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INSIGHT

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TOP DEALS

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Y YOUR HOME WITH OUR NEW BETTER INTERIORS SECTION - SEE P59

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CONTACTS, FROM ELECTRICIANS TO NURSERIES - SEE P66

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CONTENTS HOW THIS MAGAZINE WORKS

MAP P 16

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 16 you will find our map, which breaks the city into 15 separate districts: after the map you’ll find the listings broken down by district. In each district, properties which are for sale are listed before those for rent, with each then sorted by area, price and availability. Throughout each district are this month’s featured properties, defined by their large pictures. For more listings, visit the Better Homes website at www.bhomes.com. Happy hunting!

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HOME TRUTHS

18 BEST DEALS

The lowdown on the six month residency visa law

Managing Director Victoria Hazell-Thatcher

See p18 for a four bed, 2,700 sq. ft. villa at The Springs for under AED 2mn

20 PALM JUMEIRAH

Flip to p18 for your pick of Frond villas and Marina Residences

22 MARINA EMIRATES LIVING 35 DUBAILAND

Head to p41 for a gorgeous place in the Old Town for only AED1.9mn

42 INTERNATIONAL CITY

Get into the Royal Residences for under AED700k

44 SHORT-TERM RENTALS 46 ABU DHABI

A one bed JLT flat for under AED900k on p29

Excellent offers at Falcon City, IMPZ and the Green Community

39 DOWNTOWN

Pick an easy and hassle-free way to stay

The pick of the capital’s villas and apartments

49 SHARJAH & NORTHERN EMIRATES Head north for top deals 52 COMMERCIAL ZONE Bargains on offices and commercial space abound this month 59 BETTER INTERIORS New products, experts’ picks and how to plan a perfect kitchen 66 BETTER COMMUNITIES

June 2009

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The need-to-know contacts for settling into the UAE

Editorial Director Rob Orchard Publishing Director John Thatcher Advertisement Director Chris Capstick Sales Manager Harpreet Kibbe Designer Jenni Dennis Designer (Better Homes) Michelle Brosius Advertising enquiries harpreet@hotmediapublishing.com +971 (0)4 369 0916 +971 (0)50 568 7710 Editorial enquiries editorial@hotmediapublishing.com +971 (0)4 364 2876 Printed by Oriental Press. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from HOT Media Publishing is strictly prohibited. All prices mentioned are correct at time of press but may change. HOT Media Publishing does not accept liability for omissions or errors in Better Homes magazine.


HOME TRUTHS

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

BETTER NEWS HOME HELP This month sees us introduce two new sections into the magazine, to help you make the most of your home and your life in the UAE. On p59 you’ll find our Better Interiors section, designed to inspire you in decorating and fitting out your home, with experts’ advice, the pick of the latest products and a guide to interiors stores. Once you’ve landed your dream home and kitted it out, turn to p66 and our new Better Communities section, which features the essential guide to the top 100 names and contacts you need to settle in to your neighbourhood, from pool cleaners to pet groomers and from water delivery to white goods.

SIGNS OF A BOTTOM? While we’re not ready to call a market bottom just yet, there was a bit of interesting news this month. Based on evidence from several of our consultants and a couple contacts in other real estate agencies, property prices in The Springs increased in May. Most notably, 2 bedroom villas are selling around AED 1.2m, whereas in April the same villas were selling at AED 1m. While indeed the summer may push prices lower, certain communities seem to have stopped decreasing in price.

Villas at the Palm: now with residence visas

RESIDENTIAL RULES Taking stock of the new six-month visa law

One of the biggest pieces of recent news was the announcement and confirmation of the new Dubai residency visa law. This law replaces the rumours and speculation about property developers providing visas – an issue which caused significant confusion in the past. While the new law was generally welcomed, many have wanted further details. So let’s start at the beginning. In essence, the new visa law enables buyers of property valued over AED 1 million to obtain a 6-month residency visa. If the property is valued below AED 1 million at the time of purchase, the owner can apply for the visa only when the value has increased above this minimum. The visa can be renewed every six months, so long as the owner has a minimum income of AED 10,000. In order to renew, the owner must leave the UAE and return. The visa does not give the owner of the property the right to work in the country. As such, the requirement of AED 10,000 as a salary condition would be an obstacle in the event an investor loses a job and cannot prove his wages to avail himself of this visa.

The visa will ease travel for investors from India, Pakistan, Iran and Russia, who had faced tighter visit visa rules in the past. Now they will be able to visit frequently to manage their properties. However, those who want to buy property here or have already purchased property in the UAE often want to stay here longer than six months at a time. Leaving the country just to come back is understandably seen as an inconvenience for some investors. Some owners plan to own property for 20 to 30 years, so six months’ permission to stay may be seen as being inadequate. We expect the visa to encourage foreign investment into the nation’s real estate sector but the visa might ideally have had a longer time frame and no restriction of being tied to a property value. This is a step in the right direction but may not be far enough to fully allay investors’ concerns. Note: The above is for indicative purposes only and should not be construed to mean legal advice or interpretation of the law. We do not guarantee the accuracy or correctness of the information provided herein above. More listings at bhomes.com


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Talk me through...

THE SPRINGS

So what makes The Springs so special? One of the things that people love about The Springs is that it is completely finished so you aren’t living on a building site. It also has a great community feel so is ideal for families. Really, how so? It is a gated villa community offering three, four and five bedroom homes. The lush green walkways and fountains give it a relaxed atmosphere and there are plenty of communal areas to walk around in. What is it close to? Its location is fantastic – it is in the Emirates Living Community which means it is right beside Emirates Hills, The Lakes and The Meadows. It’s also really close to Sheikh Zayed Road and just minutes by car from the Mall of the Emirates. What other amenities are in The Springs? There is plenty, including swimming pools,

gyms, spas and parks. There are also nurseries and community centres which help with the family feel. The grassy areas are great for kids to play on safely and a nice change from sand!

and ready to live in. But it might be best to make your move sooner rather than later as last month saw the prices in The Springs start to increase a little.

Sounds good, anything else? Dubai Marina is literally just across the road plus there are a number of five star hotels close by to provide you with some high class dining.

How can I find out more? Give Better Homes a call and they will talk you through the Springs homes they have on offer.

How far will my money go? The Springs is known for high quality villas at competitive prices which makes it affordable if you are just starting out. All seven phases are complete so you can move in to a property which is already finished

FINANCE

LOAN RANGER

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

MIN . DEPOSIT

DURATION

ARRANGEMENT FEE

REDEMPTION FEE

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ADCB

7.75%

10%

25 YRS

1% MIN. AED 20K

0%

800 2030

MAWARID

8.50 - 9.50%

20 -30%

15 - 20 YRS

1% MIN. AED 5,000

2% OUTSTANDING

800 MAWARID

NATIONAL BANK OF DUBAI

8.5-10.5%

15%

UP TO 25 YRS

1% MIN. AED 5K

1% SELF-FUNDED; 2% BUY-OUT

04 310 0222

STANDARD CHARTERED

1 YR . SCBLR + 3.75%

25 - 30%

20 - 25 YRS.

1%

2% OUTSTANDING; 5% BUY-OUT

04 313 8888

LLOYDS

8.50%

50% VILLAS

VILLAS 20 YRS.

1%

0%

04 342 2000

HSBC

8.5 - 9.5%

40% ONWARDS

UP TO 25 YRS.

1%

AED 2,500

800 4440

DUBAI ISLAMIC BANK

7.75%

10%

25 YRS.

1.5% MAX AED 15,000

2% CLOSING; 4% BUY OUT

04 609 2222

TAMWEEL

8.4%

25%

25 YRS.

1.25% OF FINANCE VALUE

2% OUTSTANDING

800-TAMWEEL

COMMERCIAL BANK OF DUBAI (DUBAI ONLY)

7.3-8.75%

10-20%

25 YRS.

1% MIN AED 2,500

3% BUY-OUT

800 CBD

MASHREQ BANK

7.25%

10%

UP TO 25 YRS

1% MAX AED 15K

1% SELF-FUNDED; 3% BUY-OUT

04 424 4444

8.5 - 9.5%

40% VILLAS; 40% APTS. FINANCING ON COMPLETED PROPERTIES ONLY.

5-25YRS

1% OF THE LOAN AMOUNT

1 - 5%

04-4295728, 04-4295729

BARCLAYS

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Discovery Gardens: home to a top Open House event

ASK THE EXPERTS 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

Q

Better Homes seems to be running a lot of the Open House concepts at weekends; how is this being absorbed in the market and what is the fuss all about?

tenants in 1 day, proving that even during challenging times, if the right product is offered to the right client, at the right price, it is still possible to witness success.

A

Q

KOSTA GIANNOPOULOS Open Houses are an American-inspired method of selling residential property, and this concept has been well received in the UAE to date. Better Homes was one of the first real estate companies to adopt this method of marketing specifically-chosen units, and interest has grown since the start of the year. Open Houses are simple way of giving buyers and tenants (Better Homes adapted it for leasing as well as sales) an opportunity to look, feel and ‘experience’ units on offer, in the flesh, rather than just on an advert, website or in a magazine. The market recently shifted in the UAE to a buyers’ (or tenants’) market, where end users are making emotional decisions when it comes to buying or renting property. Open Houses provide a platform to assist an emotional decision, where interested parties can view a unit and experience what is has to offer. Better Homes witnessed a positive response to single unit Open Houses, but observed the most interest with Open Days at buildings in chosen communities. For example, a recent leasing Open Day at Discovery Gardens saw huge success; with over 1,000 call-ins to our customer care team by clients and over 50 deposits received from

Now that the Dubai economy has shown its first set of positive signs, what can we expect to see happening with sales over the coming months?

A

LIZ O’CONNOR The DFM index has recently shown some positive movement, setting off some of the first signs of investor confidence returning to the local economy. With that, confidence is also slightly increasing across all industries in the city, including the local real estate industry. HSBC recently suggested a ‘bottoming out’ of the real estate industry in Dubai and some banks have started to advertise mortgages. All of these factors show a genuine shift from a severe market downturn to potential market stabilisation. If the market has ‘bottomed out’ as HSBC suggested, the current period makes it the best time to invest in a UAE property. If mortgage lending becomes more flexible over the coming months, with Loan to Value rates increasing back to 80%+, we expect to see a steady increase in sales transactions. Once this occurs, a slow but steady increase in prices should occur, but for all this to happen, we must see an increase in lending, and more options of flexibility by banks to buyers.

