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THE PROPERTY LISTINGS MONTHLY

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CONTENTS HOW THIS MAGAZINE WORKS

MAP P 14

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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The Dubai Metro - what effect will it have on the city’s house prices?

16 RECOMMENDED PROPERTIES 18 PALM JUMEIRAH

30 DUBAILAND

A JBR three bed for just over AED2mn on p21

Keen to get into Downtown Burj Dubai? There’s lots of options on p35

37 INTERNATIONAL CITY

Prices start at only AED 455,150 in the Italian section

38 SHORT-TERM RENTALS 40 ABU DHABI

Our pick of the finest deals in the market

A place at Dubailand for only AED 750,000 - see p31

34 DOWNTOWN

The straightforward way to move in immediately

Turn to p40 to see a one bed place at Al Raha Beach for AED 1.185mn

43 SHARJAH & NORTHERN EMIRATES Top homes at Al Hamra Village 46 COMMERCIAL ZONE Retail and office space galore on offer this month 53 BETTER INTERIORS Espresso machines, perfect living rooms and more 60 BETTER COMMUNITIES

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20 MARINA EMIRATES LIVING

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Every name and number you need to settle in

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

Dubai Metro: bringing in higher prices?

THE METRO EFFECT

The introduction of a new metro line in Dubai could mean house prices in the area begin to rise, according to one expert.

Dubai-based Investment Boutique, which monitors property prices, told the Khaleej Times that areas like Jumeirah Lakes Towers and Business Bay could see prices increase by ten per cent after the Red Line is launched in September. Safeena Rangooni-Lakdawala, head of research at Investment Boutique, said: “In cases around the world where a new metro system has been introduced, we have seen a premium on properties nearby the stations.” She added that although Dubai is not a city which depends much on public transport, the areas which are close to metro links will always be more desirable and will have higher prices as a result.

“IN CASES AROUND THE WORLD WHERE A NEW METRO SYSTEM HAS BEEN INTRODUCED, WE HAVE SEEN A PREMIUM ON PROPERTIES NEARBY THE STATIONS” More recently, pricing of the actual Metro fares which will be put in place at launch has been released - and they are at surprisingly low levels, which is further good news for anyone with property located in the vicinity of Metro stations. Fares will range from a minimum of AED 1.80 to a maximum AED 6.50

for a single journey. Prices for the more luxurious Gold Class tickets are moderately higher, with a range of AED 3.60 to AED 13, respectively. Furthermore, the fares will include travel on public road buses and water buses. This allows a passenger to continue his or her journey from the Metro to other modes of transportation without paying any additional fare. There are numerous fare options, including monthly passes, and rechargeable electronic cards. Interested in purchasing some property near a Metro station before the trains start running in September? Give us a call at +971 600 52 2212 or visit bhomes.com More listings at bhomes.com


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Talk me through...

RENTING IN JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

So which areas are included in this Jumeirah district? The district stretches down the coast from the Burj Al Arab to the edge of Bur Dubai, taking in Umm Suqiem, Jumeirah, Satwa, Bada’a, Al Wasl, Safa and Manara. And what’s so good about it? There’s a tremendous diversity in terms of neighbourhoods. You’ve got the hustle of Satwa with its ever-popular, ever-bustling Dhiyafah Street and its cool new apartment blocks. Then there’s the park-side chic of the Safa district, the well-to-do villas and boutique-lined boulevard of the Jumeirah beach strip, and the amazing, Burj-dominated views of Umm Suquiem. But surely it can’t compete with the newer districts – Downtown Burj Dubai, Dubai Marina, JBR and so on? Perhaps not in terms of slick high rises. But if you’re looking for quality of life, walkable

streets and family-oriented accommodation with easy access to the beach then you’d be mad not to consider the area. You’ll also find that in place of mega malls and expensive hotel restaurants the district’s stacked with smaller, quirkier shopping centres like The Village Mall and Town Centre Mall, as well as brilliant independent restaurants cafés like the Lime Tree and Maria Bonita’s.

reasonable rates you can get a villa for these days. Sounds intriguing – how do I find out more? Give the team at Better Homes a call on 600 52 2212 and they’ll talk you through all the leasing options they have on offer.

I guess I could think about Satwa – but surely prices in Jumeirah would be out of my rental range? That’s not necessarily the case any longer – prices have come down in this district just as they have across the city, and you’d be surprised at the

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Dubai Marina

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.

KOSTA GIANNOPOULOS Is the Manager of Better Homes’ Residential Sales and Leasing department. He’s the man to talk to if you’re thinking of buying a property.

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 A

Can we expect the rents to continue falling in Dubai?

LIZ O’CONNOR We do not anticipate rents to move down much further, on average. We have noticed in certain areas that rents have stabilized after a recent, sharp decline. Although rents have fallen significantly since the beginning of 2009, the demand for specific, sought-after areas such as Dubai Marina, Emirates Living and Discovery Gardens has remained high due to those areas becoming much more affordable. Because of the current, sustained demand, we do not expect prices to fall further in those particular areas. With prices now at a more realistic level considering international markets, we believe that, overall, rents in the Emirates will stabilize and slowly grow, albeit at a much slower rate than previously. Upcoming project handovers are likely to prevent substantial rent increases in the medium term. There are still some areas in less attractive zones of the Emirates’ cities that will witness a further fall in rent prices, but it appears the popular districts and communities have seen the worst of a decline.

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There has been recent talk among residents and investors about Dubai’s property market bottoming out and stabilizing, with price hikes in some areas. Is the same trend being witnessed in the Abu Dhabi market?

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LOSHINI LAWRENCE It’s certainly the case that the city of Abu Dhabi is still offering strong yields in terms of rental and sales overall. However, depending on location, we have seen prices start to slightly reduce. With the planned release of inventory in new / upcoming communities such as Al Reef Villas, prices are expected to soften as supply increases and demand is lessened due to higher volumes of stock. This will certainly create momentum in the market and stimulate more sales and leasing transactions. While current prices are still relatively on the high side, Abu Dhabi is a fairly young market and some of the trends as experienced in Dubai recently are yet to come; similarly, prices are expected to fall and then level out, once the market reaches a stage of maturity.

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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 = 6.00 AED 1 USD = 3.67 AED 1 EURO = 5.1 AED

VILLAS

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

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SALES COMMUNITY

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT ABU DHABI

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Al Furjan

4,484,445

10,861,196

8,242,906

1,466

1,941

1,695

Barsha

12,240,000

12,240,000

12,240,000

1,391

1,391

1,391

Dubai Marina

2,600,000

2,605,148

2,603,432

1,047

1,061

1,056

Emirates Living

1,049,020

56,444,000

8,579,723

637

4,292

1,385

Jumeirah Islands

5,150,000

16,809,600

7,892,043

765

1,572

1,158

Jumeirah Park

2,472,000

5,829,100

3,959,853

787

1,419

1,052

Jumeirah Park

1,030,000

2,575,000

1,900,973

552

957

705

Sufouh

7,469,560

7,469,560

7,469,560

1,524

1,524

1,524

Arabian Ranches

1,421,569

10,300,000

4,099,773

100

1,691

1,079

Dubai Investment Park

2,410,000

5,150,000

2,954,413

574

752

639

Dubailand

1,854,000

27,578,250

5,992,282

375

2,509

1,088

Jumeirah Golf Estates

5,665,000

8,961,000

7,297,321

1,238

1,989

1,509

Business Bay

6,695,000

7,500,017

7,097,509

888

1,216

1,052

Downtown Burj Dubai

5,250,000

5,250,000

5,250,000

1,617

1,617

1,617

The Palm Jumeirah

7,210,000

19,570,000

11,149,854

1,154

2,796

1,810

Al Raha Beach

4,474,126

7,159,530

5,543,603

939

1,697

1,203

Al Raha Gardens

3,100,000

3,100,000

3,100,000

1,126

1,126

1,126

AJMAN

Ajman Uptown

706,400

945,540

868,245

417

669

568

RAS AL KHAIMAH

Al Hamra Village

1,519,000

1,519,000

1,519,000

807

807

807

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

RENTALS

DUBAILAND DISTRICT MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

MIRDIF DISTRICT DEIRA DISTRICT

Arabian Ranches

105,000

450,000

213,571

20

83

56

Dubai Investment Park

180,000

280,000

234,500

37

50

45

Barsha

170,000

1,000,000

296,875

16

67

53

Dubai Marina

220,000

220,000

220,000

53

53

53

Emirates Living

89,000

950,000

188,923

26

91

63

Jumeirah Islands

235,000

280,000

257,500

24

44

34

Jumeirah Village

180,000

180,000

180,000

67

67

67

Khwaneej

240,000

240,000

240,000

46

46

46

Deira

160,000

170,000

163,500

57

61

58

Garhoud

290,000

300,000

295,000

120

126

123

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

Safa

200,000

350,000

251,250

47

88

60

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

320,000

600,000

420,417

40

86

64

MEYDAN DISTRICT

Al Quoz

250,000

250,000

250,000

53

53

53

ABU DHABI

Al Reef

199,000

200,000

199,500

82

83

82

RAS AL KHAIMAH

The Cove

90,000

90,000

90,000

35

35

35

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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

