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January 2018
Throwing shapes
Inspiring forms to create excitement in your home
eastern opulence ● teal appeal ● nada debs on craft ● move to palm jumeirah
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Welcome to the
JANuAry issue
I
t’s time to take stock and reflect on
the year gone by in order to figure out
which elements of our lives we want
to retain and which we want to change
moving forward. The home provides the
perfect starting point. As Helen McGuire,
founder of women’s empowerment platform
Hopscotch.ae, said during a tour of her
Jumeirah Park villa (page 36), your home
represents your life in all its colours.
Taking risks, discovering new inspirations and listening to our
intuition will help ensure we create a comfortable, personalised
space. Refreshing the decorative accents can be therapeutic. After
all, it’s often the little things that make the biggest difference.
Whether your New Year resolutions for your home include
designing a walk-in wardrobe (page 22), incorporating
sustainable elements (page 23) or shaking things up with
some playful shapes (page 25), we have these and plenty more
inspiration to get you motivated.
In the lead-up to this issue, I particularly enjoyed interviewing
some inspiring women, including interior designer and founder
of XBD Collective Ellen SØhoel (formerly Bishop; page 23). Her
d3-based studio reflects her style: luxurious, elegant and warm.
Meanwhile, Beirut-based interior and product designer Nada
Debs (page 30) had plenty of heartwarming stories, including
bonding with an 85-year-old weaver in Afghanistan.
And finally, if you’re looking for a new home in an iconic location,
check out our guide to Palm Jumeirah (page 49).
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Throwing shapes
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EASTERN OPULENCE ● TEAL APPEAL ● NADA DEBS ON CRAFT ● MOVE TO PALM JUMEIRAH
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CONTENTS
pagE 17
JaNUaRY 2017
pagE 14
pagE 18
aREa
49
MOVE TO…
ShOp
14
ShOp Talk
Inspiration, innovation
and need-to-know updates
18
ShOp fOR…
Eastern opulence for
a glamorous look
idEaS
22
dECORaTiNg
SChOOl
Create your dream dressing
area with our top tips
23
aSk a dESigNER
Ellen Søhoel answers your
queries and shares her gems
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Iconic manmade island
Palm Jumeirah
24
52
STYlE filES
pROpERTiES
fOR SalE
Anri Hamilton, trends
manager at Home Centre
Find your new home with our
pick of properties to buy
25
59
JUST aN illUSiON
pROpERTiES
fOR RENT
Play with shapes
30
Rent a property in a
resort-style community
CONNECT ThE dOTS
Nada Debs on craft
and collaborating
62
ON ThE Map
32
Figure out your next move
with our colour-coded map
RElax, REfRESh
Our pick of sleek bathrooms
64
36
whiCh NURSERY?
iN ThE piNk
Inside a stylish Jumeirah
Park villa
42
MOdERN MadRid
An apartment with city views
Monroe’s Nursery provides
a caring curriculum
pagE 68
68
MOViNg iN
Dress up a wall with our
eclectic edit
25
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Designed by Scandinavian duo Kasper Meldgaard and Nikolaj Duve of Says Who,
this chair and pouf feature rich jewel tones and a simple silhouette. Shown here in
tactile green velvet with brass legs, it will add warmth and comfort to any space.
Trace chair and pouf, Dhs2,280, Says Who at IDdesign, iddesignuae.com
The home openS in al BarSha
New home-grown décor and furnishings brand
The Home (thehomeuae.com) recently opened
a three-floor hyper store on Umm Sequim Road.
Offering a one-stop-solution for bespoke and
specially crafted furniture, it includes inspiration
zones and a design studio where you can create
your own sofa.
Shop Talk
The latest in homeware, interiors and design trends
moTor CiTy welComeS
al-FuTTaim aCe
Those living in the Motor City area can now
get their DIY fix closer to home: Al-Futtaim
ACE has recently opened its seventh UAE
store in First Avenue Mall. The new store
offers a huge range of products, from
outdoor living to automotive products and
a variety of services, including paint mixing
and key cutting. Home delivery
and installation are available.
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la dolCe viTa!
Italian designers rule the latest edition of Rising Talents at biannual furniture fair Maison et Objet (maison-object.com; 19
to 23 January 2018). Federica Biasi (designs pictured), Antonio
Facco, Marco Lavit Nicora, Kensaku Oshiro, Federico Peri and
Guglielmo Poletti were all named as designers to watch.
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Sindayiganza Photography
diary daTe
Looking for some
fresh European design
inspiration? Dubai will play
host to the first Ventura
Project in the Middle East
in March 2018 at annual
design exhibition INDEX.
Showcasing 45 carefully
selected up-and-coming
and established European
designers, the emirate will
follow Milan, New York,
Berlin and London in
presenting Ventura Dubai.
“I love how the show
connects the world with
the Middle East design
community. The fact
that INDEX thinks about
making the event appeal to
an audience well beyond its
own borders really speaks
to me,” says Margriet
Vollenberg, graduated
designer and founder of
Organisation in Design,
which is behind the concept.
TAKE TWO
Outdoor cushions
SplUrgE
Leopard queen outdoor cushion,
Dhs235, Boutique Nomads
SAvE
Kinsbury pillow, Dhs29,
al-Futtaim aCe
whaT women wanT
If home improvements are among
your New Year’s resolutions, then
be sure to pencil in some time at
home without distractions, as one
in five women prefer to DIY alone,
according to research by home and
lifestyle channel HGTV. The survey
also discovered that 33% of women
found home improvements relaxing.