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THE PRICE IS RIGHT COMPARE AND CONTRAST THE LATEST DIRHAM COST OF VILLAS AND APARTMENTS IN THE UAE WITH OUR AT-A-GLANCE GUIDE 1GB = 5.94 AED 1 USD = 3.67 AED 1 EURO = 5.13 AED

VILLAS

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

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

SALES COMMUNITY

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Al Furjan

4,663,020

4,663,020

4,663,020

1,329

1,329

1,329

Dubai Marina

2,600,000

8,132,880

3,985,794

1,047

1,514

1,171

Emirates Living

1,049,020

17,500,001

4,165,636

637

2,736

1,136

Jumeirah Islands

4,171,500

8,240,000

6,274,050

1,000

1,572

1,192

Jumeirah Park

2,541,628

5,829,100

4,035,408

830

1,243

998

Arabian Ranches

1,421,569

18,540,000

4,663,354

753

2,661

1,215

Dubailand

2,594,792

17,391,550

4,749,235

537

2,509

1,051

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Downtown Burj Dubai

6,695,000

6,695,000

6,695,000

2,063

2,063

2,063

WATERFRONT DISTRICT

The Palm Jebel Ali

2,060,000

5,525,950

3,109,561

604

870

777

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

The Palm Jumeirah

5,974,000

18,540,000

10,336,412

1,181

2,649

1,701

PALM JEBEL ALI DISTRICT

The Palm Jebel Ali

2,060,000

5,525,950

3,109,561

604

870

777

ABU DHABI

Al Raha Beach

4,474,126

8,497,500

5,702,280

939

2,111

1,274

Al Raha Gardens

4,068,500

4,120,000

4,094,250

1,043

1,496

1,270

Al Reef

1,081,500

3,502,000

1,807,822

554

1,154

708

AJMAN

Ajman Uptown

706,400

945,540

868,245

417

669

568

RAS AL KHAIMAH

Al Hamra Village

1,855,000

1,855,000

1,855,000

568

568

568

Mina Al Arab

3,342,074

3,342,074

3,342,074

747

747

747

Umm Al Quwain Marina

3,501,888

3,501,888

3,501,888

812

812

812

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

UMM AL QUWAIN

RENTALS

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

MIRDIF DISTRICT DEIRA DISTRICT

Arabian Ranches

110,000

380,000

207,564

20

88

61

Dubai Investment Park

180,000

280,000

235,417

39

65

47

Dubailand

190,000

220,000

205,000

59

86

73

Barsha

157,500

500,000

284,195

31

94

51

Dubai Marina

220,000

275,000

255,000

53

138

104

Emirates Living

100,000

360,000

177,512

28

92

65

Mirdif

75,000

290,000

129,796

39

155

64

Deira

160,000

165,000

164,000

57

59

59

Garhoud

190,000

300,000

265,833

56

126

107

Jumeirah

200,000

350,000

265,000

45

105

60

The Palm Jumeirah

320,000

850,000

457,222

49

121

72

MEYDAN DISTRICT

Al Quoz

120,000

250,000

185,000

53

100

77

ABU DHABI

Al Reef

200,000

230,000

215,000

83

95

89

RAS AL KHAIMAH

Al Hamra Village

95,000

95,000

95,000

44

44

44

The Cove

90,000

105,000

97,500

35

77

56

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

June 2009


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APARTMENTS SALES COMMUNITY

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT WATERFRONT DISTRICT DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Dubai Investment Park

566,500

2,950,000

1,338,446

639

1,307

1,017

Dubailand

516,119

3,090,000

1,255,212

600

2,943

1,058

Discovery Gardens

333,720

1,390,500

543,274

583

1,117

805

Dubai Marina

535,600

20,600,000

2,633,309

701

4,214

1,432

Emirates Living

803,094

2,523,500

1,425,318

768

2,152

1,470

Jumeirah Lake Towers

412,000

3,547,320

1,207,068

657

2,213

1,094

The Palm Jumeirah

1,856,000

12,360,000

3,569,395

1,095

2,695

1,651

Dubai Waterfront

985,144

985,144

985,144

1,407

1,407

1,407

Business Bay

820,159

4,583,500

2,243,627

1,028

1,984

1,436

DIFC

999,512

5,944,310

3,633,602

2,231

3,112

2,715

Downtown Burj Dubai

1,034,509

8,222,803

2,545,186

1,131

6,189

2,323

Trade Centre

1,885,000

3,221,634

2,594,878

1,269

1,848

1,468

JEBEL ALI DISTRICT

Downtown Jebel Ali

3,747,140

3,747,140

3,747,140

3,228

3,228

3,228

MIRDIF DISTRICT

Mirdif

1,442,000

2,214,500

1,828,250

923

1,420

1,171

BUR DUBAI

Culture Village

2,430,800

4,294,276

3,362,538

2,600

2,915

2,758

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT

ABU DHABI

Dubai Silicon Oasis

545,900

1,827,940

1,066,691

773

1,082

939

International City

283,242

669,500

417,291

436

864

652

Al Raha Beach

921,564

5,990,145

2,648,819

676

2,861

1,782

Al Reef

969,497

2,025,563

1,574,324

1,075

1,288

1,162

Al Reef Down Town

1,166,475

1,878,491

1,448,198

769

1,133

949

Emirates City

288,400

288,400

288,400

392

392

392

Marmooka City

242,106

589,930

419,268

485

595

532

SHARJAH

AL KHAN

798,250

1,800,000

1,150,854

477

1,014

670

UMM AL QUWAIN

White Bay

1,747,203

1,747,203

1,747,203

1,772

1,772

1,772

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT

Bur Dubai

36,300

260,000

101,541

32

229

75

DEIRA DISTRICT

Deira

80,000

150,000

107,149

37

121

93

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

DIFC

80,000

220,000

134,333

124

288

197

Downtown Burj Dubai

70,000

230,000

131,774

33

229

119

AJMAN

RENTALS

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT

Dubai Investment Park

50,000

200,000

80,417

44

139

70

Dubailand

39,000

200,000

74,709

38

472

72

Sheikh Zayed Road

57,000

130,000

79,875

95

115

107

Dubai Marina

40,000

350,000

128,762

41

968

106

Emirates Living

70,000

160,000

104,250

54

187

100

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

40,000

190,000

88,811

49

163

82

Dubai Silicon Oasis

45,000

110,000

84,444

43

75

57

International City

30,000

68,000

47,337

48

99

64

Mirdif

70,000

120,000

93,750

64

81

74

The Palm Jumeirah

100,000

290,000

184,691

51

142

104

ABU DHABI

Madinat Khalifa - A

155,000

155,000

155,000

103

103

103

RAS AL KHAIMAH

Al Hamra Village

85,000

85,000

85,000

59

59

59

SHARJAH

AL KHAN

37,000

112,000

70,469

30

69

52

MIRDIF DISTRICT

PALM JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

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WE LOVE THIS PLACE…

OLD TOWN

Anne and Ralph Young tell us why they enjoy living in the Old Town area of Downtown Burj Dubai, and why it’s a great place to raise kids.

So what brought you over to Dubai? Ralph was already working for McKinsey & Company in Europe, when he applied for, and was awarded the regional IT Manager position in Dubai in 2007. So the job was the primary reason for the move. But we also wanted to get away from the cold and rain in the UK so we decided to move down here. Why did you choose to move in to the Old Town development? Well, we knew it was lovely and we really liked the old, traditional Arabic style of the place. It’s low rise, which is great because it means we can have a garden without needing a whole villa. It’s also closer to June 2009

Ralph’s work so its quicker for him. Prices had also started to come down so we decided to make our move. Do you find the area sociable? I’m at home most of the time, but we’ve joined a play group for our baby. So I’d say yes, we’ve met people and made friends that share the same point of view as us, which is really nice. What about nurseries or daycare for your baby? Yes, our baby goes part time to the Cello Kids Club at Al Manzil here in Old Town. There’s a lovely Australian lady there who is really nice.

How do you find the traffic around the area? It doesn’t really affect us much. Ralph rides his bicycle to work and traffic’s not a problem then. I wouldn’t drive during peak hours either if I have somewhere to go. But during rush hour, traffic around areas like Defence Roundabout is to be expected. What kind of amenities are there in the area? Old Town is really wonderful, there are parks dotted all around the place and there’s a lovely swimming pool that we always go to. It’s all very nice. The Dubai Mall is right on our doorstep as well.


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Is it a good place to raise a family? Yes, absolutely it is, which is one of the reasons we like it so much. We used to live on Sheikh Zayed Road and it used to feel so industrial and would always be so noisy. But the Old Town is very open and spacious and there’s a lot to do outdoors so it’s great for kids. Are there enough places nearby in Downtown Burj Dubai for shopping or a night out? We live just five minutes away from Dubai Mall so we go there a lot when we need to shop for groceries or just need some retail therapy. We also go to Souk Al Bahar a lot, as well as the waterfront; there are a few places there we quite enjoy. The Dubai Festival City is also really close now because of all the new roads that are now ready. It takes us only 15 minutes to get there by car so it’s very convenient. So which is your favourite room in the house? The kitchen. I love to cook, although I have no

“We used to live on Sheikh Zayed Road and it used to be so noisy. But the Old Town is very open and spacious and there’s a lot to do outdoors, so it’s great for kids...” particular skills. We love entertaining more than cooking, really. We frequently have barbeques in the garden outside and have people over for lunch or dinner. So it’s really the entertaining that we enjoy rather than the actual cooking. Are you renting the apartment or did you buy it? We’re renting. We’re not looking to buy right now, although we might consider it in the future if we plan on staying for longer than five to ten years.

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5 OF THE BEST… ATTRACTIONS AT DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI DUBAI MALL Tne enormous Dubai Mall has every shop and boutiqe you could possibly want and boasts department stores like Debenhams and the upcoming Bloomingdale’s, alongside attractions like the Dubai Aquarium and an Olympic size ice rink. SOUK AL BAHAR Souk Al Bahar, with its Olde Arabian architecture, has a mix of over 100 stores and restaurants lining the waterfront promenade, and offers a front row view of the Dubai Fountain. THE ADDRESS The Address is Dubai’s newest addition to luxury hotels and boasts a fantastic Chinese restaurant, Hukama. DUBAI FOUNTAIN The recently-opened Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest musical fountain, shooting water 150m into the air, illuminated by over 6,000 lights. THE PALACE HOTEL The Palace is home to Asado, an excellent Argentinian restaurant and Thiptara, a top Thai spot.

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BEACHSIDE BLISS IN RAS AL KHAIMAH Cherith Nicholl takes a trip to Mina Al Arab to find out more about RAK Properties’ beautiful development and newly-opened show villa… The Show Villa If you long to experience tranquility and luxury with an address to impress your friends then take a trip to view the show villa in Ras Al Khaimah’s biggest upcoming resort, Mina Al Arab. RAK Properties have completed a fully furnished standard villa in the first phase (Precinct 4) of the new development and are inviting customers to experience the high quality finish of their stunning properties. The villa is set on a private beach: just step through the back garden and you are on the shore. Turquoise blue waters from the lagoon lap gently onto the white sands which have begun to attract beautiful wildlife back into the area. Meanwhile, the large balcony on the upper level of the villa is perfect for entertaining and offers stunning views over the water. To make moving in that little bit easier for you, RAK Properties provide all their homes in Mina Al Arab with a fully fitted kitchen complete with cooktop, oven, microwave and dishwasher. There is an abundance of storage, but the space is not cluttered with cupboards and units. Instead the developers have opted for fitted cupboards in the same high quality wood used throughout the property. Other clever touches include subtle, classy lighting and a glorious marble staircase – guaranteed to impress. Mina Al Arab Mina Al Arab is a custom-designed community, designed to give residents the most exquisite lifestyle. When completed, it will feature a harbour, water park, hotels (Millenium, Hilton, Rotana and InterContinentnal), an adjacent theme park, WOW RAK (a 120-acre theme park with a host of attractions, including the largest man-made waterfall in the world), fitness centre and and beach resort alongside the villas and other residential accommodation. Residents will be able to cycle around the beautifully-landscaped development on special bike pathways, dropping in at the Arabian-style souk, the first class sporting facilities and the spread of restaurants and cafés. And they’ll also be able to stroll along the pedestrianised Oasis Walk or take abra


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Clockwise from below: the beautiful breakfast room, bathroom, bedroom and dining room at the show villa

water taxis around the community. One of the key elements of the development is the powerful emphasis placed upon ecological issues and respect for the environment. The land on which Mina Al Arab stands is not partly reclaimed land, and all buildings have been constructed with an aim of preserving and supporting local wildlife. A wildlife reserve will take up a large area within the development, providing a habitat for animals such as flamingoes. And no less than 30% of the development has been assigned to landscaped areas, making this a truly green location. About RAK Properties RAK Properties is the premier real estate company in the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah. It was formed in with the support of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras

Al Khaimah. The prime reason behind forming the company was to move the vision of the Emirate forward and support the development of its property, tourism and leisure facilities. It has a leading role in the overall development of the city and has been involved in various prestigious projects outside of the city including RAK Tower on Al Reem Island, and the Julfar Residence and Tower in Abu Dhabi. RAK Properties pride themselves on being involved in luxury developments that will help enhance an area, bringing it both trade and amenities.

by attractive wadis. Ras Al Khaimah is also home to vast mangroves filled with marine and bird life. The coast is lined with white sandy beaches and crystal waters and the idyllic surroundings are a favourite choice as a holiday destination. The Emirates Road enables residents of Ras Al Khaimah to commute to Dubai easily (45 minutes) so they have the best of bustling city life and stunning coastline. Mina Al Arab is set to be a world-beating development, offering residents the chance to experience holiday and home life combined.