675,938

2,950,000

1,040,975

639

1,327

924

Dubailand

494,860

3,796,471

1,149,773

600

1,558

951

Discovery Gardens

333,720

635,000

448,957

634

963

754

Dubai Marina

478,000

20,600,000

2,580,666

673

3,792

1,415

Emirates Living

902,165

2,523,500

1,476,940

768

1,868

1,470

Jumeirah Heights

1,326,640

3,827,480

2,282,194

903

1,753

1,291

Jumeirah Lake Towers

407,013

3,399,000

1,195,148

668

1,874

1,087

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

1,797,350

26,000,000

4,273,481

1,095

3,297

1,772

WATERFRONT DISTRICT

Dubai Waterfront

1,596,500

2,266,000

1,931,250

1,109

1,743

1,426

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Business Bay

820,159

4,583,500

2,362,477

965

1,982

1,428

DIFC

999,512

4,995,500

3,051,746

1,401

3,372

2,691

Downtown Burj Dubai

1,049,455

11,330,000

2,839,437

1,103

6,654

2,605

Trade Centre

2,678,000

12,145,245

5,934,929

1,269

3,605

2,106

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

AJMAN

RAS AL KHAIMAH

Al Raha Beach

921,564

7,274,058

2,603,710

676

2,559

1,671

Al Reef

969,497

2,025,563

1,512,468

1,075

1,288

1,151

Al Reef Down Town

645,101

1,546,613

1,227,339

723

1,090

885

Al Reem Island

673,964

46,966,095

3,031,443

969

3,314

1,814

Al Khor

824,000

824,000

824,000

348

348

348

Emirates City

288,400

288,400

288,400

392

392

392

Al Hamra Village

417,150

1,215,500

750,711

504

1,183

797

Marjan Island

415,534

780,000

597,767

934

1,010

972

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT

Bur Dubai

47,000

400,000

119,107

53

229

128

DEIRA DISTRICT

Al Nahda

40,000

67,000

51,969

25

57

35

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

DIFC

74,000

190,000

110,333

95

178

131

Downtown Burj Dubai

70,000

230,000

122,273

59

216

113

Dubailand

43,000

145,000

79,319

17

90

53

IMPZ

20,000

70,000

34,120

20

89

51

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

Jumeirah

200,000

350,000

250,000

85

89

87

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Barsha

50,000

145,000

78,537

54

112

72

RENTALS

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT

Discovery Gardens

35,000

115,000

60,493

32

134

74

Dubai Marina

36,000

550,000

131,808

41

209

93

Emirates Living

70,000

180,000

109,333

74

187

101

Jumeirah Lake Towers

38,000

350,000

84,388

42

127

78

Dubai Silicon Oasis

50,000

110,000

80,417

44

68

53

International City

30,000

75,000

44,828

48

91

64

MIRDIF DISTRICT

Mirdif

70,000

110,000

90,000

64

75

67

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

85,000

290,000

178,610

51

139

100

ABU DHABI

Al Maqtaa

190,000

250,000

220,000

133

136

134

RAS AL KHAIMAH

Al Hamra Village

75,000

75,000

75,000

52

52

52

SHARJAH

Al Qassimia

30,000

32,000

30,571

44

58

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WE LOVE THIS PLACE…

THE SPRINGS

Claire and Dave Guppy moved to The Springs four and a half years ago and still live there, with their one-year-old son Henry - so what has made them stay?

What brought you to Dubai? (Claire) We moved here because my husband Dave got a job working with Showtime in Dubai Media City.

the villa and make a home of the place, and we didn’t want to have to move every year and have landlords changing the rents and so on.

How did you choose your neighbourhood? We moved here four and half years ago, the day after we were married, and we bought a villa straight away. We were quite early adopters of the whole expat buying thing, but we decided when we came here that it was a new start and so we’d just go for it.

You must have been among the first people into The Springs… We were the first people to move into our street, and when we were first loooking at villas in the neighbourhood, the street we’re now on hadn’t been built yet - they pointed our one out but we couldn’t get to it because of all the construction. Three or four weeks later it was sorted and we moved in.

And how has it worked out for you? We really like it, it’s been really good to own July 2009

What sort of amenities do you have in the area? There’s a ‘town centre’ area five minutes up the road, which is set up for the Springs and the Meadows and is great, we go there a lot. It’s very handy with Henry in tow, and it has a big Spinneys and a Shakespeare’s, which is good for breakfast on a Friday morning. It also has a gift shop and a sport shop… one of everything really. And what are the facilities like? In Springs 12 where we are, there’s a pool with a play area and a baby pool we can take Henry to.


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Do you find the area sociable? Yeah, there’s a lot of families, and I know a lot of people in The Springs with kiddies. There’s a big lake you can walk around when the weather’s nice, you can look at the ducks and meet people. From where we are I can easily walk round to friends’ houses too. Classic Dubai question: what’s the traffic like? We’re at back end of The Springs, so we come out onto Al Khail road and it’s fine. It was a bit congested when first moved in but now all the big flyovers which were under construction are sorted and it’s no problem. There is some new construction going on in the middle of The Springs now, they’re digging up an area to create a through road – it’s a bit of a shame as we thought it was all finished and done. What downsides are there to the area? We used to live in London so I was used to being on a high street where I could walk to shops and restaurants and use public transport, and I miss not having to drive everywhere. But I think we are quite well positioned here – we’re more in the centre of things than people out at Arabian Ranches

“One of the nice things about The Springs is that it’s all villas and there are different sizes to suit different budgets” and all the activities we do with Henry are down this end of town - we do quite a few things in Jebel Ali, JBR, the Marina and the Mall of the Emirates. Is The Springs a good place to raise a family? Yes, definitely. There’s a lot of apartment living in Dubai, which isn’t as good for kids, and one of the nice things about The Springs is that it’s all villas and there are different sizes to suit different budgets. Add to that the fact that everyone has their own garden and that there are lots of nurseries and schools in the area. Is it true that residents in The Springs try to outdo each other with their gardens? There are lots of efforts made to boost community spirit and there are regular

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organised activities, including best garden competitions. They also have community market days – it’s a bit like a car boot sale, you can turn up, have a stall and sell things while meeting your neighbours. What have you done with your garden? We’ve just kept it fairly simple, we’ve got a nice lawn and a couple of palm trees and some good outdoor furniture. A lot of pople put pools in their gardens but we decided not to as it wouldn’t be ideal with Henry around. The gardens are a nice size – they’re very manageable. Do you see yourself staying in The Springs for long? Yes I think so. When we moved here, we didn’t come with a fixed plan of how long we would stay, we’ve been here four and a half years, and we’re happy. We feel we’ve done well from the villa too – it’s still worth more than we bought it for . We were hoping when we bought it we’d make some money on it but it wasn’t our main motivation – we just wanted the security to stay as long as we liked plus we wanted to be paying into something rather than paying a landlord.

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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 July 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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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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AED 999,512

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Attractive investment opportunity 643 sq. ft. 6th floor, Ready Now Jon Yarrow (Ref # AP249202)

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THE FAIRWAYS T2

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LAKE VIEW TOWER

AED 1,081,500

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Best value 1,369 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Amine Issa (Ref # AP247110)


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

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

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6 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 4,120,000

AED 29,870,000

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

C FROND (HILALI VILLAS) Superior location 5,344 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # VI77789)

AED 18,540,000

1 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

5 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 2,060,762

AED 10,300,000

AL HALLAWI (B14) Full ocean view 1,184 sq. ft. 9th floor, Ready Now Gillian Asker (Ref # AP71569)

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

1 BR

AED 2,369,000

5 BR

AED 12,000,000


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THE PALM JUMEIRAH

5 BR

5 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

1 BR

2 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

6 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

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

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

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

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

JASH FALQA (B7) One of the Best Deals in the Market 2,152 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready Now Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP55854)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

P FROND (SULLAJ VILLAS) Premier location 6,692 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Haytham Habashi (Ref # VI75689)

AED 9,270,000

3 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

5 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 3,605,000

AED 7,725,000

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

P FROND (SULLAJ VILLAS) Stunning design 7,000 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # VI77792)

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AED 17,510,000

AED 3,300,000 FAIRMONT PALM RESIDENCE 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 May 2009 Luke Chadderton (Ref # AP249510)

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

3 BR

AED 4,950,001

6 BR

AED 18,540,000

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20 FOR SALE MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

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MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT FOR SALE 1,400+ PROPERTIES IN MARINA EMIRATES LIVING ONLINE NOW VISIT BHOMES.COM

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DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

ANBAR Affordable luxury 1,485 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Jeffrey Gullbrand (Ref # AP6115)

DUBAI MARINA

AL MASS Strategic location 2,498 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Stephanie Paaske (Ref # AP35382)

3 BR

AED 3,399,000

AED 2,266,000

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

ANBAR A prestigious address 1,485 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Nick Nuziale (Ref # AP28804)

