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March 2019

The magazine of Betterhomes

HOME RENO

Brightening up an

Emirates Hills villa

REAL

HOMES

INTERIORS

INSPO

TOP TIPS

Streamline

your next

home move

10

WAYS TO

CURATE A

GALLERY

WALL

How to design a swimming pool that wows

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Welcome to the

March issue

We’ve been making the most of the great outdoors this month,

heading to Sejal Nagjee’s Jumeirah Park garden (page 42),

which is a hugely imaginative showcase of her landscaping

and interiors expertise, and checking out interior designer

Rhian Clarke’s newly completed swimming pool (page 32) -

the only black one in the UAE. It really wows - during our

chat, golfers peered over the garden wall to oggle at it.

Interior designer Masoomeh Hilal sees her garden as an

extension of her home (page 34), and she doesn’t just use it

during the cooler months - she’ll take an A/C unit outside

during the summer.

Masoomeh viewed 20 properties before finding her dream

home in Al Barsha, the focus of this month’s area guide (page

66). Plus, we bring you our pick of gorgeous properties, with

amazing kitchens on the market (page 62).

Lucy Land, Editor

lucy@hotmediapublishing.com

Thank you to Dubai

Garden Centre, Home

& Soul and Amara for

supplying the pretty

gardening goodies for

these pages

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Editor’s letter | CONTENTS

SHOP

10-19

New finds, homeware news,

a must-shop store focus and

steam machines we rate

Managing Director

Victoria Thatcher

Editorial Director

John Thatcher

Managing Editor

Faye Bartle

Editor

Lucy Land

INSPIRE

21-58

A stunning Emirates Hills living

room transformation, home and

garden tours with stylish residents,

and how to incorporate the latest

trends into your home

Art Director

Kerri Bennett

Senior Designer

Hiral Kapadia

Production Manager

Muthu Kumar

Advertising Group Manager

Sukaina Hussein

+971 50 515 9691

To contact any of the

above people, email

firstname@hotmediapublishing.com

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without written permission from

HOT Media Publishing is strictly

prohibited. HOT Media Publishing

does not accept liability for omissions

or errors in Better Living magazine.

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Fax: +971 4 369 7494

MOVE

60-68

How to streamline your exit strategy,

a guide to Al Barsha with advice from

the agent and the local’s view of the

area, plus must-see properties with

amazing kitchens

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UPDATES | March wish list

Lucy Land, Editor

Editor’s

picks

Five finds on my radar…

1 Looking for some Mother’s Day gift ideas that last a

little longer than fresh flowers? Pick some pretty floral

patterned homewares. Poppy print print plate, Dhs26,

H&M Home, ae.hm.com

2 The latest accessories at concept store Home & Soul

Dubai have been sourced from Bali. Beautifully handmade

from natural materials, they eschew a lovely bohemian

vibe. Apple décor in gold, Dhs45 for size medium, Home

& Soul Dubai, homeandsouldubai.com

3 The go-to for keeping our homes bang up-to-date, Zara

Home’s latest colourful collection is no exception.

Multi-coloured wool and cotton blanket, Dhs699,

Zara Home, zarahome.com

4 With its beautiful ’60s-inspired design, this seat brings

a classic look to your living or bedroom. It’s available in

different fabrics and colours – we’re coveting the bold red

leather option. Osaka footstool, Dhs3,040,

BoConcept, boconcept.com

5 Add a feminine touch to your living space with this

glamorous light pink and gold number. Ella bar stool,

Dhs3,300, Chattels & More, chattelsandmore.com

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UPDATES | Trending

This month’s

Pinboard

Our round-up of the latest in

homewares, news and interiors trends

TAKE A SEAT

We love the flexibility and

simplicity of the recently

released London bench

by Danish designer Morten

Georgsen for BoConcept.

Available in two sizes and

with a choice of 100-plus

fabrics and leathers, it can

be used in a variety of ways

around the home, such as

at the foot of the bed, in

the entrance hall or at the

dining table.

On our radar

Kitchen upgrades we rate

Beautiful blooms

Looking for a gorgeous floral

arrangement for Mother’s Day?

Let Mandy McMechan and her

team at Plaisir Cadeaux et Fleurs

(plaisircadeaux.com) fill a plush

velvet box with fragrant blooms

or create a pretty floral cone.

They also offer rare roses, which

last for up to a year.

ENSURE PERFECT TIMING AND

THE EXACT TEMPERATURE,

with the latest stylish induction

hob by Teka. It offers easy-to-use,

absolute precision control, while

an independent programmer and

display for each cooking zone allows

you to control their individual time

and temperature. IKNOB induction

hob by Teka, teka.com

DESIGNED TO FIT EVERY TYPE

OF KITCHEN, Grohe’s sinks can be

installed in minutes. We like their

smart features, such as noise-reducing

insulation and automatic waste, which

means never plunging one’s hand

into dirty water again. There are eight

different designs to choose from.

Shown here is the kitchen mixer K7

Pro. Grohe, grohe.com

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SLEEK AND CHIC

Minimalist fans will love SieMatic’s latest

collection, which includes a 2cm frame that

surrounds integrated elements of the kitchen,

creating clear boundaries while simultaneously

opening up new spaces for additional

configuration and design options, from shelves

to cabinet ensembles. PURE collection by

SieMatic, siematic-uae.com

TAKE TWO

BRIGHT CUSHIONS

Save

SAVE

Lilac cushion, Dhs119,

Zara Home

SPLURGE

Peking Greek key

cushion, Dhs422

(GBP88),

Jonathan Adler

Splurge

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SHOP | Must-shop

WHAT’S IN

STORE

ICONIC

HOME

THE STORY SO FAR: Having successfully

run luxury kitchen and bathroom

showroom Kohler Kitchen & Bath Gallery

for 30-plus years, the owners cast their

discerning eye on high-end heritage

brand, Baker Furniture, opening Iconic

Home, the largest mono-brand showroom

in the region at the end of 2017.

THE LOOK: Timeless, handcrafted and

elegant designs. Baker’s style is more

traditional than its sister brands Milling

Road and McGuire (also available at

Iconic Home).