Why Ras Al Khaimah? Ras Al Khaimah has a reputation as being one of the most stunning Emirates, with an abundance of natural beauty and resources. The rugged mountains which rise in some areas up to 2,000 feet above sea level are a magnificent backdrop and are divided up

Come and visit To arrange your visit to the Show Villa at Mina Al Arab, call RAK Properties on +971 7 205 6200 or email on customer-service@ rakproperties.net. The team will be delighted to show you around, and give you all the information you need on the development.


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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 p16 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 June 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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4 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

AED 2,987,000

EMIRATES LIVING

SPRINGS 2 Premier location 2,700 sq. ft. Ready Now Amine Issa (Ref # VI226896)

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

1 BR

AED 669,500

LAKE VIEW TOWER At never-before prices 865 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready Now Amine Issa (Ref # AP248426)

BUILDING 190 Guaranteed return on investment 948 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Jan Tabrizi (Ref # AP219115)

3 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL HABOOL (B20) Experience the height of luxury 1,184 sq. ft. 9th floor, Ready Now Sooraj Nair (Ref # AP79360)

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DISCOVERY GARDENS

AED 2,781,000

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

1 BR

AED 1,442,000

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EA EST S B EA ST D S B EAL ST D E EA ST B EA T B A BE A D B L D E L D BE LS T D ES ALS DE EST LS DE ST LS EA EST S B EA ST D S B EA S B E T B A T BE A D B L D E L D BE LS D ES LS DE ES LS DE ST LS EA EST S B EA EA ST B A T B A T BE A D B L D D BE LS DE ES ALS DE BES LS DE ST LS EA ST A T BE A D E EA T B E T D BES LS D ES LS DE ES LS DE ST LS B EA ST B EA T B A T BE A D E LS T D ES ALS DE BES LS DE B A EA S B E T D BE LS D ES LS DE EST EA ST B EA T B D BE LS T D ES LS EA S B A D BE LS DE EA T D BES DUBAI MARINA

MARINA CROWN

AED 1,133,037

1 BR

The jewel in the crown 886 sq. ft. 12th floor Ready Now Fadi El Fares (Ref # AP67742)

MAJARA 1

AL GHOZLAN 1

AED 1,236,000

1 BR

1 BR

AED 1,100,040

Exclusive property 914 sq. ft. 8th floor Ready Now Penny Higgins (Ref # AP8551)

Stimulating environment 761 sq. ft. 3rd floor Ready Now Jan Tabrizi (Ref # AP246487)

AED 2,987,000

5 BR

GC PHASE 2 WEST Privileged location 5,900 sq. ft. Ready Now Bobby Uppal (Ref # VI218086)

GREEN COMMUNITY

6 BR

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THE GREENS

MEDITERRANEAN CLUSTERS Self-contained development 5,285 sq. ft. Ready Now Kalisa Haimus (Ref # VI57586)

AED 626,607

Studio

AL GHOZLAN 4 Easy payment plan 372 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Shashi Mashruwala (Ref # AP228592)

THE GREENS

3 BR

4 BR

AED 5,989,700

JUMEIRAH ISLANDS

AED 10,356,535

HATTAN Dynamic environment 7,230 sq. ft. Ready Now Jalal Abuthina (Ref # VI241761)

ARABIAN RANCHES

5 BR

AED 4,429,000

SAHEEL A motivated seller! 4,909 sq. ft. Ready Now Michelle Shepheard (Ref # VI96810)

ARABIAN RANCHES

THE GREENS

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

MURJAN 1 (D01-T01) Central and prestigious location 1,869 sq. ft. 24th floor, Ready Now Rosina Holtzhausen (Ref # AP77893)

MURJAN 1 (D01-T01) Enchanting seascape views 1,264 sq. ft. 33rd floor, Ready Now Nathan Bennett (Ref # AP1559)

DUBAI MARINA

AED 1,545,000

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

AED 2,266,000

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

3 BR

AED 2,060,000

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

2 BR

AED 1,595,470

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

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THE PALM JUMEIRAH

3 BR

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

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

5 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

3 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

FAIRMONT PALM RESIDENCE AED 49,440,000 Ultra luxury units 1,6310 sq. ft. 11th floor, Ready December 2010 Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP77490)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL HASEER (B13) Experience the height of luxury 2,152 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready Now Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # AP244795)

June 2009

AED 4,326,000

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

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

AED 4,120,000

3 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

5 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 4,950,001

AED 12,000,000

MARINA RESIDENCE 5 Ultra luxury units 1,808 sq. ft. 11th floor, Ready July 2009 Luke Chadderton (Ref # AP249429)

2 BR

AED 3,090,000

1 BR

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


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2 BR

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

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

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

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AL SHAHLA (B10) Experience the height of luxury 2,120 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP233725)

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

B FROND (KHALAS VILLAS) Experience the height of luxury 5,000 sq. ft. Ready Now Tara Jordan (Ref # VI217759)

4 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

2 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

5 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 10,815,000

3 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

4 BR

THE PALM JUMEIRAH

AED 4,017,000

AED 8,400,000

AL SHAHLA (B10) An iconic masterpiece 1,646 sq. ft. 11th floor, Ready Now Eva Yang (Ref # AP77689)

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

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AED 2,575,000

AED 10,300,000

AL NABAT (B15) Experience the height of luxury 1,173 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Philip Whittam (Ref # AP4638)

B FROND (KHALAS VILLAS) In a class by itself 7,000 sq. ft. Ready Now Stephanie Paaske (Ref # VI228258)

CANAL COVE A desirable address 5,045 sq. ft. Ready Now Stephanie Paaske (Ref # VI228091)

1 BR

AED 2,781,000

5 BR

AED 18,540,000

4 BR

AED 6,695,000

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DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

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

AED 2,697,926

DUBAI MARINA MARINA DIAMOND 6

1 BR AED 999,100 High rental yields 708 sq. ft. 9th floor, Ready Now Jon Yarrow (Ref # AP249203)

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

ANBAR Prized location 1,501 sq. ft. 10th floor, Ready Now Victor Witold Motak (Ref # AP41631)

DUBAI MARINA

AED 2,523,500

MARINA HEIGHTS Amazing value 1,915 sq. ft. 42nd floor, Ready Now Nick Nuziale (Ref # AP57620)

3 BR

AED 2,253,132

DUBAI MARINA MARINA VIEW TOWERS 2

1 BR AED 999,512 Attractive investment opportunity 643 sq. ft. 6th floor, Ready Now Jon Yarrow (Ref # AP249202)

DUBAI MARINA

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

June 2009

3 BR

AED 7,725,000

DUBAI MARINA

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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DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

AL FATTAN MARINE TOWERS (R) A desirable address 1,716 sq. ft. 44th floor, Ready Now Michelle Shepheard (Ref # AP4440)

DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

THE WATERFRONT An investment for capital growth 1,821 sq. ft. 13th floor, Ready Now Fauzan Ahmad (Ref # AP39141)

AED 1,493,500

AED 2,163,000

DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

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

AED 3,399,000

DUBAI MARINA BONAIRE

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

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

2 BR

BLAKELY Everything on your doorstep 1,463 sq. ft. 9th floor, Ready July 2009 Nicole Burt (Ref # AP255780)

AED 1,751,000

DUBAI MARINA ELITE RESIDENCE

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

DUBAI MARINA

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

2 BR

AED 1,493,500

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DUBAI MARINA

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

3 BR

AED 6,183,600

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DUBAI MARINA

2 BR

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

DUBAI MARINA

5 BR

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

AED 9,785,000

AED 3,914,000

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA HEIGHTS Affordable luxury 1,075 sq. ft. 34th floor, Ready Now Sahar Naz Hadipour (Ref # AP250982)

2 BR

AED 1,957,000

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

MARINA MANSION Spacious with great finishes 2,594 sq. ft. 7th floor, Ready Now Deborah Staines (Ref # AP251468)

DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 2,497,750

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

June 2009

MARINA VIEW TOWERS 2 A motivated seller! 632 sq. ft. 7th floor, Ready Now Karen Lefand (Ref # AP246014)

1 BR

AED 1,184,500

2 BR

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


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DUBAI MARINA

SAHAB 1 One of the Best Deals in the Market 2,483 sq. ft. Ready Now Elen Manukyan (Ref # VI250534)

DUBAI MARINA

3 BR

AED 2,804,550

2 BR

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

EMIRATES LIVING

5 BR

AED 17,500,001

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

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)

DUBAI MARINA

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

EMIRATES LIVING

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

2 BR

DUBAI MARINA

AED 2,523,500

5 BR

AED 7,210,000

1 BR

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

EMIRATES LIVING

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

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3 BR

AED 7,256,234

EMIRATES LIVING

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

3 BR

AED 8,755,000

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JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

EMIRATES LIVING

MEADOWS 5 Vibrant urban landscape 3,687 sq. ft. Ready Now Ferah Koshki (Ref # VI249037)

EMIRATES LIVING

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

June 2009

3 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

3 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

3 BR

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

AED 3,605,000

RIMAL 2 (B07-T02) Fabulous ocean views 1,904 sq. ft. 21st floor, Ready Now Philip Whittam (Ref # AP254571)

5 BR

EMIRATES LIVING

3 BR

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

AED 4,532,000

AED 3,559,564

SPRINGS 11 Self-contained development 2,904 sq. ft. Ready Now Amalia Paraschiv (Ref # VI247203)

AMWAJ 4 (B04-T02) Dynamic environment 1,838 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Stephanie Paaske (Ref # AP246368)

AED 3,296,000

AED 2,060,000

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

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

MURJAN 5 (D01-T03.2) A desirable address 1,882 sq. ft. 19th floor, Ready Now Luke Chadderton (Ref # AP170786)

4 BR

AED 5,047,000

1 BR

AED 1,071,085

3 BR

AED 2,163,000


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JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE BAHAR 6 (C06-T01.2) Executive elegance 1,850 sq. ft. 28th floor, Ready Now Gillian Asker (Ref # AP240314)

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE RIMAL 1 (B06-T02) Self-contained development 1,300 sq. ft. 17th floor, Ready Now Fauzan Ahmad (Ref # AP249986)

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE RIMAL 6 (B02) Self-contained development 1,813 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Karen Lefand (Ref # AP247947)

2 BR

AED 2,575,000

2 BR

AED 2,029,100

3 BR

AED 2,575,000

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

3 BR

AED 1,957,000

SADAF 8 (C03) Superior location 1,851 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Rami Abi Faraj (Ref # AP172121)

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

2 BR

SADAF 4 (C01-T03 S) Stunning view of the sea 1,400 sq. ft. 28th floor, Ready Now Elen Manukyan (Ref # AP253505)

AED 2,111,500

JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

SADAF 8 (C03) Be where it all happens 2,827 sq. ft. 29th floor, Ready Now Sandrine Loureiro (Ref # AP250974)

4 BR

AED 3,600,000

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 ISLANDS

4 BR

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

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JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

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

2 BR

AED 2,217,500

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JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

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)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

3 BR

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

AED 1,750,001

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS GOLDCREST VIEWS

1 BR AED 966,119 Amazing value 827 sq. ft. 5th floor Ready Now Karen Lefand (Ref # AP252129)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

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

4 BR

AED 2,472,000

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

Studio

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

AED 719,970

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

GOLDCREST VIEWS 2

LAKE TERRACE

2 BR

Studio

AED 1,538,319

AED 740,000

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

Picturesque surroundings 495 sq. ft. 19th floor Ready Now Liam Davorn (Ref # AP252803)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

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

June 2009

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

2 BR

AED 1,236,000


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JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

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

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

1 BR

AED 890,255

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

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

2 BR

AED 1,957,000

1 BR

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

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS THE ICON TOWER 2

2 BR AED 1,499,999 Meticulously planned development 970 sq. ft. 15th floor Ready Now Chantal Nel (Ref # AP234117)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

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

JUMEIRAH PARK

JUMEIRAH PARK At never-before prices 3,527 sq. ft. Ready March 2010 Sooraj Nair (Ref # VI28217)

Studio

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AED 498,263

3 BR

AED 3,232,861

THE ICON TOWER 2 Meticulously planned development 1,278 sq. ft. 22nd floor, Ready Now Chantal Nel (Ref # AP228905)

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

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

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1 BR

AED 983,135

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

2 BR

AED 2,113,303

1 BR

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

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JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

JV PHASE 1 Guaranteed returns 2,691 sq. ft. Ready June 2009 Wael Gomaa (Ref # VI69962)

2 BR

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

3 BR

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

AED 2,267,078

JV PHASE 1 Amazing value 2,690 sq. ft. Ready June 2009 Thomas Bunker (Ref # VI248734)

2 BR

AED 2,293,900

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

LAS CASAS Affordable luxury 2,523 sq. ft. Ready September 2009 Robert Allsopp (Ref # VI246980)

AED 1,500,000

2 BR

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

AED 1,989,960

2 BR

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

AED 2,884,000

TECOM MADISON RESIDENCY

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

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

TUSCAN RESIDENCES 2 A host of facilities 1,018 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready June 2009 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP249230)

June 2009

1 BR

AED 1,075,320

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

TUSCAN RESIDENCES 2 Stylish design 986 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready June 2009 Liam Davorn (Ref # AP249724)

1 BR

AED 1,325,000


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TECOM

2 BR

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

AED 2,678,000

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TECOM

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Help unfreeze bank accounts & AED Millions such as company life insurance (2 or 3 times annual salary), gratuity, & Sharia blood money payouts.

