Luxhabitat Sotheby’s International Realty has announced that it has closed a deal for an LA-inspired beach mansion on the Palm Jumeirah at AED63 million ($17.1 million).
Although the brokers touted it as a property “extremely hard to find”, the deal is nowhere close to the beachfront villa on Palm Jumeirah that sold for a record 280m in the first week of April.
Spanning 8,600 sq ft with its coveted location on N Frond, the five-bedroom Garden home’s smart home technology, excellent condition and bespoke finishes made it a rare option in the market, it stated.
“Homes of this calibre are extremely hard to find in the Dubai market now due to a limited supply of product offerings like these as well as an influx of luxury property buyers who are seeking exactly this type of quality home.
The home was presented in absolute mint condition – which went well noticed by the buyers and made them fall in love with it almost immediately,” remarked Kunal Singh Gupta, the Associate Director of Luxhabitat Sotheby’s International Realty who represented both buyer and seller in the transaction.
The European buyer purchased this Californian style beach house as an end-user who has recently moved to Dubai with his family.
Luxhabitat Sotheby’s International Realty has reported buyers of a similar profile in the recent past – many HNW / UHNW international buyers are being drawn to Dubai as home.
The Palm Jumeirah has made a big comeback after 2020 in terms of prime residential sales. Over AED 4.6 billion in sales have been recorded this year so far in the area, based on data from the Dubai Land Department, out of which 57 villas have been sold for a sales volume of AED 1.59 billion, stated Gupta.
According to him, the most in-demand luxury homes now are those designed in a modern or Mediterranean style, with a larger plot and built-up area as well as mega-mansions with views over beach or golf course or park (depending on the location).
Mediterranean in vogue
Super prime villas, apartments and penthouses are most in demand, as people living here like to enjoy the sun and outdoors as much as possible.
The villa sold was built from scratch on the plot and designed with keen attention to detail by the sellers. The Garden Home with sunset views has a contemporary style and hosts neutral colors.
The exotic open plan living area is modern and airy with a beautiful transition to the outdoors and breath-taking sea views. Automated guillotine windows designed to create seamless indoor/outdoor living with pocket doors to privatise the living & dining space as needed.
All the furniture in the villa is of Italian make – with pieces from high-end brands like Minotti, Flexform, Poliform, Paola Lenti, and Poltrona Frau all flown in from their respective design studios.
The home also has an infinity pool that hosts a swim jet and access to 3km of prime beachfront. According to analysis by Luxhabitat Sotheby’s using data from the Dubai Land Department, the top 10 most expensive properties sold in Q1 2022 were from the Palm Jumeirah, Emirates Hills, Jumeira Bay and Downtown Dubai areas.
Japanese culture gets full display in Dubai
The Japan Culture Con (JCC) convention, dedicated to showcasing the richness of culture from the Land of the Rising Sun, drew to a close with resounding response at the Burj Park, Dubai.
The JCC brought together enthusiasts, artists, and experts over a period of three days to create a vibrant tapestry of traditional and contemporary expressions.
According to the organisers, JCC exceeded their expectations with record-breaking attendance numbers. Over 13,000 enthusiasts gathered to immerse themselves in the multifaceted beauty of Japan’s cultural heritage. The diverse audience contributed to the event’s dynamic atmosphere, fostering cultural exchange and understanding.
A range of diverse and dynamic programming played an important part in the event’s success. Attendees experienced a kaleidoscope of traditional arts, modern performances, interactive workshops, and immersive exhibits that showcased the evolution of Japanese culture. The fusion of tradition and innovation was a key theme, resonating with participants of all ages and backgrounds.
The convention featured a stellar lineup of cultural icons and rising stars, including renowned artists, performers, and experts in various fields. Their contributions brought authenticity and depth to the event, enriching the experience for attendees and highlighting the global appeal of Japanese culture.
The Culture Con successfully leveraged various platforms to engage a global audience. Social media channels buzzed with excitement, with attendees sharing their favorite moments and connecting with like-minded individuals. The virtual components of the event allowed those unable to attend in person to participate, expanding the reach of the convention.