2 BR

AED 3,193,000

DUBAI MARINA BONAIRE

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

DUBAI MARINA

ATTESSA Elegant interiors 980 sq. ft. Ready Now Victor Witold Motak (Ref # AP258638)

July 2009

1 BR

AED 1,545,000

DUBAI MARINA

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

ST

AED 787,950


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DUBAI MARINA

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

DUBAI MARINA

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE A desirable address 1,882 sq. ft. 19th floor, Ready Now Luke Chadderton (Ref # AP170786)

3 BR

DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 2,163,000

D.E.C TOWER 2 Amazing value 948 sq. ft. Ready Now Sahar Naz Hadipour (Ref # AP258202)

2 BR

AED 1,493,500

1 BR

AED 937,300

DUBAI MARINA ELITE RESIDENCE EMIRATES CROWN

1 BR AED 1,689,200 Superior location 1,136 sq. ft. 45th floor, Ready December 2009 Eva Yang (Ref # AP246574)

DUBAI MARINA

IRIS BLUE Experience the height of luxury 3,881 sq. ft. 26th floor, Ready Now Amine Issa (Ref # AP67724)

DUBAI MARINA

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

3 BR

AED 3,605,000

DUBAI MARINA

AED 6,183,600

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE Unobstructed views of the marina 1,547 sq. ft. Ready Now Stephanie Paaske (Ref # AP258430)

2 BR

AED 2,369,000

2 BR

AED 2,575,000

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

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22 FOR SALE MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

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JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

3 BR AED 2,060,000 Central and prestigious location 1,869 sq. ft. 24th floor, Ready Now Rosina Holtzhausen (Ref # AP77893)

DUBAI MARINA

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE Self-contained development 1,813 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Karen Lefand (Ref # AP247947)

DUBAI MARINA

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

DUBAI MARINA

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

July 2009

3 BR

DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

DUBAI MARINA

4 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 2,575,000

4 BR

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 3,600,000

AED 3,914,000

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

AED 3,296,000

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

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE Self-contained development 1,300 sq. ft. 17th floor, Ready Now Fauzan Ahmad (Ref # AP249986)

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

MARINA DIAMOND 6 High rental yields 708 sq. ft. 9th floor, Ready Now Jon Yarrow (Ref # AP249203)

2 BR

AED 2,029,100

3 BR

AED 1,854,000

1 BR

AED 999,100


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DUBAI MARINA OCEAN HEIGHTS

2 BR AED 2,600,000 Setting new benchmarks for excellence 1,629 sq. ft. 47th floor, Ready March 2010 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP247273)

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

AED 2,697,926

THE JEWELS TOWER K A motivated seller! 2,295 sq. ft. 6th floor, Ready Now Gibran Bukhari (Ref # AP247897)

DUBAI MARINA

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

DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 7,725,000

ROYAL OCEANIC AED 1,779,933 State-of-the-art facilities 1,329 sq. ft. 19th floor, Ready November 2009 Haytham Habashi (Ref # AP249848)

QUAY EAST AED 3,604,885 Amazing value 2,040 sq. ft. 8th floor, Ready December 2009 Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP67698)

SHEMARA AED 2,750,000 Designed and finished to the highest standards 1,450 sq. ft. 11th floor, Ready Now Driss Slassi (Ref # AP247677)

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RIVIERA Modern living at its best 1,890 sq. ft. 6th floor, Ready Now Lynn Rowley (Ref # AP36290)

3 BR

AED 3,406,725

1 BR

THE ADDRESS DUBAI MARINA AED 3,568,835 Wide range of retail, entertainment and dining 847 sq. ft. 28th floor, Ready Now Gibran Bukhari (Ref # AP253020)

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24 FOR SALE MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

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DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

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

AED 2,523,500

DUBAI MARINA THE POINT

2 BR AED 2,317,500 Central and prestigious location 1,761 sq. ft. 25th floor, Ready Now Liam Davorn (Ref # AP247271)

EMIRATES LIVING

3 BR

AED 8,755,000

MONTGOMERIE MAISONETTES A desirable address 3,200 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready Now Jeffrey Gullbrand (Ref # VI255375)

DUBAI MARINA

1 BR

DUBAI MARINA

6 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

THE TORCH AED 1,184,500 An investors dream! 958 sq. ft. 11th floor, Ready December 2009 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP94961)

EMIRATES LIVING

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

July 2009

AED 9,270,000

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

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

3 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

3 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

AED 1,648,000

AED 2,781,000

EMIRATES HILLS PHASE 1 Unrivalled master plan community 8,250 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Ammar Omran (Ref # VI251729)

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

5 BR

AED 17,500,001

4 BR

AED 5,047,000


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26 FOR SALE MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

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EMIRATES LIVING

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

EMIRATES LIVING

THE LAKES - DEEMA 3 Modern living at its best 3,628 sq. ft. Detached, Ready Now Gillian Asker (Ref # VI247723)

JUMEIRAH ISLANDS

3 BR

AED 3,296,000

3 BR

AED 3,559,564

4 BR

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

4 BR

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

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

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

GOLDCREST VIEWS Exclusive property 2,434 sq. ft. 35th floor, Ready Now Stephanie Paaske (Ref # AP246376)

July 2009

EMIRATES LIVING

AED 2,472,000

7 BR

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

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

GOLDCREST VIEWS 1 One of the Best Deals in the Market 475 sq. ft. Studio, 40th floor, Ready Now Philip Whittam (Ref # AP250582)

AED 56,444,000

2 BR

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

ST

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AED 2,217,500

AED 719,970

1 BR

ARMADA TOWERS AED 1,529,550 Designed and finished to the highest standards 1,280 sq. ft. 13th floor, Ready Now Nina Pekina (Ref # AP247274)

GOLDCREST VIEWS 2 Modern living at its best 1,142 sq. ft. 31st floor, Ready August 2009 Fariba Babaei (Ref # AP235292)

2 BR

AED 1,538,319


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JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

GOLDCREST VIEWS 2 Affordable luxury 950 sq. ft. 21st floor, Ready August 2009 Jan Tabrizi (Ref # AP24210)

2 BR

AED 1,236,000

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS LAKE CITY TOWERS

1 BR AED 735,593 Experience the height of luxury 867 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Shervin Pouyan (Ref # AP247663)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

2 BR

AED 1,957,000

MADINA TOWER Amazing value 2,092 sq. ft. 12th floor, Ready Now Sahar Naz Hadipour (Ref # AP78046)

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

LAKE TERRACE Amazing value 1,561 sq. ft. 38th floor, Ready Now Sahar Naz Hadipour (Ref # AP252192)

3 BR

AED 1,750,001

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

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

1 BR

AED 890,255

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS LAKE VIEW TOWER

2 BR AED 2,171,987 Competitive price, call now 1,562 sq. ft. 33rd floor, Ready Now Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP253487)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

LAKE VIEW TOWER Stunning view of the sea 1,309 sq. ft. 24th floor, Ready Now Philip Whittam (Ref # AP257174)

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1 BR

AED 927,000

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

1 BR

WIND TOWER 1 AED 1,231,088 A desirable address 902 sq. ft. 26th floor, Ready December 2009 Tarek Gouda (Ref # AP247389)

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28 FOR SALE MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

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JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

2 BR

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

THE GREENS

3 BR

AED 1,545,000

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

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

TUSCAN RESIDENCES 2 A host of facilities 1,018 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready July 2010 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP249230)

1 BR

AED 1,075,320

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

1 BR

TUSCAN RESIDENCES 2 Stylish design 86 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready July 2010 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP249724)

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

July 2009

2 BR

AED 1,291,616

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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MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT BARSHA

FOR RENT

API 43 VILLAS A great family option 3,500 sq. ft. Compound, Ready Now Hitendar Lala (Ref # VI257159)

4 BR

DISCOVERY GARDENS

3 BR

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AED 220,000

BUILDING 194 Easy living 485 sq. ft. Studio, 1st floor, Ready Now Sabah Gazi (Ref # AP257206)

Studio

AED 40,000

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DUBAI MARINA

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE Beachfront living at an attractive price 1,960 sq. ft. 17th floor, Ready Now Hakima Slassi (Ref # AP172523)

AED 175,000

GOLDCREST VIEWS Spacious living 1,146 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Catherine Quadros (Ref # AP255185)

1 BR

AED 80,000

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Check out this imaginatively-decorated spot in Meadows 5. It’s been a labour of love for the landlord, who has pulled out all the stops to create a beautifully furnished and decorated home. It’s a six bedroom villa, with a massive 4,932 square foot of space, and it’s ready to move into now, for only AED 450,000 per year. To find out more, give us a call, quoting reference number VI258023.