2 BR AED 2,163,000 Amazing value 1,337 sq. ft. 15th floor Ready Now Chantal Nel (Ref # AP230530)

THE GREENS

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

2 BR

AED 1,291,616

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THE GREENS

1 BR

AL ALKA 3 AED 1,297,684 The kind of home you’ve only ever dreamed about 741 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Eva Yang (Ref # AP219321)

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Expat Wills

Unit 32, Level 3, New Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, (Between Interchange 2 & 3) P.O. Box 282486, Dubai, U.A.E.

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32 FOR RENT MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

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MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT FOR RENT MORE PROPERTIES IN MARINA EMIRATES LIVING ONLINE NOW VISIT BHOMES.COM

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DISCOVERY GARDENS

ST

BUILDING 124 462 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Residential Leasing (Ref # AP 251068)

DISCOVERY GARDENS

BUILDING 124 1,442 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Residential Leasing (Ref # AP 251169)

DUBAI MARINA

BAHAR 6 (C06-T01.2) 750 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Residential Leasing (Ref # AP 174990)

June 2009

2 BR

AED 95,000

1 BR

AED 80,000

DISCOVERY GARDENS

BUILDING 230 485 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Residential Leasing (Ref # AP 254457)

DUBAI MARINA

FAIROOZ TOWER 1,400 sq. ft. Ready Now Sahal Saleem (Ref # AP 175265)

AED 40,000

ST

AED 40,000

2 BR

AED 165,000

DISCOVERY GARDENS

BUILDING 230 872 sq. ft. Ready Now Better Homes Residential Leasing (Ref # AP 254486)

DUBAI MARINA

HORIZON TOWER 2,230 sq. ft. Ready Now Bianca Dikturk (Ref # AP 165512)

1 BR

AED 60,000

4 BR

AED 180,000


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DUBAI MARINA MANCHESTER TOWER 1

ST AED 40,000 340 sq. ft. Ready Now Sahali Saleem (Ref # AP 176713)

DUBAI MARINA

1 BR

AED 85,000

MARINA RESIDENCE 860 sq. ft. Ready Now Neva Watchorme (Ref # AP 165203)

DUBAI MARINA YACHT BAY

1 BR AED 85,000 807 sq. ft. Ready Now Darren McDonald (Ref # AP 177035)

EMIRATES LIVING

PHASE 4 - SPRINGS 2,693 sq. ft. Ready Now Neva Watchorme (Ref # VI 53508)

THE GREENS

AL DHAFRA 4 776 sq. ft. Ready Now Bashar Halloum (Ref # AP 247366)

AED 70,000

1 BR

THE GREENS

AL GHAF 2 1,650 sq. ft. Ready Now Tamara Stubbs (Ref # AP 256242)

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3 BR

THE GREENS

3 BR

THE GREENS

AED 200,000

AED 145,000

AL DHAFRA 2 798 sq. ft. Ready Now Catherine Quadros (Ref # AP 251732)

AL SAMAR 4 450 sq. ft. Ready Now Monique Robinson (Ref # AP 178840)

AED 65,000

AED 50,000

1 BR

ST

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34 FOR RENT MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

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JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

3 BR

LAKEPOINT 1,950 sq. ft. Ready Now Mariana Schmidt (Ref # AP 8132)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

3 BR

LAKEPOINT 1,589 sq. ft. Ready Now Taline Chuniaud (Ref # AP 8116)

AED 95,000

AED 115,000

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

3 BR

AED 115,000

LAKEPOINT 1,950 sq. ft. Ready Now Taline Chuniaud Ref # AP 8102)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

LAKE VIEW TOWER

LAKE TERRACE

ST

ST

AED 45,000

AED 40,000

811 sq. ft. Ready Now Neva Watchorme (Ref # AP 77335)

495 sq. ft. Ready Now Jalpa Ashar (Ref # AP 177002)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS GOLDCREST VIEWS 476 sq. ft. Ready Now Benjamin Thomas (Ref # AP 236415)

ST

AED 40,000

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS LAKE VIEW TOWER

1 BR AED 65,000 849 sq. ft. Ready Now Bashar Halloum (Ref # AP 238830)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

LAKE TERRACE 755 sq. ft. Ready Now Jalpa Ashar (Ref # AP 177001)

June 2009

1 BR

AED 55,000

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS PALLADIUM 1,198 sq. ft. Ready Now Ana May Chavez (Ref # AP 174778)

2 BR

AED 95,000


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DUBAILAND DISTRICT

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ARABIAN RANCHES

5 BR

MIRADOR PHASE 1 Ideal family living 4,560 sq. ft. Ready Now Tarek Gouda (Ref # VI250719)

ARABIAN RANCHES

AL MAHRA Meticulously planned development 4,239 sq. ft. Ready Now Melanie Mouton (Ref # VI247560)

ARABIAN RANCHES

MIRADOR PHASE 1 A motivated seller! 5,230 sq. ft. Ready Now Thomas Bunker (Ref # VI167320)

5 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

6 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

AED 4,320,970

AED 8,755,000

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

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

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AED 4,950,000

3 BR

ARABIAN RANCHES

2 BR

DUBAI SPORTS CITY

AED 4,657,590

AED 1,957,000

4 BR

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

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

2 BR

AED 1,279,144

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36 FOR SALE DUBAILAND DISTRICT

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DUBAI SPORTS CITY

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

DUBAILAND

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

DUBAI SPORTS CITY

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

DUBAILAND

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

June 2009

3 BR

DUBAI SPORTS CITY

4 BR

DUBAILAND

1 BR

DUBAILAND

AED 4,326,000

1 BR

DUBAI SPORTS CITY

1 BR

DUBAILAND

AED 1,340,000

AED 750,000

VICTORY HEIGHTS A desirable address 2,521 sq. ft. Ready August 2009 Ruth Cowley (Ref # VI247911)

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

AED 2,678,000

AED 760,000

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

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

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

STUDIO

AED 566,500

1 BR

AED 1,250,000

5 BR

AED 4,185,000

1 BR

AED 765,944


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DUBAILAND

THE VILLA Affordable luxury 3,600 sq. ft. Ready June 2009 Karen Lefand (Ref # VI246553)

GREEN COMMUNITY

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

IMPZ

THE CRESCENT Dynamic environment 506 sq. ft. 14th floor, Ready Now Liam Davorn (Ref # AP246794)

JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES

VALENCIA GROVE Amazing value 3,959 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 T homas Bunker (Ref # VI248905)

5 BR

FALCON CITY OF WONDERS

3 BR

GREEN COMMUNITY

AED 3,522,042

AED 4,460,000

ST

AED 516,080

4 BR

AED 8,751,268

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

GC PHASE 1A An exquisite landscaped setting 4,176 sq. ft. Ready Now Nicole Burt (Ref # VI249571)

JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES

FIRESIDE Magnificent golf course views 8,849 sq. ft. Ready June 2010 Thomas Bunker (Ref # VI249796)

IMPZ

THE CRESCENT Modern infrastructure and facilities 1,355 sq. ft. 17th floor, Ready Now Amine Issa (Ref # AP94163)

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5 BR

FALCON CITY OF WONDERS

3 BR

IMPZ

5 BR

JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES

AED 3,698,860

AED 3,193,000

AED 23,651,755

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

5 BR

AED 7,129,500

2 BR

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

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

5 BR

AED 7,623,305

2 BR

AED 1,141,920

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38 FOR RENT DUBAILAND DISTRICT

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DUBAILAND DISTRICT

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ARABIAN RANCHES

3 BR

SAHEEL 3,216 sq. ft. Ready Now Darius Ganda (Ref # VI 177336)

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

EAST GARDEN - BLOCK E 2,362 sq. ft. Dimple Shah (Ref # AP 1881)

DUBAILAND

FOXHILL 8 2,931 sq. ft. Ready Now Sana Hajjar (Ref # AP257114)

June 2009

3 BR

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

3 BR

DUBAILAND

AED 200,000

AED 115,000

EWAN RESIDENCE 900 sq. ft. Joseph Charro (Ref # AP 163323)

TERRACED APARTMENTS 4,679 sq. ft. Ready Now Darius Ganda (Ref # AP256681)

AED 190,000

1 BR

DUBAI INVESTMENT PARK

3 BR

DUBAILAND

AED 50,000

AED 180,000

PALMERA 1,889 sq. ft. Ready Now (Ref # VI174809)

MARLOWE HOUSE 2 1,413 sq. ft. Ready Now Sylvia O’Connor (Ref # AP255600)

2 BR

AED 150,000

2 BR

AED 85,000


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DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

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

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BUSINESS BAY

4 BR

EXECUTIVE TOWER K Ambitious initiative 3,272 sq. ft. 38th floor, Ready May 2009 Zahra Slassi (Ref # AP82464)

AED 5,899,840

BURJ DUBAI BOULEVARD

BURJ DUBAI BOULEVARD

8 BOULEVARD WALK

THE ADDRESS DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

1 BR

2 BR

AED 1,618,015

AED 4,532,000

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

A prestigious address 1,848 sq. ft. 15th floor Ready Now Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP240939)

BURJ DUBAI BOULEVARD

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

BURJ DUBAI BOULEVARD

THE ADDRESS DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI Affordable luxury 741 sq. ft. 55th floor, Ready Now Nick Nuziale (Ref # AP70722)

1 BR

AED 1,660,000

BURJ VIEWS

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

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STUDIO

AED 1,236,000

2 BR

AED 2,266,000

BURJ VIEWS

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

1 BR

AED 1,699,500

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BUSINESS BAY

EXECUTIVE TOWER B Ambitious initiative 1423 sq. ft. 43rd floor, Ready May 2009 Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP81914)

2 BR

AED 2,266,000

BUSINESS BAY EXECUTIVE TOWER M

2 BR AED 2,964,600 Executive elegance 1647 sq. ft. 46th floor Ready May 2009 Amine Issa (Ref # AP246640)

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

BUSINESS BAY

DIFC

THE PAD

THE INDEX (ONE CENTRAL PARK)

1 BR

1 BR

AED 1,884,900

AED 2,575,000

Dynamic environment 683 sq. ft. 2nd floor Ready December 2009 Eva Yang (Ref # AP246577)

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

DIFC

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)

DIFC THE INDEX (ONE CENTRAL PARK)

2 BR AED 4,044,192 Amazing value 1,636 sq. ft. 65th floor Ready December 2009 Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP248843)

THE OLD TOWN

MISKA 4 High rental yields 883 sq. ft. 7th floor, Ready Now Sachin Das (Ref # AP227261)

June 2009

1 BR

AED 2,655,225

THE OLD TOWN

MISKA 5 Smart home living 1,212 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Penny Higgins (Ref # AP89648)

2 BR

AED 3,811,000


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THE OLD TOWN

1 BR

ZANZEBEEL 1 A desirable address 876 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Sachin Das (Ref # APM55760)