WHAT TO CHECK OUT NOW: Iconic

pieces include Jean-Louis Deniot’s

Carnelian curved sofa; Laura Kirar’s

Guernica lounge chair, which requires

3,500 carefully-made holes in the

honeycomb caning to thread through

the leather lace fringing; and Bill Sofield’s

Kiosk Butlers cabinet, which is lacquered

in a gilded, rice-textured finish. Also, look

out for the elaborately decorated limitededition

commode from the Stately Homes

collection. Hand-gilded with 24-karat gold,

it was originally designed by Sir Humphy

Wakefield in the 17th century.

GOOD TO KNOW: The d3 showroom

aims to be different to any other Baker

showroom in the world, with its emphasis

on unexpected finishes. Jean-Louis

Deniot’s Helidor decorative chest, for

example, usually comes in an ivory gloss

finish but at Iconic Home, you can find it

with an ebony gloss and antique bronze

gilded finish for a super glamorous look.

DELIVERY DETAILS: If you fall in love

with a piece you see on the showroom

floor, delivery can be organised

immediately. Otherwise, all pieces are

made to order, with an average lead time

of six to eight weeks’ production time,

plus delivery.

Building 8, Dubai Design District (d3),

04 55 22 920, iconichomeuae.com

WHY WE RATE IT

It’s the go-to store for furnishing the region’s stately

homes and palaces. If it’s good enough for the royals…

FAVOURITE FINDS

Tensley small jar,

Dhs2,480, by

Daryll Carter for

Milling Road

Golden Pod,

Dhs1,735, by

Barbara Barry

for Baker

Viridine round

accent table,

price on

request,

by Jean-Louis

Deniot

for Baker

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SHOP | Cushions Cutlery

CUTTING EDGE

Elevate your table setting with some fashionable flatware

Clockwise from top: Goa salad set in black and gold, Dhs322, Cutipol at Amara;

Merdi Swirl 16-piece cutlery set, Dhs205, Home Centre; Aurora 16-piece cutlery

set, Dhs120, Namshi; Icon stainless steel mirror 68-piece cutlery, Dhs2,895,

Cutipol at Jashanmal Home; Serving fork, Dhs129, knife (below), Dhs39, Zara Home;

Dune all gold 78-piece cutlery, Dhs3,695, Herdmar at Jashanmal Home Duna copper

mirror 68-piece cutlery, Dhs5,495, Cutipol at Jashanmal Home

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Better buys | SHOP

STEAMERS

Ensure your clothes look their best

with our guide to steam machines

THE EVERYDAY HERO

This heavy duty design, with its ergonomically-designed handle

makes for an easy glide. Plus, the large soleplate helps cover

a wider area. It also has a 30 g/min power shot steam system,

allowing large quantities of concentrated steam to penetrate

deeply into the fabric so that it doesn’t lose its texture.

Panasonic Steam Iron, Dhs315. Available from Al-Futtaim ACE,

aceuae.com

THE NO-MESS ONE

Forget watermarks: this one’s designed

for optimum steam distribution, with its

integrated anti-drip function that ensures the

water flow is controlled in accordance with

the temperature. Siemens Steam Iron, Dhs125.

Available from Better Life, betterlifeuae.com

THE SPACE

SAVER

Fed up of setting up an

iron and ironing board?

Ready in 45 seconds

and compact in design,

this handheld steamer

saves time and space.

It has an adjustable

tank and steam, plus

its bottle connector

optimises the space

in your cupboard or

suitcase. S-Nomad

Handheld Steamer

1600W, Dhs399, Steam

One. Available from

Jashanmal Home,

jashanmalhome.com

THE

POWERFUL

ONE

With its 1900 watts, this is

the most powerful home

steamer on the market. It

has an ergonomic steam

head and it automatically

switches off when the

water tank is empty. Unilys

Garment Home Steamer,

Dhs1,499, Steam One.

Available from Jashanmal

Home, jashanmalhome.com

BEST FOR

TRAVELLERS

This is the first steam iron that you can

use everywhere, from the ironing board

to the clothes hanger. Its powerful

steam destroys bacteria that resist

warm wash cycles (40°C). Laurastar

Lift Plus Pinky Pop Steam Generator,

Dhs2,624. Available from Better Life,

betterlifeuae.com

BEFORE YOU BUY...

“To make ironing less of a chore, go for a higher wattage steam iron to tackle the toughest wrinkles. Make sure, however,

that heat can be adjusted to safely smooth out delicate fabrics. As one of the most important parts of the steam iron,

the soleplate should deliver an even and smooth performance. Choose one with a wider width as it works wonders on

stubborn creases in fewer strokes. A soleplate with a pointed tip is handy too, as precision tips are great for reaching the

the trickiest spaces. Key consideration should be placed on the number of steam holes – more steam vents mean more

steam and easier ironing. Well-distributed vents around the soleplate matter so make sure to check on this as well. Finally,

always consider the comfort of the handle,” advises Tomoyuki Yokota, Panasonic product manager.

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Trends | INSPIRATION

GET IN SHAPE

Add some playful geometrics to give your space another dimension

Jonathan Adler

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Shine on

Create a sophisticated sparkle by

combining brilliant jewel and gem

tones, such as amethyst, citrine and

turquoise with simple patterned prints

and bold accessories. Among the pieces

below is the Nizwa cabinet designed

by British designer Bethan Gray –

it is inspired by the architectural

patterning of a fort in Oman.

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Trends | INSPIRATION

Fabrics by Harlequin and Zoffany. Available from Style Library

TIP

“Use clean lines

and geometry to

enhance features

and break up

focal points in a

busy, colourful

room,” says

interior designer

Gabby Garvey.

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INSPIRATION | Trends

Cool walls

If you’re looking to make your home

interiors pop, look to the walls as a place

to be daring. Optically illusive designs

create depth and movement.

Mr Perswall at D.Tales

TIP “Allow geometric wallpaper to make

the statement in the room and keep the

rest of the furnishings and accessories

subtle,” says interior designer Rhian Clarke.

