Makani Dubai – Dubai Municipality’s new navigation app


Finding a specific location in Dubai can be very problematic as Dubai does not have a traditional addressing system. In an effort to improve its residents’ navigation through the residential areas, Dubai Municipality has launched a new navigation app: Makani Dubai. Residents of Dubai have been handed out their “Makani number” in the last couple of weeks and What is Makani? Makani means “my location” […]

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 How to keep your apartment safe from disaster in Dubai?


As we were discussing the recent fire disaster that hit the Torch tower in Dubai Marina, we realised that even after Tamweel’s tower fire in 2012 which rattled the vibrant community in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, almost none of us had home contents insurance. This is not surprising due to the fact that contents insurance is generally […]

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 The Northern Emirates – a new opportunity

ras al khaimah sea views

The UAE is made up of 7 emirates in total but Dubai and Abu Dhabi have the lion’s share of the spotlight with Dubai clearly world-famous and often mistaken for being a country on its own. But as Dubai’s property market prices skyrocket in line with the emirate’s stellar growth, investors and expats are looking towards […]

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 Bargain hunt: Dubailand apartments from just AED 3,250 per month

Skycourt Towers Dubailand

While 3,250 dirhams isn’t a huge amount to spend on rent in Dubai, there are still plenty of options if your budget’s around that amount. In Dubai Marina, you’re likely to only see rooms for rent in that range, but head to Dubailand and you’re looking at a studio apartment. A laid-back area with plenty of modern amenities and a growing number of new […]

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