THE OLD TOWN

REEHAN 1 Modern living at its best 811 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready Now Thomas Bunker (Ref # AP8545)

1 BR

THE OLD TOWN ISLAND

4 BR

THE RESIDENCES

AED 1,905,500

THE OLD TOWN ISLAND

1 BR

TAJER RESIDENCES Superior location 958 sq. ft. 8th floor, Ready Now Svetlana Gorbach (Ref # AP218759)

AED 3,090,000

THE RESIDENCES

RESIDENCES VILLAS Premier location 3,246 sq. ft. Ready Now Deborah Staines (Ref # VI235275)

AED 6,695,000

AED 1,545,000

1 BR

ATTAREEN RESIDENCE Superior location 1,030 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready Now Joanne Reyes (Ref # AP76468)

AED 2,060,000

2 BR

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

AED 3,568,950

THE RESIDENCES

THE RESIDENCES

TRADE CENTRE

THE RESIDENCES E2

THE RESIDENCES II T1

WORLD TRADE CENTRE RESIDENCE

2 BR

2 BR AED 2,164,260

A motivated seller! 1,365 sq. ft. 29th floor Ready Now Joanne Reyes (Ref # AP19436)

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4 BR

AED 4,326,000

AED 7,595,982

Superior location 1,431 sq. ft. 33 floor Ready Now Gibran Bukhari (Ref # AP70456)

Exclusive property 2,927 sq. ft. 5th floor Ready Now Colm Bennett (Ref # AP83812)

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42 FOR SALE INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT

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INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT

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

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INTERNATIONAL CITY

1 BR

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

DUBAI SILICON OASIS

THE DUNES A host of facilities 970 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready Now Fadi El Fares (Ref # AP79465)

1 BR

AED 1,198,920

INTERNATIONAL CITY

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

AED 669,500

2 BR

AED 849,750

INTERNATIONAL CITY

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

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INTERNATIONAL CITY

RIVIERA LAKEVIEW Dynamic environment 532 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready Now Fadi El Fares (Ref # AP75920)

June 2009

Studio

AED 618,000

INTERNATIONAL CITY

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

2 BR

AED 1,019,700

1 BR

AED 455,150


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44 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

1 BR

TIME PLACE Stay high above the city 880 sq. ft. 27th floor (Ref # APM215985)

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA DIAMOND City living 450 sq. ft. 8th floor (Ref # APM214455)

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA HEIGHTS An Ideal location 1,159 sq. ft. 16th floor (Ref # APM211253)

June 2009

ST

AED 9,000 p/m

2 BR

AED 15,000 p/m

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA DIAMOND Marina value 834 sq. ft. 13th floor (Ref # APM210070)

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA HEIGHTS Breathtaking ocean views 1,721 sq. ft. 45th floor (Ref # APM213067)

AED 12,000 p/m

1 BR

AED 10,000 p/m

3 BR

AED 20,000 p/m

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

8 BOULEVARD WALK Style and comfort on a budget 543 sq. ft. 13th floor (Ref # APM249477)

ST

AED 7,000 p/m


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DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI MISKA 4 A vibrant community 1,141 sq. ft. 1st floor (Ref # APM215770)

1 BR+STUDY

AED 14,000 p/m

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

THE RESIDENCES II T3 Affordable luxury 850 sq. ft. 19th floor (Ref # APM215742)

1 BR

AED 12,500 p/m

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

2 BR

YANSOON 7 Peaceful atmosphere 1,433 sq. ft. 3rd floor (Ref # APM238022)

AED 18,000 p/m

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PALM JUMIERAH

KHUDRAWI Relax and unwind 1,184 sq. ft. 6th floor (Ref # APM215260)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS GOLDCREST VIEWS Stylish living 476 sq. ft. 9th floor (Ref # APM215583)

EMIRATES LIVING

PHASE 10 - SPRINGS Your new home 1,690 sq. ft. (Ref # VIM209601)

1 BR

AED 15,000 p/m

DISCOVERY GARDENS

BUILDING 52 Tasteful and peaceful 474 sq. ft. G floor (Ref # APM254392)

ST

AED 6,999 p/m

ST

AED 9,000 p/m

2 BR

AED 15,000 p/m

DOWNTOWN BURJ DUBAI

TAJER Stunning setting 920 sq. ft. 6th floor (Ref # AP215300)

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1 BR

AED 14,000 p/m

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46 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 REEM ISLAND MANGROVE PLACE

1 BR AED 6,73,964 A motivated seller! 691 sq. ft. 3rd floor Ready March 2010 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP239228)

AL REEM ISLAND

2 BR

AL REEM ISLAND

2 BR

AL MAHA TOWER AED 1,339,000 An entertainers delight 1,147 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready December 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP241153)

MARINA BLUE AED 1,679,679 An investors dream! 1,346 sq. ft. 36th floor, Ready December 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP254832)

June 2009

AL REEM ISLAND

2 BR

AL REEM ISLAND

2 BR

MARINA BLUE AED 1,652,644 Amazing value 1,346 sq. ft. 5th floor, Ready December 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP254887)

AL REEM ISLAND

1 BR

MARINA HEIGHTS 2 AED 1,113,945 An investors dream 872 sq. ft. 17th floor, Ready December 2009 Kerry Jayne Broad (Ref # AP253702)

MARINA HEIGHTS 2 AED 1,383,084 Competitive price, call now 1,119 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready December 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP238533)


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AL REEM ISLAND

MARINA HEIGHTS 2 Competitive price, call now 872 sq. ft. 4th floor, Ready December 2009 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP238312)

1 BR

AED 1,100,246

AL REEM ISLAND

OCEAN TERRACE RESIDENCE In a class by itself 840 sq. ft. 19th floor, Ready December 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP97192)

1 BR

AL REEM ISLAND

1 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

3 BR

1 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

3 BR

2 BR

AL REEF

AED 1,141,535

OCEAN TERRACE RESIDENCE AED 1,024,455 In a class by itself 872 sq. ft. 19th Floor, Ready December 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP97193)

AL REEM ISLAND TALA TOWER

1 BR AED 1,117,550 Attractive investment opportunity 936 sq. ft. 40th floor Ready November 2009 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP249492)

AL REEM ISLAND

OCEAN TERRACE RESIDENCE In a class by itself 840 sq. ft. 7th floor, Ready December 2009 Ibrahim Zeinab (Ref # AP240446)

AL RAHA BEACH

1 BR

2 BR

AL RAHA BEACH

1 BR

AL REEF

AL MUNEERA AED 1,745,387 Attractive investment opportunity 1,539 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready December 2010 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP249570)

AL RAHA BEACH

AL NASEEM RESIDENCE - B A prestigious address 962 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Ready December 2009 Linda Savidge (Ref # AP75219)

AED 1,985,325 AL MUNEERA Space-effective designs 1,712 sq. ft. 6th floor, Ready December 2010 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # AP96259)

AED 1,167,478

AED 1,598,766

AL MUNEERA AED 1,070,479 A motivated seller! 859 sq. ft. 13th floor, Ready December 2010 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP253521)

ARABIC COMMUNITY Affordable luxury 1,832 sq. ft. Ready June 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # VI252132)

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AED 1,184,500

AL MUNEERA AED 2,231,598 A motivated seller! 1,939 sq. ft. 2nd floor, Ready December 2010 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # AP255799)

ARABIC COMMUNITY Competitive price, call now 1,831 sq. ft. Ready June 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI255054)

2 BR

AED 1,236,116

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48 ABU DHABI

AL REEF

ARABIC COMMUNITY Live your Arabian dream 1,832 sq. ft. Ready July 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # VI234541)

AL REEF

ARABIC COMMUNITY A place to call home 1,832 sq. ft. Ready July 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI256284)

AL REEF

CONTEMPORARY COMMUNITY Exceptional deal! 1,832 sq. ft. Ready December 2010 Imran Ellam (Ref # VI251823)

2 BR

AL REEF

2 BR

AL REEF

2 BR

AL REEF

AED 1,081,500

AED 1,180,000

AED 1,163,900

ARABIC COMMUNITY Amazing value 3,749 sq. ft. Ready July 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # VI255649)

CONTEMPORARY COMMUNITY Easy installments 2,857 sq. ft. Ready December 2010 Linda Savidge (Ref # VI224064)

DESERT COMMUNITY Amazing value 3,749 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # VI252701)

5 BR

AL REEF

4 BR

AL REEF

5 BR

AL REEF

AED 2,317,500

AED 1,768,487

AED 2,309,775

5 BR

ARABIC COMMUNITY Ideal family living 3,749 sq. ft. Ready July 2009 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI256281)

AED 2,450,000

5 BR

AED 2,038,720

CONTEMPORARY COMMUNITY Great family home 3,749 sq. ft. Ready December 2010 Natalya Sapronova (Ref # VI233911)

5 BR

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

AED 2,283,914

THE GATE SKY TOWER

2 BR AED 2,246,228 The jewel in the crown 1,651 sq. ft. 67th floor Ready November 2009 Imran Ellam (Ref # AP248036)

AL REEF

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

June 2009

3 BR

AED 1,442,000

AL REEF

MEDITERRANEAN COMMUNITY Smart home living 3,749 sq. ft. Ready December 2010 Lina Bayazid Siada (Ref # VI233129)

5 BR

AED 2,472,000


SHARJAH AND THE NORTHERN EMIRATES 49

SHARJAH IN STYLE

SHARJAH AND THE NORTHERN EMIRATES

Need a place to rent in Sharjah? Future Tower is located in the prestigious Al Khan area and offers studios, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments for lease at affordable prices. Apartments are characterized by wide spaces with distinctive views overlooking the Al Khan lagoon. Facilities include swimming pool and gymnasium and parking is available. These units are direct from the owner, so there is no commission fee for tenants! Come see for yourself the best location in Sharjah. 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

MAJAZ

MANAZIL TOWER 2

AL MOHANNAD TOWER

3 BR

AL MAMZAR

MANAZIL TOWER 5 An Iconic Masterpiece 990 sq. ft. Lake View Ready November 2011 Noora Talebi (Ref # AP95482)

3 BR

AED 1,133,000

AED 2,100,000

Ambitious Initiative 1,976 sq. ft. Lake View Ready November 2009 Noora Talebi (Ref # AP250533)

Experience the Height of Luxury 3,177 sq. ft. Lagoon View Ready November 2011 Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # AP92450)

1 BR

AED 642,463

BUHAIRA

AL NAHDA

AL DANA TOWER

MOON TOWER

2 BR

2 BR

AED 1,442,000

AED 670,000

Glimmering Lakeside Views 2,087 sq. ft. Lagoon View Ready November 2011 Hilly Salman (Ref # AP250415)

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

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50 SHARJAH AND THE NORTHERN EMIRATES

AJMAN

EMIRATES CITY PARADISE LAKES TOWER

1 BR AED 379,040 Modern Living at its Best 803 sq. ft. Park View Ready June 2009 Hilly Salman (Ref # AP232316)

MARMOOKA CITY EMERALD VIEWS

1 BR AED 388,053 Exceptionally rewarding investment 754 sq. ft. Partial Lake View Ready June 2011 Better Homes Shj Office (Ref # AP254858)

EMIRATES CITY

3 BR

PARADISE LAKES TOWER Smart Home Living 1,310 sq. ft. Community View Ready June 2009 Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # AP75952)

AED 641,900

MARMOOKA CITY

AJMAN CORNICHE

EMERALD COURT

CORNICHE TOWERS

ST

3 BR

AED 283,726

AED 2,993,592

Favourable Payment Plans 477 sq. ft. Lake View Ready June 2011 Better Homes Shj Office (Ref # AP254873)

Cool Blue Coastline 3,632 sq. ft. Sea View Ready August 2009 Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # AP 243820)

AJMAN UPTOWN

ERICA Smart Home Living 1,696 sq. ft. Ready December 2009 Hilly Salman (Ref # VI226312)

3 BR

AED 1,030,000

EMIRATES CITY LAKE TOWER 2

2 BR AED 430,758 Amazing Value 1,042 sq. ft. Community View, Ready August 2010 Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # AP241686)