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A touch
of teAl
Choose this soothing tone
for serenity and sophistication
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1. Foila jar, Dhs159, IndIgo LIvIng 2. Silk cushion, Dhs1,102, RobeRto CavaLLI Home at amaRa
3. Osaka sofa with tufted seat, Dhs7,079, boConCept 4. Leaf platter, Dhs65, taR Hong at bLoomIngdaLe’s Home
5. Artwork by Emma Brownjohn, Dhs650, Jown LewIs at RobInsons 6. Candle, Dhs45, maIsons du monde
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Shop for…
eAsteRn
oPulence
Transform your space
with a glamorous look
Emery birdcage,
Dhs799, THE OnE
Mirror, Dhs1,800,
uTTErmOsT at inTEriOrs
FurniTurE
Blue Moon, Dhs110 per litre, Lady
dEsign cOLLEcTiOn at JOTun
Fitzgerald sofa, Dhs8,625, BErnHardT at inTEriOrs FurniTurE
Ask the eXPeRt
“The opulent Eastern
style looks to the
richness of the region
for its inspiration –
think valuable metals,
such as gold, silver and
copper, olive trees, jewel
tones and luxurious
fabrics, including
detailed embroidery and
colourful prints,” says
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Rana Khadra, regional
colour marketing
manager at Jotun MEIA.
“The key is to combine
contrasts that complement
each other, such as light and
dark shades, and smooth and
rough materials. Silk and
shiny fabrics add lightness,
while chenille and velvet add
warmth and comfort.
“For colours, a dark teal
combined with bronze or
copper adds a touch of
glamour to your home.
A mix of materials adds
elegance. For example,
combine a textured wall
colour, such as Jotun’s
Blue Moon, with neutral
furniture in simple
silhouettes and soft fabrics.”
ideas
Inspired by an 18th century piece of silk damask, the Villandry wallpaper
features a large-scale design in a bold palette. It is shown here in
serpentine but is available in three other rich colours. Villandry wallpaper,
Dhs552 per roll, The Alchemy of Colour from the Damask Wallpapers
collection by Zoffany. Available from Style Library, stylelibrary.com
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IKEA
Trumpet light,
Dhs540.48 (GBP110),
Kelly Hoppen mBe
take
a Seat
A chair is handy
for setting things
down on when
choosing what
to wear
Orange Basket, Dhs30,
maisons du monde
Kookie mirror, Dhs25,723
(GBP5,250), Felice James
Orange cushion,
Dhs209,
Zara Home
Accent chair,
Dhs3,480,
Flamant
Decorating School
Reusable laundry
bag, Dhs 55, namsHi
DeSigning a
walk-in warDrobe
Create your dream dressing area with these top tips
“There are a number of key
functions your closet needs
to perform in order to help
you create a comfortable
dressing space,” explains
Lemya Osman, regional
communication and interior design manager
at IKEA. “These include ample storage for freshly
laundered clothes, organised storage to help you
find things more easily, a seat, a mirror, easy access
to clothes and some space to move around.
“Hanging space can be used more efficiently by
sorting clothes according to length. For example,
dresses and coats can be hung at one end, and shirts
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and jackets at the other end. This leaves room below
the shorter clothes for more storage. For drawers,
accessories such as scarves, belts, tights and hosiery
can be organised in individual compartments to
give an instant overview. Meanwhile, shoes can be
stored in shallow shoe cabinets to save space and
reduce clutter.
“Integrated automatic wardrobe lighting will
ensure you see everything that’s inside. An
affordable option is to install battery-operated
lamps inside the doors. Illuminating your closet
from the outside will light up the entire area, but
ceiling lights in the bedroom should be directed
away from the bed so they don’t cause any glare.”
Better Homes Magazine | ideas
Ask A designer
Our interiors expert answers your queries
and shares her hidden gems in the city
Ellen SØhoel
(formerly Bishop),
founder of
XBD Collective
I want to incorporate
sustainable elements into my
home. What do you recommend?
Installing smart home technology
enables you to have customised
control over your heating,
ventilation and air
conditioning, lighting,
music and anything
else electrical, which
will save energy
and, in turn,
reduce utility bills.
Meanwhile, solar
energy is hot on the
UAE’s renewable
energy agenda.
Another element
to consider is using
natural materials as
much as possible in your home.
Engineered hardwood uses solid wood,
but is constructed differently to solid
hardwood and is better suited to our
extreme weather conditions. Just
check the wood comes from a certified
sustainable forest.
Windows also play a role in saving
energy in your home. Double glazing
combined with frames that are recessed
into the floor will allow you to keep the
use of air conditioning to a minimum
during the hot summer months.
with personal black and white or colour
photographs or an artwork to create
a personal gallery feature. Have fun
with it.
I would like to give my villa a
luxury hotel-like feel. What
should be my starting point?
Start with the entrance area to create
a statement and introduce the
personality of your home.
Oversized lighting will
immediately create an
impact. Another great
way to elevate your
space is to clad the
walls with texture,
such as leather panels
with a metal strip
in between; a metal
mesh; or a beeautiful,
textured wallpaper.
Ensure your seating
doesn’t get lost in the space.
Consider organic shapes, such
as placing a beaten up sofa in the
corner or positioning circular seating in
the middle of the space. Edra Furniture
produces some fantastic sofa designs.
Any more COpy
My little
black
book
For Finishing touches:
As well as the big furniture
stores, including Natuzzi,
Western Furniture, Aati, THE
One and FUSION by THE One,
I recommend checking out the
retail shops in Dubai Design
District (d3), such as Tom Dixon,
Ligne Roset and Driade. If you
bring an interior designer with
you, you’ll likely get a 25% to
30% discount, too.
Favourite light:
Hendrix suspension light in a
bronze finish by Delightfull – it’s
very unusual and big enough to
make a statement.
DreaM buy:
Hanging Hoop Chair (pictured
left) by Lee Broom – I have one
hanging from the ceiling.
XBD Collective
My living space needs
personalising. How do I create
a perfect gallery wall?