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30 FOR SALE DUBAILAND DISTRICT

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DUBAILAND DISTRICT

FOR SALE 730+ PROPERTIES IN DUBAILAND ONLINE NOW VISIT BHOMES.COM

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ARABIAN RANCHES

5 BR

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

DUBAILAND

ANDALUSIA A great family option 6,457 sq. ft. Ready January 2010 Michelle Shepheard (Ref # VI252038)

ARABIAN RANCHES

5 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

4 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

AED 3,698,860

MIRADOR PHASE 1 AED 5,665,000 The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about 3,809 sq. ft. Detached, Ready Now Yasmine Torkamani (Ref # VI245919)

July 2009

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

PALMERA 4 Meticulously planned development 1,889 sq. ft. Semi Detached, Ready Now Sooraj Nair (Ref # VI57142)

AED 4,758,600

3 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

2 BR

DUBAILAND

AED 4,657,590

AED 1,957,000

GAZELLE / AL REEM 2 Friendly neighborhood 2,436 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready Now Deborah Staines (Ref # VI50492)

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

3 BR

AED 2,266,000

2 BR

AED 1,279,144


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DUBAILAND

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)

DUBAILAND

NORTON COURT 3 Amazing value 943 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready Now Karen Lefand (Ref # AP251950)

DUBAILAND

GREEN COMMUNITY MOTOR CITY One of the Best Deals in the Market 5,775 sq. ft. House, Ready Now Bhavna Jain (Ref # VI250122)

DUBAILAND

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

1 BR

DUBAILAND

3 BR

DUBAILAND

1 BR

DUBAILAND

AED 750,000

5 BR

DUBAILAND

1 BR

DUBAILAND

AED 4,185,000

AED 765,944

GREEN COMMUNITY MOTOR CITY A motivated seller! 4,447 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready Now Hannah Bakshani (Ref # VI252370)

THE DIAMOND Attractive investment opportunity 796 sq. ft. 9th floor, Ready June 2009 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP249231)

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AED 4,326,000

AED 1,250,000

FALCON CITY PHASE 1 A motivated seller! 6,458 sq. ft. Detached, Ready August 2009 Driss Slassi (Ref # VI247703)

PLATINUM TOWER ONE Get maximum returns on investment 547 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready December 2009 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP245190)

THE DIAMOND Excellent finish 860 sq. ft. 6th floor, Ready June 2009 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP250489)

5 BR

AED 7,129,500

1 BR

AED 760,000

1 BR

AED 1,340,000

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Green Community 32 FOR SALE DUBAILAND DISTRICT

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

Why rent when you can buy? Picturesque Townhouses, 4 Bedroom Bungalows (4,200 sq. ft.) and 5 Bedroom Family Villas (5900 sq. ft.) available amidst beautifully landscaped gardens. Exclusive gated community

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Recreation facilities include: pools, gymnasiums and tennis/basketball courts

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Shopping center and schools within walking distance

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Townhouses from AED 2,500,000, Bungalows from AED 2,600,000 and Family Villas from AED 3,400,000 (Net Prices)

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

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

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DUBAILAND DISTRICT

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

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ARABIAN RANCHES

3 BR

GAZELLE / AL REEM 2 Amazing value 2,456 sq. ft. Townhouse, Ready Now Hakima Slassi (Ref # VI171641)

ARABIAN RANCHES

SAHEEL Meticulously planned development 5,300 sq. ft. Independent, Ready Now Dimple Shah (Ref # VI248614)

GREEN COMMUNITY

WEST GARDEN APTS A great family option 500 sq. ft. Studio, 1st floor, Ready Now Dimple Shah (Ref # AP219763)

5 BR

AED 380,000

STUDIO

AED 45,000

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

EWAN RESIDENCE Competitive price, call now 900 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready Now Dimple Shah (Ref # AP256549)

GREEN COMMUNITY

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

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AED 150,000

1 BR

GREEN COMMUNITY

5 BR

DUBAILAND

AED 55,000

AED 270,000

GC PHASE 1A Sunny, spacious apartment 928 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready Now Hakima Slassi (Ref # AP258334)

REGENT HOUSE 2 Exceptional deal! 1,053 sq. ft. 23rd floor, Ready Now Sabah Gazi (Ref # AP258332)

1 BR

AED 78,000

1 BR

AED 50,000

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34 FOR SALE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

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DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

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

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BUSINESS BAY

2 BR

THE EXECUTIVE TOWERS Ambitious initiative 1,423 sq. ft. 43rd floor, Ready May 2009 Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP81914)

AED 2,266,000

BUSINESS BAY THE EXECUTIVE TOWERS

2 BR AED 2,964,600 Executive elegance 1,647 sq. ft. 46th floor, Ready May 2009 Amine Issa (Ref # AP246640)

BUSINESS BAY

1 BR

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

DIFC

DIFC

THE INDEX (ONE CENTRAL PARK)

THE INDEX (ONE CENTRAL PARK)

1 BR

DIFC

2 BR

AED 2,575,000

AED 4,044,192

Premier location 829 sq. ft. 34th floor, Ready December 2009 Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP248725)

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

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

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

July 2009

2 BR

PARK TOWER A AED 4,942,599 An iconic masterpiece 1,775 sq. ft. 18th floor, Ready December 2009 Fariba Babaei (Ref # AP71211)

ST

AED 1,236,000


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DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI 8 BOULEVARD WALK

1 BR AED 1,618,015 A prestigious address 880 sq. ft. 20th floor, Ready Now Ali Tabrizi (Ref # AP247881)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

2 BR

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

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

BURJ VIEWS B Premier location 1,384 sq. ft. 22nd floor, Ready July 2009 Sachin Das (Ref # AP19052)

AED 2,470,962

2 BR

AED 2,266,000

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

BURJ VIEWS B Premier location 1,010 sq. ft. 17th floor, Ready July 2009 Sachin Das (Ref # AP248474)

1 BR

AED 1,699,500

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

2 BR

SOUTH RIDGE 2 Best value 1,561 sq. ft. 23rd floor, Ready Now Luke Chadderton (Ref # AP94775)

AED 2,884,000

TRADE CENTRE WTC RESIDENCE

2 BR AED 2,678,000 Exceptional deal! 2,110 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Rosina Holtzhausen (Ref # AP254362)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

THE RESIDENCES E2 High-profile environment 1,288 sq. ft. 9th floor, Ready Now Jon Yarrow (Ref # AP56084)

2 BR

AED 2,265,406

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

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

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2 BR

AED 3,568,950

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36 FOR RENT DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

ED UR AT FE

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

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

LIKE THE PROPERTY BUT NOT THE PRICE? While browsing, remember that listed prices are likely to differ from current prices, and that everything is negotiable. Please give us a call for the most up-to-date prices.

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

1 BR

THE RESIDENCES W1 Affordable luxury 948 sq. ft. 11th floor, Ready Now Sahali Saleem (Ref # AP47850)

AED 105,000

TRADE CENTRE AL MERAIKHI TOWER

1 BR AED 70,000 A prestigious address 670 sq. ft. 11th floor, Ready Now Better Homes PMGT (Ref # APM200333)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

1 BR

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

AED 80,000

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

SOUTH RIDGE 2 Fully furnished apartment 1,379 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Wendy Hulbert (Ref # AP257236)

1 BR

AED 110,000

TRADE CENTRE

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

WTC RESIDENCE

ATTAREEN RESIDENCE

2 BR

1 BR

AED 270,000

AED 150,000

Modern living at its best 1,604 sq. ft. 13th floor, Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP239350)

Amazing value 1,063 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready Now Heike Pfordte (Ref # AP246149)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

YANSOON 1 Affordable luxury 1,200 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Ghada Ghannam (Ref # AP254223)

July 2009

2 BR

AED 130,000


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INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT

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

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DUBAI SILICON OASIS

2 BR

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

DUBAI SILICON OASIS

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

INTERNATIONAL CITY

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

1 BR

INTERNATIONAL CITY

2 BR

INTERNATIONAL CITY

AED 771,775

AED 1,019,700

ITALY Best value 753 sq. ft. 1st floor, Ready Now Nathan Bennett (Ref # AP257355)

AED 921,300

1 BR

AED 455,150

INTERNATIONAL CITY

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

1 BR

AED 669,500

3 BR

TILLALI B15 AED 2,102,760 Stunning creek views 1,897 sq. ft. 6th floor, Ready December 2010 Melanie Mouton (Ref # AP222384)

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38 SHORT-TERM RENTALS

SHORTTERM RENTALS

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

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

MARINA TERRACE Panoramic views 1,810 sq. ft. 31st floor (Ref # APM252032)

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA DIAMOND 1 Affordable style 835 sq. ft. 13th floor (Ref # APM210070)

DUBAI MARINA

MAJARA 5 Waterfront living 1,350 sq. ft. 4th floor (Ref # APM209109 )

July 2009

1 BR

AED 9,000 p/m

1 BR

AED 10,000 p/m

DUBAI MARINA

TIME PLACE Stunning gardens and indoor pool 880 sq. ft. 27th floor (Ref # APM215985 )

DUBAI MARINA

AED 12,000 p/m

1 BR

AED 12,000 p/m

ST

MARINA DIAMOND 3 AED 6,000 p/m Comfortable home for the budget-conscious 446 sq. ft. 4th floor (Ref # APM214799 )