AL KHOR

AL KHOR TOWER B2 Ready to move-in 1,813 sq. ft. Creek View Ready Now Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # AP71696)

June 2009

2 BR

AED 793,645


Times are volatile. Prices Change Daily. Call +971 600 52 2212

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RAS AL KHAIMAH

THE COVE

THE COVE Captivating Environment 1,365 sq. ft. Sea View Ready Now Dermot de Gersigny (Ref # VI69092)

MINA AL ARAB

GRANADA At never-before prices 4,476 sq. ft. Sea View Ready September 2009 Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # VI47382)

THE COVE

THE COVE Best Value 3,852 sq. ft. Sea View Ready Now Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # VI79258)

AL HAMRA VILLAGE

MARINA APARTMENT Property at budget prices 1,238 sq. ft. Lagoon View Ready Now Natalya Shapovalova (Ref # AP81219)

4 BR

AL HAMRA VILLAGE

4 BR

AL HAMRA VILLAGE

ST

AL HAMRA VILLAGE

AED 3,700,000

3 BR

MINA AL ARAB

2 BR

AL HAMRA VILLAGE

AED 2,820,000

AED 1,236,000

GRANADA AED 3,038,174 Amazing Value 4,132 sq. ft. Landscape View Ready September 2009 Hilly Salman (Ref # VI83220)

ROYAL BREEZE BUILDING AED 406,850 Privileged location 599 sq. ft. Golf Course View Ready December 2010 Dermot de Gersigny (Ref # AP83214)

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

NORTH TOWN HOUSES Affordable Luxury 2,378 sq. ft. Golf Course View Ready Now Dermot de Gersigny (Ref # VI246744)

MARINA APARTMENT The Lap of Luxury 495 sq. ft. Lagoon View Ready Now Hilly Salman (Ref # AP94098)

ROYAL BREEZE BUILDING In a Class by Itself 1,392 sq. ft. Sea View Ready December 2010 Hilly Salman (Ref # AP66939)

1 BR

AED 1,389,044

3 BR

AED 3,605,000

ST

AED 489,250

2 BR

AED 921,850

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TOWER POWER

COMMERCIAL

Looking for some first class office space? You’ll find that the beautiful Business Central Towers have it at surprisingly affordable prices. This place is fantastic for employees–it’s got a gym with halfsize Olympic pool, plus great restaurants and coffee shops. The location and proximity to Media City, Internet City, TECOM, and Dubai Marina provide further logistics benefits and convenience for workers. Views from the towers are unmatched. We’ve got one particular bargain on offer at the moment: a 1,492 sq. ft. retail unit at the offer price of AED275/sq. ft. For more information on this special offer, give us a call with reference number RE168583.

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FOR SALE

DUBAI MARINA

MARINA PLAZA AED 10,634,268 Easy payment plan 4,390 sq. ft. Office Ready September 2009 Shirin Bank (Ref # OF225310)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS AG TOWER (SILVER) Guaranteed rental income 1,195 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Mona Bakr (Ref # OF254195)

AED 1,166,372

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS ALMAS TOWER Affordable luxury 807 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF249167)

AED 1,155,454

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS AU TOWER (GOLD)

AED 2,374,974 Cornerstone of economic activity 1,098 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF237476)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

ARMADA TOWERS Attractive investment opportunity 14,383 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF248779)

June 2009

AED 17,272,591

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS ARMADA TOWERS In a class by itself 1,246 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF65089)

AED 2,504,754


Times are volatile, prices change daily. Contact us on +971 600 52 2212 53 JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

DUBAI STAR

FORTUNE EXECUTIVE TOWER

FORTUNE TOWER

AED 1,096,332

AED 1,168,793

AED 4,434,150

A prestigious address 887 sq. ft. Office Ready July 2009 Mona Bakr (Ref # OF73726)

Superior location 1,335 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF22692)

State-of-the-art facilities 2,050 sq. ft. Retail Ready Now Andrew Elliot (Ref # RE240076)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

HDS TOWER

INDIGO TOWER

JUMEIRAH BAY TOWER (X2)

AED 739,952

AED 2,854,131

AED 1,395,192

Easy payment plan 768 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF67013)

Self-contained development 1,237 sq. ft. Retail Ready Now David Lawes (Ref # RE233919)

In a class by itself 1,303 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Mona Bakr (Ref # OF64948)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH BUSINESS CENTRE 5

LAKE TERRACE

MAZAYA BUSINESS AVENUE

AED 19,741,106

AED 1,745,850

AED 1,446,703

Distinct styling 11,274 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Shirin Bank (Ref # OF243009)

Premier location 678 sq. ft. Retail Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # RE92122)

State-of-the-art complex 1,170 sq. ft. Office Ready October 2009 Mona Bakr (Ref # OF241082)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

REEF TOWER

SABA TOWER 1

AED 3,432,405

AED 11,264,029

An investors dream! 1,829 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF240270)

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

TECOM

CAYAN BUSINESS CENTRE Executive elegance 1,980 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Mona Bakr (Ref # OF219869)

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

AED 3,670,920

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TECOM

GROSVENOR BUSINESS TOWER Competitive price, call now 1,399 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Sabine Hyss (Ref # OF252733)

AED 1,873,261

TECOM

GROSVENOR BUSINESS TOWER Competitive price, call now 1,090 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Sabine Hyss (Ref # OF251430)

AED 2,286,410

TECOM

DOWNTOWN JEBEL ALI

SMART HEIGHTS

TOWER A4

AED 3,090,000

AED 1,617,549

An investment for capital growth 1,605 sq. ft. Office Ready December 2009 Sabine Hyss (Ref # OF237088)

In a class by itself 1,001 sq. ft. Office Ready December 2010 Souzy Tabbouche (Ref # OF235343)

TECOM

GROSVENOR BUSINESS TOWER Competitive price, call now 1,638 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Sabine Hyss (Ref # OF251426)

JEBEL ALI

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

AED 3,375,535

AED 16,480,000

DUBAILAND SPORTS ONE TOWER

AED 1,121,481 Captivating environment 680 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Violet Nasouti (Ref # OF236621)

DUBAI SILICON OASIS

LA SOLARIUM Aesthetic appeal 1,076 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Maggie Neil (Ref # OF179929)

BUSINESS BAY

AED 1,265,330

BAYSWATER Amazing value 834 sq. ft. Office Ready Now David Lawes (Ref # OF246186)

BUSINESS BAY

BUSINESS BAY

BURJ AL ALAM

BURLINGTON

AED 11,661,112

AED 2,806,308

An iconic masterpiece 1,830 sq. ft. Retail Ready December 2009 Sabine Hyss (Ref # RE239829)

Ambitious initiative 1,168 sq. ft. Office Ready December 2009 Andrew Elliot (Ref # OF230721)

BUSINESS BAY

EXECUTIVE TOWER D A desirable address 1,521 sq. ft. Office Ready May 2009 Shirin Bank (Ref # OF63984)

June 2009

AED 988,114

AED 1,879,750


Times are volatile, prices change daily. Contact us on +971 600 52 2212 55

FOR RENT

AL QUOZ

WH/358-539 Prized location 3,600 sq. ft. Warehouse Ready Now Susheel Sarma (Ref # WH174994)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

AED 152,180

AG TOWER (SILVER) A desirable address 1,087 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Vikas Arora (Ref # OF254200)

AL QUOZ

WH/365-349 Amazing value 5,346 sq. ft. Warehouse Ready Now Susheel Sarma (Ref # WH178137)

AED 240,570

BARSHA

BARSHA BUILDING II Amazing value 740 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Alma Lynn Arcay (Ref # OF235416)

AED 148,000

AL QUOZ

WH/364-363 Amazing value 3,000 sq. ft. Warehouse Ready Now Susheel Sarma (Ref # WH240783)

DUBAI MARINA

THE WAVES TOWER B Amazing value 1,507 sq. ft. Retail Ready Now Rajeev Kumar (Ref # RE253463)

AED 162,000

AED 120,000

AED 565,125

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS AL SEEF 2

AED 368,280 One of the Best Deals in the Market 1,674 sq. ft. Retail Ready Now Ali Reza Jalali (Ref # RE254311)

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS AG TOWER (SILVER) A desirable address 646 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Vikas Arora (Ref # OF254204)

AED 90,440

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

JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS

HDS TOWER Direct marina views 1,131 sq. ft. Office Ready Now Tessa Honorica Lowe (Ref # OF251115)

AED 135,720

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56 COMMERCIAL

COMMERCIAL BREAKDOWN

1GB = 5.94 AED 1 USD = 3.67 AED 1 EURO = 5.13 AED PRICES PER SQ/FT Sales Index Report - May 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

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

ABU DHABI

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Business Bay

806,861

49,722,865

7,043,444

1,102

2,869

1,882

DIFC

5,486,758

13,633,080

9,559,919

2,626

4,120

3,373

Downtown Burj Dubai

17,304,000

17,304,000

17,304,000

3,605

3,605

3,605

Dubai Silicon Oasis

1,137,492

1,137,492

1,137,492

618

618

618

Dubai Marina

10,439,598

11,229,093

10,767,473

2,421

2,423

2,422

Jumeirah Lake Towers

493,060

20,039,615

4,429,272

729

2,010

1,205

Jumeirah Village

1,412,954

1,412,954

1,412,954

1,908

1,908

1,908

TECOM

1,873,261

3,870,740

2,901,086

1,218

2,098

1,774

Al Reem Island

1,930,735

60,818,719

12,578,632

1,648

3,521

2,641

Building Material City

5,153,356

25,517,655

12,797,083

1,236

1,820

1,626

Danat Abu Dhabi

4,829,585

4,829,585

4,829,585

2,039

2,039

2,039

The Gate

2,977,524

2,977,524

2,977,524

1,854

1,854

1,854

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Bur Dubai

1,091,999

1,091,999

1,091,999

364

364

364

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

Dubai Investment Park

23,345,000

23,345,000

23,345,000

430

430

430

JEBEL ALI DISTRICT

Jebel Ali

7,725,000

16,480,000

10,815,000

249

503

354

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

RETAIL

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT

WAREHOUSE

RENTALS COMMERCIAL VILLA

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

June 2009

Jumeirah

600,000

600,000

600,000

150

150

150

Al Wasl

1,000,000

1,000,000

1,000,000

200

200

200


Commercial investments for those thinking of Q4 in Q1. Call + 971 600 52 2212 57 OFFICE COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