There are numerous ways to do this
and the most common is to use a
variety of frames for black and white
photos. However, I think this is a little
passé. I suggest cutting a 5cm niche
into the wall and creating a frame of
approximately 30cm around it so that
you create a shallow groove to allow for
two layers of textures illuminated with
indirect lighting. In that groove, you can
attach a panel made from back-painted
glass or that has wallpaper or leather
stretched over it. Frame the panel with
LED lights and paint the wall behind
it. You can then cover that whole wall
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style files
Take your cue from those in the know
Off the Shelf
Steal my Style
Anri Hamilton, style
and trends manager
at Home Centre
Design DNA
I believe in creating
products and spaces that
are functional, but also
connect emotionally with
people so it’s important
to find the balance between function and
personality. A quote I live by is, “Have
nothing in your house that you do not know
to be useful, or believe to be beautiful,” by
William Morris.
Wallpaper or paint?
I like to use a combination of the two, with
smaller spaces of textured and patterned
wallpaper balanced out with larger areas
of solid, painted colour.
Colour combo to try
As a person who loves to experiment with
colour, I tend to keep a neutral grey or
crisp white background and play around
with colour and materials through soft
furnishings, wall art and décor items.
Currently, I’m loving monochrome schemes
with gold foil metallic accents.
Where do you go for design inspiration?
I am fortunate enough to travel to many
design shows and exhibitions all over the
world as part of my job, but I can honestly
say that a lot of my design inspiration also
comes from taking the time to absorb my
everyday journeys and surroundings, such as
going to a new coffee shop or taking a walk
on the beach.
Splurge on…
I recommend spending on your sofa, which is a
key item in any home and worth investing in
because it will be used almost every day.
Support your books
with style
Sewing machine bookends,
Dhs236, UNited FUrNitUre
Top lighting tip
Ensure your home is filled with as
much natural light as possible. During
the evenings, enjoy the soft glow of string
lights or candlelight to allow you to unwind
from a busy day.
Household essentials
Brass bookends, Dhs600,
Nakkash Gallery
I recommend throws and lots
of scatter cushions to create a sense of
comfort; plants and greenery bring some
nature into the home; while scented candles
offer a bit of aromatherapy.
What’s your most prized possession?
Even though I predominantly value
experiences over possessions, I would have to
say my pre-digital photo albums containing
original photographs of my childhood in
South Africa are very sentimental to me.
Bicycle bookends, Dhs236
(GBP47.99), JoaNNa Wood
fOllOW NOW…
@bethangray
Best British Designer 2013
winner Bethan Gray has been
working with craftsmen from
the GCC for many years. Her 2017
Shamsian collection, for example,
was created in collaboration with
Mohamed Reza Shamsian and
his team based in Oman – look
out for new pieces being added
to the collection during the
year. Meanwhile, shown here
is the Victoria marble tea set,
inspired by the Victoria & Albert
Museum’s ceramic archives,
in collaboration with Italian
company, Editions Milano. Expect
more marble creations as the
collaboration continues in 2018.
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Better Homes Magazine | IDEAS
Just an illusion
Play with shapes to create
excitement in your home
A work of Art
Salvador Dali’s 1935 Femme à tête de
Roses painting, in which the furniture
becomes animated, has been brought to
life by sculptor Joaquim Camps and BD
Barcelona Design. With its three legs
and heavy weight, the chair attests to
Dali’s affirmation, “A chair can be used
even to sit on, but only on one condition:
that we sit uncomfortably.” Leda chairsculpture, Dhs99,000, and table-sculpture,
Dhs80,600, BD Barcelona Design at
The Odd Piece, the-oddpiece.com
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Better Homes Magazine | IDEAS
fine dining
This statement dining table in walnut
and anthracite offers a modern yet
timeless look. It is also available in walnut
and white. Zeta Design dining table,
Dhs18,000, Oliver B at Chattels & More,
chattelsandmore.com
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IDEAS | Better Homes Magazine
Set in motion
“Tables are where people exchange ideas, express
emotions and connect with each other,” says
Spanish designer Jaime Hayon. Inspired by
Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculptors, Hayon’s
multi-tiered table features various shapes
suspended in air, but kept in place by
a metal armature. Palette table by Jaime Hayon,
Dhs5,979, True colours vase, Dhs989, both
&tradition at D.tales, design-tales.com
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Better Homes Magazine | IDEAS
time to reflect
Named after Audrey Hepburn, this
elegant, diamond-shaped mirror
is supported by walnut root leaf,
with a high-gloss varnish finish.
It can also be customised for
different sizes and finishes.
Audrey Mirror, Dhs13,919
(EUR3,220), BySwans,
byswans.com
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ConneCting
the dots
Interior and product designer Nada Debs
on craft, collaborating and discovering her
identity through design
Interview: Lucy Land
Raised in Japan by Lebanese
parents, Nada Debs studied interior
architecture at the Rhode Island
School of Design in the United States
before starting her custom furniture
company in the UK. She returned
to her Lebanese roots, moving to
Beirut in 2000, where she has been
applying her multicultural approach
to Middle Eastern produced design
ever since…
What is your greatest
achievement so far?
My work is a reflection of my
international background: it
draws different elements together.
However, growing up in Japan, I felt
like an outsider at school and then
again, as an adult, among Arabs.
When I arrived in Beirut, everyone
was against having things produced
in the Middle East. I discovered a
lack of pride in regional identity and
an aspiration for Western design,
which was seen a status symbol. I
helped change people’s mindsets and
get them to believe in themselves.
What drives you?
Connecting with people, whether
with craftspeople or clients. It’s
the collaboration that leads to the
creation of a product.
How is this best revealed?
A lot of government offices ask me
to design for them, which means
they want to show other heads of
state around the world that we have
a modern Arab identity.
What is your design ethos?
