Dubai’s Modern Marvels


Dubai is an international example when it comes to its architectural marvels. The Dubai skyline features some of the most stylish designs that are not seen elsewhere in the world. Other than the obvious choices such as the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, and the Palm Jumeirah, this city features many upcoming monuments, structures and attractions that will truly be awe-inspiring.


Ain Dubai – The Dubai Eye

Dubai is no stranger to breaking world records, and it will break yet another record with the largest observation Ferris wheel in the world, The Ain Dubai. Also known as The Dubai Eye, this observation wheel will be located in Bluewaters Island, a waterfront project developed by Meraas Holding. With a height of 210 m, the Ain Dubai is larger than the London Eye by at least 75 m and will have a rotation time of 48 minutes. Expect to see gorgeous views of the entire city from Ain Dubai.


The Opus by Omniyat


The concept of the Opus by Omniyat is by the legendary, Dame Zaha Hadid. Located in the Burj Khalifa district, this gorgeous development’s most unique factor is its square shape and the large gap that will be present right in the centre of this building. This incredibly aesthetic project will feature residential units and hotel services led by well-known hoteliers, Melia Hotels International. This mid-rise luxury property will be launched in early 2018.


Museum of the Future


Envisioned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Museum Of The Future will be located on Sheikh Zayed Road. “See the future, create the future” is the motto of this one-of-a-kind institution, which will not only feature technologically advanced inventions but will also act as an incubator for inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators. Much like its theme, the building design of the Museum Of The Future is modern, futuristic, and will soon become one of the city’s biggest tourist destinations.


The Dubai Frame


The Dubai Frame is a unique project created by the renowned architect, Fernando Donis, and it is developed by Emaar Properties. Located in Zabeel Park, this structure will cost around AED 160 million and will be approximately 150 m in height. The Dubai Frame is situated in such a way that it perfectly captures the landmark sceneries and sights of Dubai in a larger-than-life picture frame. After facing several delays, the Dubai Frame is finally set to be launched in late 2017.


Dubai Arena


Meraas Holding is bringing another grand spectacle to Dubai in the form of the biggest indoor stadium, Dubai Arena. A multi-purpose, air-conditioned venue that will host some of the biggest global musical acts, performances, and even large scale sporting events and tournaments. This AED 3 billion project will have a capacity of around 20,000 people, and it is stretched across 50,000 sq. ft. Located right behind City Walk, the Dubai Arena will be managed by the Anschutz Entertainment Group and will be ready by the year 2018.


It’s an exciting time for Dubai projects where residents, tourists, and visitors from all around the world will be able to witness the architectural marvels and incredible engineering of some of the most anticipated projects that this city has to offer.

Upcoming Dubai Luxury Off Plan Properties – Part 2

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In part 2 of our upcoming Dubai luxury off plan properties blog series, we looked into other projects by esteemed developers and the reasons we’re anticipating their completion. In this blog, we take a look at the master planned developments and the villa

Dubai Hills Estate, MBR City



Dubai Hills Estate is a master planned project that is developed by Emaar Properties and Meraas Holding. This mega development features several other sub-projects and phases and there are more being introduced. Dubai Hills Estate spans across an area of 11 million sq. ft. and features natural landscapes, green spaces, and a fresh and open environment.


Dubai Hills Estate is located in the ambitious development of Mohammad Bin Rashid City (MBR City) and can easily be accessed via Al Khail Road. With its secluded location, MBR city and Dubai Hills Estate will prove itself as the perfect serene environment away from the hustle and bustle of the Dubai city life.

What’s special?
Dubai Hills Estate features at ambitious subprojects for every kind of residents such as Sidra at Dubai Hills Estate, Park Point, Mulberry, Fairway Vistas, and much more. Apartments, villas, townhouses, garden facing homes,

Completion Date?

The completion date for the sub-projects varies at Dubai Hills Estate with Park Point being completed in February 2019 while Sidra at Dubai Hills Estate is being completed at October 2021


Hajar Stone Villas,  Dubailand


Hajar Stone Villas is a subproject and is located within the master-planned development of Akoya Oxygen, by Damac Properties. This upcoming Dubai luxury off plan property will feature a unique style of housing and amenities that will take full advantage of the natural green landscapes. The Hajar Stone Villas will be a gated and picturesque community that is perfect for the whole family.