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

THE RESIDENCES II T1 Everything at your door 952 sq. ft. 3rd floor (Ref # APM215595)

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA VIEW TOWER Central marina location 412 sq. ft. 5th floor (Ref # APM215254 )

1 BR

AED 12,000 p/m

ST

AED 7,500 p/m


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DISCOVERY GARDENS

BUILDING 52 Cosy studio in quiet neighbourhood 474 sq. ft. Ground Floor (Ref # APM254392 )

THE GREENS

AL SAMAR 4 Landscaped surroundings 741 sq. ft. Ground Floor (Ref #APM211329)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL BASRI Like living at a beach resort 1,474 sq. ft. 4th floor (Ref # APM214365)

THE SPRINGS

THE SPRINGS 10 Family-friendly neighbourhood 1,690 sq. ft. N/A (Ref # VIM209601 )

ST

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

1 BR

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AED 6,990 p/m

AED 8,000 p/m

THE RESIDENCES II T1 Huge apartment with great facilities 2,379 sq. ft. 4th floor (Ref # APM215265)

INDIGO TOWER Light and spacious 866 sq. ft. 12th Floor (Ref # APM215692)

3+MAIDS

AED 17,000 p/m

1 BR

AED 9,000 p/m

THE GREENS

AL ARTA 4 Pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood 1,200 sq. ft. 6th floor (Ref # APM213018 )

THE OLD TOWN

REEHAN 3 The ultimate urban lifestyle 1,303 sq. ft. 2nd floor (Ref # APM215288)

2 BR

AED 13,000 p/m

2 BR

AED 17,000 p/m

2 BR

AED 18,000 p/m

2 BR

AED 14,000 p/m

THE OLD TOWN

AL BASRI Stunning modern arabian style 1,046 sq. ft. 1st floor (Ref # APM218483 )

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1 BR

AED 12,990 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 RAHA BEACH

AL BARZA Amazing value 587 sq.ft. 4th floor, Ready December 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP237423)

AL RAHA BEACH

AL MUNEERA A motivated seller! 1537 sq.ft. 1st floor, Ready December 2010 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP256285)

July 2009

ST

AL RAHA BEACH

2 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

AED 1,088,298

AED 1,545,515

AL MUNEERA Understated luxury 4858 sq.ft. Ready December 2010 Imran Ellam (Ref # VI230285)

4 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

2 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

AED 5,450,676

AL MUNEERA AED 1,719,968 Attractive investment opportunity 1538.68 sq.ft. 2nd floor, Ready December 2010 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP249570)

3 BR

AL MUNEERA AED 2,231,598 A motivated seller! 1938.9 sq.ft. 2nd floor, Ready December 2010 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP255799)

AL MUNEERA Fabulous ocean views 896 sq.ft. 8th floor, Ready December 2010 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP228555)

1 BR

AED 1,185,852


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AL RAHA BEACH

2 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

AL RAHA GARDENS

3 BR

AL REEF

3 BR

AL REEF

AED 1,999,999 AL NASEEM RESIDENCE - B Fabulous ocean views 1335.8 sq.ft. 2nd floor, Ready December 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP226340)

YASMIN AED 3,100,000 The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about 2754 sq.ft. Ready December 2010 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI94541)

AL REEF

DESERT COMMUNITY Modern living at its best 2424 sq.ft. Ready December 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # VI230579)

AED 1,625,245

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

ARABIC COMMUNITY A prestigious address 1832 sq.ft. Ready September 2009 Kerry Jayne Broad (Ref # VI235971)

MEDITERRANEAN COMMUNITY A prestigious address 1831.35 sq.ft. Ready December 2010 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI241099)

1 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

2 BR

AL REEF

2 BR

AL REEF

AED 1,263,192

AED 1,209,631

AED 1,158,750

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4 BR

AL ZEINA - TOWNHOUSES Beachfront living at an attractive price 5906 sq.ft. Ready December 2009 Kerry Jayne Broad (Ref # VI258380)

AED 5,808,618

2 BR

AED 1,184,500

ARABIC COMMUNITY Amazing capital growth 1832 sq.ft. Ready September 2009 Linda Savidge (Ref # VI233900)

5 BR

MEDITERRANEAN COMMUNITY Competitive price, call now 3749 sq.ft. Ready December 2010 Kerry Jayne Broad (Ref # VI253435)

AED 2,163,339

AL REEM ISLAND MANGROVE PLACE

1 BR AED 673,964 Amazing value 690.82 sq.ft. 3rd floor, Ready January 2011 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP239228)

AL REEM ISLAND

2 BR

AL MAHA TOWER AED 1,339,000 An entertainers delight 1147 sq.ft. 4th floor, Ready December 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP241153)

AL REEM ISLAND

1 BR

AL MAHA TOWER AED 1,180,307 The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about 924 sq.ft. 19th floor, Ready December 2009 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP81861)

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42 ABU DHABI AL REEM ISLAND MARINA BLUE

2 BR AED 1,649,179 Amazing value 1345.5 sq.ft. 4th floor, Ready December 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP254885)

AL REEM ISLAND

MARINA HEIGHTS 2 Competitive price, call now 1119 sq.ft. 4th floor, Ready December 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP238533)

2 BR

AED 1,354,270

AL REEM ISLAND

AL REEM ISLAND

AL REEM ISLAND

OCEAN TERRACE RESIDENCE

TALA TOWER

1 BR

AL REEM ISLAND

1 BR

AED 1,080,997 OCEAN TERRACE RESIDENCE A motivated seller! 839.61 sq.ft. 19th floor, Ready December 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP97192)

1 BR

MARINA HEIGHTS 2 AED 1,081,500 An investors dream! 872 sq.ft. 17th floor, Ready December 2009 Kerry Jayne Broad (Ref # AP253702)

3 BR

AED 1,154,245

AED 2,964,913

Superior location 893.43 sq.ft. 22nd floor, Ready December 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP241598)

A prestigious address 2056 sq.ft. 39th floor, Ready November 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP238511)

AL REEM ISLAND

1 BR

AED 1,154,245 OCEAN TERRACE RESIDENCE Superior location 893.43 sq.ft. 22nd floor, Ready December 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP241598)

AL REEM ISLAND

THE GATE

TALA TOWER

SKY TOWER

1 BR

1 BR

AED 1,054,551

AED 1,563,522

Get maximum returns on investment 904 sq.ft. 40th floor, Ready November 2009 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP249542)

In a class by itself 934 sq.ft. 47th floor, Ready November 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP230881)

GOLF GARDENS

4 BR

KHUZAMA TOWN HOUSE A prestigious address 3983 sq.ft. Ready Now Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI94532)

AED 4,800,000

THE GATE

THE GATE

SKY TOWER

SUN TOWER

2 BR

1 BR

AED 2,090,385

AED 1,054,289

The Lap of luxury 1353 sq.ft. 48th floor, Ready November 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP246571)

Understated luxury 803.7 sq.ft. 2nd floor, Ready March 2010 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP244505)

AL RAHA BEACH

AL MUNEERA Scenic water view 1712 sq.ft. 6th floor, Ready December 2010 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP96259)

July 2009

3 BR

AED 2,025,032


SHARJAH AND THE NORTHERN EMIRATES 43

SHARJAH IN STYLE

SHARJAH AND THE NORTHERN EMIRATES

Looking for a great location to lease in Sharjah? Thuraya Tower is a residential building located in the popular Al Mamzar District of Sharjah. The tower is situated on Al Taawun Street and benefits from views across Al Mamzar and Al Khan Lagoons. The accommodation includes indoor swimming pool and offers a good standard of residential amenities with easy access to Dubai & central Sharjah. The location also benefits from convenient out of town routes. Both 1 and 2 bedroom units are available and the annual rent price for a 1-bedroom in is just AED 35,000. Apartments are available now for rent exclusively through the Better Homes Sharjah office. Call us now to arrange a viewing 06 554 8884

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

SHARJAH

AL MAMZAR

AL NAHDA

MANAZIL TOWER 2

MAJESTIC TOWER

3 BR

3 BR

AED 850,000

AED 2,183,600

Ambititious Initiative 1,976 sq.ft. Ready November 2011 Noora Talebi (Ref #AP250533)

Panoramic Views 3,781 sq. ft. Ready Now Hilly Salman (Ref #AP220729)

AL KHAN

AL MAMZAR

AL NAHDA

AL HUDA TOWER 2

MANAZIL TOWER 3

MOON TOWER

MAJAZ

3 BR

AL MOHANNAD TOWER Affordable luxury 3,177 sq. ft. Ready Now Natalya Shapovalova (Ref #AP92450)

AED 1,860,000

3 BR

1 BR

2 BR

AED 1,200,000

AED 470,000

AED 670,000

Inspiring Setting 2,636 sq. ft. Ready June 2009 Noora Talebi (Ref #AP236696)

Dynamic Development 793 sq. ft. Ready November 2010 Noora Talebi (Ref #AP247616)

High-Profile Environment 1,024 sq. ft. Ready Now Natalya Shapovalova (Ref #AP229575)