Keep the craft going, but add
a modern element that makes it
relevant to today’s lifestyle.
Tell us about your recent
collaboration with handmade
rug and carpet manufacturer
and supplier FBMI…
The You and I collection is inspired
by Sufi poet Jala al-Din Rumi, who
said “Apparently two, but one in
soul”. I wanted to bring together
traditional and modern styles while
retaining the identity of each. It’s
like an ideal relationship in which each person retains their
identity but, together, they create a new element – it’s why I’ve
given each rug a quirky name. I’ve also ensured the rugs have
a proper seating arrangement around them.
What’s your favourite rug from the collection?
You’re Too Square for Me – I like the asymmetry of the design,
with its pentagon shape.
Why is handcrafted design so important?
It gives meaning to design. It’s important to retain the art of
craft design and its sense of identity. It’s also crucial for the
craftspeople to feel safe and to be treated well so that they are
relaxed when they work. The FBMI-employed women weavers
in Afghanistan have medical cover, access to education and are
paid well. When a woman is independent, she has self-respect,
which is really important.
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What is your advice on
incorporating a Middle Eastern
style into a home interior?
Use Middle Eastern or other
craft elements, such as patterns,
as an accent so that it doesn’t
become clichéd. Add these touches
throughout your home rather than
in one place so that they tie the
whole space together and it’s easy on the eye.
What are your top décor rules?
Invest 30% of your budget on lighting because light and
colour make or break a space. Use different shades of light
throughout your home and play around with different
variations of wood – light and dark. Be flexible and add your
personal touch to your home. There’s nothing more beautiful
than having a warm, personal space and getting to know
someone through their home.
What’s next?
As well as creating a retail space within my studio, I’m moving
into a more collaborative environment. I have the tools to help
each client find their own identity in design.
nadadebs.com; fbmi.ae
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Relax, Renew,
RefResh
Our edit of bathrooms will transform
your space into a sanctuary
Just for you
We love the sleek look of the personalised C.1 bathroom
collection designed by Switzerland-based Kurt Merki
Jr for Duravit (duravit.com). It includes a range of
washbasins in numerous sizes and designs, while hand
showers and showerheads are available in square and
round. The collection also includes a convenient click
switching mechanism so you can select the spray pattern
in showers with multiple spray modes.
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Better Homes Magazine | ideas
Into the light
The new SCOPIO series of washbasins,
designed by consultants Sieger Design for
Dornbracht, celebrates form. Shown here with
the Assist shelving system and an illuminated
Design mirror, it can be integrated into any
bathroom. Dornbracht is available from the
BAGNODESIGN (bagnodesignlondon.com)
showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road.
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finishing touches
Starck V single lever basin mixer,
price on request, axor
Rose and Sandalwood candle,
Dhs129, little majlis
Black stool, Dhs1,650, Flamant
Minimalist aesthetics
Recreate a hotel look in your own home with the Strada
collection from Ideal Standard (idealstandardgulf.
com). Offering a variety of basins, vanities, vessels
and countertops available in different sizes and
shapes, from geometric to circular designs, there’s
something for everyone. These are complemented by a
rectangular bathtub, straight-lined mixers and square
or rectangular shower trays from the same collection.
Parma bath mat, Dhs604, missoni Home at amara
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Better Homes Magazine | ideas
Pink
Green
This stylish Jumeirah Park villa
celebrates comfort and colour
Words: Lucy Land
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ideas | Better Homes Magazine
“L
ast year was a slightly
crazy time for us,” admits
Helen McGuire. She isn’t
exaggerating. She launched Hopscotch.
ae, an empowerment platform that helps
women find flexible work in the region;
and, together with her husband, Justin,
sold a property in London (where they
previously lived before moving to Dubai
in 2012), bought their current villa in
Jumeirah Park, and had their second
child, Arlo, who wasn’t fond of sleeping.
Previously renting in Umm Suqeim,
Helen and her husband wanted to invest
in a home of their own, with ample space
in a family-friendly neighbourhood top
of their wish list. “Our chosen home was
brand new and the location is perfect for
us – quiet with plenty of space, but still
very connected to the city and close to
Dubai Marina and Sheikh Zayed Road.”
The children’s room provided the
starting point for the interior design.
“We had the cappuccino and cream
stripes (all the paints were from Jotun)
in our daughter Clementine’s room in
our previous house and replicated those
as they worked well with her bedroom
furniture and colours”.
For Arlo’s bedroom, Helen created a
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cosy space by dividing the walls with
a pale grey paint above a darker grey
hue. When it came to making-over the
living areas, Helen researched colours
and materials on Pinterest. “I wanted
to create a very warm and earthy
downstairs to ensure that the space is
relaxing, but not boring,” she reveals.
She focused on wool, metal, wood, plenty
of plant life, with a pale green hue for
the walls, and pale pink highlights
throughout the area.
For the first floor, she wanted to push
boundaries a bit more, while continuing
the earthy tones of the ground floor. “We
chose a richer pink and a deep sea green
colour, which worked really well.”
Meanwhile, the kitchen and bathrooms
have remained the same since Helen
moved in, but with accessories in pale
pink, dark grey and white, such as towels
and dishes to match the home’s palette.
Lighting was key throughout the
home. Keen to avoid harsh lighting,
Helen plumped for Edison bulbs in a
variety of big and bold styles to complete
the rooms. “I love the light they create,”
she enthuses.
For the furniture, Helen kept many of
her purchases for her previous home and
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We chose a richer pink
and a deep sea green
colour, which worked
really well
spent a lot of time trawling the malls for
the bigger pieces, such as sofas, shelving
and the dining table, checking out the
likes of West Elm, Crate & Barrel, THE
One and Home Centre, as well as heading
online. Her resulting buys are an eclectic
mix of styles and price points that
complement her chosen colour scheme,
while her home accessories, including
cushions, are a mix of old and new buys.