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PICTURE

PERFECT

Show off your

curated collection

with our gallery

wall ideas

IDdesign

“LOOK AT WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE, CHOOSE A COLOUR

SCHEME AND STICK TO A THEME WHILE SEARCHING FOR

ADDITIONAL PIECES TO ADD TO YOUR PICTURE WALL

GALLERY,” ADVISES INTERIOR STYLIST ASH YOUNG, WHO

LIKES TO BROWSE DRAWDECK, ROCKET ST GEORGE, ETSY

AND SOCIETY6 FOR INEXPENSIVE, CONTEMPORARY PRINTS.

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Gallery walls | INSPIRATION

2

Get creative by stringing

up your pics and securing

them with a clipboard

clip for a pretty

garland-style gallery.

Add fairy lights for a

magical effect.

Use display boxes,

wall decorations and

sculptural lights, as

well as mirrors

in different shapes

and sizes to add

another dimension.3

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4Personalise

your kid’s

bedroom, with some framed

artworks made by them. And

forget the hanging between

57and 60 inches from the

floor rule. Get the little ones

involved in hanging up their

masterpieces, too.

THINK BEYOND

A SAFE-BET

BLACK AND

WHITE FRAMED

GALLERY. MIX UP

THE ARTWORKS,

FRAMES AND

MEDIUMS TO LET

5YOUR PERSONALITY

SHINE.

Urban Nest wall hanging in a Kaiser kitchen

IKEA

HK Living at Urban Nest

6WALL HANGINGS ARE HAVING

A MOMENT RIGHT NOW. PLUS,

THEY’RE GREAT FOR COVERING

UNSIGHTLY LIGHT SWITCHES

AND A/C CONTROL PANELS.

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Gallery walls | INSPIRATION

IDdesign

7

Pinterest also has

plenty of ideas for

themes, from a stair

incline arrangement to

a jigsaw-style setup

(left) that’s a

foolproof DI Y option.

10

If you’d like to make a

statement with one large

piece of art without breaking

the bank, get creative. Frame

some pretty wallpaper, a

textile with a beautiful motif,

or hang a rug on the wall.

8

AND

MAKE THE MOST OF

A WALL RECESS BY

CREATING YOUR OWN

CURATED CORNER OF

ARTISTIC ACCESSORIES,

SUCH AS BEAUTIFUL

VASES, POTTED PLANTS

SCULPTURES.

IKEA

9

HEAD TO IKEA FOR SOME

NARROW FLOATING

SHELVES – THEY’RE

SLEEK AND CHIC, PLUS

THEY ALLOW YOU TO

INSTANTLY CHANGE AND

REARRANGE PHOTOS

AND ARTWORKS.

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MARINA HOME

launches

TIMOTHY OULTON

in Abu Dhabi

Looking for a bold, modern take on

British heritage? Head to the new

2,200 sq. ft. Timothy Oulton Gallery in

luxury contemporary home furniture

destination Marina Home

Defined by its modern

approach to meticulous

handcraftsmanship, the

Timothy Oulton Gallery within

Marina Home is a feast for the senses,

showcasing the company’s signature

relaxed yet sophisticated aesthetic.

The storied collections of furniture,

lighting and home accessories includes

a selection of antiques from Rare by

Oulton, procured and curated by Tim,

which speaks of his early days and

ongoing involvement in the antiques

trade, and includes a range of rare

and irreverent pieces. The collection

also includes the pioneering use of

rock crystal. Almost supernatural

in appearance, rock crystal is the

colourless, purest and rarest form of

quartz, sourced from the earth’s crust.

Every piece of rock crystal in the

collection has been selected, cut and

polished using simple tools and the

touch of the craftsmen hand.

Commenting on the launch, Oulton

says, “Abu Dhabi has been on our radar

for a while so we’re really looking

forward to bringing our most iconic

pieces to the capital of the UAE. What

we offer is very unique and Marina

Home is the perfect place to showcase

our collections; we both see furniture

as more than just great design, but

as a way to create an experience that

touches people.”

The Timothy Oulton Gallery is

located inside the Marina Home

showroom at The Abu Dhabi Mall

and Barsha, Dubai.

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Marina Home | PROMOTION

Night rod, Dhs7,950, Timothy

Oulton for Marina Home

Bio Hazard,

Dhs9,350,

Timothy

Oulton for

Marina Home

Pixel chair, Dhs8,950,

Timothy Oulton for

Marina Home

Aces Hearts Cards

art, Dhs2,550,

Timothy Oulton

for Marina Home

Painted Celing Mimi

chair, Dhs2,100,

Timothy Oulton for

Marina Home

Globetrekker trunk, Dhs4,725,

Timothy Oulton for Marina Home

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INSPIRATION | Ask the designer

Ask the

DESIGNER

Interior designer and stylist Rhian Clarke on

designing a swimming pool that wows

The starting point needs to be

deciding how you want to use the

pool. Consider how you live, how

you want to live, how you entertain

and how you want to entertain.

I wanted to create a multi-functional

space so I chose an off-rectangular

shape to accommodate its different

functions. You can swim laps in it and

there is also a sunbathing ledge in the

shallow end, plus a wet bar located in

the section just off the lap area. The wet

bar is close to the dry bar and both are

situated under the half-covered part of

the L-shaped gazebo, which offers some

shade while also providing a view of the

sky. I’ve discovered that generally men

prefer to sit in the pool to enjoy a drink,

while the women mostly enjoy sitting

in the bar area outside the pool when

they’re beautifully dressed and made up.

There has been a big trend

towards white tiled swimming

pools. I wanted to do something

different so spoke to the

contractor about creating a black

tiled swimming pool – it’s a really

dramatic tone. I adore a monochrome

palette and I’m strongly drawn to

anything with a geometric pattern. The

black swimming pool became the focal

point for the garden and the design of

the rest of the outdoor space, with its

different zones, plus its monochrome

and geometric touches came together

afterwards.

Imagine the view. When I was

working on the home’s interior, we

swapped the patio doors for large

arched windows, with the idea that the

view beyond needed to be quite special

and the windows would act as frames. I

would sit on the sofa and imagine what

I wanted to look at. An infinity-edged

pool usually flows away towards the

back of the garden over a back wall but

I opted for water flowing towards me,

so I could see and hear it.