The success was further amplified through strategic collaborations and partnerships. Japanese businesses, cultural organisations, and sponsors played a crucial role in supporting and enhancing the event, contributing to its overall success. Journalists and influencers highlighted the unique experiences, performances, and cultural insights presented at Japan Culture Con, further establishing it as a premier event in the cultural calendar.
The organisers – Keisaku Nishida (CEO) and Beenish Muneer (Managing Director) of Westfield Event Management – said in a statement: “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all attendees, supporters, sponsors, and partners who contributed to the success of Japan Culture Con. Their enthusiasm and commitment to celebrating Japanese culture made the event a truly memorable and enriching experience.” There are plans already to build on the success, they said.
UAE fuel prices drop after four months of consecutive increases
Fuel prices for November 2023 dropped by 12 and 12.5 per cent for gasoline and four percent for diesel, according to the UAE Fuel Price Follow-up Committee. The price of Super 98 dropped by 12 per cent to Dhs3.03 per litre for November, down from Dhs3.44 per litre in October, down by 41 fils, and so did the price of Special 95, which dropped by 12 per cent to Dhs2.92 per litre for November, down from Dhs3.33 per litre in October, down by 41 fils.
The price of E-Plus 91 dropped by 12.5 per cent to Dhs2.85 per litre for November, down from Dhs3.26 per litre in October, down by 41 fils. The price of diesel dropped by four per cent to Dhs3.42 per litre for November, down from Dhs3.57 per litre in October, down by 15 fils.
These monthly fluctuations in fuel prices reflect the dynamic nature of the global energy market and its impact on the cost of fuel in the UAE. Stay updated with the UAE Fuel Price Committee’s monthly announcements to make informed decisions regarding your fuel-related expenses.
Elevate your coffee experience with The Brew Crew’s Cold Brew and Nitro Brew
Why limit International Coffee Day celebrations to just one day? The Brew Crew believes every day can be a celebration of brewing up special treats for coffee lovers, which is why the cafe located in Dubai Investment Park (DIP) 2, Dubai, is now delivering unique coffee experiences in a can. In their continuous quest to enhance customer experience, they’ve worked on elevating their delivery menu with new signature offerings — Nitro Coffee and unique Nitro Infused beverages — all in a can and dine-in too. Isn’t that exciting?
Once the coffee grounds are steeped in water (room temperature) for about 16-18 hours — the slow extraction process makes the cold brew, which is more intense than a regular drip coffee. Cold Brew is literally a concentrated coffee drink. And, what’s Nitro Brew? Nitro Brew is a cold-brewed coffee infused with nitrogen gas. So, whether you prefer the subtly sweet, creamy body, and smooth finish of a
Nitro Brew, or the mellow, smooth, and mild acidity of the Cold Brew, The Brew Crew has a brew for everyone. Both the beverages are priced at Dh15, 300ml. The other Infused beverages are complex in preparation, but the taste profile is tropical, sporty, and fizzy. The Nitro allows the drinks to be more full-bodied and memorable.
“We realised that the options for Dubai coffee aficionados to experience Cold and Nitro brews were limited, so we decided to add them to the menu. Similarly, we also wanted to provide a product for non-coffee drinkers in the UAE. And of course, we didn’t want to restrict it to only as a dine-in option, so here we are offering the brew in a can for a takeaway or delivery,” said Ashjeet, Founder, The Brew Crew.
The cafe is also home to a temperature and humidity-controlled facility, which includes a nouvelle Brew Bar in action, a Roasting Training Campus, and a Green Coffee Storage, which is where the magic happens. The Brew Crew is renowned for its commitment to delivering a unique coffee experience and opened its doors to coffee aficionados in September 2023. The caféopens its doors at 9 am and serves until 6 pm, Monday through Saturday. At the location, you can indulge in various other roasted favourites, other than, of course, ordering the Cold Brew and Nitro Brew, whenever you please.
Coffee on Tap -> All in a Can. Priced at Dh15, 300ml.