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44 SHARJAH AND THE NORTHERN EMIRATES

AJMAN

AJMAN UPTOWN

ERICA One of the best deals in the market 1,696 sq. ft. Ready June 2010 Natalya Shapovalova (Ref #VI81222)

EMIRATES CITY

3 BR

PARADISE LAKES TOWERS Smart Home Living 1,310 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Natalya Shapovalova (Ref #AP75952)

AJMAN UPTOWN

ERICA Amazing Value 1,413.7 sq. ft. Ready June 2010 Natalya Shapovalova (Ref #VI77550)

EMIRATES ROAD

ESCAPE Amazing Value 3,336 sq. ft. Ready December 2010 Hilly Salman (Ref #VI235620)

July 2009

AED 641,900

2 BR

AL KHOR

4 BR

EMIRATES ROAD

AED 945,540

AED 3,177,550

AL KHOR TOWER A-3 Smart Home Living 2,366 sq. ft. Ready Now Natalya Shapovalova (Ref #AP228691)

ESCAPE Modern Living at Its Best 2,346 sq. ft. Ready December 2010 Hilly Salman (Ref #VI241038)

AJMAN CORNICHE

CORNICHE RESIDENCE Competitive price, call now 1,559 sq. ft. Ready December 2010 Natalya Shapovalova (Ref #AP230666)

3 BR

AJMAN UPTOWN

3 BR

EMIRATES ROAD

AED 875,500

AED 2,053,923

BEGONYA Smart Home Living 2,230.3 sq. ft. Ready June 2010 Natalya Shapovalova (Ref #VI233152)

ESCAPE Modern Living at Its Best 1,512 sq. ft. Ready December 2010 Hilly Salman (Ref #VI241250)

3 BR

AED 706,400

2 BR

AED 927,000

4 BR

AED 1,178,320

2 BR

AED 1,608,757


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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

GOLF APARTMENT Property at Budget Prices 1,076 sq. ft. Ready Now Natalya Shapovalova (Ref #AP236234)

3 BR

MINA AL ARAB

2 BR

AL HAMRA VILLAGE

3 BR

THE COVE

AED 1,442,000

2 BR

THE COVE

1 BR

AL HAMRA VILLAGE

AED 860,050

AED 905,000

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

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

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AED 1,751,000

AED 1,855,000

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

GOLF APARTMENT Stunning Views Over The Golf Course 1,076 sq. ft. Ready Now Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # AP254863)

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

3 BR

AED 1,947,414

4 BR

AED 3,605,000

1 BR

AED 875,500

1 BR

AED 1,019,511

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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

BUSINESS BAY

AL MANARA

BAYSWATER

AED 23,116,290

AED 1,042,167

A prestigious address 14,962 sq. ft. Office, 29th floor, Ready December 2009 Souzy Tabbouche (Ref # OF103640)

At never-before prices 809 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF79035)

BUSINESS BAY

EXECUTIVE TOWER D Price negotiable 1,765 sq. ft. Commercial Villa, Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # CV94497)

BUSINESS BAY

EXECUTIVE TOWER D A desirable address 1,521 sq. ft. Office, 6th floor, Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF63984)

July 2009

AED 1,879,750

AED 6,617,338

BUSINESS BAY

BUSINESS BAY

ONE BUSINESS BAY

THE METROPOLIS

AED 10,768,032

AED 1,466,102

An investors dream! 5,808 sq. ft. Office, 16th floor, Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF77640)

Ambitious initiative 647 sq. ft. Office, 9th floor, Ready October 2009 Andrew Elliott (Ref # OF239462)


Times are volatile, prices change daily. Contact us on +971 600 52 2212 47 BUSINESS BAY

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

VISION TOWER

BOULEVARD PLAZA TOWER 2

AED 20,515,540

AED 15,924,744

Amazing value 9,959 sq. ft. Office, 46th floor, Ready December 2009 Thomas Bunker (Ref # OF71041)

A prestigious address 3,512 sq. ft. Office, 24th floor, Ready August 2009 David Lawes (Ref # OF223703)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

AL SAAHA Captivating environment 2,809 sq. ft. Office, 5th floor, Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF77317)

AED 7,235,635

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI BURJ DUBAI TOWER

AED 50,041,405 A prestigious address 11,120 sq. ft. Office, Ready September 2009 David Lawes (Ref # OF102964)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

YANSOON 1 Prestigious urban development 3,250 sq. ft. Office, 1st floor, Ready Now Andrew Elliott (Ref # OF75974)

AED 12,902,594

DUBAI SILICON OASIS

AED 651,784

IT PLAZA Dynamic environment 904 sq. ft. Office, 11th floor, Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF231269)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS AG TOWER

AED 864,170 One of the best deals in the market 915 sq. ft. Office, 23rd floor, Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF254945)

DUBAI SILICON OASIS

LA SOLARIUM Captivating environment 1,076 sq. ft. Office, 2nd floor, 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

ALMAS TOWER

ARMADA TOWERS

AED 4,666,518

AED 20,344,972

Competitive price, call now 3,283 sq. ft. Office, 39th floor, Ready Now Andrew Elliott (Ref # OF255256)

High-rise towers 10,396 sq. ft. Office, 11th floor, Ready Now Souzy Tabbouche (Ref # OF237896)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AU TOWER One of the best deals in the market 1,119 sq. ft. Office, 13t floor, Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF256237)

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

AED 1,012,374

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48 COMMERCIAL JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

GOLDCREST EXECUTIVE

HDS TOWER

INDIGO ICON

AED 730,888

AED 712,101

AED 2,320,594

Executive elegance 889 sq. ft. Office, 16th floor, Ready Now Andrew Elliott (Ref # OF253324)

Creative and functional space planning 768 sq. ft. Office, 26th floor, Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF65636)

Enviable skyline views 1,502 sq. ft. Office, 30th floor, Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF243115)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS LIWA HEIGHTS

AED 1,341,472 A host of facilities 1,184 sq. ft. Office, 35th floor, Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF69912)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH BAY TOWER A prestigious address 634 sq. ft. Retail, Basement, Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # RE236723)

AED 1,208,239

JUMEIRAH BAY TOWER AED 8,026,666 A motivated seller! 9,741 sq. ft. Office, 20th floor, Ready October 2009 David Lawes (Ref # OF235398)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

ONE LAKE PLAZA

REEF TOWER

TIFFANY TOWERS

AED 1,168,828

AED 2,830,286

AED 1,575,158

State-of-the-art facilities 1,373 sq. ft. Office, 24th floor, Ready Now Edward Macura (Ref # OF241729)

Amazing value 2,617 sq. ft. Office, 12th floor, Ready Now David Lawes (Ref # OF248280)

Engineering marvel 1,180 sq. ft. Office, 21st floor, Ready July 2009 Edward Macura (Ref # OF243648)

TECOM

TECOM

TECOM

CAYAN BUSINESS CENTRE

EXECUTIVE HEIGHTS

GROSVENOR BUSINESS TOWER

AED 5,954,123

AED 2,580,150

AED 1,632,330

Ambitious initiative 1,912 sq. ft. Office, 7th floor, Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF247258)

Attractive investment opportunity 1,167 sq. ft. Office, 10th floor, Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF94792)

A prestigious address 4,777 sq. ft. Office, 7th floor, Ready Now David Lawes (Ref # OF92095)

July 2009

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS


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FOR RENT

GARHOUD

GARHOUD BUILDING Amazing value 1,518.57 sq. ft. Office, 1st floor, Ready Now Paul Rason (Ref # OF252525)

DEIRA

AED 636,200

BUSINESS POINT Dynamic environment 3,181 sq. ft. Office, Ground floor Showroom, Ready Now Abdul Rahman Mohammed (Ref # OFM220985)

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

EUROPEAN BUSINESS CENTER AED 103,440 Designed and finished to the highest standards 431 sq. ft. Office, Ground floor, Ready Now Better Homes (Ref # RE244619)

JEBEL ALI

WAREHOUSE AED 2,319,345 Amazing value 6,6267 sq. ft. Warehouse, Ready Now Abdul Rahman Mohammed (Ref # WH221956)

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

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

DUBAI MARINA

RE/392-420 Affordable luxury 2,100 sq. ft. Retail, Ground floor, Ready Now Ali Reza Jalali (Ref # RE167853)

AED 258,157

AED 664,915

AED 525,000

TECOM BUSINESS CENTRAL TOWERS AED 336,160 Dynamic environment 1,528 sq. ft. Office, 10th floor, Ready Now Anuradha Janjua (Ref # OF168361)

AL QUOZ

CBD BUILDING Central and prestigious location 1,308.68 sq. ft. Office, Mez floor, Ready Now Tessa Honorica Lowe (Ref # OF246194)

AED 196,302

UMM HURAIR

BUSINESS ATRIUM Prized location 1,332 sq. ft. Office, 1st floor, Ready Now Sukant Jodha (Ref # OF243282)

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AED 186,480

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COMMERCIAL BREAKDOWN

1GB = 6.00 AED 1 USD = 3.67 AED 1 EURO = 5.1 AED PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - June 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 COMMUNITY