Check the direction of your

house. We almost bought the property

opposite. It was a carbon copy of this

villa, including being unmodified

(which I was looking for), and it was on

offer for the same price. However, we

chose this property because it has a

north-facing garden. This means that

the sun falls on the front of the house

in the afternoons so when the children

come home from school they can swim

in the pool – it’s warm but they won’t

suffer from sunburn, whereas we would

have had a different situation if we’d

bought the other house.

@rhianclarkehome

Don’t just opt for a rectangular shape TIP

on one level of the ground. Be brave,

be ambitious and create interest through

the colour and/or shape of the pool, plus key

design features like the infinity edge.

Rhian Clarke at her home in Victory Heights

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At home with | INSPIRATION

This bright Al Barsha villa is

styled for a balanced and calm feel

“As soon as my husband, Badru, and

I walked through the gate, we knew this

was the one,” enthuses interior designer

Masoomeh Hilal, referring to the lightfilled,

spacious single-storey villa that

the couple share with their two children,

13-year-old Laila and 10-year-old Saif,

plus their cat Jinx and Maltese dog Trixi.

Having previously lived in Dubai for

seven years before moving to Beijing for

three years with her family, Masoomeh

was looking for a different experience

to their initial Dubai life based in

Arabian Ranches. “As the children were

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THIS PERSIAN

WOOL AND SILK

RUG IS FROM

MASOOMEH’S

CARPET DEALER IN

PAKISTAN. “I FELL

IN LOVE WITH THIS

IMMEDIATELY – IT’S

QUITE UNIQUE,

WITH ITS ANIMAL,

AS WELL AS

FLORAL, MOTIFS.”

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At home with | INSPIRATION

““I love the light in this

home – no matter which

window I look out of, I can

see the garden”

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INSPIRATION | At home with

“The table lamps, which

I had bought from China,

provided the starting point

for my bedroom”

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At home with | INSPIRATION

older, we thought we could live in an

independent villa that isn’t located in a

gated community on our return – and

I liked the idea of not being part of a

cookie-cutter neighbourhood.” The

villa ticked a lot of boxes: it’s located

close enough to Badru’s workplace in

Downtown Dubai; it’s near to Mall of

the Emirates; and its spacious layout,

with its wraparound garden, offering

privacy, reminds her of houses from

her home country, Pakistan.

Masoomeh started collecting

contemporary artworks when she

married 15 years ago, so these are often

the starting point for styling each room.

“I choose art that I fall in love with,

and never with a particular space or

style in mind.” Much of her modern art

“THIS IS THE ONLY PIECE

OF ARTWORK THAT MY

HUSBAND HAS CHOSEN, PLUS

HE GAVE IT TO ME FOR MY

BIRTHDAY SO IT HOLDS A

SPECIAL MEANING”

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““The garden is an

extension of our

home. When we entertain,

we set up shisha , and we

bring an A/C unit outside

in the summer”

collection is colourful so she keeps

her sofas and much of her furniture

neutral to allow the art, rugs and

accessories, which she picks up during

travels, to stand out. “I love playing

with soft colours, and it’s always more

fun using them in plenty of space.”

With her soft colour scheme, artful

mix of clean, modern lines and vintage

pieces, plus her use of symmetry,

Masoomeh has created a strong sense

of flow between the living spaces,

dining area and TV room. “I like

having two sofas and two armchairs

to complete a seating arrangement,”

she says. “You can play around with

other pieces in a room that don’t have

a balanced look, but I like symmetry

for a calm effect.”

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At home with | INSPIRATION

Paris art on paper,

Dhs999, BoConcept

Epime cushion,

Dhs230, Indigo Living

GET

THE

LOOK

Edel vase,

Dhs299, BoConcept

Jacques

table lamp,

Dhs3,771

(GBP795),

Jonathan

Adler

Versailles

Cubes urn,

Dh2,125

(GBP448),

Jonathan

Adler

Caracas ottoman, Dhs4,638

(GBP978), Jonathan Adler

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INSPIRATION | home renovation

A GARDEN FOR ALL REASONS

Sejal Nagjee turned a blank canvas into a

showcase for her design talent, and a dream space to entertain

Photographs by: Kerri Bennett and Hiral Kapadia

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INSPIRATION | home | outdoor renovation space

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INSPIRATION | home outdoor renovation space

EVERY PIECE OF FURNITURE

WITHIN SEJAL’S GARDEN HAS

BEEN DESIGNED AND MADE

BY HER IN-HOUSE TEAM

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INSPIRATION Outdoors space | home | INSPIRATION renovation

MADE FROM

NO-MAINTENANCE

COMPOSITE WOOD,

THE DURABLE

“ Every day, I sit outside for

my morning coffee”

When Sejal Nagjee of Milestone

Landscaping LLC moved into

her Jumeirah Park villa with

her husband Rajesh and son

Jay four years ago, the garden consisted

of sand, interlock bricks and manholes.

However, its barren beginnings suited

Sejal, who was looking for a blank canvas

on which to display her work. “Before I

could showcase my own home and garden,

I would have to call up clients to arrange

viewings, which could be annoying for my

clients, plus they had often made changes

to my designs so I may not necessarily be

showing an accurate representation of my

work,” Sejal reveals.

With its large kitchen and dining area,

pergola-covered patio, a bar, barbecue

counters and multiple seating areas

for up to 50 people, Sejal’s garden is

an entertainer’s dream. Functionality

is key throughout its design, from the

layout that creates a sense of flow to

the concrete seating to maximise space

and low-maintenance artificial lawn.

Interest is created through the artful

use of materials; clever lighting; varying

levels (including vertical gardens and

sculptural artworks); and dramatic fire

and water features.

With its own filtration and chiller system,

a small fishpond is surrounded by plants,

such as bamboo, which cast shade. There

are also herb, vegetable and fruit gardens

that Sejal enjoys tending to during her spare

time, while the borders are planted with a

variety of flowering and fruit trees.