Hajar Stone Villas is located within Dubailand and can be seen from the Victoria Cluster in the Damac Akoya Oxygen project. By taking the Jebel Ali road, you can get access to the main master planned area of Damac Properties.

What’s special?

Unlike any other project in Dubai, this development features the incredibly unique concept of villas constructed of stone. Inspired by the era of archaic stone homes, these villas remain cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, which is an essential necessity when it comes to the UAE climate.

Completion Date?
Construction is in the first initial stages and this concept development will be slated for release in the last quarter of 2019


The Nest at Al Barari



The Nest at Al Barari is just one of the sub-projects by Barari developers. The Nest features stylish and modern homes among gorgeous sceneries. It will consist of 55 villas where each villa will have an 11 x 5m private pool and a garden landscape. The Nest at Al Barari is perfect for the modern individual who prefers a chic home in a natural backdrop.


Located in the Al Barari district, The Nest is an upcoming Dubai luxury off plan property that features a variety of amenities in a secluded area that is away from the heart of the city. Residents and visitors can find themselves in the Al Barari district by taking the Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.

What’s special?

The entire Al Barari district is perfect for individuals who want to invest in a stylish home and be close to nature at the same time. The Al Barari district features two other incredible sub-communities, Seventh Heaven and Ashjar. These sub-communities are all located within walking distance and each phase features a unique style of villas and townhouses.

Completion Date?

The Nest at Al Barari is in the middle of its construction phase and will be ready for handover in Q4 of 2017

La Quinta at Villanova



La Quinta is a project at Villanova developed by Dubai Properties. This exquisite development features luxury villas and townhouses. This will be an exclusive villa community which is perfect for large families and individuals who prefer the quiet and serene life. La Quinta at Villanova features three, four and five bedroom villas that start from AED 2.19 million

La Quinta is located in Dubailand within the master development of Villanova. Routes such as Emirates Road and Mohammed Sheikh Zayed Road can provide easy access to this stylish villa community.

What’s special?

La Quinta will feature beautiful villas that are inspired by Mediterranean and Portuguese architecture. Furthermore, La Quinta at Villanova will feature world class amenities and state-of-the-art facilities that will suit all kinds of families and cultures.

Completion Date?

 La Quinta at Villanova will be completed and ready for handover by the last quarter of 2019.

Next week, we’ll be covering the remaining on the third and last part of our upcoming Dubai luxury off plan properties blog series.

Driven Properties announces strategic partnership with Corcoran Group


Dubai-based brokerage Driven Properties recently signed an exclusive agreement with Corcoran Group, New York’s leading real estate agency. This strategic partnership gives Driven Properties the exclusive rights to market Corcoran’s properties in the region.


Projects Handing Over in 2016


The residential property pipeline kept growing in 2015, however many projects are nearing completion and developers are beginning to handover many of said projects soon. Here are a few of project set to be handover to owners in 2016.


Green Initiatives in the UAE

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In an effort to become a smart and sustainable city, many initiatives has been put in place to encourage residents and businesses to begin using eco-friendly habits and begin using renewable energy.

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The UAE government has started multiple initiatives over the years to begin using sustainable practices and energy across the country.


Sustainable Projects in Dubai


Dubai has always been one of the most ambitious and innovative cities in the world when it comes to property development and architecture. And just like how the city rose rapidly from the desert, it is also beginning to transform into an environmentally conscious city with many upcoming “green” initiatives by the government and developers.

Since Dubai is currently preparing for Expo 2020—of which one of the main themes is sustainability—many Dubai areas are undergoing visionary makeovers to integrate the elements of sustainability into new developments as well as the behavior of residents in order to reduce the nation’s environmental footprint.


2016 UAE Market Trends

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As we enter the second month of the year, we have put together a few of the current trends in UAE real estate.

Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is the name of the game for many of Dubai’s future developments, a concept that was even one of the themes of Cityscape 2015. As the demand grows for low to mid-market homes, the country’s real estate developers have begun to enter this new housing segment, including Sobha Group and Deyaar.