MEYDAN DISTRICT

Al Quoz

73,619

1,054,891

261,787

120

400

181

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Barsha

401,625

401,625

401,625

135

135

135

Emirates Living

358,875

954,900

503,132

225

225

225

Jumeirah Lake Towers

76,800

363,630

180,027

100

200

131

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT

DEIRA DISTRICT

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Sufouh

703,340

703,340

703,340

230

230

230

TECOM

142,783

3,250,000

421,857

130

300

236

Bur Dubai

75,000

332,063

189,317

66

417

193

Dubai Healthcare City

247,860

1,320,000

1,032,882

150

180

165

Deira

23,940

4,019,200

321,644

75

290

180

Dubai International Airport

160,000

160,000

160,000

100

100

100

Garhoud

75,321

2,375,000

370,225

150

250

178

Qusais

119,415

265,320

194,402

120

150

139

Business Bay

224,910

359,700

282,273

170

250

193

DIFC

504,450

527,850

520,313

450

469

455

Downtown Burj Dubai

50,000

1,243,275

646,638

175

275

225

Trade Centre

17,200

2,679,250

371,801

61

725

157

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT

Dubai Silicon Oasis

110,330

203,320

130,622

115

130

128

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

Jumeirah

111,600

1,562,500

429,742

52

250

145

LAGOONS DISTRICT

Dubai Festival City

253,950

253,950

253,950

150

150

150

ABU DHABI

Al Markaziyah

196,851

404,551

244,679

288

288

288

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

Barsha

330,220

969,300

649,760

190

300

245

RETAIL

MARINA EMIRATES LIVING DISTRICT

Dubai Marina

125,000

801,285

572,492

250

375

306

Jumeirah Lake Towers

168,500

368,280

271,295

220

260

247

TECOM

201,825

1,251,575

592,845

300

325

323

JUMEIRAH DISTRICT

Jumeirah

63,000

252,747

160,256

89

700

202

MEYDAN DISTRICT

Al Quoz

134,800

2,381,800

1,543,768

200

250

221

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Downtown Burj Dubai

2,522,400

2,522,400

2,522,400

400

400

400

Trade Centre

89,040

720,000

287,809

114

400

237

BUR DUBAI DISTRICT

DEIRA DISTRICT

INTERNATIONAL CITY DISTRICT SHARJAH

Bur Dubai

232,342

510,144

338,633

90

96

93

Dubai Healthcare City

460,880

460,880

460,880

280

280

280

Deira

796,980

7,500,000

3,570,860

145

250

198

Garhoud

387,126

1,130,250

734,662

165

170

169

Qusais

4,558,000

4,558,000

4,558,000

200

200

200

International City

21,330

71,950

39,711

45

65

56

Al Nahda

48,160

48,160

48,160

70

70

70

Industrial Area

40,000

70,000

58,333

27

47

39

Al Jarf

159,780

159,780

159,780

30

30

30

COMMUNITY

MIN PRICE

MAX PRICE

AVG PRICE

MIN PRICE/ SQ.FT

MAX PRICE/ SQ.FT

AVG PRICE/ SQ.FT

MEYDAN DISTRICT

Al Quoz

95,250

240,570

151,689

40

50

44

DUBAILAND DISTRICT

Dubai Investment Park

96,460

500,000

291,739

35

50

43

DEIRA DISTRICT

Qusais

180,800

216,960

192,853

50

60

53

AJMAN

Al Jarf

90,275

90,275

90,275

25

25

25

AJMAN

WAREHOUSE

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

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3

2

1

MY FAVOURITE ROOM

ANNE YOUNG 1 My husband Ralph is a keen photographer so I got him this antique camera from India for his birthday. It’s from circa 1950 and is still in working order, but getting the film for it is quite a problem. 2 The coffee pot is another antique, it’s about 180 years old. I bought it from a souk during a trip to Oman and I’m still trying to have it restored because it’s got a few burn marks on it. 3 We bought this poetjie - which is a South African for one pot dish - from the Organic Foods and Café store at the Dubai Mall. My husband is South African so he knows how to use it. It’s a slow cooking pot you put your meat in there and then let it stew all day. 4 . We bought this tea set during a trip to India. I don’t know how old it is, but the silver plating had worn away so I had it restored.

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60 BETTER INTERIORS RUG, CARPETWORLD AED2,800 CHAIR, NATUZZI AED11,000

WINEGLASS, @HOME Price on request

LAMP, ID DESIGN AED1,198

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

LAMP, @HOME Price on request

CHAIR PROSETTO, AED11,800

VASE, @HOME Price on request CANDLE STICK, @HOME Price on request

FUTON, ID DESIGN AED5,928

BED, PROSETTO AED35,700

June 2009


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SIX OF THE BEST

THIS SUCKS

Do you abhor your vacuum? Let us talk you through the city’s top models… Dyson DC16 Root 6 Handheld Vacuum The suction is really strong for a handheld, and sucks up debris from any surface. The battery life, however, is quite short, but happily the power doesn’t drop as the battery runs down.

Hoover U5507-900 Elite Auto-Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner This machine is really good if you have a pet, because it will pick up even the most deep-rooted hair and fur from your carpets and couches. Remember to adjust the rotors when using the hand held attachments, or the powerful suction may chew through your carpets.

Philips Ergofit The vacuum has two handles and fingertip controls which make it easier to adjust and use the machine and hose, which means less bending and a better posture for you, along with less strain on your wrist. The machine boasts lower noise levels than most vacuum cleaners too.

Electrolux Ergorapido Electrolux comes with a built in hand vacuum, which means you can pull out the smaller one for a quick clean if you’ve spilled something. The machine is great on hard flooring, but is cordless, which means it allows only 10 minutes of vacuuming.

Dyson DC24 Ball

Electrolux Ultra Silencer Green The Ultra Silencer is only available in black because it is made with 55% recycled plastic. The machine is also the most energy efficient in the market, and even has HEPA filtration for cleaner air.

The ‘ball’ makes it easier to reach corners and areas that are usually tough to get at, and without the need for an attachment. Dyson is also famous for the asthma-friendly air it expels, which has up to 150 times less mold and bacteria than normal air, so you won’t need an extra HEPA filter.

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BETTER...KITCHENS

Cherith Nicholl shows you how to turn your kitchen dreams into reality

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modern and clean

INSPIRATION DREAM KITCHENS: RECIPES AND IDEAS FOR MODERN KITCHENS BY WANDA JANKOWSKI

This book takes you through tips on how to get a kitchen that will impress industry professionals. We particularly like the section where ten top chefs give their opinion on products that should be in every kitchen: essential reading.

DETAIL IN CONTEMPORARY KITCHENS BY VIRGINIA MCLEOD Making your kitchen look minimalistic rather than sparse is a tricky balancing act: check out the case studies in this book for inspiration on how to manage it.

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2. TOP T

Avoid dark colours in counter tiles - black might look stylish but it will be almost impossible to keep clean. Darker counters will also make your kitchen appear smaller, so aim for a paler palette to create the illusion of extra space. Another key point to note when creating a spacious look is to get your lighting correct – add lights to cabinets and make sure your main light isn’t too harsh as it will highlight the areas you want to conceal.

ACHIEVE THIS LOOK If you are limited on space then it is important to plan your kitchen well. By choosing light surfaces and flooring you create a great basis for your kitchen and to avoid it looking bland, introduce focal points of bright bursts of colour such as this vibrant table and chair set by Western Furniture. Kitchen accessories have come a long way: co-ordinate them with your colour scheme and remember they always look better when they match. Dining in your kitchen is becoming increasingly popular as many feel it is more sociable, so don’t have your lights too bright as it will look harsh and create a sterile-feeling environment.

Make a statement with an unusual dining table. ACCESSORIES Olive oil dispenser, The One, AED79

Wine glass, The One AED25

Mug, Q Home Decor AED39

Sugar bowl, Inca AED79

Soap dispenser, ID Design AED169


sleek and stylish 4. MUST HAVE

IKEA, DHS325 Add some contemporary breakfast stools to your kitchen to provide you with the option of grabbing breakfast by the counter.

LE CREUSET PANS If you want some sturdy pans which will last you a lifetime, pick up some of these perky Le Creuset numbers, which are available in an array of perky colours and cost AED1,090.

If you want to have complete creative control over the style of your kitchen then opt for one that will be designed for you from scratch such as this one from Eurohouse. Every kitchen will be unique and you can choose everything from surfaces to appliances. Keep the design simple to create a contemporary look.

bright and cheery

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Q

I want to put an island in my kitchen but am worried it will take up a great deal of space – is there an alternative?

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Islands are fantastic for providing extra food preparation space and if you opt for a built-in one it will add value to your house. The addition of facilities such as a sink and power outlets will also prove incredibly useful. If you are concerned that it will still take up a lot of space then opt for a moveable island, which will come in useful when entertaining outside: just tuck it away when you want extra space.

If you are feeling adventurous then go for a kitchen with a statement colour. By painting even just one wall a bright colour you will create a focal point in the room. Co-ordinate your accesories around this wall but be sure not to over do it. Small touches like interesting lighting can change the look of a room and it helps to have the option of softer lighting to use when you are entertaining. Your choice of flooring should be considered - although tiles are practical in that they can be easily washed they can be uninviting. Wood is a good option but be sure to get a protective coating on it.

6. SUPPLIERS IKEA

EUROHOUSE

PAN EMIRATES

Stop by Ikea and their kitchen planning experts will help you plan your dream kitchen from start to finish absolutely free of charge. They will help you decide the perfect shape, colour scheme, fittings and products, and can even arrange installation for you. www.ikeadubai.com 04 203 7555

Eurohouse specialise in providing you with high specification turnkey kitchens that are designed and tailored to meet your needs. Whether you opt for a traditional or contemporary kitchen they will take you through the process of designing it step by step. www.eurohouse-uae.com 04 339 2278

For all your kitchen accessories - among furniture for every other room in the house - head to Pan Emirates. With a wide range of everything from bakeware and saucepans to crockery and cutlery they have everything you need for a well-equipped kitchen. www.panemirates.com 04 368 5372 More listings at bhomes.com


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Dwell

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Bois & Chiffons

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Irony Home

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TOP OF THE SHOPS: PAN EMIRATES With a reputation for providing the UAE with quality furniture for over a decade, Pan Emirates have a deservedly loyal tribe of customers. A recent makeover to the company’s product line has given it a new lease of life and ensured they keep offering a good mix of quality and value for money. With everything you need from bedroom, dining and living room furniture to ideal accessories to complete the look, your entire home can be transformed at Pan Emirates. There is even something for the kids with an excellent range of children’s furniture. Make sure to check out their new opening in Barsha their biggest to date - at the end of June.

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66 BETTER COMMUNITIES

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

Edited by Parinaaz Navdar

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 fulltime 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 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.

avisaue.ae, 04 295 7121 Avis has 21 rental locations across the UAE, including at Dubai International Airport. 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 for renting from the Hertz fleet start at AED2,373 per month for a Toyota Yaris and go up to to AED17,707 per month for an Audi A8. .

SixT

fgb.ae, 02 681 1511 First Gulf offer current, savings and credit card accounts, loans and mortgages, and a portfolio of specialist investor services.

MASHREQ BANK

THRIFTY

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

thriftyaue.com, 800 4694 / 04 347 9001 With 7 locations across the UAE and 24-hour counters at all major airports, Thrifty is the largest car rental company in the UAE. Prices range from AED2,100 per month for a Mitsubishi Lancer to AED15,000 per month for a BMW 7 series.

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

June 2009

AVIS

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 Mercedes Benz B-Class to AED 14,500 for the S-Class

FIRST GULF BANK

NATIONAL BANK OF DUBAI

National Bank of Dubai

CAR RENTAL

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 alongside a spread of different credit cards and current accounts.

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 FUTTAIM TRADING ENTERPRISES tradingenterprises.com, 04 206 6300 Al Futtaim Trading is the exclusive distributor of Honda, Volvo, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles. They also have an in-house insurance company.


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BRITISH DENTAL CLINIC

arabianautomobiles.com, 04 339 0999 Arabian Automobiles are the sole distributors for Nissan in the UAE. They also sell second-hand Nissan vehicles.

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.

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 cosmetic dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry and periodontics for gum disease.

SIXTH SENSE

Julie Fantham, head of the new sixth form at Jumeirah English Speaking School, tells us why it’s a smart choice for students

What do you think JESS as a school offers above other schools in Dubai? Unlike many other schools in Dubai JESS is a non-profit making school. We strive to provide the very best facilities for our students and create a caring atmosphere. From September 2009 JESS will also be extending the school to include a Sixth Form in which students will study the International Baccalaureate Diploma. What exactly is the International Baccalaureate? The International Baccalaureate, or the IB as it is more frequently known, is an international education that is recognised across many universities worldwide. It aims to provide a broad skills-orientated education. The main draw of the IB is how well it fits into today’s rapidly changing world. These days we expect to have several different careers in a lifetime and therefore we need the skills to think critically and open-mindedly with a sense of cultural awareness. The IB Diploma Programme encourages students to embrace ideas and get to grips with independent learning. The choice of subjects available is broader than that of A-Level education with students not just focusing on one area – so they get a more balanced education.

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

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

Center’s services include 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 swimming pools.

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

THE DENTAL CENTER

HOWDRA CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

the-dental-center.com, 04 375 2175 Located in Dubai Healthcare City, the Dental

howdra.moonfruit.com, 04 227 2736 Howdra offers handyman and maintenance

What else gives the IB an advantage over A-Levels? It has been argued over the years that the standard of A-Levels is dropping and that the range of subjects is too limited which can hinder a student’s choice of university course. Since the IB began in 1968 the value has been maintained and it has been widely embraced by universities with some actually seeking IB students above those from other curricula as they believe that they are better equipped to start university life.

guide you through the application process, or email ib@jess.sch.ae. Further information can also be found within the Sixth Form section of the JESS website at www.jess.sch.ae.