Indeed, Sejal’s garden beautifully

illustrates how to make the most of

your outdoor space. “Every day, I sit

outside for my morning coffee, with a

newspaper, surrounded by greenery

and with the sound of running water,”

she enthuses. “We cook a lot; we love

to entertain, and I use the lawn for my

exercise routine.”

landscapingdubai.com

SEJAL’S GARDEN DESIGN TIPS

Consider how you want to use

your space, whether it’s for

dining, meeting with friends,

sitting with a coffee, working or

entertaining the kids.

Keep maintenance costs down

by bearing the UAE climate

in mind, with your choice of

planting and materials.

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Doors | INSPIRATION

KNOCK KNOCK

Whether you want to reveal or conceal

a space, choosing the right internal door is key

Mosaico

If you’re looking to make an impact

with your entryways, save space, or

maximise the light in your home,

choosing the right style of door

can help you achieve your goal. A

doorway should introduce each

space as you move from room to

room, while being functional and

stylish at the same time. Here are

some options we rate…

Pocket

How it works: Using a wheel-andtrack

system, the door slides out

of sight into a hollow cavity in the

adjacent wall.

Perfect for: Cramped rooms or

anywhere a hinged door won’t

fit. Unlike swinging doors, which

encroach on a room when opening

and closing, pocket (also known

as cavity) doors don’t obstruct

furniture or impede on the floor

or space. Go for a full steel

construction, which eliminates

issues with humidity.

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Be different

“We had this barn door made from scratch,”

says interior stylist Ash Young, referring to the

stunning entrance to her Kaiser kitchen in her

Damac Hills family villa. Its rustic look introduces

the cosy space and makes a lovely divide between

the living room and kitchen.

BARN

How it works: Barn

doors are usually

made from one or

two large wooden

panels, hung from a

heavy bar mounted

above the floor,

either by inches or

by a foot or more,

depending on where

they are used.

Perfect for: Just like

a pocket door, a barn

door slides out of

the way instead of

being swung open,

meaning no usable

space is lost. What’s

more, these doors

are virtually noiseless,

as long as their

rollers and track are

kept well lubricated.

Kaiser Kitchens

Tip

THE ONLY LIMITING

FACTORS ARE

WEIGHT AND WHAT

YOUR WALL WILL

SUPPORT FOR

HARDWARE BEFORE

BUCKLING SO MAKE

SURE YOU CALL IN A

PROFESSIONAL

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Doors | INSPIRATION

Tip

CHOOSE AN

INTERNAL DOOR

THAT WILL ENHANCE

THE SENSE OF FLOW

IN YOUR HOME

Bi-fold

How it works: Comprising a series of individual

folding door panels, which can open inwards or outwards,

bi-fold doors can be pushed to one, or both sides.

Perfect for: Choose these doors when you want to

reduce noise, hide the contents of pantries and

closets or separate rooms. Glass bi-folds are great

for the back of the house.

Dubai real home solution

Brief: To create a stylish kitchen, with an extension

into the garden that creates a huge space for the

family to enjoy.

Location: Victory Heights

Company: Hacker Kitchens and Origin Doors

and Windows

The details: In order to meet the brief, it was

important to create a sense of flow between the

kitchen and the garden. The Origin bi-fold doors

ensure the space is light and airy, beautifully

bringing the outside in. Hacker Kitchens used

gloss white handless cabinets, while the central

island, with its Silestone worktop in Black ‘Volcano’,

add contrast. Lighting is used to pull the design

together, making the island a focal point.

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THE X

FACTOR

Interior designer

Ellen Søhoel brightened up

a dull Emirates Hills villa

with a stunning makeover

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Home renovation | INSPIRATION

THE LEATHER WALL

CLADDING GIVES

THE SPACE AN

ELEGANT FEEL

Previously dark, with lots of wooden

features, black-painted doors and heavy

curtains that blocked out a lot of the

light, Ellen Søhoel and the team at

interior design and architecture consultants

XBD Collective were tasked with transforming

this 1,208 sq. m. Emirates Hills villa into a light,

open and luxuriously glamorous space.

With painstaking attention to detail, Ellen

and the team ensured the entrance flowed

into the connecting living space, with a design

that included demolishing the original ceiling,

replacing the bulky doors with pocket doors,

relocating the A/C grill, and putting a lighting

plan in place that incorporated a stunning

crystal glass chandelier, and highlighted the

room’s beautiful features.

The dark wood wall paneling on the main

living space wall was replaced with tactile

leather cladding, plus metal dividing lines

to create a softer effect and enhance the

luxuriousness of the overall design in the

room. Similarly, the pocket doors were covered

in mirrors and backlit to elevate the overall

effect. The Fendi piano, which also serves as a

champagne bar, is a statement piece, with its

glossy ivory lacquered wood interspersed with

crocodile leather. The wall surrounding it,

with its backlit angled dark grey mirror, clear

glass mirror, satin mirror and backlit crushed

glass creates a magical illusion. What’s more,

the linear elements of all the walls align the

space with perfect symmetry, framing the soft

furnishings and accessories in the space. The

existing elegant furniture was swapped around

and added to, ensuring it didn’t block the view

of the swimming pool outside and to create a

sense of symmetry and balance.

Before

TIME

TAKEN:

6 months

Turn the page to read our tops tips on

planning a similar renovation in your home ➤

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INSPIRATION | Home renovation

THE MIRRORED

POCKET DOORS

ADD TO THE

STREAMLINED,

LUXE LOOK

All of the lights

Want your own bright

living space? Follow

Ellen Søhoel’s top

lighting tips

1 When designing your interior lighting

scheme, always remember the three main

layers: ambient for overall room illumination;

task, which is targeted light for specific

function; and accent to highlight and draw

attention to a single object. Each layer has

its own individual function but all three work

together, creating the perfect lighting solution.

2 When choosing your architectural lighting

(spotlights and LED contour strips) for any

space, make sure you choose the correct

colour temperature in order to achieve a warm

yet natural ambiance.

3 Use wall washers (which should normally be

placed half a metre from the wall) to highlight

various objects, artwork and/or feature walls.

4 Flip it! Don’t limit yourself to downlighting;

consider uplight techniques to create a soft

and creative vibe.

5 Always make sure that the interior designer/

lighting consultant you are working with

keeps all technical specs in mind.

