And if you don’t have much space, why not try changing from a fabric to a leather sofa or vice versa? Make sure to evaluate the amount of light in the room: most seating should have lighting accessible from either a table lamp or ceiling fixture to give ambience and create a dramatic effect. Finally, an angled rug can define a conversation area and also give extra decorating drama in a a large living room.

CIGAR CHAIR

Q

How do I create a minimalist room without it feeling empty and bare?

DOMENIC ZAFFINO To achieve a minimalist living room design you need to choose streamlined furniture, solid colours and very few accessories. A large piece of furniture such as our Angora sofa will maximize the space. In addition, choose a rug that is rich in colour and welcoming. To finish, add a sculpture or simple piece of art, maintaining the clean lines of the minimalist style.

Q

I’m re-designing our office and want to do something really imaginative with the flooring - I’m bored of the same old designs. Have you got any suggestions? AJAI KUMAR DAYAL If you are looking for creativity and versatility in floor design, then Parador flooring from OFIS is the perfect solution. Parador offers individual, tailor-made solutions for customizing your own laminate and parquet floors. In addition to an array of existing designs, Parador allows you to design your own flooring with digital tools to give your office an interesting and modern look and feel. The design, quality, and durability of Parador’s laminate flooring make it a great option for modernizing the largest surface in your office.

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60 BETTER COMMUNITIES

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

BABYSITTING AND NANNIES DUBAI NANNIES

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

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

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

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

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

BANKING AND FINANCE COMMERCIAL BANK OF DUBAI

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

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

MASHREQ BANK

THRIFTY

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

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

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

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

CAR RENTAL AVIS

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

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

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

CAR SHOWROOMS AL FUTTAIM MOTORS

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

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

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

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

DENTISTS

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


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

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

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

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

ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING FARNEK

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

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

YOUR GOOD HEALTH Dr Ayesha Abdullah, Senior VP of Dubai HealthCare City, gives us an overview of DHCC’s services... How is HealthCare City set apart from the other hospital offerings in Dubai? Dubai HealthCare City (DHCC) was launched in November 2002 as the world’s first healthcare free zone. Back then it was just a concept. Today it includes two hospitals, 86 clinics with over 1,400 medical professionals, plus numerous healthcare and retail businesses. We started with an ambition to create a one-stop-shop for health focused on excellence and today this is becoming a reality with the presence of many renowned names such as Mayo Clinic, Moorfields Eye Hospital, the German Heart Centre, Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Centre, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital and The City Hospital. What sort of quality standards does Healthcare City have in place? This is really what sets DHCC apart when it comes to healthcare standards and patient safety. The Centre for Healthcare Planning and Quality (CPQ) is the independent regulatory body which governs DHCC and is responsible for maintaining the highest international standards. All physicians and facilities setting-up in DHCC undergo stringent licensing processes administered by the CPQ and regular follow-up assessments. The license guidelines were developed following a DHCC/ Partners Harvard Medical International review of leading worldwide rules and regulations. CPQ departments and processes are governed by committees, councils and boards of worldrenowned experts in their field.

What do patients say about Dubai Healthcare City? An independent, external research company was commissioned to conduct a DHCC patient satisfaction survey. The Overall DHCC Patient Satisfaction Index was 89. With respect to patient interaction with healthcare providers, the patient satisfaction rating was 94. The research company stated that the target for High Customer Satisfaction is an Index of 70 so we are exceeding this. What facilities do you have for couples having a baby? The City Hospital is a popular location of choice for expectant parents. In addition, DHCC is home to a number of obstetric, pediatric and family medicine specialists including the German Clinic, Primavera Medical Center, Australian Family Care, ISIS the French Clinic and Belgium Medical Services. Are there A+E facilities at Healthcare city? We were proud to welcome The City Hospital to Dubai Healthcare City in October 2008. Part of the international hospital group, Medi-Clinic International, The City Hospital is a 210 bed, technologically advanced multi-disciplinary hospital. The hospital’s 24-hour A&E Department is equipped to handle 150-200 patients a day. There are nine dedicated Emergency Room doctors and several nurses and the hospital handles everything from simple pediatric cases to complicated life-threatening cases.

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

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

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

FLORISTS EXOTICA

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

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

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

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

GYMS

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

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

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TRESS TO IMPRESS

Looking for the perfect hairdresser? Look no further… JEN’S HAIR STUDIO White Crown Building, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1425) Though this isn’t the glitziest salon in town it’s arguably the friendliest, with a standard of service that’s hard to fault. What’s more, the stylists are a talented bunch. TONI AND GUY Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 330 3345) This outpost of one of the UK’s best-loved highstreet hairdressers employs a great mix of established and up-and-coming stylists, so whatever style they suggest you can guarantee that’ll be at the, ahem, cutting edge of fashion.

appointment. But book in advance and you’re in for a treat. Superb cuts and colours and topnotch service to boot. VERSION FRANCAISE Ground floor, Marina Heights Tower, Dubai Marina (04 360 5360) Housed near the original six towers at Dubai Marina, this salon is not only great for both women and men’s cuts – each sex has their own section - but also for things like manicures, too. You can even enjoy a post-cut shoulder massage.

MARIA DOWNLING Al Mina Road, Bur Dubai (04 345 4225) This is one of the hardest places to score an

CHANGES Liwa Centre, Abu Dhabi (02 634 1147) One of the capital’s most popular salons, Changes has unfussy service – it’s the kind of place where you say what you want and they do exactly that – and excellent styling all round.

FITNESS FIRST

BELHOUL EUROPEAN HOSPITAL

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

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

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

HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CLINICS

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

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

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

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

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

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

floor complete with a swimming pool and 24 hour butler.

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

INSURANCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

KENNELS AND CATTERIES

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


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Kids Cottage Nursery

CAMP BOW WOW AND CAMP MEOW

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

CHILDREN’S GARDEN DUBAI

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

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

CHURCHWOOD’S

CHILDREN’S OASIS NURSERY

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

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

DUBAI KENNELS AND CATTERY

EMIRATES BRITISH NURSERY

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

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

POSH PAWS

DUBAI MAIDS

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

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

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENS

HOWDRA CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

CLEAR VIEW

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

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

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

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

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

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

MAIDS AND CLEANING BUSY BEES

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

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

MAIDS.AE

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

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

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

RISING STARS NURSERY

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

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

NURSERIES

PET GROOMING

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

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

BASATEEN

BLOSSOM CHILDRENS NURSERY

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

TINY HOME MONTESSORI NURSERY

BRITISH VETERINARY CLINIC

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

PET CORNER

BUTTERFLY MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL

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

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

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

PETS HABITAT

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history, sciences, music and languages.

EURO MOVERS INTERNATIONAL

WATER

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

PACK N MOVE

MASAFI

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

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

NESTLE

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

RELOGULF

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

POOL MANAGEMENT

SCHOOLS

A Hydrolite swimming pool

ROYAL PETS

DUBAI POOL CLEANING

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

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

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

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

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

REMOVALS ALLIED PICKFORDS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OASIS

WHITE GOODS AND ELECTRONICS JUMBO ELECTRONICS

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

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

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

WILLS

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


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