“I’ve picked them up from all sorts of
different places. Some were rather pricey,
while others were as little as Dhs20.”
The diverse artworks, meanwhile, have
been collected over time and reflect the
family’s personal life. “Some have been
painted by friends; other stuff was chosen
here in Dubai, in Asia or while travelling,
including to Sri Lanka – we frame them
when we get home.”
Helen spends most of her time at home
in the living room, either playing with
the children, relaxing or dining with her
family. “It’s also proven to be a good zone
for entertaining, particularly during the
winter months when we can have the
doors wide open.”
Helen has clearly created a home for
all occasions. “I love the opportunities it
has given us,” she says. “We can work,
play and chill here and it feels like a little
oasis in the hectic day-to-day of our
lives. It also means our English bulldog,
Percy, has loads of outdoor space and
occasionally a spot on the sofa.”
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Better Homes Magazine | ideas
Home comforts
my aesthetic is…
Bold, clean, down to earth and
very comfortable.
my top home décor tip is…
Pick a couple of key colours and an
accent hue, then look for pieces that
work with the scheme.
my other tip is…
Get the basics first – colours,
materials and layout – and build from
there. Use apps, such as Pinterest, or
visit show homes for inspiration.
Home is…
Noise and quiet, calm and chaos,
work and rest. It’s everything to us
as a family and represents our lives
in all its colours.
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modern
madrid
Thoroughly
This stylish apartment reflects
its vibrant city location
Words: Lucy Land
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The homeowners
wanted the colours and
artwork to echo the
city’s vitality
W
hen the current owners
first saw the details of their
contemporary apartment
in Madrid, they initially turned it
down. The estate agent persuaded
them to see it, however, and the
British couple immediately fell in
love with the view from its balcony.
It made the perfect holiday apartment
for the family, who have lived in
various cities in the world, including
the Spanish capital for three years with
their children, where they continue
to have friends. Their affinity to
Madrid informed the design details.
“The starting point for the design was
the open-plan living and dining room,
with its amazing view over the city,”
says interior designer Deborah Heath.
In particular, the couple wanted the
vibrancy of Madrid to be reflected in the
apartment. “They wanted the colours
and artwork to echo the city’s vitality
and to avoid cluttering the space with
furniture,” she reveals. “Madrid can be
very hot in the summer and really cold
in the winter, so while the colour palette
was to be predominantly cool, pops of
warm colours were also to be included.”
The décor for the living and dining
space sets the tone of the décor for all
the other rooms. Deborah balanced
the dark wooden floors and doors with
cool grey colours on the walls, using a
combination of paint and wallpaper.
Away from the living area, there was
little natural light, so lighting was key.
The resulting lighting plan included
double tilting-down lighters, combined
with up-floor lighters in glass niches
as well as occasional chandeliers
for a touch of glamour. Table lamps
provided an additional layer. “The
key was to offer as much flexibility as
possible, so we installed four lighting
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circuits, all of which are dimmable,”
says Deborah. There is a circuit for
the dining area, one for the pendant
light, another for the lounge area, and
a fourth for the lamps. There is also a
variety of mood lighting on the patio,
including the floor of all four corners
as well as above the seating area.
The furniture style and design
is classically modern. Clean lines
combined with textured fabrics,
velvets, wools, chenilles and suede
have created beautiful layers, while
the discreet pattern is kept to a
minimum, allowing the artwork to take
centre stage and be the focal point.
The kitchen was small, but as
storage wasn’t a priority, the couple
wanted equipment that reflected a
holiday feel, including a coffee machine
and drinks fridge. The resulting
white and grey cupboard design is
unfussy and handleless to streamline
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Tem eatiatia
coriasperum,
simintiant et,
corecabore laborit
atusae est hil
the space. There, lighting plays an
equally important role, with a variety
of strategically placed solutions,
from task to gentle background
lighting, illuminating the space and
providing different atmospheres.
To unify the design, the same wood
(walnut) as the floors and doors was used
in the walk-in wardrobe for the master
bedroom and the other three bedrooms.
A glamourous touch was given to the
master bedroom with Malabar wallpaper
by Cole & Son for the feature wall.
This element of elegance continues
throughout the bedroom, with the soft
grey and silver colour scheme extending
to the headboard, furniture, lamps
and artwork with mirrored frames.
The three bathrooms and cloakroom
are also kept simple. A wooden
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floor provides contrast against
the white vanities and tiles.
Together, Deborah and the couple
chose not to dress any of the windows
throughout the apartment. “There
are external shutters operated by
remote control and we felt that
adding curtains or blinds would add
a level of fuss that wasn’t necessary,”
she says. It also meant more of the
budget could be spent on artwork
and the beautiful Chinese silk rug.
The choice of artworks was inspired
by those in the family’s London home.
“The team and I recommended a few
large pieces rather than many smaller
items, so they would have more
impact,” Deborah says. “We gave them
a variety of artworks to choose from,
by relatively unknown international
artists and, together, we selected our
favourites. I had seen the painting
of David Bowie that had sold at an
exhibition, but I knew the couple would
love it. We contacted art consultancy
Quintessa and commissioned another.”
With its classically modern, unfussy
style, the apartment offers the perfect
holiday home. Maintenance is kept to
a minimum. For example, the outdoor
furniture on the balcony, which provides
a place to relax and dine, can be left
outside all year round. However, luxury
hasn’t been compromised – key pieces of
artwork and bold colour accents provide
character and add the finishing touch.
“The best reward for this project, is that
the family loved it,” Deborah says.
designbydeborah.co.uk
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HomE comfortS
my top décor tip is…
Even if you can’t afford to replace
everything at the same time,
a plan will ensure that any future
purchases will fit in with your
final objective.
my personal no-no is…
Removing the original features
of a property.