6 Always consider the size of room, height of

ceiling, scale of fixture and fixing detail of the

ceiling when choosing a chandelier.

THE VERDICT

“This is truly a one-ofa-kind

design - we were

handed over a stunning

residence that exceeded

our expectations”

the homeowner

THE ANGLED

WALL WAS

MANUFACTURED

OFF SITE

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Family life | INSPIRATION

Garden

Gathering

Maximise your time in the great outdoors

with these top tips for a stand out yard

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Family life | INSPIRATION

Whether you’re throwing a

party for a large group of

friends or want to create

an intimate coffee corner

for two, we’ve caught up with the

landscaping experts and interior

designers to get the lowdown on how

best to transform your garden into a

welcoming space…

ZONING OUT YOUR GARDEN

Your outdoor eating area is a good

starting point for mapping out your

outdoor space. “Consider where your

indoor kitchen is and see if you can

have your outdoor dining and/or

barbecue area located close by to keep

the walk, carrying hot dishes and

tableware, to a minimum,” advises

interior designer Rhian Clarke. “You

will also want to offer shade over the

eating area, whether that’s with a

pergola or an umbrella.” If you plan

to grow your own herbs or have your

own vegetable patch, it also makes

sense to choose a location close to the

kitchen. “However, you’ll also need

to plant according to where the sun

“If you’re on a budget, consider

creating your garden in

stages,” says Heather Drake

and shade falls in your garden,” advises

Meadows 7 resident Heather Drake.

If space and funds allow, you will

want to consider the location for a

swimming pool, whether it’s a focal

point in the garden or hidden at

the side of your villa. “If you’re on a

budget, consider creating your garden

in stages,” says Heather. “We put in a

lawn to begin with, while we saved up

for our swimming pool.” Meanwhile,

your borders will be the perfect spot

for growing trees, bushes and plants to

hide unsightly walls, create privacy and

make a beautiful backdrop. It’s also the

perfect location to add lighting.

LET THERE BE LIGHT

“If your garden is dark at night, it

won’t get used once the sun goes

down simply because it’s not pleasant

to sit in the dark,” cautions Rhian.

To that end, consider illuminating

your garden as you would your

home interior. That perfectly

positioned pergola, which casts

shade over your dining area during

the day, is also the perfect spot for

hanging a pendant. Add a dimmer

switch for mood lighting. The pillars

of your pergola and boundary walls

are good places for spotlights, too.

You can light up trees with

spotlights or fairy lights, as well

– consider using solar-powered

lighting, which is low-maintenance,

eco-friendly and will come

on automatically.

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INSPIRATION | Family life

TAKE A PEW

When it comes to your seating

area, arrangement is key to ensure

ease of movement around it and

in between different zones of your

garden, inspire conversation and

aid hosting. Plus, there are plenty

of creative options. A rustic daybed

repurposed as a chaise longue,

a built-in bench, a banquette

strewn with colourful cushions, a

suspended lounger or a hammock

hung between two trees create

intimacy, make clever use of space

and are conversation starters in

their own right.

It’s worth investing in durable

materials for your bigger pieces of

furniture so that they withstand

the harsh UAE climate, while

accessories can be the budget

items that can be updated, as

trends, seasons and your personal

preferences change.

FIRE AND WATER

You can’t beat the sound of

moving water for creating a serene

ambiance and a water feature

will add a pleasant contrast to

our desert locale. Meanwhile,

a fireplace will give guests

something warm and cosy to

gather around during the cooler

months of the year. “I love to play

card games, and enjoy drinks and

nibbles around the fireplace with

my husband and friends,” says

interior designer Lilly Engelbrecht.

Light it up

Stylish pieces to illuminate your outdoor space…

From left to right:

Solar Stargazer border light,

Dhs49, Dubai Garden Centre;

Home zone electronic round

rattan basket in medium,

Dhs40, Steinel L15 outdoor

sensor light, Dhs179, Solar

pendant lamp, Dhs159,

all Al-Futtaim Ace; Tacma

solar light, Dhs75, Dubai

Garden Centre.

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Should I stay

or should I go?

Moving out or selling up? Streamline your exit strategy

ADVICE FOR

RENTERS

So your tenancy contract is coming

to an end and it’s time to decide

whether to stay or go. Most landlords

or management companies will send

out a renewal notice (with updated

terms) well ahead of time, but tenants

are required to give notice or confirm

renewal 90 days out. If you’re on

your way out, here’s how it goes…

DONE AND DUSTED

Normal wear and tear aside,

you’re legally required to hand

over your apartment or villa in

pristine condition. That means the

walls need to be restored to their

original colour and condition (by

patching up holes created by drilling

to hang pictures, for instance), and

that everything generally is in good

working order. Unfortunately, failure

to do so could see you lose a chunk of

your security deposit.

READY FOR INSPECTION

The landlord, management company

or appointed agent will inspect the

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Home security | PROPERTY

property to make sure all is in order.

The final step is to hand back the keys,

at which point your deposit should

be returned.

CUT THE CONNECTION

On the day your tenancy expires you

need to either call or put in an online

request to DEWA to let them know

you’re moving out and to prepare the

final bill. This usually takes 24 hours.

There’s a Dhs120-320 disconnection

charge (excluding VAT) plus final bill

amount. Any DEWA deposit will be

refunded to a specified bank account or

by cheque. If you already have a new

pad, you can transfer your account

through the online ‘Move To’ service.

With Empower, it’s a similar process

but you’ll also need to visit their offices

in person to make the final payment

and get clearance.

PLEASE HANG UP

For Du, call their customer care line

(800 155) at least three days prior

to moving out to request a 72-hour

callback to explain the process,

then pop into one of the customer

care centres to pay your final bill

(and collect any monies owed). It’s

a similar story with Etisalat (800

101). If you have an eLife package,

don’t forget to read the small print,

as you’ll probably be locked into a

contracted period with penalties

for early cancellation, plus there’s

also a standard 30-day cancellation

notice period.

MOVING WITHIN DUBAI?