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Dubai Marina

10,649,409

15,049,215

12,849,312

2,426

3,428

2,927

Jumeirah Lake Towers

493,060

20,039,615

4,655,389

650

1,545

1,137

TECOM

1,873,261

3,870,740

2,797,219

1,339

2,098

1,784

Al Reem Island

2,299,233

60,818,719

13,495,236

1,700

3,568

2,819

Building Material City

5,153,356

7,720,237

6,436,796

1,820

1,820

1,820

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT

Bur Dubai

1,091,999

1,091,999

1,091,999

364

364

364

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

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT

Dubai Healthcare City

247,860

1,320,000

1,032,882

150

180

165

DEIRA DISTRICT

Deira

23,940

1,145,400

218,475

110

231

151

Qusais

138,333

219,045

186,918

130

150

144

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Trade Centre

17,200

2,679,250

474,738

95

250

169

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

Trade Centre

65,750

65,750

65,750

50

50

50

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT

Dubai Silicon Oasis

108,480

237,374

141,077

115

160

124

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

Al Wasl

146,200

1,207,000

265,723

170

170

170

ABU DHABI

RETAIL

RENTALS OFFICE

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

July 2009

BARSHA

148,000

907,000

207,194

135

200

198

Emirates Living

358,875

954,900

503,132

225

225

225

Jumeirah Lake Towers

75,040

1,352,243

203,938

80

225

133

Sufouh

1,124,182

1,124,182

1,124,182

200

200

200

TECOM

139,810

1,992,870

400,106

150

325

245


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MY FAVOURITE ROOM

DAVE GUPPY

We got this sofa from B&B Italia at Mall of the Emirates. We really liked the look of it and it’s super-comfortable. 2 We got these cushions made up at Feshwari on Sheikh Zayed Road. They’ve got a great range of fabrics to choose from, and they make up the cushions to your exact specifications. 3 This lovely red TV unit is from Ikea. 4 We got this Panasonic TV from Jumbo Electronics in Mall of the Emirates... 1

...And we hooked it up to a Bose lifestyle system which provides surround sound and plays music and DVDs. 6 This fun little light fitting is from Ikea. 7 This full-length mirror was another item we picked up from B&B Italia. 8 This coffee table is from B&B Italia 9 This black and white plate was a gift from Claire’s grandad, who bought it in Spain. 5

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54 BETTER INTERIORS CANDLE, PAN EMIRATES Price on request

GIOIA SUSPENSION LAMP, WESTERN FURNITURE AED1,600

CUSHIONS, @home Price on request

RICE BOWL, THE One AED696.50

BERNARD SOFA CAT. 60, NATUZZI AED 28,900

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

TEMPUR PILLOWS, Q HOME DECOR We love these supercomfy, light-as-afeather pillows, which come in ‘original’ or ‘symphony’ form, ranging in price from AED 480 to AED 575

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

CITY TABLE, BRAND EMMEMOBILI AED 39,500 BUFFET FROM REFLEX & ANGELO MURANO COLLECTION, PRESOTTO MIDDLE EAST AED 36,500

CHAIR, @home Price on request

CHAISE LONGUE IN STIFF LEATHER, PRESOTTO MIDDLE EAST AED 15,125 July 2009


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THE DAILY GRIND Is your espresso-maker a lean, mean bean machine? If not, check out these beauties...

Le Cube, Nespresso This cool cube has just two buttons, making it one of the easiest espresso machines to operate. Simply pop in the capsule, select either espresso or lungo and within seconds you have your hit of gourmet caffeine to get you through the day.

Starbucks Sirena Espresso Machine

Delonghi EC11 Ideal for a small kitchen, great for one cup. Delonghi have created a quirky robotshaped machine complete with frother, that operates with mimimal noise. A low-price option, the EC11 is the perfect for beginners who still aren’t sure they’re ready to give up their Starbucks.

Bought to you by coffee giants Starbucks, 5-star espresso machine the Sirena operates with a seamless transistion between boiling, brewing and frothing. From macchiatos to mochas the possibilities are endless.

Saeco, Odeo Giro This powerful little machine was designed by BMW and is a good value option, although the dials and knobs take a bit of getting used to. Once you’ve refined the process for getting your perfect brew, though, you’ll absolutely love this double cup beauty.

Francis Francis X1 Regularly seen in US sitcoms such as Will and Grace, the Francis Francis X1 is guaranteed to bring the wow factor to your work surface. Designed by Italian architect, Luca Trazzi, this design classic has had an interior overhaul in recent years so the function matches the form. A real winner.

Kenwood Tradition Espresso Machine ES471 This espresso machine, available from Jashanmal, comes with a list of specs longer than your arm, and won’t disappoint. A frothing nozzle, warming tray and single and double cup dispensing are just some of the highlights of this stylish Kenwood gadget. More listings at bhomes.com


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BETTER...LIVING ROOMS It’s time to spruce up your living room: let us get you started...

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INSPIRATION

Cool and comfortable

LIVING ROOMS: IDEAS AND INSPIRATION FOR STYLISH LIVING SPACES

Bonnie Schwartz has impeccable taste, a great visual imagination and a top photographer – join her as she romps through a host of design ideas, from entry-level to advanced, all of which can be applied in creating your perfect room.

DESIGN & DECORATE: LIVING & DINING ROOMS The experts at House Beautiful have pooled their ideas to bring you this selection of beautifully-illustrated options, all with checklists and explanations so you can re-create them at home.

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Looking to spice up an otherwise neutral-looking living area? You’ll be amazed how much difference you can make to your room just by adding some funky coloured cushions. It’s well worth spending money on getting some eye-catching – and fluffily-comfortable – numbers, and ideally selecting a shade which ties in with a feature wall. There’s many a dull cream sofa that’s been turned into a talking point with the addition of a skilfully-selected pillow or cushion…

La Belle Table Lamp, THE One, AED 895 Samuel Center Table, Natuzzi, AED 6,000

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ACHIEVE THIS LOOK This cool living space from Marlin Furniture combines a lot of smart elements to create a welcoming room that your friends will love meeting up in. There’s a feature wall, with an eye-catching stippled brick effect. Then there’s the boxy display cabinets, which break up the wall nicely; the mounted flat screen TV which has been made into a feature itself; and the modishly low-slung tables. To finish off the look, you’ll need a chunky, sink-in sofa: this room is smart but all about comfort. You should also consider adding in extra elements of pattern and print to give additional quirkiness to the space – this pouffe from Ikea is a nice option.

Stockholm Pouffe, Ikea, AED 1295

Add pattern and print to jazz up your room

ACCESSORIES Arroba Chandelier, Natuzzi, AED 7,750

RIANZA Table Lamp, THE One, AED 595

Angel Armchair, Presotto Middle East, AED 4,800

Candle Holder, Pan Emirates Price on request

Benno TV Bench, Ikea, AED749


small but beautiful

4. MUST-HAVE

WAVE SECTIONAL SOFA NATUZZI, AED 42,400 We love this family-sized super-couch, a white leviathan that’s as cosy as it is cool. If you’ve got space for it, it’s the perfect startingpoint for your new room.

Even a relatively small area can be turned into a first class living room if you’re clever about the furniture you get. Corner sofas are great for making the most of limited space, and attaching side tables or storage places, as in this living room from Presotto Middle East, also helps. All-white living rooms also look great with the occasional striking wood-coloured element to break them up.

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I want to buy a feature chair as the starting point and inspiration for re-designing my living room. But what should I go for?

The classic option would be a 1920s-style Wassily chair, available everywhere, and still cutting a Bauhaus dash with its tubular steel frame and canvas or leather back and bottom. This will act as a real focal point for your room. If you want something less angular, how about another Bauhaus staple – one of the super-comfortable Barcelona chairs?

This set-up from Q Home Décor is perfectly suited to high-ceilinged rooms with lots of light. Big, padded sofas strewn with cushions are given ample room, and delicate curtains help lend an ethereal edge to the style. A signature rug and metallic-anddark-wood table with curved legs bring spirit and charm: an additional chaise longue like this one from @home would not go amiss to add extra interest to the space.

6. SUPPLIERS THE One

SELVA

This much-loved group is a goldmine for anyone looking to revamp their living room. Alongside beautiful rugs and comfy armchairs you’ll find all the little accessories and smart touches that make your living room feel really homely – pick up lovely glass vases, arty lamps and bold and beautiful posters and artworks. theoneplanet.com

Selva, located off the fourth interchange of Sheikh Zayed Road, is an Italian store which has been in operation for 40 years and offers highend furniture including gorgeous china cabinets, mirrors and occasional tables. Their craftsmen know their stuff and each product is a genuine original. selva.com

MARLIN FURNITURE Marlin’s a great place to hit for good-value essentials like sofas, coffee tables and wall units for TVs and home cinemas. They’ve got home showrooms in Dubai on Port Rashid Road (04 334 6664) and Sheikh Zayed Road (04 338 6866), Abu Dhabi (02 443 5554 ) and Sharjah (06 567 2888). 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 PRESOTTO MIDDLE EAST

Artikel

04 232 8339

Zara Home

04 341 4184

Bayti

04 368 5145

Dwell

04 232 5435

MERCATO MALL

We’re big fans of Presotto Middle East, whose showroom plays host to some of the most exciting and imaginative furniture, lighting and accessories in town. They’ve got a great consultation service too – just bring in your floor plan and they’ll work out a plan for the perfect layout. Particular stand-outs in Presotto’s collection are the gorgeous Murano tables from Relfex & Angelo, the Desiree collection armchairs, the wonderful carpets from Object Carpet and the handmade Indian silk carpets. We’re also keen on their range of exclusively-designed light fixtures and the top stone flooring. Check out their showroom in Al Quoz (04 340 6443), on Umm Suqiem Road, opposite Lulu’s.

