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Sneak peek into Dubai villa sold for Dh102.8m in Emirates Hills




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Dubai: Phoenix Homes has brokered a deal for a villa in the Emirates Hills community for a price of Dh102.8 million – the highest value deal in the community this year. It is also the second highest ever sale value for the area.

Myles Bush, a founding partner in the company and an experienced property expert, sealed the deal between the seller from Malta and the buyer, an Indian.

The villa is on a plot of some 38,000 square feet, typical of the prestigious, exclusive gated community’s property
offerings. Emirates Hills is one of the city’s most well-established and upmarket neighbourhoods, featuring an array of unique, mansion-esque villas situated on leafy streets surrounding the Montgomerie Golf Club.

The sprawling mansion has a built-up area of more than 20,000 square feet, and backs onto the golf course. The property features floor-to-ceiling windows, five huge bedrooms, a private cinema, a swimming pool and a gym.

“This sale underlines the positive growth trajectory we are seeing in local real estate – and also serves to cement Phoenix Homes’ reputation as one of the top agencies in the city’s vibrant luxury segment.”

It also helped that Bush has a track record for big deals in the community as well as familiarity with the seller. “This is another notch in my career progression. I was behind the largest villa sale of 2017, the largest lease ever recorded in 2018, and the largest land sale of 2019. I’ve worked with the seller before, and both parties were wonderful people to deal with. We have no doubt that future business will be done with both parties.”

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Myles and the team have another reason to celebrate as the sale was concluded on the company’s first anniversary. Phoenix Homes claims to give its team of 18 experienced brokers complete freedom to work how and where they like, with an 80% commission model.

This extraordinary model goes against the regional norm – splitting commission 50/50 between the agent and the agency. Myles will receive a hefty 7-figure commission for his latest sale deal. And while some US models charge brokers for desks and marketing, Phoenix offers workspace for those who want it, and leaves each broker to decide if they want to contribute to marketing of their property portfolio.

Operating from a 3,000 square feet office in Barsha Heights with an admin team, the company carries clout in the local markets – underlined by this record-breaking deal.

Brokers joining the agency can choose to spend some of their commission on promoting their portfolio on Phoenix Homes’ channels if they wish. They can also promote their properties via whichever methods they know work best for them, without paying money into the firm.

Phoenix Homes offers sales and lettings of both residential and commercial properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and plans to swiftly open a UK office to assist in international property negotiations.

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Dubai’s Economy Surges: GDP Hits Dh115 Billion in Q1 2024 with 3.2% Growth



Dubai’s economy has grown 3.2 per cent in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period last year — with the emirate’s gross domestic product (GDP) reaching Dh115 billion.

“Dubai’s ambition is limitless, and its success story will remain a role model for cities wishing to create a promising future for their coming generations,” said Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the UAE, and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai.

The goal, he said, is to “sustain success and establish a culture of excellence and leadership” across all sectors in the emirate. The economic growth in the first quarter of the year mirrors the success story of 2023, when the GDP reached approximately Dh429 billion, marking an increase of 3.3 per cent compared to the 2022 figure of approximately Dh415 billion.

Numbers show that Dubai is booming across sectors — from transportation and storage to food services and real estate.

Here’s how each sector has grown in the first quarter of the year:

  • -Transportation and storage sector: 5.6%, amounting to Dh15.4 billion
  • -Financial and insurance activities sector: 5.6%, amounting to Dh15.1 billion
  • -Wholesale and retail trade sector: 3%, amounting to Dh26.3 billion (the top GDP contributor at 22.9%)
  • -Information and communications sector: 3.9%, amounting to Dh5.1 billion
  • -Accommodation and food services activities sector: 3.8%, amounting to Dh4.7 billion
  • -Real estate sector: 3.7%, amounting to Dh8.4 billion
  • -Utilities and waste management: 7.5%. amounting to Dh3.2 billion
  • -Manufacturing sector: 1.6%, Dh8.4 billion
  • -Other activities: 0.46% (These include agriculture, mining, construction, professional services and administrative services, among others.)

Sheikh Hamdan said the emirate’s successes highlight the combined efforts and teamwork of various stakeholders to realise the objectives of the emirate’s comprehensive development plans for 2033, especially the Dubai economic Agenda (D33) and Dubai Social Agenda 2033.

“Dubai is progressing in accordance with a clear vision whose foundations were laid down and whose goals were defined by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,” the Crown Prince said.