Accounts can be transferred fairly

easily, call the helpline at least four

working days before you relocate

to set the wheels in motion and

schedule a technician visit to your

new place (fees apply). Same as

moving in, some communities will

require you to obtain a moving-out

permit. Some buildings may also

request a landlord no objection

certificate/letter (NOC).

NOTICE OF EVICTION

An unexpected eviction notice can be a shock to the system, so

be aware of your rights. If your landlord wants to move into the property

himself or sell it, a written 12-month notice period is required. Eviction

(upon expiration of current contract) is only possible if the landlord

plans to demolish the property or if it needs serious maintenance/

renovation (Dubai Municipality technical report required).

DUE TO RENEW

Before you sign on the dotted line,

make sure you check:

1 What’s going on in the ’hood?

Any major construction projects

coming up that could drive you

crazy noise wise or potentially

affect your home, such as blocking

out natural light.

2 The RERA Rental Index to make

sure that you’re paying a fair

rate for the area. Find it online at

dubailand.gov.ae.

3 If you think you’re paying over

the odds, negotiate! If the situation

isn’t resolved and the RERA Rental

Index is in your favour, you can

consider filing a complaint with the

Dubai Land Department’s Rental

Dispute Settlement Centre. A 3.5%

fee (based on total annual rent)

is payable, but if you win the case

this is refunded. Other fees may

also apply.

4 It’s also worth negotiating terms

and conditions if you are looking

for a better deal, such as paying

in four rather than two cheques or

asking for an extra parking space.

Words: Claire Malcolm

BREAKING YOUR CONTRACT

Need to cut short your tenancy contract? Check the small print for early exit penalty

clauses. Also, don’t forget that your current Ejari contract remains live until all issues are

resolved. If you have issued post-dated cheques, ask for them to be returned or written

confirmation of non-encashment.

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HOMES

WITH

AMAZING

KITCHENS

Six

of the

best

Bring out your inner

MasterChef skills with these

sleek cooking spaces

FOR SALE

AED12 million

1WILDFLOWER, JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES

Forget his ‘n’ hers sinks: this luxurious five en-suite-bedroom villa features

two designer kitchens, with appliances. It’s the largest front plot in the

community, with a high-end finish throughout. Located on a raised, 9,301 sq.

ft. plot in the heart of Wildflower, this family home boasts open-plan living

areas, vaulted ceilings, an internal skylight in each room, an internal pond,

a private infinity pool and golf course views.

For further details, call 04 409 0998 and quote REF: VI357075, RERA Permit No.

0257037144. Nearby school and nursery: Victory Heights Primary School;

The Wonder Years Nursery

Beds: 5

Bath: 6

Parking: 2

FOR SALE

AED5.5 million

2THE VILLA

This custom-built, five-bedroom villa is beautifully laid out, with large

rooms and living areas. The kitchen area has been totally upgraded

with a built-in bottle cooler, fridge and water filtration systems, two

convection ovens, a microwave and quartz counter tops. The 11,524 sq. ft. plot

also includes a temperature-controlled swimming pool, barbecue facilities

and subtle outdoor lighting.

For further details, call 04 409 0998 and quote REF: VI314866, RERA Permit

No. 1575459277. Nearby school and nursery: Repton School Dubai; Chubby

Cheeks Nursery

Beds: 5

Bath: 5.5

Parking: 2

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Beds: 4

Bath: 4.5

Parking: 2

FOR SALE

AED7 million

3AL MANARA, AL RAHA BEACH

The expansive, open-plan living room, with floor to ceiling windows,

leads onto the kitchen and dining room, which is spacious enough

for an additional family room. The apartment, taking the full 12 th floor, allows

plenty of natural light into all of the rooms, with sunset views over Al Bandar

Marina. In addition, all residents have access to all three of the community

swimming pools, tennis courts, saunas and the gym.

For further details, call 04 409 0998 and quote REF: AP318748. Nearby school

and nursery: Raha International School; Yellow Submarine Nursery

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FOR SALE

AED27 million

4AA VILLAS, AL WASL

Located in one of Dubai’s oldest

communities, this brand new fivebedroom

villa has a main living room,

dining area, entrance hall, family living

space, breakfast room, office and family

kitchen located on the ground floor. On

the first floor are the master bedroom

and four bedrooms (all en-suite), service

block, the maid’s room, laundry, outdoor

kitchen, store room, swimming pool,

pantry, multipurpose room, driver’s room

and garage for four cars.

For further details, call 04 409 0998

and quote REF: VI336745, RERA Permit

No. 0443656625. Nearby school and

nursery: Emirates International School;

Tiny Home Nursery

Beds: 5

Bath: 5.5

Parking: 4

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FOR SALE

AED11.5 million

5MARINA RESIDENCES 3, PALM JUMEIRAH

An airy, fully equipped closed kitchen with marble tops, Miele cooking

range and all other white goods, such as an oven, double door refrigerator,

dishwasher, washing machine and dryer are included in this stunning four-bedroom

duplex penthouse. Boasting wonderful views, parquet flooring throughout, except for

the marble flooring in the bathrooms, plus walk-in closets in every room, this property

has a fantastic floor plan, with three different areas for a living room, dining room

and entertainment room.

For further details, call 04 409 0998 and quote REF: AP325300, RERA Permit No.

1476641084. Nearby school and nursery: GEMS Wellington; Asya’s Nursery

Beds: 4

Bath: 4.5

Parking: 3

FOR SALE

AED25 million

6PGTL VILLA, AL SAFA

The kitchen is a stand-out feature of this charming villa, with its built-in

appliances and Spanish wood design. The villa is situated in a family friendly

community next to Al Safa Park, overlooking Burj Khalifa, and also has an outdoor

swimming pool and large basement offering access to a gym and a bedroom with

a large sitting area.

For further details, call 04 409 0998 and quote REF: VI363257, RERA Permit No. 2117211029.

Nearby school and nursery: Kangaroo Kids Nursery, Little Scholars Academy

Beds: 5

Bath: 7

Parking: 5

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THE PLACE TO MOVE TO

Al Barsha

Affordable and convenient sums up

Al Barsha in a nutshell. From high-rise

apartment living with all you need

on the doorstep in Al Barsha 1 to Al

Barsha South’s mixed bag community

of spacious villas and townhouses

delivering more bang for your buck

than other pricier Dubai communities,

the area has something for everyone.