Howard

04 232 5397

@home

04 344 3783

Al Abbar Art Gallery

04 344 9595

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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


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Modern Antiques

04 341 1510

National

04 420 0264

ASK THE EXPERTS

Iranian Carpets Pride of Kashmir

04 420 3606

Regional Trading

04 361 8573

Tarrab

04 420 0244

Tehran Persian

04 420 0575

Carpet 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

Point A La Ligne

04 324 5440

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

BUR DUBAI / KARAMA Al Hufaiza Furniture

04 336 6646

Carpetland

04 337 7677/ 800 CARPETS

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

GAYATRI DONGRE Is the Product Manager for Natuzzi - UAE and Western Furniture (LLC)

THOMAS LUNDGREN Is the creator and owner of THE One (theoneplanet.com)

Q

What are most fashionable trends for autumn in terms of colour/ print etc for bedrooms?

THOMAS LUNDGREN This season, add a touch of elegance and sophistication to the fall bedroom with mustard yellow. When combined with dark grey woods, this delicate and intriguing hue makes the look come alive. Alternatively, go for timeless neutrals, such as a greyed-down beige or iron, which will work well too.

Q

Is there a way that I can give my living room a makeover without changing the colours of the walls and the flooring?

THOMAS LUNDGREN Absolutely! Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise… Keeping in mind the colour of the walls, decorate the living room with an array of soft materials in the way of cool cushion covers, trendy throws and a funky geometric pattern rug. Enhance the scene with home fashion items such as wooden sculptures, fabulous frames, canvas prints, dried straw bowls, an eye-catching mirror or two, rattan screens and fuss-free, ‘forever-fresh’ plants.

Q

I have just rented an apartment and want to put my own touches to it however I can’t paint the walls etc - what do you suggest?

THOMAS LUNDGREN Lighting is an excellent way to transform the look of one’s flat. It can also be fun, giving your room an added dimension! Bring life into your home by experimenting with uplights, including down-lights in glass cabinets and introducing ornate decorative lamps. Create different moods by highlighting your favourite pieces, or even a sculpture, with various colours and shades. To produce that ‘WOW’ factor in a room, why not hang a chic chandelier over your dining table, a delicate pendant lamp over a low coffee table or make a sparkling statement with a room divider that has radiant lights? And remember, a good light setting is really important to create the right atmosphere and feeling of comfort, but functionality as well as flexibility should be considered before making a final choice.

Q

I have recently purchased a big villa on The Palm Jumeirah and I am looking for a statement piece for my living room - do you have any suggestions?

GAYATRI DONGRE We have designed many villas on Palm Jumeirah and we feel that the best canvas you have there is the sea view, so I would think of a palette of white and aquamarine. The furniture itself must be comfortable, simple yet classy – can I suggest that you check out the new i-pod sofa from Natuzzi (below). This has a simple yet solid form with in-built speakers so you don’t have to invest (in terms of space and funds) in a music system. I’d also recommend The City Dining set from Emmemobili which has elements of white and reflective steel and should create a fluid blend with your beautiful view.

Surround Sectional Sofa, Natuzzi, AED37,000

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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. July 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.

WHERE THERE’S A WILL... Darrell Storey, Director of Expat Wills (04 407 0876), give us the lowdown on inheritance in the UAE… Why do expats need wills in the UAE? There’s a unique situation in this country when it comes to wills. In my UK practice when we had people with assets in different countries, we would recommend ‘local’ wills for them according to the laws in those countries. But a local will in the UAE, in our opinion, implies that you wish Islamic Inheritance Law or Shariah to apply. In Dubai if you die, any assets in your name solely or owned jointly are frozen until the Shariah Courts make their judgement. That includes bank accounts, property, cars, death in service benefits and gratuities. These and other assets may not end up going to the people you want them to. So what do I need to do? Firstly, if you are non-Muslim, in our opinion, you should have a will made up under the laws of your home country. Expat Wills can do this for the majority of nationals and include the relevant clauses that will help your situation in the UAE. If you’re a Muslim you don’t have an option – Islamic Inheritance Law will definitely apply but you can make a Muslim will via the many lawyers in the UAE who offer this facility. In addition the use of Offshore Banking and Offshore Company Setups are also an option but need to be discussed in more detail: Expat Wills are happy to provide advice in these areas via their network of professionals in the UAE. And if I have a will made under the law of my home country, does that mean I’m covered? Not necessarily – it’s all based upon the decisions

of individual Court Judges. In 2005 a Civil Code under Personal Affairs Law number 28 stated that foreigners could ‘opt for their own home country laws to apply to their assets in the UAE’. But the law didn’t make clear whether it applied to movable or immovable assets and as such created a ‘grey area’. In your will you can include this clause but there is no guarantee that the Courts will accept this, however without a will we feel there is a guarantee they will impose Islamic Inheritance Law as is their right to do so. And how much is a will going to cost me? A joint will drawn up by Expat Wills currently costs AED 3,520 and a single will AED 2,200. Our price includes instruction, consultation, drafting, main documents and copies. We give professional advice before, during and after - it’s an all-inclusive package with no hidden addons. Contrary to popular belief there is no legal requirement, until death has occurred, to attest, notarize and translate Wills in the UAE. How long does it take? One of our Will Consultants will visit you at home or your place of work. Instruction takes an hour or so then we then put it into draft form in three to four days. If amendments are required they are completed and once the final draft Will is approved your main documents are ready for signing and witnessing in around three days – so from initial meeting to completed documents it could be as little as eight working days.

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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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A TASTE OF HOME

New to town and already missing the food back home? Fear not: culinary comfort is at hand…

WELCARE HOSPITAL

IF YOU’RE SOUTH AFRICAN… make a beeline for the Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa (04 399 5000) where you’ll find the excellent Grand Grill. It serves up huge hunks of South African steak and great game, although best of all is the fantastic braai every Friday.

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.

IF YOU’RE ENGLISH… treat yourself to the finest fish and chips you may ever taste at the superb Rivington Grill (04 423 0903) in Souk al Bahar. But be sure to leave room for a hearty dollop of sticky toffee pudding.

IF YOU’RE LEBANESE… you’ll love the marvellous mezze at Al Nafoorah, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 330 0000). The al fresco terrace is a fine spot to round off your meal with a relaxing shisha. IF YOU’RE IRANIAN… head to Shabestan at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 222 7171) for what’s easily the best Persian food in the whole of the city.

IF YOU’RE INDIAN… then India Palace (04 437 0279) at The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence will quickly become your first port of call whenever you fancy authentic, outstandingly-flavoured food.

IF YOU’RE AMERICAN… take a trip back to the 50s with a visit to Johnny Rockets at Marina Walk (04 368 2339). It’s home to the best burgers in town as well as delicious mikshakes to boot.

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. July 2009

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

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

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

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

INSURANCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

KENNELS AND CATTERIES

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


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Kids Cottage Nursery

CAMP BOW WOW AND CAMP MEOW

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

CHILDREN’S GARDEN DUBAI

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

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

CHURCHWOOD’S

CHILDREN’S OASIS NURSERY

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

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

DUBAI KENNELS AND CATTERY

EMIRATES BRITISH NURSERY

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

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

POSH PAWS

DUBAI MAIDS

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

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

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENS

HOWDRA CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

CLEAR VIEW

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

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

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

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

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

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

MAIDS AND CLEANING BUSY BEES

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

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

MAIDS.AE

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

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

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

RISING STARS NURSERY

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

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

NURSERIES

PET GROOMING

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

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

BASATEEN

BLOSSOM CHILDRENS NURSERY

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

TINY HOME MONTESSORI NURSERY

BRITISH VETERINARY CLINIC

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

PET CORNER

BUTTERFLY MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL

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

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

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

PETS HABITAT

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services in addition to packaging and relocation services to any international location.

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

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 July 2009

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

The following schools were rated ‘Oustanding’ by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) during a recent inspection.

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. A joint will created on your behalf by Expat Wills costs AED 3,520 and a single will costs AED 2,200.


Kiss your assets goodbye?

– Company incorporation and management

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

– Trusts and trustees

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

– Succession planning

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

– Offshore banking

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

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– Personal and corporate tax planning

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Better Homes July 2009  

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