“What we witness today is a practical reflection of this vision, which has placed Dubai among the leading economic and commercial centres of the world.”

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Indian wellness practioner Piush Jain eyes global expansion, announces plans for Dubai



Award-winning Indian wellness practioner Dr Piush Jain, renowned for his groundbreaking age reversal therapy using Ayurvedic medicines and herbs, is now eyeing global expansion with Dubai as his first international hub.

Dr Jain, who runs the famous Dr PK Jain Clinics with a legacy of close to hundred years in the Indian city of Lucknow, has helped many reverse aging process, naturally, through a 5000-year-old age reversal Ayurvedic therapy. And now, the leading Ayurveda exponent is ready to spearhead age reversal therapy by taking his line of work to the wider world.

“My line of treatment is a revolutionary step forward in the field of age management and hormonal health and it is something I now want more people from around the world to have greater access to. So there’s no place better than Dubai to start my global operations from.  And our plans are to be in business within this quarter pending all necessary approvals from relevant authorities,” Dr Jain said this week during his trip to Dubai where he is meeting officials from various health authorities ahead of his grand launch. “Dubai is home to close to 200 nationalities. So setting up a business means unparalleled opportunities for growth and innovation, thanks to its strategic location, world-class infrastructure, and business-friendly environment and also a gateway to the wider world”

Dr. Jain – a fourth-generation practitioner from a family of holistic wellness therapists who have been tapping the power of traditional Ayurvedic practices for over a 100 years in India – stresses particularly on the use of Amalki Rasayana herbs, that he says, have a positive impact on the pituitary-gonadal axis – a key controller of aging and vitality.

“What sets us apart is our work on the pituitary gland. Often referred to as the ‘master gland,’ it plays a pivotal role in regulating the body’s hormonal balance and, consequently, the ageing process. My groundbreaking treatment taps the power of traditional Ayurvedic medical practices like the age old Amal Ki Rasayan and other herbs to harness the natural functions of the pituitary gland to manage age-related hormonal changes. By stimulating the gland in a way that mimics the body’s own processes, this innovative approach effectively slows down the ageing process without introducing any side effects,” explains Dr Jain who has been lauded with lifetime achievement awards both internationally and in his native India.

Recent studies underline the potential of Ayurvedic treatments to enhance longevity and quality of life. Research published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine published by MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), the Swiss-based publisher of open-access scientific journals and the largest of its kind, emphasises how natural compounds can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, critical factors behind aging process. A comprehensive study on the effects of Vajikaran Rasayana herbs substantiates their significant influence on hormonal balance and vitality. “The results are stunning – one’s hair start growing again, one’s skin starts glowing just as your other organs including brain, kidney and liver start functioning at an optimum level again thereby making one reverse a lot of usual age-related conditions like diabetes, hypertension, eventually making the patient feel better emotionally, physically and even sexually as part of a holistic wellness therapy,” he says.

Based in Lucknow but now with a firm eye on global expansions starting with Dubai, Dr. Jain’s clinic has scripted many success stories. His patients have reported feeling more energetic, mentally clearer, and looking younger. Not just in India, his work is also gaining attention and popularity across the globe as more and more people look for alternative anti-aging treatments.

For more information about Dr. Piush Jain and his Ayurvedic age reversal therapy, please visit or contact: India – +919415027773 /+917007467416

UAE – +971545935289

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Price Drop: Fuel in UAE to cost lower in July



Petrol prices have reduced for the second time in July after dropping in June. The UAE fuel price committee announced the petrol and diesel prices for the month of July 2024 on Sunday. The rates will be applicable from July 1 onwards.

Super 98 petrol will cost AED2.99 a litre, down from AED 3.14 a litre in June, while Special 95 petrol will cost AED2.88 a litre, down from AED3.02 per litre the previous month.E-Plus 91 petrol will cost AED2.80 a litre, down from AED2.95 a litre, while diesel will cost AED2.89 a litre, up from AED2.88 a litre.

Since 2015, fuel prices in the UAE have been moving in line with the international markets.

Prices are determined by the fuel price committee, chaired by the undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy.

The committee includes members of the energy and finance ministries, as well as CEOs of Adnoc Distribution and Emirates National Oil Company.

The committee, when deciding the fuel pieces, does not rely on just one global market. It considers an average of global prices as well as operating costs of distribution companies.

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