Be your own interior designer.
Interior designers present their
clients with scaled floor plans,
mood boards and costings before
any work commences to ensure
that the overall design objective
has been met within the budget.
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AreA
Originally billed as the Eighth Wonder of
the World, Palm Jumeirah is, arguably, the
world’s most extraordinary feat of engineering,
architecture and construction, and a premier
address in Dubai. Check out our selection
of luxurious apartments and villas for
a slice of resort-style living.
M ov e to
palM JuMeirah
Kristina Titova, Residential
Consultant at Better Homes,
on living on world-renowned
Palm Jumeirah
Dubai’s iconic landmark is a manmade
residential island community, which
looks like a stylised palm tree from
above. Synonymous with luxury, Palm
Jumeirah’s fronds cater to exclusive
villas with private beaches, while its
trunk and crescent is home to lowrise apartment buildings, hotels and
numerous beach resorts.
One of the island’s most famous
landmarks is Atlantis The Palm Dubai,
with its seashell–pink arches and turrets,
and there’s a host of other international
five-star hotels, including Fairmont
The Palm, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and
One&Only The Palm. Each brings its own
restaurants, bars, clubs and swimming
pools. Meanwhile, a futuristic-looking W
Hotel & Residences The Palm, is among
the many hotels opening soon.
Nakheel Mall is also currently taking
shape. Located in the heart of the
archipelago, it will offer five storeys of
shopping, rooftop dining, cinemas, leisure
facilities and, of course, VIP entrances.
Perhaps most notably, a St. Regis hotel is
being built right into The Palm Tower, a
52-storey tower alongside the mall.
The new wave of attractions will
benefit from the Palm’s premier address.
Located a few minutes’ drive from
Dubai Marina, The Greens, Dubai
Media City and Knowledge Village,
the neighbourhood is also a short drive
from Mall of the Emirates and Madinat
Jumeirah. There are good public
transport links throughout the island,
including bus routes, Palm Monorail,
water taxis, and private taxis, which are
present at the many hotels, beach resorts
and residential buildings.
The properties on Palm Jumeirah
are known for their luxurious finish
and spaciousness. There is also a wide
range available, from studio apartments
to four- and five-bedroom penthouse
apartments and hotel apartments,
penthouses, townhouses in residential
buildings, and villas, with their own
private beach. Studio apartments are
approximately 500+ sq. ft.; one-bedroom
apartments range from 1,100 to 1,300 sq.
ft.; two-bedroom apartments offer 1,600
to 1,900 sq. ft.; three-bedroom properties
have 2,100 to 2,300 sq. ft; townhouses
have a built-up area of approximately
3,000+ sq. ft; and villas boast 5,000 sq.
ft. on average. Most developments offer
facilities that include state-of-the-art
gyms, swimming pools and lazy rivers
with access to spas, beaches and fine
dining outlets.
While the main attraction of Palm
Jumeirah is the waters of the Arabian
Gulf, there is always a buzz around the
continually developing community.
To rent
Studio apartment
One-bedroom apartment
Two-bedroom apartment
Three-bedroom apartment
Three-bedroom villa
Four-bedroom villa
Approximate price
Dhs75,000
Dhs120,000 to Dhs150,000
Dhs140,000 to Dhs180,000
Dhs 180,000 to Dhs220,000
Dhs 300,000 to Dhs320,000
Dhs 360,000 to Dhs380,000
To buy
Studio apartment
One-bedroom apartment
Two-bedroom apartment
Three-bedroom apartment
Three-bedroom villa
Four-bedroom villa
Five-bedroom villa
Approximate price
Dhs1,200,000
Dhs2,300,000
Dhs2,800,000
Dhs3,700,000
Dhs8 million
Dhs11 million
Dhs15 million
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The Fairmont Palm Residence South AED 1,880,000
Golden Mile 6
AED 2, 750,000
Ref No. AP328770
Lola Ortikova
RERA Permit No. 11597
Ref No. AP352106
Syed Wajih Uddin Ahmed
RERA Permit No. 11597
2 BR
1,807 sq. ft.
Palm Jumeirah
1 BR
1,320 sq. ft.
Palm Jumeirah
The Fairmont Palm Residence North AED 1,850,000
Garden Homes Frond B
Ref No. AP352056
Shahzad Anwar
RERA Permit No. 11597
Ref No. VI349015
Shahzad Anwar
RERA Permit No. 11597
Palm Jumeirah
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1 BR
1,290 sq. ft.
Palm Jumeirah
AED 13,000,000
5 BR
5,000 sq. ft.
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Garden Homes Frond D
Palm Jumeirah
Ref No. VI353199
Mohamed Adib Amin
RERA Permit No. 11597
Garden Homes Frond E
Palm Jumeirah
Ref No. VI354614
Lola Ortikova
RERA Permit No. 11597
AED 1 1, 350,000
4 BR
5,000 sq. ft.
AED 13, 700,000
5 BR
5,000 sq. ft.
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OcEaNa SOuTHERN
3-Bedroom Apartment + Maid’s Room, Palm Jumeirah
Q Ui NT E SSEN Ti AL LUXU RY L iVi NG
This stunning, three-bedroom penthouse apartment, with maid’s room, is located on Palm Jumeirah, the world-famous
archipelago. All the bedrooms come with en-suite bathrooms, while the huge balcony includes a Jacuzzi as well as amazing sea
and Palm views. Palm Jumeirah is a manmade residential island community built in the shape of a palm tree; its fronds cater
to exclusive villas with private beaches, while its trunk houses apartment towers, low-rise buildings and hotel apartments.