How will the Sixth Form differ from the rest of the school? We want to give our sixth form the independence they deserve as young adults. They will gain more responsibility and privileges – for example they will not have a uniform, instead we will expect them to follow a business dress code. They will get the chance to mentor younger students and a form of community work is also a compulsory part of the IB. Students will have their own sixth form centre which will give them a dedicated space and which will include a common area for socialising and relaxing, plus private study areas in which to work independently. Specialised Sixth Form tutors are on hand to help students pastorally and educationally and to help them make the important decisions about university. How can I find out more about applying to the Sixth Form at JESS? Get in touch with the JESS Parent Relations Team on +971 4 360 8853 who will be happy to

STUDENT VIEWS

The future sixth formers on why they’ve signed up for IB and the new sixth form… Jordan Bostock I have been at the school since it started and love the fact that it’s a community. The teachers treat you like an adult and have a great relationship with the students. After I heard about the IB I decided that it was a better option than A-Levels for me as it is more educationally balanced. Sarah Walling I feel settled at JESS and think it’ll be easier to continue my studies there. The teachers have already taught me and know my strengths and weaknesses so I can get the best help, and they also sought student opinion before setting up the sixth form, so we’ve all had an input in it. Simon Chidlow I chose to go back to JESS for Sixth Form as I have developed great relationships with my peers and my teachers. I believe the IB creates a better rounded individual, whereas A-Level is purely academic-based – the IB offers you the chance to contribute to the community through charity work, making it a much more personal course.

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GYMS

AVIATION CLUB

POOL RESOURCES

Dean Semken, Commercial Manager of Hydrolite Pools and Landscapes (hydrolite.net / 06 5351 118) tells us about the costs of constructing and maintaining a pool. How long does it typically take to build a pool? It depends, really. We build concrete pools, so there are different shapes and sizes. Realistically, it takes between 12 and 20 weeks, depending on basic design or variations. It also takes four to six weeks of planning and approval, prior to the actual construction. What about the cost of construction? Depending on the size and shape and location, it can cost anywhere between AED40,000 and AED400,000. A pool at the Emirates Hills will usually cost between AED200,000 and AED400,000, while at the Springs it could cost from AED40,000 to AED120,000. We've even built a pool for AED1,000,000.

a minimum warranty of three years. Our pools come with a 10 year warranty for the concrete shell, and three years for the tiles. Do we get to pick the shape and patterns? We construct concrete pools, as opposed to fiberglass, which means you can have any shape, size or depth you want. The choice of tiles and patterns is also up to you. How much do general maintenance and upkeep cost for the pools? Depending on the size, we usually charge AED400 per month for twice-weekly visits which include chemical checks and cleaning. While twice a week is not really necessary, it is recommended, depending on how often you use the pool.

Do the pools come with a warranty? It depends again, based on the manufacturing materials used, but most places usually offer

bouquets as well as floral arrangements for weddings and other events.

JIM WILL FIX IT

UPSCALE AND POSH

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

upscaleandposh.com While they don’t have an actual store, Upscale and Posh has a large selection of delivery flowers and bouquets to choose from online. They’ve also got a great online chat service where you can have an instant message consultation with a florist.

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 but beautiful store where a florist knocks up good value, immaculate bouquets to order. Sadly, they don’t do deliveries.

SHAKESPEARE FLOWERS thevillagedubai.com, 04 349 1070 Located at The Village Mall, Shakespeare design June 2009

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 a great range of fitness machines, weights and aerobics classes.

FITNESS FIRST 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.

HAYYA

services covering electrical and plumbing problems.

OMEGA PLUS FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

aviationclub.ae, 04 286 5303 When you join the the Avation Club you also get access to the pool, squash courts, tennis courts and plunge pool. The facilities are excellent, and they put on a big range of group workout classes including spinning and salsa.

The Aviation Club gym

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 swimming pools, squash courts and spas, as well as fitness centres offering classes like karate, basketball and baby ballet.

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.


Found your perfect property? Contact us on +971 600 52 2212 69 Healthcare City. It boasts state-of-the-art equipment and medical technologies and a VIP floor complete with a swimming pool and 24 hour butler.

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

INSURANCE

AMERICAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (ALIC0) The Big Apple gym

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.

AMERICAN HOSPITAL

AXA

ahdubai.com, 04 336 7777 The American Hospital is the first 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.

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.

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

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 house a dental clinic and other general clinics.

NMC HOSPITAL nmc.ae, 800 662 / 02 633 2255 NMC was the first comprehensive healthcare centre in Abu Dhabi with departments including dermatology, orthopaedics, paediatrics and gynaecology. They can also provide home visits when requested.

THE CITY HOSPITAL

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 oldest kennel and cattery in the UAE. They also have their own veterinary clinic.

CAMP BOW WOW AND CAMP MEOW campbowwow.ae, 04 288 1701 Camps Bow Wow and Meow are run in a villa in Mirdiff and do not cage their animals.

WHEEL DEALS Our pick of the market’s best automobile offers: make a beeline for your nearest showroom... CADILLAC Contact Liberty Automobiles for deals on Cadillac and Hummer, and you can pick between with no down payment or AED15,000 in assistance, with monthly payments starting from AED 2,750. You’ll also get free insurance, free registration and four years free servicing for Cadillac or four years free warranty on Hummer. HONDA Honda is offering options starting from 0% deposit onwards as well as low interest rates and cover against involuntary redundancy. They are also offering unlimited kilometres warranty for the Accord. LEXUS Al Futtaim's offers on Lexus include 0% interest over three years, complimentary three year servicing and insurance for a year.

NISSAN Arabian Automobiles are offering the 'Unbeatable 5' deal, with no down payment, free maintenance for two years, reduced prices on their cars, 4.5% interest on loans and free insurance. TOYOTA Toyota is running the ‘123’ offer - one year free insurance, two years of free routine servicing, three years warranty and free redundancy cover. VOLVO Al Futtaim Trading Enterprises have Volvo deals including free insurance, free servicing, free roadside assistance and unlimited mileage warranty.

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

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70 BETTER COMMUNITIES CHURCHWOOD’S churchwoods.dubaiparent.com, 04 341 5201 Churchwood’s Cat Hotel is located in Barsha. All chalets are separated by anti-sneeze partitions and come fitted with smoke alarms. All all cats receive anti tick and flea treatment on arrival.

DUBAI KENNELS AND CATTERY dkc.ae, 04 285 1646 DKC offer boarding, daycare and collection and delivery for cats, dogs and other pets. They also specialise in global relocation.

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

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENS 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

MAIDS AND CLEANING

NURSERIES

busybees.com, 04 351 7807 Busy Bees’ services include house cleaning, baby sitting, event planning, car cleaning and an athome salon service.

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

DUBAI MAIDS

BUTTERFLY MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL

BUSY BEES

dubai-maids.com, 050 919 2029 Dubai Maids offers cleaning, babysitting and party services. You can also hire full time maids after a three-day trial period.

HOWDRA CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

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.

admont.ae, 02 665 8611 Butterfly preschool is for children aged 6 months to 4 years and covers mathematics, natural science, French and Arabic.

CHILDREN’S GARDEN DUBAI 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. They put an emphasis on bilingual education.

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

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.

SPEED CLEANING

EMIRATES BRITISH NURSERY

speedcleaningcompany.com, 06 543 6333 Speed Cleaning usually sends a team for a ‘one off’ cleaning the day you contact them, and guarantee to send a cleaning crew within 24 hours at most.

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., with plenty of creative and physical activity.

GROW GARDENS growgardens.ae, 050 159 9723 Grow Gardens offer gardening services starting from prelimenary design concepts through to the finished garden.

PLANTORAMA plantoramallc.com, 04 349 0387 Plantorama’s landscaping services include full design and consultancy as well as construction of the garden with masonry and irrigation.

ST TROPEZ DESIGN

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BLOSSOM CHILDRENS NURSERY

howdra.moonfruit.com, 04 227 2736 Howdra offers cleaning services by maids who have also completed first aid and paediatric training. The company also provides handyman services for jobs like picture hanging and general garden duties.

landscapes.co.ae, 04 398 5431 Garden Concepts offer landscaping services, material and garden construction for hard or soft landscaping and maintenance services.

stdubai.com, 04 336 2003 St Tropez are landscaping and gardening contractors who adapt feng shui designs to promote balance and harmony in your garden.

BASATEEN

Children’s Oasis

CHILDREN’S OASIS NURSERY


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REMOVALS

ALLIED PICKFORDS ae.alliedpickfords.com, 04 408 9555 Allied Pickfords offers handyman and cleaning services in addition to packaging and relocation services to any international location.

EURO MOVERS INTERNATIONAL 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. A Hydrolite swimming pool

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.

RISING STARS NURSERY

PACK N MOVE of the dog, and includes a compulsory de-matting package.

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

POOL MANAGEMENT DUBAI POOL CLEANING

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.

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

TINY HOME MONTESSORI NURSERY

HYDROLITE POOLS AND LANDSCAPES

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

hydrolite.net, 06 535 1118 Hydrolite offers water treatment and cleaning of the pool’s internal surfaces twice a week plus regular reading of chemical levels.

PET GROOMING

BRITISH VETERINARY CLINIC 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.

PET CORNER

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 broken or damaged tiles.

POOL FENCE DUBAI

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.

poolfence.eu.com, 055 651 5725 Removable safety fences by Pool Fence are a good idea for a barrier around the pool if you have little children.

PETS HABITAT

THOSE POOL GUYS

petshopdubai.com, 04 341 8085 Located in Al Barsha, Pets Habitat offers grooming packages for dogs and cats. Dog grooming is priced according to the weight

thosepoolguys.com, 04 339 0418 Those Pool Guys clean and scrub swimming pools. They also refill or top up pools and disinfect them.

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.

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Fancy having your favourite paper delivered to your door each morning? Here are the top options… 1. GULF NEWS An annual subscription costs AED500 and is available through the Subscriptions page on gulfnews.com. You can also subscribe to their e-paper which costs $80 for a year. 2. KHALEEJ TIMES Log onto khaleejtimes.com and click on the Subscriptions tab: a one year subscription costs AED500. Alternatively, you can have both the Khaleej Times and the International Herald Tribune delivered to your door for Dh1,188 a year. 3. THE NATIONAL Annual subscriptions cost AED300, available from thenational.ae - scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Subscribe. 4. THE TIMES AND THE SUNDAY TIMES The international edition of The Times is printed daily in the Middle East. Log onto thetimesme. com and you can fix up flexible daily, weekend and weekly plans. A daily subscription for a year costs AED 2,190.

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72 BETTER COMMUNITIES

WHITE GOODS AND ELECTRONICS JACKY’S ELECTRONICS

jackys.com, 04 282 1822 Jacky’s showrooms are located in six locations across Dubai, with their latest one in Dubai Mall. They’ll cover all your electronics and appliance needs and offer a one year warranty on all their products.

JUMBO ELECTRONICS

Kids at JESS

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

SCHOOLS 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 history, sciences, music and languages.

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WATER

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.

MASAFI

PLUG-INS ELECTRONIX

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

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.

NESTLE 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 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.

NEW DELIS

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.

Bored of the same old deli counters at your local supermarket? Try out one of these beauties… Gourmet Station Organic Foods and Café This recently-launched spot at the The Organic Food and Café at the Greens only Oasis Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road is a uses organic grains for their breads, cookies and foodie’s dream, stocked to the gills with exotic cakes, and you can taste the difference. You cheeses and preserves, fresh breads, teas, can also pick up particularly good cured meats and a kaleidoscope of international chutneys. – including a killer biltong – at the store, then The central pop in to pick up takeaway deli-style salads and counter, wraps from the café. If you’d rather eat in than filled with take home, you should check out their great pâtés, olives Friday brunch. and chilled meats, is Waitrose particularly You cannot miss the deli counter at Waitrose brilliant – at the Marina Mall. Alongside every kind of but beware, olive and cold cut imaginable, you’ll also find these treats freshly prepared dishes: from teriyaki salmon don’t come and lasagnes to gourmet sandwiches and big-fill cheap. bagels baked fresh at the in-store bakery.


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