WHY MOVE THERE?

A huge area bordered by Sheikh Zayed

Road and Sheikh Mohammad Bin

Zayed Road, access to the city’s major

highways is a plus, as is the handy trio

of local malls, anchored by Mall of the

Emirates. Value for money rental rates

seal the deal, with location-price cost

benefits winning out against other indemand

residential communities.

THE COMMUNITY

Al Barsha 1 is defined by its profusion

of apartment buildings popular with

singles, couples and small families

while Al Barsha 2 & 3 is largely

independent villas. Emerging Al Barsha

South is a mix of low-rise compound

living, townhouses and the odd highrise.

The need for community green

spaces is satisfied by two parks with

Dubai Miracle Garden also nearby.

TRANSPORT

Nestled between the E11 and E311 with

Al Khail Road splitting it straight down

the middle, Al Barsha’s road links are

second to none. The metro stations

at Mall of the Emirates and Sharaf DG

are also within walking distance for Al

Barsha 1 residents.

SCHOOLS

Al Barsha is well served by

educational facilities. A sampling

includes Kings’ School Al Barsha

and Foremarke located in Al Barsha

South, GEMS World Academy on

Al Khail Road and American School

Dubai in Al Barsha 1. Nurseries include

Little GEMS International, Dewdrops

Nursery and The Children’s Garden.

SHOPPING Mall of the Emirates,

Al Barsha Mall and My City

Centre Al Barsha deliver on

everyday essentials and lifestyle

whims across the different subcommunities

while soon-to-open

Galleria Al Barsha will house the

American Hospital Dubai community

clinic and 40+ retail stores.

Meet the neighbours

Claire Malcolm has lived in her rented Al Barsha 1 one-bedroom apartment for 10 years

I’ve thought about moving for a change of scenery but I have a good rental deal and great sized

apartment. I love that Al Barsha Pond Park, with its jogging track and exercise spaces, is on the

doorstep and I’m on cheery “hello” terms with other morning parkgoers and the cat-bird-duck

community. Having Mall of the Emirates within walking distance is also super handy.

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Area guide | PROPERTY

Ask the Agent

Lauren Hutton is the Al Barsha

expert at Betterhomes. If you

would like to contact her to

arrange a showing or to learn

of any ‘open house’ dates in

the area, call 04 408 1000

OFF-PLAN

PROPERTY FOCUS

Arabian Ranches III

Established in 2000, Al Barsha is a collection of four

sub-communities (Al Barsha 1, 2 & 3) with Al Barsha

South the latest addition to the area. Al Barsha 1 is

where you’ll find most of the apartment buildings, shops

and restaurants. Al Barsha 2, 3 and Al Barsha South

are predominantly villa communities. The area has

expanded significantly over the last 10 years and with

plenty of schools and hospitals within easy reach, ample

shopping destinations and the popular Al Barsha Pond

Park, it’s easy to see why growing families flock here.

It’s also popular among young professionals

looking for value for money rental properties,

with studios starting from AED40,000 and a

good selection of standalone and compound villas

starting from around AED150,000 per annum. In

terms of property sales, transaction numbers are

moderate compared to other developments due to

the large resident community of Gulf nationals.

The streets in Al Barsha 2, 3 and Al Barsha South

are wide and villas often come with their own private

pools and barbecue areas for entertaining. Residents

opting to live here enjoy easy access to everything

they need while benefiting from the peace and quiet

of being away from the city’s hustle and bustle.

There’s a good selection of public transportation

options too, including two metro stations close by,

as well as buses, official taxi stands and plenty

of opportunity to hail a cab on the street.

PROPERTIES IN AL BARSHA

For Sale

Price on request. Al Barsha South,

4-bed villa

4

different

communities

collectively

make up the

Al Barsha

area

For Rent

AED86,999 annually. Zee Zee Tower,

2-bed apartment, unfurnished

WHAT IS IT?

A gated community consisting of

three- and four-bedroom townhouses

set around a 7.5-acre central park and

lifestyle hub, this is the third iteration

of Emaar’s hugely successful Arabian

Ranches residential development.

WHERE IS IT LOCATED?

Situated in Dubailand between Sheikh

Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street

and Emirates Road, Downtown Dubai

and Dubai International Airport are

just 20 minutes’ drive away with the

under-development Expo 2020 Dubai

site, Global Village, Al Qudra Cycling

Track and Arabian Ranches II only five

minutes away.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN FEATURES?

In addition to its green centrepiece, the

community will boast a four-kilometrelong

boulevard, lazy river, clubhouse

parkour and skate park, botanical

garden, barbecue area, cricket pitch

jogging track and gym plus ample

retail and dining facilities and mosque.

WHAT IS THE STARTING PRICE?

From AED1.2 million for a three-bed

townhouse and upwards of AED1.6

million for a four-bed property.

WHAT IS THE EXPECTED

COMPLETION DATE?

April 2022.

IS THERE A PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE?

The 5% booking down payment is

followed by scheduled 5% instalments

spread across six years with the final

10% due in 2025.

For further information, call

Betterhomes on 04 409 0998

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Home reno

heroes

If you’ve upgraded your home, with magazineworthy

results, we want to hear from you

Before

FIXER UPPER

Have you recently redesigned your entire

home or radically improved one room within

it? Whether you’ve knocked down walls to

upgrade your living space, created a new

room in a previously unlivable space or

changed an awkward, dark bathroom or

kitchen into a sleek, light-filled room that’s

the envy of your neighbours, then drop us

a line and tell us about it. Or perhaps you’re

a contractor, who has worked on a roster of

home makeovers that you think could inspire

others to transform their own homes.

If we choose your project, our professional

team will photograph your home to appear

in an issue of Better Living in 2019.

GET IN

TOUCH

To be in with a chance of

being featured, send us one

or two ‘before’ images of the

renovation space within your

home, along with a selection of

photos showing the completed

look. Send the photos to

faye@hotmediapublishing.

com and include ‘Reno’ in the

subject line. We look forward

to hearing from you!

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