The villas generally attract families, while the apartments attract couples. There are good public transport links, including bus
routes, Palm Monorail and water taxis, with private taxis present at the many hotels, spas and beach resorts. There are plans to
have retail spaces located around the island in a style similar to The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence, allowing visitors and
residents to be more mobile on foot as they shop closer to home. Most of the developments are built with quality finishes and
facilities, including state-of-the-art gyms, swimming pools and lazy rivers, plus access to spas, beaches and fine dining outlets.
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AED 19,900,000
T h E D E TA i L S
Approx size: 5,354 sq. ft.
Reference No: AP355007
RERA Permit No. 11597
Listed by Lola Ortikova
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al Sarood
Palm Jumeirah
Ref No. AP354863
Jawad Motiwala
RERA Permit No. 11597
Garden Homes Frond c
Palm Jumeirah
Ref No. VI344563
Syed Wajih Uddin Ahmed
RERA Permit No. 11597
AED 2,400,000
3 BR
2,157 sq. ft.
AED 12, 500,000
4 BR
5,000 sq. ft.
Palma Residences
Palm Jumeirah
Ref No. VI338702
Rita Mouawad
RERA Permit No. 11597
AED 9,000,000
5 BR
4,867 sq. ft.
The Fairmont Palm Residence North AED 2,600,000
Palm Jumeirah
Ref No. AP351516
Sunil Pravin Jhaveri
RERA Permit No. 11597
2 BR + Maid’s Room
2,165 sq. ft.
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GaRDEN HOMES FROND O
4-Bedroom Villa, Palm Jumeirah
AFFORDABLE LUXURY
This beautifully well maintained villa has never been rented and is being offered in perfect condition. Featuring extra private
space by the beach, the villa features four bedrooms, all of which are en-suite, and spacious living, dining and family rooms.
It includes covered parking and its own swimming pool. It is the perfect choice for those looking for an affordable family
house located in luxurious Palm Jumeirah. Iconic five-star hotel Atlantis The Palm Dubai is located nearby along with other
international luxury hotels, offering lavish restaurants, beach clubs, spas and views of the Arabian Gulf’s waters. Golden Mile
Galleria is also located close by. It offers retail, restaurants, coffee shops, a fitness centre, a pharmacy and beauty salons. It also
opens up onto a running track surrounded by fragrant gardens. In addition, there are many private touring companies offering
sailing around Palm Jumeirah on a yacht or speedboat. The main attraction is the clear blue waters of the Gulf and it’s the ideal
location for checking out the diversity of marine life that has made the rocky barrier reef its home.
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AED 10,000,000
T h E D E TA i L S
Approx size: 6,699 sq. ft.
Reference No: VI354304
RERA Permit No. 11597
Listed by Rita Mouawad
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Marina Residences 3
Palm Jumeirah
Ref No. AP354531
Sana Hajjar
RERA Permit No. 11597
Garden Homes Frond O
Palm Jumeirah
Ref No. VI351383
Kristina Titova
RERA Permit No. 11597
AED 750,000
5 BR + Maid’s Room
13,095 sq. ft.
AED 390,000
5 BR + Maid’s Room
5,000 sq. ft.
Garden Homes Frond M
Palm Jumeirah
Ref No. VI354766
Dimple Hitesh Raygangare
RERA Permit No. 11597
Tanzanite
Palm Jumeirah
Ref No. APM353151
Raymund Salameda
RERA Permit No. 11597
AED 415,000
4 BR
5,000 sq. ft.
AED 235,000
3 BR
2,266 sq. ft.
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Signature Villas Frond K
Palm Jumeirah
Ref No. VI354375
Georgina Taylor
RERA Permit No. 11597
al anbara
Palm Jumeirah
Ref No. AP304329
Rita Mouawad
RERA Permit No. 11597
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AED 1,100,000
5 BR + Maid’s Room
7,000 sq. ft.
AED 180,000
3 BR + Maid’s Room
2,182 sq. ft.
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VicEROy HOTEL & RESORT
1-Bedroom Apartment, Palm Jumeirah
B R A N D N E w LUXU RY A pA RTm E NT S
Better Homes is delighted to present this stunning brand new and fully furnished one-bedroom apartment for rent. It offers
1,082.31 sq. ft. of space, one bathroom and a separate WC, a parking space, plus a terrace with sea and skyline views of Dubai
Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence. Facilities include a beach club, swimming pool, club for children, entertainment and
sports activities. FIVE (Viceroy’s signature residence) is located close to the entrance of Palm Jumeirah. It has approximately
221 signature residences. It also includes elegant and spectacular dining venues, which are hosted by world-class chefs and
a modern spa. It is situated in a prime area, with breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf and the dynamic skyline of the
emirate. It is the ultimate destination for an urban resort, located just a few minutes away from some of Dubai’s iconic
landmarks. What’s more, the development of the boardwalk on the western base of the Palm will soon see the arrival of new
food and beverage outlets.
AED 210,000
T h E D E TA i L S
Approx size: 1,082 sq. ft.
Reference No: AP355391
RERA Permit No. 11597
Listed by Kristina Titova
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al Das
Palm Jumeirah
Ref No. AP253767
Lazar Jakovljevic
RERA Permit No. 11597
al Hatimi
Palm Jumeirah
Ref No. AP343743
Cameron Burns
RERA Permit No. 11597
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AED 205,000
aquamarine
Palm Jumeirah
AED 150,000
Ref No. AP329320
Syed Wajih Uddin Ahmed
RERA Permit No. 11597
1 BR
1,296 sq. ft.
Mile 4
AED 155, 000 Golden
Palm Jumeirah
AED 130,000
3 BR + Maid’s Room
2,260 sq. ft.
2 BR + Maid’s Room
1,603 sq. ft.
Ref No. AP351653
Gulshan Ara
RERA Permit No. 11597
2 BR
1,887 sq. ft.
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DREaM PaLM RESiDENcE
3-Bedroom Apartment + Maid’s Room, Palm Jumeirah
S T U N N i N G F U LLY F U R N i S h E D A pA RTm E NT
Furnished to the highest standard, this three-bedroom apartment plus maid’s room is exclusive to Better Homes. At
2,983 sq. ft., this fully furnished apartment, located on The Crescent on Palm Jumeirah, offers spacious living and
stunning sea views that will take your breath away. It offers four bathrooms, a large balcony and swimming pool and
is 32% larger than the average three-bedroom property on Palm Jumeirah. This home is an ideal option for families
wanting to live in this idyllic address, which offers resort-style living and numerous beaches. There are several nurseries
located on the archipelago, such as Asya’s Nursery, Babilou Palm Jumeirah and Redwood Montessori Nursery Palm
Dubai. Other highly regarded educational institutions are located close by, including GEMS Dubai American Academy
(located in Al Barsha), Hult International Business School (in Dubai Internet City), Middlesex University Dubai,
Cambridge College International, University of Wollongong in Dubai (all three are located in Knowledge Village).
AED 200,000
T h E D E TA i L S
Approx size: 2,983 sq. ft.
Reference No: AP326337
RERA Permit No. 11597
Listed by Georgina Taylor
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Villas
Villas
Sale
Rental
Community
arabian Ranches
Jumeirah Park
Jumeirah Village
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Bedrooms
average pricing
Monthly
change
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average pricing
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AED 3,142,500
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AED 135,000
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3
AED 172,000
-2%
4
AED 4,498,000
5%
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AED 221,500
-4%
5
AED 6,912,000
-4%
-8%
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3
AED 190,000
4%
3
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AED 3,844,000
5%
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AED 204,500
6%
4
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AED 4,407,500
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AED 233,500
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AED 5,645,000
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AED 201,000
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AED 1,450,000
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AED 205,000
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AED 2,629,000
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AED 139,500
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Apartments
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Sale
Rental
Community
Bedrooms
average pricing
Monthly
change
Quarterly
change
Downtown Dubai
2
3,537,000
-7%
-7%
Dubai Investment
Park
1
820,000
-2%
-2%
2
1,078,000
0%
0%
Dubai Marina
1
1,407,500
-2%
-2%
Jumeirah lake
towers
Jumeirah Village
Circle
the Greens
the Palm Jumeirah
Community
Downtown Dubai
Dubai Investment
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Monthly
change
Quarterly
change
Bedrooms
average pricing
1
AED 115,500
6%
6%
2
AED 162,500
-2%
-2%
3
AED 217,500
-6%
-6%
-7%
2
2,321,000
4%
4%
1
AED 67,000
-7%
Studio
710,000
4%
4%
Studio
AED 68,500
6%
6%
1
1,090,500
-1%
-1%
1
AED 93,000
-2%
-2%
2
1,753,500
5%
5%
2
AED 134,500
-4%
-4%
Studio
545,000
2%
2%
3
AED 199,500
5%
5%
1
827,500
-1%
-1%
Studio
AED 57,500
3%
3%
2
1,328,000
5%
5%
1
AED 82,500
5%
5%
2
1,909,500
-3%
-3%
2
AED 121,000
3%
3%
1
2,286,500
6%
6%
3
AED 145,500
5%
5%
2
2,959,000
-9%
-9%
Studio
AED 44,500
4%
4%
1
AED 65,000
-3%
-3%
Dubai Marina
Jumeirah lake
towers
Jumeirah Village
Circle
the Palm Jumeirah
2
AED 93,500
0%
0%
1
AED 130,000
-1%
-1%
2
AED 166,000
2%
2%
3
AED 212,000
5%
5%
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Shorten the School run
Three homes within 15 minutes’
drive of Monroe’s Nursery
Sadaf 5
Jumeirah Beach Residence
Fabio Lombardi
Ref No. AP354609
RERA Permit No. 11597
AED 3,890,000
3 BR
2,249 sq. ft.
Which nurSery?
Principal of Monroe’s Nursery, Sharron Baker,
on providing a caring curriculum for children
What sets your
nursery apart?
A lot of time,
commitment, energy
and nurturing
goes into bringing
Monroe’s Nursery
to life on a daily
basis. Consequently, the Jumeirah Beach
Residence-located nursery is thriving.
It has gained exceptional reviews from
parents and is very well respected within
the community.
We consistently monitor the needs
and preferences of our children. We have
learnt they particularly enjoy physical
activities. Therefore, our newly designed
children’s gym has been a huge success
in their development across all seven
(personal, social and emotional; physical;
communication and language; literacy;
expressive arts and design; mathematics;
and understanding of the world) areas of
the Early Years Curriculum.
Tell us about your team…
The nursery is run and managed by
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British professionals. Our experienced
teachers are native UK professionals,
who have moved from the UK to teach
the British Early Years Foundation Stage
curriculum. Our dedicated support staff
also bring a wealth of knowledge and
experience to the nursery.
Al Seef Tower
Dubai Marina
Syed Wajih Uddin Ahmed
Ref No. AP10099
RERA Permit No. 11597
AED 210,000
per year
3 BR + Maid’s Room
3,554 sq. ft.
What do your key facilities include?
Our excellent amenities include a soft
play area, library, computer pod, gym,
playground, water and sand area, bike
track, fantasy forest and role play area.
Is there anything else parents should
know about?
Our music and Arabic language classes
are built into our curriculum. We have
a beautiful gardening area where the
children plant and care for vegetables
and flowers. To enrich the learning
opportunities, we take children on ageappropriate educational excursions. We
also offer extra curriculum activities
and have professional coaches from Just
Play sports activity provider, who teach
football and gymnastic classes.
Paloma
Dubai Marina
Yasmine Aziz
Ref No. AP336252
RERA Permit No. 11597
AED 200,000
per year
2 BR
1,664 sq. ft.
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